Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 46 76
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30 +4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 28 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.23% 3.47% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.79% 20.36% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 17
Cheshire median daily rate £395 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.82% -2.35% +37.10%
10th Percentile £288 £303 £288
90th Percentile £575 £500 £493
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £49.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +31.31% +58.40% -

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 219 221 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.48% 17.03% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 171 165
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £286
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.25 £38.50 £24.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £39.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% +7.14%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 11 £395 - 2
Warrington -4 5 £550 +22.22%
Chester +5 2 £338 -2.88% 1
Macclesfield -5 2 £303 -27.98% 2
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 11 (39.29%) Docker
3 11 (39.29%) DevOps
3 11 (39.29%) Java
4 10 (35.71%) SonarQube
4 10 (35.71%) Confluence
5 9 (32.14%) HTTP
5 9 (32.14%) Scrum
6 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.00%) User Stories
7 7 (25.00%) Gradle
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 6 (21.43%) Internet
8 6 (21.43%) Perl
8 6 (21.43%) Coaching
8 6 (21.43%) Microservices
8 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
8 6 (21.43%) Kanban
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
9 5 (17.86%) BDD
9 5 (17.86%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) Slack
9 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
9 5 (17.86%) JUnit
9 5 (17.86%) Middleware
9 5 (17.86%) Python

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 10 (35.71%) Confluence
2 4 (14.29%) nginx
3 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) JBoss
4 2 (7.14%) Anypoint
4 2 (7.14%) Umbraco
5 1 (3.57%) CMS
5 1 (3.57%) SAS
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.57%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Slack
2 3 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.71%) OpenShift
3 2 (7.14%) GitHub
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) HTTP
2 6 (21.43%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 10 (35.71%) SonarQube
3 8 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.00%) Gradle
5 6 (21.43%) Bitbucket
6 5 (17.86%) JUnit
7 4 (14.29%) Maven
8 3 (10.71%) Ant
8 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
8 3 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (7.14%) Selenium
10 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
10 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
10 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
10 1 (3.57%) JMeter
10 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.57%) Subversion
10 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Scripter
5 2 (7.14%) Product Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) J2EE
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) Spring
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) Spring Boot
4 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
4 2 (7.14%) JPA
4 2 (7.14%) RAML
4 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Batch
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Security
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.57%) CSS3
5 1 (3.57%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (3.57%) ICEfaces
5 1 (3.57%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) RIA
3 1 (3.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) DevOps
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (25.00%) User Stories
6 6 (21.43%) Coaching
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) Kanban
6 6 (21.43%) Microservices
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) Load Balancing
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) TDD
9 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) Jython
6 2 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
1 1 (3.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Ansible
2 3 (10.71%) Terraform
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.14%) Capita
2 2 (7.14%) MuleSoft
2 2 (7.14%) Perforce
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) VMware