Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 43 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 321 183 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.56% 3.83% 2.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.67% 22.88% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 128 78
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +3.57% -0.54%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £268
90th Percentile £575 £579 £508
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% - -
England median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 1,160 800 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.71% 16.75% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 506 388
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £275 £263
90th Percentile £589 £588 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £31.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +29.68% +54.23%
10th Percentile £12.00 £24.50 £22.95
90th Percentile £58.00 £48.75 £40.72
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.15% +6.10% -3.42%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +22 203 £438 -20.45% 2
Coventry +8 45 £475 +5.56%
Birmingham -7 37 £425 +2.97% 6
Staffordshire 0 10 £400 +14.29% 2
Warwickshire -3 7 £400 +6.67% 2
Solihull +3 2 £350 - 2
Wolverhampton +3 1 £400 +6.67%
Worcestershire -17 1 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 £325 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 247 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (68.54%) Confluence
3 107 (33.33%) Scrum
4 79 (24.61%) Jenkins
4 79 (24.61%) DevOps
5 78 (24.30%) Java
6 74 (23.05%) SQL
7 68 (21.18%) Atlassian
8 66 (20.56%) Kanban
9 61 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
10 58 (18.07%) Git (software)
10 58 (18.07%) Oracle
11 57 (17.76%) Test Automation
11 57 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (17.13%) Selenium
13 52 (16.20%) Unix
13 52 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 51 (15.89%) Docker
15 50 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
16 49 (15.26%) Project Management
17 47 (14.64%) Cucumber
18 46 (14.33%) Security Cleared
19 45 (14.02%) Linux
20 44 (13.71%) Puppet
21 43 (13.40%) SC Cleared
22 40 (12.46%) Coaching
23 38 (11.84%) Ansible
23 38 (11.84%) BDD
24 37 (11.53%) Test Strategy

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
1 220 (68.54%) Confluence
2 33 (10.28%) Documentum
3 23 (7.17%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.12%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.49%) CMS
6 8 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.49%) SAS
7 7 (2.18%) Apache
8 6 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.93%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.93%) Mule
9 3 (0.93%) nginx
10 2 (0.62%) JBoss
11 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.31%) IIS
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (15.58%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (4.67%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (6.85%) assyst
2 4 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.25%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (1.25%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.67%) Serverless
4 11 (3.43%) Amazon S3
4 11 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (3.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (3.12%) AWS CloudTrail
6 9 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (2.80%) Slack
7 8 (2.49%) GitHub
8 5 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.56%) SaaS
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.93%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (0.93%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.31%) IaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.87%) Firewall
1 6 (1.87%) VLAN
2 3 (0.93%) Skype
3 1 (0.31%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.31%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.23%) BusinessObjects
2 20 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.67%) Oracle OWB
5 13 (4.05%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.49%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.18%) MySQL
8 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.87%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.87%) Pentaho
10 5 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.56%) Impala
11 4 (1.25%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.93%) Power BI
12 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (24.61%) Jenkins
2 58 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 55 (17.13%) Selenium
4 47 (14.64%) Cucumber
5 37 (11.53%) Maven
6 33 (10.28%) GitLab
7 29 (9.03%) WebDriver
8 26 (8.10%) Bitbucket
9 14 (4.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (4.05%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.43%) SpecFlow
12 9 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.80%) JMeter
12 9 (2.80%) Subversion
12 9 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (2.18%) JIRA Agile
14 5 (1.56%) Burp Suite
14 5 (1.56%) HP UFT
14 5 (1.56%) LoadRunner
14 5 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (5.92%) Finance
2 10 (3.12%) Retail
3 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.31%) Automotive
4 1 (0.31%) Banking
4 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (19.94%) Analyst
2 46 (14.33%) Developer
3 33 (10.28%) Tester
4 31 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (8.72%) Business Analyst
6 23 (7.17%) Automation Tester
7 22 (6.85%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.61%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 18 (5.61%) Selenium Tester
9 15 (4.67%) Test Analyst
10 14 (4.36%) Agile Business Analyst
10 14 (4.36%) PMO Analyst
11 12 (3.74%) Engagement Manager
11 12 (3.74%) Java Automation Tester
11 12 (3.74%) Scrum Master
12 11 (3.43%) AWS DevOps
12 11 (3.43%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (3.43%) Data Engineer
12 11 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.12%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.03%) REST
2 28 (8.72%) .NET
3 21 (6.54%) HTML
4 20 (6.23%) Web Services
5 18 (5.61%) XML
6 17 (5.30%) Elastic Stack
7 16 (4.98%) J2EE
8 15 (4.67%) Middleware
9 14 (4.36%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (4.36%) SOAP
10 13 (4.05%) CSS
10 13 (4.05%) JSON
11 12 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.74%) Gherkin
12 10 (3.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (3.12%) RESTful
13 9 (2.80%) Spring
13 9 (2.80%) YAML
14 8 (2.49%) JSP
14 8 (2.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (5.30%) User Experience
4 14 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.49%) Enterprise Cloud
5 8 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.62%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Robotics
9 1 (0.31%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.20%) Unix
2 45 (14.02%) Linux
3 34 (10.59%) Windows
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (1.87%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.93%) Android
5 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (76.95%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.33%) Scrum
3 79 (24.61%) DevOps
4 66 (20.56%) Kanban
5 57 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (17.76%) Test Automation
6 52 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 49 (15.26%) Project Management
9 40 (12.46%) Coaching
10 38 (11.84%) BDD
11 37 (11.53%) Test Strategy
12 35 (10.90%) TDD
13 33 (10.28%) Analytics
13 33 (10.28%) SOA
14 32 (9.97%) Problem Management
14 32 (9.97%) SDLC
15 30 (9.35%) Microservices
16 29 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (8.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (24.30%) Java
2 74 (23.05%) SQL
3 31 (9.66%) C#
4 26 (8.10%) JavaScript
5 23 (7.17%) Shell Script
6 22 (6.85%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.92%) Python
8 15 (4.67%) Java 8
9 11 (3.43%) Perl
10 9 (2.80%) Ruby
10 9 (2.80%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.25%) Scala
12 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.93%) C
12 3 (0.93%) Groovy
12 3 (0.93%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.31%) Elixir
13 1 (0.31%) Erlang
13 1 (0.31%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.03%) ISEB
4 11 (3.43%) Degree
4 11 (3.43%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.87%) OCP
6 6 (1.87%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.31%) APMG
9 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.92%) PMO
2 11 (3.43%) QA
3 5 (1.56%) WCAG
4 1 (0.31%) GDPR
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (15.89%) Docker
2 6 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (13.71%) Puppet
2 38 (11.84%) Ansible
3 23 (7.17%) Terraform
4 17 (5.30%) ZABBIX
5 16 (4.98%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (3.74%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.80%) Opsview
8 6 (1.87%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.87%) Nagios
8 6 (1.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.56%) Nessus
10 3 (0.93%) Grafana
10 3 (0.93%) Graphite
10 3 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.93%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.93%) Kibana
10 3 (0.93%) Mesos
10 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (21.18%) Atlassian
2 58 (18.07%) Oracle
3 33 (10.28%) Pega
4 16 (4.98%) BEA
5 11 (3.43%) Cloudera
5 11 (3.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.43%) webMethods
6 9 (2.80%) PagerDuty
7 7 (2.18%) Informatica
7 7 (2.18%) Niku
8 6 (1.87%) Remedy
8 6 (1.87%) Riverbed
8 6 (1.87%) SAP
9 5 (1.56%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.25%) Freshdesk
10 4 (1.25%) Google
10 4 (1.25%) HP
11 3 (0.93%) hybris
11 3 (0.93%) Splunk
12 2 (0.62%) Talend