Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 308 316
Rank change year-on-year +35 +8 +83
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 721 287 794
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 0.76% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.67% 4.23% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 193 449
10th Percentile £363 £343 £363
25th Percentile £444 £406 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £498 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.53% -0.50% +7.53%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
10th Percentile £30.75 " £38.31
25th Percentile £41.25 " £41.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.91 £44.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.46% +4.34% -33.83%
75th Percentile £53.75 " £47.01
90th Percentile £56.00 " £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.91 -
% change year-on-year +3.46% - -

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 12,709 6,785 17,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.89% 18.08% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,614 4,732 11,910
10th Percentile £350 £330 £330
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 93 262
10th Percentile £25.50 £21.30 £23.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £41.25 £37.81
Median hourly rate £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £50.84
90th Percentile £68.25 £62.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.63 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.56% +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +37 557 £540 +8.27% 159
UK excluding London +24 303 £490 +3.16% 91
London +30 291 £600 +20.00% 76
Work from Home -104 199 £510 +27.50% 30
Scotland -10 68 £525 +23.53% 10
Midlands -2 63 £490 +36.11% 14
West Midlands +3 60 £490 +14.49% 8
South East -4 57 £500 +4.82% 21
South West +13 50 £438 -32.69% 10
North of England -34 48 £529 -11.88% 29
North West -5 31 £500 +37.93% 22
Northern Ireland +8 13 £475 +10.21% 1
North East +4 9 £575 +0.52% 3
Yorkshire -42 9 £600 -4.00% 4
Wales -6 3 £361 -19.89% 1
East Midlands -20 2 £350 +36.19% 6
East of England -30 1 £513 +7.89% 5

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 360 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (49.24%) Git (software)
3 346 (47.99%) DevOps
4 317 (43.97%) Jenkins
5 308 (42.72%) JIRA
6 297 (41.19%) Java
7 238 (33.01%) Python
8 236 (32.73%) SQL
9 197 (27.32%) AWS
10 190 (26.35%) Confluence
11 167 (23.16%) Linux
12 166 (23.02%) Docker
13 156 (21.64%) Ansible
14 151 (20.94%) Oracle
15 150 (20.80%) Kubernetes
16 147 (20.39%) JavaScript
17 145 (20.11%) Social Skills
18 141 (19.56%) GitHub
19 129 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
20 125 (17.34%) Terraform
21 124 (17.20%) Windows
22 122 (16.92%) Azure
23 121 (16.78%) Test Automation
23 121 (16.78%) Scrum
24 120 (16.64%) Banking
25 118 (16.37%) Software Engineering
25 118 (16.37%) TeamCity
26 115 (15.95%) Microservices
27 109 (15.12%) Finance
28 108 (14.98%) C#

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
1 190 (26.35%) Confluence
2 46 (6.38%) Apache
3 27 (3.74%) SAS
4 22 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 18 (2.50%) Apache Spark
5 18 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
6 11 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.53%) WordPress
7 8 (1.11%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.97%) nginx
9 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.55%) CMS
11 3 (0.42%) Drupal
11 3 (0.42%) JBoss
11 3 (0.42%) Mule
11 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
12 2 (0.28%) Camunda
Applications
1 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.25%) Sketch
3 7 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.97%) InVision
3 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.69%) Figma
5 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.08%) SunGard Martini
2 12 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (1.25%) Summit
4 7 (0.97%) Magento
5 6 (0.83%) assyst
6 5 (0.69%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.55%) Shopify
8 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 197 (27.32%) AWS
2 141 (19.56%) GitHub
3 122 (16.92%) Azure
4 47 (6.52%) Serverless
5 36 (4.99%) GCP
6 34 (4.72%) Amazon EKS
6 34 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
7 30 (4.16%) OpenShift
8 28 (3.88%) SaaS
9 22 (3.05%) IaaS
10 19 (2.64%) PaaS
11 18 (2.50%) Slack
12 16 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
12 16 (2.22%) Amazon S3
13 15 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (2.08%) Power Platform
14 13 (1.80%) NuGet
15 12 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (1.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 9 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.08%) HTTP
3 11 (1.53%) Firewall
4 9 (1.25%) DNS
5 8 (1.11%) Internet
6 3 (0.42%) BGP
6 3 (0.42%) Calico
6 3 (0.42%) DHCP
6 3 (0.42%) LAN
6 3 (0.42%) OSPF
6 3 (0.42%) SAN
6 3 (0.42%) SSL
6 3 (0.42%) VPN
6 3 (0.42%) VSAN
6 3 (0.42%) WAN
7 2 (0.28%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.28%) Skype
7 2 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.99%) PostgreSQL
2 68 (9.43%) MySQL
2 68 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 50 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 45 (6.24%) Hadoop
5 41 (5.69%) NoSQL
6 39 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 38 (5.27%) Pentaho
8 32 (4.44%) Apache Hive
9 31 (4.30%) Apache Ignite
10 29 (4.02%) Big Data
11 28 (3.88%) Oracle Database
12 27 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
14 22 (3.05%) HBase
15 18 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
15 18 (2.50%) Redis
16 16 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (2.22%) Impala
17 15 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 355 (49.24%) Git (software)
2 317 (43.97%) Jenkins
3 308 (42.72%) JIRA
4 118 (16.37%) TeamCity
5 87 (12.07%) Artifactory
6 83 (11.51%) GitLab
7 72 (9.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 68 (9.43%) Maven
9 54 (7.49%) Visual Studio
10 51 (7.07%) SonarQube
11 48 (6.66%) Subversion
12 30 (4.16%) JUnit
13 27 (3.74%) Mercurial
14 26 (3.61%) Cucumber
15 25 (3.47%) IntelliJ
16 23 (3.19%) Selenium
17 22 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
18 19 (2.64%) Oracle APEX
19 16 (2.22%) Visual Studio Code
20 15 (2.08%) Robot Framework
General
1 145 (20.11%) Social Skills
2 120 (16.64%) Banking
3 109 (15.12%) Finance
4 73 (10.12%) Public Sector
5 61 (8.46%) Investment Banking
6 28 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (3.74%) Front Office
8 17 (2.36%) Back Office
9 15 (2.08%) Marketing
10 9 (1.25%) Games
10 9 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.83%) Electronics
12 6 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
12 6 (0.83%) Retail
13 5 (0.69%) French Language
13 5 (0.69%) Law
13 5 (0.69%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 325 (45.08%) Developer
2 128 (17.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 54 (7.49%) Senior Developer
5 48 (6.66%) Architect
6 43 (5.96%) Software Engineer
7 36 (4.99%) Python Developer
8 34 (4.72%) C++ Developer
9 29 (4.02%) Consultant
10 26 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 26 (3.61%) Java Consultant
11 25 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
12 24 (3.33%) Risk Consultant
12 24 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
12 24 (3.33%) Senior Java Consultant
13 22 (3.05%) SQL Developer
14 21 (2.91%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
15 20 (2.77%) C# Developer
15 20 (2.77%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (2.77%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.90%) REST
2 85 (11.79%) React
3 83 (11.51%) .NET
4 78 (10.82%) HTML
5 74 (10.26%) AngularJS
6 72 (9.99%) Node.js
7 60 (8.32%) Spring
8 59 (8.18%) CSS
9 54 (7.49%) JSON
10 49 (6.80%) Web Services
11 38 (5.27%) .NET Framework
11 38 (5.27%) XML
12 37 (5.13%) HTML5
13 29 (4.02%) Spring Boot
14 28 (3.88%) J2EE
15 27 (3.74%) SOAP
16 26 (3.61%) RESTful
17 25 (3.47%) ASP.NET
17 25 (3.47%) GraphQL
18 24 (3.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.69%) User Experience
2 30 (4.16%) Public Cloud
3 21 (2.91%) Derivative
4 19 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 15 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 14 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (1.80%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.39%) Equities
11 10 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.25%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.25%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.11%) Clustering
13 8 (1.11%) Data Centre
13 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 167 (23.16%) Linux
2 124 (17.20%) Windows
3 80 (11.10%) Unix
4 34 (4.72%) CentOS
5 24 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.19%) Amazon Linux
7 20 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.66%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.53%) Android
10 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (1.25%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.42%) VMS
13 2 (0.28%) Debian
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.28%) SUSE
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (47.99%) DevOps
3 129 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (16.78%) Scrum
4 121 (16.78%) Test Automation
5 118 (16.37%) Software Engineering
6 115 (15.95%) Microservices
7 94 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 76 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (9.57%) SDLC
10 67 (9.29%) Continuous Delivery
11 57 (7.91%) Infrastructure as Code
12 55 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
12 55 (7.63%) Mentoring
13 54 (7.49%) ETL
13 54 (7.49%) TDD
14 53 (7.35%) Analytics
14 53 (7.35%) Unit Testing
15 50 (6.93%) Data Modelling
15 50 (6.93%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 297 (41.19%) Java
2 238 (33.01%) Python
3 236 (32.73%) SQL
4 147 (20.39%) JavaScript
5 108 (14.98%) C#
6 60 (8.32%) C++
7 50 (6.93%) Bash Shell
8 49 (6.80%) PL/SQL
9 48 (6.66%) Perl
10 45 (6.24%) Scala
11 43 (5.96%) Java 8
12 41 (5.69%) Shell Script
12 41 (5.69%) TypeScript
13 34 (4.72%) PHP
14 25 (3.47%) PowerShell
14 25 (3.47%) Ruby
15 23 (3.19%) HiveQL
16 22 (3.05%) R
17 18 (2.50%) C
18 14 (1.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 102 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.55%) Degree
4 14 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.80%) AWS Certification
6 10 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (1.25%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.42%) SANS
12 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
13 1 (0.14%) CISSP
13 1 (0.14%) ISEB
13 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.19%) QA
2 14 (1.94%) Accessibility
3 10 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.55%) NIST
5 3 (0.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) GDPR
6 1 (0.14%) NCSC
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (23.02%) Docker
2 36 (4.99%) HDFS
3 31 (4.30%) GridGain
4 14 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.53%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.42%) vSphere
10 2 (0.28%) Ceph
10 2 (0.28%) iptables
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) RHEV
11 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 156 (21.64%) Ansible
2 150 (20.80%) Kubernetes
3 125 (17.34%) Terraform
4 42 (5.83%) Puppet
5 22 (3.05%) Istio
6 20 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (2.36%) BladeLogic
7 17 (2.36%) Packer
7 17 (2.36%) Prometheus
8 14 (1.94%) Grafana
8 14 (1.94%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (1.25%) vRealize
10 8 (1.11%) Control-M
10 8 (1.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 7 (0.97%) Kibana
12 6 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.83%) Mesos
12 6 (0.83%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.69%) Consul
14 4 (0.55%) Rancher
Vendors
1 151 (20.94%) Oracle
2 59 (8.18%) Atlassian
3 47 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.69%) Red Hat
5 39 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (4.72%) Talend
7 31 (4.30%) Informatica
8 25 (3.47%) IBM
9 24 (3.33%) SAP
10 23 (3.19%) Splunk
11 22 (3.05%) BEA
12 21 (2.91%) VMware
13 20 (2.77%) Google
14 19 (2.64%) webMethods
15 17 (2.36%) Cloudera
16 16 (2.22%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.08%) FIS
17 15 (2.08%) SunGard
18 14 (1.94%) Adobe
19 13 (1.80%) Perforce