Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 44 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1,472 4,163 4,119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.81% 5.03% 4.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.04% 26.41% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 2,645 2,697
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 41
Median hourly rate £45.91 £38.63 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.86% -14.17% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.23 £27.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £66.30 £105.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +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 5,652 15,760 19,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.46% 19.02% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,688 10,398 13,310
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £340 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 232 204
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +6.19% +3.99%
10th Percentile £25.80 £23.25 £26.33
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.50 £54.63
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +2.72%

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 12 August 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 12 August 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 12 August 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 -7 720 £500 -3.85% 116
South East -1 210 £475 +5.56% 50
South West +7 140 £500 +5.26% 43
North of England -16 140 £425 - 67
East of England +9 121 £473 +5.00% 19
Midlands +5 120 £425 -5.56% 21
West Midlands +11 95 £432 -5.05% 13
Yorkshire -8 68 £450 - 25
North West -10 60 £383 -10.00% 35
East Midlands +19 25 £325 -22.39% 8
North East -5 12 £400 +10.04% 7
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 988 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
2 780 (52.99%) Confluence
3 487 (33.08%) Scrum
4 450 (30.57%) DevOps
5 388 (26.36%) Java
6 377 (25.61%) Jenkins
7 357 (24.25%) Git (software)
8 317 (21.54%) Security Cleared
9 314 (21.33%) Test Automation
10 307 (20.86%) SQL
11 285 (19.36%) Finance
12 278 (18.89%) Linux
13 259 (17.60%) AWS
14 256 (17.39%) Python
15 250 (16.98%) SC Cleared
16 228 (15.49%) Azure
17 221 (15.01%) Docker
18 210 (14.27%) Microservices
19 200 (13.59%) Kanban
20 187 (12.70%) BDD
21 184 (12.50%) Atlassian
21 184 (12.50%) Oracle
21 184 (12.50%) TDD
22 180 (12.23%) Selenium
23 178 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
24 174 (11.82%) Ansible
25 169 (11.48%) JavaScript
26 166 (11.28%) Windows
27 164 (11.14%) Microsoft
28 153 (10.39%) Banking

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
1 780 (52.99%) Confluence
2 73 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 60 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 45 (3.06%) Mule
5 33 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
6 26 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.77%) Red Hat Fuse
7 24 (1.63%) CMS
8 21 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (1.36%) JBoss
9 20 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 18 (1.22%) nginx
11 15 (1.02%) Apache
12 14 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 12 (0.82%) SAP Portal
14 11 (0.75%) IIS
15 9 (0.61%) SAP EP
16 8 (0.54%) Anypoint
16 8 (0.54%) Appian
16 8 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 85 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.48%) Sketch
7 5 (0.34%) Figma
8 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.20%) InVision
9 3 (0.20%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.068%) InDesign
10 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.068%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 11 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.68%) BASE24
3 10 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
4 9 (0.61%) assyst
5 8 (0.54%) SAP FI-CA
6 7 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
7 6 (0.41%) SAP HCM
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.27%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.27%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.27%) Workfront
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 259 (17.60%) AWS
2 228 (15.49%) Azure
3 131 (8.90%) GitHub
4 75 (5.10%) Slack
5 61 (4.14%) GCP
6 34 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 33 (2.24%) OpenShift
8 31 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 30 (2.04%) Serverless
10 29 (1.97%) SaaS
11 27 (1.83%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.70%) IaaS
13 22 (1.49%) PaaS
14 20 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (1.29%) npm
15 19 (1.29%) Trello
16 18 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 15 (1.02%) Amazon EKS
17 15 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.87%) Firewall
2 44 (2.99%) DNS
3 31 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
3 31 (2.11%) SSL
4 25 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.29%) VLAN
6 18 (1.22%) HTTP
7 15 (1.02%) DHCP
7 15 (1.02%) SNMP
8 14 (0.95%) Skype
9 13 (0.88%) HTTPS
9 13 (0.88%) Internet
10 12 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.68%) ATM
11 10 (0.68%) LAN
11 10 (0.68%) VPN
12 8 (0.54%) Broadband
13 7 (0.48%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.48%) SAN
13 7 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.34%) MySQL
3 67 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 54 (3.67%) MongoDB
6 49 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 40 (2.72%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 31 (2.11%) Power BI
11 30 (2.04%) Big Data
12 22 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
14 16 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.09%) DB2
15 15 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
16 14 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 377 (25.61%) Jenkins
2 357 (24.25%) Git (software)
3 180 (12.23%) Selenium
4 129 (8.76%) Cucumber
5 112 (7.61%) Bitbucket
6 94 (6.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 78 (5.30%) GitLab
7 78 (5.30%) JUnit
8 77 (5.23%) Maven
9 76 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
10 64 (4.35%) JMeter
11 63 (4.28%) Subversion
12 57 (3.87%) SoapUI
13 41 (2.79%) Mockito
14 37 (2.51%) Postman
14 37 (2.51%) TeamCity
15 32 (2.17%) WebDriver
15 32 (2.17%) Zephyr
16 30 (2.04%) SonarQube
17 28 (1.90%) Gradle
General
1 285 (19.36%) Finance
2 153 (10.39%) Banking
3 143 (9.71%) Public Sector
4 36 (2.45%) Front Office
5 34 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.11%) Marketing
6 31 (2.11%) Retail
7 17 (1.15%) Law
8 15 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 14 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.82%) Games
10 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.68%) French Language
11 10 (0.68%) Legal
12 9 (0.61%) Back Office
12 9 (0.61%) Military
12 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.54%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 297 (20.18%) Developer
2 234 (15.90%) Analyst
3 123 (8.36%) Business Analyst
4 103 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 84 (5.71%) Tester
6 77 (5.23%) Architect
7 71 (4.82%) Test Analyst
8 68 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 62 (4.21%) Test Engineer
10 55 (3.74%) Administrator
11 52 (3.53%) Project Manager
12 48 (3.26%) Automation Tester
13 47 (3.19%) Consultant
14 39 (2.65%) Scrum Master
15 37 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
16 34 (2.31%) Software Engineer
17 32 (2.17%) Senior Developer
18 30 (2.04%) Test Manager
19 27 (1.83%) JIRA Administrator
20 26 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (8.90%) REST
2 126 (8.56%) Spring
3 112 (7.61%) Web Services
4 107 (7.27%) XML
5 106 (7.20%) JSON
6 102 (6.93%) .NET
7 98 (6.66%) Spring Boot
8 85 (5.77%) HTML
9 83 (5.64%) Node.js
10 79 (5.37%) SOAP
11 66 (4.48%) CSS
12 52 (3.53%) Gherkin
12 52 (3.53%) React
13 51 (3.46%) AngularJS
14 50 (3.40%) Kafka
15 45 (3.06%) RESTful
16 43 (2.92%) Middleware
17 39 (2.65%) ASP.NET
18 32 (2.17%) HTML5
18 32 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.39%) User Experience
2 83 (5.64%) Mobile App
3 81 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (1.83%) PKI
5 25 (1.70%) Fixed Income
5 25 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (1.56%) Derivative
6 23 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.29%) Replication
9 18 (1.22%) Cloud Native
9 18 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 14 (0.95%) Clustering
13 13 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 278 (18.89%) Linux
2 166 (11.28%) Windows
3 115 (7.81%) Unix
4 61 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (3.67%) CentOS
6 38 (2.58%) Android
7 37 (2.51%) Apple iOS
7 37 (2.51%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (0.95%) Debian
10 14 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.48%) Solaris
14 6 (0.41%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (67.12%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (33.08%) Scrum
3 450 (30.57%) DevOps
4 314 (21.33%) Test Automation
5 210 (14.27%) Microservices
6 200 (13.59%) Kanban
7 187 (12.70%) BDD
8 184 (12.50%) TDD
9 178 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
10 147 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
11 145 (9.85%) User Stories
12 135 (9.17%) Project Management
13 122 (8.29%) Test Scripting
14 118 (8.02%) Change Management
15 113 (7.68%) SDLC
16 111 (7.54%) Migration
17 104 (7.07%) Continuous Delivery
18 103 (7.00%) Waterfall
19 96 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 95 (6.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 388 (26.36%) Java
2 307 (20.86%) SQL
3 256 (17.39%) Python
4 169 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 138 (9.38%) C#
6 90 (6.11%) PowerShell
7 87 (5.91%) Java 8
8 74 (5.03%) Bash Shell
9 56 (3.80%) Perl
10 48 (3.26%) C
11 44 (2.99%) C++
12 40 (2.72%) Kotlin
12 40 (2.72%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.65%) PHP
14 34 (2.31%) Scala
15 33 (2.24%) PL/SQL
16 31 (2.11%) Go
17 30 (2.04%) Groovy
18 27 (1.83%) TypeScript
19 22 (1.49%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 317 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 250 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 63 (4.28%) ISEB
5 58 (3.94%) Degree
6 52 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 37 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.48%) OCPJP
12 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.48%) PMP
12 7 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.41%) MCSA
13 6 (0.41%) MCSE
13 6 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (9.78%) QA
2 25 (1.70%) SLA
3 16 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.88%) PMO
5 9 (0.61%) ISO 8583
6 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.34%) GDPR
7 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.34%) PSD2
8 4 (0.27%) MiFID
8 4 (0.27%) WCAG
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.20%) NCSC
10 2 (0.14%) EMIR
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.14%) UCITS
11 1 (0.068%) IFRS
11 1 (0.068%) JTAG
11 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 221 (15.01%) Docker
2 55 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.43%) vSphere
5 18 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.61%) HDFS
9 8 (0.54%) RACF
10 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.14%) Firmware
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.068%) NFS
13 1 (0.068%) oVirt
13 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 174 (11.82%) Ansible
2 147 (9.99%) Terraform
3 138 (9.38%) Kubernetes
4 81 (5.50%) Puppet
5 48 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (2.92%) Packer
7 31 (2.11%) Prometheus
8 19 (1.29%) ZABBIX
9 14 (0.95%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.82%) Grafana
12 11 (0.75%) Consul
12 11 (0.75%) Istio
12 11 (0.75%) Rancher
13 7 (0.48%) Control-M
13 7 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.48%) logstash
13 7 (0.48%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.41%) Kibana
14 6 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 184 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 184 (12.50%) Oracle
2 164 (11.14%) Microsoft
3 99 (6.73%) Splunk
4 71 (4.82%) AppDynamics
5 68 (4.62%) SAP
6 54 (3.67%) VMware
7 46 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 45 (3.06%) MuleSoft
9 44 (2.99%) Google
10 29 (1.97%) HP
10 29 (1.97%) ServiceNow
11 27 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.63%) F5
12 24 (1.63%) Sybase
13 23 (1.56%) Tableau
14 21 (1.43%) CA Agile Central
15 20 (1.36%) webMethods
16 19 (1.29%) Adobe
16 19 (1.29%) IBM