The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 32 74
Rank change year-on-year -12 +42  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 17 26 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.69% 4.03% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.35% 32.91% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 4
Median daily rate £425 £475 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +17.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 104 79 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.48% 12.25% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 61
Median daily rate £400 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +23.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Hertfordshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Hertfordshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Watford 0 7 £463 -7.50%
Welwyn Garden City +6 2 £538 +26.47%
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Hatfield - 1 £450 -
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) BDD
3 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
3 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 14 (41.18%) Confluence
5 12 (35.29%) Java
6 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
6 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (29.41%) Atlassian
7 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
7 10 (29.41%) Retail
7 10 (29.41%) Selenium
8 9 (26.47%) QA
8 9 (26.47%) Maven
8 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
8 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (23.53%) DevOps
9 8 (23.53%) HTML
10 7 (20.59%) XML
10 7 (20.59%) Ansible
10 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
10 7 (20.59%) ATDD
11 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Bitbucket
11 6 (17.65%) CSS
11 6 (17.65%) OO
11 6 (17.65%) SQL Server

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 14 (41.18%) Confluence
2 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.94%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.71%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (11.76%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.94%) GitHub
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) DHCP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) MPLS
1 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
1 1 (2.94%) VLAN
1 1 (2.94%) VPN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Git (software)
1 18 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 10 (29.41%) Selenium
3 9 (26.47%) Maven
4 6 (17.65%) Bitbucket
5 5 (14.71%) WebDriver
6 4 (11.76%) Ant
6 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (11.76%) Gradle
6 4 (11.76%) Grunt
6 4 (11.76%) gulp
6 4 (11.76%) Moq
6 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (8.82%) JBehave
7 3 (8.82%) JUnit
7 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.88%) FxCop
8 2 (5.88%) StyleCop
8 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (29.41%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
4 2 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (8.82%) Java Automation Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Junior
5 3 (8.82%) Junior Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Junior Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.88%) AWS Developer
6 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 7 (20.59%) XML
3 6 (17.65%) CSS
4 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 4 (11.76%) HTML5
4 4 (11.76%) JSON
4 4 (11.76%) Node.js
4 4 (11.76%) RESTful
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) Ajax
5 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
5 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.82%) J2EE
5 3 (8.82%) jQuery
5 3 (8.82%) React
5 3 (8.82%) REST
5 3 (8.82%) Sass
5 3 (8.82%) Spring
5 3 (8.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) W3C
3 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) BDD
3 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
4 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) DevOps
6 7 (20.59%) ATDD
6 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.65%) OO
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Kanban
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.76%) People Management
9 4 (11.76%) Test Management
9 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.76%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Clojure
3 4 (11.76%) F#
3 4 (11.76%) Go
3 4 (11.76%) Rust
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) CCNP
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Ansible
1 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (14.71%) Puppet
3 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.82%) Pingdom
3 3 (8.82%) TeamSite
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
4 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Atlassian
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) AppDynamics
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) PagerDuty
4 2 (5.88%) hybris
4 2 (5.88%) Sonatype
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) F5
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Meraki
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Serena
5 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.94%) Splunk
5 1 (2.94%) VMware