Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 45 72
Rank change year-on-year +13 +27 -10
Contract jobs citing JIRA 92 72 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.25% 8.22% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.40% 21.82% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 5
Essex median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +24.14%
10th Percentile £336 £310 £425
90th Percentile £634 £550 £478
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +26.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Essex median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +27.27% -45.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £35.00 £26.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £28.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.73% +57.27% -47.62%

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 377 330 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.89% 37.67% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 236 39
Essex median daily rate £520 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £364 £309 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Essex median hourly rate £40.50 £42.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +32.49% -15.97%
10th Percentile £25.31 £35.00 £29.85
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £36.40
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year - -4.49% +11.25%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 0 54 £519 +6.36% 2
Chelmsford - 7 £450 - 1
Brentwood -5 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £475 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Witham - 1 £625 -
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 79 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (64.13%) Confluence
3 47 (51.09%) Java
4 43 (46.74%) Scrum
5 38 (41.30%) DevOps
6 35 (38.04%) SQL
7 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
8 27 (29.35%) TDD
9 26 (28.26%) Oracle
9 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
10 25 (27.17%) Test Automation
10 25 (27.17%) Ansible
11 24 (26.09%) Software Delivery
11 24 (26.09%) User Stories
11 24 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (25.00%) Linux
13 22 (23.91%) BDD
14 21 (22.83%) Kanban
14 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
14 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
15 20 (21.74%) Mentoring
15 20 (21.74%) Acceptance Criteria
16 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (19.57%) Selenium
17 18 (19.57%) Pentaho
18 17 (18.48%) Ruby
18 17 (18.48%) GitLab
18 17 (18.48%) C
19 16 (17.39%) Perl
19 16 (17.39%) Python

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 59 (64.13%) Confluence
2 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.26%) JBoss
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) GitHub
2 14 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) HTTP
1 8 (8.70%) Internet
2 3 (3.26%) SSL
2 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) Pentaho
2 13 (14.13%) MySQL
3 8 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.43%) Impala
5 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.26%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (3.26%) QlikView
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.26%) SSDT
8 2 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.17%) Data Mart
8 2 (2.17%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (2.17%) GIS
8 2 (2.17%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.09%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 28 (30.43%) Jenkins
2 18 (19.57%) Selenium
3 17 (18.48%) GitLab
4 16 (17.39%) SoapUI
5 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
6 13 (14.13%) JMeter
7 12 (13.04%) LoadRunner
8 11 (11.96%) Maven
9 7 (7.61%) JIRA Agile
10 6 (6.52%) Bitbucket
10 6 (6.52%) JUnit
11 5 (5.43%) Subversion
11 5 (5.43%) Zephyr
12 4 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (4.35%) Vagrant
13 3 (3.26%) Hudson
13 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (2.17%) Checkstyle
14 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
14 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Law
2 1 (1.09%) Legal
2 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (28.26%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (15.22%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Scrum Master
5 9 (9.78%) Tester
6 7 (7.61%) Pentaho Developer
7 4 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Agile Scrum Master
8 3 (3.26%) Configuration Manager
8 3 (3.26%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.26%) QlikView Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) Spring
2 6 (6.52%) REST
2 6 (6.52%) SOAP
2 6 (6.52%) Spring Boot
2 6 (6.52%) Web Services
3 5 (5.43%) JMS
3 5 (5.43%) JSON
4 4 (4.35%) Java EE
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.35%) Spring Batch
4 4 (4.35%) XML
4 4 (4.35%) XSLT
5 3 (3.26%) J2EE
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.17%) GWT
6 2 (2.17%) Middleware
6 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.09%) AWT
7 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Client/Server
2 7 (7.61%) User Experience
3 4 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.09%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.09%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (9.78%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) Windows
5 2 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (85.87%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (46.74%) Scrum
3 38 (41.30%) DevOps
4 27 (29.35%) TDD
5 25 (27.17%) Test Automation
6 24 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (26.09%) Software Delivery
6 24 (26.09%) User Stories
7 22 (23.91%) BDD
8 21 (22.83%) Configuration Management
8 21 (22.83%) Kanban
9 20 (21.74%) Acceptance Criteria
9 20 (21.74%) Mentoring
10 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (17.39%) Continuous Deployment
12 15 (16.30%) Test Strategy
13 14 (15.22%) Open Source
13 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
14 13 (14.13%) Deployment Automation
14 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.09%) Java
2 35 (38.04%) SQL
3 17 (18.48%) C
3 17 (18.48%) Ruby
4 16 (17.39%) Perl
4 16 (17.39%) Python
5 13 (14.13%) PL/SQL
6 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.61%) Java 8
8 2 (2.17%) Go
8 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.83%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.04%) ISEB
4 11 (11.96%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (27.17%) Ansible
2 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.43%) Puppet
2 5 (5.43%) Terraform
3 4 (4.35%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.09%) Consul
4 1 (1.09%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (28.26%) Oracle
2 16 (17.39%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.43%) Informatica
4 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.35%) webMethods
5 3 (3.26%) Google
5 3 (3.26%) HP
6 2 (2.17%) BEA
6 2 (2.17%) Pega
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe
7 1 (1.09%) CA Agile Central