Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 11 November 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 West
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 55 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 +29 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 325 244 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.07% 3.94% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.36% 20.94% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 129 101
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% -4.00%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
90th Percentile £583 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £469 £475
% change year-on-year +1.28% -1.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 1
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +16.33% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £38.80 £36.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £47.17 £38.75
England median hourly rate £40.75 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% +18.67% -4.75%

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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,233 1,165 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.23% 18.81% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 737 589
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £300
90th Percentile £588 £563 £518
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 34
South West median hourly rate £46.75 £43.75 £41.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +4.60% -1.01%
10th Percentile £37.50 £35.72 £32.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.23 £56.20
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +3.66%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the South West over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the South West

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 11 November 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
Wiltshire +20 127 £450 +5.88% 16
Bristol +4 59 £450 +5.88% 31
Gloucestershire -4 46 £500 +11.11% 11
Devon +20 42 £514 +12.30% 9
Somerset +6 16 £463 +12.12% 5
Dorset -2 14 £350 -9.68% 4
Cornwall +15 5 £538 - 2
JIRA
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 West region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 203 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (47.38%) Confluence
3 129 (39.69%) Scrum
4 95 (29.23%) Security Cleared
5 80 (24.62%) Git (software)
5 80 (24.62%) Atlassian
6 73 (22.46%) Jenkins
7 66 (20.31%) Test Automation
8 64 (19.69%) SC Cleared
9 62 (19.08%) Linux
10 58 (17.85%) DevOps
11 56 (17.23%) AWS
12 52 (16.00%) Python
12 52 (16.00%) JavaScript
13 48 (14.77%) Java
14 46 (14.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (13.54%) Bitbucket
16 43 (13.23%) C
17 41 (12.62%) Docker
18 40 (12.31%) Kubernetes
18 40 (12.31%) C++
18 40 (12.31%) BDD
19 39 (12.00%) User Stories
20 38 (11.69%) SQL
20 38 (11.69%) JUnit
21 37 (11.38%) Windows
21 37 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (11.08%) Waterfall
22 36 (11.08%) UML
22 36 (11.08%) Finance

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 154 (47.38%) Confluence
2 14 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.92%) Camunda
8 2 (0.62%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.62%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.62%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.62%) Mule
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Adobe XD
2 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) Sketch
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.23%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Magento
5 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.23%) AWS
2 30 (9.23%) Azure
3 21 (6.46%) Slack
4 15 (4.62%) Amazon EKS
5 12 (3.69%) GCP
6 8 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.46%) Office 365
7 5 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.54%) Serverless
8 4 (1.23%) Trello
9 3 (0.92%) GitHub
9 3 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Apigee
10 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.31%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.31%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.31%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.92%) OpenVPN
2 8 (2.46%) DHCP
2 8 (2.46%) DNS
3 7 (2.15%) Skype
4 4 (1.23%) Firewall
5 3 (0.92%) DMZ
5 3 (0.92%) SMS
5 3 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.92%) VPN
6 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.62%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) HTTP
7 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.31%) SAN
7 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (2.46%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.46%) MySQL
4 8 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.85%) Big Data
5 6 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.54%) BigQuery
6 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.92%) MS Access
7 3 (0.92%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.92%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.62%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.62%) DataStage
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.62%) QlikView
8 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (24.62%) Git (software)
2 73 (22.46%) Jenkins
3 46 (14.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 44 (13.54%) Bitbucket
5 38 (11.69%) JUnit
6 30 (9.23%) Selenium
7 28 (8.62%) Cucumber
8 23 (7.08%) Maven
8 23 (7.08%) SonarQube
9 20 (6.15%) GoogleTest
9 20 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (4.31%) GitLab
10 14 (4.31%) Mockito
11 11 (3.38%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.08%) Bitbucket Server
12 10 (3.08%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.77%) Appium
13 9 (2.77%) Zephyr
14 7 (2.15%) Axure RP
15 6 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (11.08%) Finance
2 34 (10.46%) Public Sector
3 26 (8.00%) Retail
4 10 (3.08%) Banking
5 9 (2.77%) Military
5 9 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.46%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.15%) Local Government
8 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.85%) Marketing
9 5 (1.54%) Automotive
10 3 (0.92%) Electronics
10 3 (0.92%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
12 1 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (22.46%) Developer
2 58 (17.85%) Analyst
3 42 (12.92%) Business Analyst
4 30 (9.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (9.23%) Test Engineer
5 26 (8.00%) Architect
5 26 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 14 (4.31%) Test Analyst
7 12 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.38%) Test Manager
9 10 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (2.77%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (2.77%) Python Engineer
11 8 (2.46%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.46%) Product Owner
11 8 (2.46%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 8 (2.46%) Senior DevOps
11 8 (2.46%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 8 (2.46%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.85%) HTML
2 30 (9.23%) Spring
3 25 (7.69%) CSS
4 20 (6.15%) REST
5 19 (5.85%) XML
6 16 (4.92%) SOAP
6 16 (4.92%) Web Services
7 14 (4.31%) Gherkin
8 12 (3.69%) .NET
9 11 (3.38%) JSF
9 11 (3.38%) RESTful
10 9 (2.77%) JSON
11 8 (2.46%) J2EE
12 7 (2.15%) React
12 7 (2.15%) Vue.js
13 6 (1.85%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.85%) EJB
13 6 (1.85%) GraphQL
13 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.85%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.77%) User Experience
2 19 (5.85%) NHS
3 11 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.38%) PKI
4 7 (2.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (1.54%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.92%) PMI
7 3 (0.92%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.62%) Clustering
8 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.31%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.08%) Linux
2 37 (11.38%) Windows
3 16 (4.92%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.69%) HPUX
5 10 (3.08%) CentOS
6 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.92%) Debian
9 3 (0.92%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.62%) Unix
10 2 (0.62%) VMS
10 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.31%) Android
11 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.31%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (62.46%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (39.69%) Scrum
3 66 (20.31%) Test Automation
4 58 (17.85%) DevOps
5 40 (12.31%) BDD
6 39 (12.00%) User Stories
7 37 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (11.08%) UML
8 36 (11.08%) Waterfall
9 35 (10.77%) TDD
10 28 (8.62%) ITIL
10 28 (8.62%) Microservices
10 28 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.69%) Workflow
12 24 (7.38%) Regression Testing
13 23 (7.08%) E-Commerce
13 23 (7.08%) Kanban
13 23 (7.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 22 (6.77%) Acceptance Criteria
14 22 (6.77%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 52 (16.00%) JavaScript
1 52 (16.00%) Python
2 48 (14.77%) Java
3 43 (13.23%) C
4 40 (12.31%) C++
5 38 (11.69%) SQL
6 20 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.38%) Java 8
8 10 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.85%) C#
9 6 (1.85%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.54%) Groovy
11 4 (1.23%) PHP
11 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.92%) VBA
13 2 (0.62%) R
13 2 (0.62%) Ruby
14 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.31%) Go
14 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.69%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.31%) DV Cleared
4 21 (6.46%) ISEB
5 6 (1.85%) CISA
5 6 (1.85%) CISM
5 6 (1.85%) IIBA
6 5 (1.54%) CISSP
6 5 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.23%) CCENT
7 4 (1.23%) CCNA
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.23%) CRISC
7 4 (1.23%) Degree
7 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.23%) RHCE
7 4 (1.23%) SANS
8 3 (0.92%) MCSA
8 3 (0.92%) MCSE
8 3 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.46%) QA
2 6 (1.85%) PMO
3 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.23%) NCSC
4 3 (0.92%) GDPR
4 3 (0.92%) JTAG
4 3 (0.92%) NIST
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 41 (12.62%) Docker
2 17 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.77%) vSphere
5 5 (1.54%) Firmware
5 5 (1.54%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.62%) NDS
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (12.31%) Kubernetes
2 17 (5.23%) Grafana
3 16 (4.92%) FreeIPA
4 15 (4.62%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 15 (4.62%) Prometheus
5 13 (4.00%) Ansible
6 7 (2.15%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.85%) PowerCLI
7 6 (1.85%) Puppet
7 6 (1.85%) SCCM
7 6 (1.85%) Terraform
8 5 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (1.54%) WSUS
9 4 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.23%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.92%) yum
11 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 80 (24.62%) Atlassian
2 32 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.54%) Google
4 30 (9.23%) Oracle
5 26 (8.00%) VMware
6 19 (5.85%) Black Duck
7 17 (5.23%) NetIQ
8 14 (4.31%) HP
8 14 (4.31%) SAP
9 13 (4.00%) ForgeRock
10 12 (3.69%) Adobe
10 12 (3.69%) Splunk
11 10 (3.08%) hybris
12 9 (2.77%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.46%) Remedy
14 7 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (2.15%) Tableau
15 6 (1.85%) Altera
15 6 (1.85%) CA
15 6 (1.85%) Xilinx