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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 150 226 260
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +34
Contract jobs citing JIRA 822 451 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 0.85% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.55% 7.25% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 283 286
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £290 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £50.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +137.50%

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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 +71 752 £393 -1.25% 230
London +76 464 £400 -5.88% 120
South East +78 108 £380 +11.76% 50
City of London +49 105 £469 +13.56% 40
East of England +33 66 £325 -23.52% 14
Hampshire +11 35 £350 +36.98% 12
Scotland +10 34 £363 +20.83% 10
North West +10 34 £350 +7.69% 15
Berkshire +26 25 £388 -3.12% 4
Edinburgh +7 22 £285 -12.30% 6
Surrey +13 21 £415 +18.57% 9
Manchester +4 21 £350 +12.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 21 £313 -24.24% 2
Wales - 21 £325 - 4
Cambridge -3 20 £313 -24.24% 2
South West -24 19 £388 +21.66% 5
Bedfordshire -3 18 £450 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire -33 18 £360 +10.76% 17
West Midlands +1 17 £350 +6.06% 6
Southampton - 17 £378 - 4
Luton -5 15 £450 +5.88% 7
West Yorkshire -19 14 £363 +7.01% 6
South Wales - 14 £325 - 3
Hertfordshire - 12 £345 - 5
Birmingham - 12 £350 - 3
Bristol - 12 £413 - 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £550 - 11
East Midlands +14 9 £338 +12.31% 1
Leeds -16 9 £361 +6.25% 2
Norwich - 8 £325 -

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 473 (31.22%) Java
2 468 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (30.63%) Scrum
4 366 (24.16%) SQL
5 329 (21.72%) Confluence
6 310 (20.46%) Git (software)
7 299 (19.74%) Subversion
8 271 (17.89%) Finance
9 270 (17.82%) Linux
10 268 (17.69%) Oracle
10 268 (17.69%) Jenkins
11 239 (15.78%) UNIX
12 236 (15.58%) Web Services
12 236 (15.58%) Maven
13 232 (15.31%) JavaScript
14 230 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
15 229 (15.12%) TDD
16 227 (14.98%) XML
17 217 (14.32%) HTML
18 205 (13.53%) Selenium
19 198 (13.07%) QA
20 195 (12.87%) .NET
21 183 (12.08%) E-Commerce
22 176 (11.62%) BDD
23 168 (11.09%) C#
23 168 (11.09%) CSS
24 162 (10.69%) Test Scripting
25 159 (10.50%) Banking
26 158 (10.43%) MySQL
27 155 (10.23%) Spring

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 329 (21.72%) Confluence
2 128 (8.45%) Apache
3 105 (6.93%) Tomcat
4 91 (6.01%) WebLogic
5 54 (3.56%) SharePoint
6 53 (3.50%) WebSphere
7 32 (2.11%) IIS
8 29 (1.91%) CMS
9 23 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (1.32%) nginx
11 18 (1.19%) Node.js
12 17 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
13 16 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 16 (1.06%) Apache Solr
14 15 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
15 14 (0.92%) MediaWiki
16 11 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
17 10 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 97 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.10%) MS Office
3 43 (2.84%) MS Project
4 40 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) Mingle
8 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.13%) Gephi
10 1 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.99%) Documaker
4 10 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.59%) RMDS
5 9 (0.59%) Oracle FAH
6 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.53%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.40%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.33%) Magento
8 5 (0.33%) Global One
8 5 (0.33%) Summit
9 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.06%) SaaS
6 15 (0.99%) GitHub
7 10 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (0.66%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.40%) Force.com
10 5 (0.33%) PaaS
10 5 (0.33%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.33%) IaaS
11 3 (0.20%) Joyent
12 2 (0.13%) Office 365
12 2 (0.13%) Heroku
13 1 (0.066%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.066%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.066%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.30%) HTTP
2 46 (3.04%) Firewall
3 39 (2.57%) SSL
4 33 (2.18%) Internet
5 32 (2.11%) HTTPS
5 32 (2.11%) LDAP
6 28 (1.85%) DNS
7 25 (1.65%) VPN
8 19 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.92%) IPv6
9 14 (0.92%) LAN
9 14 (0.92%) WAN
9 14 (0.92%) EIGRP
9 14 (0.92%) OSPF
9 14 (0.92%) BGP
9 14 (0.92%) IPsec
9 14 (0.92%) Network Security
10 13 (0.86%) NAS
11 12 (0.79%) AMQP
11 12 (0.79%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (10.43%) MySQL
2 133 (8.78%) SQL Server
3 65 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 54 (3.56%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.17%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 41 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 35 (2.31%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
11 24 (1.58%) Big Data
12 20 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 18 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
15 17 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
16 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 310 (20.46%) Git (software)
2 299 (19.74%) Subversion
3 268 (17.69%) Jenkins
4 236 (15.58%) Maven
5 205 (13.53%) Selenium
6 135 (8.91%) JUnit
7 106 (7.00%) Cucumber
8 94 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 92 (6.07%) TeamCity
9 92 (6.07%) Eclipse
10 91 (6.01%) Hudson
11 87 (5.74%) WebDriver
12 71 (4.69%) Ant
13 67 (4.42%) JMeter
14 61 (4.03%) Bugzilla
15 48 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 45 (2.97%) Mercurial
17 39 (2.57%) QuickTest Pro
18 37 (2.44%) SoapUI
19 34 (2.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 271 (17.89%) Finance
2 159 (10.50%) Banking
3 94 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 75 (4.95%) Retail
5 47 (3.10%) Front Office
6 41 (2.71%) Marketing
7 37 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.11%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.45%) Back Office
9 22 (1.45%) Billing
9 22 (1.45%) Advertising
9 22 (1.45%) Publishing
9 22 (1.45%) Games
10 11 (0.73%) Electronics
11 8 (0.53%) German Language
12 7 (0.46%) Legal
13 6 (0.40%) French Language
14 5 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.20%) Automotive
16 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 448 (29.57%) Developer
2 302 (19.93%) Analyst
3 156 (10.30%) Tester
4 140 (9.24%) Test Analyst
5 124 (8.18%) Java Developer
6 120 (7.92%) Business Analyst
7 62 (4.09%) Agile Business Analyst
8 58 (3.83%) Senior Developer
8 58 (3.83%) Test Engineer
9 56 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 54 (3.56%) Project Manager
11 41 (2.71%) ScrumMaster
12 40 (2.64%) Test Leader
13 39 (2.57%) Consultant
13 39 (2.57%) Administrator
13 39 (2.57%) .NET Developer
14 35 (2.31%) Software Engineer
15 34 (2.24%) Automation Tester
16 32 (2.11%) Architect
17 31 (2.05%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (15.58%) Web Services
2 227 (14.98%) XML
3 217 (14.32%) HTML
4 195 (12.87%) .NET
5 168 (11.09%) CSS
6 155 (10.23%) Spring
7 129 (8.51%) jQuery
8 104 (6.86%) SOAP
9 99 (6.53%) JSON
10 96 (6.34%) REST
11 95 (6.27%) RESTful
12 91 (6.01%) HTML5
13 87 (5.74%) J2EE
13 87 (5.74%) Middleware
14 70 (4.62%) Hibernate
14 70 (4.62%) AngularJS
15 64 (4.22%) Ajax
16 56 (3.70%) XSD
17 53 (3.50%) ASP.NET
18 49 (3.23%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.81%) Open Source
2 79 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 55 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 45 (2.97%) Wiki
5 44 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (2.24%) STB
6 34 (2.24%) Derivative
7 28 (1.85%) Clustering
7 28 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 28 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 26 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.58%) Credit Risk
10 22 (1.45%) Digital Media
11 20 (1.32%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.32%) Equities
12 19 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.25%) iPad
13 18 (1.19%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.92%) Visualisation
15 13 (0.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 270 (17.82%) Linux
2 239 (15.78%) UNIX
3 149 (9.83%) Windows
4 75 (4.95%) Android
5 63 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 34 (2.24%) Ubuntu
7 30 (1.98%) Debian
8 25 (1.65%) SELinux
9 22 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.12%) CentOS
12 16 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.79%) Windows Phone
13 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
14 11 (0.73%) Solaris
15 9 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (30.63%) Scrum
3 230 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
4 229 (15.12%) TDD
5 183 (12.08%) E-Commerce
6 176 (11.62%) BDD
7 162 (10.69%) Test Scripting
8 126 (8.32%) DevOps
9 118 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 118 (7.79%) SOA
9 118 (7.79%) Configuration Management
10 113 (7.46%) MVC
11 111 (7.33%) OO
12 106 (7.00%) Project Management
13 104 (6.86%) Unit Testing
14 101 (6.67%) Kanban
15 99 (6.53%) Software Testing
16 97 (6.40%) Test Automation
17 92 (6.07%) Regression Testing
18 91 (6.01%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 473 (31.22%) Java
2 366 (24.16%) SQL
3 232 (15.31%) JavaScript
4 168 (11.09%) C#
5 149 (9.83%) Python
6 127 (8.38%) Ruby
7 103 (6.80%) Bash Shell
8 84 (5.54%) Perl
9 70 (4.62%) PHP
10 54 (3.56%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.37%) PL/SQL
12 46 (3.04%) C++
13 35 (2.31%) PowerShell
14 29 (1.91%) C
15 25 (1.65%) VB
15 25 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 24 (1.58%) VBScript
17 22 (1.45%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 20 (1.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 126 (8.32%) ISEB
2 96 (6.34%) Degree
3 88 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 81 (5.35%) ISTQB
5 64 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 31 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (0.92%) PMP
7 14 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.46%) MAPM
10 6 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.26%) OCPJP
13 3 (0.20%) IIBA
14 2 (0.13%) PhD
14 2 (0.13%) CCNA
14 2 (0.13%) CCA
14 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (13.07%) QA
2 21 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.73%) WCAG
3 11 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.53%) SLA
5 5 (0.33%) SNOMED CT
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) ISO 9002
7 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.066%) Basel III
9 1 (0.066%) FINREP
9 1 (0.066%) EMIR
9 1 (0.066%) CRD IV
System Software
1 61 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.19%) vCloud
4 17 (1.12%) Samba
5 16 (1.06%) Postfix
6 14 (0.92%) XenServer
7 7 (0.46%) HDFS
8 5 (0.33%) KVM
9 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.26%) NFS
10 3 (0.20%) Squid
10 3 (0.20%) Xen
10 3 (0.20%) Docker
10 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.13%) qmail
11 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.066%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 147 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
2 126 (8.32%) Puppet
3 41 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (1.65%) ZABBIX
5 17 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Management
5 17 (1.12%) Control-M
5 17 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (0.92%) Nagios
7 10 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 8 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (0.46%) Ansible
10 5 (0.33%) Salt
11 4 (0.26%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.20%) OpenView
13 2 (0.13%) WebInspect
13 2 (0.13%) Oozie
13 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
14 1 (0.066%) Kibana
14 1 (0.066%) logstash
Vendors
1 268 (17.69%) Oracle
2 129 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 97 (6.40%) VMware
3 97 (6.40%) Atlassian
4 75 (4.95%) HP
5 60 (3.96%) IBM
5 60 (3.96%) hybris
6 52 (3.43%) Remedy
7 48 (3.17%) JBoss
8 43 (2.84%) Red Hat
9 37 (2.44%) Google
10 27 (1.78%) SAP
11 26 (1.72%) Sybase
12 25 (1.65%) 29West
13 23 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.39%) Citrix
15 17 (1.12%) Sun
16 15 (0.99%) Siebel
16 15 (0.99%) Informatica
17 14 (0.92%) Zend
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