Period
to 21 September 2019

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 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 59 61
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 +33
Contract jobs citing JIRA 679 645 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.74% 3.90% 3.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.69% 20.93% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 348 360
South East median daily rate £428 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -0.58% +4.27%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £302
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +3.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £51.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.52% +8.95% +20.65%
10th Percentile £12.69 £40.08 £32.20
90th Percentile £35.51 £56.50 £53.93
England median hourly rate £36.63 £44.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.00% +10.31% -5.88%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,452 3,082 2,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.10% 18.63% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,915 1,696
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £305
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 61 84
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £24.00 £26.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019. 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
Thames Valley +3 257 £450 +5.88% 63
Berkshire +6 181 £450 +12.50% 30
Hampshire +26 142 £400 - 28
Surrey +21 114 £450 -5.26% 16
West Sussex +5 100 £445 +3.79% 22
Buckinghamshire +3 71 £425 +3.66% 21
East Sussex +6 36 £380 -5.00% 1
Kent +18 22 £413 -31.25% 10
Oxfordshire -6 6 £550 +10.00% 12
Sussex - 5 - -
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 473 (69.66%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (42.12%) Confluence
3 208 (30.63%) Scrum
4 172 (25.33%) Java
5 162 (23.86%) Test Automation
6 161 (23.71%) Git (software)
7 159 (23.42%) SQL
8 142 (20.91%) DevOps
9 124 (18.26%) Jenkins
10 114 (16.79%) JavaScript
11 99 (14.58%) Azure
12 94 (13.84%) Atlassian
12 94 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (13.70%) AngularJS
14 86 (12.67%) QA
15 85 (12.52%) Selenium
16 84 (12.37%) Bitbucket
17 82 (12.08%) HTML
18 79 (11.63%) CSS
19 73 (10.75%) .NET
19 73 (10.75%) Finance
19 73 (10.75%) TDD
20 70 (10.31%) SQL Server
20 70 (10.31%) C#
20 70 (10.31%) Node.js
21 69 (10.16%) User Stories
21 69 (10.16%) AWS
21 69 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
22 67 (9.87%) Python
22 67 (9.87%) Microsoft

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
1 286 (42.12%) Confluence
2 20 (2.95%) Apache
3 18 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.06%) SAP Portal
5 12 (1.77%) Drupal
5 12 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.47%) GeoServer
8 9 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.74%) JBoss
11 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.59%) CMS
12 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.29%) SAS
14 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
14 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (1.47%) Photoshop
7 8 (1.18%) FileZilla
7 8 (1.18%) InVision
7 8 (1.18%) Sketch
8 7 (1.03%) Notepad++
9 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.44%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (1.47%) SAP HCM
2 9 (1.33%) Sonata
3 8 (1.18%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.74%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.44%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.44%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.29%) assyst
9 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 99 (14.58%) Azure
2 69 (10.16%) AWS
3 39 (5.74%) GitHub
4 38 (5.60%) SaaS
5 21 (3.09%) PaaS
6 19 (2.80%) OpenShift
7 17 (2.50%) Power Platform
7 17 (2.50%) Trello
8 15 (2.21%) GCP
9 13 (1.91%) Heroku
10 12 (1.77%) BrowserStack
11 11 (1.62%) Office 365
11 11 (1.62%) Serverless
12 10 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.18%) IaaS
13 8 (1.18%) Lucidchart
14 7 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.33%) DNS
2 8 (1.18%) PuTTY
2 8 (1.18%) WinSCP
3 7 (1.03%) Firewall
3 7 (1.03%) Internet
3 7 (1.03%) VPN
4 6 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (0.88%) DVB
4 6 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.74%) VoIP
6 4 (0.59%) LAN
6 4 (0.59%) SAN
6 4 (0.59%) WAN
7 3 (0.44%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.44%) SSH
7 3 (0.44%) VSAN
8 2 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.29%) VLAN
8 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (4.42%) MySQL
4 21 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.50%) Big Data
6 17 (2.50%) Power BI
7 15 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.06%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.91%) DB2
10 11 (1.62%) GIS
10 11 (1.62%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.33%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.18%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.88%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
14 6 (0.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 161 (23.71%) Git (software)
2 124 (18.26%) Jenkins
3 85 (12.52%) Selenium
4 84 (12.37%) Bitbucket
5 46 (6.77%) Maven
5 46 (6.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 43 (6.33%) JMeter
7 41 (6.04%) Cucumber
8 33 (4.86%) JUnit
8 33 (4.86%) Visual Studio
9 31 (4.57%) Subversion
10 28 (4.12%) SoapUI
11 22 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (2.95%) Eclipse
13 19 (2.80%) Protractor
13 19 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
14 18 (2.65%) GitLab
15 16 (2.36%) SonarQube
15 16 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (2.06%) webpack
General
1 73 (10.75%) Finance
2 55 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 44 (6.48%) Banking
4 35 (5.15%) Retail
5 18 (2.65%) Public Sector
6 12 (1.77%) Marketing
7 7 (1.03%) Military
8 6 (0.88%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.88%) Games
9 5 (0.74%) Automotive
9 5 (0.74%) Local Government
10 4 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) French Language
12 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 218 (32.11%) Developer
2 115 (16.94%) Analyst
3 50 (7.36%) Tester
4 46 (6.77%) Test Analyst
5 40 (5.89%) Scrum Master
6 34 (5.01%) Business Analyst
7 32 (4.71%) Consultant
8 29 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 27 (3.98%) Test Engineer
10 25 (3.68%) Automation Tester
11 24 (3.53%) Angular Developer
12 23 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.09%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (3.09%) Java Developer
13 21 (3.09%) Senior Developer
14 19 (2.80%) .NET Developer
14 19 (2.80%) Software Engineer
15 18 (2.65%) QA Tester
15 18 (2.65%) Test Leader
16 17 (2.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.70%) AngularJS
2 82 (12.08%) HTML
3 79 (11.63%) CSS
4 73 (10.75%) .NET
5 70 (10.31%) Node.js
6 65 (9.57%) JSON
7 48 (7.07%) REST
7 48 (7.07%) RESTful
8 47 (6.92%) Spring
8 47 (6.92%) Web Services
8 47 (6.92%) XML
9 41 (6.04%) SOAP
10 38 (5.60%) React
11 29 (4.27%) Sass
12 20 (2.95%) .NET Framework
13 17 (2.50%) HTML5
14 16 (2.36%) Angular 2
15 14 (2.06%) Express
15 14 (2.06%) Web Dynpro
16 13 (1.91%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.57%) User Experience
2 53 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 16 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.62%) EPoS
7 9 (1.33%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.33%) Graphic Design
7 9 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (1.03%) PMI
9 6 (0.88%) Contract for Difference
9 6 (0.88%) IPTV
9 6 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.88%) STB
10 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.74%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.28%) Linux
2 51 (7.51%) Windows
3 40 (5.89%) Unix
4 22 (3.24%) Android
5 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.44%) VMS
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.29%) AIX
11 2 (0.29%) CentOS
11 2 (0.29%) Solaris
11 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.29%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (69.66%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (30.63%) Scrum
3 162 (23.86%) Test Automation
4 142 (20.91%) DevOps
5 94 (13.84%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (10.75%) TDD
7 69 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (10.16%) User Stories
8 59 (8.69%) Test Scripting
9 50 (7.36%) Kanban
9 50 (7.36%) Project Management
10 48 (7.07%) Waterfall
11 46 (6.77%) Configuration Management
11 46 (6.77%) Process Improvement
12 45 (6.63%) SDLC
13 42 (6.19%) BDD
13 42 (6.19%) Data Modelling
14 40 (5.89%) Front End Development
15 38 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (5.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 172 (25.33%) Java
2 159 (23.42%) SQL
3 114 (16.79%) JavaScript
4 70 (10.31%) C#
5 67 (9.87%) Python
6 32 (4.71%) C
7 29 (4.27%) PHP
8 23 (3.39%) Ruby
8 23 (3.39%) TypeScript
9 21 (3.09%) PowerShell
10 20 (2.95%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.65%) Java 8
11 18 (2.65%) Perl
12 16 (2.36%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.06%) ABAP
14 14 (2.06%) Groovy
15 12 (1.77%) C++
15 12 (1.77%) ES6
16 10 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.86%) ISEB
4 31 (4.57%) ISTQB
5 22 (3.24%) Degree
6 15 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.18%) MCSE
9 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.74%) PMP
11 4 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.59%) MCSA
11 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.44%) CCNA
12 3 (0.44%) CCNP
12 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.44%) MCITP
12 3 (0.44%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (12.67%) QA
2 16 (2.36%) SLA
3 14 (2.06%) PMO
4 5 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (8.69%) Docker
2 18 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.88%) RACF
6 4 (0.59%) vSphere
7 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) BIND 9
8 1 (0.15%) KVM
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Postfix
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (3.24%) Ansible
2 21 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.18%) Terraform
5 6 (0.88%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.74%) SCOM
6 5 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.59%) Puppet
8 3 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.44%) Nagios
8 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.44%) PaperCut
8 3 (0.44%) SCCM
8 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.29%) Kibana
9 2 (0.29%) Netcool
10 1 (0.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 94 (13.84%) Atlassian
2 67 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 59 (8.69%) Oracle
4 38 (5.60%) IBM
5 35 (5.15%) SAP
6 22 (3.24%) Adobe
6 22 (3.24%) Google
7 21 (3.09%) webMethods
8 18 (2.65%) CA Agile Central
9 15 (2.21%) VMware
10 14 (2.06%) HP
11 12 (1.77%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.62%) Informatica
13 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 9 (1.33%) NCR
15 8 (1.18%) BEA
15 8 (1.18%) Cisco
15 8 (1.18%) Okta
16 7 (1.03%) Dell