Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 August 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 > North West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 42 83
Rank change year-on-year -1 +41 +89
Contract jobs citing JIRA 305 239 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.98% 4.17% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.32% 24.14% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 178 107
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -8.59%
10th Percentile £300 £239 £267
90th Percentile £600 £575 £505
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -14.75%
10th Percentile £27.50 £38.00 £38.50
90th Percentile £126.00 £40.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +4.94%

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 North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,254 990 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.48% 17.27% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 671 611
North West median daily rate £418 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.03% -0.63% +8.84%
10th Percentile £313 £283 £281
90th Percentile £565 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 32
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.88 £28.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £45.30 £44.73
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.66% -3.42% +13.20%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the North West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the North West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the North West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the North West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the North West

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Manchester +12 204 £400 +6.67% 72
Cheshire -6 64 £400 -13.98% 17
Lancashire +5 22 £444 -17.06% 5
Merseyside +5 12 £375 -3.23% 11
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 North West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 186 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (36.39%) Confluence
3 103 (33.77%) Java
4 94 (30.82%) Scrum
5 91 (29.84%) Test Automation
6 90 (29.51%) Git (software)
7 87 (28.52%) Jenkins
8 78 (25.57%) JavaScript
9 70 (22.95%) SQL
10 63 (20.66%) TDD
11 61 (20.00%) .NET
12 59 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (19.34%) BDD
13 57 (18.69%) Selenium
14 49 (16.07%) C#
15 47 (15.41%) SQL Server
15 47 (15.41%) DevOps
16 46 (15.08%) Web Services
16 46 (15.08%) MVC
17 45 (14.75%) Docker
18 41 (13.44%) HTML
19 40 (13.11%) QA
20 39 (12.79%) CSS
21 38 (12.46%) SDLC
22 37 (12.13%) jQuery
23 35 (11.48%) Linux
23 35 (11.48%) Python
24 34 (11.15%) GitHub
25 33 (10.82%) E-Commerce
26 32 (10.49%) NoSQL

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 111 (36.39%) Confluence
2 9 (2.95%) CMS
2 9 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.62%) Apache
4 6 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.64%) nginx
5 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.31%) Drupal
7 3 (0.98%) JBoss
7 3 (0.98%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.66%) CICS
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.33%) Liferay
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) InVision
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.15%) GitHub
2 29 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.93%) Slack
5 9 (2.95%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.30%) BrowserStack
6 7 (2.30%) Office 365
7 6 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.64%) SaaS
8 5 (1.64%) Trello
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.31%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.31%) PaaS
9 4 (1.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.98%) Serverless
11 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) SAN
2 3 (0.98%) SMS
2 3 (0.98%) VPN
3 2 (0.66%) RTP
3 2 (0.66%) Skype
4 1 (0.33%) DMZ
4 1 (0.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.41%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.49%) NoSQL
3 27 (8.85%) MySQL
4 22 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (4.59%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.95%) Big Data
8 6 (1.97%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.64%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.31%) Power BI
11 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.98%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.66%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 90 (29.51%) Git (software)
2 87 (28.52%) Jenkins
3 57 (18.69%) Selenium
4 31 (10.16%) Cucumber
5 25 (8.20%) Bitbucket
6 23 (7.54%) JMeter
7 20 (6.56%) AccuRev
8 16 (5.25%) Gradle
9 15 (4.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (4.92%) SoapUI
10 14 (4.59%) JUnit
10 14 (4.59%) PyCharm
11 13 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 13 (4.26%) Gatling
12 12 (3.93%) Visual Studio
13 10 (3.28%) SonarQube
13 10 (3.28%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.95%) GitLab
14 9 (2.95%) SpecFlow
15 8 (2.62%) Mockito
General
1 30 (9.84%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Games
3 9 (2.95%) Banking
4 8 (2.62%) Retail
5 6 (1.97%) Legal
5 6 (1.97%) Marketing
6 5 (1.64%) Law
6 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.31%) Electronics
7 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (40.00%) Developer
2 28 (9.18%) Analyst
3 26 (8.52%) Tester
4 25 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (7.54%) Java Developer
6 22 (7.21%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.21%) Software Developer
7 18 (5.90%) Automation Tester
8 13 (4.26%) Architect
8 13 (4.26%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 13 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.61%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 9 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (2.62%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (2.62%) Android Developer
11 8 (2.62%) Django Developer
11 8 (2.62%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (20.00%) .NET
2 46 (15.08%) Web Services
3 41 (13.44%) HTML
4 39 (12.79%) CSS
5 37 (12.13%) jQuery
6 30 (9.84%) REST
6 30 (9.84%) RESTful
7 29 (9.51%) JSON
8 27 (8.85%) Node.js
9 25 (8.20%) Spring
9 25 (8.20%) WCF
10 22 (7.21%) XML
11 21 (6.89%) AngularJS
12 20 (6.56%) SOAP
13 19 (6.23%) HTML5
14 16 (5.25%) Gherkin
14 16 (5.25%) Swagger
15 15 (4.92%) Django
15 15 (4.92%) React
15 15 (4.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.95%) User Experience
4 8 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.30%) Clustering
5 7 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.97%) Blog
6 6 (1.97%) iPad
7 5 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.31%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.31%) Mobile Games
9 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.66%) Replication
10 2 (0.66%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.48%) Linux
2 19 (6.23%) Android
3 17 (5.57%) Windows
4 16 (5.25%) Unix
5 10 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (30.82%) Scrum
3 91 (29.84%) Test Automation
4 63 (20.66%) TDD
5 59 (19.34%) BDD
5 59 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (15.41%) DevOps
7 46 (15.08%) MVC
8 38 (12.46%) SDLC
9 33 (10.82%) E-Commerce
10 30 (9.84%) Waterfall
11 29 (9.51%) Kanban
12 28 (9.18%) Microservices
13 27 (8.85%) Software Engineering
14 22 (7.21%) Project Management
15 19 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (5.57%) Data Modelling
16 17 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (5.57%) Test Scripting
17 16 (5.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 103 (33.77%) Java
2 78 (25.57%) JavaScript
3 70 (22.95%) SQL
4 49 (16.07%) C#
5 35 (11.48%) Python
6 14 (4.59%) Groovy
7 13 (4.26%) C++
7 13 (4.26%) Scala
8 11 (3.61%) VB.NET
9 10 (3.28%) VB
10 8 (2.62%) PHP
11 7 (2.30%) Go
11 7 (2.30%) Ruby
12 6 (1.97%) Apex Code
12 6 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.97%) Erlang
12 6 (1.97%) Perl
13 5 (1.64%) C
13 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (6.56%) Degree
2 12 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.97%) ISEB
5 5 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.66%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (13.11%) QA
2 6 (1.97%) WCAG
3 3 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) GCP
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (14.75%) Docker
2 5 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.98%) XenApp
4 2 (0.66%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (7.21%) Kubernetes
2 20 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.90%) Puppet
4 15 (4.92%) Ansible
5 6 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.31%) Nessus
6 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.31%) SCOM
6 4 (1.31%) Terraform
7 3 (0.98%) Kibana
7 3 (0.98%) SCCM
7 3 (0.98%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.66%) logstash
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) Consul
9 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.18%) Atlassian
3 15 (4.92%) Oracle
4 13 (4.26%) Apiary
5 11 (3.61%) IBM
6 9 (2.95%) Google
6 9 (2.95%) SAP
7 8 (2.62%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.97%) HP
8 6 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.64%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.31%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.31%) Capita
10 4 (1.31%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.31%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.98%) Citrix
11 3 (0.98%) Siebel
11 3 (0.98%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.66%) Remedy
12 2 (0.66%) Symantec