Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 10 December 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 51
Rank change year-on-year -5 +22 +5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 39 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.56% 5.22% 1.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 22.22% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 7
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £535 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +28.92% -7.78%
10th Percentile £324 £363 £248
90th Percentile £575 £638 £493
North West median daily rate £380 £444 £400
% change year-on-year -14.37% +10.94% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £60.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +44.58% +7.10%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 182 108 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.93% 23.48% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 77 39
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £232
90th Percentile £625 £624 £463
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £34.63 £38.75 £36.60
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.05 £44.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +6.67%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Lancashire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Lancashire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Lancashire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Lancashire

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in Lancashire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Blackpool -13 19 £420 -21.50% 1
Preston +13 13 £450 +80.00% 3
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Confluence
3 20 (51.28%) BDD
3 20 (51.28%) Jenkins
4 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
5 17 (43.59%) Slack
6 15 (38.46%) SDLC
6 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (33.33%) HP UFT
7 13 (33.33%) JMeter
7 13 (33.33%) Microservices
8 12 (30.77%) REST
8 12 (30.77%) Java
8 12 (30.77%) Selenium
9 11 (28.21%) OWASP
9 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
10 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
10 10 (25.64%) Nessus
10 10 (25.64%) Mentoring
10 10 (25.64%) Coaching
10 10 (25.64%) Burp Suite
11 9 (23.08%) WCAG
11 9 (23.08%) QA
11 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
12 8 (20.51%) SQL
13 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
13 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
13 7 (17.95%) SFIA
13 7 (17.95%) DevOps

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 23 (58.97%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 17 (43.59%) Slack
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) CloudBees
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.56%) Flink
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) Impala
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Jenkins
2 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
3 13 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 13 (33.33%) JMeter
4 12 (30.77%) Selenium
5 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
6 10 (25.64%) Burp Suite
7 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
8 4 (10.26%) JUnit
9 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
9 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
10 2 (5.13%) Gatling
10 2 (5.13%) SonarQube
10 2 (5.13%) The Grinder
10 2 (5.13%) Travis CI
11 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
11 1 (2.56%) GitLab
11 1 (2.56%) Maven
11 1 (2.56%) Toad
11 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Test Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Development Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Software Development Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) REST
2 3 (7.69%) Spring
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) JMS
3 2 (5.13%) Kafka
4 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) Spring Batch
4 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.56%) Spring Security
4 1 (2.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) RIA
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) CentOS
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (51.28%) BDD
3 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (38.46%) SDLC
3 15 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 13 (33.33%) Microservices
5 11 (28.21%) OWASP
6 10 (25.64%) Coaching
6 10 (25.64%) Mentoring
6 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
7 9 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 7 (17.95%) DevOps
8 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 7 (17.95%) SFIA
9 4 (10.26%) Open Source
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
10 3 (7.69%) Kanban
10 3 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.13%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
1 9 (23.08%) WCAG
2 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) Nessus
2 4 (10.26%) Ansible
3 3 (7.69%) Puppet
4 2 (5.13%) Terraform
5 1 (2.56%) Grafana
5 1 (2.56%) Graylog
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.56%) EnterpriseDB
3 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.56%) MapR
3 1 (2.56%) OpenText
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Pega
3 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.56%) WSO2