Period
to 18 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 32 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 +29
Contract jobs citing JIRA 74 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.47% 5.19% 2.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.71% 28.83% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 30
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £465 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +14.46% -4.41%
10th Percentile £320 £307 £311
90th Percentile £554 £553 £515
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £52.05 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +30.13% - -

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 277 222 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.47% 18.00% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 171 190
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +1.86% +12.98%
10th Percentile £295 £294 £313
90th Percentile £538 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +74.01% -55.42%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.00 £15.58
90th Percentile £45.25 £44.90 £20.40
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.38 £41.88
% change year-on-year -9.37% -1.19% +4.69%

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 July 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 July 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 -1 21 £375 -11.76%
Crewe - 10 £356 - 2
Warrington +1 9 £525 -1.87%
Chester -1 8 £400 +4.23% 3
Macclesfield -7 1 £575 +9.52% 2
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Confluence
3 33 (44.59%) Java
4 28 (37.84%) Git (software)
5 26 (35.14%) Test Automation
6 25 (33.78%) Scrum
7 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
8 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (22.97%) Python
9 15 (20.27%) SQL
9 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (18.92%) DevOps
10 14 (18.92%) Linux
10 14 (18.92%) Selenium
11 13 (17.57%) REST
11 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
11 13 (17.57%) Finance
12 12 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (16.22%) jQuery
12 12 (16.22%) JSON
13 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (13.51%) SDLC
14 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (13.51%) Gherkin
14 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
14 10 (13.51%) .NET
14 10 (13.51%) SOAP
14 10 (13.51%) Tomcat
15 9 (12.16%) Project Management
15 9 (12.16%) Apache

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 (48.65%) Confluence
2 10 (13.51%) Tomcat
3 9 (12.16%) Apache
4 8 (10.81%) JBoss
5 5 (6.76%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.05%) Apache Solr
6 3 (4.05%) Jupyter
7 2 (2.70%) CMS
7 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) HipChat
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.70%) EngageOne
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.46%) OpenShift
3 6 (8.11%) PaaS
4 5 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (6.76%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.41%) BrowserStack
6 3 (4.05%) Trello
7 2 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.70%) GitHub
7 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.70%) Office 365
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.35%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.35%) Google Drive
8 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) HTTP
2 2 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 4 (5.41%) Big Data
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (1.35%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (37.84%) Git (software)
2 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.92%) Selenium
4 9 (12.16%) Gradle
5 8 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (9.46%) CA Release Automation
6 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
7 5 (6.76%) IntelliJ
8 4 (5.41%) gulp
9 3 (4.05%) JUnit
9 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.70%) Gatling
10 2 (2.70%) GitLab
10 2 (2.70%) JMeter
10 2 (2.70%) MSI
11 1 (1.35%) Maven
11 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Developer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Tester
4 6 (8.11%) Android Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Automation Tester
4 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Agile Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) REST
2 12 (16.22%) jQuery
2 12 (16.22%) JSON
3 10 (13.51%) .NET
3 10 (13.51%) Gherkin
3 10 (13.51%) SOAP
4 9 (12.16%) Web Services
5 8 (10.81%) Middleware
5 8 (10.81%) XML
6 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
7 6 (8.11%) Anaconda
7 6 (8.11%) Android SDK
8 5 (6.76%) HTML
9 4 (5.41%) Ajax
9 4 (5.41%) CSS
9 4 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (5.41%) Ionic Framework
10 3 (4.05%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (4.05%) Spring
10 3 (4.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Windows
3 7 (9.46%) Android
3 7 (9.46%) Unix
4 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.14%) Test Automation
3 25 (33.78%) Scrum
4 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (18.92%) DevOps
6 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (13.51%) SDLC
7 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 9 (12.16%) BDD
8 9 (12.16%) Project Management
8 9 (12.16%) Secure Coding
9 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.81%) TDD
10 7 (9.46%) Android Development
11 6 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (8.11%) Kanban
11 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.76%) Cryptography
12 5 (6.76%) Migration
12 5 (6.76%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.59%) Java
2 17 (22.97%) Python
3 15 (20.27%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.16%) C#
6 7 (9.46%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.41%) Perl
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
8 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.41%) VB
9 3 (4.05%) C
9 3 (4.05%) C++
10 2 (2.70%) Go
10 2 (2.70%) PHP
10 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.35%) ES6
11 1 (1.35%) Jython
11 1 (1.35%) Scala
11 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.05%) ISEB
2 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) HND
4 1 (1.35%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) GDPR
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.70%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.76%) logstash
3 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) Kibana
5 1 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) IBM
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.76%) Atlassian
3 5 (6.76%) McAfee
3 5 (6.76%) Splunk
3 5 (6.76%) Symantec
4 3 (4.05%) Ab Initio
4 3 (4.05%) Cloudera
4 3 (4.05%) Google
4 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.70%) Apiary
5 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.70%) Capita
5 2 (2.70%) Infoblox
5 2 (2.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.35%) Cypress Semiconductor