The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.74% 2.55% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.89% 12.50% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Median daily rate £413 £210 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.42% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 90 96 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 30.82% 20.43% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 78 24
Median daily rate £375 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +325.00%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Kent

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Kent 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
Dover - 2 £450 -
Maidstone - 1 £413 -
JIRA
South East

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 Kent region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 12 (66.67%) Scrum
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Spring
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) JUnit
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 9 (50.00%) UML
3 9 (50.00%) OO
3 9 (50.00%) Middleware
3 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (38.89%) Hibernate
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
4 7 (38.89%) Web Development
5 6 (33.33%) JSP
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) JPA
6 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) jMock
7 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
7 4 (22.22%) Maven
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) J2EE
7 4 (22.22%) Mockito
7 4 (22.22%) Spring MVC

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 7 (38.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 4 (22.22%) jMock
3 4 (22.22%) Maven
3 4 (22.22%) Mockito
4 3 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
1 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 3 (16.67%) J2EE Applications Developer
3 3 (16.67%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Applications Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Android Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Spring
2 9 (50.00%) Middleware
3 7 (38.89%) Hibernate
4 6 (33.33%) JPA
4 6 (33.33%) JSP
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) J2EE
5 4 (22.22%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Ajax
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) HTML5
6 1 (5.56%) jQuery
6 1 (5.56%) LESS
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (66.67%) Scrum
2 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (50.00%) OO
2 9 (50.00%) UML
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Web Development
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
6 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Build Automation
7 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) OCPJP
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Apple