Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 48 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 +19 +25
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,532 2,265 1,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.21% 4.24% 3.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.03% 22.72% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,464 1,418 967
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £313 £270
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.30% +13.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £21.11 £33.20 £30.15
90th Percentile £51.03 £58.63 £53.30
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £46.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -3.96% +13.58% -4.71%

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 9,727 9,968 8,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.01% 18.68% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,184 6,346 5,102
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £587 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 180 277
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £24.45 £28.45 £22.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.03 £55.70
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +0.06%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 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
South East +15 771 £450 +2.80% 44
North of England +7 545 £425 +0.29% 39
Midlands +15 383 £444 +4.41% 26
West Midlands +21 302 £450 +5.88% 16
South West +1 301 £475 +15.85% 21
East of England +20 264 £450 - 18
North West -5 229 £410 +2.50% 19
Yorkshire +7 217 £425 -1.16% 18
Scotland +11 168 £388 -3.13% 5
North East +17 100 £473 +3.96% 2
Wales +13 76 £425 -2.86% 2
East Midlands -7 74 £400 -5.88% 10
Northern Ireland +19 17 £315 -26.91% 1
Channel Islands -1 8 - -
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for JIRA.

1 1,697 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,145 (45.22%) Confluence
3 760 (30.02%) Scrum
4 692 (27.33%) Jenkins
5 678 (26.78%) Java
6 665 (26.26%) Git (software)
7 617 (24.37%) Test Automation
8 584 (23.06%) DevOps
9 503 (19.87%) SQL
10 489 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
11 380 (15.01%) Linux
12 376 (14.85%) JavaScript
13 374 (14.77%) Selenium
14 364 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
15 355 (14.02%) Docker
16 350 (13.82%) Finance
17 345 (13.63%) TDD
18 335 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
19 322 (12.72%) Oracle
20 321 (12.68%) BDD
21 312 (12.32%) Kanban
22 295 (11.65%) Atlassian
23 270 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
24 262 (10.35%) REST
25 261 (10.31%) User Stories
26 252 (9.95%) Cucumber
26 252 (9.95%) QA
27 246 (9.72%) Python
28 241 (9.52%) Microsoft
29 239 (9.44%) Security Cleared

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 1,145 (45.22%) Confluence
2 67 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 57 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 40 (1.58%) WebSphere
5 39 (1.54%) Apache
6 35 (1.38%) CMS
7 32 (1.26%) Documentum
8 31 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.15%) JBoss
9 29 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (1.03%) SAS
11 25 (0.99%) Apache Spark
12 23 (0.91%) nginx
13 20 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
14 19 (0.75%) Drupal
14 19 (0.75%) IIS
15 17 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
16 13 (0.51%) Mule
17 12 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 10 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 138 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 125 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 81 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 79 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 44 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.47%) Sketch
8 11 (0.43%) InVision
9 10 (0.39%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 3 (0.12%) EngageOne
10 3 (0.12%) Simulink
11 2 (0.079%) SPSS
11 2 (0.079%) Stata
12 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.039%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.039%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.039%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 26 (1.03%) assyst
1 26 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.43%) Magento
4 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.16%) CiviCRM
7 4 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
7 4 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.12%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.12%) Workfront
9 2 (0.079%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 489 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (5.57%) GitHub
4 101 (3.99%) Slack
5 75 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
6 61 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 61 (2.41%) SaaS
7 54 (2.13%) Serverless
8 44 (1.74%) Amazon S3
8 44 (1.74%) Office 365
9 36 (1.42%) OpenShift
10 35 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (1.30%) npm
12 32 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 32 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
12 32 (1.26%) PaaS
13 31 (1.22%) Power Platform
14 30 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.87%) BrowserStack
16 20 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.05%) HTTP
2 51 (2.01%) Internet
3 32 (1.26%) Firewall
4 25 (0.99%) DNS
5 22 (0.87%) OpenVPN
6 18 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.63%) Skype
8 14 (0.55%) VPN
9 13 (0.51%) DHCP
10 9 (0.36%) Network Security
10 9 (0.36%) VoIP
11 8 (0.32%) LAN
11 8 (0.32%) NFC
12 7 (0.28%) ATM
12 7 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (0.28%) VSAN
12 7 (0.28%) WAN
12 7 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.24%) SAN
13 6 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 142 (5.61%) MySQL
3 101 (3.99%) Relational Database
4 98 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (3.04%) Oracle Database
6 75 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 70 (2.76%) NoSQL
8 68 (2.69%) Big Data
9 55 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
10 51 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 49 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 47 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 44 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
14 43 (1.70%) Pentaho
15 33 (1.30%) DB2
15 33 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 30 (1.18%) Power BI
17 28 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
19 21 (0.83%) Impala
Development Applications
1 692 (27.33%) Jenkins
2 665 (26.26%) Git (software)
3 374 (14.77%) Selenium
4 252 (9.95%) Cucumber
5 206 (8.14%) Maven
6 204 (8.06%) Bitbucket
7 193 (7.62%) JUnit
8 155 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 131 (5.17%) JMeter
9 131 (5.17%) SoapUI
10 105 (4.15%) SonarQube
11 103 (4.07%) Subversion
12 100 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 87 (3.44%) GitLab
14 78 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
15 73 (2.88%) WebDriver
16 63 (2.49%) Visual Studio
17 55 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
18 42 (1.66%) LoadRunner
19 41 (1.62%) Mockito
General
1 350 (13.82%) Finance
2 148 (5.85%) Banking
3 116 (4.58%) Retail
4 56 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 37 (1.46%) Law
6 28 (1.11%) Marketing
7 26 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (0.91%) Legal
9 20 (0.79%) Back Office
9 20 (0.79%) Games
10 18 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.47%) Billing
13 11 (0.43%) Electronics
14 9 (0.36%) Automotive
15 8 (0.32%) French Language
16 7 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.20%) Military
17 5 (0.20%) Publishing
18 4 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 598 (23.62%) Developer
2 491 (19.39%) Analyst
3 231 (9.12%) DevOps Engineer
4 199 (7.86%) Business Analyst
5 193 (7.62%) Test Analyst
6 173 (6.83%) Tester
7 132 (5.21%) Java Developer
8 126 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 103 (4.07%) Automation Tester
10 90 (3.55%) Scrum Master
10 90 (3.55%) Test Engineer
11 73 (2.88%) Architect
12 67 (2.65%) Senior Developer
13 65 (2.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 62 (2.45%) AWS DevOps
15 59 (2.33%) Test Manager
16 54 (2.13%) AWS Engineer
17 53 (2.09%) QA Tester
18 49 (1.94%) Full Stack Developer
19 45 (1.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (10.35%) REST
2 232 (9.16%) Web Services
3 217 (8.57%) HTML
4 215 (8.49%) Spring
5 214 (8.45%) CSS
6 199 (7.86%) .NET
7 188 (7.42%) JSON
8 181 (7.15%) Node.js
9 164 (6.48%) SOAP
10 161 (6.36%) AngularJS
11 144 (5.69%) RESTful
12 126 (4.98%) XML
13 105 (4.15%) Spring Boot
14 93 (3.67%) React
15 83 (3.28%) HTML5
16 64 (2.53%) Kafka
17 60 (2.37%) Gherkin
18 59 (2.33%) jQuery
19 58 (2.29%) CSS3
20 56 (2.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 199 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (6.08%) User Experience
3 92 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 86 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 66 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 48 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (1.86%) Data Centre
8 32 (1.26%) NHS
9 31 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (1.11%) Virtual Team
11 24 (0.95%) Cloud Native
12 23 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
13 20 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
14 19 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 16 (0.63%) PKI
16 15 (0.59%) Clustering
17 14 (0.55%) Public Cloud
18 12 (0.47%) Fintech
19 11 (0.43%) PMI
20 10 (0.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 380 (15.01%) Linux
2 228 (9.00%) Windows
3 208 (8.21%) Unix
4 69 (2.73%) CentOS
5 58 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 57 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 54 (2.13%) Windows Server
8 47 (1.86%) Android
9 20 (0.79%) CoreOS
10 15 (0.59%) Solaris
10 15 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
11 12 (0.47%) VMS
12 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.36%) AIX
14 9 (0.36%) HPUX
15 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.24%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,697 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (30.02%) Scrum
3 617 (24.37%) Test Automation
4 584 (23.06%) DevOps
5 364 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
6 345 (13.63%) TDD
7 335 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
8 321 (12.68%) BDD
9 312 (12.32%) Kanban
10 261 (10.31%) User Stories
11 226 (8.93%) Microservices
12 218 (8.61%) Project Management
13 187 (7.39%) SDLC
14 174 (6.87%) Test Scripting
15 173 (6.83%) Configuration Management
16 165 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
17 162 (6.40%) Open Source
17 162 (6.40%) Test Strategy
18 157 (6.20%) Waterfall
19 149 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 678 (26.78%) Java
2 503 (19.87%) SQL
3 376 (14.85%) JavaScript
4 246 (9.72%) Python
5 206 (8.14%) C#
6 101 (3.99%) Ruby
7 97 (3.83%) Java 8
8 82 (3.24%) Bash Shell
9 79 (3.12%) PowerShell
10 64 (2.53%) PHP
11 63 (2.49%) Scala
12 62 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 56 (2.21%) Perl
14 55 (2.17%) Groovy
15 52 (2.05%) Shell Script
16 47 (1.86%) C
17 39 (1.54%) TypeScript
18 33 (1.30%) Apple Swift
19 31 (1.22%) C++
19 31 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 239 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 189 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 117 (4.62%) ISEB
4 116 (4.58%) ISTQB
5 102 (4.03%) Degree
6 52 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 23 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.71%) AWS Certification
12 18 (0.71%) MCSA
13 17 (0.67%) MCSE
14 15 (0.59%) CCNA
14 15 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
14 15 (0.59%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.39%) OCA
16 10 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (9.95%) QA
2 59 (2.33%) PMO
3 33 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.99%) GDPR
5 15 (0.59%) SLA
6 12 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.32%) WCAG
9 5 (0.20%) HL7
9 5 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (0.20%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.20%) ISO 31000
9 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) IFRS
10 3 (0.12%) PSD2
11 2 (0.079%) GxP
System Software
1 355 (14.02%) Docker
2 59 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.55%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.39%) Firmware
7 9 (0.36%) HDFS
8 7 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.20%) RACF
10 5 (0.20%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.20%) vSphere
11 4 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 4 (0.16%) Squid
11 4 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 207 (8.18%) Ansible
2 169 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 135 (5.33%) Terraform
4 134 (5.29%) Puppet
5 90 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.50%) Docker Swarm
6 38 (1.50%) Grafana
7 35 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
8 30 (1.18%) HP ALM
9 29 (1.15%) SCCM
10 28 (1.11%) Prometheus
11 22 (0.87%) FreeIPA
11 22 (0.87%) vCenter Server
12 21 (0.83%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.79%) Kibana
14 17 (0.67%) Nagios
15 16 (0.63%) Packer
16 14 (0.55%) Nessus
17 13 (0.51%) PowerCLI
18 12 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 322 (12.72%) Oracle
2 295 (11.65%) Atlassian
3 241 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 83 (3.28%) Red Hat
5 79 (3.12%) Google
6 78 (3.08%) SAP
7 73 (2.88%) Splunk
8 62 (2.45%) IBM
9 59 (2.33%) HP
10 57 (2.25%) VMware
11 45 (1.78%) Pega
12 40 (1.58%) AppDynamics
13 34 (1.34%) Adobe
14 31 (1.22%) CA Agile Central
14 31 (1.22%) Cisco
14 31 (1.22%) Cloudera
15 30 (1.18%) Black Duck
15 30 (1.18%) hybris
15 30 (1.18%) Informatica
16 29 (1.15%) webMethods