Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 February 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 52 68
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing JIRA 70 101 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 7.04% 5.15% 2.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.04% 25.90% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 68 27
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £488 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £391 £336 £363
90th Percentile £638 £488 £535
North East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 189 390 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.01% 19.88% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 274 192
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £455 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.33% -8.54% +10.81%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £278
90th Percentile £647 £500 £559
North East median daily rate £438 £375 £410
% change year-on-year +16.67% -8.54% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £25.25 -
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £25.25 £7.25
% change year-on-year +78.22% +248.28% -75.83%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Tyne and Wear

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Tyne and Wear

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Tyne and Wear

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +21 66 £500 +17.65% 12
Sunderland - 4 £225 - 1
JIRA
North East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 56 (80.00%) Confluence
2 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 40 (57.14%) Coaching
4 39 (55.71%) Jenkins
4 39 (55.71%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (54.29%) DevOps
6 35 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 33 (47.14%) Scrum
8 30 (42.86%) BDD
9 29 (41.43%) Slack
10 28 (40.00%) Microservices
10 28 (40.00%) REST
11 26 (37.14%) SFIA
12 22 (31.43%) TDD
13 21 (30.00%) Linux
13 21 (30.00%) Configuration Management
13 21 (30.00%) SDLC
13 21 (30.00%) Open Source
14 20 (28.57%) OWASP
14 20 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (27.14%) Kanban
15 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
16 18 (25.71%) Puppet
16 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
17 17 (24.29%) Test Management
18 16 (22.86%) JMeter
18 16 (22.86%) Service Management
18 16 (22.86%) Web Operations
19 15 (21.43%) HP UFT

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 56 (80.00%) Confluence
2 8 (11.43%) OpenStack
3 7 (10.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MicroStation
2 1 (1.43%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 29 (41.43%) Slack
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.43%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) DHCP
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
2 2 (2.86%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 10 (14.29%) MySQL
1 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.86%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.86%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.43%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (55.71%) Jenkins
2 35 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 16 (22.86%) JMeter
4 15 (21.43%) HP UFT
5 14 (20.00%) Burp Suite
5 14 (20.00%) LoadRunner
6 11 (15.71%) Selenium
7 10 (14.29%) Cucumber
8 7 (10.00%) SonarQube
9 6 (8.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (7.14%) Subversion
11 3 (4.29%) JUnit
12 2 (2.86%) GitLab
12 2 (2.86%) Maven
12 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
13 1 (1.43%) Rational Team Concert
13 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (1.43%) WATIR
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Test Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Test Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Lead DevOps
5 9 (12.86%) JIRA Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (8.57%) Java Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Software Developer
9 5 (7.14%) Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Architect
9 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Operations Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Platform Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Release Manager
9 5 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.00%) REST
2 8 (11.43%) JSON
2 8 (11.43%) RESTful
3 7 (10.00%) Spring
3 7 (10.00%) Web Services
4 6 (8.57%) Ajax
4 6 (8.57%) CSS
4 6 (8.57%) CSS3
4 6 (8.57%) Django
4 6 (8.57%) HTML
4 6 (8.57%) HTML5
5 5 (7.14%) Node.js
6 4 (5.71%) Gherkin
6 4 (5.71%) SOAP
6 4 (5.71%) Software Packaging
7 3 (4.29%) .NET
8 2 (2.86%) Guice
8 2 (2.86%) Middleware
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (2.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) User Experience
2 7 (10.00%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Linux
2 14 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Coaching
2 40 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 39 (55.71%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (54.29%) DevOps
5 33 (47.14%) Scrum
6 30 (42.86%) BDD
7 28 (40.00%) Microservices
8 26 (37.14%) SFIA
9 22 (31.43%) TDD
10 21 (30.00%) Configuration Management
10 21 (30.00%) Open Source
10 21 (30.00%) SDLC
11 20 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (28.57%) OWASP
12 19 (27.14%) Kanban
12 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
13 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
14 17 (24.29%) Test Management
15 16 (22.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) Python
2 14 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 8 (11.43%) Scala
5 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (10.00%) Ruby
6 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
7 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.71%) C#
8 4 (5.71%) Perl
9 2 (2.86%) Groovy
10 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) ISEB
2 2 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.43%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) WCAG
2 10 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) GDPR
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Docker
2 4 (5.71%) LXC
2 4 (5.71%) Xen
3 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (25.71%) Puppet
2 14 (20.00%) Nessus
3 9 (12.86%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (10.00%) Terraform
5 6 (8.57%) Ansible
6 2 (2.86%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (1.43%) Grafana
7 1 (1.43%) Graylog
7 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (4.29%) Google
2 3 (4.29%) HP
2 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.29%) SAP
3 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) ThinPrint
4 1 (1.43%) Informatica