Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 60 71
Rank change year-on-year +25 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing JIRA 74 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.27% 2.51% 1.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.18% 27.50% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 17 14
Essex median daily rate £481 £480 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +37.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £310 £425 £206
90th Percentile £600 £539 £470
East of England median daily rate £415 £450 £370
% change year-on-year -7.78% +21.62% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £36.25 - £45.00
90th Percentile £44.75 - £55.00
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% -14.29% -

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 306 80 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.35% 9.13% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 55 99
Essex median daily rate £513 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.04% +17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £315 £260 £259
90th Percentile £600 £540 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 30
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.60% -3.01%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.78 £31.49
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.38 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.56 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% +1.41% +5.89%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Essex

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Essex

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Essex over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Essex

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in Essex

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Southend-on-Sea -4 45 £525 +3.96% 2
Brentwood - 19 £325 -
Witham - 2 £300 - 1
Basildon - 1 £488 -
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (59.46%) Confluence
3 37 (50.00%) TDD
4 35 (47.30%) Scrum
5 30 (40.54%) Software Delivery
6 29 (39.19%) DevOps
6 29 (39.19%) Kanban
7 27 (36.49%) BDD
8 26 (35.14%) User Stories
8 26 (35.14%) JIRA Agile
9 25 (33.78%) Linux
10 24 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
11 23 (31.08%) SOA
12 22 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (28.38%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
14 20 (27.03%) WebLogic
15 19 (25.68%) Mentoring
15 19 (25.68%) Virtual Team
16 18 (24.32%) Finance
17 17 (22.97%) C
17 17 (22.97%) Oracle
17 17 (22.97%) Project Planning
18 16 (21.62%) SQL
19 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
19 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
19 15 (20.27%) Coaching
20 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
20 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
20 14 (18.92%) Subversion

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 44 (59.46%) Confluence
2 20 (27.03%) WebLogic
3 11 (14.86%) SharePoint
4 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
5 8 (10.81%) JBoss
5 8 (10.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.11%) Broadband
1 6 (8.11%) NAS
1 6 (8.11%) Wireless
2 4 (5.41%) 802.11
2 4 (5.41%) ADSL
2 4 (5.41%) Bluetooth
2 4 (5.41%) HTTP
2 4 (5.41%) IPv4
2 4 (5.41%) IPv6
2 4 (5.41%) UPnP
2 4 (5.41%) VDSL
2 4 (5.41%) WAN
2 4 (5.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.35%) SMS
3 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) RDBMS
2 9 (12.16%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (35.14%) JIRA Agile
2 14 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.92%) Subversion
3 12 (16.22%) SoapUI
4 10 (13.51%) JUnit
5 9 (12.16%) Ant
5 9 (12.16%) Maven
6 7 (9.46%) GitLab
6 7 (9.46%) Selenium
7 6 (8.11%) Bugzilla
7 6 (8.11%) Gradle
7 6 (8.11%) JMeter
7 6 (8.11%) Redmine
7 6 (8.11%) Trac
8 5 (6.76%) Vagrant
9 4 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (4.05%) LoadUI
10 3 (4.05%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Law
3 6 (8.11%) Marketing
4 5 (6.76%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Scrum Master
2 13 (17.57%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Agile Coach
4 10 (13.51%) Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Agile Scrum Master
6 8 (10.81%) Architect
7 6 (8.11%) J2EE Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Tester
8 5 (6.76%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) IT Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Agile Developer
10 3 (4.05%) C/C++ Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Embedded Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) J2EE
1 14 (18.92%) XML
2 13 (17.57%) Middleware
3 9 (12.16%) Ajax
3 9 (12.16%) CSS
3 9 (12.16%) HTML
3 9 (12.16%) HTML5
3 9 (12.16%) Java EE
3 9 (12.16%) JAXB
3 9 (12.16%) JAX-RS
3 9 (12.16%) JAX-WS
3 9 (12.16%) JPA
3 9 (12.16%) REST
3 9 (12.16%) SOAP
3 9 (12.16%) Struts
3 9 (12.16%) Web Services
4 6 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.11%) JSF
4 6 (8.11%) JSP
5 5 (6.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (25.68%) Virtual Team
3 8 (10.81%) STB
4 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.41%) Device Driver
5 4 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.70%) RIA
8 1 (1.35%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.35%) iPad
8 1 (1.35%) IPTV
8 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Linux
2 11 (14.86%) Unix
3 8 (10.81%) Solaris
4 6 (8.11%) Windows
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.00%) TDD
3 35 (47.30%) Scrum
4 30 (40.54%) Software Delivery
5 29 (39.19%) DevOps
5 29 (39.19%) Kanban
6 27 (36.49%) BDD
7 26 (35.14%) User Stories
8 24 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (31.08%) SOA
10 22 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
12 19 (25.68%) Mentoring
13 17 (22.97%) Project Planning
14 15 (20.27%) Coaching
14 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (20.27%) Software Testing
15 14 (18.92%) OO
15 14 (18.92%) UML
16 13 (17.57%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) C
2 16 (21.62%) SQL
3 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (16.22%) Python
5 11 (14.86%) Java
5 11 (14.86%) Perl
5 11 (14.86%) Ruby
6 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.41%) C++
7 4 (5.41%) PHP
7 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.05%) Groovy
8 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) C#
9 1 (1.35%) VB
9 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.41%) ISEB
2 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Firmware
2 5 (6.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Ansible
2 1 (1.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Oracle
2 9 (12.16%) CA
2 9 (12.16%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (10.81%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft