Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 142
Rank change year-on-year +18 +73 +32
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3748 3201 1935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.92% 2.94% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.67% 18.65% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2581 2032 1202
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £595 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +4.38% +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 28
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £30.83 £31.25 £28.85
90th Percentile £49.63 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.60% -12.51% +15.38%

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17293 17161 14945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.08% 15.75% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11876 11651 9727
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £273
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 278 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +12.72% -
10th Percentile £28.75 £26.14 £21.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.88 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +12.33% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 +21 3554 £450 - 436
London +5 1947 £486 +2.37% 188
UK excluding London +28 1743 £418 +4.38% 268
South East +39 542 £425 +3.66% 71
North of England +54 494 £425 +6.25% 81
Midlands +10 245 £410 -4.65% 29
North West +38 237 £400 +6.67% 56
Yorkshire +41 195 £430 +1.18% 20
East of England +40 193 £400 -11.11% 28
West Midlands +8 171 £460 +4.72% 20
South West -10 127 £400 -2.74% 38
Scotland -13 97 £350 -6.67% 17
East Midlands +6 71 £375 -7.98% 9
North East +88 66 £475 +30.05% 5
Wales +5 28 £345 +6.15% 2
Northern Ireland -34 16 £413 +65.00% 2
Channel Islands +5 9 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2514 (67.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1507 (40.21%) Confluence
3 1295 (34.55%) Java
4 1285 (34.28%) Scrum
5 1148 (30.63%) Git (software)
6 1053 (28.09%) Jenkins
7 942 (25.13%) Test Automation
8 909 (24.25%) SQL
9 801 (21.37%) TDD
10 744 (19.85%) Finance
11 735 (19.61%) DevOps
12 732 (19.53%) Linux
13 671 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
14 612 (16.33%) BDD
15 584 (15.58%) JavaScript
16 564 (15.05%) Python
17 556 (14.83%) HTML
18 518 (13.82%) REST
19 497 (13.26%) Spring
20 484 (12.91%) Banking
20 484 (12.91%) Selenium
21 460 (12.27%) Oracle
22 448 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
23 447 (11.93%) CSS
23 447 (11.93%) Web Services
24 445 (11.87%) Kanban
25 439 (11.71%) QA
26 432 (11.53%) Docker
27 419 (11.18%) Atlassian
28 401 (10.70%) Cucumber

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 1507 (40.21%) Confluence
2 136 (3.63%) Apache
3 123 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 117 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 115 (3.07%) Apache Spark
6 95 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 92 (2.45%) CMS
8 85 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 83 (2.21%) Apache Solr
10 78 (2.08%) WebLogic
11 73 (1.95%) JBoss
12 65 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 44 (1.17%) OpenStack
14 40 (1.07%) IIS
15 33 (0.88%) nginx
16 29 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 29 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
17 18 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (0.45%) SAS
19 14 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 94 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 36 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 24 (0.64%) HipChat
8 19 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.27%) InDesign
10 9 (0.24%) InVision
11 6 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (0.11%) Mingle
13 2 (0.053%) Flinto
13 2 (0.053%) Simulink
13 2 (0.053%) SPSS
14 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.027%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.027%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 30 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.72%) Magento
3 25 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
4 22 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 9 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.16%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.080%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 3 (0.080%) SessionCam
11 3 (0.080%) Staffware
11 3 (0.080%) SunGard GMI
12 2 (0.053%) Eloqua
12 2 (0.053%) Infor SunSystems
12 2 (0.053%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 448 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (5.10%) GitHub
4 70 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 54 (1.44%) PaaS
7 50 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (1.28%) SaaS
9 47 (1.25%) Slack
10 39 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
11 38 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 32 (0.85%) Trello
13 31 (0.83%) IaaS
13 31 (0.83%) OpenShift
14 27 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 26 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
17 19 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (0.48%) G Suite
19 17 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 159 (4.24%) HTTP
2 84 (2.24%) Internet
3 52 (1.39%) Kerberos
4 50 (1.33%) DNS
5 38 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 36 (0.96%) LDAP
7 34 (0.91%) Firewall
8 27 (0.72%) SMS
9 22 (0.59%) Network Security
10 21 (0.56%) SSL
10 21 (0.56%) VPN
11 20 (0.53%) OpenVPN
11 20 (0.53%) SSH
12 18 (0.48%) Bluetooth
12 18 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
13 14 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.32%) Intranet
14 12 (0.32%) LAN
15 10 (0.27%) Wireless
16 9 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (7.10%) Hadoop
2 265 (7.07%) MongoDB
3 264 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 251 (6.70%) Big Data
5 244 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
6 197 (5.26%) MySQL
6 197 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 189 (5.04%) NoSQL
8 117 (3.12%) HBase
9 116 (3.09%) Oracle Database
10 83 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 62 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 53 (1.41%) RDBMS
13 51 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
14 50 (1.33%) DB2
15 46 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 45 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
17 37 (0.99%) Apache Hive
17 37 (0.99%) Redis
18 30 (0.80%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1148 (30.63%) Git (software)
2 1053 (28.09%) Jenkins
3 484 (12.91%) Selenium
4 401 (10.70%) Cucumber
5 328 (8.75%) Maven
6 321 (8.56%) JUnit
7 314 (8.38%) Subversion
8 281 (7.50%) Bitbucket
9 218 (5.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 172 (4.59%) Sonatype Nexus
11 159 (4.24%) TeamCity
12 154 (4.11%) WebDriver
13 144 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 139 (3.71%) Gradle
15 130 (3.47%) Eclipse
16 123 (3.28%) IntelliJ
17 118 (3.15%) JMeter
18 113 (3.01%) SoapUI
19 105 (2.80%) JIRA Agile
20 94 (2.51%) Vagrant
General
1 744 (19.85%) Finance
2 484 (12.91%) Banking
3 293 (7.82%) Retail
4 142 (3.79%) Investment Banking
5 131 (3.50%) Marketing
6 73 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.68%) Games
8 59 (1.57%) Front Office
9 57 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.44%) Electronics
11 48 (1.28%) Publishing
12 38 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 37 (0.99%) Back Office
13 37 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 33 (0.88%) Legal
15 30 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
16 21 (0.56%) Automotive
17 19 (0.51%) Law
18 13 (0.35%) Advertising
19 12 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1225 (32.68%) Developer
2 689 (18.38%) Analyst
3 388 (10.35%) Java Developer
4 294 (7.84%) Business Analyst
5 270 (7.20%) Tester
6 257 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
7 249 (6.64%) Test Analyst
8 166 (4.43%) Architect
9 153 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 140 (3.74%) Scrum Master
11 130 (3.47%) Automation Tester
12 117 (3.12%) Project Manager
13 111 (2.96%) Consultant
14 92 (2.45%) Scala Developer
15 91 (2.43%) Angular Developer
16 82 (2.19%) AWS Engineer
17 81 (2.16%) Agile Business Analyst
18 79 (2.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 77 (2.05%) Test Engineer
20 76 (2.03%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (14.83%) HTML
2 518 (13.82%) REST
3 497 (13.26%) Spring
4 447 (11.93%) CSS
4 447 (11.93%) Web Services
5 374 (9.98%) JSON
6 370 (9.87%) HTML5
7 356 (9.50%) AngularJS
8 355 (9.47%) RESTful
9 339 (9.04%) .NET
10 303 (8.08%) XML
11 263 (7.02%) CSS3
12 246 (6.56%) Node.js
13 237 (6.32%) SOAP
14 180 (4.80%) J2EE
15 173 (4.62%) jQuery
16 170 (4.54%) Ajax
17 160 (4.27%) Spring Boot
18 138 (3.68%) React
19 137 (3.66%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 311 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (5.47%) User Experience
3 168 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 133 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 94 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 89 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 87 (2.32%) Greenfield Project
8 77 (2.05%) Algorithms
9 76 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 67 (1.79%) iPad
11 66 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 55 (1.47%) STB
13 43 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 42 (1.12%) Derivative
14 42 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 42 (1.12%) Public Cloud
15 39 (1.04%) Credit Risk
16 38 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
17 36 (0.96%) Fixed Income
18 32 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 732 (19.53%) Linux
2 304 (8.11%) Windows
3 299 (7.98%) Unix
4 159 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 154 (4.11%) Android
6 126 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 84 (2.24%) CentOS
8 66 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 34 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.53%) Solaris
11 18 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (0.21%) Debian
14 8 (0.21%) VMS
15 6 (0.16%) AIX
16 3 (0.080%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.080%) zOS
17 2 (0.053%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2514 (67.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1285 (34.28%) Scrum
3 942 (25.13%) Test Automation
4 801 (21.37%) TDD
5 735 (19.61%) DevOps
6 671 (17.90%) Continuous Integration
7 612 (16.33%) BDD
8 445 (11.87%) Kanban
9 357 (9.53%) Open Source
10 353 (9.42%) User Stories
11 327 (8.72%) MVC
12 321 (8.56%) Microservices
13 299 (7.98%) Configuration Management
14 291 (7.76%) SDLC
15 273 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 252 (6.72%) Project Management
17 250 (6.67%) Waterfall
18 232 (6.19%) Test Scripting
19 229 (6.11%) OO
19 229 (6.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1295 (34.55%) Java
2 909 (24.25%) SQL
3 584 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 564 (15.05%) Python
5 332 (8.86%) C#
6 310 (8.27%) Ruby
7 214 (5.71%) Scala
8 165 (4.40%) Bash Shell
9 137 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 116 (3.09%) C++
11 107 (2.85%) Groovy
12 96 (2.56%) Perl
13 85 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 82 (2.19%) PowerShell
15 74 (1.97%) PHP
16 73 (1.95%) C
17 63 (1.68%) Apple Swift
18 51 (1.36%) T-SQL
19 50 (1.33%) Objective-C
20 40 (1.07%) VB
Qualifications
1 326 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 257 (6.86%) Degree
3 229 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 142 (3.79%) ISEB
5 133 (3.55%) ISTQB
6 53 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 53 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 49 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (1.01%) PMI Certification
9 35 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 34 (0.91%) PMP
11 18 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.35%) CISSP
14 12 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
14 12 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.27%) CITP
15 10 (0.27%) MBCS
16 9 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (11.71%) QA
2 50 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 30 (0.80%) PMO
4 22 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (0.56%) MiFID
6 13 (0.35%) EMIR
7 9 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.21%) GPG13
8 8 (0.21%) SLA
9 6 (0.16%) GCP
9 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.11%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) GDPR
10 4 (0.11%) WAI
11 3 (0.080%) FATCA
11 3 (0.080%) HL7
12 2 (0.053%) GxP
12 2 (0.053%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 432 (11.53%) Docker
2 69 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.36%) HDFS
4 36 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 28 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.59%) vCloud
8 18 (0.48%) Postfix
8 18 (0.48%) Squid
9 14 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.35%) Apache Flume
10 13 (0.35%) Xen
11 11 (0.29%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.21%) LXC
13 7 (0.19%) Firmware
14 6 (0.16%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.16%) iptables
14 6 (0.16%) KVM
14 6 (0.16%) Varnish
15 5 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 361 (9.63%) Ansible
2 304 (8.11%) Puppet
3 178 (4.75%) Terraform
4 158 (4.22%) Kubernetes
5 143 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
6 124 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
7 51 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 40 (1.07%) Kibana
9 37 (0.99%) Nagios
10 36 (0.96%) Rancher
11 32 (0.85%) logstash
12 30 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.56%) Rsyslog
14 20 (0.53%) Dollar Universe
15 18 (0.48%) Oozie
15 18 (0.48%) Sysdig
16 16 (0.43%) SCCM
17 14 (0.37%) BladeLogic
17 14 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
17 14 (0.37%) Consul
Vendors
1 460 (12.27%) Oracle
2 419 (11.18%) Atlassian
3 265 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 182 (4.86%) Google
5 157 (4.19%) HP
6 125 (3.34%) Red Hat
7 113 (3.01%) SAP
8 103 (2.75%) IBM
9 87 (2.32%) VMware
10 81 (2.16%) Splunk
11 74 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
12 71 (1.89%) hybris
13 65 (1.73%) Adobe
14 62 (1.65%) AppDynamics
15 57 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
16 45 (1.20%) ServiceNow
17 44 (1.17%) Cloudera
18 39 (1.04%) Hortonworks
19 34 (0.91%) Sybase
19 34 (0.91%) TIBCO