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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 96 134
Rank change year-on-year +29 +38  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 247 196 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.15% 2.11% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.60% 15.88% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 104 91
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Median hourly rate £43.00 £107.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £40.00 £26.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.85 £172.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1199 1234 1225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.30% 13.30% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 795 702
Median daily rate £403 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% +3.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £104.37 £54.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing JIRA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +35 48 £350 -6.66% 7
Hampshire +2 44 £338 -3.57% 19
West Sussex -9 40 £431 +15.00% 5
Berkshire +40 37 £400 +25.00% 6
Surrey +23 32 £413 +10.00% 14
Oxfordshire +11 29 £438 +12.54% 14
Kent +10 8 £413 +96.42% 1
Middlesex +6 5 £300 -
East Sussex +9 4 £398 +9.72% 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
JIRA
England

JIRA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 343 (72.36%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (38.19%) Java
3 151 (31.86%) Scrum
4 150 (31.65%) Git (software)
5 145 (30.59%) Confluence
6 123 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
7 121 (25.53%) Jenkins
8 98 (20.68%) Selenium
9 95 (20.04%) SQL
10 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
11 79 (16.67%) TDD
12 72 (15.19%) XML
13 71 (14.98%) Linux
14 70 (14.77%) Spring
15 66 (13.92%) DevOps
16 65 (13.71%) Oracle
17 64 (13.50%) Web Services
17 64 (13.50%) QA
18 62 (13.08%) BDD
19 61 (12.87%) Subversion
20 59 (12.45%) Python
20 59 (12.45%) REST
21 58 (12.24%) Finance
22 52 (10.97%) HTML
23 51 (10.76%) Waterfall
23 51 (10.76%) SDLC
24 50 (10.55%) SOAP
24 50 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
25 49 (10.34%) Cucumber
26 48 (10.13%) Automated Testing

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
1 145 (30.59%) Confluence
2 28 (5.91%) JBoss
3 25 (5.27%) Apache
4 20 (4.22%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.53%) WebLogic
5 12 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.27%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.05%) nginx
9 5 (1.05%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.63%) Alfresco
11 3 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.63%) IIS
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.59%) MS Office
3 6 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.21%) MS Project
7 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.63%) Staffware
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (2.74%) GitHub
4 11 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (1.48%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.27%) PaaS
7 5 (1.05%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.05%) SaaS
8 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.42%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.80%) HTTP
1 18 (3.80%) Internet
2 16 (3.38%) Intranet
3 11 (2.32%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.27%) LAN
5 5 (1.05%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.05%) LDAP
6 4 (0.84%) Firewall
6 4 (0.84%) VPN
7 3 (0.63%) AMQP
7 3 (0.63%) DNS
7 3 (0.63%) NAS
7 3 (0.63%) VoIP
8 2 (0.42%) CTI
8 2 (0.42%) IGMP
8 2 (0.42%) SNMP
8 2 (0.42%) VLAN
8 2 (0.42%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.49%) MySQL
4 25 (5.27%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.59%) Big Data
7 16 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (2.95%) Snowflake Schema
9 14 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 13 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (2.11%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.90%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (1.48%) MariaDB
15 7 (1.48%) MS Access
16 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.27%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 150 (31.65%) Git (software)
2 121 (25.53%) Jenkins
3 98 (20.68%) Selenium
4 61 (12.87%) Subversion
5 49 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 35 (7.38%) JUnit
6 35 (7.38%) Talend Open Studio
7 34 (7.17%) Maven
8 33 (6.96%) WebDriver
9 32 (6.75%) Bitbucket
10 27 (5.70%) Gradle
11 24 (5.06%) SoapUI
12 21 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (4.22%) Eclipse
13 20 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (3.80%) Rational DOORS
16 13 (2.74%) HP UFT
16 13 (2.74%) Visual Studio
17 12 (2.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 58 (12.24%) Finance
2 29 (6.12%) Retail
3 28 (5.91%) Publishing
4 20 (4.22%) Banking
5 12 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.11%) Marketing
7 8 (1.69%) Legal
8 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (29.75%) Developer
2 104 (21.94%) Analyst
3 72 (15.19%) Java Developer
4 48 (10.13%) Test Analyst
5 45 (9.49%) Tester
6 42 (8.86%) Business Analyst
7 23 (4.85%) Project Manager
7 23 (4.85%) Test Manager
8 22 (4.64%) ETL Developer
9 21 (4.43%) Automation Tester
9 21 (4.43%) Scrum Master
10 19 (4.01%) QA Tester
11 17 (3.59%) Test Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
12 15 (3.16%) Scala Developer
13 12 (2.53%) Agile Developer
13 12 (2.53%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (2.53%) Senior Developer
13 12 (2.53%) Test Leader
14 11 (2.32%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.19%) XML
2 70 (14.77%) Spring
3 64 (13.50%) Web Services
4 59 (12.45%) REST
5 52 (10.97%) HTML
6 50 (10.55%) SOAP
7 46 (9.70%) RESTful
8 37 (7.81%) CSS
9 30 (6.33%) Hibernate
10 29 (6.12%) JSON
11 28 (5.91%) HTML5
12 24 (5.06%) Node.js
13 23 (4.85%) JPA
14 21 (4.43%) AngularJS
14 21 (4.43%) Spring MVC
15 20 (4.22%) J2EE
16 19 (4.01%) CSS3
17 18 (3.80%) Apache Camel
17 18 (3.80%) Play Framework
18 17 (3.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.27%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.43%) User Experience
3 16 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.32%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.27%) Replication
8 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.84%) Wiki
9 3 (0.63%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (0.63%) IVR
9 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.63%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.42%) Clustering
10 2 (0.42%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.98%) Linux
2 44 (9.28%) Unix
3 40 (8.44%) Windows
4 15 (3.16%) Android
5 13 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.48%) CentOS
6 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.63%) Solaris
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.63%) zOS
8 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (72.36%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (31.86%) Scrum
3 123 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (16.67%) TDD
5 66 (13.92%) DevOps
6 62 (13.08%) BDD
7 51 (10.76%) SDLC
7 51 (10.76%) Waterfall
8 50 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 48 (10.13%) Automated Testing
10 47 (9.92%) Defect Management
11 46 (9.70%) Open Source
12 41 (8.65%) Software Engineering
13 40 (8.44%) Configuration Management
14 39 (8.23%) MVC
14 39 (8.23%) Test Strategy
14 39 (8.23%) User Stories
15 37 (7.81%) Coaching
15 37 (7.81%) E-Commerce
15 37 (7.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 181 (38.19%) Java
2 95 (20.04%) SQL
3 82 (17.30%) JavaScript
4 59 (12.45%) Python
5 38 (8.02%) Ruby
6 36 (7.59%) C#
7 35 (7.38%) Scala
8 23 (4.85%) Groovy
9 18 (3.80%) C++
10 16 (3.38%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.95%) PHP
12 11 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.69%) C
14 6 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.27%) VB
15 5 (1.05%) ABAP
16 4 (0.84%) Perl
16 4 (0.84%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.42%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 43 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.23%) ISEB
3 37 (7.81%) Degree
4 30 (6.33%) ISTQB
5 25 (5.27%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.63%) APMG
9 3 (0.63%) MCSD
9 3 (0.63%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.42%) CIMA
10 2 (0.42%) HNC
10 2 (0.42%) HND
10 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.42%) MCSA
10 2 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (13.50%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.63%) PMO
4 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.21%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 38 (8.02%) Docker
2 5 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (0.63%) vSphere
4 3 (0.63%) XenServer
5 2 (0.42%) Varnish
5 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.21%) iptables
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) LXC
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (5.27%) Puppet
2 22 (4.64%) Ansible
2 22 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.27%) Consul
4 6 (1.27%) Rsyslog
4 6 (1.27%) Terraform
5 5 (1.05%) Kibana
5 5 (1.05%) logstash
6 4 (0.84%) Pingdom
7 3 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.21%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.21%) Oozie
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
9 1 (0.21%) SELinux
9 1 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 65 (13.71%) Oracle
2 35 (7.38%) Atlassian
2 35 (7.38%) Talend
3 33 (6.96%) HP
4 28 (5.91%) Microsoft
5 18 (3.80%) Google
6 16 (3.38%) Adobe
7 15 (3.16%) CA Agile Central
8 14 (2.95%) SAP
9 11 (2.32%) CA
10 8 (1.69%) VMware
11 7 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.27%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.27%) Citrix
12 6 (1.27%) Telerik
13 5 (1.05%) hybris
13 5 (1.05%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.05%) Splunk
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