Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 45 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing JIRA 229 244 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.40% 4.81% 3.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.25% 26.07% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 139 102
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £430 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -3.10% +8.23%
10th Percentile £325 £262 £251
90th Percentile £556 £528 £557
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.00
England median hourly rate £38.25 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +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 783 936 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.46% 18.46% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 580 447
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +0.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £587 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +60.00% +18.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.60 £13.41
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.20 £37.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +10 118 £455 +1.11% 3
Birmingham +9 59 £450 - 14
Coventry -7 27 £475 - 5
Warwickshire +5 7 £425 - 4
Staffordshire +8 5 £335 -0.74% 6
Worcestershire -2 4 £343 +4.58% 15
Solihull 0 2 £188 -44.44%
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 165 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (66.81%) Confluence
3 70 (30.57%) Scrum
4 53 (23.14%) Java
5 49 (21.40%) AWS
6 40 (17.47%) DevOps
6 40 (17.47%) Linux
7 39 (17.03%) Jenkins
8 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
9 35 (15.28%) SQL
9 35 (15.28%) Atlassian
10 34 (14.85%) Git (software)
11 33 (14.41%) SC Cleared
12 31 (13.54%) Test Strategy
12 31 (13.54%) Unix
13 30 (13.10%) Project Management
13 30 (13.10%) Public Sector
13 30 (13.10%) Project Delivery
14 29 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
14 29 (12.66%) Docker
14 29 (12.66%) GitLab
15 28 (12.23%) Azure
16 27 (11.79%) Windows
17 26 (11.35%) Kanban
17 26 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
18 24 (10.48%) Test Automation
18 24 (10.48%) TDD
18 24 (10.48%) CSS
19 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence

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
1 153 (66.81%) Confluence
2 10 (4.37%) Apache
3 9 (3.93%) nginx
3 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.31%) Documentum
5 3 (1.31%) IIS
5 3 (1.31%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 2 (0.87%) Jetty
6 2 (0.87%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.44%) Drupal
7 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
Applications
1 29 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.37%) GIMP
2 10 (4.37%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (10.04%) assyst
2 4 (1.75%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.40%) AWS
2 28 (12.23%) Azure
3 5 (2.18%) GCP
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
5 3 (1.31%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.31%) IaaS
5 3 (1.31%) PaaS
5 3 (1.31%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.87%) GitHub
6 2 (0.87%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Serverless
6 2 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.44%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) Skype
1 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.31%) HTTP
2 3 (1.31%) SSL
3 2 (0.87%) DHCP
3 2 (0.87%) DNS
3 2 (0.87%) FTP
3 2 (0.87%) Internet
3 2 (0.87%) IPsec
3 2 (0.87%) Softphone
4 1 (0.44%) Extranet
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.30%) Pentaho
2 16 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (5.24%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (3.93%) MySQL
7 8 (3.49%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.18%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.18%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.18%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.31%) Power BI
10 2 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (17.03%) Jenkins
2 34 (14.85%) Git (software)
3 29 (12.66%) GitLab
4 23 (10.04%) Bitbucket
5 21 (9.17%) Selenium
6 19 (8.30%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.37%) Grunt
7 10 (4.37%) gulp
7 10 (4.37%) webpack
8 9 (3.93%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.49%) SoapUI
10 7 (3.06%) Artifactory
10 7 (3.06%) JMeter
11 6 (2.62%) Vagrant
12 5 (2.18%) Maven
12 5 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.75%) Gatling
13 4 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
14 3 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (13.10%) Public Sector
2 13 (5.68%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.24%) Finance
4 7 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (1.31%) Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (17.47%) Developer
2 38 (16.59%) Analyst
3 26 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (7.86%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.99%) Scrum Master
6 15 (6.55%) Engagement Manager
7 12 (5.24%) UI Developer
8 11 (4.80%) Product Manager
8 11 (4.80%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.37%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.37%) Tester
10 8 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
10 8 (3.49%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.06%) AWS DevOps
11 7 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (3.06%) Data Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) Architect
12 6 (2.62%) Automation Tester
12 6 (2.62%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.48%) CSS
2 20 (8.73%) AngularJS
2 20 (8.73%) HTML
3 16 (6.99%) JSON
4 15 (6.55%) Spring
5 14 (6.11%) RESTful
5 14 (6.11%) Web Services
6 13 (5.68%) .NET
6 13 (5.68%) CSS3
6 13 (5.68%) HTML5
7 12 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (5.24%) REST
8 11 (4.80%) LESS
8 11 (4.80%) Sass
8 11 (4.80%) Semantic HTML
9 10 (4.37%) XML
10 9 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (3.93%) Velocity
11 8 (3.49%) J2EE
12 7 (3.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.30%) User Experience
2 10 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.18%) PKI
4 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.87%) Cloud Native
5 2 (0.87%) iPad
5 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.87%) NHS
6 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.47%) Linux
2 31 (13.54%) Unix
3 27 (11.79%) Windows
4 3 (1.31%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.31%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.87%) CentOS
5 2 (0.87%) CoreOS
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (72.05%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (30.57%) Scrum
3 40 (17.47%) DevOps
4 31 (13.54%) Test Strategy
5 30 (13.10%) Project Delivery
5 30 (13.10%) Project Management
6 29 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (11.35%) Kanban
8 24 (10.48%) TDD
8 24 (10.48%) Test Automation
9 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (10.04%) Migration
10 21 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (8.73%) Coaching
12 19 (8.30%) Analytics
12 19 (8.30%) User Stories
13 16 (6.99%) Agile Project Management
13 16 (6.99%) SDLC
13 16 (6.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.14%) Java
2 35 (15.28%) SQL
3 21 (9.17%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.68%) C#
5 11 (4.80%) PL/SQL
5 11 (4.80%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.93%) C
7 8 (3.49%) Java 8
7 8 (3.49%) Python
8 7 (3.06%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.75%) PHP
9 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.87%) C++
10 2 (0.87%) Go
10 2 (0.87%) Rust
10 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.99%) ISEB
4 13 (5.68%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.06%) MCSA
5 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.06%) RHCE
6 6 (2.62%) Degree
6 6 (2.62%) RHCSA
7 5 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.44%) ACCA
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.44%) CBAP
9 1 (0.44%) CIMA
9 1 (0.44%) IIBA
9 1 (0.44%) OCP
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) PMO
2 5 (2.18%) QA
3 4 (1.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (12.66%) Docker
2 8 (3.49%) PowerDNS
3 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (10.04%) Ansible
1 23 (10.04%) Terraform
2 14 (6.11%) Puppet
3 13 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (5.24%) HP ALM
5 9 (3.93%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (3.49%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.06%) HAProxy
7 7 (3.06%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.18%) Opsview
9 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (15.28%) Atlassian
2 19 (8.30%) Cloudera
3 18 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.86%) Oracle
4 14 (6.11%) SAP
5 13 (5.68%) HP
6 9 (3.93%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.93%) Splunk
7 7 (3.06%) Informatica
8 5 (2.18%) PagerDuty
8 5 (2.18%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.75%) BEA
9 4 (1.75%) Sparx
9 4 (1.75%) webMethods
10 3 (1.31%) Google
10 3 (1.31%) Pega
10 3 (1.31%) Remedy
10 3 (1.31%) Talend
11 2 (0.87%) Veracode
11 2 (0.87%) WSO2