Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 75 56
Rank change year-on-year +58 -19 +30
Contract jobs citing JIRA 138 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.54% 1.74% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.33% 7.41% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 12 40
Wales median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £290 £359 £275
90th Percentile £585 £486 £601
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £438
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.27 £42.50 £39.19
% change year-on-year +4.16% +8.46% -2.04%

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 455 270 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.17% 23.44% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 197 210
Wales median daily rate £415 £393 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -7.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £563 £536 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Wales median hourly rate - £21.57 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.33% -27.12%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +43 100 £375 -16.67% 11
West Wales +31 31 £500 - 2
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.17%) Confluence
3 63 (45.65%) Test Automation
4 59 (42.75%) Git (software)
5 52 (37.68%) SQL Server
6 48 (34.78%) Oracle
7 47 (34.06%) Scrum
7 47 (34.06%) Cucumber
8 44 (31.88%) Java
9 42 (30.43%) QA
9 42 (30.43%) Jenkins
10 39 (28.26%) Selenium
11 37 (26.81%) Subversion
11 37 (26.81%) MySQL
12 36 (26.09%) SDLC
13 31 (22.46%) SQL
14 29 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (20.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (20.29%) Docker
15 28 (20.29%) Test Management
15 28 (20.29%) Product Management
15 28 (20.29%) Regression Testing
16 27 (19.57%) User Stories
17 25 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (17.39%) Groovy
19 23 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (16.67%) Maven
20 22 (15.94%) DevOps
21 21 (15.22%) Business Analysis

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 72 (52.17%) Confluence
2 10 (7.25%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.35%) Apache
4 5 (3.62%) JBoss
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) SAS
8 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.35%) GitHub
4 5 (3.62%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.17%) IaaS
5 3 (2.17%) NuGet
5 3 (2.17%) PaaS
6 2 (1.45%) Serverless
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.72%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.52%) VPN
2 8 (5.80%) HTTP
3 6 (4.35%) DNS
3 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.35%) tcpdump
4 5 (3.62%) Extranet
4 5 (3.62%) Intranet
5 4 (2.90%) Internet
5 4 (2.90%) SSH
6 1 (0.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (37.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (26.81%) MySQL
3 10 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.90%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.90%) Big Data
5 4 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.72%) Event Store
7 1 (0.72%) HBase
7 1 (0.72%) Impala
7 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.72%) Redis
7 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (42.75%) Git (software)
2 47 (34.06%) Cucumber
3 42 (30.43%) Jenkins
4 39 (28.26%) Selenium
5 37 (26.81%) Subversion
6 23 (16.67%) Maven
7 15 (10.87%) Artifactory
8 14 (10.14%) SoapUI
9 10 (7.25%) JUnit
9 10 (7.25%) WebDriver
10 8 (5.80%) SonarQube
11 6 (4.35%) Spinnaker
12 5 (3.62%) Ant
12 5 (3.62%) Bitbucket
12 5 (3.62%) Hudson
12 5 (3.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (2.90%) Vagrant
14 3 (2.17%) GitLab
14 3 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Marketing
3 5 (3.62%) Electronics
3 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.62%) Publishing
3 5 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (31.16%) Test Engineer
2 39 (28.26%) Analyst
3 31 (22.46%) Business Analyst
4 29 (21.01%) Test Automation Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) QA Engineer
5 16 (11.59%) Quality Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) Developer
7 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.25%) JIRA Engineer
7 10 (7.25%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Agile Coach
8 9 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Tester
11 5 (3.62%) Agile Test Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) SOAP
2 12 (8.70%) REST
3 11 (7.97%) Spring
3 11 (7.97%) Spring Boot
4 10 (7.25%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.25%) Hibernate
4 10 (7.25%) J2EE
4 10 (7.25%) JMS
4 10 (7.25%) JSF
4 10 (7.25%) Node.js
5 7 (5.07%) Middleware
6 5 (3.62%) YAML
7 4 (2.90%) Web Services
8 3 (2.17%) .NET
8 3 (2.17%) LDAP
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.45%) OAuth
9 2 (1.45%) Stripes Framework
9 2 (1.45%) Velocity
9 2 (1.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.45%) Blog
2 2 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.45%) User Experience
3 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.14%) Linux
2 10 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.45%) Unix
4 1 (0.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (45.65%) Test Automation
3 47 (34.06%) Scrum
4 36 (26.09%) SDLC
5 29 (21.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (20.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 28 (20.29%) Product Management
6 28 (20.29%) Regression Testing
6 28 (20.29%) Test Management
7 27 (19.57%) User Stories
8 25 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (15.94%) DevOps
10 21 (15.22%) Business Analysis
10 21 (15.22%) Project Management
10 21 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (10.87%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (8.70%) Coaching
13 12 (8.70%) Kanban
13 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.88%) Java
2 31 (22.46%) SQL
3 24 (17.39%) Groovy
4 20 (14.49%) Python
5 13 (9.42%) Java 8
6 11 (7.97%) Perl
7 10 (7.25%) Ruby
8 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.62%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.90%) C#
10 3 (2.17%) PHP
10 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.17%) R
11 2 (1.45%) Java 9
12 1 (0.72%) C
12 1 (0.72%) Scala
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.45%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.45%) Degree
4 2 (1.45%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (30.43%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (20.29%) Docker
2 6 (4.35%) iptables
3 5 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.62%) vSphere
4 3 (2.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.70%) Puppet
3 11 (7.97%) Ansible
4 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (2.17%) Terraform
5 1 (0.72%) Automic
5 1 (0.72%) logstash
5 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (34.78%) Oracle
2 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.07%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.62%) AppDynamics
4 5 (3.62%) Cloudera
4 5 (3.62%) SAP
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
5 4 (2.90%) Remedy
6 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.45%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.45%) IBM
7 2 (1.45%) Sonatype
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe
8 1 (0.72%) CA
8 1 (0.72%) Sitecore