Period
to 24 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 +25
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,304 3,943 3,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.18% 4.31% 3.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.99% 21.66% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,676 2,534 2,113
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 38
England median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +10.43% -6.32%
10th Percentile £19.10 £33.00 £31.28
90th Percentile £52.75 £105.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -4.44% +10.43% -6.32%

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 16,560 18,204 14,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 19.89% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,017 12,522 10,047
England median daily rate £485 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £340 £320 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £425
% change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 224 299
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £21.25 £26.50 £28.05
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.58 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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 +10 2,004 £525 +5.00% 104
South East +15 773 £450 +2.80% 26
North of England +8 573 £425 +3.66% 22
South West +5 332 £488 +14.71% 26
Midlands +11 329 £438 +2.94% 17
East of England +25 283 £450 - 13
West Midlands +16 257 £450 +5.26% 9
Yorkshire +18 255 £450 +4.65% 4
North West -3 230 £410 +2.50% 16
North East +17 89 £425 -2.30% 2
East Midlands -4 67 £398 -3.22% 8
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 2,949 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,932 (44.89%) Confluence
3 1,418 (32.95%) Scrum
4 1,175 (27.30%) Jenkins
5 1,141 (26.51%) Git (software)
6 1,092 (25.37%) DevOps
7 1,091 (25.35%) Java
8 887 (20.61%) Test Automation
9 881 (20.47%) Amazon AWS
10 850 (19.75%) SQL
11 819 (19.03%) Finance
12 732 (17.01%) JavaScript
13 664 (15.43%) Linux
14 632 (14.68%) Docker
15 589 (13.68%) TDD
16 564 (13.10%) Python
17 554 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
18 531 (12.34%) BDD
19 526 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
20 519 (12.06%) Kanban
21 499 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
22 498 (11.57%) Atlassian
23 493 (11.45%) Selenium
24 459 (10.66%) User Stories
25 451 (10.48%) Microservices
26 413 (9.60%) REST
27 412 (9.57%) HTML
28 411 (9.55%) QA
29 403 (9.36%) Microsoft
30 402 (9.34%) Cucumber

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 1,932 (44.89%) Confluence
2 128 (2.97%) Apache
3 115 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 114 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
5 93 (2.16%) CMS
6 84 (1.95%) nginx
7 72 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 68 (1.58%) Apache Spark
9 66 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 56 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 51 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 43 (1.00%) JBoss
13 37 (0.86%) SAS
14 33 (0.77%) IIS
15 29 (0.67%) Drupal
16 25 (0.58%) Mule
17 21 (0.49%) OpenStack
18 19 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (0.44%) WildFly
19 18 (0.42%) GeoServer
Applications
1 195 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 189 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
3 113 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 73 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
6 51 (1.18%) Sketch
7 29 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 20 (0.46%) InVision
9 18 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.33%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
12 7 (0.16%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.12%) Marvel
14 3 (0.070%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.070%) FreeHand
14 3 (0.070%) GIMP
15 2 (0.046%) InDesign
15 2 (0.046%) SPSS
15 2 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (0.58%) assyst
1 25 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.53%) Magento
3 21 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
7 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.14%) Shopify
8 5 (0.12%) Fredhopper
8 5 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.093%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.093%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 881 (20.47%) Amazon AWS
2 526 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 330 (7.67%) GitHub
4 156 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 155 (3.60%) Slack
6 126 (2.93%) Serverless
7 111 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 107 (2.49%) Amazon S3
9 99 (2.30%) SaaS
10 98 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
11 88 (2.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 86 (2.00%) Power Platform
13 84 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
14 79 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 72 (1.67%) Office 365
16 69 (1.60%) OpenShift
17 62 (1.44%) npm
18 59 (1.37%) PaaS
19 53 (1.23%) Amazon EKS
20 52 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.63%) HTTP
2 56 (1.30%) VPN
3 55 (1.28%) Internet
4 41 (0.95%) Firewall
5 36 (0.84%) DNS
6 34 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 25 (0.58%) OpenVPN
8 20 (0.46%) Skype
9 18 (0.42%) SSL
10 17 (0.39%) FTP
10 17 (0.39%) VoIP
10 17 (0.39%) WAN
10 17 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (0.37%) LAN
12 13 (0.30%) BGP
12 13 (0.30%) DHCP
12 13 (0.30%) OSPF
13 12 (0.28%) Multicast
13 12 (0.28%) VSAN
14 11 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 242 (5.62%) MySQL
3 204 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
4 160 (3.72%) Big Data
4 160 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 149 (3.46%) NoSQL
6 139 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 128 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
8 111 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 97 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
10 86 (2.00%) Power BI
11 79 (1.84%) Oracle Database
12 75 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 65 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 57 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 57 (1.32%) Redis
15 45 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 45 (1.05%) HBase
16 41 (0.95%) BigQuery
17 40 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,175 (27.30%) Jenkins
2 1,141 (26.51%) Git (software)
3 493 (11.45%) Selenium
4 402 (9.34%) Cucumber
5 368 (8.55%) Bitbucket
6 309 (7.18%) Maven
7 248 (5.76%) JUnit
7 248 (5.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 186 (4.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 168 (3.90%) SonarQube
10 141 (3.28%) SoapUI
10 141 (3.28%) Subversion
11 132 (3.07%) GitLab
12 125 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 124 (2.88%) JMeter
14 119 (2.76%) TeamCity
15 93 (2.16%) WebDriver
16 88 (2.04%) Visual Studio
17 83 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
18 81 (1.88%) Jasmine
General
1 819 (19.03%) Finance
2 364 (8.46%) Banking
3 264 (6.13%) Retail
4 152 (3.53%) Marketing
5 83 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 75 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 68 (1.58%) Front Office
8 56 (1.30%) Games
9 52 (1.21%) Legal
10 51 (1.18%) Retail Banking
11 43 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 42 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 36 (0.84%) Law
14 30 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.65%) Publishing
16 26 (0.60%) Back Office
17 20 (0.46%) Advertising
18 19 (0.44%) Billing
18 19 (0.44%) Electronics
19 15 (0.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,159 (26.93%) Developer
2 725 (16.84%) Analyst
3 396 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 343 (7.97%) Business Analyst
5 256 (5.95%) Java Developer
6 212 (4.93%) Test Analyst
7 210 (4.88%) Tester
8 205 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 145 (3.37%) Scrum Master
10 141 (3.28%) Architect
11 126 (2.93%) Senior Developer
12 110 (2.56%) Test Engineer
13 108 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 106 (2.46%) Automation Tester
15 98 (2.28%) AWS DevOps
16 93 (2.16%) AWS Engineer
16 93 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
17 85 (1.97%) Designer
18 84 (1.95%) Software Engineer
19 79 (1.84%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (9.60%) REST
2 412 (9.57%) HTML
3 399 (9.27%) CSS
4 386 (8.97%) Web Services
5 341 (7.92%) Node.js
6 336 (7.81%) Spring
7 330 (7.67%) AngularJS
8 305 (7.09%) .NET
9 290 (6.74%) JSON
10 273 (6.34%) RESTful
11 257 (5.97%) React
12 233 (5.41%) XML
13 217 (5.04%) SOAP
14 171 (3.97%) HTML5
15 165 (3.83%) Kafka
16 163 (3.79%) Spring Boot
17 136 (3.16%) jQuery
18 125 (2.90%) Gherkin
19 120 (2.79%) Elastic Stack
20 105 (2.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 351 (8.16%) User Experience
2 319 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 129 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
5 94 (2.18%) Virtual Team
6 74 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 65 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
8 63 (1.46%) Cloud Native
9 61 (1.42%) NHS
10 59 (1.37%) Data Centre
11 53 (1.23%) PKI
12 52 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 41 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
14 31 (0.72%) Wiki
15 27 (0.63%) Fixed Income
16 25 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 24 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
18 22 (0.51%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.51%) Video on Demand
19 20 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 664 (15.43%) Linux
2 335 (7.78%) Unix
3 307 (7.13%) Windows
4 134 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 132 (3.07%) Android
6 105 (2.44%) CentOS
7 91 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 67 (1.56%) Windows Server
9 28 (0.65%) CoreOS
10 25 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.56%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.51%) HPUX
13 21 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.35%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.33%) VMS
17 13 (0.30%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.26%) Fedora
19 9 (0.21%) AIX
19 9 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,949 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,418 (32.95%) Scrum
3 1,092 (25.37%) DevOps
4 887 (20.61%) Test Automation
5 589 (13.68%) TDD
6 554 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
7 531 (12.34%) BDD
8 519 (12.06%) Kanban
9 499 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
10 459 (10.66%) User Stories
11 451 (10.48%) Microservices
12 363 (8.43%) Project Management
13 330 (7.67%) SDLC
14 284 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 275 (6.39%) Analytics
16 253 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 248 (5.76%) Configuration Management
17 248 (5.76%) Waterfall
18 245 (5.69%) Open Source
19 233 (5.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,091 (25.35%) Java
2 850 (19.75%) SQL
3 732 (17.01%) JavaScript
4 564 (13.10%) Python
5 314 (7.30%) C#
6 219 (5.09%) Bash Shell
7 179 (4.16%) Ruby
8 161 (3.74%) Java 8
9 152 (3.53%) PowerShell
10 124 (2.88%) TypeScript
11 110 (2.56%) PHP
12 108 (2.51%) Shell Script
13 105 (2.44%) Perl
14 96 (2.23%) ES6
14 96 (2.23%) Groovy
15 85 (1.97%) Scala
16 83 (1.93%) PL/SQL
17 77 (1.79%) C
18 60 (1.39%) C++
18 60 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 388 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 300 (6.97%) SC Cleared
3 227 (5.27%) Degree
4 152 (3.53%) ISEB
5 144 (3.35%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 48 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 46 (1.07%) AWS Certification
10 42 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.56%) Master's Degree
13 23 (0.53%) PMP
14 21 (0.49%) PMI Certification
15 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (0.44%) MCSA
16 19 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 18 (0.42%) MCSE
18 17 (0.39%) CISSP
19 16 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (9.55%) QA
2 89 (2.07%) PMO
3 36 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.72%) GDPR
5 19 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.30%) SLA
7 12 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.26%) MiFID
9 8 (0.19%) PSD2
10 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.12%) HL7
11 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.12%) NIST
11 5 (0.12%) WCAG
12 4 (0.093%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.093%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.093%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.093%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 632 (14.68%) Docker
2 96 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 64 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.63%) HDFS
5 21 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.35%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.21%) Firmware
8 9 (0.21%) Squid
9 6 (0.14%) RACF
9 6 (0.14%) Varnish
9 6 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.14%) vSphere
9 6 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.12%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.093%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.093%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 391 (9.08%) Ansible
2 340 (7.90%) Kubernetes
3 293 (6.81%) Terraform
4 160 (3.72%) Puppet
5 155 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 72 (1.67%) Consul
7 68 (1.58%) Packer
8 58 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
9 54 (1.25%) Grafana
10 44 (1.02%) Prometheus
11 43 (1.00%) Kibana
12 39 (0.91%) HP ALM
13 30 (0.70%) SCCM
14 29 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
15 27 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
16 26 (0.60%) ZABBIX
17 25 (0.58%) FreeIPA
17 25 (0.58%) logstash
18 20 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
19 19 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 498 (11.57%) Atlassian
2 403 (9.36%) Microsoft
3 361 (8.39%) Oracle
4 192 (4.46%) Google
5 182 (4.23%) Splunk
6 148 (3.44%) SAP
7 135 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 127 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
9 113 (2.63%) Adobe
10 101 (2.35%) IBM
11 91 (2.11%) HP
12 83 (1.93%) VMware
13 75 (1.74%) MuleSoft
14 69 (1.60%) Tableau
15 65 (1.51%) AppDynamics
15 65 (1.51%) ServiceNow
16 62 (1.44%) Informatica
17 54 (1.25%) hybris
18 46 (1.07%) Cisco
19 38 (0.88%) webMethods