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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 130 161 214
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +53
Contract jobs citing JIRA 908 664 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.26% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.89% 9.86% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 452 292
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -2.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £32.20 £41.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.68 £41.90 £53.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £38.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -17.29%

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
7045 6731 5208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.95% 12.78% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4597 4354 3270
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 £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 150 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.47 £52.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +0.40%

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 26 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 26 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 26 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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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 +45 833 £400 - 233
London +50 525 £406 -4.41% 126
South East +29 110 £366 +14.45% 37
City of London +5 106 £400 -5.88% 39
East of England +20 57 £398 +22.30% 11
Scotland +12 35 £375 -11.76% 6
South West -7 35 £375 -11.76% 17
North West +1 33 £425 +30.76% 14
Hampshire +17 31 £375 +13.63% 10
Wales 0 27 £350 -6.66% 1
West Midlands -5 21 £329 -0.37% 7
Surrey +10 20 £313 +5.93% 10
Edinburgh +5 20 £388 -11.42% 5
Essex +11 18 £375 +38.88% 2
Yorkshire -20 18 £344 +2.23% 6
Oxfordshire -7 17 £438 +82.29% 2
Bristol -7 17 £350 -6.66% 9
North East 0 16 £470 - 3
Berkshire -3 15 £375 - 2
East Midlands -15 15 £350 +7.69% 9
West Yorkshire -16 15 £363 +2.83% 1
South Wales -2 14 £338 -12.90% 1
Manchester -8 14 £475 +48.43% 8
Tyne and Wear - 14 £470 - 3
Suffolk +20 13 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £458 - 3
Southampton +2 12 £375 +15.38% 4
Cheshire -1 12 £450 - 5
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £338 +29.80% 4
Ipswich +15 11 £350 -

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1120 (61.57%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (36.61%) Java
3 526 (28.92%) Scrum
4 481 (26.44%) SQL
5 420 (23.09%) Confluence
6 395 (21.72%) Linux
7 378 (20.78%) Jenkins
8 363 (19.96%) Oracle
9 353 (19.41%) Finance
10 347 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
11 329 (18.09%) Git (software)
12 293 (16.11%) Subversion
13 285 (15.67%) HTML
14 274 (15.06%) JavaScript
15 242 (13.30%) .NET
15 242 (13.30%) Web Services
16 235 (12.92%) TDD
17 233 (12.81%) Selenium
18 226 (12.42%) Windows
19 224 (12.31%) QA
20 217 (11.93%) Python
21 208 (11.43%) Banking
21 208 (11.43%) Maven
22 206 (11.32%) UNIX
23 203 (11.16%) Security Cleared
24 201 (11.05%) BDD
25 199 (10.94%) XML
26 191 (10.50%) C#
27 190 (10.45%) CSS
28 186 (10.23%) SQL Server

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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
1 420 (23.09%) Confluence
2 119 (6.54%) Apache
3 111 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 93 (5.11%) WebLogic
5 85 (4.67%) JBoss
6 80 (4.40%) SharePoint
7 62 (3.41%) IIS
8 56 (3.08%) Node.js
9 55 (3.02%) CMS
10 53 (2.91%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (1.37%) nginx
12 25 (1.37%) MQSeries
13 23 (1.26%) OpenStack
14 19 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
15 18 (0.99%) Drupal
15 18 (0.99%) MediaWiki
16 15 (0.82%) Mule
17 14 (0.77%) Alfresco
Applications
1 108 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.96%) MS Office
3 53 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.20%) MS Project
5 32 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.04%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.33%) HipChat
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.16%) Mingle
10 2 (0.11%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Simulink
10 2 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.055%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (0.93%) Summit
2 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.44%) Magento
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.38%) Tridion
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.33%) Documaker
5 5 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
7 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.88%) GitHub
5 14 (0.77%) PaaS
6 13 (0.71%) OpenShift
7 12 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.60%) IaaS
9 8 (0.44%) SaaS
10 7 (0.38%) Trello
10 7 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.055%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.24%) Firewall
2 52 (2.86%) Internet
3 48 (2.64%) HTTP
4 30 (1.65%) Network Security
5 29 (1.59%) LDAP
6 23 (1.26%) VPN
6 23 (1.26%) AMQP
7 21 (1.15%) WAN
8 19 (1.04%) LAN
8 19 (1.04%) TCP/IP
9 18 (0.99%) SSL
10 17 (0.93%) DNS
11 16 (0.88%) IPv6
12 14 (0.77%) DHCP
12 14 (0.77%) OSPF
12 14 (0.77%) BGP
12 14 (0.77%) EIGRP
12 14 (0.77%) IPsec
13 11 (0.60%) FTP
13 11 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 120 (6.60%) Oracle Database
3 105 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 94 (5.17%) MySQL
5 89 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 85 (4.67%) NoSQL
7 63 (3.46%) Hadoop
8 45 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 41 (2.25%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (1.81%) Big Data
12 25 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 21 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (1.10%) HBase
15 19 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 378 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 329 (18.09%) Git (software)
3 293 (16.11%) Subversion
4 233 (12.81%) Selenium
5 208 (11.43%) Maven
6 170 (9.35%) JUnit
7 154 (8.47%) Cucumber
8 129 (7.09%) Ant
9 113 (6.21%) TeamCity
10 91 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 87 (4.78%) Eclipse
12 77 (4.23%) Hudson
13 69 (3.79%) WebDriver
14 65 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 65 (3.57%) Gradle
15 58 (3.19%) Artifactory
16 51 (2.80%) JMeter
17 49 (2.69%) SoapUI
18 44 (2.42%) Visual Studio
19 41 (2.25%) ClearCase
General
1 353 (19.41%) Finance
2 208 (11.43%) Banking
3 90 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 82 (4.51%) Retail
5 79 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 44 (2.42%) Marketing
7 29 (1.59%) Billing
7 29 (1.59%) Front Office
8 22 (1.21%) Publishing
8 22 (1.21%) Games
9 21 (1.15%) Legal
10 18 (0.99%) Back Office
10 18 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.77%) Automotive
12 13 (0.71%) Electronics
12 13 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.38%) Advertising
14 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 485 (26.66%) Developer
2 395 (21.72%) Analyst
3 172 (9.46%) Business Analyst
4 168 (9.24%) Test Analyst
5 163 (8.96%) Tester
6 153 (8.41%) Java Developer
7 100 (5.50%) Project Manager
8 77 (4.23%) Architect
9 76 (4.18%) Agile Business Analyst
10 67 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
11 60 (3.30%) Senior Developer
12 56 (3.08%) Software Engineer
13 55 (3.02%) Consultant
13 55 (3.02%) ScrumMaster
14 53 (2.91%) .NET Developer
15 50 (2.75%) Test Engineer
16 42 (2.31%) Automation Tester
17 40 (2.20%) Test Manager
18 34 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
19 31 (1.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (15.67%) HTML
2 242 (13.30%) .NET
2 242 (13.30%) Web Services
3 199 (10.94%) XML
4 190 (10.45%) CSS
5 150 (8.25%) JSON
6 148 (8.14%) Spring
7 133 (7.31%) HTML5
8 121 (6.65%) jQuery
9 119 (6.54%) RESTful
10 99 (5.44%) J2EE
11 84 (4.62%) AngularJS
12 77 (4.23%) Hibernate
13 75 (4.12%) REST
14 73 (4.01%) SOAP
15 70 (3.85%) CSS3
16 56 (3.08%) Apache Camel
17 54 (2.97%) ASP.NET
18 46 (2.53%) Java EE
19 45 (2.47%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 142 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.94%) User Experience
3 59 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 47 (2.58%) Wiki
6 41 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 34 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 34 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (1.70%) Derivative
10 27 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.32%) Clustering
12 20 (1.10%) iPad
13 18 (0.99%) Credit Risk
14 17 (0.93%) STB
15 16 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.77%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.71%) Equities
17 13 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 395 (21.72%) Linux
2 226 (12.42%) Windows
3 206 (11.32%) UNIX
4 94 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (3.35%) Android
6 52 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 47 (2.58%) CentOS
8 38 (2.09%) Ubuntu
9 23 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (1.15%) Solaris
11 17 (0.93%) Debian
12 12 (0.66%) AIX
13 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.27%) SUSE
16 4 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1120 (61.57%) Agile Software Development
2 526 (28.92%) Scrum
3 347 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
4 235 (12.92%) TDD
5 201 (11.05%) BDD
6 181 (9.95%) SDLC
7 178 (9.79%) DevOps
8 170 (9.35%) Test Scripting
9 159 (8.74%) User Stories
10 155 (8.52%) E-Commerce
11 135 (7.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 134 (7.37%) Project Management
13 132 (7.26%) Test Automation
14 124 (6.82%) Open Source
15 121 (6.65%) OO
15 121 (6.65%) Software Engineering
16 117 (6.43%) Kanban
16 117 (6.43%) Configuration Management
17 116 (6.38%) Unit Testing
18 101 (5.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 666 (36.61%) Java
2 481 (26.44%) SQL
3 274 (15.06%) JavaScript
4 217 (11.93%) Python
5 191 (10.50%) C#
6 132 (7.26%) Ruby
7 90 (4.95%) Perl
8 87 (4.78%) Bash Shell
9 78 (4.29%) PHP
10 67 (3.68%) PL/SQL
11 62 (3.41%) C++
12 53 (2.91%) C
13 47 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 45 (2.47%) Scala
15 43 (2.36%) Shell Script
16 38 (2.09%) Groovy
17 28 (1.54%) T-SQL
18 26 (1.43%) VB.NET
19 21 (1.15%) VBScript
20 20 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 203 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 122 (6.71%) Degree
3 107 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 88 (4.84%) ISEB
5 80 (4.40%) ISTQB
6 67 (3.68%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 14 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
11 12 (0.66%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.49%) OCPJP
13 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.44%) CCNA
14 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.33%) PMP
16 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 4 (0.22%) MCAD
17 4 (0.22%) MCSD
17 4 (0.22%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (12.31%) QA
2 16 (0.88%) EMIR
3 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.49%) ISO 14001
4 9 (0.49%) FATCA
4 9 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.44%) SLA
6 6 (0.33%) MiFID
7 5 (0.27%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) COREP
8 2 (0.11%) FINREP
8 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.055%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 43 (2.36%) Docker
2 19 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.99%) Samba
3 18 (0.99%) Postfix
3 18 (0.99%) iptables
4 17 (0.93%) Varnish
5 16 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.82%) XenServer
7 10 (0.55%) vCloud
8 9 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.49%) NFS
9 8 (0.44%) Firmware
10 7 (0.38%) Squid
10 7 (0.38%) vSphere
10 7 (0.38%) GlusterFS
11 6 (0.33%) GFS2
11 6 (0.33%) OCFS2
12 5 (0.27%) GPFS
12 5 (0.27%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 176 (9.68%) Puppet
2 148 (8.14%) HP Quality Center
3 73 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (2.91%) Vagrant
5 30 (1.65%) ZABBIX
6 28 (1.54%) Salt
7 24 (1.32%) BladeLogic
8 20 (1.10%) Ansible
9 17 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (0.88%) Nagios
11 13 (0.71%) yum
11 13 (0.71%) Rundeck
12 12 (0.66%) HAProxy
12 12 (0.66%) Control-M
12 12 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.55%) logstash
14 9 (0.49%) Kibana
14 9 (0.49%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.38%) Tivoli
16 6 (0.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 363 (19.96%) Oracle
2 135 (7.42%) Red Hat
3 134 (7.37%) Atlassian
4 133 (7.31%) Microsoft
5 116 (6.38%) HP
6 71 (3.90%) IBM
7 63 (3.46%) VMware
8 48 (2.64%) Adobe
9 34 (1.87%) TIBCO
10 33 (1.81%) Remedy
11 32 (1.76%) hybris
12 30 (1.65%) SAP
13 27 (1.48%) Sybase
13 27 (1.48%) Perforce
13 27 (1.48%) Splunk
14 23 (1.26%) Talend
15 21 (1.15%) ATG
16 19 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (0.99%) Citrix
18 14 (0.77%) ServiceNow
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