Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 34 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24 +6
Contract jobs citing JIRA 198 313 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.10% 6.07% 3.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.20% 29.09% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 172 117
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £337 £283 £269
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.22
England median hourly rate £40.75 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% +18.67% -4.75%

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 579 1,076 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.92% 20.88% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 646 476
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £433 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +2.98% +5.00%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +66.67% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £42.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £52.25 £61.38 £36.13
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +6 98 £461 +7.27% 13
Birmingham +2 50 £475 +5.56% 19
Coventry +7 27 £475 - 3
Staffordshire +6 5 £330 -2.22% 8
Solihull 0 4 £188 -52.38% 3
Warwickshire -3 4 £331 -22.06% 8
Worcestershire - 3 £343 - 15
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 141 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (67.17%) Confluence
3 51 (25.76%) Scrum
4 48 (24.24%) Java
5 41 (20.71%) Git (software)
6 36 (18.18%) AWS
7 32 (16.16%) Linux
7 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
7 32 (16.16%) Jenkins
7 32 (16.16%) DevOps
8 31 (15.66%) User Stories
9 28 (14.14%) SC Cleared
9 28 (14.14%) HTML
10 27 (13.64%) CSS
11 26 (13.13%) Unix
11 26 (13.13%) Public Sector
12 25 (12.63%) Terraform
12 25 (12.63%) Ansible
12 25 (12.63%) Test Strategy
12 25 (12.63%) SQL
13 24 (12.12%) Docker
13 24 (12.12%) GitLab
14 23 (11.62%) Kanban
14 23 (11.62%) JSON
15 22 (11.11%) Azure
15 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
15 22 (11.11%) Coaching
15 22 (11.11%) User Experience
15 22 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (10.61%) AngularJS

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
1 133 (67.17%) Confluence
2 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.04%) Apache
4 6 (3.03%) nginx
5 5 (2.53%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.52%) IIS
7 2 (1.01%) Jetty
7 2 (1.01%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Drupal
8 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (8.08%) GIMP
1 16 (8.08%) Photoshop
2 15 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.56%) assyst
2 2 (1.01%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.18%) AWS
2 22 (11.11%) Azure
3 9 (4.55%) GCP
4 6 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.52%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.52%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
7 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.51%) Fastly
7 1 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Office 365
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Serverless
7 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.02%) HTTP
1 4 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.52%) DSL
2 3 (1.52%) SSL
3 2 (1.01%) DHCP
3 2 (1.01%) DNS
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
3 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) IPsec
3 2 (1.01%) Skype
4 1 (0.51%) Extranet
4 1 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.58%) Pentaho
2 11 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (4.04%) MySQL
4 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.03%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.51%) OLAP
10 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.51%) Redis
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (20.71%) Git (software)
2 32 (16.16%) Jenkins
3 24 (12.12%) GitLab
4 19 (9.60%) Bitbucket
5 16 (8.08%) gulp
5 16 (8.08%) webpack
6 15 (7.58%) Cucumber
7 14 (7.07%) Grunt
8 13 (6.57%) Selenium
9 12 (6.06%) Vagrant
10 11 (5.56%) Artifactory
11 7 (3.54%) CircleCI
11 7 (3.54%) Gatling
11 7 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (3.03%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.02%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (2.02%) Maven
15 3 (1.52%) JUnit
16 2 (1.01%) JMeter
General
1 26 (13.13%) Public Sector
2 13 (6.57%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.56%) Finance
4 6 (3.03%) Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (21.72%) Developer
2 36 (18.18%) Analyst
3 24 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (9.60%) UI Developer
5 18 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 18 (9.09%) Scrum Master
6 14 (7.07%) Platform Engineer
7 10 (5.05%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (5.05%) Product Owner
7 10 (5.05%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
8 9 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Product Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Agile Product Owner
9 8 (4.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (4.04%) Tester
10 7 (3.54%) Agile Scrum Master
11 6 (3.03%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.14%) HTML
2 27 (13.64%) CSS
3 23 (11.62%) JSON
4 21 (10.61%) AngularJS
5 20 (10.10%) CSS3
5 20 (10.10%) HTML5
5 20 (10.10%) REST
6 17 (8.59%) LESS
6 17 (8.59%) Sass
7 16 (8.08%) Semantic HTML
8 15 (7.58%) Spring
9 14 (7.07%) .NET
9 14 (7.07%) RESTful
10 13 (6.57%) Angular 2
10 13 (6.57%) Web Services
11 11 (5.56%) J2EE
11 11 (5.56%) Node.js
12 9 (4.55%) Velocity
13 8 (4.04%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (3.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) User Experience
2 6 (3.03%) Cloud Native
3 5 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.52%) NHS
5 3 (1.52%) PKI
5 3 (1.52%) Robotics
6 2 (1.01%) iPad
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.51%) SCADA
7 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.16%) Linux
2 26 (13.13%) Unix
3 21 (10.61%) Windows
4 6 (3.03%) CentOS
4 6 (3.03%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.51%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.76%) Scrum
3 32 (16.16%) DevOps
4 31 (15.66%) User Stories
5 25 (12.63%) Test Strategy
6 23 (11.62%) Kanban
7 22 (11.11%) Coaching
7 22 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (10.10%) Microservices
9 18 (9.09%) Business Analysis
10 17 (8.59%) Test Automation
11 16 (8.08%) Test Management
12 15 (7.58%) Configuration Management
13 14 (7.07%) Actionable Insight
13 14 (7.07%) Infrastructure Automation
13 14 (7.07%) Project Governance
13 14 (7.07%) Service Design
13 14 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (6.57%) Defect Tracking
14 13 (6.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.24%) Java
2 25 (12.63%) SQL
3 22 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.07%) C
4 14 (7.07%) TypeScript
5 11 (5.56%) C#
6 10 (5.05%) Python
6 10 (5.05%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.54%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.03%) Go
8 6 (3.03%) Rust
9 3 (1.52%) C++
9 3 (1.52%) Groovy
9 3 (1.52%) PHP
9 3 (1.52%) Scala
9 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.01%) Java 8
10 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.51%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (16.16%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.14%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.59%) ISEB
4 13 (6.57%) ISTQB
5 9 (4.55%) MCSA
5 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.55%) RHCE
6 8 (4.04%) RHCSA
7 5 (2.53%) Degree
8 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.51%) ACCA
10 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.51%) CBAP
10 1 (0.51%) CIMA
10 1 (0.51%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) PMO
2 6 (3.03%) SLA
3 5 (2.53%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (12.12%) Docker
2 9 (4.55%) PowerDNS
3 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.01%) Xen
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (12.63%) Ansible
1 25 (12.63%) Terraform
2 12 (6.06%) HP ALM
2 12 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.04%) Puppet
5 7 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 5 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (2.02%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (8.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.58%) Cloudera
3 13 (6.57%) Oracle
3 13 (6.57%) SAP
4 12 (6.06%) HP
5 10 (5.05%) Splunk
6 9 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.04%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.03%) Confluent
8 6 (3.03%) Veracode
9 5 (2.53%) BEA
10 3 (1.52%) Google
10 3 (1.52%) Informatica
10 3 (1.52%) TOWER Software
10 3 (1.52%) webMethods
11 2 (1.01%) Ariba
11 2 (1.01%) Cadence
11 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.01%) Sparx
11 2 (1.01%) VMware