Period
to 25 July 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 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 47 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,032 1,597 4,247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.39% 4.78% 5.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.67% 25.93% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 1,122 2,702
10th Percentile £331 £325 £325
25th Percentile £410 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.98%
75th Percentile £588 £540 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 15 40
10th Percentile £25.20 £18.30 £16.48
25th Percentile £39.30 £21.25 £23.81
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.91 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.80% +2.02% -
75th Percentile £65.52 £56.34 £50.97
90th Percentile £73.45 £66.00 £60.90
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £45.91 £44.01
% change year-on-year +19.80% +4.32% -2.20%

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 9,885 6,159 16,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.56% 18.45% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,616 4,343 10,984
10th Percentile £356 £338 £340
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 84 213
10th Percentile £25.40 £22.17 £21.25
25th Percentile £41.13 £41.97 £40.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59.94 £55.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £66.60 £63.53 £55.40
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +8 1,603 £525 +5.00% 292
South East +17 421 £455 -4.21% 102
Midlands +11 293 £450 +5.88% 105
West Midlands +15 259 £450 +5.14% 67
North of England +12 234 £450 +8.43% 145
South West -6 174 £450 -5.26% 65
North West +13 130 £448 +11.88% 75
East of England -19 114 £481 +1.85% 57
Yorkshire +8 82 £450 +5.88% 51
East Midlands -10 34 £396 -4.00% 37
North East +7 23 £508 +26.88% 19
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1,933 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1,405 (46.34%) Confluence
3 911 (30.05%) Scrum
4 829 (27.34%) Social Skills
5 798 (26.32%) DevOps
6 740 (24.41%) Java
7 683 (22.53%) Git (software)
8 643 (21.21%) Jenkins
9 634 (20.91%) SQL
10 627 (20.68%) Finance
11 564 (18.60%) AWS
12 507 (16.72%) Test Automation
13 480 (15.83%) Azure
14 474 (15.63%) Python
15 423 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
16 410 (13.52%) Linux
17 397 (13.09%) JavaScript
17 397 (13.09%) Security Cleared
18 392 (12.93%) Oracle
19 377 (12.43%) Banking
20 354 (11.68%) Docker
21 352 (11.61%) TDD
22 349 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
23 347 (11.44%) Project Management
24 321 (10.59%) User Stories
25 293 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
25 293 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
26 291 (9.60%) GitHub
27 285 (9.40%) Microsoft
28 281 (9.27%) Microservices

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 1,405 (46.34%) Confluence
2 149 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 72 (2.37%) Apache
4 68 (2.24%) CMS
5 62 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 56 (1.85%) SAS
7 51 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 51 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 31 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.02%) nginx
9 29 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 21 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.66%) Drupal
11 20 (0.66%) JBoss
12 18 (0.59%) IBM Domino
12 18 (0.59%) IIS
13 17 (0.56%) Apache Airflow
14 16 (0.53%) Mule
15 15 (0.49%) Headless CMS
15 15 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 173 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 129 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
3 70 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 67 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.69%) Sketch
6 19 (0.63%) Figma
7 11 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.30%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.26%) InVision
10 7 (0.23%) Zeplin
11 6 (0.20%) Open Workbench
11 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.16%) Oracle Smart View
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.066%) Doxygen
15 2 (0.066%) Marvel
15 2 (0.066%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 27 (0.89%) Magento
2 26 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
4 14 (0.46%) assyst
5 12 (0.40%) Shopify
6 11 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 11 (0.36%) Summit
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.30%) SAP FI-CA
8 9 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 8 (0.26%) Sentinel
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.20%) Workfront
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 564 (18.60%) AWS
2 480 (15.83%) Azure
3 291 (9.60%) GitHub
4 209 (6.89%) GCP
5 128 (4.22%) Serverless
6 90 (2.97%) SaaS
7 79 (2.61%) Microsoft 365
8 75 (2.47%) Power Platform
9 74 (2.44%) Slack
10 73 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
11 58 (1.91%) IaaS
12 55 (1.81%) Amazon S3
13 50 (1.65%) Trello
14 49 (1.62%) OpenShift
15 47 (1.55%) npm
15 47 (1.55%) PaaS
16 32 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
17 31 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
18 30 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
19 28 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.14%) DNS
2 58 (1.91%) HTTP
3 52 (1.72%) Firewall
3 52 (1.72%) LAN
4 42 (1.39%) VPN
5 38 (1.25%) WAN
6 37 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 31 (1.02%) Internet
8 26 (0.86%) SSL
9 25 (0.82%) Wireless
10 24 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 22 (0.73%) SAN
12 21 (0.69%) FTP
12 21 (0.69%) NAS
13 20 (0.66%) 5G
13 20 (0.66%) DHCP
13 20 (0.66%) SMTP
14 17 (0.56%) VLAN
14 17 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 123 (4.06%) MySQL
3 118 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
4 112 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 93 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (3.07%) Hadoop
5 93 (3.07%) MongoDB
6 87 (2.87%) Big Data
7 84 (2.77%) Oracle Database
8 82 (2.70%) NoSQL
9 63 (2.08%) Power BI
10 58 (1.91%) Tableau
11 50 (1.65%) Apache Hive
12 45 (1.48%) Pentaho
13 44 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
13 44 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
14 37 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (1.22%) Data Lake
14 37 (1.22%) RDBMS
15 33 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 683 (22.53%) Git (software)
2 643 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 255 (8.41%) Bitbucket
4 210 (6.93%) Selenium
5 200 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 199 (6.56%) Maven
7 133 (4.39%) GitLab
8 111 (3.66%) JUnit
9 110 (3.63%) Sonatype Nexus
10 96 (3.17%) TeamCity
11 85 (2.80%) Subversion
12 80 (2.64%) Postman
13 76 (2.51%) JMeter
14 68 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (1.85%) Visual Studio
16 52 (1.72%) Artifactory
16 52 (1.72%) WebDriver
17 51 (1.68%) Eclipse
18 47 (1.55%) IntelliJ
19 46 (1.52%) REST Assured
General
1 829 (27.34%) Social Skills
2 627 (20.68%) Finance
3 377 (12.43%) Banking
4 293 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
5 244 (8.05%) Public Sector
6 115 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
6 115 (3.79%) Retail
7 96 (3.17%) Marketing
8 95 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 88 (2.90%) Investment Banking
10 85 (2.80%) Front Office
11 64 (2.11%) Influencing Skills
12 44 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
13 40 (1.32%) Back Office
14 37 (1.22%) Legal
15 36 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
16 24 (0.79%) Electronics
16 24 (0.79%) Publishing
17 23 (0.76%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 716 (23.61%) Developer
2 507 (16.72%) Analyst
3 267 (8.81%) Business Analyst
4 216 (7.12%) Project Manager
5 172 (5.67%) Java Developer
6 157 (5.18%) Architect
7 152 (5.01%) DevOps Engineer
8 119 (3.92%) Scrum Master
8 119 (3.92%) Tester
9 116 (3.83%) Test Analyst
10 95 (3.13%) Software Engineer
11 88 (2.90%) Consultant
11 88 (2.90%) Senior Developer
12 60 (1.98%) Data Engineer
12 60 (1.98%) Test Engineer
13 59 (1.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 56 (1.85%) Python Developer
14 56 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
15 54 (1.78%) .NET Developer
15 54 (1.78%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (7.39%) Spring
2 219 (7.22%) HTML
3 211 (6.96%) .NET
4 199 (6.56%) REST
5 181 (5.97%) CSS
6 180 (5.94%) Node.js
7 173 (5.71%) AngularJS
7 173 (5.71%) JSON
7 173 (5.71%) React
8 166 (5.47%) XML
9 147 (4.85%) Web Services
10 135 (4.45%) Spring Boot
11 124 (4.09%) RESTful
12 99 (3.27%) Kafka
13 86 (2.84%) SOAP
14 57 (1.88%) HTML5
15 52 (1.72%) J2EE
15 52 (1.72%) Vue.js
16 50 (1.65%) Gherkin
17 49 (1.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 173 (5.71%) User Experience
2 75 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 62 (2.04%) Fixed Income
3 62 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 60 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
5 49 (1.62%) Virtual Team
6 48 (1.58%) Derivative
7 47 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 45 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 44 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 41 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 40 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 38 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
13 36 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 35 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 34 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
16 31 (1.02%) Data Centre
17 29 (0.96%) Public Cloud
18 26 (0.86%) Replication
18 26 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 410 (13.52%) Linux
2 242 (7.98%) Windows
3 218 (7.19%) Unix
4 82 (2.70%) Android
5 52 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 39 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 36 (1.19%) CentOS
9 25 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.59%) Solaris
11 12 (0.40%) AIX
12 11 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (0.36%) OpenWrt
13 10 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.30%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.26%) VMS
16 7 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.23%) zOS
17 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
18 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,933 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 911 (30.05%) Scrum
3 798 (26.32%) DevOps
4 507 (16.72%) Test Automation
5 423 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
6 352 (11.61%) TDD
7 349 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
8 347 (11.44%) Project Management
9 321 (10.59%) User Stories
10 293 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 281 (9.27%) Microservices
12 266 (8.77%) BDD
13 258 (8.51%) Kanban
14 255 (8.41%) Software Engineering
15 245 (8.08%) SDLC
16 211 (6.96%) Waterfall
17 187 (6.17%) Analytics
18 184 (6.07%) Software Testing
19 175 (5.77%) Data Modelling
19 175 (5.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 740 (24.41%) Java
2 634 (20.91%) SQL
3 474 (15.63%) Python
4 397 (13.09%) JavaScript
5 202 (6.66%) C#
6 142 (4.68%) TypeScript
7 138 (4.55%) Java 8
8 131 (4.32%) Bash Shell
9 107 (3.53%) C
10 101 (3.33%) PL/SQL
11 99 (3.27%) C++
11 99 (3.27%) Shell Script
12 97 (3.20%) PowerShell
13 68 (2.24%) Scala
14 64 (2.11%) Perl
15 55 (1.81%) Go
16 49 (1.62%) Kotlin
17 42 (1.39%) Java 11
18 40 (1.32%) PHP
19 39 (1.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 397 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 276 (9.10%) SC Cleared
3 174 (5.74%) Degree
4 72 (2.37%) ISTQB
5 63 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 52 (1.72%) ISEB
7 49 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 39 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 33 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (1.02%) PMI Certification
11 28 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (0.92%) PMP
12 22 (0.73%) CCNP
13 18 (0.59%) AWS Certification
14 17 (0.56%) CCNA
15 15 (0.49%) OCPJP
15 15 (0.49%) Sun Certification
16 12 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (9.04%) QA
2 78 (2.57%) PMO
3 66 (2.18%) Accessibility
4 32 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 30 (0.99%) GDPR
6 27 (0.89%) SLA
7 10 (0.33%) MiFID
7 10 (0.33%) WCAG
8 9 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.26%) ISO 20022
9 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.23%) COBIT
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 8583
11 6 (0.20%) JTAG
11 6 (0.20%) NIST
12 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 354 (11.68%) Docker
2 97 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 63 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.12%) HDFS
5 24 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.46%) NFS
7 12 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.40%) KVM
8 11 (0.36%) Xen
9 10 (0.33%) RACF
9 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 7 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.23%) SRDF
10 7 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.23%) vSphere
11 6 (0.20%) iptables
11 6 (0.20%) Postfix
11 6 (0.20%) qmail
12 5 (0.16%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 253 (8.34%) Kubernetes
2 247 (8.15%) Ansible
3 206 (6.79%) Terraform
4 78 (2.57%) Puppet
5 55 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
7 38 (1.25%) HP ALM
8 36 (1.19%) Grafana
9 30 (0.99%) Prometheus
10 28 (0.92%) Packer
11 24 (0.79%) Control-M
12 22 (0.73%) Rancher
13 20 (0.66%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.40%) Kibana
15 12 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 11 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
16 11 (0.36%) Nagios
16 11 (0.36%) QRadar
17 10 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 392 (12.93%) Oracle
2 285 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 247 (8.15%) Atlassian
4 139 (4.58%) Google
5 116 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
6 107 (3.53%) ServiceNow
7 102 (3.36%) SAP
8 90 (2.97%) IBM
9 81 (2.67%) Splunk
10 74 (2.44%) VMware
11 67 (2.21%) HP
12 64 (2.11%) Informatica
13 53 (1.75%) Red Hat
14 52 (1.72%) Adobe
15 45 (1.48%) Cisco
16 38 (1.25%) Talend
17 37 (1.22%) Cloudera
17 37 (1.22%) webMethods
18 36 (1.19%) CA Agile Central
19 33 (1.09%) Databricks