Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 49 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 +14
Contract jobs citing JIRA 528 722 627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.08% 4.27% 3.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.35% 21.80% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 391 380
South East median daily rate £428 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £312
90th Percentile £556 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 16
South East median hourly rate £34.68 £55.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.95% +64.18% -18.16%
10th Percentile £12.69 £43.70 £26.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £63.75 £47.46
England median hourly rate £42.25 £44.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -5.06% +19.46% -5.70%

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 2,004 3,312 2,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.50% 19.58% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,172 2,043 1,799
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £310
90th Percentile £583 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 87
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £70.50 £59.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +4.29%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -7 170 £400 -13.51% 49
Hampshire +23 117 £400 -4.76% 41
Berkshire -7 113 £450 - 29
West Sussex +3 108 £498 +16.37% 13
Surrey 0 80 £425 -5.56% 28
Buckinghamshire -2 51 £374 -8.84% 8
East Sussex +8 26 £410 +2.50% 4
Kent +19 21 £420 -34.12% 7
Oxfordshire +8 6 £180 -64.00% 12
Sussex -1 5 - -
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 355 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (49.62%) Confluence
3 175 (33.14%) Scrum
4 140 (26.52%) Test Automation
5 134 (25.38%) SQL
6 121 (22.92%) Java
7 105 (19.89%) DevOps
8 95 (17.99%) Git (software)
9 89 (16.86%) Jenkins
10 79 (14.96%) Selenium
11 75 (14.20%) Azure
12 71 (13.45%) Security Cleared
12 71 (13.45%) JavaScript
13 69 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (13.07%) QA
14 65 (12.31%) Bitbucket
15 63 (11.93%) Python
16 62 (11.74%) Microsoft
16 62 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
17 61 (11.55%) C#
18 59 (11.17%) Configuration Management
19 58 (10.98%) AngularJS
19 58 (10.98%) User Stories
20 56 (10.61%) Waterfall
21 54 (10.23%) HTML
22 53 (10.04%) .NET
22 53 (10.04%) Finance
23 52 (9.85%) Oracle
23 52 (9.85%) Windows
23 52 (9.85%) Linux

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
1 262 (49.62%) Confluence
2 24 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.79%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.65%) SAP Portal
5 9 (1.70%) Apache
5 9 (1.70%) Drupal
6 8 (1.52%) SAS
7 6 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.95%) JBoss
9 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.38%) FileNet
10 2 (0.38%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.19%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.70%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.52%) FileZilla
5 7 (1.33%) Notepad++
6 5 (0.95%) InVision
6 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.95%) Sketch
7 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) Figma
Business Applications
1 16 (3.03%) SAP HCM
2 9 (1.70%) Sonata
3 8 (1.52%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.95%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.57%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.38%) assyst
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 75 (14.20%) Azure
2 48 (9.09%) AWS
3 35 (6.63%) GitHub
4 27 (5.11%) SaaS
5 19 (3.60%) Trello
6 16 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (2.84%) PaaS
8 13 (2.46%) GCP
9 10 (1.89%) Heroku
9 10 (1.89%) Serverless
10 9 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (1.70%) Office 365
11 8 (1.52%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.52%) Slack
12 7 (1.33%) Adobe Analytics
12 7 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.33%) Google Analytics
12 7 (1.33%) npm
13 6 (1.14%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.95%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.08%) DNS
2 8 (1.52%) PuTTY
2 8 (1.52%) WinSCP
3 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.95%) VoIP
4 4 (0.76%) DVB
4 4 (0.76%) VPN
5 2 (0.38%) Firewall
5 2 (0.38%) HTTP
5 2 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.38%) SAN
6 1 (0.19%) 802.15
6 1 (0.19%) BGP
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.19%) MPLS
6 1 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.19%) VLAN
6 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.60%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.41%) MySQL
6 14 (2.65%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 11 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.08%) MariaDB
10 9 (1.70%) Big Data
11 7 (1.33%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.33%) SQLite
12 5 (0.95%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.95%) Power BI
12 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.76%) DB2
14 3 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 95 (17.99%) Git (software)
2 89 (16.86%) Jenkins
3 79 (14.96%) Selenium
4 65 (12.31%) Bitbucket
5 34 (6.44%) Visual Studio
6 30 (5.68%) Subversion
7 27 (5.11%) JMeter
8 24 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 24 (4.55%) Postman
9 23 (4.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 18 (3.41%) SoapUI
12 17 (3.22%) Maven
13 13 (2.46%) Bugzilla
13 13 (2.46%) GitLab
13 13 (2.46%) SpecFlow
14 10 (1.89%) WebDriver
15 9 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.70%) Eclipse
15 9 (1.70%) JUnit
General
1 53 (10.04%) Finance
2 31 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 27 (5.11%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.55%) Banking
5 23 (4.36%) Retail
6 13 (2.46%) Marketing
7 8 (1.52%) Military
8 7 (1.33%) Local Government
9 6 (1.14%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.95%) Games
11 4 (0.76%) Automotive
11 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 137 (25.95%) Developer
2 95 (17.99%) Analyst
3 47 (8.90%) Tester
4 39 (7.39%) Scrum Master
5 36 (6.82%) Consultant
6 34 (6.44%) Test Analyst
7 32 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 30 (5.68%) Test Engineer
9 24 (4.55%) Automation Tester
10 19 (3.60%) Software Engineer
11 18 (3.41%) Administrator
12 17 (3.22%) Agile Scrum Master
13 16 (3.03%) .NET Developer
13 16 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
14 15 (2.84%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
15 14 (2.65%) ABAP Developer
15 14 (2.65%) Project Manager
15 14 (2.65%) QA Analyst
15 14 (2.65%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.98%) AngularJS
2 54 (10.23%) HTML
3 53 (10.04%) .NET
4 43 (8.14%) CSS
5 36 (6.82%) RESTful
6 33 (6.25%) JSON
7 30 (5.68%) Web Services
7 30 (5.68%) XML
8 29 (5.49%) REST
9 25 (4.73%) Node.js
9 25 (4.73%) React
10 21 (3.98%) J2EE
11 20 (3.79%) SOAP
12 19 (3.60%) Spring
13 14 (2.65%) .NET Framework
13 14 (2.65%) Web Dynpro
14 13 (2.46%) Sass
15 12 (2.27%) HTML5
16 11 (2.08%) ASP.NET
16 11 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.14%) User Experience
2 40 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (1.89%) EPoS
4 10 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (1.89%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.70%) Graphic Design
6 7 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
6 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.76%) IPTV
9 4 (0.76%) STB
10 2 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.38%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.38%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.85%) Linux
1 52 (9.85%) Windows
2 35 (6.63%) Unix
3 15 (2.84%) Android
4 7 (1.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.57%) VMS
5 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.38%) AIX
6 2 (0.38%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) zOS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (33.14%) Scrum
3 140 (26.52%) Test Automation
4 105 (19.89%) DevOps
5 69 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (11.17%) Configuration Management
8 58 (10.98%) User Stories
9 56 (10.61%) Waterfall
10 50 (9.47%) Process Improvement
10 50 (9.47%) TDD
11 49 (9.28%) SDLC
12 42 (7.95%) Kanban
12 42 (7.95%) Software Engineering
13 41 (7.77%) Test Scripting
14 39 (7.39%) Test Strategy
14 39 (7.39%) Workflow
15 37 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (6.25%) Problem Management
16 33 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (25.38%) SQL
2 121 (22.92%) Java
3 71 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 63 (11.93%) Python
5 61 (11.55%) C#
6 29 (5.49%) C
7 27 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 26 (4.92%) Scala
9 21 (3.98%) Bash Shell
10 19 (3.60%) Ruby
11 18 (3.41%) PHP
12 16 (3.03%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.65%) ABAP
14 13 (2.46%) C++
15 11 (2.08%) Groovy
15 11 (2.08%) Java 8
15 11 (2.08%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.89%) Perl
16 10 (1.89%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.01%) ISEB
4 30 (5.68%) ISTQB
5 21 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.22%) Degree
7 6 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.14%) MCSE
7 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.38%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) CEH
11 1 (0.19%) CISA
11 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) GIAC
11 1 (0.19%) IIBA
11 1 (0.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (13.07%) QA
2 15 (2.84%) SLA
3 6 (1.14%) PMO
4 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 32 (6.06%) Docker
2 12 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.95%) vSphere
4 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) NFS
6 1 (0.19%) Postfix
6 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.60%) Ansible
3 14 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.14%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.14%) Puppet
4 6 (1.14%) Terraform
5 4 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.57%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) Netcool
7 2 (0.38%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.38%) SCOM
8 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 52 (9.85%) Oracle
3 51 (9.66%) Atlassian
4 36 (6.82%) SAP
5 28 (5.30%) webMethods
6 23 (4.36%) Adobe
7 19 (3.60%) BEA
7 19 (3.60%) Google
8 18 (3.41%) CA Agile Central
9 14 (2.65%) VMware
10 12 (2.27%) IBM
10 12 (2.27%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.08%) HP
12 9 (1.70%) NCR
13 8 (1.52%) Okta
14 7 (1.33%) Ensighten
14 7 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.33%) Tealium
15 5 (0.95%) Apple
15 5 (0.95%) Citrix