Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 58 76
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18 +90
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,610 1,799 1,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.74% 3.43% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.71% 19.68% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,559 1,233 1,006
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £312 £281 £275
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £438
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.29% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.39 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £34.25 £31.50 £30.25
90th Percentile £55.25 £49.75 £44.80
UK median hourly rate £44.27 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +4.16% +8.97% -2.50%

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 11,008 9,142 9,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.99% 17.41% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,012 5,867 5,804
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £563 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 260 234
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%
10th Percentile £26.70 £31.23 £25.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +8 672 £425 -5.56% 181
North of England +2 611 £400 -6.98% 166
Midlands +36 410 £410 -1.97% 128
West Midlands +20 296 £428 +0.59% 83
East of England +11 290 £450 +12.50% 87
North West -1 283 £375 -11.76% 99
Yorkshire +1 244 £438 -2.78% 41
South West +44 236 £423 +0.60% 86
Scotland +24 231 £425 +9.32% 55
Wales +54 138 £425 - 18
East Midlands +52 114 £375 -3.23% 44
North East +15 88 £400 -22.71% 26
Northern Ireland +41 22 £424 +2.67% 9
Channel Islands -6 4 £350 - 2
JIRA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1,800 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,180 (45.21%) Confluence
3 885 (33.91%) Java
4 834 (31.95%) Git (software)
5 822 (31.49%) Jenkins
6 790 (30.27%) Test Automation
7 785 (30.08%) Scrum
8 618 (23.68%) SQL
9 548 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
10 497 (19.04%) Selenium
10 497 (19.04%) DevOps
11 471 (18.05%) JavaScript
12 451 (17.28%) TDD
13 441 (16.90%) Linux
14 389 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
15 386 (14.79%) BDD
16 385 (14.75%) Oracle
17 347 (13.30%) QA
18 342 (13.10%) Kanban
19 340 (13.03%) Docker
20 339 (12.99%) REST
21 321 (12.30%) Cucumber
22 319 (12.22%) Finance
23 309 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
24 301 (11.53%) Atlassian
25 300 (11.49%) Microservices
26 299 (11.46%) Security Cleared
27 298 (11.42%) HTML
27 298 (11.42%) Web Services
28 297 (11.38%) SDLC

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 1,180 (45.21%) Confluence
2 95 (3.64%) Apache
3 88 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 83 (3.18%) SharePoint
5 57 (2.18%) WebLogic
6 36 (1.38%) JBoss
7 34 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (1.26%) CMS
8 33 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 32 (1.23%) WebSphere
10 31 (1.19%) Apache Spark
11 26 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.88%) Documentum
12 23 (0.88%) nginx
13 22 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 14 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.54%) IIS
14 14 (0.54%) WildFly
15 13 (0.50%) Drupal
15 13 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 104 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 100 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.50%) InVision
9 10 (0.38%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.15%) HipChat
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.11%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.077%) Simulink
13 1 (0.038%) Mingle
13 1 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (0.34%) Magento
5 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.31%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.23%) assyst
6 6 (0.23%) SAP APO
7 5 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
7 5 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
7 5 (0.19%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.15%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.11%) Maximo
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 389 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
2 261 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (4.21%) GitHub
4 94 (3.60%) Slack
5 65 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (1.99%) OpenShift
6 52 (1.99%) SaaS
7 50 (1.92%) Serverless
8 46 (1.76%) IaaS
9 41 (1.57%) PaaS
10 39 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 36 (1.38%) Amazon S3
13 36 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
14 33 (1.26%) Office 365
14 33 (1.26%) Trello
15 31 (1.19%) npm
16 24 (0.92%) BrowserStack
16 24 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.07%) HTTP
2 57 (2.18%) Firewall
3 45 (1.72%) Internet
4 42 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.49%) DNS
6 32 (1.23%) VPN
7 21 (0.80%) SSL
8 16 (0.61%) Wireless
9 15 (0.57%) Skype
9 15 (0.57%) SSH
9 15 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (0.57%) WLAN
10 14 (0.54%) DHCP
11 13 (0.50%) SMS
12 12 (0.46%) Bluetooth
13 11 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
14 10 (0.38%) ICMP
15 8 (0.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.31%) VLAN
16 7 (0.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 243 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
3 242 (9.27%) MySQL
4 169 (6.48%) MongoDB
5 166 (6.36%) NoSQL
6 96 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 76 (2.91%) Oracle Database
8 67 (2.57%) Big Data
9 58 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (2.18%) Hadoop
11 45 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 44 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 36 (1.38%) Pentaho
16 35 (1.34%) Redis
17 29 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
17 29 (1.11%) RDBMS
18 26 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
19 25 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 834 (31.95%) Git (software)
2 822 (31.49%) Jenkins
3 497 (19.04%) Selenium
4 321 (12.30%) Cucumber
5 233 (8.93%) Bitbucket
6 214 (8.20%) Maven
7 195 (7.47%) JUnit
8 180 (6.90%) Subversion
9 154 (5.90%) SoapUI
10 150 (5.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 143 (5.48%) JMeter
12 95 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 93 (3.56%) WebDriver
14 89 (3.41%) Artifactory
15 86 (3.30%) Gradle
16 85 (3.26%) TeamCity
17 83 (3.18%) GitLab
18 72 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
19 68 (2.61%) SonarQube
20 66 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 319 (12.22%) Finance
2 131 (5.02%) Banking
3 80 (3.07%) Retail
4 53 (2.03%) Marketing
5 52 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 23 (0.88%) Electronics
8 22 (0.84%) Legal
9 18 (0.69%) Back Office
10 17 (0.65%) Games
11 13 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.31%) Law
15 6 (0.23%) Advertising
15 6 (0.23%) Automotive
15 6 (0.23%) Avionics
15 6 (0.23%) Publishing
16 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 864 (33.10%) Developer
2 471 (18.05%) Analyst
3 279 (10.69%) Java Developer
4 201 (7.70%) Test Analyst
5 184 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 175 (6.70%) Business Analyst
7 154 (5.90%) Tester
8 129 (4.94%) Test Engineer
9 91 (3.49%) Project Manager
10 85 (3.26%) Automation Tester
10 85 (3.26%) Scrum Master
11 75 (2.87%) Software Engineer
12 72 (2.76%) Software Developer
13 70 (2.68%) Architect
14 65 (2.49%) Test Automation Engineer
15 64 (2.45%) .NET Developer
16 63 (2.41%) C# Developer
17 57 (2.18%) Consultant
18 55 (2.11%) Senior Developer
19 53 (2.03%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 339 (12.99%) REST
2 298 (11.42%) HTML
2 298 (11.42%) Web Services
3 296 (11.34%) Spring
4 275 (10.54%) CSS
5 270 (10.34%) AngularJS
6 246 (9.43%) Node.js
7 238 (9.12%) .NET
8 232 (8.89%) RESTful
9 196 (7.51%) SOAP
10 191 (7.32%) XML
11 181 (6.93%) HTML5
12 179 (6.86%) JSON
13 130 (4.98%) CSS3
14 116 (4.44%) jQuery
15 103 (3.95%) Spring Boot
16 100 (3.83%) Hibernate
17 93 (3.56%) J2EE
18 91 (3.49%) Gherkin
19 78 (2.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 223 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (6.36%) User Experience
3 114 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 74 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 58 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 54 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 49 (1.88%) Data Centre
9 40 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 39 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (1.00%) iPad
12 25 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.73%) Reference Data
14 17 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.65%) Clustering
14 17 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (0.57%) NHS
16 14 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 441 (16.90%) Linux
2 231 (8.85%) Windows
3 175 (6.70%) Unix
4 84 (3.22%) Android
5 81 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (2.07%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.92%) Windows Server
8 27 (1.03%) VMS
9 26 (1.00%) CentOS
10 18 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (0.54%) Solaris
12 12 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 12 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.19%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.15%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,800 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (30.27%) Test Automation
3 785 (30.08%) Scrum
4 548 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
5 497 (19.04%) DevOps
6 451 (17.28%) TDD
7 386 (14.79%) BDD
8 342 (13.10%) Kanban
9 309 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
10 300 (11.49%) Microservices
11 297 (11.38%) SDLC
12 279 (10.69%) User Stories
13 242 (9.27%) Software Engineering
14 205 (7.85%) Configuration Management
15 203 (7.78%) Project Management
16 192 (7.36%) Waterfall
17 189 (7.24%) Mentoring
18 185 (7.09%) Open Source
19 180 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 175 (6.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 885 (33.91%) Java
2 618 (23.68%) SQL
3 471 (18.05%) JavaScript
4 293 (11.23%) Python
5 279 (10.69%) C#
6 148 (5.67%) Java 8
7 137 (5.25%) Ruby
8 118 (4.52%) Groovy
9 116 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 96 (3.68%) Scala
11 89 (3.41%) Perl
11 89 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 77 (2.95%) PL/SQL
13 74 (2.84%) PHP
14 70 (2.68%) PowerShell
15 68 (2.61%) C
16 62 (2.38%) C++
17 44 (1.69%) T-SQL
18 38 (1.46%) VB.NET
19 27 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 299 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 225 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 166 (6.36%) Degree
4 103 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 85 (3.26%) ISEB
6 64 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 50 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.61%) CCNA
12 16 (0.61%) MCSE
12 16 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 15 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
14 14 (0.54%) DBS Check
15 13 (0.50%) MCSA
16 11 (0.42%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (13.30%) QA
2 62 (2.38%) PMO
3 34 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.84%) GDPR
5 18 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.50%) SLA
7 12 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.42%) WCAG
9 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.11%) PSD2
12 1 (0.038%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.038%) GMP
12 1 (0.038%) P3O
System Software
1 340 (13.03%) Docker
2 57 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.77%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.34%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.31%) Firmware
7 8 (0.31%) vSphere
8 6 (0.23%) iptables
8 6 (0.23%) LXC
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.15%) NFS
10 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
12 2 (0.077%) ACF2
12 2 (0.077%) RACF
12 2 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 177 (6.78%) Ansible
2 153 (5.86%) Puppet
3 123 (4.71%) Kubernetes
4 100 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
5 89 (3.41%) Terraform
6 49 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (1.65%) Grafana
8 36 (1.38%) HP ALM
9 32 (1.23%) Kibana
10 23 (0.88%) SCCM
11 22 (0.84%) ZABBIX
12 21 (0.80%) Graphite
13 19 (0.73%) vCenter Server
14 17 (0.65%) Nagios
15 13 (0.50%) Graylog
15 13 (0.50%) Nessus
16 12 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.46%) logstash
17 11 (0.42%) PowerCLI
17 11 (0.42%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 385 (14.75%) Oracle
2 301 (11.53%) Atlassian
3 279 (10.69%) Microsoft
4 94 (3.60%) Google
5 79 (3.03%) IBM
5 79 (3.03%) SAP
6 67 (2.57%) Red Hat
6 67 (2.57%) VMware
7 63 (2.41%) HP
8 53 (2.03%) Splunk
9 51 (1.95%) Adobe
10 33 (1.26%) Cisco
10 33 (1.26%) Pega
11 32 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.19%) Zend
13 30 (1.15%) webMethods
14 24 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
15 21 (0.80%) Talend
16 19 (0.73%) Apple
17 17 (0.65%) BEA