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 3 months to 29 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 19 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.00% 1.75% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.10% 11.38% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 2
Birmingham median daily rate £319 £480 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.59% +37.14%  
10th Percentile £243 £403 £318
90th Percentile £538 £525 £383
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £435 £325
% change year-on-year +5.80% +33.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £42.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -22.35% -  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 105 123 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.56% 15.38% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 258 175
Birmingham median daily rate £401 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +22.85%  
10th Percentile £263 £150 £300
90th Percentile £575 £516 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £330
% change year-on-year +11.76% +28.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.60
% change year-on-year +32.00% -18.28%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Birmingham

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

1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Confluence
3 11 (31.43%) Defect Management
4 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (22.86%) QA
5 8 (22.86%) ISEB
5 8 (22.86%) HTML
5 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) CSS
7 6 (17.14%) System Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
7 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
7 6 (17.14%) DevOps
8 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 5 (14.29%) Selenium
8 5 (14.29%) Windows
8 5 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.43%) Linux
9 4 (11.43%) Web Services
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) Retail
9 4 (11.43%) Puppet
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (11.43%) User Stories

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 12 (34.29%) Confluence
2 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) CMS
3 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) DNN
4 1 (2.86%) Mule
4 1 (2.86%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) Office 365
4 1 (2.86%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) YouTrack
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) gulp
4 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Protractor
4 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Scrum Master
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Lead DevOps
4 3 (8.57%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum Master
4 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.43%) .NET
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) CSS3
5 2 (5.71%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) COM
6 1 (2.86%) Doctrine
6 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.86%) HTML5
6 1 (2.86%) LESS
6 1 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Defect Management
3 10 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.14%) DevOps
4 6 (17.14%) System Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
5 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) User Stories
7 3 (8.57%) Logistics
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) QA Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.71%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.57%) Terraform
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Atlassian
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) Remedy
2 1 (2.86%) CollabNet
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle