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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 121 177 226
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +49
Contract jobs citing JIRA 942 630 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.16% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.95% 9.46% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 450 270
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 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +165.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £35.70 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £152.50 £38.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +150.00%

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
7273 6660 5325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.31% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4664 4242 3376
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 116 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.06 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +52 849 £400 +6.66% 193
London +35 490 £420 +9.09% 107
South East +63 149 £365 +14.06% 32
City of London +8 108 £409 -0.90% 32
Scotland +29 60 £375 +36.36% 5
Berkshire +24 48 £313 +31.57% 7
South West +10 48 £375 -9.09% 14
East of England +31 46 £400 +23.07% 15
Hampshire +19 41 £388 +21.09% 4
North West +11 38 £475 +48.43% 1
West Midlands +19 35 £425 -5.55% 9
Edinburgh +22 33 £360 +38.72% 3
Manchester +7 23 £500 +76.99%
East Midlands 0 23 £350 +16.66% 3
Glasgow +6 21 £400 +33.33%
Northamptonshire +4 20 £350 -30.00% 1
Northampton +3 19 £350 -30.00%
Shropshire - 19 £463 - 3
Reading +12 17 £325 +75.67%
Buckinghamshire +10 17 £388 +55.77% 3
Wales +2 17 £350 -12.50% 2
Hertfordshire +11 16 £299 +24.47% 1
Southampton -1 16 £395 -7.05% 2
Surrey +10 15 £314 -3.46% 11
Yorkshire -20 15 £338 -3.57% 9
West Yorkshire -16 14 £338 -3.57% 8
Devon +5 13 £411 +13.44% 1
Exeter +2 13 £411 +17.50% 1
Bristol -2 13 £375 +11.11% 6
Leeds -22 13 £344 -1.78% 5

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1074 (61.13%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (37.34%) Java
3 484 (27.55%) Scrum
4 475 (27.03%) SQL
5 372 (21.17%) Confluence
6 358 (20.38%) Oracle
7 342 (19.46%) Jenkins
8 324 (18.44%) Linux
9 316 (17.99%) Finance
9 316 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
10 313 (17.81%) Git (software)
11 301 (17.13%) Subversion
12 293 (16.68%) HTML
13 266 (15.14%) JavaScript
14 249 (14.17%) .NET
15 235 (13.38%) Web Services
16 232 (13.20%) Selenium
17 229 (13.03%) QA
18 226 (12.86%) TDD
19 211 (12.01%) XML
20 203 (11.55%) CSS
21 202 (11.50%) Maven
21 202 (11.50%) BDD
22 200 (11.38%) Windows
23 196 (11.16%) C#
24 194 (11.04%) Security Cleared
25 193 (10.98%) Python
26 190 (10.81%) UNIX
27 185 (10.53%) Banking
28 184 (10.47%) DevOps

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 372 (21.17%) Confluence
2 126 (7.17%) Apache
3 118 (6.72%) Tomcat
4 96 (5.46%) JBoss
5 93 (5.29%) WebLogic
6 82 (4.67%) SharePoint
7 52 (2.96%) CMS
8 44 (2.50%) IIS
9 38 (2.16%) Node.js
10 36 (2.05%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (1.37%) nginx
13 22 (1.25%) MQSeries
13 22 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
14 20 (1.14%) MediaWiki
15 17 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
16 12 (0.68%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.68%) Drupal
16 12 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 12 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 112 (6.37%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.87%) MS Office
3 39 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.94%) MS Project
5 25 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.28%) Mingle
9 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) Simulink
11 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.057%) HipChat
12 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (0.91%) Summit
2 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.57%) Magento
3 8 (0.46%) Documaker
4 7 (0.40%) Tridion
4 7 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.23%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.17%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.17%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.57%) GitHub
6 9 (0.51%) PaaS
7 8 (0.46%) Trello
8 7 (0.40%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.40%) SaaS
9 4 (0.23%) Force.com
9 4 (0.23%) IaaS
9 4 (0.23%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.17%) ElastiCache
11 2 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.02%) Internet
2 47 (2.68%) Firewall
3 43 (2.45%) HTTP
4 31 (1.76%) Network Security
5 25 (1.42%) LDAP
6 24 (1.37%) AMQP
6 24 (1.37%) VPN
7 23 (1.31%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.20%) WAN
8 21 (1.20%) LAN
8 21 (1.20%) DNS
9 18 (1.02%) SSL
10 16 (0.91%) EIGRP
10 16 (0.91%) OSPF
10 16 (0.91%) BGP
10 16 (0.91%) IPv6
10 16 (0.91%) IPsec
11 10 (0.57%) DHCP
12 9 (0.51%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 97 (5.52%) NoSQL
4 94 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 92 (5.24%) MySQL
6 87 (4.95%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
8 48 (2.73%) Hadoop
9 41 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.82%) Big Data
12 28 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 19 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (1.02%) DB2
16 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 13 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 342 (19.46%) Jenkins
2 313 (17.81%) Git (software)
3 301 (17.13%) Subversion
4 232 (13.20%) Selenium
5 202 (11.50%) Maven
6 167 (9.50%) JUnit
7 134 (7.63%) Cucumber
8 127 (7.23%) TeamCity
9 115 (6.55%) Ant
10 112 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 92 (5.24%) Eclipse
12 84 (4.78%) Hudson
13 61 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 58 (3.30%) WebDriver
15 55 (3.13%) SoapUI
15 55 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 43 (2.45%) JMeter
17 42 (2.39%) Gradle
18 41 (2.33%) Artifactory
18 41 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 316 (17.99%) Finance
2 185 (10.53%) Banking
3 86 (4.89%) Investment Banking
4 76 (4.33%) Retail
5 57 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.11%) Front Office
7 33 (1.88%) Marketing
8 22 (1.25%) Games
9 20 (1.14%) Publishing
10 17 (0.97%) Back Office
11 16 (0.91%) Billing
12 15 (0.85%) Legal
13 14 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.68%) Automotive
15 11 (0.63%) Electronics
16 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.51%) Advertising
17 6 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.23%) French Language
18 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 473 (26.92%) Developer
2 403 (22.94%) Analyst
3 185 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 179 (10.19%) Tester
5 159 (9.05%) Business Analyst
6 154 (8.76%) Java Developer
7 94 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 68 (3.87%) Architect
9 63 (3.59%) .NET Developer
9 63 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 58 (3.30%) Agile Business Analyst
11 55 (3.13%) Consultant
12 52 (2.96%) Software Engineer
12 52 (2.96%) Senior Developer
13 49 (2.79%) Test Engineer
14 47 (2.68%) ScrumMaster
14 47 (2.68%) Test Manager
15 45 (2.56%) Automation Tester
16 39 (2.22%) Test Leader
17 33 (1.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (16.68%) HTML
2 249 (14.17%) .NET
3 235 (13.38%) Web Services
4 211 (12.01%) XML
5 203 (11.55%) CSS
6 161 (9.16%) JSON
7 151 (8.59%) Spring
8 136 (7.74%) jQuery
9 123 (7.00%) HTML5
9 123 (7.00%) RESTful
10 101 (5.75%) J2EE
11 93 (5.29%) Hibernate
12 90 (5.12%) SOAP
13 87 (4.95%) REST
14 85 (4.84%) AngularJS
15 65 (3.70%) CSS3
16 56 (3.19%) .NET Framework
17 54 (3.07%) Middleware
17 54 (3.07%) JSP
18 52 (2.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.34%) Open Source
1 129 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.29%) User Experience
3 70 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 65 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.85%) Derivative
6 35 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 31 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.71%) iPad
9 30 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.59%) Wiki
11 27 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.48%) Clustering
13 20 (1.14%) Equities
14 19 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
15 18 (1.02%) STB
16 16 (0.91%) Digital Media
17 15 (0.85%) IPTV
18 13 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 324 (18.44%) Linux
2 200 (11.38%) Windows
3 190 (10.81%) UNIX
4 80 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (3.70%) Android
6 49 (2.79%) Apple iOS
7 32 (1.82%) CentOS
8 29 (1.65%) AIX
9 28 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 23 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.08%) Debian
11 19 (1.08%) Solaris
12 16 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.28%) SUSE
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.17%) HPUX
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1074 (61.13%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (27.55%) Scrum
3 316 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
4 226 (12.86%) TDD
5 202 (11.50%) BDD
6 184 (10.47%) DevOps
7 169 (9.62%) Test Scripting
8 151 (8.59%) User Stories
9 143 (8.14%) E-Commerce
10 130 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 124 (7.06%) Unit Testing
12 119 (6.77%) OO
13 118 (6.72%) Kanban
14 117 (6.66%) Software Testing
14 117 (6.66%) Project Management
15 112 (6.37%) Test Automation
16 111 (6.32%) Software Engineering
17 104 (5.92%) MVC
18 103 (5.86%) SOA
19 100 (5.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 656 (37.34%) Java
2 475 (27.03%) SQL
3 266 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 196 (11.16%) C#
5 193 (10.98%) Python
6 139 (7.91%) Ruby
7 98 (5.58%) Bash Shell
8 82 (4.67%) Perl
9 65 (3.70%) PHP
10 64 (3.64%) PL/SQL
11 59 (3.36%) C++
12 51 (2.90%) C
13 49 (2.79%) Shell Script
14 44 (2.50%) Scala
15 36 (2.05%) Groovy
16 31 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 28 (1.59%) PowerShell
18 24 (1.37%) Korn
18 24 (1.37%) VBA
19 23 (1.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 194 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 129 (7.34%) Degree
3 113 (6.43%) ISEB
4 106 (6.03%) SC Cleared
5 87 (4.95%) ISTQB
6 62 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.68%) Sun Certification
10 12 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.51%) OCPJP
13 8 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.46%) CCNA
13 8 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.40%) PMP
15 6 (0.34%) MCPD
15 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
16 4 (0.23%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (13.03%) QA
2 16 (0.91%) SLA
3 14 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.63%) ISO 14001
5 5 (0.28%) FATCA
5 5 (0.28%) COREP
6 3 (0.17%) EMIR
6 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.057%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.057%) FINREP
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (2.16%) Docker
2 34 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.14%) Postfix
3 20 (1.14%) Samba
3 20 (1.14%) iptables
4 17 (0.97%) XenServer
5 16 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.80%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.51%) vCloud
7 9 (0.51%) NFS
7 9 (0.51%) Varnish
8 8 (0.46%) Squid
9 6 (0.34%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.34%) GFS2
9 6 (0.34%) OCFS2
10 5 (0.28%) Firmware
11 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 161 (9.16%) Puppet
2 153 (8.71%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (3.19%) Vagrant
5 29 (1.65%) ZABBIX
6 18 (1.02%) Salt
7 14 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
8 11 (0.63%) Control-M
9 9 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.51%) Ansible
9 9 (0.51%) yum
9 9 (0.51%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.46%) Nagios
11 7 (0.40%) logstash
12 6 (0.34%) SELinux
13 5 (0.28%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.23%) Kibana
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
15 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 358 (20.38%) Oracle
2 145 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 111 (6.32%) Red Hat
4 110 (6.26%) HP
5 87 (4.95%) Atlassian
6 60 (3.41%) IBM
7 48 (2.73%) VMware
8 41 (2.33%) hybris
9 38 (2.16%) Perforce
10 34 (1.94%) Adobe
11 30 (1.71%) TIBCO
12 28 (1.59%) SAP
13 26 (1.48%) ATG
14 25 (1.42%) Remedy
15 23 (1.31%) Splunk
15 23 (1.31%) Talend
15 23 (1.31%) Sybase
16 21 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (1.20%) Citrix
17 18 (1.02%) Google
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Experis Ltd
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