Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 299 377
Rank change year-on-year -109 +78 +36
Contract jobs citing Atlassian 491 219 537
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.71% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 1.61% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 174 362
10th Percentile £381 £366 £375
25th Percentile £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £550 £530 £588
90th Percentile £642 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £482 £459 £465
% change year-on-year +5.01% -1.34% +4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 25
10th Percentile £43.70 £44.93 £36.51
25th Percentile £45.50 £45.56 £41.03
Median hourly rate £48.74 £51.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.43% +13.33% -4.26%
75th Percentile £50.77 £60.81 £47.50
90th Percentile £51.81 £64.08 £62.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.74 £57.50 £58.75
% change year-on-year -15.23% -2.13% +25.00%

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 33,650 13,576 36,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.46% 43.97% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,873 8,749 23,051
10th Percentile £278 £260 £238
25th Percentile £400 £363 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £552
90th Percentile £700 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 919 392 1,339
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.15 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.03
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +12.98% +11.94%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £41.84
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.80
% change year-on-year -10.00% +12.36% +7.88%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Atlassian in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Atlassian in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Atlassian over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Atlassian in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Atlassian in the UK

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Top 15 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 16 October 2021. 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
England -91 382 £495 -1.00% 96
UK excluding London -91 193 £482 +5.01% 66
Work from Home -100 190 £500 +11.11% 14
London -125 182 £525 +5.00% 27
Midlands -53 46 £495 +20.73% 17
West Midlands -36 45 £495 +18.92% 16
South West -38 39 £438 -13.32% 18
South East -84 36 £450 -11.76% 16
North of England -53 32 £425 +6.13% 10
North West -36 22 £422 +20.57% 8
Scotland -57 22 £500 -
East of England -34 16 £491 +0.77% 4
Yorkshire -43 8 £585 +29.89% 2
Wales -25 2 £538 - 1
North East - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 405 (82.48%) JIRA
2 311 (63.34%) Confluence
3 297 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
4 213 (43.38%) DevOps
5 156 (31.77%) Azure
6 148 (30.14%) Scrum
7 137 (27.90%) Social Skills
8 128 (26.07%) AWS
9 127 (25.87%) Java
10 119 (24.24%) Docker
11 114 (23.22%) Linux
12 93 (18.94%) Bitbucket
13 91 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
14 87 (17.72%) Python
15 86 (17.52%) Jenkins
16 82 (16.70%) GitHub
17 81 (16.50%) Microsoft
18 80 (16.29%) Kubernetes
19 79 (16.09%) Terraform
20 72 (14.66%) JavaScript
21 69 (14.05%) Git (software)
21 69 (14.05%) Public Sector
22 68 (13.85%) SQL
23 67 (13.65%) Security Cleared
24 66 (13.44%) Test Automation
24 66 (13.44%) Infrastructure as Code
24 66 (13.44%) Ansible
25 62 (12.63%) C#
26 61 (12.42%) Finance
27 59 (12.02%) SharePoint

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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
1 311 (63.34%) Confluence
2 59 (12.02%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.05%) CMS
5 12 (2.44%) Appian
6 8 (1.63%) Drupal
7 7 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.02%) JBoss
8 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.81%) Apache
9 4 (0.81%) Mule
10 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.61%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.41%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.20%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.02%) assyst
4 4 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 156 (31.77%) Azure
2 128 (26.07%) AWS
3 82 (16.70%) GitHub
4 40 (8.15%) Microsoft 365
5 37 (7.54%) Serverless
6 29 (5.91%) GCP
7 25 (5.09%) Power Platform
8 23 (4.68%) Azure Storage
9 21 (4.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (4.28%) GitHub Actions
10 19 (3.87%) Amazon S3
10 19 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (3.67%) PaaS
12 15 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (3.05%) PowerApps
13 14 (2.85%) IaaS
14 13 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (2.44%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (2.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 12 (2.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.05%) DNS
2 9 (1.83%) VPN
3 8 (1.63%) Bluetooth
3 8 (1.63%) Kerberos
3 8 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.43%) Wireless
4 7 (1.43%) ZigBee
5 6 (1.22%) VXLAN
6 5 (1.02%) BGP
6 5 (1.02%) DHCP
6 5 (1.02%) Firewall
6 5 (1.02%) OSPF
6 5 (1.02%) VLAN
7 4 (0.81%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.81%) IPv4
7 4 (0.81%) IPv6
7 4 (0.81%) MQTT
7 4 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.61%) Skype
8 3 (0.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (5.09%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.68%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (3.46%) MySQL
6 15 (3.05%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.85%) Data Lake
7 14 (2.85%) Power BI
8 13 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.63%) Big Data
11 8 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.22%) Redis
13 6 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 405 (82.48%) JIRA
2 93 (18.94%) Bitbucket
3 86 (17.52%) Jenkins
4 69 (14.05%) Git (software)
5 52 (10.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (9.78%) Maven
7 43 (8.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 41 (8.35%) SonarQube
9 32 (6.52%) Cucumber
10 29 (5.91%) Selenium
11 19 (3.87%) Cypress.io
12 18 (3.67%) Gradle
13 12 (2.44%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.24%) GitLab
14 11 (2.24%) JUnit
15 9 (1.83%) Postman
16 7 (1.43%) CircleCI
16 7 (1.43%) TestRail
17 6 (1.22%) Artifactory
17 6 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 137 (27.90%) Social Skills
2 69 (14.05%) Public Sector
3 61 (12.42%) Finance
4 52 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (6.92%) Banking
6 30 (6.11%) Influencing Skills
7 16 (3.26%) Retail
8 15 (3.05%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.44%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.43%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.22%) Front Office
11 6 (1.22%) Marketing
12 3 (0.61%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) French Language
12 3 (0.61%) Law
12 3 (0.61%) Publishing
12 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
13 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (16.70%) Developer
2 58 (11.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (8.55%) Architect
4 38 (7.74%) Administrator
5 37 (7.54%) Consultant
6 35 (7.13%) Azure Engineer
7 34 (6.92%) User Researcher
8 32 (6.52%) JIRA Administrator
9 30 (6.11%) Analyst
10 25 (5.09%) Java Developer
11 24 (4.89%) Project Manager
12 20 (4.07%) Platform Engineer
13 18 (3.67%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.05%) JIRA Consultant
16 13 (2.65%) Business Analyst
16 13 (2.65%) Senior Developer
17 12 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (2.44%) JIRA Developer
18 11 (2.24%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.39%) Spring
2 47 (9.57%) .NET
3 45 (9.16%) REST
4 36 (7.33%) Web Services
5 33 (6.72%) Elastic Stack
6 30 (6.11%) Spring Boot
7 29 (5.91%) HTML
8 23 (4.68%) ASP.NET
9 22 (4.48%) XML
10 20 (4.07%) RESTful
11 19 (3.87%) Node.js
12 18 (3.67%) CSS
12 18 (3.67%) React
13 15 (3.05%) GraphQL
14 14 (2.85%) Kafka
15 13 (2.65%) OAuth
16 12 (2.44%) JWT
17 11 (2.24%) AngularJS
17 11 (2.24%) JSON
17 11 (2.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
2 15 (3.05%) Cloud Native
3 14 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (2.24%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.83%) Legacy Systems
6 8 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.22%) Wiki
8 5 (1.02%) CMDB
8 5 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.02%) NHS
8 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.02%) User Experience
9 4 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.81%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.81%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 114 (23.22%) Linux
2 51 (10.39%) Windows
3 40 (8.15%) Unix
4 10 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.63%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.81%) FreeRTOS
8 3 (0.61%) CentOS
9 2 (0.41%) Android
9 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (43.38%) DevOps
3 148 (30.14%) Scrum
4 91 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (13.44%) Infrastructure as Code
5 66 (13.44%) Test Automation
6 58 (11.81%) Microservices
7 56 (11.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 56 (11.41%) User Stories
8 54 (11.00%) ITIL
8 54 (11.00%) Service Management
9 50 (10.18%) TDD
10 47 (9.57%) Software Engineering
11 45 (9.16%) ITSM
12 39 (7.94%) Decision-Making
12 39 (7.94%) Project Management
13 38 (7.74%) Migration
14 37 (7.54%) User Research
15 35 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (6.92%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (25.87%) Java
2 87 (17.72%) Python
3 72 (14.66%) JavaScript
4 68 (13.85%) SQL
5 62 (12.63%) C#
6 46 (9.37%) PowerShell
7 42 (8.55%) Bash Shell
8 38 (7.74%) Groovy
9 23 (4.68%) C
10 15 (3.05%) Java 8
11 13 (2.65%) PHP
11 13 (2.65%) Scala
12 12 (2.44%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.44%) VB
13 10 (2.04%) C++
14 9 (1.83%) Perl
14 9 (1.83%) Ruby
15 7 (1.43%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.22%) Go
16 6 (1.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 67 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 40 (8.15%) Degree
4 16 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (1.43%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.22%) CISSP
8 5 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
8 5 (1.02%) GCIH
8 5 (1.02%) SSCP
9 4 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.81%) CCNA
10 3 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.41%) CCNP
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.20%) PMP
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.31%) QA
2 13 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.04%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.61%) GDPR
4 3 (0.61%) SLA
5 2 (0.41%) PMO
6 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.20%) MISRA
6 1 (0.20%) NCSC
6 1 (0.20%) NIST
System Software
1 119 (24.24%) Docker
2 23 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.43%) OpenAM
3 7 (1.43%) OpenIDM
3 7 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.22%) vSphere
5 5 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.02%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.81%) iptables
6 4 (0.81%) KVM
6 4 (0.81%) Xen
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) Ceph
8 1 (0.20%) GeoWebCache
8 1 (0.20%) HDFS
8 1 (0.20%) IAG
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 80 (16.29%) Kubernetes
2 79 (16.09%) Terraform
3 66 (13.44%) Ansible
4 40 (8.15%) Prometheus
5 28 (5.70%) Grafana
6 26 (5.30%) Kibana
7 20 (4.07%) Rancher
8 15 (3.05%) Tivoli
9 13 (2.65%) Argo
10 10 (2.04%) Packer
11 8 (1.63%) Puppet
12 7 (1.43%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.02%) Nagios
14 4 (0.81%) Consul
14 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.81%) vCenter Server
15 3 (0.61%) Opsgenie
16 2 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
17 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 57 (11.61%) Oracle
3 24 (4.89%) IBM
3 24 (4.89%) Splunk
4 23 (4.68%) Google
5 22 (4.48%) ServiceNow
6 16 (3.26%) BMC
6 16 (3.26%) HP
7 14 (2.85%) MuleSoft
7 14 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.44%) Databricks
8 12 (2.44%) Dynatrace
9 10 (2.04%) VMware
10 8 (1.63%) SAP
11 7 (1.43%) ForgeRock
12 6 (1.22%) Informatica
12 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.02%) Coverity
13 5 (1.02%) Remedy
13 5 (1.02%) Sybase