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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Atlassian JIRA
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.62% 2.37% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.17% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Median daily rate £363 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 48 28 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.81% 8.31% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 10
Median daily rate £405 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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
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 25 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
Liverpool -3 2 £363 -3.33% 2
JIRA
North West

JIRA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Liferay

JIRA
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss
2 1 (33.33%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum Master
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat