Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +67
Contract jobs citing JIRA 181 139 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.70% 3.21% 3.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.18% 21.72% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 93 76
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -3.57% +21.59%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £309
90th Percentile £584 £549 £506
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £24.50 - £20.00
90th Percentile £44.10 - £43.75
England median hourly rate £46.00 £40.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year +12.88% -6.32% +8.75%

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 816 640 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.67% 14.78% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 413 443
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £264
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +44.44% -30.77%
10th Percentile £18.05 £23.10 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.95 £46.25 £43.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.48
% change year-on-year - +0.06% +14.80%

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 27 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 May 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
Shropshire -12 47 £550 +10.85% 5
Birmingham -8 43 £425 +25.93% 18
Coventry +18 37 £475 +35.71% 3
Warwickshire +15 15 £400 +52.38% 7
Herefordshire +12 11 £240 -13.12%
Staffordshire 0 7 £350 +11.11% 15
Solihull -3 5 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -8 3 £320 -8.57% 8
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 2
Kingswinford - 1 £350 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 156 (86.19%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (56.91%) Confluence
3 81 (44.75%) Scrum
4 66 (36.46%) Test Automation
5 57 (31.49%) DevOps
6 52 (28.73%) Kanban
7 43 (23.76%) SQL
8 41 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (20.99%) Selenium
9 38 (20.99%) Acceptance Criteria
10 34 (18.78%) Coaching
10 34 (18.78%) SDLC
10 34 (18.78%) Waterfall
11 32 (17.68%) User Stories
12 29 (16.02%) Jenkins
12 29 (16.02%) Python
13 28 (15.47%) Linux
13 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
13 28 (15.47%) Gherkin
13 28 (15.47%) Mentoring
13 28 (15.47%) Deployment Automation
14 27 (14.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 27 (14.92%) SpecFlow
15 26 (14.36%) BDD
15 26 (14.36%) TDD
16 24 (13.26%) CRM
16 24 (13.26%) Configuration Management
16 24 (13.26%) Puppet
16 24 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (12.71%) QA

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
1 103 (56.91%) Confluence
2 14 (7.73%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.87%) Documentum
4 6 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.21%) Apache
6 4 (2.21%) nginx
6 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.66%) JBoss
8 2 (1.10%) CMS
8 2 (1.10%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
9 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.55%) Captiva
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.66%) SPSS
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.39%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (6.08%) Slack
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.31%) SaaS
5 6 (3.31%) Trello
6 5 (2.76%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (2.76%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.76%) Route 53
6 5 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.10%) GitHub
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.55%) IaaS
9 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) DNS
2 2 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.10%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) FlexRay
2 2 (1.10%) HTTP
2 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.10%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.10%) Profibus
2 2 (1.10%) SSL
3 1 (0.55%) 3G
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) LTE
3 1 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.55%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.55%) SMS
3 1 (0.55%) SSH
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.18%) MySQL
2 10 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.42%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.31%) Power BI
5 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.21%) Redis
7 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.55%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (20.99%) Selenium
2 29 (16.02%) Jenkins
3 27 (14.92%) SpecFlow
4 20 (11.05%) Git (software)
4 20 (11.05%) WebDriver
5 18 (9.94%) Maven
6 17 (9.39%) Cucumber
7 15 (8.29%) Subversion
8 12 (6.63%) JIRA Agile
8 12 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (6.08%) Bitbucket
9 11 (6.08%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (5.52%) TestRail
10 10 (5.52%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.42%) GitLab
12 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.21%) Bugzilla
14 4 (2.21%) Mocha
14 4 (2.21%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (12.15%) Retail
2 11 (6.08%) Automotive
3 9 (4.97%) Finance
4 3 (1.66%) Marketing
4 3 (1.66%) Persian Language
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Analyst
2 22 (12.15%) Tester
3 21 (11.60%) Developer
4 20 (11.05%) Business Analyst
5 17 (9.39%) Scrum Master
5 17 (9.39%) Test Analyst
6 15 (8.29%) Agile Business Analyst
7 14 (7.73%) Lead DevOps
8 13 (7.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) Automation Tester
9 12 (6.63%) Project Manager
10 11 (6.08%) QA Analyst
11 10 (5.52%) Digital Analyst
11 10 (5.52%) Digital Business Analyst
12 9 (4.97%) Product Owner
13 8 (4.42%) Agile Scrum Master
14 7 (3.87%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (3.87%) Platform Manager
14 7 (3.87%) QA Tester
15 6 (3.31%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) Gherkin
2 22 (12.15%) HTML
3 14 (7.73%) .NET
4 10 (5.52%) REST
5 9 (4.97%) HTML5
5 9 (4.97%) Velocity
6 8 (4.42%) CSS
6 8 (4.42%) Middleware
6 8 (4.42%) RESTful
7 7 (3.87%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.87%) JSON
7 7 (3.87%) SOAP
7 7 (3.87%) Web Services
8 6 (3.31%) Ajax
8 6 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (3.31%) Node.js
9 5 (2.76%) Sensu
10 4 (2.21%) CSS3
10 4 (2.21%) LESS
10 4 (2.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (9.94%) User Experience
3 15 (8.29%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.66%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 2 (1.10%) iPad
6 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.10%) Wiki
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) EPoS
7 1 (0.55%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.55%) PMI
7 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.55%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.47%) Linux
2 15 (8.29%) Unix
3 14 (7.73%) Windows
4 6 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.21%) Android
7 3 (1.66%) CentOS
7 3 (1.66%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.10%) Debian
8 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.10%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (86.19%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (44.75%) Scrum
3 66 (36.46%) Test Automation
4 57 (31.49%) DevOps
5 52 (28.73%) Kanban
6 41 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (20.99%) Acceptance Criteria
8 34 (18.78%) Coaching
8 34 (18.78%) SDLC
8 34 (18.78%) Waterfall
9 32 (17.68%) User Stories
10 28 (15.47%) Deployment Automation
10 28 (15.47%) Mentoring
11 27 (14.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (14.36%) BDD
12 26 (14.36%) TDD
13 24 (13.26%) Configuration Management
13 24 (13.26%) CRM
13 24 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (12.15%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.76%) SQL
2 29 (16.02%) Python
3 22 (12.15%) Java
4 18 (9.94%) C#
5 12 (6.63%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.52%) Perl
6 10 (5.52%) PHP
7 7 (3.87%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.87%) Ruby
7 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.76%) C
9 5 (2.76%) C++
9 5 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.76%) Scala
10 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.10%) Groovy
11 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.10%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 5 (2.76%) Degree
1 5 (2.76%) PMI Certification
1 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.21%) PMP
3 3 (1.66%) ISEB
4 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.55%) MCP
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.71%) QA
2 4 (2.21%) GCP
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.10%) IEC 62304
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (11.60%) Docker
2 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.66%) LXC
2 3 (1.66%) Squid
2 3 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) NFS
3 2 (1.10%) Samba
3 2 (1.10%) Varnish
3 2 (1.10%) Xen
4 1 (0.55%) Postfix
4 1 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (13.26%) Puppet
2 12 (6.63%) Ansible
3 8 (4.42%) Terraform
3 8 (4.42%) ZABBIX
4 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.31%) Kibana
5 6 (3.31%) logstash
6 3 (1.66%) collectd
6 3 (1.66%) StatsD
7 2 (1.10%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.10%) Nagios
7 2 (1.10%) WMI
8 1 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.55%) Rancher
8 1 (0.55%) Rsyslog
8 1 (0.55%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.05%) Oracle
3 19 (10.50%) Google
4 17 (9.39%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.97%) Pega
6 8 (4.42%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.76%) IBM
8 4 (2.21%) BEA
8 4 (2.21%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.21%) VMware
8 4 (2.21%) Zend
9 2 (1.10%) ATG
9 2 (1.10%) Progress
9 2 (1.10%) Splunk
9 2 (1.10%) Tableau
9 2 (1.10%) WSO2
10 1 (0.55%) EMC
10 1 (0.55%) QNX
10 1 (0.55%) SAP