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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 138 217 264
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +47
Contract jobs citing JIRA 902 514 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 0.97% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.29% 8.20% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 346 290
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Average hourly rate £40.25 £50.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.50% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.55% +125.00%

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 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 19 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 +68 825 £375 -6.25% 222
London +66 525 £400 -5.88% 102
City of London +44 126 £400 -0.12% 27
South East +91 122 £375 +7.14% 52
East of England +16 55 £350 -5.08% 13
Hampshire +29 47 £340 +35.45% 16
North West +11 36 £350 +7.69% 15
Wales - 30 £325 - 3
Scotland +4 29 £378 +37.27% 5
Southampton - 25 £365 -
Berkshire +27 24 £350 -12.50% 4
Manchester +1 21 £350 +14.75% 11
West Midlands 0 21 £350 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire -18 19 £350 +7.69% 20
East Midlands +16 17 £350 +16.47% 4
Edinburgh +13 17 £270 -16.92% 3
Surrey +4 17 £420 +40.00% 18
Bedfordshire +3 17 £450 +5.88% 2
Luton -4 15 £450 +5.88% 2
West Yorkshire -1 14 £375 +10.29% 10
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £313 -13.79% 2
Hertfordshire -12 13 £395 - 6
Oxfordshire - 13 £488 - 5
South Wales - 13 £325 - 3
Birmingham - 13 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £350 +7.69% 3
Cambridge -4 12 £294 -18.96% 2
South West -44 11 £325 +0.85% 7
Cheshire +13 8 £300 -20.00% 3
Leeds -10 8 £356 +4.77% 6

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 948 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (32.42%) Java
3 507 (32.17%) Scrum
4 354 (22.46%) Confluence
5 344 (21.83%) SQL
6 315 (19.99%) Subversion
7 311 (19.73%) Git (software)
8 301 (19.10%) Jenkins
9 289 (18.34%) Finance
10 280 (17.77%) TDD
11 267 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
12 265 (16.81%) Maven
13 263 (16.69%) XML
14 261 (16.56%) Linux
15 260 (16.50%) Oracle
16 257 (16.31%) Web Services
17 250 (15.86%) HTML
18 239 (15.16%) JavaScript
19 233 (14.78%) UNIX
20 217 (13.77%) Selenium
21 206 (13.07%) .NET
22 186 (11.80%) CSS
22 186 (11.80%) QA
23 185 (11.74%) BDD
24 181 (11.48%) C#
25 178 (11.29%) MySQL
26 175 (11.10%) E-Commerce
27 166 (10.53%) Spring
28 157 (9.96%) Apache
29 156 (9.90%) Banking

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 354 (22.46%) Confluence
2 157 (9.96%) Apache
3 107 (6.79%) Tomcat
4 87 (5.52%) WebLogic
5 72 (4.57%) SharePoint
6 49 (3.11%) WebSphere
7 30 (1.90%) CMS
7 30 (1.90%) IIS
8 26 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 23 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 23 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 22 (1.40%) Node.js
10 22 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
11 20 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 18 (1.14%) nginx
13 14 (0.89%) FileNet
14 13 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.82%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 99 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.98%) MS Office
3 46 (2.92%) MS Project
4 42 (2.66%) MS Visio
5 35 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.70%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) Mingle
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.13%) Gephi
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
10 1 (0.063%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (1.27%) Documaker
4 14 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.82%) Oracle FAH
6 10 (0.63%) RMDS
7 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.51%) Magento
8 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.44%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.32%) Summit
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (1.33%) SaaS
5 17 (1.08%) GitHub
6 16 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (0.63%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.38%) Force.com
10 5 (0.32%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.32%) IaaS
10 5 (0.32%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.19%) PaaS
11 3 (0.19%) Joyent
12 2 (0.13%) Trello
12 2 (0.13%) Heroku
13 1 (0.063%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.063%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.87%) HTTP
2 48 (3.05%) Firewall
3 41 (2.60%) SSL
4 36 (2.28%) DNS
4 36 (2.28%) HTTPS
5 34 (2.16%) Internet
6 22 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 21 (1.33%) VPN
7 21 (1.33%) LDAP
8 13 (0.82%) IPsec
8 13 (0.82%) WAN
8 13 (0.82%) LAN
8 13 (0.82%) OSPF
8 13 (0.82%) EIGRP
8 13 (0.82%) BGP
8 13 (0.82%) IPv6
8 13 (0.82%) Network Security
9 12 (0.76%) NAS
10 9 (0.57%) DVB
10 9 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (11.29%) MySQL
2 139 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 68 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 64 (4.06%) NoSQL
5 55 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.30%) MongoDB
7 47 (2.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 45 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 25 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
13 24 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 23 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
15 22 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
16 21 (1.33%) Big Data
17 17 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
18 15 (0.95%) Redis
19 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 315 (19.99%) Subversion
2 311 (19.73%) Git (software)
3 301 (19.10%) Jenkins
4 265 (16.81%) Maven
5 217 (13.77%) Selenium
6 148 (9.39%) JUnit
7 115 (7.30%) Cucumber
8 105 (6.66%) Hudson
9 103 (6.54%) Eclipse
10 95 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 90 (5.71%) TeamCity
12 88 (5.58%) WebDriver
13 72 (4.57%) Ant
14 64 (4.06%) Bugzilla
14 64 (4.06%) JMeter
15 55 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (2.73%) Mercurial
17 38 (2.41%) FitNesse
18 35 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
18 35 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 289 (18.34%) Finance
2 156 (9.90%) Banking
3 80 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 64 (4.06%) Retail
5 48 (3.05%) Front Office
6 43 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 41 (2.60%) Marketing
8 38 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 27 (1.71%) Billing
10 19 (1.21%) Games
10 19 (1.21%) Advertising
11 18 (1.14%) Publishing
12 15 (0.95%) Electronics
13 12 (0.76%) Back Office
14 8 (0.51%) French Language
14 8 (0.51%) German Language
14 8 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.38%) Legal
16 3 (0.19%) Automotive
16 3 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 484 (30.71%) Developer
2 326 (20.69%) Analyst
3 156 (9.90%) Test Analyst
4 144 (9.14%) Tester
5 140 (8.88%) Java Developer
6 131 (8.31%) Business Analyst
7 67 (4.25%) Project Manager
8 63 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 60 (3.81%) Agile Business Analyst
9 60 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 57 (3.62%) Test Engineer
11 47 (2.98%) Consultant
12 46 (2.92%) ScrumMaster
13 44 (2.79%) Software Engineer
14 41 (2.60%) Architect
15 40 (2.54%) .NET Developer
16 37 (2.35%) Lead Developer
17 36 (2.28%) Automation Tester
18 34 (2.16%) Test Leader
19 33 (2.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (16.69%) XML
2 257 (16.31%) Web Services
3 250 (15.86%) HTML
4 206 (13.07%) .NET
5 186 (11.80%) CSS
6 166 (10.53%) Spring
7 145 (9.20%) jQuery
8 122 (7.74%) SOAP
9 109 (6.92%) HTML5
9 109 (6.92%) JSON
10 105 (6.66%) RESTful
11 103 (6.54%) Middleware
12 101 (6.41%) J2EE
13 92 (5.84%) AngularJS
14 87 (5.52%) REST
15 81 (5.14%) Hibernate
16 80 (5.08%) Ajax
17 70 (4.44%) XSD
18 61 (3.87%) ASP.NET
19 57 (3.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.23%) Open Source
3 75 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.63%) User Experience
5 61 (3.87%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.98%) Wiki
7 46 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (2.09%) Hedge funds
9 32 (2.03%) Derivative
10 31 (1.97%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.90%) Clustering
11 30 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 29 (1.84%) STB
13 23 (1.46%) Credit Risk
14 21 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 21 (1.33%) Digital Media
15 19 (1.21%) Market Risk
15 19 (1.21%) Video on Demand
16 17 (1.08%) Equities
16 17 (1.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 261 (16.56%) Linux
2 233 (14.78%) UNIX
3 155 (9.84%) Windows
4 75 (4.76%) Android
5 65 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.59%) SELinux
7 23 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.33%) Debian
8 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (1.14%) CentOS
9 18 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 12 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
12 9 (0.57%) Solaris
12 9 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (0.51%) Windows CE
13 8 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (60.15%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (32.17%) Scrum
3 280 (17.77%) TDD
4 267 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
5 185 (11.74%) BDD
6 175 (11.10%) E-Commerce
7 153 (9.71%) Test Scripting
8 151 (9.58%) DevOps
9 138 (8.76%) MVC
10 130 (8.25%) OO
11 127 (8.06%) Project Management
12 123 (7.80%) SOA
13 120 (7.61%) Configuration Management
14 116 (7.36%) Kanban
15 112 (7.11%) Unit Testing
16 108 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 103 (6.54%) User Stories
18 98 (6.22%) UML
19 97 (6.15%) Software Testing
20 90 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 511 (32.42%) Java
2 344 (21.83%) SQL
3 239 (15.16%) JavaScript
4 181 (11.48%) C#
5 143 (9.07%) Python
6 124 (7.87%) Ruby
7 110 (6.98%) Bash Shell
8 102 (6.47%) PHP
9 77 (4.89%) Perl
10 52 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 50 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 40 (2.54%) C++
13 34 (2.16%) C
13 34 (2.16%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.71%) Jython
15 25 (1.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 23 (1.46%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.40%) VB
17 22 (1.40%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 125 (7.93%) ISEB
2 103 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 93 (5.90%) ISTQB
3 93 (5.90%) Degree
4 80 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 27 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (0.95%) PMP
6 15 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.44%) MAPM
10 5 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.25%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.19%) HND
12 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.19%) IIBA
13 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.13%) CCNA
13 2 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (11.80%) QA
2 23 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.51%) SLA
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (0.32%) WCAG
6 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.063%) Basel III
8 1 (0.063%) EMIR
8 1 (0.063%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.063%) FINREP
System Software
1 66 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (2.66%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (1.08%) vCloud
4 16 (1.02%) Samba
5 15 (0.95%) Postfix
6 13 (0.82%) XenServer
7 9 (0.57%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.38%) Varnish
9 5 (0.32%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.32%) HDFS
10 4 (0.25%) KVM
10 4 (0.25%) NFS
11 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
11 3 (0.19%) Docker
12 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.13%) vSphere
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
12 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.063%) Squid
Systems Management
1 146 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
2 141 (8.95%) Puppet
3 43 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.46%) ZABBIX
5 22 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
6 21 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 16 (1.02%) Vagrant
7 16 (1.02%) Control-M
8 15 (0.95%) Nagios
9 7 (0.44%) YUM
9 7 (0.44%) Zenoss
9 7 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.32%) Salt
10 5 (0.32%) Ansible
11 4 (0.25%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.25%) OpenView
12 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
12 2 (0.13%) Oozie
12 2 (0.13%) Ganglia
13 1 (0.063%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 260 (16.50%) Oracle
2 135 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 116 (7.36%) Atlassian
4 104 (6.60%) VMware
5 72 (4.57%) HP
6 69 (4.38%) IBM
7 63 (4.00%) Remedy
8 62 (3.93%) JBoss
9 60 (3.81%) hybris
10 46 (2.92%) Red Hat
11 34 (2.16%) SAP
11 34 (2.16%) Google
12 27 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (1.52%) Zend
13 24 (1.52%) Siebel
14 23 (1.46%) 29West
15 19 (1.21%) Sybase
16 16 (1.02%) Citrix
17 14 (0.89%) Twitter
18 13 (0.82%) TIBCO
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago