Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 42 43
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +43
Contract jobs citing JIRA 57 180 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.82% 4.41% 4.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.67% 30.77% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 80 74
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -6.83%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £553 £580 £519
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £53.13 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% - -
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -47.06% -6.59% +5.81%

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 263 585 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.01% 14.32% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 357 298
Median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £350 £329 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Median hourly rate £25.50 £45.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.33% -37.93% +383.33%
10th Percentile £18.25 £36.00 £71.25
90th Percentile £58.91 £53.00 £73.75
Median hourly rate £36.25 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +11.11% +4.65%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 -3 24 £475 +5.56% 3
Slough +19 11 £400 -
Bracknell +10 10 £438 -16.67% 3
Newbury -9 5 £425 +11.84% 1
Windsor +5 1 £275 -37.14%
Wokingham - 1 £313 -
JIRA
South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Confluence
3 14 (24.56%) Scrum
3 14 (24.56%) Waterfall
4 12 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (19.30%) User Stories
5 11 (19.30%) DevOps
6 10 (17.54%) Java
7 9 (15.79%) SDLC
7 9 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 9 (15.79%) Selenium
8 8 (14.04%) QA
8 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
8 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
9 7 (12.28%) BDD
9 7 (12.28%) Kanban
9 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
10 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
10 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 6 (10.53%) V-Model
10 6 (10.53%) Docker
10 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 6 (10.53%) VMware
10 6 (10.53%) C#
10 6 (10.53%) .NET
10 6 (10.53%) Linux

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 21 (36.84%) Confluence
2 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) AWS
1 4 (7.02%) Azure
1 4 (7.02%) Google Container Engine
2 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.51%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) Serverless
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.75%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.75%) GCP
4 1 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (1.75%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) IPv6
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) Skype
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) WAN
4 1 (1.75%) DHCP
4 1 (1.75%) SAN
4 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.75%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.02%) JMeter
4 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.75%) GitLab
4 1 (1.75%) Gradle
4 1 (1.75%) JUnit
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
4 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Police
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Business Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Scrum Master
7 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Digital Product Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Digital Product Owner
8 2 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Product Owner
8 2 (3.51%) QA Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Node.js
3 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.02%) Django
3 4 (7.02%) Flask
4 3 (5.26%) OAuth
4 3 (5.26%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) Vue.js
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
6 1 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) CMDB
4 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.75%) FMCG
6 1 (1.75%) Life Science
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Robotics
6 1 (1.75%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.75%) STB
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Scrum
2 14 (24.56%) Waterfall
3 12 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (19.30%) DevOps
4 11 (19.30%) User Stories
5 9 (15.79%) Defect Management
5 9 (15.79%) SDLC
6 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.28%) BDD
7 7 (12.28%) Kanban
7 7 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.53%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.53%) V-Model
9 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) Java
2 6 (10.53%) C#
3 5 (8.77%) Python
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) Go
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) Java 8
6 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP ALM
2 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
3 4 (7.02%) Ansible
3 4 (7.02%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.75%) Kibana
4 1 (1.75%) MOM
4 1 (1.75%) Netcool
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) VMware
2 5 (8.77%) HP
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.26%) BMC
5 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.51%) Google
5 2 (3.51%) Juniper
5 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.51%) Remedy
5 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.75%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.75%) Automation Anywhere
6 1 (1.75%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) F5
6 1 (1.75%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) Pega
6 1 (1.75%) RedPrairie