Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 78 95
Rank change year-on-year +32 +17 +39
Contract jobs citing JIRA 300 194 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.79% 2.42% 1.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.70% 17.78% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 114 71
Midlands median daily rate £425 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -4.69% +14.29%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £306
90th Percentile £575 £500 £506
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 13
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 1,449 1,091 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.30% 13.59% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 658 595
Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £510 £504
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 40
Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +42.86% -32.09%
10th Percentile £24.50 £23.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.35
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.19% +14.46%

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 19 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 April 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 +16 186 £425 +6.18% 67
East Midlands +31 110 £425 +13.33% 28
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 242 (80.67%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (50.67%) Scrum
3 143 (47.67%) Confluence
4 84 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 75 (25.00%) DevOps
6 68 (22.67%) Jenkins
7 64 (21.33%) Git (software)
8 62 (20.67%) SQL
9 61 (20.33%) Kanban
10 58 (19.33%) Java
11 50 (16.67%) HTML
12 48 (16.00%) Finance
12 48 (16.00%) User Stories
13 47 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (15.67%) SDLC
14 46 (15.33%) Linux
15 43 (14.33%) JavaScript
15 43 (14.33%) Waterfall
16 40 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
17 39 (13.00%) TDD
18 37 (12.33%) Acceptance Criteria
19 36 (12.00%) Coaching
19 36 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (12.00%) BDD
20 35 (11.67%) Selenium
20 35 (11.67%) Docker
21 34 (11.33%) Python
22 33 (11.00%) Configuration Management
22 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
23 32 (10.67%) CSS

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
1 143 (47.67%) Confluence
2 13 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.33%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.00%) Apache
3 9 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.67%) Documentum
6 5 (1.67%) JBoss
6 5 (1.67%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.33%) CMS
7 4 (1.33%) IIS
7 4 (1.33%) nginx
8 3 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.33%) Captiva
9 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.33%) InVision
2 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.00%) UserZoom
3 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (1.00%) SPSS
7 2 (0.67%) HipChat
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (4.67%) Amazon S3
4 14 (4.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (3.67%) GitHub
5 11 (3.67%) Route 53
6 10 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 10 (3.33%) Slack
7 9 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.00%) Trello
8 8 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (2.67%) SaaS
9 7 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (2.33%) Serverless
10 6 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (2.00%) CloudFront
10 6 (2.00%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.00%) HTTP
2 5 (1.67%) DNS
3 4 (1.33%) Internet
3 4 (1.33%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (1.33%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.33%) Profibus
3 4 (1.33%) SSH
4 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.67%) FlexRay
4 2 (0.67%) SMS
4 2 (0.67%) SSL
4 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.33%) 3G
5 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.33%) Firewall
5 1 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.33%) LTE
5 1 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (3.67%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.67%) Big Data
4 8 (2.67%) MySQL
5 7 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.00%) Power BI
7 5 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.33%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.33%) Redis
8 4 (1.33%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 68 (22.67%) Jenkins
2 64 (21.33%) Git (software)
3 35 (11.67%) Selenium
4 32 (10.67%) Maven
5 26 (8.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 21 (7.00%) Cucumber
8 17 (5.67%) Bitbucket
8 17 (5.67%) Gradle
8 17 (5.67%) JUnit
8 17 (5.67%) Subversion
9 16 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (4.67%) WebDriver
11 12 (4.00%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.67%) TestRail
13 10 (3.33%) Axure RP
13 10 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
13 10 (3.33%) JSUnit
13 10 (3.33%) SonarQube
14 9 (3.00%) GitLab
General
1 48 (16.00%) Finance
2 22 (7.33%) Retail
3 16 (5.33%) Banking
4 13 (4.33%) Marketing
5 9 (3.00%) Automotive
6 7 (2.33%) Legal
7 4 (1.33%) Back Office
8 3 (1.00%) Advertising
8 3 (1.00%) Persian Language
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (20.33%) Analyst
2 57 (19.00%) Developer
3 34 (11.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (10.33%) Business Analyst
5 27 (9.00%) Scrum Master
6 20 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 20 (6.67%) Tester
7 19 (6.33%) Test Analyst
8 18 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
8 18 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
9 17 (5.67%) Lead DevOps
10 15 (5.00%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.67%) Architect
12 13 (4.33%) Automation Tester
13 11 (3.67%) .NET Developer
14 10 (3.33%) Java Developer
14 10 (3.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.33%) Product Owner
14 10 (3.33%) UI Developer
15 9 (3.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.67%) HTML
2 32 (10.67%) CSS
3 27 (9.00%) Gherkin
4 26 (8.67%) Node.js
5 24 (8.00%) .NET
6 22 (7.33%) AngularJS
7 21 (7.00%) RESTful
8 17 (5.67%) HTML5
8 17 (5.67%) jQuery
9 15 (5.00%) JSON
9 15 (5.00%) Middleware
9 15 (5.00%) React
10 14 (4.67%) REST
11 11 (3.67%) CSS3
11 11 (3.67%) Web Services
12 10 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (3.00%) SOAP
13 9 (3.00%) XML
14 8 (2.67%) Ajax
15 7 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.67%) User Experience
3 22 (7.33%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.33%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (1.33%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (1.00%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.67%) EPoS
10 1 (0.33%) Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) FMCG
10 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.33%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.33%) Linux
2 25 (8.33%) Unix
3 22 (7.33%) Android
3 22 (7.33%) Windows
4 19 (6.33%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.00%) CentOS
7 5 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.33%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.33%) Debian
10 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (80.67%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (50.67%) Scrum
3 84 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 75 (25.00%) DevOps
5 61 (20.33%) Kanban
6 48 (16.00%) User Stories
7 47 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (15.67%) SDLC
8 43 (14.33%) Waterfall
9 39 (13.00%) TDD
10 37 (12.33%) Acceptance Criteria
11 36 (12.00%) BDD
11 36 (12.00%) Coaching
12 33 (11.00%) Configuration Management
13 31 (10.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (8.67%) Mentoring
16 26 (8.67%) Unit Testing
17 23 (7.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 62 (20.67%) SQL
2 58 (19.33%) Java
3 43 (14.33%) JavaScript
4 34 (11.33%) Python
5 29 (9.67%) C#
6 23 (7.67%) Bash Shell
7 15 (5.00%) Perl
8 9 (3.00%) PHP
8 9 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.33%) C
9 7 (2.33%) C++
9 7 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.67%) Groovy
11 5 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.33%) Java 8
12 4 (1.33%) Pascal
13 3 (1.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 29 (9.67%) Degree
2 14 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.00%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.00%) ISEB
7 3 (1.00%) PMP
8 2 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.33%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.00%) QA
2 6 (2.00%) PMO
3 4 (1.33%) GCP
3 4 (1.33%) GDPR
3 4 (1.33%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.33%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (11.67%) Docker
2 8 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.67%) Squid
4 4 (1.33%) HDFS
4 4 (1.33%) Postfix
4 4 (1.33%) vCloud
5 2 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.33%) Samba
6 1 (0.33%) Varnish
6 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (9.67%) Ansible
2 28 (9.33%) Puppet
3 22 (7.33%) Terraform
4 14 (4.67%) ZABBIX
5 13 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.67%) logstash
7 10 (3.33%) Kibana
8 6 (2.00%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.33%) Oozie
9 4 (1.33%) Rancher
9 4 (1.33%) Rsyslog
9 4 (1.33%) Sysdig
10 3 (1.00%) collectd
10 3 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.00%) StatsD
11 2 (0.67%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.67%) Nagios
12 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.33%) Atlassian
3 18 (6.00%) Google
4 17 (5.67%) Oracle
4 17 (5.67%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (2.33%) Pega
6 7 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.00%) IBM
7 6 (2.00%) Splunk
8 5 (1.67%) SAP
8 5 (1.67%) VMware
9 4 (1.33%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.33%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.33%) Sonatype
9 4 (1.33%) Zend
10 3 (1.00%) Capita
10 3 (1.00%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.00%) Tableau
10 3 (1.00%) Xamarin