Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 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.

Bitbucket
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 307 338
Rank change year-on-year +56 +31 +17
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 904 235 631
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.92% 4.26% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 174 379
10th Percentile £400 £328 £363
25th Percentile £463 £400 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £561 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £466
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.49% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
10th Percentile £42.75 £46.57 £36.51
25th Percentile £45.00 £47.56 £38.76
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.46 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.90% +14.67% -14.15%
75th Percentile £54.69 £54.60 £47.01
90th Percentile £56.38 £56.34 £47.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.46 -
% change year-on-year +4.05% - -

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 15,258 5,513 15,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.19% 17.86% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,506 3,882 10,000
10th Percentile £363 £316 £325
25th Percentile £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.73% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 73 203
10th Percentile £25.50 £26.26 £21.80
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.38 £53.75 £51.00
90th Percentile £71.00 £61.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 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 +29 683 £540 +12.50% 194
London +24 365 £600 +20.00% 80
UK excluding London -11 351 £500 +11.11% 126
Work from Home -60 278 £518 +3.60% 37
Midlands -19 84 £508 +23.78% 25
West Midlands -11 70 £508 +20.83% 20
Scotland -18 67 £531 +1.19% 7
South West -15 61 £445 -19.09% 17
South East -66 53 £472 -9.84% 27
North of England -53 51 £540 +23.43% 33
North West -43 31 £521 +31.96% 12
Northern Ireland +6 15 £475 +11.11% 1
East Midlands -33 12 £485 +57.98% 5
Yorkshire -40 12 £544 - 7
East of England -50 11 £500 +11.11% 11
North East -8 9 £575 +9.52% 14
Wales -24 9 £350 +1.08% 5

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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.

1 495 (54.76%) Git (software)
2 444 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
3 434 (48.01%) Jenkins
4 425 (47.01%) DevOps
5 401 (44.36%) JIRA
6 326 (36.06%) Java
7 280 (30.97%) SQL
7 280 (30.97%) AWS
8 267 (29.54%) Python
9 261 (28.87%) Confluence
10 234 (25.88%) Linux
11 212 (23.45%) Ansible
12 206 (22.79%) Docker
13 195 (21.57%) Social Skills
14 190 (21.02%) Kubernetes
15 187 (20.69%) Oracle
16 183 (20.24%) JavaScript
17 174 (19.25%) GitHub
18 172 (19.03%) Test Automation
19 171 (18.92%) Terraform
20 169 (18.69%) Azure
21 168 (18.58%) Windows
22 154 (17.04%) TeamCity
23 146 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
24 141 (15.60%) Scrum
25 138 (15.27%) REST
26 127 (14.05%) Software Engineering
27 123 (13.61%) Finance
28 122 (13.50%) C#
28 122 (13.50%) Microservices

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
1 261 (28.87%) Confluence
2 37 (4.09%) Apache
3 33 (3.65%) SAS
4 31 (3.43%) WebLogic
5 19 (2.10%) CMS
6 17 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.55%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
8 11 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (1.22%) WordPress
9 10 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.00%) Drupal
11 5 (0.55%) Headless CMS
11 5 (0.55%) JBoss
11 5 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.44%) Apache Qpid
12 4 (0.44%) nginx
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (0.88%) InVision
3 8 (0.88%) Sketch
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Figma
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (2.88%) SunGard Martini
2 11 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.88%) Magento
3 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 280 (30.97%) AWS
2 174 (19.25%) GitHub
3 169 (18.69%) Azure
4 82 (9.07%) Serverless
5 61 (6.75%) AWS Lambda
6 53 (5.86%) GCP
7 36 (3.98%) Amazon EKS
8 35 (3.87%) Amazon S3
9 33 (3.65%) OpenShift
10 32 (3.54%) PaaS
11 26 (2.88%) IaaS
12 25 (2.77%) Slack
13 24 (2.65%) NuGet
14 23 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (1.88%) Power Platform
18 16 (1.77%) BrowserStack
19 15 (1.66%) Microsoft 365
19 15 (1.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.31%) Firewall
2 33 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 23 (2.54%) DNS
4 21 (2.32%) HTTP
5 14 (1.55%) Internet
6 8 (0.88%) VPN
7 7 (0.77%) SSL
8 6 (0.66%) LAN
8 6 (0.66%) Multicast
8 6 (0.66%) SAN
8 6 (0.66%) WAN
9 5 (0.55%) SSH
10 4 (0.44%) Skype
10 4 (0.44%) VSAN
11 3 (0.33%) BGP
11 3 (0.33%) DHCP
11 3 (0.33%) OSPF
11 3 (0.33%) WebEx
12 2 (0.22%) DMZ
12 2 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.07%) MySQL
2 75 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 74 (8.19%) Relational Database
4 55 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (5.97%) Hadoop
6 49 (5.42%) Pentaho
7 47 (5.20%) MongoDB
8 42 (4.65%) NoSQL
9 39 (4.31%) Oracle Database
10 33 (3.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 33 (3.65%) Apache Hive
10 33 (3.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 31 (3.43%) Redis
12 30 (3.32%) Amazon RDS
13 26 (2.88%) HBase
14 23 (2.54%) Big Data
15 22 (2.43%) Amazon Redshift
16 21 (2.32%) Apache Ignite
16 21 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (1.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 495 (54.76%) Git (software)
2 434 (48.01%) Jenkins
3 401 (44.36%) JIRA
4 154 (17.04%) TeamCity
5 117 (12.94%) Artifactory
6 100 (11.06%) Maven
7 97 (10.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 89 (9.85%) GitLab
9 75 (8.30%) SonarQube
10 68 (7.52%) Subversion
11 57 (6.31%) Visual Studio
12 51 (5.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 49 (5.42%) JUnit
14 48 (5.31%) Selenium
15 45 (4.98%) Cucumber
16 38 (4.20%) JMeter
17 29 (3.21%) IntelliJ
18 28 (3.10%) Robot Framework
19 27 (2.99%) Mercurial
20 26 (2.88%) CppUnit
General
1 195 (21.57%) Social Skills
2 123 (13.61%) Finance
3 117 (12.94%) Banking
4 92 (10.18%) Public Sector
5 52 (5.75%) Investment Banking
6 36 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.77%) Marketing
8 24 (2.65%) Front Office
9 17 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.66%) Games
11 11 (1.22%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.88%) Retail
13 6 (0.66%) Back Office
13 6 (0.66%) Influencing Skills
14 5 (0.55%) Electronics
15 4 (0.44%) Law
15 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.22%) Advertising
16 2 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 402 (44.47%) Developer
2 163 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (10.07%) Java Developer
4 65 (7.19%) Senior Developer
5 54 (5.97%) Architect
6 39 (4.31%) Software Engineer
7 36 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 34 (3.76%) C++ Developer
8 34 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
9 33 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
10 32 (3.54%) Scala Developer
11 31 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
13 28 (3.10%) Python Developer
14 27 (2.99%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
15 26 (2.88%) AWS DevOps
15 26 (2.88%) Consultant
16 25 (2.77%) Data Engineer
17 24 (2.65%) Azure Engineer
18 23 (2.54%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (15.27%) REST
2 120 (13.27%) AngularJS
3 113 (12.50%) HTML
4 110 (12.17%) .NET
5 107 (11.84%) React
6 90 (9.96%) Spring
7 88 (9.73%) CSS
8 86 (9.51%) Node.js
9 77 (8.52%) JSON
10 63 (6.97%) HTML5
11 61 (6.75%) .NET Framework
12 56 (6.19%) XML
13 53 (5.86%) Spring Boot
14 51 (5.64%) Web Services
15 46 (5.09%) SOAP
16 42 (4.65%) Sass
17 40 (4.42%) Kafka
17 40 (4.42%) RESTful
18 38 (4.20%) J2EE
19 34 (3.76%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 41 (4.54%) User Experience
2 40 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
3 28 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
5 21 (2.32%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.22%) Cloud Native
7 11 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.22%) N-Tier
7 11 (1.22%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.11%) Cybercrime
8 10 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.11%) PKI
9 9 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.00%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.88%) Derivative
10 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.77%) Clustering
12 6 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 234 (25.88%) Linux
2 168 (18.58%) Windows
3 99 (10.95%) Unix
4 37 (4.09%) CentOS
5 32 (3.54%) Windows Server
6 29 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (3.10%) Amazon Linux
8 16 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.33%) Android
10 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.22%) SUSE
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (47.01%) DevOps
3 172 (19.03%) Test Automation
4 146 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 141 (15.60%) Scrum
6 127 (14.05%) Software Engineering
7 122 (13.50%) Microservices
8 103 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
9 101 (11.17%) Configuration Management
10 92 (10.18%) Infrastructure as Code
11 75 (8.30%) TDD
12 69 (7.63%) Analytics
13 68 (7.52%) Unit Testing
14 67 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
15 64 (7.08%) SDLC
16 60 (6.64%) Data Modelling
17 58 (6.42%) Test Strategy
18 57 (6.31%) Multithreading
19 55 (6.08%) ETL
20 54 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 326 (36.06%) Java
2 280 (30.97%) SQL
3 267 (29.54%) Python
4 183 (20.24%) JavaScript
5 122 (13.50%) C#
6 92 (10.18%) Bash Shell
7 71 (7.85%) PL/SQL
8 66 (7.30%) Scala
8 66 (7.30%) TypeScript
9 61 (6.75%) Shell Script
10 59 (6.53%) C++
11 51 (5.64%) PowerShell
12 49 (5.42%) Perl
13 46 (5.09%) Java 8
14 40 (4.42%) PHP
15 32 (3.54%) Groovy
16 31 (3.43%) HiveQL
16 31 (3.43%) Ruby
17 30 (3.32%) R
18 27 (2.99%) C
Qualifications
1 112 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 104 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.86%) Degree
4 25 (2.77%) AWS Certification
5 17 (1.88%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.55%) SANS
11 3 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.33%) PhD
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.22%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.11%) CISSP
13 1 (0.11%) ISEB
13 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.31%) Accessibility
2 24 (2.65%) QA
3 10 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.66%) NIST
5 5 (0.55%) WCAG
6 4 (0.44%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 206 (22.79%) Docker
2 39 (4.31%) HDFS
3 27 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 21 (2.32%) GridGain
5 14 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 9 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.77%) vSphere
10 6 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.55%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.22%) Ceph
12 2 (0.22%) NFS
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.11%) RHEV
13 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 212 (23.45%) Ansible
2 190 (21.02%) Kubernetes
3 171 (18.92%) Terraform
4 76 (8.41%) Puppet
5 41 (4.54%) BladeLogic
6 34 (3.76%) Istio
6 34 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (2.21%) ITRS Geneos
8 15 (1.66%) ZABBIX
9 14 (1.55%) Prometheus
10 12 (1.33%) Nagios
11 11 (1.22%) Grafana
11 11 (1.22%) Packer
12 10 (1.11%) Consul
13 9 (1.00%) Kibana
14 8 (0.88%) Control-M
15 6 (0.66%) logstash
15 6 (0.66%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 5 (0.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 187 (20.69%) Oracle
2 93 (10.29%) Atlassian
3 56 (6.19%) Red Hat
4 54 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (5.42%) Talend
6 43 (4.76%) Informatica
6 43 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 32 (3.54%) Google
7 32 (3.54%) Splunk
8 31 (3.43%) BEA
8 31 (3.43%) SAP
9 27 (2.99%) ServiceNow
9 27 (2.99%) webMethods
10 26 (2.88%) FIS
10 26 (2.88%) SunGard
11 24 (2.65%) VMware
12 20 (2.21%) Cloudera
13 15 (1.66%) IBM
14 13 (1.44%) Adobe
14 13 (1.44%) Perforce