Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +37 +4 +41
Contract jobs citing JIRA 177 121 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.69% 2.28% 1.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.08% 15.45% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 64 35
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £298 £316 £268
90th Percentile £600 £521 £465
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.56 - £20.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.95% -1.58%

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 767 783 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.99% 14.78% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 442 309
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £224
90th Percentile £580 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £30.37 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +34.97% -32.84%
10th Percentile £13.61 £22.15 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.72 £43.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 21 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 2018. 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
Birmingham +29 60 £413 +4.83% 16
Shropshire +5 47 £550 +22.22% 1
Coventry +18 21 £450 +12.50% 8
Staffordshire +9 14 £350 +11.11% 5
Warwickshire +9 13 £400 +9.59% 6
Herefordshire +11 5 £215 -40.69% 1
Solihull +1 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £175 -50.00% 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 130 (73.45%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (50.28%) Confluence
3 82 (46.33%) Scrum
4 68 (38.42%) DevOps
5 47 (26.55%) Test Automation
6 46 (25.99%) Jenkins
7 44 (24.86%) Git (software)
8 41 (23.16%) Kanban
9 38 (21.47%) SDLC
10 37 (20.90%) Linux
11 34 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
12 33 (18.64%) SQL
12 33 (18.64%) Configuration Management
13 32 (18.08%) Puppet
14 29 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (15.82%) Java
15 28 (15.82%) Coaching
15 28 (15.82%) Sonatype Nexus
16 27 (15.25%) Python
16 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
17 26 (14.69%) Ansible
18 25 (14.12%) Windows
19 24 (13.56%) Maven
19 24 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
20 23 (12.99%) Terraform
21 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
22 21 (11.86%) Mentoring
22 21 (11.86%) Acceptance Criteria
23 20 (11.30%) Atlassian
23 20 (11.30%) ZABBIX

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 89 (50.28%) Confluence
2 16 (9.04%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (6.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (5.65%) OpenStack
5 8 (4.52%) Apache
6 7 (3.95%) nginx
7 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.82%) Documentum
8 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) Captiva
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.26%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (5.08%) Amazon ELB
3 9 (5.08%) Amazon S3
3 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (3.39%) SaaS
5 5 (2.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.82%) Slack
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (2.26%) Route 53
6 4 (2.26%) Trello
7 2 (1.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.52%) DNS
1 8 (4.52%) HTTP
2 5 (2.82%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (2.82%) OpenVPN
2 5 (2.82%) SSH
2 5 (2.82%) SSL
3 3 (1.69%) Profibus
3 3 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.13%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.13%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.56%) 3G
5 1 (0.56%) LTE
5 1 (0.56%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.56%) SMS
5 1 (0.56%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.34%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.13%) Power BI
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.56%) Big Data
8 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (25.99%) Jenkins
2 44 (24.86%) Git (software)
3 28 (15.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (13.56%) Maven
5 17 (9.60%) Subversion
6 15 (8.47%) Bitbucket
7 14 (7.91%) Selenium
8 11 (6.21%) SpecFlow
8 11 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (5.65%) GitLab
10 9 (5.08%) WebDriver
11 7 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (3.95%) TestRail
11 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.39%) JUnit
12 6 (3.39%) SonarQube
13 5 (2.82%) Ant
13 5 (2.82%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (2.82%) Liquibase
13 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (10.73%) Retail
2 16 (9.04%) Finance
3 6 (3.39%) Automotive
3 6 (3.39%) Banking
4 4 (2.26%) Advertising
5 2 (1.13%) Back Office
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 40 (22.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (18.08%) Analyst
3 28 (15.82%) Developer
4 24 (13.56%) Lead DevOps
5 19 (10.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.47%) Business Analyst
7 12 (6.78%) Consultant
7 12 (6.78%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.21%) Scrum Master
8 11 (6.21%) Tester
9 9 (5.08%) Digital Analyst
9 9 (5.08%) Digital Business Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (4.52%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.52%) DevOps Consultant
10 8 (4.52%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.95%) Agile Scrum Master
11 7 (3.95%) Platform Manager
11 7 (3.95%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.39%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) .NET
1 16 (9.04%) HTML
1 16 (9.04%) Middleware
2 12 (6.78%) Gherkin
3 10 (5.65%) CSS
3 10 (5.65%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (5.65%) RESTful
4 7 (3.95%) jQuery
4 7 (3.95%) REST
4 7 (3.95%) Software Packaging
5 6 (3.39%) XML
6 5 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.82%) Core Data
6 5 (2.82%) MCollective
6 5 (2.82%) Sensu
7 3 (1.69%) JSON
7 3 (1.69%) Web Services
7 3 (1.69%) WPF
7 3 (1.69%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.91%) User Experience
2 13 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.34%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.26%) EPoS
6 4 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.13%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.90%) Linux
2 25 (14.12%) Windows
3 15 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (5.65%) Android
4 10 (5.65%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.52%) Unix
6 6 (3.39%) CentOS
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.69%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (73.45%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (46.33%) Scrum
3 68 (38.42%) DevOps
4 47 (26.55%) Test Automation
5 41 (23.16%) Kanban
6 38 (21.47%) SDLC
7 33 (18.64%) Configuration Management
8 29 (16.38%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (15.82%) Coaching
10 24 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
12 21 (11.86%) Acceptance Criteria
12 21 (11.86%) Mentoring
13 19 (10.73%) User Stories
14 18 (10.17%) CRM
14 18 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
15 17 (9.60%) Open Source
16 16 (9.04%) TDD
17 15 (8.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.64%) SQL
2 28 (15.82%) Java
3 27 (15.25%) Python
4 16 (9.04%) Perl
5 13 (7.34%) C#
6 11 (6.21%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.21%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.95%) Objective-C
7 7 (3.95%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.39%) C++
8 6 (3.39%) Groovy
9 5 (2.82%) C
9 5 (2.82%) PHP
10 4 (2.26%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.69%) Erlang
11 3 (1.69%) Go
11 3 (1.69%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.69%) Pascal
11 3 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.34%) Degree
2 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) ISEB
5 2 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.13%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.08%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) IEC 61508
2 3 (1.69%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (10.17%) Docker
2 11 (6.21%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.82%) Postfix
3 5 (2.82%) Squid
3 5 (2.82%) vCloud
4 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (18.08%) Puppet
2 26 (14.69%) Ansible
3 23 (12.99%) Terraform
4 20 (11.30%) ZABBIX
5 11 (6.21%) logstash
6 10 (5.65%) Kibana
7 6 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (2.82%) Kubernetes
8 5 (2.82%) Rancher
8 5 (2.82%) Rsyslog
8 5 (2.82%) Sysdig
9 3 (1.69%) collectd
9 3 (1.69%) Nagios
9 3 (1.69%) StatsD
10 2 (1.13%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.30%) Atlassian
2 20 (11.30%) Oracle
3 15 (8.47%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.08%) VMware
5 6 (3.39%) Google
5 6 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.82%) Pega
6 5 (2.82%) Sonatype
7 4 (2.26%) SaltStack
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) HP
9 2 (1.13%) IBM
9 2 (1.13%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.13%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.56%) EMC
10 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.56%) OpenText