Period
to 18 January 2019

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 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +43 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing JIRA 88 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.31% 1.06% 1.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.65% 5.19% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 5 18
South Wales median daily rate £425 £465 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +43.08% -
10th Percentile £315 £347 £254
90th Percentile £613 £495 £529
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +46.15%
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 357 212 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 25.61% 20.35% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 149 165
South Wales median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £216
90th Percentile £578 £488 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
South Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% - +34.93%
10th Percentile £36.01 £32.50 £27.70
90th Percentile £47.99 £77.50 £59.50
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -29.55% +43.79% +29.66%

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 18 January 2019.

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 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
Cardiff +32 68 £400 -13.98% 10
Newport - 3 £400 - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £315 - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £175 -
JIRA
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 64 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (60.23%) Confluence
3 47 (53.41%) Git (software)
4 42 (47.73%) Test Automation
5 36 (40.91%) Java
6 27 (30.68%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
7 26 (29.55%) SOAP
8 25 (28.41%) Oracle
8 25 (28.41%) Scrum
9 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 24 (27.27%) SQL
10 23 (26.14%) Cucumber
11 22 (25.00%) DevOps
12 21 (23.86%) Selenium
13 20 (22.73%) QA
13 20 (22.73%) REST
13 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (20.45%) Groovy
14 18 (20.45%) Docker
14 18 (20.45%) AngularJS
15 17 (19.32%) Maven
16 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
16 16 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (17.05%) Node.js
17 15 (17.05%) Linux
17 15 (17.05%) Python
17 15 (17.05%) SDLC
18 14 (15.91%) MySQL

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 53 (60.23%) Confluence
2 9 (10.23%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.41%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.09%) GitHub
4 7 (7.95%) npm
5 3 (3.41%) IaaS
5 3 (3.41%) PaaS
6 2 (2.27%) NuGet
6 2 (2.27%) Office 365
6 2 (2.27%) Serverless
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) VPN
2 4 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.55%) tcpdump
3 3 (3.41%) HTTP
3 3 (3.41%) SSH
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (15.91%) MySQL
3 11 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.41%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.41%) Big Data
4 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.14%) Event Store
6 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.14%) Redis
6 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (53.41%) Git (software)
2 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
3 23 (26.14%) Cucumber
4 21 (23.86%) Selenium
5 17 (19.32%) Maven
6 14 (15.91%) Subversion
7 12 (13.64%) SoapUI
8 11 (12.50%) Artifactory
8 11 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 8 (9.09%) JUnit
10 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (4.55%) GitLab
12 3 (3.41%) Ant
12 3 (3.41%) Hudson
12 3 (3.41%) SonarQube
12 3 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (3.41%) Vagrant
13 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
14 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Publishing
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Test Engineer
2 25 (28.41%) Developer
3 21 (23.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 15 (17.05%) Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (11.36%) QA Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Angular Developer
6 9 (10.23%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Quality Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 5 (5.68%) QA Automation Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) QA Specialist
10 5 (5.68%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Software QA Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Software Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.55%) SOAP
2 20 (22.73%) REST
3 18 (20.45%) AngularJS
4 15 (17.05%) Node.js
5 12 (13.64%) CSS
6 11 (12.50%) HTML
7 10 (11.36%) CSS3
7 10 (11.36%) HTML5
7 10 (11.36%) JSON
7 10 (11.36%) Spring
8 9 (10.23%) Hibernate
8 9 (10.23%) Spring Boot
9 8 (9.09%) J2EE
9 8 (9.09%) JMS
9 8 (9.09%) JSF
10 7 (7.95%) LESS
11 4 (4.55%) .NET
11 4 (4.55%) Middleware
11 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.14%) iPad
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.27%) Windows
4 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (47.73%) Test Automation
3 27 (30.68%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (28.41%) Scrum
5 22 (25.00%) DevOps
6 16 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 15 (17.05%) SDLC
8 14 (15.91%) Project Management
9 13 (14.77%) BDD
9 13 (14.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (14.77%) TDD
10 11 (12.50%) API Testing
10 11 (12.50%) Decision-Making
10 11 (12.50%) Front End Development
10 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (11.36%) Performance Testing
11 10 (11.36%) Test Management
11 10 (11.36%) Unit Testing
12 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) Java
2 24 (27.27%) SQL
3 18 (20.45%) Groovy
4 15 (17.05%) Python
5 11 (12.50%) Java 8
6 10 (11.36%) Ruby
7 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.41%) C#
9 3 (3.41%) Perl
9 3 (3.41%) R
10 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.27%) Java 9
11 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) RHCSA
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Docker
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.82%) vSphere
3 4 (4.55%) iptables
4 3 (3.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) Ansible
1 12 (13.64%) Puppet
2 11 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.41%) Terraform
6 2 (2.27%) Mesos
7 1 (1.14%) Automic
7 1 (1.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Oracle
2 10 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.95%) VMware
4 4 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.41%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.27%) Dell
6 2 (2.27%) EMC
6 2 (2.27%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 2 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe
7 1 (1.14%) Talend
7 1 (1.14%) TOWER Software