Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +17
Contract jobs citing JIRA 385 825 668
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.98% 5.27% 3.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.29% 26.68% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 458 381
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £305 £319 £319
90th Percentile £571 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +29.03% -8.82%
10th Percentile £18.10 £37.20 £26.00
90th Percentile £54.80 £63.75 £48.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +11.80%

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 1,361 3,092 3,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.07% 19.75% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 1,955 1,849
Median daily rate £450 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £310
90th Percentile £588 £588 £579
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 71
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £37.28 £29.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £57.88 £67.25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -4.44% +9.76%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing JIRA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the South East.

Daily rate trend for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JIRA in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for JIRA in the South East

JIRA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JIRA in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 -14 131 £400 -11.11% 38
West Sussex +2 95 £495 +10.00% 6
Hampshire -1 78 £450 +4.65% 20
Berkshire -24 72 £425 -5.56% 14
Surrey -15 53 £469 +2.46% 19
Buckinghamshire -14 43 £364 -14.41% 5
East Sussex +4 19 £500 +17.65% 2
Oxfordshire +16 16 £349 -30.20% 19
Kent +9 9 £308 -50.80% 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 266 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (53.25%) Confluence
3 113 (29.35%) Scrum
4 90 (23.38%) Java
5 88 (22.86%) Test Automation
6 82 (21.30%) SQL
7 80 (20.78%) DevOps
8 72 (18.70%) Security Cleared
9 61 (15.84%) Selenium
10 58 (15.06%) Configuration Management
11 57 (14.81%) Git (software)
11 57 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 57 (14.81%) SDLC
12 56 (14.55%) Oracle
13 54 (14.03%) Windows
14 52 (13.51%) Linux
14 52 (13.51%) QA
14 52 (13.51%) Process Improvement
15 51 (13.25%) Test Strategy
16 49 (12.73%) Waterfall
17 48 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (11.43%) Kanban
18 44 (11.43%) Jenkins
19 42 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (10.91%) Data Modelling
20 41 (10.65%) Azure
21 40 (10.39%) SAP
22 39 (10.13%) Project Management
22 39 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
23 38 (9.87%) Python

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
1 205 (53.25%) Confluence
2 24 (6.23%) WebLogic
3 18 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.64%) SAP Portal
5 12 (3.12%) SAS
6 7 (1.82%) CMS
6 7 (1.82%) SAP EP
7 6 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.52%) FileNet
9 2 (0.52%) nginx
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) Appian
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) Drupal
10 1 (0.26%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.26%) IIS
10 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Figma
Business Applications
1 13 (3.38%) SAP HCM
2 10 (2.60%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (1.04%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.78%) assyst
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.26%) Primavera
6 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.65%) Azure
2 36 (9.35%) AWS
3 23 (5.97%) GitHub
4 17 (4.42%) Trello
5 13 (3.38%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (1.82%) Office 365
6 7 (1.82%) Serverless
7 6 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 6 (1.56%) SaaS
8 5 (1.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.30%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
9 4 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.90%) DNS
2 6 (1.56%) Firewall
2 6 (1.56%) IPv6
3 4 (1.04%) Internet
3 4 (1.04%) VPN
4 3 (0.78%) LAN
4 3 (0.78%) Skype
4 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.78%) VoIP
5 2 (0.52%) BGP
5 2 (0.52%) DHCP
5 2 (0.52%) HTTP
5 2 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.52%) SAN
5 2 (0.52%) SNMP
5 2 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.52%) VLAN
5 2 (0.52%) WAN
5 2 (0.52%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 14 (3.64%) MySQL
4 10 (2.60%) DB2
4 10 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.34%) MariaDB
5 9 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.56%) Big Data
7 6 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
7 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.78%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (15.84%) Selenium
2 57 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 44 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 29 (7.53%) Bitbucket
5 20 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.90%) JMeter
8 14 (3.64%) GitLab
9 12 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (2.86%) Postman
10 11 (2.86%) Subversion
11 9 (2.34%) Gatling
12 7 (1.82%) Ant
12 7 (1.82%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.82%) JUnit
12 7 (1.82%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.82%) VersionOne
12 7 (1.82%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.56%) Bugzilla
13 6 (1.56%) NUnit
General
1 37 (9.61%) Finance
2 29 (7.53%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.45%) Banking
4 18 (4.68%) Retail
5 12 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.08%) Marketing
7 6 (1.56%) Military
8 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Police
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (23.38%) Developer
2 77 (20.00%) Analyst
3 40 (10.39%) Scrum Master
4 28 (7.27%) Tester
5 24 (6.23%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.23%) Test Engineer
6 22 (5.71%) Scala Developer
6 22 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 21 (5.45%) Consultant
8 18 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (3.90%) Automation Tester
9 15 (3.90%) SAP Developer
10 13 (3.38%) .NET Developer
10 13 (3.38%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.38%) QA Analyst
10 13 (3.38%) SAP Consultant
11 12 (3.12%) Agile Scrum Master
11 12 (3.12%) SAP HCM Consultant
12 10 (2.60%) Digital Analyst
12 10 (2.60%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.79%) HTML
2 29 (7.53%) Web Services
3 28 (7.27%) XML
4 24 (6.23%) .NET
5 23 (5.97%) J2EE
6 20 (5.19%) CSS
7 18 (4.68%) RESTful
8 17 (4.42%) AngularJS
9 15 (3.90%) SOAP
9 15 (3.90%) Web Dynpro
10 13 (3.38%) Spring
11 12 (3.12%) Node.js
11 12 (3.12%) REST
12 11 (2.86%) .NET Framework
13 10 (2.60%) HTML5
14 9 (2.34%) ASP.NET
14 9 (2.34%) JSON
15 8 (2.08%) OAuth
16 7 (1.82%) Django
16 7 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
4 8 (2.08%) User Experience
5 7 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
7 5 (1.30%) Clustering
8 4 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.52%) Life Science
10 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.52%) Robotics
10 2 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.26%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.26%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.03%) Windows
2 52 (13.51%) Linux
3 28 (7.27%) Unix
4 14 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.60%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.56%) CentOS
7 5 (1.30%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.04%) Android
8 4 (1.04%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.78%) zOS
10 1 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.26%) Debian
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (29.35%) Scrum
3 88 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 80 (20.78%) DevOps
5 58 (15.06%) Configuration Management
6 57 (14.81%) SDLC
7 52 (13.51%) Process Improvement
8 51 (13.25%) Test Strategy
9 49 (12.73%) Waterfall
10 48 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
11 44 (11.43%) Kanban
12 42 (10.91%) Data Modelling
12 42 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (10.13%) Project Management
14 36 (9.35%) Problem Management
14 36 (9.35%) User Stories
15 30 (7.79%) ITIL
15 30 (7.79%) Test Scripting
16 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (23.38%) Java
2 82 (21.30%) SQL
3 38 (9.87%) Python
4 35 (9.09%) C#
5 31 (8.05%) JavaScript
6 26 (6.75%) PL/SQL
7 25 (6.49%) Scala
8 23 (5.97%) C
9 13 (3.38%) ABAP
9 13 (3.38%) Java 8
9 13 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.08%) Perl
11 6 (1.56%) BeanShell
11 6 (1.56%) Bourne shell
11 6 (1.56%) Go
11 6 (1.56%) Korn
11 6 (1.56%) PHP
12 4 (1.04%) Ruby
13 3 (0.78%) JCL
Qualifications
1 72 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 57 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.61%) ISTQB
4 30 (7.79%) ISEB
5 24 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.38%) Degree
7 5 (1.30%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.78%) MCSE
8 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.52%) GIAC
10 1 (0.26%) CEH
10 1 (0.26%) CISA
10 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PMP
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.26%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (13.51%) QA
2 15 (3.90%) SLA
3 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.04%) PMO
5 2 (0.52%) GDPR
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 33 (8.57%) Docker
2 13 (3.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.56%) RACF
4 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (6.75%) Kubernetes
2 25 (6.49%) Ansible
3 16 (4.16%) Terraform
4 10 (2.60%) HP ALM
4 10 (2.60%) Puppet
5 6 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.04%) Packer
8 2 (0.52%) Consul
8 2 (0.52%) Grafana
8 2 (0.52%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.52%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.52%) SCOM
8 2 (0.52%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.26%) MOM
9 1 (0.26%) Nessus
9 1 (0.26%) Netcool
9 1 (0.26%) SCCM
9 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 56 (14.55%) Oracle
2 40 (10.39%) SAP
3 30 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.53%) Atlassian
4 29 (7.53%) webMethods
5 22 (5.71%) BEA
6 16 (4.16%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.90%) Adobe
8 14 (3.64%) HP
9 13 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.12%) VMware
11 8 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
11 8 (2.08%) Google
11 8 (2.08%) Tableau
12 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.56%) Splunk
14 5 (1.30%) Ensighten
14 5 (1.30%) Tealium
15 4 (1.04%) Citrix
15 4 (1.04%) IBM