Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 59 112
Rank change year-on-year +8 +53 +38
Contract jobs citing JIRA 165 188 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.41% 3.05% 1.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.98% 20.09% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 102 14
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £286 £301 £266
90th Percentile £560 £505 £434
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.22 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.73% +50.00% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £39.44 £39.37
% change year-on-year -4.91% +0.17% -2.79%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 718 936 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.83% 15.18% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 516 246
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £290 £156
90th Percentile £563 £500 £475
England median daily rate £451 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +6.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.16%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £19.10
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Shropshire +5 51 £510 +27.34% 3
Birmingham +14 40 £401 -11.00% 9
Coventry +6 17 £425 +6.25% 3
Warwickshire +13 13 £375 +2.74% 1
Staffordshire +3 11 £350 +12.00% 2
Herefordshire +9 8 £215 -46.25% 1
Solihull +1 2 £399 -2.74% 4
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 107 (64.85%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (56.36%) Confluence
3 68 (41.21%) Scrum
4 65 (39.39%) DevOps
5 64 (38.79%) Jenkins
6 55 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 51 (30.91%) Linux
8 41 (24.85%) Windows
9 40 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
10 39 (23.64%) Test Automation
10 39 (23.64%) Configuration Management
11 35 (21.21%) Atlassian
11 35 (21.21%) Ansible
12 34 (20.61%) Java
13 33 (20.00%) SDLC
13 33 (20.00%) Terraform
14 32 (19.39%) Puppet
14 32 (19.39%) SQL
15 30 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
16 27 (16.36%) Subversion
17 26 (15.76%) Bitbucket
18 25 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
19 24 (14.55%) HTML
19 24 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
20 23 (13.94%) Kanban
20 23 (13.94%) Maven
21 22 (13.33%) Python
22 21 (12.73%) Oracle
22 21 (12.73%) ZABBIX
23 20 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 93 (56.36%) Confluence
2 25 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (6.67%) Apache
5 6 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.03%) nginx
6 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Documentum
8 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.42%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.21%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (4.24%) GitHub
6 6 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) Route 53
8 1 (0.61%) Slack
8 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.48%) HTTP
2 11 (6.67%) DNS
3 9 (5.45%) SSL
4 6 (3.64%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (3.64%) OpenVPN
4 6 (3.64%) SSH
5 5 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (2.42%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.21%) Z-Wave
8 1 (0.61%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.88%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (38.79%) Jenkins
2 55 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 30 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (16.36%) Subversion
5 26 (15.76%) Bitbucket
6 23 (13.94%) Maven
7 20 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (10.91%) Vagrant
9 10 (6.06%) JUnit
10 9 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (4.85%) Selenium
12 7 (4.24%) FishEye
13 6 (3.64%) Ant
13 6 (3.64%) JIRA Agile
13 6 (3.64%) Liquibase
13 6 (3.64%) SonarQube
13 6 (3.64%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.64%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
14 5 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 20 (12.12%) Retail
2 16 (9.70%) Finance
3 10 (6.06%) Banking
4 9 (5.45%) Automotive
5 3 (1.82%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 51 (30.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (20.61%) Analyst
3 30 (18.18%) Consultant
4 29 (17.58%) Developer
5 20 (12.12%) Lead DevOps
6 19 (11.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 14 (8.48%) DevOps Consultant
7 14 (8.48%) Test Analyst
8 13 (7.88%) JIRA Consultant
9 11 (6.67%) Business Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) QA Analyst
12 6 (3.64%) Scrum Master
12 6 (3.64%) Tester
13 5 (3.03%) Designer
13 5 (3.03%) Digital Analyst
13 5 (3.03%) Digital Business Analyst
13 5 (3.03%) Project Manager
14 4 (2.42%) Android Developer
14 4 (2.42%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.55%) HTML
2 17 (10.30%) CSS
3 16 (9.70%) Middleware
4 13 (7.88%) .NET
5 12 (7.27%) REST
6 10 (6.06%) JSON
6 10 (6.06%) RESTful
7 9 (5.45%) HTML5
8 8 (4.85%) CSS3
8 8 (4.85%) XML
9 7 (4.24%) Gherkin
10 6 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (3.64%) jQuery
10 6 (3.64%) MCollective
10 6 (3.64%) Software Packaging
11 5 (3.03%) Ajax
12 4 (2.42%) Django
12 4 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (2.42%) Spring
12 4 (2.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) User Experience
2 11 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.42%) EPoS
6 4 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.82%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.21%) Animation
8 2 (1.21%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) Linux
2 41 (24.85%) Windows
3 18 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.24%) Android
4 7 (4.24%) CentOS
5 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (64.85%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.21%) Scrum
3 65 (39.39%) DevOps
4 39 (23.64%) Configuration Management
4 39 (23.64%) Test Automation
5 33 (20.00%) SDLC
6 24 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (13.94%) Kanban
8 20 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (12.12%) TDD
9 19 (11.52%) Open Source
9 19 (11.52%) Waterfall
10 17 (10.30%) E-Commerce
11 16 (9.70%) SOA
12 15 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
12 15 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
13 14 (8.48%) Task Automation
14 13 (7.88%) Presales
15 12 (7.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.61%) Java
2 32 (19.39%) SQL
3 22 (13.33%) Python
4 20 (12.12%) Perl
5 12 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.45%) C#
7 7 (4.24%) Groovy
7 7 (4.24%) Ruby
8 6 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.03%) Scala
10 4 (2.42%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.82%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.82%) Elixir
11 3 (1.82%) Erlang
11 3 (1.82%) Go
11 3 (1.82%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.21%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 17 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) Degree
3 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.85%) BC Cleared
5 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.21%) ISEB
6 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.61%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 16 (9.70%) Docker
2 11 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.64%) Postfix
3 6 (3.64%) Squid
3 6 (3.64%) vCloud
4 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (21.21%) Ansible
2 33 (20.00%) Terraform
3 32 (19.39%) Puppet
4 21 (12.73%) ZABBIX
5 8 (4.85%) Kubernetes
6 7 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (4.24%) logstash
7 6 (3.64%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (3.64%) Kibana
7 6 (3.64%) Rancher
7 6 (3.64%) Rsyslog
7 6 (3.64%) Sysdig
8 5 (3.03%) Nagios
8 5 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.21%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 35 (21.21%) Atlassian
2 21 (12.73%) Oracle
3 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.91%) Red Hat
5 13 (7.88%) VMware
6 12 (7.27%) Google
7 6 (3.64%) Sonatype
8 5 (3.03%) HP
9 3 (1.82%) SAP
9 3 (1.82%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.21%) CollabNet
10 2 (1.21%) hybris
10 2 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.61%) Altova
11 1 (0.61%) Apple
11 1 (0.61%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.61%) Pega
11 1 (0.61%) webMethods