Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 34 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 +1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 105 255 210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.66% 5.46% 4.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.88% 26.26% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 152 127
Median daily rate £425 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% -3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £263
90th Percentile £538 £555 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £458
% change year-on-year - +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.00% -24.24%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +12.50%

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 301 971 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.22% 20.81% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 624 561
Median daily rate £441 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £325 £321 £305
90th Percentile £565 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -23.08%
Median hourly rate £38.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.64% +3.53% +1.19%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing JIRA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in the West Midlands

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +1 54 £428 -7.71% 2
Coventry +12 14 £363 -23.68% 2
Birmingham +1 13 £438 +2.46% 3
Warwickshire +12 10 £325 -16.13% 2
Worcestershire +29 6 £475 +53.23% 5
Solihull - 3 £480 - 1
Staffordshire +4 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 80 (76.19%) Confluence
2 72 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (40.00%) Oracle
4 41 (39.05%) SQL
5 36 (34.29%) Scrum
6 30 (28.57%) Unix
7 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
8 27 (25.71%) SC Cleared
8 27 (25.71%) Java
8 27 (25.71%) WebLogic
9 25 (23.81%) Azure
10 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
11 23 (21.90%) AWS
11 23 (21.90%) Git (software)
11 23 (21.90%) XML
12 22 (20.95%) Cucumber
12 22 (20.95%) JSON
12 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
12 22 (20.95%) Docker
12 22 (20.95%) Public Sector
13 20 (19.05%) DevOps
14 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
15 17 (16.19%) MongoDB
15 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
15 17 (16.19%) Microservices
16 16 (15.24%) ISTQB
16 16 (15.24%) Migration
16 16 (15.24%) Windows
16 16 (15.24%) PL/SQL
16 16 (15.24%) Microsoft

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 80 (76.19%) Confluence
2 27 (25.71%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.57%) Mule
4 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.95%) Apache
7 1 (0.95%) JBoss
7 1 (0.95%) nginx
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Camtasia
4 1 (0.95%) MadCap Flare
4 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) assyst
2 7 (6.67%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (2.86%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) Azure
2 23 (21.90%) AWS
3 7 (6.67%) Trello
4 5 (4.76%) GitHub
4 5 (4.76%) Tricentis Tosca
5 4 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.81%) IaaS
6 3 (2.86%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.86%) Office 365
7 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.90%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.95%) GCP
8 1 (0.95%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.95%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Softphone
1 6 (5.71%) Unified Communications
2 4 (3.81%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) MongoDB
1 17 (16.19%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.81%) MySQL
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.90%) Power BI
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (21.90%) Git (software)
2 22 (20.95%) Cucumber
2 22 (20.95%) Jenkins
3 13 (12.38%) Selenium
4 12 (11.43%) Toad
5 10 (9.52%) Bitbucket
5 10 (9.52%) JUnit
6 9 (8.57%) Gradle
6 9 (8.57%) Maven
6 9 (8.57%) Mockito
7 7 (6.67%) Postman
7 7 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.76%) JMeter
9 3 (2.86%) Zephyr
10 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.95%) Subversion
11 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (20.95%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (1.90%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) Analyst
2 18 (17.14%) Developer
3 14 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.48%) DBA
4 11 (10.48%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (7.62%) Scrum Master
5 8 (7.62%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Administrator
6 6 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 6 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Engagement Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Solaris Administrator
9 3 (2.86%) Architect
9 3 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (2.86%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.90%) XML
2 22 (20.95%) JSON
3 13 (12.38%) J2EE
4 10 (9.52%) Gherkin
4 10 (9.52%) REST
4 10 (9.52%) Spring
5 9 (8.57%) Spring Boot
5 9 (8.57%) WireMock
6 7 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (4.76%) .NET
8 4 (3.81%) SOAP
9 3 (2.86%) HTML
9 3 (2.86%) Middleware
9 3 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.86%) Velocity
9 3 (2.86%) Web Services
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.90%) CSS
10 2 (1.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.67%) IVR
2 7 (6.67%) Wiki
3 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.90%) NHS
7 2 (1.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) Unix
2 16 (15.24%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Solaris
4 6 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (34.29%) Scrum
3 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
4 20 (19.05%) DevOps
5 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.19%) Microservices
7 16 (15.24%) Migration
8 15 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 15 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 14 (13.33%) Coaching
9 14 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 13 (12.38%) Configuration Management
10 13 (12.38%) Problem Management
11 12 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (11.43%) Project Management
12 11 (10.48%) Analytics
12 11 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (9.52%) Backlog Management
13 10 (9.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.05%) SQL
2 27 (25.71%) Java
3 16 (15.24%) PL/SQL
4 13 (12.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.81%) C#
6 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.90%) Python
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 27 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 16 (15.24%) ISTQB
4 13 (12.38%) ISEB
5 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.95%) CCNA
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.95%) Degree
8 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MCSE
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (20.95%) Docker
2 7 (6.67%) HDFS
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.95%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) ZABBIX
2 5 (4.76%) Control-M
2 5 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (4.76%) Rancher
2 5 (4.76%) Terraform
3 2 (1.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.95%) Puppet
4 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (40.00%) Oracle
2 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.43%) BEA
4 11 (10.48%) webMethods
5 8 (7.62%) AppDynamics
5 8 (7.62%) Dynatrace
6 7 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 7 (6.67%) SAP
7 5 (4.76%) CommVault
8 4 (3.81%) Google
8 4 (3.81%) Informatica
9 1 (0.95%) Adobe
9 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco
9 1 (0.95%) F5
9 1 (0.95%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.95%) Pega
9 1 (0.95%) Remedy
9 1 (0.95%) Tableau
9 1 (0.95%) VMware