Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 17 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 58 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 +17 +62
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,827 1,982 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.06% 3.72% 2.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.98% 21.06% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 1,375 963
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £565 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.06% +0.33%
10th Percentile £37.00 £26.00 £31.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.75 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £37.25 £39.44
% change year-on-year +20.13% -5.54% +0.17%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 11,315 9,409 8,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.24% 17.66% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,171 6,037 5,479
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £551 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 240 231
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.25 £29.45 £23.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £61.10 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing JIRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JIRA in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the UK excluding London

JIRA
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JIRA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
South East +9 742 £430 -4.44% 164
North of England +3 626 £415 -5.14% 172
Midlands +34 463 £410 -1.56% 99
West Midlands +26 341 £427 +0.53% 65
East of England +12 338 £473 +18.13% 69
North West +1 292 £390 -9.30% 102
South West +15 271 £425 +1.19% 73
Yorkshire +6 251 £425 -8.60% 55
Scotland +15 225 £425 +6.25% 35
Wales +50 136 £425 - 13
East Midlands +37 119 £375 -6.25% 34
North East -3 88 £500 -2.54% 15
Northern Ireland +36 28 £330 +2.96% 7
Channel Islands -4 5 - - 1
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 1,945 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,345 (47.58%) Confluence
3 898 (31.77%) Java
4 891 (31.52%) Test Automation
5 869 (30.74%) Jenkins
6 857 (30.31%) Scrum
7 855 (30.24%) Git (software)
8 633 (22.39%) SQL
9 618 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
10 564 (19.95%) DevOps
11 533 (18.85%) Selenium
12 490 (17.33%) JavaScript
13 488 (17.26%) Linux
14 472 (16.70%) TDD
14 472 (16.70%) BDD
15 465 (16.45%) Amazon AWS
16 405 (14.33%) Oracle
17 381 (13.48%) Kanban
18 380 (13.44%) Docker
19 378 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
20 377 (13.34%) REST
21 370 (13.09%) QA
22 361 (12.77%) Finance
23 346 (12.24%) Security Cleared
24 326 (11.53%) Microsoft
25 321 (11.35%) Cucumber
25 321 (11.35%) User Stories
26 319 (11.28%) Web Services
27 318 (11.25%) Microservices
28 315 (11.14%) C#

JIRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 1,345 (47.58%) Confluence
2 84 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 55 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 54 (1.91%) Tomcat
5 51 (1.80%) Apache
6 44 (1.56%) Documentum
7 38 (1.34%) CMS
8 37 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 33 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 30 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 27 (0.96%) JBoss
12 25 (0.88%) nginx
13 24 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
14 21 (0.74%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.64%) Drupal
15 18 (0.64%) IIS
16 17 (0.60%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 16 (0.57%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 118 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 116 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 38 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.42%) Open Workbench
9 10 (0.35%) InVision
10 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.14%) HipChat
10 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Simulink
12 1 (0.035%) Mingle
12 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 8 (0.28%) assyst
6 7 (0.25%) Magento
7 6 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
8 5 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
9 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.14%) SAP MM
10 3 (0.11%) CiviCRM
10 3 (0.11%) Maximo
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.11%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.071%) SAP APO
11 2 (0.071%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 465 (16.45%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (4.07%) Slack
4 114 (4.03%) GitHub
5 73 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
6 62 (2.19%) Serverless
7 61 (2.16%) SaaS
8 53 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 53 (1.87%) IaaS
9 52 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
10 47 (1.66%) PaaS
11 46 (1.63%) Amazon S3
12 38 (1.34%) npm
13 35 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 34 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
14 34 (1.20%) OpenShift
15 33 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 30 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
17 30 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.18%) HTTP
2 72 (2.55%) Firewall
3 57 (2.02%) Internet
4 54 (1.91%) DNS
5 46 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.06%) VPN
7 22 (0.78%) DHCP
7 22 (0.78%) SSL
8 19 (0.67%) Skype
9 18 (0.64%) Wireless
10 14 (0.50%) VLAN
10 14 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (0.50%) WLAN
11 13 (0.46%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.46%) ICMP
12 11 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (0.35%) SSH
14 8 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (0.28%) L2TP
14 8 (0.28%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 228 (8.07%) MySQL
3 211 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
4 142 (5.02%) NoSQL
5 135 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 118 (4.17%) Relational Database
7 80 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 60 (2.12%) Pentaho
9 56 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 54 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
11 50 (1.77%) Big Data
12 47 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 44 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 40 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
16 39 (1.38%) RDBMS
17 32 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
18 30 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 27 (0.96%) DB2
19 27 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 869 (30.74%) Jenkins
2 855 (30.24%) Git (software)
3 533 (18.85%) Selenium
4 321 (11.35%) Cucumber
5 231 (8.17%) Maven
6 225 (7.96%) JUnit
7 209 (7.39%) Bitbucket
8 191 (6.76%) Subversion
9 185 (6.54%) JMeter
10 175 (6.19%) SoapUI
11 137 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 113 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 106 (3.75%) WebDriver
14 102 (3.61%) GitLab
15 84 (2.97%) SonarQube
16 83 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
17 76 (2.69%) TeamCity
18 74 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
19 72 (2.55%) Artifactory
20 71 (2.51%) Gradle
General
1 361 (12.77%) Finance
2 135 (4.78%) Banking
3 96 (3.40%) Retail
4 52 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.63%) Marketing
6 36 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 25 (0.88%) Electronics
8 23 (0.81%) Back Office
8 23 (0.81%) Legal
9 16 (0.57%) Law
10 14 (0.50%) Games
11 10 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.28%) Military
13 7 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.21%) Automotive
14 6 (0.21%) Avionics
15 5 (0.18%) Billing
15 5 (0.18%) Publishing
16 4 (0.14%) Advertising
16 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 861 (30.46%) Developer
2 515 (18.22%) Analyst
3 238 (8.42%) Java Developer
4 229 (8.10%) Test Analyst
5 221 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 199 (7.04%) Business Analyst
7 173 (6.12%) Tester
8 164 (5.80%) Test Engineer
9 107 (3.78%) Project Manager
10 97 (3.43%) Automation Tester
11 92 (3.25%) Scrum Master
12 85 (3.01%) Architect
13 78 (2.76%) Software Developer
14 71 (2.51%) C# Developer
14 71 (2.51%) Test Automation Engineer
15 69 (2.44%) Software Engineer
16 68 (2.41%) Scala Developer
17 65 (2.30%) .NET Developer
17 65 (2.30%) Senior Developer
17 65 (2.30%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (13.34%) REST
2 319 (11.28%) Web Services
3 308 (10.89%) HTML
4 283 (10.01%) CSS
5 264 (9.34%) Spring
6 255 (9.02%) .NET
7 249 (8.81%) AngularJS
8 243 (8.60%) Node.js
9 235 (8.31%) RESTful
10 217 (7.68%) SOAP
11 191 (6.76%) JSON
12 185 (6.54%) HTML5
13 169 (5.98%) XML
14 128 (4.53%) CSS3
15 101 (3.57%) jQuery
15 101 (3.57%) Spring Boot
16 95 (3.36%) React
17 86 (3.04%) Gherkin
18 85 (3.01%) J2EE
19 76 (2.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 242 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (5.66%) User Experience
3 83 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 58 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 56 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (1.73%) Public Cloud
8 45 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 32 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
10 31 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
10 31 (1.10%) iPad
11 24 (0.85%) Reference Data
12 22 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.74%) NHS
14 19 (0.67%) Fintech
15 18 (0.64%) iPhone
16 17 (0.60%) Clustering
17 15 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 14 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 488 (17.26%) Linux
2 278 (9.83%) Windows
3 201 (7.11%) Unix
4 90 (3.18%) Android
5 83 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 60 (2.12%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.10%) CentOS
9 25 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.71%) VMS
11 16 (0.57%) Solaris
12 14 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
18 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,945 (68.80%) Agile Software Development
2 891 (31.52%) Test Automation
3 857 (30.31%) Scrum
4 618 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
5 564 (19.95%) DevOps
6 472 (16.70%) BDD
6 472 (16.70%) TDD
7 381 (13.48%) Kanban
8 378 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
9 321 (11.35%) User Stories
10 318 (11.25%) Microservices
11 308 (10.89%) SDLC
12 250 (8.84%) Software Engineering
13 248 (8.77%) Configuration Management
14 226 (7.99%) Test Scripting
15 223 (7.89%) Open Source
16 203 (7.18%) Waterfall
17 200 (7.07%) Coaching
18 196 (6.93%) Mentoring
19 195 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 898 (31.77%) Java
2 633 (22.39%) SQL
3 490 (17.33%) JavaScript
4 315 (11.14%) C#
5 290 (10.26%) Python
6 159 (5.62%) Ruby
7 133 (4.70%) Java 8
8 114 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 103 (3.64%) Groovy
10 102 (3.61%) Scala
11 95 (3.36%) Perl
12 89 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 83 (2.94%) PL/SQL
14 81 (2.87%) PHP
15 75 (2.65%) PowerShell
16 63 (2.23%) C
16 63 (2.23%) C++
17 44 (1.56%) T-SQL
18 43 (1.52%) VB.NET
19 30 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 346 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 278 (9.83%) SC Cleared
3 157 (5.55%) Degree
4 118 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 114 (4.03%) ISEB
6 74 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 60 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 34 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 25 (0.88%) DV Cleared
12 24 (0.85%) MCSE
13 23 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 21 (0.74%) MCSA
15 18 (0.64%) CCNA
16 17 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
17 13 (0.46%) PMI Certification
18 12 (0.42%) CISSP
18 12 (0.42%) DBS Check
18 12 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (13.09%) QA
2 76 (2.69%) PMO
3 38 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.85%) GDPR
4 24 (0.85%) WCAG
5 20 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 18 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.57%) SLA
8 14 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.28%) ISO 22301
10 8 (0.28%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.11%) PSD2
12 1 (0.035%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.035%) MiFID
12 1 (0.035%) P3O
System Software
1 380 (13.44%) Docker
2 74 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.32%) Firmware
6 8 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.28%) ISA Server
6 8 (0.28%) vSphere
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.21%) HDFS
9 5 (0.18%) iptables
9 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.14%) NFS
11 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.11%) LXC
12 2 (0.071%) ACF2
12 2 (0.071%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 2 (0.071%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 221 (7.82%) Ansible
2 188 (6.65%) Puppet
3 151 (5.34%) Kubernetes
4 107 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (3.43%) Terraform
6 46 (1.63%) Grafana
7 45 (1.59%) HP ALM
7 45 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
8 41 (1.45%) ZABBIX
9 36 (1.27%) SCCM
10 32 (1.13%) Nagios
11 30 (1.06%) Nessus
12 28 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
13 27 (0.96%) Kibana
14 22 (0.78%) vCenter Server
15 21 (0.74%) Graphite
16 14 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
17 13 (0.46%) Prometheus
18 12 (0.42%) PowerCLI
19 11 (0.39%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 405 (14.33%) Oracle
2 326 (11.53%) Microsoft
3 311 (11.00%) Atlassian
4 111 (3.93%) Google
5 87 (3.08%) VMware
6 84 (2.97%) SAP
7 75 (2.65%) IBM
8 67 (2.37%) Red Hat
9 65 (2.30%) HP
10 62 (2.19%) Adobe
11 60 (2.12%) Pega
12 49 (1.73%) Splunk
13 44 (1.56%) Cisco
14 33 (1.17%) webMethods
15 28 (0.99%) hybris
15 28 (0.99%) Zend
16 27 (0.96%) Cloudera
16 27 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
16 27 (0.96%) Talend
17 26 (0.92%) Apple