Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 298 335 371
Rank change year-on-year +37 +36 +63
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 319 539 710
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.74% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.51% 4.32% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 383 488
Median daily rate £500 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +6.81%
10th Percentile £360 £363 £350
90th Percentile £638 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.60 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -16.81% -0.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00

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 7,067 12,485 21,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.38% 17.08% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,849 8,480 14,802
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £433
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.05% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 160 227
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.70% +3.53%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £32.80
90th Percentile £60.40 £68.78 £55.40
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +1.15%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +40 257 £489 -2.25% 114
UK excluding London +55 166 £450 -5.26% 81
London +52 107 £500 -6.98% 45
Work from Home -103 99 £522 -5.09% 15
Midlands +68 44 £427 +9.14% 11
West Midlands +61 38 £427 +6.75% 8
South East +67 29 £522 +7.63% 14
South West +41 29 £463 -7.50% 9
North of England +107 26 £501 +5.53% 24
Scotland +18 21 £540 -1.82% 10
North West +71 12 £485 -7.62% 16
North East - 12 £533 - 2
East of England +60 9 £450 -5.26% 10
East Midlands +37 5 £350 -6.67% 3
Wales +31 5 £334 +2.69% 2
Northern Ireland +8 3 £428 -0.58% 1
Yorkshire +36 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 172 (53.92%) JIRA
2 160 (50.16%) DevOps
3 142 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (41.07%) Confluence
5 122 (38.24%) Jenkins
5 122 (38.24%) Git (software)
6 118 (36.99%) AWS
7 103 (32.29%) SQL
8 101 (31.66%) Java
9 98 (30.72%) Linux
9 98 (30.72%) Python
10 96 (30.09%) Ansible
11 90 (28.21%) Docker
12 89 (27.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 84 (26.33%) Atlassian
14 78 (24.45%) Configuration Management
15 73 (22.88%) Finance
16 70 (21.94%) GitHub
17 68 (21.32%) Windows
17 68 (21.32%) Terraform
18 62 (19.44%) Azure
19 60 (18.81%) Scrum
20 59 (18.50%) Security Cleared
21 56 (17.55%) Oracle
22 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
23 54 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
24 51 (15.99%) SQL Server
25 49 (15.36%) Problem Management
26 45 (14.11%) Public Sector
27 42 (13.17%) Test Automation

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
1 131 (41.07%) Confluence
2 38 (11.91%) Apache
3 27 (8.46%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.51%) nginx
6 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.25%) SAS
6 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.94%) IIS
7 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.63%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.63%) Drupal
8 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.63%) JBoss
8 2 (0.63%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.25%) assyst
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.31%) Salerio
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (36.99%) AWS
2 70 (21.94%) GitHub
3 62 (19.44%) Azure
4 24 (7.52%) PaaS
5 15 (4.70%) GCP
5 15 (4.70%) OpenShift
6 14 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (4.39%) IaaS
7 13 (4.08%) Serverless
8 12 (3.76%) SaaS
9 8 (2.51%) Datadog
10 7 (2.19%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (2.19%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.19%) Firebase
10 7 (2.19%) npm
11 6 (1.88%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.88%) Google Play
12 5 (1.57%) Yarn
13 4 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.27%) DNS
2 19 (5.96%) Firewall
3 12 (3.76%) SNMP
4 7 (2.19%) DHCP
5 6 (1.88%) Skype
6 5 (1.57%) HTTP
6 5 (1.57%) SSH
7 4 (1.25%) Internet
7 4 (1.25%) SAN
7 4 (1.25%) SSL
7 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.94%) SMTP
8 3 (0.94%) VLAN
8 3 (0.94%) VPN
8 3 (0.94%) VSAN
8 3 (0.94%) VXLAN
9 2 (0.63%) IPv4
9 2 (0.63%) IPv6
9 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.60%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (6.90%) MySQL
4 12 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.51%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.51%) Pentaho
7 7 (2.19%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.25%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.94%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.94%) HBase
10 3 (0.94%) Redis
11 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 172 (53.92%) JIRA
2 122 (38.24%) Git (software)
2 122 (38.24%) Jenkins
3 89 (27.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (10.34%) FishEye
5 32 (10.03%) Maven
6 30 (9.40%) Artifactory
7 26 (8.15%) GitLab
7 26 (8.15%) Vagrant
8 24 (7.52%) ScriptRunner
9 21 (6.58%) Selenium
10 18 (5.64%) SonarQube
11 16 (5.02%) Mercurial
11 16 (5.02%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (4.08%) TeamCity
13 12 (3.76%) Gradle
13 12 (3.76%) JUnit
14 8 (2.51%) SpecFlow
15 7 (2.19%) NUnit
16 6 (1.88%) Subversion
General
1 73 (22.88%) Finance
2 45 (14.11%) Public Sector
3 31 (9.72%) Banking
4 9 (2.82%) Advertising
5 8 (2.51%) Front Office
5 8 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.19%) Prime Brokerage
7 6 (1.88%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
8 5 (1.57%) Marketing
8 5 (1.57%) Retail
9 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.25%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.94%) Electronics
10 3 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.94%) Military
11 2 (0.63%) Back Office
11 2 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.63%) Police
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (33.86%) Developer
2 57 (17.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (9.72%) Consultant
4 29 (9.09%) JIRA Engineer
5 27 (8.46%) Scala Developer
6 22 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 21 (6.58%) Architect
8 19 (5.96%) JIRA Consultant
9 13 (4.08%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (2.82%) Software Developer
14 8 (2.51%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (2.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.51%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (2.51%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.03%) RESTful
2 29 (9.09%) J2EE
3 27 (8.46%) .NET
3 27 (8.46%) SAML
4 24 (7.52%) Node.js
4 24 (7.52%) Web Services
5 23 (7.21%) Spring
6 20 (6.27%) REST
7 18 (5.64%) SOAP
8 14 (4.39%) HTML
9 12 (3.76%) Kafka
10 11 (3.45%) CSS
11 10 (3.13%) .NET Framework
11 10 (3.13%) Guice
12 9 (2.82%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.82%) HTML5
12 9 (2.82%) Laravel
13 8 (2.51%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.51%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (2.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.21%) Public Cloud
2 22 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.02%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.70%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (4.70%) User Experience
5 11 (3.45%) Cloud Native
5 11 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.13%) Derivative
6 10 (3.13%) Equities
7 9 (2.82%) PKI
7 9 (2.82%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.94%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.63%) Replication
11 2 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 98 (30.72%) Linux
2 68 (21.32%) Windows
3 42 (13.17%) Unix
4 13 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.45%) Android
5 11 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.82%) CentOS
7 8 (2.51%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.51%) Ubuntu
7 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.88%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.63%) AIX
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.63%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
11 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (50.16%) DevOps
2 142 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (24.45%) Configuration Management
4 60 (18.81%) Scrum
5 54 (16.93%) Business Intelligence
6 49 (15.36%) Problem Management
7 42 (13.17%) Test Automation
8 41 (12.85%) Commercial Awareness
9 37 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (11.60%) Requirements Gathering
10 36 (11.29%) Migration
11 33 (10.34%) Kanban
12 32 (10.03%) Business Case
12 32 (10.03%) Microservices
13 31 (9.72%) Test Strategy
14 30 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
15 29 (9.09%) Process Improvement
16 26 (8.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 24 (7.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (32.29%) SQL
2 101 (31.66%) Java
3 98 (30.72%) Python
4 31 (9.72%) PL/SQL
5 30 (9.40%) PowerShell
5 30 (9.40%) Scala
6 27 (8.46%) Shell Script
7 25 (7.84%) Bash Shell
8 24 (7.52%) Perl
9 23 (7.21%) C#
10 19 (5.96%) JavaScript
11 17 (5.33%) PHP
12 15 (4.70%) Ruby
13 13 (4.08%) Java 8
14 11 (3.45%) C++
15 8 (2.51%) Kotlin
16 6 (1.88%) C
16 6 (1.88%) Groovy
17 5 (1.57%) Go
17 5 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (18.50%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) Degree
5 6 (1.88%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (1.57%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.57%) MCSE
6 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.25%) ISEB
7 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.94%) MCSA
9 2 (0.63%) CCIE
9 2 (0.63%) CCNA
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.63%) VCDX
10 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.94%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) NCSC
4 1 (0.31%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (28.21%) Docker
2 23 (7.21%) GlusterFS
3 17 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.88%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.25%) VirtualBox
6 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.25%) vSphere
7 3 (0.94%) HDFS
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.31%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.31%) GridGain
9 1 (0.31%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 96 (30.09%) Ansible
2 68 (21.32%) Terraform
3 41 (12.85%) Kubernetes
3 41 (12.85%) Puppet
4 34 (10.66%) Grafana
5 33 (10.34%) Prometheus
6 32 (10.03%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (8.46%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (3.13%) HP ALM
8 10 (3.13%) Netcool
8 10 (3.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 10 (3.13%) Netcool/Webtop
8 10 (3.13%) Tivoli
9 9 (2.82%) Salt
10 7 (2.19%) Nagios
10 7 (2.19%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.88%) Packer
11 6 (1.88%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.25%) BladeLogic
12 4 (1.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 84 (26.33%) Atlassian
2 56 (17.55%) Oracle
3 27 (8.46%) webMethods
4 26 (8.15%) BEA
5 24 (7.52%) Microsoft
6 20 (6.27%) Splunk
7 17 (5.33%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.08%) Google
8 13 (4.08%) IBM
9 11 (3.45%) VMware
10 10 (3.13%) HP
10 10 (3.13%) SAP
11 8 (2.51%) Adobe
12 5 (1.57%) Cisco
12 5 (1.57%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.57%) Databricks
12 5 (1.57%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.25%) Confluent
13 4 (1.25%) Rackspace