Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 33 45
Rank change year-on-year +21 +12 +27
Contract jobs citing JIRA 104 92 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.23% 9.21% 8.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 45.41% 24.27% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 60
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £378 £336 £310
90th Percentile £546 £634 £550
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% +27.27%
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +57.27%

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 229 379 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.13% 37.94% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 240 235
Essex median daily rate £475 £520 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +1.46% +46.43%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £309
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 18
Essex median hourly rate £41.25 £38.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.33% +32.49%
10th Percentile £36.13 £25.40 £35.00
90th Percentile £47.38 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.81% -4.71% -4.49%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +10 67 £450 -13.21% 1
Chelmsford -2 2 £325 -27.78%
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (58.65%) Confluence
3 56 (53.85%) Scrum
4 49 (47.12%) TDD
5 47 (45.19%) Java
5 47 (45.19%) Linux
6 46 (44.23%) Oracle
7 45 (43.27%) BDD
8 43 (41.35%) Git (software)
9 41 (39.42%) Jenkins
10 40 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
10 40 (38.46%) MySQL
11 39 (37.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 38 (36.54%) Unix
13 35 (33.65%) Spring
14 34 (32.69%) SoapUI
15 32 (30.77%) Spring Boot
16 31 (29.81%) Microservices
16 31 (29.81%) Oracle Database
17 30 (28.85%) JUnit
18 27 (25.96%) SOAP
18 27 (25.96%) Red Hat
18 27 (25.96%) User Stories
18 27 (25.96%) CentOS
19 24 (23.08%) ETL
20 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
20 22 (21.15%) DevOps
21 20 (19.23%) Test Strategy
22 19 (18.27%) Kanban
23 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared

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 61 (58.65%) Confluence
2 7 (6.73%) SAS
3 4 (3.85%) JBoss
3 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 40 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) GitHub
2 2 (1.92%) IaaS
2 2 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) 4G
2 1 (0.96%) 5G
2 1 (0.96%) 802.11
2 1 (0.96%) Broadband
2 1 (0.96%) DHCP
2 1 (0.96%) DNS
2 1 (0.96%) DSL
2 1 (0.96%) Firewall
2 1 (0.96%) FTP
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) IPv4
2 1 (0.96%) IPv6
2 1 (0.96%) Telnet
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
2 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (38.46%) MySQL
2 31 (29.81%) Oracle Database
3 14 (13.46%) Pentaho
4 5 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.81%) Impala
4 5 (4.81%) PowerCenter
4 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.81%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (3.85%) Data Mart
5 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (41.35%) Git (software)
2 41 (39.42%) Jenkins
3 34 (32.69%) SoapUI
4 30 (28.85%) JUnit
5 17 (16.35%) JIRA Agile
6 9 (8.65%) Selenium
7 7 (6.73%) Artifactory
7 7 (6.73%) ClearQuest
7 7 (6.73%) JMeter
7 7 (6.73%) LoadRunner
8 6 (5.77%) Checkstyle
9 4 (3.85%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.92%) GitLab
10 2 (1.92%) Zephyr
11 1 (0.96%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.96%) Maven
11 1 (0.96%) Subversion
11 1 (0.96%) Trac
General
1 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Developer
2 34 (32.69%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 11 (10.58%) Lead Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Lead Java Developer
5 9 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.73%) Implementation Manager
6 7 (6.73%) Scrum Master
7 5 (4.81%) Data Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Defect Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Embedded Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Java Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.88%) QA Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.65%) Spring
2 32 (30.77%) Spring Boot
3 27 (25.96%) SOAP
4 12 (11.54%) XML
5 7 (6.73%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (5.77%) J2EE
7 5 (4.81%) JDBC
7 5 (4.81%) Kafka
8 3 (2.88%) JMS
8 3 (2.88%) Web Services
9 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.96%) CGI
9 1 (0.96%) HTML
9 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.73%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (45.19%) Linux
2 38 (36.54%) Unix
3 27 (25.96%) CentOS
4 3 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Windows
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Scrum
3 49 (47.12%) TDD
4 45 (43.27%) BDD
5 39 (37.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 31 (29.81%) Microservices
7 27 (25.96%) User Stories
8 24 (23.08%) ETL
9 22 (21.15%) DevOps
10 20 (19.23%) Test Strategy
11 19 (18.27%) Kanban
12 18 (17.31%) Coaching
13 17 (16.35%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (16.35%) Test Automation
14 16 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (15.38%) Process Improvement
15 13 (12.50%) Epics
16 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement Process
17 11 (10.58%) Sprint Planning
17 11 (10.58%) Sprint Retrospective
Programming Languages
1 47 (45.19%) Java
2 15 (14.42%) SQL
3 11 (10.58%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.65%) Ruby
5 7 (6.73%) C
6 6 (5.77%) Perl
7 5 (4.81%) Java 8
7 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.92%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.42%) ISEB
4 13 (12.50%) OCPJP
4 13 (12.50%) Sun Certification
5 7 (6.73%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) Docker
2 5 (4.81%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) Ansible
2 7 (6.73%) Terraform
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) Oracle
2 27 (25.96%) Red Hat
3 13 (12.50%) Sun
4 9 (8.65%) Informatica
5 7 (6.73%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.81%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) BEA
7 4 (3.85%) Pega
7 4 (3.85%) webMethods
8 2 (1.92%) Atlassian