Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 59 94
Rank change year-on-year +11 +35 +51
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,941 3,234 2,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.33% 3.63% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.32% 21.74% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 2,041 1,475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 29
England median hourly rate £39.75 £41.75 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +6.05% -1.58%
10th Percentile £26.00 £31.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.13 £53.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £39.75 £41.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year -3.05% +4.14% -1.58%

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 16,901 14,876 14,576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.59% 16.68% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,953 9,956 9,787
England median daily rate £470 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +4.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +6.47% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 216 346
England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £29.80 £24.00 £21.25
90th Percentile £62.55 £52.50 £50.68
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 2,184 £500 +5.26% 370
South East +12 608 £450 +12.50% 143
North of England +32 491 £425 - 133
East of England +8 244 £425 -5.56% 66
North West +25 233 £425 +6.25% 77
Midlands +21 231 £420 +5.00% 75
Yorkshire +16 198 £450 - 50
South West +33 189 £420 +1.82% 67
West Midlands +23 150 £423 +5.63% 48
North East +51 81 £525 +23.53% 6
East Midlands +22 77 £413 +11.86% 26
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2,618 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,706 (43.29%) Confluence
3 1,336 (33.90%) Java
4 1,201 (30.47%) Git (software)
5 1,180 (29.94%) Jenkins
6 1,155 (29.31%) Scrum
7 910 (23.09%) Test Automation
8 895 (22.71%) DevOps
9 815 (20.68%) Finance
10 751 (19.06%) TDD
11 739 (18.75%) Linux
12 731 (18.55%) SQL
13 701 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
14 667 (16.92%) BDD
15 628 (15.94%) JavaScript
16 591 (15.00%) REST
17 585 (14.84%) Docker
18 573 (14.54%) Python
19 556 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
20 484 (12.28%) Banking
21 472 (11.98%) Microservices
22 464 (11.77%) Web Services
23 462 (11.72%) Selenium
24 448 (11.37%) HTML
25 438 (11.11%) QA
25 438 (11.11%) Atlassian
26 437 (11.09%) Maven
27 434 (11.01%) Kanban
28 422 (10.71%) Cucumber
29 402 (10.20%) Security Cleared

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 1,706 (43.29%) Confluence
2 144 (3.65%) Tomcat
3 142 (3.60%) CMS
4 120 (3.04%) Apache
5 100 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
6 93 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 90 (2.28%) JBoss
8 89 (2.26%) SharePoint
9 75 (1.90%) OpenStack
10 73 (1.85%) nginx
11 71 (1.80%) Apache Spark
12 66 (1.67%) WebSphere
13 65 (1.65%) WildFly
14 64 (1.62%) IIS
15 61 (1.55%) Apache Solr
16 57 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 39 (0.99%) WebLogic
18 37 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
18 37 (0.94%) Drupal
19 33 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 109 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 97 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
3 82 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 77 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 38 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 29 (0.74%) HipChat
8 21 (0.53%) InVision
9 14 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.33%) Flinto
11 9 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.18%) Mingle
13 6 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.10%) LaTeX
16 3 (0.076%) Camtasia
16 3 (0.076%) InDesign
17 2 (0.051%) Chatbot
18 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
18 1 (0.025%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 29 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.56%) Temenos T24
3 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.41%) Magento
5 15 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.20%) Lawson
9 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.15%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.13%) Kondor
11 5 (0.13%) Maximo
11 5 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 556 (14.11%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (6.45%) GitHub
3 212 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 172 (4.36%) Slack
5 99 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
6 94 (2.39%) PaaS
7 93 (2.36%) Amazon S3
8 82 (2.08%) IaaS
9 81 (2.06%) SaaS
10 73 (1.85%) Trello
11 68 (1.73%) Serverless
12 66 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 64 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
14 63 (1.60%) npm
15 62 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 58 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
17 55 (1.40%) OpenShift
18 40 (1.01%) Route 53
19 39 (0.99%) CloudFront
19 39 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 148 (3.76%) HTTP
2 103 (2.61%) Firewall
3 73 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 65 (1.65%) Internet
5 60 (1.52%) DNS
6 52 (1.32%) SMS
7 37 (0.94%) Bluetooth
8 35 (0.89%) Kerberos
9 34 (0.86%) SSL
10 23 (0.58%) SSH
11 19 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
11 19 (0.48%) OpenVPN
12 18 (0.46%) DHCP
13 14 (0.36%) Network Security
14 13 (0.33%) VPN
15 10 (0.25%) 3G
15 10 (0.25%) ICMP
15 10 (0.25%) LTE
16 9 (0.23%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
2 257 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 228 (5.79%) NoSQL
4 220 (5.58%) MySQL
5 214 (5.43%) MongoDB
6 204 (5.18%) Hadoop
7 199 (5.05%) Relational Database
8 197 (5.00%) Big Data
9 128 (3.25%) RDBMS
10 99 (2.51%) Oracle Database
11 78 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
12 73 (1.85%) HBase
13 67 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 54 (1.37%) Redis
15 51 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
16 47 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 44 (1.12%) DB2
18 31 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 30 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 28 (0.71%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1,201 (30.47%) Git (software)
2 1,180 (29.94%) Jenkins
3 462 (11.72%) Selenium
4 437 (11.09%) Maven
5 422 (10.71%) Cucumber
6 352 (8.93%) JUnit
7 271 (6.88%) Bitbucket
8 252 (6.39%) Subversion
9 245 (6.22%) TeamCity
10 222 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 192 (4.87%) Sonatype Nexus
12 172 (4.36%) SonarQube
13 164 (4.16%) WebDriver
14 140 (3.55%) Gradle
15 134 (3.40%) Mockito
16 131 (3.32%) SoapUI
17 111 (2.82%) Vagrant
18 110 (2.79%) Eclipse
18 110 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
19 109 (2.77%) JMeter
General
1 815 (20.68%) Finance
2 484 (12.28%) Banking
3 171 (4.34%) Retail
4 141 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 89 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 84 (2.13%) Marketing
7 64 (1.62%) Front Office
8 58 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 53 (1.34%) Games
10 46 (1.17%) Back Office
11 42 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.04%) Publishing
13 40 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 38 (0.96%) Law
15 37 (0.94%) Legal
16 29 (0.74%) Electronics
17 22 (0.56%) Automotive
18 18 (0.46%) Billing
19 14 (0.36%) Advertising
20 12 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,202 (30.50%) Developer
2 687 (17.43%) Analyst
3 430 (10.91%) Java Developer
4 403 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 317 (8.04%) Business Analyst
6 249 (6.32%) Tester
7 245 (6.22%) Test Analyst
8 173 (4.39%) Project Manager
9 166 (4.21%) Scrum Master
10 148 (3.76%) Senior Developer
11 132 (3.35%) Architect
12 107 (2.72%) Software Developer
12 107 (2.72%) Test Engineer
13 103 (2.61%) Consultant
13 103 (2.61%) Software Engineer
14 91 (2.31%) Automation Tester
14 91 (2.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 86 (2.18%) C# Developer
16 84 (2.13%) Linux Engineer
17 82 (2.08%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 591 (15.00%) REST
2 464 (11.77%) Web Services
3 448 (11.37%) HTML
4 402 (10.20%) CSS
5 398 (10.10%) Spring
6 362 (9.19%) RESTful
7 345 (8.75%) .NET
8 344 (8.73%) Node.js
9 292 (7.41%) JSON
10 257 (6.52%) XML
11 254 (6.45%) AngularJS
12 240 (6.09%) HTML5
13 221 (5.61%) Hibernate
14 198 (5.02%) SOAP
15 165 (4.19%) CSS3
16 160 (4.06%) J2EE
16 160 (4.06%) jQuery
17 152 (3.86%) Gherkin
18 139 (3.53%) React
19 115 (2.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 295 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 235 (5.96%) User Experience
3 142 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 132 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 124 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
6 101 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 83 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 77 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 65 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
10 59 (1.50%) Virtual Team
11 57 (1.45%) Data Structures
12 52 (1.32%) Algorithms
13 49 (1.24%) Public Cloud
14 47 (1.19%) Derivative
15 45 (1.14%) Credit Risk
15 45 (1.14%) Fintech
16 42 (1.07%) Fixed Income
17 39 (0.99%) Data Centre
18 38 (0.96%) iPad
18 38 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 739 (18.75%) Linux
2 376 (9.54%) Unix
3 310 (7.87%) Windows
4 182 (4.62%) Android
5 165 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 159 (4.03%) Apple iOS
7 71 (1.80%) CentOS
8 67 (1.70%) VMS
9 61 (1.55%) Windows Server
10 42 (1.07%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.69%) Solaris
12 19 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 16 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 13 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.20%) Debian
17 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
18 6 (0.15%) Fedora
19 4 (0.10%) VxWorks
20 3 (0.076%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,618 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1,155 (29.31%) Scrum
3 910 (23.09%) Test Automation
4 895 (22.71%) DevOps
5 751 (19.06%) TDD
6 701 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
7 667 (16.92%) BDD
8 472 (11.98%) Microservices
9 434 (11.01%) Kanban
10 390 (9.90%) User Stories
11 387 (9.82%) SDLC
12 335 (8.50%) Configuration Management
13 325 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 304 (7.71%) Open Source
14 304 (7.71%) Project Management
15 300 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 290 (7.36%) Coaching
17 272 (6.90%) Waterfall
18 268 (6.80%) E-Commerce
19 267 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,336 (33.90%) Java
2 731 (18.55%) SQL
3 628 (15.94%) JavaScript
4 573 (14.54%) Python
5 344 (8.73%) C#
6 243 (6.17%) Bash Shell
6 243 (6.17%) Ruby
7 163 (4.14%) Groovy
8 139 (3.53%) Perl
9 132 (3.35%) Shell Script
10 115 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 107 (2.72%) PHP
11 107 (2.72%) Scala
12 89 (2.26%) C++
13 73 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 63 (1.60%) JPQL
15 60 (1.52%) C
16 56 (1.42%) Apple Swift
17 49 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 47 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 402 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 290 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 252 (6.39%) Degree
4 104 (2.64%) ISTQB
5 91 (2.31%) ISEB
6 71 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 61 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 54 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 45 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 32 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.61%) PMP
12 23 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
13 20 (0.51%) AWS Certification
14 14 (0.36%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 6 (0.15%) CISSP
18 6 (0.15%) IIBA
18 6 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (11.11%) QA
2 54 (1.37%) PMO
3 33 (0.84%) MiFID
4 26 (0.66%) GDPR
5 25 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.56%) WCAG
7 20 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.33%) SLA
9 12 (0.30%) COBIT
9 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 11 (0.28%) GCP
11 9 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.13%) GPG13
13 4 (0.10%) GAAP
13 4 (0.10%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.10%) PA-DSS
13 4 (0.10%) PSD2
14 3 (0.076%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 585 (14.84%) Docker
2 75 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.81%) HDFS
6 23 (0.58%) vCloud
7 19 (0.48%) Postfix
7 19 (0.48%) Squid
8 15 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (0.33%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.25%) Xen
12 7 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.13%) Firmware
13 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.10%) LXC
14 4 (0.10%) NFS
14 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.076%) Cronacle
15 3 (0.076%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 379 (9.62%) Ansible
2 331 (8.40%) Puppet
3 209 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
4 207 (5.25%) Terraform
5 190 (4.82%) Kubernetes
6 143 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
7 61 (1.55%) Nagios
8 55 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 44 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
9 44 (1.12%) Kibana
10 43 (1.09%) logstash
11 35 (0.89%) Rancher
12 28 (0.71%) Salt
13 20 (0.51%) SCCM
14 19 (0.48%) Ambari
15 18 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 18 (0.46%) Rsyslog
15 18 (0.46%) Sysdig
16 16 (0.41%) Mesos
17 15 (0.38%) Icinga
Vendors
1 438 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 367 (9.31%) Oracle
3 275 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 141 (3.58%) Red Hat
5 139 (3.53%) HP
6 121 (3.07%) Google
7 115 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
8 98 (2.49%) IBM
9 94 (2.39%) SAP
10 92 (2.33%) VMware
11 86 (2.18%) Splunk
12 84 (2.13%) Adobe
13 52 (1.32%) ServiceNow
14 46 (1.17%) hybris
15 43 (1.09%) AppDynamics
16 36 (0.91%) New Relic
17 35 (0.89%) Sitecore
18 34 (0.86%) Cloudera
19 33 (0.84%) Bloomberg
19 33 (0.84%) Citrix