Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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.

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UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 317 397 356
Rank change year-on-year +80 -41 +68
Contract jobs citing Atlassian 296 391 714
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.54% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 1.26% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 265 430
Median daily rate £523 £486 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.51% -2.80% -
10th Percentile £400 £390 £363
90th Percentile £638 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 43
Median hourly rate £52.50 £44.51 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% -5.30% +6.82%
10th Percentile £44.50 £39.67 £38.80
90th Percentile £73.75 £53.95 £50.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.51 £47.00
% change year-on-year +15.37% -3.18% +6.82%

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 17,490 31,047 41,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.67% 42.96% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,069 19,763 26,163
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 1,275 1,500
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.77 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.00 £50.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate £20.34 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.20% +6.06% +3.13%

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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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +71 231 £500 +3.09% 75
London +75 118 £588 +17.50% 15
UK excluding London +81 110 £463 +2.78% 61
Work from Home -89 107 £525 +20.00% 21
Midlands +94 41 £427 -5.11% 15
West Midlands +84 39 £427 -5.11% 13
South West +35 29 £500 +17.65% 11
South East +100 25 £493 +3.68% 14
East of England +63 7 £500 -16.67% 3
North of England +97 5 £450 +16.13% 15
North West +68 4 - - 10
Scotland +35 3 £533 +4.11% 1
East Midlands +39 2 £315 -18.71% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 241 (81.42%) JIRA
2 196 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (63.51%) Confluence
4 118 (39.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 118 (39.86%) DevOps
5 106 (35.81%) Linux
6 98 (33.11%) Docker
7 95 (32.09%) Ansible
8 92 (31.08%) Jenkins
9 91 (30.74%) Python
10 90 (30.41%) Security Cleared
11 85 (28.72%) Git (software)
12 84 (28.38%) Bitbucket
13 81 (27.36%) SC Cleared
14 78 (26.35%) Finance
15 74 (25.00%) AWS
16 69 (23.31%) Java
17 66 (22.30%) Scrum
18 65 (21.96%) Kubernetes
19 64 (21.62%) Terraform
20 63 (21.28%) GitHub
21 62 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (18.58%) Configuration Management
22 55 (18.58%) Continuous Delivery
23 53 (17.91%) Public Sector
24 51 (17.23%) Azure
25 49 (16.55%) Microservices
26 48 (16.22%) FishEye
26 48 (16.22%) RESTful
26 48 (16.22%) 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
1 188 (63.51%) Confluence
2 26 (8.78%) JBoss
2 26 (8.78%) Red Hat Fuse
3 25 (8.45%) Apache
4 15 (5.07%) Mule
5 11 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.38%) Apache ServiceMix
6 10 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.01%) nginx
9 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.34%) SAS
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.34%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 74 (25.00%) AWS
2 63 (21.28%) GitHub
3 51 (17.23%) Azure
4 20 (6.76%) PaaS
5 17 (5.74%) Serverless
6 16 (5.41%) OpenShift
7 12 (4.05%) Amazon Cognito
8 11 (3.72%) Apigee
8 11 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (3.72%) Mavenlink
9 10 (3.38%) Azure Functions
9 10 (3.38%) Boomi
9 10 (3.38%) IaaS
10 8 (2.70%) Office 365
11 6 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.35%) AWS CloudTrail
12 4 (1.35%) GCP
12 4 (1.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.16%) Firewall
2 22 (7.43%) VLAN
3 19 (6.42%) Reverse Proxy
4 16 (5.41%) SNMP
5 14 (4.73%) HTTP
6 10 (3.38%) DNS
7 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.69%) DHCP
8 5 (1.69%) Skype
9 4 (1.35%) Internet
9 4 (1.35%) VSAN
10 3 (1.01%) SMTP
10 3 (1.01%) SSH
10 3 (1.01%) VXLAN
11 2 (0.68%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.68%) IMAP
11 2 (0.68%) SAN
11 2 (0.68%) SSL
11 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (6.42%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.74%) MySQL
5 16 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.36%) Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.36%) Data Lake
8 7 (2.36%) Redis
9 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.69%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.69%) Big Data
10 5 (1.69%) Parquet
10 5 (1.69%) Presto
11 3 (1.01%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.68%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 241 (81.42%) JIRA
2 118 (39.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 92 (31.08%) Jenkins
4 85 (28.72%) Git (software)
5 84 (28.38%) Bitbucket
6 48 (16.22%) FishEye
7 37 (12.50%) GitLab
8 27 (9.12%) JUnit
9 26 (8.78%) Maven
10 24 (8.11%) ScriptRunner
10 24 (8.11%) Vagrant
11 18 (6.08%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (5.74%) Subversion
13 16 (5.41%) Cucumber
13 16 (5.41%) Hudson
13 16 (5.41%) jMock
14 13 (4.39%) SonarQube
15 11 (3.72%) GoCD
16 8 (2.70%) TeamCity
17 7 (2.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 78 (26.35%) Finance
2 53 (17.91%) Public Sector
3 35 (11.82%) Banking
4 27 (9.12%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.07%) Front Office
6 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.03%) Retail
8 5 (1.69%) Electronics
8 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.69%) Marketing
9 3 (1.01%) Military
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Avionics
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Police
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (17.23%) Developer
2 45 (15.20%) Consultant
2 45 (15.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (11.49%) Java Developer
4 32 (10.81%) JIRA Consultant
5 30 (10.14%) JIRA Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Analyst
6 20 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.74%) Architect
8 15 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (4.39%) Integration Developer
9 13 (4.39%) Java Middleware Developer
9 13 (4.39%) Middleware Developer
9 13 (4.39%) Senior Integration Developer
9 13 (4.39%) Senior Middleware Developer
10 12 (4.05%) Business Analyst
10 12 (4.05%) JIRA Specialist
11 11 (3.72%) Azure Engineer
12 10 (3.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 10 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.22%) RESTful
1 48 (16.22%) XML
2 36 (12.16%) REST
3 33 (11.15%) Web Services
4 28 (9.46%) Spring
5 26 (8.78%) Middleware
6 24 (8.11%) Apache Camel
6 24 (8.11%) SAML
7 19 (6.42%) .NET
7 19 (6.42%) Elastic Stack
8 18 (6.08%) XSLT
9 17 (5.74%) JSON
10 16 (5.41%) Hibernate
10 16 (5.41%) Java EE
10 16 (5.41%) JAXB
10 16 (5.41%) JMS
10 16 (5.41%) JTA
10 16 (5.41%) JTS
10 16 (5.41%) SOAP
10 16 (5.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.09%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.42%) Public Cloud
4 16 (5.41%) Fixed Income
5 14 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (4.39%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.04%) PKI
8 8 (2.70%) Derivative
8 8 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.35%) NHS
11 3 (1.01%) User Experience
11 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.68%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 106 (35.81%) Linux
2 46 (15.54%) Windows
3 34 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (9.12%) Windows Server
5 22 (7.43%) Unix
5 22 (7.43%) Windows 10
6 21 (7.09%) CentOS
6 21 (7.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (66.22%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (39.86%) DevOps
3 66 (22.30%) Scrum
4 62 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (18.58%) Configuration Management
5 55 (18.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 49 (16.55%) Microservices
7 45 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (13.18%) Infrastructure as Code
9 37 (12.50%) Migration
10 36 (12.16%) Commercial Awareness
11 33 (11.15%) Business Case
11 33 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (11.15%) Requirements Gathering
12 32 (10.81%) Kanban
12 32 (10.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 31 (10.47%) Software Delivery
13 31 (10.47%) TDD
14 30 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
15 28 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 91 (30.74%) Python
2 69 (23.31%) Java
3 45 (15.20%) SQL
4 44 (14.86%) Bash Shell
5 35 (11.82%) PowerShell
6 32 (10.81%) C#
7 27 (9.12%) Perl
8 22 (7.43%) Ruby
9 16 (5.41%) Go
10 14 (4.73%) JavaScript
11 13 (4.39%) Scala
12 12 (4.05%) C
13 9 (3.04%) C++
14 6 (2.03%) Groovy
15 4 (1.35%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.34%) Haskell
17 1 (0.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 90 (30.41%) Security Cleared
2 81 (27.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.36%) Degree
5 6 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.69%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.35%) MCSA
7 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.01%) APMP
8 3 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.01%) MCSE
9 2 (0.68%) CCIE
9 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.68%) VCDX
10 1 (0.34%) CCDA
10 1 (0.34%) CCDE
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.03%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) NIST
3 4 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.68%) NCSC
5 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (33.11%) Docker
2 30 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.45%) vSphere
4 23 (7.77%) GlusterFS
5 9 (3.04%) Active Directory
6 7 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.03%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.69%) HDFS
9 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 95 (32.09%) Ansible
2 65 (21.96%) Kubernetes
3 64 (21.62%) Terraform
4 45 (15.20%) Grafana
4 45 (15.20%) Prometheus
5 42 (14.19%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (14.19%) Puppet
6 24 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (6.42%) Packer
8 16 (5.41%) ZABBIX
9 11 (3.72%) Rundeck
10 6 (2.03%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (1.35%) Salt
13 3 (1.01%) PowerCLI
14 1 (0.34%) Consul
14 1 (0.34%) Kibana
14 1 (0.34%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.34%) Rancher
14 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (10.47%) VMware
2 27 (9.12%) Splunk
3 24 (8.11%) Dell
4 23 (7.77%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.74%) Red Hat
6 16 (5.41%) Murex
6 16 (5.41%) Sybase
7 14 (4.73%) EMC
8 13 (4.39%) Oracle
9 11 (3.72%) SaltStack
10 10 (3.38%) Axway
10 10 (3.38%) Fiorano
10 10 (3.38%) Jitterbit
10 10 (3.38%) MuleSoft
10 10 (3.38%) Talend
10 10 (3.38%) TIBCO
10 10 (3.38%) webMethods
11 7 (2.36%) New Relic
12 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.03%) Dynatrace