Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 43 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,601 4,489 4,113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.65% 5.10% 4.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.46% 24.17% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,680 2,866 2,790
Median daily rate £475 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £313
90th Percentile £625 £648 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £20.20 £22.85 £26.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £68.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.34 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.06% -1.47% +12.50%

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 9,831 18,571 18,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.57% 21.08% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,477 12,676 12,596
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £331 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 253 207
Median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.74% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £23.25 £30.45
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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 1,287 £500 -4.76% 178
South East -9 400 £450 - 93
South West +6 273 £475 - 62
North of England -25 251 £400 -5.88% 113
Midlands -4 193 £438 +1.86% 61
East of England -8 180 £450 -4.76% 46
West Midlands -8 146 £435 -3.33% 49
North West -21 120 £401 +6.80% 69
Yorkshire -23 96 £414 -4.61% 33
East Midlands -2 43 £450 +13.07% 12
North East -32 35 £365 -26.96% 11
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1,775 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,246 (47.90%) Confluence
3 804 (30.91%) Scrum
4 666 (25.61%) DevOps
5 657 (25.26%) Java
6 617 (23.72%) Git (software)
7 510 (19.61%) SQL
8 508 (19.53%) Jenkins
9 486 (18.69%) Test Automation
10 480 (18.45%) Security Cleared
11 434 (16.69%) AWS
12 431 (16.57%) Finance
13 394 (15.15%) Linux
14 372 (14.30%) SC Cleared
15 358 (13.76%) Python
16 343 (13.19%) Oracle
17 334 (12.84%) Azure
18 312 (12.00%) JavaScript
19 306 (11.76%) TDD
20 284 (10.92%) User Stories
20 284 (10.92%) Docker
21 275 (10.57%) Kanban
21 275 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
21 275 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
22 272 (10.46%) QA
23 255 (9.80%) Selenium
24 253 (9.73%) Atlassian
25 252 (9.69%) Microservices
26 234 (9.00%) Project Management
27 229 (8.80%) BDD

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 1,246 (47.90%) Confluence
2 124 (4.77%) WebLogic
3 53 (2.04%) Red Hat Fuse
3 53 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.73%) JBoss
6 39 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 38 (1.46%) nginx
8 36 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 35 (1.35%) MQSeries
10 29 (1.11%) CMS
11 28 (1.08%) Apache
12 24 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 24 (0.92%) SAS
13 19 (0.73%) WebSphere
14 15 (0.58%) IIS
15 14 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 14 (0.54%) SAP Portal
16 10 (0.38%) Skype for Business
17 7 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 105 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 55 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 38 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.92%) Sketch
7 17 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.31%) InVision
8 8 (0.31%) Zeplin
9 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.19%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.12%) GIMP
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.038%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.038%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.038%) InDesign
13 1 (0.038%) MODO
13 1 (0.038%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
2 19 (0.73%) Magento
2 19 (0.73%) SAP HCM
2 19 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.54%) assyst
5 13 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.42%) Shopify
7 10 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.19%) Maximo
8 5 (0.19%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.19%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.12%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.12%) R3 Corda
10 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 434 (16.69%) AWS
2 334 (12.84%) Azure
3 181 (6.96%) GitHub
4 80 (3.08%) GCP
5 77 (2.96%) Slack
6 63 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 60 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 59 (2.27%) Trello
9 57 (2.19%) Serverless
10 48 (1.85%) SaaS
11 43 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 41 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 41 (1.58%) PaaS
13 40 (1.54%) Office 365
13 40 (1.54%) Power Platform
14 33 (1.27%) IaaS
15 28 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
16 27 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 26 (1.00%) OpenShift
18 24 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (1.81%) Firewall
2 46 (1.77%) DNS
3 37 (1.42%) HTTP
4 28 (1.08%) Wireshark
5 23 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 23 (0.88%) Internet
5 23 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 21 (0.81%) Network Security
7 20 (0.77%) DHCP
8 17 (0.65%) IPv6
8 17 (0.65%) Skype
9 16 (0.62%) LAN
10 15 (0.58%) Broadband
10 15 (0.58%) DSL
10 15 (0.58%) Wireless
11 14 (0.54%) WAN
12 13 (0.50%) VPN
13 12 (0.46%) Ethernet
13 12 (0.46%) VoIP
13 12 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 160 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
3 139 (5.34%) MySQL
4 114 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 88 (3.38%) NoSQL
6 85 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (2.77%) Big Data
8 71 (2.73%) Oracle Database
9 62 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 61 (2.35%) MongoDB
11 59 (2.27%) Hadoop
12 42 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 40 (1.54%) Power BI
14 34 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
15 29 (1.11%) Pentaho
16 27 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
19 18 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 18 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 617 (23.72%) Git (software)
2 508 (19.53%) Jenkins
3 255 (9.80%) Selenium
4 209 (8.04%) Bitbucket
5 175 (6.73%) Cucumber
6 110 (4.23%) Maven
7 108 (4.15%) GitLab
8 107 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 89 (3.42%) JUnit
10 79 (3.04%) Postman
11 78 (3.00%) Subversion
12 76 (2.92%) JMeter
13 74 (2.85%) Gradle
14 73 (2.81%) WebDriver
15 64 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
15 64 (2.46%) TeamCity
16 61 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 60 (2.31%) SoapUI
18 54 (2.08%) SpecFlow
19 47 (1.81%) Zephyr
General
1 431 (16.57%) Finance
2 218 (8.38%) Public Sector
3 202 (7.77%) Banking
4 99 (3.81%) Retail
5 76 (2.92%) Marketing
6 54 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.04%) Front Office
8 37 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.15%) Law
10 28 (1.08%) Games
10 28 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 28 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 27 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.69%) Military
14 17 (0.65%) Back Office
15 15 (0.58%) Advertising
16 13 (0.50%) Electronics
17 12 (0.46%) German Language
17 12 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 668 (25.68%) Developer
2 439 (16.88%) Analyst
3 204 (7.84%) Business Analyst
4 177 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 147 (5.65%) Java Developer
6 131 (5.04%) Test Analyst
7 122 (4.69%) Architect
8 116 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 113 (4.34%) Tester
10 108 (4.15%) Scrum Master
11 103 (3.96%) Project Manager
12 75 (2.88%) Consultant
13 70 (2.69%) Automation Tester
14 67 (2.58%) Software Engineer
15 60 (2.31%) .NET Developer
16 53 (2.04%) C# Developer
17 50 (1.92%) Senior Developer
18 43 (1.65%) Python Developer
19 42 (1.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 39 (1.50%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (8.38%) HTML
2 217 (8.34%) Web Services
3 205 (7.88%) XML
4 202 (7.77%) CSS
5 197 (7.57%) REST
6 175 (6.73%) .NET
7 172 (6.61%) JSON
8 169 (6.50%) Spring
9 145 (5.57%) RESTful
10 140 (5.38%) Node.js
11 134 (5.15%) AngularJS
12 99 (3.81%) Gherkin
13 98 (3.77%) React
13 98 (3.77%) Spring Boot
14 87 (3.34%) SOAP
15 83 (3.19%) J2EE
16 82 (3.15%) Kafka
17 71 (2.73%) RabbitMQ
18 57 (2.19%) Hibernate
19 56 (2.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 194 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (5.84%) User Experience
3 69 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 65 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (1.65%) Cloud Native
5 43 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 36 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
7 36 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 32 (1.23%) Derivative
10 31 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 27 (1.04%) NHS
11 27 (1.04%) PKI
11 27 (1.04%) Replication
12 25 (0.96%) Wiki
13 23 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 22 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 394 (15.15%) Linux
2 194 (7.46%) Windows
3 158 (6.07%) Unix
4 83 (3.19%) Apple iOS
5 75 (2.88%) Android
6 57 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (1.69%) CentOS
8 42 (1.61%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.73%) CoreOS
9 19 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.69%) Solaris
11 17 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.46%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.23%) Debian
17 6 (0.23%) VME
18 4 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,775 (68.24%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (30.91%) Scrum
3 666 (25.61%) DevOps
4 486 (18.69%) Test Automation
5 306 (11.76%) TDD
6 284 (10.92%) User Stories
7 275 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
7 275 (10.57%) Kanban
7 275 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
8 252 (9.69%) Microservices
9 234 (9.00%) Project Management
10 229 (8.80%) BDD
11 200 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 194 (7.46%) SDLC
13 193 (7.42%) Data Modelling
14 186 (7.15%) Software Engineering
15 175 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 163 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
17 162 (6.23%) Test Strategy
18 156 (6.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 657 (25.26%) Java
2 510 (19.61%) SQL
3 358 (13.76%) Python
4 312 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 209 (8.04%) C#
6 127 (4.88%) PL/SQL
7 121 (4.65%) C
8 104 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 88 (3.38%) Bash Shell
10 87 (3.34%) Java 8
11 82 (3.15%) C++
12 81 (3.11%) Scala
13 70 (2.69%) Ruby
14 58 (2.23%) Groovy
15 56 (2.15%) TypeScript
16 50 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 50 (1.92%) T-SQL
17 45 (1.73%) Perl
17 45 (1.73%) PHP
18 36 (1.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 480 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 372 (14.30%) SC Cleared
3 115 (4.42%) Degree
4 103 (3.96%) ISTQB
5 94 (3.61%) ISEB
6 62 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 16 (0.62%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.50%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (0.35%) CCNA
13 9 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (10.46%) QA
2 42 (1.61%) SLA
3 33 (1.27%) PMO
4 28 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (0.38%) GxP
6 10 (0.38%) MiFID
7 8 (0.31%) GDPR
8 7 (0.27%) NCSC
9 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.19%) WCAG
10 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.15%) PSD2
11 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.077%) EMIR
12 2 (0.077%) IFRS
12 2 (0.077%) UCITS
13 1 (0.038%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.038%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 284 (10.92%) Docker
2 58 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
5 20 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.69%) Apache Flume
7 17 (0.65%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.46%) vSphere
10 11 (0.42%) HDFS
11 6 (0.23%) RACF
12 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.077%) KVM
15 2 (0.077%) Varnish
16 1 (0.038%) iptables
16 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 223 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 221 (8.50%) Ansible
3 217 (8.34%) Terraform
4 73 (2.81%) Packer
5 64 (2.46%) Puppet
6 46 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 33 (1.27%) Consul
7 33 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (1.00%) HP ALM
9 23 (0.88%) Istio
10 18 (0.69%) PowerCLI
11 17 (0.65%) vCenter Server
12 15 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
12 15 (0.58%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
14 13 (0.50%) logstash
15 11 (0.42%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
17 9 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 8 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 343 (13.19%) Oracle
2 253 (9.73%) Atlassian
3 213 (8.19%) Microsoft
4 159 (6.11%) SAP
5 102 (3.92%) Google
6 84 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 69 (2.65%) VMware
8 64 (2.46%) HP
8 64 (2.46%) hybris
9 61 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
10 60 (2.31%) Adobe
11 52 (2.00%) BEA
11 52 (2.00%) webMethods
12 51 (1.96%) Tableau
13 46 (1.77%) Splunk
14 45 (1.73%) MuleSoft
15 42 (1.61%) Axway
15 42 (1.61%) ServiceNow
16 39 (1.50%) Sybase
17 32 (1.23%) IBM