Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 44 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +13
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,971 4,592 4,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.60% 5.07% 4.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.79% 23.48% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,932 2,962 2,809
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £315 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £471 £463
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.89% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 36
England median hourly rate £37.50 £47.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.21% +8.67% +1.76%
10th Percentile £12.75 £35.53 £24.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £59.63 £58.13
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -8.89% +4.05% +3.59%

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 11,091 19,554 17,240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.19% 21.60% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,440 13,437 12,158
England median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +9.20%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £458
% change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 238 227
England median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -3.66% +8.93%
10th Percentile £16.50 £31.56 £29.00
90th Percentile £75.25 £55.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% -2.27% +7.32%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +3 1,450 £500 -4.76% 271
South East -3 493 £425 -1.73% 152
North of England -22 312 £425 - 151
South West +18 301 £469 +7.14% 88
Midlands -6 226 £450 +12.50% 125
East of England -15 180 £450 -4.26% 82
West Midlands -7 168 £463 +8.82% 66
North West -24 133 £420 +12.00% 86
Yorkshire -13 120 £425 -0.87% 51
North East -12 60 £400 -20.00% 14
East Midlands -8 55 £420 +12.00% 58
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 1,964 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,421 (47.83%) Confluence
3 934 (31.44%) Scrum
4 748 (25.18%) DevOps
5 738 (24.84%) Git (software)
6 718 (24.17%) Java
7 610 (20.53%) Jenkins
8 608 (20.46%) SQL
9 578 (19.45%) Test Automation
10 494 (16.63%) AWS
11 477 (16.06%) Security Cleared
12 457 (15.38%) Finance
13 430 (14.47%) Linux
14 422 (14.20%) JavaScript
15 417 (14.04%) Python
16 400 (13.46%) Azure
17 373 (12.55%) SC Cleared
18 349 (11.75%) User Stories
19 327 (11.01%) TDD
20 326 (10.97%) Oracle
21 321 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
22 317 (10.67%) Kanban
23 309 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
24 307 (10.33%) Docker
25 290 (9.76%) Microservices
25 290 (9.76%) QA
26 285 (9.59%) HTML
27 281 (9.46%) CSS
27 281 (9.46%) Selenium
28 275 (9.26%) Atlassian

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 1,421 (47.83%) Confluence
2 104 (3.50%) WebLogic
3 89 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.85%) JBoss
5 52 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (1.68%) Apache
7 45 (1.51%) Apache Spark
8 43 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 42 (1.41%) nginx
10 41 (1.38%) Red Hat Fuse
11 31 (1.04%) MQSeries
12 26 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 24 (0.81%) SAS
14 23 (0.77%) IIS
15 21 (0.71%) CMS
16 19 (0.64%) SAP Portal
17 18 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 17 (0.57%) Anypoint
19 15 (0.50%) Drupal
20 14 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 107 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 56 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 52 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 36 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.94%) Sketch
8 12 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.40%) Zeplin
9 11 (0.37%) GIMP
9 11 (0.37%) InVision
10 10 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.30%) FileZilla
12 7 (0.24%) Notepad++
12 7 (0.24%) PlantUML
13 5 (0.17%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.034%) Blender
15 1 (0.034%) MODO
Business Applications
1 23 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.71%) Magento
3 18 (0.61%) SAP HCM
4 17 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
4 17 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.37%) Shopify
7 10 (0.34%) assyst
8 9 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.17%) SAP CRM
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 3 (0.10%) CA PPM
13 3 (0.10%) Maximo
13 3 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 494 (16.63%) AWS
2 400 (13.46%) Azure
3 248 (8.35%) GitHub
4 115 (3.87%) GCP
5 91 (3.06%) Slack
6 88 (2.96%) Trello
7 69 (2.32%) Serverless
8 67 (2.26%) SaaS
9 63 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
9 63 (2.12%) Office 365
10 55 (1.85%) PaaS
10 55 (1.85%) Power Platform
11 53 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 48 (1.62%) Amazon S3
13 43 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
14 40 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 38 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 32 (1.08%) Datadog
17 29 (0.98%) OpenShift
18 28 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.82%) DNS
2 47 (1.58%) Firewall
3 41 (1.38%) HTTP
4 37 (1.25%) Internet
5 33 (1.11%) VPN
6 29 (0.98%) Wireshark
7 26 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 25 (0.84%) HTTPS
9 20 (0.67%) DHCP
10 17 (0.57%) VoIP
10 17 (0.57%) WAN
11 16 (0.54%) IPv6
12 15 (0.50%) LAN
12 15 (0.50%) Skype
12 15 (0.50%) SSL
12 15 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.47%) DSL
13 14 (0.47%) Kerberos
13 14 (0.47%) Network Security
14 12 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 152 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
3 131 (4.41%) MySQL
4 111 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 100 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 83 (2.79%) NoSQL
7 69 (2.32%) Big Data
8 64 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 61 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 59 (1.99%) Hadoop
11 50 (1.68%) Power BI
12 46 (1.55%) Oracle Database
13 45 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 36 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (0.84%) Pentaho
16 24 (0.81%) DB2
16 24 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
17 23 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
18 22 (0.74%) BigQuery
19 20 (0.67%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 738 (24.84%) Git (software)
2 610 (20.53%) Jenkins
3 281 (9.46%) Selenium
4 255 (8.58%) Bitbucket
5 188 (6.33%) Cucumber
6 129 (4.34%) Maven
7 116 (3.90%) GitLab
8 115 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 115 (3.87%) JUnit
9 93 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 93 (3.13%) Subversion
10 78 (2.63%) Gradle
10 78 (2.63%) JMeter
11 75 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 74 (2.49%) Postman
12 74 (2.49%) TeamCity
13 71 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
14 68 (2.29%) Mockito
15 64 (2.15%) WebDriver
16 63 (2.12%) SoapUI
General
1 457 (15.38%) Finance
2 218 (7.34%) Public Sector
3 210 (7.07%) Banking
4 132 (4.44%) Retail
5 92 (3.10%) Marketing
6 57 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.75%) Front Office
8 51 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 30 (1.01%) Games
12 26 (0.88%) Law
13 23 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.74%) Military
15 21 (0.71%) Back Office
16 19 (0.64%) Electronics
17 17 (0.57%) Advertising
18 14 (0.47%) German Language
19 13 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 813 (27.36%) Developer
2 501 (16.86%) Analyst
3 232 (7.81%) Business Analyst
4 223 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 160 (5.39%) Java Developer
6 146 (4.91%) Test Analyst
7 144 (4.85%) Tester
8 130 (4.38%) Scrum Master
9 125 (4.21%) Architect
10 122 (4.11%) Test Engineer
11 102 (3.43%) Project Manager
12 88 (2.96%) Consultant
13 82 (2.76%) .NET Developer
14 64 (2.15%) Automation Tester
15 63 (2.12%) C# Developer
15 63 (2.12%) Software Engineer
16 58 (1.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 56 (1.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 50 (1.68%) React Developer
19 49 (1.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (9.59%) HTML
2 281 (9.46%) CSS
3 270 (9.09%) Web Services
4 232 (7.81%) JSON
5 227 (7.64%) REST
6 212 (7.14%) .NET
6 212 (7.14%) XML
7 206 (6.93%) AngularJS
8 192 (6.46%) Spring
9 185 (6.23%) Node.js
10 182 (6.13%) RESTful
11 146 (4.91%) React
12 92 (3.10%) SOAP
13 86 (2.89%) J2EE
14 85 (2.86%) Spring Boot
15 79 (2.66%) Gherkin
16 78 (2.63%) HTML5
17 69 (2.32%) jQuery
18 67 (2.26%) Hibernate
19 66 (2.22%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (6.90%) User Experience
3 71 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 65 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 49 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (1.38%) Data Centre
9 40 (1.35%) Cloud Native
10 34 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
11 31 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 29 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 28 (0.94%) iPad
14 26 (0.88%) Derivative
15 25 (0.84%) Wiki
16 24 (0.81%) PKI
17 23 (0.77%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.77%) Fixed Income
18 22 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 430 (14.47%) Linux
2 236 (7.94%) Windows
3 184 (6.19%) Unix
4 103 (3.47%) Android
5 98 (3.30%) Apple iOS
6 64 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (1.55%) Windows Server
8 42 (1.41%) CentOS
9 26 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 23 (0.77%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.61%) AIX
12 16 (0.54%) CoreOS
13 14 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.44%) Debian
15 12 (0.40%) VMS
16 11 (0.37%) SUSE
16 11 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.27%) Solaris
18 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,964 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 934 (31.44%) Scrum
3 748 (25.18%) DevOps
4 578 (19.45%) Test Automation
5 349 (11.75%) User Stories
6 327 (11.01%) TDD
7 321 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
8 317 (10.67%) Kanban
9 309 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
10 290 (9.76%) Microservices
11 245 (8.25%) Project Management
12 242 (8.15%) BDD
13 214 (7.20%) Waterfall
14 201 (6.77%) Software Engineering
15 189 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
16 188 (6.33%) SDLC
17 179 (6.02%) Data Modelling
18 176 (5.92%) Configuration Management
19 172 (5.79%) Test Strategy
20 170 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 718 (24.17%) Java
2 608 (20.46%) SQL
3 422 (14.20%) JavaScript
4 417 (14.04%) Python
5 237 (7.98%) C#
6 146 (4.91%) C
7 135 (4.54%) PL/SQL
8 115 (3.87%) Bash Shell
9 114 (3.84%) Ruby
10 108 (3.64%) PowerShell
11 89 (3.00%) C++
12 82 (2.76%) Scala
13 79 (2.66%) TypeScript
14 77 (2.59%) Java 8
14 77 (2.59%) T-SQL
15 69 (2.32%) Shell Script
16 67 (2.26%) Groovy
17 63 (2.12%) Perl
18 52 (1.75%) PHP
19 39 (1.31%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 477 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 373 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 147 (4.95%) Degree
4 115 (3.87%) ISEB
5 90 (3.03%) ISTQB
6 48 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (0.81%) AWS Certification
10 22 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (0.61%) BC Cleared
13 16 (0.54%) Master's Degree
14 14 (0.47%) RHCE
15 13 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.40%) CISSP
17 11 (0.37%) MCSA
17 11 (0.37%) MCSE
18 10 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (9.76%) QA
2 42 (1.41%) PMO
3 30 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 27 (0.91%) SLA
5 19 (0.64%) GDPR
6 10 (0.34%) GxP
7 9 (0.30%) MiFID
8 7 (0.24%) NCSC
9 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.17%) NIST
10 5 (0.17%) WCAG
11 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.10%) JTAG
11 3 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.10%) PSD2
12 2 (0.067%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 307 (10.33%) Docker
2 81 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 49 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.64%) vSphere
7 16 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 15 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 14 (0.47%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.40%) HDFS
11 10 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.30%) Hyper-V
13 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.13%) Firmware
14 4 (0.13%) KVM
14 4 (0.13%) pfSense
14 4 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 225 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 215 (7.24%) Terraform
3 210 (7.07%) Ansible
4 74 (2.49%) Puppet
5 72 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
6 67 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (2.26%) Packer
7 35 (1.18%) Consul
8 32 (1.08%) HP ALM
9 19 (0.64%) vCenter Server
10 18 (0.61%) PowerCLI
11 17 (0.57%) Istio
11 17 (0.57%) Nagios
12 15 (0.50%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
13 14 (0.47%) Kibana
13 14 (0.47%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 11 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 326 (10.97%) Oracle
2 275 (9.26%) Atlassian
2 275 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 166 (5.59%) SAP
4 161 (5.42%) Google
5 108 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 95 (3.20%) VMware
7 79 (2.66%) Adobe
7 79 (2.66%) Splunk
8 75 (2.52%) HP
9 65 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
10 61 (2.05%) webMethods
11 60 (2.02%) hybris
12 59 (1.99%) IBM
13 57 (1.92%) MuleSoft
14 52 (1.75%) BEA
14 52 (1.75%) ServiceNow
15 42 (1.41%) Tableau
16 40 (1.35%) Cisco
17 35 (1.18%) CA Agile Central