The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 62 89
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 70 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.30% 2.51% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.97% 19.81% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 26
Median daily rate £475 £434 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% +8.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £303 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 369 313 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.38% 12.65% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 171 175
Median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +35.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £32.57 £31.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £50.39 £40.15
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Essex +10 25 £495 +15.11%
Hertfordshire +11 15 £550 +23.59% 8
Bedfordshire -3 15 £448 +19.33%
Cambridgeshire -1 13 £450 -2.70% 14
Suffolk +1 2 £238 -52.50% 2
Norfolk 0 1 £350 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 117 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (45.95%) BDD
3 64 (43.24%) TDD
4 60 (40.54%) Scrum
5 50 (33.78%) Java
6 49 (33.11%) Confluence
7 48 (32.43%) Selenium
8 41 (27.70%) Git (software)
9 39 (26.35%) QA
10 38 (25.68%) DevOps
11 35 (23.65%) Kanban
12 33 (22.30%) Cucumber
13 31 (20.95%) Jenkins
14 28 (18.92%) SoapUI
15 26 (17.57%) Software Testing
15 26 (17.57%) JavaScript
15 26 (17.57%) SQL
15 26 (17.57%) OO
16 24 (16.22%) Maven
16 24 (16.22%) ATDD
16 24 (16.22%) User Stories
17 22 (14.86%) JIRA Agile
17 22 (14.86%) Software Engineering
17 22 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (14.19%) Test Automation
18 21 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (13.51%) Python
19 20 (13.51%) Virtual Team
19 20 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
19 20 (13.51%) Ansible

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 49 (33.11%) Confluence
2 9 (6.08%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.70%) IIS
4 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) Magnolia
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
2 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Magento
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.35%) Unica
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.70%) GitHub
5 3 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.35%) SaaS
6 2 (1.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.73%) Intranet
2 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) Big Data
3 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.35%) DB2
7 2 (1.35%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.35%) MySQL
7 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.35%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 48 (32.43%) Selenium
2 41 (27.70%) Git (software)
3 33 (22.30%) Cucumber
4 31 (20.95%) Jenkins
5 28 (18.92%) SoapUI
6 24 (16.22%) Maven
7 22 (14.86%) JIRA Agile
8 16 (10.81%) Subversion
9 15 (10.14%) JMeter
9 15 (10.14%) LoadRunner
10 14 (9.46%) Ant
10 14 (9.46%) WebDriver
11 13 (8.78%) Gradle
12 12 (8.11%) JUnit
13 11 (7.43%) Calabash
14 10 (6.76%) Capybara
14 10 (6.76%) TeamCity
15 9 (6.08%) JBehave
16 8 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (4.73%) Moq
General
1 16 (10.81%) Finance
2 14 (9.46%) Retail
3 9 (6.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 3 (2.03%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) Developer
2 26 (17.57%) Tester
3 25 (16.89%) Scrum Master
4 15 (10.14%) Analyst
5 13 (8.78%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Applications Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.41%) Mobile Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Performance Tester
10 6 (4.05%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Agile Scrum Master
11 5 (3.38%) Android Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Selenium Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.84%) RESTful
2 17 (11.49%) Web Services
3 16 (10.81%) XML
4 13 (8.78%) Gherkin
4 13 (8.78%) REST
5 11 (7.43%) .NET
6 10 (6.76%) Hibernate
6 10 (6.76%) HTML
6 10 (6.76%) Spring
7 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.73%) CSS
8 7 (4.73%) SOAP
8 7 (4.73%) XSLT
9 5 (3.38%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.70%) ADO.NET
10 4 (2.70%) JSON
10 4 (2.70%) LINQ
10 4 (2.70%) NHibernate
10 4 (2.70%) Velocity
10 4 (2.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
1 20 (13.51%) Virtual Team
2 15 (10.14%) Mobile App
3 13 (8.78%) Data Structures
4 12 (8.11%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.05%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.70%) Contactless
7 4 (2.70%) EMV
8 3 (2.03%) User Experience
9 2 (1.35%) FMCG
9 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.35%) PMI
9 2 (1.35%) W3C
10 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.81%) Android
2 14 (9.46%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.08%) Linux
4 8 (5.41%) Unix
5 3 (2.03%) CentOS
5 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (79.05%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (45.95%) BDD
3 64 (43.24%) TDD
4 60 (40.54%) Scrum
5 38 (25.68%) DevOps
6 35 (23.65%) Kanban
7 26 (17.57%) OO
7 26 (17.57%) Software Testing
8 24 (16.22%) ATDD
8 24 (16.22%) User Stories
9 22 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (14.86%) Software Engineering
10 21 (14.19%) Test Automation
11 20 (13.51%) Software Delivery
12 19 (12.84%) SOA
12 19 (12.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (12.16%) SDLC
14 17 (11.49%) E-Commerce
14 17 (11.49%) Process Management
14 17 (11.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.78%) Java
2 26 (17.57%) JavaScript
2 26 (17.57%) SQL
3 20 (13.51%) Python
4 17 (11.49%) Ruby
5 14 (9.46%) C#
6 11 (7.43%) C
6 11 (7.43%) Clojure
6 11 (7.43%) Go
6 11 (7.43%) Rust
7 9 (6.08%) F#
8 6 (4.05%) Perl
9 4 (2.70%) Scala
9 4 (2.70%) VBScript
10 3 (2.03%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.03%) C++
10 3 (2.03%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) ISEB
1 14 (9.46%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.35%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (26.35%) QA
2 9 (6.08%) SDET
3 4 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.35%) WAI
5 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) Ansible
2 17 (11.49%) Puppet
3 15 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.03%) Pingdom
6 2 (1.35%) TeamSite
6 2 (1.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Atlassian
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.43%) Oracle
4 6 (4.05%) Talend
5 5 (3.38%) IBM
6 4 (2.70%) WSO2
7 3 (2.03%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.03%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.03%) PagerDuty
7 3 (2.03%) Splunk
8 2 (1.35%) hybris
8 2 (1.35%) New Relic
8 2 (1.35%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) Adobe
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.68%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.68%) xMatters
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