Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Bitbucket skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bitbucket over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 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.

Bitbucket
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 303 332 338
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6 +103
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 225 661 755
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.22% 4.18% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 389 504
Median daily rate £465 £500 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +4.30% +0.92%
10th Percentile £315 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £628 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £45.91 £44.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -14.15% +16.48%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.51 £47.50
90th Percentile £52.86 £47.21 £58.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.91 - £51.25

Bitbucket is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,333 15,811 21,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.05% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,487 10,301 14,630
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 248 228
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £26.88 £26.43
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.10 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

Bitbucket
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bitbucket over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Bitbucket over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bitbucket within the UK over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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 +43 197 £470 -6.00% 104
UK excluding London +93 131 £450 - 80
London +23 79 £500 -8.68% 33
Work from Home -59 47 £464 -22.71% 17
South West +92 28 £550 +22.22% 12
North of England +102 26 £468 -6.50% 23
South East +82 25 £388 -14.08% 14
Midlands +53 20 £413 +2.48% 9
North West +74 15 £395 -24.76% 18
Scotland +67 13 £533 +12.11% 9
East of England +94 11 £450 -5.26% 13
West Midlands +60 11 £427 +4.15% 7
East Midlands +29 9 £350 -7.89% 2
North East +49 8 £533 +52.14% 1
Wales +43 5 £346 +6.54%
Northern Ireland +10 3 £428 -0.58%
Yorkshire +66 2 £675 +50.00% 4

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Bitbucket 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 Bitbucket.

1 125 (55.56%) JIRA
2 106 (47.11%) DevOps
3 99 (44.00%) Confluence
4 94 (41.78%) Git (software)
5 92 (40.89%) Jenkins
6 90 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (40.00%) Linux
7 81 (36.00%) Ansible
8 76 (33.78%) Docker
9 75 (33.33%) Python
10 69 (30.67%) SQL
11 66 (29.33%) Java
11 66 (29.33%) AWS
12 65 (28.89%) Windows
13 59 (26.22%) Security Cleared
14 50 (22.22%) Test Automation
15 49 (21.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 45 (20.00%) Terraform
17 43 (19.11%) Kubernetes
17 43 (19.11%) Atlassian
18 42 (18.67%) SC Cleared
19 40 (17.78%) Scrum
20 39 (17.33%) Bash Shell
21 38 (16.89%) Sonatype Nexus
22 36 (16.00%) C#
23 35 (15.56%) Finance
24 34 (15.11%) .NET
24 34 (15.11%) Puppet
25 33 (14.67%) Open Source
26 32 (14.22%) Continuous Integration

Bitbucket
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 99 (44.00%) Confluence
2 19 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.56%) Apache
4 11 (4.89%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.56%) nginx
6 6 (2.67%) WordPress
7 5 (2.22%) JBoss
7 5 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.22%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.78%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.33%) CMS
9 3 (1.33%) SAS
10 2 (0.89%) Appian
10 2 (0.89%) Drupal
10 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.89%) IIS
10 2 (0.89%) Moodle
10 2 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 66 (29.33%) AWS
2 31 (13.78%) GitHub
3 26 (11.56%) Azure
4 13 (5.78%) GCP
4 13 (5.78%) OpenShift
5 12 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (5.33%) PaaS
6 10 (4.44%) Serverless
7 9 (4.00%) Amazon S3
7 9 (4.00%) SaaS
8 8 (3.56%) Amazon EKS
9 7 (3.11%) IaaS
10 5 (2.22%) Firebase
11 4 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.78%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.78%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (1.78%) NuGet
12 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.33%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.78%) DNS
1 13 (5.78%) Firewall
2 12 (5.33%) SNMP
3 9 (4.00%) Internet
3 9 (4.00%) Skype
4 6 (2.67%) DHCP
5 5 (2.22%) HTTP
6 4 (1.78%) Intranet
6 4 (1.78%) SAN
6 4 (1.78%) SSH
6 4 (1.78%) VSAN
6 4 (1.78%) VXLAN
7 3 (1.33%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.89%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.89%) Multicast
8 2 (0.89%) OSPF
8 2 (0.89%) SMTP
8 2 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.56%) MySQL
3 13 (5.78%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.78%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.89%) Apache Accumulo
5 9 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.11%) Couchbase
8 6 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.78%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.78%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.33%) Big Data
11 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.89%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 125 (55.56%) JIRA
2 94 (41.78%) Git (software)
3 92 (40.89%) Jenkins
4 49 (21.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 38 (16.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (13.78%) SonarQube
7 27 (12.00%) Selenium
8 19 (8.44%) Maven
9 16 (7.11%) GitLab
10 15 (6.67%) Subversion
11 13 (5.78%) JUnit
11 13 (5.78%) Mercurial
12 10 (4.44%) Cucumber
12 10 (4.44%) FishEye
12 10 (4.44%) TeamCity
12 10 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 9 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (4.00%) Vagrant
14 8 (3.56%) Artifactory
14 8 (3.56%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (15.56%) Finance
2 27 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 23 (10.22%) Banking
4 12 (5.33%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.67%) Advertising
6 5 (2.22%) Military
6 5 (2.22%) Police
7 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.78%) Legal
8 3 (1.33%) Law
9 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Electronics
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (30.67%) Developer
2 42 (18.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (12.44%) Administrator
4 18 (8.00%) Consultant
4 18 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (7.11%) Architect
6 15 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.33%) AWS Engineer
8 11 (4.89%) Linux Administrator
8 11 (4.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.89%) Systems Administration Leader
8 11 (4.89%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.44%) Scala Developer
10 9 (4.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.00%) JIRA Administrator
11 8 (3.56%) DevOps Administrator
11 8 (3.56%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.11%) .NET
2 24 (10.67%) ASP.NET
3 23 (10.22%) Web Services
4 20 (8.89%) REST
5 18 (8.00%) HTML
6 17 (7.56%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.11%) .NET Framework
7 16 (7.11%) RESTful
7 16 (7.11%) SOAP
7 16 (7.11%) Spring
8 14 (6.22%) CSS
8 14 (6.22%) Kafka
9 13 (5.78%) Node.js
10 12 (5.33%) Gherkin
11 11 (4.89%) Apache NiFi
11 11 (4.89%) jQuery
12 10 (4.44%) J2EE
12 10 (4.44%) Swagger
13 9 (4.00%) HTML5
14 8 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.00%) PKI
2 15 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.33%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.00%) Clustering
4 9 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.56%) User Experience
6 7 (3.11%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.67%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.67%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.33%) Replication
8 3 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.89%) Derivative
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) Equities
10 1 (0.44%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.00%) Linux
2 65 (28.89%) Windows
3 26 (11.56%) Unix
4 25 (11.11%) CentOS
5 23 (10.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.67%) Android
8 5 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.78%) Amazon Linux
9 4 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.89%) Debian
11 2 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.44%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (47.11%) DevOps
2 90 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 40 (17.78%) Scrum
5 33 (14.67%) Open Source
6 32 (14.22%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (12.89%) Microservices
8 27 (12.00%) Configuration Management
9 26 (11.56%) Infrastructure as Code
10 22 (9.78%) Migration
11 17 (7.56%) TDD
11 17 (7.56%) Unit Testing
12 16 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (6.67%) SDLC
14 14 (6.22%) BDD
14 14 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (6.22%) Problem Management
14 14 (6.22%) Requirements Gathering
14 14 (6.22%) Test Strategy
15 13 (5.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.33%) Python
2 69 (30.67%) SQL
3 66 (29.33%) Java
4 39 (17.33%) Bash Shell
5 36 (16.00%) C#
6 30 (13.33%) Shell Script
7 27 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 27 (12.00%) Perl
8 21 (9.33%) PowerShell
9 12 (5.33%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.89%) PHP
10 11 (4.89%) Ruby
11 10 (4.44%) Scala
12 8 (3.56%) Groovy
13 6 (2.67%) C++
14 5 (2.22%) C
14 5 (2.22%) Java 8
15 3 (1.33%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.89%) Apple Swift
16 2 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (26.22%) Security Cleared
2 42 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 23 (10.22%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.56%) AWS Certification
5 6 (2.67%) Degree
5 6 (2.67%) ISEB
5 6 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.22%) MCSE
6 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.78%) MCSA
8 2 (0.89%) CCIE
8 2 (0.89%) CCNA
8 2 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (0.89%) CISM
8 2 (0.89%) CISSP
8 2 (0.89%) CRISC
8 2 (0.89%) VCDX
9 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.89%) QA
2 4 (1.78%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.33%) NCSC
3 3 (1.33%) SLA
4 2 (0.89%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (33.78%) Docker
2 28 (12.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.11%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.22%) vSphere
7 4 (1.78%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.33%) GlusterFS
8 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.44%) oVirt
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 81 (36.00%) Ansible
2 45 (20.00%) Terraform
3 43 (19.11%) Kubernetes
4 34 (15.11%) Puppet
5 29 (12.89%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.89%) Packer
7 10 (4.44%) HP ALM
7 10 (4.44%) Netcool
7 10 (4.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 10 (4.44%) Netcool/Webtop
7 10 (4.44%) Tivoli
8 8 (3.56%) Nagios
9 6 (2.67%) ZABBIX
10 5 (2.22%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.78%) Grafana
11 4 (1.78%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (1.33%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.89%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (19.11%) Atlassian
2 32 (14.22%) Oracle
3 31 (13.78%) Microsoft
4 25 (11.11%) Splunk
5 21 (9.33%) VMware
6 15 (6.67%) IBM
6 15 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 13 (5.78%) Google
8 11 (4.89%) webMethods
9 10 (4.44%) BEA
9 10 (4.44%) HP
10 5 (2.22%) Databricks
10 5 (2.22%) Telerik
11 4 (1.78%) Adobe
11 4 (1.78%) Cisco
11 4 (1.78%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.78%) Rackspace
12 3 (1.33%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.33%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.33%) Veeam