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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 131 166 223
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +57
Contract jobs citing JIRA 930 673 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.23% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 9.79% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 469 281
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £111.25 £55.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -

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
7175 6873 5366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.59% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4590 4401 3397
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 141 136
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £31.05 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +33 853 £400 +3.22% 182
London +35 505 £425 +2.40% 91
South East +44 138 £365 +14.06% 34
City of London +4 108 £400 -11.11% 24
East of England +43 59 £398 +44.72% 12
Hampshire +12 42 £387 +17.12% 12
North West +15 40 £450 +38.46% 20
Scotland +16 39 £370 -12.94% 8
South West -7 37 £375 -9.09% 9
West Midlands +7 33 £363 -19.44% 3
Wales -10 24 £423 +15.75% 1
Berkshire +1 23 £325 +2.36% 5
Edinburgh +1 21 £375 -14.28% 5
Manchester +10 20 £450 +42.85% 10
Oxfordshire -4 20 £375 +38.88% 2
Shropshire - 20 £463 -
Surrey +13 18 £299 -8.07% 11
Southampton +1 17 £395 +5.33% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £350 +25.00% 2
Bristol -1 16 £375 +7.14% 5
Glasgow +7 15 £350 - 3
North East +2 14 £470 - 3
Yorkshire -28 14 £338 +0.37% 4
Essex +9 13 £388 +43.51% 1
Telford - 13 £400 -
Bedfordshire +7 12 £475 +104.30% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 12 £269 -10.41% 5
Tyne and Wear - 12 £470 - 3
Suffolk +12 11 £350 - 2
Oxford -4 11 £375 -

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1100 (61.21%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (36.12%) Java
3 508 (28.27%) Scrum
4 487 (27.10%) SQL
5 398 (22.15%) Confluence
6 378 (21.04%) Oracle
7 374 (20.81%) Linux
8 369 (20.53%) Jenkins
9 340 (18.92%) Finance
10 335 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
11 308 (17.14%) Git (software)
11 308 (17.14%) Subversion
12 297 (16.53%) HTML
13 279 (15.53%) JavaScript
14 253 (14.08%) .NET
15 237 (13.19%) Web Services
16 228 (12.69%) TDD
17 227 (12.63%) Windows
18 221 (12.30%) Selenium
19 218 (12.13%) QA
20 211 (11.74%) Maven
21 207 (11.52%) Banking
22 203 (11.30%) BDD
23 202 (11.24%) XML
24 199 (11.07%) UNIX
24 199 (11.07%) Python
25 195 (10.85%) C#
25 195 (10.85%) Security Cleared
26 194 (10.80%) DevOps
27 193 (10.74%) CSS

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 398 (22.15%) Confluence
2 117 (6.51%) Apache
3 114 (6.34%) Tomcat
4 94 (5.23%) WebLogic
5 90 (5.01%) JBoss
6 83 (4.62%) SharePoint
7 61 (3.39%) IIS
8 49 (2.73%) CMS
9 48 (2.67%) Node.js
10 46 (2.56%) WebSphere
11 32 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (1.39%) MQSeries
13 23 (1.28%) OpenStack
14 21 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 21 (1.17%) nginx
15 19 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
16 18 (1.00%) MediaWiki
17 14 (0.78%) Drupal
17 14 (0.78%) Mule
18 12 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 123 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.23%) MS Office
3 53 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.23%) MS Project
5 31 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.06%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.22%) Mingle
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) HipChat
10 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Simulink
10 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (0.89%) Summit
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.39%) Tridion
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.39%) Magento
3 7 (0.39%) Documaker
4 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.22%) Maximo
7 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 80 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.78%) PaaS
5 12 (0.67%) GitHub
5 12 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.56%) IaaS
6 10 (0.56%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.45%) Trello
7 8 (0.45%) SaaS
8 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
10 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.056%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.056%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.056%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.28%) Firewall
2 58 (3.23%) Internet
3 47 (2.62%) HTTP
4 34 (1.89%) Network Security
5 25 (1.39%) LDAP
6 24 (1.34%) AMQP
7 23 (1.28%) VPN
8 21 (1.17%) WAN
8 21 (1.17%) TCP/IP
9 19 (1.06%) LAN
9 19 (1.06%) DNS
10 18 (1.00%) SSL
11 16 (0.89%) IPv6
12 15 (0.83%) DHCP
13 14 (0.78%) OSPF
13 14 (0.78%) BGP
13 14 (0.78%) EIGRP
13 14 (0.78%) IPsec
14 10 (0.56%) SAN
15 9 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.79%) Oracle Database
3 100 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 93 (5.18%) NoSQL
5 88 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 88 (4.90%) MySQL
6 48 (2.67%) Hadoop
7 45 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
9 36 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (1.56%) Big Data
13 22 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
17 14 (0.78%) Data Mining
17 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 369 (20.53%) Jenkins
2 308 (17.14%) Subversion
2 308 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 221 (12.30%) Selenium
4 211 (11.74%) Maven
5 160 (8.90%) JUnit
6 133 (7.40%) Cucumber
7 129 (7.18%) Ant
8 122 (6.79%) TeamCity
9 96 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 89 (4.95%) Eclipse
11 81 (4.51%) Hudson
12 61 (3.39%) WebDriver
13 58 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 58 (3.23%) Gradle
14 52 (2.89%) Artifactory
15 47 (2.62%) SoapUI
16 46 (2.56%) Visual Studio
17 45 (2.50%) JMeter
18 41 (2.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 340 (18.92%) Finance
2 207 (11.52%) Banking
3 93 (5.18%) Investment Banking
4 81 (4.51%) Retail
5 76 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.39%) Marketing
7 35 (1.95%) Front Office
8 24 (1.34%) Billing
9 23 (1.28%) Legal
9 23 (1.28%) Games
10 21 (1.17%) Publishing
11 17 (0.95%) Back Office
11 17 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.78%) Electronics
12 14 (0.78%) Automotive
13 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.50%) Advertising
15 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 466 (25.93%) Developer
2 410 (22.82%) Analyst
3 177 (9.85%) Business Analyst
4 176 (9.79%) Test Analyst
5 153 (8.51%) Tester
6 146 (8.12%) Java Developer
7 101 (5.62%) Project Manager
8 75 (4.17%) Architect
9 71 (3.95%) Agile Business Analyst
10 69 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 58 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
11 58 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 58 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 57 (3.17%) Software Engineer
13 56 (3.12%) Consultant
14 53 (2.95%) Test Engineer
15 43 (2.39%) Test Manager
16 36 (2.00%) Automation Tester
17 35 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
17 35 (1.95%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (16.53%) HTML
2 253 (14.08%) .NET
3 237 (13.19%) Web Services
4 202 (11.24%) XML
5 193 (10.74%) CSS
6 149 (8.29%) JSON
7 136 (7.57%) Spring
8 133 (7.40%) HTML5
9 128 (7.12%) jQuery
10 115 (6.40%) RESTful
11 103 (5.73%) J2EE
12 85 (4.73%) AngularJS
13 76 (4.23%) Hibernate
14 71 (3.95%) SOAP
15 67 (3.73%) CSS3
16 66 (3.67%) REST
17 53 (2.95%) ASP.NET
18 49 (2.73%) JSP
18 49 (2.73%) .NET Framework
19 46 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 141 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.68%) Open Source
3 104 (5.79%) User Experience
4 59 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.23%) Derivative
7 39 (2.17%) Wiki
7 39 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.89%) Fixed Income
9 32 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 32 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.28%) Clustering
12 22 (1.22%) iPad
13 18 (1.00%) Equities
14 16 (0.89%) STB
15 15 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
15 15 (0.83%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.83%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 374 (20.81%) Linux
2 227 (12.63%) Windows
3 199 (11.07%) UNIX
4 100 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (3.62%) Android
6 53 (2.95%) Apple iOS
7 35 (1.95%) CentOS
8 28 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 23 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.22%) Solaris
11 21 (1.17%) AIX
12 17 (0.95%) Debian
13 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.28%) SUSE
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1100 (61.21%) Agile Software Development
2 508 (28.27%) Scrum
3 335 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
4 228 (12.69%) TDD
5 203 (11.30%) BDD
6 194 (10.80%) DevOps
7 166 (9.24%) Test Scripting
8 158 (8.79%) User Stories
9 154 (8.57%) E-Commerce
10 137 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 130 (7.23%) Project Management
12 125 (6.96%) OO
12 125 (6.96%) Test Automation
13 123 (6.84%) Unit Testing
13 123 (6.84%) Software Engineering
14 122 (6.79%) Kanban
15 111 (6.18%) Waterfall
16 109 (6.07%) Configuration Management
17 105 (5.84%) MVC
18 102 (5.68%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 649 (36.12%) Java
2 487 (27.10%) SQL
3 279 (15.53%) JavaScript
4 199 (11.07%) Python
5 195 (10.85%) C#
6 136 (7.57%) Ruby
7 93 (5.18%) Bash Shell
8 80 (4.45%) Perl
9 72 (4.01%) PHP
10 67 (3.73%) PL/SQL
11 63 (3.51%) C++
12 56 (3.12%) C
13 47 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 41 (2.28%) Scala
15 40 (2.23%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.84%) Groovy
17 32 (1.78%) T-SQL
18 26 (1.45%) VB.NET
19 22 (1.22%) VBA
20 21 (1.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 195 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.57%) Degree
3 99 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 91 (5.06%) ISEB
5 77 (4.28%) ISTQB
6 67 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.67%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.50%) OCPJP
13 8 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.45%) PMP
13 8 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.45%) CCNA
14 5 (0.28%) MCPD
15 4 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.22%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (12.13%) QA
2 14 (0.78%) EMIR
3 12 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.56%) SLA
4 10 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 14001
6 8 (0.45%) FATCA
7 5 (0.28%) MiFID
8 4 (0.22%) WAI
8 4 (0.22%) COREP
9 2 (0.11%) FINREP
9 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.056%) HL7
10 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
System Software
1 39 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.06%) Docker
3 18 (1.00%) iptables
3 18 (1.00%) Postfix
3 18 (1.00%) Samba
4 17 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (0.83%) XenServer
6 12 (0.67%) Varnish
7 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.50%) Firmware
7 9 (0.50%) NFS
8 8 (0.45%) Squid
9 7 (0.39%) GlusterFS
9 7 (0.39%) vCloud
10 6 (0.33%) OCFS2
10 6 (0.33%) GFS2
10 6 (0.33%) vSphere
11 5 (0.28%) GPFS
11 5 (0.28%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 175 (9.74%) Puppet
2 152 (8.46%) HP Quality Center
3 77 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.01%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.50%) ZABBIX
6 24 (1.34%) Salt
7 17 (0.95%) Ansible
8 16 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (0.78%) BladeLogic
10 13 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 13 (0.72%) Control-M
10 13 (0.72%) yum
11 12 (0.67%) Nagios
12 9 (0.50%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.45%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.45%) logstash
14 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.33%) Cacti
15 6 (0.33%) SELinux
16 5 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 378 (21.04%) Oracle
2 141 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 136 (7.57%) Red Hat
4 113 (6.29%) HP
5 111 (6.18%) Atlassian
6 70 (3.90%) IBM
7 55 (3.06%) VMware
8 44 (2.45%) Adobe
9 34 (1.89%) Perforce
9 34 (1.89%) TIBCO
9 34 (1.89%) hybris
10 30 (1.67%) Sybase
11 28 (1.56%) SAP
11 28 (1.56%) Splunk
12 25 (1.39%) Remedy
13 24 (1.34%) Talend
14 21 (1.17%) ATG
14 21 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.06%) Citrix
16 15 (0.83%) BEA
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £42750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £455.00 per day
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Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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