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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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 312 275 310
Rank change year-on-year -37 +35 +9
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 747 633 317
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.98% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.89% 5.57% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 438 217
10th Percentile £407 £365 £350
25th Percentile £463 £441 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £788 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
10th Percentile £46.50 £30.75 £40.82
25th Percentile £48.75 £41.25 £41.67
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £43.71
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.68% -0.10%
75th Percentile £57.73 £53.75 £45.12
90th Percentile £57.86 £56.00 £45.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £43.71
% change year-on-year +15.79% +8.68% -

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 15,272 11,367 7,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.35% 17.68% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,695 7,627 5,273
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 199 102
10th Percentile £35.88 £25.90 £19.98
25th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £38.69
Median hourly rate £52.50 £48.74 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.71% +2.61% +5.56%
75th Percentile £64.65 £58.71 £55.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £65.51 £63.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £45.96
% change year-on-year +15.79% +3.36% +2.12%

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 28 June 2022.

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
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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -19 617 £550 +3.04% 149
Work from Home -16 392 £550 +10.00% 69
London -43 322 £650 +8.33% 58
UK excluding London -49 268 £500 +1.01% 100
Midlands +1 101 £540 +10.20% 15
West Midlands +3 91 £540 +9.64% 11
South East -28 56 £525 +5.00% 21
North of England -42 52 £525 +1.55% 31
North West -22 39 £444 -6.58% 16
South West -45 27 £500 +12.68% 12
East of England +1 21 £450 -4.00% 10
Scotland -51 17 £472 -10.19% 7
Yorkshire -28 12 £600 - 8
East Midlands -7 10 £405 +15.71% 4
Northern Ireland 0 5 £475 -
Wales - 5 £588 - 3
North East -15 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 405 (54.22%) JIRA
2 375 (50.20%) Agile
3 365 (48.86%) Git (software)
4 343 (45.92%) Jenkins
5 314 (42.03%) DevOps
6 311 (41.63%) Confluence
7 310 (41.50%) Java
8 294 (39.36%) SQL
9 259 (34.67%) CI/CD
10 255 (34.14%) AWS
11 235 (31.46%) Linux
12 215 (28.78%) Social Skills
13 204 (27.31%) Oracle
14 193 (25.84%) Python
15 187 (25.03%) Scrum
16 174 (23.29%) Test Automation
17 171 (22.89%) Azure
18 160 (21.42%) JavaScript
19 158 (21.15%) Software Engineering
20 154 (20.62%) Docker
21 152 (20.35%) Ansible
22 148 (19.81%) GitLab
23 143 (19.14%) Unix
24 140 (18.74%) Configuration Management
25 138 (18.47%) Finance
26 132 (17.67%) C#
26 132 (17.67%) Microservices
27 130 (17.40%) GitHub
28 119 (15.93%) Test Strategy
29 118 (15.80%) Problem-Solving

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
1 311 (41.63%) Confluence
2 47 (6.29%) WebLogic
3 38 (5.09%) SAS
4 37 (4.95%) Apache
4 37 (4.95%) Oracle Coherence
5 20 (2.68%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.74%) CMS
7 11 (1.47%) JBoss
8 9 (1.20%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.20%) IIS
9 8 (1.07%) nginx
9 8 (1.07%) Red Hat Fuse
10 6 (0.80%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.67%) Jetty
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 4 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.54%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.54%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 31 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.13%) MadCap Flare
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Sketch
4 1 (0.13%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 41 (5.49%) assyst
2 10 (1.34%) Shopify
3 6 (0.80%) Maximo
3 6 (0.80%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.80%) SunGard Martini
4 5 (0.67%) MoSes
5 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 255 (34.14%) AWS
2 171 (22.89%) Azure
3 130 (17.40%) GitHub
4 69 (9.24%) GCP
5 53 (7.10%) Serverless
6 46 (6.16%) Amazon S3
7 43 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
8 41 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
9 37 (4.95%) Azure DevOps
10 30 (4.02%) Power Platform
11 26 (3.48%) Datadog
12 25 (3.35%) OpenShift
13 24 (3.21%) IaaS
14 23 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (2.95%) PaaS
16 20 (2.68%) CloudFront
16 20 (2.68%) Route 53
17 19 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
17 19 (2.54%) Tricentis Tosca
18 18 (2.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.21%) DNS
2 20 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.01%) Firewall
4 14 (1.87%) HTTP
5 11 (1.47%) SSL
6 7 (0.94%) Network Security
7 6 (0.80%) AMQP
7 6 (0.80%) SMTP
8 5 (0.67%) ATM
8 5 (0.67%) FTP
8 5 (0.67%) Multicast
9 4 (0.54%) Internet
9 4 (0.54%) SSH
10 3 (0.40%) DHCP
10 3 (0.40%) Skype
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.13%) MQTT
11 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.13%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.18%) Pentaho
2 88 (11.78%) SQL Server
3 86 (11.51%) MySQL
4 61 (8.17%) Relational Database
5 60 (8.03%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (7.63%) Oracle Database
7 56 (7.50%) NoSQL
8 45 (6.02%) Hadoop
9 39 (5.22%) Impala
10 37 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
10 37 (4.95%) Oracle Database 12c
11 36 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 33 (4.42%) Apache Hive
13 32 (4.28%) HBase
14 30 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
14 30 (4.02%) Power BI
15 24 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
16 22 (2.95%) MongoDB
17 21 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
18 20 (2.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 405 (54.22%) JIRA
2 365 (48.86%) Git (software)
3 343 (45.92%) Jenkins
4 148 (19.81%) GitLab
5 111 (14.86%) Artifactory
6 82 (10.98%) SonarQube
7 73 (9.77%) TeamCity
8 67 (8.97%) Maven
9 60 (8.03%) Visual Studio
10 59 (7.90%) Selenium
11 53 (7.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 44 (5.89%) Cucumber
13 37 (4.95%) Subversion
14 36 (4.82%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (4.02%) Zephyr
16 28 (3.75%) JUnit
17 23 (3.08%) SoapUI
18 22 (2.95%) Postman
19 21 (2.81%) Gradle
20 19 (2.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 215 (28.78%) Social Skills
2 138 (18.47%) Finance
3 106 (14.19%) Banking
4 69 (9.24%) Public Sector
5 49 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (5.35%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.35%) Retail
8 21 (2.81%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.74%) Back Office
10 12 (1.61%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.34%) Marketing
13 8 (1.07%) Digital Economy
14 7 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.80%) Advertising
15 6 (0.80%) Front Office
16 5 (0.67%) Publishing
16 5 (0.67%) Telecoms
17 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 284 (38.02%) Developer
2 87 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 59 (7.90%) Software Engineer
5 36 (4.82%) Senior Developer
6 34 (4.55%) Analyst
7 29 (3.88%) C# Developer
7 29 (3.88%) Data Engineer
8 27 (3.61%) C++ Developer
9 25 (3.35%) Administrator
9 25 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (3.21%) Test Analyst
11 23 (3.08%) React Developer
12 22 (2.95%) Architect
12 22 (2.95%) AWS Engineer
13 21 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
13 21 (2.81%) Tester
14 20 (2.68%) DevOps Developer
15 19 (2.54%) Automation Tester
15 19 (2.54%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.19%) .NET
2 105 (14.06%) REST
3 87 (11.65%) JSON
4 80 (10.71%) React
5 78 (10.44%) HTML
6 77 (10.31%) Spring
7 75 (10.04%) CSS
8 67 (8.97%) J2EE
9 65 (8.70%) Node.js
10 64 (8.57%) AngularJS
11 60 (8.03%) XML
12 56 (7.50%) RESTful
13 55 (7.36%) .NET Framework
14 54 (7.23%) Web Services
15 37 (4.95%) Spring Boot
16 36 (4.82%) SOAP
17 33 (4.42%) HTML5
18 32 (4.28%) Sass
19 31 (4.15%) .NET Core
20 28 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.49%) User Experience
2 36 (4.82%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.61%) Public Cloud
4 21 (2.81%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (2.54%) Cloud Native
6 17 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.74%) Clustering
10 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.20%) Derivative
12 9 (1.20%) IoT
12 9 (1.20%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.94%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 235 (31.46%) Linux
2 143 (19.14%) Unix
3 108 (14.46%) Windows
4 34 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (2.41%) Ubuntu
6 17 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 16 (2.14%) Android
8 13 (1.74%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.94%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.94%) Solaris
11 5 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.54%) CentOS
13 3 (0.40%) VMS
14 2 (0.27%) SUSE
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (50.20%) Agile
2 314 (42.03%) DevOps
3 259 (34.67%) CI/CD
4 187 (25.03%) Scrum
5 174 (23.29%) Test Automation
6 158 (21.15%) Software Engineering
7 140 (18.74%) Configuration Management
8 132 (17.67%) Microservices
9 119 (15.93%) Test Strategy
10 118 (15.80%) Problem-Solving
11 105 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (13.12%) TDD
13 95 (12.72%) Analytics
14 88 (11.78%) ETL
15 86 (11.51%) Process Improvement
16 78 (10.44%) BDD
17 76 (10.17%) Migration
18 69 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
18 69 (9.24%) Requirements Gathering
19 68 (9.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 310 (41.50%) Java
2 294 (39.36%) SQL
3 193 (25.84%) Python
4 160 (21.42%) JavaScript
5 132 (17.67%) C#
6 100 (13.39%) PL/SQL
7 79 (10.58%) C++
8 72 (9.64%) Perl
9 69 (9.24%) Shell Script
10 63 (8.43%) Bash
11 61 (8.17%) PowerShell
12 46 (6.16%) Scala
12 46 (6.16%) TypeScript
13 29 (3.88%) HiveQL
14 28 (3.75%) VBA
15 26 (3.48%) R
16 23 (3.08%) C
17 22 (2.95%) Groovy
18 19 (2.54%) COBOL
18 19 (2.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 113 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 107 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 63 (8.43%) Degree
4 25 (3.35%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
6 18 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.40%) ISEB
10 3 (0.40%) MCSE
11 2 (0.27%) CISSP
11 2 (0.27%) MCP
11 2 (0.27%) MCSA
11 2 (0.27%) OCA
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (11.24%) QA
2 19 (2.54%) Accessibility
3 8 (1.07%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.67%) GDPR
5 3 (0.40%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 3 (0.40%) MiFID
5 3 (0.40%) WCAG
6 2 (0.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 154 (20.62%) Docker
2 37 (4.95%) HDFS
3 11 (1.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.94%) GridGain
6 5 (0.67%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.27%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) etcd
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 152 (20.35%) Ansible
2 112 (14.99%) Kubernetes
3 91 (12.18%) Terraform
4 55 (7.36%) Puppet
5 31 (4.15%) ITRS Geneos
6 27 (3.61%) Grafana
7 21 (2.81%) Prometheus
8 19 (2.54%) Packer
9 17 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
9 17 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (2.01%) Rancher
11 14 (1.87%) BladeLogic
11 14 (1.87%) Opsgenie
12 13 (1.74%) Mesos
13 11 (1.47%) Kibana
14 10 (1.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 10 (1.34%) logstash
15 9 (1.20%) Icinga
16 7 (0.94%) Consul
16 7 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 204 (27.31%) Oracle
2 113 (15.13%) Atlassian
3 70 (9.37%) Microsoft
4 51 (6.83%) Talend
5 44 (5.89%) IBM
6 41 (5.49%) Cloudera
7 39 (5.22%) Informatica
7 39 (5.22%) webMethods
8 38 (5.09%) Splunk
9 36 (4.82%) BEA
10 31 (4.15%) Red Hat
11 30 (4.02%) Google
12 27 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (3.61%) SAP
13 19 (2.54%) Dynatrace
14 17 (2.28%) Pega
15 16 (2.14%) VMware
16 11 (1.47%) New Relic
17 9 (1.20%) TIBCO
18 7 (0.94%) Black Duck