Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 72 77
Rank change year-on-year +32 +5 +53
Contract jobs citing JIRA 407 212 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.11% 2.71% 2.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.97% 17.83% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 136 155
Midlands median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £251
90th Percentile £538 £560 £506
England median daily rate £460 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Midlands median hourly rate - £33.22 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.36% +12.93%
England median hourly rate £44.13 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.31% +1.60% -1.58%

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 1,509 1,189 1,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.94% 15.17% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 770 881
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £275
90th Percentile £538 £540 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 25
Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £34.10 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.98% -5.29% +14.50%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.11 £15.40
90th Percentile £56.30 £49.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 October 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 October 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 +20 289 £430 -4.44% 85
East Midlands +42 118 £375 -3.23% 37
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 284 (69.78%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (54.55%) Confluence
3 156 (38.33%) Jenkins
4 147 (36.12%) Scrum
5 138 (33.91%) Test Automation
6 136 (33.42%) Continuous Integration
7 129 (31.70%) Java
8 125 (30.71%) Selenium
9 104 (25.55%) DevOps
10 96 (23.59%) Git (software)
11 87 (21.38%) SQL
12 80 (19.66%) HTML
13 77 (18.92%) Cucumber
14 74 (18.18%) JavaScript
15 70 (17.20%) TDD
16 69 (16.95%) Web Services
17 68 (16.71%) Atlassian
18 65 (15.97%) Docker
19 64 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 64 (15.72%) CSS
20 63 (15.48%) Oracle
21 61 (14.99%) Kanban
22 60 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
22 60 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
23 58 (14.25%) HTML5
24 55 (13.51%) Windows
25 54 (13.27%) C#
25 54 (13.27%) Microservices
26 52 (12.78%) SQL Server
27 51 (12.53%) Microsoft

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
1 222 (54.55%) Confluence
2 19 (4.67%) Documentum
2 19 (4.67%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.44%) Apache
3 14 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.95%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.97%) nginx
6 7 (1.72%) CMS
6 7 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.47%) JBoss
8 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.98%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.74%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.74%) IIS
10 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.49%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 35 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.46%) Open Workbench
4 6 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.49%) InVision
6 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.49%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.47%) assyst
2 4 (0.98%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (0.98%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.67%) Dynamics 365
4 18 (4.42%) SaaS
5 14 (3.44%) GitHub
6 12 (2.95%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.95%) IaaS
6 12 (2.95%) Office 365
7 11 (2.70%) Slack
8 10 (2.46%) npm
8 10 (2.46%) PaaS
9 7 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.72%) Trello
10 4 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.49%) Azure Functions
12 2 (0.49%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.69%) SSL
2 11 (2.70%) DNS
3 10 (2.46%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.21%) Skype
5 8 (1.97%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.72%) Firewall
7 4 (0.98%) DHCP
7 4 (0.98%) HTTP
7 4 (0.98%) IPsec
8 3 (0.74%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.74%) Internet
9 1 (0.25%) DSL
9 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.25%) SMS
9 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.62%) MongoDB
3 29 (7.13%) NoSQL
4 27 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 20 (4.91%) MySQL
7 12 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.72%) SQLite
10 6 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.74%) Big Data
13 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 156 (38.33%) Jenkins
2 125 (30.71%) Selenium
3 96 (23.59%) Git (software)
4 77 (18.92%) Cucumber
5 48 (11.79%) Bitbucket
6 45 (11.06%) Maven
7 37 (9.09%) WebDriver
8 36 (8.85%) Subversion
9 33 (8.11%) SoapUI
10 30 (7.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (5.41%) Gradle
12 22 (5.41%) HP UFT
12 22 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
13 20 (4.91%) JUnit
13 20 (4.91%) TeamCity
14 19 (4.67%) SpecFlow
15 18 (4.42%) GitLab
16 17 (4.18%) JMeter
17 16 (3.93%) Gatling
General
1 35 (8.60%) Finance
2 26 (6.39%) Retail
3 13 (3.19%) Marketing
4 11 (2.70%) Banking
5 4 (0.98%) Legal
6 2 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (26.29%) Developer
2 91 (22.36%) Analyst
3 40 (9.83%) Test Analyst
4 34 (8.35%) Tester
5 30 (7.37%) Business Analyst
6 27 (6.63%) Architect
7 25 (6.14%) Java Developer
8 21 (5.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.16%) Project Manager
9 19 (4.67%) Consultant
10 16 (3.93%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.93%) Automation Tester
11 15 (3.69%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.44%) Agile Business Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) QA Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Scrum Master
14 12 (2.95%) Android Developer
14 12 (2.95%) C# .NET Developer
14 12 (2.95%) Technical Manager
15 11 (2.70%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.66%) HTML
2 69 (16.95%) Web Services
3 64 (15.72%) CSS
4 58 (14.25%) HTML5
5 50 (12.29%) .NET
6 46 (11.30%) AngularJS
7 45 (11.06%) REST
8 39 (9.58%) RESTful
9 37 (9.09%) XML
10 36 (8.85%) Gherkin
10 36 (8.85%) jQuery
11 35 (8.60%) JSON
11 35 (8.60%) Spring
12 34 (8.35%) J2EE
13 33 (8.11%) Node.js
14 32 (7.86%) CSS3
15 29 (7.13%) SOAP
16 21 (5.16%) ASP.NET
17 20 (4.91%) Ajax
17 20 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.35%) User Experience
3 22 (5.41%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.91%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.69%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.95%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.97%) iPhone
10 5 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.23%) NHS
10 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.49%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.49%) iPad
12 2 (0.49%) Wiki
13 1 (0.25%) Blog
13 1 (0.25%) Clustering
13 1 (0.25%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.51%) Windows
2 42 (10.32%) Unix
3 41 (10.07%) Linux
4 35 (8.60%) Android
5 23 (5.65%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.44%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.21%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.74%) CentOS
10 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) Debian
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (69.78%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.12%) Scrum
3 138 (33.91%) Test Automation
4 136 (33.42%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (25.55%) DevOps
6 70 (17.20%) TDD
7 61 (14.99%) Kanban
8 60 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
9 54 (13.27%) Microservices
10 46 (11.30%) Waterfall
11 44 (10.81%) ITIL
12 41 (10.07%) Open Source
12 41 (10.07%) SDLC
13 40 (9.83%) BDD
13 40 (9.83%) Configuration Management
13 40 (9.83%) Continuous Deployment
13 40 (9.83%) Project Management
14 39 (9.58%) Mentoring
15 37 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
16 36 (8.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 129 (31.70%) Java
2 87 (21.38%) SQL
3 74 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 54 (13.27%) C#
5 28 (6.88%) Groovy
6 27 (6.63%) Python
6 27 (6.63%) Ruby
7 26 (6.39%) Scala
8 23 (5.65%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.42%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.44%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.19%) VB.NET
12 12 (2.95%) C++
13 11 (2.70%) Apple Swift
13 11 (2.70%) C
14 10 (2.46%) Objective-C
14 10 (2.46%) Perl
15 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.47%) Java 8
17 4 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 29 (7.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.90%) ISEB
3 23 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 22 (5.41%) Degree
5 18 (4.42%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.74%) PMP
9 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.25%) CCA
10 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.25%) MCP
10 1 (0.25%) MCSE
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.25%) OCP
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.04%) QA
2 22 (5.41%) PMO
3 4 (0.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PSD2
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (15.97%) Docker
2 24 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.47%) LXC
5 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.25%) HDFS
6 1 (0.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.25%) Samba
6 1 (0.25%) Squid
6 1 (0.25%) Varnish
6 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
1 39 (9.58%) Puppet
2 30 (7.37%) Ansible
3 16 (3.93%) Kibana
4 15 (3.69%) Terraform
5 14 (3.44%) Grafana
5 14 (3.44%) Graphite
6 12 (2.95%) HP ALM
7 11 (2.70%) ZABBIX
8 10 (2.46%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.46%) Nagios
8 10 (2.46%) Rundeck
8 10 (2.46%) SCCM
9 9 (2.21%) HockeyApp
10 4 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.98%) logstash
11 3 (0.74%) collectd
12 2 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 68 (16.71%) Atlassian
2 63 (15.48%) Oracle
3 51 (12.53%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.90%) VMware
5 20 (4.91%) Pega
6 17 (4.18%) Google
6 17 (4.18%) Splunk
7 14 (3.44%) HP
8 11 (2.70%) BEA
8 11 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
8 11 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (2.46%) IBM
9 10 (2.46%) Micro Focus
9 10 (2.46%) Niku
9 10 (2.46%) Xamarin
10 9 (2.21%) Apple
10 9 (2.21%) Twitter
11 8 (1.97%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.97%) SAP
12 6 (1.47%) webMethods