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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 101 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing JIRA 21 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.19% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 2.37% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 21
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £274 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +125.00%
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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
189 169 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.38% 8.15% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 102 117
Average daily rate £350 £305 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £213 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £424 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £31.75 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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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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
Birmingham - 13 £350 - 3
Staffordshire 0 4 £310 -6.06% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
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JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) .NET
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
4 14 (45.16%) SQL
5 13 (41.94%) C#
5 13 (41.94%) Scrum
6 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
7 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
7 11 (35.48%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (32.26%) Subversion
8 10 (32.26%) Web Services
9 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
9 9 (29.03%) WCF
9 9 (29.03%) Mobile Application Development
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Phone
10 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
10 8 (25.81%) Windows Phone 8
10 8 (25.81%) jQuery
10 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
10 8 (25.81%) Pocket PC
10 8 (25.81%) HTML5
10 8 (25.81%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) HTML
10 8 (25.81%) Embedded C++
10 8 (25.81%) Windows CE
11 7 (22.58%) CSS
11 7 (22.58%) Java
11 7 (22.58%) SOA

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (16.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Subversion
2 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
3 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) Ant
5 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (9.68%) Games
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Mobile Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) ScrumMaster
5 4 (12.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Applications Developer
5 4 (12.90%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) Web Services
3 9 (29.03%) WCF
4 8 (25.81%) jQuery
4 8 (25.81%) HTML5
4 8 (25.81%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 7 (22.58%) Ajax
6 6 (19.35%) XML
7 5 (16.13%) PhoneGap
8 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
9 3 (9.68%) XSLT
9 3 (9.68%) XHTML
9 3 (9.68%) JSON
9 3 (9.68%) CSS3
10 2 (6.45%) WinForms
11 1 (3.23%) Spring
11 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (3.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mobile App
2 8 (25.81%) Pocket PC
3 6 (19.35%) N-Tier
4 5 (16.13%) User Experience
5 3 (9.68%) WURFL
5 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows Mobile
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 8
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Phone 8
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Phone
2 8 (25.81%) Windows CE
3 7 (22.58%) Android
3 7 (22.58%) Apple iOS
4 3 (9.68%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) Mobile Application Development
4 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
5 7 (22.58%) SOA
6 6 (19.35%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) OOP
8 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.90%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (12.90%) Web Application Development
8 4 (12.90%) Android Development
8 4 (12.90%) iOS Development
8 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.90%) Use Case
9 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (9.68%) SEO
9 3 (9.68%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Document Management
10 2 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) C#
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (25.81%) C++
4 8 (25.81%) Embedded C++
5 7 (22.58%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) AccuRev
3 3 (9.68%) Sencha
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Cognos