Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 38 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22 +10
Contract jobs citing JIRA 119 73 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.95% 9.14% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.46% 23.78% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 17
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +23.87%
10th Percentile £338 £310 £425
90th Percentile £607 £600 £539
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Essex median hourly rate - £42.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £43.63 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.72% -3.06% -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 404 307 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.17% 38.42% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 225 55
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% +15.63%
10th Percentile £363 £314 £260
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £407
% change year-on-year - +10.57% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 12
Essex median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +21.43% -6.54%
10th Percentile £25.13 £35.50 £30.78
90th Percentile £51.53 £63.75 £43.38
East of England median hourly rate £42.25 £42.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +7.19% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -1 67 £509 -3.10% 6
Basildon +5 1 £475 -2.56%
Witham -4 1 £625 +108.33%
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 103 (86.55%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (72.27%) Confluence
3 77 (64.71%) Java
4 73 (61.34%) Scrum
5 49 (41.18%) DevOps
6 46 (38.66%) SQL
6 46 (38.66%) Oracle
7 43 (36.13%) Jenkins
8 35 (29.41%) Ansible
8 35 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 33 (27.73%) User Stories
9 33 (27.73%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (27.73%) Pentaho
9 33 (27.73%) TDD
9 33 (27.73%) Linux
10 32 (26.89%) Kanban
11 31 (26.05%) Configuration Management
12 29 (24.37%) MySQL
12 29 (24.37%) Git (software)
12 29 (24.37%) BDD
13 27 (22.69%) Unix
13 27 (22.69%) Test Automation
13 27 (22.69%) Acceptance Criteria
14 26 (21.85%) Software Delivery
14 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
15 25 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (20.17%) SoapUI
17 23 (19.33%) Selenium
17 23 (19.33%) Shell Script
18 22 (18.49%) Web Services

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 86 (72.27%) Confluence
2 13 (10.92%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.72%) JBoss
4 1 (0.84%) Apache
4 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.92%) GitHub
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Internet
2 6 (5.04%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.73%) Pentaho
2 29 (24.37%) MySQL
3 9 (7.56%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.72%) Hadoop
4 8 (6.72%) Impala
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.68%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.68%) GIS
9 2 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.84%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.84%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (36.13%) Jenkins
2 29 (24.37%) Git (software)
3 24 (20.17%) SoapUI
4 23 (19.33%) Selenium
5 17 (14.29%) Maven
6 16 (13.45%) JMeter
7 15 (12.61%) JUnit
7 15 (12.61%) LoadRunner
8 13 (10.92%) Bitbucket
8 13 (10.92%) GitLab
9 7 (5.88%) Subversion
10 6 (5.04%) Artifactory
10 6 (5.04%) CA Gen
10 6 (5.04%) Checkstyle
10 6 (5.04%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (3.36%) Ant
11 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (3.36%) Vagrant
11 4 (3.36%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (6.72%) Finance
2 7 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.04%) Electronics
3 6 (5.04%) Marketing
3 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (34.45%) Developer
2 28 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) Pentaho Developer
6 11 (9.24%) Scrum Master
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Tester
9 6 (5.04%) Author
9 6 (5.04%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (5.04%) QA Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Technical Author
9 6 (5.04%) Technical Writer
10 5 (4.20%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Lead Java Developer
11 4 (3.36%) Architect
11 4 (3.36%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.49%) Web Services
2 21 (17.65%) Spring
3 14 (11.76%) SOAP
4 12 (10.08%) JMS
4 12 (10.08%) REST
4 12 (10.08%) Spring Boot
5 11 (9.24%) J2EE
6 6 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (4.20%) JSON
8 4 (3.36%) Java EE
8 4 (3.36%) Middleware
8 4 (3.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (3.36%) RESTful
8 4 (3.36%) Spring Batch
8 4 (3.36%) XML
8 4 (3.36%) XSLT
9 3 (2.52%) .NET
9 3 (2.52%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.68%) CSS
10 2 (1.68%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Linux
2 27 (22.69%) Unix
3 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.52%) Windows
5 2 (1.68%) CentOS
5 2 (1.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (86.55%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (61.34%) Scrum
3 49 (41.18%) DevOps
4 33 (27.73%) TDD
4 33 (27.73%) User Stories
5 32 (26.89%) Kanban
6 31 (26.05%) Configuration Management
7 29 (24.37%) BDD
8 27 (22.69%) Acceptance Criteria
8 27 (22.69%) Test Automation
9 26 (21.85%) Software Delivery
10 25 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
11 21 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 21 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (16.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 19 (15.97%) Microservices
13 19 (15.97%) Test Strategy
14 18 (15.13%) Open Source
15 17 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.71%) Java
2 46 (38.66%) SQL
3 23 (19.33%) Shell Script
4 19 (15.97%) Perl
5 16 (13.45%) PL/SQL
6 14 (11.76%) Ruby
7 13 (10.92%) Python
8 11 (9.24%) C
8 11 (9.24%) Java 8
9 3 (2.52%) Groovy
9 3 (2.52%) Scala
10 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.76%) ISEB
3 14 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.29%) QA
2 9 (7.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (29.41%) Ansible
2 11 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (9.24%) Puppet
3 4 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (3.36%) Terraform
4 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.84%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (38.66%) Oracle
2 16 (13.45%) Atlassian
3 10 (8.40%) Informatica
3 10 (8.40%) webMethods
4 9 (7.56%) SAP
5 8 (6.72%) BEA
6 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.04%) Pega
7 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.84%) Adobe
8 1 (0.84%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.84%) Google
8 1 (0.84%) HP
8 1 (0.84%) IBM
8 1 (0.84%) Remedy
8 1 (0.84%) Sun