Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 60 92
Rank change year-on-year +12 +32 +50
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,199 3,385 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 3.58% 2.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.64% 21.58% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,868 2,147 1,633
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £310 £301 £263
90th Percentile £616 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £388
% change year-on-year +3.34% +6.13% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 31
UK median hourly rate £44.56 £42.50 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +7.95% -1.58%
10th Percentile £25.25 £20.75 £20.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.12 £42.50 £38.44
% change year-on-year +3.80% +10.58% -3.91%

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 18,547 15,687 15,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.41% 16.60% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,997 10,488 10,633
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 269 403
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.00 £21.99 £24.23
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +11 3,967 £463 +2.78% 840
London +1 2,137 £500 +5.26% 348
UK excluding London +24 2,022 £425 +3.34% 543
South East +16 618 £438 +9.50% 141
North of England +16 508 £425 - 142
Midlands +43 255 £425 +7.59% 75
East of England +12 247 £450 - 60
North West +23 235 £410 +2.50% 88
South West +49 211 £420 +1.82% 74
Yorkshire +8 204 £430 -4.44% 40
West Midlands +39 171 £425 +6.25% 45
Scotland -8 143 £400 +6.67% 38
North East +34 85 £475 +11.76% 14
East Midlands +23 79 £425 +17.24% 30
Wales -7 33 £438 -12.50% 10
Northern Ireland +3 16 £330 -21.37% 3
Channel Islands +4 4 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 2,799 (66.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,788 (42.58%) Confluence
3 1,339 (31.89%) Java
4 1,256 (29.91%) Git (software)
5 1,208 (28.77%) Jenkins
6 1,189 (28.32%) Scrum
7 1,002 (23.86%) Test Automation
8 997 (23.74%) DevOps
9 894 (21.29%) Finance
10 770 (18.34%) SQL
11 757 (18.03%) Linux
12 748 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
13 730 (17.39%) TDD
14 672 (16.00%) JavaScript
15 640 (15.24%) BDD
16 600 (14.29%) Python
17 593 (14.12%) REST
18 575 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
19 569 (13.55%) Docker
20 523 (12.46%) Selenium
21 517 (12.31%) Web Services
22 495 (11.79%) Banking
23 491 (11.69%) QA
24 486 (11.57%) Kanban
25 470 (11.19%) Microservices
25 470 (11.19%) Atlassian
26 461 (10.98%) Maven
27 460 (10.95%) HTML
28 438 (10.43%) User Stories
29 409 (9.74%) C#

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 1,788 (42.58%) Confluence
2 159 (3.79%) CMS
3 154 (3.67%) Tomcat
4 129 (3.07%) Apache
5 111 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
6 94 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 94 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 92 (2.19%) JBoss
8 84 (2.00%) OpenStack
9 70 (1.67%) nginx
9 70 (1.67%) WildFly
10 68 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 59 (1.41%) IIS
12 58 (1.38%) Apache Spark
13 55 (1.31%) Apache Solr
14 52 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 41 (0.98%) WordPress
16 39 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
17 38 (0.90%) Drupal
18 36 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 121 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
3 97 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
4 92 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 36 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.83%) HipChat
8 22 (0.52%) InVision
9 14 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.26%) Flinto
12 9 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.12%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.095%) LaTeX
14 4 (0.095%) Mingle
15 3 (0.071%) Camtasia
16 2 (0.048%) Chatbot
17 1 (0.024%) MicroStation
17 1 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 28 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 17 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.40%) Magento
6 16 (0.38%) Elite 3E
6 16 (0.38%) Temenos T24
7 12 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 7 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.14%) Lawson
10 6 (0.14%) Maximo
11 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.12%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.12%) SAP MM
12 4 (0.095%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 575 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 264 (6.29%) GitHub
3 232 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 186 (4.43%) Slack
5 101 (2.41%) PaaS
6 93 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
7 92 (2.19%) Amazon S3
8 89 (2.12%) IaaS
9 77 (1.83%) Serverless
10 75 (1.79%) SaaS
11 74 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
12 71 (1.69%) Trello
13 69 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 69 (1.64%) OpenShift
14 66 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 61 (1.45%) npm
16 60 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (1.10%) Route 53
18 45 (1.07%) CloudFront
19 38 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (3.48%) HTTP
2 123 (2.93%) Firewall
3 81 (1.93%) TCP/IP
4 65 (1.55%) Internet
5 64 (1.52%) DNS
6 52 (1.24%) SMS
7 36 (0.86%) SSL
8 29 (0.69%) Bluetooth
9 21 (0.50%) SSH
10 20 (0.48%) Kerberos
11 19 (0.45%) DHCP
12 18 (0.43%) VPN
13 15 (0.36%) Network Security
13 15 (0.36%) OpenVPN
14 13 (0.31%) DSL
15 12 (0.29%) OpenLDAP
16 11 (0.26%) 3G
16 11 (0.26%) LTE
16 11 (0.26%) Skype
17 10 (0.24%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 267 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
3 236 (5.62%) MySQL
4 218 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 217 (5.17%) Relational Database
6 203 (4.83%) MongoDB
7 178 (4.24%) Big Data
8 165 (3.93%) Hadoop
9 141 (3.36%) RDBMS
10 105 (2.50%) Oracle Database
11 76 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 73 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
13 69 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 61 (1.45%) Redis
15 46 (1.10%) DB2
16 42 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 39 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 37 (0.88%) HBase
18 37 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 28 (0.67%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1,256 (29.91%) Git (software)
2 1,208 (28.77%) Jenkins
3 523 (12.46%) Selenium
4 461 (10.98%) Maven
5 400 (9.53%) Cucumber
6 365 (8.69%) JUnit
7 314 (7.48%) Bitbucket
8 276 (6.57%) TeamCity
9 275 (6.55%) Subversion
10 200 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 178 (4.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 178 (4.24%) WebDriver
12 177 (4.22%) SonarQube
13 144 (3.43%) SoapUI
14 139 (3.31%) Gradle
15 128 (3.05%) Mockito
15 128 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 124 (2.95%) Eclipse
17 114 (2.71%) Vagrant
18 113 (2.69%) JMeter
General
1 894 (21.29%) Finance
2 495 (11.79%) Banking
3 194 (4.62%) Retail
4 126 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 83 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 76 (1.81%) Front Office
6 76 (1.81%) Marketing
7 60 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 55 (1.31%) Legal
9 51 (1.21%) Law
10 50 (1.19%) Games
11 41 (0.98%) Back Office
12 37 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 37 (0.88%) Publishing
13 33 (0.79%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.64%) Electronics
15 21 (0.50%) Advertising
15 21 (0.50%) Billing
16 17 (0.40%) Automotive
17 13 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,163 (27.70%) Developer
2 784 (18.67%) Analyst
3 443 (10.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 399 (9.50%) Java Developer
5 358 (8.53%) Business Analyst
6 273 (6.50%) Test Analyst
7 261 (6.22%) Tester
8 191 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 180 (4.29%) Scrum Master
10 146 (3.48%) Senior Developer
11 134 (3.19%) Architect
12 121 (2.88%) Test Engineer
13 113 (2.69%) Software Engineer
14 111 (2.64%) Automation Tester
15 98 (2.33%) Consultant
16 95 (2.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 94 (2.24%) Agile Business Analyst
18 92 (2.19%) Java Engineer
19 91 (2.17%) AWS DevOps
20 90 (2.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (14.12%) REST
2 517 (12.31%) Web Services
3 460 (10.95%) HTML
4 407 (9.69%) CSS
5 379 (9.03%) .NET
5 379 (9.03%) Spring
6 366 (8.72%) RESTful
7 348 (8.29%) Node.js
8 280 (6.67%) JSON
9 253 (6.03%) AngularJS
9 253 (6.03%) XML
10 231 (5.50%) HTML5
11 223 (5.31%) SOAP
12 217 (5.17%) Hibernate
13 165 (3.93%) J2EE
14 162 (3.86%) Gherkin
15 159 (3.79%) jQuery
16 154 (3.67%) CSS3
17 151 (3.60%) React
18 123 (2.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 291 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (6.38%) User Experience
3 154 (3.67%) Mobile App
4 141 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
5 122 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 105 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 88 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 76 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 55 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 54 (1.29%) Fintech
13 49 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 49 (1.17%) iPad
14 48 (1.14%) Public Cloud
15 44 (1.05%) Data Centre
16 43 (1.02%) Derivative
17 38 (0.90%) Social Media
18 36 (0.86%) Equities
19 34 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 757 (18.03%) Linux
2 406 (9.67%) Unix
3 307 (7.31%) Windows
4 201 (4.79%) Android
5 195 (4.64%) Apple iOS
6 181 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (1.88%) CentOS
8 68 (1.62%) VMS
9 55 (1.31%) Windows Server
10 49 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.60%) Solaris
12 20 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.43%) Windows 10
14 14 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 12 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (0.19%) Debian
17 8 (0.19%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.14%) Fedora
18 6 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,799 (66.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,189 (28.32%) Scrum
3 1,002 (23.86%) Test Automation
4 997 (23.74%) DevOps
5 748 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
6 730 (17.39%) TDD
7 640 (15.24%) BDD
8 486 (11.57%) Kanban
9 470 (11.19%) Microservices
10 438 (10.43%) User Stories
11 408 (9.72%) SDLC
12 359 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 357 (8.50%) Configuration Management
14 346 (8.24%) Project Management
15 337 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 303 (7.22%) Coaching
17 301 (7.17%) E-Commerce
18 298 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
19 289 (6.88%) Waterfall
20 284 (6.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,339 (31.89%) Java
2 770 (18.34%) SQL
3 672 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 600 (14.29%) Python
5 409 (9.74%) C#
6 267 (6.36%) Bash Shell
7 247 (5.88%) Ruby
8 162 (3.86%) Perl
9 150 (3.57%) Groovy
10 120 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 113 (2.69%) Shell Script
12 103 (2.45%) PHP
13 100 (2.38%) Scala
14 92 (2.19%) C++
15 86 (2.05%) PL/SQL
16 69 (1.64%) JPQL
17 64 (1.52%) C
18 51 (1.21%) Apple Swift
19 46 (1.10%) T-SQL
20 43 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 380 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 279 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 252 (6.00%) Degree
4 121 (2.88%) ISTQB
5 99 (2.36%) ISEB
6 77 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 67 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 54 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 40 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 26 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 22 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
12 22 (0.52%) PMP
13 16 (0.38%) CISSP
14 11 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.24%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 7 (0.17%) CISM
17 7 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 491 (11.69%) QA
2 64 (1.52%) PMO
3 31 (0.74%) GDPR
4 30 (0.71%) WCAG
5 29 (0.69%) MiFID
6 28 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 19 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 19 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.36%) COBIT
8 15 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.31%) SLA
10 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.19%) GCP
11 8 (0.19%) PSD2
12 4 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.095%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.095%) GAAP
12 4 (0.095%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.095%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 569 (13.55%) Docker
2 85 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.40%) HDFS
7 15 (0.36%) vCloud
8 13 (0.31%) Postfix
8 13 (0.31%) Squid
9 12 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 8 (0.19%) Xen
11 7 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.17%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.12%) Firmware
12 5 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.095%) LXC
13 4 (0.095%) NFS
14 3 (0.071%) Cronacle
14 3 (0.071%) iptables
Systems Management
1 400 (9.53%) Ansible
2 359 (8.55%) Puppet
3 232 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
4 215 (5.12%) Terraform
5 187 (4.45%) Kubernetes
6 131 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
7 61 (1.45%) Nagios
8 51 (1.21%) ZABBIX
9 39 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 36 (0.86%) logstash
11 33 (0.79%) Salt
12 31 (0.74%) Rancher
13 25 (0.60%) Kibana
14 22 (0.52%) Packer
15 21 (0.50%) SCCM
16 18 (0.43%) Mesos
17 17 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
18 15 (0.36%) Ambari
18 15 (0.36%) Icinga
18 15 (0.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 470 (11.19%) Atlassian
2 373 (8.88%) Oracle
3 300 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 166 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 160 (3.81%) HP
6 127 (3.02%) Google
7 116 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
8 112 (2.67%) Splunk
9 110 (2.62%) IBM
10 92 (2.19%) SAP
11 87 (2.07%) Adobe
12 80 (1.91%) VMware
13 50 (1.19%) hybris
13 50 (1.19%) ServiceNow
14 49 (1.17%) AppDynamics
15 44 (1.05%) Sitecore
16 41 (0.98%) New Relic
17 37 (0.88%) CA Agile Central
17 37 (0.88%) Cloudera
18 28 (0.67%) Apple