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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 50 95 109
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +14
Contract jobs citing JIRA 94 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.26% 1.26% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.32% 13.49% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 9
Median daily rate £450 £360 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.22 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.63% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
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
441 252 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.31% 9.36% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 153 117
Median daily rate £400 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

JIRA Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 60 £460 -0.54%
Coventry +3 12 £350 +16.66% 1
Birmingham +5 7 £442 - 1
Solihull - 7 £442 -
Staffordshire +17 4 - - 4
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 93 (62.00%) Confluence
2 78 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (48.67%) SQL
4 54 (36.00%) Oracle
5 52 (34.67%) Unix
5 52 (34.67%) Scrum
6 49 (32.67%) Java
7 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
8 42 (28.00%) Pentaho
9 41 (27.33%) Hadoop
10 36 (24.00%) PL/SQL
11 35 (23.33%) ClearQuest
11 35 (23.33%) Informatica
12 33 (22.00%) PVCS
13 32 (21.33%) Software Engineering
14 30 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
15 29 (19.33%) BusinessObjects
15 29 (19.33%) Configuration Management
16 28 (18.67%) Test Strategy
17 25 (16.67%) Spring
17 25 (16.67%) Maven
18 24 (16.00%) Linux
18 24 (16.00%) Cloudera
19 23 (15.33%) Analytics
19 23 (15.33%) JavaScript
19 23 (15.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 22 (14.67%) CSS
21 21 (14.00%) Data Integration
21 21 (14.00%) Puppet

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 93 (62.00%) Confluence
2 6 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.00%) Apache
4 3 (2.00%) SAS
5 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Documentum
6 1 (0.67%) IIS
6 1 (0.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.67%) Node.js
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) MS Project
3 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) GitHub
2 2 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.33%) DNS
1 2 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (0.67%) 3G
2 1 (0.67%) 4G
2 1 (0.67%) DSL
2 1 (0.67%) GPRS
2 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (28.00%) Pentaho
2 41 (27.33%) Hadoop
3 29 (19.33%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (14.00%) Big Data
5 20 (13.33%) Oracle OWB
6 19 (12.67%) MongoDB
7 9 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (5.33%) Oracle Database
8 8 (5.33%) RDBMS
9 7 (4.67%) MySQL
9 7 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (3.33%) MS Access
11 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.33%) Redis
12 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
2 35 (23.33%) ClearQuest
3 33 (22.00%) PVCS
4 25 (16.67%) Maven
5 23 (15.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (12.67%) Jenkins
6 19 (12.67%) Subversion
7 18 (12.00%) JIRA Agile
8 16 (10.67%) ClearCase
9 15 (10.00%) FishEye
9 15 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (9.33%) GitLab
11 11 (7.33%) Selenium
12 10 (6.67%) Bitbucket
13 8 (5.33%) Appium
13 8 (5.33%) Toad
14 6 (4.00%) Ant
14 6 (4.00%) Cucumber
14 6 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (4.67%) Automotive
2 4 (2.67%) Finance
3 1 (0.67%) Back Office
3 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (38.67%) Developer
2 25 (16.67%) Pentaho Developer
3 24 (16.00%) Analyst
4 20 (13.33%) Architect
4 20 (13.33%) Software Architect
5 18 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 17 (11.33%) Java Architect
6 17 (11.33%) Java Software Architect
7 15 (10.00%) Java Developer
8 14 (9.33%) Hadoop Developer
9 11 (7.33%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Data Integration Developer
10 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
10 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 10 (6.67%) Integration Developer
10 10 (6.67%) Senior Architect
10 10 (6.67%) Senior Software Architect
11 8 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (5.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) Spring
2 22 (14.67%) CSS
3 21 (14.00%) RabbitMQ
4 19 (12.67%) Spring Boot
5 17 (11.33%) jQuery
6 16 (10.67%) HTML
7 15 (10.00%) J2EE
8 13 (8.67%) XML
9 9 (6.00%) ELK Stack
9 9 (6.00%) Swagger
9 9 (6.00%) Web Services
10 6 (4.00%) Apache CXF
10 6 (4.00%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.33%) CSS3
11 5 (3.33%) HTML5
11 5 (3.33%) JSP
11 5 (3.33%) Servlets
12 4 (2.67%) OC4J
13 3 (2.00%) RESTful
13 3 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.00%) Data Integration
2 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.33%) iPad
4 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.33%) Social Media
5 1 (0.67%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.67%) PMI
5 1 (0.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.67%) Unix
2 24 (16.00%) Linux
3 18 (12.00%) Windows
4 7 (4.67%) Android
5 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (34.67%) Scrum
3 32 (21.33%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.33%) Configuration Management
5 28 (18.67%) Test Strategy
6 23 (15.33%) Analytics
7 20 (13.33%) Software Architecture
7 20 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 18 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.33%) Mentoring
9 14 (9.33%) Test Scripting
10 13 (8.67%) Problem Management
10 13 (8.67%) UML
11 12 (8.00%) Project Planning
11 12 (8.00%) RUP
12 11 (7.33%) Dashboard Development
13 10 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
13 10 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
13 10 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 73 (48.67%) SQL
2 49 (32.67%) Java
3 36 (24.00%) PL/SQL
4 23 (15.33%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.00%) C
6 10 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.67%) VB
8 6 (4.00%) C++
9 5 (3.33%) C#
9 5 (3.33%) Perl
10 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.00%) VBScript
12 2 (1.33%) Ruby
12 2 (1.33%) Scala
13 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.67%) Clojure
13 1 (0.67%) Groovy
13 1 (0.67%) PHP
13 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) ISEB
4 5 (3.33%) Degree
4 5 (3.33%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 6 (4.00%) TickIT
2 2 (1.33%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (14.00%) Puppet
2 9 (6.00%) Grafana
2 9 (6.00%) Graphite
3 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.33%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (36.00%) Oracle
2 35 (23.33%) Informatica
3 24 (16.00%) Cloudera
4 17 (11.33%) Atlassian
5 12 (8.00%) BMC
6 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.67%) WSO2
7 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.33%) Adobe
8 2 (1.33%) SAP
8 2 (1.33%) VMware
9 1 (0.67%) HP
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
9 1 (0.67%) Rally