The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 30 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 11 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.17% 4.36% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.71% 15.74% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Median daily rate £330 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -20.58%  
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 £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 Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 70 108 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 20.17% 27.69% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 83 22
Median daily rate £400 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle
3 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
4 6 (42.86%) QA
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Test Management
5 5 (35.71%) Subversion
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Confluence
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) MySQL
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Thunderhead
7 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (21.43%) Product Management
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (21.43%) User Stories

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (35.71%) Confluence
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Subversion
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) Vagrant
5 2 (14.29%) Ant
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) Maven
6 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.14%) NuGet
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) TestRail
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) SDLC
2 6 (42.86%) Test Management
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Product Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Server Hardening
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CBAP
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Consul
2 1 (7.14%) Control-M
2 1 (7.14%) Pingdom
2 1 (7.14%) Salt
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Thunderhead
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (7.14%) Informatica
4 1 (7.14%) Micro Focus
4 1 (7.14%) PagerDuty