Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 50 67
Rank change year-on-year +9 +17 +84
Contract jobs citing JIRA 285 208 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.91% 3.85% 2.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.46% 22.71% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 138 127
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £286 £220 £181
90th Percentile £612 £491 £509
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 0
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% - -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £40.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +13.58% -6.90% +8.75%

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 1,165 916 1,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.09% 16.98% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 618 654
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £263
90th Percentile £563 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 57 54
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £28.50 £36.40 £29.85
90th Percentile £54.10 £50.00 £44.93
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.06% +14.73%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +9 186 £400 +14.29% 65
Cheshire -9 62 £406 -9.72% 18
Lancashire +6 22 £426 +30.92% 4
Merseyside +13 11 £375 +15.38% 5
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 177 (62.11%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.09%) Confluence
3 96 (33.68%) Scrum
4 89 (31.23%) Jenkins
5 84 (29.47%) Git (software)
6 81 (28.42%) Test Automation
7 77 (27.02%) Java
8 75 (26.32%) SQL
9 71 (24.91%) DevOps
10 66 (23.16%) JavaScript
10 66 (23.16%) SQL Server
11 64 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
12 63 (22.11%) .NET
13 59 (20.70%) Linux
14 54 (18.95%) TDD
15 49 (17.19%) C#
15 49 (17.19%) REST
16 48 (16.84%) Python
16 48 (16.84%) MVC
17 46 (16.14%) Atlassian
18 45 (15.79%) Docker
19 44 (15.44%) NoSQL
20 43 (15.09%) BDD
20 43 (15.09%) Waterfall
21 42 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
22 41 (14.39%) Kanban
22 41 (14.39%) MySQL
23 38 (13.33%) Finance
24 37 (12.98%) WCF
25 36 (12.63%) Bitbucket

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
1 100 (35.09%) Confluence
2 15 (5.26%) Apache
3 14 (4.91%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.51%) JBoss
5 5 (1.75%) CMS
5 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.75%) nginx
6 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.05%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.05%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.70%) Drupal
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.35%) Liferay
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.05%) HipChat
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.70%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Magento
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.70%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.18%) GitHub
2 27 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (7.02%) Slack
4 15 (5.26%) OpenShift
5 11 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (2.81%) PaaS
7 8 (2.81%) SaaS
8 7 (2.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.46%) Amazon S3
8 7 (2.46%) BrowserStack
9 6 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.75%) Office 365
11 4 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.05%) Serverless
12 3 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.70%) Boomi
13 2 (0.70%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.16%) HTTP
2 5 (1.75%) SMS
3 4 (1.40%) Internet
4 3 (1.05%) SAN
4 3 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.35%) RTP
5 1 (0.35%) Skype
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.44%) NoSQL
3 41 (14.39%) MySQL
4 23 (8.07%) SQL Server 2000
5 21 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.26%) Big Data
7 12 (4.21%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.86%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.81%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (1.05%) OLAP
14 3 (1.05%) Riak
14 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (31.23%) Jenkins
2 84 (29.47%) Git (software)
3 36 (12.63%) Bitbucket
4 31 (10.88%) Selenium
5 28 (9.82%) AccuRev
6 19 (6.67%) SonarQube
7 17 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (5.96%) JMeter
7 17 (5.96%) PyCharm
8 16 (5.61%) Cucumber
8 16 (5.61%) JUnit
9 15 (5.26%) TeamCity
10 12 (4.21%) GitLab
10 12 (4.21%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.51%) Gatling
11 10 (3.51%) Jasmine
11 10 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (3.16%) CA Release Automation
12 9 (3.16%) eggPlant
13 7 (2.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 38 (13.33%) Finance
2 12 (4.21%) Marketing
3 11 (3.86%) Banking
4 10 (3.51%) Electronics
4 10 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.16%) Games
6 7 (2.46%) Law
6 7 (2.46%) Legal
7 6 (2.11%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (34.74%) Developer
2 44 (15.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (10.18%) Analyst
4 24 (8.42%) Software Developer
5 21 (7.37%) Java Developer
6 17 (5.96%) Tester
7 15 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 14 (4.91%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.56%) Architect
9 13 (4.56%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.21%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.21%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.21%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 11 (3.86%) Data Analyst
11 11 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 10 (3.51%) Test Analyst
13 9 (3.16%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.81%) Lead Architect
14 8 (2.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.11%) .NET
2 49 (17.19%) REST
3 37 (12.98%) WCF
4 31 (10.88%) Node.js
4 31 (10.88%) Web Services
5 29 (10.18%) JSON
6 26 (9.12%) jQuery
7 25 (8.77%) WPF
8 24 (8.42%) WinForms
9 23 (8.07%) HTML
10 21 (7.37%) .NET Framework
10 21 (7.37%) CSS
11 20 (7.02%) AngularJS
12 18 (6.32%) XML
13 16 (5.61%) Swagger
14 15 (5.26%) SOAP
15 14 (4.91%) Spring
16 13 (4.56%) ASP.NET
16 13 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (4.56%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.61%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (3.51%) Clustering
5 9 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.81%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.40%) Blog
10 4 (1.40%) User Experience
11 3 (1.05%) Wiki
12 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.70%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.70%) Replication
13 1 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.35%) BYOD
13 1 (0.35%) Cloud Native
13 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.70%) Linux
2 23 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (7.37%) Windows
4 8 (2.81%) Unix
5 6 (2.11%) Android
5 6 (2.11%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (62.11%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (33.68%) Scrum
3 81 (28.42%) Test Automation
4 71 (24.91%) DevOps
5 64 (22.46%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (18.95%) TDD
7 48 (16.84%) MVC
8 43 (15.09%) BDD
8 43 (15.09%) Waterfall
9 41 (14.39%) Kanban
10 34 (11.93%) E-Commerce
10 34 (11.93%) Software Engineering
11 31 (10.88%) Microservices
12 29 (10.18%) SDLC
13 28 (9.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (7.72%) Coaching
14 22 (7.72%) Mentoring
14 22 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (7.37%) Data Modelling
16 20 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.02%) Java
2 75 (26.32%) SQL
3 66 (23.16%) JavaScript
4 49 (17.19%) C#
5 48 (16.84%) Python
6 15 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 11 (3.86%) Ruby
7 11 (3.86%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.51%) PHP
9 9 (3.16%) Groovy
9 9 (3.16%) Perl
10 8 (2.81%) Go
10 8 (2.81%) Scala
10 8 (2.81%) VB
11 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.11%) C++
12 6 (2.11%) Erlang
12 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.11%) XPath
13 4 (1.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 20 (7.02%) Degree
2 7 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.75%) ISEB
5 3 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.70%) HND
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.82%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) WCAG
3 2 (0.70%) GCP
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (15.79%) Docker
2 8 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.05%) XenApp
4 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (14.74%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (10.53%) Puppet
3 22 (7.72%) Kubernetes
4 17 (5.96%) Ansible
5 6 (2.11%) Terraform
6 5 (1.75%) logstash
6 5 (1.75%) Nessus
7 4 (1.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (1.40%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.40%) SCOM
8 3 (1.05%) FlexNet
8 3 (1.05%) Kibana
8 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.05%) SCCM
8 3 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.05%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Nagios
9 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (16.14%) Atlassian
2 22 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.96%) Red Hat
4 12 (4.21%) Apiary
4 12 (4.21%) SAP
5 9 (3.16%) Oracle
6 7 (2.46%) IBM
7 5 (1.75%) Google
7 5 (1.75%) McAfee
7 5 (1.75%) Splunk
7 5 (1.75%) Symantec
8 4 (1.40%) 3PAR
8 4 (1.40%) Capita
8 4 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.40%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.05%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.05%) Citrix
9 3 (1.05%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.05%) VMware