Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 49 95
Rank change year-on-year +1 +46 -5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 42 48 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.15% 3.30% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.92% 19.43% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 9
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £283
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +56.63% +7.10% -

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 222 247 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.65% 16.98% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 185 180
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £305 £290 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -7 12 £395 +5.33% 4
Warrington +10 9 £535 +18.89% 1
Chester +5 3 £338 +3.85% 1
Macclesfield -1 3 £375 -25.00% 2
Wilmslow - 1 £315 - 1
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 21 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 20 (47.62%) Scrum
5 19 (45.24%) DevOps
6 17 (40.48%) Confluence
6 17 (40.48%) Java
7 16 (38.10%) SonarQube
8 15 (35.71%) Docker
8 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
8 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (35.71%) Linux
9 14 (33.33%) HTTP
9 14 (33.33%) Gradle
10 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
11 12 (28.57%) Kanban
12 11 (26.19%) Configuration Management
12 11 (26.19%) Finance
12 11 (26.19%) Banking
13 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
13 10 (23.81%) Python
13 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (23.81%) Coaching
13 10 (23.81%) Microservices
14 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
14 9 (21.43%) Slack
14 9 (21.43%) nginx
14 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
14 9 (21.43%) Puppet

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 17 (40.48%) Confluence
2 9 (21.43%) nginx
3 3 (7.14%) Apache
3 3 (7.14%) JBoss
4 2 (4.76%) Anypoint
5 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Slack
2 3 (7.14%) OpenShift
3 2 (4.76%) GitHub
4 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) HTTP
2 8 (19.05%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) MongoDB
2 9 (21.43%) MySQL
3 8 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.76%) DB2
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) GIS
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 21 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 16 (38.10%) SonarQube
4 14 (33.33%) Gradle
5 7 (16.67%) Bitbucket
6 6 (14.29%) IntelliJ
7 5 (11.90%) JUnit
7 5 (11.90%) Maven
8 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (7.14%) Ant
9 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (4.76%) CMake
10 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (4.76%) JProfiler
10 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.76%) TestComplete
10 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.76%) WiX
General
1 11 (26.19%) Banking
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (21.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Product Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Administrator
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Project Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Spring
2 8 (19.05%) J2EE
2 8 (19.05%) LEMP Stack
2 8 (19.05%) SOAP
3 5 (11.90%) Ajax
3 5 (11.90%) EJB
3 5 (11.90%) jQuery
3 5 (11.90%) JSON
3 5 (11.90%) Middleware
3 5 (11.90%) REST
3 5 (11.90%) Servlets
4 4 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (9.52%) JSP
4 4 (9.52%) Spring Boot
4 4 (9.52%) Struts
4 4 (9.52%) Web Services
5 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 3 (7.14%) JPA
6 2 (4.76%) Java EE
6 2 (4.76%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Clustering
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
4 3 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Scrum
3 19 (45.24%) DevOps
4 15 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 12 (28.57%) Kanban
6 11 (26.19%) Configuration Management
7 10 (23.81%) Coaching
7 10 (23.81%) Microservices
7 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 9 (21.43%) Static Code Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
11 4 (9.52%) BDD
11 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
11 4 (9.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 10 (23.81%) Python
3 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 9 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 7 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (9.52%) Perl
6 3 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (7.14%) Jython
7 2 (4.76%) AWK
7 2 (4.76%) C#
7 2 (4.76%) Groovy
7 2 (4.76%) Korn
7 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) sed
8 1 (2.38%) C
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Docker
2 8 (19.05%) Xen
3 2 (4.76%) VirtualBox
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Puppet
2 8 (19.05%) Kubernetes
2 8 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (19.05%) Rancher
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.14%) Perforce
3 2 (4.76%) Capita
3 2 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) Veritas