The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 26 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 33 72
Rank change year-on-year -27 +39  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 22 74 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.81% 5.59% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.25% 34.91% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £249 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 166 212 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.66% 16.01% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 103 80
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £262 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +4.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Edinburgh

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Java
3 19 (44.19%) BDD
4 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
5 15 (34.88%) Selenium
6 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
7 13 (30.23%) Python
8 12 (27.91%) Linux
8 12 (27.91%) SQL
8 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
9 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
10 10 (23.26%) Confluence
11 9 (20.93%) HTML
12 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (16.28%) REST
12 7 (16.28%) DevOps
12 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.95%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
13 6 (13.95%) HTML5
13 6 (13.95%) Finance
13 6 (13.95%) Scrum
14 5 (11.63%) Sauce Labs
14 5 (11.63%) User Experience
15 4 (9.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 4 (9.30%) Appium
15 4 (9.30%) User Stories
15 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
15 4 (9.30%) CA Service Virtualization
15 4 (9.30%) Change Management

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (23.26%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) JBoss
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.33%) GeoServer
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) GIS
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Spatial Data
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
3 12 (27.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.30%) Appium
5 4 (9.30%) Maven
6 3 (6.98%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.98%) JMeter
6 3 (6.98%) Subversion
7 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.33%) Android Studio
8 1 (2.33%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.33%) Gradle
8 1 (2.33%) JBehave
8 1 (2.33%) Mocha
8 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (25.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (20.93%) Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Project Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.65%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) REST
3 6 (13.95%) HTML5
4 4 (9.30%) jQuery
4 4 (9.30%) SOAP
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) JSON
5 3 (6.98%) JSP
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.65%) Cocoa
6 2 (4.65%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (4.65%) Core Data
6 2 (4.65%) CSS
6 2 (4.65%) iOS SDK
6 2 (4.65%) Java EE
6 2 (4.65%) Spring
6 2 (4.65%) UIKit
7 1 (2.33%) Chai
7 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) User Experience
3 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.98%) Fintech
5 1 (2.33%) Animation
5 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Social Media
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) BDD
3 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
4 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.28%) DevOps
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (9.30%) TDD
6 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) User Stories
6 4 (9.30%) Web Development
7 3 (6.98%) Content Management
7 3 (6.98%) Defect Management
7 3 (6.98%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) Python
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) Dart
7 1 (2.33%) ES6
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISEB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
3 1 (2.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) CA
2 3 (6.98%) FNZ
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) Alterian
4 1 (2.33%) ESRI
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata