Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1,322 3,670 4,464
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.88% 4.76% 4.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.97% 26.80% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 2,396 2,926
Median daily rate £463 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.15% -2.11%
10th Percentile £315 £321 £313
90th Percentile £611 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £454 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.53% +5.56% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 44
Median hourly rate £45.91 £42.25 £43.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% -3.15% +5.76%
10th Percentile £21.25 £14.16 £26.98
90th Percentile £66.00 £69.00 £54.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £44.27
% change year-on-year -18.60% -2.87% +7.32%

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 4,901 13,694 19,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.09% 17.76% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,179 9,090 13,581
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £325
90th Percentile £650 £644 £625
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 204
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30.00 £20.80 £25.66
90th Percentile £61.25 £60.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £42.38 £44.02 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.58% -

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 -6 639 £500 - 156
South East +13 184 £474 +11.47% 67
North of England +6 149 £430 -0.69% 83
East of England +17 112 £450 - 40
Midlands +9 112 £420 -11.58% 59
South West +9 94 £481 +1.32% 47
West Midlands +11 91 £427 -10.11% 46
Yorkshire +4 74 £450 - 33
North West +13 53 £380 -10.59% 36
North East +8 22 £450 +6.76% 14
East Midlands +11 21 £315 -25.88% 13
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 863 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 676 (51.13%) Confluence
3 428 (32.38%) Scrum
4 389 (29.43%) Java
5 383 (28.97%) DevOps
6 380 (28.74%) Jenkins
7 366 (27.69%) Git (software)
8 287 (21.71%) Test Automation
9 280 (21.18%) SQL
10 272 (20.57%) Security Cleared
11 257 (19.44%) Finance
12 250 (18.91%) Python
12 250 (18.91%) AWS
13 233 (17.62%) SC Cleared
14 232 (17.55%) Linux
15 212 (16.04%) Kanban
16 207 (15.66%) Microservices
17 185 (13.99%) BDD
18 183 (13.84%) Docker
19 176 (13.31%) Banking
20 173 (13.09%) Oracle
21 172 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
22 170 (12.86%) JavaScript
23 169 (12.78%) Azure
24 168 (12.71%) TDD
25 167 (12.63%) Atlassian
25 167 (12.63%) REST
25 167 (12.63%) GitHub
26 163 (12.33%) Spring
27 159 (12.03%) Windows

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
1 676 (51.13%) Confluence
2 77 (5.82%) SharePoint
3 68 (5.14%) Mule
4 60 (4.54%) Cloud Foundry
5 56 (4.24%) WebLogic
6 31 (2.34%) CMS
7 26 (1.97%) JBoss
8 23 (1.74%) Red Hat Fuse
9 22 (1.66%) Apache
10 21 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (1.36%) Tomcat
12 16 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (1.06%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.91%) nginx
15 11 (0.83%) Anypoint
15 11 (0.83%) IIS
16 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.61%) Appian
17 8 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
18 7 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 67 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.45%) Sketch
7 5 (0.38%) Figma
8 4 (0.30%) Adobe XD
8 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.15%) InVision
9 2 (0.15%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.076%) GIMP
10 1 (0.076%) Simulink
10 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.21%) BASE24
2 13 (0.98%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 12 (0.91%) SAP FI-CA
4 6 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.38%) CA PPM
5 5 (0.38%) HiPortfolio
5 5 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.30%) Workfront
7 3 (0.23%) assyst
7 3 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 250 (18.91%) AWS
2 169 (12.78%) Azure
3 167 (12.63%) GitHub
4 85 (6.43%) Slack
5 73 (5.52%) GCP
6 32 (2.42%) PaaS
7 28 (2.12%) IaaS
8 23 (1.74%) OpenShift
9 22 (1.66%) npm
10 21 (1.59%) SaaS
11 20 (1.51%) Amazon S3
12 19 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (1.44%) Office 365
12 19 (1.44%) Power Platform
13 18 (1.36%) Google Analytics
13 18 (1.36%) Trello
14 17 (1.29%) Serverless
14 17 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 15 (1.13%) BrowserStack
16 12 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.69%) Firewall
2 41 (3.10%) Reverse Proxy
3 38 (2.87%) DNS
4 35 (2.65%) VLAN
5 33 (2.50%) HTTP
5 33 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 29 (2.19%) SNMP
7 28 (2.12%) SSL
8 17 (1.29%) Internet
8 17 (1.29%) VPN
9 16 (1.21%) ATM
9 16 (1.21%) DHCP
9 16 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (1.13%) LAN
11 13 (0.98%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.91%) Skype
12 12 (0.91%) WAN
13 10 (0.76%) VSAN
13 10 (0.76%) Wireshark
14 9 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.51%) MySQL
3 62 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 49 (3.71%) NoSQL
4 49 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (3.56%) Oracle Database
6 38 (2.87%) Hadoop
7 37 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 23 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
9 19 (1.44%) Power BI
10 18 (1.36%) Apache Hive
11 16 (1.21%) Big Data
12 15 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.13%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.68%) Apache Accumulo
17 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 380 (28.74%) Jenkins
2 366 (27.69%) Git (software)
3 149 (11.27%) Selenium
4 141 (10.67%) Cucumber
5 123 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 122 (9.23%) Bitbucket
7 112 (8.47%) Maven
8 107 (8.09%) JUnit
9 89 (6.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 73 (5.52%) GitLab
11 63 (4.77%) Mockito
12 54 (4.08%) JMeter
13 51 (3.86%) SoapUI
13 51 (3.86%) Subversion
14 41 (3.10%) Xcode
15 38 (2.87%) CocoaPods
16 35 (2.65%) Android Studio
17 34 (2.57%) SonarQube
17 34 (2.57%) Toad
18 33 (2.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 257 (19.44%) Finance
2 176 (13.31%) Banking
3 125 (9.46%) Public Sector
4 35 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.65%) Marketing
5 29 (2.19%) Retail
6 23 (1.74%) Front Office
7 22 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 16 (1.21%) Retail Banking
10 15 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.83%) Advertising
11 11 (0.83%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.68%) Electronics
13 9 (0.68%) French Language
13 9 (0.68%) Legal
14 8 (0.61%) Back Office
14 8 (0.61%) Publishing
15 7 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 280 (21.18%) Developer
2 185 (13.99%) Analyst
3 100 (7.56%) Business Analyst
4 81 (6.13%) Architect
5 76 (5.75%) Tester
6 69 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 63 (4.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 55 (4.16%) Test Engineer
9 50 (3.78%) Test Analyst
10 49 (3.71%) Consultant
11 43 (3.25%) Administrator
12 42 (3.18%) Scrum Master
13 37 (2.80%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.57%) Automation Tester
15 33 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
16 32 (2.42%) Senior Developer
17 27 (2.04%) Test Manager
18 26 (1.97%) Software Engineer
18 26 (1.97%) Technical Analyst
19 24 (1.82%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (12.63%) REST
2 163 (12.33%) Spring
3 138 (10.44%) JSON
4 124 (9.38%) Spring Boot
5 109 (8.25%) Node.js
6 106 (8.02%) XML
7 103 (7.79%) Web Services
8 99 (7.49%) HTML
9 89 (6.73%) SOAP
10 84 (6.35%) .NET
11 83 (6.28%) React
12 76 (5.75%) CSS
13 62 (4.69%) RESTful
14 58 (4.39%) AngularJS
15 51 (3.86%) HTML5
16 47 (3.56%) Middleware
16 47 (3.56%) WireMock
17 39 (2.95%) ASP.NET
18 38 (2.87%) Gherkin
19 37 (2.80%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.85%) Mobile App
2 112 (8.47%) User Experience
3 87 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 21 (1.59%) PKI
5 21 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.36%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.21%) Derivative
9 16 (1.21%) EMV
9 16 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.13%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (0.98%) NHS
13 12 (0.91%) Tandem
14 11 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 232 (17.55%) Linux
2 159 (12.03%) Windows
3 100 (7.56%) Unix
4 81 (6.13%) Android
5 73 (5.52%) Apple iOS
6 53 (4.01%) CentOS
7 50 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (3.25%) Windows Server
9 29 (2.19%) Windows 10
10 28 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (1.06%) Debian
12 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.23%) Fedora
16 3 (0.23%) OpenWrt
17 2 (0.15%) Solaris
18 1 (0.076%) AIX
18 1 (0.076%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (32.38%) Scrum
3 383 (28.97%) DevOps
4 287 (21.71%) Test Automation
5 212 (16.04%) Kanban
6 207 (15.66%) Microservices
7 185 (13.99%) BDD
8 172 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
9 168 (12.71%) TDD
10 154 (11.65%) User Stories
11 146 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
12 129 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 120 (9.08%) Project Management
14 118 (8.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 107 (8.09%) SDLC
16 101 (7.64%) Test Scripting
17 95 (7.19%) Change Management
18 94 (7.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 93 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
20 92 (6.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 389 (29.43%) Java
2 280 (21.18%) SQL
3 250 (18.91%) Python
4 170 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 109 (8.25%) C#
6 94 (7.11%) Java 8
7 74 (5.60%) Bash Shell
8 73 (5.52%) Kotlin
9 71 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 50 (3.78%) Perl
11 48 (3.63%) Shell Script
12 45 (3.40%) Apple Swift
13 44 (3.33%) C
13 44 (3.33%) PL/SQL
14 39 (2.95%) PHP
15 36 (2.72%) C++
16 34 (2.57%) Scala
17 30 (2.27%) Go
18 27 (2.04%) Groovy
19 25 (1.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 272 (20.57%) Security Cleared
2 233 (17.62%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 48 (3.63%) ISEB
5 42 (3.18%) Degree
6 34 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (0.83%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.61%) MCSE
13 7 (0.53%) MCSA
13 7 (0.53%) OCPJP
13 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.53%) PMP
13 7 (0.53%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (9.08%) QA
2 21 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.21%) PMO
4 14 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.98%) NIST
6 12 (0.91%) PSD2
7 11 (0.83%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.53%) GDPR
9 5 (0.38%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.38%) WCAG
10 4 (0.30%) COBIT
10 4 (0.30%) NCSC
10 4 (0.30%) SLA
10 4 (0.30%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.23%) JTAG
11 3 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (13.84%) Docker
2 46 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.34%) vSphere
5 12 (0.91%) HDFS
6 10 (0.76%) VMware NSX
7 9 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 9 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.45%) Firmware
8 6 (0.45%) GlusterFS
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.30%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.23%) RACF
10 3 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.076%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 125 (9.46%) Kubernetes
2 121 (9.15%) Ansible
3 92 (6.96%) Terraform
4 67 (5.07%) Puppet
5 61 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (4.39%) Prometheus
7 35 (2.65%) Packer
8 33 (2.50%) HP ALM
9 27 (2.04%) Grafana
10 20 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (1.36%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.83%) HP Fortify
12 11 (0.83%) Netcool
12 11 (0.83%) Rancher
12 11 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.76%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 10 (0.76%) Netcool/Webtop
14 7 (0.53%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 173 (13.09%) Oracle
2 167 (12.63%) Atlassian
3 143 (10.82%) Splunk
4 122 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 89 (6.73%) AppDynamics
6 67 (5.07%) VMware
7 56 (4.24%) Google
7 56 (4.24%) MuleSoft
8 42 (3.18%) HP
8 42 (3.18%) SAP
9 37 (2.80%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.34%) webMethods
11 28 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (1.97%) Adobe
13 25 (1.89%) CA Agile Central
13 25 (1.89%) Dell
13 25 (1.89%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.74%) Sybase
15 22 (1.66%) F5
15 22 (1.66%) IBM