Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 +26 +59
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,025 3,114 2,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.34% 3.63% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.28% 21.57% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,682 2,005 1,667
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £613 £611 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 37
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £26.30 £20.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £55.25 £55.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 18,065 14,440 14,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.50% 16.82% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,609 9,728 9,839
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £295
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 286 332
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.19% +14.46%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £51.20
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.13 £42.48
% change year-on-year +3.34% -3.18% +16.69%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 +1 2,024 £500 +5.26% 334
South East +19 676 £438 +6.83% 141
North of England +6 570 £425 +2.41% 146
Midlands +32 300 £425 +11.48% 95
North West +12 278 £400 +6.67% 73
South West +31 237 £410 +2.50% 77
Yorkshire +8 223 £430 -4.44% 59
East of England +18 220 £450 - 53
West Midlands +16 186 £425 +6.18% 67
East Midlands +31 110 £425 +13.33% 28
North East +13 82 £455 +13.75% 14
South Coast - 2 - -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 2,754 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,741 (43.25%) Confluence
3 1,267 (31.48%) Java
4 1,224 (30.41%) Scrum
5 1,189 (29.54%) Git (software)
6 1,155 (28.70%) Jenkins
7 977 (24.27%) DevOps
8 935 (23.23%) Test Automation
9 821 (20.40%) Finance
10 760 (18.88%) SQL
11 729 (18.11%) Linux
12 725 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
13 713 (17.71%) JavaScript
14 703 (17.47%) TDD
15 608 (15.11%) REST
16 605 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
17 573 (14.24%) BDD
18 550 (13.66%) Python
19 539 (13.39%) Docker
20 513 (12.75%) Selenium
21 510 (12.67%) Web Services
22 508 (12.62%) QA
23 490 (12.17%) Kanban
24 463 (11.50%) Microservices
24 463 (11.50%) Atlassian
24 463 (11.50%) HTML
25 442 (10.98%) C#
26 414 (10.29%) .NET
27 413 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
28 399 (9.91%) User Stories

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 1,741 (43.25%) Confluence
2 146 (3.63%) Apache
3 131 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 127 (3.16%) CMS
5 120 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
6 81 (2.01%) OpenStack
7 76 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 71 (1.76%) JBoss
9 68 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 60 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 53 (1.32%) nginx
12 51 (1.27%) IIS
13 49 (1.22%) Apache Spark
14 47 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 39 (0.97%) Apache Solr
15 39 (0.97%) WildFly
16 35 (0.87%) WordPress
17 34 (0.84%) WebLogic
18 31 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
19 30 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 117 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 86 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
5 44 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 36 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.75%) HipChat
8 14 (0.35%) InVision
9 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.22%) UserZoom
11 7 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.099%) Flinto
13 4 (0.099%) Gliffy
14 3 (0.075%) InDesign
14 3 (0.075%) Simulink
14 3 (0.075%) SPSS
15 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.025%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 25 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.30%) Magento
4 12 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 8 (0.20%) Temenos T24
7 7 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.17%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.15%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
10 4 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.099%) HiPortfolio
11 3 (0.075%) Eloqua
11 3 (0.075%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 605 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (6.31%) GitHub
3 239 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 170 (4.22%) Slack
5 108 (2.68%) PaaS
6 94 (2.34%) Amazon S3
7 91 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
8 84 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 80 (1.99%) Serverless
10 77 (1.91%) SaaS
11 76 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
12 73 (1.81%) OpenShift
13 70 (1.74%) IaaS
14 67 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 61 (1.52%) Trello
16 53 (1.32%) npm
17 52 (1.29%) Route 53
18 51 (1.27%) CloudFront
19 46 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
20 45 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.93%) HTTP
2 112 (2.78%) Firewall
3 72 (1.79%) Internet
4 50 (1.24%) SMS
5 47 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 39 (0.97%) DNS
7 28 (0.70%) SSH
8 25 (0.62%) VPN
9 24 (0.60%) SSL
10 18 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.40%) Skype
12 15 (0.37%) SAN
13 13 (0.32%) Bluetooth
14 12 (0.30%) Network Security
14 12 (0.30%) OpenVPN
15 10 (0.25%) DHCP
16 9 (0.22%) HTTPS
16 9 (0.22%) OpenLDAP
17 8 (0.20%) CTI
17 8 (0.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 278 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 239 (5.94%) MySQL
4 218 (5.42%) NoSQL
5 207 (5.14%) MongoDB
6 189 (4.70%) Relational Database
7 177 (4.40%) Big Data
8 138 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 113 (2.81%) RDBMS
10 91 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 90 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
12 86 (2.14%) Oracle Database
13 74 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
14 61 (1.52%) Redis
15 44 (1.09%) HBase
16 38 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 38 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 37 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 34 (0.84%) DB2
19 28 (0.70%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 1,189 (29.54%) Git (software)
2 1,155 (28.70%) Jenkins
3 513 (12.75%) Selenium
4 361 (8.97%) Cucumber
5 359 (8.92%) Maven
6 332 (8.25%) JUnit
7 267 (6.63%) Bitbucket
8 258 (6.41%) Subversion
9 226 (5.61%) TeamCity
10 165 (4.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 160 (3.98%) WebDriver
12 146 (3.63%) SonarQube
13 143 (3.55%) Gradle
14 133 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
15 125 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 123 (3.06%) Visual Studio
17 118 (2.93%) JMeter
18 117 (2.91%) Eclipse
19 110 (2.73%) SoapUI
20 98 (2.43%) Mockito
General
1 821 (20.40%) Finance
2 398 (9.89%) Banking
3 193 (4.80%) Retail
4 91 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 84 (2.09%) Marketing
6 71 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 57 (1.42%) Legal
8 51 (1.27%) Games
8 51 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 50 (1.24%) Front Office
10 38 (0.94%) Law
11 36 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.87%) Back Office
13 29 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 29 (0.72%) Publishing
14 24 (0.60%) Electronics
15 20 (0.50%) Advertising
16 14 (0.35%) Automotive
17 11 (0.27%) Billing
17 11 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,167 (28.99%) Developer
2 732 (18.19%) Analyst
3 363 (9.02%) Java Developer
4 360 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 352 (8.75%) Business Analyst
6 228 (5.66%) Test Analyst
7 211 (5.24%) Tester
8 180 (4.47%) Project Manager
9 170 (4.22%) Architect
10 159 (3.95%) Scrum Master
11 141 (3.50%) Senior Developer
12 107 (2.66%) Test Engineer
13 104 (2.58%) Software Engineer
14 96 (2.39%) C# Developer
15 95 (2.36%) AWS DevOps
16 90 (2.24%) Automation Tester
17 89 (2.21%) Consultant
18 88 (2.19%) Agile Business Analyst
19 87 (2.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 86 (2.14%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (15.11%) REST
2 510 (12.67%) Web Services
3 463 (11.50%) HTML
4 414 (10.29%) .NET
5 394 (9.79%) CSS
6 366 (9.09%) Spring
7 363 (9.02%) Node.js
8 325 (8.07%) RESTful
9 310 (7.70%) JSON
10 309 (7.68%) AngularJS
11 246 (6.11%) XML
12 236 (5.86%) HTML5
13 199 (4.94%) SOAP
14 192 (4.77%) Hibernate
15 177 (4.40%) React
16 169 (4.20%) jQuery
17 159 (3.95%) CSS3
18 147 (3.65%) Gherkin
19 142 (3.53%) J2EE
20 137 (3.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 303 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 261 (6.48%) User Experience
3 156 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
4 139 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 125 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 115 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
7 96 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (1.76%) iPad
9 65 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 64 (1.59%) Fintech
11 58 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 53 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 53 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
13 52 (1.29%) Data Centre
14 48 (1.19%) Wiki
15 46 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 35 (0.87%) Algorithms
17 30 (0.75%) Social Media
18 29 (0.72%) Public Cloud
19 27 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 729 (18.11%) Linux
2 355 (8.82%) Unix
3 274 (6.81%) Windows
4 176 (4.37%) Android
5 173 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 148 (3.68%) Apple iOS
7 89 (2.21%) CentOS
8 50 (1.24%) Windows Server
9 49 (1.22%) VMS
10 45 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 30 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.52%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.40%) Solaris
14 15 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.35%) Debian
16 10 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.17%) VxWorks
19 4 (0.099%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,754 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 1,224 (30.41%) Scrum
3 977 (24.27%) DevOps
4 935 (23.23%) Test Automation
5 725 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
6 703 (17.47%) TDD
7 573 (14.24%) BDD
8 490 (12.17%) Kanban
9 463 (11.50%) Microservices
10 413 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
11 399 (9.91%) User Stories
12 351 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 342 (8.50%) SDLC
14 323 (8.02%) E-Commerce
15 317 (7.88%) Project Management
16 313 (7.78%) Configuration Management
17 308 (7.65%) Waterfall
18 283 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
19 272 (6.76%) Coaching
20 270 (6.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (31.48%) Java
2 760 (18.88%) SQL
3 713 (17.71%) JavaScript
4 550 (13.66%) Python
5 442 (10.98%) C#
6 258 (6.41%) Ruby
7 235 (5.84%) Bash Shell
8 218 (5.42%) Java 8
9 147 (3.65%) Groovy
10 138 (3.43%) Perl
11 124 (3.08%) Scala
12 118 (2.93%) PowerShell
13 103 (2.56%) Shell Script
14 100 (2.48%) C++
15 95 (2.36%) PHP
16 89 (2.21%) PL/SQL
17 70 (1.74%) C
18 54 (1.34%) JPQL
19 41 (1.02%) Go
20 40 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 344 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 268 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 255 (6.34%) Degree
4 116 (2.88%) ISTQB
5 82 (2.04%) ISEB
6 72 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 64 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 44 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 39 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 36 (0.89%) AWS Certification
11 30 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.57%) PMP
13 15 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.30%) CCNA
14 12 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.27%) CCNP
16 9 (0.22%) CISM
16 9 (0.22%) CISSP
16 9 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
17 8 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (12.62%) QA
2 64 (1.59%) PMO
3 32 (0.80%) GDPR
4 31 (0.77%) WCAG
5 24 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 22 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.45%) GCP
8 16 (0.40%) MiFID
9 15 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
10 13 (0.32%) PSD2
10 13 (0.32%) SLA
11 9 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
13 6 (0.15%) COBIT
13 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
14 4 (0.099%) GAAP
14 4 (0.099%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.099%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.099%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 539 (13.39%) Docker
2 77 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.32%) Squid
7 12 (0.30%) HDFS
7 12 (0.30%) Postfix
8 11 (0.27%) vCloud
9 9 (0.22%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.15%) Xen
12 5 (0.12%) Firmware
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.075%) NFS
13 3 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 351 (8.72%) Ansible
2 309 (7.68%) Puppet
3 239 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
4 194 (4.82%) Kubernetes
5 192 (4.77%) Terraform
6 89 (2.21%) HP ALM
7 79 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
8 40 (0.99%) Nagios
9 36 (0.89%) Salt
10 35 (0.87%) SCCM
11 34 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.77%) ZABBIX
13 27 (0.67%) logstash
14 26 (0.65%) Kibana
15 25 (0.62%) Rancher
16 23 (0.57%) Packer
17 21 (0.52%) Grafana
18 20 (0.50%) Consul
19 18 (0.45%) Oozie
20 16 (0.40%) Automic
Vendors
1 463 (11.50%) Atlassian
2 356 (8.84%) Oracle
3 326 (8.10%) Microsoft
4 174 (4.32%) Red Hat
5 134 (3.33%) Google
6 117 (2.91%) HP
6 117 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
7 104 (2.58%) Splunk
8 102 (2.53%) SAP
9 99 (2.46%) IBM
10 82 (2.04%) Adobe
11 80 (1.99%) VMware
12 57 (1.42%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.32%) New Relic
14 47 (1.17%) AppDynamics
15 45 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
16 43 (1.07%) hybris
17 40 (0.99%) Cisco
18 39 (0.97%) Sitecore
19 33 (0.82%) Cloudera