Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 59 81
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22 +81
Contract jobs citing JIRA 666 569 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.05% 3.50% 2.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.28% 20.00% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 356 296
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +9.22%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £306
90th Percentile £575 £556 £525
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £44.12 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.01% +12.05% -
10th Percentile £40.80 £33.55 £31.87
90th Percentile £58.00 £50.04 £47.88
England median hourly rate £43.63 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +2.65% +7.95% -1.58%

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 3,130 2,845 2,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.03% 17.49% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,747 1,603
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £293
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 92 77
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31.90 £31.55 £35.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.62 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -12 241 £425 -2.86% 59
Surrey +1 139 £475 - 38
West Sussex +32 126 £425 +13.33% 16
Berkshire +11 122 £425 - 23
Hampshire +13 104 £400 -6.98% 27
Buckinghamshire +4 94 £415 +18.57% 27
East Sussex +17 32 £400 -11.11% 11
Oxfordshire -43 25 £504 +8.33% 9
Kent +3 10 £625 +70.07% 17
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Middlesex +9 1 - - 1
Home Counties +3 1 £420 -
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 477 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (42.34%) Confluence
3 224 (33.63%) Git (software)
4 219 (32.88%) Java
5 214 (32.13%) Scrum
6 211 (31.68%) Jenkins
7 203 (30.48%) Test Automation
8 151 (22.67%) JavaScript
8 151 (22.67%) SQL
9 149 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
10 138 (20.72%) QA
11 130 (19.52%) Linux
12 118 (17.72%) TDD
12 118 (17.72%) BDD
13 112 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
13 112 (16.82%) Selenium
14 111 (16.67%) REST
15 105 (15.77%) DevOps
16 98 (14.71%) Kanban
17 96 (14.41%) AngularJS
18 94 (14.11%) Spring
19 92 (13.81%) Web Services
19 92 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
20 89 (13.36%) RESTful
21 85 (12.76%) User Stories
22 84 (12.61%) PostgreSQL
23 82 (12.31%) HTML
24 80 (12.01%) Node.js
25 79 (11.86%) Python
26 78 (11.71%) Cucumber

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
1 282 (42.34%) Confluence
2 25 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.00%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.70%) Apache
4 18 (2.70%) OpenStack
5 13 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.65%) CMS
7 10 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.50%) SAP Portal
7 10 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 8 (1.20%) Drupal
8 8 (1.20%) IIS
9 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.90%) JBoss
11 5 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.75%) SAS
12 4 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
14 2 (0.30%) CICS
Applications
1 38 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.60%) InVision
6 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.15%) HipChat
8 1 (0.15%) Mingle
8 1 (0.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.20%) SAP MM
2 8 (1.20%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (0.90%) SAP APO
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.75%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.75%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.45%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 112 (16.82%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.11%) OpenShift
4 21 (3.15%) Serverless
5 17 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (2.55%) BrowserStack
6 13 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.80%) GitHub
7 12 (1.80%) Lucidchart
7 12 (1.80%) PaaS
8 11 (1.65%) SaaS
9 10 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.50%) Office 365
10 9 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.35%) IaaS
10 9 (1.35%) npm
11 7 (1.05%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.50%) HTTP
2 17 (2.55%) Internet
3 13 (1.95%) Firewall
4 9 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.05%) DHCP
5 7 (1.05%) DNS
6 6 (0.90%) L2TP
6 6 (0.90%) MPLS
7 4 (0.60%) NFC
7 4 (0.60%) SAN
8 3 (0.45%) VoIP
8 3 (0.45%) WAN
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.30%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.30%) VLAN
9 2 (0.30%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.15%) ATM
10 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.61%) PostgreSQL
2 56 (8.41%) SQL Server
3 51 (7.66%) MongoDB
4 49 (7.36%) NoSQL
5 44 (6.61%) MySQL
6 41 (6.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 38 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.60%) Redis
9 21 (3.15%) Big Data
9 21 (3.15%) NuoDB
10 17 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.65%) Qlik Sense
13 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.20%) Data Lake
14 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 224 (33.63%) Git (software)
2 211 (31.68%) Jenkins
3 112 (16.82%) Selenium
4 78 (11.71%) Cucumber
5 67 (10.06%) JUnit
6 58 (8.71%) Maven
7 56 (8.41%) SoapUI
8 53 (7.96%) Bitbucket
9 48 (7.21%) Subversion
10 47 (7.06%) JMeter
11 29 (4.35%) Mockito
11 29 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (3.90%) IntelliJ
13 25 (3.75%) Visual Studio
14 23 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (3.45%) Eclipse
14 23 (3.45%) git-flow
15 22 (3.30%) Gradle
16 20 (3.00%) Mercurial
17 18 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 70 (10.51%) Finance
2 22 (3.30%) Banking
2 22 (3.30%) Retail
3 20 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.65%) Back Office
4 11 (1.65%) Marketing
5 6 (0.90%) Legal
6 5 (0.75%) Advertising
7 4 (0.60%) Avionics
7 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) Law
8 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Billing
9 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 229 (34.38%) Developer
2 134 (20.12%) Analyst
3 77 (11.56%) Test Analyst
4 74 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 39 (5.86%) Tester
6 34 (5.11%) Business Analyst
6 34 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 27 (4.05%) Senior Developer
7 27 (4.05%) Software Engineer
8 23 (3.45%) Agile Developer
8 23 (3.45%) Consultant
9 22 (3.30%) Automation Tester
9 22 (3.30%) Scala Developer
10 21 (3.15%) Test Engineer
11 20 (3.00%) Project Manager
12 19 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (2.70%) Architect
14 17 (2.55%) Automation Test Analyst
14 17 (2.55%) QA Analyst
14 17 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (16.67%) REST
2 96 (14.41%) AngularJS
3 94 (14.11%) Spring
4 92 (13.81%) Web Services
5 89 (13.36%) RESTful
6 82 (12.31%) HTML
7 80 (12.01%) Node.js
8 74 (11.11%) SOAP
9 70 (10.51%) CSS
10 55 (8.26%) JSON
10 55 (8.26%) XML
11 49 (7.36%) .NET
12 33 (4.95%) Spring MVC
13 32 (4.80%) HTML5
14 25 (3.75%) CSS3
14 25 (3.75%) Sass
15 23 (3.45%) ASP.NET
15 23 (3.45%) Django
15 23 (3.45%) Kafka
16 22 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.66%) User Experience
3 32 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.50%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.50%) iPad
9 9 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.05%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.60%) AS400
12 4 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.60%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.60%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 130 (19.52%) Linux
2 71 (10.66%) Windows
3 34 (5.11%) Unix
4 14 (2.10%) Android
5 13 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Solaris
7 8 (1.20%) CentOS
7 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.20%) VMS
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) Debian
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.30%) zOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (71.62%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (32.13%) Scrum
3 203 (30.48%) Test Automation
4 149 (22.37%) Continuous Integration
5 118 (17.72%) BDD
5 118 (17.72%) TDD
6 105 (15.77%) DevOps
7 98 (14.71%) Kanban
8 92 (13.81%) Problem-Solving
9 85 (12.76%) User Stories
10 76 (11.41%) SDLC
11 69 (10.36%) Software Engineering
11 69 (10.36%) Waterfall
12 66 (9.91%) MVC
13 64 (9.61%) Configuration Management
14 63 (9.46%) Test Scripting
15 60 (9.01%) API Testing
16 57 (8.56%) Continuous Delivery
16 57 (8.56%) Open Source
17 56 (8.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 219 (32.88%) Java
2 151 (22.67%) JavaScript
2 151 (22.67%) SQL
3 79 (11.86%) Python
4 68 (10.21%) C#
5 55 (8.26%) Java 8
6 53 (7.96%) Ruby
7 35 (5.26%) Scala
8 32 (4.80%) Groovy
9 25 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.00%) C++
11 17 (2.55%) C
12 16 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.50%) ABAP
14 10 (1.50%) Go
14 10 (1.50%) VBScript
15 9 (1.35%) PHP
15 9 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (7.66%) Degree
2 47 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.86%) ISTQB
3 39 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.20%) ISEB
5 24 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.90%) PMP
8 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.60%) CCSP
9 4 (0.60%) CISA
9 4 (0.60%) CISM
9 4 (0.60%) CISSP
9 4 (0.60%) CLAS
9 4 (0.60%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.60%) IISP
10 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (20.72%) QA
2 25 (3.75%) PMO
3 12 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.35%) GDPR
5 7 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.90%) SLA
7 4 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (0.60%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.60%) ISO 31000
7 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.45%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (10.96%) Docker
2 9 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.05%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.30%) ACF2
7 2 (0.30%) RACF
8 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (5.71%) Ansible
2 31 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 28 (4.20%) Puppet
4 15 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (2.10%) HP ALM
6 9 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.35%) Terraform
7 5 (0.75%) Grafana
7 5 (0.75%) Graphite
7 5 (0.75%) Kibana
8 4 (0.60%) Nessus
8 4 (0.60%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (0.45%) Ambari
9 3 (0.45%) logstash
9 3 (0.45%) Rancher
9 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.30%) SCCM
10 2 (0.30%) SCOM
10 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 77 (11.56%) Atlassian
2 71 (10.66%) Microsoft
3 66 (9.91%) Oracle
4 41 (6.16%) Google
5 37 (5.56%) IBM
6 29 (4.35%) SAP
7 23 (3.45%) Adobe
7 23 (3.45%) HP
8 20 (3.00%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.25%) webMethods
10 12 (1.80%) Splunk
11 11 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.20%) Cisco
12 8 (1.20%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.20%) VMware
13 7 (1.05%) Vertica
14 6 (0.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 6 (0.90%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.90%) Workday