Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

Atlassian JIRA
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 83 138
Rank change year-on-year +44 +55 +13
Contract jobs citing JIRA 236 170 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.14% 2.49% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.91% 16.92% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 103 49
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £262
90th Percentile £580 £500 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.63% +7.10% -
10th Percentile £40.50 £39.05 £28.38
90th Percentile £68.50 £43.55 £40.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £39.44 £39.37
% change year-on-year -4.91% +0.17% -2.79%

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 987 1005 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.31% 14.70% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 678 696
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £289 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 45
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £35.50 £34.85 £27.30
90th Percentile £52.00 £44.30 £40.60
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +41 140 £450 +19.21% 28
Cheshire -1 41 £458 +7.65% 10
Merseyside +6 24 £363 +12.40% 7
Lancashire +25 22 £535 +20.22% 4
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 148 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (39.83%) Git (software)
3 81 (34.32%) Java
3 81 (34.32%) Confluence
4 78 (33.05%) Linux
5 76 (32.20%) Jenkins
6 69 (29.24%) Test Automation
7 68 (28.81%) Scrum
8 67 (28.39%) SQL
9 61 (25.85%) TDD
10 59 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 55 (23.31%) DevOps
12 52 (22.03%) Docker
13 50 (21.19%) Finance
13 50 (21.19%) JavaScript
14 47 (19.92%) Python
15 45 (19.07%) Cucumber
16 43 (18.22%) BDD
17 41 (17.37%) MySQL
18 39 (16.53%) Microservices
19 38 (16.10%) Mentoring
19 38 (16.10%) Coaching
19 38 (16.10%) MongoDB
20 37 (15.68%) REST
20 37 (15.68%) Slack
21 36 (15.25%) Open Source
22 35 (14.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 35 (14.83%) NoSQL
23 33 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (13.98%) Analytical Skills

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 (34.32%) Confluence
2 17 (7.20%) nginx
3 10 (4.24%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.24%) JBoss
4 9 (3.81%) CMS
5 8 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.12%) Apache
6 5 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.69%) WordPress
8 3 (1.27%) IIS
8 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.85%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.42%) CICS
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.69%) LaTeX
5 3 (1.27%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.42%) Mingle
7 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.42%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.68%) Slack
2 19 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.51%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.66%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (3.81%) GitHub
6 7 (2.97%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.54%) Google Drive
8 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.85%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.85%) Office 365
9 2 (0.85%) Serverless
9 2 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) IaaS
10 1 (0.42%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.32%) HTTP
2 10 (4.24%) Internet
3 7 (2.97%) SMS
4 3 (1.27%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.27%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.85%) FTP
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.37%) MySQL
2 38 (16.10%) MongoDB
3 35 (14.83%) NoSQL
4 25 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
6 15 (6.36%) Big Data
7 13 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (4.24%) Hadoop
8 10 (4.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.27%) DB2
11 3 (1.27%) OLAP
11 3 (1.27%) Redis
12 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 94 (39.83%) Git (software)
2 76 (32.20%) Jenkins
3 45 (19.07%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.02%) SonarQube
5 22 (9.32%) Bitbucket
6 19 (8.05%) Gradle
6 19 (8.05%) TeamCity
7 17 (7.20%) Selenium
8 15 (6.36%) JUnit
9 14 (5.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (5.51%) GitLab
11 12 (5.08%) AccuRev
12 10 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (4.24%) Maven
12 10 (4.24%) SpecFlow
13 9 (3.81%) IntelliJ
14 7 (2.97%) Ant
15 6 (2.54%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.54%) Jasmine
16 5 (2.12%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (21.19%) Finance
2 21 (8.90%) Manufacturing
2 21 (8.90%) Marketing
3 19 (8.05%) Banking
4 15 (6.36%) Electronics
4 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.69%) Games
5 4 (1.69%) Legal
6 3 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 84 (35.59%) Developer
2 40 (16.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (15.25%) Analyst
4 34 (14.41%) Java Developer
5 33 (13.98%) Software Developer
6 26 (11.02%) Software Engineer
6 26 (11.02%) Test Analyst
7 19 (8.05%) Java Software Developer
8 15 (6.36%) Scala Developer
9 13 (5.51%) Senior DevOps
9 13 (5.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 12 (5.08%) Java Engineer
10 12 (5.08%) Tester
11 9 (3.81%) Java Software Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 8 (3.39%) Apache Spark Developer
12 8 (3.39%) Desktop Support
12 8 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.68%) REST
2 32 (13.56%) Node.js
3 24 (10.17%) HTML
4 22 (9.32%) CSS
4 22 (9.32%) JSON
5 21 (8.90%) .NET
6 20 (8.47%) XML
7 18 (7.63%) SOAP
8 16 (6.78%) Spring
9 15 (6.36%) AngularJS
9 15 (6.36%) HTML5
9 15 (6.36%) RESTful
10 14 (5.93%) Akka
10 14 (5.93%) CSS3
10 14 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (5.93%) Web Services
11 12 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 12 (5.08%) WCF
12 11 (4.66%) WPF
13 10 (4.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.36%) Clustering
3 14 (5.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.54%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.54%) User Experience
5 5 (2.12%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Fintech
7 3 (1.27%) iPad
7 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.85%) RIA
8 2 (0.85%) Wiki
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 78 (33.05%) Linux
2 35 (14.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (13.14%) Windows
4 12 (5.08%) Android
5 8 (3.39%) Unix
6 6 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.85%) CentOS
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.42%) AIX
8 1 (0.42%) OS/390
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.24%) Test Automation
3 68 (28.81%) Scrum
4 61 (25.85%) TDD
5 59 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 55 (23.31%) DevOps
7 43 (18.22%) BDD
8 39 (16.53%) Microservices
9 38 (16.10%) Coaching
9 38 (16.10%) Mentoring
10 36 (15.25%) Open Source
11 33 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (13.56%) SDLC
13 30 (12.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (10.59%) User Stories
15 23 (9.75%) Kanban
16 21 (8.90%) Configuration Management
16 21 (8.90%) Test Scripting
17 20 (8.47%) SFIA
18 18 (7.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.32%) Java
2 67 (28.39%) SQL
3 50 (21.19%) JavaScript
4 47 (19.92%) Python
5 27 (11.44%) Shell Script
6 21 (8.90%) Bash Shell
6 21 (8.90%) C#
7 15 (6.36%) C++
8 10 (4.24%) Clojure
9 9 (3.81%) Perl
9 9 (3.81%) PHP
10 6 (2.54%) C
10 6 (2.54%) Groovy
11 5 (2.12%) VB
11 5 (2.12%) VBScript
12 4 (1.69%) Fortran
12 4 (1.69%) Jython
12 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.69%) VBA
13 3 (1.27%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (8.05%) Degree
2 14 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) ISEB
5 4 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.69%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.17%) QA
2 12 (5.08%) GPG13
3 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.42%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (22.03%) Docker
2 9 (3.81%) Xen
3 5 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) Varnish
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (7.63%) Puppet
3 9 (3.81%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.39%) Ansible
4 8 (3.39%) Kibana
5 7 (2.97%) logstash
5 7 (2.97%) Rancher
6 6 (2.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (2.12%) Terraform
8 2 (0.85%) Packer
9 1 (0.42%) Salt
9 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.78%) SAP
3 15 (6.36%) Atlassian
4 9 (3.81%) HP
4 9 (3.81%) Oracle
5 7 (2.97%) Google
5 7 (2.97%) MuleSoft
5 7 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.54%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.69%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.69%) Apple
7 4 (1.69%) Perforce
7 4 (1.69%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.27%) Splunk
8 3 (1.27%) VMware
9 2 (0.85%) Capita
9 2 (0.85%) IBM
9 2 (0.85%) New Relic
9 2 (0.85%) Pega
9 2 (0.85%) SaltStack