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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 132 200 262
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +62
Contract jobs citing JIRA 868 501 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 0.98% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.02% 8.40% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 358 253
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £32.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -21.21%

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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +60 813 £400 +6.66% 145
London +62 479 £420 +5.00% 63
South East +41 125 £350 +11.11% 31
City of London +13 116 £406 -4.97% 19
East of England +40 63 £375 +7.14% 14
South West +1 46 £400 +23.07% 8
Oxfordshire - 33 £475 - 3
North West -7 28 £375 +10.36% 12
Wales +3 26 £325 -9.09% 1
Berkshire +11 25 £350 +16.66% 3
East Midlands +26 22 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +4 22 £363 +11.53% 6
Hampshire -1 22 £390 +11.42% 10
North East -11 22 £505 +45.84% 1
Oxford - 22 £475 - 1
Cambridge +17 21 £363 +16.00% 3
South Wales +5 21 £325 -9.09% 1
Scotland -3 19 £425 +51.78% 3
Tyne and Wear - 19 £505 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £505 - 1
Devon +6 18 £331 -17.18% 1
Northamptonshire - 18 £350 -
Suffolk - 17 £400 -
Exeter +8 16 £331 -11.66% 1
Bristol -11 16 £425 +30.76% 4
Northampton - 16 £350 -
Ipswich - 15 £388 -
Manchester -8 14 £375 +20.00% 7
West Midlands -1 13 £425 +30.76% 6
Yorkshire -18 13 £260 -14.04% 8

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1068 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (34.80%) Java
3 543 (30.73%) Scrum
4 413 (23.37%) SQL
5 353 (19.98%) Jenkins
6 352 (19.92%) Confluence
7 350 (19.81%) HTML
8 344 (19.47%) Git (software)
9 324 (18.34%) Finance
10 318 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
11 304 (17.20%) Subversion
12 303 (17.15%) TDD
13 296 (16.75%) Web Services
14 287 (16.24%) Linux
15 282 (15.96%) Oracle
16 281 (15.90%) Selenium
17 268 (15.17%) XML
18 260 (14.71%) JavaScript
19 228 (12.90%) CSS
19 228 (12.90%) QA
20 223 (12.62%) Maven
21 221 (12.51%) UNIX
22 220 (12.45%) .NET
23 210 (11.88%) BDD
24 209 (11.83%) Spring
25 196 (11.09%) C#
26 190 (10.75%) DevOps
27 178 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
28 177 (10.02%) Banking
29 174 (9.85%) Windows

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 352 (19.92%) Confluence
2 160 (9.05%) Apache
3 110 (6.23%) Tomcat
4 87 (4.92%) WebLogic
5 85 (4.81%) JBoss
6 56 (3.17%) SharePoint
7 36 (2.04%) CMS
8 35 (1.98%) Node.js
9 30 (1.70%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.53%) Apache Solr
10 27 (1.53%) IIS
11 22 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 22 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
13 20 (1.13%) FileNet
14 19 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
15 15 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
15 15 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 109 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.51%) MS Office
3 37 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.75%) MS Project
6 11 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.28%) Mingle
8 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.057%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (1.13%) Documaker
3 13 (0.74%) Summit
4 11 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
5 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.45%) RMDS
6 7 (0.40%) Magento
7 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.17%) Maximo
9 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.11%) Adaptiv
10 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.96%) SaaS
6 11 (0.62%) GitHub
7 9 (0.51%) Basecamp
8 8 (0.45%) Force.com
9 6 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.34%) Trello
10 5 (0.28%) IaaS
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.057%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.057%) Office 365
12 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.06%) HTTP
2 52 (2.94%) Internet
3 41 (2.32%) DNS
4 37 (2.09%) SSL
5 35 (1.98%) Firewall
6 32 (1.81%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.75%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.79%) Network Security
9 10 (0.57%) AMQP
9 10 (0.57%) VPN
10 8 (0.45%) VoIP
11 7 (0.40%) LAN
11 7 (0.40%) LDAP
11 7 (0.40%) WAN
12 6 (0.34%) PBX
12 6 (0.34%) IPv6
12 6 (0.34%) OSPF
12 6 (0.34%) BGP
12 6 (0.34%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.34%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (9.34%) MySQL
2 163 (9.22%) SQL Server
3 118 (6.68%) NoSQL
4 95 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 88 (4.98%) Oracle Database
6 86 (4.87%) Relational Database
7 42 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 37 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.58%) Big Data
13 26 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.36%) Hadoop
15 21 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
15 21 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
15 21 (1.19%) DB2
16 19 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 18 (1.02%) Redis
18 15 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 353 (19.98%) Jenkins
2 344 (19.47%) Git (software)
3 304 (17.20%) Subversion
4 281 (15.90%) Selenium
5 223 (12.62%) Maven
6 147 (8.32%) JUnit
7 133 (7.53%) Cucumber
8 130 (7.36%) Eclipse
9 123 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 104 (5.89%) TeamCity
11 99 (5.60%) Hudson
12 81 (4.58%) WebDriver
13 74 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 65 (3.68%) QuickTest Pro
15 59 (3.34%) Ant
16 52 (2.94%) Bugzilla
17 48 (2.72%) JMeter
18 47 (2.66%) Visual Studio
19 45 (2.55%) SoapUI
20 41 (2.32%) NUnit
General
1 324 (18.34%) Finance
2 177 (10.02%) Banking
3 78 (4.41%) Investment Banking
4 52 (2.94%) Retail
5 51 (2.89%) Front Office
6 38 (2.15%) Marketing
7 35 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.58%) Billing
9 27 (1.53%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.30%) Games
11 19 (1.08%) Publishing
12 13 (0.74%) Back Office
13 12 (0.68%) Electronics
13 12 (0.68%) Advertising
14 10 (0.57%) French Language
15 8 (0.45%) Legal
15 8 (0.45%) Automotive
16 6 (0.34%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.34%) German Language
17 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 533 (30.16%) Developer
2 379 (21.45%) Analyst
3 205 (11.60%) Test Analyst
4 196 (11.09%) Tester
5 171 (9.68%) Java Developer
6 121 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 89 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 75 (4.24%) Senior Developer
9 72 (4.07%) Architect
10 64 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
11 54 (3.06%) ScrumMaster
12 52 (2.94%) Test Engineer
12 52 (2.94%) Automation Tester
13 51 (2.89%) Consultant
14 50 (2.83%) .NET Developer
15 48 (2.72%) Agile Business Analyst
16 44 (2.49%) Software Engineer
17 43 (2.43%) Test Manager
18 42 (2.38%) PHP Developer
19 36 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (19.81%) HTML
2 296 (16.75%) Web Services
3 268 (15.17%) XML
4 228 (12.90%) CSS
5 220 (12.45%) .NET
6 209 (11.83%) Spring
7 164 (9.28%) jQuery
8 155 (8.77%) HTML5
9 151 (8.55%) RESTful
10 149 (8.43%) JSON
11 130 (7.36%) SOAP
12 120 (6.79%) J2EE
12 120 (6.79%) Hibernate
13 111 (6.28%) AngularJS
14 101 (5.72%) REST
15 85 (4.81%) Middleware
16 81 (4.58%) Ajax
17 74 (4.19%) CSS3
18 66 (3.74%) JSP
19 65 (3.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 169 (9.56%) Open Source
2 121 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 79 (4.47%) Mobile App
5 73 (4.13%) User Experience
6 45 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 37 (2.09%) Derivative
8 32 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.58%) Hedge funds
10 27 (1.53%) STB
11 26 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 25 (1.41%) Wiki
13 24 (1.36%) Clustering
14 23 (1.30%) iPad
15 20 (1.13%) Video on Demand
16 17 (0.96%) Equities
16 17 (0.96%) Digital Media
17 15 (0.85%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 287 (16.24%) Linux
2 221 (12.51%) UNIX
3 174 (9.85%) Windows
4 68 (3.85%) Android
5 59 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.41%) AIX
9 17 (0.96%) Solaris
10 16 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.85%) CentOS
12 14 (0.79%) Windows Phone
12 14 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
13 12 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.57%) Debian
15 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1068 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (30.73%) Scrum
3 318 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
4 303 (17.15%) TDD
5 210 (11.88%) BDD
6 190 (10.75%) DevOps
7 173 (9.79%) Test Scripting
8 159 (9.00%) OO
9 153 (8.66%) E-Commerce
10 144 (8.15%) Project Management
11 143 (8.09%) MVC
12 138 (7.81%) User Stories
13 136 (7.70%) Kanban
13 136 (7.70%) Software Testing
14 120 (6.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 113 (6.40%) SOA
16 111 (6.28%) Test Automation
17 110 (6.23%) Unit Testing
17 110 (6.23%) Automated Testing
18 93 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 615 (34.80%) Java
2 413 (23.37%) SQL
3 260 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 196 (11.09%) C#
5 154 (8.72%) Python
6 123 (6.96%) Ruby
7 113 (6.40%) PHP
8 93 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 61 (3.45%) Perl
10 57 (3.23%) C++
11 53 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 49 (2.77%) Scala
13 46 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.60%) C
14 41 (2.32%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.47%) Groovy
16 24 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.30%) Jython
18 22 (1.25%) Korn
19 20 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (8.60%) ISEB
2 150 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 125 (7.07%) Degree
4 115 (6.51%) SC Cleared
5 113 (6.40%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.68%) Sun Certification
10 11 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 11 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.51%) OCPJP
12 8 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.40%) PMP
14 6 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.17%) HND
15 3 (0.17%) MCPD
15 3 (0.17%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (12.90%) QA
2 21 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.96%) SLA
4 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.23%) COREP
7 3 (0.17%) WCAG
7 3 (0.17%) COBIT
7 3 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
8 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (0.85%) Docker
4 8 (0.45%) Squid
4 8 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.40%) Samba
5 7 (0.40%) vCloud
5 7 (0.40%) Varnish
6 6 (0.34%) Postfix
6 6 (0.34%) XenServer
6 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.23%) Firmware
7 4 (0.23%) KVM
8 3 (0.17%) HDFS
8 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.057%) qmail
10 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 178 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
2 162 (9.17%) Puppet
3 75 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (1.98%) Vagrant
5 20 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
7 13 (0.74%) SELinux
8 12 (0.68%) Salt
8 12 (0.68%) ZABBIX
9 11 (0.62%) Control-M
9 11 (0.62%) Nagios
10 8 (0.45%) Zenoss
10 8 (0.45%) Ansible
11 6 (0.34%) logstash
11 6 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (0.34%) yum
12 4 (0.23%) WebInspect
12 4 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.17%) Kibana
13 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 282 (15.96%) Oracle
2 151 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 109 (6.17%) HP
4 108 (6.11%) Atlassian
5 62 (3.51%) VMware
6 60 (3.40%) IBM
7 53 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 52 (2.94%) Remedy
9 51 (2.89%) hybris
10 36 (2.04%) SAP
11 34 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.81%) Perforce
13 31 (1.75%) Zend
14 26 (1.47%) Google
15 23 (1.30%) 29West
16 22 (1.25%) Siebel
17 21 (1.19%) Sybase
17 21 (1.19%) TIBCO
18 19 (1.08%) Twitter
19 18 (1.02%) Splunk
London
Explore Group
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per hour DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 9 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £0.0000 per month
Posted: 10 days ago
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago