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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Atlassian JIRA
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 44 50 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 15 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.31% 1.09% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.31% 10.14% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
Median daily rate £400 £400 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 98 69 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.10% 10.71% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 38
Median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.20% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Birmingham

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 8 (33.33%) Confluence
5 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
5 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 7 (29.17%) CSS
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.67%) Puppet
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.67%) ISEB
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 4 (16.67%) MVC
9 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Logistics
9 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Remedy
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Windows
9 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.50%) QA

JIRA
Top Related 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 8 (33.33%) Confluence
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
4 1 (4.17%) Kentico
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (8.33%) GitHub
3 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.50%) YouTrack
5 2 (8.33%) Hudson
5 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
5 2 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (8.33%) PhantomJS
5 2 (8.33%) Protractor
5 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.17%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Scrum Master
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (8.33%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (12.50%) Node.js
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) React
5 2 (8.33%) REST
5 2 (8.33%) Spring
5 2 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 2 (8.33%) Struts
5 2 (8.33%) Struts2
5 2 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (4.17%) Angular 2
6 1 (4.17%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) CentOS
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) MVC
2 4 (16.67%) Scrum
2 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) TDD
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISEB
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (12.50%) Ansible
2 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Terraform
3 2 (8.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
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