Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 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.

Atlassian JIRA
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 43 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,047 4,704 4,452
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.95% 5.06% 4.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.99% 25.61% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 2,945 2,879
Median daily rate £471 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £319 £318 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 77 44
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £19.10 £22.45 £25.40
90th Percentile £66.00 £52.50 £91.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% -5.56% +12.50%

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 7,583 18,365 20,464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.33% 19.74% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,943 12,100 14,048
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +7.51%
10th Percentile £328 £333 £315
90th Percentile £670 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 305 239
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £23.55 £26.45
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £61.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% -

JIRA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JIRA.

Daily rate trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JIRA over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JIRA.

Hourly rate trend for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing JIRA over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 -1 1,815 £475 - 286
UK excluding London -1 1,083 £450 - 206
London -1 894 £500 -4.76% 98
South East -4 274 £450 - 49
South West +14 180 £488 - 34
North of England -18 171 £425 - 56
East of England -1 140 £473 +5.00% 26
Midlands +2 136 £425 -4.49% 23
Scotland +11 107 £425 +6.25% 11
West Midlands +6 105 £425 -5.56% 20
Work from Home +13 102 £450 -7.69% 33
North West -11 81 £400 -2.44% 30
Yorkshire -16 74 £425 -5.56% 17
Wales +25 62 £490 +8.89% 6
East Midlands +15 27 £419 +4.69% 3
North East -19 16 £400 -3.32% 9
Northern Ireland +15 14 £400 +17.65% 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 1,367 (66.78%) Agile Software Development
2 988 (48.27%) Confluence
3 597 (29.16%) DevOps
4 588 (28.72%) Scrum
5 531 (25.94%) Java
6 478 (23.35%) Git (software)
7 475 (23.20%) Jenkins
8 430 (21.01%) SQL
9 418 (20.42%) Test Automation
10 414 (20.22%) Security Cleared
11 377 (18.42%) AWS
12 375 (18.32%) Finance
13 363 (17.73%) Linux
14 334 (16.32%) SC Cleared
15 316 (15.44%) Python
16 299 (14.61%) Azure
17 283 (13.83%) Oracle
18 255 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
19 247 (12.07%) Docker
20 245 (11.97%) TDD
21 239 (11.68%) Microservices
22 233 (11.38%) Selenium
23 232 (11.33%) Kanban
23 232 (11.33%) BDD
24 225 (10.99%) Public Sector
25 222 (10.85%) User Stories
26 216 (10.55%) Atlassian
27 213 (10.41%) Ansible
28 207 (10.11%) Microsoft
29 204 (9.97%) JavaScript

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
1 988 (48.27%) Confluence
2 111 (5.42%) WebLogic
3 80 (3.91%) SharePoint
4 38 (1.86%) Red Hat Fuse
5 37 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (1.81%) JBoss
6 34 (1.66%) nginx
6 34 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 34 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.51%) WebSphere
8 26 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 26 (1.27%) CMS
8 26 (1.27%) Mule
9 23 (1.12%) Apache
10 19 (0.93%) MQSeries
11 17 (0.83%) SAP Portal
12 16 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (0.73%) SAS
14 11 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 110 (5.37%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
3 48 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 45 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.64%) Sketch
6 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.29%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.24%) InVision
8 5 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) Figma
10 3 (0.15%) MadCap Flare
11 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.049%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.049%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.049%) InDesign
12 1 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) SAP PSCD
2 13 (0.64%) SAP HCM
2 13 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.59%) assyst
3 12 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 9 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.34%) SAP FI-CA
9 6 (0.29%) BASE24
9 6 (0.29%) Magento
9 6 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.24%) Maximo
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.24%) Shopify
11 4 (0.20%) CA PPM
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 377 (18.42%) AWS
2 299 (14.61%) Azure
3 149 (7.28%) GitHub
4 82 (4.01%) GCP
5 76 (3.71%) Slack
6 49 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
7 48 (2.34%) Serverless
8 44 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 41 (2.00%) Trello
10 39 (1.91%) Amazon S3
11 37 (1.81%) SaaS
12 34 (1.66%) IaaS
13 33 (1.61%) OpenShift
14 31 (1.51%) PaaS
15 30 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
15 30 (1.47%) Power Platform
16 25 (1.22%) Office 365
17 24 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
18 18 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 16 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.83%) Firewall
2 46 (2.25%) DNS
3 36 (1.76%) SSL
4 31 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 22 (1.07%) HTTP
7 19 (0.93%) Internet
8 17 (0.83%) HTTPS
8 17 (0.83%) Skype
9 15 (0.73%) Network Security
10 14 (0.68%) Broadband
10 14 (0.68%) DHCP
11 13 (0.64%) Wireless
12 11 (0.54%) LAN
12 11 (0.54%) VLAN
12 11 (0.54%) Wireshark
13 9 (0.44%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.44%) VPN
14 8 (0.39%) Kerberos
14 8 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.91%) MySQL
3 100 (4.89%) Relational Database
4 95 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (3.76%) Oracle Database
6 61 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 55 (2.69%) NoSQL
8 51 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
9 48 (2.34%) Big Data
10 45 (2.20%) RDBMS
11 43 (2.10%) Hadoop
12 34 (1.66%) DB2
13 30 (1.47%) Power BI
13 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
16 21 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
17 17 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 16 (0.78%) Pentaho
19 15 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 478 (23.35%) Git (software)
2 475 (23.20%) Jenkins
3 233 (11.38%) Selenium
4 161 (7.87%) Cucumber
5 151 (7.38%) Bitbucket
6 106 (5.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 95 (4.64%) Maven
8 83 (4.05%) GitLab
9 82 (4.01%) JUnit
10 75 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
11 73 (3.57%) JMeter
12 71 (3.47%) Subversion
13 65 (3.18%) Postman
14 59 (2.88%) SoapUI
14 59 (2.88%) WebDriver
15 51 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 45 (2.20%) TeamCity
17 44 (2.15%) Zephyr
18 43 (2.10%) Gradle
19 42 (2.05%) Eclipse
General
1 375 (18.32%) Finance
2 225 (10.99%) Public Sector
3 163 (7.96%) Banking
4 58 (2.83%) Retail
5 43 (2.10%) Front Office
6 40 (1.95%) Marketing
7 34 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.47%) Law
9 23 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.03%) Games
11 19 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 15 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 13 (0.64%) Back Office
13 13 (0.64%) French Language
13 13 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.54%) Military
16 10 (0.49%) Legal
16 10 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 430 (21.01%) Developer
2 352 (17.20%) Analyst
3 166 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 125 (6.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 108 (5.28%) Test Analyst
5 108 (5.28%) Tester
6 104 (5.08%) Architect
7 91 (4.45%) Java Developer
8 85 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 75 (3.66%) Test Engineer
10 66 (3.22%) Automation Tester
10 66 (3.22%) Software Engineer
11 65 (3.18%) Scrum Master
12 64 (3.13%) Consultant
13 51 (2.49%) Administrator
14 43 (2.10%) Senior Developer
15 35 (1.71%) AWS Engineer
15 35 (1.71%) Test Manager
16 33 (1.61%) C# Developer
17 31 (1.51%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (8.01%) Web Services
2 159 (7.77%) REST
3 151 (7.38%) XML
4 143 (6.99%) Spring
5 137 (6.69%) .NET
6 134 (6.55%) JSON
7 122 (5.96%) HTML
8 101 (4.93%) Node.js
9 100 (4.89%) CSS
10 97 (4.74%) Spring Boot
11 84 (4.10%) AngularJS
11 84 (4.10%) Gherkin
12 82 (4.01%) Kafka
13 78 (3.81%) SOAP
14 73 (3.57%) RESTful
15 65 (3.18%) Middleware
15 65 (3.18%) React
16 52 (2.54%) J2EE
17 44 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
18 38 (1.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 141 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (5.96%) User Experience
3 80 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 45 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 33 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 30 (1.47%) PKI
7 30 (1.47%) Public Cloud
8 29 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (1.27%) Replication
11 25 (1.22%) Derivative
11 25 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 24 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 21 (1.03%) NHS
15 19 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
16 17 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 363 (17.73%) Linux
2 168 (8.21%) Windows
3 134 (6.55%) Unix
4 73 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (2.74%) CentOS
6 41 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 40 (1.95%) Android
8 37 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (0.68%) CoreOS
11 14 (0.68%) Solaris
12 13 (0.64%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.24%) Debian
15 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,367 (66.78%) Agile Software Development
2 597 (29.16%) DevOps
3 588 (28.72%) Scrum
4 418 (20.42%) Test Automation
5 255 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
6 245 (11.97%) TDD
7 239 (11.68%) Microservices
8 232 (11.33%) BDD
8 232 (11.33%) Kanban
9 222 (10.85%) User Stories
10 202 (9.87%) Problem-Solving
11 199 (9.72%) Project Management
12 146 (7.13%) Change Management
13 145 (7.08%) Software Engineering
14 144 (7.03%) Test Scripting
14 144 (7.03%) Test Strategy
15 141 (6.89%) Migration
16 139 (6.79%) Data Modelling
17 135 (6.60%) Waterfall
18 132 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 531 (25.94%) Java
2 430 (21.01%) SQL
3 316 (15.44%) Python
4 204 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 174 (8.50%) C#
6 93 (4.54%) Java 8
7 91 (4.45%) PowerShell
8 74 (3.62%) C
9 73 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 61 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 54 (2.64%) C++
12 48 (2.34%) Scala
13 44 (2.15%) TypeScript
14 43 (2.10%) Perl
15 38 (1.86%) Go
16 37 (1.81%) Groovy
16 37 (1.81%) PHP
17 36 (1.76%) Shell Script
18 30 (1.47%) T-SQL
19 27 (1.32%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 414 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 334 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 89 (4.35%) Degree
4 81 (3.96%) ISTQB
5 71 (3.47%) ISEB
6 58 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 36 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 14 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.64%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.54%) PMP
13 9 (0.44%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.39%) OCPJP
14 8 (0.39%) Sun Certification
15 7 (0.34%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (9.67%) QA
2 39 (1.91%) SLA
3 25 (1.22%) PMO
4 18 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.44%) GDPR
7 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.29%) NCSC
8 6 (0.29%) PSD2
9 5 (0.24%) MiFID
10 4 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.098%) GxP
12 2 (0.098%) IFRS
12 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.098%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.098%) UCITS
12 2 (0.098%) WCAG
System Software
1 247 (12.07%) Docker
2 64 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (0.88%) vSphere
6 15 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (0.49%) HDFS
9 9 (0.44%) RACF
10 7 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.24%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.098%) Firmware
12 2 (0.098%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.049%) iptables
13 1 (0.049%) KVM
13 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 213 (10.41%) Ansible
2 201 (9.82%) Terraform
3 185 (9.04%) Kubernetes
4 75 (3.66%) Puppet
5 57 (2.78%) Packer
6 45 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.07%) Consul
8 20 (0.98%) Prometheus
9 19 (0.93%) ZABBIX
10 18 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (0.83%) HP ALM
12 16 (0.78%) Istio
13 14 (0.68%) logstash
14 12 (0.59%) Grafana
15 11 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
16 10 (0.49%) Data Guard
16 10 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
16 10 (0.49%) vCenter Server
17 8 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
17 8 (0.39%) Rancher
Vendors
1 283 (13.83%) Oracle
2 216 (10.55%) Atlassian
3 207 (10.11%) Microsoft
4 107 (5.23%) SAP
5 80 (3.91%) Splunk
6 70 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 67 (3.27%) Google
8 60 (2.93%) AppDynamics
9 57 (2.78%) VMware
10 55 (2.69%) MuleSoft
11 51 (2.49%) IBM
12 42 (2.05%) Adobe
12 42 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
13 40 (1.95%) ServiceNow
13 40 (1.95%) Tableau
14 38 (1.86%) HP
15 35 (1.71%) webMethods
16 31 (1.51%) Sybase
17 30 (1.47%) hybris
18 29 (1.42%) BEA