Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 45 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,655 2,839 4,903
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 4.77% 5.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 29.16% 27.11% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,795 1,901 3,109
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
25th Percentile £388 £405 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £550 £550 £569
90th Percentile £638 £625 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 14 53
10th Percentile £27.50 £17.58 £21.65
25th Percentile £41.25 £24.37 £38.80
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% -
75th Percentile £55.94 £49.00 £50.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.63 £59.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -10.87% +2.22%

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 9,106 10,471 20,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.27% 17.60% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,177 7,182 13,830
10th Percentile £331 £331 £328
25th Percentile £400 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £483 £490 £488
Median % change year-on-year -1.53% +0.51% +2.63%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 164 263
10th Percentile £28.30 £18.25 £22.45
25th Percentile £40.00 £32.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.26% +6.38% +3.95%
75th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Top 18 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 14 April 2021. 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 +3 2,113 £475 - 622
London 0 1,126 £500 - 227
UK excluding London +12 1,043 £438 -2.78% 435
Work from Home +26 824 £475 +2.70% 125
South East +16 292 £450 - 129
North of England +18 207 £450 +11.73% 93
Midlands +10 162 £370 -12.94% 64
Scotland -3 138 £450 +5.88% 28
West Midlands +11 134 £366 -13.88% 55
South West -7 116 £475 - 54
North West +22 106 £413 +3.13% 61
East of England 0 95 £460 +1.66% 53
Yorkshire +20 77 £450 +5.88% 24
East Midlands +11 26 £396 -12.11% 9
Wales -15 26 £456 -3.95% 12
North East +23 24 £538 +40.52% 8
Northern Ireland +13 7 £431 +0.23% 4
Channel Islands +2 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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 1,730 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,214 (45.73%) Confluence
3 805 (30.32%) Scrum
4 736 (27.72%) DevOps
5 636 (23.95%) Java
6 614 (23.13%) Git (software)
7 583 (21.96%) Jenkins
8 562 (21.17%) Finance
9 494 (18.61%) AWS
10 489 (18.42%) SQL
11 471 (17.74%) Test Automation
12 467 (17.59%) Python
13 445 (16.76%) Azure
14 347 (13.07%) Security Cleared
15 343 (12.92%) JavaScript
16 334 (12.58%) Kanban
17 322 (12.13%) Linux
18 308 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
19 297 (11.19%) Banking
20 287 (10.81%) TDD
20 287 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
21 282 (10.62%) Atlassian
22 281 (10.58%) Docker
23 280 (10.55%) Public Sector
24 272 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
25 264 (9.94%) Microservices
26 262 (9.87%) SC Cleared
27 258 (9.72%) Project Management
28 249 (9.38%) GitHub
29 242 (9.11%) Bitbucket

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 1,214 (45.73%) Confluence
2 118 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 108 (4.07%) Apache
4 62 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 50 (1.88%) WebLogic
6 45 (1.69%) CMS
7 43 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (1.62%) JBoss
8 36 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.09%) Red Hat Fuse
10 28 (1.05%) SAS
11 26 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 26 (0.98%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
13 19 (0.72%) Mule
14 18 (0.68%) nginx
15 14 (0.53%) IIS
16 13 (0.49%) Anypoint
16 13 (0.49%) IBM Domino
17 12 (0.45%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 150 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 57 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.64%) Sketch
7 13 (0.49%) Figma
8 10 (0.38%) InVision
9 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.23%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.19%) Zeplin
12 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.15%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.11%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.11%) Maya
14 2 (0.075%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.075%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.075%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.98%) SAP PSCD
2 23 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.75%) Magento
4 17 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 14 (0.53%) SAP FI-CA
5 14 (0.53%) Shopify
6 12 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
6 12 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
7 11 (0.41%) Sentinel
8 9 (0.34%) assyst
8 9 (0.34%) Summit
9 8 (0.30%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 494 (18.61%) AWS
2 445 (16.76%) Azure
3 249 (9.38%) GitHub
4 142 (5.35%) GCP
5 123 (4.63%) Slack
6 97 (3.65%) Serverless
7 82 (3.09%) SaaS
8 73 (2.75%) PaaS
9 68 (2.56%) Amazon S3
10 63 (2.37%) Microsoft 365
11 61 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (1.73%) Power Platform
13 44 (1.66%) IaaS
14 43 (1.62%) OpenShift
15 39 (1.47%) Trello
16 38 (1.43%) npm
17 36 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
18 35 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
19 24 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
20 23 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.18%) HTTP
2 57 (2.15%) DNS
2 57 (2.15%) Firewall
3 55 (2.07%) TCP/IP
4 42 (1.58%) WAN
5 41 (1.54%) LAN
6 38 (1.43%) VPN
7 27 (1.02%) SSL
8 24 (0.90%) SMTP
9 23 (0.87%) HTTPS
9 23 (0.87%) SSH
10 22 (0.83%) FTP
10 22 (0.83%) SNMP
10 22 (0.83%) VLAN
10 22 (0.83%) VoIP
11 20 (0.75%) DHCP
12 19 (0.72%) Internet
12 19 (0.72%) Wireshark
13 17 (0.64%) 5G
13 17 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 116 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
3 99 (3.73%) MySQL
4 97 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 95 (3.58%) MongoDB
6 91 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 83 (3.13%) Big Data
7 83 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 69 (2.60%) Hadoop
9 54 (2.03%) Data Lake
10 53 (2.00%) Tableau
11 51 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 48 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
13 45 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 44 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (1.58%) Amazon Redshift
15 42 (1.58%) Apache Hive
16 37 (1.39%) Power BI
17 33 (1.24%) HBase
18 27 (1.02%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 614 (23.13%) Git (software)
2 583 (21.96%) Jenkins
3 242 (9.11%) Bitbucket
4 186 (7.01%) Maven
5 184 (6.93%) Selenium
6 171 (6.44%) Cucumber
7 135 (5.08%) GitLab
7 135 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 124 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 117 (4.41%) JUnit
10 73 (2.75%) Artifactory
11 72 (2.71%) SonarQube
12 70 (2.64%) Subversion
12 70 (2.64%) TeamCity
13 68 (2.56%) JMeter
14 60 (2.26%) Postman
15 58 (2.18%) SoapUI
16 50 (1.88%) Eclipse
17 48 (1.81%) IntelliJ
18 44 (1.66%) REST Assured
General
1 562 (21.17%) Finance
2 297 (11.19%) Banking
3 280 (10.55%) Public Sector
4 96 (3.62%) Retail
5 79 (2.98%) Marketing
6 78 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 59 (2.22%) Front Office
8 54 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.43%) Legal
10 37 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (1.09%) Back Office
12 21 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.68%) Games
14 18 (0.68%) Law
15 15 (0.56%) Automotive
15 15 (0.56%) Publishing
16 14 (0.53%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.41%) Electronics
18 9 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 628 (23.65%) Developer
2 387 (14.58%) Analyst
3 182 (6.85%) Business Analyst
4 139 (5.24%) Scrum Master
5 135 (5.08%) Architect
6 132 (4.97%) Java Developer
7 124 (4.67%) Project Manager
8 113 (4.26%) Tester
9 111 (4.18%) Consultant
10 108 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 98 (3.69%) Test Analyst
12 88 (3.31%) Senior Developer
13 72 (2.71%) Data Engineer
14 63 (2.37%) AWS Engineer
15 58 (2.18%) Software Engineer
16 57 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
17 54 (2.03%) Automation Tester
17 54 (2.03%) Full Stack Developer
18 53 (2.00%) Scala Developer
18 53 (2.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (6.97%) HTML
1 185 (6.97%) REST
2 180 (6.78%) Node.js
3 178 (6.70%) XML
4 166 (6.25%) JSON
5 165 (6.21%) Web Services
6 163 (6.14%) Spring
7 159 (5.99%) .NET
8 152 (5.73%) CSS
9 144 (5.42%) AngularJS
10 141 (5.31%) React
11 129 (4.86%) RESTful
12 115 (4.33%) Spring Boot
13 101 (3.80%) SOAP
14 68 (2.56%) Kafka
15 61 (2.30%) HTML5
16 53 (2.00%) J2EE
17 49 (1.85%) Hibernate
18 46 (1.73%) Middleware
19 45 (1.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 272 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (6.63%) User Experience
3 97 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 68 (2.56%) Cloud Native
5 67 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
6 56 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 49 (1.85%) Derivative
7 49 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
8 48 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.73%) Public Cloud
10 42 (1.58%) Fixed Income
11 37 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 35 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 34 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 30 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
15 28 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
15 28 (1.05%) Equities
16 26 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 21 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 322 (12.13%) Linux
2 181 (6.82%) Windows
3 125 (4.71%) Unix
4 90 (3.39%) Android
5 65 (2.45%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (1.39%) CentOS
8 35 (1.32%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.64%) OpenWrt
10 15 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.30%) Debian
12 8 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.15%) AIX
16 4 (0.15%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,730 (65.16%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (30.32%) Scrum
3 736 (27.72%) DevOps
4 471 (17.74%) Test Automation
5 334 (12.58%) Kanban
6 308 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
7 287 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 287 (10.81%) TDD
8 264 (9.94%) Microservices
9 258 (9.72%) Project Management
10 239 (9.00%) User Stories
11 233 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 227 (8.55%) SDLC
13 226 (8.51%) BDD
14 179 (6.74%) Waterfall
15 167 (6.29%) Migration
16 166 (6.25%) Analytics
17 158 (5.95%) Software Engineering
18 156 (5.88%) Configuration Management
19 149 (5.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 636 (23.95%) Java
2 489 (18.42%) SQL
3 467 (17.59%) Python
4 343 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 175 (6.59%) C#
6 117 (4.41%) Java 8
7 96 (3.62%) C
8 94 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 93 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 85 (3.20%) Scala
11 84 (3.16%) Shell Script
12 80 (3.01%) PowerShell
13 73 (2.75%) C++
14 71 (2.67%) PL/SQL
15 62 (2.34%) Perl
16 58 (2.18%) Kotlin
17 50 (1.88%) Go
17 50 (1.88%) PHP
18 40 (1.51%) Ruby
19 32 (1.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 347 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 262 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 153 (5.76%) Degree
4 85 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 76 (2.86%) ISEB
6 69 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 59 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.02%) CCNP
11 24 (0.90%) PMP
12 22 (0.83%) PMI Certification
13 20 (0.75%) CCNA
14 18 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (0.41%) AWS Certification
17 10 (0.38%) OCPJP
17 10 (0.38%) SAFe Agilist
17 10 (0.38%) Sun Certification
18 9 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (8.85%) QA
2 42 (1.58%) PMO
3 34 (1.28%) SLA
4 21 (0.79%) GDPR
5 15 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.49%) NIST
6 13 (0.49%) WCAG
7 10 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.38%) JTAG
8 9 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.34%) MiFID
9 8 (0.30%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
10 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.15%) COBIT
11 4 (0.15%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.11%) EMIR
12 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 281 (10.58%) Docker
2 67 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (1.32%) HDFS
5 17 (0.64%) GlusterFS
6 16 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.26%) Postfix
8 7 (0.26%) qmail
8 7 (0.26%) vSphere
9 6 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 4 (0.15%) Firmware
10 4 (0.15%) NFS
10 4 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.075%) iptables
12 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.075%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 222 (8.36%) Kubernetes
2 218 (8.21%) Ansible
3 182 (6.85%) Terraform
4 75 (2.82%) Prometheus
4 75 (2.82%) Puppet
5 65 (2.45%) Grafana
6 62 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 54 (2.03%) HP ALM
8 36 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (1.13%) Kibana
10 26 (0.98%) Packer
10 26 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
11 24 (0.90%) Oozie
12 14 (0.53%) Control-M
13 12 (0.45%) Rancher
14 10 (0.38%) Consul
14 10 (0.38%) logstash
15 9 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
15 9 (0.34%) HP Fortify
15 9 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 282 (10.62%) Atlassian
2 242 (9.11%) Oracle
3 237 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 120 (4.52%) Google
5 117 (4.41%) Splunk
6 110 (4.14%) SAP
7 97 (3.65%) ServiceNow
8 78 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 73 (2.75%) HP
10 67 (2.52%) VMware
11 57 (2.15%) IBM
12 56 (2.11%) Adobe
13 54 (2.03%) Red Hat
14 51 (1.92%) AppDynamics
15 48 (1.81%) webMethods
16 45 (1.69%) MuleSoft
17 40 (1.51%) Cisco
18 33 (1.24%) Databricks
19 30 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
19 30 (1.13%) hybris