Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 276 314 327
Rank change year-on-year +38 +13 +41
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 866 317 543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.78% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.54% 4.49% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 234 379
10th Percentile £406 £350 £369
25th Percentile £463 £413 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - -1.96%
75th Percentile £650 £550 £575
90th Percentile £738 £634 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
10th Percentile £52.75 - £36.96
25th Percentile £53.13 - £37.64
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £41.60
Median % change year-on-year +37.50% -3.84% -16.81%
75th Percentile £56.88 £44.38 £45.72
90th Percentile £57.25 £52.25 £46.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +37.50% - -

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 15,637 7,065 12,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.89% 17.40% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,952 4,888 8,368
10th Percentile £381 £320 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £638 £563 £575
90th Percentile £713 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +9.77% -3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 158 158
10th Percentile £36.05 £30.00 £16.20
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate £53.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.78% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £64.38 £53.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.30 £68.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England +21 653 £550 +13.11% 153
London +39 404 £613 +16.67% 77
Work from Home -12 276 £540 +3.45% 25
UK excluding London -33 266 £488 +8.33% 82
Midlands -46 61 £525 +25.00% 14
South West -29 51 £500 +8.11% 16
South East -53 49 £438 -16.19% 16
Scotland -26 45 £474 -9.98% 6
West Midlands -51 45 £530 +24.12% 8
North of England -58 30 £513 +5.67% 22
North West -37 23 £465 +9.41% 12
East Midlands -25 15 £485 +38.57% 6
East of England -45 14 £498 +10.56% 7
Northern Ireland 0 8 £475 +11.11% 1
Wales -25 8 £225 -34.31%
Yorkshire -44 4 £542 - 5
North East -9 3 £500 -4.76% 5

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 478 (55.20%) Git (software)
2 440 (50.81%) Jenkins
3 437 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
4 414 (47.81%) DevOps
5 377 (43.53%) JIRA
6 279 (32.22%) AWS
7 277 (31.99%) Linux
8 268 (30.95%) Java
9 267 (30.83%) Python
10 258 (29.79%) Confluence
11 244 (28.18%) SQL
12 240 (27.71%) Ansible
13 222 (25.64%) Docker
14 189 (21.82%) Test Automation
15 187 (21.59%) Kubernetes
16 185 (21.36%) Oracle
17 177 (20.44%) Windows
18 175 (20.21%) Azure
19 169 (19.52%) Terraform
20 156 (18.01%) Artifactory
21 146 (16.86%) JavaScript
21 146 (16.86%) Social Skills
22 143 (16.51%) GitHub
23 136 (15.70%) TeamCity
24 133 (15.36%) Finance
25 123 (14.20%) REST
26 122 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
27 119 (13.74%) Banking
28 107 (12.36%) Bash
28 107 (12.36%) Scrum

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
1 258 (29.79%) Confluence
2 48 (5.54%) Apache
3 43 (4.97%) WebLogic
4 26 (3.00%) CMS
5 23 (2.66%) IIS
6 20 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.96%) SAS
8 17 (1.96%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.62%) Apache Spark
9 14 (1.62%) JBoss
10 10 (1.15%) Drupal
11 7 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.81%) Headless CMS
11 7 (0.81%) nginx
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.35%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 20 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.12%) InVision
5 1 (0.12%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (2.89%) SunGard Martini
2 15 (1.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.92%) Shopify
4 3 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.12%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 279 (32.22%) AWS
2 175 (20.21%) Azure
3 143 (16.51%) GitHub
4 74 (8.55%) Serverless
5 49 (5.66%) OpenShift
6 48 (5.54%) AWS Lambda
6 48 (5.54%) GCP
7 44 (5.08%) Amazon S3
7 44 (5.08%) PaaS
8 36 (4.16%) IaaS
9 25 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
12 17 (1.96%) BrowserStack
13 16 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 16 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
13 16 (1.85%) Power Platform
13 16 (1.85%) SaaS
14 15 (1.73%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 74 (8.55%) Firewall
2 29 (3.35%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.77%) DNS
4 16 (1.85%) HTTP
5 15 (1.73%) Multicast
6 14 (1.62%) SSL
7 9 (1.04%) Internet
8 8 (0.92%) VPN
9 5 (0.58%) SAN
9 5 (0.58%) SSH
10 4 (0.46%) Broadband
10 4 (0.46%) Network Security
10 4 (0.46%) VSAN
10 4 (0.46%) WAN
11 3 (0.35%) LAN
11 3 (0.35%) Skype
11 3 (0.35%) WebEx
12 2 (0.23%) DHCP
12 2 (0.23%) Intranet
12 2 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.74%) Relational Database
3 64 (7.39%) MySQL
4 54 (6.24%) NoSQL
5 44 (5.08%) Oracle Database
6 41 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (4.39%) Hadoop
8 37 (4.27%) MongoDB
9 28 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 27 (3.12%) Redis
11 26 (3.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (2.77%) Pentaho
13 23 (2.66%) HBase
14 21 (2.42%) Amazon RDS
15 20 (2.31%) Apache Hive
16 14 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
17 13 (1.50%) Power BI
18 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
19 11 (1.27%) Big Data
19 11 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 478 (55.20%) Git (software)
2 440 (50.81%) Jenkins
3 377 (43.53%) JIRA
4 156 (18.01%) Artifactory
5 136 (15.70%) TeamCity
6 91 (10.51%) GitLab
7 87 (10.05%) Maven
8 84 (9.70%) SonarQube
9 76 (8.78%) Selenium
10 73 (8.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 64 (7.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 64 (7.39%) Cucumber
12 62 (7.16%) Subversion
13 52 (6.00%) JUnit
14 42 (4.85%) JMeter
15 33 (3.81%) Visual Studio
16 28 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
16 28 (3.23%) Robot Framework
17 27 (3.12%) Postman
18 26 (3.00%) SoapUI
General
1 146 (16.86%) Social Skills
2 133 (15.36%) Finance
3 119 (13.74%) Banking
4 73 (8.43%) Public Sector
5 45 (5.20%) Investment Banking
6 39 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.42%) Marketing
7 21 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (1.73%) Front Office
9 12 (1.39%) Retail
10 8 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
11 7 (0.81%) Games
12 6 (0.69%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Legal
15 2 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
15 2 (0.23%) International Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 365 (42.15%) Developer
2 182 (21.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (9.24%) Java Developer
4 51 (5.89%) Platform Engineer
5 39 (4.50%) Senior Developer
6 38 (4.39%) Architect
6 38 (4.39%) Scala Developer
7 37 (4.27%) AWS Engineer
8 32 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 30 (3.46%) AWS DevOps
9 30 (3.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 29 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 29 (3.35%) Senior DevOps
11 28 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 25 (2.89%) Administrator
12 25 (2.89%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
12 25 (2.89%) React Developer
13 24 (2.77%) Analyst
13 24 (2.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 22 (2.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (14.20%) REST
2 100 (11.55%) .NET
2 100 (11.55%) AngularJS
2 100 (11.55%) HTML
3 94 (10.85%) React
4 86 (9.93%) CSS
4 86 (9.93%) JSON
5 81 (9.35%) Spring
6 72 (8.31%) XML
7 59 (6.81%) Node.js
8 56 (6.47%) HTML5
9 55 (6.35%) Spring Boot
10 54 (6.24%) J2EE
11 52 (6.00%) .NET Framework
11 52 (6.00%) Sass
12 43 (4.97%) Elastic Stack
13 38 (4.39%) SOAP
14 37 (4.27%) RESTful
15 36 (4.16%) Web Services
16 35 (4.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.04%) User Experience
2 32 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (2.42%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.85%) Cloud Native
8 15 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
8 15 (1.73%) PKI
9 12 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.15%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.04%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.92%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.69%) Management Information System
16 5 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 277 (31.99%) Linux
2 177 (20.44%) Windows
3 105 (12.12%) Unix
4 63 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (4.50%) Windows Server
6 31 (3.58%) Ubuntu
7 12 (1.39%) CentOS
8 6 (0.69%) Amazon Linux
8 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.23%) Android
11 2 (0.23%) Debian
11 2 (0.23%) SUSE
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (47.81%) DevOps
3 189 (21.82%) Test Automation
4 122 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (12.36%) Scrum
6 105 (12.12%) Microservices
7 99 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (9.70%) Infrastructure as Code
9 82 (9.47%) TDD
10 81 (9.35%) Configuration Management
11 71 (8.20%) Software Engineering
12 62 (7.16%) BDD
13 57 (6.58%) Analytics
13 57 (6.58%) SDLC
13 57 (6.58%) Unit Testing
14 56 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 55 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (6.35%) Migration
16 52 (6.00%) Test Strategy
17 51 (5.89%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 268 (30.95%) Java
2 267 (30.83%) Python
3 244 (28.18%) SQL
4 146 (16.86%) JavaScript
5 107 (12.36%) Bash
6 101 (11.66%) C#
7 75 (8.66%) PowerShell
8 70 (8.08%) PL/SQL
8 70 (8.08%) TypeScript
9 63 (7.27%) Scala
10 60 (6.93%) Shell Script
11 47 (5.43%) Groovy
12 45 (5.20%) C++
13 36 (4.16%) Java 8
14 33 (3.81%) Perl
15 27 (3.12%) Ruby
16 21 (2.42%) PHP
17 20 (2.31%) C
17 20 (2.31%) Java 11
17 20 (2.31%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 94 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 48 (5.54%) Degree
4 32 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.19%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.46%) ISEB
10 3 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.35%) PhD
10 3 (0.35%) SANS
11 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CCNA
12 1 (0.12%) CISSP
12 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.12%) MCSE
12 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.50%) QA
2 31 (3.58%) Accessibility
3 9 (1.04%) GDPR
4 7 (0.81%) WCAG
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) NIST
7 2 (0.23%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 222 (25.64%) Docker
2 24 (2.77%) HDFS
3 23 (2.66%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.62%) GridGain
6 11 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.69%) vSphere
10 5 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.58%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.46%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.23%) Squid
13 2 (0.23%) VMFS
14 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.12%) Varnish
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 240 (27.71%) Ansible
2 187 (21.59%) Kubernetes
3 169 (19.52%) Terraform
4 93 (10.74%) Puppet
5 53 (6.12%) BladeLogic
6 39 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (3.46%) Nagios
8 25 (2.89%) Prometheus
9 23 (2.66%) ZABBIX
10 21 (2.42%) ITRS Geneos
11 19 (2.19%) Istio
12 18 (2.08%) Grafana
12 18 (2.08%) Packer
13 13 (1.50%) Consul
14 12 (1.39%) HP Fortify
15 11 (1.27%) Kibana
16 9 (1.04%) Icinga
17 8 (0.92%) logstash
18 7 (0.81%) vCenter Server
19 5 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 185 (21.36%) Oracle
2 99 (11.43%) Atlassian
3 49 (5.66%) Red Hat
3 49 (5.66%) Splunk
4 44 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 42 (4.85%) Google
6 39 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (4.16%) BEA
7 36 (4.16%) webMethods
8 28 (3.23%) SAP
9 27 (3.12%) Informatica
10 25 (2.89%) FIS
10 25 (2.89%) SunGard
11 24 (2.77%) Talend
11 24 (2.77%) VMware
12 21 (2.42%) CyberArk
13 19 (2.19%) TIBCO
14 16 (1.85%) Micro Focus
15 15 (1.73%) Bloomberg
15 15 (1.73%) Sun