Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Atlassian products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Atlassian over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Atlassian Software Systems.

Atlassian
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 419 316 425
Rank change year-on-year -103 +109 -64
Contract jobs citing Atlassian 481 316 371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 1.75% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 229 248
10th Percentile £400 £400 £391
25th Percentile £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £456
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +14.16% -8.90%
75th Percentile £596 £600 £550
90th Percentile £694 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £486 £450
% change year-on-year +2.83% +8.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 5
10th Percentile £38.68 £44.50 £38.32
25th Percentile £47.11 £45.56 £41.03
Median hourly rate £50.00 £53.75 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +20.79% -5.32%
75th Percentile £51.38 £64.06 £44.51
90th Percentile £52.50 £72.50 £46.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.37 £52.50 £44.51
% change year-on-year -5.96% +17.95% -5.30%

Atlassian is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 34,221 18,093 30,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.97% 42.62% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,476 11,574 19,424
10th Percentile £270 £250 £215
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.41% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £613 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £646 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 626 1,259
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.12 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £14.38
Median hourly rate £20.09 £24.75 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -18.82% +32.35% +6.89%
75th Percentile £44.01 £47.50 £35.61
90th Percentile £60.05 £60.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.14 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.86% +20.81% +6.87%

Atlassian
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Atlassian as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Atlassian in the UK

Atlassian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Atlassian.

Daily rate trend for Atlassian in the UK

Atlassian
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Atlassian over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Atlassian in the UK

Atlassian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Atlassian.

Hourly rate trend for Atlassian in the UK

Atlassian
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Atlassian within the UK over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -104 365 £523 +2.45% 93
UK excluding London -61 182 £500 +2.83% 72
Work from Home -92 177 £513 -1.73% 17
London -125 177 £525 -11.58% 29
South West -34 46 £550 +6.80% 13
South East -58 34 £495 -2.94% 15
North of England -30 31 £435 +8.75% 15
Scotland -28 26 £500 -6.10% 9
Midlands -84 24 £475 +11.24% 9
North West -28 23 £428 +22.29% 4
West Midlands -67 23 £478 +11.83% 7
East of England -35 16 £625 +25.00% 10
Yorkshire -31 5 £525 +16.67% 10
Wales - 5 £600 - 1
North East - 3 £475 - 1
East Midlands -29 1 £475 +50.79% 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Atlassian 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 with a requirement for Atlassian.

1 391 (81.29%) JIRA
2 302 (62.79%) Confluence
3 252 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (41.58%) DevOps
5 144 (29.94%) Azure
6 134 (27.86%) Linux
7 127 (26.40%) Social Skills
8 124 (25.78%) Java
9 117 (24.32%) AWS
10 101 (21.00%) Scrum
10 101 (21.00%) Bitbucket
10 101 (21.00%) CI/CD
11 93 (19.33%) Jenkins
11 93 (19.33%) Python
12 87 (18.09%) Docker
12 87 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (16.01%) Security Cleared
13 77 (16.01%) Ansible
14 74 (15.38%) Kubernetes
15 73 (15.18%) Windows
16 72 (14.97%) Git (software)
17 71 (14.76%) PowerShell
18 66 (13.72%) C#
19 63 (13.10%) SQL
19 63 (13.10%) Terraform
20 61 (12.68%) Public Sector
21 59 (12.27%) JavaScript
22 58 (12.06%) SQL Server
22 58 (12.06%) Bash
23 57 (11.85%) SC Cleared

Atlassian
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 302 (62.79%) Confluence
2 41 (8.52%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (2.70%) Appian
4 13 (2.70%) CMS
5 10 (2.08%) Apache
5 10 (2.08%) JBoss
6 8 (1.66%) Drupal
7 7 (1.46%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.04%) Mule
9 5 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.83%) IIS
10 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.42%) nginx
12 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.21%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 144 (29.94%) Azure
2 117 (24.32%) AWS
3 56 (11.64%) GitHub
4 37 (7.69%) GCP
5 31 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
6 26 (5.41%) Serverless
7 20 (4.16%) Amazon S3
8 19 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (3.95%) Azure Monitor
9 18 (3.74%) IaaS
10 17 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (3.53%) Azure Storage
11 15 (3.12%) GitHub Actions
12 14 (2.91%) OpenShift
13 13 (2.70%) Power Platform
14 12 (2.49%) Amazon EKS
14 12 (2.49%) PaaS
14 12 (2.49%) SaaS
15 11 (2.29%) Slack
16 10 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.78%) Firewall
2 16 (3.33%) DNS
3 15 (3.12%) Kerberos
4 11 (2.29%) Bluetooth
4 11 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (2.08%) Wireless
6 8 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (1.66%) VPN
7 7 (1.46%) Network Security
7 7 (1.46%) VXLAN
7 7 (1.46%) ZigBee
8 5 (1.04%) BGP
8 5 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.04%) DHCP
8 5 (1.04%) DMVPN
8 5 (1.04%) HTTP
8 5 (1.04%) OSPF
9 4 (0.83%) IPv6
9 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.44%) MySQL
3 28 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.78%) MongoDB
6 15 (3.12%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.49%) Big Data
7 12 (2.49%) Data Lake
8 11 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.66%) Power BI
11 6 (1.25%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.25%) HBase
11 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2019
13 3 (0.62%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 391 (81.29%) JIRA
2 101 (21.00%) Bitbucket
3 93 (19.33%) Jenkins
4 72 (14.97%) Git (software)
5 51 (10.60%) SonarQube
6 37 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 36 (7.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 36 (7.48%) Maven
8 32 (6.65%) GitLab
9 25 (5.20%) Selenium
10 22 (4.57%) Cucumber
11 18 (3.74%) Cypress.io
11 18 (3.74%) Gradle
12 16 (3.33%) Visual Studio
13 14 (2.91%) JUnit
14 11 (2.29%) Artifactory
15 10 (2.08%) Postman
15 10 (2.08%) Subversion
16 6 (1.25%) Crucible
16 6 (1.25%) TestRail
General
1 127 (26.40%) Social Skills
2 61 (12.68%) Public Sector
3 57 (11.85%) Finance
4 43 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (8.32%) Banking
6 32 (6.65%) Influencing Skills
7 17 (3.53%) Presentation Skills
8 16 (3.33%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.46%) Retail
10 6 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.83%) Automotive
12 4 (0.83%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.83%) Electronics
12 4 (0.83%) Marketing
12 4 (0.83%) Police
13 3 (0.62%) Front Office
14 2 (0.42%) International Banking
14 2 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (17.26%) Developer
2 52 (10.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 47 (9.77%) Administrator
4 45 (9.36%) Architect
5 37 (7.69%) JIRA Administrator
6 30 (6.24%) Azure Engineer
7 27 (5.61%) User Researcher
8 26 (5.41%) Consultant
9 24 (4.99%) Analyst
10 22 (4.57%) Java Developer
11 21 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (3.95%) JIRA Developer
13 18 (3.74%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.74%) Software Engineer
14 14 (2.91%) JIRA Consultant
14 14 (2.91%) Scrum Master
14 14 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (2.49%) Automation Engineer
15 12 (2.49%) Platform Engineer
16 11 (2.29%) JIRA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.60%) REST
2 43 (8.94%) .NET
3 39 (8.11%) XML
4 34 (7.07%) Spring
5 31 (6.44%) Elastic Stack
6 29 (6.03%) JSON
7 22 (4.57%) Node.js
7 22 (4.57%) Spring Boot
8 20 (4.16%) React
8 20 (4.16%) RESTful
9 19 (3.95%) ASP.NET
10 18 (3.74%) OAuth
11 17 (3.53%) LDAP
11 17 (3.53%) Web Services
12 16 (3.33%) HTML
13 15 (3.12%) OpenID
14 13 (2.70%) Middleware
15 12 (2.49%) CSS
15 12 (2.49%) JWT
15 12 (2.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (3.74%) Cloud Native
4 9 (1.87%) Data Centre
4 9 (1.87%) Derivative
5 8 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (1.66%) PKI
6 7 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.46%) Public Cloud
6 7 (1.46%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.25%) User Experience
7 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.04%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 4 (0.83%) Cybercrime
9 4 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 134 (27.86%) Linux
2 73 (15.18%) Windows
3 26 (5.41%) Unix
4 12 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.46%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.62%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.21%) VMS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (52.39%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (41.58%) DevOps
3 101 (21.00%) CI/CD
3 101 (21.00%) Scrum
4 87 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (11.85%) Infrastructure as Code
6 54 (11.23%) Service Management
7 51 (10.60%) Test Automation
8 50 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 48 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (9.98%) User Stories
10 47 (9.77%) Software Engineering
11 45 (9.36%) Microservices
12 44 (9.15%) ITIL
13 43 (8.94%) Decision-Making
14 42 (8.73%) Migration
15 38 (7.90%) TDD
16 35 (7.28%) ITSM
17 32 (6.65%) Service Design
18 31 (6.44%) User Research
Programming Languages
1 124 (25.78%) Java
2 93 (19.33%) Python
3 71 (14.76%) PowerShell
4 66 (13.72%) C#
5 63 (13.10%) SQL
6 59 (12.27%) JavaScript
7 58 (12.06%) Bash
8 32 (6.65%) Groovy
9 19 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 16 (3.33%) C
11 15 (3.12%) VB
12 14 (2.91%) PHP
13 11 (2.29%) C++
14 10 (2.08%) Perl
15 9 (1.87%) Go
16 8 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.46%) Scala
17 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
18 6 (1.25%) Embedded C++
18 6 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (16.01%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.85%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.73%) Degree
4 16 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.87%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.04%) CCNP
9 5 (1.04%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.62%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (0.42%) CISSP
12 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.49%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.62%) EMIR
4 3 (0.62%) GDPR
4 3 (0.62%) MiFID
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 87 (18.09%) Docker
2 25 (5.20%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.87%) OpenAM
4 9 (1.87%) OpenIDM
4 9 (1.87%) vSphere
5 6 (1.25%) HDFS
6 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.83%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.62%) KVM
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.42%) iptables
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) GeoWebCache
10 1 (0.21%) IAG
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 77 (16.01%) Ansible
2 74 (15.38%) Kubernetes
3 63 (13.10%) Terraform
4 32 (6.65%) Prometheus
5 30 (6.24%) Kibana
6 26 (5.41%) Grafana
7 15 (3.12%) Tivoli
8 14 (2.91%) Argo
9 11 (2.29%) Puppet
10 9 (1.87%) Rancher
11 7 (1.46%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.25%) Nagios
12 6 (1.25%) VxRail
13 5 (1.04%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
15 3 (0.62%) HP ALM
15 3 (0.62%) logstash
15 3 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.62%) Packer
16 2 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 56 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.02%) Oracle
3 34 (7.07%) Google
4 27 (5.61%) ServiceNow
5 24 (4.99%) IBM
6 22 (4.57%) VMware
7 19 (3.95%) HP
8 16 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (3.12%) BMC
9 15 (3.12%) MuleSoft
10 13 (2.70%) Cisco
10 13 (2.70%) Splunk
11 10 (2.08%) Dynatrace
11 10 (2.08%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.87%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.46%) Checkmarx
14 6 (1.25%) Databricks
14 6 (1.25%) NetApp
14 6 (1.25%) SAP
14 6 (1.25%) Sybase