Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 49 65
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16 +52
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,578 3,978 3,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.87% 4.27% 3.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.95% 22.91% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,985 2,811 2,118
England median daily rate £468 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £455 £471 £450
% change year-on-year -3.40% +4.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 17
England median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.67% -4.75% -1.58%
10th Percentile £27.28 £26.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £60.10 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +18.67% -4.75% -10.01%

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 19,949 17,362 16,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.22% 18.64% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,812 12,130 10,895
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £601 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 272 234
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.30%
10th Percentile £25.41 £29.00 £26.12
90th Percentile £55.30 £58.44 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in England

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor 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 12 November 2018. 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 +1 2,305 £500 - 351
South East +7 704 £425 -5.56% 194
North of England +5 597 £400 -8.57% 194
Midlands +33 420 £410 -3.53% 109
East of England +17 315 £475 +18.75% 64
West Midlands +23 307 £425 - 69
North West 0 277 £375 -16.67% 101
South West +29 245 £425 +1.19% 80
Yorkshire +2 231 £425 -5.56% 60
East Midlands +62 113 £375 -10.45% 39
North East +18 94 £435 -18.69% 33
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 3,156 (68.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2,029 (44.32%) Confluence
3 1,472 (32.15%) Java
4 1,369 (29.90%) Scrum
5 1,357 (29.64%) Git (software)
6 1,325 (28.94%) Jenkins
7 1,250 (27.30%) Test Automation
8 1,002 (21.89%) SQL
9 919 (20.07%) DevOps
10 879 (19.20%) JavaScript
11 872 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
12 840 (18.35%) TDD
13 736 (16.08%) Finance
14 735 (16.06%) Linux
15 724 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
16 714 (15.60%) BDD
17 711 (15.53%) Selenium
18 703 (15.36%) REST
19 602 (13.15%) Docker
20 591 (12.91%) Microservices
21 564 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
22 555 (12.12%) Kanban
23 544 (11.88%) Security Cleared
24 543 (11.86%) QA
25 534 (11.66%) Python
26 529 (11.56%) HTML
27 519 (11.34%) SDLC
28 506 (11.05%) C#
29 505 (11.03%) Web Services
30 504 (11.01%) CSS

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 2,029 (44.32%) Confluence
2 157 (3.43%) Apache
3 143 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
4 133 (2.91%) SharePoint
5 113 (2.47%) Tomcat
6 95 (2.08%) CMS
7 74 (1.62%) WildFly
8 64 (1.40%) WebLogic
9 61 (1.33%) IIS
10 60 (1.31%) Apache Spark
11 46 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
11 46 (1.00%) JBoss
12 39 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 36 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 35 (0.76%) nginx
14 35 (0.76%) OpenStack
15 34 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 34 (0.74%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.68%) WordPress
17 30 (0.66%) Documentum
Applications
1 206 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 144 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 105 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 80 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 25 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.42%) InVision
8 12 (0.26%) HipChat
9 10 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 10 (0.22%) Open Workbench
10 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.087%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.066%) Flinto
14 2 (0.044%) InDesign
14 2 (0.044%) Mingle
14 2 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.022%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 39 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 20 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 13 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
6 12 (0.26%) Magento
6 12 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 10 (0.22%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.20%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
11 7 (0.15%) SAP APO
12 6 (0.13%) assyst
12 6 (0.13%) SAP MDM
13 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.11%) SAP CRM
13 5 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 724 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
2 448 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 280 (6.12%) GitHub
4 153 (3.34%) Slack
5 106 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
6 92 (2.01%) Amazon S3
7 89 (1.94%) PaaS
8 86 (1.88%) SaaS
9 84 (1.83%) Serverless
10 74 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 73 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
12 72 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
13 71 (1.55%) Office 365
14 64 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 63 (1.38%) IaaS
16 60 (1.31%) Trello
17 53 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 50 (1.09%) npm
19 47 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
20 45 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.42%) HTTP
2 83 (1.81%) Firewall
3 74 (1.62%) DNS
4 67 (1.46%) Internet
5 51 (1.11%) SSL
6 49 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 37 (0.81%) Kerberos
8 26 (0.57%) VPN
9 23 (0.50%) DHCP
10 20 (0.44%) Skype
11 19 (0.42%) AMQP
11 19 (0.42%) SMS
11 19 (0.42%) SSH
12 17 (0.37%) Wireless
13 14 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.31%) X.509
14 13 (0.28%) MPLS
14 13 (0.28%) OpenVPN
14 13 (0.28%) VLAN
14 13 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 359 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
3 288 (6.29%) MySQL
4 264 (5.77%) NoSQL
5 258 (5.64%) Relational Database
6 256 (5.59%) MongoDB
7 173 (3.78%) Big Data
8 131 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 108 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 94 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
11 90 (1.97%) Oracle Database
12 87 (1.90%) HBase
13 72 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
14 71 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 60 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 54 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
17 51 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 49 (1.07%) Apache Hive
19 47 (1.03%) Redis
20 43 (0.94%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1,357 (29.64%) Git (software)
2 1,325 (28.94%) Jenkins
3 711 (15.53%) Selenium
4 443 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 400 (8.74%) Maven
6 344 (7.51%) JUnit
7 314 (6.86%) Bitbucket
8 284 (6.20%) Subversion
9 238 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 211 (4.61%) JMeter
11 202 (4.41%) SoapUI
12 188 (4.11%) TeamCity
13 171 (3.74%) SonarQube
14 162 (3.54%) WebDriver
15 135 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
16 134 (2.93%) Visual Studio
17 130 (2.84%) Vagrant
18 128 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
18 128 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
19 120 (2.62%) GitLab
General
1 736 (16.08%) Finance
2 442 (9.65%) Banking
3 184 (4.02%) Retail
4 125 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 92 (2.01%) Front Office
6 90 (1.97%) Marketing
7 70 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 42 (0.92%) Legal
9 39 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.76%) Back Office
11 34 (0.74%) Games
12 33 (0.72%) Law
12 33 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 28 (0.61%) Electronics
13 28 (0.61%) Publishing
14 20 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 19 (0.42%) Advertising
16 17 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.33%) General Ledger
18 12 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,581 (34.53%) Developer
2 682 (14.90%) Analyst
3 471 (10.29%) Java Developer
4 305 (6.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 279 (6.09%) Tester
6 271 (5.92%) Test Analyst
7 262 (5.72%) Business Analyst
8 192 (4.19%) Project Manager
9 164 (3.58%) Scrum Master
10 156 (3.41%) Architect
11 155 (3.39%) C# Developer
12 148 (3.23%) Senior Developer
13 144 (3.15%) Test Engineer
14 133 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 131 (2.86%) .NET Developer
16 123 (2.69%) Automation Tester
17 113 (2.47%) Consultant
18 108 (2.36%) Software Developer
19 100 (2.18%) Test Manager
20 87 (1.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (15.36%) REST
2 529 (11.56%) HTML
3 505 (11.03%) Web Services
4 504 (11.01%) CSS
5 430 (9.39%) .NET
6 427 (9.33%) RESTful
7 415 (9.07%) Spring
8 413 (9.02%) Node.js
9 395 (8.63%) AngularJS
10 368 (8.04%) JSON
11 301 (6.57%) HTML5
12 284 (6.20%) XML
13 223 (4.87%) SOAP
14 212 (4.63%) React
15 210 (4.59%) Hibernate
16 195 (4.26%) CSS3
17 172 (3.76%) jQuery
18 165 (3.60%) Kafka
19 151 (3.30%) Spring Boot
20 142 (3.10%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 393 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 340 (7.43%) User Experience
3 155 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 137 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 125 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
6 106 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
7 92 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 91 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 86 (1.88%) Fixed Income
10 85 (1.86%) Fintech
11 79 (1.73%) Data Centre
12 69 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (1.38%) Virtual Team
14 58 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 58 (1.27%) iPad
15 57 (1.25%) Public Cloud
16 44 (0.96%) Wiki
17 43 (0.94%) Equities
18 42 (0.92%) Derivative
18 42 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 735 (16.06%) Linux
2 441 (9.63%) Unix
3 436 (9.52%) Windows
4 161 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 145 (3.17%) Android
6 95 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 89 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 88 (1.92%) VMS
9 56 (1.22%) CentOS
10 30 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 23 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.42%) Solaris
14 17 (0.37%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 11 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.13%) CoreOS
19 5 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,156 (68.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1,369 (29.90%) Scrum
3 1,250 (27.30%) Test Automation
4 919 (20.07%) DevOps
5 872 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 840 (18.35%) TDD
7 714 (15.60%) BDD
8 591 (12.91%) Microservices
9 564 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
10 555 (12.12%) Kanban
11 519 (11.34%) SDLC
12 433 (9.46%) User Stories
13 373 (8.15%) Project Management
14 331 (7.23%) E-Commerce
15 320 (6.99%) Configuration Management
16 303 (6.62%) Test Scripting
17 302 (6.60%) Waterfall
18 293 (6.40%) Open Source
18 293 (6.40%) Software Engineering
19 276 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1,472 (32.15%) Java
2 1,002 (21.89%) SQL
3 879 (19.20%) JavaScript
4 534 (11.66%) Python
5 506 (11.05%) C#
6 325 (7.10%) Java 8
7 218 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 200 (4.37%) Ruby
9 159 (3.47%) Scala
10 154 (3.36%) Groovy
11 140 (3.06%) PHP
12 130 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 117 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 114 (2.49%) PowerShell
15 111 (2.42%) Perl
16 105 (2.29%) C++
17 96 (2.10%) C
18 89 (1.94%) T-SQL
19 69 (1.51%) JPQL
20 65 (1.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 544 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 452 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 274 (5.99%) Degree
4 162 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 139 (3.04%) ISEB
6 99 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 57 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 45 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 39 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 35 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 26 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 25 (0.55%) MCSE
15 23 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.48%) CISSP
17 21 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 20 (0.44%) DBS Check
19 19 (0.42%) PMI Certification
20 18 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 543 (11.86%) QA
2 100 (2.18%) PMO
3 51 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 47 (1.03%) GDPR
5 30 (0.66%) WCAG
6 19 (0.42%) SLA
7 18 (0.39%) MiFID
8 16 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.20%) PSD2
12 6 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
12 6 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.13%) ISO 31000
12 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.11%) SEPA
14 3 (0.066%) DO-178B
15 2 (0.044%) EMIR
System Software
1 602 (13.15%) Docker
2 77 (1.68%) Active Directory
3 68 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.81%) HDFS
4 37 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.28%) Squid
6 11 (0.24%) Postfix
7 10 (0.22%) vCloud
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.17%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.13%) vSphere
12 5 (0.11%) Firmware
12 5 (0.11%) LXC
12 5 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 360 (7.86%) Ansible
2 235 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 226 (4.94%) Puppet
4 194 (4.24%) Terraform
5 153 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
7 77 (1.68%) Kibana
8 76 (1.66%) HP ALM
9 64 (1.40%) Grafana
10 53 (1.16%) ZABBIX
11 40 (0.87%) Prometheus
11 40 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
12 37 (0.81%) logstash
13 33 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (0.72%) Graphite
13 33 (0.72%) SCCM
14 31 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
15 29 (0.63%) Nagios
16 28 (0.61%) Nessus
17 23 (0.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 495 (10.81%) Atlassian
2 474 (10.35%) Microsoft
3 471 (10.29%) Oracle
4 199 (4.35%) Google
5 136 (2.97%) SAP
6 121 (2.64%) HP
7 107 (2.34%) Adobe
8 106 (2.32%) IBM
9 100 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 99 (2.16%) Splunk
11 88 (1.92%) VMware
12 80 (1.75%) ServiceNow
13 73 (1.59%) Red Hat
14 56 (1.22%) hybris
15 48 (1.05%) CA Agile Central
15 48 (1.05%) Cisco
16 46 (1.00%) Tableau
17 42 (0.92%) MuleSoft
18 41 (0.90%) Pega
19 36 (0.79%) webMethods