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 3 months to 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 55 63
Rank change year-on-year +28 +8  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 31 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.92% 2.94% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.05% 17.53% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 5
Median daily rate £450 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £321 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 119 154 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.89% 16.79% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 118 109
Median daily rate £410 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +3 8 £395 -7.05%
Macclesfield +3 5 £525 +44.32% 2
Warrington +25 4 £550 - 3
Chester +10 2 £384 +10.43% 5
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 1
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 34 (59.65%) Git (software)
2 28 (49.12%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) Finance
3 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (42.11%) Scrum
5 23 (40.35%) SOAP
5 23 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (36.84%) J2EE
7 19 (33.33%) Banking
8 18 (31.58%) EJB
9 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
10 16 (28.07%) Confluence
10 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
11 15 (26.32%) SQL
11 15 (26.32%) MySQL
12 14 (24.56%) Oracle
12 14 (24.56%) IntelliJ
12 14 (24.56%) MongoDB
12 14 (24.56%) Gradle
12 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
13 13 (22.81%) Spring
14 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
14 12 (21.05%) REST
14 12 (21.05%) Bitbucket
15 11 (19.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (19.30%) jQuery
15 11 (19.30%) Data Protection
15 11 (19.30%) EJB 3.0
15 11 (19.30%) JSON

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 16 (28.07%) Confluence
2 4 (7.02%) nginx
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Slack
2 3 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) MySQL
2 14 (24.56%) MongoDB
3 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
4 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.26%) Big Data
6 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.26%) JasperReports
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (3.51%) Data Lake
7 2 (3.51%) DB2
7 2 (3.51%) GIS
7 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (59.65%) Git (software)
2 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
3 14 (24.56%) Gradle
3 14 (24.56%) IntelliJ
4 12 (21.05%) Bitbucket
5 11 (19.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (17.54%) Hudson
7 8 (14.04%) JUnit
8 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
9 4 (7.02%) Mockito
9 4 (7.02%) MyEclipse
9 4 (7.02%) SonarQube
9 4 (7.02%) Zephyr
10 3 (5.26%) Selenium
10 3 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (3.51%) JProfiler
11 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
11 2 (3.51%) Subversion
12 1 (1.75%) InstallShield
12 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 19 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 23 (40.35%) Java Developer
3 8 (14.04%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Android Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (7.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) SOAP
2 21 (36.84%) J2EE
3 18 (31.58%) EJB
4 13 (22.81%) Spring
5 12 (21.05%) REST
6 11 (19.30%) EJB 3.0
6 11 (19.30%) HTML
6 11 (19.30%) jQuery
6 11 (19.30%) JSON
7 9 (15.79%) Ajax
8 7 (12.28%) AngularJS
8 7 (12.28%) JSP
8 7 (12.28%) Servlets
8 7 (12.28%) Struts
9 6 (10.53%) HTML5
9 6 (10.53%) Web Services
10 5 (8.77%) Android SDK
10 5 (8.77%) CSS
10 5 (8.77%) CSS3
10 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.54%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Android
2 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) Scrum
3 23 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
5 11 (19.30%) Data Protection
6 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Kanban
8 8 (14.04%) TDD
8 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) DevOps
10 6 (10.53%) Coaching
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.77%) Android Development
11 5 (8.77%) Mobile Development
11 5 (8.77%) Open Source
12 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
12 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Test Management
12 4 (7.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (26.32%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
5 6 (10.53%) C++
6 5 (8.77%) C#
7 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.02%) C
7 4 (7.02%) Python
7 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.51%) AWK
8 2 (3.51%) Korn
8 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.51%) sed
9 1 (1.75%) Groovy
9 1 (1.75%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Docker
1 4 (7.02%) Xen
2 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
1 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (7.02%) Puppet
1 4 (7.02%) Rancher
2 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
2 4 (7.02%) Workday
3 3 (5.26%) Talend
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Perforce
4 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago