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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 130 187 235
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +48
Contract jobs citing JIRA 836 530 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.09% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.20% 9.15% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 397 257
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £546 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £35.10 £32.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £32.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.90 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +47.72%

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
6852 5790 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.48% 11.89% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3680 3330
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 209
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +57 785 £400 +6.66% 256
London +25 424 £420 +5.00% 123
South East +53 127 £390 +20.00% 53
City of London +11 97 £400 -5.88% 38
East of England +55 68 £375 -21.05% 7
South West +13 52 £400 +23.07% 24
East Midlands +43 39 £350 - 6
Berkshire +25 39 £394 +31.25% 13
Northamptonshire - 36 £350 - 6
Northampton - 35 £350 - 5
Scotland +10 34 £375 +34.04% 8
North West -1 30 £425 +25.00% 15
Hampshire +6 29 £339 -3.21% 13
West Midlands +7 22 £425 +30.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 21 £363 +7.40% 1
Devon +14 20 £438 +9.37% 1
Hertfordshire - 20 £310 - 1
Oxfordshire -2 19 £475 +5.55% 11
Suffolk +15 18 £400 -
Cambridge +14 18 £363 +11.53% 1
Exeter +6 18 £438 +16.66% 1
Edinburgh +1 18 £356 +62.11% 5
Manchester +9 16 £488 +43.38% 8
Ipswich - 16 £400 -
Bristol -12 15 £363 +11.53% 13
Oxford -5 14 £481 +6.94% 6
Yorkshire -11 14 £249 -24.90% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £375 +36.36% 3
West Yorkshire -9 12 £249 -28.92% 7
Shropshire - 12 £438 -

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1064 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (35.89%) Java
3 528 (29.98%) Scrum
4 434 (24.65%) SQL
5 371 (21.07%) Jenkins
6 345 (19.59%) HTML
7 343 (19.48%) Finance
8 331 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
9 328 (18.63%) Git (software)
10 321 (18.23%) Confluence
11 308 (17.49%) Oracle
12 296 (16.81%) Selenium
13 288 (16.35%) TDD
14 286 (16.24%) Linux
15 285 (16.18%) Subversion
16 272 (15.45%) Web Services
17 254 (14.42%) XML
18 245 (13.91%) JavaScript
19 235 (13.34%) CSS
20 222 (12.61%) QA
21 214 (12.15%) Maven
22 210 (11.93%) BDD
23 207 (11.75%) .NET
24 203 (11.53%) DevOps
25 197 (11.19%) Spring
26 191 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
27 190 (10.79%) UNIX
28 185 (10.51%) Banking
28 185 (10.51%) C#
29 171 (9.71%) Windows

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 321 (18.23%) Confluence
2 150 (8.52%) Apache
3 105 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 99 (5.62%) JBoss
5 94 (5.34%) WebLogic
6 60 (3.41%) SharePoint
7 36 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 34 (1.93%) Node.js
9 33 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (1.65%) CMS
11 28 (1.59%) IIS
12 22 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 21 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 20 (1.14%) OpenStack
15 19 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
16 18 (1.02%) FileNet
17 16 (0.91%) WebLogic Portal
17 16 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
18 15 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
19 14 (0.80%) nginx
Applications
1 102 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.12%) MS Office
3 38 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (1.65%) MS Project
6 12 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.28%) Mingle
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (1.08%) Documaker
2 18 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.85%) Summit
3 15 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.57%) Magento
4 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.51%) Oracle FAH
6 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.23%) RMDS
9 3 (0.17%) Maximo
9 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (0.80%) SaaS
5 9 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.51%) Basecamp
6 8 (0.45%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.45%) Force.com
7 7 (0.40%) GitHub
8 6 (0.34%) Trello
9 5 (0.28%) IaaS
10 1 (0.057%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.057%) Office 365
10 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.12%) Internet
2 50 (2.84%) HTTP
3 34 (1.93%) SSL
4 31 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.76%) Firewall
5 30 (1.70%) DNS
6 25 (1.42%) HTTPS
7 18 (1.02%) Network Security
8 17 (0.97%) AMQP
9 16 (0.91%) VPN
10 12 (0.68%) LDAP
11 11 (0.62%) LAN
11 11 (0.62%) WAN
12 10 (0.57%) EIGRP
12 10 (0.57%) BGP
12 10 (0.57%) OSPF
12 10 (0.57%) IPv6
12 10 (0.57%) IPsec
13 6 (0.34%) Multicast
14 4 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.84%) MySQL
3 117 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 96 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 92 (5.22%) Oracle Database
6 78 (4.43%) Relational Database
7 41 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 39 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.36%) Big Data
12 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
14 20 (1.14%) Oracle ODI
15 19 (1.08%) DB2
15 19 (1.08%) Hadoop
16 16 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 12 (0.68%) Redis
17 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 371 (21.07%) Jenkins
2 328 (18.63%) Git (software)
3 296 (16.81%) Selenium
4 285 (16.18%) Subversion
5 214 (12.15%) Maven
6 161 (9.14%) JUnit
7 147 (8.35%) Cucumber
8 127 (7.21%) Eclipse
9 126 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 103 (5.85%) TeamCity
11 96 (5.45%) Hudson
12 82 (4.66%) Ant
13 76 (4.32%) WebDriver
14 66 (3.75%) QuickTest Pro
15 63 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 47 (2.67%) SoapUI
17 46 (2.61%) JMeter
18 45 (2.56%) Bugzilla
19 41 (2.33%) NUnit
20 38 (2.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 343 (19.48%) Finance
2 185 (10.51%) Banking
3 75 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 54 (3.07%) Retail
5 40 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.27%) Marketing
6 35 (1.99%) Front Office
7 27 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.53%) Games
7 27 (1.53%) Billing
8 15 (0.85%) Publishing
9 13 (0.74%) Electronics
10 10 (0.57%) French Language
10 10 (0.57%) Back Office
10 10 (0.57%) Automotive
11 9 (0.51%) Legal
11 9 (0.51%) Advertising
12 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 502 (28.51%) Developer
2 399 (22.66%) Analyst
3 221 (12.55%) Test Analyst
4 187 (10.62%) Tester
5 174 (9.88%) Java Developer
6 120 (6.81%) Business Analyst
7 98 (5.57%) Project Manager
8 74 (4.20%) Senior Developer
9 71 (4.03%) Architect
10 59 (3.35%) Software Engineer
10 59 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 57 (3.24%) Test Engineer
12 55 (3.12%) Consultant
13 52 (2.95%) .NET Developer
14 51 (2.90%) Test Manager
14 51 (2.90%) Automation Tester
15 49 (2.78%) ScrumMaster
16 45 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
17 35 (1.99%) Senior Java Developer
18 34 (1.93%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (19.59%) HTML
2 272 (15.45%) Web Services
3 254 (14.42%) XML
4 235 (13.34%) CSS
5 207 (11.75%) .NET
6 197 (11.19%) Spring
7 162 (9.20%) jQuery
8 155 (8.80%) JSON
9 145 (8.23%) HTML5
10 135 (7.67%) SOAP
11 130 (7.38%) RESTful
12 120 (6.81%) J2EE
13 114 (6.47%) Hibernate
14 105 (5.96%) AngularJS
15 102 (5.79%) REST
16 80 (4.54%) Middleware
17 76 (4.32%) CSS3
18 75 (4.26%) Ajax
19 62 (3.52%) .NET Framework
20 61 (3.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.31%) Open Source
2 108 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 73 (4.15%) Computer Science
5 70 (3.98%) User Experience
6 44 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.10%) Derivative
8 36 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.31%) STB
11 22 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.19%) Clustering
12 21 (1.19%) iPad
12 21 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.14%) Wiki
14 19 (1.08%) Hedge funds
15 18 (1.02%) Video on Demand
16 16 (0.91%) IPTV
17 15 (0.85%) Equities
18 14 (0.80%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 286 (16.24%) Linux
2 190 (10.79%) UNIX
3 171 (9.71%) Windows
4 64 (3.63%) Android
5 55 (3.12%) Apple iOS
6 46 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (1.59%) AIX
8 24 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.14%) CentOS
10 17 (0.97%) Solaris
10 17 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.80%) Windows Phone
13 13 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (0.51%) Debian
16 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.34%) Windows CE
17 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1064 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (29.98%) Scrum
3 331 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
4 288 (16.35%) TDD
5 210 (11.93%) BDD
6 203 (11.53%) DevOps
7 170 (9.65%) Test Scripting
8 151 (8.57%) E-Commerce
9 143 (8.12%) OO
10 141 (8.01%) Software Testing
11 140 (7.95%) Project Management
12 139 (7.89%) MVC
13 131 (7.44%) User Stories
14 125 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 122 (6.93%) Kanban
16 116 (6.59%) SOA
17 115 (6.53%) Test Automation
18 112 (6.36%) Unit Testing
19 104 (5.91%) Automated Testing
20 91 (5.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 632 (35.89%) Java
2 434 (24.65%) SQL
3 245 (13.91%) JavaScript
4 185 (10.51%) C#
5 154 (8.75%) Python
6 122 (6.93%) Ruby
7 92 (5.22%) PHP
8 89 (5.05%) Bash Shell
9 63 (3.58%) Perl
10 58 (3.29%) PL/SQL
11 54 (3.07%) C++
11 54 (3.07%) C
12 53 (3.01%) Scala
13 45 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 32 (1.82%) Groovy
15 28 (1.59%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.14%) Korn
16 20 (1.14%) Jython
17 19 (1.08%) VB.NET
17 19 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 169 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 148 (8.40%) ISEB
3 120 (6.81%) Degree
4 115 (6.53%) SC Cleared
5 114 (6.47%) ISTQB
6 28 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.68%) Sun Certification
10 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.51%) OCPJP
11 8 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.34%) PMP
14 5 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.23%) MCPD
16 3 (0.17%) HND
16 3 (0.17%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (12.61%) QA
2 21 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.91%) SLA
4 14 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.23%) COREP
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.057%) FATCA
8 1 (0.057%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.70%) Docker
3 23 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (0.62%) Samba
4 11 (0.62%) Postfix
4 11 (0.62%) XenServer
5 9 (0.51%) vCloud
6 8 (0.45%) Squid
6 8 (0.45%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.40%) Varnish
8 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.23%) KVM
9 4 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.17%) Firmware
10 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 191 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
2 153 (8.69%) Puppet
3 67 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.07%) Vagrant
5 21 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 20 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 15 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
8 14 (0.80%) Salt
9 13 (0.74%) Nagios
10 12 (0.68%) Control-M
11 11 (0.62%) Ansible
12 8 (0.45%) logstash
12 8 (0.45%) Zenoss
13 7 (0.40%) HAProxy
14 6 (0.34%) yum
15 5 (0.28%) Kibana
15 5 (0.28%) SELinux
16 4 (0.23%) SCOM
17 3 (0.17%) WebInspect
17 3 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 308 (17.49%) Oracle
2 143 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 127 (7.21%) HP
4 109 (6.19%) Atlassian
5 64 (3.63%) Red Hat
6 56 (3.18%) VMware
7 52 (2.95%) IBM
8 49 (2.78%) hybris
9 43 (2.44%) Remedy
10 38 (2.16%) SAP
11 34 (1.93%) Perforce
11 34 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (1.42%) Zend
13 22 (1.25%) Google
14 20 (1.14%) Sybase
15 19 (1.08%) Murex
15 19 (1.08%) Talend
16 18 (1.02%) TIBCO
16 18 (1.02%) Adobe
16 18 (1.02%) Siebel
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Experis Ltd
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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