Period
to 8 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 6 months to 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Atlassian JIRA
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 74 53
Rank change year-on-year +42 -21 +2
Contract jobs citing JIRA 65 77 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.73% 2.58% 3.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.69% 20.70% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 75
Median daily rate £485 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £389 £340 £334
90th Percentile £600 £538 £700
South East median daily rate £463 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% -2.50% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £47.50
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.20% +16.33%

JIRA is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 168 372 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.23% 12.44% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 234 361
Median daily rate £485 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.26% +21.79%
10th Percentile £324 £325 £350
90th Percentile £638 £606 £615
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -31.58% +233.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.25 £39.75
90th Percentile £60.81 £82.50 £53.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% +11.11%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JIRA in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 8 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JIRA in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for JIRA in Berkshire

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 8 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +39 29 £438 +9.38% 9
Slough +3 14 £525 +16.67% 2
Bracknell +1 5 £325 -25.71% 6
Newbury +27 4 £527 +23.88% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £438 - 1
JIRA
South East

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Confluence
3 24 (36.92%) Java
4 21 (32.31%) QA
5 20 (30.77%) Scrum
6 19 (29.23%) HP
6 19 (29.23%) HP ALM
7 18 (27.69%) DevOps
8 16 (24.62%) Open Source
9 15 (23.08%) C#
9 15 (23.08%) Python
9 15 (23.08%) Telecoms
10 14 (21.54%) Selenium
10 14 (21.54%) OWASP
11 13 (20.00%) Test Planning
12 12 (18.46%) C++
12 12 (18.46%) Security Testing
12 12 (18.46%) Security Architecture
13 11 (16.92%) ArcSight
13 11 (16.92%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (16.92%) Qualys
13 11 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
13 11 (16.92%) C
13 11 (16.92%) Risk Assessment
13 11 (16.92%) Information Security
13 11 (16.92%) Micro Focus
13 11 (16.92%) Threat Management
13 11 (16.92%) HP Fortify
13 11 (16.92%) Sonatype

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (40.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.62%) Apache
3 2 (3.08%) nginx
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.54%) InVision
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Azure
2 8 (12.31%) AWS
3 5 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.15%) GitHub
5 3 (4.62%) GCP
5 3 (4.62%) npm
5 3 (4.62%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (3.08%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.08%) Slack
6 2 (3.08%) Smartsheet
7 1 (1.54%) Firebase
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) HTTP
2 4 (6.15%) Unified Communications
3 3 (4.62%) 3G
3 3 (4.62%) 4G
3 3 (4.62%) Firewall
3 3 (4.62%) Internet
3 3 (4.62%) LAN
3 3 (4.62%) Network Security
3 3 (4.62%) SSH
3 3 (4.62%) SSL
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) 3GPP
4 2 (3.08%) 5G
4 2 (3.08%) GPRS
4 2 (3.08%) GSM
4 2 (3.08%) SCTP
4 2 (3.08%) UMTS
4 2 (3.08%) VoIP
4 2 (3.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
2 3 (4.62%) Neo4j
3 2 (3.08%) Power BI
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.31%) JMeter
5 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.15%) NeoLoad
6 4 (6.15%) Postman
6 4 (6.15%) SilkPerformer
6 4 (6.15%) WebLOAD
7 3 (4.62%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.62%) Maven
7 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.08%) Protractor
8 2 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.54%) Appium
9 1 (1.54%) Balsamiq
9 1 (1.54%) Mockito
9 1 (1.54%) REST Assured
9 1 (1.54%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Security Engineer
4 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Scrum Master
6 4 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.15%) React Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Tester
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Lead Tester
7 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Architect
8 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) REST
2 8 (12.31%) SOAP
3 5 (7.69%) React
3 5 (7.69%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) JSON
4 4 (6.15%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) YAML
5 3 (4.62%) HTML5
5 3 (4.62%) OAuth
5 3 (4.62%) OAuth2
5 3 (4.62%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) Node.js
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) Sass
6 2 (3.08%) Spring
6 2 (3.08%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.62%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) VLE
3 2 (3.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Smart City
4 1 (1.54%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Unix
3 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Scrum
3 18 (27.69%) DevOps
4 16 (24.62%) Open Source
5 14 (21.54%) OWASP
6 13 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 12 (18.46%) Security Architecture
7 12 (18.46%) Security Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (16.92%) Information Security
8 11 (16.92%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (16.92%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 11 (16.92%) Threat Management
9 10 (15.38%) User Stories
10 8 (12.31%) Test Management
10 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (10.77%) Coaching
11 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) Java
2 15 (23.08%) C#
2 15 (23.08%) Python
3 12 (18.46%) C++
4 11 (16.92%) C
5 9 (13.85%) SQL
6 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.31%) PHP
6 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.15%) Go
7 4 (6.15%) VB
8 3 (4.62%) Cypher
8 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.54%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.23%) ISEB
2 6 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) APMP
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCIE
6 1 (1.54%) CCNP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (32.31%) QA
2 11 (16.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (16.92%) NIST
3 6 (9.23%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) HP ALM
2 11 (16.92%) HP Fortify
3 10 (15.38%) Kubernetes
4 7 (10.77%) Ansible
5 6 (9.23%) Terraform
6 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (4.62%) WebInspect
8 1 (1.54%) Giant Swarm
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) HP
2 11 (16.92%) ArcSight
2 11 (16.92%) Black Duck
2 11 (16.92%) Micro Focus
2 11 (16.92%) Qualys
2 11 (16.92%) Sonatype
3 6 (9.23%) Atlassian
4 5 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.15%) Splunk
6 3 (4.62%) Tripwire
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Marketo
7 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe
8 1 (1.54%) F5
8 1 (1.54%) hybris
8 1 (1.54%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) Sparx
8 1 (1.54%) Tufin