Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 63 85
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 -34
Contract jobs citing JIRA 26 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.17% 3.02% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.59% 12.84% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 25
Wales median daily rate £425 £475 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +38.69% +3.79%
10th Percentile £320 £295 £305
90th Percentile £482 £603 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £419
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.46% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.75% -1.58% -0.62%

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 271 335 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.64% 23.53% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 246 297
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £266 £300 £295
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.93% +58.27% -33.81%
10th Percentile £21.87 £27.70 £19.75
90th Percentile £24.42 £59.50 £61.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Wales

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Wales

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Wales

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
South Wales +7 16 £458 +40.77% 3
North Wales - 6 £425 - 1
West Wales -10 3 £300 -42.86% 3
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Scrum
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Confluence
5 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 6 (23.08%) Coaching
6 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) XML
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) RESTful
6 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
6 5 (19.23%) jQuery
6 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
7 4 (15.38%) Maven
7 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
7 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 4 (15.38%) Linux

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 7 (26.92%) Confluence
2 3 (11.54%) Apache Solr
2 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.69%) Drupal
3 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) SAS
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
3 3 (11.54%) Trello
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) AMQP
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (19.23%) SoapUI
4 4 (15.38%) Ant
4 4 (15.38%) Maven
5 3 (11.54%) IntelliJ
5 3 (11.54%) JUnit
5 3 (11.54%) Mockito
5 3 (11.54%) Subversion
5 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
6 2 (7.69%) JMeter
6 2 (7.69%) JSUnit
6 2 (7.69%) NuGet
6 2 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.69%) TestRail
7 1 (3.85%) Selenium
7 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 5 (19.23%) jQuery
2 5 (19.23%) RESTful
2 5 (19.23%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.54%) JMS
4 3 (11.54%) JPA
4 3 (11.54%) JSON
4 3 (11.54%) JSP
4 3 (11.54%) Lucene
4 3 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (11.54%) React
4 3 (11.54%) Spring
4 3 (11.54%) Spring MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Spring Security
4 3 (11.54%) XSD
4 3 (11.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) Project Management
4 6 (23.08%) Coaching
4 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
5 5 (19.23%) SDLC
5 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (15.38%) DevOps
6 4 (15.38%) Kanban
6 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Data Security
7 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) XPath
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica
3 2 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (7.69%) Teradata
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy