Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 69 70
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing JIRA 51 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.58% 2.05% 2.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.77% 13.78% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 26
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -17.13% +20.67%
10th Percentile £287 £256 £325
90th Percentile £544 £488 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.22 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +10.73% -6.54%

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

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 258 225 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.13% 14.88% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 157 204
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £266 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.18% -32.00% -11.76%
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +57.58% +20.00% -12.53%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Birmingham

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Birmingham

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Jenkins
3 24 (47.06%) Selenium
4 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
5 16 (31.37%) Confluence
5 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
6 14 (27.45%) TDD
7 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
8 12 (23.53%) RESTful
8 12 (23.53%) API Testing
8 12 (23.53%) Scrum
8 12 (23.53%) SQL
8 12 (23.53%) .NET
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (21.57%) Migration
9 11 (21.57%) Retail
10 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
10 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
10 10 (19.61%) JMeter
10 10 (19.61%) C#
10 10 (19.61%) Java
10 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.61%) Docker
11 9 (17.65%) Moq
11 9 (17.65%) Microservices
11 9 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
11 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 16 (31.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.73%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.88%) GitHub
5 2 (3.92%) Azure Functions
5 2 (3.92%) Serverless
6 1 (1.96%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (50.98%) Jenkins
2 24 (47.06%) Selenium
3 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
4 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
5 10 (19.61%) JMeter
6 9 (17.65%) Moq
6 9 (17.65%) NUnit
7 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
8 4 (7.84%) Axure RP
9 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
9 3 (5.88%) Protractor
10 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.92%) MSTest
10 2 (3.92%) Sahi
10 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
10 2 (3.92%) WATIR
11 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.96%) Toad
11 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.57%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Automation Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Designer
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) UX Designer
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Java Automation Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Developer in Test
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
1 12 (23.53%) RESTful
2 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
3 8 (15.69%) Web Services
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) Spring
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.88%) SOAP
6 3 (5.88%) XML
7 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.92%) Dojo
7 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.92%) HTML
7 2 (3.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) jQuery
7 2 (3.92%) Node.js
8 1 (1.96%) Behat
8 1 (1.96%) OpenID
8 1 (1.96%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) User Experience
3 4 (7.84%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Blog
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (31.37%) Test Automation
4 14 (27.45%) TDD
5 12 (23.53%) API Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Migration
7 10 (19.61%) Performance Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Microservices
8 9 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (17.65%) UML
9 7 (13.73%) Analytical Thinking
9 7 (13.73%) BDD
9 7 (13.73%) Creative Thinking
9 7 (13.73%) DevOps
9 7 (13.73%) Load Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
9 7 (13.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) C#
2 10 (19.61%) Java
3 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Python
4 3 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 6 (11.76%) ISEB
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) PMO
3 2 (3.92%) GDPR
4 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Ansible
1 1 (1.96%) Kibana
1 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Salt
1 1 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (1.96%) Zend