Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 64 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 +28 +83
Contract jobs citing JIRA 629 547 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.74% 3.40% 2.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.66% 20.21% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 349 270
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +13.89%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £305
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.25 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% +14.94% -12.51%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.38 £31.87
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.63 £60.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 3,045 2,707 2,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.12% 16.83% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,856 1,612 1,718
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 84 85
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33.25 £15.00 £31.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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
Thames Valley +3 284 £400 -5.88% 45
Berkshire +36 160 £375 -9.09% 26
Surrey -11 115 £475 +5.56% 20
Hampshire +10 91 £425 +2.72% 40
West Sussex +25 89 £438 -12.50% 17
Buckinghamshire -2 85 £400 +14.29% 6
Oxfordshire -35 39 £455 +1.11% 13
East Sussex +15 30 £400 -0.62% 13
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Kent -1 5 £500 +36.05% 14
Middlesex +2 3 £375 -11.76%
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 South East region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 436 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (36.72%) Confluence
3 229 (36.41%) Jenkins
4 220 (34.98%) Java
5 205 (32.59%) Git (software)
6 184 (29.25%) Scrum
7 169 (26.87%) Test Automation
8 140 (22.26%) SQL
9 138 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
10 135 (21.46%) JavaScript
11 134 (21.30%) DevOps
12 126 (20.03%) Linux
13 111 (17.65%) REST
14 110 (17.49%) QA
15 108 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
16 106 (16.85%) Web Services
17 104 (16.53%) Python
18 100 (15.90%) Selenium
19 94 (14.94%) TDD
20 90 (14.31%) RESTful
21 87 (13.83%) Oracle
22 84 (13.35%) BDD
23 83 (13.20%) Spring
24 81 (12.88%) Kanban
24 81 (12.88%) AngularJS
24 81 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
25 78 (12.40%) SOAP
26 77 (12.24%) HTML
27 76 (12.08%) Docker
28 74 (11.76%) Finance

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
1 231 (36.72%) Confluence
2 28 (4.45%) Tomcat
3 22 (3.50%) OpenStack
4 20 (3.18%) Apache
5 18 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.91%) SharePoint
8 10 (1.59%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.59%) IIS
8 10 (1.59%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.43%) CMS
10 7 (1.11%) JBoss
11 6 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.95%) SAP Portal
12 5 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.79%) SAS
13 3 (0.48%) Drupal
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 33 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.43%) HipChat
6 3 (0.48%) Simulink
7 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Mingle
7 1 (0.16%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.27%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.95%) SAP APO
4 6 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 6 (0.95%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.79%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.79%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (17.17%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.50%) OpenShift
4 17 (2.70%) SaaS
5 15 (2.38%) Serverless
6 14 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.07%) GitHub
8 11 (1.75%) Akamai
8 11 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.27%) BrowserStack
11 7 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.11%) Force.com
11 7 (1.11%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.11%) Office 365
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.95%) Sauce Labs
12 6 (0.95%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.50%) HTTP
2 13 (2.07%) Internet
3 9 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.95%) Firewall
4 6 (0.95%) SAN
4 6 (0.95%) WAN
5 5 (0.79%) DNS
6 4 (0.64%) DHCP
6 4 (0.64%) LAN
7 3 (0.48%) L2TP
7 3 (0.48%) MPLS
8 2 (0.32%) NFC
8 2 (0.32%) VLAN
8 2 (0.32%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.16%) Broadband
9 1 (0.16%) DVB
9 1 (0.16%) SMS
9 1 (0.16%) SSL
9 1 (0.16%) Wireless
9 1 (0.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 62 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 59 (9.38%) MySQL
4 56 (8.90%) NoSQL
5 50 (7.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 42 (6.68%) MongoDB
7 35 (5.56%) Relational Database
8 28 (4.45%) Big Data
9 21 (3.34%) Redis
10 14 (2.23%) NuoDB
11 13 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.91%) Qlik Sense
13 11 (1.75%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.59%) HBase
14 10 (1.59%) icCube
15 9 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (1.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 229 (36.41%) Jenkins
2 205 (32.59%) Git (software)
3 100 (15.90%) Selenium
4 63 (10.02%) JUnit
5 61 (9.70%) Cucumber
6 57 (9.06%) Bitbucket
7 53 (8.43%) Subversion
8 52 (8.27%) Maven
9 44 (7.00%) SoapUI
10 38 (6.04%) Gradle
11 36 (5.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (4.77%) Eclipse
12 30 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (4.13%) Mockito
14 24 (3.82%) JMeter
15 23 (3.66%) GitLab
15 23 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (3.34%) Ant
16 21 (3.34%) Visual Studio
17 20 (3.18%) Zephyr
General
1 74 (11.76%) Finance
2 34 (5.41%) Retail
3 19 (3.02%) Banking
3 19 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.91%) Marketing
5 11 (1.75%) Back Office
6 9 (1.43%) Advertising
6 9 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Avionics
8 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.32%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (31.48%) Developer
2 112 (17.81%) Analyst
3 69 (10.97%) Java Developer
4 64 (10.17%) Test Analyst
5 38 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (5.72%) Business Analyst
6 36 (5.72%) Tester
7 33 (5.25%) Architect
8 24 (3.82%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.50%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.34%) Automation Tester
10 21 (3.34%) Consultant
11 20 (3.18%) Agile Developer
12 19 (3.02%) Senior Developer
13 17 (2.70%) Test Engineer
14 16 (2.54%) QA Analyst
14 16 (2.54%) QA Tester
15 15 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
15 15 (2.38%) Scala Developer
16 14 (2.23%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.65%) REST
2 106 (16.85%) Web Services
3 90 (14.31%) RESTful
4 83 (13.20%) Spring
5 81 (12.88%) AngularJS
6 78 (12.40%) SOAP
7 77 (12.24%) HTML
8 69 (10.97%) CSS
9 59 (9.38%) JSON
9 59 (9.38%) Node.js
10 56 (8.90%) XML
11 44 (7.00%) .NET
12 39 (6.20%) HTML5
13 33 (5.25%) CSS3
14 30 (4.77%) jQuery
15 27 (4.29%) Gherkin
16 26 (4.13%) ASP.NET
16 26 (4.13%) Hibernate
16 26 (4.13%) Kafka
17 25 (3.97%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.41%) User Experience
3 28 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.70%) iPad
7 17 (2.70%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.91%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.43%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.11%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.95%) CMDB
13 6 (0.95%) Wiki
14 5 (0.79%) Replication
14 5 (0.79%) W3C
15 4 (0.64%) AS400
15 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 126 (20.03%) Linux
2 63 (10.02%) Windows
3 46 (7.31%) Unix
4 11 (1.75%) Android
4 11 (1.75%) VMS
5 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.27%) CentOS
6 8 (1.27%) Solaris
7 6 (0.95%) zOS
8 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (69.32%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (29.25%) Scrum
3 169 (26.87%) Test Automation
4 138 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (21.30%) DevOps
6 94 (14.94%) TDD
7 84 (13.35%) BDD
8 81 (12.88%) Kanban
8 81 (12.88%) Problem-Solving
9 73 (11.61%) Configuration Management
9 73 (11.61%) User Stories
10 66 (10.49%) SDLC
11 56 (8.90%) E-Commerce
12 55 (8.74%) Open Source
12 55 (8.74%) Software Engineering
13 54 (8.59%) MVC
13 54 (8.59%) Unit Testing
14 52 (8.27%) Project Management
15 50 (7.95%) Defect Management
16 46 (7.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 220 (34.98%) Java
2 140 (22.26%) SQL
3 135 (21.46%) JavaScript
4 104 (16.53%) Python
5 69 (10.97%) C#
6 65 (10.33%) Ruby
7 51 (8.11%) Java 8
8 45 (7.15%) Groovy
9 40 (6.36%) Bash Shell
10 33 (5.25%) Scala
11 24 (3.82%) PowerShell
12 21 (3.34%) C++
13 20 (3.18%) C
14 15 (2.38%) Go
15 10 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.59%) VBScript
16 9 (1.43%) Apex Code
16 9 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.43%) VB
17 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (7.15%) Degree
2 30 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.61%) ISTQB
4 24 (3.82%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.02%) ISEB
6 18 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.95%) PMP
10 3 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CCSP
11 2 (0.32%) CISA
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) CISSP
11 2 (0.32%) IISP
11 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (17.49%) QA
2 25 (3.97%) PMO
3 10 (1.59%) GCP
3 10 (1.59%) GDPR
4 8 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.48%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.48%) SLA
7 2 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 76 (12.08%) Docker
2 12 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.59%) Apache Flume
4 7 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (8.90%) Ansible
2 44 (7.00%) Kubernetes
3 40 (6.36%) Puppet
4 22 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.38%) Salt
6 14 (2.23%) HP ALM
7 12 (1.91%) Automic
8 7 (1.11%) Terraform
9 6 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.95%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.64%) Kibana
11 3 (0.48%) Ambari
12 2 (0.32%) Grafana
12 2 (0.32%) Graphite
12 2 (0.32%) logstash
12 2 (0.32%) Nessus
12 2 (0.32%) Opsview
12 2 (0.32%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.32%) SCCM
12 2 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (13.83%) Oracle
2 66 (10.49%) Atlassian
3 55 (8.74%) Microsoft
4 47 (7.47%) SAP
5 37 (5.88%) Google
6 22 (3.50%) IBM
7 21 (3.34%) New Relic
8 20 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (2.86%) Splunk
10 14 (2.23%) HP
11 11 (1.75%) Adobe
11 11 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.59%) Vertica
13 8 (1.27%) VMware
13 8 (1.27%) webMethods
14 7 (1.11%) Tableau
15 6 (0.95%) ATG
15 6 (0.95%) PagerDuty
16 5 (0.79%) ArcSight
16 5 (0.79%) Remedy