The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 152 224 241
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +17
Contract jobs citing JIRA 779 443 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.00% 7.50% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 287 296
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 £41.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +19.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £41.35 £41.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £67.50 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7079 5903 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.94% 11.55% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4550 3699 3587
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 220
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 31 July 2014.

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
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 31 July 2014. 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
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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 +64 715 £400 -0.12% 209
London +61 454 £425 -2.57% 128
City of London +36 99 £456 +12.23% 44
South East +62 98 £365 +7.35% 45
East of England +17 56 £313 -24.24% 6
Hampshire +7 29 £358 +37.50% 9
Scotland +3 29 £350 +16.66% 4
South West -9 26 £419 +34.00% 4
Berkshire +23 25 £388 -3.12% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 24 £313 -24.24%
North West +5 24 £306 -5.76% 8
Edinburgh -1 23 £300 -7.69% 2
Surrey +6 22 £390 +11.42% 7
Cambridge -2 22 £313 -24.24%
Yorkshire -11 20 £355 +4.41% 9
Wales - 20 £350 - 1
Bristol -5 16 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 16 £361 +6.25% 3
Manchester 0 15 £338 +8.00% 3
South Wales - 15 £350 - 1
West Midlands -12 14 £350 +6.87% 6
Southampton - 14 £365 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 12 £490 +15.29% 1
Leeds -22 12 £360 +5.88% 3
Luton -9 11 £490 +15.29% 1
East Midlands +7 9 £269 -20.42%
Hertfordshire +5 8 £325 - 3
Birmingham - 8 £350 - 4
Reading +11 7 £388 -3.12%
Essex +5 6 £165 -49.23% 1

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 448 (31.02%) Java
2 444 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
3 435 (30.12%) Scrum
4 351 (24.31%) SQL
5 313 (21.68%) Confluence
6 285 (19.74%) Git (software)
7 278 (19.25%) Subversion
8 265 (18.35%) Linux
9 257 (17.80%) Oracle
10 250 (17.31%) Finance
10 250 (17.31%) Jenkins
11 237 (16.41%) UNIX
12 232 (16.07%) Maven
13 227 (15.72%) TDD
14 226 (15.65%) JavaScript
15 220 (15.24%) Selenium
16 212 (14.68%) Web Services
17 210 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
18 205 (14.20%) XML
19 194 (13.43%) HTML
19 194 (13.43%) QA
20 174 (12.05%) .NET
21 173 (11.98%) E-Commerce
22 165 (11.43%) BDD
23 160 (11.08%) Banking
24 157 (10.87%) CSS
24 157 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
25 156 (10.80%) Test Scripting
25 156 (10.80%) C#
26 145 (10.04%) Python

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 313 (21.68%) Confluence
2 116 (8.03%) Apache
3 97 (6.72%) Tomcat
4 81 (5.61%) WebLogic
5 53 (3.67%) WebSphere
6 47 (3.25%) SharePoint
7 29 (2.01%) CMS
8 27 (1.87%) IIS
9 21 (1.45%) nginx
10 17 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.11%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.90%) Node.js
12 13 (0.90%) MediaWiki
13 11 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
14 10 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.62%) Drupal
15 9 (0.62%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 83 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 44 (3.05%) MS Project
3 42 (2.91%) MS Office
4 40 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.28%) Mingle
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
9 2 (0.14%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.14%) Gephi
10 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.069%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.069%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 30 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.69%) Google Analytics
4 9 (0.62%) Documaker
4 9 (0.62%) RMDS
5 8 (0.55%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.42%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle FAH
7 5 (0.35%) Magento
7 5 (0.35%) Global One
7 5 (0.35%) Summit
8 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.04%) SaaS
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.04%) GitHub
4 10 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (0.69%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.42%) Force.com
7 5 (0.35%) PaaS
7 5 (0.35%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.35%) IaaS
8 3 (0.21%) Joyent
9 2 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.14%) Heroku
10 1 (0.069%) Office 365
10 1 (0.069%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.069%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.91%) HTTP
2 41 (2.84%) Firewall
3 35 (2.42%) Internet
4 33 (2.29%) SSL
5 32 (2.22%) LDAP
6 26 (1.80%) DNS
7 24 (1.66%) HTTPS
8 23 (1.59%) VPN
9 20 (1.39%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.97%) IPv6
10 14 (0.97%) WAN
10 14 (0.97%) 3G
10 14 (0.97%) 2G
10 14 (0.97%) 4G
11 13 (0.90%) NAS
11 13 (0.90%) IPsec
11 13 (0.90%) Network Security
11 13 (0.90%) OSPF
11 13 (0.90%) BGP
11 13 (0.90%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (9.56%) MySQL
2 125 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 55 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 52 (3.60%) Oracle Database
5 50 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 49 (3.39%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 38 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (1.80%) Big Data
9 24 (1.66%) Oracle Exadata
10 18 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.04%) DB2
13 14 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.83%) Pentaho
15 11 (0.76%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 285 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 278 (19.25%) Subversion
3 250 (17.31%) Jenkins
4 232 (16.07%) Maven
5 220 (15.24%) Selenium
6 126 (8.73%) JUnit
7 104 (7.20%) Cucumber
8 90 (6.23%) WebDriver
9 87 (6.02%) TeamCity
10 83 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 82 (5.68%) Hudson
12 76 (5.26%) Ant
13 69 (4.78%) Eclipse
14 68 (4.71%) JMeter
15 59 (4.09%) Bugzilla
16 54 (3.74%) SoapUI
17 51 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 43 (2.98%) QuickTest Pro
19 41 (2.84%) Mercurial
20 34 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 250 (17.31%) Finance
2 160 (11.08%) Banking
3 96 (6.65%) Investment Banking
4 72 (4.99%) Retail
5 45 (3.12%) Front Office
6 40 (2.77%) Marketing
7 37 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.01%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.66%) Back Office
9 24 (1.66%) Publishing
10 22 (1.52%) Games
11 21 (1.45%) Advertising
12 14 (0.97%) Billing
13 12 (0.83%) Electronics
14 8 (0.55%) German Language
15 7 (0.48%) Legal
16 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.28%) French Language
18 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 428 (29.64%) Developer
2 288 (19.94%) Analyst
3 158 (10.94%) Tester
4 137 (9.49%) Test Analyst
5 113 (7.83%) Business Analyst
6 111 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 57 (3.95%) Agile Business Analyst
8 55 (3.81%) Test Engineer
9 50 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 48 (3.32%) Project Manager
10 48 (3.32%) Senior Developer
11 42 (2.91%) Test Leader
12 37 (2.56%) Administrator
12 37 (2.56%) Consultant
13 35 (2.42%) Test Manager
14 33 (2.29%) .NET Developer
14 33 (2.29%) ScrumMaster
15 32 (2.22%) Automation Tester
16 29 (2.01%) C# Developer
17 28 (1.94%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (14.68%) Web Services
2 205 (14.20%) XML
3 194 (13.43%) HTML
4 174 (12.05%) .NET
5 157 (10.87%) CSS
6 137 (9.49%) Spring
7 114 (7.89%) jQuery
8 96 (6.65%) JSON
8 96 (6.65%) RESTful
9 89 (6.16%) SOAP
10 88 (6.09%) REST
11 80 (5.54%) J2EE
12 77 (5.33%) HTML5
13 74 (5.12%) Middleware
14 57 (3.95%) AngularJS
15 52 (3.60%) Hibernate
16 49 (3.39%) XSD
17 46 (3.19%) Ajax
18 43 (2.98%) ASP.NET
19 40 (2.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.54%) Open Source
2 79 (5.47%) Mobile App
3 54 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.12%) Wiki
5 42 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (2.49%) STB
6 36 (2.49%) Derivative
7 28 (1.94%) Clustering
8 26 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.66%) Credit Risk
9 24 (1.66%) Hedge funds
10 23 (1.59%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.45%) Market Risk
13 20 (1.39%) Equities
14 18 (1.25%) Fixed Income
15 15 (1.04%) Handset
15 15 (1.04%) Visualisation
15 15 (1.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 265 (18.35%) Linux
2 237 (16.41%) UNIX
3 134 (9.28%) Windows
4 71 (4.92%) Android
5 57 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.42%) Ubuntu
7 30 (2.08%) Debian
8 25 (1.73%) SELinux
9 17 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.11%) CentOS
10 16 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.69%) Solaris
14 7 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.48%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.28%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (30.12%) Scrum
3 227 (15.72%) TDD
4 210 (14.54%) Continuous Integration
5 173 (11.98%) E-Commerce
6 165 (11.43%) BDD
7 156 (10.80%) Test Scripting
8 123 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 114 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 111 (7.69%) DevOps
11 107 (7.41%) SOA
12 106 (7.34%) Configuration Management
13 105 (7.27%) Software Testing
14 100 (6.93%) OO
15 99 (6.86%) Project Management
16 98 (6.79%) Unit Testing
17 95 (6.58%) Kanban
18 93 (6.44%) MVC
19 92 (6.37%) Test Management
20 88 (6.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 448 (31.02%) Java
2 351 (24.31%) SQL
3 226 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 156 (10.80%) C#
5 145 (10.04%) Python
6 125 (8.66%) Ruby
7 91 (6.30%) Bash Shell
8 86 (5.96%) Perl
9 63 (4.36%) PHP
10 47 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 44 (3.05%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.42%) C++
13 30 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.73%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.66%) VBScript
16 22 (1.52%) C
17 20 (1.39%) XQuery
17 20 (1.39%) VB
18 17 (1.18%) VB.NET
19 16 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 132 (9.14%) ISEB
2 94 (6.51%) Degree
3 84 (5.82%) Security Cleared
4 83 (5.75%) ISTQB
5 62 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 31 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.04%) PMP
9 11 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.48%) MAPM
11 7 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.28%) OCPJP
14 3 (0.21%) IIBA
15 2 (0.14%) PhD
15 2 (0.14%) CCNA
15 2 (0.14%) CCA
15 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
16 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (13.43%) QA
2 21 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.76%) WCAG
3 11 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.55%) SLA
5 5 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (0.35%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.28%) COBIT
7 3 (0.21%) ISO 9002
7 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) Basel III
9 1 (0.069%) FINREP
9 1 (0.069%) EMIR
9 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
System Software
1 57 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (1.25%) vCloud
4 16 (1.11%) Samba
5 15 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.04%) Postfix
6 13 (0.90%) XenServer
7 9 (0.62%) HDFS
8 5 (0.35%) KVM
9 4 (0.28%) Cygwin
9 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.28%) NFS
9 4 (0.28%) Squid
10 3 (0.21%) Xen
10 3 (0.21%) Docker
10 3 (0.21%) vSphere
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.14%) qmail
11 2 (0.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 157 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
2 109 (7.55%) Puppet
3 32 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.73%) ZABBIX
5 20 (1.39%) Control-M
6 13 (0.90%) Nagios
7 12 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
9 8 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.48%) Ansible
10 7 (0.48%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.28%) Ganglia
11 4 (0.28%) Salt
12 3 (0.21%) OpenView
12 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.14%) Oozie
13 2 (0.14%) Hyperic
14 1 (0.069%) Kibana
14 1 (0.069%) logstash
14 1 (0.069%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 257 (17.80%) Oracle
2 117 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 95 (6.58%) VMware
4 86 (5.96%) Atlassian
5 82 (5.68%) HP
6 60 (4.16%) IBM
7 52 (3.60%) hybris
8 45 (3.12%) JBoss
9 42 (2.91%) Red Hat
10 39 (2.70%) Remedy
11 38 (2.63%) Google
12 26 (1.80%) SAP
13 25 (1.73%) Sybase
14 24 (1.66%) 29West
15 22 (1.52%) Informatica
16 21 (1.45%) Citrix
17 20 (1.39%) Sun
18 17 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
19 16 (1.11%) Apple
20 13 (0.90%) Adobe
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £420 to £480 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Maket rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum 3 months rolling Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago