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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Atlassian JIRA
England / North West
Rank 44 68 110
Rank change year-on-year +24 +42  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 102 93 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.98% 2.44% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.61% 17.32% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 26
Median daily rate £375 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £490 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +0.62% +9.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £46.05
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.08 - £45.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 432 537 400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.07% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 324 259
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +29 58 £350 +11.11% 26
Cheshire +32 25 £475 +11.76% 8
Lancashire +31 10 £350 -36.36% 4
Merseyside -7 2 £363 -3.33% 2
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 111 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (36.96%) Java
3 59 (32.07%) Scrum
4 57 (30.98%) SQL
5 45 (24.46%) JavaScript
6 39 (21.20%) Git (software)
7 36 (19.57%) Finance
8 34 (18.48%) Confluence
9 31 (16.85%) HTML
10 30 (16.30%) Selenium
11 29 (15.76%) AngularJS
12 27 (14.67%) Web Services
12 27 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (14.67%) Test Scripting
13 26 (14.13%) QA
13 26 (14.13%) BDD
13 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
13 26 (14.13%) SOAP
13 26 (14.13%) Oracle
14 24 (13.04%) Linux
14 24 (13.04%) TDD
14 24 (13.04%) REST
14 24 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (11.96%) Open Source
15 22 (11.96%) SQL Server
16 21 (11.41%) .NET
16 21 (11.41%) Python
16 21 (11.41%) Cucumber
17 20 (10.87%) HTML5
17 20 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing

JIRA
Top Related 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 34 (18.48%) Confluence
2 8 (4.35%) GeoServer
3 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.17%) CMS
4 4 (2.17%) nginx
4 4 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.09%) JBoss
5 2 (1.09%) OpenEdge
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.09%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.54%) Liferay
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.26%) Slack
3 5 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.72%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (2.72%) GitHub
4 4 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.17%) PaaS
5 3 (1.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.63%) CloudFront
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.63%) Trello
6 2 (1.09%) Office 365
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.80%) HTTP
2 4 (2.17%) Internet
2 4 (2.17%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.09%) LAN
3 2 (1.09%) SSL
3 2 (1.09%) VoIP
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.33%) MySQL
2 19 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (7.61%) Oracle Database
4 13 (7.07%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.89%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.17%) GIS
9 4 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.63%) Big Data
10 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.63%) Redis
10 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (21.20%) Git (software)
2 30 (16.30%) Selenium
3 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
4 21 (11.41%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (7.07%) Bitbucket
6 13 (7.07%) IntelliJ
7 12 (6.52%) Maven
8 11 (5.98%) Gradle
8 11 (5.98%) JUnit
8 11 (5.98%) WebDriver
9 10 (5.43%) Eclipse
9 10 (5.43%) Hudson
9 10 (5.43%) JBehave
10 7 (3.80%) AccuRev
10 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.72%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.72%) Vagrant
12 4 (2.17%) Axure RP
12 4 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (19.57%) Finance
2 13 (7.07%) Retail
3 12 (6.52%) Games
4 11 (5.98%) Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Electronics
5 3 (1.63%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 74 (40.22%) Developer
2 34 (18.48%) Analyst
3 28 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 15 (8.15%) Tester
5 13 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.52%) QA Engineer
6 12 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 11 (5.98%) QA Automation Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Angular Developer
11 7 (3.80%) J2EE Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 7 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.80%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (3.26%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.85%) HTML
2 29 (15.76%) AngularJS
3 27 (14.67%) Web Services
4 26 (14.13%) SOAP
5 24 (13.04%) REST
6 21 (11.41%) .NET
7 20 (10.87%) HTML5
7 20 (10.87%) XML
8 18 (9.78%) CSS
8 18 (9.78%) J2EE
8 18 (9.78%) JSON
9 15 (8.15%) EJB
10 14 (7.61%) jQuery
11 11 (5.98%) CSS3
11 11 (5.98%) EJB 3.0
11 11 (5.98%) Spring
12 10 (5.43%) Node.js
13 9 (4.89%) Ajax
14 8 (4.35%) PostGIS
14 8 (4.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) Client/Server
2 10 (5.43%) User Experience
3 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.17%) iPad
5 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.63%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.09%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.09%) Life Science
6 2 (1.09%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.54%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) New Media
7 1 (0.54%) Online Games
7 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.04%) Linux
2 14 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (5.98%) Windows
4 7 (3.80%) Unix
5 6 (3.26%) Android
6 4 (2.17%) AIX
6 4 (2.17%) CentOS
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (60.33%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.07%) Scrum
3 27 (14.67%) Test Scripting
4 26 (14.13%) BDD
5 24 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (13.04%) TDD
6 22 (11.96%) Open Source
7 20 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (7.61%) QA Automation
9 13 (7.07%) Automated Testing
9 13 (7.07%) DevOps
9 13 (7.07%) Kanban
9 13 (7.07%) Test Management
9 13 (7.07%) Web Development
10 12 (6.52%) Migration
10 12 (6.52%) Project Management
10 12 (6.52%) SDLC
11 11 (5.98%) Defect Management
11 11 (5.98%) Regression Testing
12 10 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (36.96%) Java
2 57 (30.98%) SQL
3 45 (24.46%) JavaScript
4 21 (11.41%) Python
5 15 (8.15%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.52%) C#
7 5 (2.72%) Perl
7 5 (2.72%) Ruby
8 4 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.17%) Go
9 3 (1.63%) PHP
9 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.09%) ES6
10 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.09%) VB
10 2 (1.09%) VB6
11 1 (0.54%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.54%) Jython
11 1 (0.54%) Scala
11 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (8.70%) Degree
2 8 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.17%) ISEB
4 4 (2.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.09%) MCP
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CBAP
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) IIBA
7 1 (0.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.54%) PMP
7 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.13%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.72%) Docker
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.72%) Ansible
3 5 (2.72%) Puppet
4 4 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.63%) Packer
6 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.54%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) Salt
6 1 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (14.13%) Oracle
2 15 (8.15%) Red Hat
3 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.89%) Atlassian
5 8 (4.35%) ESRI
6 6 (3.26%) HP
6 6 (3.26%) Perforce
6 6 (3.26%) Saba
7 4 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.17%) Veritas
8 3 (1.63%) New Relic
8 3 (1.63%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.63%) Talend
8 3 (1.63%) VMware
8 3 (1.63%) Workday
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
9 2 (1.09%) IBM
9 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe
10 1 (0.54%) Sun
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