Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 75 61
Rank change year-on-year +58 -14 +15
Contract jobs citing JIRA 136 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.81% 1.79% 3.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.81% 8.24% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 13 39
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +46.15%
10th Percentile £315 £308 £295
90th Percentile £613 £485 £603
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.25 £39.44
% change year-on-year +19.46% -5.54% -0.63%

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 489 267 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.07% 21.71% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 186 257
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £39.07 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% -28.96% +86.44%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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
South Wales +50 104 £425 -8.60% 12
West Wales +27 29 £500 +66.67% 1
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 105 (77.21%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (61.76%) Confluence
3 57 (41.91%) Git (software)
4 56 (41.18%) Test Automation
5 47 (34.56%) Java
6 46 (33.82%) Scrum
7 40 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 35 (25.74%) Cucumber
8 35 (25.74%) Jenkins
9 34 (25.00%) Oracle
10 33 (24.26%) QA
11 31 (22.79%) User Stories
11 31 (22.79%) SQL
11 31 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (21.32%) Selenium
14 28 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
14 28 (20.59%) Docker
15 27 (19.85%) Epics
15 27 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
16 25 (18.38%) SOAP
17 24 (17.65%) MySQL
17 24 (17.65%) Groovy
17 24 (17.65%) DevOps
17 24 (17.65%) SDLC
18 23 (16.91%) Subversion
19 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
20 21 (15.44%) Continuous Improvement
21 20 (14.71%) Business Analysis
21 20 (14.71%) Python

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 84 (61.76%) Confluence
2 11 (8.09%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.94%) JBoss
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.21%) Apache
5 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.21%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.74%) IIS
6 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (19.85%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.41%) GitHub
4 4 (2.94%) npm
5 3 (2.21%) IaaS
5 3 (2.21%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.21%) PaaS
6 2 (1.47%) NuGet
6 2 (1.47%) Serverless
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.74%) Office 365
7 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.09%) VPN
2 6 (4.41%) HTTP
3 5 (3.68%) DNS
3 5 (3.68%) Extranet
3 5 (3.68%) Intranet
3 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.68%) tcpdump
4 4 (2.94%) Internet
5 3 (2.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.74%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (17.65%) MySQL
3 12 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.21%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.21%) Big Data
5 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) Event Store
7 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.74%) Redis
7 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 57 (41.91%) Git (software)
2 35 (25.74%) Cucumber
2 35 (25.74%) Jenkins
3 29 (21.32%) Selenium
4 23 (16.91%) Subversion
5 19 (13.97%) Maven
6 14 (10.29%) SoapUI
7 13 (9.56%) Artifactory
8 12 (8.82%) WebDriver
9 10 (7.35%) JUnit
10 6 (4.41%) SonarQube
10 6 (4.41%) Spinnaker
10 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (2.21%) Ant
12 3 (2.21%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.21%) Hudson
12 3 (2.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (2.21%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 7 (5.15%) Marketing
3 4 (2.94%) Electronics
3 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.21%) Banking
4 3 (2.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (30.88%) Analyst
2 37 (27.21%) Test Engineer
3 34 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 30 (22.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 26 (19.12%) Developer
6 14 (10.29%) QA Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.35%) QA Test Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Quality Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 8 (5.88%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (4.41%) Angular Developer
11 6 (4.41%) Lead Business Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) QA Automation Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) Software QA Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Software Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.38%) SOAP
2 18 (13.24%) REST
3 17 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 14 (10.29%) Node.js
5 12 (8.82%) Spring
6 11 (8.09%) Hibernate
6 11 (8.09%) Spring Boot
7 10 (7.35%) J2EE
7 10 (7.35%) JMS
7 10 (7.35%) JSF
8 9 (6.62%) CSS
9 8 (5.88%) HTML
10 7 (5.15%) .NET
10 7 (5.15%) CSS3
10 7 (5.15%) HTML5
10 7 (5.15%) JSON
11 6 (4.41%) Middleware
12 4 (2.94%) LESS
12 4 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.47%) Blog
3 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.74%) iPad
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Linux
2 9 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.21%) Windows
4 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (77.21%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 46 (33.82%) Scrum
4 31 (22.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (22.79%) User Stories
5 30 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (19.85%) Epics
7 24 (17.65%) DevOps
7 24 (17.65%) SDLC
8 22 (16.18%) Regression Testing
9 21 (15.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (14.71%) Business Analysis
11 19 (13.97%) Project Management
12 18 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (13.24%) Test Management
13 17 (12.50%) Product Management
14 16 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (11.03%) BDD
15 15 (11.03%) TDD
16 13 (9.56%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.56%) Java
2 31 (22.79%) SQL
3 24 (17.65%) Groovy
4 20 (14.71%) Python
5 13 (9.56%) Java 8
6 12 (8.82%) Ruby
7 7 (5.15%) C#
8 6 (4.41%) Perl
9 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.21%) R
10 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.47%) Java 9
12 1 (0.74%) C
12 1 (0.74%) PHP
12 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.47%) Degree
4 2 (1.47%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.26%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Docker
2 5 (3.68%) iptables
2 5 (3.68%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.68%) vSphere
3 3 (2.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (10.29%) Kubernetes
3 12 (8.82%) Ansible
4 11 (8.09%) Puppet
5 4 (2.94%) Terraform
6 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.47%) Mesos
8 1 (0.74%) Automic
8 1 (0.74%) logstash
Vendors
1 34 (25.00%) Oracle
2 9 (6.62%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.15%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.41%) VMware
5 5 (3.68%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.94%) SAP
7 3 (2.21%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.21%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.47%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.47%) Remedy
9 1 (0.74%) Adobe
9 1 (0.74%) CA
9 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.74%) Talend
9 1 (0.74%) TOWER Software