The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 100 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.56% 6.16% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
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£425 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -21.21%
JIRA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
172 146 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.39% 6.83% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 98 100
Average daily rate £418 £293 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.74% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 14
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.80 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA across the West Midlands region.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 10 £431 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Subversion
3 18 (52.94%) Windows
4 17 (50.00%) Java
5 14 (41.18%) Confluence
6 13 (38.24%) .NET
6 13 (38.24%) Mobile App
7 12 (35.29%) Oracle
7 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
7 12 (35.29%) Linux
7 12 (35.29%) Scrum
8 11 (32.35%) Hudson
8 11 (32.35%) Solaris
8 11 (32.35%) Apache
8 11 (32.35%) Web Services
8 11 (32.35%) SQL
9 10 (29.41%) J2EE
9 10 (29.41%) WebLogic
9 10 (29.41%) AIX
9 10 (29.41%) UNIX
9 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
9 10 (29.41%) JBoss
9 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 10 (29.41%) BEA
9 10 (29.41%) Puppet
9 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (29.41%) Maven
9 10 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
9 10 (29.41%) Jenkins

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (41.18%) Confluence
2 11 (32.35%) Apache
3 10 (29.41%) WebLogic
3 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
3 10 (29.41%) JBoss
4 1 (2.94%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Subversion
2 11 (32.35%) Hudson
3 10 (29.41%) Maven
3 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
5 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
6 4 (11.76%) Ant
7 2 (5.88%) Selenium
8 1 (2.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.94%) PHPUnit
8 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Architect
3 11 (32.35%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Platform Architect
5 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Applications Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Delivery Project Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 11 (32.35%) Web Services
3 10 (29.41%) J2EE
3 10 (29.41%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (26.47%) WCF
5 5 (14.71%) HTML
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
5 5 (14.71%) jQuery
5 5 (14.71%) PhoneGap
6 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (11.76%) Ajax
6 4 (11.76%) CSS
7 3 (8.82%) XML
7 3 (8.82%) JSON
8 2 (5.88%) WinForms
9 1 (2.94%) Laravel
9 1 (2.94%) li3
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Mobile App
2 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (26.47%) Open Source
3 8 (23.53%) Pocket PC
4 5 (14.71%) User Experience
5 3 (8.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.94%) iPad
6 1 (2.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Solaris
4 10 (29.41%) AIX
4 10 (29.41%) UNIX
4 10 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (29.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 8 (23.53%) Windows CE
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Phone
5 8 (23.53%) Windows 8
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Mobile Application Development
4 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (23.53%) DevOps
5 6 (17.65%) MVC
6 5 (14.71%) SOA
6 5 (14.71%) OOP
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) Android Development
7 4 (11.76%) iOS Development
7 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) C#
4 8 (23.53%) C++
4 8 (23.53%) Perl
4 8 (23.53%) Embedded C++
5 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) BEA
3 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.82%) AccuRev
4 3 (8.82%) Sencha
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago