Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 22 September 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 > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 87 92
Rank change year-on-year +32 +5 +58
Contract jobs citing JIRA 209 127 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.59% 2.32% 2.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.66% 13.64% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 87 89
South West median daily rate £420 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - +8.20%
10th Percentile £319 £256 £273
90th Percentile £525 £610 £580
England median daily rate £450 £463 £440
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.11% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 0
South West median hourly rate £43.63 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.76% - -
England median hourly rate £44.13 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.31% -5.88% +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 South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,120 931 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.22% 17.00% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 559 642
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £305 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 51
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +6.01% +8.15%
10th Percentile £35.25 £33.80 £27.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.25 £50.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Wiltshire +27 66 £425 - 12
Bristol +19 58 £425 +1.49% 26
Gloucestershire +6 31 £400 -2.97% 13
Dorset +11 20 £388 -7.19% 6
Devon +23 15 £400 -1.23% 18
Somerset -19 4 £450 +2.86% 9
Cornwall -8 1 - - 6
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 141 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (49.76%) Confluence
3 80 (38.28%) Git (software)
4 63 (30.14%) Security Cleared
5 61 (29.19%) Scrum
6 57 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 53 (25.36%) Atlassian
8 52 (24.88%) Test Automation
9 46 (22.01%) SC Cleared
10 45 (21.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 45 (21.53%) Finance
10 45 (21.53%) Java
11 44 (21.05%) REST
11 44 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
12 41 (19.62%) Microservices
13 40 (19.14%) SQL
14 37 (17.70%) DevOps
15 35 (16.75%) JavaScript
15 35 (16.75%) Linux
16 33 (15.79%) .NET
16 33 (15.79%) CSS
16 33 (15.79%) Docker
17 31 (14.83%) C#
17 31 (14.83%) Bitbucket
18 30 (14.35%) HTML
19 28 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (12.92%) Windows
21 26 (12.44%) Selenium
22 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
23 24 (11.48%) Software Engineering

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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
1 104 (49.76%) Confluence
2 9 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.87%) Apache
4 6 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.96%) CMS
7 2 (0.96%) JBoss
7 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Fireworks
1 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.91%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.78%) Slack
4 8 (3.83%) npm
5 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.39%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.44%) GitHub
9 2 (0.96%) Trello
10 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.48%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.48%) NuGet
10 1 (0.48%) PaaS
10 1 (0.48%) SaaS
10 1 (0.48%) Serverless
10 1 (0.48%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) Firewall
2 4 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (1.91%) DMVPN
2 4 (1.91%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) Multicast
2 4 (1.91%) VXLAN
3 2 (0.96%) BGP
3 2 (0.96%) OpenVPN
3 2 (0.96%) OSPF
3 2 (0.96%) Skype
4 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.48%) DHCP
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
4 1 (0.48%) VoIP
4 1 (0.48%) VSAN
4 1 (0.48%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.13%) MySQL
3 9 (4.31%) DB2
3 9 (4.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.83%) MariaDB
5 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.91%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (1.91%) DTS
6 4 (1.91%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.96%) MS Access
8 2 (0.96%) Redis
9 1 (0.48%) Biml
9 1 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (38.28%) Git (software)
2 57 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 45 (21.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 31 (14.83%) Bitbucket
5 26 (12.44%) Selenium
6 24 (11.48%) TeamCity
7 23 (11.00%) Ant
7 23 (11.00%) Maven
8 22 (10.53%) Artifactory
9 15 (7.18%) Eclipse
10 14 (6.70%) JUnit
10 14 (6.70%) SonarQube
11 10 (4.78%) Cucumber
12 9 (4.31%) JMeter
12 9 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (3.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (3.35%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.87%) Gradle
14 6 (2.87%) JIRA Agile
14 6 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (21.53%) Finance
2 20 (9.57%) Banking
3 9 (4.31%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.31%) Marketing
3 9 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.35%) Electronics
5 4 (1.91%) Retail
6 3 (1.44%) Legal
7 2 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (33.97%) Developer
2 32 (15.31%) Analyst
3 14 (6.70%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.22%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (5.74%) Test Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 10 (4.78%) Architect
7 10 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.78%) Tester
8 9 (4.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.31%) Scrum Master
8 9 (4.31%) Test Leader
9 8 (3.83%) PowerShell Engineer
9 8 (3.83%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.83%) Web Developer
10 7 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.35%) React Developer
11 6 (2.87%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.05%) REST
2 33 (15.79%) .NET
2 33 (15.79%) CSS
3 30 (14.35%) HTML
4 23 (11.00%) CSS3
4 23 (11.00%) HTML5
5 21 (10.05%) XML
6 20 (9.57%) Spring
7 16 (7.66%) DHTML
7 16 (7.66%) Web Services
8 14 (6.70%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.22%) EJB
9 13 (6.22%) React
10 12 (5.74%) .NET Framework
11 11 (5.26%) jQuery
12 10 (4.78%) Gherkin
12 10 (4.78%) Hibernate
12 10 (4.78%) JMS
12 10 (4.78%) Node.js
12 10 (4.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.09%) User Experience
3 18 (8.61%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.39%) Wiki
6 4 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.44%) iPad
8 2 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) Fintech
8 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) PKI
8 2 (0.96%) Replication
8 2 (0.96%) RIA
9 1 (0.48%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.75%) Linux
2 27 (12.92%) Windows
3 15 (7.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.31%) Unix
5 6 (2.87%) CentOS
5 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (67.46%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (29.19%) Scrum
3 52 (24.88%) Test Automation
4 44 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (19.62%) Microservices
6 37 (17.70%) DevOps
7 24 (11.48%) Software Engineering
8 22 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (10.53%) TDD
9 21 (10.05%) User Stories
10 19 (9.09%) SDLC
11 16 (7.66%) Reverse Engineering
12 14 (6.70%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (6.70%) BDD
12 14 (6.70%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.70%) Performance Testing
12 14 (6.70%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.22%) Kanban
14 12 (5.74%) Scenario Testing
14 12 (5.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.53%) Java
2 40 (19.14%) SQL
3 35 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 31 (14.83%) C#
5 20 (9.57%) PHP
6 18 (8.61%) Python
7 16 (7.66%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.31%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.31%) Perl
8 9 (4.31%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.87%) C
9 6 (2.87%) Ruby
9 6 (2.87%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.39%) ES6
10 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.91%) C++
12 3 (1.44%) Java 8
13 2 (0.96%) Dart
13 2 (0.96%) VBA
14 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 63 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 46 (22.01%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.66%) ISTQB
4 14 (6.70%) Degree
4 14 (6.70%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (4.78%) CCNA
8 9 (4.31%) MCSA
8 9 (4.31%) MCSE
8 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.83%) OCA
9 8 (3.83%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (3.35%) ISEB
11 5 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.44%) CCIE
12 3 (1.44%) CCNP
13 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.66%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.96%) GDPR
3 2 (0.96%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) MISRA
System Software
1 33 (15.79%) Docker
2 14 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (8.13%) Kubernetes
2 12 (5.74%) vCenter Server
3 10 (4.78%) PowerCLI
4 6 (2.87%) Ansible
5 5 (2.39%) Grafana
5 5 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.39%) Puppet
6 3 (1.44%) Cacti
6 3 (1.44%) Nagios
7 2 (0.96%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.96%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.96%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.48%) SCCM
8 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (25.36%) Atlassian
2 25 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.05%) Oracle
4 20 (9.57%) VMware
5 15 (7.18%) Cisco
6 10 (4.78%) Splunk
7 9 (4.31%) Zend
8 7 (3.35%) Adobe
8 7 (3.35%) SAP
9 6 (2.87%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.87%) Sitecore
10 5 (2.39%) Google
11 4 (1.91%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.91%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.96%) Apigee
12 2 (0.96%) IBM
12 2 (0.96%) Omniture
12 2 (0.96%) Tableau
13 1 (0.48%) Citrix