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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Atlassian JIRA
Rank 128 168 222
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +54
Contract jobs citing JIRA 950 681 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.29% 0.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.08% 10.08% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 463 294
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 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £38.30 £41.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.70 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.83%

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
7262 6757 5643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.77% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4781 4297 3501
Average daily rate £400 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 143 155
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +51 900 £400 - 305
London +49 583 £425 - 145
City of London +15 124 £425 -5.55% 46
South East +19 121 £375 +3.44% 48
East of England +13 57 £375 +20.00% 24
Hampshire +21 41 £366 +6.15% 7
South West -9 36 £350 -15.15% 19
Oxfordshire +6 30 £400 +14.28% 6
North West -7 28 £413 +22.29% 23
Scotland -5 26 £365 -2.66% 8
Berkshire +18 23 £400 +3.22% 8
Essex +5 20 £375 +127.27% 4
North East -4 20 £445 - 6
Yorkshire -21 19 £360 +0.69% 18
Suffolk +32 17 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £445 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £445 - 5
West Midlands +8 16 £335 +1.51% 14
East Midlands -3 16 £350 +7.69% 5
Oxford -8 16 £388 +10.71% 4
Bristol -9 16 £350 -17.64% 6
Ipswich +20 15 £450 -
Edinburgh -5 15 £350 -11.94% 3
West Yorkshire -21 15 £370 +2.06% 10
Cheshire - 15 £425 - 5
Wales -30 13 £345 -1.42% 1
Winchester - 13 £346 - 1
Reading +8 12 £400 +3.22% 4
Wiltshire - 12 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire +9 11 £450 - 1

JIRA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1202 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (36.66%) Java
3 559 (28.90%) Scrum
4 502 (25.96%) Confluence
5 497 (25.70%) SQL
6 442 (22.85%) Linux
7 406 (20.99%) Jenkins
8 372 (19.23%) Finance
9 362 (18.72%) Oracle
10 361 (18.67%) Git (software)
11 355 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
12 314 (16.24%) JavaScript
13 302 (15.62%) HTML
14 288 (14.89%) Subversion
15 270 (13.96%) Selenium
16 263 (13.60%) .NET
17 260 (13.44%) Web Services
18 258 (13.34%) TDD
19 249 (12.87%) Windows
20 238 (12.31%) QA
21 230 (11.89%) Python
22 225 (11.63%) Security Cleared
23 222 (11.48%) BDD
24 218 (11.27%) UNIX
24 218 (11.27%) CSS
25 214 (11.07%) SQL Server
26 213 (11.01%) Maven
27 208 (10.75%) Banking
28 206 (10.65%) XML
29 203 (10.50%) C#

JIRA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 502 (25.96%) Confluence
2 141 (7.29%) Apache
3 140 (7.24%) Tomcat
4 88 (4.55%) JBoss
5 85 (4.40%) SharePoint
6 71 (3.67%) WebLogic
7 68 (3.52%) IIS
8 67 (3.46%) Node.js
9 63 (3.26%) CMS
10 47 (2.43%) WebSphere
11 36 (1.86%) OpenStack
12 34 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 32 (1.65%) nginx
14 23 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (1.14%) MQSeries
16 21 (1.09%) Drupal
17 18 (0.93%) Mule
18 17 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
19 16 (0.83%) Alfresco
20 15 (0.78%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 114 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.03%) MS Office
3 64 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 47 (2.43%) MS Project
5 38 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.41%) HipChat
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.10%) TargetLink
10 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.10%) Simulink
10 2 (0.10%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.052%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Summit
2 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.36%) Tridion
4 7 (0.36%) Magento
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Maximo
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.16%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.16%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.10%) Documaker
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.71%) GitHub
3 29 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.72%) PaaS
6 13 (0.67%) IaaS
7 12 (0.62%) SaaS
8 10 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.26%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.21%) Trello
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
15 1 (0.052%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.46%) HTTP
2 65 (3.36%) Firewall
3 56 (2.90%) Internet
4 38 (1.96%) LDAP
5 31 (1.60%) AMQP
6 27 (1.40%) Network Security
6 27 (1.40%) DNS
7 22 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 22 (1.14%) VPN
8 18 (0.93%) SSL
8 18 (0.93%) WAN
9 16 (0.83%) DHCP
9 16 (0.83%) LAN
10 14 (0.72%) SAN
10 14 (0.72%) Intranet
11 13 (0.67%) IPv6
12 12 (0.62%) FTP
13 11 (0.57%) OSPF
13 11 (0.57%) BGP
13 11 (0.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 129 (6.67%) MySQL
3 118 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 112 (5.79%) Oracle Database
5 90 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 79 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 72 (3.72%) Hadoop
8 59 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
9 46 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (2.02%) Big Data
11 36 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
14 24 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (1.19%) HBase
16 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (1.03%) DB2
17 18 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
18 17 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 406 (20.99%) Jenkins
2 361 (18.67%) Git (software)
3 288 (14.89%) Subversion
4 270 (13.96%) Selenium
5 213 (11.01%) Maven
6 177 (9.15%) Cucumber
7 162 (8.38%) JUnit
8 119 (6.15%) Ant
9 91 (4.71%) TeamCity
10 84 (4.34%) WebDriver
11 83 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 81 (4.19%) Eclipse
13 79 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 73 (3.77%) Hudson
15 72 (3.72%) Gradle
16 70 (3.62%) JMeter
17 56 (2.90%) SoapUI
18 51 (2.64%) Artifactory
19 47 (2.43%) Mercurial
20 35 (1.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 372 (19.23%) Finance
2 208 (10.75%) Banking
3 98 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 96 (4.96%) Retail
5 87 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 52 (2.69%) Marketing
7 34 (1.76%) Front Office
8 31 (1.60%) Legal
9 25 (1.29%) Billing
10 24 (1.24%) Publishing
10 24 (1.24%) Back Office
11 18 (0.93%) Games
12 16 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.72%) Electronics
14 13 (0.67%) Automotive
15 7 (0.36%) Advertising
15 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 502 (25.96%) Developer
2 427 (22.08%) Analyst
3 188 (9.72%) Business Analyst
4 180 (9.31%) Test Analyst
5 165 (8.53%) Tester
5 165 (8.53%) Java Developer
6 112 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 87 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 82 (4.24%) Architect
9 77 (3.98%) Agile Business Analyst
10 62 (3.21%) Consultant
11 59 (3.05%) Senior Developer
12 51 (2.64%) Software Engineer
12 51 (2.64%) Automation Tester
13 50 (2.59%) Test Engineer
14 48 (2.48%) ScrumMaster
15 46 (2.38%) .NET Developer
16 39 (2.02%) Test Leader
17 36 (1.86%) Senior Analyst
18 35 (1.81%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (15.62%) HTML
2 263 (13.60%) .NET
3 260 (13.44%) Web Services
4 218 (11.27%) CSS
5 206 (10.65%) XML
6 177 (9.15%) JSON
7 161 (8.32%) HTML5
8 156 (8.07%) Spring
9 142 (7.34%) jQuery
10 138 (7.14%) RESTful
11 107 (5.53%) AngularJS
12 91 (4.71%) REST
13 89 (4.60%) J2EE
14 85 (4.40%) CSS3
15 83 (4.29%) SOAP
16 74 (3.83%) Hibernate
17 63 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 59 (3.05%) Apache Camel
18 59 (3.05%) Java EE
19 58 (3.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (6.10%) User Experience
3 75 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 65 (3.36%) Wiki
5 45 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 40 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (1.81%) Derivative
8 30 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 27 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.14%) Credit Risk
11 19 (0.98%) STB
12 17 (0.88%) Clustering
12 17 (0.88%) Equities
12 17 (0.88%) iPad
13 15 (0.78%) Market Risk
13 15 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
14 14 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 442 (22.85%) Linux
2 249 (12.87%) Windows
3 218 (11.27%) UNIX
4 104 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (3.26%) Android
6 59 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 54 (2.79%) CentOS
8 46 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 23 (1.19%) Solaris
10 20 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (0.78%) Debian
12 12 (0.62%) AIX
13 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.26%) SUSE
16 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
17 3 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1202 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (28.90%) Scrum
3 355 (18.36%) Continuous Integration
4 258 (13.34%) TDD
5 222 (11.48%) BDD
6 186 (9.62%) DevOps
7 181 (9.36%) User Stories
8 178 (9.20%) Test Scripting
9 173 (8.95%) SDLC
10 152 (7.86%) Project Management
11 150 (7.76%) E-Commerce
12 147 (7.60%) Test Automation
13 133 (6.88%) Configuration Management
14 131 (6.77%) Open Source
15 130 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 126 (6.51%) Automated Testing
17 124 (6.41%) Waterfall
18 115 (5.95%) Kanban
19 113 (5.84%) Software Engineering
20 112 (5.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 709 (36.66%) Java
2 497 (25.70%) SQL
3 314 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 230 (11.89%) Python
5 203 (10.50%) C#
6 136 (7.03%) Ruby
7 95 (4.91%) Perl
8 93 (4.81%) PHP
9 88 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 73 (3.77%) C++
11 61 (3.15%) C
12 56 (2.90%) PowerShell
13 46 (2.38%) Scala
13 46 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 44 (2.28%) Shell Script
15 37 (1.91%) Groovy
16 30 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 23 (1.19%) VB.NET
18 22 (1.14%) VBScript
19 19 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 225 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 105 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 104 (5.38%) Degree
4 90 (4.65%) ISTQB
5 88 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 85 (4.40%) ISEB
7 28 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.41%) CCNA
12 7 (0.36%) PMP
13 6 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.26%) MCPD
15 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.21%) MCAD
15 4 (0.21%) MCSD
15 4 (0.21%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (12.31%) QA
2 18 (0.93%) EMIR
3 12 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.47%) FATCA
5 8 (0.41%) MiFID
5 8 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.36%) SLA
7 5 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.26%) WAI
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.10%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.10%) COREP
8 2 (0.10%) FINREP
9 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.052%) HL7
9 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) Basel II
System Software
1 52 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.71%) Docker
3 24 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.09%) Varnish
5 18 (0.93%) iptables
6 17 (0.88%) Samba
7 15 (0.78%) Postfix
8 13 (0.67%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.62%) XenServer
9 12 (0.62%) vCloud
10 10 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.47%) NFS
12 8 (0.41%) Firmware
12 8 (0.41%) vSphere
13 6 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.31%) GlusterFS
14 5 (0.26%) GPFS
14 5 (0.26%) Ceph
15 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 188 (9.72%) Puppet
2 151 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
3 76 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (2.17%) Vagrant
5 36 (1.86%) Ansible
6 30 (1.55%) BladeLogic
7 29 (1.50%) ZABBIX
8 26 (1.34%) Salt
9 23 (1.19%) Nagios
10 17 (0.88%) Control-M
10 17 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
11 16 (0.83%) Rundeck
12 14 (0.72%) logstash
12 14 (0.72%) yum
13 13 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 13 (0.67%) Kibana
14 12 (0.62%) HAProxy
15 10 (0.52%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
16 7 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 362 (18.72%) Oracle
2 185 (9.57%) Atlassian
3 154 (7.96%) Red Hat
4 137 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 116 (6.00%) HP
6 80 (4.14%) VMware
7 78 (4.03%) IBM
8 51 (2.64%) Adobe
9 36 (1.86%) Splunk
10 34 (1.76%) TIBCO
11 29 (1.50%) SAP
11 29 (1.50%) Remedy
12 27 (1.40%) Sybase
13 23 (1.19%) Google
14 22 (1.14%) Perforce
15 21 (1.09%) ServiceNow
16 20 (1.03%) hybris
16 20 (1.03%) BMC
17 19 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.98%) ATG
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