The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Atlassian JIRA
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 18 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.06% 3.75% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 45.00% 46.15% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 4
Median daily rate £475 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 40 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.24% 8.13% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 17
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Bedfordshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Luton +6 15 £480 +6.66% 1
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Confluence
3 18 (54.55%) Ruby
3 18 (54.55%) Python
4 17 (51.52%) Java
5 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
6 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 12 (36.36%) SQL
7 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 12 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (33.33%) Selenium
8 11 (33.33%) Android
8 11 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 11 (33.33%) API Testing
9 10 (30.30%) TeamCity
9 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (30.30%) Apple iOS
9 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
9 10 (30.30%) QA
9 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
9 10 (30.30%) Retail
10 9 (27.27%) .NET
10 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
11 8 (24.24%) Ant
11 8 (24.24%) Windows
11 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
11 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
11 8 (24.24%) Calabash
11 8 (24.24%) Capybara
12 7 (21.21%) MSBuild

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 19 (57.58%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Unica
2 1 (3.03%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Redis
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
2 11 (33.33%) Selenium
3 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
3 10 (30.30%) TeamCity
4 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 8 (24.24%) Ant
5 8 (24.24%) Calabash
5 8 (24.24%) Capybara
6 7 (21.21%) MSBuild
7 6 (18.18%) Artifactory
7 6 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket
9 4 (12.12%) Appium
10 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
10 3 (9.09%) JUnit
10 3 (9.09%) TestNG
10 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
11 2 (6.06%) Jasmine
11 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (30.30%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Applications Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Mobile Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Release Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) CRM Manager
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Web Applications Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) REST
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.06%) jQuery
4 2 (6.06%) Node.js
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Middleware
5 1 (3.03%) RESTful
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (18.18%) RIA
3 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Android
2 10 (30.30%) Apple iOS
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
3 11 (33.33%) API Testing
4 8 (24.24%) E-Commerce
5 7 (21.21%) DevOps
5 7 (21.21%) Functional Programming
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.18%) Release Automation
7 5 (15.15%) SDET
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.09%) Analytics
9 3 (9.09%) ATDD
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (9.09%) User Stories
10 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
10 2 (6.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) Python
1 18 (54.55%) Ruby
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 6 (18.18%) C#
6 3 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
7 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISEB
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.15%) Atlassian
4 3 (9.09%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Ensighten
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Tableau