Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 321 361 419
Rank change year-on-year +40 +58 +91
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 536 706 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.72% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 3.33% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 467 331
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £375 £350 £333
90th Percentile £625 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.22% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 15
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.00% -0.99% +18.82%
10th Percentile £37.26 £47.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £46.16 £53.50 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £50.50
% change year-on-year -17.00% -0.99% +18.82%

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 12,328 21,223 18,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.12% 21.50% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,162 14,504 12,843
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 265 237
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -2.53% +7.60%
10th Percentile £16.50 £32.15 £26.00
90th Percentile £66.87 £54.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +11.80%

Bitbucket
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bitbucket.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bitbucket over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bitbucket.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bitbucket in the UK

Bitbucket
Top 15 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 January 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 +18 476 £500 -4.76% 191
UK excluding London +66 325 £483 +7.22% 130
London -13 197 £538 -4.44% 68
South West +37 94 £500 - 18
South East +72 85 £493 +12.57% 32
Scotland +41 45 £550 +29.41% 7
Midlands +13 37 £398 -2.75% 19
North of England +28 30 £470 +4.44% 35
East of England +39 29 £475 +2.70% 18
West Midlands +10 25 £423 -0.59% 6
Yorkshire +41 16 £470 +10.59% 5
North West -5 14 £488 -2.50% 26
East Midlands +25 12 £363 -10.49% 13
Wales +27 3 £325 -31.99%
Northern Ireland +12 2 £430 +1.90% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 281 (52.43%) JIRA
2 274 (51.12%) Git (software)
3 267 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (48.88%) DevOps
5 232 (43.28%) Jenkins
6 202 (37.69%) Java
7 179 (33.40%) Confluence
8 150 (27.99%) Linux
9 147 (27.43%) Python
9 147 (27.43%) Docker
10 142 (26.49%) SQL
11 135 (25.19%) AWS
12 132 (24.63%) Ansible
13 122 (22.76%) JavaScript
14 105 (19.59%) Oracle
15 104 (19.40%) Security Cleared
16 102 (19.03%) Configuration Management
17 101 (18.84%) Scrum
17 101 (18.84%) GitHub
18 92 (17.16%) SC Cleared
19 84 (15.67%) Finance
19 84 (15.67%) Microservices
20 75 (13.99%) Terraform
21 74 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
22 73 (13.62%) HTML
23 72 (13.43%) Process Improvement
24 69 (12.87%) Test Strategy
24 69 (12.87%) Puppet
24 69 (12.87%) Azure
25 68 (12.69%) Node.js

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
1 179 (33.40%) Confluence
2 60 (11.19%) WebLogic
3 24 (4.48%) Apache
4 22 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (1.68%) nginx
5 9 (1.68%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.49%) CMS
6 8 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.31%) IIS
8 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.75%) Drupal
9 4 (0.75%) JBoss
10 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.37%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.49%) FileZilla
2 7 (1.31%) Notepad++
3 5 (0.93%) Figma
3 5 (0.93%) InVision
4 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.37%) Sketch
6 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.49%) assyst
2 4 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.56%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 135 (25.19%) AWS
2 101 (18.84%) GitHub
3 69 (12.87%) Azure
4 61 (11.38%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (5.97%) GCP
6 30 (5.60%) Serverless
7 28 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 21 (3.92%) Amazon S3
9 17 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (2.80%) OpenShift
11 14 (2.61%) SaaS
11 14 (2.61%) Slack
12 13 (2.43%) Datadog
13 12 (2.24%) PaaS
14 10 (1.87%) AWS CodePipeline
14 10 (1.87%) Google Docs
14 10 (1.87%) IaaS
14 10 (1.87%) npm
15 9 (1.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.10%) Skype
2 15 (2.80%) DNS
3 10 (1.87%) Firewall
4 9 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.49%) DHCP
5 8 (1.49%) PuTTY
5 8 (1.49%) SSL
5 8 (1.49%) WinSCP
6 7 (1.31%) HTTP
7 6 (1.12%) VPN
8 5 (0.93%) Internet
8 5 (0.93%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.56%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.56%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.37%) NAS
10 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.37%) Network Security
10 2 (0.37%) SAN
11 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.19%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.97%) MongoDB
3 30 (5.60%) MySQL
4 28 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
5 26 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.43%) Pentaho
8 8 (1.49%) Redis
8 8 (1.49%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.12%) Big Data
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.93%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.75%) Aerospike
12 4 (0.75%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.56%) Impala
Development Applications
1 281 (52.43%) JIRA
2 274 (51.12%) Git (software)
3 232 (43.28%) Jenkins
4 57 (10.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 54 (10.07%) Maven
6 41 (7.65%) Selenium
7 40 (7.46%) Cucumber
7 40 (7.46%) Sonatype Nexus
8 37 (6.90%) TeamCity
9 32 (5.97%) GitLab
9 32 (5.97%) JUnit
10 26 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (3.92%) Subversion
12 20 (3.73%) Bitbucket Server
12 20 (3.73%) Gradle
13 19 (3.54%) Artifactory
13 19 (3.54%) Eclipse
13 19 (3.54%) Mockito
14 18 (3.36%) SonarQube
15 16 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 84 (15.67%) Finance
2 37 (6.90%) Public Sector
3 36 (6.72%) Banking
4 16 (2.99%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.68%) Marketing
7 7 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Law
8 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.93%) Publishing
10 4 (0.75%) Billing
10 4 (0.75%) Military
10 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Electronics
11 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.37%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 236 (44.03%) Developer
2 120 (22.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 79 (14.74%) Java Developer
4 38 (7.09%) Senior DevOps
5 34 (6.34%) AWS Engineer
6 30 (5.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 27 (5.04%) AWS DevOps
7 27 (5.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 26 (4.85%) Senior Developer
9 24 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 23 (4.29%) Scala Developer
11 20 (3.73%) Automation Engineer
12 19 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (3.54%) React Developer
13 18 (3.36%) PowerShell Engineer
14 17 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
16 15 (2.80%) Platform Engineer
16 15 (2.80%) Python Engineer
16 15 (2.80%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.62%) HTML
2 68 (12.69%) Node.js
2 68 (12.69%) REST
2 68 (12.69%) Spring
3 59 (11.01%) CSS
4 57 (10.63%) React
5 55 (10.26%) J2EE
6 51 (9.51%) RESTful
7 49 (9.14%) AngularJS
8 48 (8.96%) Web Services
9 40 (7.46%) .NET
10 34 (6.34%) jQuery
10 34 (6.34%) Spring Boot
11 30 (5.60%) HTML5
12 28 (5.22%) LDAP
12 28 (5.22%) XML
13 27 (5.04%) JSON
14 26 (4.85%) Redux
15 21 (3.92%) Vue.js
16 20 (3.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.36%) Public Cloud
3 17 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.99%) User Experience
5 11 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.87%) PKI
7 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.75%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.75%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 150 (27.99%) Linux
2 54 (10.07%) Windows
3 49 (9.14%) Unix
4 33 (6.16%) Amazon Linux
5 30 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 25 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (3.73%) Android
8 14 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 14 (2.61%) Ubuntu
8 14 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.43%) CentOS
10 5 (0.93%) VMS
11 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.37%) Debian
12 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.19%) LynxOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (48.88%) DevOps
3 102 (19.03%) Configuration Management
4 101 (18.84%) Scrum
5 84 (15.67%) Microservices
6 74 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (13.43%) Process Improvement
8 69 (12.87%) Test Strategy
9 63 (11.75%) Test Automation
10 57 (10.63%) Problem Management
11 55 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
12 52 (9.70%) Data Modelling
13 51 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (9.51%) Mentoring
14 41 (7.65%) Software Engineering
15 39 (7.28%) TDD
16 38 (7.09%) SDLC
17 37 (6.90%) Unit Testing
18 36 (6.72%) Infrastructure as Code
19 32 (5.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 202 (37.69%) Java
2 147 (27.43%) Python
3 142 (26.49%) SQL
4 122 (22.76%) JavaScript
5 63 (11.75%) PL/SQL
6 59 (11.01%) PowerShell
7 46 (8.58%) C#
8 44 (8.21%) Scala
9 43 (8.02%) Bash Shell
10 32 (5.97%) Shell Script
11 27 (5.04%) Java 8
12 24 (4.48%) PHP
13 17 (3.17%) ES6
14 14 (2.61%) C++
15 13 (2.43%) Go
15 13 (2.43%) Groovy
15 13 (2.43%) Perl
16 12 (2.24%) Ruby
17 10 (1.87%) C
18 8 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 92 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.04%) Degree
4 21 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.24%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.87%) ISEB
7 8 (1.49%) AWS Certification
8 7 (1.31%) SANS
9 5 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.75%) CCNA
10 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.37%) CCNP
11 2 (0.37%) CISSP
11 2 (0.37%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.37%) MCSA
11 2 (0.37%) MCSE
11 2 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.04%) QA
2 6 (1.12%) NIST
3 5 (0.93%) GxP
4 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.75%) NCSC
5 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.19%) PSD2
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 147 (27.43%) Docker
2 20 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.61%) VMware NSX
5 13 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.37%) oVirt
8 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 132 (24.63%) Ansible
2 75 (13.99%) Terraform
3 69 (12.87%) Puppet
4 67 (12.50%) Kubernetes
5 24 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.48%) Packer
6 17 (3.17%) PowerCLI
7 14 (2.61%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.31%) Grafana
8 7 (1.31%) Nagios
8 7 (1.31%) Prometheus
9 6 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.93%) Salt
10 5 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.75%) Consul
11 4 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.37%) Kibana
12 2 (0.37%) logstash
12 2 (0.37%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 105 (19.59%) Oracle
2 53 (9.89%) BEA
3 50 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 48 (8.96%) Atlassian
5 43 (8.02%) webMethods
6 40 (7.46%) VMware
7 35 (6.53%) Google
7 35 (6.53%) Microsoft
8 21 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (2.80%) Splunk
10 13 (2.43%) Cisco
10 13 (2.43%) IBM
11 10 (1.87%) Cloudera
12 9 (1.68%) AppDynamics
13 8 (1.49%) Okta
14 7 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
15 6 (1.12%) New Relic
16 5 (0.93%) Altera
16 5 (0.93%) Coverity
16 5 (0.93%) Xilinx