Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 63 118
Rank change year-on-year +14 +55 +36
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3987 3510 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.02% 3.29% 1.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.85% 20.00% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2273 1360
UK median daily rate £465 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +9.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +5.52% +7.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 26
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -1.58% -1.23%
10th Percentile £29.80 £30.75 £29.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% -1.58% -0.62%

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 18247 17554 15801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 16.46% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12611 11897 10452
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 252 314
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +3.17%
10th Percentile £30.45 £24.00 £24.31
90th Percentile £61.41 £53.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.31
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.30% +4.83%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +18 3771 £475 +5.56% 528
London +5 2176 £495 +4.21% 235
UK excluding London +15 1761 £425 +5.52% 314
South East +23 568 £450 +12.50% 74
North of England +41 460 £430 +1.18% 109
East of England +22 236 £414 -8.06% 29
North West +25 222 £425 +8.97% 71
Midlands +3 212 £425 +6.25% 48
Yorkshire +24 203 £450 +5.88% 29
West Midlands +8 154 £450 +12.50% 28
Scotland -21 131 £388 +5.08% 14
South West -12 116 £420 -4.00% 33
East Midlands -9 54 £388 +3.33% 20
North East +61 48 £535 +22.99% 9
Wales -14 20 £438 -7.89% 7
Northern Ireland -35 18 £413 +23.13%
Channel Islands - 7 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2670 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1628 (40.83%) Confluence
3 1363 (34.19%) Java
4 1304 (32.71%) Scrum
5 1249 (31.33%) Git (software)
6 1149 (28.82%) Jenkins
7 973 (24.40%) Test Automation
8 892 (22.37%) SQL
9 856 (21.47%) TDD
10 822 (20.62%) DevOps
11 804 (20.17%) Finance
12 788 (19.76%) Linux
13 713 (17.88%) BDD
14 709 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
15 617 (15.48%) JavaScript
16 604 (15.15%) Python
17 587 (14.72%) REST
18 533 (13.37%) HTML
19 511 (12.82%) Spring
20 509 (12.77%) Docker
21 504 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
22 502 (12.59%) Banking
23 487 (12.21%) Kanban
24 477 (11.96%) Web Services
25 461 (11.56%) Selenium
26 450 (11.29%) Oracle
27 439 (11.01%) CSS
28 438 (10.99%) Cucumber
29 434 (10.89%) Atlassian
30 421 (10.56%) QA

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 1628 (40.83%) Confluence
2 136 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 124 (3.11%) Apache
4 123 (3.09%) CMS
5 121 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 105 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 105 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 98 (2.46%) Apache Solr
8 90 (2.26%) WebSphere
9 86 (2.16%) JBoss
10 85 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 69 (1.73%) OpenStack
12 55 (1.38%) nginx
13 54 (1.35%) WebLogic
14 38 (0.95%) IIS
15 37 (0.93%) WildFly
16 32 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 30 (0.75%) Drupal
18 28 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
19 26 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 119 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
3 75 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 73 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
5 55 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 40 (1.00%) Photoshop
7 35 (0.88%) HipChat
8 18 (0.45%) InVision
9 17 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 11 (0.28%) InDesign
12 9 (0.23%) Flinto
13 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.18%) Mingle
13 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.075%) LaTeX
15 2 (0.050%) Camtasia
15 2 (0.050%) SPSS
16 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
16 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
2 26 (0.65%) Magento
3 22 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
4 17 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 14 (0.35%) Temenos T24
8 13 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
10 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.15%) Lawson
11 6 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.13%) Maximo
12 5 (0.13%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.13%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
13 4 (0.10%) Kondor
13 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 504 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (6.02%) GitHub
3 198 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 99 (2.48%) Slack
5 90 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (1.71%) Amazon S3
7 63 (1.58%) SaaS
8 60 (1.50%) npm
9 59 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
10 52 (1.30%) PaaS
10 52 (1.30%) Serverless
11 49 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 45 (1.13%) IaaS
13 42 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
14 40 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 39 (0.98%) Trello
16 35 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 31 (0.78%) OpenShift
18 27 (0.68%) Google Analytics
19 23 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 150 (3.76%) HTTP
2 65 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.61%) Internet
4 56 (1.40%) DNS
5 54 (1.35%) Kerberos
6 53 (1.33%) Firewall
7 49 (1.23%) SMS
8 33 (0.83%) Bluetooth
9 31 (0.78%) LDAP
10 30 (0.75%) SSL
11 20 (0.50%) Network Security
12 15 (0.38%) VPN
13 14 (0.35%) LAN
13 14 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
13 14 (0.35%) OpenVPN
13 14 (0.35%) SSH
13 14 (0.35%) WAN
14 12 (0.30%) AMQP
15 11 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (7.10%) Hadoop
2 265 (6.65%) Big Data
3 264 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
4 256 (6.42%) MongoDB
5 241 (6.04%) SQL Server
6 227 (5.69%) MySQL
7 220 (5.52%) Relational Database
8 214 (5.37%) NoSQL
9 128 (3.21%) HBase
10 122 (3.06%) Oracle Database
11 90 (2.26%) RDBMS
12 81 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
13 63 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
14 61 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
15 55 (1.38%) DB2
16 43 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 43 (1.08%) Redis
17 40 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
18 32 (0.80%) Apache Hive
18 32 (0.80%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 1249 (31.33%) Git (software)
2 1149 (28.82%) Jenkins
3 461 (11.56%) Selenium
4 438 (10.99%) Cucumber
5 413 (10.36%) Maven
6 358 (8.98%) JUnit
7 312 (7.83%) Subversion
8 292 (7.32%) Bitbucket
9 277 (6.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 210 (5.27%) TeamCity
11 180 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 160 (4.01%) WebDriver
13 141 (3.54%) Gradle
14 136 (3.41%) Mockito
15 135 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 125 (3.14%) IntelliJ
17 122 (3.06%) JIRA Agile
18 118 (2.96%) SoapUI
18 118 (2.96%) Vagrant
19 114 (2.86%) SonarQube
General
1 804 (20.17%) Finance
2 502 (12.59%) Banking
3 286 (7.17%) Retail
4 148 (3.71%) Investment Banking
5 120 (3.01%) Marketing
6 88 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 71 (1.78%) Front Office
8 63 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.53%) Games
10 52 (1.30%) Electronics
11 49 (1.23%) Publishing
12 48 (1.20%) Retail Banking
13 41 (1.03%) Back Office
13 41 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 38 (0.95%) Legal
15 30 (0.75%) Law
16 28 (0.70%) Automotive
17 27 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
18 17 (0.43%) Advertising
19 13 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1267 (31.78%) Developer
2 739 (18.54%) Analyst
3 430 (10.79%) Java Developer
4 329 (8.25%) Business Analyst
5 315 (7.90%) DevOps Engineer
6 281 (7.05%) Tester
7 264 (6.62%) Test Analyst
8 173 (4.34%) Senior Developer
9 170 (4.26%) Scrum Master
10 139 (3.49%) Architect
11 133 (3.34%) Project Manager
12 126 (3.16%) Automation Tester
13 108 (2.71%) Consultant
14 92 (2.31%) Test Engineer
15 90 (2.26%) Angular Developer
16 86 (2.16%) Agile Business Analyst
17 83 (2.08%) Software Developer
17 83 (2.08%) Software Engineer
18 78 (1.96%) C# Developer
19 77 (1.93%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (14.72%) REST
2 533 (13.37%) HTML
3 511 (12.82%) Spring
4 477 (11.96%) Web Services
5 439 (11.01%) CSS
6 402 (10.08%) RESTful
7 347 (8.70%) JSON
8 329 (8.25%) AngularJS
8 329 (8.25%) HTML5
9 327 (8.20%) .NET
10 294 (7.37%) Node.js
11 292 (7.32%) XML
12 248 (6.22%) CSS3
13 237 (5.94%) SOAP
14 198 (4.97%) Hibernate
15 169 (4.24%) Spring Boot
16 163 (4.09%) J2EE
17 156 (3.91%) jQuery
18 151 (3.79%) React
19 149 (3.74%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 328 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 224 (5.62%) User Experience
3 151 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 145 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 106 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 106 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 89 (2.23%) Algorithms
6 89 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
7 88 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 80 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 67 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
10 60 (1.50%) iPad
11 54 (1.35%) STB
12 52 (1.30%) Market Risk
13 51 (1.28%) Credit Risk
14 50 (1.25%) Data Structures
15 44 (1.10%) Derivative
16 42 (1.05%) Smartphone
17 40 (1.00%) Public Cloud
18 38 (0.95%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 788 (19.76%) Linux
2 358 (8.98%) Unix
3 329 (8.25%) Windows
4 193 (4.84%) Android
5 191 (4.79%) Apple iOS
6 128 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (1.71%) Windows Server
8 62 (1.56%) CentOS
9 38 (0.95%) VMS
10 31 (0.78%) Solaris
11 30 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 29 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.15%) Debian
15 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.10%) AIX
17 3 (0.075%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.075%) Fedora
17 3 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2670 (66.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1304 (32.71%) Scrum
3 973 (24.40%) Test Automation
4 856 (21.47%) TDD
5 822 (20.62%) DevOps
6 713 (17.88%) BDD
7 709 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
8 487 (12.21%) Kanban
9 415 (10.41%) User Stories
10 402 (10.08%) Microservices
11 355 (8.90%) Open Source
12 353 (8.85%) SDLC
13 347 (8.70%) Configuration Management
14 314 (7.88%) MVC
15 309 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
16 290 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 269 (6.75%) Test Scripting
18 266 (6.67%) OO
18 266 (6.67%) Project Management
19 258 (6.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1363 (34.19%) Java
2 892 (22.37%) SQL
3 617 (15.48%) JavaScript
4 604 (15.15%) Python
5 334 (8.38%) C#
6 270 (6.77%) Ruby
7 223 (5.59%) Bash Shell
8 163 (4.09%) Scala
9 139 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 128 (3.21%) Perl
11 108 (2.71%) Groovy
12 104 (2.61%) PHP
13 96 (2.41%) C++
14 92 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 88 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 74 (1.86%) Apple Swift
17 72 (1.81%) C
18 63 (1.58%) Objective-C
19 61 (1.53%) T-SQL
20 54 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 378 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 257 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 252 (6.32%) Degree
4 132 (3.31%) ISEB
5 116 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 59 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 58 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 55 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 54 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 38 (0.95%) PMI Certification
11 31 (0.78%) PMP
12 22 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 21 (0.53%) CISSP
14 19 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 12 (0.30%) CEH
15 12 (0.30%) SANS
16 10 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 10 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (10.56%) QA
2 41 (1.03%) PMO
3 40 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 28 (0.70%) MiFID
5 21 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.38%) GCP
7 15 (0.38%) GDPR
8 12 (0.30%) GPG13
8 12 (0.30%) SLA
9 10 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.23%) COBIT
11 8 (0.20%) WCAG
12 7 (0.18%) EMIR
12 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.075%) HL7
14 3 (0.075%) PSD2
15 2 (0.050%) Basel III
15 2 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 509 (12.77%) Docker
2 68 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 59 (1.48%) HDFS
4 38 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 37 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.43%) vCloud
7 17 (0.43%) Xen
8 14 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.35%) Postfix
8 14 (0.35%) Squid
9 10 (0.25%) Apache Flume
10 9 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 7 (0.18%) Firmware
12 7 (0.18%) LXC
12 7 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.15%) Varnish
14 4 (0.10%) KVM
14 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 403 (10.11%) Ansible
2 344 (8.63%) Puppet
3 195 (4.89%) Terraform
4 187 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 182 (4.56%) Kubernetes
6 147 (3.69%) HP Quality Center
7 58 (1.45%) ZABBIX
8 52 (1.30%) Nagios
9 38 (0.95%) Kibana
9 38 (0.95%) Rancher
10 34 (0.85%) logstash
11 32 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
12 30 (0.75%) Salt
13 25 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 24 (0.60%) SCCM
15 19 (0.48%) Mesos
16 18 (0.45%) Ambari
17 17 (0.43%) Oozie
18 14 (0.35%) BladeLogic
19 13 (0.33%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 450 (11.29%) Oracle
2 434 (10.89%) Atlassian
3 266 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 192 (4.82%) Google
5 166 (4.16%) HP
6 127 (3.19%) SAP
7 110 (2.76%) Red Hat
8 105 (2.63%) IBM
9 90 (2.26%) Splunk
10 88 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 80 (2.01%) VMware
12 72 (1.81%) hybris
13 68 (1.71%) Adobe
14 45 (1.13%) AppDynamics
15 43 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
16 42 (1.05%) Sybase
17 41 (1.03%) ServiceNow
18 34 (0.85%) Sitecore
19 33 (0.83%) Cloudera
20 32 (0.80%) MuleSoft