Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 53 74
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +60
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,146 3,351 2,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.38% 3.83% 2.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.75% 21.64% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,674 2,279 1,859
England median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £288
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 24
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +8.75%
10th Percentile £26.00 £29.95 £30.90
90th Percentile £82.50 £54.13 £136.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +8.75%

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 19,064 15,488 15,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.15% 17.72% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,188 10,530 10,678
England median daily rate £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £321 £306 £300
90th Percentile £619 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 311 282
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.66 £28.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £60.66 £55.00 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 -2 2,098 £500 +5.26% 374
South East +18 683 £425 +3.66% 140
North of England +1 605 £410 -3.53% 161
Midlands +15 325 £425 +6.12% 70
North West +2 309 £400 - 98
South West +35 224 £411 +2.81% 72
Yorkshire -6 222 £425 -1.16% 56
West Midlands -1 218 £430 -6.52% 45
East of England +10 209 £450 - 69
East Midlands +23 106 £410 +13.10% 25
North East -5 79 £400 -11.11% 7
South Coast - 2 - -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 2,889 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,763 (42.52%) Confluence
3 1,304 (31.45%) Scrum
4 1,275 (30.75%) Java
5 1,251 (30.17%) Git (software)
6 1,218 (29.38%) Jenkins
7 995 (24.00%) Test Automation
8 966 (23.30%) DevOps
9 845 (20.38%) SQL
10 824 (19.87%) Finance
11 793 (19.13%) JavaScript
12 750 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
13 739 (17.82%) Linux
14 723 (17.44%) TDD
15 622 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
16 618 (14.91%) REST
17 613 (14.79%) Python
18 572 (13.80%) Selenium
19 556 (13.41%) BDD
20 537 (12.95%) Kanban
21 506 (12.20%) Docker
22 504 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
23 493 (11.89%) Microservices
24 483 (11.65%) Atlassian
25 480 (11.58%) Web Services
26 473 (11.41%) HTML
27 464 (11.19%) QA
28 455 (10.97%) Oracle
29 437 (10.54%) C#
30 428 (10.32%) User Stories

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 1,763 (42.52%) Confluence
2 164 (3.96%) Apache
3 154 (3.71%) Tomcat
4 133 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
5 93 (2.24%) CMS
6 91 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 65 (1.57%) OpenStack
8 63 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 62 (1.50%) JBoss
10 53 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 47 (1.13%) WebLogic
12 43 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 43 (1.04%) nginx
13 41 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
14 37 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 37 (0.89%) WildFly
15 33 (0.80%) IIS
15 33 (0.80%) Umbraco
16 31 (0.75%) WordPress
17 23 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 154 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 73 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 71 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 42 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.80%) HipChat
8 17 (0.41%) InVision
9 12 (0.29%) UserZoom
10 9 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.19%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.19%) InDesign
12 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (0.096%) Gliffy
14 3 (0.072%) Simulink
14 3 (0.072%) SPSS
15 2 (0.048%) EngageOne
15 2 (0.048%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 40 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
5 13 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
6 10 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
7 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 8 (0.19%) Magento
8 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.19%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.17%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.17%) SAP APO
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.14%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 622 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 292 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 288 (6.95%) GitHub
4 142 (3.42%) Slack
5 92 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 86 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
6 86 (2.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 81 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 77 (1.86%) Serverless
9 75 (1.81%) PaaS
10 67 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
11 59 (1.42%) SaaS
11 59 (1.42%) Trello
12 57 (1.37%) OpenShift
12 57 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 47 (1.13%) Office 365
14 46 (1.11%) npm
15 45 (1.09%) Route 53
16 43 (1.04%) CloudFront
17 42 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.10%) HTTP
2 72 (1.74%) Firewall
3 67 (1.62%) Internet
4 54 (1.30%) SMS
5 40 (0.96%) VPN
6 38 (0.92%) SSL
7 31 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 30 (0.72%) DNS
8 30 (0.72%) Kerberos
9 25 (0.60%) SSH
10 15 (0.36%) SAN
11 14 (0.34%) Skype
12 13 (0.31%) VLAN
13 12 (0.29%) WAN
14 10 (0.24%) AMQP
14 10 (0.24%) BGP
14 10 (0.24%) LAN
15 9 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (0.22%) HTTPS
15 9 (0.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
2 327 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 256 (6.17%) MySQL
4 233 (5.62%) NoSQL
5 230 (5.55%) MongoDB
6 215 (5.19%) Relational Database
7 199 (4.80%) Big Data
8 134 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 112 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 101 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 101 (2.44%) RDBMS
11 93 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 65 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
13 63 (1.52%) HBase
14 45 (1.09%) Redis
15 42 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (0.92%) Apache Hive
18 34 (0.82%) Power BI
19 33 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,251 (30.17%) Git (software)
2 1,218 (29.38%) Jenkins
3 572 (13.80%) Selenium
4 339 (8.18%) Cucumber
5 323 (7.79%) Maven
6 299 (7.21%) Bitbucket
7 295 (7.12%) JUnit
8 244 (5.89%) Subversion
9 213 (5.14%) TeamCity
10 183 (4.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 152 (3.67%) JMeter
12 149 (3.59%) SoapUI
13 145 (3.50%) Visual Studio
14 143 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
15 141 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
16 140 (3.38%) Gradle
17 136 (3.28%) SonarQube
18 133 (3.21%) WebDriver
19 99 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
20 98 (2.36%) SpecFlow
General
1 824 (19.87%) Finance
2 372 (8.97%) Banking
3 184 (4.44%) Retail
4 103 (2.48%) Marketing
5 94 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 60 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 59 (1.42%) Front Office
7 59 (1.42%) Legal
8 58 (1.40%) Games
9 39 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 32 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 32 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 31 (0.75%) Back Office
11 31 (0.75%) Law
12 25 (0.60%) Advertising
13 23 (0.55%) Electronics
13 23 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 18 (0.43%) Publishing
15 13 (0.31%) Automotive
16 8 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,312 (31.64%) Developer
2 737 (17.78%) Analyst
3 361 (8.71%) Java Developer
4 321 (7.74%) Business Analyst
5 287 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 235 (5.67%) Test Analyst
7 208 (5.02%) Tester
8 179 (4.32%) Project Manager
9 163 (3.93%) Architect
10 161 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 159 (3.84%) Scrum Master
12 117 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 107 (2.58%) Automation Tester
14 100 (2.41%) .NET Developer
15 97 (2.34%) Test Engineer
16 96 (2.32%) Software Engineer
17 93 (2.24%) Consultant
18 92 (2.22%) C# Developer
18 92 (2.22%) React Developer
19 88 (2.12%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 618 (14.91%) REST
2 480 (11.58%) Web Services
3 473 (11.41%) HTML
4 422 (10.18%) CSS
5 394 (9.50%) .NET
5 394 (9.50%) Spring
6 372 (8.97%) AngularJS
7 360 (8.68%) RESTful
8 326 (7.86%) JSON
9 324 (7.81%) Node.js
10 285 (6.87%) XML
11 248 (5.98%) HTML5
12 214 (5.16%) SOAP
13 210 (5.07%) Hibernate
14 203 (4.90%) React
15 176 (4.25%) jQuery
16 175 (4.22%) CSS3
17 161 (3.88%) Kafka
18 154 (3.71%) Gherkin
19 143 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 391 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (7.67%) User Experience
3 150 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 136 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 124 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 120 (2.89%) Computer Science
7 94 (2.27%) Fintech
8 84 (2.03%) iPad
9 81 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 74 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 69 (1.66%) Data Centre
12 55 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 53 (1.28%) Virtual Team
13 53 (1.28%) Wiki
14 48 (1.16%) Algorithms
15 44 (1.06%) Fixed Income
16 41 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 33 (0.80%) PKI
18 32 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 739 (17.82%) Linux
2 385 (9.29%) Unix
3 293 (7.07%) Windows
4 179 (4.32%) Android
5 177 (4.27%) Apple iOS
6 118 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (1.71%) CentOS
8 62 (1.50%) Windows Server
9 55 (1.33%) VMS
10 39 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 36 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.36%) Solaris
14 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.24%) Debian
17 7 (0.17%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.12%) zOS
19 3 (0.072%) Nucleus RTOS
19 3 (0.072%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,889 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1,304 (31.45%) Scrum
3 995 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 966 (23.30%) DevOps
5 750 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
6 723 (17.44%) TDD
7 556 (13.41%) BDD
8 537 (12.95%) Kanban
9 504 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
10 493 (11.89%) Microservices
11 428 (10.32%) User Stories
12 369 (8.90%) SDLC
13 327 (7.89%) Configuration Management
14 321 (7.74%) E-Commerce
15 315 (7.60%) Project Management
16 309 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 277 (6.68%) OO
18 269 (6.49%) Software Engineering
18 269 (6.49%) Waterfall
19 259 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1,275 (30.75%) Java
2 845 (20.38%) SQL
3 793 (19.13%) JavaScript
4 613 (14.79%) Python
5 437 (10.54%) C#
6 236 (5.69%) Bash Shell
7 229 (5.52%) Java 8
8 216 (5.21%) Ruby
9 150 (3.62%) Groovy
10 149 (3.59%) Scala
11 120 (2.89%) Perl
12 116 (2.80%) PL/SQL
13 112 (2.70%) PHP
14 106 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 99 (2.39%) PowerShell
16 89 (2.15%) C
17 86 (2.07%) C++
18 75 (1.81%) Go
19 61 (1.47%) ES6
20 56 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 373 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 291 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 255 (6.15%) Degree
4 130 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 91 (2.19%) ISEB
6 74 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 56 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 35 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (0.72%) AWS Certification
10 30 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 24 (0.58%) PMP
12 23 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 17 (0.41%) CCNA
16 14 (0.34%) CCNP
17 13 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (0.22%) CISSP
18 9 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 464 (11.19%) QA
2 72 (1.74%) PMO
3 46 (1.11%) GCP
4 36 (0.87%) GDPR
5 30 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 21 (0.51%) WCAG
8 18 (0.43%) SLA
9 17 (0.41%) MiFID
10 16 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
11 14 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (0.31%) PSD2
13 6 (0.14%) IFRS
13 6 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.096%) ISO 20022
14 4 (0.096%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.072%) COBIT
15 3 (0.072%) HL7
15 3 (0.072%) SEPA
System Software
1 506 (12.20%) Docker
2 84 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (0.60%) HDFS
6 22 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 10 (0.24%) Postfix
8 10 (0.24%) Squid
9 6 (0.14%) LXC
9 6 (0.14%) vCloud
9 6 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.072%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.072%) Firmware
12 3 (0.072%) NFS
Systems Management
1 369 (8.90%) Ansible
2 270 (6.51%) Puppet
3 229 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
4 205 (4.94%) Kubernetes
5 197 (4.75%) Terraform
6 66 (1.59%) HP ALM
7 58 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
8 51 (1.23%) SCCM
9 46 (1.11%) Salt
10 42 (1.01%) Kibana
11 37 (0.89%) Grafana
12 27 (0.65%) logstash
13 24 (0.58%) Packer
14 22 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
15 21 (0.51%) Graylog
15 21 (0.51%) Rancher
16 18 (0.43%) ZABBIX
17 17 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
18 16 (0.39%) Consul
19 15 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 483 (11.65%) Atlassian
2 455 (10.97%) Oracle
3 361 (8.71%) Microsoft
4 193 (4.66%) Google
5 114 (2.75%) SAP
6 107 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
7 103 (2.48%) HP
8 101 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 97 (2.34%) IBM
10 89 (2.15%) Splunk
11 79 (1.91%) Adobe
12 67 (1.62%) VMware
13 55 (1.33%) ServiceNow
13 55 (1.33%) Tableau
14 54 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
15 47 (1.13%) New Relic
16 44 (1.06%) Sybase
17 42 (1.01%) Cisco
18 39 (0.94%) Sitecore
19 33 (0.80%) MuleSoft