Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 26 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 +18 +12
Contract jobs citing JIRA 32 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.13% 6.24% 2.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.61% 23.85% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 7
Lancashire median daily rate £476 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £312 £321 £270
90th Percentile £605 £571 £365
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Lancashire median hourly rate - £54.10 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.64% -
North West median hourly rate - £56.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +40.63% +60.00%

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 205 130 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 26.49% 26.16% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 87 45
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £303 £308 £235
90th Percentile £625 £546 £575
North West median daily rate £429 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.94% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 29
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33.84 £36.61 £36.88
90th Percentile £44.40 £48.16 £51.50
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +1.85% -4.14% +5.63%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -7 12 £450 +5.76%
Preston -3 7 £450 - 3
Chorley -4 3 £300 -13.67% 1
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Confluence
3 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
4 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
5 16 (50.00%) Slack
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (40.63%) LoadRunner
7 13 (40.63%) JMeter
7 13 (40.63%) Microservices
7 13 (40.63%) SDLC
8 12 (37.50%) HP UFT
8 12 (37.50%) OWASP
8 12 (37.50%) BDD
8 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
9 11 (34.38%) Nessus
9 11 (34.38%) REST
9 11 (34.38%) Burp Suite
10 10 (31.25%) Selenium
10 10 (31.25%) SQL
11 9 (28.13%) DevOps
11 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
12 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (25.00%) Coaching
12 8 (25.00%) WCAG
13 7 (21.88%) Java
14 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
14 6 (18.75%) Test Management
14 6 (18.75%) Web Operations
15 5 (15.63%) Oracle
15 5 (15.63%) ISEB

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 20 (62.50%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Slack
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) CloudBees
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.13%) Flink
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) Impala
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
3 13 (40.63%) JMeter
3 13 (40.63%) LoadRunner
4 12 (37.50%) HP UFT
5 11 (34.38%) Burp Suite
6 10 (31.25%) Selenium
7 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (12.50%) JUnit
8 3 (9.38%) GitLab
9 2 (6.25%) Maven
9 2 (6.25%) SonarQube
10 1 (3.13%) gulp
10 1 (3.13%) Mocha
10 1 (3.13%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
1 7 (21.88%) Test Analyst
1 7 (21.88%) Test Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Tester
3 5 (15.63%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Billing Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Software Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Software Development Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) REST
2 3 (9.38%) Apache Camel
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) Apache CXF
4 1 (3.13%) BREW
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) Kafka
4 1 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Sass
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (40.63%) Microservices
3 13 (40.63%) SDLC
4 12 (37.50%) BDD
4 12 (37.50%) OWASP
4 12 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 9 (28.13%) DevOps
5 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
6 8 (25.00%) Coaching
6 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Test Management
7 6 (18.75%) Web Operations
8 4 (12.50%) CRM
8 4 (12.50%) SFIA
8 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
9 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
9 3 (9.38%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Scala
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) WCAG
2 4 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Nessus
2 3 (9.38%) Ansible
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.13%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (3.13%) Hortonworks
4 1 (3.13%) MapR
4 1 (3.13%) Pega
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) WSO2