Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 42 44
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +32
Contract jobs citing JIRA 225 309 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.24% 5.01% 3.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.04% 24.96% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 217 159
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £224
90th Percentile £575 £600 £544
England median daily rate £475 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.74% +0.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
North West median hourly rate £51.50 £52.05 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +30.13% -
10th Percentile £50.75 £27.50 £20.58
90th Percentile £52.25 £119.38 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -8.05%

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 936 1,238 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.62% 20.09% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 801 627
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +4.23%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £273
90th Percentile £600 £560 £525
England median daily rate £485 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 66
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £41.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -7.55% -1.19%
10th Percentile £36.15 £27.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £47.48 £50.00 £48.50
England median hourly rate £44.92 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.68% - -

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 16 July 2019.

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
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 16 July 2019. 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 -19 118 £425 +6.25% 61
Cheshire +1 47 £368 -8.13% 22
Merseyside +5 24 £500 +33.33% 9
Lancashire -1 19 £413 -5.71% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 147 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (36.89%) Confluence
3 70 (31.11%) SQL
4 66 (29.33%) Scrum
5 62 (27.56%) Test Automation
6 61 (27.11%) Jenkins
7 59 (26.22%) DevOps
7 59 (26.22%) Java
8 48 (21.33%) BDD
9 47 (20.89%) Git (software)
10 46 (20.44%) Selenium
11 45 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
11 45 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 43 (19.11%) TDD
13 42 (18.67%) SQL Server
14 41 (18.22%) Web Services
15 39 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (15.56%) Cucumber
17 30 (13.33%) .NET
17 30 (13.33%) C#
17 30 (13.33%) Finance
18 29 (12.89%) Linux
18 29 (12.89%) REST
19 28 (12.44%) E-Commerce
19 28 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (11.11%) Microsoft
20 25 (11.11%) QA
21 24 (10.67%) Docker
22 22 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
22 22 (9.78%) Kanban

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 83 (36.89%) Confluence
2 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.22%) Drupal
4 4 (1.78%) CMS
4 4 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.78%) SAS
4 4 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.33%) Apache
5 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.33%) WordPress
6 2 (0.89%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.89%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.56%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.22%) Sketch
4 4 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.33%) InVision
5 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.89%) Magento
3 2 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.44%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.11%) Serverless
4 14 (6.22%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (5.78%) Amazon S3
5 13 (5.78%) Slack
6 12 (5.33%) GitHub
7 11 (4.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (4.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (4.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (2.22%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.78%) Akamai
11 4 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (1.78%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (1.33%) npm
12 3 (1.33%) SaaS
12 3 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.00%) HTTP
2 5 (2.22%) Firewall
3 4 (1.78%) DNS
3 4 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (1.33%) SSL
4 3 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.33%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.89%) DSL
6 1 (0.44%) FTP
6 1 (0.44%) NAS
6 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.22%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.78%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (2.22%) Big Data
8 5 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.22%) Power BI
8 5 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.33%) MySQL
9 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.89%) Infinispan
10 2 (0.89%) OLAP
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (27.11%) Jenkins
2 47 (20.89%) Git (software)
3 46 (20.44%) Selenium
4 35 (15.56%) Cucumber
5 21 (9.33%) Bitbucket
6 19 (8.44%) JUnit
7 15 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (6.67%) WebDriver
8 12 (5.33%) Maven
9 11 (4.89%) JMeter
10 10 (4.44%) Subversion
11 9 (4.00%) SonarQube
11 9 (4.00%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.56%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (3.11%) Ant
14 6 (2.67%) Gatling
14 6 (2.67%) Spinnaker
15 5 (2.22%) AccuRev
15 5 (2.22%) eggPlant
15 5 (2.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 30 (13.33%) Finance
2 15 (6.67%) Legal
3 14 (6.22%) Retail
4 10 (4.44%) Banking
5 7 (3.11%) Back Office
5 7 (3.11%) Games
6 6 (2.67%) Law
7 3 (1.33%) Billing
7 3 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (24.00%) Developer
2 35 (15.56%) Analyst
3 25 (11.11%) Tester
4 22 (9.78%) Test Analyst
5 18 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 17 (7.56%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (7.11%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (5.78%) Designer
8 13 (5.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 13 (5.78%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.78%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (4.89%) Selenium Tester
10 10 (4.44%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.44%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (4.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 9 (4.00%) Lead DevOps
11 9 (4.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.22%) Web Services
2 30 (13.33%) .NET
3 29 (12.89%) REST
4 22 (9.78%) CSS
4 22 (9.78%) HTML
5 21 (9.33%) jQuery
6 20 (8.89%) XML
7 17 (7.56%) JSON
8 15 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 15 (6.67%) Node.js
8 15 (6.67%) React
8 15 (6.67%) Spring
9 13 (5.78%) Spring Boot
9 13 (5.78%) WCF
10 12 (5.33%) Gherkin
11 11 (4.89%) RESTful
11 11 (4.89%) Servlets
12 9 (4.00%) .NET Framework
12 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET
12 9 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.56%) User Experience
2 16 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.56%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.67%) Clustering
6 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.78%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.78%) PKI
7 3 (1.33%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.89%) EPoS
8 2 (0.89%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.89%) Linux
2 19 (8.44%) Unix
3 14 (6.22%) Windows
4 9 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.11%) AIX
6 5 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.22%) Solaris
7 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.33%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (1.33%) Fedora
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (29.33%) Scrum
3 62 (27.56%) Test Automation
4 59 (26.22%) DevOps
5 48 (21.33%) BDD
6 43 (19.11%) TDD
7 39 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (12.44%) E-Commerce
8 28 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (9.78%) Kanban
10 21 (9.33%) MVC
11 20 (8.89%) Project Management
11 20 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (8.44%) Defect Management
12 19 (8.44%) Test Scripting
13 18 (8.00%) Test Strategy
14 16 (7.11%) Performance Testing
15 15 (6.67%) SDLC
15 15 (6.67%) Waterfall
16 14 (6.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.11%) SQL
2 59 (26.22%) Java
3 45 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.33%) C#
5 17 (7.56%) VB.NET
6 13 (5.78%) Python
7 9 (4.00%) Scala
8 7 (3.11%) Groovy
8 7 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.22%) Java 8
10 5 (2.22%) Ruby
10 5 (2.22%) XPath
11 4 (1.78%) Perl
11 4 (1.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.89%) Go
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
14 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.89%) ISEB
2 7 (3.11%) Degree
2 7 (3.11%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.22%) AWS Certification
3 5 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.22%) IBM Certification
4 4 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.89%) CISA
6 2 (0.89%) CISM
7 1 (0.44%) APMP
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (2.22%) GDPR
3 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) GMP
4 1 (0.44%) PSD2
4 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (10.67%) Docker
2 7 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.33%) Squid
5 1 (0.44%) HDFS
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (8.89%) Puppet
3 18 (8.00%) Terraform
4 14 (6.22%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (6.22%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.56%) Ansible
5 8 (3.56%) HP ALM
6 7 (3.11%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (1.33%) Nessus
8 2 (0.89%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.89%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.44%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) Istio
9 1 (0.44%) Kibana
9 1 (0.44%) logstash
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) Salt
9 1 (0.44%) systemd
Vendors
1 25 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.78%) Oracle
3 20 (8.89%) SAP
4 18 (8.00%) HP
5 17 (7.56%) Atlassian
6 9 (4.00%) IBM
7 7 (3.11%) CA
7 7 (3.11%) Siebel
7 7 (3.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.22%) Veritas
9 4 (1.78%) Adobe
9 4 (1.78%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.78%) hybris
9 4 (1.78%) Intapp
9 4 (1.78%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.78%) SnapLogic
9 4 (1.78%) Workday
10 3 (1.33%) Google
11 2 (0.89%) IBM Sterling