Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 12 33
Rank change year-on-year -14 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing JIRA 169 115 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.64% 8.65% 5.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.14% 42.12% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 74 145
10th Percentile £350 £306 £328
25th Percentile £431 £386 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -3.49%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £506
90th Percentile £606 £568 £600
England median daily rate £504 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.94% -5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £56.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.76% - +1.19%
England median hourly rate £54.25 £45.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year +19.35% +6.95% -5.56%

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 510 273 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.03% 20.53% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 159 396
10th Percentile £325 £304 £313
25th Percentile £413 £375 £374
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £574 £522 £525
90th Percentile £625 £590 £588
England median daily rate £535 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +12.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 20
10th Percentile £26.99 £36.65 £10.75
25th Percentile £45.50 £44.38 £20.38
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £56.00 £50.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.39 £54.33 £48.83
England median hourly rate £51.39 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% - +3.45%

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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 -4 81 £520 +10.05% 11
Hertfordshire -25 36 £525 +16.67% 25
Cambridgeshire -3 35 £494 +41.07% 19
Bedfordshire -15 11 £500 +25.00% 5
Suffolk -10 5 £325 +57.58% 2
Norfolk - 1 £473 - 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 111 (65.68%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (60.95%) Confluence
3 71 (42.01%) Scrum
4 70 (41.42%) Java
5 58 (34.32%) Social Skills
6 56 (33.14%) Oracle
6 56 (33.14%) Spring
6 56 (33.14%) AWS
6 56 (33.14%) Spring Boot
7 44 (26.04%) DevOps
8 43 (25.44%) Microservices
9 42 (24.85%) Git (software)
10 41 (24.26%) BDD
11 40 (23.67%) Test Automation
11 40 (23.67%) MySQL
12 39 (23.08%) Oracle Database
13 38 (22.49%) TDD
14 36 (21.30%) Jenkins
14 36 (21.30%) User Stories
14 36 (21.30%) Java 8
15 34 (20.12%) Java 11
15 34 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (20.12%) SQL
16 31 (18.34%) Linux
17 29 (17.16%) Software Engineering
17 29 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (15.98%) Hybrid Cloud
19 26 (15.38%) Pair Programming
19 26 (15.38%) J2SE
20 25 (14.79%) Python

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
1 103 (60.95%) Confluence
2 4 (2.37%) Apache
2 4 (2.37%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.78%) Drupal
3 3 (1.78%) SAS
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.55%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 56 (33.14%) AWS
2 14 (8.28%) Azure
3 7 (4.14%) GitHub
4 5 (2.96%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.37%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (1.78%) GCP
6 3 (1.78%) Yarn
7 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.18%) Serverless
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.59%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.59%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.73%) Wireless
2 4 (2.37%) DECT
2 4 (2.37%) IPv4
2 4 (2.37%) IPv6
2 4 (2.37%) Multicast
2 4 (2.37%) PPP
2 4 (2.37%) UPnP
2 4 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.78%) Broadband
4 2 (1.18%) HTTP
4 2 (1.18%) SSH
5 1 (0.59%) DHCP
5 1 (0.59%) DNS
5 1 (0.59%) GPRS
5 1 (0.59%) GSM
5 1 (0.59%) LAN
5 1 (0.59%) SMTP
5 1 (0.59%) SNMP
5 1 (0.59%) UMTS
5 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.67%) MySQL
2 39 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 19 (11.24%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.14%) Big Data
7 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.78%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.78%) HBase
8 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (1.78%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.18%) Metadata
9 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.59%) DB2
10 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (24.85%) Git (software)
2 36 (21.30%) Jenkins
3 23 (13.61%) JMeter
4 22 (13.02%) Checkstyle
4 22 (13.02%) GitLab
5 13 (7.69%) Selenium
6 12 (7.10%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.51%) Bitbucket
8 9 (5.33%) Maven
8 9 (5.33%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.73%) IntelliJ
10 7 (4.14%) SonarQube
11 6 (3.55%) REST Assured
11 6 (3.55%) Spinnaker
12 5 (2.96%) Artifactory
12 5 (2.96%) GDB
12 5 (2.96%) JProfiler
13 4 (2.37%) Bitbucket Server
13 4 (2.37%) PhpStorm
13 4 (2.37%) Postman
General
1 58 (34.32%) Social Skills
2 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (11.24%) Retail
4 15 (8.88%) Public Sector
5 13 (7.69%) Finance
6 12 (7.10%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (4.14%) Automotive
7 7 (4.14%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (3.55%) Aerospace
8 6 (3.55%) Electronics
9 5 (2.96%) Games
9 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.37%) Legal
11 3 (1.78%) Marketing
11 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (1.18%) Avionics
13 1 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (29.59%) Developer
2 34 (20.12%) Java Developer
3 33 (19.53%) Analyst
4 19 (11.24%) Business Analyst
5 14 (8.28%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 11 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.51%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.73%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Technical Manager
10 7 (4.14%) Tester
11 6 (3.55%) Consultant
11 6 (3.55%) Technical Project Manager
12 5 (2.96%) Data Manager
12 5 (2.96%) Release Manager
12 5 (2.96%) Scrum Master
12 5 (2.96%) Technical Leader
13 4 (2.37%) C Software Engineer
13 4 (2.37%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (33.14%) Spring
1 56 (33.14%) Spring Boot
2 26 (15.38%) J2SE
3 22 (13.02%) XML
4 16 (9.47%) HTML
5 14 (8.28%) CSS
6 13 (7.69%) Middleware
6 13 (7.69%) SOAP
7 11 (6.51%) REST
8 8 (4.73%) HTML5
8 8 (4.73%) JMS
8 8 (4.73%) SAX
8 8 (4.73%) Spring WebFlux
8 8 (4.73%) Thymeleaf
8 8 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (4.14%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (4.14%) RESTful
10 6 (3.55%) React
10 6 (3.55%) WireMock
11 5 (2.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.98%) Hybrid Cloud
2 16 (9.47%) User Experience
3 7 (4.14%) Life Science
4 5 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.78%) iPad
6 2 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (1.18%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) Online Games
6 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.59%) CMDB
7 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) STB
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.34%) Linux
2 9 (5.33%) Ubuntu
2 9 (5.33%) Unix
3 5 (2.96%) OpenWrt
3 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (65.68%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (42.01%) Scrum
3 44 (26.04%) DevOps
4 43 (25.44%) Microservices
5 41 (24.26%) BDD
6 40 (23.67%) Test Automation
7 38 (22.49%) TDD
8 36 (21.30%) User Stories
9 34 (20.12%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (17.16%) Software Engineering
11 26 (15.38%) Pair Programming
12 21 (12.43%) Continuous Deployment
12 21 (12.43%) Epics
12 21 (12.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 21 (12.43%) Scenario Testing
13 19 (11.24%) Kanban
14 18 (10.65%) Collaborative Working
15 17 (10.06%) Business Analysis
16 16 (9.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (41.42%) Java
2 36 (21.30%) Java 8
3 34 (20.12%) Java 11
3 34 (20.12%) SQL
4 25 (14.79%) Python
5 18 (10.65%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.06%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.55%) Perl
10 5 (2.96%) C
10 5 (2.96%) PHP
11 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.78%) ES6
12 3 (1.78%) HiveQL
12 3 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.78%) R
12 3 (1.78%) Scala
12 3 (1.78%) VBA
13 2 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (12.43%) OCPJP
1 21 (12.43%) Sun Certification
2 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.10%) ISTQB
3 12 (7.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (6.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) Degree
6 3 (1.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.59%) CCDP
7 1 (0.59%) CCIE
7 1 (0.59%) CCNP
7 1 (0.59%) CCSP
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) QA
2 6 (3.55%) SLA
3 4 (2.37%) JTAG
3 4 (2.37%) PMO
4 3 (1.78%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.59%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (14.79%) Docker
2 4 (2.37%) Firmware
3 3 (1.78%) HDFS
4 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 16 (9.47%) Ansible
3 12 (7.10%) Data Guard
4 11 (6.51%) Terraform
5 6 (3.55%) Packer
6 3 (1.78%) Puppet
7 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.59%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.59%) Mesos
8 1 (0.59%) Nagios
8 1 (0.59%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (33.14%) Oracle
2 22 (13.02%) Sun
3 12 (7.10%) ServiceNow
4 9 (5.33%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.96%) IBM
5 5 (2.96%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.37%) AppDynamics
7 3 (1.78%) Google
7 3 (1.78%) Informatica
7 3 (1.78%) Talend
7 3 (1.78%) VMware
8 2 (1.18%) HP
8 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
9 1 (0.59%) Cadence
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco
9 1 (0.59%) Dell
9 1 (0.59%) Fujitsu