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 3 months to 29 April 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
England / South West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 69 99
Rank change year-on-year +13 +30  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 83 74 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.12% 2.52% 1.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.93% 19.32% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 48 24
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £296 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -13.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33%  

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 the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 521 383 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 19.57% 13.05% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 231 268
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £510 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 41 40
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.04
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.17%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 April 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
Gloucestershire +17 27 £306 -23.43% 7
Bristol +10 22 £450 +12.50% 9
Wiltshire -6 19 £400 -5.88% 3
Somerset +17 10 £385 - 1
Devon -19 2 £503 +11.66% 2
Dorset +5 1 £210 -38.00% 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 105 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (38.57%) Confluence
3 52 (37.14%) Java
4 51 (36.43%) Scrum
5 45 (32.14%) Git (software)
6 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
7 32 (22.86%) Finance
8 28 (20.00%) SQL
8 28 (20.00%) DevOps
9 27 (19.29%) JavaScript
9 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
10 25 (17.86%) HTML
10 25 (17.86%) Microservices
11 24 (17.14%) Banking
12 23 (16.43%) Atlassian
13 21 (15.00%) XML
13 21 (15.00%) User Experience
13 21 (15.00%) HTML5
14 20 (14.29%) TeamCity
15 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (12.86%) CSS
17 17 (12.14%) Oracle
17 17 (12.14%) Windows
17 17 (12.14%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (11.43%) Web Services
18 16 (11.43%) DV Cleared
19 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
19 15 (10.71%) Python
19 15 (10.71%) Ansible
19 15 (10.71%) Jenkins

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 54 (38.57%) Confluence
2 13 (9.29%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.29%) CMS
5 3 (2.14%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.71%) Mule
7 1 (0.71%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.71%) HipChat
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) Internet
2 3 (2.14%) AMQP
2 3 (2.14%) SSH
2 3 (2.14%) VoIP
2 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.43%) BGP
3 2 (1.43%) DMZ
3 2 (1.43%) HSRP
3 2 (1.43%) LAN
3 2 (1.43%) MPLS
3 2 (1.43%) OSPF
3 2 (1.43%) PPP
3 2 (1.43%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.43%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.86%) DB2
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.43%) Big Data
4 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.43%) dBASE
4 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.71%) GIS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.71%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 45 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 20 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 15 (10.71%) Bitbucket
3 15 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.57%) Ant
5 11 (7.86%) Artifactory
5 11 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (4.29%) Maven
9 6 (4.29%) Selenium
10 4 (2.86%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.14%) CMake
11 3 (2.14%) GoogleTest
12 2 (1.43%) Grunt
12 2 (1.43%) JMeter
12 2 (1.43%) Subversion
12 2 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 24 (17.14%) Banking
3 10 (7.14%) Electronics
3 10 (7.14%) Retail
4 9 (6.43%) Manufacturing
4 9 (6.43%) Marketing
4 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.00%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.57%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Games
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 49 (35.00%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Analyst
3 23 (16.43%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Java Engineer
5 12 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) Business Analyst
7 10 (7.14%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 10 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (5.71%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (5.00%) WebOps Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Coordinator
10 6 (4.29%) Head of Delivery
10 6 (4.29%) Test Coordinator
10 6 (4.29%) Tester
10 6 (4.29%) UAT Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.86%) HTML
2 21 (15.00%) HTML5
2 21 (15.00%) XML
3 18 (12.86%) CSS
4 16 (11.43%) Web Services
5 13 (9.29%) DHTML
5 13 (9.29%) React
6 12 (8.57%) CSS3
6 12 (8.57%) REST
6 12 (8.57%) RESTful
7 11 (7.86%) .NET
7 11 (7.86%) AngularJS
8 9 (6.43%) J2EE
8 9 (6.43%) SOAP
8 9 (6.43%) Spring
9 7 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (5.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (5.00%) Redux
9 7 (5.00%) WebCenter
10 5 (3.57%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) User Experience
2 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.29%) PMI
5 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.14%) iPad
5 3 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.71%) Home Automation
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Windows
2 13 (9.29%) Linux
3 9 (6.43%) Android
3 9 (6.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.00%) Amazon Linux
4 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.57%) Unix
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.43%) Scrum
3 28 (20.00%) DevOps
4 25 (17.86%) Microservices
5 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (12.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.29%) Automated Testing
8 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.29%) Defect Management
9 12 (8.57%) Manual Testing
9 12 (8.57%) Migration
9 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 12 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.86%) Programme Management
10 11 (7.86%) Project Management
10 11 (7.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.86%) User Stories
11 10 (7.14%) Front End Development
11 10 (7.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.14%) Java
2 28 (20.00%) SQL
3 27 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.71%) Python
5 11 (7.86%) C#
5 11 (7.86%) C++
6 7 (5.00%) Ruby
7 6 (4.29%) C
7 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.14%) Ada
8 3 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.14%) Perl
8 3 (2.14%) Scala
8 3 (2.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (27.86%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.43%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.86%) Degree
5 9 (6.43%) ISEB
6 8 (5.71%) Chartered Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) CITP
6 8 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 8 (5.71%) MBCS
6 8 (5.71%) PMI Certification
6 8 (5.71%) PMP
7 5 (3.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.86%) CISA
8 4 (2.86%) CISSP
8 4 (2.86%) IIBA
9 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (7.14%) Docker
2 8 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (10.71%) Ansible
2 8 (5.71%) Kibana
2 8 (5.71%) Puppet
3 7 (5.00%) Icinga
3 7 (5.00%) logstash
4 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (16.43%) Atlassian
2 17 (12.14%) Oracle
3 10 (7.14%) SAP
4 9 (6.43%) Google
5 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.00%) VMware
6 6 (4.29%) HP
6 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.86%) IBM
8 3 (2.14%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (2.14%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.43%) Informatica
10 1 (0.71%) Apple
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