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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 159 227 247
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +20
Contract jobs citing JIRA 702 441 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.37% 7.71% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 293 275
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-24.00% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6770 5717 5819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.85% 11.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4341 3568 3443
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 152 212
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 £32.00 £24.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.85 £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 11 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 11 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
(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 +55 637 £400 -3.03% 211
London +46 413 £425 -5.55% 140
City of London +32 96 £450 +9.09% 54
South East +46 84 £375 +8.69% 30
East of England +13 44 £313 -13.79% 8
Wales +9 33 £350 +25.00% 1
South West 0 31 £413 +26.92% 3
Surrey +19 24 £325 -14.75% 4
South Wales +3 24 £350 +25.00% 1
Scotland +6 23 £375 +25.00% 6
Bristol +1 23 £425 - 1
Hampshire 0 23 £350 +34.61% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 22 £313 -24.24% 3
Cambridge +5 20 £313 -24.24% 3
Yorkshire -11 20 £358 +10.00% 6
Berkshire +9 17 £388 +4.72% 8
Edinburgh -6 16 £375 +25.00% 3
West Yorkshire -9 16 £363 +6.61% 5
North West -11 14 £338 +12.50% 13
Leeds -14 14 £361 +6.25% 5
East Midlands +6 11 £325 - 3
West Midlands -9 11 £330 - 7
Southampton - 11 £365 - 2
Manchester -2 10 £325 +8.33% 11
Cardiff - 9 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 8 £530 +24.70% 4
Hertfordshire +5 7 £325 -
Essex +4 7 £165 -48.83% 1
Reading +4 7 £388 +4.72% 2
Luton -11 7 £530 +24.70% 2

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 419 (30.88%) Java
2 405 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (28.81%) Scrum
4 339 (24.98%) SQL
5 301 (22.18%) Confluence
6 264 (19.45%) Subversion
7 256 (18.87%) Git (software)
8 247 (18.20%) Oracle
9 246 (18.13%) Finance
10 241 (17.76%) Linux
11 236 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 231 (17.02%) UNIX
13 229 (16.88%) Maven
14 218 (16.06%) Selenium
15 212 (15.62%) TDD
16 202 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
17 199 (14.66%) JavaScript
18 196 (14.44%) QA
19 193 (14.22%) XML
20 180 (13.26%) Web Services
21 177 (13.04%) HTML
22 166 (12.23%) Banking
23 164 (12.09%) .NET
24 162 (11.94%) BDD
25 158 (11.64%) E-Commerce
25 158 (11.64%) HP Quality Center
26 150 (11.05%) Test Scripting
27 147 (10.83%) C#
28 145 (10.69%) CSS
29 133 (9.80%) ISEB

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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
1 301 (22.18%) Confluence
2 108 (7.96%) Apache
3 89 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 78 (5.75%) WebLogic
5 52 (3.83%) SharePoint
6 51 (3.76%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.92%) CMS
8 21 (1.55%) IIS
8 21 (1.55%) nginx
9 15 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.88%) MediaWiki
11 11 (0.81%) Node.js
11 11 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 10 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.66%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 82 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.10%) MS Project
3 39 (2.87%) MS Office
4 37 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) Mingle
9 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) Gephi
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
9 2 (0.15%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.074%) InDesign
10 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.074%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 24 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.59%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.44%) Documaker
6 6 (0.44%) RMDS
6 6 (0.44%) Temenos T24
6 6 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.37%) Magento
7 5 (0.37%) Global One
8 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
9 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.22%) Maximo
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.15%) Summit
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.96%) SaaS
5 11 (0.81%) GitHub
5 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (0.66%) Google Apps
6 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.37%) PaaS
7 5 (0.37%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.37%) IaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Joyent
9 2 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.15%) Heroku
9 2 (0.15%) Force.com
10 1 (0.074%) Office 365
10 1 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.074%) Trello
10 1 (0.074%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.65%) HTTP
1 36 (2.65%) Firewall
2 31 (2.28%) Internet
3 30 (2.21%) SSL
3 30 (2.21%) LDAP
4 22 (1.62%) VPN
5 19 (1.40%) HTTPS
6 17 (1.25%) DNS
7 14 (1.03%) 3G
7 14 (1.03%) 2G
7 14 (1.03%) 4G
8 13 (0.96%) NAS
8 13 (0.96%) DVB
8 13 (0.96%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.96%) IPv6
8 13 (0.96%) WAN
9 12 (0.88%) FTP
9 12 (0.88%) LAN
9 12 (0.88%) EIGRP
9 12 (0.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.70%) MySQL
2 115 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 53 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 48 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 45 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 44 (3.24%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 35 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.77%) Big Data
12 21 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
13 17 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (1.25%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.11%) DB2
14 15 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.88%) Pentaho
16 11 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 264 (19.45%) Subversion
2 256 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 236 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 229 (16.88%) Maven
5 218 (16.06%) Selenium
6 111 (8.18%) JUnit
7 110 (8.11%) Cucumber
8 88 (6.48%) WebDriver
9 79 (5.82%) TeamCity
10 73 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 73 (5.38%) Hudson
11 70 (5.16%) Ant
12 63 (4.64%) JMeter
13 59 (4.35%) SoapUI
14 55 (4.05%) Eclipse
15 54 (3.98%) Bugzilla
16 52 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 42 (3.10%) QuickTest Pro
18 35 (2.58%) Mercurial
19 31 (2.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 246 (18.13%) Finance
2 166 (12.23%) Banking
3 102 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 72 (5.31%) Retail
5 39 (2.87%) Marketing
6 37 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.58%) Front Office
8 27 (1.99%) Publishing
9 26 (1.92%) Back Office
10 24 (1.77%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.62%) Games
12 19 (1.40%) Advertising
13 11 (0.81%) Billing
14 9 (0.66%) Electronics
14 9 (0.66%) German Language
15 6 (0.44%) Legal
16 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (28.67%) Developer
2 278 (20.49%) Analyst
3 151 (11.13%) Tester
4 132 (9.73%) Test Analyst
5 106 (7.81%) Business Analyst
6 98 (7.22%) Java Developer
7 54 (3.98%) Test Engineer
7 54 (3.98%) Agile Business Analyst
8 49 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 42 (3.10%) Project Manager
9 42 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 41 (3.02%) Test Leader
11 39 (2.87%) Test Manager
12 37 (2.73%) Administrator
13 36 (2.65%) .NET Developer
14 32 (2.36%) Consultant
15 31 (2.28%) C# Developer
16 30 (2.21%) Automation Tester
17 28 (2.06%) Architect
18 26 (1.92%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (14.22%) XML
2 180 (13.26%) Web Services
3 177 (13.04%) HTML
4 164 (12.09%) .NET
5 145 (10.69%) CSS
6 125 (9.21%) Spring
7 104 (7.66%) jQuery
8 87 (6.41%) JSON
9 84 (6.19%) REST
10 83 (6.12%) SOAP
11 78 (5.75%) RESTful
12 75 (5.53%) J2EE
13 65 (4.79%) HTML5
14 61 (4.50%) Middleware
15 48 (3.54%) Hibernate
15 48 (3.54%) XSD
16 46 (3.39%) Ajax
17 44 (3.24%) AngularJS
18 38 (2.80%) ASP.NET
19 37 (2.73%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.31%) Mobile App
2 63 (4.64%) Open Source
3 44 (3.24%) Wiki
4 42 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 37 (2.73%) STB
7 35 (2.58%) Derivative
8 25 (1.84%) Clustering
8 25 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.84%) Credit Risk
8 25 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.55%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.47%) Digital Media
11 19 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.33%) Equities
13 17 (1.25%) Market Risk
14 15 (1.11%) Handset
15 13 (0.96%) MPEG
15 13 (0.96%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 241 (17.76%) Linux
2 231 (17.02%) UNIX
3 117 (8.62%) Windows
4 67 (4.94%) Android
5 56 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.58%) Ubuntu
7 29 (2.14%) Debian
8 22 (1.62%) SELinux
9 14 (1.03%) CentOS
10 13 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.66%) Solaris
12 9 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.29%) pSOS
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (28.81%) Scrum
3 212 (15.62%) TDD
4 202 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (11.94%) BDD
6 158 (11.64%) E-Commerce
7 150 (11.05%) Test Scripting
8 124 (9.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 113 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 102 (7.52%) Software Testing
10 102 (7.52%) SOA
11 93 (6.85%) Configuration Management
12 92 (6.78%) DevOps
13 91 (6.71%) Unit Testing
14 87 (6.41%) Kanban
14 87 (6.41%) User Stories
15 85 (6.26%) Project Management
15 85 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (6.04%) OO
16 82 (6.04%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (30.88%) Java
2 339 (24.98%) SQL
3 199 (14.66%) JavaScript
4 147 (10.83%) C#
5 131 (9.65%) Python
6 120 (8.84%) Ruby
7 80 (5.90%) Perl
8 78 (5.75%) Bash Shell
9 52 (3.83%) PHP
10 47 (3.46%) PL/SQL
11 45 (3.32%) Shell Script
12 28 (2.06%) PowerShell
13 26 (1.92%) C++
14 22 (1.62%) VBScript
15 20 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.33%) XQuery
16 18 (1.33%) Groovy
17 17 (1.25%) C
17 17 (1.25%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (9.80%) ISEB
2 91 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 86 (6.34%) ISTQB
4 79 (5.82%) Degree
5 69 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.96%) PMP
8 11 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.44%) MAPM
11 6 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.29%) OCPJP
13 2 (0.15%) PhD
13 2 (0.15%) CCNA
13 2 (0.15%) CCA
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.074%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.074%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (14.44%) QA
2 18 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.81%) WCAG
4 10 (0.74%) SLA
5 8 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.29%) COBIT
7 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.22%) ISO 9002
7 3 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.15%) WAI
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.074%) Basel III
9 1 (0.074%) FINREP
9 1 (0.074%) FATCA
9 1 (0.074%) EMIR
9 1 (0.074%) CRD IV
System Software
1 51 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
3 19 (1.40%) vCloud
4 15 (1.11%) Samba
5 14 (1.03%) Postfix
6 13 (0.96%) Active Directory
7 12 (0.88%) XenServer
8 11 (0.81%) HDFS
9 5 (0.37%) KVM
10 4 (0.29%) Cygwin
10 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.29%) NFS
10 4 (0.29%) Squid
11 3 (0.22%) Xen
11 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.22%) Docker
12 2 (0.15%) vSphere
12 2 (0.15%) qmail
12 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 158 (11.64%) HP Quality Center
2 97 (7.15%) Puppet
3 23 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (1.69%) ZABBIX
4 22 (1.62%) Control-M
5 12 (0.88%) Nagios
6 9 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (0.52%) Ansible
8 6 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.29%) Ganglia
9 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.22%) OpenView
10 3 (0.22%) Salt
11 2 (0.15%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.15%) MOM
12 1 (0.074%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.074%) Nessus
12 1 (0.074%) WSUS
Vendors
1 247 (18.20%) Oracle
2 115 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 88 (6.48%) VMware
4 82 (6.04%) HP
5 81 (5.97%) Atlassian
6 58 (4.27%) IBM
7 48 (3.54%) JBoss
8 46 (3.39%) hybris
9 40 (2.95%) Red Hat
10 35 (2.58%) Google
11 32 (2.36%) Remedy
12 27 (1.99%) SAP
13 25 (1.84%) Sybase
13 25 (1.84%) Informatica
14 20 (1.47%) Citrix
15 19 (1.40%) Sun
15 19 (1.40%) 29West
16 16 (1.18%) Apple
17 15 (1.11%) Cognos
18 13 (0.96%) Adobe
Luton, Bedfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
CK Group
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 per annum + negotiable DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £305 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago