What describe is a chart that would require to "Y axis" data series with the data drawn from groups of records grouped by Month. That could be a stacked bar chart or a line chart with two lines, to name two possible charts. You might chart the number of orders each month or the total sales amount each month for each job status.
One way to do this is to base your layout on orders and define two calculation fields:
If ( Job Status = "Active" ; SalesAmt )
If ( JobStatus - "Complete" ; SalesAmt )
You can then define two summary fields, one to total each of these added calculation fields.
You can then use the summary fields as the source of data for the two Y-axis data series and sort your records to group them by month. Make sure that your data source options specify the "summarized data" option.
What if I wanted to count the amount of jobs, not the money amount sold? In my case, we have contracted jobs (which have a total dollar amount) and time & material jobs (which, until they're billed, have no total dollar amount). I'd like to show how many jobs, out of the total amount of jobs, the salesperson has sold for the month.
Would I need to create a field that just counts each job and then reference that where you have "SalesAmt"?
On the x-axis, instead of displaying each salesperson once, it is displaying their name for each job. As you would expect, this returns a garbled mess of a line.