The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 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
North West > Merseyside
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 31 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 15 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.46% 3.33% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.44% 42.31% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -3.84%  
10th Percentile £159 £263 £313
90th Percentile £569 £335 £338
North West median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.66% -3.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 86 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 25.60% 7.88% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 37 34
Merseyside median daily rate £411 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.51% -1.53%  
10th Percentile £309 £263 £180
90th Percentile £488 £363 £675
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Merseyside

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Merseyside

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Merseyside over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Merseyside

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 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
Liverpool +2 12 £388 +40.90% 3
Southport -4 1 £388 +22.52% 2
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Android
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Confluence
3 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) XML
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Google
4 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (23.53%) Google Drive
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) System Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (29.41%) Confluence
2 3 (17.65%) ColdFusion
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Google Drive
2 2 (11.76%) GitHub
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) gulp
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Games
1 1 (5.88%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) HTML
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) CSS3
4 2 (11.76%) Drools
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Android NDK
5 1 (5.88%) Android SDK
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) Autofac
5 1 (5.88%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) React
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Smartphone
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) PlayStation
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Android
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) System Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) MVC
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Google
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin
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