The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 March 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.95% 3.25% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.25% 27.78% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.37% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

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 Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 16 18 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.24% 11.69% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 27
Median daily rate £275 £405 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.09% +2.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Chester region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) POJO
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Case Management
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Middleware Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JAXB
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) POJO
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WSDL
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) AOP
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Case Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle