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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 61 124
Rank change year-on-year +11 +63  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 94 112 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.21% 2.91% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.04% 23.05% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 66 14
Median daily rate £390 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £273 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% +37.09%  

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 469 486 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.00% 12.65% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 243
Median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.18 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.15 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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 22 June 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
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 22 June 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 +7 45 £375 - 32
Cheshire +27 32 £450 +16.12% 16
Merseyside -2 15 £388 +22.52% 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (33.50%) Scrum
2 66 (33.50%) Java
3 65 (32.99%) SQL
4 51 (25.89%) Test Automation
5 49 (24.87%) Git (software)
6 48 (24.37%) JavaScript
7 45 (22.84%) Finance
8 43 (21.83%) Confluence
9 42 (21.32%) HTML
10 38 (19.29%) Jenkins
11 36 (18.27%) SOAP
12 34 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (16.75%) Selenium
13 33 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (16.24%) HTML5
15 31 (15.74%) CSS
15 31 (15.74%) .NET
15 31 (15.74%) J2EE
15 31 (15.74%) Oracle
16 30 (15.23%) AngularJS
17 29 (14.72%) QA
18 26 (13.20%) CSS3
19 25 (12.69%) XML
20 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
20 24 (12.18%) jQuery
21 23 (11.68%) MySQL
21 23 (11.68%) Web Services
22 22 (11.17%) Banking
22 22 (11.17%) REST

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 43 (21.83%) Confluence
2 6 (3.05%) nginx
2 6 (3.05%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.54%) CMS
3 5 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (2.03%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.52%) ColdFusion
5 3 (1.52%) JBoss
5 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.02%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.51%) CICS
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.02%) Magento
1 2 (1.02%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.55%) GitHub
2 5 (2.54%) Slack
3 4 (2.03%) Google Drive
4 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.52%) Trello
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.02%) Office 365
5 2 (1.02%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.09%) HTTP
2 7 (3.55%) Internet
3 3 (1.52%) SSL
4 2 (1.02%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.02%) LAN
4 2 (1.02%) LDAP
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
5 1 (0.51%) AMQP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.68%) MySQL
3 16 (8.12%) MongoDB
4 14 (7.11%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (6.60%) Oracle Database
5 13 (6.60%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.09%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.06%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.05%) DB2
11 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.03%) MySQL Workbench
12 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.52%) Big Data
13 3 (1.52%) Firebird
13 3 (1.52%) JasperReports
13 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (1.02%) GIS
Development Applications
1 49 (24.87%) Git (software)
2 38 (19.29%) Jenkins
3 33 (16.75%) Selenium
4 17 (8.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (8.63%) Gradle
4 17 (8.63%) IntelliJ
5 16 (8.12%) WebDriver
6 15 (7.61%) Bitbucket
7 11 (5.58%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.08%) AccuRev
8 10 (5.08%) Hudson
8 10 (5.08%) JUnit
9 8 (4.06%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.05%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.54%) Mockito
11 5 (2.54%) SonarQube
11 5 (2.54%) Subversion
11 5 (2.54%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.54%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (22.84%) Finance
2 22 (11.17%) Banking
3 15 (7.61%) Games
3 15 (7.61%) Retail
4 5 (2.54%) Marketing
5 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.52%) Electronics
6 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 79 (40.10%) Developer
2 39 (19.80%) Analyst
3 30 (15.23%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.12%) Test Analyst
4 16 (8.12%) Tester
5 11 (5.58%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 9 (4.57%) Android Developer
7 9 (4.57%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.06%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.06%) J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (4.06%) QA Automation Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) QA Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.55%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Automation Tester
9 7 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.05%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.32%) HTML
2 36 (18.27%) SOAP
3 32 (16.24%) HTML5
4 31 (15.74%) .NET
4 31 (15.74%) CSS
4 31 (15.74%) J2EE
5 30 (15.23%) AngularJS
6 26 (13.20%) CSS3
7 25 (12.69%) XML
8 24 (12.18%) jQuery
9 23 (11.68%) Web Services
10 22 (11.17%) REST
11 21 (10.66%) JSON
12 20 (10.15%) EJB
13 18 (9.14%) Spring
14 13 (6.60%) Ajax
15 11 (5.58%) EJB 3.0
15 11 (5.58%) JSP
15 11 (5.58%) Servlets
16 10 (5.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.60%) User Experience
4 10 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.54%) Clustering
6 4 (2.03%) iPad
6 4 (2.03%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.02%) Life Science
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.02%) PlayStation
8 2 (1.02%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.12%) Android
2 15 (7.61%) Linux
3 14 (7.11%) Windows
4 9 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.05%) Unix
6 4 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.02%) AIX
7 2 (1.02%) CentOS
8 1 (0.51%) OS/390
8 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (33.50%) Scrum
3 51 (25.89%) Test Automation
4 34 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (10.66%) Test Scripting
6 19 (9.64%) Unit Testing
7 18 (9.14%) Test Management
8 16 (8.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (7.61%) DevOps
9 15 (7.61%) E-Commerce
9 15 (7.61%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (7.11%) Data Modelling
10 14 (7.11%) MVC
10 14 (7.11%) TDD
11 13 (6.60%) QA Automation
12 12 (6.09%) BDD
12 12 (6.09%) Kanban
12 12 (6.09%) Regression Testing
13 11 (5.58%) Data Protection
13 11 (5.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (33.50%) Java
2 65 (32.99%) SQL
3 48 (24.37%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.64%) C#
5 13 (6.60%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.09%) Python
7 11 (5.58%) C++
8 8 (4.06%) C
9 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.52%) PHP
11 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.52%) Ruby
12 2 (1.02%) AWK
12 2 (1.02%) Go
12 2 (1.02%) Korn
12 2 (1.02%) Perl
12 2 (1.02%) sed
12 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (10.15%) Degree
2 8 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.54%) ISEB
5 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.02%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.51%) CCNA
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCP
7 1 (0.51%) MCPD
7 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.72%) QA
2 5 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.57%) Docker
3 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (3.05%) Kubernetes
1 6 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.05%) Puppet
2 4 (2.03%) Rancher
3 3 (1.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.51%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.51%) Packer
Vendors
1 31 (15.74%) Oracle
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.11%) HP
4 8 (4.06%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.05%) Perforce
6 5 (2.54%) Google
6 5 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.54%) VMware
7 4 (2.03%) Apple
7 4 (2.03%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.03%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.03%) Workday
8 3 (1.52%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) Talend
9 2 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.02%) Pega
9 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.02%) SAP
9 2 (1.02%) Siebel
9 2 (1.02%) Veritas
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