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 23 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 24 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 7 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.75% 5.41% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.46% 21.43% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Median daily rate £350 £371 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -  
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 £31.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% +37.09%  

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 52 84 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.39% 25.23% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 46 28
Median daily rate £345 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.86% +3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £230 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £550
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 - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 23 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
Dover - 1 £368 -
West Malling - 1 £350 -
JIRA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 6 (33.33%) ISEB
6 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Test Management
7 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
7 5 (27.78%) Confluence
7 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
8 4 (22.22%) Ruby
8 4 (22.22%) Spring
8 4 (22.22%) JMeter
8 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) JUnit
8 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
8 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 4 (22.22%) Cucumber

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 5 (27.78%) Confluence
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 4 (22.22%) JMeter
4 4 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (11.11%) jMock
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 2 (11.11%) Mockito
6 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (5.56%) TestRail
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Test Consultant
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 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware
3 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) JPA
3 2 (11.11%) JSP
3 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) LESS
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Software Testing
6 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) Test Management
8 4 (22.22%) Component Testing
8 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
9 3 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) OCPJP
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle