Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 61 82
Rank change year-on-year +17 +21 +76
Contract jobs citing JIRA 241 185 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.48% 3.14% 2.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.39% 20.13% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 125 95
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £181
90th Percentile £575 £500 £506
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
North West median hourly rate £56.25 £51.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +63.20% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £18.85 £26.13
90th Percentile £68.13 £57.50 £37.38
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.95% -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 North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 988 919 1,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.37% 15.61% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 621 757
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.34% +6.23%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 67
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £58.50 £50.00 £44.60
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +36 148 £410 +5.13% 57
Cheshire -11 43 £400 -4.76% 19
Lancashire +20 28 £425 +21.43% 4
Merseyside +12 11 £179 -45.08% 9
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 155 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (37.34%) Jenkins
3 85 (35.27%) Java
4 83 (34.44%) Git (software)
5 81 (33.61%) Confluence
5 81 (33.61%) SQL
6 70 (29.05%) Scrum
7 69 (28.63%) Test Automation
8 67 (27.80%) Linux
9 64 (26.56%) DevOps
10 60 (24.90%) TDD
11 55 (22.82%) JavaScript
12 52 (21.58%) Docker
13 50 (20.75%) REST
14 49 (20.33%) Python
15 47 (19.50%) NoSQL
16 46 (19.09%) Software Engineering
16 46 (19.09%) Finance
17 44 (18.26%) BDD
18 43 (17.84%) Microservices
18 43 (17.84%) SQL Server
19 42 (17.43%) MySQL
20 41 (17.01%) Node.js
21 40 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (15.77%) .NET
23 37 (15.35%) C#
23 37 (15.35%) Atlassian
23 37 (15.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 35 (14.52%) Coaching
25 34 (14.11%) Opscode Chef

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 81 (33.61%) Confluence
2 16 (6.64%) Apache
3 13 (5.39%) JBoss
4 12 (4.98%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.73%) nginx
6 8 (3.32%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.32%) CMS
7 5 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.07%) WordPress
8 4 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.24%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.24%) Jupyter
9 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.83%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.41%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.66%) LaTeX
4 3 (1.24%) Camtasia
4 3 (1.24%) HipChat
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.69%) Slack
2 23 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.81%) OpenShift
4 13 (5.39%) GitHub
5 7 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.49%) Google Drive
6 6 (2.49%) PaaS
7 5 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (1.66%) SaaS
9 3 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.24%) IaaS
10 2 (0.83%) Boomi
10 2 (0.83%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.83%) Office 365
11 1 (0.41%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.41%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.41%) Route 53
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.47%) HTTP
2 11 (4.56%) Internet
3 6 (2.49%) SMS
4 2 (0.83%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) SAN
5 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (19.50%) NoSQL
2 43 (17.84%) SQL Server
3 42 (17.43%) MySQL
4 29 (12.03%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (10.79%) MongoDB
6 17 (7.05%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (6.64%) Big Data
8 14 (5.81%) Hadoop
9 12 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (3.73%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.90%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.49%) OLAP
13 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.83%) Riak
15 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
15 1 (0.41%) Redis
15 1 (0.41%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 90 (37.34%) Jenkins
2 83 (34.44%) Git (software)
3 33 (13.69%) Bitbucket
4 32 (13.28%) Cucumber
5 27 (11.20%) SonarQube
6 23 (9.54%) JUnit
7 20 (8.30%) AccuRev
8 19 (7.88%) Selenium
9 16 (6.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 16 (6.64%) TeamCity
10 14 (5.81%) Maven
11 11 (4.56%) Gradle
11 11 (4.56%) Jasmine
12 9 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (3.73%) PyCharm
13 7 (2.90%) IntelliJ
13 7 (2.90%) JMeter
13 7 (2.90%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.07%) Ant
14 5 (2.07%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (19.09%) Finance
2 16 (6.64%) Manufacturing
3 15 (6.22%) Banking
4 11 (4.56%) Electronics
4 11 (4.56%) Marketing
4 11 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.49%) Law
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
7 3 (1.24%) Retail
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 87 (36.10%) Developer
2 45 (18.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (12.03%) Java Developer
4 28 (11.62%) Software Developer
5 25 (10.37%) Analyst
6 24 (9.96%) Software Engineer
7 13 (5.39%) Desktop Support
7 13 (5.39%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.98%) Java Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Java Software Developer
9 11 (4.56%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
10 9 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.73%) Tester
11 8 (3.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 8 (3.32%) Scala Developer
11 8 (3.32%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.75%) REST
2 41 (17.01%) Node.js
3 38 (15.77%) .NET
4 25 (10.37%) WCF
5 22 (9.13%) HTML
6 20 (8.30%) CSS
7 19 (7.88%) WPF
8 18 (7.47%) WinForms
9 17 (7.05%) Middleware
10 15 (6.22%) .NET Framework
10 15 (6.22%) JSON
10 15 (6.22%) Spring
11 14 (5.81%) AngularJS
11 14 (5.81%) Web Services
12 13 (5.39%) XML
13 11 (4.56%) SOAP
14 10 (4.15%) HTML5
15 9 (3.73%) CSS3
16 8 (3.32%) React
16 8 (3.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.73%) Clustering
4 8 (3.32%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.49%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.49%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) User Experience
7 3 (1.24%) Wiki
8 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.41%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.41%) EPoS
9 1 (0.41%) Fintech
9 1 (0.41%) PMI
9 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.80%) Linux
2 37 (15.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (8.71%) Windows
4 9 (3.73%) Android
4 9 (3.73%) Unix
5 7 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.05%) Scrum
3 69 (28.63%) Test Automation
4 64 (26.56%) DevOps
5 60 (24.90%) TDD
6 46 (19.09%) Software Engineering
7 44 (18.26%) BDD
8 43 (17.84%) Microservices
9 40 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (14.52%) Coaching
11 33 (13.69%) Mentoring
11 33 (13.69%) SDLC
12 32 (13.28%) MVC
13 31 (12.86%) Kanban
14 29 (12.03%) Waterfall
15 27 (11.20%) User Stories
16 26 (10.79%) Open Source
17 24 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (9.54%) E-Commerce
19 22 (9.13%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 85 (35.27%) Java
2 81 (33.61%) SQL
3 55 (22.82%) JavaScript
4 49 (20.33%) Python
5 37 (15.35%) C#
6 17 (7.05%) Bash Shell
7 15 (6.22%) Perl
8 12 (4.98%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.73%) C++
9 9 (3.73%) Groovy
9 9 (3.73%) PHP
10 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.49%) Ruby
11 6 (2.49%) XPath
12 5 (2.07%) Jython
12 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.07%) VB
12 5 (2.07%) VBScript
13 4 (1.66%) Fortran
13 4 (1.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.81%) Degree
2 8 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) ISEB
6 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.05%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.41%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
2 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (21.58%) Docker
2 9 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Xen
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.41%) Varnish
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (14.11%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (8.30%) Puppet
3 13 (5.39%) Ansible
3 13 (5.39%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.32%) Terraform
5 6 (2.49%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (1.24%) FlexNet
6 3 (1.24%) logstash
6 3 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.41%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) Nessus
8 1 (0.41%) Rancher
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (15.35%) Atlassian
2 22 (9.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.64%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.98%) SAP
5 7 (2.90%) Oracle
6 6 (2.49%) Google
6 6 (2.49%) IBM
7 5 (2.07%) MuleSoft
7 5 (2.07%) Perforce
7 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.07%) Splunk
8 4 (1.66%) Apple
8 4 (1.66%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.24%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.24%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.24%) McAfee
9 3 (1.24%) Symantec
10 2 (0.83%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.83%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.83%) SnapLogic