Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 397 341
Rank change year-on-year +68 -56 +78
Contract jobs citing Atlassian 348 321 732
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.54% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 1.60% 1.27% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 215 454
10th Percentile £400 £392 £363
25th Percentile £438 £413 £421
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -0.99%
75th Percentile £594 £550 £600
90th Percentile £650 £603 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 36
10th Percentile £46.53 £42.84 £38.80
25th Percentile £49.56 £43.91 £41.13
Median hourly rate £53.75 £44.51 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.76% -3.24% -14.42%
75th Percentile £62.81 £45.23 £49.50
90th Percentile £72.38 £46.52 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £44.51 £47.50
% change year-on-year +9.53% -6.29% -11.63%

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 21,734 25,275 40,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.34% 42.37% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,896 15,818 25,584
10th Percentile £265 £213 £260
25th Percentile £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £553 £556
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 714 1,099 1,354
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.74 £10.75
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £45.50 £30.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +4.04%

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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 11 April 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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Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Atlassian over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Atlassian in the UK

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Top 14 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 11 April 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 +39 249 £507 +6.74% 61
Work from Home -119 139 £500 +17.65% 8
UK excluding London +53 134 £488 +8.33% 49
London -4 119 £575 +16.46% 15
Midlands +56 40 £459 +2.00% 12
West Midlands +44 38 £459 -3.37% 10
South West +20 33 £525 +16.67% 10
South East +62 28 £446 -6.21% 13
Scotland +1 16 £473 +11.31% 3
North of England +64 9 £450 - 9
North West +34 8 £450 - 7
East of England +39 7 £500 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire +37 1 - - 2
Channel Islands +5 1 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 285 (81.90%) JIRA
2 229 (65.80%) Confluence
3 225 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (41.09%) DevOps
5 117 (33.62%) Scrum
6 93 (26.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 90 (25.86%) Java
8 89 (25.57%) Linux
9 88 (25.29%) Bitbucket
10 85 (24.43%) Finance
11 80 (22.99%) Docker
12 79 (22.70%) Jenkins
13 77 (22.13%) Security Cleared
14 76 (21.84%) Python
15 73 (20.98%) Git (software)
16 71 (20.40%) Public Sector
17 69 (19.83%) Ansible
18 67 (19.25%) GitHub
19 65 (18.68%) AWS
20 61 (17.53%) SQL
21 59 (16.95%) Azure
21 59 (16.95%) SC Cleared
22 55 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
23 52 (14.94%) Microservices
24 50 (14.37%) Continuous Delivery
24 50 (14.37%) Terraform
24 50 (14.37%) Migration
25 49 (14.08%) TDD
26 45 (12.93%) User Stories
27 44 (12.64%) XML

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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
1 229 (65.80%) Confluence
2 24 (6.90%) Apache
3 17 (4.89%) JBoss
3 17 (4.89%) Red Hat Fuse
4 15 (4.31%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.87%) Mule
6 6 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.15%) IIS
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.86%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.86%) nginx
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.15%) Figma
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.15%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 67 (19.25%) GitHub
2 65 (18.68%) AWS
3 59 (16.95%) Azure
4 19 (5.46%) PaaS
4 19 (5.46%) Serverless
5 13 (3.74%) OpenShift
6 12 (3.45%) IaaS
7 11 (3.16%) Azure Functions
7 11 (3.16%) Datadog
7 11 (3.16%) GCP
7 11 (3.16%) Microsoft 365
8 10 (2.87%) Mavenlink
9 9 (2.59%) Apigee
10 8 (2.30%) Power Platform
11 7 (2.01%) Amazon S3
11 7 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.45%) Firewall
2 7 (2.01%) DNS
2 7 (2.01%) Wireless
3 6 (1.72%) HTTP
3 6 (1.72%) SNMP
3 6 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.15%) 5G
4 4 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (1.15%) SSL
4 4 (1.15%) VLAN
5 3 (0.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.86%) SSH
6 2 (0.57%) BGP
6 2 (0.57%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.57%) FTP
6 2 (0.57%) IMAP
6 2 (0.57%) OSPF
6 2 (0.57%) SMTP
6 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.92%) PostgreSQL
1 38 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.18%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.46%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (5.46%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.31%) Data Lake
5 14 (4.02%) MySQL
6 13 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (3.45%) Cosmos DB
8 11 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.30%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.01%) Redis
11 5 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.44%) Big Data
11 5 (1.44%) BigQuery
12 4 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.15%) Parquet
12 4 (1.15%) Presto
12 4 (1.15%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 285 (81.90%) JIRA
2 93 (26.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 88 (25.29%) Bitbucket
4 79 (22.70%) Jenkins
5 73 (20.98%) Git (software)
6 38 (10.92%) FishEye
7 31 (8.91%) GitLab
8 28 (8.05%) Maven
9 21 (6.03%) Cucumber
9 21 (6.03%) ScriptRunner
10 20 (5.75%) JUnit
10 20 (5.75%) Vagrant
11 14 (4.02%) Artifactory
12 13 (3.74%) Subversion
13 12 (3.45%) TeamCity
14 11 (3.16%) CircleCI
14 11 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
15 10 (2.87%) Hudson
15 10 (2.87%) jMock
16 9 (2.59%) SonarQube
General
1 85 (24.43%) Finance
2 71 (20.40%) Public Sector
3 41 (11.78%) Banking
4 32 (9.20%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.32%) Front Office
6 14 (4.02%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.87%) Retail
8 6 (1.72%) Electronics
8 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.86%) Local Government
10 2 (0.57%) Automotive
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.57%) Police
11 1 (0.29%) Avionics
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 69 (19.83%) Developer
2 46 (13.22%) Consultant
3 39 (11.21%) Java Developer
4 37 (10.63%) JIRA Consultant
5 34 (9.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (8.05%) Senior Developer
7 26 (7.47%) Analyst
7 26 (7.47%) JIRA Engineer
8 22 (6.32%) User Researcher
9 20 (5.75%) Architect
9 20 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (4.89%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.31%) Azure Engineer
11 15 (4.31%) JIRA Specialist
12 11 (3.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (3.16%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.87%) Integration Developer
13 10 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (2.87%) Middleware Developer
13 10 (2.87%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.64%) XML
2 40 (11.49%) REST
3 33 (9.48%) RESTful
4 31 (8.91%) Web Services
5 24 (6.90%) Kafka
6 20 (5.75%) .NET
6 20 (5.75%) SAML
6 20 (5.75%) Spring
7 16 (4.60%) JSON
7 16 (4.60%) XSLT
8 15 (4.31%) Middleware
9 14 (4.02%) Apache Camel
10 12 (3.45%) GraphQL
10 12 (3.45%) HTML
10 12 (3.45%) Java EE
11 11 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (3.16%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (2.87%) Hibernate
12 10 (2.87%) JTA
12 10 (2.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.75%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.46%) Cloud Native
4 15 (4.31%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 13 (3.74%) Derivative
6 13 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.74%) Virtual Team
7 12 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.59%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.86%) NHS
12 3 (0.86%) Wiki
13 2 (0.57%) PKI
13 2 (0.57%) PMI
13 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.57%) User Experience
14 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.57%) Linux
2 28 (8.05%) Windows
3 24 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (4.60%) Unix
5 10 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.59%) CentOS
7 6 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Alpine Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (41.09%) DevOps
3 117 (33.62%) Scrum
4 55 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (14.94%) Microservices
6 50 (14.37%) Continuous Delivery
6 50 (14.37%) Migration
7 49 (14.08%) TDD
8 45 (12.93%) User Stories
9 44 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (11.21%) Configuration Management
12 35 (10.06%) Decision-Making
12 35 (10.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 33 (9.48%) Business Analysis
13 33 (9.48%) Kanban
14 32 (9.20%) Test Automation
15 30 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (8.62%) Requirements Gathering
16 29 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.86%) Java
2 76 (21.84%) Python
3 61 (17.53%) SQL
4 41 (11.78%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.05%) C#
6 25 (7.18%) Bash Shell
7 24 (6.90%) C
8 23 (6.61%) PowerShell
9 22 (6.32%) Ruby
9 22 (6.32%) Scala
10 16 (4.60%) Perl
11 14 (4.02%) C++
12 11 (3.16%) Groovy
13 8 (2.30%) Go
14 5 (1.44%) Java 8
14 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.15%) ES6
15 4 (1.15%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.86%) VB
16 3 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (22.13%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.91%) Degree
4 17 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.59%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.86%) CISA
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.86%) ISACA
7 3 (0.86%) ISEB
8 2 (0.57%) APMP
8 2 (0.57%) CCNP
8 2 (0.57%) FFIEC
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) CCNA
9 1 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.17%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) COBIT
2 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.86%) NIST
2 3 (0.86%) NIST 800
2 3 (0.86%) PMO
3 2 (0.57%) COSO
3 2 (0.57%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) NCSC
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (22.99%) Docker
2 19 (5.46%) GlusterFS
3 18 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.01%) vSphere
6 5 (1.44%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.15%) HDFS
8 3 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.57%) iptables
9 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (19.83%) Ansible
2 50 (14.37%) Terraform
3 40 (11.49%) Kubernetes
4 34 (9.77%) Prometheus
5 33 (9.48%) Grafana
6 20 (5.75%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (4.02%) Puppet
8 13 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.59%) Packer
10 6 (1.72%) vRealize
10 6 (1.72%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 4 (1.15%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (1.15%) Rancher
12 4 (1.15%) Salt
12 4 (1.15%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.86%) HP ALM
13 3 (0.86%) Kibana
13 3 (0.86%) RSA Archer
14 1 (0.29%) Consul
Vendors
1 38 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.46%) VMware
3 16 (4.60%) Splunk
4 12 (3.45%) Oracle
5 11 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.87%) Google
6 10 (2.87%) Murex
6 10 (2.87%) Sybase
7 8 (2.30%) Dell
7 8 (2.30%) SAP
8 7 (2.01%) MuleSoft
8 7 (2.01%) New Relic
9 6 (1.72%) Databricks
10 5 (1.44%) IBM
10 5 (1.44%) Progress
11 4 (1.15%) Cisco
11 4 (1.15%) EMC
11 4 (1.15%) Fiorano
11 4 (1.15%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.15%) webMethods