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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 139 226 257
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +31
Contract jobs citing JIRA 869 458 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.06% 7.28% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 286 288
Average daily rate
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£380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £552
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +137.50%

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
7208 6295 6384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.78% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 4038 3618
Average daily rate £388 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 137 221
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 £23.73 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -3.33%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +74 794 £388 -2.51% 233
London +81 491 £400 -5.88% 118
South East +82 118 £375 +7.14% 46
City of London +58 116 £450 +10.70% 37
East of England +22 61 £331 -19.69% 21
Hampshire +21 41 £345 +35.02% 9
North West +15 36 £350 +7.69% 13
Scotland +14 35 £375 +25.00% 8
Berkshire +29 25 £388 -3.12% 4
Manchester +13 22 £350 +7.69% 6
Edinburgh +4 22 £316 -2.69% 4
West Midlands -1 22 £350 +6.06% 6
Wales - 22 £325 - 3
Southampton - 21 £365 - 2
Surrey +8 20 £415 +18.57% 15
Bedfordshire +1 18 £450 +5.88% 12
Cambridgeshire -2 18 £313 -21.87% 2
Cambridge -2 17 £313 -21.87% 2
Yorkshire -28 17 £356 +9.61% 23
Luton -8 16 £450 +5.88% 12
South West -30 16 £388 +21.28% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £338 +12.31% 1
West Yorkshire -15 14 £363 +6.61% 10
Birmingham - 14 £350 - 3
South Wales - 12 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire - 12 £450 - 7
Hertfordshire - 11 £365 - 7
Buckinghamshire - 10 £350 - 4
Bristol -13 9 £388 +19.23%
Leeds -15 9 £363 +6.61% 6

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 486 (31.46%) Java
2 483 (31.26%) Scrum
3 462 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
4 350 (22.65%) SQL
5 342 (22.14%) Confluence
6 311 (20.13%) Git (software)
7 299 (19.35%) Subversion
8 286 (18.51%) Finance
9 284 (18.38%) Jenkins
10 271 (17.54%) Oracle
11 265 (17.15%) Linux
12 250 (16.18%) TDD
12 250 (16.18%) Maven
13 248 (16.05%) Web Services
14 245 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
15 244 (15.79%) XML
16 242 (15.66%) UNIX
17 235 (15.21%) JavaScript
18 230 (14.89%) HTML
19 215 (13.92%) Selenium
20 199 (12.88%) .NET
21 193 (12.49%) QA
22 183 (11.84%) E-Commerce
23 178 (11.52%) CSS
24 176 (11.39%) BDD
25 175 (11.33%) MySQL
26 172 (11.13%) C#
27 157 (10.16%) Banking
28 155 (10.03%) Spring
28 155 (10.03%) Test Scripting

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 342 (22.14%) Confluence
2 147 (9.51%) Apache
3 105 (6.80%) Tomcat
4 91 (5.89%) WebLogic
5 61 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 54 (3.50%) WebSphere
7 31 (2.01%) IIS
7 31 (2.01%) CMS
8 25 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 20 (1.29%) WebLogic Portal
11 19 (1.23%) nginx
11 19 (1.23%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.17%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (1.17%) Node.js
13 14 (0.91%) MediaWiki
14 11 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.11%) MS Project
3 46 (2.98%) MS Office
4 45 (2.91%) MS Visio
5 31 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) Mingle
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.13%) Gephi
10 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 35 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (1.17%) Documaker
4 11 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.58%) RMDS
7 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.52%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.45%) Magento
9 6 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.39%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.32%) Summit
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.19%) Global One
12 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (1.23%) SaaS
5 16 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.97%) GitHub
7 10 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (0.65%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.39%) Force.com
10 5 (0.32%) PaaS
10 5 (0.32%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.32%) IaaS
11 3 (0.19%) Joyent
12 2 (0.13%) Office 365
12 2 (0.13%) Heroku
12 2 (0.13%) Trello
13 1 (0.065%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.065%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.95%) HTTP
2 48 (3.11%) Firewall
3 44 (2.85%) SSL
4 38 (2.46%) HTTPS
5 34 (2.20%) Internet
6 32 (2.07%) DNS
7 27 (1.75%) LDAP
8 26 (1.68%) VPN
9 18 (1.17%) TCP/IP
10 14 (0.91%) IPv6
10 14 (0.91%) LAN
10 14 (0.91%) WAN
10 14 (0.91%) OSPF
10 14 (0.91%) BGP
10 14 (0.91%) EIGRP
10 14 (0.91%) IPsec
10 14 (0.91%) Network Security
11 13 (0.84%) NAS
12 12 (0.78%) AMQP
12 12 (0.78%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.33%) MySQL
2 129 (8.35%) SQL Server
3 68 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 58 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 46 (2.98%) MongoDB
6 46 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.62%) Oracle Exadata
11 23 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 21 (1.36%) Big Data
13 21 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
14 20 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
15 17 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.84%) DB2
16 13 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 311 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 299 (19.35%) Subversion
3 284 (18.38%) Jenkins
4 250 (16.18%) Maven
5 215 (13.92%) Selenium
6 138 (8.93%) JUnit
7 111 (7.18%) Cucumber
8 99 (6.41%) Eclipse
9 98 (6.34%) Hudson
10 91 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 89 (5.76%) TeamCity
12 86 (5.57%) WebDriver
13 73 (4.72%) Ant
14 63 (4.08%) JMeter
15 62 (4.01%) Bugzilla
16 50 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (2.98%) Mercurial
18 38 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
19 36 (2.33%) SoapUI
20 34 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 286 (18.51%) Finance
2 157 (10.16%) Banking
3 89 (5.76%) Investment Banking
4 71 (4.60%) Retail
5 48 (3.11%) Front Office
6 44 (2.85%) Marketing
7 38 (2.46%) Financial Institution
8 36 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.62%) Billing
10 22 (1.42%) Advertising
11 21 (1.36%) Publishing
11 21 (1.36%) Games
11 21 (1.36%) Back Office
12 12 (0.78%) Electronics
13 10 (0.65%) German Language
14 8 (0.52%) French Language
15 7 (0.45%) Legal
16 6 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.19%) Automotive
17 3 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 457 (29.58%) Developer
2 306 (19.81%) Analyst
3 146 (9.45%) Tester
4 139 (9.00%) Test Analyst
5 128 (8.28%) Java Developer
6 127 (8.22%) Business Analyst
7 63 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 63 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 62 (4.01%) Test Engineer
9 61 (3.95%) Project Manager
10 60 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 46 (2.98%) Consultant
12 45 (2.91%) ScrumMaster
13 42 (2.72%) Software Engineer
14 39 (2.52%) .NET Developer
15 36 (2.33%) Architect
16 34 (2.20%) Test Leader
16 34 (2.20%) Automation Tester
17 33 (2.14%) Lead Developer
18 32 (2.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (16.05%) Web Services
2 244 (15.79%) XML
3 230 (14.89%) HTML
4 199 (12.88%) .NET
5 178 (11.52%) CSS
6 155 (10.03%) Spring
7 137 (8.87%) jQuery
8 110 (7.12%) SOAP
9 101 (6.54%) JSON
10 98 (6.34%) RESTful
10 98 (6.34%) HTML5
11 96 (6.21%) Middleware
12 93 (6.02%) REST
13 88 (5.70%) J2EE
14 76 (4.92%) AngularJS
15 70 (4.53%) Hibernate
16 69 (4.47%) Ajax
17 61 (3.95%) XSD
18 55 (3.56%) ASP.NET
19 52 (3.37%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.15%) Open Source
2 81 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 56 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.98%) Wiki
5 41 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (2.14%) Derivative
7 32 (2.07%) STB
8 31 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 31 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 30 (1.94%) Clustering
10 26 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.49%) Credit Risk
11 23 (1.49%) Digital Media
12 19 (1.23%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.17%) iPad
14 17 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.10%) Video on Demand
14 17 (1.10%) Equities
14 17 (1.10%) Fixed Income
15 14 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 265 (17.15%) Linux
2 242 (15.66%) UNIX
3 148 (9.58%) Windows
4 76 (4.92%) Android
5 64 (4.14%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.62%) SELinux
6 25 (1.62%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.49%) Debian
8 22 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.17%) CentOS
12 12 (0.78%) Windows Phone
12 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.65%) Solaris
14 9 (0.58%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (0.52%) Windows CE
16 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (31.26%) Scrum
2 462 (29.90%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (16.18%) TDD
4 245 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
5 183 (11.84%) E-Commerce
6 176 (11.39%) BDD
7 155 (10.03%) Test Scripting
8 135 (8.74%) DevOps
9 124 (8.03%) MVC
10 120 (7.77%) SOA
10 120 (7.77%) Project Management
11 115 (7.44%) OO
12 114 (7.38%) Configuration Management
13 110 (7.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 107 (6.93%) Unit Testing
15 105 (6.80%) Kanban
16 100 (6.47%) Test Automation
17 98 (6.34%) User Stories
18 94 (6.08%) Software Testing
19 89 (5.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 486 (31.46%) Java
2 350 (22.65%) SQL
3 235 (15.21%) JavaScript
4 172 (11.13%) C#
5 152 (9.84%) Python
6 129 (8.35%) Ruby
7 112 (7.25%) Bash Shell
8 90 (5.83%) PHP
9 81 (5.24%) Perl
10 55 (3.56%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.30%) PL/SQL
12 44 (2.85%) C++
13 34 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 33 (2.14%) C
15 25 (1.62%) Jython
16 24 (1.55%) VB
16 24 (1.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 23 (1.49%) VB.NET
17 23 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (7.83%) ISEB
2 95 (6.15%) Degree
3 90 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 83 (5.37%) ISTQB
5 67 (4.34%) SC Cleared
6 29 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.91%) PMP
7 14 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 11 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.45%) MAPM
11 5 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.26%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.19%) IIBA
14 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.13%) HND
14 2 (0.13%) PhD
14 2 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (12.49%) QA
2 23 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.45%) SLA
5 5 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.32%) WCAG
6 4 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.19%) ISO 9002
8 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.065%) Basel III
8 1 (0.065%) FINREP
8 1 (0.065%) EMIR
8 1 (0.065%) CRD IV
System Software
1 64 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (1.17%) vCloud
4 17 (1.10%) Samba
5 16 (1.04%) Postfix
6 14 (0.91%) XenServer
6 14 (0.91%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.45%) HDFS
8 6 (0.39%) Varnish
9 4 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
10 3 (0.19%) Docker
11 2 (0.13%) KVM
11 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.13%) Xen
12 1 (0.065%) Squid
Systems Management
1 138 (8.93%) HP Quality Center
2 132 (8.54%) Puppet
3 43 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (1.55%) ZABBIX
5 20 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 20 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 17 (1.10%) Control-M
7 14 (0.91%) Nagios
8 12 (0.78%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.52%) Ansible
10 7 (0.45%) YUM
11 6 (0.39%) Salt
12 5 (0.32%) Zenoss
13 4 (0.26%) OpenView
13 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.13%) Ganglia
14 2 (0.13%) Oozie
14 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
15 1 (0.065%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 271 (17.54%) Oracle
2 129 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 106 (6.86%) Atlassian
4 101 (6.54%) VMware
5 73 (4.72%) HP
6 63 (4.08%) IBM
7 60 (3.88%) hybris
8 59 (3.82%) Remedy
9 54 (3.50%) JBoss
10 47 (3.04%) Red Hat
11 32 (2.07%) Google
12 29 (1.88%) SAP
13 26 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.55%) 29West
15 22 (1.42%) Sybase
16 21 (1.36%) Zend
17 20 (1.29%) Citrix
18 19 (1.23%) Siebel
19 17 (1.10%) Sun
20 14 (0.91%) Informatica
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £333 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
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Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
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Roc Search
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