Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 48 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +36
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,593 4,007 3,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.04% 4.34% 3.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.41% 23.32% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,972 2,809 2,051
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 27
England median hourly rate £47.00 £39.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.24% -6.47% +7.95%
10th Percentile £35.75 £26.00 £31.62
90th Percentile £58.38 £57.13 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year +13.21% -4.79% +6.05%

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 19,620 17,181 15,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.52% 18.60% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,476 12,152 10,075
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 223 219
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.13 £30.05 £23.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -4 2,206 £525 +5.00% 381
South East +14 778 £430 -4.44% 174
North of England +4 604 £425 - 185
Midlands +31 435 £403 -4.17% 112
West Midlands +30 325 £427 +1.73% 74
East of England +19 315 £473 +11.18% 67
North West +4 266 £380 -10.32% 104
South West +3 258 £438 +2.94% 86
Yorkshire +6 239 £425 -5.56% 61
East Midlands +21 106 £375 -9.09% 38
North East +4 105 £500 - 20
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 3,134 (68.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,128 (46.33%) Confluence
3 1,415 (30.81%) Java
4 1,399 (30.46%) Scrum
5 1,287 (28.02%) Jenkins
6 1,257 (27.37%) Test Automation
7 1,230 (26.78%) Git (software)
8 995 (21.66%) SQL
9 978 (21.29%) DevOps
10 845 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
11 834 (18.16%) JavaScript
12 812 (17.68%) Amazon AWS
13 802 (17.46%) TDD
14 756 (16.46%) Finance
15 751 (16.35%) Linux
16 722 (15.72%) BDD
17 661 (14.39%) Selenium
18 651 (14.17%) REST
19 640 (13.93%) Docker
20 596 (12.98%) Kanban
21 553 (12.04%) Python
22 535 (11.65%) Microservices
23 533 (11.60%) QA
23 533 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
24 528 (11.50%) Microsoft
25 522 (11.37%) Web Services
26 517 (11.26%) Security Cleared
27 514 (11.19%) Atlassian
28 512 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
29 506 (11.02%) SDLC

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 2,128 (46.33%) Confluence
2 150 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
3 143 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 124 (2.70%) Apache
5 91 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 86 (1.87%) CMS
7 68 (1.48%) IIS
8 63 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 57 (1.24%) Apache Spark
10 54 (1.18%) WildFly
11 49 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 48 (1.05%) Documentum
13 42 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 40 (0.87%) JBoss
15 36 (0.78%) nginx
16 34 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 32 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
18 30 (0.65%) Apache Solr
19 28 (0.61%) Drupal
20 27 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 226 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 162 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 161 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 95 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 89 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
6 34 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 25 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (0.39%) InVision
9 14 (0.30%) Open Workbench
10 7 (0.15%) HipChat
10 7 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.065%) Flinto
13 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.022%) InDesign
13 1 (0.022%) Mingle
13 1 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.022%) Revit
13 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.26%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.24%) Magento
6 10 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.15%) assyst
8 6 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.11%) SAP FI-CA
10 4 (0.087%) CiviCRM
10 4 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
10 4 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.087%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.087%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.087%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 812 (17.68%) Amazon AWS
2 512 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 268 (5.83%) GitHub
4 162 (3.53%) Slack
5 110 (2.39%) Serverless
6 107 (2.33%) SaaS
7 103 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
8 101 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 94 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 94 (2.05%) PaaS
10 92 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
11 77 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
11 77 (1.68%) IaaS
12 69 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 64 (1.39%) Office 365
14 58 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 52 (1.13%) OpenShift
16 48 (1.05%) npm
17 47 (1.02%) Trello
18 40 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (2.68%) HTTP
2 108 (2.35%) Firewall
3 75 (1.63%) DNS
4 64 (1.39%) Internet
5 56 (1.22%) TCP/IP
6 44 (0.96%) SSL
7 32 (0.70%) VPN
8 29 (0.63%) Skype
9 26 (0.57%) DHCP
10 22 (0.48%) Kerberos
11 20 (0.44%) MPLS
11 20 (0.44%) Wireless
12 18 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (0.37%) BGP
13 17 (0.37%) Multicast
13 17 (0.37%) OpenVPN
13 17 (0.37%) OSPF
14 16 (0.35%) ICMP
14 16 (0.35%) VLAN
15 13 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 300 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
3 275 (5.99%) MySQL
4 237 (5.16%) NoSQL
5 233 (5.07%) Relational Database
6 203 (4.42%) MongoDB
7 139 (3.03%) Big Data
8 121 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 101 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
10 94 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 82 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
12 78 (1.70%) Oracle Database
13 76 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 72 (1.57%) HBase
15 70 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 68 (1.48%) Redis
17 61 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 54 (1.18%) Pentaho
20 51 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,287 (28.02%) Jenkins
2 1,230 (26.78%) Git (software)
3 661 (14.39%) Selenium
4 455 (9.91%) Cucumber
5 386 (8.40%) Maven
6 334 (7.27%) JUnit
7 296 (6.44%) Bitbucket
8 292 (6.36%) Subversion
9 222 (4.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 207 (4.51%) JMeter
11 190 (4.14%) SoapUI
12 169 (3.68%) SonarQube
13 161 (3.51%) TeamCity
14 154 (3.35%) WebDriver
15 153 (3.33%) GitLab
16 146 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
17 139 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
18 112 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
19 111 (2.42%) Visual Studio
20 102 (2.22%) Mockito
General
1 756 (16.46%) Finance
2 404 (8.80%) Banking
3 197 (4.29%) Retail
4 113 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 103 (2.24%) Front Office
6 90 (1.96%) Marketing
7 65 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 47 (1.02%) Law
9 44 (0.96%) Legal
10 41 (0.89%) Publishing
11 39 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 36 (0.78%) Back Office
13 29 (0.63%) Electronics
13 29 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 23 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.44%) Games
16 15 (0.33%) Advertising
16 15 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 13 (0.28%) Automotive
18 9 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,405 (30.59%) Developer
2 663 (14.44%) Analyst
3 410 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 355 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 301 (6.55%) Tester
6 265 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 259 (5.64%) Test Analyst
8 219 (4.77%) Project Manager
9 168 (3.66%) Architect
10 167 (3.64%) Test Engineer
11 162 (3.53%) Scrum Master
12 151 (3.29%) C# Developer
13 140 (3.05%) Automation Tester
14 122 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 116 (2.53%) Senior Developer
16 106 (2.31%) Test Manager
17 105 (2.29%) .NET Developer
18 97 (2.11%) Software Developer
19 95 (2.07%) Consultant
20 93 (2.02%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 651 (14.17%) REST
2 522 (11.37%) Web Services
3 470 (10.23%) HTML
4 409 (8.90%) .NET
5 406 (8.84%) CSS
6 387 (8.43%) Node.js
7 374 (8.14%) RESTful
8 363 (7.90%) Spring
9 361 (7.86%) AngularJS
10 343 (7.47%) JSON
11 267 (5.81%) HTML5
12 234 (5.09%) XML
13 220 (4.79%) SOAP
14 203 (4.42%) React
15 150 (3.27%) CSS3
16 147 (3.20%) Spring Boot
17 139 (3.03%) Hibernate
18 135 (2.94%) Gherkin
19 131 (2.85%) Elastic Stack
19 131 (2.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 370 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (6.75%) User Experience
3 132 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
4 114 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 102 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 100 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
7 99 (2.16%) Fintech
8 89 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
9 81 (1.76%) Fixed Income
10 75 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 74 (1.61%) Data Centre
12 62 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 62 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 61 (1.33%) Public Cloud
14 51 (1.11%) iPad
15 46 (1.00%) Derivative
16 45 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
17 41 (0.89%) PKI
18 37 (0.81%) NHS
19 35 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 751 (16.35%) Linux
2 438 (9.54%) Windows
3 424 (9.23%) Unix
4 142 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 135 (2.94%) Android
6 121 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 94 (2.05%) Windows Server
8 63 (1.37%) CentOS
9 62 (1.35%) VMS
10 33 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.48%) Solaris
12 20 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.39%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 6 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.087%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,134 (68.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,399 (30.46%) Scrum
3 1,257 (27.37%) Test Automation
4 978 (21.29%) DevOps
5 845 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
6 802 (17.46%) TDD
7 722 (15.72%) BDD
8 596 (12.98%) Kanban
9 535 (11.65%) Microservices
10 533 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
11 506 (11.02%) SDLC
12 449 (9.78%) User Stories
13 407 (8.86%) Project Management
14 351 (7.64%) Configuration Management
15 342 (7.45%) Open Source
16 326 (7.10%) Test Scripting
17 322 (7.01%) Waterfall
18 320 (6.97%) E-Commerce
19 303 (6.60%) Coaching
20 289 (6.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,415 (30.81%) Java
2 995 (21.66%) SQL
3 834 (18.16%) JavaScript
4 553 (12.04%) Python
5 483 (10.52%) C#
6 281 (6.12%) Java 8
7 244 (5.31%) Bash Shell
8 221 (4.81%) Ruby
9 149 (3.24%) Perl
10 143 (3.11%) Scala
11 136 (2.96%) Shell Script
12 120 (2.61%) PHP
13 119 (2.59%) PowerShell
14 109 (2.37%) C++
15 106 (2.31%) PL/SQL
16 102 (2.22%) Groovy
17 85 (1.85%) T-SQL
18 77 (1.68%) C
19 76 (1.65%) TypeScript
20 52 (1.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 517 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 432 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 263 (5.73%) Degree
4 159 (3.46%) ISTQB
5 152 (3.31%) ISEB
6 110 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 59 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 43 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 39 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (0.65%) PMP
12 29 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (0.59%) MCSE
14 25 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.54%) PMI Certification
15 24 (0.52%) AWS Certification
15 24 (0.52%) CISSP
15 24 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 533 (11.60%) QA
2 117 (2.55%) PMO
3 54 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.96%) GDPR
5 34 (0.74%) WCAG
6 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.37%) MiFID
7 17 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.30%) SLA
9 13 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.20%) PSD2
12 8 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (0.17%) ISO 22301
12 8 (0.17%) ISO 31000
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.065%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.065%) EMIR
14 2 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 640 (13.93%) Docker
2 99 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 75 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.78%) HDFS
5 30 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.22%) Squid
9 9 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 8 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.13%) Firmware
11 6 (0.13%) OpenDJ
11 6 (0.13%) OpenIDM
11 6 (0.13%) Postfix
11 6 (0.13%) vCloud
11 6 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 407 (8.86%) Ansible
2 270 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 246 (5.36%) Puppet
4 214 (4.66%) Terraform
5 155 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
6 98 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
7 83 (1.81%) Kibana
8 77 (1.68%) HP ALM
9 62 (1.35%) Grafana
10 60 (1.31%) ZABBIX
11 51 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
12 49 (1.07%) logstash
13 42 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
14 38 (0.83%) Nagios
14 38 (0.83%) SCCM
15 36 (0.78%) Nessus
16 35 (0.76%) Prometheus
17 29 (0.63%) Graphite
17 29 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
18 25 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 528 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 514 (11.19%) Atlassian
3 449 (9.78%) Oracle
4 196 (4.27%) Google
5 143 (3.11%) SAP
6 132 (2.87%) Splunk
7 110 (2.39%) Adobe
8 106 (2.31%) HP
9 98 (2.13%) IBM
10 95 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 95 (2.07%) VMware
11 88 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 63 (1.37%) hybris
12 63 (1.37%) Pega
13 61 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 54 (1.18%) Cisco
15 52 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
16 45 (0.98%) MuleSoft
17 35 (0.76%) Cloudera
18 34 (0.74%) Apple