Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 72 58
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14 +76
Contract jobs citing JIRA 228 130 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.27% 2.74% 3.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.07% 15.74% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 79 96
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +1.40%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £218
90th Percentile £542 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £451 £430
% change year-on-year -0.11% +4.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £44.27 - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £44.27 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.68% +1.60% -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 1,033 826 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.36% 17.43% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 512 469
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £284 £282 £255
90th Percentile £556 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Scotland median hourly rate £39.00 £43.39 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.12% +8.48% +2.56%
10th Percentile £29.00 £37.95 £14.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +29 140 £425 +13.48% 27
Glasgow +3 69 £413 +3.13% 15
Dundee - 6 £133 - 4
West Lothian - 2 - -
Moray +1 1 £470 -3.59%
Highlands - 1 £213 -
Stirling - 1 £313 -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 158 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (41.23%) Confluence
3 89 (39.04%) Java
4 67 (29.39%) Scrum
5 65 (28.51%) Banking
6 60 (26.32%) Git (software)
7 59 (25.88%) Test Automation
8 51 (22.37%) SQL
9 50 (21.93%) Finance
9 50 (21.93%) Jenkins
10 41 (17.98%) Kanban
11 39 (17.11%) Oracle
12 38 (16.67%) DevOps
13 36 (15.79%) REST
13 36 (15.79%) Spring
14 32 (14.04%) Selenium
15 31 (13.60%) JavaScript
15 31 (13.60%) Microservices
16 30 (13.16%) AngularJS
16 30 (13.16%) Web Services
17 28 (12.28%) Bitbucket
18 26 (11.40%) Cucumber
18 26 (11.40%) OO
19 25 (10.96%) TDD
19 25 (10.96%) Hibernate
19 25 (10.96%) Node.js
19 25 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (10.53%) Linux
20 24 (10.53%) JUnit
20 24 (10.53%) C#

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 94 (41.23%) Confluence
2 11 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.51%) JBoss
4 7 (3.07%) Apache
4 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.07%) WildFly
5 6 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (2.19%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.88%) CMS
9 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.44%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) GemFire
10 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (3.07%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.32%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.88%) InVision
4 2 (0.88%) Simulink
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.44%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 22 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.32%) BrowserStack
3 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.32%) GitHub
4 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.88%) Office 365
5 1 (0.44%) Firebase
5 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.44%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Route 53
5 1 (0.44%) Trello
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.26%) HTTP
2 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.88%) DHCP
3 2 (0.88%) DNS
3 2 (0.88%) Firewall
3 2 (0.88%) LAN
3 2 (0.88%) Skype
3 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.88%) WAN
3 2 (0.88%) Wireless
3 2 (0.88%) WLAN
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.44%) MPLS
4 1 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.46%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.70%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.82%) MySQL
3 11 (4.82%) Pentaho
4 10 (4.39%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.95%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.51%) Big Data
6 8 (3.51%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.51%) SQLite
7 7 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.63%) DB2
8 6 (2.63%) MariaDB
8 6 (2.63%) Redis
9 3 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 60 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 50 (21.93%) Jenkins
3 32 (14.04%) Selenium
4 28 (12.28%) Bitbucket
5 26 (11.40%) Cucumber
6 24 (10.53%) JUnit
7 20 (8.77%) Maven
7 20 (8.77%) TeamCity
8 15 (6.58%) JMeter
9 13 (5.70%) Subversion
10 12 (5.26%) Ant
11 11 (4.82%) Artifactory
11 11 (4.82%) SoapUI
12 10 (4.39%) Eclipse
12 10 (4.39%) JIRA Agile
13 9 (3.95%) Xcode
14 8 (3.51%) CocoaPods
14 8 (3.51%) FishEye
14 8 (3.51%) IntelliJ
14 8 (3.51%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (28.51%) Banking
2 50 (21.93%) Finance
3 11 (4.82%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.07%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.75%) Games
5 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.88%) Avionics
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (32.02%) Developer
2 45 (19.74%) Analyst
3 35 (15.35%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.77%) Test Analyst
5 17 (7.46%) Scrum Master
5 17 (7.46%) Tester
6 15 (6.58%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.70%) Automation Test Analyst
7 13 (5.70%) Automation Tester
7 13 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.39%) Agile Coach
9 9 (3.95%) iOS Developer
10 8 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
10 8 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (3.51%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.51%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) DBA
11 6 (2.63%) Java Engineer
11 6 (2.63%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.63%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.79%) REST
1 36 (15.79%) Spring
2 30 (13.16%) AngularJS
2 30 (13.16%) Web Services
3 25 (10.96%) Hibernate
3 25 (10.96%) Node.js
4 19 (8.33%) JSON
5 18 (7.89%) HTML
5 18 (7.89%) SOAP
5 18 (7.89%) XML
6 17 (7.46%) RESTful
7 16 (7.02%) CSS
7 16 (7.02%) J2EE
8 13 (5.70%) Spring Boot
9 12 (5.26%) .NET
9 12 (5.26%) HTML5
9 12 (5.26%) JPA
10 10 (4.39%) CSS3
10 10 (4.39%) jQuery
11 9 (3.95%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.02%) User Experience
2 14 (6.14%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.95%) iPad
5 7 (3.07%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.07%) Clustering
5 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.07%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.63%) Replication
7 5 (2.19%) DataPower
7 5 (2.19%) Fintech
8 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.75%) Wiki
9 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.88%) iPhone
10 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.53%) Linux
2 19 (8.33%) Unix
3 17 (7.46%) Windows
4 15 (6.58%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.75%) Android
6 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.88%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) AIX
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (69.30%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (29.39%) Scrum
3 59 (25.88%) Test Automation
4 41 (17.98%) Kanban
5 38 (16.67%) DevOps
6 31 (13.60%) Microservices
7 26 (11.40%) OO
8 25 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (10.96%) TDD
9 23 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (10.09%) Web Development
10 22 (9.65%) BDD
11 20 (8.77%) User Stories
12 16 (7.02%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.02%) Test Strategy
13 15 (6.58%) Analytics
14 14 (6.14%) Functional Testing
14 14 (6.14%) SOA
14 14 (6.14%) Software Engineering
15 13 (5.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.04%) Java
2 51 (22.37%) SQL
3 31 (13.60%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.53%) C#
5 21 (9.21%) Python
6 10 (4.39%) R
7 9 (3.95%) Apple Swift
7 9 (3.95%) Objective-C
8 8 (3.51%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.07%) Groovy
10 6 (2.63%) Java 8
10 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.19%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.32%) Ruby
12 3 (1.32%) Scala
13 2 (0.88%) C++
13 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.88%) Perl
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.82%) ISTQB
1 11 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (2.63%) Degree
2 6 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.75%) ISEB
4 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.09%) QA
2 8 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.75%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.88%) PMO
4 2 (0.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 16 (7.02%) Docker
2 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) Firmware
4 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.44%) HDFS
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) XenApp
4 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) Ansible
1 12 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.39%) Puppet
3 8 (3.51%) SCCM
4 7 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle Flashback
5 4 (1.75%) Packer
5 4 (1.75%) Terraform
6 3 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.88%) DameWare
7 2 (0.88%) Salt
8 1 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 39 (17.11%) Oracle
2 23 (10.09%) Atlassian
3 20 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.82%) IBM
5 9 (3.95%) Google
5 9 (3.95%) Splunk
6 8 (3.51%) Apple
7 5 (2.19%) Adobe
8 4 (1.75%) HP
9 3 (1.32%) CA
9 3 (1.32%) Twitter
10 2 (0.88%) Acronis
10 2 (0.88%) Citrix
10 2 (0.88%) Omniture
10 2 (0.88%) Pega
10 2 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.44%) Informatica
11 1 (0.44%) Tableau