Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 47 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,749 1,323 3,663
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.53% 4.84% 4.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.86% 26.86% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,560 931 2,398
10th Percentile £350 £315 £320
25th Percentile £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% -0.53% +2.59%
75th Percentile £588 £534 £550
90th Percentile £688 £613 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £472 £475
% change year-on-year +5.93% -0.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 35
10th Percentile £25.13 £21.25 £12.68
25th Percentile £45.69 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate £56.25 £45.91 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.52% +8.02% -3.68%
75th Percentile £65.53 £54.69 £49.38
90th Percentile £73.02 £66.00 £62.90
UK median hourly rate £56.00 £45.91 £43.50
% change year-on-year +21.98% +5.54% -1.74%

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 12,149 4,925 13,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.91% 18.01% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 3,461 9,204
10th Percentile £363 £315 £328
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 72 151
10th Percentile £25.60 £30.00 £20.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.15 £53.81 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.22 £61.25 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 +14 2,006 £550 +10.00% 309
South East +2 419 £475 -3.06% 136
Midlands +8 395 £490 +17.37% 131
West Midlands +9 323 £490 +14.75% 90
North of England +2 321 £463 +7.56% 126
South West +12 190 £450 -5.26% 72
East of England -15 159 £500 +11.11% 66
North West +17 157 £475 +25.66% 77
Yorkshire -1 141 £450 -1.10% 35
East Midlands +3 67 £475 +50.79% 41
North East -4 25 £449 -1.70% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 2,388 (63.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,797 (47.93%) Confluence
3 1,074 (28.65%) Social Skills
4 1,063 (28.35%) Scrum
5 966 (25.77%) DevOps
6 895 (23.87%) Java
7 841 (22.43%) Git (software)
8 786 (20.97%) SQL
9 764 (20.38%) Jenkins
10 740 (19.74%) Finance
11 670 (17.87%) AWS
12 669 (17.84%) Test Automation
13 619 (16.51%) Azure
14 530 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
15 518 (13.82%) Python
16 499 (13.31%) Oracle
17 491 (13.10%) Linux
18 462 (12.32%) Security Cleared
19 456 (12.16%) JavaScript
20 441 (11.76%) Banking
21 429 (11.44%) User Stories
22 426 (11.36%) Docker
23 401 (10.70%) Project Management
24 389 (10.38%) TDD
25 380 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
26 376 (10.03%) Microservices
27 364 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
28 362 (9.66%) GitHub
29 354 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
30 352 (9.39%) SC 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 1,797 (47.93%) Confluence
2 168 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.32%) WebLogic
4 78 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 75 (2.00%) CMS
6 73 (1.95%) SAS
7 69 (1.84%) Apache
8 50 (1.33%) Tomcat
9 38 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 33 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
11 32 (0.85%) nginx
12 31 (0.83%) JBoss
13 23 (0.61%) Drupal
14 22 (0.59%) IIS
15 18 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (0.48%) CICS
16 17 (0.45%) DataSynapse
16 17 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
16 17 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 16 (0.43%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 161 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 81 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
5 80 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.72%) Figma
7 24 (0.64%) Sketch
8 17 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 16 (0.43%) InVision
10 14 (0.37%) Open Workbench
10 14 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
11 11 (0.29%) Zeplin
12 6 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.13%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
14 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
15 3 (0.080%) Mingle
16 2 (0.053%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 20 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (0.40%) Magento
4 14 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 10 (0.27%) Cloudability
6 8 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 8 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 8 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 7 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
7 7 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
8 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.13%) assyst
9 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
10 4 (0.11%) Maximo
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 670 (17.87%) AWS
2 619 (16.51%) Azure
3 362 (9.66%) GitHub
4 211 (5.63%) GCP
5 139 (3.71%) Serverless
6 103 (2.75%) Power Platform
7 92 (2.45%) SaaS
8 90 (2.40%) Slack
9 87 (2.32%) Microsoft 365
10 86 (2.29%) Amazon S3
11 83 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
12 74 (1.97%) OpenShift
13 59 (1.57%) PaaS
14 56 (1.49%) Trello
15 48 (1.28%) IaaS
16 46 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 37 (0.99%) BrowserStack
18 35 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 34 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
19 34 (0.91%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (1.47%) DNS
2 43 (1.15%) HTTP
3 38 (1.01%) Firewall
4 34 (0.91%) LAN
5 31 (0.83%) Kerberos
6 30 (0.80%) Internet
7 25 (0.67%) VPN
7 25 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (0.61%) TCP/IP
8 23 (0.61%) WAN
9 22 (0.59%) SAN
9 22 (0.59%) SSL
10 20 (0.53%) DHCP
10 20 (0.53%) SMS
10 20 (0.53%) Wireless
11 16 (0.43%) Network Security
12 15 (0.40%) NAS
13 13 (0.35%) Multicast
14 12 (0.32%) ATM
14 12 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 181 (4.83%) MySQL
3 163 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 145 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 135 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 120 (3.20%) Big Data
7 116 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 106 (2.83%) Hadoop
9 87 (2.32%) NoSQL
10 86 (2.29%) Power BI
11 83 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
12 73 (1.95%) Apache Hive
13 63 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 63 (1.68%) Tableau
14 58 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
15 56 (1.49%) Pentaho
16 50 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
17 49 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
17 49 (1.31%) Data Lake
18 45 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 841 (22.43%) Git (software)
2 764 (20.38%) Jenkins
3 310 (8.27%) Bitbucket
4 273 (7.28%) Selenium
5 252 (6.72%) Cucumber
6 246 (6.56%) Maven
7 175 (4.67%) GitLab
8 139 (3.71%) JMeter
9 135 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
10 127 (3.39%) TeamCity
11 118 (3.15%) Postman
12 98 (2.61%) JUnit
13 97 (2.59%) Subversion
14 90 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 79 (2.11%) WebDriver
16 75 (2.00%) SonarQube
16 75 (2.00%) Visual Studio
17 69 (1.84%) SoapUI
18 67 (1.79%) Zephyr
19 64 (1.71%) REST Assured
General
1 1,074 (28.65%) Social Skills
2 740 (19.74%) Finance
3 441 (11.76%) Banking
4 364 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
5 280 (7.47%) Public Sector
6 186 (4.96%) Presentation Skills
7 128 (3.41%) Investment Banking
8 126 (3.36%) Retail
9 112 (2.99%) Front Office
10 109 (2.91%) Marketing
11 97 (2.59%) Influencing Skills
12 71 (1.89%) Telecoms
13 55 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
14 44 (1.17%) Legal
15 43 (1.15%) Games
16 38 (1.01%) Documentation Skills
17 31 (0.83%) Publishing
18 28 (0.75%) Automotive
19 25 (0.67%) Electronics
20 24 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 887 (23.66%) Developer
2 627 (16.72%) Analyst
3 364 (9.71%) Business Analyst
4 251 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 210 (5.60%) Architect
5 210 (5.60%) Java Developer
6 194 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 167 (4.45%) Tester
8 147 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 130 (3.47%) Scrum Master
10 101 (2.69%) Senior Developer
10 101 (2.69%) Software Engineer
11 97 (2.59%) Data Engineer
12 90 (2.40%) Consultant
13 81 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
14 79 (2.11%) Test Engineer
15 73 (1.95%) Automation Tester
16 68 (1.81%) C# Developer
17 62 (1.65%) Python Developer
17 62 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (8.75%) Spring
2 269 (7.18%) .NET
3 260 (6.94%) HTML
4 256 (6.83%) REST
5 214 (5.71%) XML
6 210 (5.60%) CSS
7 204 (5.44%) Spring Boot
8 195 (5.20%) JSON
9 194 (5.17%) RESTful
10 189 (5.04%) AngularJS
11 187 (4.99%) React
12 172 (4.59%) Node.js
13 156 (4.16%) Web Services
14 126 (3.36%) Kafka
15 119 (3.17%) SOAP
16 78 (2.08%) HTML5
17 76 (2.03%) J2EE
18 71 (1.89%) .NET Framework
18 71 (1.89%) Vue.js
19 61 (1.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 204 (5.44%) User Experience
2 100 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
3 86 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 75 (2.00%) Fixed Income
5 67 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 62 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
7 57 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 52 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 50 (1.33%) Derivative
9 50 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 49 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
13 39 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 36 (0.96%) Reference Data
15 34 (0.91%) Cloud Native
16 30 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
17 28 (0.75%) Algorithms
18 27 (0.72%) Equities
19 26 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 491 (13.10%) Linux
2 319 (8.51%) Windows
3 292 (7.79%) Unix
4 90 (2.40%) Android
5 57 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 56 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.07%) Windows Server
8 29 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 27 (0.72%) Solaris
10 20 (0.53%) CentOS
11 18 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.43%) AIX
12 16 (0.43%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.32%) zOS
15 8 (0.21%) OpenWrt
16 7 (0.19%) VME
16 7 (0.19%) VMS
17 6 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,388 (63.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (28.35%) Scrum
3 966 (25.77%) DevOps
4 669 (17.84%) Test Automation
5 530 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
6 429 (11.44%) User Stories
7 401 (10.70%) Project Management
8 389 (10.38%) TDD
9 380 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
10 376 (10.03%) Microservices
11 354 (9.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 322 (8.59%) BDD
13 296 (7.90%) Software Engineering
14 270 (7.20%) SDLC
15 267 (7.12%) Software Testing
16 254 (6.78%) Kanban
17 251 (6.70%) Data Modelling
18 246 (6.56%) Analytics
19 240 (6.40%) Waterfall
20 223 (5.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 895 (23.87%) Java
2 786 (20.97%) SQL
3 518 (13.82%) Python
4 456 (12.16%) JavaScript
5 276 (7.36%) C#
6 164 (4.37%) Java 8
7 149 (3.97%) TypeScript
8 144 (3.84%) Bash Shell
9 143 (3.81%) PL/SQL
10 129 (3.44%) PowerShell
10 129 (3.44%) Shell Script
11 111 (2.96%) Scala
12 90 (2.40%) C
12 90 (2.40%) C++
13 77 (2.05%) Groovy
14 76 (2.03%) Java 11
15 74 (1.97%) Perl
16 56 (1.49%) PHP
17 45 (1.20%) R
18 43 (1.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 462 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 352 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 177 (4.72%) Degree
4 130 (3.47%) ISTQB
5 72 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 69 (1.84%) ISEB
7 56 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 48 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 34 (0.91%) OCPJP
9 34 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 34 (0.91%) Sun Certification
10 30 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (0.61%) PMP
14 22 (0.59%) AWS Certification
15 16 (0.43%) Master's Degree
16 10 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (0.24%) MCSE
17 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 307 (8.19%) QA
2 101 (2.69%) PMO
3 81 (2.16%) Accessibility
4 54 (1.44%) GDPR
5 43 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 29 (0.77%) SLA
7 21 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
8 19 (0.51%) MiFID
9 18 (0.48%) EMIR
10 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 9 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.21%) NIST
13 7 (0.19%) COBIT
14 6 (0.16%) Basel III
14 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.16%) JTAG
14 6 (0.16%) SEPA
15 5 (0.13%) HL7
15 5 (0.13%) ISO 20022
15 5 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 426 (11.36%) Docker
2 122 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 40 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.04%) HDFS
5 20 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.48%) vSphere
7 15 (0.40%) RACF
8 13 (0.35%) NFS
9 12 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 12 (0.32%) OpenAM
10 11 (0.29%) KVM
10 11 (0.29%) Xen
11 10 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.19%) SRDF
12 7 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.16%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 338 (9.02%) Kubernetes
2 298 (7.95%) Ansible
3 246 (6.56%) Terraform
4 102 (2.72%) Puppet
5 66 (1.76%) Grafana
6 64 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
8 40 (1.07%) Prometheus
9 37 (0.99%) Tivoli
10 31 (0.83%) HP ALM
11 30 (0.80%) Rancher
12 23 (0.61%) Kibana
13 22 (0.59%) Packer
14 20 (0.53%) Bosun
14 20 (0.53%) Control-M
14 20 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
14 20 (0.53%) VictorOps
15 13 (0.35%) Nagios
16 12 (0.32%) Data Guard
16 12 (0.32%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 499 (13.31%) Oracle
2 333 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 325 (8.67%) Atlassian
4 172 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
5 150 (4.00%) Google
6 139 (3.71%) ServiceNow
7 102 (2.72%) SAP
8 100 (2.67%) Splunk
9 95 (2.53%) IBM
10 88 (2.35%) Informatica
11 67 (1.79%) VMware
12 65 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 63 (1.68%) Talend
14 62 (1.65%) HP
15 57 (1.52%) Cloudera
16 56 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
17 54 (1.44%) webMethods
18 52 (1.39%) Adobe
19 45 (1.20%) BEA
20 40 (1.07%) BMC