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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 123 185 240
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +55
Contract jobs citing JIRA 879 543 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.10% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.02% 9.16% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 404 241
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £180.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.77% +1209.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £180.00 £8.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £180.00 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £180.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-77.77% +958.82%

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
6749 5930 5074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.25% 12.01% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3749 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 110 148
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.94 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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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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 +64 818 £400 +6.66% 238
London +22 446 £425 +9.67% 121
South East +83 144 £363 +11.53% 43
City of London +13 98 £423 -6.11% 33
South West +15 54 £385 +1.98% 13
East of England +50 50 £363 +31.81% 12
Berkshire +36 49 £338 +42.10% 8
Scotland +22 45 £375 +40.31% 4
Hampshire +25 43 £385 +20.31% 6
East Midlands +20 39 £350 +16.66% 13
North West +10 38 £500 +37.93% 8
Northamptonshire +21 36 £350 -30.00% 1
Northampton +16 35 £350 -30.00%
West Midlands +22 28 £438 -2.77% 11
Edinburgh +19 26 £360 +38.72% 2
Manchester +13 23 £500 +100.00% 5
Hertfordshire +19 20 £310 +29.16% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 20 £363 -3.33% 2
Reading +15 19 £340 +83.78% 2
Devon +8 18 £411 +9.66% 2
Southampton +2 18 £395 - 2
Exeter +6 17 £411 +13.44% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £363 +31.81% 2
Glasgow +8 14 £400 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -12 14 £338 +3.84% 13
Shropshire - 14 £463 - 2
West Yorkshire -18 13 £338 +0.37% 5
Bristol -5 12 £350 +7.69% 6
Leeds -27 12 £344 +2.23% 5
Gloucestershire -2 11 £450 +63.63% 1

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1070 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 682 (39.06%) Java
3 503 (28.81%) Scrum
4 451 (25.83%) SQL
5 370 (21.19%) Confluence
6 369 (21.13%) Jenkins
7 337 (19.30%) Oracle
8 326 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
9 323 (18.50%) Linux
10 319 (18.27%) Finance
11 310 (17.75%) Git (software)
12 303 (17.35%) Subversion
13 301 (17.24%) HTML
14 261 (14.95%) Selenium
15 253 (14.49%) TDD
16 249 (14.26%) Web Services
17 247 (14.15%) JavaScript
18 228 (13.06%) .NET
19 214 (12.26%) XML
20 211 (12.08%) DevOps
21 210 (12.03%) Maven
22 207 (11.86%) QA
23 203 (11.63%) CSS
24 201 (11.51%) Security Cleared
25 197 (11.28%) BDD
26 190 (10.88%) UNIX
26 190 (10.88%) C#
27 182 (10.42%) Banking
27 182 (10.42%) Windows
28 181 (10.37%) Python

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 370 (21.19%) Confluence
2 131 (7.50%) Apache
3 111 (6.36%) Tomcat
4 104 (5.96%) JBoss
5 82 (4.70%) WebLogic
6 72 (4.12%) SharePoint
7 43 (2.46%) CMS
8 36 (2.06%) IIS
9 30 (1.72%) WebSphere
9 30 (1.72%) Node.js
10 24 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 20 (1.15%) nginx
13 19 (1.09%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.03%) OpenStack
14 18 (1.03%) MQSeries
15 17 (0.97%) MediaWiki
16 16 (0.92%) TIBCO EMS
17 14 (0.80%) Drupal
17 14 (0.80%) FileNet
Applications
1 105 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.78%) MS Office
3 33 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.89%) MS Project
4 28 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.29%) Mingle
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Simulink
10 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.97%) Summit
2 12 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 9 (0.52%) Magento
5 8 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.40%) Documaker
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) Tridion
8 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.17%) RMDS
8 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.57%) Basecamp
4 9 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.46%) SaaS
5 8 (0.46%) Trello
6 7 (0.40%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.34%) IaaS
7 6 (0.34%) PaaS
8 4 (0.23%) Force.com
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.17%) GitHub
9 3 (0.17%) ElastiCache
9 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.98%) Internet
2 38 (2.18%) HTTP
3 36 (2.06%) Firewall
4 31 (1.78%) Network Security
5 28 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 22 (1.26%) DNS
7 21 (1.20%) WAN
7 21 (1.20%) LAN
7 21 (1.20%) AMQP
8 20 (1.15%) LDAP
9 19 (1.09%) VPN
10 16 (0.92%) SSL
10 16 (0.92%) IPv6
10 16 (0.92%) OSPF
10 16 (0.92%) BGP
10 16 (0.92%) EIGRP
10 16 (0.92%) IPsec
11 8 (0.46%) Intranet
12 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 129 (7.39%) NoSQL
3 110 (6.30%) MongoDB
4 102 (5.84%) MySQL
5 100 (5.73%) Oracle Database
6 87 (4.98%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 45 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (1.78%) Big Data
11 31 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.15%) DB2
14 19 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 369 (21.13%) Jenkins
2 310 (17.75%) Git (software)
3 303 (17.35%) Subversion
4 261 (14.95%) Selenium
5 210 (12.03%) Maven
6 159 (9.11%) JUnit
7 140 (8.02%) Cucumber
8 126 (7.22%) TeamCity
9 110 (6.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 104 (5.96%) Eclipse
10 104 (5.96%) Ant
11 86 (4.93%) Hudson
12 69 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 67 (3.84%) QuickTest Pro
14 60 (3.44%) WebDriver
15 59 (3.38%) SoapUI
16 43 (2.46%) JMeter
17 42 (2.41%) NUnit
18 36 (2.06%) Visual Studio
18 36 (2.06%) Gradle
General
1 319 (18.27%) Finance
2 182 (10.42%) Banking
3 76 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 63 (3.61%) Retail
5 54 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.12%) Marketing
7 36 (2.06%) Front Office
8 24 (1.37%) Games
9 19 (1.09%) Publishing
10 16 (0.92%) Back Office
10 16 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.86%) Billing
12 13 (0.74%) Legal
12 13 (0.74%) Electronics
13 12 (0.69%) Automotive
14 8 (0.46%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.34%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.29%) Advertising
16 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 491 (28.12%) Developer
2 384 (21.99%) Analyst
3 203 (11.63%) Test Analyst
4 186 (10.65%) Tester
5 165 (9.45%) Java Developer
6 123 (7.04%) Business Analyst
7 101 (5.78%) Project Manager
8 75 (4.30%) Architect
9 65 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (3.55%) .NET Developer
11 57 (3.26%) Consultant
12 54 (3.09%) Automation Tester
13 52 (2.98%) Software Engineer
13 52 (2.98%) Test Manager
14 51 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 51 (2.92%) Test Engineer
15 46 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
16 41 (2.35%) Test Leader
17 39 (2.23%) ScrumMaster
18 35 (2.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (17.24%) HTML
2 249 (14.26%) Web Services
3 228 (13.06%) .NET
4 214 (12.26%) XML
5 203 (11.63%) CSS
6 180 (10.31%) Spring
7 168 (9.62%) JSON
8 147 (8.42%) jQuery
9 136 (7.79%) RESTful
10 131 (7.50%) HTML5
11 122 (6.99%) J2EE
12 108 (6.19%) SOAP
12 108 (6.19%) Hibernate
13 93 (5.33%) AngularJS
14 91 (5.21%) REST
15 65 (3.72%) CSS3
16 62 (3.55%) .NET Framework
17 60 (3.44%) Middleware
18 58 (3.32%) JSP
19 52 (2.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 158 (9.05%) Open Source
2 109 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 73 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 65 (3.72%) User Experience
5 43 (2.46%) Derivative
6 41 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 35 (2.00%) Client/Server
8 34 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.60%) Wiki
10 26 (1.49%) iPad
11 24 (1.37%) Management Information System
12 22 (1.26%) Fixed Income
12 22 (1.26%) Clustering
13 19 (1.09%) STB
14 18 (1.03%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (0.80%) Equities
16 14 (0.80%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 323 (18.50%) Linux
2 190 (10.88%) UNIX
3 182 (10.42%) Windows
4 68 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (3.67%) Android
6 50 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.60%) AIX
8 26 (1.49%) Ubuntu
9 24 (1.37%) CentOS
10 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (0.92%) Solaris
12 14 (0.80%) Debian
13 13 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.23%) SUSE
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.11%) HPUX
16 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1070 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (28.81%) Scrum
3 326 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
4 253 (14.49%) TDD
5 211 (12.08%) DevOps
6 197 (11.28%) BDD
7 157 (8.99%) Test Scripting
8 142 (8.13%) OO
9 136 (7.79%) E-Commerce
10 134 (7.67%) Software Testing
11 130 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 127 (7.27%) User Stories
13 125 (7.16%) Kanban
13 125 (7.16%) Project Management
14 116 (6.64%) Test Automation
15 115 (6.59%) Unit Testing
16 114 (6.53%) Automated Testing
17 111 (6.36%) MVC
18 106 (6.07%) SOA
19 103 (5.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 682 (39.06%) Java
2 451 (25.83%) SQL
3 247 (14.15%) JavaScript
4 190 (10.88%) C#
5 181 (10.37%) Python
6 134 (7.67%) Ruby
7 87 (4.98%) Bash Shell
8 78 (4.47%) Perl
9 74 (4.24%) PHP
10 61 (3.49%) PL/SQL
11 54 (3.09%) C++
12 52 (2.98%) Scala
13 48 (2.75%) C
14 45 (2.58%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.06%) Groovy
16 31 (1.78%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.32%) Korn
18 22 (1.26%) VBA
19 20 (1.15%) PowerShell
20 18 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.62%) ISEB
3 123 (7.04%) Degree
4 118 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 105 (6.01%) ISTQB
6 55 (3.15%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.72%) VCP4
8 23 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.80%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.69%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.52%) OCPJP
13 8 (0.46%) PMP
14 7 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.34%) MCPD
16 5 (0.29%) CCNA
16 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (11.86%) QA
2 19 (1.09%) SLA
3 15 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.69%) ISO 14001
5 9 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.29%) COREP
7 4 (0.23%) FATCA
8 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.11%) EMIR
9 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.057%) FINREP
System Software
1 38 (2.18%) Docker
2 34 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.97%) Postfix
3 17 (0.97%) XenServer
3 17 (0.97%) Samba
4 15 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.52%) vCloud
7 8 (0.46%) Squid
8 7 (0.40%) Varnish
9 5 (0.29%) KVM
9 5 (0.29%) Firmware
9 5 (0.29%) NFS
10 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.057%) Gluster
12 1 (0.057%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 179 (10.25%) HP Quality Center
2 175 (10.02%) Puppet
3 59 (3.38%) Vagrant
3 59 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.49%) ZABBIX
5 17 (0.97%) Salt
6 13 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.57%) Control-M
7 10 (0.57%) Ansible
8 9 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.46%) logstash
10 7 (0.40%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.40%) yum
10 7 (0.40%) Nagios
11 6 (0.34%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.29%) SELinux
12 5 (0.29%) Kibana
13 4 (0.23%) SCOM
13 4 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 337 (19.30%) Oracle
2 152 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 127 (7.27%) HP
4 93 (5.33%) Red Hat
4 93 (5.33%) Atlassian
5 63 (3.61%) IBM
6 52 (2.98%) VMware
7 41 (2.35%) hybris
8 38 (2.18%) Perforce
9 32 (1.83%) SAP
10 26 (1.49%) Adobe
11 25 (1.43%) TIBCO
12 24 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.37%) Sybase
13 23 (1.32%) ATG
13 23 (1.32%) Google
13 23 (1.32%) Splunk
14 21 (1.20%) Remedy
14 21 (1.20%) Citrix
14 21 (1.20%) Murex
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Berkshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £575 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day Rate Negotiable depending upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £160.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £465 per day
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £100K or excellent day rates
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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