Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 46 43
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,134 2,466 4,487
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.06% 4.73% 5.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.06% 26.63% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,462 1,678 2,862
10th Percentile £319 £325 £319
25th Percentile £388 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £551 £550 £575
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 12 43
10th Percentile £28.00 £16.53 £19.65
25th Percentile £41.25 £21.56 £37.13
Median hourly rate £46.47 £39.50 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -16.84% +5.56%
75th Percentile £57.50 £47.31 £53.13
90th Percentile £60.63 £56.88 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -10.87% +2.22%

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 7,100 9,261 18,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.83% 17.77% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,793 6,437 12,745
10th Percentile £336 £338 £338
25th Percentile £403 £411 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £581 £581 £575
90th Percentile £650 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £490 £488
% change year-on-year -0.51% +0.51% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 139 239
10th Percentile £27.00 £18.25 £21.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £32.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.00 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year -3.19% +4.64% +5.68%
75th Percentile £55.63 £53.51 £50.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £55.30
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £47.25 £44.18
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.95% +3.95%

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 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 -3 1,135 £500 - 197
South East +18 299 £450 - 132
North of England +15 209 £450 +10.43% 98
Midlands +14 161 £370 -12.94% 73
West Midlands +16 133 £366 -13.88% 64
South West -6 117 £475 - 50
North West +22 108 £409 +2.19% 59
East of England +4 96 £460 +2.22% 56
Yorkshire +14 76 £450 +5.88% 29
East Midlands +16 26 £396 -12.11% 9
North East +23 25 £539 +40.85% 10
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 1,379 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 942 (44.14%) Confluence
3 675 (31.63%) Scrum
4 569 (26.66%) DevOps
5 520 (24.37%) Git (software)
6 514 (24.09%) Java
7 486 (22.77%) Finance
8 465 (21.79%) Jenkins
9 397 (18.60%) SQL
10 382 (17.90%) Test Automation
11 376 (17.62%) AWS
12 354 (16.59%) Python
13 350 (16.40%) Azure
14 301 (14.10%) Security Cleared
15 280 (13.12%) JavaScript
16 259 (12.14%) Kanban
17 258 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
18 254 (11.90%) Linux
19 251 (11.76%) Banking
20 243 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
21 237 (11.11%) Docker
22 232 (10.87%) TDD
23 229 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
24 217 (10.17%) SC Cleared
25 216 (10.12%) Project Management
26 211 (9.89%) Microservices
27 204 (9.56%) Public Sector
28 200 (9.37%) Microsoft
28 200 (9.37%) Atlassian
29 197 (9.23%) User Stories

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
1 942 (44.14%) Confluence
2 94 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 56 (2.62%) Apache
4 43 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 35 (1.64%) CMS
6 31 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 29 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.27%) JBoss
9 25 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 24 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 21 (0.98%) SAS
12 18 (0.84%) Mule
12 18 (0.84%) Red Hat Fuse
13 16 (0.75%) nginx
14 13 (0.61%) IBM Domino
14 13 (0.61%) IIS
15 11 (0.52%) Jupyter
15 11 (0.52%) SAP Portal
16 10 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 137 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 52 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 30 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.80%) Sketch
7 13 (0.61%) Figma
8 10 (0.47%) InVision
9 5 (0.23%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.23%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.19%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.094%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.047%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.047%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.047%) Simulink
12 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.17%) SAP PSCD
2 18 (0.84%) Magento
3 14 (0.66%) SAP FI-CA
4 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.61%) Shopify
4 13 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
5 10 (0.47%) Sentinel
6 9 (0.42%) assyst
6 9 (0.42%) Summit
7 8 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 376 (17.62%) AWS
2 350 (16.40%) Azure
3 195 (9.14%) GitHub
4 126 (5.90%) GCP
5 94 (4.40%) Slack
6 81 (3.80%) Serverless
7 62 (2.91%) SaaS
8 53 (2.48%) Microsoft 365
9 52 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
10 48 (2.25%) Amazon S3
11 39 (1.83%) OpenShift
12 36 (1.69%) Power Platform
13 35 (1.64%) PaaS
14 34 (1.59%) IaaS
15 33 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
16 32 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
16 32 (1.50%) npm
17 25 (1.17%) Trello
18 24 (1.12%) Amazon EKS
19 21 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.62%) HTTP
2 49 (2.30%) DNS
2 49 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 48 (2.25%) Firewall
4 39 (1.83%) WAN
5 38 (1.78%) LAN
6 37 (1.73%) VPN
7 24 (1.12%) SMTP
7 24 (1.12%) SSL
8 21 (0.98%) VoIP
9 20 (0.94%) DHCP
9 20 (0.94%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.94%) VLAN
10 19 (0.89%) FTP
11 18 (0.84%) SSH
12 17 (0.80%) Internet
12 17 (0.80%) SNMP
13 16 (0.75%) IPsec
13 16 (0.75%) POP3
14 14 (0.66%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.03%) MySQL
3 84 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 83 (3.89%) MongoDB
5 72 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 72 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 64 (3.00%) Big Data
8 45 (2.11%) Tableau
9 44 (2.06%) Data Lake
9 44 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 37 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 34 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.45%) Power BI
13 29 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
14 28 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
14 28 (1.31%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.03%) HBase
16 21 (0.98%) BigQuery
17 20 (0.94%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 520 (24.37%) Git (software)
2 465 (21.79%) Jenkins
3 192 (9.00%) Bitbucket
4 152 (7.12%) Maven
5 149 (6.98%) Selenium
6 131 (6.14%) Cucumber
7 100 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 97 (4.55%) GitLab
8 97 (4.55%) JUnit
9 84 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 63 (2.95%) JMeter
11 60 (2.81%) TeamCity
12 59 (2.76%) Subversion
13 57 (2.67%) Artifactory
14 54 (2.53%) SoapUI
15 53 (2.48%) SonarQube
16 48 (2.25%) Postman
17 43 (2.01%) REST Assured
18 42 (1.97%) IntelliJ
19 38 (1.78%) Eclipse
General
1 486 (22.77%) Finance
2 251 (11.76%) Banking
3 204 (9.56%) Public Sector
4 83 (3.89%) Retail
5 68 (3.19%) Marketing
6 66 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 60 (2.81%) Front Office
8 50 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 35 (1.64%) Legal
10 28 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 24 (1.12%) Back Office
12 18 (0.84%) Law
13 17 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.75%) Automotive
15 14 (0.66%) Games
16 12 (0.56%) Electronics
16 12 (0.56%) Publishing
17 11 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 9 (0.42%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 519 (24.32%) Developer
2 330 (15.46%) Analyst
3 155 (7.26%) Business Analyst
4 113 (5.30%) Java Developer
5 109 (5.11%) Project Manager
6 108 (5.06%) Scrum Master
7 97 (4.55%) Tester
8 86 (4.03%) Architect
9 80 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 76 (3.56%) Test Analyst
11 74 (3.47%) Senior Developer
12 65 (3.05%) Consultant
13 60 (2.81%) Data Engineer
14 57 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
15 50 (2.34%) Software Engineer
16 48 (2.25%) Test Engineer
17 47 (2.20%) Automation Tester
18 46 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
19 43 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
20 42 (1.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (6.98%) REST
2 146 (6.84%) Node.js
3 141 (6.61%) HTML
4 139 (6.51%) XML
5 137 (6.42%) JSON
6 135 (6.33%) Web Services
7 132 (6.19%) .NET
8 129 (6.04%) Spring
9 122 (5.72%) CSS
10 112 (5.25%) React
11 102 (4.78%) AngularJS
12 99 (4.64%) Spring Boot
13 91 (4.26%) RESTful
14 74 (3.47%) SOAP
15 62 (2.91%) Kafka
16 44 (2.06%) HTML5
17 38 (1.78%) J2EE
18 37 (1.73%) Sass
19 34 (1.59%) Middleware
19 34 (1.59%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 229 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (7.17%) User Experience
3 90 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.06%) Data Structures
5 44 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (2.01%) Fixed Income
7 42 (1.97%) Cloud Native
7 42 (1.97%) Derivative
8 38 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (1.64%) Public Cloud
10 34 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 32 (1.50%) Algorithms
13 27 (1.27%) Equities
14 26 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
17 21 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 21 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 254 (11.90%) Linux
2 154 (7.22%) Windows
3 112 (5.25%) Unix
4 73 (3.42%) Android
5 51 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.36%) Windows Server
8 25 (1.17%) CentOS
9 16 (0.75%) OpenWrt
10 11 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
15 3 (0.14%) AIX
15 3 (0.14%) Solaris
15 3 (0.14%) SUSE
16 2 (0.094%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,379 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 675 (31.63%) Scrum
3 569 (26.66%) DevOps
4 382 (17.90%) Test Automation
5 259 (12.14%) Kanban
6 258 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
7 243 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
8 232 (10.87%) TDD
9 216 (10.12%) Project Management
10 211 (9.89%) Microservices
11 197 (9.23%) User Stories
12 196 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 187 (8.76%) BDD
14 184 (8.62%) SDLC
15 145 (6.79%) Analytics
16 144 (6.75%) Waterfall
17 138 (6.47%) Software Engineering
18 133 (6.23%) Data Modelling
19 131 (6.14%) Migration
20 113 (5.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 514 (24.09%) Java
2 397 (18.60%) SQL
3 354 (16.59%) Python
4 280 (13.12%) JavaScript
5 141 (6.61%) C#
6 103 (4.83%) Java 8
7 87 (4.08%) TypeScript
8 86 (4.03%) C
9 80 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 73 (3.42%) PowerShell
11 66 (3.09%) Shell Script
12 64 (3.00%) C++
13 58 (2.72%) Scala
14 53 (2.48%) Kotlin
15 50 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 49 (2.30%) Perl
17 42 (1.97%) PHP
18 40 (1.87%) Go
19 29 (1.36%) Ruby
20 25 (1.17%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 301 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 217 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 133 (6.23%) Degree
4 74 (3.47%) ISTQB
5 66 (3.09%) DV Cleared
6 64 (3.00%) ISEB
7 52 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 29 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.27%) CCNP
11 22 (1.03%) PMP
12 20 (0.94%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.84%) CCNA
13 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (0.56%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
16 9 (0.42%) SAFe Agilist
17 8 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 7 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.18%) QA
2 33 (1.55%) PMO
3 31 (1.45%) SLA
4 19 (0.89%) GDPR
5 14 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.61%) WCAG
7 10 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.47%) JTAG
8 9 (0.42%) MiFID
8 9 (0.42%) NIST
9 5 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
11 3 (0.14%) Good Clinical Practice
11 3 (0.14%) GxP
11 3 (0.14%) IFRS
11 3 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 237 (11.11%) Docker
2 59 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.08%) HDFS
5 15 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.33%) GlusterFS
7 7 (0.33%) Postfix
7 7 (0.33%) qmail
8 6 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.19%) Firmware
9 4 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 2 (0.094%) iptables
11 2 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.094%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.094%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.094%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 186 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 159 (7.45%) Ansible
3 127 (5.95%) Terraform
4 55 (2.58%) Puppet
5 51 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (2.06%) HP ALM
7 42 (1.97%) Prometheus
8 34 (1.59%) Grafana
8 34 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
9 25 (1.17%) Kibana
10 20 (0.94%) Packer
11 13 (0.61%) Oozie
12 12 (0.56%) Rancher
12 12 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.52%) Control-M
14 9 (0.42%) HP Fortify
15 8 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.37%) logstash
16 7 (0.33%) HP NNM
16 7 (0.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 200 (9.37%) Atlassian
1 200 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 186 (8.72%) Oracle
3 103 (4.83%) Google
4 91 (4.26%) SAP
5 89 (4.17%) Splunk
6 65 (3.05%) ServiceNow
7 62 (2.91%) HP
8 59 (2.76%) VMware
9 58 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
10 50 (2.34%) IBM
11 46 (2.16%) AppDynamics
12 42 (1.97%) Adobe
12 42 (1.97%) Red Hat
13 39 (1.83%) Cisco
13 39 (1.83%) webMethods
14 28 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
15 26 (1.22%) Databricks
15 26 (1.22%) hybris
15 26 (1.22%) MuleSoft