Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +25 +7 +40
Contract jobs citing JIRA 340 160 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.56% 3.30% 3.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.80% 21.39% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 115 96
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £296 £296 £280
90th Percentile £525 £558 £506
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.47% +50.00%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +20.81% -5.70% +2.77%

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 1,141 748 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.01% 15.44% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 487 474
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £280
90th Percentile £560 £563 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +40.43% -24.19%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £40.05 £35.78
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +11 210 £430 -8.51% 16
Birmingham +6 50 £450 +12.50% 21
Coventry +9 34 £475 +5.56% 5
Staffordshire -2 20 £338 -3.57% 4
Solihull +6 9 £350 -12.23% 9
Warwickshire +4 6 £438 +16.67% 7
Herefordshire -17 2 - -
Halesowen - 1 £325 - 5
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 251 (73.82%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (63.82%) Confluence
3 125 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (35.59%) Jenkins
5 120 (35.29%) Scrum
6 104 (30.59%) Selenium
7 103 (30.29%) Test Automation
8 99 (29.12%) Java
9 91 (26.76%) DevOps
10 81 (23.82%) Kanban
11 77 (22.65%) Atlassian
11 77 (22.65%) Cucumber
11 77 (22.65%) SQL
12 75 (22.06%) Oracle
13 73 (21.47%) Git (software)
14 68 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
15 63 (18.53%) Microservices
16 60 (17.65%) Docker
17 57 (16.76%) Unix
18 56 (16.47%) SQL Server
19 55 (16.18%) C#
20 53 (15.59%) .NET
21 52 (15.29%) Puppet
22 51 (15.00%) TDD
23 49 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
23 49 (14.41%) WebDriver
24 48 (14.12%) REST
24 48 (14.12%) JavaScript
24 48 (14.12%) ITIL
25 47 (13.82%) HTML

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
1 217 (63.82%) Confluence
2 43 (12.65%) Documentum
3 21 (6.18%) WebLogic
4 14 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.35%) Apache
6 7 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (1.47%) CMS
7 5 (1.47%) nginx
7 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.59%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.59%) Mule
9 1 (0.29%) Captiva
9 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.53%) Open Workbench
4 11 (3.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) assyst
2 4 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.18%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (1.18%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.18%) SaaS
4 16 (4.71%) Dynamics 365
4 16 (4.71%) GitHub
4 16 (4.71%) Slack
5 13 (3.82%) Google Analytics
6 7 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.06%) IaaS
6 7 (2.06%) Office 365
6 7 (2.06%) PaaS
7 6 (1.76%) Serverless
8 5 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.59%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.59%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.59%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.24%) Skype
2 6 (1.76%) Firewall
2 6 (1.76%) VLAN
3 5 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (1.18%) DNS
4 4 (1.18%) SSL
5 3 (0.88%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.65%) Oracle Database
3 24 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (6.18%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.29%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.41%) MySQL
7 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (2.35%) Oracle OWB
7 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.06%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.06%) SQLite
9 6 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.76%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.47%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.47%) Impala
11 3 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 121 (35.59%) Jenkins
2 104 (30.59%) Selenium
3 77 (22.65%) Cucumber
4 73 (21.47%) Git (software)
5 49 (14.41%) WebDriver
6 47 (13.82%) Maven
7 35 (10.29%) Bitbucket
8 27 (7.94%) GitLab
9 26 (7.65%) SoapUI
10 25 (7.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (6.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 18 (5.29%) Gatling
13 18 (5.29%) JMeter
13 18 (5.29%) Sonatype Nexus
13 18 (5.29%) Subversion
14 15 (4.41%) SpecFlow
15 14 (4.12%) AccuRev
15 14 (4.12%) gulp
16 13 (3.82%) IntelliJ
General
1 19 (5.59%) Finance
2 15 (4.41%) Retail
3 6 (1.76%) Banking
4 5 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (0.29%) Back Office
5 1 (0.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (21.76%) Analyst
2 69 (20.29%) Developer
3 40 (11.76%) Tester
4 29 (8.53%) Test Analyst
5 26 (7.65%) Automation Tester
6 23 (6.76%) Business Analyst
7 22 (6.47%) Architect
8 20 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 20 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
8 20 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (5.29%) Java Automation Tester
10 16 (4.71%) Consultant
11 15 (4.41%) PMO Analyst
11 15 (4.41%) Test Engineer
12 14 (4.12%) .NET Developer
12 14 (4.12%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.12%) Scala Developer
13 13 (3.82%) Support Engineer
13 13 (3.82%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.59%) .NET
2 48 (14.12%) REST
3 47 (13.82%) HTML
4 46 (13.53%) Web Services
5 34 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 33 (9.71%) CSS
7 31 (9.12%) Middleware
7 31 (9.12%) XML
8 29 (8.53%) HTML5
9 28 (8.24%) RESTful
10 25 (7.35%) JSON
11 20 (5.88%) J2EE
12 19 (5.59%) YAML
13 18 (5.29%) Node.js
13 18 (5.29%) SOAP
14 16 (4.71%) ASP.NET
15 15 (4.41%) jQuery
15 15 (4.41%) Play Framework
15 15 (4.41%) Spring
16 14 (4.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.12%) User Experience
3 19 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.82%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.35%) iPhone
8 6 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.18%) NHS
11 2 (0.59%) SCADA
12 1 (0.29%) Smart Energy
12 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (16.76%) Unix
2 42 (12.35%) Windows
3 41 (12.06%) Linux
4 11 (3.24%) Mac OS
5 10 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.65%) Android
6 9 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (73.82%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (36.76%) Continuous Integration
3 120 (35.29%) Scrum
4 103 (30.29%) Test Automation
5 91 (26.76%) DevOps
6 81 (23.82%) Kanban
7 68 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 63 (18.53%) Microservices
9 51 (15.00%) TDD
10 48 (14.12%) ITIL
11 46 (13.53%) BDD
12 45 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
13 44 (12.94%) Mentoring
13 44 (12.94%) SOA
14 41 (12.06%) SDLC
15 39 (11.47%) Open Source
16 38 (11.18%) Coaching
17 35 (10.29%) Domain-Driven Design
18 34 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
18 34 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 99 (29.12%) Java
2 77 (22.65%) SQL
3 55 (16.18%) C#
4 48 (14.12%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.35%) Ruby
5 25 (7.35%) Scala
6 23 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 20 (5.88%) Groovy
7 20 (5.88%) Python
8 17 (5.00%) Perl
8 17 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.71%) Java 8
10 13 (3.82%) VB.NET
11 12 (3.53%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.94%) Apple Swift
12 10 (2.94%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 36 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.12%) ISEB
2 31 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.18%) Degree
4 13 (3.82%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.47%) OCP
8 5 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.59%) PMP
11 1 (0.29%) CCA
11 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.29%) MCSE
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.29%) QA
2 20 (5.88%) PMO
3 5 (1.47%) WCAG
4 3 (0.88%) GDPR
5 2 (0.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (17.65%) Docker
2 12 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.88%) LXC
5 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (15.29%) Puppet
2 35 (10.29%) Ansible
3 28 (8.24%) ZABBIX
4 20 (5.88%) Terraform
5 15 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.12%) Kibana
7 13 (3.82%) Grafana
7 13 (3.82%) Graphite
8 12 (3.53%) Kubernetes
9 11 (3.24%) Nagios
10 10 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (2.94%) HP ALM
11 9 (2.65%) HockeyApp
12 7 (2.06%) Rundeck
13 5 (1.47%) Data Guard
13 5 (1.47%) Nessus
13 5 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.59%) rkt
Vendors
1 77 (22.65%) Atlassian
2 75 (22.06%) Oracle
3 45 (13.24%) Pega
4 33 (9.71%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.00%) Google
6 14 (4.12%) Splunk
7 12 (3.53%) Niku
8 11 (3.24%) BEA
9 10 (2.94%) HP
9 10 (2.94%) Xamarin
10 9 (2.65%) Apple
10 9 (2.65%) Twitter
11 8 (2.35%) SAP
11 8 (2.35%) webMethods
12 6 (1.76%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.76%) Riverbed
13 5 (1.47%) IBM
13 5 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.47%) VMware
14 4 (1.18%) Red Hat