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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 68 98
Rank change year-on-year +24 +30  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 86 75 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.16% 2.47% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.06% 16.59% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 36 9
Median daily rate £449 £440 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +35.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 330 452 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.97% 14.91% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 270 180
Median daily rate £475 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -18.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.40 £23.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +10 33 £525 +22.80% 3
Birmingham +18 20 £300 -37.50% 14
Herefordshire - 6 £215 - 1
Warwickshire +8 3 £306 +22.50% 5
Coventry +2 3 £375 - 2
Wednesbury - 1 - -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 93 (60.78%) Confluence
2 72 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (43.14%) Linux
4 61 (39.87%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (36.60%) Windows
6 55 (35.95%) Puppet
7 54 (35.29%) Python
8 48 (31.37%) Terraform
9 46 (30.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (29.41%) Ruby
10 45 (29.41%) Configuration Management
11 44 (28.76%) Elasticsearch
12 42 (27.45%) Ansible
12 42 (27.45%) Docker
13 41 (26.80%) PostgreSQL
14 39 (25.49%) Test Automation
14 39 (25.49%) DevOps
15 38 (24.84%) Bash Shell
15 38 (24.84%) CentOS
16 37 (24.18%) Security Cleared
17 31 (20.26%) Scrum
17 31 (20.26%) SC Cleared
18 29 (18.95%) Public Cloud
19 28 (18.30%) Jenkins
20 25 (16.34%) HTML
21 24 (15.69%) SQL
22 22 (14.38%) SDLC
23 21 (13.73%) Defect Management
23 21 (13.73%) Git (software)
24 19 (12.42%) Subversion

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 (60.78%) Confluence
2 44 (28.76%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (8.50%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.27%) CMS
6 3 (1.96%) DNN
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) Mule
7 1 (0.65%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.65%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.65%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.65%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (39.87%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (30.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.61%) Trello
5 3 (1.96%) Office 365
6 2 (1.31%) G Suite
6 2 (1.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.65%) Boomi
7 1 (0.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (26.80%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.96%) SSDT
7 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.65%) MySQL
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Jenkins
2 21 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 19 (12.42%) Subversion
4 13 (8.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (7.84%) Maven
6 11 (7.19%) JIRA Agile
7 8 (5.23%) Selenium
8 7 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.92%) JUnit
9 6 (3.92%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.92%) YouTrack
10 4 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.61%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.61%) JMeter
10 4 (2.61%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.96%) TestRail
12 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (9.15%) Retail
2 6 (3.92%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Automotive
4 4 (2.61%) Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Games
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
6 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (24.18%) Analyst
2 30 (19.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (17.65%) Architect
4 21 (13.73%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (13.73%) Test Analyst
5 15 (9.80%) Senior Architect
5 15 (9.80%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 14 (9.15%) Developer
7 10 (6.54%) JIRA Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) QA Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.58%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.92%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.92%) Consultant
11 5 (3.27%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (3.27%) Lead DevOps
11 5 (3.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (2.61%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.34%) HTML
2 16 (10.46%) CSS
3 11 (7.19%) Middleware
4 10 (6.54%) CSS3
4 10 (6.54%) REST
5 9 (5.88%) HTML5
5 9 (5.88%) JSON
6 7 (4.58%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.58%) Spring
6 7 (4.58%) Web Services
7 6 (3.92%) .NET
7 6 (3.92%) Ajax
7 6 (3.92%) Django
7 6 (3.92%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.92%) Guice
7 6 (3.92%) Play Framework
7 6 (3.92%) RESTful
7 6 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (3.92%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.95%) Public Cloud
2 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.92%) User Experience
5 3 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) CMDB
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) Online Games
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 66 (43.14%) Linux
2 56 (36.60%) Windows
3 38 (24.84%) CentOS
4 11 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Unix
8 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 39 (25.49%) DevOps
3 39 (25.49%) Test Automation
4 31 (20.26%) Scrum
5 22 (14.38%) SDLC
6 21 (13.73%) Defect Management
7 16 (10.46%) Kanban
8 15 (9.80%) Open Source
8 15 (9.80%) User Stories
9 14 (9.15%) SOA
9 14 (9.15%) TDD
9 14 (9.15%) Waterfall
10 12 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.19%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (5.88%) Case Management
12 9 (5.88%) Logistics
12 9 (5.88%) Performance Testing
12 9 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) Python
2 45 (29.41%) Ruby
3 38 (24.84%) Bash Shell
4 24 (15.69%) SQL
5 16 (10.46%) Java
6 12 (7.84%) Perl
7 11 (7.19%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.23%) Scala
9 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.27%) C#
11 4 (2.61%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) C++
12 1 (0.65%) Pascal
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.84%) ISEB
4 8 (5.23%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.61%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.96%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.96%) Degree
7 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) PMO
2 1 (0.65%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (27.45%) Docker
2 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (35.95%) Puppet
2 48 (31.37%) Terraform
3 42 (27.45%) Ansible
4 10 (6.54%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Atlassian
1 14 (9.15%) Google
1 14 (9.15%) Red Hat
2 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.19%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.96%) Remedy
5 3 (1.96%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.31%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.65%) CollabNet
7 1 (0.65%) Dell
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) Informatica
7 1 (0.65%) Niku
7 1 (0.65%) PTC
7 1 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) webMethods
7 1 (0.65%) WSO2
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago