Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 18 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 49 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 +37
Contract jobs citing JIRA 62 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.73% 3.29% 3.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.31% 20.00% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 38
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £312 £340 £298
90th Percentile £554 £575 £500
North West median daily rate £383 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £51.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -12.20% +23.49% +3.75%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 255 210 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.45% 16.46% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 163 187
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £283
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% +7.06% -20.29%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.00 £22.55
90th Percentile £60.70 £33.00 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +3.13% +6.67%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Cheshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Cheshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Cheshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +4 23 £348 -12.92% 2
Crewe - 11 £413 -
Warrington -2 7 £575 +7.48% 1
Chester -1 4 £400 +5.96% 4
Macclesfield -5 1 £575 +6.98% 5
Widnes - 1 £300 -
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 36 (58.06%) Confluence
2 34 (54.84%) Java
3 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (48.39%) Git (software)
4 25 (40.32%) Test Automation
4 25 (40.32%) Jenkins
5 19 (30.65%) Scrum
6 17 (27.42%) Android
6 17 (27.42%) Android Development
7 16 (25.81%) Gradle
7 16 (25.81%) Android SDK
7 16 (25.81%) Secure Coding
8 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
8 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
9 13 (20.97%) HTML
9 13 (20.97%) CSS
9 13 (20.97%) Selenium
9 13 (20.97%) Ionic Framework
9 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
10 12 (19.35%) CSS3
10 12 (19.35%) Android NDK
10 12 (19.35%) HTML5
10 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
10 12 (19.35%) Cryptography
10 12 (19.35%) C++
10 12 (19.35%) C
11 11 (17.74%) BDD
11 11 (17.74%) DevOps
12 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 36 (58.06%) Confluence
2 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.84%) InVision
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) EngageOne
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Trello
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) BrowserStack
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.23%) Google Drive
4 2 (3.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.61%) npm
5 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) DMZ
1 1 (1.61%) DNS
1 1 (1.61%) Firewall
1 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.84%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
5 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (48.39%) Git (software)
2 25 (40.32%) Jenkins
3 16 (25.81%) Gradle
4 13 (20.97%) Selenium
5 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
6 9 (14.52%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (12.90%) JMeter
8 7 (11.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (9.68%) GitLab
9 6 (9.68%) JUnit
9 6 (9.68%) SoapUI
9 6 (9.68%) SonarQube
10 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket
10 3 (4.84%) CA Release Automation
11 2 (3.23%) Gatling
11 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (1.61%) gulp
12 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
12 1 (1.61%) TestRail
12 1 (1.61%) webpack
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Developer
2 16 (25.81%) Android Developer
3 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Tester
5 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (4.84%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) Digital Agile Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Scrum Master
6 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Dashboard Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) Android SDK
2 13 (20.97%) AngularJS
2 13 (20.97%) CSS
2 13 (20.97%) HTML
2 13 (20.97%) Ionic Framework
3 12 (19.35%) Android NDK
3 12 (19.35%) CSS3
3 12 (19.35%) HTML5
4 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
5 6 (9.68%) Node.js
5 6 (9.68%) SOAP
6 5 (8.06%) hapi
6 5 (8.06%) jQuery
6 5 (8.06%) REST
7 4 (6.45%) .NET
7 4 (6.45%) XML
8 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) Velocity
8 3 (4.84%) Web Services
9 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Taxonomies
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Android
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (40.32%) Test Automation
3 19 (30.65%) Scrum
4 17 (27.42%) Android Development
5 16 (25.81%) Secure Coding
6 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Cryptography
8 11 (17.74%) BDD
8 11 (17.74%) DevOps
9 8 (12.90%) OWASP
9 8 (12.90%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Case Management
10 6 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (9.68%) User Stories
10 6 (9.68%) Web Operations
11 5 (8.06%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (8.06%) Service Design
12 4 (6.45%) Project Governance
12 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.35%) C
3 12 (19.35%) C++
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) C#
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) VB
7 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) ES6
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.23%) Kibana
2 2 (3.23%) logstash
3 1 (1.61%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Adobe
2 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.61%) Sybase