Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 62 76
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 +87
Contract jobs citing JIRA 328 240 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.98% 3.11% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.07% 20.58% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 156 126
Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -2.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £269
90th Percentile £550 £541 £506
England median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -22.35% +40.73%
10th Percentile £24.50 £31.50 £30.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £34.50 £44.65
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +8.75%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,486 1,166 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.02% 15.09% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 775 781
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 28
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.69 £25.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £45.63 £45.20 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the Midlands

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
West Midlands -1 221 £430 -6.52% 44
East Midlands +29 106 £410 +9.33% 24
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 255 (77.74%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (54.27%) Confluence
3 136 (41.46%) Scrum
4 111 (33.84%) Test Automation
5 90 (27.44%) DevOps
6 82 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 81 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
8 79 (24.09%) Selenium
9 78 (23.78%) SQL
10 72 (21.95%) Java
11 61 (18.60%) Kanban
12 58 (17.68%) HTML
13 57 (17.38%) User Stories
14 54 (16.46%) Git (software)
15 49 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
16 46 (14.02%) TDD
17 44 (13.41%) JavaScript
17 44 (13.41%) Waterfall
18 42 (12.80%) CSS
18 42 (12.80%) Linux
18 42 (12.80%) Finance
18 42 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
19 41 (12.50%) SDLC
19 41 (12.50%) Python
19 41 (12.50%) BDD
20 40 (12.20%) Cucumber
21 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
22 37 (11.28%) Mentoring
22 37 (11.28%) Coaching

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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
1 178 (54.27%) Confluence
2 12 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (3.66%) OpenStack
3 11 (3.35%) Apache
3 11 (3.35%) Documentum
4 10 (3.05%) CMS
5 9 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.44%) JBoss
7 7 (2.13%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.83%) IIS
8 6 (1.83%) nginx
8 6 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.91%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.61%) Captiva
10 2 (0.61%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 20 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.66%) InVision
3 11 (3.35%) UserZoom
4 7 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.91%) SPSS
8 2 (0.61%) HipChat
8 2 (0.61%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (3.96%) Trello
5 12 (3.66%) Slack
6 9 (2.74%) Office 365
7 8 (2.44%) GitHub
8 6 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.83%) PaaS
9 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.52%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.52%) Route 53
10 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.22%) IaaS
10 4 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.91%) npm
11 3 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.74%) SSL
2 5 (1.52%) DNS
3 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.61%) Firewall
5 2 (0.61%) FlexRay
5 2 (0.61%) HTTP
5 2 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.61%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.30%) 3G
6 1 (0.30%) DHCP
6 1 (0.30%) DSL
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) IPsec
6 1 (0.30%) LTE
6 1 (0.30%) Profibus
6 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.40%) MongoDB
2 18 (5.49%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.18%) MySQL
3 17 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.96%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.13%) Big Data
8 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.83%) Power BI
9 5 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.22%) Redis
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.61%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 82 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 79 (24.09%) Selenium
3 54 (16.46%) Git (software)
4 40 (12.20%) Cucumber
5 29 (8.84%) SpecFlow
6 27 (8.23%) Bitbucket
7 25 (7.62%) WebDriver
8 24 (7.32%) Maven
9 18 (5.49%) Subversion
10 17 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (5.18%) TeamCity
11 16 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (4.88%) SoapUI
12 14 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (3.96%) Axure RP
13 13 (3.96%) TestRail
14 12 (3.66%) GitLab
14 12 (3.66%) Gradle
14 12 (3.66%) HP UFT
14 12 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (12.80%) Finance
2 30 (9.15%) Retail
3 18 (5.49%) Marketing
4 11 (3.35%) Automotive
5 9 (2.74%) Banking
5 9 (2.74%) Legal
6 4 (1.22%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Persian Language
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (21.65%) Analyst
2 64 (19.51%) Developer
3 31 (9.45%) Test Analyst
3 31 (9.45%) Tester
4 28 (8.54%) Business Analyst
5 24 (7.32%) Scrum Master
6 22 (6.71%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.79%) Agile Business Analyst
8 16 (4.88%) Architect
8 16 (4.88%) Automation Tester
9 14 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.66%) Digital Analyst
10 12 (3.66%) Digital Business Analyst
10 12 (3.66%) QA Analyst
11 10 (3.05%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.05%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (3.05%) Lead DevOps
12 9 (2.74%) Android Developer
12 9 (2.74%) Product Owner
13 8 (2.44%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.68%) HTML
2 42 (12.80%) CSS
3 34 (10.37%) AngularJS
4 32 (9.76%) Gherkin
5 31 (9.45%) Web Services
6 30 (9.15%) .NET
6 30 (9.15%) RESTful
7 28 (8.54%) HTML5
8 22 (6.71%) Node.js
8 22 (6.71%) SOAP
9 20 (6.10%) Ajax
9 20 (6.10%) CSS3
10 19 (5.79%) REST
11 18 (5.49%) jQuery
12 17 (5.18%) J2EE
13 16 (4.88%) JSON
13 16 (4.88%) XML
14 15 (4.57%) Spring
15 12 (3.66%) Velocity
16 10 (3.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.98%) User Experience
3 18 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (4.57%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (4.27%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.22%) NHS
8 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.91%) PMI
8 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) Wiki
10 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.80%) Linux
2 33 (10.06%) Unix
2 33 (10.06%) Windows
3 27 (8.23%) Android
4 17 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.61%) CentOS
6 2 (0.61%) Debian
6 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (77.74%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (41.46%) Scrum
3 111 (33.84%) Test Automation
4 90 (27.44%) DevOps
5 81 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (18.60%) Kanban
7 57 (17.38%) User Stories
8 46 (14.02%) TDD
9 44 (13.41%) Waterfall
10 42 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
11 41 (12.50%) BDD
11 41 (12.50%) SDLC
12 37 (11.28%) Coaching
12 37 (11.28%) Mentoring
13 33 (10.06%) Configuration Management
13 33 (10.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (9.15%) Line Management
15 29 (8.84%) Deployment Automation
16 28 (8.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.78%) SQL
2 72 (21.95%) Java
3 44 (13.41%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.50%) Python
5 30 (9.15%) C#
6 21 (6.40%) PL/SQL
7 20 (6.10%) Bash Shell
8 16 (4.88%) Shell Script
9 13 (3.96%) Ruby
10 11 (3.35%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.35%) Scala
11 10 (3.05%) PHP
12 8 (2.44%) C++
12 8 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.13%) C
13 7 (2.13%) Perl
14 6 (1.83%) Groovy
15 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.71%) Degree
2 18 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.35%) ISEB
5 10 (3.05%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.22%) PMP
8 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.30%) MCP
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.67%) QA
2 9 (2.74%) PMO
3 4 (1.22%) GCP
4 2 (0.61%) GDPR
4 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.30%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.30%) PSD2
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (11.28%) Docker
2 12 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.83%) LXC
5 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.61%) HDFS
7 2 (0.61%) NFS
7 2 (0.61%) Samba
7 2 (0.61%) Squid
7 2 (0.61%) Varnish
7 2 (0.61%) Xen
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 30 (9.15%) Puppet
2 25 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.10%) Ansible
4 11 (3.35%) Terraform
5 10 (3.05%) logstash
6 9 (2.74%) Kibana
7 6 (1.83%) Nagios
8 5 (1.52%) collectd
8 5 (1.52%) HP ALM
8 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.52%) SCCM
9 4 (1.22%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.91%) Grafana
10 3 (0.91%) Graphite
10 3 (0.91%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.61%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.61%) Oozie
11 2 (0.61%) StatsD
11 2 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.98%) Atlassian
3 32 (9.76%) Oracle
4 19 (5.79%) CA Agile Central
5 17 (5.18%) Google
6 13 (3.96%) Pega
7 12 (3.66%) VMware
8 9 (2.74%) BEA
8 9 (2.74%) IBM
8 9 (2.74%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.74%) Splunk
9 7 (2.13%) HP
9 7 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.13%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.52%) Micro Focus
10 5 (1.52%) Zend
11 4 (1.22%) SAP
12 3 (0.91%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.91%) Progress
12 3 (0.91%) Tableau