Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 51 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +49
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,307 3,579 3,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.62% 4.00% 3.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.11% 22.04% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,818 2,516 2,054
England median daily rate £450 £464 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +5.10% +10.31%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £611 £592
UK median daily rate £450 £455 £430
% change year-on-year -0.99% +5.70% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 20
England median hourly rate £44.13 £40.00 £40.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.31% -2.28% +3.98%
10th Percentile £26.98 £28.93 £31.13
90th Percentile £54.63 £52.18 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £44.27 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.68% +1.60% -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 19,477 16,237 15,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.90% 18.14% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,485 11,209 10,924
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 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 271 244
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.48 £30.00 £26.12
90th Percentile £52.63 £60.00 £53.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 2,223 £500 +2.56% 353
South East +6 647 £425 -2.86% 189
North of England +2 604 £400 -5.88% 154
Midlands +24 360 £425 +3.66% 115
North West +5 298 £400 -5.88% 96
East of England +13 265 £450 +5.88% 95
West Midlands +16 256 £436 -0.29% 69
Yorkshire -5 231 £425 -2.07% 48
South West +29 213 £420 +1.82% 91
East Midlands +38 104 £400 +6.67% 45
North East +12 76 £400 -15.79% 10
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 2,971 (68.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,849 (42.93%) Confluence
3 1,347 (31.27%) Java
4 1,344 (31.21%) Scrum
5 1,321 (30.67%) Git (software)
6 1,269 (29.46%) Jenkins
7 1,097 (25.47%) Test Automation
8 913 (21.20%) SQL
9 861 (19.99%) DevOps
10 825 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 815 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
12 773 (17.95%) TDD
13 743 (17.25%) Finance
14 708 (16.44%) Linux
15 641 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
16 639 (14.84%) Selenium
17 619 (14.37%) BDD
18 595 (13.81%) REST
19 558 (12.96%) Python
20 537 (12.47%) Docker
21 520 (12.07%) Microservices
22 507 (11.77%) Kanban
23 505 (11.73%) QA
24 495 (11.49%) HTML
25 486 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
26 473 (10.98%) CSS
27 460 (10.68%) SDLC
28 457 (10.61%) Web Services
29 453 (10.52%) Security Cleared
30 451 (10.47%) Atlassian

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 1,849 (42.93%) Confluence
2 170 (3.95%) Apache
3 137 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 135 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 121 (2.81%) SharePoint
6 90 (2.09%) CMS
7 69 (1.60%) Apache Spark
8 58 (1.35%) WebLogic
9 56 (1.30%) WildFly
10 50 (1.16%) JBoss
11 46 (1.07%) IIS
11 46 (1.07%) nginx
12 44 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
13 43 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 39 (0.91%) Apache Solr
14 39 (0.91%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 31 (0.72%) WordPress
16 24 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 24 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 167 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 129 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 114 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 113 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 75 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 62 (1.44%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.42%) InVision
9 14 (0.33%) HipChat
10 10 (0.23%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.23%) Open Workbench
11 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.14%) InDesign
12 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.070%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.070%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.046%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.046%) Mingle
15 1 (0.023%) SOLIDWORKS
15 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 15 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.33%) Magento
5 13 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
7 11 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
7 11 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.21%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.16%) SAP APO
10 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.14%) SAP MDM
11 6 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 641 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
2 392 (9.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 277 (6.43%) GitHub
4 122 (2.83%) Slack
5 98 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 94 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
7 88 (2.04%) Amazon S3
8 85 (1.97%) Serverless
9 82 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 72 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
11 69 (1.60%) PaaS
12 68 (1.58%) Office 365
13 64 (1.49%) Trello
14 61 (1.42%) SaaS
15 56 (1.30%) OpenShift
16 48 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 44 (1.02%) BrowserStack
19 42 (0.98%) npm
20 37 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.00%) HTTP
2 66 (1.53%) Internet
3 57 (1.32%) Firewall
4 54 (1.25%) DNS
5 42 (0.98%) SSL
6 38 (0.88%) SMS
7 35 (0.81%) Kerberos
8 31 (0.72%) TCP/IP
8 31 (0.72%) VPN
9 21 (0.49%) Skype
10 20 (0.46%) SSH
11 18 (0.42%) SAN
12 17 (0.39%) DHCP
13 16 (0.37%) MPLS
14 15 (0.35%) AMQP
14 15 (0.35%) OpenVPN
15 13 (0.30%) LAN
15 13 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
15 13 (0.30%) WAN
16 12 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
2 355 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 262 (6.08%) MySQL
4 252 (5.85%) MongoDB
5 244 (5.67%) NoSQL
6 212 (4.92%) Relational Database
7 191 (4.43%) Big Data
8 136 (3.16%) Hadoop
9 102 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
10 87 (2.02%) Oracle Database
10 87 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 81 (1.88%) HBase
12 71 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 68 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
14 62 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 51 (1.18%) Apache Hive
16 50 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (1.07%) Redis
18 42 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 31 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,321 (30.67%) Git (software)
2 1,269 (29.46%) Jenkins
3 639 (14.84%) Selenium
4 386 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 355 (8.24%) Maven
6 297 (6.90%) JUnit
7 291 (6.76%) Bitbucket
8 247 (5.73%) Subversion
9 206 (4.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 191 (4.43%) JMeter
11 189 (4.39%) TeamCity
12 185 (4.30%) SoapUI
13 153 (3.55%) SonarQube
14 144 (3.34%) Visual Studio
15 140 (3.25%) WebDriver
16 135 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
17 127 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
18 119 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
19 112 (2.60%) Gradle
20 108 (2.51%) Vagrant
General
1 743 (17.25%) Finance
2 429 (9.96%) Banking
3 183 (4.25%) Retail
4 120 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 100 (2.32%) Marketing
6 64 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 60 (1.39%) Front Office
8 48 (1.11%) Games
9 40 (0.93%) Legal
10 36 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.70%) Law
12 29 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 29 (0.67%) Publishing
13 28 (0.65%) Back Office
13 28 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.53%) Electronics
15 19 (0.44%) Advertising
16 17 (0.39%) General Ledger
17 16 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,471 (34.15%) Developer
2 682 (15.83%) Analyst
3 405 (9.40%) Java Developer
4 280 (6.50%) Business Analyst
5 273 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 245 (5.69%) Test Analyst
7 242 (5.62%) Tester
8 197 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 170 (3.95%) Scrum Master
10 149 (3.46%) Senior Developer
11 146 (3.39%) Architect
12 141 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 122 (2.83%) C# Developer
14 121 (2.81%) .NET Developer
15 109 (2.53%) Test Engineer
16 108 (2.51%) Automation Tester
17 106 (2.46%) Consultant
18 93 (2.16%) React Developer
19 91 (2.11%) Software Engineer
20 82 (1.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (13.81%) REST
2 495 (11.49%) HTML
3 473 (10.98%) CSS
4 457 (10.61%) Web Services
5 401 (9.31%) AngularJS
6 399 (9.26%) RESTful
7 393 (9.12%) Spring
8 384 (8.92%) .NET
9 360 (8.36%) Node.js
10 323 (7.50%) JSON
11 290 (6.73%) XML
12 274 (6.36%) HTML5
13 212 (4.92%) SOAP
14 207 (4.81%) React
15 201 (4.67%) Hibernate
16 194 (4.50%) CSS3
17 167 (3.88%) Kafka
18 160 (3.71%) jQuery
19 157 (3.65%) Gherkin
20 136 (3.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 376 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 353 (8.20%) User Experience
3 144 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 141 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 131 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 93 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
7 90 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 83 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (1.93%) Fintech
9 71 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 70 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 66 (1.53%) Data Centre
12 59 (1.37%) Wiki
13 56 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 54 (1.25%) iPad
15 46 (1.07%) Equities
16 45 (1.04%) Algorithms
16 45 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 38 (0.88%) Credit Risk
17 38 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 708 (16.44%) Linux
2 389 (9.03%) Unix
3 360 (8.36%) Windows
4 154 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 150 (3.48%) Android
6 91 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 79 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 78 (1.81%) VMS
9 63 (1.46%) CentOS
10 37 (0.86%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 20 (0.46%) Solaris
13 18 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.14%) Debian
18 6 (0.14%) zOS
19 4 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,971 (68.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,344 (31.21%) Scrum
3 1,097 (25.47%) Test Automation
4 861 (19.99%) DevOps
5 815 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 773 (17.95%) TDD
7 619 (14.37%) BDD
8 520 (12.07%) Microservices
9 507 (11.77%) Kanban
10 486 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
11 460 (10.68%) SDLC
12 409 (9.50%) User Stories
13 354 (8.22%) Project Management
14 307 (7.13%) Configuration Management
14 307 (7.13%) E-Commerce
15 283 (6.57%) Waterfall
16 282 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 275 (6.38%) OO
18 268 (6.22%) Software Engineering
19 249 (5.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,347 (31.27%) Java
2 913 (21.20%) SQL
3 825 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 558 (12.96%) Python
5 447 (10.38%) C#
6 262 (6.08%) Java 8
7 225 (5.22%) Bash Shell
8 188 (4.36%) Ruby
9 157 (3.65%) Groovy
10 156 (3.62%) Scala
11 133 (3.09%) PHP
12 121 (2.81%) Shell Script
13 118 (2.74%) PowerShell
14 115 (2.67%) PL/SQL
15 111 (2.58%) Perl
16 101 (2.35%) C++
17 96 (2.23%) C
18 71 (1.65%) T-SQL
19 65 (1.51%) ES6
20 63 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 453 (10.52%) Security Cleared
2 374 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 276 (6.41%) Degree
4 144 (3.34%) ISTQB
5 116 (2.69%) ISEB
6 76 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 43 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 36 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (0.67%) PMP
12 26 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.53%) AWS Certification
13 23 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 22 (0.51%) CCNA
15 19 (0.44%) CCNP
16 17 (0.39%) CISSP
16 17 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 505 (11.73%) QA
2 89 (2.07%) PMO
3 49 (1.14%) GDPR
4 44 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.53%) MiFID
6 20 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.46%) WCAG
7 17 (0.39%) SLA
8 15 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.16%) PSD2
12 6 (0.14%) SEPA
13 4 (0.093%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.093%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.093%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.070%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.070%) HL7
System Software
1 537 (12.47%) Docker
2 78 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (0.67%) HDFS
6 17 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.39%) Squid
7 14 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.30%) Postfix
9 10 (0.23%) vCloud
10 8 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.16%) LXC
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.12%) Firmware
13 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.093%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.093%) NFS
14 4 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 353 (8.20%) Ansible
2 213 (4.95%) Puppet
3 201 (4.67%) Kubernetes
4 194 (4.50%) Terraform
5 187 (4.34%) Opscode Chef
6 86 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
7 67 (1.56%) Kibana
8 58 (1.35%) HP ALM
9 53 (1.23%) Grafana
10 41 (0.95%) SCCM
11 33 (0.77%) logstash
12 32 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
12 32 (0.74%) Salt
13 31 (0.72%) Prometheus
14 26 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (0.58%) ZABBIX
16 23 (0.53%) Graphite
17 19 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (0.44%) Rancher
18 16 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 451 (10.47%) Atlassian
2 445 (10.33%) Oracle
3 412 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 207 (4.81%) Google
5 110 (2.55%) HP
6 104 (2.41%) SAP
7 101 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 100 (2.32%) IBM
8 100 (2.32%) Splunk
9 97 (2.25%) Adobe
10 86 (2.00%) VMware
11 69 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 58 (1.35%) ServiceNow
13 57 (1.32%) Tableau
14 50 (1.16%) Cisco
15 44 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
16 39 (0.91%) hybris
16 39 (0.91%) New Relic
17 37 (0.86%) Sitecore
17 37 (0.86%) Sybase