Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 45 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1,682 3,035 4,628
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.85% 4.59% 5.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.56% 26.64% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,350 2,066 3,098
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
10th Percentile £316 £320 £313
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -2.63% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 25 43
Median hourly rate £46.25 £39.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.09% -15.96% +30.56%
10th Percentile £31.47 £11.50 £37.76
90th Percentile £60.88 £52.75 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +25.00%

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 5,889 11,394 19,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.00% 17.24% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,991 7,835 13,764
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% +3.72%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £331
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 138 212
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £43.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.09% +3.14%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £31.28
90th Percentile £61.25 £74.73 £55.90
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -2 826 £480 -4.00% 173
South East +15 241 £463 +8.06% 82
North of England +24 219 £450 +5.88% 107
Midlands +6 143 £410 -11.35% 60
West Midlands +12 118 £410 -12.30% 37
Yorkshire +29 113 £450 +4.05% 33
East of England +15 109 £450 - 25
South West -6 84 £470 -1.05% 52
North West +11 70 £387 -7.86% 62
North East +16 36 £475 +18.75% 12
East Midlands +2 23 £425 -2.30% 22
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 1,078 (64.09%) Agile Software Development
2 797 (47.38%) Confluence
3 530 (31.51%) Scrum
4 478 (28.42%) Java
5 459 (27.29%) Jenkins
6 458 (27.23%) Git (software)
7 428 (25.45%) DevOps
8 374 (22.24%) Finance
9 352 (20.93%) Test Automation
10 346 (20.57%) SQL
11 328 (19.50%) Python
12 326 (19.38%) AWS
13 271 (16.11%) Security Cleared
14 264 (15.70%) Kanban
15 232 (13.79%) Azure
15 232 (13.79%) Microservices
16 227 (13.50%) JavaScript
17 226 (13.44%) Docker
18 225 (13.38%) Linux
19 220 (13.08%) SC Cleared
20 212 (12.60%) GitHub
21 209 (12.43%) Banking
22 200 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
23 198 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
24 189 (11.24%) Atlassian
25 187 (11.12%) Oracle
26 182 (10.82%) TDD
27 181 (10.76%) REST
28 179 (10.64%) Spring
29 175 (10.40%) Kubernetes

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
1 797 (47.38%) Confluence
2 66 (3.92%) Cloud Foundry
3 59 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 56 (3.33%) Mule
5 54 (3.21%) SharePoint
6 46 (2.73%) JBoss
7 43 (2.56%) Apache
8 37 (2.20%) CMS
9 34 (2.02%) Apache Spark
10 31 (1.84%) Red Hat Fuse
11 25 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.37%) Tomcat
13 20 (1.19%) WebSphere
14 18 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (0.83%) Jupyter
15 14 (0.83%) SAS
16 13 (0.77%) IIS
17 11 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
17 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
18 9 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 81 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.77%) Sketch
7 10 (0.59%) InVision
8 7 (0.42%) Adobe XD
8 7 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.24%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.12%) Figma
11 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.059%) Fusion 360
12 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 17 (1.01%) SAP FI-CA
3 15 (0.89%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (0.59%) BASE24
5 7 (0.42%) Magento
5 7 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.30%) HiPortfolio
7 5 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.24%) assyst
9 3 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Aligne
10 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.12%) Shopify
10 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 326 (19.38%) AWS
2 232 (13.79%) Azure
3 212 (12.60%) GitHub
4 121 (7.19%) Slack
5 78 (4.64%) GCP
6 43 (2.56%) PaaS
7 37 (2.20%) Serverless
8 36 (2.14%) Amazon S3
8 36 (2.14%) IaaS
9 33 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (1.78%) Office 365
10 30 (1.78%) OpenShift
11 28 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 27 (1.61%) SaaS
13 26 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
14 19 (1.13%) Power Platform
14 19 (1.13%) Trello
14 19 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
15 17 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.79%) Firewall
2 44 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 43 (2.56%) HTTP
4 35 (2.08%) DNS
5 33 (1.96%) SNMP
6 32 (1.90%) VLAN
7 27 (1.61%) VPN
8 25 (1.49%) LAN
9 24 (1.43%) WAN
10 19 (1.13%) DHCP
10 19 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.07%) HTTPS
11 18 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
12 17 (1.01%) SSL
13 14 (0.83%) Internet
13 14 (0.83%) SMTP
13 14 (0.83%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.71%) IPsec
15 11 (0.65%) ATM
16 10 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.93%) MongoDB
2 83 (4.93%) MySQL
3 74 (4.40%) NoSQL
4 70 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 48 (2.85%) Big Data
7 47 (2.79%) Data Lake
8 44 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 39 (2.32%) Oracle Database
10 38 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 30 (1.78%) Apache Hive
13 25 (1.49%) Tableau
14 24 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
15 22 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
16 19 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
17 18 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
17 18 (1.07%) Power BI
18 15 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 459 (27.29%) Jenkins
2 458 (27.23%) Git (software)
3 158 (9.39%) Maven
4 151 (8.98%) Selenium
5 149 (8.86%) Bitbucket
6 138 (8.20%) Cucumber
7 124 (7.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 112 (6.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 111 (6.60%) JUnit
10 98 (5.83%) GitLab
11 70 (4.16%) Subversion
12 69 (4.10%) JMeter
13 57 (3.39%) Mockito
13 57 (3.39%) SoapUI
14 51 (3.03%) Android Studio
15 49 (2.91%) Xcode
16 48 (2.85%) Postman
17 46 (2.73%) SonarQube
18 43 (2.56%) IntelliJ
19 41 (2.44%) CocoaPods
General
1 374 (22.24%) Finance
2 209 (12.43%) Banking
3 169 (10.05%) Public Sector
4 59 (3.51%) Retail
5 44 (2.62%) Investment Banking
6 40 (2.38%) Marketing
7 28 (1.66%) Front Office
7 28 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 24 (1.43%) Legal
10 19 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.01%) Law
12 16 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.77%) Automotive
15 11 (0.65%) Advertising
15 11 (0.65%) Publishing
16 9 (0.54%) Electronics
17 7 (0.42%) Military
17 7 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 384 (22.83%) Developer
2 241 (14.33%) Analyst
3 117 (6.96%) Business Analyst
4 91 (5.41%) Architect
5 85 (5.05%) Java Developer
6 84 (4.99%) Scrum Master
7 76 (4.52%) Tester
8 71 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 61 (3.63%) Consultant
9 61 (3.63%) Test Analyst
10 58 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 55 (3.27%) Project Manager
12 54 (3.21%) Test Engineer
13 51 (3.03%) Data Engineer
14 39 (2.32%) AWS Engineer
15 36 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
16 33 (1.96%) Data Analyst
16 33 (1.96%) Full Stack Developer
16 33 (1.96%) Test Manager
17 32 (1.90%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (10.76%) REST
2 179 (10.64%) Spring
3 169 (10.05%) JSON
4 149 (8.86%) Spring Boot
5 148 (8.80%) Node.js
5 148 (8.80%) XML
6 125 (7.43%) React
7 119 (7.07%) HTML
8 114 (6.78%) Web Services
9 99 (5.89%) SOAP
10 94 (5.59%) CSS
11 87 (5.17%) .NET
11 87 (5.17%) RESTful
12 68 (4.04%) AngularJS
13 58 (3.45%) HTML5
14 55 (3.27%) Middleware
15 52 (3.09%) WireMock
16 44 (2.62%) RxJava
17 41 (2.44%) J2EE
18 38 (2.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 159 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (7.67%) User Experience
3 122 (7.25%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.20%) Public Cloud
6 28 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 25 (1.49%) Derivative
8 22 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.25%) Cloud Native
9 21 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 21 (1.25%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (0.95%) Equities
12 15 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.89%) SWIFT
12 15 (0.89%) W3C
13 13 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 225 (13.38%) Linux
2 157 (9.33%) Windows
3 119 (7.07%) Unix
4 113 (6.72%) Android
5 95 (5.65%) Apple iOS
6 51 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 30 (1.78%) CentOS
9 22 (1.31%) Windows 10
10 19 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.42%) OpenWrt
11 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.30%) Debian
13 5 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.24%) Solaris
14 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.18%) AIX
15 3 (0.18%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,078 (64.09%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (31.51%) Scrum
3 428 (25.45%) DevOps
4 352 (20.93%) Test Automation
5 264 (15.70%) Kanban
6 232 (13.79%) Microservices
7 200 (11.89%) Problem-Solving
8 198 (11.77%) Continuous Integration
9 182 (10.82%) TDD
10 173 (10.29%) User Stories
11 167 (9.93%) BDD
12 161 (9.57%) SDLC
13 160 (9.51%) Project Management
14 142 (8.44%) Continuous Delivery
15 132 (7.85%) Data Modelling
16 131 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 116 (6.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 115 (6.84%) Configuration Management
18 115 (6.84%) Migration
19 111 (6.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 478 (28.42%) Java
2 346 (20.57%) SQL
3 328 (19.50%) Python
4 227 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.07%) Java 8
6 95 (5.65%) C#
6 95 (5.65%) Kotlin
7 77 (4.58%) Bash Shell
8 67 (3.98%) PL/SQL
9 63 (3.75%) C
9 63 (3.75%) Perl
10 60 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 59 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 56 (3.33%) C++
13 54 (3.21%) Apple Swift
14 51 (3.03%) Scala
15 44 (2.62%) PHP
16 34 (2.02%) Go
17 30 (1.78%) Ruby
18 29 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 271 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 220 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 68 (4.04%) ISEB
5 60 (3.57%) Degree
6 56 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 44 (2.62%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.71%) CCNP
10 12 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 11 (0.65%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.59%) CCNA
13 9 (0.54%) PMP
14 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.42%) MCSE
15 7 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (9.45%) QA
2 25 (1.49%) PMO
3 18 (1.07%) NIST
4 16 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.89%) GDPR
6 14 (0.83%) SLA
7 7 (0.42%) PSD2
7 7 (0.42%) WCAG
8 6 (0.36%) ISO 8583
9 5 (0.30%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.30%) JTAG
9 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.24%) COBIT
10 4 (0.24%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.18%) IFRS
11 3 (0.18%) MiFID
11 3 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 226 (13.44%) Docker
2 47 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.25%) HDFS
4 21 (1.25%) vSphere
5 12 (0.71%) GlusterFS
6 9 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.54%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.36%) Firmware
8 5 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.059%) Postfix
11 1 (0.059%) qmail
Systems Management
1 175 (10.40%) Kubernetes
2 146 (8.68%) Ansible
3 108 (6.42%) Terraform
4 73 (4.34%) Prometheus
5 64 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (3.80%) Puppet
6 51 (3.03%) HP ALM
7 49 (2.91%) Grafana
8 23 (1.37%) Kibana
9 20 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (1.19%) Packer
10 17 (1.01%) HP Fortify
10 17 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.71%) Netcool
11 12 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.65%) Rancher
13 10 (0.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 10 (0.59%) Netcool/Webtop
13 10 (0.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 189 (11.24%) Atlassian
2 187 (11.12%) Oracle
3 158 (9.39%) Splunk
4 138 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 100 (5.95%) AppDynamics
6 66 (3.92%) SAP
7 65 (3.86%) Google
8 57 (3.39%) HP
8 57 (3.39%) MuleSoft
9 53 (3.15%) VMware
10 51 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 50 (2.97%) webMethods
12 48 (2.85%) ServiceNow
13 43 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
14 40 (2.38%) Adobe
15 31 (1.84%) CA Agile Central
15 31 (1.84%) IBM
16 25 (1.49%) Cisco
17 24 (1.43%) Dell
18 23 (1.37%) BEA