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 30 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 11 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.87% 1.00% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.86% 15.22% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 8
Median daily rate £550 £445 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.59% +48.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

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 74 46 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 12.61% 6.59% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 45
Median daily rate £463 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £50.25 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -5.00%  
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 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 30 March 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 30 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
Watford +1 3 £550 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £500 -
JIRA
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 40 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (73.91%) BDD
3 32 (69.57%) Git (software)
4 31 (67.39%) TDD
5 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
6 24 (52.17%) Java
7 21 (45.65%) Scrum
8 20 (43.48%) Maven
9 19 (41.30%) ATDD
9 19 (41.30%) Ansible
9 19 (41.30%) DevOps
10 17 (36.96%) Puppet
10 17 (36.96%) QA
10 17 (36.96%) OO
11 16 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (32.61%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (32.61%) Selenium
13 13 (28.26%) Atlassian
13 13 (28.26%) Ant
13 13 (28.26%) OOD
13 13 (28.26%) Gradle
13 13 (28.26%) Confluence
13 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
13 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
14 12 (26.09%) Algorithms
14 12 (26.09%) Complexity Analysis
14 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (26.09%) Retail
15 11 (23.91%) Rust
15 11 (23.91%) Clojure

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 13 (28.26%) Confluence
2 7 (15.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) Magnolia
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
2 2 (4.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (69.57%) Git (software)
2 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
3 20 (43.48%) Maven
4 15 (32.61%) Selenium
5 13 (28.26%) Ant
5 13 (28.26%) Cucumber
5 13 (28.26%) Gradle
6 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
6 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
7 7 (15.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (15.22%) JUnit
7 7 (15.22%) Moq
8 5 (10.87%) JBehave
9 4 (8.70%) Bitbucket
9 4 (8.70%) FxCop
9 4 (8.70%) ReSharper
9 4 (8.70%) StyleCop
10 3 (6.52%) Mockito
10 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
11 2 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Automation Tester
3 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Java Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Java Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Portfolio Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum Master
5 4 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Gherkin
1 9 (19.57%) RESTful
2 8 (17.39%) HTML
2 8 (17.39%) XML
3 7 (15.22%) Hibernate
3 7 (15.22%) Spring
4 6 (13.04%) CSS
5 4 (8.70%) .NET
5 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.70%) ADO.NET
5 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.70%) LINQ
5 4 (8.70%) NHibernate
5 4 (8.70%) REST
5 4 (8.70%) SOAP
5 4 (8.70%) Velocity
5 4 (8.70%) WCF
5 4 (8.70%) XSL
5 4 (8.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Data Structures
2 12 (26.09%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.70%) Contactless
3 4 (8.70%) EMV
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) FMCG
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) W3C
5 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) CentOS
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (73.91%) BDD
3 31 (67.39%) TDD
4 21 (45.65%) Scrum
5 19 (41.30%) ATDD
5 19 (41.30%) DevOps
6 17 (36.96%) OO
7 13 (28.26%) OOD
8 12 (26.09%) Complexity Analysis
8 12 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
10 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Software Engineering
12 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
13 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
13 7 (15.22%) Kanban
14 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
14 6 (13.04%) High Availability
14 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) Clojure
2 11 (23.91%) Go
2 11 (23.91%) Rust
3 9 (19.57%) F#
3 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) C#
5 5 (10.87%) SQL
6 4 (8.70%) VBScript
7 3 (6.52%) Python
7 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.35%) C
8 2 (4.35%) C++
8 2 (4.35%) VB
9 1 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.96%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) SDET
2 2 (4.35%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) Ansible
2 17 (36.96%) Puppet
3 15 (32.61%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (8.70%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.35%) Pingdom
5 2 (4.35%) TeamSite
5 2 (4.35%) Terraform
6 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Atlassian
2 3 (6.52%) Splunk
3 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 2 (4.35%) hybris
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) New Relic
3 2 (4.35%) PagerDuty
4 1 (2.17%) Sonatype
4 1 (2.17%) xMatters