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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 117 161 227
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +66
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1022 756 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.38% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.47% 10.81% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 509 283
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £38.30 £41.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £40.70 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%

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
7586 6995 5859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.30% 12.79% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4482 3666
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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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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 +45 971 £400 - 308
London +34 613 £418 -1.76% 163
City of London +21 140 £425 -10.52% 49
South East +11 120 £375 +1.35% 44
East of England +13 63 £350 +12.00% 15
Hampshire +9 37 £359 +2.50% 7
South West +6 37 £375 -11.76% 13
North East +8 33 £458 - 4
Yorkshire -15 32 £350 -0.70% 19
Berkshire +16 31 £400 +3.22% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £450 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 30 £450 - 3
Scotland -2 29 £350 -1.75% 7
East Midlands +11 26 £373 +10.37% 16
North West -10 26 £420 +29.23% 25
West Yorkshire -14 25 £370 +2.77% 13
Oxfordshire -3 24 £400 - 8
Leeds -23 18 £373 +3.47% 11
West Midlands +6 17 £325 -7.14% 7
Oxford -4 15 £394 -1.56% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 15 £320 +2.40% 9
Cambridge -14 15 £320 +2.40% 9
Northamptonshire +16 14 £325 - 1
Edinburgh -16 14 £350 +5.66% 3
Ipswich - 14 £350 -
Suffolk - 14 £350 -
Wiltshire +18 13 £300 +9.09%
Reading +4 13 £400 +3.22% 2
Essex +2 13 £363 +119.69% 2
Wales -7 13 £330 -12.00% 3

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1231 (63.32%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (37.35%) Java
3 568 (29.22%) Scrum
4 561 (28.86%) Confluence
5 466 (23.97%) SQL
6 444 (22.84%) Linux
7 420 (21.60%) Jenkins
8 376 (19.34%) Git (software)
9 363 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
10 353 (18.16%) Finance
11 343 (17.64%) Oracle
12 339 (17.44%) HTML
13 329 (16.92%) JavaScript
14 289 (14.87%) TDD
15 283 (14.56%) Subversion
16 280 (14.40%) Web Services
17 273 (14.04%) Selenium
18 254 (13.07%) .NET
19 242 (12.45%) QA
20 239 (12.29%) Windows
21 236 (12.14%) CSS
22 235 (12.09%) Python
22 235 (12.09%) Security Cleared
23 233 (11.99%) Maven
24 226 (11.63%) UNIX
25 222 (11.42%) BDD
26 211 (10.85%) Puppet
26 211 (10.85%) XML
27 208 (10.70%) SQL Server
28 204 (10.49%) Atlassian

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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
1 561 (28.86%) Confluence
2 163 (8.38%) Apache
3 153 (7.87%) Tomcat
4 97 (4.99%) JBoss
5 81 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 78 (4.01%) Node.js
7 72 (3.70%) CMS
8 66 (3.40%) WebLogic
9 65 (3.34%) IIS
10 41 (2.11%) WebSphere
11 40 (2.06%) OpenStack
11 40 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 36 (1.85%) nginx
13 25 (1.29%) Drupal
14 19 (0.98%) Mule
15 17 (0.87%) Alfresco
16 16 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
17 15 (0.77%) Jetty
18 14 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
19 13 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 118 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.06%) MS Office
3 65 (3.34%) MS Visio
4 51 (2.62%) MS Project
5 40 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (1.13%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.41%) HipChat
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) Simulink
10 2 (0.10%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.051%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.46%) Summit
3 7 (0.36%) Tridion
4 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.15%) Changepoint
8 2 (0.10%) Maximo
8 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.051%) Documaker
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.051%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.051%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 117 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.11%) GitHub
3 32 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (0.72%) PaaS
7 13 (0.67%) IaaS
7 13 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 12 (0.62%) SaaS
9 9 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.26%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.21%) Trello
13 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.70%) HTTP
2 65 (3.34%) Firewall
3 51 (2.62%) Internet
4 34 (1.75%) LDAP
5 30 (1.54%) DNS
6 26 (1.34%) AMQP
7 23 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 22 (1.13%) SSL
9 21 (1.08%) Network Security
10 18 (0.93%) DHCP
11 17 (0.87%) VPN
12 15 (0.77%) SAN
13 14 (0.72%) Intranet
14 13 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
15 12 (0.62%) SSH
15 12 (0.62%) WAN
16 11 (0.57%) FTP
17 10 (0.51%) LAN
17 10 (0.51%) NAS
18 8 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.46%) MySQL
3 142 (7.30%) MongoDB
4 110 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 94 (4.84%) Relational Database
6 89 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 83 (4.27%) Hadoop
8 60 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 56 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 43 (2.21%) RDBMS
11 40 (2.06%) Big Data
12 32 (1.65%) HBase
12 32 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (0.98%) DB2
18 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 17 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 420 (21.60%) Jenkins
2 376 (19.34%) Git (software)
3 283 (14.56%) Subversion
4 273 (14.04%) Selenium
5 233 (11.99%) Maven
6 192 (9.88%) Cucumber
7 150 (7.72%) JUnit
8 108 (5.56%) Ant
9 88 (4.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 82 (4.22%) TeamCity
11 81 (4.17%) Hudson
12 77 (3.96%) WebDriver
12 77 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 77 (3.96%) Eclipse
13 74 (3.81%) JMeter
14 70 (3.60%) Gradle
15 64 (3.29%) SoapUI
16 53 (2.73%) Artifactory
17 46 (2.37%) Mercurial
18 36 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 353 (18.16%) Finance
2 202 (10.39%) Banking
3 94 (4.84%) Retail
4 91 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 86 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.57%) Marketing
7 35 (1.80%) Front Office
8 32 (1.65%) Legal
9 25 (1.29%) Publishing
9 25 (1.29%) Back Office
10 24 (1.23%) Billing
11 17 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.67%) Electronics
14 12 (0.62%) Automotive
14 12 (0.62%) Games
15 9 (0.46%) Advertising
15 9 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 534 (27.47%) Developer
2 412 (21.19%) Analyst
3 197 (10.13%) Business Analyst
4 177 (9.10%) Java Developer
5 163 (8.38%) Test Analyst
6 150 (7.72%) Tester
7 100 (5.14%) Project Manager
8 92 (4.73%) Architect
9 88 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 77 (3.96%) Agile Business Analyst
11 64 (3.29%) Senior Developer
12 58 (2.98%) Consultant
13 56 (2.88%) ScrumMaster
14 53 (2.73%) Test Engineer
15 48 (2.47%) Automation Tester
16 40 (2.06%) Test Leader
16 40 (2.06%) .NET Developer
17 38 (1.95%) Software Engineer
18 33 (1.70%) Test Manager
19 29 (1.49%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (17.44%) HTML
2 280 (14.40%) Web Services
3 254 (13.07%) .NET
4 236 (12.14%) CSS
5 211 (10.85%) XML
6 191 (9.83%) HTML5
7 190 (9.77%) Spring
7 190 (9.77%) JSON
8 150 (7.72%) RESTful
9 144 (7.41%) jQuery
10 120 (6.17%) AngularJS
11 108 (5.56%) SOAP
12 100 (5.14%) REST
13 89 (4.58%) CSS3
14 86 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 85 (4.37%) J2EE
16 84 (4.32%) Hibernate
17 72 (3.70%) Apache Camel
18 60 (3.09%) Java EE
19 53 (2.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 144 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.07%) User Experience
3 66 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 64 (3.29%) Wiki
5 47 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (1.85%) Fixed Income
9 32 (1.65%) Derivative
10 28 (1.44%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (1.23%) Credit Risk
12 20 (1.03%) Equities
13 18 (0.93%) iPad
14 17 (0.87%) STB
15 16 (0.82%) Data Integration
16 14 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
17 13 (0.67%) W3C
17 13 (0.67%) CMDB
18 12 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 444 (22.84%) Linux
2 239 (12.29%) Windows
3 226 (11.63%) UNIX
4 107 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (3.03%) CentOS
6 56 (2.88%) Ubuntu
7 54 (2.78%) Android
7 54 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.29%) Solaris
9 15 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.57%) Debian
11 10 (0.51%) AIX
12 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.26%) SUSE
15 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
16 3 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1231 (63.32%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (29.22%) Scrum
3 363 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
4 289 (14.87%) TDD
5 222 (11.42%) BDD
6 191 (9.83%) User Stories
7 190 (9.77%) DevOps
8 173 (8.90%) SDLC
9 170 (8.74%) Test Scripting
10 159 (8.18%) Project Management
11 154 (7.92%) Configuration Management
12 150 (7.72%) Test Automation
13 147 (7.56%) Open Source
14 146 (7.51%) E-Commerce
15 135 (6.94%) Automated Testing
16 133 (6.84%) Kanban
17 125 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
18 124 (6.38%) Waterfall
19 115 (5.92%) Business Analysis
19 115 (5.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 726 (37.35%) Java
2 466 (23.97%) SQL
3 329 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 235 (12.09%) Python
5 202 (10.39%) C#
6 140 (7.20%) Ruby
7 104 (5.35%) PHP
8 91 (4.68%) Perl
9 83 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 80 (4.12%) C++
11 59 (3.03%) C
11 59 (3.03%) PowerShell
12 53 (2.73%) Scala
13 44 (2.26%) Groovy
13 44 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 33 (1.70%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.23%) VBScript
15 24 (1.23%) VB.NET
16 18 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 235 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 121 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 105 (5.40%) Degree
4 90 (4.63%) DV Cleared
5 85 (4.37%) ISTQB
6 83 (4.27%) ISEB
7 28 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.36%) PMP
12 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.21%) MCPD
14 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (12.45%) QA
2 19 (0.98%) EMIR
3 14 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.46%) FATCA
5 9 (0.46%) MiFID
6 8 (0.41%) SLA
7 5 (0.26%) WAI
8 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) COREP
9 2 (0.10%) FINREP
10 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) Basel II
10 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 54 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (2.06%) Docker
3 31 (1.59%) Varnish
4 25 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.82%) vCloud
6 15 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.67%) iptables
8 11 (0.57%) Samba
9 10 (0.51%) NFS
10 9 (0.46%) Firmware
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.41%) Postfix
11 8 (0.41%) Squid
11 8 (0.41%) vSphere
12 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.31%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.26%) GPFS
14 5 (0.26%) Ceph
14 5 (0.26%) XenServer
15 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 211 (10.85%) Puppet
2 131 (6.74%) HP Quality Center
3 95 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (2.37%) Ansible
5 39 (2.01%) Vagrant
6 34 (1.75%) BladeLogic
7 26 (1.34%) Salt
8 25 (1.29%) logstash
9 24 (1.23%) Nagios
10 22 (1.13%) ZABBIX
10 22 (1.13%) Control-M
11 21 (1.08%) yum
12 17 (0.87%) Rundeck
12 17 (0.87%) ITRS Geneos
13 15 (0.77%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.72%) HAProxy
14 14 (0.72%) Kibana
15 10 (0.51%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.41%) Cacti
17 7 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 343 (17.64%) Oracle
2 204 (10.49%) Atlassian
3 155 (7.97%) Red Hat
4 138 (7.10%) Microsoft
5 107 (5.50%) HP
6 83 (4.27%) IBM
6 83 (4.27%) VMware
7 55 (2.83%) Adobe
8 42 (2.16%) Splunk
9 37 (1.90%) TIBCO
10 34 (1.75%) Remedy
11 26 (1.34%) Google
12 25 (1.29%) SAP
12 25 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 24 (1.23%) hybris
13 24 (1.23%) BMC
14 23 (1.18%) Sybase
15 19 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
16 18 (0.93%) Perforce
17 17 (0.87%) ATG
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Spier Consulting Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £240 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £280 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
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ISL
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago