Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 31 56
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25 -
Contract jobs citing JIRA 24 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.88% 3.62% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.43% 27.50% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 3
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £323 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.40% -2.27% -
10th Percentile £164 £250 £308
90th Percentile £644 £363 £369
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +56.63% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 112 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.76% 13.18% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 51 32
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £365 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +11.45% -3.68%
10th Percentile £256 £291 £181
90th Percentile £488 £475 £449
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - £36.50 -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +8 18 £344 +37.50% 6
Southport +1 5 £363 +3.57%
JIRA
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 7 (29.17%) Android
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) Google
3 6 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 6 (25.00%) Confluence
3 6 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (25.00%) Google Drive
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (20.83%) Marketing
4 5 (20.83%) Selenium
4 5 (20.83%) Credit Risk
4 5 (20.83%) QA
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) MySQL
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (16.67%) JBoss
5 4 (16.67%) Apple
5 4 (16.67%) C#

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 6 (25.00%) Confluence
2 4 (16.67%) JBoss
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Google Drive
2 4 (16.67%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) PuTTY
1 3 (12.50%) WinSCP
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Ant
2 3 (12.50%) JMeter
2 3 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (12.50%) WATIR
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Drools
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) Autofac
2 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) JSON
2 2 (8.33%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) SAML
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) XSD
3 1 (4.17%) Android NDK
3 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Credit Risk
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Android
3 6 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.83%) Performance Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
2 5 (20.83%) TDD
2 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) PHP
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) F#
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Google
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Apple
2 4 (16.67%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix