Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JIRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JIRA over the 6 months to 14 December 2019 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.

Atlassian JIRA
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 44 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +14
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,576 5,260 4,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.52% 5.01% 4.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.49% 23.37% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,297 3,400 3,083
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% +5.56%
10th Percentile £322 £313 £308
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 52 38
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £44.39 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +19.15% -5.54%
10th Percentile £17.52 £35.00 £25.33
90th Percentile £59.80 £57.13 £59.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £44.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.37% +18.67% -5.06%

JIRA 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 13,498 22,509 19,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.06% 21.45% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,864 15,483 13,443
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 234 267
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.25 £30.73 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.75 £62.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% -1.72% +6.10%

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JIRA over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
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 JIRA within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2019. 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 -2 3,314 £475 - 849
UK excluding London -8 1,855 £450 +5.88% 646
London -1 1,648 £500 -2.44% 254
South East +2 528 £425 -1.16% 144
North of England -19 347 £425 +2.41% 162
South West +12 324 £463 +8.82% 92
Midlands -3 256 £475 +15.15% 114
East of England -12 197 £448 -5.79% 82
West Midlands -3 192 £475 +11.18% 76
Scotland +4 161 £425 - 35
Yorkshire -6 156 £450 +5.88% 66
North West -37 135 £425 +8.97% 86
East Midlands -9 64 £450 +20.00% 38
North East +3 57 £425 -14.91% 10
Wales -35 31 £450 +5.88% 13
Channel Islands -4 6 - -
Northern Ireland -17 5 £430 +30.30% 4

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA 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 JIRA.

1 2,436 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,727 (48.29%) Confluence
3 1,224 (34.23%) Scrum
4 905 (25.31%) DevOps
5 880 (24.61%) Git (software)
6 813 (22.73%) Java
7 781 (21.84%) Jenkins
8 724 (20.25%) SQL
9 673 (18.82%) Test Automation
10 638 (17.84%) AWS
11 625 (17.48%) Finance
12 543 (15.18%) Linux
12 543 (15.18%) Security Cleared
13 536 (14.99%) JavaScript
14 522 (14.60%) Python
15 512 (14.32%) Azure
16 427 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
17 421 (11.77%) Kanban
18 417 (11.66%) SC Cleared
19 404 (11.30%) User Stories
20 395 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
21 386 (10.79%) Docker
22 360 (10.07%) QA
23 359 (10.04%) Microsoft
24 354 (9.90%) Oracle
25 351 (9.82%) Selenium
26 350 (9.79%) TDD
26 350 (9.79%) Microservices
27 339 (9.48%) Atlassian
28 338 (9.45%) CSS

JIRA
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 1,727 (48.29%) Confluence
2 140 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 87 (2.43%) WebLogic
4 74 (2.07%) Apache
5 68 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (1.62%) JBoss
7 55 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 52 (1.45%) nginx
9 49 (1.37%) Apache Spark
9 49 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 35 (0.98%) SAS
11 31 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 28 (0.78%) IIS
13 27 (0.76%) CMS
14 23 (0.64%) Drupal
15 20 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.56%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.53%) Anypoint
16 19 (0.53%) Mule
17 16 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 153 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 116 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 79 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 58 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.01%) Photoshop
6 34 (0.95%) Sketch
7 15 (0.42%) InVision
7 15 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.36%) GIMP
9 9 (0.25%) FileZilla
10 8 (0.22%) Adobe XD
11 7 (0.20%) Notepad++
11 7 (0.20%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.028%) Blender
13 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 17 (0.48%) Magento
3 17 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 16 (0.45%) SAP HCM
4 16 (0.45%) Sonata
5 14 (0.39%) assyst
6 12 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
9 7 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.20%) Shopify
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 5 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.14%) SAP CRM
12 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
13 3 (0.084%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 638 (17.84%) AWS
2 512 (14.32%) Azure
3 313 (8.75%) GitHub
4 157 (4.39%) GCP
5 116 (3.24%) Slack
6 100 (2.80%) Office 365
7 98 (2.74%) SaaS
8 93 (2.60%) Serverless
9 86 (2.40%) PaaS
10 84 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 80 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
12 79 (2.21%) Trello
13 72 (2.01%) Power Platform
14 66 (1.85%) Amazon S3
14 66 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 49 (1.37%) Datadog
17 48 (1.34%) OpenShift
18 47 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 45 (1.26%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.51%) DNS
2 48 (1.34%) Firewall
3 43 (1.20%) VPN
4 40 (1.12%) Internet
5 39 (1.09%) Skype
6 32 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 31 (0.87%) HTTP
8 28 (0.78%) WAN
9 25 (0.70%) LAN
10 23 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (0.62%) DHCP
12 21 (0.59%) FTP
13 19 (0.53%) VoIP
13 19 (0.53%) Wireshark
14 18 (0.50%) HTTPS
15 16 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (0.39%) Kerberos
17 13 (0.36%) SSL
18 11 (0.31%) PuTTY
19 9 (0.25%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 166 (4.64%) MySQL
3 156 (4.36%) Relational Database
4 148 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 111 (3.10%) Big Data
6 108 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 88 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 84 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 79 (2.21%) RDBMS
10 68 (1.90%) MongoDB
11 64 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 60 (1.68%) Power BI
13 53 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 46 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 46 (1.29%) BigQuery
15 42 (1.17%) DB2
16 38 (1.06%) Pentaho
17 28 (0.78%) HBase
18 27 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
19 26 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 880 (24.61%) Git (software)
2 781 (21.84%) Jenkins
3 351 (9.82%) Selenium
4 286 (8.00%) Bitbucket
5 238 (6.66%) Cucumber
6 183 (5.12%) Maven
7 159 (4.45%) JUnit
8 151 (4.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 137 (3.83%) GitLab
10 130 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 109 (3.05%) Subversion
12 98 (2.74%) TeamCity
13 91 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 90 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
15 83 (2.32%) JMeter
16 82 (2.29%) Postman
17 79 (2.21%) Mockito
18 78 (2.18%) SoapUI
19 76 (2.13%) SonarQube
20 75 (2.10%) Artifactory
General
1 625 (17.48%) Finance
2 282 (7.89%) Banking
3 272 (7.61%) Public Sector
4 150 (4.19%) Retail
5 103 (2.88%) Marketing
6 87 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 72 (2.01%) Front Office
8 62 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 47 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 35 (0.98%) Games
11 32 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 32 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 30 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (0.64%) Electronics
14 21 (0.59%) Military
15 20 (0.56%) Advertising
16 19 (0.53%) Law
17 18 (0.50%) Publishing
18 17 (0.48%) Back Office
19 16 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 917 (25.64%) Developer
2 648 (18.12%) Analyst
3 333 (9.31%) Business Analyst
4 301 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 188 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 166 (4.64%) Test Analyst
7 162 (4.53%) Tester
8 160 (4.47%) Scrum Master
9 139 (3.89%) Test Engineer
10 129 (3.61%) Architect
11 120 (3.36%) Project Manager
12 110 (3.08%) Consultant
13 77 (2.15%) .NET Developer
14 75 (2.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 72 (2.01%) Agile Business Analyst
16 71 (1.99%) Full Stack Developer
17 70 (1.96%) C# Developer
18 67 (1.87%) Automation Tester
19 64 (1.79%) AWS Engineer
19 64 (1.79%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (9.45%) CSS
2 333 (9.31%) HTML
3 295 (8.25%) Web Services
4 282 (7.89%) JSON
5 281 (7.86%) REST
6 266 (7.44%) AngularJS
7 256 (7.16%) .NET
8 229 (6.40%) Node.js
9 224 (6.26%) Spring
10 218 (6.10%) XML
11 188 (5.26%) RESTful
12 182 (5.09%) React
13 125 (3.50%) SOAP
14 104 (2.91%) HTML5
15 97 (2.71%) Spring Boot
16 87 (2.43%) Kafka
17 83 (2.32%) Hibernate
18 82 (2.29%) jQuery
19 80 (2.24%) Gherkin
20 79 (2.21%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 277 (7.75%) User Experience
2 270 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (2.24%) Virtual Team
4 78 (2.18%) Mobile App
5 77 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (1.76%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.29%) Cloud Native
7 46 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 44 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 42 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
10 39 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 34 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 33 (0.92%) PKI
13 32 (0.89%) Derivative
13 32 (0.89%) Wiki
14 31 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
14 31 (0.87%) NHS
15 30 (0.84%) Equities
16 28 (0.78%) iPad
17 23 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 543 (15.18%) Linux
2 310 (8.67%) Windows
3 246 (6.88%) Unix
4 122 (3.41%) Android
5 117 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 91 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 72 (2.01%) Windows Server
8 57 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 56 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (1.51%) CentOS
11 33 (0.92%) AIX
11 33 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 28 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 23 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (0.53%) Debian
15 17 (0.48%) CoreOS
16 15 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,436 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,224 (34.23%) Scrum
3 905 (25.31%) DevOps
4 673 (18.82%) Test Automation
5 427 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
6 421 (11.77%) Kanban
7 404 (11.30%) User Stories
8 395 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
9 350 (9.79%) Microservices
9 350 (9.79%) TDD
10 297 (8.31%) BDD
11 269 (7.52%) Project Management
12 243 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 230 (6.43%) Waterfall
14 213 (5.96%) Business Analysis
14 213 (5.96%) SDLC
15 211 (5.90%) Coaching
16 208 (5.82%) Analytics
17 207 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
18 193 (5.40%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 813 (22.73%) Java
2 724 (20.25%) SQL
3 536 (14.99%) JavaScript
4 522 (14.60%) Python
5 271 (7.58%) C#
6 159 (4.45%) Bash Shell
6 159 (4.45%) C
7 149 (4.17%) Ruby
8 125 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 118 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 107 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 106 (2.96%) Java 8
11 106 (2.96%) TypeScript
12 93 (2.60%) C++
13 91 (2.54%) Perl
14 83 (2.32%) Groovy
15 80 (2.24%) Scala
16 78 (2.18%) T-SQL
17 71 (1.99%) PHP
18 38 (1.06%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 543 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 417 (11.66%) SC Cleared
3 149 (4.17%) Degree
4 135 (3.78%) ISEB
5 117 (3.27%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 53 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 51 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (1.12%) MCSA
10 39 (1.09%) AWS Certification
11 29 (0.81%) RHCE
12 28 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (0.70%) MCSE
14 23 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
15 22 (0.62%) PMI Certification
16 21 (0.59%) PMP
17 19 (0.53%) CISSP
18 15 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (0.42%) MCITP
18 15 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (10.07%) QA
2 57 (1.59%) PMO
3 30 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.70%) SLA
5 23 (0.64%) GDPR
6 11 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.31%) MiFID
7 8 (0.22%) GxP
8 7 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.17%) NIST
10 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.11%) NCSC
11 3 (0.084%) JTAG
11 3 (0.084%) NIST 800
11 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.084%) WCAG
12 2 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 386 (10.79%) Docker
2 120 (3.36%) Active Directory
3 71 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 28 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 21 (0.59%) vSphere
8 15 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 14 (0.39%) HDFS
10 12 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.31%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.25%) PowerDNS
13 7 (0.20%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.17%) Xen
15 4 (0.11%) Firmware
15 4 (0.11%) NFS
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.11%) pfSense
15 4 (0.11%) Varnish
15 4 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 286 (8.00%) Ansible
2 267 (7.47%) Terraform
3 254 (7.10%) Kubernetes
4 103 (2.88%) Puppet
5 98 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
6 92 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
7 56 (1.57%) Packer
8 46 (1.29%) Consul
9 29 (0.81%) HP ALM
10 26 (0.73%) Kibana
11 23 (0.64%) Grafana
11 23 (0.64%) Prometheus
12 19 (0.53%) SCCM
13 18 (0.50%) Netcool
14 17 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
14 17 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.45%) Suricata
16 15 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
16 15 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 359 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 354 (9.90%) Oracle
3 339 (9.48%) Atlassian
4 218 (6.10%) Google
5 155 (4.33%) SAP
6 147 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 125 (3.50%) Splunk
8 115 (3.22%) VMware
9 83 (2.32%) Adobe
10 82 (2.29%) HP
11 77 (2.15%) IBM
12 75 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
13 69 (1.93%) ServiceNow
14 54 (1.51%) MuleSoft
15 48 (1.34%) webMethods
16 43 (1.20%) hybris
17 40 (1.12%) BEA
17 40 (1.12%) Tableau
18 37 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
19 36 (1.01%) Cisco