Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 November 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 > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 69 47
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22 +74
Contract jobs citing JIRA 227 141 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.28% 2.81% 3.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.16% 16.73% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 79 81
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.27%
10th Percentile £313 £262 £218
90th Percentile £538 £533 £450
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £44.27 - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +18.67% -4.75% -1.58%

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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,073 843 708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.22% 16.77% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 520 414
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £285 £270 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 10
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.34% +0.91% +6.49%
10th Percentile £29.15 £31.38 £14.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in Scotland

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in Scotland

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in Scotland

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in Scotland

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Edinburgh +16 114 £438 +12.90% 18
Glasgow +4 90 £425 +6.25% 9
Dundee - 11 £325 - 2
West Lothian +7 2 - -
Moray +1 1 £470 -3.59%
Highlands - 1 £213 -
Fife - 1 £475 - 2
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 154 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (37.00%) Java
3 78 (34.36%) Confluence
4 77 (33.92%) Git (software)
5 76 (33.48%) Test Automation
6 69 (30.40%) Jenkins
7 53 (23.35%) Scrum
8 50 (22.03%) Banking
9 48 (21.15%) SQL
10 46 (20.26%) Finance
11 43 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (17.62%) Selenium
13 38 (16.74%) JavaScript
14 36 (15.86%) Microsoft
15 35 (15.42%) OO
16 34 (14.98%) Web Services
17 33 (14.54%) Oracle
17 33 (14.54%) Spring
18 32 (14.10%) DevOps
19 31 (13.66%) Kanban
20 30 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (13.22%) HTML
21 29 (12.78%) REST
21 29 (12.78%) AngularJS
22 28 (12.33%) Spring Boot
22 28 (12.33%) C#
22 28 (12.33%) TDD
23 27 (11.89%) JUnit
23 27 (11.89%) CSS
23 27 (11.89%) Microservices

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 78 (34.36%) Confluence
2 19 (8.37%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.64%) JBoss
6 5 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.20%) WildFly
7 4 (1.76%) Apache
8 3 (1.32%) CMS
8 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.44%) GemFire
9 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 16 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (1.32%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.88%) InVision
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.88%) Simulink
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) assyst
1 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.32%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.88%) IaaS
7 2 (0.88%) SaaS
7 2 (0.88%) Serverless
7 2 (0.88%) Yarn
8 1 (0.44%) Firebase
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Office 365
8 1 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.88%) Calico
3 2 (0.88%) DNS
3 2 (0.88%) Internet
3 2 (0.88%) LAN
3 2 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (0.88%) WAN
3 2 (0.88%) Wireless
3 2 (0.88%) WLAN
4 1 (0.44%) DHCP
4 1 (0.44%) MQTT
4 1 (0.44%) Network Security
4 1 (0.44%) Skype
4 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.73%) DB2
2 13 (5.73%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.96%) SQLite
5 7 (3.08%) Big Data
5 7 (3.08%) MariaDB
5 7 (3.08%) MySQL
5 7 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.08%) Pentaho
5 7 (3.08%) Redis
6 6 (2.64%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.20%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.88%) DataStax
9 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 77 (33.92%) Git (software)
2 69 (30.40%) Jenkins
3 40 (17.62%) Selenium
4 27 (11.89%) JUnit
5 25 (11.01%) Bitbucket
5 25 (11.01%) Cucumber
6 20 (8.81%) Maven
7 17 (7.49%) TeamCity
8 15 (6.61%) JMeter
9 14 (6.17%) FitNesse
10 12 (5.29%) SoapUI
11 11 (4.85%) Ant
11 11 (4.85%) Subversion
12 10 (4.41%) Eclipse
12 10 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (3.96%) CocoaPods
13 9 (3.96%) JIRA Agile
13 9 (3.96%) Xcode
14 8 (3.52%) FishEye
14 8 (3.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 50 (22.03%) Banking
2 46 (20.26%) Finance
3 4 (1.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Games
5 2 (0.88%) Avionics
5 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.88%) Marketing
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (39.21%) Developer
2 49 (21.59%) Analyst
3 41 (18.06%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 20 (8.81%) Test Analyst
6 19 (8.37%) Business Analyst
7 16 (7.05%) Tester
8 13 (5.73%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Automation Tester
9 11 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.85%) React Developer
10 9 (3.96%) iOS Developer
11 8 (3.52%) Agile Business Analyst
11 8 (3.52%) Lead Business Analyst
12 7 (3.08%) DBA
12 7 (3.08%) Mobile Developer
13 6 (2.64%) Applications Developer
13 6 (2.64%) Service Analyst
13 6 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.98%) Web Services
2 33 (14.54%) Spring
3 30 (13.22%) HTML
4 29 (12.78%) AngularJS
4 29 (12.78%) REST
5 28 (12.33%) Spring Boot
6 27 (11.89%) CSS
7 25 (11.01%) React
8 20 (8.81%) Node.js
8 20 (8.81%) RESTful
9 17 (7.49%) HTML5
10 16 (7.05%) Enzyme
10 16 (7.05%) Jest
10 16 (7.05%) JSON
10 16 (7.05%) Redux
10 16 (7.05%) SOAP
11 14 (6.17%) .NET
11 14 (6.17%) CSS3
11 14 (6.17%) Hibernate
12 13 (5.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.49%) User Experience
2 11 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.52%) Private Cloud
4 7 (3.08%) Cloud Native
4 7 (3.08%) Clustering
4 7 (3.08%) Fintech
4 7 (3.08%) Replication
5 6 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.76%) DataPower
7 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) iPad
8 2 (0.88%) iPhone
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.57%) Linux
2 17 (7.49%) Windows
3 14 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.29%) Unix
5 4 (1.76%) Android
5 4 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.88%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Solaris
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (33.48%) Test Automation
3 53 (23.35%) Scrum
4 43 (18.94%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (15.42%) OO
6 32 (14.10%) DevOps
7 31 (13.66%) Kanban
8 28 (12.33%) TDD
9 27 (11.89%) Microservices
10 26 (11.45%) Analytics
11 24 (10.57%) BDD
12 23 (10.13%) Web Development
13 22 (9.69%) Software Engineering
14 21 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (8.37%) ETL
15 19 (8.37%) User Stories
16 18 (7.93%) OOP
16 18 (7.93%) Regression Testing
17 17 (7.49%) Business Analysis
18 15 (6.61%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 84 (37.00%) Java
2 48 (21.15%) SQL
3 38 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.33%) C#
5 20 (8.81%) Python
6 15 (6.61%) ES6
7 10 (4.41%) R
8 9 (3.96%) Apple Swift
8 9 (3.96%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.96%) Groovy
8 9 (3.96%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.20%) Java 8
10 5 (2.20%) Ruby
11 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.32%) Scala
11 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.88%) C++
12 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (5.29%) ISTQB
2 11 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (3.08%) Degree
3 7 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.76%) ISEB
5 2 (0.88%) PhD
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.81%) QA
2 7 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.32%) PMO
4 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 22 (9.69%) Docker
2 4 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.32%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (6.17%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.96%) Puppet
3 7 (3.08%) SCCM
4 6 (2.64%) Ansible
5 5 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.76%) Terraform
7 3 (1.32%) Packer
8 2 (0.88%) DameWare
8 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 36 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.54%) Oracle
3 14 (6.17%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.41%) Apple
4 10 (4.41%) Google
5 9 (3.96%) IBM
6 5 (2.20%) Adobe
7 4 (1.76%) Splunk
8 3 (1.32%) Twitter
9 2 (0.88%) Acronis
9 2 (0.88%) HP
9 2 (0.88%) Omniture
9 2 (0.88%) Planview
10 1 (0.44%) CA
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix
10 1 (0.44%) Informatica
10 1 (0.44%) Pega
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.44%) Sencha