Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 May 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -2
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,293 2,332 2,082
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.05% 5.06% 4.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.52% 29.97% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,916 1,566 1,439
10th Percentile £375 £325 £320
25th Percentile £431 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £521 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.63% - -
75th Percentile £618 £575 £550
90th Percentile £713 £658 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 46 14
10th Percentile £28.44 £27.50 £17.05
25th Percentile £39.75 £41.25 £21.35
Median hourly rate £44.50 £52.50 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.24% +32.91% -13.19%
75th Percentile £63.25 £59.50 £57.17
90th Percentile £77.50 £66.02 £66.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -3.26% +16.46% -12.22%

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 12,436 7,781 7,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.52% 16.90% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,782 5,216 5,564
10th Percentile £400 £350 £338
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.01%
75th Percentile £663 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £495 £496
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.25% +3.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 151 113
10th Percentile £38.27 £27.50 £19.10
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate £50.35 £49.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.72% +4.21% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.32 £57.00 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.96 £65.50 £62.65
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £46.10 £47.50
% change year-on-year +13.88% -2.95% +7.51%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JIRA in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for JIRA in England

JIRA
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 JIRA within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +16 2,403 £550 +10.00% 202
South East -4 404 £484 +7.50% 88
North of England +8 400 £500 +11.11% 91
Midlands +3 337 £475 +24.35% 83
West Midlands +1 293 £480 +25.65% 59
North West +10 222 £500 +21.21% 51
South West -2 207 £550 +22.22% 55
East of England +6 159 £495 +4.21% 33
Yorkshire +14 145 £475 +4.97% 28
East Midlands -10 42 £465 +17.57% 24
North East 0 33 £525 -2.78% 12
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2,773 (64.59%) Agile
2 2,027 (47.22%) Confluence
3 1,273 (29.65%) Scrum
4 1,173 (27.32%) Social Skills
5 1,084 (25.25%) DevOps
6 963 (22.43%) Git (software)
7 905 (21.08%) Finance
8 876 (20.41%) Azure
9 859 (20.01%) SQL
10 808 (18.82%) AWS
11 788 (18.36%) Java
12 768 (17.89%) CI/CD
13 702 (16.35%) Jenkins
14 690 (16.07%) Security Cleared
15 663 (15.44%) Python
16 633 (14.74%) Test Automation
17 581 (13.53%) SC Cleared
18 573 (13.35%) Linux
19 554 (12.90%) Microsoft
20 504 (11.74%) Project Management
21 502 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
22 493 (11.48%) Banking
23 469 (10.92%) Oracle
24 465 (10.83%) Docker
25 439 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
26 438 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
27 432 (10.06%) Kanban
28 425 (9.90%) Microservices
29 423 (9.85%) User Stories
30 415 (9.67%) JavaScript

JIRA
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 2,027 (47.22%) Confluence
2 174 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 63 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 62 (1.44%) CMS
4 62 (1.44%) WebLogic
5 53 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 51 (1.19%) SAS
7 42 (0.98%) IIS
8 40 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 39 (0.91%) nginx
10 34 (0.79%) Apache
10 34 (0.79%) JBoss
11 30 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (0.54%) Mule
14 22 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 16 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
18 11 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 218 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 159 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 136 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
4 94 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 88 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.37%) Sketch
7 9 (0.21%) InVision
8 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.093%) Adobe XD
11 4 (0.093%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.047%) Mingle
12 2 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.023%) Blender
13 1 (0.023%) CATIA
13 1 (0.023%) Maya
13 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 42 (0.98%) assyst
2 30 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
3 21 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
4 18 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 11 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
8 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 9 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.19%) Magento
10 8 (0.19%) Shopify
10 8 (0.19%) thinkFolio
10 8 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.16%) Primavera
11 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 876 (20.41%) Azure
2 808 (18.82%) AWS
3 356 (8.29%) GitHub
4 204 (4.75%) GCP
5 172 (4.01%) Power Platform
6 144 (3.35%) Serverless
7 109 (2.54%) PaaS
8 99 (2.31%) SaaS
9 93 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
10 86 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
11 84 (1.96%) IaaS
12 82 (1.91%) Slack
13 68 (1.58%) Amazon S3
14 64 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 62 (1.44%) Trello
16 58 (1.35%) OpenShift
17 48 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
18 44 (1.02%) Miro
19 41 (0.96%) Tricentis Tosca
20 40 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.82%) DNS
2 76 (1.77%) Firewall
3 64 (1.49%) HTTP
4 53 (1.23%) Internet
5 42 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 33 (0.77%) DHCP
7 32 (0.75%) SSL
8 30 (0.70%) HTTPS
8 30 (0.70%) WAN
9 29 (0.68%) Network Security
10 28 (0.65%) LAN
11 25 (0.58%) FTP
11 25 (0.58%) IPv4
11 25 (0.58%) VPN
12 23 (0.54%) 5G
13 22 (0.51%) Wireless
14 21 (0.49%) IPv6
15 17 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.37%) IPsec
17 15 (0.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 339 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 142 (3.31%) Power BI
3 138 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 131 (3.05%) MySQL
5 126 (2.94%) Big Data
6 113 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 112 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
8 110 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 101 (2.35%) NoSQL
10 85 (1.98%) Pentaho
11 84 (1.96%) MongoDB
12 54 (1.26%) Tableau
13 50 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
14 49 (1.14%) Impala
15 46 (1.07%) RDBMS
16 45 (1.05%) Hadoop
17 37 (0.86%) Apache Hive
18 36 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 33 (0.77%) Data Lake
19 33 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 963 (22.43%) Git (software)
2 702 (16.35%) Jenkins
3 318 (7.41%) Bitbucket
4 251 (5.85%) GitLab
5 178 (4.15%) Selenium
6 176 (4.10%) Cucumber
6 176 (4.10%) Maven
7 148 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 127 (2.96%) Subversion
9 124 (2.89%) Postman
10 121 (2.82%) JMeter
11 113 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 100 (2.33%) JUnit
13 96 (2.24%) SoapUI
14 88 (2.05%) SonarQube
15 82 (1.91%) Artifactory
16 67 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 64 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
18 61 (1.42%) Zephyr
19 56 (1.30%) REST Assured
General
1 1,173 (27.32%) Social Skills
2 905 (21.08%) Finance
3 493 (11.48%) Banking
4 438 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 316 (7.36%) Public Sector
6 186 (4.33%) Retail
7 162 (3.77%) Investment Banking
8 160 (3.73%) Presentation Skills
9 159 (3.70%) Telecoms
10 150 (3.49%) Front Office
11 115 (2.68%) Games
12 108 (2.52%) Influencing Skills
13 84 (1.96%) Legal
14 83 (1.93%) Marketing
15 65 (1.51%) Retail Banking
16 50 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
17 47 (1.09%) Financial Institution
18 43 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
19 42 (0.98%) Publishing
20 40 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 880 (20.50%) Developer
2 819 (19.08%) Analyst
3 492 (11.46%) Business Analyst
4 274 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 226 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 206 (4.80%) Scrum Master
7 168 (3.91%) Test Analyst
8 155 (3.61%) Software Engineer
9 153 (3.56%) Architect
9 153 (3.56%) Java Developer
10 147 (3.42%) Senior Developer
11 129 (3.00%) Tester
12 109 (2.54%) Delivery Manager
13 108 (2.52%) .NET Developer
14 101 (2.35%) Python Developer
15 83 (1.93%) C# Developer
16 81 (1.89%) Data Engineer
17 76 (1.77%) Test Engineer
18 74 (1.72%) Software Developer
19 73 (1.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (8.41%) .NET
2 305 (7.10%) REST
3 258 (6.01%) React
4 250 (5.82%) Spring
5 244 (5.68%) HTML
6 238 (5.54%) CSS
7 221 (5.15%) JSON
8 206 (4.80%) RESTful
9 195 (4.54%) XML
10 178 (4.15%) Node.js
11 158 (3.68%) Kafka
12 146 (3.40%) SOAP
13 141 (3.28%) Spring Boot
14 132 (3.07%) Web Services
15 122 (2.84%) AngularJS
16 86 (2.00%) jQuery
17 74 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
18 71 (1.65%) HTML5
19 69 (1.61%) J2EE
20 63 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 251 (5.85%) User Experience
2 125 (2.91%) Mobile App
3 117 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
4 92 (2.14%) Legacy Code
5 89 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 87 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 82 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 71 (1.65%) Cloud Native
9 66 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
10 63 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 54 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 53 (1.23%) Wiki
13 47 (1.09%) Algorithms
14 44 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
15 42 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (0.93%) Data Structures
17 35 (0.82%) Reference Data
18 33 (0.77%) Derivative
18 33 (0.77%) Fixed Income
19 30 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 573 (13.35%) Linux
2 341 (7.94%) Windows
3 283 (6.59%) Unix
4 80 (1.86%) Android
5 77 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 60 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 32 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
9 30 (0.70%) CentOS
10 25 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
15 12 (0.28%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
17 8 (0.19%) Solaris
18 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.12%) VMS
19 5 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,773 (64.59%) Agile
2 1,273 (29.65%) Scrum
3 1,084 (25.25%) DevOps
4 768 (17.89%) CI/CD
5 633 (14.74%) Test Automation
6 504 (11.74%) Project Management
7 502 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 439 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 432 (10.06%) Kanban
10 425 (9.90%) Microservices
11 423 (9.85%) User Stories
12 383 (8.92%) Analytics
13 381 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
14 379 (8.83%) TDD
15 372 (8.67%) Software Engineering
16 367 (8.55%) SDLC
17 308 (7.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 301 (7.01%) Continuous Improvement
19 276 (6.43%) Waterfall
20 269 (6.27%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 859 (20.01%) SQL
2 788 (18.36%) Java
3 663 (15.44%) Python
4 415 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 341 (7.94%) C#
6 214 (4.98%) PowerShell
7 179 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 162 (3.77%) Bash
9 161 (3.75%) TypeScript
10 154 (3.59%) C++
11 134 (3.12%) C
12 128 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 102 (2.38%) Go
14 87 (2.03%) Perl
15 65 (1.51%) Groovy
16 64 (1.49%) Scala
17 54 (1.26%) R
18 46 (1.07%) Kotlin
19 42 (0.98%) T-SQL
20 39 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 690 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 581 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 180 (4.19%) Degree
3 180 (4.19%) ISTQB
4 109 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 98 (2.28%) ISEB
6 76 (1.77%) PMI Certification
7 69 (1.61%) PMP
8 68 (1.58%) DV Cleared
9 52 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 51 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (0.89%) APMP
12 28 (0.65%) AWS Certification
13 26 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 26 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 24 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.37%) CCNP
15 16 (0.37%) IIBA
16 14 (0.33%) CCNA
16 14 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (8.39%) QA
2 112 (2.61%) PMO
3 99 (2.31%) Accessibility
4 60 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 57 (1.33%) GDPR
6 32 (0.75%) SLA
7 14 (0.33%) WCAG
8 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.28%) MiFID
10 11 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.19%) EMIR
12 7 (0.16%) ISO 20022
12 7 (0.16%) NIST
13 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.12%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.093%) COBIT
14 4 (0.093%) GxP
14 4 (0.093%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.093%) P3O
System Software
1 465 (10.83%) Docker
2 113 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.65%) HDFS
5 21 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.44%) vSphere
8 13 (0.30%) Firmware
9 7 (0.16%) OpenSSH
9 7 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.16%) XenApp
9 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.14%) KVM
11 5 (0.12%) iptables
11 5 (0.12%) NFS
11 5 (0.12%) Xen
12 4 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.070%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 381 (8.87%) Kubernetes
2 317 (7.38%) Terraform
3 315 (7.34%) Ansible
4 120 (2.80%) Puppet
5 62 (1.44%) Grafana
6 58 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (1.26%) Packer
8 47 (1.09%) Consul
9 40 (0.93%) Kibana
10 37 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
11 30 (0.70%) HP ALM
12 27 (0.63%) Control-M
13 26 (0.61%) logstash
14 23 (0.54%) Prometheus
15 21 (0.49%) Data Guard
15 21 (0.49%) Rancher
15 21 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (0.37%) SCCM
18 13 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 554 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 469 (10.92%) Oracle
3 325 (7.57%) Atlassian
4 191 (4.45%) Google
5 171 (3.98%) ServiceNow
6 130 (3.03%) SAP
7 122 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
8 113 (2.63%) Splunk
9 84 (1.96%) AppDynamics
10 72 (1.68%) VMware
11 69 (1.61%) Cloudera
12 67 (1.56%) IBM
13 57 (1.33%) Adobe
14 55 (1.28%) Talend
15 54 (1.26%) Informatica
16 52 (1.21%) Red Hat
17 51 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
17 51 (1.19%) Dynatrace
18 49 (1.14%) HP
19 40 (0.93%) Databricks