Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Bitbucket skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bitbucket over the 6 months to 24 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.

Bitbucket
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 310 307
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3 +86
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 562 257 751
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.77% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.65% 4.17% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 180 430
10th Percentile £363 £342 £363
25th Percentile £440 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £499 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.27% -0.25% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £601 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £498 £500
% change year-on-year +5.53% -0.50% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.91 -
Median % change year-on-year +3.46% - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.91 £44.00
% change year-on-year +3.46% +4.34% -33.83%

Bitbucket 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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,947 6,160 16,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.58% 18.45% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,663 4,345 11,006
10th Percentile £356 £338 £343
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 84 218
10th Percentile £25.40 £22.17 £21.25
25th Percentile £41.13 £41.97 £39.06
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59.94 £55.00 £51.19
90th Percentile £66.60 £63.53 £55.15
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Bitbucket
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Bitbucket as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Bitbucket in England

Bitbucket
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Bitbucket in England.

Daily rate trend for Bitbucket in England

Bitbucket
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bitbucket in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Bitbucket in England

Bitbucket
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Bitbucket in England.

Hourly rate trend for Bitbucket in England

Bitbucket
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Bitbucket in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Bitbucket in England

Bitbucket
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bitbucket within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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
London +32 294 £600 +20.00% 67
Midlands +3 63 £490 +36.11% 15
West Midlands +5 60 £490 +14.49% 9
South East 0 57 £500 +4.82% 21
South West +6 52 £438 -32.69% 12
North of England -34 48 £529 -11.88% 25
North West -1 31 £500 +37.93% 18
North East +2 9 £575 +0.52% 3
Yorkshire -41 9 £600 -4.00% 4
East Midlands -24 2 £350 +36.19% 6
East of England -34 1 £513 +7.89% 4
Bitbucket
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Bitbucket 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 England region with a requirement for Bitbucket.

1 275 (48.93%) Git (software)
2 269 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (47.86%) DevOps
3 256 (45.55%) JIRA
4 241 (42.88%) Java
5 237 (42.17%) Jenkins
6 198 (35.23%) SQL
7 193 (34.34%) Python
8 167 (29.72%) AWS
9 161 (28.65%) Confluence
10 134 (23.84%) Linux
11 129 (22.95%) Docker
12 123 (21.89%) Oracle
13 118 (21.00%) Social Skills
14 117 (20.82%) Ansible
15 107 (19.04%) JavaScript
15 107 (19.04%) Windows
16 106 (18.86%) Scrum
16 106 (18.86%) Software Engineering
17 102 (18.15%) Test Automation
18 101 (17.97%) Banking
19 98 (17.44%) Azure
19 98 (17.44%) Kubernetes
20 97 (17.26%) Security Cleared
21 94 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
22 91 (16.19%) Microservices
23 90 (16.01%) SC Cleared
24 88 (15.66%) C#
25 86 (15.30%) TeamCity
25 86 (15.30%) GitHub

Bitbucket
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 161 (28.65%) Confluence
2 42 (7.47%) Apache
3 26 (4.63%) SAS
4 18 (3.20%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (2.67%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.49%) Apache Spark
7 10 (1.78%) WordPress
8 7 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.07%) nginx
9 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.53%) CMS
10 3 (0.53%) JBoss
10 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Qpid
11 2 (0.36%) IIS
11 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.60%) Sketch
3 7 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (1.25%) InVision
4 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.71%) Figma
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.67%) SunGard Martini
2 9 (1.60%) Summit
3 7 (1.25%) Magento
4 6 (1.07%) assyst
5 5 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.89%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.71%) Shopify
7 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 167 (29.72%) AWS
2 98 (17.44%) Azure
3 86 (15.30%) GitHub
4 42 (7.47%) Serverless
5 32 (5.69%) GCP
6 30 (5.34%) AWS Lambda
7 23 (4.09%) OpenShift
8 19 (3.38%) IaaS
9 18 (3.20%) SaaS
10 16 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
11 15 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (2.67%) Amazon S3
11 15 (2.67%) PaaS
12 14 (2.49%) Power Platform
13 13 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (2.14%) NuGet
15 10 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 7 (1.25%) Slack
17 7 (1.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.78%) Firewall
3 8 (1.42%) DNS
3 8 (1.42%) HTTP
3 8 (1.42%) Internet
4 3 (0.53%) BGP
4 3 (0.53%) Calico
4 3 (0.53%) DHCP
4 3 (0.53%) LAN
4 3 (0.53%) OSPF
4 3 (0.53%) SAN
4 3 (0.53%) VSAN
4 3 (0.53%) WAN
5 2 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.36%) Skype
5 2 (0.36%) SNMP
5 2 (0.36%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.18%) LTE
6 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.03%) PostgreSQL
2 57 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 55 (9.79%) MySQL
4 40 (7.12%) Hadoop
5 38 (6.76%) Pentaho
5 38 (6.76%) Relational Database
6 37 (6.58%) NoSQL
7 35 (6.23%) MongoDB
8 32 (5.69%) Apache Ignite
9 31 (5.52%) Apache Hive
10 28 (4.98%) Oracle Database
11 27 (4.80%) Big Data
12 24 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (4.27%) Oracle Database 12c
13 21 (3.74%) HBase
14 17 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (2.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (2.85%) Impala
16 14 (2.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 275 (48.93%) Git (software)
2 256 (45.55%) JIRA
3 237 (42.17%) Jenkins
4 86 (15.30%) TeamCity
5 80 (14.23%) Artifactory
6 73 (12.99%) GitLab
7 67 (11.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 52 (9.25%) Maven
9 43 (7.65%) Visual Studio
10 41 (7.30%) Subversion
11 32 (5.69%) SonarQube
12 24 (4.27%) Cucumber
12 24 (4.27%) Mercurial
13 22 (3.91%) JUnit
14 20 (3.56%) IntelliJ
15 19 (3.38%) Selenium
16 18 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
17 15 (2.67%) CppUnit
17 15 (2.67%) Oracle APEX
17 15 (2.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 118 (21.00%) Social Skills
2 101 (17.97%) Banking
3 81 (14.41%) Finance
4 56 (9.96%) Investment Banking
4 56 (9.96%) Public Sector
5 28 (4.98%) Front Office
6 24 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.49%) Back Office
8 13 (2.31%) Marketing
9 7 (1.25%) Games
9 7 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.07%) Retail
10 6 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.89%) Electronics
11 5 (0.89%) French Language
11 5 (0.89%) Law
11 5 (0.89%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 246 (43.77%) Developer
2 85 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (9.25%) Java Developer
4 42 (7.47%) Architect
5 40 (7.12%) Senior Developer
6 39 (6.94%) Software Engineer
7 34 (6.05%) C++ Developer
8 26 (4.63%) Consultant
9 24 (4.27%) Java Consultant
9 24 (4.27%) Python Developer
9 24 (4.27%) Risk Consultant
9 24 (4.27%) Senior Consultant
9 24 (4.27%) Senior Java Consultant
10 21 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 21 (3.74%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 21 (3.74%) SQL Developer
11 20 (3.56%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (3.02%) Technical Leader
13 16 (2.85%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.88%) REST
2 67 (11.92%) .NET
3 61 (10.85%) AngularJS
4 58 (10.32%) HTML
4 58 (10.32%) Node.js
5 57 (10.14%) React
6 50 (8.90%) CSS
7 48 (8.54%) JSON
8 42 (7.47%) Spring
9 36 (6.41%) Web Services
10 32 (5.69%) .NET Framework
11 31 (5.52%) XML
12 26 (4.63%) HTML5
13 23 (4.09%) GraphQL
14 21 (3.74%) .NET Core
14 21 (3.74%) Kafka
15 20 (3.56%) SOAP
16 19 (3.38%) J2EE
17 17 (3.02%) ASP.NET
18 15 (2.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.34%) User Experience
2 18 (3.20%) Public Cloud
3 17 (3.02%) Derivative
4 13 (2.31%) Cloud Native
4 13 (2.31%) Fixed Income
5 12 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.14%) N-Tier
6 11 (1.96%) Equities
6 11 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.60%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.60%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.60%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.25%) Clustering
10 7 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 134 (23.84%) Linux
2 107 (19.04%) Windows
3 76 (13.52%) Unix
4 22 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.67%) CentOS
7 11 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.78%) Android
8 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.36%) SUSE
11 2 (0.36%) VMS
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
12 1 (0.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (47.86%) Agile Software Development
1 269 (47.86%) DevOps
2 106 (18.86%) Scrum
2 106 (18.86%) Software Engineering
3 102 (18.15%) Test Automation
4 94 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
5 91 (16.19%) Microservices
6 73 (12.99%) Configuration Management
7 63 (11.21%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 50 (8.90%) Multithreading
10 49 (8.72%) Analytics
10 49 (8.72%) ETL
11 44 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (7.47%) Unit Testing
13 41 (7.30%) TDD
14 40 (7.12%) Data Analytics
14 40 (7.12%) Data Modelling
15 36 (6.41%) Low Latency
16 35 (6.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 241 (42.88%) Java
2 198 (35.23%) SQL
3 193 (34.34%) Python
4 107 (19.04%) JavaScript
5 88 (15.66%) C#
6 60 (10.68%) C++
7 47 (8.36%) Perl
8 42 (7.47%) PL/SQL
9 40 (7.12%) Bash Shell
9 40 (7.12%) Java 8
10 38 (6.76%) Shell Script
11 31 (5.52%) Scala
12 27 (4.80%) PHP
13 25 (4.45%) TypeScript
14 23 (4.09%) HiveQL
14 23 (4.09%) PowerShell
15 21 (3.74%) R
15 21 (3.74%) Ruby
16 15 (2.67%) C
17 14 (2.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (17.26%) Security Cleared
2 90 (16.01%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.87%) Degree
4 13 (2.31%) AWS Certification
5 10 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.53%) SANS
10 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) ISEB
11 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.09%) QA
2 14 (2.49%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.53%) NIST
5 2 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) NCSC
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (22.95%) Docker
2 32 (5.69%) GridGain
2 32 (5.69%) HDFS
3 13 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.96%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.71%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) Ceph
7 2 (0.36%) iptables
7 2 (0.36%) NFS
7 2 (0.36%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) RHEV
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 117 (20.82%) Ansible
2 98 (17.44%) Kubernetes
3 71 (12.63%) Terraform
4 34 (6.05%) Puppet
5 17 (3.02%) BladeLogic
5 17 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.67%) Packer
7 14 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 13 (2.31%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.96%) Grafana
10 9 (1.60%) vRealize
11 8 (1.42%) Istio
12 7 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (1.07%) Control-M
13 6 (1.07%) Kibana
13 6 (1.07%) Mesos
13 6 (1.07%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.71%) HP ALM
15 4 (0.71%) Rancher
Vendors
1 123 (21.89%) Oracle
2 55 (9.79%) Atlassian
3 44 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 34 (6.05%) Talend
5 29 (5.16%) Informatica
6 25 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (4.27%) IBM
8 22 (3.91%) Splunk
9 20 (3.56%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.38%) VMware
11 18 (3.20%) Google
12 17 (3.02%) Cloudera
13 15 (2.67%) BEA
13 15 (2.67%) FIS
13 15 (2.67%) ServiceNow
13 15 (2.67%) SunGard
14 13 (2.31%) Perforce
14 13 (2.31%) webMethods
15 11 (1.96%) Adobe
16 10 (1.78%) SAP