Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 49 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 +7
Contract jobs citing JIRA 213 542 711
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.46% 4.07% 4.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 36.98% 26.20% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 325 388
Median daily rate £463 £425 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.02% -3.61%
10th Percentile £311 £288 £313
90th Percentile £550 £558 £583
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £45.91 £34.68 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.40% -35.49% +60.45%
10th Percentile £44.63 £12.69 £43.63
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £63.75
England median hourly rate £45.91 £40.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year +12.66% -8.94% +20.95%

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 576 2,069 3,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.77% 15.54% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 1,218 2,021
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £313 £315
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 60
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.13 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -8.10% -0.56%
10th Percentile £30.00 £18.25 £26.39
90th Percentile £61.33 £74.63 £60.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Hampshire +36 86 £500 +25.00% 12
Thames Valley +30 65 £450 +5.88% 19
Berkshire +32 43 £500 +11.11% 12
West Sussex +1 40 £450 -7.98% 1
Surrey +19 17 £400 -5.88% 17
Buckinghamshire +13 16 £349 -9.81% 5
Oxfordshire +39 5 £419 +106.79% 2
East Sussex +9 3 £371 -7.19% 2
Kent +9 2 £290 -30.33% 4
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 132 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (41.78%) Confluence
3 80 (37.56%) DevOps
4 75 (35.21%) Security Cleared
5 64 (30.05%) SC Cleared
6 58 (27.23%) Jenkins
7 55 (25.82%) Java
8 49 (23.00%) SQL
9 48 (22.54%) Linux
10 44 (20.66%) Windows
10 44 (20.66%) Test Automation
11 42 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (19.25%) QA
13 40 (18.78%) Git (software)
14 39 (18.31%) Configuration Management
15 37 (17.37%) C#
15 37 (17.37%) Docker
15 37 (17.37%) Kubernetes
16 36 (16.90%) Scrum
17 35 (16.43%) VMware
17 35 (16.43%) Oracle
18 34 (15.96%) Ansible
19 32 (15.02%) Windows Server
19 32 (15.02%) Python
19 32 (15.02%) Selenium
20 31 (14.55%) Test Strategy
20 31 (14.55%) Firewall
20 31 (14.55%) Terraform
21 30 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
22 29 (13.62%) PowerShell

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 89 (41.78%) Confluence
2 15 (7.04%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.35%) SAP Portal
6 4 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.88%) Apache
6 4 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.94%) IIS
7 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.47%) Moodle
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.63%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.47%) GIMP
5 1 (0.47%) InVision
5 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.47%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (2.35%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (1.88%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.21%) GitHub
2 23 (10.80%) AWS
3 13 (6.10%) Azure
4 6 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.35%) IaaS
5 5 (2.35%) Serverless
6 4 (1.88%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.41%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
7 3 (1.41%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 3 (1.41%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (1.41%) Office 365
7 3 (1.41%) Route 53
7 3 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.55%) Firewall
2 28 (13.15%) VLAN
3 21 (9.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 16 (7.51%) SNMP
5 13 (6.10%) WAN
6 11 (5.16%) LAN
7 9 (4.23%) DHCP
7 9 (4.23%) DNS
7 9 (4.23%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.29%) VSAN
9 6 (2.82%) Ethernet
10 5 (2.35%) HTTP
10 5 (2.35%) SSL
10 5 (2.35%) VPN
11 4 (1.88%) IPsec
11 4 (1.88%) POP3
11 4 (1.88%) SMTP
12 3 (1.41%) Network Security
13 2 (0.94%) Skype
13 2 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (3.76%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.35%) Big Data
6 5 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.88%) MySQL
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.41%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 58 (27.23%) Jenkins
2 40 (18.78%) Git (software)
3 32 (15.02%) Selenium
4 27 (12.68%) GitLab
5 26 (12.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (9.39%) Bitbucket
6 20 (9.39%) Cucumber
7 13 (6.10%) JMeter
8 11 (5.16%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.23%) Subversion
10 8 (3.76%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (3.76%) Postman
11 7 (3.29%) Toad
12 6 (2.82%) Appium
12 6 (2.82%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.35%) Ant
13 5 (2.35%) Eclipse
13 5 (2.35%) Maven
14 4 (1.88%) Android Studio
14 4 (1.88%) Gatling
General
1 23 (10.80%) Public Sector
2 8 (3.76%) Finance
2 8 (3.76%) Marketing
2 8 (3.76%) Retail
3 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.41%) Law
6 2 (0.94%) Advertising
6 2 (0.94%) Automotive
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
6 2 (0.94%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Avionics
7 1 (0.47%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (19.25%) Developer
2 34 (15.96%) Analyst
3 22 (10.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (7.51%) Test Engineer
5 15 (7.04%) Test Analyst
6 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) Security Engineer
7 11 (5.16%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.69%) Architect
8 10 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.69%) Test Manager
9 9 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (3.76%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.29%) Tester
12 6 (2.82%) Project Manager
13 5 (2.35%) ABAP Developer
13 5 (2.35%) C++ Software Engineer
13 5 (2.35%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.35%) SAP Developer
13 5 (2.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.86%) RESTful
1 21 (9.86%) XML
2 18 (8.45%) .NET
3 16 (7.51%) REST
4 14 (6.57%) Swagger
5 13 (6.10%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (5.63%) HTML
6 12 (5.63%) JSON
7 11 (5.16%) gRPC
8 10 (4.69%) SOAP
9 9 (4.23%) J2EE
9 9 (4.23%) Web Services
10 7 (3.29%) CSS
10 7 (3.29%) React
11 6 (2.82%) Node.js
12 5 (2.35%) 802.1X
12 5 (2.35%) LDAP
12 5 (2.35%) Spring
12 5 (2.35%) Web Dynpro
13 4 (1.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.29%) User Experience
3 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.82%) Replication
4 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.88%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.88%) PKI
6 3 (1.41%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.94%) NHS
7 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Smart City
7 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.54%) Linux
2 44 (20.66%) Windows
3 32 (15.02%) Windows Server
4 23 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.33%) CentOS
6 21 (9.86%) Windows 10
6 21 (9.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (7.51%) Unix
8 6 (2.82%) Android
9 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.88%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.41%) Debian
11 3 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (61.97%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.56%) DevOps
3 44 (20.66%) Test Automation
4 42 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (18.31%) Configuration Management
6 36 (16.90%) Scrum
7 31 (14.55%) Test Strategy
8 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
8 27 (12.68%) User Stories
9 24 (11.27%) Infrastructure as Code
9 24 (11.27%) Test Scripting
10 23 (10.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (10.80%) Open Source
11 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (10.33%) Continuous Deployment
11 22 (10.33%) Scenario Testing
12 21 (9.86%) Microservices
12 21 (9.86%) Test Planning
13 20 (9.39%) Data Modelling
14 19 (8.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.82%) Java
2 49 (23.00%) SQL
3 37 (17.37%) C#
4 32 (15.02%) Python
5 29 (13.62%) PowerShell
6 25 (11.74%) JavaScript
7 22 (10.33%) C++
8 19 (8.92%) PL/SQL
9 17 (7.98%) Bash Shell
9 17 (7.98%) C
9 17 (7.98%) Go
10 13 (6.10%) PHP
10 13 (6.10%) VB.NET
11 11 (5.16%) Scala
12 7 (3.29%) Java 8
13 5 (2.35%) ABAP
14 4 (1.88%) Perl
15 3 (1.41%) Ruby
15 3 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (35.21%) Security Cleared
2 64 (30.05%) SC Cleared
3 21 (9.86%) ISTQB
4 19 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (7.04%) Degree
6 12 (5.63%) ISEB
7 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.88%) CCNA
9 4 (1.88%) CCNP
9 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.88%) EXIN
9 4 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.41%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.41%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.41%) MCSE
10 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (19.25%) QA
2 15 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (6.57%) NIST
4 8 (3.76%) PMO
5 4 (1.88%) COBIT
6 3 (1.41%) SLA
7 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.47%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.47%) GDPR
8 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.47%) NCSC
8 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (17.37%) Docker
2 30 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.74%) vSphere
4 14 (6.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.35%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 37 (17.37%) Kubernetes
2 34 (15.96%) Ansible
3 31 (14.55%) Terraform
4 26 (12.21%) Puppet
5 25 (11.74%) Packer
6 23 (10.80%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (8.92%) HP ALM
8 14 (6.57%) HP Fortify
8 14 (6.57%) Prometheus
9 13 (6.10%) ZABBIX
10 11 (5.16%) Grafana
11 8 (3.76%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (1.41%) Kibana
13 3 (1.41%) WebInspect
14 2 (0.94%) Ambari
14 2 (0.94%) Giant Swarm
14 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.94%) Sysdig
15 1 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 35 (16.43%) Oracle
1 35 (16.43%) VMware
2 29 (13.62%) Atlassian
3 21 (9.86%) HP
4 19 (8.92%) Microsoft
5 16 (7.51%) Black Duck
5 16 (7.51%) Dell
5 16 (7.51%) webMethods
6 15 (7.04%) Sonatype
6 15 (7.04%) Splunk
7 14 (6.57%) Micro Focus
7 14 (6.57%) Qualys
7 14 (6.57%) SAP
8 13 (6.10%) EMC
9 11 (5.16%) Adobe
9 11 (5.16%) ArcSight
9 11 (5.16%) Cisco
10 8 (3.76%) BEA
11 6 (2.82%) Sparx
12 4 (1.88%) Apple