Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 66 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 +50 +45
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3815 3238 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.18% 3.32% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.58% 20.04% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2712 2109 1317
England median daily rate £475 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.76% +4.46%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £263
90th Percentile £613 £599 £575
UK median daily rate £465 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +6.29% +9.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 21
England median hourly rate £42.50 £39.19 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -2.04% -1.84%
10th Percentile £30.10 £30.38 £29.00
90th Percentile £58.51 £47.63 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -1.23%

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 16899 16154 14641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.50% 16.54% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11769 11012 9802
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 235 262
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +6.12% +3.03%
10th Percentile £30.50 £25.45 £24.02
90th Percentile £60.50 £53.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.31
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.30% +3.99%

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 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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 +5 2198 £500 +5.26% 149
South East +24 567 £450 +12.50% 56
North of England +41 465 £430 +1.18% 76
East of England +26 246 £400 -11.11% 26
North West +36 227 £425 +6.25% 38
Midlands +8 212 £423 +5.63% 29
Yorkshire +26 205 £450 +5.88% 32
West Midlands +8 152 £438 +9.38% 19
South West 0 122 £420 -4.00% 21
East Midlands -2 56 £394 +5.00% 10
North East +61 47 £535 +25.88% 6
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2541 (66.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1578 (41.36%) Confluence
3 1305 (34.21%) Java
4 1244 (32.61%) Scrum
5 1215 (31.85%) Git (software)
6 1106 (28.99%) Jenkins
7 932 (24.43%) Test Automation
8 848 (22.23%) SQL
9 827 (21.68%) TDD
10 804 (21.07%) DevOps
11 769 (20.16%) Finance
12 749 (19.63%) Linux
13 689 (18.06%) BDD
14 688 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
15 598 (15.67%) JavaScript
16 560 (14.68%) REST
17 556 (14.57%) Python
18 508 (13.32%) Docker
19 506 (13.26%) HTML
20 495 (12.98%) Spring
21 492 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
22 483 (12.66%) Banking
23 456 (11.95%) Kanban
24 446 (11.69%) Web Services
25 440 (11.53%) Oracle
25 440 (11.53%) Selenium
26 436 (11.43%) Atlassian
27 421 (11.04%) Cucumber
28 417 (10.93%) CSS
29 409 (10.72%) Maven

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 1578 (41.36%) Confluence
2 133 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 126 (3.30%) Apache
4 109 (2.86%) Apache Spark
5 106 (2.78%) CMS
6 103 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 96 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
8 92 (2.41%) Apache Solr
8 92 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 86 (2.25%) WebSphere
10 81 (2.12%) JBoss
11 67 (1.76%) OpenStack
12 60 (1.57%) nginx
13 53 (1.39%) WebLogic
14 44 (1.15%) WildFly
15 42 (1.10%) IIS
16 33 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 27 (0.71%) Drupal
18 26 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
19 18 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 112 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (2.18%) Microsoft Project
3 73 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
4 67 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 51 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 40 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.92%) HipChat
8 19 (0.50%) InVision
9 17 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.29%) InDesign
11 9 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.24%) Flinto
12 7 (0.18%) Mingle
12 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.10%) LaTeX
14 3 (0.079%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.052%) SPSS
16 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
16 1 (0.026%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 28 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
2 23 (0.60%) Magento
3 22 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.37%) Temenos T24
6 12 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.16%) Lawson
11 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.13%) Kondor
11 5 (0.13%) Maximo
11 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 492 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (6.32%) GitHub
3 187 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (2.75%) Slack
5 87 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (1.78%) Amazon S3
7 62 (1.63%) SaaS
8 59 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (1.52%) npm
10 52 (1.36%) PaaS
11 50 (1.31%) Serverless
12 47 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
13 44 (1.15%) IaaS
14 42 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 42 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 36 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 35 (0.92%) Trello
17 31 (0.81%) OpenShift
18 26 (0.68%) Google Analytics
19 24 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 144 (3.77%) HTTP
2 63 (1.65%) Internet
3 60 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 56 (1.47%) Kerberos
5 45 (1.18%) SMS
6 43 (1.13%) DNS
6 43 (1.13%) Firewall
7 34 (0.89%) Bluetooth
8 33 (0.87%) LDAP
9 30 (0.79%) SSL
10 22 (0.58%) Network Security
11 15 (0.39%) VPN
12 14 (0.37%) LAN
12 14 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
12 14 (0.37%) OpenVPN
12 14 (0.37%) SSH
12 14 (0.37%) WAN
13 11 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.26%) Intranet
15 9 (0.24%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (7.34%) Hadoop
2 257 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
3 249 (6.53%) Big Data
4 248 (6.50%) MongoDB
5 230 (6.03%) SQL Server
6 227 (5.95%) MySQL
7 213 (5.58%) Relational Database
8 209 (5.48%) NoSQL
9 128 (3.36%) HBase
10 122 (3.20%) Oracle Database
11 97 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 79 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
13 65 (1.70%) Amazon RDS
14 61 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 55 (1.44%) DB2
16 43 (1.13%) Redis
17 42 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 39 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
19 32 (0.84%) Apache Hive
20 30 (0.79%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1215 (31.85%) Git (software)
2 1106 (28.99%) Jenkins
3 440 (11.53%) Selenium
4 421 (11.04%) Cucumber
5 409 (10.72%) Maven
6 340 (8.91%) JUnit
7 283 (7.42%) Subversion
8 282 (7.39%) Bitbucket
9 269 (7.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 199 (5.22%) TeamCity
11 181 (4.74%) Sonatype Nexus
12 157 (4.12%) WebDriver
13 141 (3.70%) Mockito
14 136 (3.56%) Gradle
15 126 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 125 (3.28%) IntelliJ
17 122 (3.20%) SoapUI
17 122 (3.20%) Vagrant
18 121 (3.17%) SonarQube
19 110 (2.88%) JIRA Agile
General
1 769 (20.16%) Finance
2 483 (12.66%) Banking
3 250 (6.55%) Retail
4 150 (3.93%) Investment Banking
5 119 (3.12%) Marketing
6 90 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 70 (1.83%) Front Office
8 63 (1.65%) Games
9 60 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.47%) Retail Banking
11 50 (1.31%) Electronics
12 49 (1.28%) Publishing
13 43 (1.13%) Back Office
14 40 (1.05%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.92%) Legal
16 26 (0.68%) Automotive
16 26 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
16 26 (0.68%) Law
17 17 (0.45%) Advertising
18 13 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1239 (32.48%) Developer
2 675 (17.69%) Analyst
3 429 (11.25%) Java Developer
4 317 (8.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 296 (7.76%) Business Analyst
6 267 (7.00%) Tester
7 238 (6.24%) Test Analyst
8 173 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 158 (4.14%) Scrum Master
10 132 (3.46%) Project Manager
11 128 (3.36%) Architect
12 123 (3.22%) Automation Tester
13 110 (2.88%) Consultant
14 90 (2.36%) Test Engineer
15 88 (2.31%) Angular Developer
16 80 (2.10%) Software Developer
17 78 (2.04%) Software Engineer
18 76 (1.99%) Linux Engineer
19 74 (1.94%) C# Developer
20 72 (1.89%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (14.68%) REST
2 506 (13.26%) HTML
3 495 (12.98%) Spring
4 446 (11.69%) Web Services
5 417 (10.93%) CSS
6 397 (10.41%) RESTful
7 321 (8.41%) AngularJS
8 314 (8.23%) .NET
9 308 (8.07%) JSON
10 307 (8.05%) HTML5
11 294 (7.71%) Node.js
12 283 (7.42%) XML
13 234 (6.13%) CSS3
14 233 (6.11%) SOAP
15 202 (5.29%) Hibernate
16 172 (4.51%) Spring Boot
17 167 (4.38%) J2EE
18 153 (4.01%) jQuery
19 145 (3.80%) Gherkin
19 145 (3.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 314 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (5.32%) User Experience
3 145 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 135 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 107 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 100 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 90 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 87 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 81 (2.12%) Virtual Team
10 76 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 73 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
12 60 (1.57%) iPad
13 52 (1.36%) Credit Risk
14 51 (1.34%) Market Risk
15 50 (1.31%) Derivative
16 49 (1.28%) Data Structures
17 48 (1.26%) STB
18 41 (1.07%) Fixed Income
19 40 (1.05%) Smartphone
20 39 (1.02%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 749 (19.63%) Linux
2 348 (9.12%) Unix
3 318 (8.34%) Windows
4 190 (4.98%) Apple iOS
5 189 (4.95%) Android
6 131 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (1.70%) Windows Server
8 54 (1.42%) CentOS
9 45 (1.18%) VMS
10 30 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 30 (0.79%) Solaris
10 30 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.21%) Debian
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.079%) AIX
14 3 (0.079%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.079%) Fedora
14 3 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2541 (66.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1244 (32.61%) Scrum
3 932 (24.43%) Test Automation
4 827 (21.68%) TDD
5 804 (21.07%) DevOps
6 689 (18.06%) BDD
7 688 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
8 456 (11.95%) Kanban
9 401 (10.51%) Microservices
10 392 (10.28%) User Stories
11 344 (9.02%) SDLC
12 340 (8.91%) Open Source
13 335 (8.78%) Configuration Management
14 297 (7.79%) MVC
15 286 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 281 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
17 275 (7.21%) OO
18 265 (6.95%) Test Scripting
19 259 (6.79%) Project Management
20 247 (6.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1305 (34.21%) Java
2 848 (22.23%) SQL
3 598 (15.67%) JavaScript
4 556 (14.57%) Python
5 305 (7.99%) C#
6 243 (6.37%) Ruby
7 214 (5.61%) Bash Shell
8 148 (3.88%) Scala
9 134 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 116 (3.04%) Perl
11 107 (2.80%) Groovy
12 100 (2.62%) PHP
13 92 (2.41%) PL/SQL
14 87 (2.28%) C++
15 85 (2.23%) PowerShell
16 75 (1.97%) Apple Swift
17 64 (1.68%) C
18 63 (1.65%) Objective-C
19 56 (1.47%) TypeScript
20 49 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 371 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 254 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 240 (6.29%) Degree
4 122 (3.20%) ISEB
5 108 (2.83%) ISTQB
6 56 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 54 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 51 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 50 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 34 (0.89%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.81%) PMP
12 21 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 19 (0.50%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 10 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.24%) BC Cleared
15 9 (0.24%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.24%) CISSP
16 8 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 387 (10.14%) QA
2 39 (1.02%) PMO
3 38 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.81%) MiFID
5 16 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.39%) GCP
6 15 (0.39%) GDPR
7 14 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.31%) GPG13
8 12 (0.31%) SLA
9 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.26%) COBIT
11 8 (0.21%) WCAG
12 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.16%) EMIR
14 4 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.079%) HL7
15 3 (0.079%) PSD2
16 2 (0.052%) Basel III
16 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 508 (13.32%) Docker
2 65 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 59 (1.55%) HDFS
4 40 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 36 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.45%) vCloud
7 17 (0.45%) Xen
8 14 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.37%) Postfix
8 14 (0.37%) Squid
9 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.24%) Firmware
9 9 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.16%) LXC
12 6 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.13%) Varnish
14 4 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 390 (10.22%) Ansible
2 320 (8.39%) Puppet
3 196 (5.14%) Terraform
4 183 (4.80%) Kubernetes
5 179 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
6 151 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
7 59 (1.55%) ZABBIX
8 55 (1.44%) Nagios
9 40 (1.05%) Kibana
10 38 (1.00%) logstash
10 38 (1.00%) Rancher
11 32 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
12 25 (0.66%) Salt
13 22 (0.58%) SCCM
14 20 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 19 (0.50%) Mesos
16 18 (0.47%) Ambari
17 17 (0.45%) Oozie
18 15 (0.39%) BladeLogic
19 13 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 440 (11.53%) Oracle
2 436 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 259 (6.79%) Microsoft
4 174 (4.56%) Google
5 162 (4.25%) HP
6 126 (3.30%) SAP
7 109 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 97 (2.54%) IBM
9 81 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 79 (2.07%) VMware
11 76 (1.99%) Splunk
12 71 (1.86%) Adobe
13 70 (1.83%) hybris
14 44 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
15 43 (1.13%) AppDynamics
16 41 (1.07%) ServiceNow
16 41 (1.07%) Sybase
17 32 (0.84%) Cloudera
18 31 (0.81%) MuleSoft
19 30 (0.79%) Apple