Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 23 24
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 +26
Contract jobs citing JIRA 118 124 294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.36% 7.09% 6.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.72% 35.13% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 86 166
10th Percentile £312 £354 £359
25th Percentile £407 £414 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.65% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £539 £525 £497
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
10th Percentile £23.76 " "
25th Percentile £33.16 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £47.44 £66.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -28.12% +55.29% -
75th Percentile £56.50 " £46.25
90th Percentile " " £47.75
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.91 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.80% +2.02% -

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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 397 353 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.02% 20.17% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 212 493
10th Percentile £323 £331 £325
25th Percentile £400 £392 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £585
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 32
10th Percentile £29.00 £31.07 £21.25
25th Percentile £44.00 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.97
Median % change year-on-year - +3.34% +22.57%
75th Percentile £53.50 £55.00 £49.06
90th Percentile £56.50 £59.20 £50.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing JIRA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JIRA in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the East of England

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Essex -5 48 £500 +5.35% 8
Hertfordshire -4 43 £525 +23.53% 17
Cambridgeshire -4 18 £463 -2.63% 22
Suffolk -1 5 £325 -35.00% 5
Bedfordshire -7 4 £500 +25.00% 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) Social Skills
3 53 (44.92%) Confluence
4 47 (39.83%) Java
5 45 (38.14%) Oracle
6 41 (34.75%) Scrum
7 38 (32.20%) AWS
8 35 (29.66%) DevOps
9 30 (25.42%) MySQL
10 27 (22.88%) Microservices
11 26 (22.03%) Jenkins
11 26 (22.03%) BDD
11 26 (22.03%) SQL
11 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
12 25 (21.19%) TDD
12 25 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (20.34%) Spring Boot
13 24 (20.34%) Spring
13 24 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (19.49%) Linux
15 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
15 22 (18.64%) Python
15 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
16 21 (17.80%) Kanban
17 20 (16.95%) Java 8
18 19 (16.10%) GitLab
18 19 (16.10%) Retail
19 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
19 18 (15.25%) IBM
19 18 (15.25%) Kubernetes

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 53 (44.92%) Confluence
2 15 (12.71%) IBM Domino
2 15 (12.71%) WebSphere
3 11 (9.32%) Apache
4 9 (7.63%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.08%) Apache ServiceMix
5 6 (5.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.54%) CMS
6 3 (2.54%) Drupal
6 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.54%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.85%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Magento
2 6 (5.08%) Shopify
3 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.69%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.85%) iTrent
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (32.20%) AWS
2 12 (10.17%) Azure
3 11 (9.32%) GCP
4 7 (5.93%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.93%) Serverless
5 3 (2.54%) SaaS
6 2 (1.69%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) Akamai
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.85%) Datadog
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.85%) npm
7 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) Wireless
2 6 (5.08%) DNS
2 6 (5.08%) Firewall
2 6 (5.08%) FTP
2 6 (5.08%) HTTP
2 6 (5.08%) SSH
2 6 (5.08%) SSL
3 3 (2.54%) Broadband
3 3 (2.54%) DECT
3 3 (2.54%) GPRS
3 3 (2.54%) GSM
3 3 (2.54%) IPv4
3 3 (2.54%) IPv6
3 3 (2.54%) LTE
3 3 (2.54%) PPP
3 3 (2.54%) UMTS
3 3 (2.54%) UPnP
3 3 (2.54%) WCDMA
3 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.42%) MySQL
2 17 (14.41%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.93%) DB2
4 7 (5.93%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (4.24%) Big Data
6 4 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.69%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.85%) GIS
8 1 (0.85%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.85%) Metadata
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.85%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 26 (22.03%) Jenkins
2 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 19 (16.10%) GitLab
4 10 (8.47%) Maven
5 9 (7.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.78%) Selenium
7 7 (5.93%) Spinnaker
8 6 (5.08%) JMeter
8 6 (5.08%) REST Assured
8 6 (5.08%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.24%) Checkstyle
10 4 (3.39%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.54%) GDB
11 3 (2.54%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.54%) Postman
12 2 (1.69%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (1.69%) JUnit
12 2 (1.69%) Toad
13 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 54 (45.76%) Social Skills
2 19 (16.10%) Retail
3 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.47%) Finance
5 6 (5.08%) Electronics
5 6 (5.08%) Public Sector
6 5 (4.24%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (3.39%) Legal
8 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.69%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.85%) Banking
10 1 (0.85%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 25 (21.19%) Developer
2 19 (16.10%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Analyst
4 13 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.78%) Tester
7 7 (5.93%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Technical Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (5.08%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.24%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Development Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.34%) Spring
1 24 (20.34%) Spring Boot
2 14 (11.86%) J2SE
3 11 (9.32%) HTML
4 10 (8.47%) Web Services
5 9 (7.63%) Node.js
5 9 (7.63%) XML
6 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
7 7 (5.93%) RESTful
8 6 (5.08%) CSS
8 6 (5.08%) Middleware
8 6 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (4.24%) HTML5
9 5 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (3.39%) Gherkin
10 4 (3.39%) J2EE
11 3 (2.54%) CSS3
11 3 (2.54%) Flash
11 3 (2.54%) JSON
11 3 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (7.63%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.08%) Clustering
3 6 (5.08%) Life Science
3 6 (5.08%) User Experience
4 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.54%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.54%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Linux
2 10 (8.47%) Ubuntu
2 10 (8.47%) Unix
3 5 (4.24%) Android
3 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.54%) OpenWrt
5 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Windows
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.75%) Scrum
3 35 (29.66%) DevOps
4 27 (22.88%) Microservices
5 26 (22.03%) BDD
5 26 (22.03%) Test Automation
6 25 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (21.19%) TDD
7 24 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (17.80%) Kanban
9 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
10 16 (13.56%) User Stories
11 14 (11.86%) Epics
11 14 (11.86%) Pair Programming
11 14 (11.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 12 (10.17%) Coaching
12 12 (10.17%) Time Management
13 11 (9.32%) Project Management
14 10 (8.47%) Problem Management
14 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.83%) Java
2 26 (22.03%) SQL
3 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.64%) Python
4 20 (16.95%) Java 8
5 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
6 16 (13.56%) Java 11
7 11 (9.32%) Shell Script
8 10 (8.47%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.93%) PHP
9 7 (5.93%) PowerShell
10 6 (5.08%) Go
11 5 (4.24%) C
12 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.54%) Ruby
13 2 (1.69%) Perl
14 1 (0.85%) C#
14 1 (0.85%) C++
14 1 (0.85%) Scala
14 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) OCPJP
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
1 14 (11.86%) Sun Certification
2 12 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (4.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) IIBA
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (14.41%) Docker
2 6 (5.08%) Postfix
2 6 (5.08%) qmail
2 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.54%) Firmware
4 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) Kubernetes
2 12 (10.17%) Terraform
3 8 (6.78%) Ansible
4 6 (5.08%) Data Guard
5 5 (4.24%) Packer
6 4 (3.39%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.85%) Consul
7 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.85%) Istio
Vendors
1 45 (38.14%) Oracle
2 18 (15.25%) IBM
3 15 (12.71%) Xerox
4 14 (11.86%) Sun
5 12 (10.17%) ServiceNow
6 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.93%) hybris
8 6 (5.08%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.08%) Dynatrace
8 6 (5.08%) New Relic
8 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.08%) VMware
9 5 (4.24%) Google
10 4 (3.39%) HP
11 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.69%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.69%) Okta
12 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.85%) Mellanox
12 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com