Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 46 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 +28
Contract jobs citing JIRA 266 237 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.70% 4.34% 2.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.03% 23.92% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 198 110
North West median daily rate £380 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.32% +5.94% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £261
90th Percentile £506 £588 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +31.31% +58.40%
England median hourly rate £47.00 £39.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +18.24% -6.47% +7.95%

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 1,155 991 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.40% 18.16% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 684 656
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £283
90th Percentile £608 £550 £500
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 29
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.48% -2.42% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33.77 £36.25 £34.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £56.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +6.10% +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -8 152 £363 -13.17% 57
Cheshire +32 62 £375 -5.06% 20
Lancashire -9 36 £450 -4.00% 7
Merseyside -14 10 £433 +131.24% 14
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 168 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (39.85%) Confluence
3 90 (33.83%) Jenkins
4 83 (31.20%) Git (software)
5 81 (30.45%) SQL
6 80 (30.08%) Java
7 73 (27.44%) Test Automation
8 68 (25.56%) Scrum
9 60 (22.56%) BDD
10 59 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (21.80%) Selenium
12 52 (19.55%) .NET
13 50 (18.80%) C#
14 47 (17.67%) E-Commerce
15 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
16 41 (15.41%) DevOps
17 40 (15.04%) SQL Server
18 37 (13.91%) JMeter
19 35 (13.16%) NoSQL
20 34 (12.78%) RESTful
20 34 (12.78%) SDLC
21 31 (11.65%) Web Services
21 31 (11.65%) Linux
22 30 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
22 30 (11.28%) OWASP
23 29 (10.90%) WPF
23 29 (10.90%) WinForms
23 29 (10.90%) MVC
23 29 (10.90%) TDD
23 29 (10.90%) HTML

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
1 106 (39.85%) Confluence
2 8 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.26%) Anypoint
4 5 (1.88%) Apache
5 4 (1.50%) CMS
5 4 (1.50%) Drupal
5 4 (1.50%) JBoss
6 3 (1.13%) SAS
6 3 (1.13%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.75%) CICS
7 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.75%) IIS
7 2 (0.75%) nginx
7 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (2.63%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.88%) InVision
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.88%) Magento
3 3 (1.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.38%) Exstream
4 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (9.40%) Slack
4 13 (4.89%) GitHub
5 8 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.26%) Serverless
7 6 (2.26%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.50%) IaaS
10 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.13%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.13%) CloudFront
10 3 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.75%) Route 53
11 2 (0.75%) SaaS
11 2 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) Firewall
2 6 (2.26%) Internet
3 3 (1.13%) DNS
3 3 (1.13%) VPN
4 2 (0.75%) ATM
5 1 (0.38%) DMZ
5 1 (0.38%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) ICMP
5 1 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.38%) Skype
5 1 (0.38%) SSL
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.38%) MySQL
5 9 (3.38%) Pentaho
6 7 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.88%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.50%) Big Data
10 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.13%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.13%) Impala
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.75%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 90 (33.83%) Jenkins
2 83 (31.20%) Git (software)
3 58 (21.80%) Selenium
4 37 (13.91%) JMeter
5 28 (10.53%) AccuRev
6 27 (10.15%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 18 (6.77%) JUnit
8 18 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
9 16 (6.02%) Gradle
9 16 (6.02%) HP UFT
9 16 (6.02%) LoadRunner
10 12 (4.51%) Artifactory
11 10 (3.76%) Burp Suite
11 10 (3.76%) SonarQube
12 9 (3.38%) Bitbucket
12 9 (3.38%) GitLab
13 8 (3.01%) Axure RP
13 8 (3.01%) PyCharm
13 8 (3.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (8.65%) Finance
2 11 (4.14%) Banking
3 10 (3.76%) Retail
4 6 (2.26%) Legal
5 5 (1.88%) Law
6 3 (1.13%) Back Office
6 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Games
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (32.33%) Developer
2 34 (12.78%) Analyst
3 30 (11.28%) .NET Developer
4 29 (10.90%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.90%) Tester
5 27 (10.15%) Software Developer
6 25 (9.40%) Test Analyst
7 20 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
9 18 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (6.02%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 16 (6.02%) VB.NET Developer
11 15 (5.64%) Automation Tester
12 14 (5.26%) Android Developer
13 13 (4.89%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (4.89%) Test Engineer
14 11 (4.14%) Project Manager
14 11 (4.14%) Scrum Master
15 10 (3.76%) Automation Test Analyst
16 9 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.55%) .NET
2 34 (12.78%) RESTful
3 31 (11.65%) Web Services
4 29 (10.90%) HTML
4 29 (10.90%) WinForms
4 29 (10.90%) WPF
5 27 (10.15%) CSS
6 24 (9.02%) HTML5
7 21 (7.89%) WCF
8 20 (7.52%) AngularJS
8 20 (7.52%) REST
9 18 (6.77%) CSS3
9 18 (6.77%) Node.js
9 18 (6.77%) SOAP
10 17 (6.39%) .NET Framework
11 14 (5.26%) Android SDK
12 13 (4.89%) Android NDK
12 13 (4.89%) Ionic Framework
13 12 (4.51%) jQuery
14 10 (3.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) User Experience
2 8 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.88%) Taxonomies
5 4 (1.50%) Clustering
5 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.50%) Fintech
6 3 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.13%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.75%) Blog
7 2 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.75%) Mobile Games
7 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.38%) CMDB
8 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.65%) Linux
2 22 (8.27%) Unix
3 17 (6.39%) Android
4 11 (4.14%) Windows
5 6 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.13%) AIX
7 3 (1.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.44%) Test Automation
3 68 (25.56%) Scrum
4 60 (22.56%) BDD
5 59 (22.18%) Continuous Integration
6 47 (17.67%) E-Commerce
7 41 (15.41%) DevOps
8 34 (12.78%) SDLC
9 30 (11.28%) OWASP
10 29 (10.90%) MVC
10 29 (10.90%) TDD
11 28 (10.53%) Waterfall
12 26 (9.77%) Computer Science
12 26 (9.77%) Software Engineering
13 25 (9.40%) Microservices
14 23 (8.65%) User Stories
15 20 (7.52%) Web Application Development
16 19 (7.14%) Kanban
16 19 (7.14%) Mentoring
17 18 (6.77%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (30.45%) SQL
2 80 (30.08%) Java
3 50 (18.80%) C#
4 43 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.90%) VB.NET
6 21 (7.89%) Python
7 14 (5.26%) C
8 13 (4.89%) C++
9 12 (4.51%) PHP
9 12 (4.51%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.01%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.63%) Ruby
12 4 (1.50%) Perl
13 3 (1.13%) ES6
13 3 (1.13%) Scala
14 2 (0.75%) Groovy
14 2 (0.75%) JCL
14 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (9.77%) Degree
2 11 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.13%) IBM Certification
4 3 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.75%) ISEB
5 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.53%) QA
2 11 (4.14%) WCAG
3 3 (1.13%) GDPR
3 3 (1.13%) SLA
4 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.27%) Docker
2 3 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (6.77%) Terraform
2 17 (6.39%) Ansible
3 10 (3.76%) Nessus
4 9 (3.38%) Puppet
5 8 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.88%) CA Service Virtualization
7 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.13%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.13%) Kibana
8 3 (1.13%) logstash
9 2 (0.75%) Grafana
9 2 (0.75%) Graylog
9 2 (0.75%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.38%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.38%) Nagios
10 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 13 (4.89%) Oracle
4 11 (4.14%) Adobe
5 8 (3.01%) SAP
6 6 (2.26%) Google
6 6 (2.26%) IBM
6 6 (2.26%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.88%) CA
7 5 (1.88%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.50%) hybris
9 3 (1.13%) Citrix
9 3 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.13%) Remedy
9 3 (1.13%) Veritas
9 3 (1.13%) Zend
10 2 (0.75%) HP
10 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.75%) Sybase
11 1 (0.38%) BMC