The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 March 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 19 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.14% 4.73% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 28.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £295 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.37% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17 25 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.14% 16.89% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Median daily rate £263 £325 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +2.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £252 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £447 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Staffordshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Stafford - 1 - -
Tamworth - 1 £275 - 1
JIRA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) ERP
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) C
5 2 (20.00%) VxWorks
5 2 (20.00%) Confluence
6 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
6 1 (10.00%) Change Control
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (10.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (10.00%) Coverity
6 1 (10.00%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (10.00%) Profibus
6 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
6 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (10.00%) Simulink

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) ERP
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (10.00%) Pascal
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Coverity