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 3 months to 24 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 15 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.84% 1.66% 2.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.71% 8.33% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 13
Median daily rate £345 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £375 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 102 96 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.28% 19.88% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 65 137
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Cardiff +8 15 £345 +2.22% 2
JIRA
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
3 11 (42.31%) Confluence
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Perl
5 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
5 7 (26.92%) Selenium
6 6 (23.08%) QA
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Puppet
6 6 (23.08%) User Stories
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 6 (23.08%) Ant
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) Subversion
6 6 (23.08%) Maven
6 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (23.08%) Server Hardening
6 6 (23.08%) SDLC
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) DNS

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 11 (42.31%) Confluence
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.69%) Drupal
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (34.62%) Jenkins
3 7 (26.92%) Cucumber
3 7 (26.92%) Selenium
4 6 (23.08%) Ant
4 6 (23.08%) Maven
4 6 (23.08%) Subversion
5 5 (19.23%) Hudson
6 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
7 2 (7.69%) Gradle
7 2 (7.69%) NuGet
8 1 (3.85%) TestRail
8 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Business Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) Ajax
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) Drush
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) Sass
2 2 (7.69%) Twig
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) PySpark
3 1 (3.85%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Scrum
2 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (23.08%) SDLC
4 6 (23.08%) Server Hardening
4 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) User Stories
5 5 (19.23%) Business Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Test Management
6 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (15.38%) UML
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) SOA
7 3 (11.54%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Perl
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) R
5 1 (3.85%) JCL
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CBAP
1 3 (11.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
1 4 (15.38%) iptables
2 2 (7.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (11.54%) Salt
4 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Thunderhead
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (3.85%) Informatica
5 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus