Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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 > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 48 134
Rank change year-on-year -21 +86 +4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 131 200 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.70% 4.07% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.47% 24.72% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 100 30
Scotland median daily rate £388 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -10.26%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £212
90th Percentile £522 £475 £470
UK median daily rate £465 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +6.29% +9.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.91% +44.74%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% -1.23%

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 847 809 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.45% 16.45% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 472 363
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £257 £260
90th Percentile £538 £475 £460
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 25
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +5.25% +6.26%
10th Percentile £37.73 £14.00 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.70 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +3.17%

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 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
Edinburgh -40 73 £375 -2.28% 6
Glasgow -1 53 £400 +12.68% 8
Moray - 1 £488 -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 90 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.17%) Java
3 42 (32.06%) Confluence
4 40 (30.53%) Test Automation
5 38 (29.01%) Finance
6 37 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (26.72%) Python
8 34 (25.95%) Linux
9 33 (25.19%) Jenkins
10 32 (24.43%) Git (software)
11 26 (19.85%) SQL
12 25 (19.08%) Scrum
13 23 (17.56%) QA
13 23 (17.56%) DevOps
14 21 (16.03%) Web Services
15 20 (15.27%) Ansible
16 19 (14.50%) SDLC
16 19 (14.50%) User Stories
16 19 (14.50%) BDD
16 19 (14.50%) Business Analysis
17 18 (13.74%) Banking
17 18 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
18 17 (12.98%) Puppet
18 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (12.98%) TeamCity
18 17 (12.98%) Unix
19 16 (12.21%) Perl
20 15 (11.45%) Cucumber
21 14 (10.69%) Selenium

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 42 (32.06%) Confluence
2 13 (9.92%) CMS
3 12 (9.16%) Apache Spark
3 12 (9.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (6.11%) JBoss
5 4 (3.05%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.29%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.76%) Drupal
8 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.87%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Lucidchart
2 5 (3.82%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.05%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (2.29%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.29%) Serverless
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.76%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) DNS
1 12 (9.16%) Firewall
2 4 (3.05%) SMS
3 3 (2.29%) Internet
4 2 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Big Data
2 12 (9.16%) Parquet
3 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.76%) Power BI
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (25.19%) Jenkins
2 32 (24.43%) Git (software)
3 17 (12.98%) TeamCity
4 15 (11.45%) Cucumber
5 14 (10.69%) Selenium
6 12 (9.16%) Appium
6 12 (9.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (9.16%) Axure RP
6 12 (9.16%) Subversion
7 10 (7.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 10 (7.63%) SpecFlow
7 10 (7.63%) Zephyr
8 9 (6.87%) Maven
9 8 (6.11%) Artifactory
9 8 (6.11%) Bitbucket
9 8 (6.11%) Calabash
9 8 (6.11%) Gatling
9 8 (6.11%) JBehave
9 8 (6.11%) JMeter
9 8 (6.11%) JUnit
General
1 38 (29.01%) Finance
2 18 (13.74%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Law
4 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Front Office
5 2 (1.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (46.56%) Analyst
2 33 (25.19%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.32%) Business Analyst
4 19 (14.50%) Developer
5 15 (11.45%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Test Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Digital Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Digital Business Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Splunk Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (6.11%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (6.11%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.34%) Technical Test Analyst
12 5 (3.82%) Agile Coach
12 5 (3.82%) Tester
13 4 (3.05%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (3.05%) Android Developer
13 4 (3.05%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.03%) Web Services
2 13 (9.92%) REST
3 12 (9.16%) Grok
3 12 (9.16%) Kafka
4 11 (8.40%) Regular Expression
5 10 (7.63%) HTML
6 9 (6.87%) SOAP
7 7 (5.34%) CSS
8 6 (4.58%) HTML5
9 5 (3.82%) .NET
9 5 (3.82%) J2EE
9 5 (3.82%) JSON
9 5 (3.82%) Spring
9 5 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (3.05%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.05%) JMS
10 4 (3.05%) React
10 4 (3.05%) XSLT
11 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.16%) User Experience
3 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.05%) PMI
5 3 (2.29%) STB
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.53%) DataPower
6 2 (1.53%) Equities
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.95%) Linux
2 17 (12.98%) Unix
3 4 (3.05%) Android
3 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.53%) Windows
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (68.70%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.53%) Test Automation
3 37 (28.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (19.08%) Scrum
5 23 (17.56%) DevOps
6 19 (14.50%) BDD
6 19 (14.50%) Business Analysis
6 19 (14.50%) SDLC
6 19 (14.50%) User Stories
7 18 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
8 14 (10.69%) Content Management
9 13 (9.92%) Analytics
9 13 (9.92%) Configuration Management
9 13 (9.92%) Kanban
9 13 (9.92%) Manual Testing
10 12 (9.16%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (9.16%) Data Modelling
10 12 (9.16%) SIEM
10 12 (9.16%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 50 (38.17%) Java
2 35 (26.72%) Python
3 26 (19.85%) SQL
4 16 (12.21%) Perl
5 12 (9.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.16%) C#
6 10 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.11%) Ruby
8 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.05%) PHP
9 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.76%) Dart
11 1 (0.76%) ES6
11 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.76%) VB
11 1 (0.76%) VB6
11 1 (0.76%) XPath
11 1 (0.76%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) CEH
1 12 (9.16%) CISSP
1 12 (9.16%) SANS
2 6 (4.58%) Degree
3 4 (3.05%) ISEB
3 4 (3.05%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.76%) RHCE
6 1 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.56%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.76%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
1 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (15.27%) Ansible
2 17 (12.98%) Puppet
3 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (3.05%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.05%) Salt
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 12 (9.16%) Sitecore
1 12 (9.16%) Splunk
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.58%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.05%) CA
5 3 (2.29%) HP
5 3 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (2.29%) Oracle
6 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.53%) Teradata
7 1 (0.76%) Pega
7 1 (0.76%) RedGate
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Telerik