Period
to 21 April 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 21 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.

Bitbucket
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 310 327
Rank change year-on-year +26 +17 +120
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 467 443 761
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 4.46% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 308 484
10th Percentile £346 £363 £360
25th Percentile £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £522 £498 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.92% -0.50% +2.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -2.11% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -3.61% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -3.61% - -

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 9,210 9,938 19,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.23% 17.56% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,248 6,829 13,568
10th Percentile £331 £331 £330
25th Percentile £400 £406 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £495 £485
Median % change year-on-year -1.52% +2.06% +2.11%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £651 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.89% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 152 264
10th Percentile £27.50 £18.25 £22.55
25th Percentile £40.00 £32.88 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.01 £63.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 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 +13 368 £516 +3.46% 167
London +34 197 £575 +15.00% 56
UK excluding London +36 185 £465 -2.11% 129
Work from Home -124 134 £522 +36.92% 28
South East +53 38 £490 +3.16% 39
Midlands +29 37 £455 +8.98% 17
Scotland +24 37 £438 -14.63% 16
South West 0 35 £394 -21.25% 18
North of England +45 32 £488 -18.75% 23
West Midlands +19 32 £465 +9.41% 16
North West +46 22 £383 -9.88% 11
North East - 9 £540 - 9
East of England +8 4 £463 -2.63% 10
East Midlands +13 2 £350 - 1
Wales +10 1 £325 -29.73% 4
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £431 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 239 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (50.96%) DevOps
3 234 (50.11%) JIRA
4 192 (41.11%) Git (software)
5 184 (39.40%) Java
6 179 (38.33%) Jenkins
7 149 (31.91%) Python
8 145 (31.05%) Confluence
9 129 (27.62%) SQL
10 123 (26.34%) Docker
11 114 (24.41%) Linux
11 114 (24.41%) AWS
12 105 (22.48%) Ansible
13 98 (20.99%) GitHub
14 92 (19.70%) Finance
15 86 (18.42%) Scrum
16 83 (17.77%) Azure
17 79 (16.92%) Configuration Management
17 79 (16.92%) Kubernetes
18 78 (16.70%) Security Cleared
19 77 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
20 75 (16.06%) Oracle
21 74 (15.85%) Banking
21 74 (15.85%) Test Automation
22 73 (15.63%) Terraform
23 71 (15.20%) Atlassian
23 71 (15.20%) SC Cleared
24 67 (14.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
25 64 (13.70%) Windows
26 63 (13.49%) Artifactory

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
1 145 (31.05%) Confluence
2 44 (9.42%) Apache
3 26 (5.57%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (1.50%) SAS
7 6 (1.28%) nginx
7 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.64%) Mule
11 2 (0.43%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
11 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) IIS
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Figma
1 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.43%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.43%) Sketch
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.93%) Summit
3 7 (1.50%) assyst
4 4 (0.86%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.86%) Shopify
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.43%) Salerio
7 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.21%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 114 (24.41%) AWS
2 98 (20.99%) GitHub
3 83 (17.77%) Azure
4 28 (6.00%) OpenShift
5 25 (5.35%) SaaS
6 22 (4.71%) GCP
7 16 (3.43%) PaaS
8 13 (2.78%) IaaS
9 11 (2.36%) Serverless
10 10 (2.14%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.93%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (1.93%) npm
11 9 (1.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.28%) Datadog
13 6 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (1.28%) Slack
14 5 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (1.07%) Boomi
14 5 (1.07%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.57%) DNS
2 10 (2.14%) Firewall
3 8 (1.71%) SSL
4 7 (1.50%) HTTP
5 3 (0.64%) Calico
5 3 (0.64%) DHCP
5 3 (0.64%) IPv4
5 3 (0.64%) IPv6
5 3 (0.64%) iSCSI
5 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.43%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) DMZ
7 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.21%) VLAN
7 1 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.21%) VSAN
7 1 (0.21%) WebEx
7 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.78%) SQL Server
2 51 (10.92%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (5.78%) MySQL
4 26 (5.57%) NoSQL
5 22 (4.71%) Apache Ignite
6 18 (3.85%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 16 (3.43%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.00%) Big Data
9 12 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (2.14%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.14%) Pentaho
12 9 (1.93%) HBase
13 7 (1.50%) Impala
14 6 (1.28%) MariaDB
15 5 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (1.07%) OLTP
16 4 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
16 4 (0.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 234 (50.11%) JIRA
2 192 (41.11%) Git (software)
3 179 (38.33%) Jenkins
4 67 (14.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 63 (13.49%) Artifactory
6 49 (10.49%) GitLab
7 44 (9.42%) Maven
8 32 (6.85%) SonarQube
9 30 (6.42%) TeamCity
10 20 (4.28%) FishEye
10 20 (4.28%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (3.43%) JUnit
11 16 (3.43%) Visual Studio
12 15 (3.21%) Gradle
13 13 (2.78%) Cucumber
13 13 (2.78%) ScriptRunner
13 13 (2.78%) Selenium
13 13 (2.78%) Vagrant
14 11 (2.36%) Eclipse
14 11 (2.36%) Subversion
General
1 92 (19.70%) Finance
2 74 (15.85%) Banking
3 47 (10.06%) Public Sector
4 38 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 26 (5.57%) Front Office
6 16 (3.43%) Back Office
7 9 (1.93%) Retail
8 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.28%) Prime Brokerage
9 6 (1.28%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
10 5 (1.07%) Advertising
10 5 (1.07%) French Language
10 5 (1.07%) Games
10 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.86%) Electronics
11 4 (0.86%) Marketing
12 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 206 (44.11%) Developer
2 70 (14.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (10.28%) Java Developer
4 29 (6.21%) Consultant
5 25 (5.35%) Scala Developer
6 24 (5.14%) Senior Developer
7 23 (4.93%) Architect
8 21 (4.50%) Python Developer
9 16 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
9 16 (3.43%) C++ Developer
10 15 (3.21%) C# Developer
10 15 (3.21%) JIRA Engineer
10 15 (3.21%) Senior Consultant
11 14 (3.00%) JIRA Consultant
11 14 (3.00%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.00%) SQL Developer
12 13 (2.78%) Java Consultant
13 12 (2.57%) C++/C# Developer
13 12 (2.57%) SAP Developer
14 11 (2.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.14%) Node.js
1 38 (8.14%) REST
2 34 (7.28%) Web Services
3 33 (7.07%) .NET
3 33 (7.07%) J2EE
4 28 (6.00%) Spring
5 27 (5.78%) RESTful
6 26 (5.57%) HTML
6 26 (5.57%) JSON
7 25 (5.35%) CSS
8 22 (4.71%) Kafka
8 22 (4.71%) XML
9 21 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
10 20 (4.28%) React
11 17 (3.64%) SAPUI5
12 16 (3.43%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.21%) SAML
14 13 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
15 12 (2.57%) jQuery
15 12 (2.57%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.64%) Public Cloud
2 29 (6.21%) User Experience
3 26 (5.57%) Derivative
4 22 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (4.50%) Equities
6 19 (4.07%) SWIFT
7 17 (3.64%) Cloud Native
8 14 (3.00%) Fixed Income
9 12 (2.57%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.50%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.50%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 114 (24.41%) Linux
2 64 (13.70%) Windows
3 49 (10.49%) Unix
4 16 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.57%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.14%) Android
7 8 (1.71%) CentOS
8 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.64%) VMS
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.43%) AIX
13 2 (0.43%) Debian
13 2 (0.43%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) Alpine Linux
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (50.96%) DevOps
3 86 (18.42%) Scrum
4 79 (16.92%) Configuration Management
5 77 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (15.85%) Test Automation
7 63 (13.49%) Microservices
8 57 (12.21%) Software Engineering
9 46 (9.85%) Business Intelligence
9 46 (9.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 46 (9.85%) SDLC
10 43 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (8.14%) Problem Management
12 35 (7.49%) Mentoring
13 33 (7.07%) TDD
14 31 (6.64%) Infrastructure as Code
14 31 (6.64%) Process Improvement
15 30 (6.42%) Deployment Automation
15 30 (6.42%) Multithreading
15 30 (6.42%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 184 (39.40%) Java
2 149 (31.91%) Python
3 129 (27.62%) SQL
4 54 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.92%) C#
6 33 (7.07%) C++
6 33 (7.07%) Scala
7 31 (6.64%) PL/SQL
8 27 (5.78%) PowerShell
9 26 (5.57%) Perl
10 25 (5.35%) Java 8
11 23 (4.93%) Bash Shell
12 20 (4.28%) Shell Script
12 20 (4.28%) TypeScript
13 16 (3.43%) PHP
14 15 (3.21%) Groovy
15 14 (3.00%) Ruby
16 9 (1.93%) Kotlin
16 9 (1.93%) R
17 8 (1.71%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 78 (16.70%) Security Cleared
2 71 (15.20%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.43%) Degree
4 6 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.86%) ISEB
7 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) OSCP
9 1 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.85%) QA
2 7 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.21%) NCSC
3 1 (0.21%) NIST
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 123 (26.34%) Docker
2 22 (4.71%) GridGain
3 12 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.57%) GlusterFS
4 9 (1.93%) HDFS
5 7 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.43%) iptables
8 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.43%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 105 (22.48%) Ansible
2 79 (16.92%) Kubernetes
3 73 (15.63%) Terraform
4 30 (6.42%) Grafana
5 29 (6.21%) Prometheus
6 26 (5.57%) Puppet
7 22 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (2.14%) Salt
10 9 (1.93%) Kibana
10 9 (1.93%) Packer
11 7 (1.50%) vRealize
12 6 (1.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (1.07%) Control-M
13 5 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.86%) Istio
15 3 (0.64%) logstash
15 3 (0.64%) Mesos
15 3 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (16.06%) Oracle
2 71 (15.20%) Atlassian
3 33 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.57%) BEA
4 26 (5.57%) Red Hat
4 26 (5.57%) webMethods
5 23 (4.93%) SAP
6 21 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (3.85%) Google
8 15 (3.21%) IBM
9 14 (3.00%) Splunk
10 13 (2.78%) VMware
11 11 (2.36%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.93%) Informatica
13 7 (1.50%) Adobe
13 7 (1.50%) Cloudera
13 7 (1.50%) TIBCO
14 6 (1.28%) MapR
15 5 (1.07%) Black Duck
15 5 (1.07%) MuleSoft