Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 57 70
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +71
Contract jobs citing JIRA 783 608 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.94% 3.74% 2.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.83% 21.43% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 365 296
South East median daily rate £430 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £296
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 17
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -17.45% -7.36%
10th Percentile £45.63 £26.00 £26.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.17 £47.02
England median hourly rate £47.00 £39.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year +18.24% -4.79% +6.05%

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 3,153 2,837 2,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.88% 17.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,731 1,371
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +8.00%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £585 £538
England median daily rate £488 £470 £435
% change year-on-year +3.72% +8.05% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 65
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -5.75%
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.00 £32.12
90th Percentile £59.13 £63.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +7.41% +1.25%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -9 267 £425 -5.56% 60
Surrey +10 180 £450 -5.26% 31
Berkshire +13 162 £450 +12.50% 25
West Sussex +37 155 £437 -0.29% 11
Hampshire +24 120 £413 +10.00% 35
Buckinghamshire -10 78 £409 -3.82% 17
East Sussex +11 29 £406 +8.33% 9
Oxfordshire -20 27 £500 +1.01% 18
Kent +21 14 £638 +59.38% 14
M4 Corridor - 5 £600 -
Middlesex - 2 £400 - 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £420 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 566 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (47.38%) Confluence
3 248 (31.67%) Scrum
4 245 (31.29%) Test Automation
5 227 (28.99%) Java
6 220 (28.10%) Jenkins
7 219 (27.97%) Git (software)
8 170 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
9 166 (21.20%) DevOps
10 159 (20.31%) JavaScript
11 145 (18.52%) QA
11 145 (18.52%) BDD
12 138 (17.62%) SQL
13 137 (17.50%) Linux
14 135 (17.24%) TDD
15 130 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
16 125 (15.96%) Selenium
17 119 (15.20%) Microsoft
18 114 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
19 113 (14.43%) Kanban
20 112 (14.30%) REST
21 104 (13.28%) AngularJS
22 102 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
23 101 (12.90%) Windows
24 97 (12.39%) Docker
25 96 (12.26%) Spring
26 94 (12.01%) Atlassian
27 92 (11.75%) User Stories
28 90 (11.49%) Test Scripting
28 90 (11.49%) HTML

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
1 371 (47.38%) Confluence
2 31 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.04%) SAP Portal
5 12 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (1.53%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.40%) Apache
6 11 (1.40%) Apache Solr
6 11 (1.40%) CMS
6 11 (1.40%) Drupal
6 11 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.28%) IIS
7 10 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.89%) JBoss
8 7 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 66 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.38%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.28%) SAP CRM
3 7 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.89%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 130 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.47%) GitHub
4 28 (3.58%) Serverless
5 25 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
6 22 (2.81%) BrowserStack
6 22 (2.81%) OpenShift
7 17 (2.17%) PaaS
8 14 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.79%) Lucidchart
9 13 (1.66%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.66%) Amazon SQS
9 13 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.53%) Heroku
10 12 (1.53%) IaaS
11 11 (1.40%) Office 365
12 10 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (1.28%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (1.28%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.98%) HTTP
2 15 (1.92%) DHCP
2 15 (1.92%) DNS
2 15 (1.92%) Internet
3 14 (1.79%) Firewall
4 9 (1.15%) L2TP
4 9 (1.15%) MPLS
4 9 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.02%) NFC
6 4 (0.51%) SSL
7 3 (0.38%) SAN
7 3 (0.38%) VoIP
8 2 (0.26%) ATM
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.13%) 4G
9 1 (0.13%) LTE
9 1 (0.13%) Network Security
9 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 39 (4.98%) MySQL
5 36 (4.60%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.47%) NoSQL
7 21 (2.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 20 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (2.17%) Redis
10 16 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.92%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.66%) Big Data
13 13 (1.66%) NuoDB
14 11 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (1.15%) DB2
16 9 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 220 (28.10%) Jenkins
2 219 (27.97%) Git (software)
3 125 (15.96%) Selenium
4 84 (10.73%) Cucumber
5 81 (10.34%) Subversion
6 73 (9.32%) JUnit
7 63 (8.05%) SoapUI
8 58 (7.41%) Maven
9 54 (6.90%) JMeter
10 46 (5.87%) Bitbucket
11 39 (4.98%) SonarQube
12 32 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 30 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
14 28 (3.58%) Visual Studio
15 27 (3.45%) IntelliJ
15 27 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (3.19%) Mercurial
17 23 (2.94%) Protractor
18 22 (2.81%) Eclipse
18 22 (2.81%) Hudson
General
1 90 (11.49%) Finance
2 29 (3.70%) Retail
3 25 (3.19%) Banking
4 16 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.53%) Back Office
6 9 (1.15%) Legal
7 8 (1.02%) Military
8 7 (0.89%) Law
9 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.64%) Marketing
10 5 (0.64%) Publishing
11 4 (0.51%) Automotive
11 4 (0.51%) Avionics
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 255 (32.57%) Developer
2 143 (18.26%) Analyst
3 67 (8.56%) Test Analyst
4 63 (8.05%) Java Developer
5 48 (6.13%) Tester
6 47 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 44 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (4.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 36 (4.60%) Project Manager
9 36 (4.60%) Test Engineer
10 35 (4.47%) Senior Developer
11 33 (4.21%) Architect
11 33 (4.21%) Automation Tester
12 29 (3.70%) Scala Developer
13 27 (3.45%) Test Manager
14 26 (3.32%) Agile Developer
15 22 (2.81%) Consultant
15 22 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
15 22 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (2.55%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (14.30%) REST
2 104 (13.28%) AngularJS
3 96 (12.26%) Spring
4 90 (11.49%) HTML
5 89 (11.37%) Node.js
6 83 (10.60%) CSS
6 83 (10.60%) Web Services
7 74 (9.45%) RESTful
8 72 (9.20%) JSON
9 71 (9.07%) .NET
10 53 (6.77%) SOAP
11 48 (6.13%) XML
12 44 (5.62%) Spring MVC
13 39 (4.98%) Sass
14 33 (4.21%) HTML5
15 32 (4.09%) React
16 31 (3.96%) CSS3
17 29 (3.70%) Django
17 29 (3.70%) Guice
17 29 (3.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (8.17%) User Experience
3 38 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (2.55%) iPad
5 18 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.15%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.02%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.89%) PKI
12 6 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.77%) iPhone
12 6 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.77%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.51%) Fintech
13 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 137 (17.50%) Linux
2 101 (12.90%) Windows
3 41 (5.24%) Unix
4 35 (4.47%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.70%) Android
6 17 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.53%) Solaris
9 10 (1.28%) CentOS
10 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.77%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.26%) Debian
15 2 (0.26%) VMS
16 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (72.29%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (31.67%) Scrum
3 245 (31.29%) Test Automation
4 170 (21.71%) Continuous Integration
5 166 (21.20%) DevOps
6 145 (18.52%) BDD
7 135 (17.24%) TDD
8 113 (14.43%) Kanban
9 102 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (11.75%) User Stories
11 90 (11.49%) Test Scripting
12 83 (10.60%) E-Commerce
12 83 (10.60%) Waterfall
13 77 (9.83%) SDLC
14 73 (9.32%) Configuration Management
15 69 (8.81%) MVC
15 69 (8.81%) Software Engineering
16 63 (8.05%) Open Source
17 59 (7.54%) Microservices
18 57 (7.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (28.99%) Java
2 159 (20.31%) JavaScript
3 138 (17.62%) SQL
4 78 (9.96%) C#
5 59 (7.54%) Java 8
6 50 (6.39%) Ruby
7 48 (6.13%) Python
8 34 (4.34%) Scala
9 26 (3.32%) TypeScript
10 25 (3.19%) C++
11 18 (2.30%) PHP
11 18 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.04%) ABAP
12 16 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.79%) Apple Swift
13 14 (1.79%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.66%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.53%) C
15 12 (1.53%) Groovy
16 7 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.26%) ISTQB
4 48 (6.13%) Degree
5 36 (4.60%) ISEB
6 29 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.28%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (1.02%) CCSP
11 8 (1.02%) CISA
11 8 (1.02%) CISM
11 8 (1.02%) CISSP
11 8 (1.02%) CLAS
11 8 (1.02%) CREST Certified
11 8 (1.02%) IISP
11 8 (1.02%) MCSA
11 8 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (18.52%) QA
2 34 (4.34%) PMO
3 10 (1.28%) GDPR
4 8 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.02%) ISAE 3402
4 8 (1.02%) ISO 22301
4 8 (1.02%) ISO 31000
4 8 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.64%) SLA
6 3 (0.38%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.38%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) PSD2
7 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 97 (12.39%) Docker
2 23 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.53%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.02%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.26%) ACF2
6 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.26%) RACF
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (6.39%) Ansible
2 44 (5.62%) Kubernetes
3 29 (3.70%) Puppet
4 18 (2.30%) SCCM
5 16 (2.04%) HP ALM
5 16 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.15%) Terraform
8 8 (1.02%) Kibana
8 8 (1.02%) Nessus
8 8 (1.02%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 7 (0.89%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.64%) logstash
11 3 (0.38%) Grafana
11 3 (0.38%) Graphite
12 2 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.26%) PaperCut
12 2 (0.26%) SCOM
12 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 119 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 94 (12.01%) Atlassian
3 73 (9.32%) Oracle
4 44 (5.62%) Google
5 40 (5.11%) SAP
6 37 (4.73%) IBM
7 36 (4.60%) Adobe
8 27 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 27 (3.45%) VMware
9 25 (3.19%) HP
10 17 (2.17%) Cisco
11 16 (2.04%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.79%) hybris
12 14 (1.79%) Micro Focus
12 14 (1.79%) webMethods
13 11 (1.40%) Splunk
13 11 (1.40%) Workday
14 10 (1.28%) Cloudera
15 9 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
16 8 (1.02%) Talend