The table below looks at the statistics for JIRA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 81 129 197
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +68
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1294 879 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.52% 1.70% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.03% 12.51% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 569 404
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.10 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.77% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.18 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £93.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

JIRA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JIRA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

JIRA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JIRA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JIRA within the UK.

JIRA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

JIRA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

JIRA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JIRA within the UK.

JIRA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JIRA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JIRA within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

JIRA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

JIRA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 1201 £420 +5.00% 313
London +26 615 £450 +5.88% 148
South East +33 161 £375 - 56
North West +41 104 £388 -11.42% 22
Yorkshire +55 98 £425 +48.47% 20
West Yorkshire +47 84 £425 +48.47% 10
City of London +24 80 £413 - 29
South West +14 68 £418 +4.37% 19
Hampshire +29 64 £350 -9.67% 16
East of England +6 62 £400 +6.66% 19
Leeds +32 59 £425 +45.29% 10
West Midlands +24 59 £350 -15.15% 13
Scotland +12 57 £350 -6.66% 1
Edinburgh +18 54 £350 -1.40% 1
Manchester +15 52 £315 -33.68% 13
Cheshire +15 31 £425 +25.92% 6
Surrey +15 28 £413 -15.42% 11
Shropshire -1 28 £460 +5.14% 1
Devon +4 27 £470 +10.58% 1
West Sussex +29 25 £375 +25.00% 2
Telford 0 25 £460 +5.14% 1
Winchester +11 23 £400 +17.64% 3
North East 0 22 £425 +84.78% 8
Wales +7 21 £325 -16.12% 1
South Wales +5 21 £325 -16.12% 1
Exeter +4 19 £491 +15.58% 1
Cardiff +5 18 £324 -16.45% 1
Essex +17 17 £430 -
Warrington +7 17 £475 -
Tyne and Wear -11 17 £425 +84.78% 8

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA.

1 1666 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (34.97%) Java
3 776 (30.90%) Confluence
4 713 (28.40%) Scrum
5 675 (26.88%) Git (software)
6 636 (25.33%) Jenkins
7 562 (22.38%) SQL
8 507 (20.19%) JavaScript
9 505 (20.11%) Linux
10 457 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
11 436 (17.36%) Selenium
12 435 (17.32%) Finance
13 429 (17.08%) HTML
14 423 (16.85%) TDD
15 376 (14.97%) Maven
16 367 (14.62%) Subversion
17 345 (13.74%) CSS
18 344 (13.70%) Cucumber
19 335 (13.34%) Web Services
20 328 (13.06%) Oracle
21 317 (12.62%) BDD
21 317 (12.62%) DevOps
22 315 (12.54%) QA
23 284 (11.31%) Python
24 270 (10.75%) Spring
25 249 (9.92%) Unix
26 246 (9.80%) XML
27 245 (9.76%) Security Cleared
28 238 (9.48%) Atlassian
29 236 (9.40%) Windows

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing JIRA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JIRA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 776 (30.90%) Confluence
2 174 (6.93%) Tomcat
3 163 (6.49%) Apache
4 160 (6.37%) JBoss
5 99 (3.94%) Node.js
6 63 (2.51%) OpenStack
7 59 (2.35%) CMS
8 58 (2.31%) WebLogic
9 56 (2.23%) SharePoint
10 54 (2.15%) nginx
11 39 (1.55%) IIS
12 37 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
13 34 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 28 (1.12%) Mule
15 26 (1.04%) Apache Solr
15 26 (1.04%) WebSphere
16 22 (0.88%) MS Project Server
17 20 (0.80%) Documentum
18 18 (0.72%) Jetty
19 15 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 169 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 82 (3.27%) MS Office
3 79 (3.15%) MS Project
4 60 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.43%) HipChat
6 21 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.28%) Mingle
8 6 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.080%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.56%) Magento
4 13 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.20%) Salerio
10 3 (0.12%) assyst
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
11 2 (0.080%) OpenText Process Suite
11 2 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 181 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (3.74%) GitHub
3 68 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.51%) PaaS
5 33 (1.31%) IaaS
6 24 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.92%) SaaS
8 20 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 13 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.28%) Trello
13 6 (0.24%) Basecamp
13 6 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.95%) HTTP
2 50 (1.99%) Firewall
2 50 (1.99%) Internet
3 43 (1.71%) SNMP
4 30 (1.19%) SSH
5 29 (1.15%) DNS
5 29 (1.15%) VPN
6 26 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.88%) SSL
8 16 (0.64%) DHCP
8 16 (0.64%) LDAP
9 13 (0.52%) Wireshark
10 11 (0.44%) IPsec
10 11 (0.44%) LAN
10 11 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.40%) SAN
11 10 (0.40%) WAN
12 7 (0.28%) FTP
12 7 (0.28%) OSPF
12 7 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 174 (6.93%) MySQL
3 166 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
4 102 (4.06%) Hadoop
5 98 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 93 (3.70%) MongoDB
7 85 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 67 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 51 (2.03%) Big Data
10 41 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 38 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 37 (1.47%) HBase
13 34 (1.35%) Redis
14 30 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
15 26 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.00%) GIS
16 25 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.88%) Data Mining
18 21 (0.84%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 675 (26.88%) Git (software)
2 636 (25.33%) Jenkins
3 436 (17.36%) Selenium
4 376 (14.97%) Maven
5 367 (14.62%) Subversion
6 344 (13.70%) Cucumber
7 185 (7.37%) JUnit
8 127 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 125 (4.98%) Hudson
10 124 (4.94%) TeamCity
11 116 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 109 (4.34%) Ant
13 106 (4.22%) Mockito
13 106 (4.22%) SoapUI
14 98 (3.90%) JMeter
15 96 (3.82%) WebDriver
16 87 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
17 85 (3.39%) Eclipse
18 84 (3.35%) HP UFT
19 78 (3.11%) JIRA Agile
General
1 435 (17.32%) Finance
2 224 (8.92%) Banking
3 100 (3.98%) Retail
4 94 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 82 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.19%) Marketing
7 38 (1.51%) Front Office
8 36 (1.43%) Games
9 30 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.19%) Publishing
10 28 (1.12%) Electronics
11 27 (1.08%) Manufacturing
12 18 (0.72%) Back Office
13 15 (0.60%) Legal
14 12 (0.48%) Automotive
15 11 (0.44%) Billing
16 10 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.28%) Law
18 6 (0.24%) Spanish Language
19 5 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 914 (36.40%) Developer
2 457 (18.20%) Analyst
3 310 (12.35%) Java Developer
4 236 (9.40%) Test Analyst
5 157 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 143 (5.69%) Tester
7 140 (5.58%) Business Analyst
8 120 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
9 118 (4.70%) Architect
10 115 (4.58%) Project Manager
11 74 (2.95%) Test Manager
12 73 (2.91%) Test Engineer
13 72 (2.87%) Test Leader
14 71 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
15 69 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 68 (2.71%) HTML Developer
17 67 (2.67%) Consultant
18 60 (2.39%) HTML CSS Developer
19 53 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
20 51 (2.03%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (17.08%) HTML
2 345 (13.74%) CSS
3 335 (13.34%) Web Services
4 270 (10.75%) Spring
5 246 (9.80%) XML
6 218 (8.68%) HTML5
7 211 (8.40%) RESTful
8 206 (8.20%) REST
9 187 (7.45%) .NET
9 187 (7.45%) jQuery
10 186 (7.41%) SOAP
11 182 (7.25%) AngularJS
12 156 (6.21%) Hibernate
13 139 (5.54%) JSON
14 125 (4.98%) CSS3
15 111 (4.42%) J2EE
16 87 (3.46%) Java EE
17 82 (3.27%) Ajax
17 82 (3.27%) Gherkin
18 73 (2.91%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 154 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (4.34%) Computer Science
2 109 (4.34%) User Experience
3 78 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 61 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
5 59 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 44 (1.75%) Derivative
7 40 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 39 (1.55%) iPad
9 38 (1.51%) PKI
10 35 (1.39%) Equities
10 35 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 34 (1.35%) Wiki
12 25 (1.00%) Social Media
13 24 (0.96%) W3C
14 23 (0.92%) STB
14 23 (0.92%) Visualisation
15 22 (0.88%) Data Integration
16 21 (0.84%) Replication
17 20 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 505 (20.11%) Linux
2 249 (9.92%) Unix
3 236 (9.40%) Windows
4 82 (3.27%) Android
5 78 (3.11%) CentOS
6 77 (3.07%) Apple iOS
7 72 (2.87%) Ubuntu
8 61 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (1.67%) Mac OS X
10 41 (1.63%) Windows Server
11 26 (1.04%) Solaris
12 18 (0.72%) VMS
13 14 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.48%) AIX
15 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (0.44%) Debian
17 7 (0.28%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.24%) SUSE
19 5 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1666 (66.35%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (28.40%) Scrum
3 457 (18.20%) Continuous Integration
4 423 (16.85%) TDD
5 317 (12.62%) BDD
5 317 (12.62%) DevOps
6 234 (9.32%) Test Automation
7 222 (8.84%) Automated Testing
8 219 (8.72%) SDLC
9 212 (8.44%) OO
10 186 (7.41%) Open Source
11 181 (7.21%) Configuration Management
12 178 (7.09%) Project Management
13 175 (6.97%) E-Commerce
13 175 (6.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 175 (6.97%) User Stories
14 173 (6.89%) Functional Testing
15 170 (6.77%) Unit Testing
16 168 (6.69%) Defect Management
17 165 (6.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 878 (34.97%) Java
2 562 (22.38%) SQL
3 507 (20.19%) JavaScript
4 284 (11.31%) Python
5 214 (8.52%) Ruby
6 196 (7.81%) C#
7 142 (5.66%) PHP
8 130 (5.18%) Perl
9 100 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 98 (3.90%) Shell Script
11 93 (3.70%) PL/SQL
12 78 (3.11%) PowerShell
13 77 (3.07%) Groovy
14 59 (2.35%) Scala
15 58 (2.31%) C++
16 49 (1.95%) C
16 49 (1.95%) T-SQL
17 31 (1.23%) VBA
18 21 (0.84%) Erlang
19 20 (0.80%) AWK
Qualifications
1 245 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 189 (7.53%) Degree
3 172 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 141 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 126 (5.02%) ISEB
6 55 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.08%) PMI Certification
9 24 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 23 (0.92%) PMP
11 20 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (0.68%) BC Cleared
13 14 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
13 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (0.48%) MCSE
15 10 (0.40%) APMP
16 8 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 5 (0.20%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
17 5 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (12.54%) QA
2 35 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 35 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 26 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.96%) TickIT
5 21 (0.84%) SLA
6 15 (0.60%) WCAG
7 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.44%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.24%) MiFID
9 6 (0.24%) WAI
10 4 (0.16%) FedRAMP
11 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.12%) EMIR
12 2 (0.080%) Basel III
12 2 (0.080%) COBIT
12 2 (0.080%) GPG13
13 1 (0.040%) FATCA
13 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (3.94%) Docker
2 51 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.04%) Varnish
5 22 (0.88%) vCloud
5 22 (0.88%) vSphere
6 7 (0.28%) LXC
7 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.20%) iptables
7 5 (0.20%) KVM
7 5 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.20%) oVirt
7 5 (0.20%) Samba
7 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.20%) Xen
8 4 (0.16%) HDFS
9 3 (0.12%) Btrfs
9 3 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 233 (9.28%) Puppet
2 127 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
4 83 (3.31%) Ansible
5 35 (1.39%) yum
6 29 (1.15%) logstash
7 27 (1.08%) Nagios
8 25 (1.00%) SCOM
9 22 (0.88%) Bareos
10 20 (0.80%) SCCM
11 16 (0.64%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.56%) Oozie
13 13 (0.52%) Kubernetes
14 12 (0.48%) Control-M
15 11 (0.44%) Capistrano
16 10 (0.40%) Salt
17 8 (0.32%) Fluentd
17 8 (0.32%) Kibana
18 7 (0.28%) HAProxy
19 5 (0.20%) Graylog
Vendors
1 328 (13.06%) Oracle
2 238 (9.48%) Atlassian
3 196 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 137 (5.46%) HP
5 85 (3.39%) Red Hat
6 71 (2.83%) VMware
7 61 (2.43%) Splunk
8 60 (2.39%) SAP
9 59 (2.35%) Adobe
10 48 (1.91%) IBM
11 42 (1.67%) Rally
12 38 (1.51%) hybris
12 38 (1.51%) Informatica
13 35 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (1.35%) Zend
15 32 (1.27%) Google
16 29 (1.15%) ServiceNow
17 27 (1.08%) BEA
17 27 (1.08%) Murex
17 27 (1.08%) New Relic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competetive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Jenrick IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 8 days ago