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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 73 134
Rank change year-on-year +21 +61  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1593 1363 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.79% 2.73% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.70% 18.69% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 829 506
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £35.00 £26.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £170.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7340 7291 6380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.48% 14.59% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4918 4146
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 169 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 826 £475 +5.55% 160
South East +37 249 £400 +6.66% 70
North West +31 105 £375 - 47
Yorkshire +32 97 £450 +5.88% 20
South West -1 71 £400 -2.43% 34
West Midlands -2 68 £445 +0.79% 24
North East +39 65 £386 +4.25% 4
East of England +4 64 £450 +3.74% 29
East Midlands +17 39 £363 -8.22% 13
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 2032 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1307 (41.58%) Confluence
3 1057 (33.63%) Java
4 1011 (32.17%) Git (software)
5 1007 (32.04%) Scrum
6 873 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 653 (20.78%) SQL
8 630 (20.04%) Finance
9 618 (19.66%) DevOps
10 616 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
11 614 (19.54%) JavaScript
11 614 (19.54%) Linux
12 589 (18.74%) TDD
13 485 (15.43%) Selenium
14 482 (15.34%) HTML
15 480 (15.27%) Python
16 462 (14.70%) BDD
17 435 (13.84%) Atlassian
18 434 (13.81%) Oracle
19 395 (12.57%) Banking
20 390 (12.41%) QA
21 377 (11.99%) Spring
22 372 (11.84%) CSS
23 368 (11.71%) Web Services
24 360 (11.45%) REST
25 341 (10.85%) XML
26 340 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
27 339 (10.79%) Unix
28 334 (10.63%) Cucumber
29 328 (10.44%) 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 1307 (41.58%) Confluence
2 144 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
3 127 (4.04%) SharePoint
4 122 (3.88%) Apache
5 100 (3.18%) WebLogic
6 90 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 81 (2.58%) Apache Spark
8 77 (2.45%) WebSphere
9 60 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 57 (1.81%) IIS
11 56 (1.78%) CMS
12 54 (1.72%) JBoss
13 44 (1.40%) nginx
14 39 (1.24%) OpenStack
15 31 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
16 30 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
17 27 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 20 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
19 18 (0.57%) Mule
19 18 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 160 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 105 (3.34%) MS Office
3 60 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 53 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (1.43%) HipChat
5 45 (1.43%) MS Project
6 15 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.13%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.13%) Mingle
10 2 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.064%) Simulink
11 1 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.032%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.032%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.032%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 54 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.29%) Magento
5 9 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.16%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (0.095%) Documaker
8 3 (0.095%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.095%) Sonata
8 3 (0.095%) Staffware
9 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.064%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.064%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 340 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (6.78%) GitHub
4 77 (2.45%) PaaS
5 51 (1.62%) IaaS
6 46 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (1.30%) Slack
8 39 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 37 (1.18%) Trello
10 36 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
11 31 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
12 27 (0.86%) OpenShift
13 26 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (0.80%) SaaS
15 23 (0.73%) Office 365
16 17 (0.54%) Basecamp
17 15 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 14 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
19 12 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 119 (3.79%) HTTP
2 64 (2.04%) DNS
3 63 (2.00%) VPN
4 61 (1.94%) Internet
5 47 (1.50%) LDAP
6 45 (1.43%) Firewall
7 36 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 30 (0.95%) SSL
9 29 (0.92%) Intranet
10 28 (0.89%) SSH
11 26 (0.83%) OpenVPN
12 24 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
13 23 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
14 22 (0.70%) Kerberos
14 22 (0.70%) SNMP
15 18 (0.57%) LAN
16 17 (0.54%) AMQP
16 17 (0.54%) IPsec
16 17 (0.54%) VoIP
16 17 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 254 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
3 183 (5.82%) Relational Database
4 178 (5.66%) Big Data
5 174 (5.54%) MongoDB
6 173 (5.50%) Hadoop
7 167 (5.31%) Oracle Database
8 139 (4.42%) MySQL
9 108 (3.44%) NoSQL
10 81 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 64 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
12 53 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 49 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 47 (1.50%) Apache Hive
15 41 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
16 36 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
18 34 (1.08%) HBase
19 29 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 24 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1011 (32.17%) Git (software)
2 873 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 485 (15.43%) Selenium
4 334 (10.63%) Cucumber
5 301 (9.58%) Maven
6 298 (9.48%) Subversion
7 263 (8.37%) JUnit
8 225 (7.16%) Bitbucket
9 194 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 188 (5.98%) TeamCity
11 171 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 153 (4.87%) WebDriver
13 138 (4.39%) Gradle
14 128 (4.07%) SoapUI
15 126 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
16 104 (3.31%) Eclipse
17 98 (3.12%) Ant
18 92 (2.93%) Mockito
19 89 (2.83%) SonarQube
20 82 (2.61%) JMeter
General
1 630 (20.04%) Finance
2 395 (12.57%) Banking
3 216 (6.87%) Retail
4 101 (3.21%) Investment Banking
5 70 (2.23%) Marketing
6 55 (1.75%) Publishing
7 54 (1.72%) Front Office
8 53 (1.69%) Legal
9 51 (1.62%) Games
10 43 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 29 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 27 (0.86%) Electronics
14 26 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 23 (0.73%) Law
16 22 (0.70%) Back Office
17 20 (0.64%) Retail Banking
18 14 (0.45%) Advertising
19 7 (0.22%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 976 (31.05%) Developer
2 492 (15.65%) Analyst
3 315 (10.02%) Java Developer
4 279 (8.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 239 (7.60%) Tester
6 224 (7.13%) Business Analyst
7 159 (5.06%) Test Analyst
8 151 (4.80%) Architect
9 115 (3.66%) Scrum Master
10 112 (3.56%) Automation Tester
10 112 (3.56%) Project Manager
11 111 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 93 (2.96%) Consultant
13 92 (2.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 78 (2.48%) Test Manager
15 65 (2.07%) QA Tester
16 63 (2.00%) AWS Engineer
17 62 (1.97%) Test Engineer
18 61 (1.94%) Angular Developer
19 59 (1.88%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 482 (15.34%) HTML
2 377 (11.99%) Spring
3 372 (11.84%) CSS
4 368 (11.71%) Web Services
5 360 (11.45%) REST
6 341 (10.85%) XML
7 324 (10.31%) RESTful
8 312 (9.93%) HTML5
9 305 (9.70%) JSON
10 273 (8.69%) AngularJS
11 268 (8.53%) SOAP
12 245 (7.80%) .NET
13 205 (6.52%) CSS3
14 204 (6.49%) Node.js
15 168 (5.35%) J2EE
16 150 (4.77%) Gherkin
17 146 (4.65%) jQuery
18 141 (4.49%) Hibernate
19 116 (3.69%) Ajax
20 99 (3.15%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 201 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (6.08%) User Experience
3 118 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 87 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 69 (2.20%) iPad
6 67 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 57 (1.81%) Virtual Team
8 50 (1.59%) Equities
8 50 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 45 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 42 (1.34%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.21%) Data Centre
12 33 (1.05%) Fixed Income
12 33 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 32 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
14 31 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 30 (0.95%) Fintech
15 30 (0.95%) PKI
16 27 (0.86%) Social Media
17 25 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 614 (19.54%) Linux
2 339 (10.79%) Unix
3 309 (9.83%) Windows
4 133 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 97 (3.09%) Android
7 85 (2.70%) CentOS
8 67 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 26 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 17 (0.54%) VyOS
11 16 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.48%) AIX
12 15 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.41%) RancherOS
14 10 (0.32%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
15 7 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.19%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2032 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1007 (32.04%) Scrum
3 618 (19.66%) DevOps
4 616 (19.60%) Continuous Integration
5 589 (18.74%) TDD
6 462 (14.70%) BDD
7 303 (9.64%) Kanban
8 294 (9.35%) Open Source
9 282 (8.97%) Configuration Management
10 260 (8.27%) Automated Testing
11 232 (7.38%) Software Engineering
12 230 (7.32%) User Stories
13 223 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 223 (7.10%) Microservices
14 221 (7.03%) OO
15 218 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 214 (6.81%) SDLC
17 213 (6.78%) E-Commerce
18 208 (6.62%) MVC
19 202 (6.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1057 (33.63%) Java
2 653 (20.78%) SQL
3 614 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 480 (15.27%) Python
5 276 (8.78%) Ruby
6 271 (8.62%) C#
7 199 (6.33%) Scala
8 140 (4.45%) Bash Shell
9 136 (4.33%) Shell Script
10 115 (3.66%) C++
11 114 (3.63%) PowerShell
12 102 (3.25%) Perl
13 99 (3.15%) PL/SQL
14 82 (2.61%) Groovy
15 65 (2.07%) C
16 62 (1.97%) PHP
17 54 (1.72%) Korn
18 45 (1.43%) Go
18 45 (1.43%) R
19 43 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 328 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 235 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 200 (6.36%) Degree
4 138 (4.39%) ISEB
5 94 (2.99%) ISTQB
6 86 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 40 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.45%) IIBA
10 14 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 12 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.32%) CISSP
12 10 (0.32%) PMP
13 9 (0.29%) PhD
14 8 (0.25%) CCA
14 8 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 390 (12.41%) QA
2 35 (1.11%) PMO
3 27 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 27 (0.86%) SDET
4 20 (0.64%) FATCA
5 12 (0.38%) MiFID
5 12 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.35%) SLA
7 10 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.16%) Basel III
9 5 (0.16%) CRD IV
9 5 (0.16%) WCAG
10 4 (0.13%) COBIT
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.095%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.064%) HL7
12 2 (0.064%) WAI
System Software
1 322 (10.24%) Docker
2 92 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.18%) vCloud
4 24 (0.76%) Postfix
4 24 (0.76%) Squid
5 23 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.41%) LXC
9 10 (0.32%) Corosync
10 7 (0.22%) HDFS
10 7 (0.22%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.22%) vSphere
11 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.13%) Varnish
12 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.13%) XenApp
13 3 (0.095%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 314 (9.99%) Puppet
2 312 (9.93%) Ansible
3 143 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (3.79%) Terraform
5 100 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
6 79 (2.51%) Kubernetes
7 74 (2.35%) ZABBIX
8 55 (1.75%) logstash
9 47 (1.50%) Kibana
10 43 (1.37%) Consul
11 41 (1.30%) Packer
12 33 (1.05%) Rancher
13 30 (0.95%) Nagios
14 29 (0.92%) Rsyslog
15 28 (0.89%) Dollar Universe
16 26 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (0.70%) yum
18 20 (0.64%) Salt
19 16 (0.51%) HAProxy
20 14 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 435 (13.84%) Atlassian
2 434 (13.81%) Oracle
3 239 (7.60%) Microsoft
4 136 (4.33%) Google
5 128 (4.07%) Red Hat
6 111 (3.53%) HP
7 88 (2.80%) VMware
8 71 (2.26%) IBM
8 71 (2.26%) Splunk
9 67 (2.13%) AppDynamics
10 51 (1.62%) SAP
11 48 (1.53%) Talend
12 46 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 43 (1.37%) MuleSoft
14 40 (1.27%) Adobe
15 39 (1.24%) Solace
16 38 (1.21%) CA Agile Central
16 38 (1.21%) Sybase
17 33 (1.05%) CA
18 31 (0.99%) TIBCO
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500-625pd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + market rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £322.84 - £363.20 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £600 per day on a rolling 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago