Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 52 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 +72
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,509 3,806 3,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.41% 3.95% 2.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.54% 21.89% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,899 2,618 2,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £603 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 29
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £27.50 £30.83 £31.25
90th Percentile £105.00 £49.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.19
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.08% -12.92%

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 20,936 17,383 17,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 18.02% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,346 11,937 11,619
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.06% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 304 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.83 £26.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% +1.19% +9.80%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +2 4,127 £455 +1.11% 954
UK excluding London +15 2,343 £425 +1.19% 635
London +1 2,124 £500 +4.17% 375
South East +4 624 £425 - 150
North of England +1 588 £400 -5.88% 181
Midlands +15 337 £425 +3.66% 73
North West 0 305 £400 -0.93% 109
East of England +15 250 £450 +12.50% 90
West Midlands +2 227 £428 -6.04% 42
Scotland +30 222 £405 +15.71% 31
Yorkshire -10 215 £425 -3.41% 59
South West +31 203 £420 +5.00% 85
East Midlands +26 110 £408 +8.67% 31
Wales +36 99 £400 +15.94% 17
North East +1 72 £400 -16.67% 13
Northern Ireland +28 18 £431 +4.48% 8
Channel Islands -5 4 £350 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3,132 (69.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,903 (42.20%) Confluence
3 1,451 (32.18%) Java
4 1,408 (31.23%) Scrum
5 1,387 (30.76%) Git (software)
6 1,353 (30.01%) Jenkins
7 1,153 (25.57%) Test Automation
8 962 (21.34%) SQL
9 947 (21.00%) DevOps
10 853 (18.92%) Finance
11 844 (18.72%) JavaScript
12 821 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
13 777 (17.23%) TDD
14 776 (17.21%) Linux
15 668 (14.81%) REST
16 663 (14.70%) Selenium
17 644 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
18 638 (14.15%) Python
19 608 (13.48%) BDD
20 559 (12.40%) Kanban
21 546 (12.11%) Microservices
21 546 (12.11%) QA
22 543 (12.04%) Oracle
23 529 (11.73%) Docker
24 509 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
25 491 (10.89%) Web Services
26 489 (10.84%) HTML
27 479 (10.62%) Atlassian
28 469 (10.40%) Banking
29 458 (10.16%) 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 1,903 (42.20%) Confluence
2 172 (3.81%) Apache
3 157 (3.48%) Tomcat
4 141 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 97 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 87 (1.93%) CMS
7 82 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 74 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 63 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 62 (1.38%) JBoss
11 56 (1.24%) WildFly
12 49 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
12 49 (1.09%) nginx
12 49 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 47 (1.04%) OpenStack
14 42 (0.93%) IIS
15 37 (0.82%) Apache Solr
16 29 (0.64%) Umbraco
17 25 (0.55%) WordPress
18 24 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 162 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 131 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 121 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 95 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 51 (1.13%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.49%) InVision
8 20 (0.44%) HipChat
9 18 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.22%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.20%) InDesign
12 8 (0.18%) UserZoom
13 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.089%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.089%) Gliffy
14 4 (0.089%) Open Workbench
15 3 (0.067%) Simulink
15 3 (0.067%) SPSS
16 2 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 41 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 19 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
7 11 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 9 (0.20%) Magento
8 9 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.20%) SAP MM
9 7 (0.16%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.16%) SAP APO
9 7 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.13%) SAP MDM
10 6 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 644 (14.28%) Amazon AWS
2 328 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 308 (6.83%) GitHub
4 124 (2.75%) Slack
5 97 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 92 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
7 86 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 86 (1.91%) Amazon S3
8 75 (1.66%) Serverless
9 69 (1.53%) PaaS
10 66 (1.46%) Trello
11 62 (1.38%) SaaS
12 61 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 57 (1.26%) Office 365
14 53 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 50 (1.11%) OpenShift
16 45 (1.00%) npm
17 44 (0.98%) BrowserStack
18 38 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
18 38 (0.84%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 113 (2.51%) HTTP
2 72 (1.60%) Internet
3 54 (1.20%) Firewall
4 52 (1.15%) SMS
5 49 (1.09%) DNS
6 42 (0.93%) SSL
7 41 (0.91%) TCP/IP
8 38 (0.84%) VPN
9 37 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 32 (0.71%) SSH
11 19 (0.42%) SAN
12 15 (0.33%) Skype
13 13 (0.29%) DHCP
13 13 (0.29%) OpenVPN
14 12 (0.27%) AMQP
14 12 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (0.27%) VLAN
14 12 (0.27%) WAN
15 11 (0.24%) MPLS
16 10 (0.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
2 373 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 307 (6.81%) MySQL
4 249 (5.52%) MongoDB
5 246 (5.46%) NoSQL
6 236 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 215 (4.77%) Big Data
8 145 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 116 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 97 (2.15%) RDBMS
12 91 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 86 (1.91%) HBase
14 68 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
15 48 (1.06%) Apache Hive
16 47 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (1.00%) Redis
18 41 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
18 41 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 34 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,387 (30.76%) Git (software)
2 1,353 (30.01%) Jenkins
3 663 (14.70%) Selenium
4 431 (9.56%) Cucumber
5 387 (8.58%) Maven
6 337 (7.47%) JUnit
7 327 (7.25%) Bitbucket
8 305 (6.76%) Subversion
9 219 (4.86%) TeamCity
10 210 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 177 (3.93%) SoapUI
12 175 (3.88%) JMeter
13 155 (3.44%) WebDriver
14 150 (3.33%) SonarQube
15 148 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
16 143 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
16 143 (3.17%) Visual Studio
17 131 (2.91%) Gradle
18 120 (2.66%) Artifactory
19 110 (2.44%) Mockito
General
1 853 (18.92%) Finance
2 469 (10.40%) Banking
3 183 (4.06%) Retail
4 113 (2.51%) Investment Banking
5 112 (2.48%) Marketing
6 63 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.35%) Games
8 52 (1.15%) Legal
9 48 (1.06%) Front Office
10 45 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 37 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 34 (0.75%) Manufacturing
13 30 (0.67%) Back Office
13 30 (0.67%) Publishing
14 28 (0.62%) Law
15 21 (0.47%) Advertising
16 20 (0.44%) Electronics
17 18 (0.40%) General Ledger
18 12 (0.27%) Automotive
18 12 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,488 (33.00%) Developer
2 774 (17.17%) Analyst
3 447 (9.91%) Java Developer
4 332 (7.36%) Business Analyst
5 283 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 268 (5.94%) Test Analyst
7 263 (5.83%) Tester
8 191 (4.24%) Project Manager
9 167 (3.70%) Scrum Master
10 165 (3.66%) Architect
11 160 (3.55%) Senior Developer
12 135 (2.99%) Automation Tester
12 135 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 125 (2.77%) Test Engineer
14 107 (2.37%) .NET Developer
15 102 (2.26%) C# Developer
15 102 (2.26%) Consultant
16 97 (2.15%) React Developer
17 94 (2.08%) Software Engineer
18 81 (1.80%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 668 (14.81%) REST
2 491 (10.89%) Web Services
3 489 (10.84%) HTML
4 458 (10.16%) CSS
5 456 (10.11%) Spring
6 425 (9.43%) RESTful
7 422 (9.36%) AngularJS
8 385 (8.54%) .NET
9 378 (8.38%) Node.js
10 358 (7.94%) JSON
11 314 (6.96%) XML
12 263 (5.83%) Hibernate
13 259 (5.74%) HTML5
14 240 (5.32%) SOAP
15 227 (5.03%) React
16 192 (4.26%) CSS3
17 188 (4.17%) Kafka
18 175 (3.88%) jQuery
19 172 (3.81%) Gherkin
20 144 (3.19%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 414 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 360 (7.98%) User Experience
3 144 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 134 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
4 134 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
5 118 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 94 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 91 (2.02%) Fintech
8 86 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 82 (1.82%) iPad
10 79 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 66 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 61 (1.35%) Wiki
13 59 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 57 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 50 (1.11%) Algorithms
16 48 (1.06%) Data Structures
17 43 (0.95%) Equities
18 40 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 34 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 776 (17.21%) Linux
2 435 (9.65%) Unix
3 339 (7.52%) Windows
4 176 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 154 (3.42%) Android
6 107 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 73 (1.62%) VMS
9 66 (1.46%) CentOS
10 44 (0.98%) Ubuntu
11 31 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 22 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.35%) Solaris
14 13 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.22%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.20%) Debian
17 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.13%) zOS
19 4 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,132 (69.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1,408 (31.23%) Scrum
3 1,153 (25.57%) Test Automation
4 947 (21.00%) DevOps
5 821 (18.21%) Continuous Integration
6 777 (17.23%) TDD
7 608 (13.48%) BDD
8 559 (12.40%) Kanban
9 546 (12.11%) Microservices
10 509 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
11 451 (10.00%) SDLC
12 448 (9.94%) User Stories
13 356 (7.90%) Configuration Management
14 339 (7.52%) Project Management
15 325 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 308 (6.83%) E-Commerce
17 299 (6.63%) Waterfall
18 295 (6.54%) OO
19 275 (6.10%) Software Engineering
20 272 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,451 (32.18%) Java
2 962 (21.34%) SQL
3 844 (18.72%) JavaScript
4 638 (14.15%) Python
5 428 (9.49%) C#
6 282 (6.25%) Java 8
7 218 (4.83%) Ruby
8 217 (4.81%) Bash Shell
9 171 (3.79%) Groovy
9 171 (3.79%) Scala
10 146 (3.24%) Perl
11 141 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 122 (2.71%) PHP
13 121 (2.68%) PowerShell
14 119 (2.64%) PL/SQL
15 96 (2.13%) C++
16 94 (2.08%) C
17 75 (1.66%) Go
18 63 (1.40%) ES6
18 63 (1.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 434 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 357 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 252 (5.59%) Degree
4 153 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 111 (2.46%) ISEB
6 81 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 48 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 34 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 32 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (0.64%) PMP
11 27 (0.60%) AWS Certification
12 24 (0.53%) PMI Certification
13 23 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (0.42%) CCNA
15 17 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 15 (0.33%) CCNP
18 14 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 12 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 546 (12.11%) QA
2 78 (1.73%) PMO
3 46 (1.02%) GCP
4 41 (0.91%) GDPR
5 37 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.51%) SLA
7 21 (0.47%) MiFID
8 19 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.42%) WCAG
9 17 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (0.29%) PSD2
11 6 (0.13%) IFRS
11 6 (0.13%) IFRS 9
11 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.13%) SEPA
12 5 (0.11%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.067%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.067%) HL7
14 2 (0.044%) EMIR
System Software
1 529 (11.73%) Docker
2 74 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.60%) HDFS
6 17 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.38%) Squid
7 15 (0.33%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.29%) Postfix
9 10 (0.22%) vCloud
10 6 (0.13%) LXC
10 6 (0.13%) NFS
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.089%) iptables
12 4 (0.089%) XenApp
13 3 (0.067%) Firmware
13 3 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 399 (8.85%) Ansible
2 266 (5.90%) Puppet
3 225 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
4 212 (4.70%) Kubernetes
5 196 (4.35%) Terraform
6 76 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
7 55 (1.22%) SCCM
8 51 (1.13%) Kibana
9 50 (1.11%) HP ALM
9 50 (1.11%) Salt
10 37 (0.82%) Grafana
11 27 (0.60%) logstash
12 26 (0.58%) Prometheus
13 23 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
13 23 (0.51%) ZABBIX
14 22 (0.49%) Packer
14 22 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (0.42%) Rancher
17 16 (0.35%) Graylog
Vendors
1 543 (12.04%) Oracle
2 479 (10.62%) Atlassian
3 399 (8.85%) Microsoft
4 214 (4.75%) Google
5 119 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
5 119 (2.64%) SAP
6 111 (2.46%) IBM
7 98 (2.17%) HP
8 94 (2.08%) Splunk
9 89 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 83 (1.84%) Adobe
11 74 (1.64%) VMware
12 66 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 60 (1.33%) Tableau
14 50 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
15 49 (1.09%) Sitecore
16 48 (1.06%) New Relic
17 41 (0.91%) Sybase
18 40 (0.89%) Cisco
19 34 (0.75%) AppDynamics