Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 46 51
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +18
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,675 4,498 3,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.75% 4.76% 4.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.88% 22.67% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,378 2,919 2,712
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 35
England median hourly rate £42.25 £43.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +2.65% +8.46%
10th Percentile £14.16 £26.98 £30.10
90th Percentile £69.00 £54.63 £58.51
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.27 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.16% +8.97%

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 13,674 19,837 16,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.66% 21.01% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,082 13,695 11,756
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 205 274
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.95 £25.16 £30.40
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.58% - +3.66%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -1 1,794 £500 - 291
South East +8 642 £425 - 156
North of England -6 415 £432 +7.88% 144
South West +8 312 £475 +11.76% 96
Midlands -3 262 £475 +15.85% 97
East of England +3 244 £450 - 79
Yorkshire +10 216 £450 +2.86% 65
West Midlands +2 199 £475 +10.47% 64
North West -38 145 £425 +11.48% 68
East Midlands -10 63 £413 +10.00% 31
North East -3 55 £422 +5.38% 11
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2,497 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,724 (46.91%) Confluence
3 1,259 (34.26%) Scrum
4 971 (26.42%) DevOps
5 942 (25.63%) Git (software)
6 899 (24.46%) Jenkins
7 834 (22.69%) Java
8 742 (20.19%) SQL
9 718 (19.54%) Test Automation
10 691 (18.80%) Finance
11 677 (18.42%) AWS
12 575 (15.65%) JavaScript
13 569 (15.48%) Linux
14 535 (14.56%) Azure
15 524 (14.26%) Python
16 472 (12.84%) Docker
17 456 (12.41%) Kanban
18 444 (12.08%) Security Cleared
19 428 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
20 406 (11.05%) User Stories
21 394 (10.72%) TDD
22 383 (10.42%) Microservices
23 379 (10.31%) Selenium
24 372 (10.12%) Microsoft
25 362 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
26 348 (9.47%) BDD
27 344 (9.36%) Atlassian
28 338 (9.20%) HTML
29 337 (9.17%) CSS
30 334 (9.09%) QA

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 1,724 (46.91%) Confluence
2 119 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 97 (2.64%) Apache
4 86 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 58 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 52 (1.41%) nginx
8 49 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 43 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 41 (1.12%) CMS
11 40 (1.09%) JBoss
12 33 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 32 (0.87%) SAS
14 25 (0.68%) Drupal
14 25 (0.68%) IIS
15 23 (0.63%) Mule
16 21 (0.57%) Anypoint
16 21 (0.57%) Jupyter
17 18 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 137 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
3 69 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 67 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 58 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 42 (1.14%) Sketch
7 41 (1.12%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.49%) InVision
10 16 (0.44%) GIMP
11 15 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.27%) Zeplin
13 9 (0.24%) FileZilla
14 8 (0.22%) Adobe XD
15 7 (0.19%) Notepad++
16 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.027%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 25 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.57%) Magento
2 21 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 17 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
4 16 (0.44%) SAP HCM
5 15 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.38%) assyst
6 14 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 11 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (0.24%) Sonata
10 8 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
11 7 (0.19%) Shopify
12 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
12 6 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
13 5 (0.14%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
15 3 (0.082%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 677 (18.42%) AWS
2 535 (14.56%) Azure
3 314 (8.54%) GitHub
4 181 (4.93%) GCP
5 115 (3.13%) Slack
6 113 (3.07%) Serverless
7 98 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 91 (2.48%) Power Platform
9 87 (2.37%) AWS Lambda
10 85 (2.31%) Amazon S3
11 83 (2.26%) SaaS
12 77 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
13 74 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 72 (1.96%) PaaS
15 71 (1.93%) Office 365
16 70 (1.90%) Trello
17 67 (1.82%) OpenShift
18 59 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 58 (1.58%) Datadog
20 55 (1.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.44%) VPN
2 49 (1.33%) DNS
2 49 (1.33%) Internet
3 43 (1.17%) Firewall
4 39 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 33 (0.90%) HTTP
6 29 (0.79%) WAN
7 25 (0.68%) FTP
7 25 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.65%) LAN
9 22 (0.60%) OpenVPN
10 20 (0.54%) DHCP
11 17 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (0.46%) Skype
11 17 (0.46%) SSL
11 17 (0.46%) VoIP
12 12 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 12 (0.33%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.27%) DVB
13 10 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 196 (5.33%) MySQL
3 153 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 138 (3.76%) Big Data
5 135 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 121 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 99 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 88 (2.39%) NoSQL
9 79 (2.15%) Power BI
10 72 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
11 71 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 69 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 65 (1.77%) BigQuery
14 64 (1.74%) RDBMS
15 63 (1.71%) Oracle Database
16 44 (1.20%) DB2
17 39 (1.06%) HBase
18 37 (1.01%) Pentaho
19 32 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 30 (0.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 942 (25.63%) Git (software)
2 899 (24.46%) Jenkins
3 379 (10.31%) Selenium
4 272 (7.40%) Cucumber
5 267 (7.27%) Bitbucket
6 236 (6.42%) Maven
7 200 (5.44%) JUnit
8 190 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 134 (3.65%) GitLab
10 124 (3.37%) Visual Studio Team System
11 107 (2.91%) TeamCity
12 104 (2.83%) Subversion
13 99 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 97 (2.64%) JMeter
15 95 (2.59%) SonarQube
16 94 (2.56%) Mockito
17 92 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 85 (2.31%) SoapUI
19 78 (2.12%) Visual Studio
20 74 (2.01%) Artifactory
General
1 691 (18.80%) Finance
2 277 (7.54%) Banking
3 210 (5.71%) Retail
4 203 (5.52%) Public Sector
5 89 (2.42%) Marketing
6 85 (2.31%) Front Office
7 83 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 57 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 55 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 52 (1.41%) Games
11 38 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 36 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 33 (0.90%) Legal
14 27 (0.73%) Law
14 27 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (0.68%) Publishing
16 23 (0.63%) Advertising
17 22 (0.60%) Back Office
18 17 (0.46%) Local Government
18 17 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 996 (27.10%) Developer
2 653 (17.77%) Analyst
3 342 (9.31%) Business Analyst
4 330 (8.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 181 (4.93%) Java Developer
6 175 (4.76%) Tester
7 155 (4.22%) Scrum Master
8 151 (4.11%) Test Analyst
9 125 (3.40%) Project Manager
10 123 (3.35%) Architect
11 104 (2.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 103 (2.80%) Test Engineer
13 88 (2.39%) Consultant
14 82 (2.23%) .NET Developer
15 77 (2.10%) AWS Engineer
15 77 (2.10%) Senior Developer
16 74 (2.01%) Angular Developer
17 72 (1.96%) AWS DevOps
18 69 (1.88%) C# Developer
18 69 (1.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (9.20%) HTML
2 337 (9.17%) CSS
3 312 (8.49%) AngularJS
4 307 (8.35%) Web Services
5 305 (8.30%) REST
6 289 (7.86%) JSON
7 287 (7.81%) Node.js
8 262 (7.13%) .NET
9 254 (6.91%) Spring
10 222 (6.04%) RESTful
11 213 (5.80%) React
12 191 (5.20%) XML
13 143 (3.89%) SOAP
14 125 (3.40%) HTML5
15 117 (3.18%) Kafka
15 117 (3.18%) Spring Boot
16 93 (2.53%) jQuery
16 93 (2.53%) Redux
17 75 (2.04%) CSS3
18 74 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 328 (8.93%) User Experience
2 245 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 83 (2.26%) Virtual Team
5 78 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
6 76 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 52 (1.41%) PKI
8 51 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 45 (1.22%) NHS
10 44 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 42 (1.14%) Cloud Native
12 41 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (0.93%) Fixed Income
14 33 (0.90%) Wiki
15 29 (0.79%) Derivative
16 26 (0.71%) Equities
17 24 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
18 21 (0.57%) Public Cloud
19 19 (0.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 569 (15.48%) Linux
2 284 (7.73%) Windows
3 249 (6.78%) Unix
4 120 (3.27%) Android
5 106 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 97 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 76 (2.07%) CentOS
8 51 (1.39%) Windows Server
9 35 (0.95%) Ubuntu
10 32 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 24 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.52%) AIX
14 16 (0.44%) Debian
15 15 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.35%) Windows 7
18 12 (0.33%) HPUX
19 10 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
19 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,497 (67.95%) Agile Software Development
2 1,259 (34.26%) Scrum
3 971 (26.42%) DevOps
4 718 (19.54%) Test Automation
5 456 (12.41%) Kanban
6 428 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
7 406 (11.05%) User Stories
8 394 (10.72%) TDD
9 383 (10.42%) Microservices
10 362 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
11 348 (9.47%) BDD
12 272 (7.40%) Project Management
13 239 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 231 (6.29%) Waterfall
15 230 (6.26%) Analytics
16 226 (6.15%) Migration
17 225 (6.12%) SDLC
18 211 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
19 195 (5.31%) Coaching
20 194 (5.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 834 (22.69%) Java
2 742 (20.19%) SQL
3 575 (15.65%) JavaScript
4 524 (14.26%) Python
5 285 (7.76%) C#
6 190 (5.17%) Bash Shell
7 154 (4.19%) Ruby
8 147 (4.00%) C
9 130 (3.54%) TypeScript
10 125 (3.40%) Java 8
11 113 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 108 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 107 (2.91%) Perl
14 90 (2.45%) PL/SQL
15 89 (2.42%) PHP
16 85 (2.31%) C++
17 84 (2.29%) Groovy
18 82 (2.23%) T-SQL
19 58 (1.58%) Scala
20 48 (1.31%) ES6
Qualifications
1 444 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 326 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 156 (4.24%) Degree
4 129 (3.51%) ISEB
5 101 (2.75%) ISTQB
6 53 (1.44%) AWS Certification
7 46 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 44 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 37 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.76%) RHCE
12 27 (0.73%) MCSA
13 24 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
14 17 (0.46%) PMP
15 16 (0.44%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
17 13 (0.35%) CISSP
18 11 (0.30%) CISA
18 11 (0.30%) CISM
19 10 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (9.09%) QA
2 68 (1.85%) PMO
3 30 (0.82%) GDPR
4 26 (0.71%) SLA
5 22 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.24%) MiFID
8 6 (0.16%) NIST
8 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.11%) GxP
10 3 (0.082%) HL7
10 3 (0.082%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.082%) JTAG
10 3 (0.082%) NCSC
10 3 (0.082%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.082%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.082%) WCAG
11 2 (0.054%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.054%) PSD2
System Software
1 472 (12.84%) Docker
2 99 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 53 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.52%) vSphere
7 18 (0.49%) HDFS
8 15 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 11 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.24%) Firmware
10 9 (0.24%) PowerDNS
11 8 (0.22%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.16%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.16%) Varnish
12 6 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.14%) Xen
14 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.11%) pfSense
14 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 303 (8.24%) Ansible
2 290 (7.89%) Terraform
3 271 (7.37%) Kubernetes
4 121 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
5 96 (2.61%) Puppet
6 81 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
7 62 (1.69%) Consul
8 59 (1.61%) Packer
9 38 (1.03%) Grafana
10 34 (0.93%) Prometheus
11 31 (0.84%) HP ALM
12 24 (0.65%) Kibana
13 22 (0.60%) FreeIPA
13 22 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
14 21 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
15 16 (0.44%) logstash
15 16 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (0.44%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 15 (0.41%) Suricata
Vendors
1 372 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 344 (9.36%) Atlassian
3 304 (8.27%) Oracle
4 219 (5.96%) Google
5 177 (4.82%) Splunk
6 174 (4.73%) SAP
7 146 (3.97%) Red Hat
8 102 (2.78%) IBM
9 93 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
10 89 (2.42%) Adobe
11 84 (2.29%) VMware
12 82 (2.23%) HP
13 72 (1.96%) ServiceNow
14 56 (1.52%) Tableau
15 52 (1.41%) MuleSoft
16 50 (1.36%) AppDynamics
17 41 (1.12%) hybris
18 36 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
19 35 (0.95%) webMethods
20 32 (0.87%) Informatica