Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +61
Contract jobs citing JIRA 254 152 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.95% 3.37% 3.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.62% 22.03% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 97 106
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £438 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.24% +23.23%
10th Percentile £263 £247 £306
90th Percentile £538 £558 £507
England median daily rate £460 £465 £440
% change year-on-year -1.08% +5.68% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.35% +32.40%
England median hourly rate £44.13 £40.00 £40.94
% change year-on-year +10.31% -2.28% +3.98%

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 954 690 924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.60% 15.31% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 446 533
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +7.59% +16.18%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £271
90th Percentile £550 £575 £507
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +18.18% -12.53%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.26 £18.93
90th Percentile £57.20 £37.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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
Shropshire -4 121 £445 -12.75% 15
Birmingham +9 52 £450 +31.87% 27
Coventry +7 31 £475 +5.56% 3
Warwickshire +8 11 £425 +38.78% 3
Staffordshire +5 11 £338 -10.00% 11
Solihull +3 11 £356 -10.66% 1
Herefordshire -6 8 £240 +11.63%
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 £320 - 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 193 (75.98%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (58.27%) Confluence
3 100 (39.37%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (38.98%) Scrum
5 93 (36.61%) Test Automation
6 89 (35.04%) Jenkins
7 86 (33.86%) Selenium
8 66 (25.98%) Java
8 66 (25.98%) DevOps
9 56 (22.05%) SQL
10 53 (20.87%) TDD
11 51 (20.08%) Atlassian
11 51 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
12 50 (19.69%) Cucumber
13 48 (18.90%) HTML
14 44 (17.32%) QA
15 43 (16.93%) Kanban
15 43 (16.93%) Docker
16 41 (16.14%) Waterfall
16 41 (16.14%) Git (software)
16 41 (16.14%) Oracle
16 41 (16.14%) SDLC
16 41 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (15.75%) C#
17 40 (15.75%) Windows
17 40 (15.75%) Microsoft
18 39 (15.35%) Web Services
18 39 (15.35%) Continuous Deployment
19 38 (14.96%) Microservices
20 35 (13.78%) SQL Server

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
1 148 (58.27%) Confluence
2 13 (5.12%) WebLogic
3 11 (4.33%) Apache
3 11 (4.33%) Documentum
3 11 (4.33%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.15%) nginx
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.18%) JBoss
8 2 (0.79%) CMS
8 2 (0.79%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.79%) IIS
8 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.39%) Captiva
9 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (11.42%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.94%) Open Workbench
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.48%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (5.12%) SaaS
5 11 (4.33%) GitHub
5 11 (4.33%) Slack
6 10 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (3.94%) Office 365
7 9 (3.54%) Google Analytics
8 6 (2.36%) IaaS
9 4 (1.57%) PaaS
10 2 (0.79%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.79%) Serverless
10 2 (0.79%) Trello
11 1 (0.39%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.39%) Force.com
11 1 (0.39%) Route 53
11 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.15%) DNS
1 8 (3.15%) Reverse Proxy
1 8 (3.15%) SSL
2 7 (2.76%) Skype
3 5 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.79%) Firewall
4 2 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.79%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.39%) Internet
5 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.87%) NoSQL
4 19 (7.48%) Oracle Database
5 18 (7.09%) MySQL
6 17 (6.69%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.72%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.76%) SQLite
9 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.57%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (35.04%) Jenkins
2 86 (33.86%) Selenium
3 50 (19.69%) Cucumber
4 41 (16.14%) Git (software)
5 34 (13.39%) Bitbucket
6 27 (10.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (10.24%) WebDriver
8 24 (9.45%) SoapUI
9 22 (8.66%) Subversion
10 20 (7.87%) SpecFlow
11 19 (7.48%) Maven
12 18 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
13 16 (6.30%) TeamCity
14 15 (5.91%) GitLab
15 13 (5.12%) Gatling
15 13 (5.12%) HP UFT
15 13 (5.12%) JMeter
16 11 (4.33%) Moq
16 11 (4.33%) NUnit
General
1 26 (10.24%) Retail
2 14 (5.51%) Finance
3 6 (2.36%) Automotive
3 6 (2.36%) Banking
3 6 (2.36%) Marketing
4 1 (0.39%) Back Office
4 1 (0.39%) Legal
4 1 (0.39%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (26.77%) Analyst
2 56 (22.05%) Developer
3 25 (9.84%) Test Analyst
4 24 (9.45%) Architect
4 24 (9.45%) Business Analyst
5 23 (9.06%) Tester
6 18 (7.09%) Consultant
7 15 (5.91%) QA Analyst
8 14 (5.51%) Agile Business Analyst
9 12 (4.72%) Scrum Master
10 11 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) PMO Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.54%) Applications Developer
12 9 (3.54%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.54%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.54%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.15%) Java Developer
13 8 (3.15%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 8 (3.15%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (18.90%) HTML
2 39 (15.35%) Web Services
3 35 (13.78%) .NET
4 34 (13.39%) Gherkin
4 34 (13.39%) RESTful
5 31 (12.20%) CSS
6 27 (10.63%) HTML5
7 26 (10.24%) REST
8 24 (9.45%) JSON
8 24 (9.45%) XML
9 20 (7.87%) SOAP
10 18 (7.09%) Spring
11 17 (6.69%) ASP.NET
11 17 (6.69%) J2EE
12 16 (6.30%) jQuery
13 15 (5.91%) CSS3
14 14 (5.51%) Node.js
15 13 (5.12%) AngularJS
16 10 (3.94%) Velocity
17 9 (3.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.20%) User Experience
2 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.48%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (3.94%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.15%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.76%) iPhone
9 5 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.57%) NHS
11 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.18%) Wiki
12 2 (0.79%) Clustering
12 2 (0.79%) iPad
13 1 (0.39%) Blog
13 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.39%) Raspberry Pi
13 1 (0.39%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.75%) Windows
2 27 (10.63%) Linux
3 21 (8.27%) Unix
4 15 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.15%) Android
7 7 (2.76%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) CentOS
9 2 (0.79%) Debian
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (75.98%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (39.37%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (38.98%) Scrum
4 93 (36.61%) Test Automation
5 66 (25.98%) DevOps
6 53 (20.87%) TDD
7 43 (16.93%) Kanban
8 41 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (16.14%) SDLC
8 41 (16.14%) Waterfall
9 39 (15.35%) Continuous Deployment
10 38 (14.96%) Microservices
11 31 (12.20%) ITIL
12 29 (11.42%) Mentoring
13 28 (11.02%) Performance Testing
13 28 (11.02%) User Stories
14 27 (10.63%) Acceptance Criteria
14 27 (10.63%) BDD
14 27 (10.63%) MVC
14 27 (10.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (25.98%) Java
2 56 (22.05%) SQL
3 40 (15.75%) C#
4 32 (12.60%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.06%) Ruby
5 23 (9.06%) Scala
6 21 (8.27%) PL/SQL
7 20 (7.87%) Python
8 16 (6.30%) Groovy
9 13 (5.12%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.12%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.54%) Apple Swift
10 9 (3.54%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.97%) Perl
13 4 (1.57%) PHP
14 3 (1.18%) Java 8
15 1 (0.39%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (7.87%) ISEB
2 16 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.12%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.33%) Degree
6 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.18%) PMP
7 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CCA
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.39%) MCP
9 1 (0.39%) MCSE
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (17.32%) QA
2 15 (5.91%) PMO
3 3 (1.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (16.93%) Docker
2 12 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.94%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.36%) LXC
5 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.79%) NFS
6 2 (0.79%) Samba
6 2 (0.79%) Squid
6 2 (0.79%) Varnish
6 2 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (9.06%) Puppet
2 22 (8.66%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.91%) Ansible
4 13 (5.12%) Terraform
5 12 (4.72%) HP ALM
6 10 (3.94%) Nagios
7 9 (3.54%) Kibana
7 9 (3.54%) Rundeck
8 8 (3.15%) Grafana
8 8 (3.15%) Graphite
8 8 (3.15%) HockeyApp
9 6 (2.36%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.97%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.79%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.79%) WMI
12 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (20.08%) Atlassian
2 41 (16.14%) Oracle
3 40 (15.75%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.87%) Google
5 13 (5.12%) Pega
6 12 (4.72%) HP
6 12 (4.72%) VMware
7 11 (4.33%) Splunk
8 10 (3.94%) BEA
8 10 (3.94%) Niku
9 9 (3.54%) IBM
9 9 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.54%) Xamarin
10 8 (3.15%) Apple
10 8 (3.15%) Twitter
11 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.18%) Progress
12 3 (1.18%) SAP
13 2 (0.79%) ATG
13 2 (0.79%) Zend