Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 65 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 +51 +45
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4058 3247 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.31% 3.36% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.96% 20.29% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2870 2100 1385
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £310 £306 £272
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 18 23
England median hourly rate £37.50 £39.44 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +0.17% -2.79%
10th Percentile £26.00 £30.88 £21.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £49.88 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.75% -1.58% -0.62%

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 17675 16002 14997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 16.56% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12386 10854 10083
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £603 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 231 287
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.15 £23.90
90th Percentile £59.63 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 2306 £500 +5.26% 195
South East +19 628 £450 +12.50% 74
North of England +45 485 £430 +1.18% 93
East of England +32 265 £418 -7.22% 29
North West +44 236 £430 +7.50% 55
Midlands +7 230 £420 +5.00% 40
Yorkshire +27 201 £450 +4.65% 25
West Midlands +8 162 £425 +6.25% 27
South West +22 141 £420 -4.00% 35
North East +60 64 £500 +17.65% 13
East Midlands +5 63 £400 +6.67% 13
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2688 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1716 (42.29%) Confluence
3 1395 (34.38%) Java
4 1307 (32.21%) Scrum
5 1265 (31.17%) Git (software)
6 1187 (29.25%) Jenkins
7 981 (24.17%) Test Automation
8 879 (21.66%) DevOps
9 859 (21.17%) TDD
10 847 (20.87%) SQL
11 840 (20.70%) Finance
12 792 (19.52%) Linux
13 723 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
14 719 (17.72%) BDD
15 636 (15.67%) JavaScript
16 603 (14.86%) REST
17 569 (14.02%) Docker
18 548 (13.50%) Python
19 542 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
20 525 (12.94%) Banking
21 520 (12.81%) HTML
22 495 (12.20%) Spring
23 480 (11.83%) Web Services
24 479 (11.80%) Kanban
25 468 (11.53%) Cucumber
26 462 (11.38%) Selenium
27 456 (11.24%) Atlassian
28 448 (11.04%) Microservices
29 446 (10.99%) Oracle
30 438 (10.79%) Maven

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 1716 (42.29%) Confluence
2 152 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 139 (3.43%) Apache
4 133 (3.28%) CMS
5 110 (2.71%) Apache Spark
6 109 (2.69%) SharePoint
7 98 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 91 (2.24%) Apache Solr
8 91 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (2.17%) JBoss
10 77 (1.90%) OpenStack
11 75 (1.85%) WebSphere
12 65 (1.60%) nginx
13 56 (1.38%) IIS
14 53 (1.31%) WildFly
15 52 (1.28%) WebLogic
16 43 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 40 (0.99%) Drupal
18 34 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
19 21 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 104 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 83 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
4 78 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.40%) Photoshop
6 43 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.86%) HipChat
8 21 (0.52%) InVision
9 20 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.30%) Flinto
11 11 (0.27%) InDesign
12 9 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (0.17%) Mingle
15 5 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.099%) LaTeX
17 3 (0.074%) Camtasia
18 2 (0.049%) SPSS
19 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
19 1 (0.025%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 30 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
2 19 (0.47%) Magento
2 19 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.47%) Temenos T24
3 18 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 14 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.20%) Lawson
8 7 (0.17%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.12%) Kondor
9 5 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.12%) Maximo
9 5 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 542 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 283 (6.97%) GitHub
3 200 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 136 (3.35%) Slack
5 94 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
6 73 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 73 (1.80%) SaaS
7 65 (1.60%) npm
8 63 (1.55%) PaaS
9 60 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 55 (1.36%) Serverless
11 53 (1.31%) IaaS
12 51 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
13 46 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 46 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 45 (1.11%) Trello
15 42 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
16 37 (0.91%) OpenShift
17 28 (0.69%) CloudFront
18 27 (0.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 150 (3.70%) HTTP
2 70 (1.72%) Internet
3 61 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 59 (1.45%) Firewall
4 59 (1.45%) Kerberos
5 52 (1.28%) SMS
6 50 (1.23%) DNS
7 37 (0.91%) Bluetooth
8 34 (0.84%) LDAP
9 31 (0.76%) SSL
10 28 (0.69%) Network Security
11 19 (0.47%) SSH
12 17 (0.42%) VPN
13 15 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
13 15 (0.37%) OpenVPN
14 14 (0.34%) WAN
15 13 (0.32%) LAN
16 12 (0.30%) DHCP
17 10 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
18 9 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (7.10%) Hadoop
2 277 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
3 246 (6.06%) Big Data
4 243 (5.99%) SQL Server
5 240 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 239 (5.89%) MySQL
7 224 (5.52%) Relational Database
8 214 (5.27%) NoSQL
9 135 (3.33%) HBase
10 123 (3.03%) Oracle Database
11 114 (2.81%) RDBMS
12 75 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
13 66 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
14 62 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 54 (1.33%) DB2
16 50 (1.23%) Redis
17 43 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 41 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
19 31 (0.76%) Endeca
20 26 (0.64%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1265 (31.17%) Git (software)
2 1187 (29.25%) Jenkins
3 468 (11.53%) Cucumber
4 462 (11.38%) Selenium
5 438 (10.79%) Maven
6 367 (9.04%) JUnit
7 295 (7.27%) Bitbucket
8 278 (6.85%) Subversion
9 274 (6.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 226 (5.57%) TeamCity
11 202 (4.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 158 (3.89%) WebDriver
13 148 (3.65%) Gradle
14 146 (3.60%) Mockito
14 146 (3.60%) SonarQube
15 138 (3.40%) SoapUI
16 137 (3.38%) IntelliJ
17 125 (3.08%) Vagrant
18 117 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
19 108 (2.66%) JMeter
General
1 840 (20.70%) Finance
2 525 (12.94%) Banking
3 233 (5.74%) Retail
4 163 (4.02%) Investment Banking
5 118 (2.91%) Marketing
6 99 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 72 (1.77%) Front Office
8 62 (1.53%) Retail Banking
9 61 (1.50%) Games
9 61 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.38%) Publishing
11 52 (1.28%) Electronics
12 49 (1.21%) Back Office
13 48 (1.18%) Financial Institution
14 41 (1.01%) Legal
15 31 (0.76%) Law
16 27 (0.67%) Automotive
17 19 (0.47%) Advertising
18 17 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
19 16 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1276 (31.44%) Developer
2 714 (17.59%) Analyst
3 446 (10.99%) Java Developer
4 373 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 322 (7.93%) Business Analyst
6 267 (6.58%) Tester
7 246 (6.06%) Test Analyst
8 179 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 178 (4.39%) Scrum Master
10 142 (3.50%) Project Manager
11 134 (3.30%) Architect
12 125 (3.08%) Consultant
13 114 (2.81%) Automation Tester
14 98 (2.41%) Test Engineer
15 93 (2.29%) Software Engineer
16 88 (2.17%) Software Developer
17 86 (2.12%) Agile Business Analyst
18 80 (1.97%) Angular Developer
19 79 (1.95%) AWS Engineer
20 78 (1.92%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (14.86%) REST
2 520 (12.81%) HTML
3 495 (12.20%) Spring
4 480 (11.83%) Web Services
5 430 (10.60%) CSS
6 424 (10.45%) RESTful
7 332 (8.18%) .NET
8 326 (8.03%) Node.js
9 323 (7.96%) AngularJS
10 317 (7.81%) JSON
11 308 (7.59%) HTML5
12 291 (7.17%) XML
13 243 (5.99%) SOAP
14 228 (5.62%) CSS3
15 216 (5.32%) Hibernate
16 181 (4.46%) Spring Boot
17 166 (4.09%) J2EE
18 151 (3.72%) jQuery
19 146 (3.60%) React
20 144 (3.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 312 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (6.16%) User Experience
3 148 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 139 (3.43%) Mobile App
5 115 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 95 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 93 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
8 88 (2.17%) Algorithms
9 87 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 78 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 76 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 60 (1.48%) iPad
13 56 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 52 (1.28%) Derivative
15 48 (1.18%) Credit Risk
16 45 (1.11%) Market Risk
17 43 (1.06%) Fixed Income
18 42 (1.03%) Fintech
19 40 (0.99%) STB
20 39 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 792 (19.52%) Linux
2 376 (9.27%) Unix
3 331 (8.16%) Windows
4 180 (4.44%) Android
5 175 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 146 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (1.95%) Windows Server
8 57 (1.40%) VMS
9 53 (1.31%) CentOS
10 33 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 32 (0.79%) Ubuntu
12 31 (0.76%) Solaris
13 17 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.27%) Debian
14 11 (0.27%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.17%) Fedora
15 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.099%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.074%) AIX
17 3 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2688 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1307 (32.21%) Scrum
3 981 (24.17%) Test Automation
4 879 (21.66%) DevOps
5 859 (21.17%) TDD
6 723 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
7 719 (17.72%) BDD
8 479 (11.80%) Kanban
9 448 (11.04%) Microservices
10 408 (10.05%) User Stories
11 374 (9.22%) SDLC
12 351 (8.65%) Configuration Management
13 334 (8.23%) Open Source
14 319 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 293 (7.22%) User Acceptance Testing
16 286 (7.05%) OO
17 282 (6.95%) Project Management
18 275 (6.78%) MVC
19 263 (6.48%) Test Scripting
20 261 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1395 (34.38%) Java
2 847 (20.87%) SQL
3 636 (15.67%) JavaScript
4 548 (13.50%) Python
5 307 (7.57%) C#
6 236 (5.82%) Ruby
7 214 (5.27%) Bash Shell
8 134 (3.30%) Scala
9 127 (3.13%) Shell Script
10 122 (3.01%) Groovy
11 118 (2.91%) Perl
12 111 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 102 (2.51%) PHP
14 86 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 81 (2.00%) C++
16 77 (1.90%) Apple Swift
17 68 (1.68%) Objective-C
18 63 (1.55%) C
19 50 (1.23%) JPQL
19 50 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 382 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 268 (6.60%) SC Cleared
3 257 (6.33%) Degree
4 127 (3.13%) ISEB
5 124 (3.06%) ISTQB
6 65 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 61 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 61 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 45 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 31 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 25 (0.62%) PMP
11 15 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 12 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 12 (0.30%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 9 (0.22%) CISSP
14 9 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.15%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (10.52%) QA
2 48 (1.18%) PMO
3 35 (0.86%) MiFID
4 28 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.42%) GDPR
7 15 (0.37%) GCP
8 13 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.32%) SLA
9 12 (0.30%) GPG13
9 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.27%) COBIT
10 11 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.22%) WCAG
12 4 (0.099%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.099%) PSD2
13 3 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.074%) EMIR
13 3 (0.074%) HL7
14 2 (0.049%) Basel II
System Software
1 569 (14.02%) Docker
2 59 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 59 (1.45%) HDFS
3 40 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 39 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.44%) vCloud
7 17 (0.42%) Xen
8 15 (0.37%) Postfix
8 15 (0.37%) Squid
9 13 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.22%) Firmware
11 8 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.15%) LXC
13 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.12%) Varnish
15 3 (0.074%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 403 (9.93%) Ansible
2 329 (8.11%) Puppet
3 212 (5.22%) Terraform
4 208 (5.13%) Kubernetes
5 191 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
6 157 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
7 60 (1.48%) ZABBIX
8 56 (1.38%) Nagios
9 42 (1.03%) Kibana
10 39 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
11 38 (0.94%) logstash
11 38 (0.94%) Rancher
12 28 (0.69%) Salt
13 21 (0.52%) Ambari
13 21 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 21 (0.52%) SCCM
14 20 (0.49%) Mesos
15 14 (0.34%) Packer
15 14 (0.34%) Rsyslog
15 14 (0.34%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 456 (11.24%) Atlassian
2 446 (10.99%) Oracle
3 282 (6.95%) Microsoft
4 168 (4.14%) HP
5 148 (3.65%) Google
6 127 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 127 (3.13%) SAP
7 105 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 96 (2.37%) IBM
9 91 (2.24%) Adobe
10 83 (2.05%) VMware
11 81 (2.00%) Splunk
12 59 (1.45%) hybris
13 54 (1.33%) AppDynamics
14 44 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
15 41 (1.01%) ServiceNow
16 38 (0.94%) Sybase
17 34 (0.84%) New Relic
18 32 (0.79%) Cloudera
19 31 (0.76%) Bloomberg