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 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 43 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 25 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.19% 2.20% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.01% 18.87% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 1
Median daily rate £495 £430 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +152.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 119 53 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.46% 11.65% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 36 39
Median daily rate £444 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.26% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 11
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £32.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 - £41.20
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 28 March 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 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
Southend-on-Sea -9 19 £495 +15.11%
Basildon - 1 - -
JIRA
East of 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 Essex region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (79.07%) Scrum
3 31 (72.09%) Confluence
4 26 (60.47%) BDD
4 26 (60.47%) Kanban
4 26 (60.47%) TDD
5 24 (55.81%) User Stories
6 22 (51.16%) JIRA Agile
7 20 (46.51%) Software Delivery
8 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (44.19%) SOA
8 19 (44.19%) Virtual Team
9 18 (41.86%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (39.53%) DevOps
10 17 (39.53%) Process Management
11 16 (37.21%) SDLC
12 14 (32.56%) Selenium
12 14 (32.56%) JMeter
12 14 (32.56%) LoadRunner
13 13 (30.23%) Project Planning
14 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
15 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
15 11 (25.58%) Coaching
15 11 (25.58%) ISEB
16 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
16 9 (20.93%) Oracle
16 9 (20.93%) WebLogic
17 8 (18.60%) C
17 8 (18.60%) Java
17 8 (18.60%) XML

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 31 (72.09%) Confluence
2 9 (20.93%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
1 4 (9.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (51.16%) JIRA Agile
2 14 (32.56%) JMeter
2 14 (32.56%) LoadRunner
2 14 (32.56%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.98%) Maven
4 3 (6.98%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Scrum Master
2 11 (25.58%) Tester
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Scrum Master
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Coach
5 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Digital Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Digital Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Finance Manager
8 1 (2.33%) IT Finance Manager
8 1 (2.33%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Programme Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) EclipseLink
2 3 (6.98%) EJB
2 3 (6.98%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
2 3 (6.98%) JMS
2 3 (6.98%) JPA
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle ADF
2 3 (6.98%) REST
2 3 (6.98%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) Spring
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) XSD
2 3 (6.98%) XSLT
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) Virtual Team
2 18 (41.86%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (13.95%) Client/Server
4 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) PMI
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (79.07%) Scrum
3 26 (60.47%) BDD
3 26 (60.47%) Kanban
3 26 (60.47%) TDD
4 24 (55.81%) User Stories
5 20 (46.51%) Software Delivery
6 19 (44.19%) SOA
6 19 (44.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (39.53%) DevOps
7 17 (39.53%) Process Management
8 16 (37.21%) SDLC
9 13 (30.23%) Project Planning
10 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
11 11 (25.58%) Coaching
12 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
13 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (18.60%) OO
13 8 (18.60%) Performance Testing
14 6 (13.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) C
1 8 (18.60%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) Scala
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISEB
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 4 (9.30%) Data Quality
2 4 (9.30%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) WSO2
3 3 (6.98%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) IBM