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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 112 152 231
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +79
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1123 860 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.55% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.65% 11.95% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 549 285
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 15
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £40.00 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%

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
8225 7199 6187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 12.93% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5414 4595 3968
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 133 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +39 1056 £400 +3.22% 238
London +18 628 £425 +6.25% 116
South East -6 145 £360 -4.00% 36
City of London +7 127 £425 -5.55% 32
East of England +10 64 £338 +3.84% 9
Hampshire +2 48 £344 -1.78% 11
Yorkshire -3 44 £350 -1.75% 19
South West +21 42 £405 +4.51% 15
Scotland -8 40 £358 -4.66% 9
East Midlands +15 36 £370 +9.62% 7
North West -33 33 £390 +11.42% 19
West Midlands +8 31 £325 -7.14% 12
Berkshire +4 31 £400 +3.22% 4
North East 0 29 £450 +24.13% 4
West Yorkshire -14 29 £370 +2.06% 8
Leeds -8 27 £360 -0.68% 7
Tyne and Wear 0 26 £450 +24.13% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 26 £450 +24.13% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 24 £298 -4.80% 5
Oxfordshire -15 22 £375 -16.66% 7
Edinburgh -17 22 £350 +22.80% 3
Cambridge -2 21 £275 -12.00% 5
Oxford -10 17 £375 +40.18% 2
Wales -10 17 £375 +15.38% 1
South Wales -6 16 £375 +15.38% 1
Winchester -7 16 £325 +8.33% 2
Surrey -8 15 £423 +1.80% 7
Northamptonshire +9 14 £325 -7.14%
Hertfordshire +6 14 £353 -3.42% 1
Cardiff 0 14 £375 +20.00% 1

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1267 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (35.90%) Java
3 580 (28.84%) Confluence
4 563 (28.00%) Scrum
5 469 (23.32%) SQL
6 451 (22.43%) Linux
7 439 (21.83%) Jenkins
8 416 (20.69%) Git (software)
9 399 (19.84%) HTML
10 394 (19.59%) Finance
11 389 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
12 357 (17.75%) JavaScript
13 337 (16.76%) TDD
14 317 (15.76%) Selenium
15 295 (14.67%) Oracle
16 287 (14.27%) Web Services
17 272 (13.53%) CSS
18 265 (13.18%) Subversion
19 257 (12.78%) QA
20 253 (12.58%) BDD
21 228 (11.34%) XML
22 227 (11.29%) Windows
23 226 (11.24%) Maven
23 226 (11.24%) HTML5
24 225 (11.19%) UNIX
25 222 (11.04%) Python
26 219 (10.89%) Security Cleared
27 218 (10.84%) Spring
28 217 (10.79%) .NET
29 212 (10.54%) Cucumber

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 580 (28.84%) Confluence
2 166 (8.25%) Apache
3 148 (7.36%) Tomcat
4 99 (4.92%) JBoss
5 95 (4.72%) Node.js
6 77 (3.83%) CMS
7 66 (3.28%) SharePoint
8 60 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 49 (2.44%) IIS
9 49 (2.44%) nginx
10 46 (2.29%) OpenStack
10 46 (2.29%) WebSphere
11 44 (2.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 29 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (1.34%) Mule
14 23 (1.14%) Drupal
15 20 (0.99%) Alfresco
16 19 (0.94%) Jetty
17 17 (0.85%) GlassFish
18 16 (0.80%) WildFly
Applications
1 118 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.18%) MS Office
3 73 (3.63%) MS Visio
4 52 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (2.14%) MS Project
6 26 (1.29%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.40%) HipChat
8 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.099%) Mingle
10 2 (0.099%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.050%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 16 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.40%) Summit
6 7 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.35%) Magento
7 6 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.25%) Tridion
9 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.15%) Maximo
11 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.099%) VisionPLUS
11 2 (0.099%) Adaptiv
12 1 (0.050%) SAP Retail
12 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.050%) Oracle 11i
12 1 (0.050%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 137 (6.81%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.59%) GitHub
3 37 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.65%) IaaS
7 12 (0.60%) SaaS
8 11 (0.55%) PaaS
8 11 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.45%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.30%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.099%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.78%) HTTP
2 67 (3.33%) Firewall
3 44 (2.19%) Internet
4 34 (1.69%) DNS
5 30 (1.49%) LDAP
6 22 (1.09%) DHCP
7 21 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.99%) SSL
9 19 (0.94%) VPN
9 19 (0.94%) SSH
9 19 (0.94%) AMQP
10 18 (0.90%) SAN
11 15 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
12 13 (0.65%) Multicast
13 12 (0.60%) Network Security
14 11 (0.55%) Intranet
15 10 (0.50%) FTP
15 10 (0.50%) NAS
15 10 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 169 (8.40%) MySQL
3 156 (7.76%) MongoDB
4 91 (4.53%) NoSQL
5 86 (4.28%) Oracle Database
6 84 (4.18%) Relational Database
7 82 (4.08%) Hadoop
8 68 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (2.09%) HBase
11 39 (1.94%) Big Data
12 38 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 29 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (0.90%) Informix
18 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 439 (21.83%) Jenkins
2 416 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 317 (15.76%) Selenium
4 265 (13.18%) Subversion
5 226 (11.24%) Maven
6 212 (10.54%) Cucumber
7 134 (6.66%) JUnit
8 107 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 97 (4.82%) Ant
10 93 (4.62%) Hudson
11 89 (4.43%) WebDriver
12 83 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 75 (3.73%) JMeter
14 69 (3.43%) Gradle
15 64 (3.18%) Eclipse
15 64 (3.18%) TeamCity
16 59 (2.93%) SoapUI
17 54 (2.69%) Artifactory
18 51 (2.54%) IntelliJ
19 48 (2.39%) Spock
General
1 394 (19.59%) Finance
2 209 (10.39%) Banking
3 95 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 91 (4.53%) Retail
5 80 (3.98%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.49%) Marketing
7 27 (1.34%) Legal
8 26 (1.29%) Billing
8 26 (1.29%) Front Office
9 23 (1.14%) Publishing
10 22 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.09%) Back Office
11 17 (0.85%) Games
12 16 (0.80%) Electronics
13 15 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.60%) Automotive
15 9 (0.45%) Advertising
15 9 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 608 (30.23%) Developer
2 437 (21.73%) Analyst
3 198 (9.85%) Business Analyst
4 196 (9.75%) Java Developer
5 182 (9.05%) Test Analyst
6 144 (7.16%) Tester
7 95 (4.72%) Architect
8 92 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 90 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
10 87 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 76 (3.78%) Agile Business Analyst
12 63 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
13 58 (2.88%) Test Engineer
14 45 (2.24%) Automation Tester
15 43 (2.14%) Consultant
16 38 (1.89%) Test Leader
17 35 (1.74%) Test Manager
17 35 (1.74%) Senior Java Developer
18 34 (1.69%) Technical Architect
18 34 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (19.84%) HTML
2 287 (14.27%) Web Services
3 272 (13.53%) CSS
4 228 (11.34%) XML
5 226 (11.24%) HTML5
6 218 (10.84%) Spring
7 217 (10.79%) .NET
8 183 (9.10%) JSON
9 162 (8.06%) jQuery
10 149 (7.41%) RESTful
11 142 (7.06%) AngularJS
12 126 (6.27%) SOAP
13 118 (5.87%) REST
14 110 (5.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 109 (5.42%) CSS3
16 94 (4.67%) Apache Camel
17 88 (4.38%) J2EE
18 83 (4.13%) Hibernate
19 58 (2.88%) Java EE
20 56 (2.78%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (6.32%) User Experience
3 64 (3.18%) Wiki
4 57 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 57 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.74%) Credit Risk
8 34 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.64%) Fixed Income
10 32 (1.59%) Derivative
11 28 (1.39%) CMDB
12 24 (1.19%) Equities
13 23 (1.14%) W3C
14 18 (0.90%) STB
14 18 (0.90%) Data Centre
15 13 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.60%) Clustering
16 12 (0.60%) Data Integration
16 12 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 451 (22.43%) Linux
2 227 (11.29%) Windows
3 225 (11.19%) UNIX
4 91 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (3.98%) CentOS
6 72 (3.58%) Ubuntu
7 54 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 47 (2.34%) Android
9 27 (1.34%) Solaris
10 13 (0.65%) AIX
11 12 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.45%) Debian
15 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.25%) SmartOS
15 5 (0.25%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (63.00%) Agile Software Development
2 563 (28.00%) Scrum
3 389 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
4 337 (16.76%) TDD
5 253 (12.58%) BDD
6 200 (9.95%) User Stories
7 198 (9.85%) DevOps
8 179 (8.90%) SDLC
9 172 (8.55%) Open Source
10 167 (8.30%) Test Automation
11 159 (7.91%) Project Management
12 158 (7.86%) Configuration Management
12 158 (7.86%) Test Scripting
13 154 (7.66%) E-Commerce
14 148 (7.36%) Automated Testing
15 133 (6.61%) Kanban
15 133 (6.61%) Waterfall
16 122 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 114 (5.67%) OO
18 113 (5.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 722 (35.90%) Java
2 469 (23.32%) SQL
3 357 (17.75%) JavaScript
4 222 (11.04%) Python
5 185 (9.20%) C#
6 148 (7.36%) Ruby
7 111 (5.52%) PHP
8 82 (4.08%) Perl
9 76 (3.78%) C++
10 70 (3.48%) Scala
11 68 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 66 (3.28%) Bash Shell
13 63 (3.13%) Groovy
14 56 (2.78%) C
15 51 (2.54%) PL/SQL
16 41 (2.04%) Shell Script
17 35 (1.74%) T-SQL
18 24 (1.19%) VB.NET
19 21 (1.04%) VBScript
19 21 (1.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 219 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 132 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 117 (5.82%) Degree
4 96 (4.77%) ISEB
5 95 (4.72%) ISTQB
6 68 (3.38%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.30%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.20%) PMP
15 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.20%) RHCE
15 4 (0.20%) MCAD
15 4 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 257 (12.78%) QA
2 19 (0.94%) EMIR
3 13 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.60%) MiFID
5 11 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.55%) TickIT
6 9 (0.45%) SLA
7 8 (0.40%) WAI
8 6 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.30%) FATCA
9 5 (0.25%) WCAG
10 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.099%) COREP
11 2 (0.099%) FINREP
12 1 (0.050%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.050%) Basel II
System Software
1 62 (3.08%) Docker
2 52 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.74%) Varnish
4 26 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 23 (1.14%) vCloud
6 15 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.70%) Squid
8 13 (0.65%) iptables
9 10 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.40%) vSphere
11 7 (0.35%) Firmware
11 7 (0.35%) Samba
11 7 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.35%) KVM
11 7 (0.35%) NFS
12 6 (0.30%) GlusterFS
13 5 (0.25%) LXC
13 5 (0.25%) Btrfs
13 5 (0.25%) Snort
14 4 (0.20%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 191 (9.50%) Puppet
2 145 (7.21%) HP Quality Center
3 117 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (3.13%) Ansible
5 40 (1.99%) Vagrant
6 35 (1.74%) logstash
7 29 (1.44%) BladeLogic
8 28 (1.39%) Nagios
9 25 (1.24%) Salt
10 23 (1.14%) yum
11 22 (1.09%) HAProxy
11 22 (1.09%) Control-M
12 21 (1.04%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.99%) Rundeck
14 17 (0.85%) Kibana
15 14 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
16 11 (0.55%) Tivoli
17 10 (0.50%) Cacti
17 10 (0.50%) SCOM
18 9 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 295 (14.67%) Oracle
2 204 (10.14%) Atlassian
3 149 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 139 (6.91%) Red Hat
5 108 (5.37%) HP
6 87 (4.33%) VMware
7 70 (3.48%) IBM
8 59 (2.93%) Adobe
9 48 (2.39%) Splunk
10 37 (1.84%) SAP
11 36 (1.79%) Remedy
12 34 (1.69%) ServiceNow
13 32 (1.59%) TIBCO
14 26 (1.29%) Google
14 26 (1.29%) hybris
15 24 (1.19%) BMC
16 22 (1.09%) Twitter
17 21 (1.04%) Sybase
17 21 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
18 18 (0.90%) Pega
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