Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 24 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 +29 +18
Contract jobs citing JIRA 114 70 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.98% 7.46% 4.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 39.58% 39.11% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 64
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £385 £326
90th Percentile £560 £638 £476
North East median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
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 288 179 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 27.75% 19.08% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 136 272
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £283
90th Percentile £553 £662 £500
North East median daily rate £450 £444 £375
% change year-on-year +1.41% +18.33% -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 - £25.25
North East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +78.22% +248.28%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 112 £500 -2.39% 9
Gateshead - 2 £450 -
JIRA
North East

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 91 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (66.67%) Confluence
3 60 (52.63%) DevOps
4 50 (43.86%) Jenkins
4 50 (43.86%) Git (software)
5 47 (41.23%) Test Automation
6 46 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (40.35%) Docker
7 45 (39.47%) Scrum
8 38 (33.33%) Ansible
8 38 (33.33%) Java
8 38 (33.33%) SQL
8 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (32.46%) Puppet
10 34 (29.82%) Python
10 34 (29.82%) GitLab
11 33 (28.95%) Kanban
12 32 (28.07%) Cucumber
12 32 (28.07%) Kubernetes
13 31 (27.19%) Terraform
13 31 (27.19%) Selenium
14 30 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (25.44%) Microservices
16 28 (24.56%) Linux
17 26 (22.81%) Web Services
17 26 (22.81%) BDD
17 26 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (21.05%) TDD
19 23 (20.18%) Oracle
19 23 (20.18%) Open Source

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 76 (66.67%) Confluence
2 7 (6.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.26%) SAS
4 5 (4.39%) Documentum
4 5 (4.39%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (40.35%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (12.28%) Slack
4 12 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (5.26%) Amazon S3
7 6 (5.26%) Route 53
7 6 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (3.51%) GitHub
9 2 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.75%) IaaS
9 2 (1.75%) Trello
10 1 (0.88%) Datadog
10 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.89%) Firewall
1 9 (7.89%) Network Security
2 7 (6.14%) HTTP
2 7 (6.14%) VLAN
3 3 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (11.40%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.77%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.89%) Big Data
4 9 (7.89%) MySQL
4 9 (7.89%) Sqoop
5 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
6 7 (6.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.39%) Data Lake
9 3 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.63%) Base SAS
9 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
11 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.88%) KDB
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 50 (43.86%) Git (software)
1 50 (43.86%) Jenkins
2 34 (29.82%) GitLab
3 32 (28.07%) Cucumber
4 31 (27.19%) Selenium
5 22 (19.30%) Maven
6 14 (12.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (9.65%) SoapUI
8 9 (7.89%) JUnit
8 9 (7.89%) SonarQube
9 5 (4.39%) Gatling
9 5 (4.39%) JMeter
9 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (3.51%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.63%) Gradle
11 3 (2.63%) HP UFT
11 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 4 (3.51%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
3 17 (14.91%) Developer
4 15 (13.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 15 (13.16%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.89%) JIRA Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Architect
8 5 (4.39%) QA Tester
8 5 (4.39%) Senior Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.39%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.39%) Tester
9 4 (3.51%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.81%) Web Services
2 20 (17.54%) REST
3 18 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (12.28%) Node.js
5 13 (11.40%) SOAP
6 12 (10.53%) YAML
7 9 (7.89%) XML
8 8 (7.02%) HTML
8 8 (7.02%) HTML5
8 8 (7.02%) RESTful
9 7 (6.14%) Gherkin
9 7 (6.14%) Spring
10 6 (5.26%) CSS
11 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.39%) JSON
11 5 (4.39%) XSD
12 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
12 4 (3.51%) LDAP
12 4 (3.51%) Spring MVC
12 4 (3.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (11.40%) User Experience
2 12 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.56%) Linux
2 19 (16.67%) Windows
3 11 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (7.02%) CentOS
4 8 (7.02%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (79.82%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (52.63%) DevOps
3 47 (41.23%) Test Automation
4 45 (39.47%) Scrum
5 38 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (28.95%) Kanban
7 30 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (25.44%) Microservices
9 26 (22.81%) BDD
10 24 (21.05%) TDD
11 23 (20.18%) Open Source
12 21 (18.42%) Configuration Management
13 20 (17.54%) SDLC
14 18 (15.79%) Software Engineering
15 17 (14.91%) Coaching
15 17 (14.91%) Mentoring
16 15 (13.16%) Deployment Automation
16 15 (13.16%) User Stories
17 13 (11.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (11.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) Java
1 38 (33.33%) SQL
2 34 (29.82%) Python
3 22 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.28%) Bash Shell
5 13 (11.40%) Perl
5 13 (11.40%) Ruby
6 8 (7.02%) Scala
7 4 (3.51%) Groovy
7 4 (3.51%) Java 8
8 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.63%) XPath
9 2 (1.75%) XQuery
10 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.88%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) Korn
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.02%) ISEB
3 6 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.75%) SAS Certification
5 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.16%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) WCAG
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (40.35%) Docker
2 9 (7.89%) Apache Flume
2 9 (7.89%) HDFS
3 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 38 (33.33%) Ansible
2 37 (32.46%) Puppet
3 32 (28.07%) Kubernetes
4 31 (27.19%) Terraform
5 19 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (11.40%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (11.40%) Nagios
6 13 (11.40%) ZABBIX
7 7 (6.14%) Packer
8 6 (5.26%) Grafana
8 6 (5.26%) Prometheus
8 6 (5.26%) Rancher
9 4 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.75%) Nessus
11 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Oracle
2 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.53%) Riverbed
4 8 (7.02%) Atlassian
5 7 (6.14%) Pega
6 6 (5.26%) Black Duck
7 3 (2.63%) Adobe
8 2 (1.75%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.75%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.75%) Informatica
8 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco
9 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.88%) Google
9 1 (0.88%) New Relic
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.88%) Solace
9 1 (0.88%) Splunk
9 1 (0.88%) Sybase
9 1 (0.88%) WorldPay