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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 90
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 68 97 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.02% 3.50% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.86% 22.05% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 15
Median daily rate £445 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.79% +3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £324 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

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 311 440 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.82% 15.90% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 227 126
Median daily rate £425 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +8 25 £491 +6.63%
Birmingham +14 16 £400 - 13
Coventry +5 4 £350 -9.67% 4
Staffordshire 0 3 £295 -5.60% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Herefordshire - 2 £363 -
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (52.46%) Confluence
3 33 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (25.41%) Scrum
4 31 (25.41%) Puppet
5 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (23.77%) Terraform
7 28 (22.95%) Linux
8 26 (21.31%) Windows
8 26 (21.31%) Python
9 24 (19.67%) Ruby
10 23 (18.85%) Configuration Management
10 23 (18.85%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (18.85%) Docker
11 22 (18.03%) Ansible
11 22 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (17.21%) CentOS
12 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
12 21 (17.21%) Java
12 21 (17.21%) Bash Shell
13 20 (16.39%) HTML
13 20 (16.39%) Git (software)
14 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
15 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
15 18 (14.75%) CSS
16 17 (13.93%) SQL
16 17 (13.93%) Public Cloud
17 16 (13.11%) DevOps
18 14 (11.48%) Retail
18 14 (11.48%) Automated Testing

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 64 (52.46%) Confluence
2 23 (18.85%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.28%) Documentum
5 2 (1.64%) CMS
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.82%) JBoss
6 1 (0.82%) Kentico
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) HipChat
2 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS Project
3 3 (2.46%) MS Office
3 3 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.82%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.82%) Simulink
4 1 (0.82%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.82%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.05%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (24.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.28%) GitHub
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.64%) G Suite
4 2 (1.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Boomi
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.64%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.82%) 3G
3 1 (0.82%) 4G
3 1 (0.82%) GPRS
3 1 (0.82%) Intranet
3 1 (0.82%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.03%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.66%) Selenium
4 9 (7.38%) Protractor
4 9 (7.38%) Subversion
4 9 (7.38%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
6 7 (5.74%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.92%) JUnit
7 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.28%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (3.28%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.28%) SonarQube
9 3 (2.46%) Ant
9 3 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.46%) Maven
9 3 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.46%) Travis CI
9 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.46%) YouTrack
General
1 14 (11.48%) Retail
2 10 (8.20%) Finance
3 4 (3.28%) Automotive
3 4 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (1.64%) Advertising
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Games
5 1 (0.82%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.67%) Analyst
2 19 (15.57%) Architect
2 19 (15.57%) Developer
3 16 (13.11%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.20%) Scrum Master
7 9 (7.38%) Agile Scrum Master
7 9 (7.38%) Senior Architect
7 9 (7.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.56%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.74%) Agile Coach
9 7 (5.74%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.92%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.10%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Tester
11 5 (4.10%) UI Developer
12 4 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Operations Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Regression Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.39%) HTML
2 18 (14.75%) CSS
3 14 (11.48%) AngularJS
4 12 (9.84%) HTML5
5 11 (9.02%) CSS3
6 10 (8.20%) Node.js
7 7 (5.74%) Highcharts JS
7 7 (5.74%) RESTful
8 6 (4.92%) .NET
8 6 (4.92%) JSON
8 6 (4.92%) REST
8 6 (4.92%) Sass
8 6 (4.92%) Spring
9 5 (4.10%) J2EE
9 5 (4.10%) XML
10 4 (3.28%) Spring MVC
11 3 (2.46%) Django
11 3 (2.46%) Guice
11 3 (2.46%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (2.46%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Public Cloud
2 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.46%) User Experience
3 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.82%) CMDB
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.95%) Linux
2 26 (21.31%) Windows
3 21 (17.21%) CentOS
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
5 2 (1.64%) AIX
5 2 (1.64%) Android
5 2 (1.64%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (54.92%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.41%) Scrum
3 23 (18.85%) Configuration Management
4 16 (13.11%) DevOps
5 14 (11.48%) Automated Testing
6 13 (10.66%) Defect Management
6 13 (10.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.84%) Kanban
7 12 (9.84%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.02%) Logistics
8 11 (9.02%) Open Source
9 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
9 9 (7.38%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.56%) Project Management
10 8 (6.56%) Test Strategy
10 8 (6.56%) User Stories
11 7 (5.74%) Analytics
11 7 (5.74%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) Python
2 24 (19.67%) Ruby
3 21 (17.21%) Bash Shell
3 21 (17.21%) Java
4 18 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.93%) SQL
6 6 (4.92%) Scala
7 5 (4.10%) C#
8 4 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.64%) C
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
9 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.82%) C++
10 1 (0.82%) Groovy
10 1 (0.82%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.82%) Pascal
10 1 (0.82%) Perl
10 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) ISEB
4 8 (6.56%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.46%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.82%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (18.85%) Docker
2 5 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (25.41%) Puppet
2 29 (23.77%) Terraform
3 22 (18.03%) Ansible
4 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.64%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle
3 6 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.10%) Google
5 4 (3.28%) Pega
5 4 (3.28%) Remedy
6 3 (2.46%) webMethods
7 2 (1.64%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.82%) BEA
8 1 (0.82%) CA
8 1 (0.82%) Dell
8 1 (0.82%) HP
8 1 (0.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.82%) Informatica
8 1 (0.82%) Niku
8 1 (0.82%) PTC
8 1 (0.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.82%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.82%) VMware
8 1 (0.82%) WSO2
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