Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 15 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 66 69
Rank change year-on-year +44 +3 +8
Contract jobs citing JIRA 94 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.70% 1.72% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.11% 7.91% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 8 19
South Wales median daily rate £388 £470 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.55% +44.62% -2.99%
10th Percentile £305 £387 £251
90th Percentile £613 £500 £528
Wales median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +37.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 360 215 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.66% 21.78% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 167 174
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £279
90th Percentile £563 £475 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £425
% change year-on-year +8.28% -7.65% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
South Wales median hourly rate £41.25 £23.14 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.26% -57.93% +34.93%
10th Percentile £36.13 £21.87 £27.70
90th Percentile £47.38 £24.42 £59.50
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 £55.00
% change year-on-year +51.25% -57.93% +58.27%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in South Wales

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in South Wales

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in South Wales over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in South Wales

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 15 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
Cardiff +27 75 £360 -23.40% 11
Newport - 2 £468 - 2
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £315 -
Caerphilly - 1 £175 -
JIRA
Wales

For the 6 months to 15 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 South Wales region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (58.51%) Test Automation
3 51 (54.26%) Git (software)
4 44 (46.81%) Confluence
5 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
6 41 (43.62%) Cucumber
7 38 (40.43%) Oracle
8 36 (38.30%) Java
8 36 (38.30%) QA
9 34 (36.17%) Selenium
10 33 (35.11%) Jenkins
11 32 (34.04%) MySQL
12 30 (31.91%) SDLC
13 29 (30.85%) Subversion
14 28 (29.79%) SQL
15 25 (26.60%) Regression Testing
15 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (26.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (25.53%) Test Management
17 23 (24.47%) Groovy
17 23 (24.47%) Docker
18 22 (23.40%) Scrum
19 21 (22.34%) Project Management
20 20 (21.28%) DevOps
21 19 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
21 19 (20.21%) Python
21 19 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
22 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 18 (19.15%) Product Management
23 17 (18.09%) SOAP

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 44 (46.81%) Confluence
2 8 (8.51%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.32%) Apache
3 5 (5.32%) JBoss
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.32%) OpenShift
4 3 (3.19%) GitHub
4 3 (3.19%) IaaS
4 3 (3.19%) PaaS
5 2 (2.13%) NuGet
5 2 (2.13%) Serverless
6 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (1.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) VPN
2 8 (8.51%) HTTP
3 6 (6.38%) Internet
4 4 (4.26%) DNS
4 4 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.26%) tcpdump
5 2 (2.13%) SSH
6 1 (1.06%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.06%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.74%) SQL Server
2 32 (34.04%) MySQL
3 11 (11.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.19%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.19%) Big Data
4 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) Event Store
6 1 (1.06%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.06%) Redis
6 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (54.26%) Git (software)
2 41 (43.62%) Cucumber
3 34 (36.17%) Selenium
4 33 (35.11%) Jenkins
5 29 (30.85%) Subversion
6 16 (17.02%) Maven
7 13 (13.83%) SoapUI
8 11 (11.70%) Artifactory
8 11 (11.70%) WebDriver
9 8 (8.51%) JUnit
9 8 (8.51%) SonarQube
10 5 (5.32%) Bitbucket
10 5 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
10 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (3.19%) Vagrant
12 2 (2.13%) Ant
12 2 (2.13%) GitLab
12 2 (2.13%) Hudson
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Marketing
2 4 (4.26%) Publishing
3 3 (3.19%) Electronics
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (42.55%) Test Engineer
2 29 (30.85%) Test Automation Engineer
3 15 (15.96%) Analyst
4 14 (14.89%) QA Engineer
4 14 (14.89%) Quality Engineer
5 13 (13.83%) Developer
6 9 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Software Test Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Test Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
7 8 (8.51%) JIRA Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) QA Automation Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) QA Specialist
9 5 (5.32%) Software QA Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Software Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) SOAP
2 12 (12.77%) REST
3 10 (10.64%) Spring
4 9 (9.57%) Hibernate
4 9 (9.57%) Spring Boot
5 8 (8.51%) AngularJS
5 8 (8.51%) J2EE
5 8 (8.51%) JMS
5 8 (8.51%) JSF
5 8 (8.51%) Node.js
6 5 (5.32%) Middleware
6 5 (5.32%) YAML
7 4 (4.26%) .NET
7 4 (4.26%) Web Services
8 2 (2.13%) CSS
8 2 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.13%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.13%) LDAP
8 2 (2.13%) OAuth
8 2 (2.13%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.06%) Blog
2 1 (1.06%) iPad
2 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (69.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (58.51%) Test Automation
3 30 (31.91%) SDLC
4 25 (26.60%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (26.60%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (26.60%) Regression Testing
5 24 (25.53%) Test Management
6 22 (23.40%) Scrum
7 21 (22.34%) Project Management
8 20 (21.28%) DevOps
9 19 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (19.15%) Product Management
11 14 (14.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (11.70%) API Testing
13 10 (10.64%) BDD
13 10 (10.64%) Performance Testing
13 10 (10.64%) TDD
14 7 (7.45%) Microservices
15 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (6.38%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.30%) Java
2 28 (29.79%) SQL
3 23 (24.47%) Groovy
4 19 (20.21%) Python
5 11 (11.70%) Java 8
6 10 (10.64%) Ruby
7 7 (7.45%) Perl
8 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.26%) C#
9 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.19%) R
10 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.13%) Java 9
11 2 (2.13%) PHP
12 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.13%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (38.30%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (24.47%) Docker
2 5 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) vSphere
3 4 (4.26%) iptables
4 2 (2.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (11.70%) Ansible
3 9 (9.57%) Puppet
4 8 (8.51%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.19%) Terraform
6 2 (2.13%) Mesos
7 1 (1.06%) Automic
7 1 (1.06%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (40.43%) Oracle
2 9 (9.57%) Atlassian
3 7 (7.45%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.32%) AppDynamics
4 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.32%) VMware
5 3 (3.19%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.19%) SAP
6 2 (2.13%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe
7 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.06%) Talend