Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 308 343 442
Rank change year-on-year +35 +99 +51
Contract jobs citing Bitbucket 483 740 552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.77% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.49% 3.66% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 478 315
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £373 £359 £338
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +9.29% +1.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 19
Median hourly rate £38.25 - £61.00
10th Percentile £35.53 - £48.75
90th Percentile £41.98 - £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £61.00

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 10,764 20,196 19,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 20.95% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,998 13,689 13,529
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 287 220
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £24.40 £27.95
90th Percentile £63.15 £54.25 £67.28
Median hourly rate £37.88 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -12.93% -1.14% +7.32%

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 2 April 2020.

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 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 2 April 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 +14 426 £500 -1.96% 151
UK excluding London +64 297 £500 +9.29% 98
London -9 173 £500 -9.09% 59
South West +54 88 £500 - 6
South East +29 49 £488 +7.44% 30
North of England +80 44 £600 +20.00% 33
Scotland +50 44 £550 +22.22% 6
Midlands +46 41 £413 -1.49% 15
Yorkshire +74 36 £600 +14.29% 21
West Midlands +43 30 £427 +6.63% 10
East of England +27 27 £475 +5.56% 8
Work from Home +15 18 £435 -13.43% 8
East Midlands +21 11 £350 -22.22% 5
North West +14 8 £450 -10.00% 12
Wales +21 4 £463 -3.14%

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 273 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 267 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
3 234 (48.45%) DevOps
4 225 (46.58%) JIRA
5 207 (42.86%) Java
6 175 (36.23%) Jenkins
7 155 (32.09%) Python
8 141 (29.19%) Docker
9 140 (28.99%) Confluence
10 139 (28.78%) AWS
11 137 (28.36%) SQL
12 128 (26.50%) Ansible
13 126 (26.09%) Security Cleared
14 121 (25.05%) Linux
15 115 (23.81%) GitHub
16 109 (22.57%) Scrum
17 104 (21.53%) SC Cleared
18 99 (20.50%) Oracle
19 95 (19.67%) Terraform
20 90 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
21 88 (18.22%) JavaScript
22 83 (17.18%) Configuration Management
22 83 (17.18%) Microservices
23 82 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
24 79 (16.36%) Node.js
25 78 (16.15%) Finance
26 75 (15.53%) PL/SQL
27 74 (15.32%) Process Improvement
27 74 (15.32%) Azure
28 68 (14.08%) 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
1 140 (28.99%) Confluence
2 53 (10.97%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.11%) Apache
5 13 (2.69%) JBoss
6 12 (2.48%) SAS
7 9 (1.86%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.45%) CMS
9 6 (1.24%) nginx
9 6 (1.24%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.83%) Drupal
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.62%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.41%) CICS
12 2 (0.41%) IIS
12 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) assyst
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 139 (28.78%) AWS
2 115 (23.81%) GitHub
3 82 (16.98%) Amazon EC2
4 74 (15.32%) Azure
5 41 (8.49%) Serverless
6 40 (8.28%) Amazon S3
7 31 (6.42%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 18 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (3.31%) OpenShift
9 16 (3.31%) PaaS
10 15 (3.11%) Amazon Cognito
10 15 (3.11%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (2.69%) Slack
11 13 (2.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (2.48%) GCP
12 12 (2.48%) SaaS
13 11 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (2.07%) Google Docs
15 9 (1.86%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.35%) Skype
2 14 (2.90%) DNS
3 12 (2.48%) Firewall
4 10 (2.07%) HTTP
5 8 (1.66%) DHCP
5 8 (1.66%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.45%) VPN
7 6 (1.24%) SSL
7 6 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.62%) FTP
9 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.41%) NAS
9 2 (0.41%) Network Security
9 2 (0.41%) SAN
9 2 (0.41%) SSH
9 2 (0.41%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.21%) Internet
10 1 (0.21%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.04%) MongoDB
2 28 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 22 (4.55%) Big Data
5 20 (4.14%) MySQL
6 17 (3.52%) Hadoop
7 16 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (2.69%) Oracle Database
10 12 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (2.48%) Pentaho
11 9 (1.86%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.24%) Power BI
13 6 (1.24%) SAS EBI
13 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 273 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 225 (46.58%) JIRA
3 175 (36.23%) Jenkins
4 67 (13.87%) Maven
5 47 (9.73%) GitLab
6 41 (8.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 41 (8.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 40 (8.28%) Cucumber
7 40 (8.28%) JUnit
8 33 (6.83%) Selenium
9 26 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (5.18%) Artifactory
10 25 (5.18%) Subversion
11 18 (3.73%) Gradle
11 18 (3.73%) TeamCity
12 17 (3.52%) Mockito
13 16 (3.31%) SoapUI
14 15 (3.11%) SonarQube
15 9 (1.86%) Bitbucket Server
15 9 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 78 (16.15%) Finance
2 47 (9.73%) Public Sector
3 36 (7.45%) Banking
4 11 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.28%) Marketing
5 8 (1.66%) Law
6 7 (1.45%) Military
7 6 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.24%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.04%) Electronics
8 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.04%) Publishing
9 4 (0.83%) Games
10 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.62%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Front Office
11 2 (0.41%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 197 (40.79%) Developer
2 108 (22.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.04%) Senior DevOps
5 26 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 24 (4.97%) Architect
6 24 (4.97%) Scala Developer
7 19 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (3.73%) Automation Engineer
8 18 (3.73%) PowerShell Engineer
9 17 (3.52%) Azure Engineer
9 17 (3.52%) Software Engineer
10 16 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 16 (3.31%) Python Engineer
11 15 (3.11%) AWS Engineer
11 15 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (2.69%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (2.69%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (2.69%) Senior Developer
12 13 (2.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (16.36%) Node.js
2 62 (12.84%) REST
3 59 (12.22%) Spring
4 53 (10.97%) J2EE
5 52 (10.77%) RESTful
6 44 (9.11%) HTML
7 41 (8.49%) Spring Boot
8 40 (8.28%) React
9 38 (7.87%) AngularJS
10 37 (7.66%) Web Services
11 34 (7.04%) JSON
12 33 (6.83%) CSS
13 31 (6.42%) .NET
14 29 (6.00%) jQuery
15 28 (5.80%) HTML5
16 25 (5.18%) XML
17 23 (4.76%) LDAP
18 22 (4.55%) Kafka
18 22 (4.55%) Redux
19 19 (3.93%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.28%) Data Structures
2 11 (2.28%) PKI
2 11 (2.28%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.07%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.45%) User Experience
6 6 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.83%) Clustering
8 4 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.62%) Replication
10 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.41%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.41%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 121 (25.05%) Linux
2 45 (9.32%) Unix
2 45 (9.32%) Windows
3 33 (6.83%) Amazon Linux
4 25 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.90%) Android
7 12 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.28%) Apple iOS
8 11 (2.28%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.66%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) Mesosphere
10 2 (0.41%) Solaris
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
11 1 (0.21%) LynxOS
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (48.45%) DevOps
3 109 (22.57%) Scrum
4 90 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
5 83 (17.18%) Configuration Management
5 83 (17.18%) Microservices
6 74 (15.32%) Process Improvement
7 68 (14.08%) Test Automation
8 67 (13.87%) Test Strategy
9 64 (13.25%) TDD
10 63 (13.04%) Infrastructure as Code
11 50 (10.35%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (10.35%) Problem Management
12 49 (10.14%) Data Modelling
13 48 (9.94%) BDD
14 41 (8.49%) Mentoring
15 40 (8.28%) Software Engineering
16 38 (7.87%) Open Source
17 36 (7.45%) Kanban
18 34 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 207 (42.86%) Java
2 155 (32.09%) Python
3 137 (28.36%) SQL
4 88 (18.22%) JavaScript
5 75 (15.53%) PL/SQL
6 68 (14.08%) PowerShell
7 38 (7.87%) Bash Shell
8 35 (7.25%) Scala
9 32 (6.63%) C#
10 26 (5.38%) Shell Script
11 23 (4.76%) Go
12 22 (4.55%) Java 8
13 20 (4.14%) ES6
14 17 (3.52%) PHP
15 13 (2.69%) Ruby
15 13 (2.69%) T-SQL
16 12 (2.48%) Groovy
17 10 (2.07%) Perl
18 7 (1.45%) C++
19 6 (1.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 126 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 104 (21.53%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.52%) Degree
5 11 (2.28%) ISEB
5 11 (2.28%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.86%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.24%) SANS
8 5 (1.04%) CISSP
8 5 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.62%) CCNA
9 3 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.62%) CISM
9 3 (0.62%) CRISC
10 2 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.41%) IIBA
10 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.63%) QA
2 5 (1.04%) GxP
3 4 (0.83%) NCSC
3 4 (0.83%) NIST
4 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 141 (29.19%) Docker
2 21 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (3.11%) VMware NSX
4 7 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 128 (26.50%) Ansible
2 95 (19.67%) Terraform
3 61 (12.63%) Kubernetes
4 60 (12.42%) Puppet
5 36 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (3.73%) Packer
7 17 (3.52%) PowerCLI
8 16 (3.31%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.45%) Grafana
10 5 (1.04%) Consul
10 5 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.83%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.41%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.41%) Kibana
13 2 (0.41%) Nagios
13 2 (0.41%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.41%) Rancher
13 2 (0.41%) Salt
13 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (20.50%) Oracle
2 48 (9.94%) BEA
3 45 (9.32%) Red Hat
4 37 (7.66%) VMware
5 36 (7.45%) Atlassian
5 36 (7.45%) webMethods
6 29 (6.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (4.35%) Google
7 21 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (3.73%) Splunk
9 14 (2.90%) Cisco
9 14 (2.90%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.45%) IBM
11 5 (1.04%) SAP
11 5 (1.04%) Sybase
12 4 (0.83%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.83%) New Relic
12 4 (0.83%) Sony
12 4 (0.83%) Trillium
13 3 (0.62%) RedGate