The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 29 March 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 104 87
Rank change year-on-year +44 -17  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 39 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.13% 0.93% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.02% 11.00% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 28
Median daily rate £400 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.37% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £175.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 205 209 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.21% 8.41% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 126 166
Median daily rate £438 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +232.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Bracknell - 10 £500 -
Reading +10 8 £425 - 2
Maidenhead - 7 £338 - 1
Hungerford - 2 £253 -
Newbury +3 1 £475 +90.00% 1
Slough +2 1 £418 +178.33%
JIRA
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) Java
2 33 (41.25%) Jenkins
3 29 (36.25%) Confluence
4 27 (33.75%) Git (software)
4 27 (33.75%) JavaScript
5 24 (30.00%) Scrum
6 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (27.50%) TDD
8 21 (26.25%) E-Commerce
9 19 (23.75%) Linux
9 19 (23.75%) DevOps
10 18 (22.50%) Pair Programming
10 18 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (21.25%) REST
12 16 (20.00%) Web Services
13 15 (18.75%) HTML
13 15 (18.75%) BDD
13 15 (18.75%) Gradle
14 14 (17.50%) User Stories
14 14 (17.50%) Python
14 14 (17.50%) Open Source
14 14 (17.50%) Spring
15 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
15 13 (16.25%) Kanban
15 13 (16.25%) MVC
15 13 (16.25%) Bitbucket
16 12 (15.00%) MongoDB
16 12 (15.00%) Docker
16 12 (15.00%) Microservices

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 29 (36.25%) Confluence
2 11 (13.75%) Apache
3 9 (11.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (7.50%) OpenStack
5 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.75%) Alfresco
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Pig
7 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.75%) Liferay
7 3 (3.75%) nginx
7 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.50%) JBoss
8 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.25%) CMS
9 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.75%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (8.75%) GitHub
4 5 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (5.00%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) VLAN
2 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 11 (13.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (8.75%) Big Data
4 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.75%) Neo4j
6 3 (3.75%) OrientDB
6 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.50%) MySQL
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (41.25%) Jenkins
2 27 (33.75%) Git (software)
3 15 (18.75%) Gradle
4 13 (16.25%) Bitbucket
5 11 (13.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (13.75%) Maven
5 11 (13.75%) Subversion
6 10 (12.50%) IntelliJ
6 10 (12.50%) JUnit
6 10 (12.50%) Selenium
7 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (10.00%) Vagrant
8 7 (8.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (8.75%) Mercurial
9 6 (7.50%) WebDriver
10 4 (5.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.75%) Bugzilla
11 3 (3.75%) Checkstyle
11 3 (3.75%) SonarQube
11 3 (3.75%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.00%) Marketing
2 7 (8.75%) Retail
3 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Product Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Product Owner
6 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Tester
7 4 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.75%) AWS Developer
8 3 (3.75%) C# WPF Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Software Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.25%) REST
2 16 (20.00%) Web Services
3 15 (18.75%) HTML
4 14 (17.50%) Spring
5 12 (15.00%) XML
6 10 (12.50%) Struts
7 8 (10.00%) CSS
7 8 (10.00%) J2EE
8 7 (8.75%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.75%) JSF
8 7 (8.75%) Node.js
8 7 (8.75%) Spring MVC
9 6 (7.50%) Servlets
9 6 (7.50%) Velocity
10 5 (6.25%) React
11 4 (5.00%) HTML5
12 3 (3.75%) CSS3
12 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
12 3 (3.75%) Kafka
12 3 (3.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) User Experience
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.75%) Wiki
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.50%) Handset
4 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) IVR
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.25%) CentOS
3 5 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 5 (6.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Android
4 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.75%) Solaris
6 2 (2.50%) Unix
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.00%) Scrum
3 23 (28.75%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (27.50%) TDD
5 21 (26.25%) E-Commerce
6 19 (23.75%) DevOps
7 18 (22.50%) Pair Programming
8 15 (18.75%) BDD
9 14 (17.50%) Open Source
9 14 (17.50%) User Stories
10 13 (16.25%) Kanban
10 13 (16.25%) MVC
10 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
11 12 (15.00%) Microservices
11 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
12 11 (13.75%) SOA
13 9 (11.25%) Test Scripting
14 8 (10.00%) Configuration Management
14 8 (10.00%) Content Management
14 8 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (41.25%) Java
2 27 (33.75%) JavaScript
3 14 (17.50%) Python
4 12 (15.00%) Scala
4 12 (15.00%) SQL
5 9 (11.25%) Groovy
6 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.25%) C#
8 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.50%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) C
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.50%) MCSA
4 2 (2.50%) MCSE
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Ansible
2 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.50%) Puppet
3 4 (5.00%) Pingdom
4 3 (3.75%) Consul
4 3 (3.75%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (3.75%) Terraform
5 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.25%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Atlassian
2 9 (11.25%) Adobe
3 5 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.00%) PagerDuty
5 3 (3.75%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (3.75%) Hortonworks
5 3 (3.75%) hybris
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) Apple
6 2 (2.50%) HP
6 2 (2.50%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.25%) Alterian
7 1 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.25%) New Relic
7 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.25%) Splunk
7 1 (1.25%) VMware