The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 98 142
Rank change year-on-year +27 +44  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 229 202 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 2.29% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.81% 15.56% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 134 91
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £280 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1286 1298 1228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.50% 14.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 794 747
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +18 49 £425 -5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 48 £340 +0.74% 6
Surrey +14 44 £463 -2.63% 10
West Sussex +9 28 £510 +27.50% 1
Berkshire +19 27 £431 +7.81% 15
Hampshire -2 22 £415 +3.75% 15
East Sussex -1 7 £500 +42.85% 6
Kent -12 7 £350 -5.72% 1
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South East region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 334 (70.46%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (41.77%) Java
3 174 (36.71%) Git (software)
4 153 (32.28%) Confluence
5 152 (32.07%) Test Automation
6 147 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
7 143 (30.17%) Scrum
8 120 (25.32%) Jenkins
9 97 (20.46%) REST
10 96 (20.25%) TDD
11 91 (19.20%) Web Services
12 87 (18.35%) Linux
13 83 (17.51%) SQL
14 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
15 75 (15.82%) Spring
16 74 (15.61%) Python
17 71 (14.98%) Selenium
18 70 (14.77%) Finance
19 69 (14.56%) BDD
19 69 (14.56%) DevOps
20 65 (13.71%) SOAP
21 64 (13.50%) QA
22 63 (13.29%) HP
23 61 (12.87%) Oracle
23 61 (12.87%) Ruby
24 60 (12.66%) SDLC
25 59 (12.45%) Subversion
26 57 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
27 55 (11.60%) Open Source
27 55 (11.60%) ISEB

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 153 (32.28%) Confluence
2 24 (5.06%) Apache
3 20 (4.22%) JBoss
4 14 (2.95%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.95%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.32%) OpenStack
7 10 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (1.05%) Apache Solr
11 5 (1.05%) IIS
12 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.84%) SAS
13 3 (0.63%) CMS
13 3 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.63%) LiveCycle
13 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Staffware
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.21%) Actimize
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) Primavera
5 1 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (12.03%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (2.95%) SaaS
6 13 (2.74%) OpenShift
7 12 (2.53%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.90%) GitHub
9 6 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.05%) CloudFront
10 5 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.63%) PaaS
13 2 (0.42%) Google Checkout
13 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.42%) Office 365
13 2 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.17%) Internet
2 25 (5.27%) HTTP
3 11 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.27%) Intranet
5 5 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.84%) LAN
6 4 (0.84%) LDAP
7 3 (0.63%) DNS
7 3 (0.63%) Firewall
7 3 (0.63%) NAS
8 2 (0.42%) CTI
8 2 (0.42%) VoIP
8 2 (0.42%) VPN
8 2 (0.42%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.21%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.21%) LTE
9 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.33%) MongoDB
2 28 (5.91%) Oracle Database
2 28 (5.91%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 22 (4.64%) MySQL
4 19 (4.01%) Big Data
4 19 (4.01%) SQL Server
5 14 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.32%) Redis
9 10 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.84%) DB2
12 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 174 (36.71%) Git (software)
2 120 (25.32%) Jenkins
3 71 (14.98%) Selenium
4 59 (12.45%) Subversion
5 51 (10.76%) Maven
6 48 (10.13%) Bitbucket
7 45 (9.49%) JUnit
8 34 (7.17%) Cucumber
9 27 (5.70%) Gradle
10 26 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (5.49%) WebDriver
11 19 (4.01%) Protractor
11 19 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (3.80%) Calabash
12 18 (3.80%) HP UFT
12 18 (3.80%) Mercurial
12 18 (3.80%) Mocha
13 17 (3.59%) Eclipse
14 16 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (2.95%) LoadRunner
General
1 70 (14.77%) Finance
2 33 (6.96%) Banking
2 33 (6.96%) Retail
3 14 (2.95%) Corporate Banking
4 12 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.11%) Publishing
6 8 (1.69%) Marketing
7 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.05%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (30.17%) Developer
2 94 (19.83%) Analyst
3 64 (13.50%) Java Developer
4 46 (9.70%) Test Analyst
5 43 (9.07%) Tester
6 31 (6.54%) Test Manager
7 30 (6.33%) Automation Tester
8 27 (5.70%) Scala Developer
9 26 (5.49%) Business Analyst
10 21 (4.43%) Scrum Master
11 20 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.80%) QA Tester
13 15 (3.16%) QA Automation Tester
13 15 (3.16%) Requirements Engineer
14 14 (2.95%) Automation Engineer
15 12 (2.53%) Architect
15 12 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (2.53%) Senior Developer
16 11 (2.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 10 (2.11%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (20.46%) REST
2 91 (19.20%) Web Services
3 75 (15.82%) Spring
4 65 (13.71%) SOAP
5 53 (11.18%) HTML
6 46 (9.70%) CSS
7 44 (9.28%) RESTful
8 39 (8.23%) JSON
8 39 (8.23%) XML
9 38 (8.02%) HTML5
10 37 (7.81%) AngularJS
11 32 (6.75%) Node.js
12 31 (6.54%) Spring MVC
13 28 (5.91%) Play Framework
14 27 (5.70%) Ajax
14 27 (5.70%) CSS3
14 27 (5.70%) Django
14 27 (5.70%) Ruby on Rails
15 25 (5.27%) Hibernate
16 23 (4.85%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.01%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.38%) User Experience
4 7 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (1.48%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.84%) Replication
7 4 (0.84%) Semantic Web
8 3 (0.63%) IVR
8 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Wiki
9 2 (0.42%) Handset
9 2 (0.42%) iPad
9 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.35%) Linux
2 44 (9.28%) Windows
3 33 (6.96%) Unix
4 17 (3.59%) Android
5 16 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.32%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.69%) CentOS
9 7 (1.48%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.05%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.63%) zOS
12 1 (0.21%) Debian
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (70.46%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (32.07%) Test Automation
3 147 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
4 143 (30.17%) Scrum
5 96 (20.25%) TDD
6 69 (14.56%) BDD
6 69 (14.56%) DevOps
7 60 (12.66%) SDLC
8 55 (11.60%) Open Source
9 50 (10.55%) MVC
10 49 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 48 (10.13%) Configuration Management
11 48 (10.13%) Test Strategy
12 43 (9.07%) Coaching
13 42 (8.86%) Process Improvement
14 40 (8.44%) Defect Management
15 38 (8.02%) SOA
16 37 (7.81%) Functional Testing
16 37 (7.81%) Regression Testing
16 37 (7.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 198 (41.77%) Java
2 83 (17.51%) SQL
3 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
4 74 (15.61%) Python
5 61 (12.87%) Ruby
6 42 (8.86%) C#
7 34 (7.17%) Scala
8 23 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 17 (3.59%) C++
9 17 (3.59%) Groovy
10 14 (2.95%) VB
11 13 (2.74%) PHP
12 8 (1.69%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.48%) C
14 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.42%) ES6
16 2 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 55 (11.60%) ISEB
2 50 (10.55%) ISTQB
3 43 (9.07%) Degree
4 23 (4.85%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.63%) APMG
10 3 (0.63%) MCSD
10 3 (0.63%) PMP
11 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.42%) HNC
11 2 (0.42%) HND
11 2 (0.42%) MCSA
11 2 (0.42%) MCSE
11 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (13.50%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) PMO
3 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.21%) MISRA
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (9.07%) Docker
2 6 (1.27%) Varnish
2 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.05%) XenServer
4 3 (0.63%) KVM
4 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.63%) vSphere
5 2 (0.42%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.21%) iptables
6 1 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 32 (6.75%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (6.54%) Ansible
3 24 (5.06%) Puppet
4 12 (2.53%) Consul
4 12 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.53%) Terraform
5 7 (1.48%) Pingdom
6 6 (1.27%) Kibana
6 6 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.05%) logstash
7 5 (1.05%) Rsyslog
8 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.63%) SELinux
10 2 (0.42%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.42%) Nagios
10 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.21%) Oozie
11 1 (0.21%) SCCM
11 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (13.29%) HP
2 61 (12.87%) Oracle
3 46 (9.70%) Atlassian
4 31 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.91%) Google
6 21 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (4.22%) CA Agile Central
8 17 (3.59%) CA
9 13 (2.74%) Talend
10 11 (2.32%) Adobe
11 10 (2.11%) SAP
12 9 (1.90%) IBM
12 9 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.69%) AppDynamics
14 7 (1.48%) VMware
15 6 (1.27%) Citrix
15 6 (1.27%) hybris
15 6 (1.27%) PagerDuty
15 6 (1.27%) Splunk
16 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds
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