Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 42 86
Rank change year-on-year -1 +44 +48
Contract jobs citing JIRA 292 237 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.90% 4.13% 2.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.40% 23.65% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 198 100
North West median daily rate £375 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £280
90th Percentile £513 £579 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £65.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +56.63% +7.10%
10th Percentile £27.50 £40.50 £39.05
90th Percentile £45.00 £68.50 £43.55
England median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £39.44
% change year-on-year +18.67% -4.91% +0.17%

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 1,248 1,002 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.94% 17.46% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 683 635
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 27
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.00 £33.40 £34.85
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.50 £44.30
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +15 185 £375 -16.67% 62
Cheshire +11 61 £375 -19.35% 19
Lancashire -5 38 £450 -15.89% 8
Merseyside -22 4 £375 +3.45% 14
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 202 (69.18%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.01%) Java
3 110 (37.67%) Confluence
4 101 (34.59%) Jenkins
5 100 (34.25%) Git (software)
6 87 (29.79%) SQL
7 82 (28.08%) Test Automation
8 76 (26.03%) Scrum
9 69 (23.63%) BDD
10 65 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (21.92%) Selenium
11 64 (21.92%) .NET
11 64 (21.92%) JavaScript
12 58 (19.86%) C#
13 53 (18.15%) E-Commerce
14 50 (17.12%) HTML
15 49 (16.78%) CSS
16 47 (16.10%) SQL Server
16 47 (16.10%) TDD
17 42 (14.38%) RESTful
17 42 (14.38%) DevOps
18 41 (14.04%) Web Services
19 40 (13.70%) SDLC
20 39 (13.36%) NoSQL
21 38 (13.01%) MVC
22 37 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (12.67%) QA
23 36 (12.33%) HTML5
23 36 (12.33%) JMeter
23 36 (12.33%) Docker

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
1 110 (37.67%) Confluence
2 11 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.74%) CMS
4 6 (2.05%) Apache
4 6 (2.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.71%) nginx
6 4 (1.37%) Drupal
6 4 (1.37%) JBoss
7 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.68%) CICS
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.68%) SAS
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.68%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.37%) InVision
5 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.05%) Magento
2 3 (1.03%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Exstream
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.53%) Slack
4 21 (7.19%) GitHub
5 7 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (2.40%) Serverless
6 6 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.37%) IaaS
8 4 (1.37%) Trello
9 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.03%) CloudFront
9 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.03%) npm
9 3 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.68%) Office 365
10 2 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) Firewall
2 3 (1.03%) DNS
2 3 (1.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (0.34%) DMZ
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) ICMP
3 1 (0.34%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.34%) RTP
3 1 (0.34%) Skype
3 1 (0.34%) SSL
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 39 (13.36%) NoSQL
3 21 (7.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.11%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.77%) MySQL
7 9 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.40%) Pentaho
8 7 (2.40%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.05%) Big Data
9 6 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.71%) Hazelcast
11 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.03%) Blockchain
12 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 101 (34.59%) Jenkins
2 100 (34.25%) Git (software)
3 64 (21.92%) Selenium
4 36 (12.33%) JMeter
5 31 (10.62%) AccuRev
6 30 (10.27%) Cucumber
7 25 (8.56%) Gradle
8 22 (7.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (6.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 17 (5.82%) JUnit
11 15 (5.14%) LoadRunner
12 14 (4.79%) HP UFT
13 13 (4.45%) Bitbucket
14 11 (3.77%) Artifactory
14 11 (3.77%) PyCharm
14 11 (3.77%) SpecFlow
15 10 (3.42%) Burp Suite
15 10 (3.42%) SoapUI
15 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio
16 9 (3.08%) Axure RP
General
1 22 (7.53%) Finance
2 12 (4.11%) Retail
3 9 (3.08%) Banking
3 9 (3.08%) Games
4 6 (2.05%) Legal
5 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.68%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (43.15%) Developer
2 33 (11.30%) .NET Developer
3 30 (10.27%) Software Developer
4 29 (9.93%) C# Developer
5 26 (8.90%) Tester
6 25 (8.56%) Analyst
7 23 (7.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (6.85%) Android Developer
9 18 (6.16%) Test Analyst
10 17 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 17 (5.82%) C# Software Developer
11 16 (5.48%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.79%) Java Developer
13 13 (4.45%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (4.45%) Automation Tester
13 13 (4.45%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 13 (4.45%) Test Engineer
13 13 (4.45%) VB.NET Developer
14 11 (3.77%) Django Developer
15 10 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.92%) .NET
2 50 (17.12%) HTML
3 49 (16.78%) CSS
4 42 (14.38%) RESTful
5 41 (14.04%) Web Services
6 36 (12.33%) HTML5
7 29 (9.93%) WinForms
7 29 (9.93%) WPF
8 26 (8.90%) AngularJS
9 25 (8.56%) CSS3
9 25 (8.56%) jQuery
10 24 (8.22%) WCF
11 23 (7.88%) Node.js
12 22 (7.53%) Spring
13 21 (7.19%) REST
14 20 (6.85%) Android SDK
15 17 (5.82%) Ionic Framework
16 16 (5.48%) .NET Framework
16 16 (5.48%) Android NDK
16 16 (5.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.93%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.51%) User Experience
3 13 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.05%) iPad
6 4 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.37%) Mobile Games
7 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.03%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.68%) Blog
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.34%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.90%) Android
1 26 (8.90%) Linux
2 21 (7.19%) Unix
3 10 (3.42%) Windows
4 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) CentOS
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (69.18%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.08%) Test Automation
3 76 (26.03%) Scrum
4 69 (23.63%) BDD
5 65 (22.26%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (18.15%) E-Commerce
7 47 (16.10%) TDD
8 42 (14.38%) DevOps
9 40 (13.70%) SDLC
10 38 (13.01%) MVC
11 30 (10.27%) Microservices
12 28 (9.59%) Waterfall
13 27 (9.25%) Software Engineering
14 26 (8.90%) Unit Testing
15 25 (8.56%) Project Management
16 24 (8.22%) OWASP
17 22 (7.53%) Web Application Development
18 21 (7.19%) Android Development
19 20 (6.85%) Secure Coding
20 18 (6.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 111 (38.01%) Java
2 87 (29.79%) SQL
3 64 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 58 (19.86%) C#
5 33 (11.30%) Python
6 27 (9.25%) VB.NET
7 21 (7.19%) C++
8 17 (5.82%) C
9 14 (4.79%) PHP
10 10 (3.42%) Groovy
10 10 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.40%) Scala
13 6 (2.05%) Ruby
14 5 (1.71%) Erlang
15 4 (1.37%) ES6
15 4 (1.37%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.37%) Perl
15 4 (1.37%) VB
16 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (10.27%) Degree
2 15 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.03%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.67%) QA
2 11 (3.77%) WCAG
3 3 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.68%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (12.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.51%) Ansible
2 14 (4.79%) Terraform
3 11 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 10 (3.42%) Nessus
5 9 (3.08%) Puppet
6 6 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.68%) Grafana
8 2 (0.68%) Graylog
8 2 (0.68%) Kibana
8 2 (0.68%) logstash
9 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.34%) Nagios
9 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 28 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.85%) Atlassian
3 15 (5.14%) Oracle
4 9 (3.08%) Adobe
5 8 (2.74%) IBM
6 6 (2.05%) Google
7 5 (1.71%) Blue Prism
7 5 (1.71%) HP
8 4 (1.37%) SAP
8 4 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.03%) hybris
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.03%) Remedy
9 3 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.68%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.68%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 2 (0.68%) Sybase
10 2 (0.68%) Zend
11 1 (0.34%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.34%) Siebel