Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 48 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +36
Contract jobs citing JIRA 5,011 4,251 3,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 4.24% 3.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.52% 22.87% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,232 2,967 2,157
UK median daily rate £473 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £306
90th Percentile £637 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 26
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -3.05% +4.14%
10th Percentile £37.76 £26.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.00 £57.13 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +10.59% +3.66% +4.14%

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 21,301 18,590 16,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 18.54% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,532 13,043 10,747
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +6.00% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 237 242
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £33.00 £29.00 £20.83
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year -1.14% +7.98% +1.88%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 4,584 £475 - 956
UK excluding London +18 2,736 £425 - 645
London -2 2,216 £515 +3.00% 369
South East +16 764 £431 -4.17% 182
North of England +3 598 £425 - 152
Midlands +30 441 £405 -3.57% 102
West Midlands +23 331 £430 +2.32% 68
East of England +15 310 £470 +11.90% 68
North West +4 261 £380 -10.59% 87
South West +1 257 £430 +2.38% 84
Yorkshire +8 240 £425 -5.56% 49
Scotland +23 212 £425 +6.25% 33
Wales +56 121 £425 - 20
East Midlands +28 106 £375 -9.09% 34
North East +2 103 £500 +2.56% 16
Northern Ireland +37 30 £330 +3.04% 5
Channel Islands -1 7 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 3,413 (68.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2,307 (46.04%) Confluence
3 1,563 (31.19%) Java
4 1,494 (29.81%) Scrum
5 1,411 (28.16%) Test Automation
6 1,410 (28.14%) Jenkins
7 1,394 (27.82%) Git (software)
8 1,095 (21.85%) SQL
9 1,038 (20.71%) DevOps
10 942 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
11 918 (18.32%) JavaScript
12 869 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
13 850 (16.96%) TDD
14 824 (16.44%) Finance
15 805 (16.06%) Linux
16 783 (15.63%) BDD
17 743 (14.83%) Selenium
18 706 (14.09%) REST
19 692 (13.81%) Docker
20 628 (12.53%) Kanban
21 614 (12.25%) Python
22 599 (11.95%) QA
23 575 (11.47%) Microservices
24 572 (11.41%) Web Services
25 568 (11.34%) Microsoft
26 566 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
27 557 (11.12%) Security Cleared
28 553 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
29 535 (10.68%) SDLC
30 530 (10.58%) Atlassian

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 2,307 (46.04%) Confluence
2 152 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 143 (2.85%) SharePoint
4 134 (2.67%) Apache
5 100 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 91 (1.82%) CMS
7 69 (1.38%) IIS
7 69 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 69 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 63 (1.26%) Apache Spark
9 59 (1.18%) WildFly
10 51 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
11 48 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 47 (0.94%) JBoss
13 46 (0.92%) Documentum
14 39 (0.78%) nginx
15 35 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 31 (0.62%) Apache Solr
17 28 (0.56%) Drupal
17 28 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 233 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 174 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 171 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
4 107 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 91 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.48%) InVision
9 14 (0.28%) Open Workbench
10 7 (0.14%) HipChat
10 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.080%) Simulink
13 3 (0.060%) Flinto
14 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
15 1 (0.020%) InDesign
15 1 (0.020%) Revit
15 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 12 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
5 11 (0.22%) Magento
6 10 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 9 (0.18%) assyst
8 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.100%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.100%) SAP FI-CA
10 4 (0.080%) CiviCRM
10 4 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.080%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.080%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.080%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 869 (17.34%) Amazon AWS
2 553 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 268 (5.35%) GitHub
4 170 (3.39%) Slack
5 114 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 112 (2.24%) Serverless
7 107 (2.14%) SaaS
8 103 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 100 (2.00%) Amazon S3
10 98 (1.96%) PaaS
11 93 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
12 81 (1.62%) IaaS
13 79 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
14 69 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 69 (1.38%) Office 365
15 66 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 53 (1.06%) npm
17 52 (1.04%) OpenShift
18 47 (0.94%) Trello
19 45 (0.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 136 (2.71%) HTTP
2 112 (2.24%) Firewall
3 82 (1.64%) DNS
4 69 (1.38%) Internet
5 66 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 46 (0.92%) SSL
7 42 (0.84%) VPN
8 28 (0.56%) Skype
9 25 (0.50%) DHCP
10 22 (0.44%) Kerberos
10 22 (0.44%) Wireless
11 21 (0.42%) BGP
11 21 (0.42%) Multicast
11 21 (0.42%) OSPF
12 20 (0.40%) MPLS
13 19 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (0.34%) OpenVPN
15 16 (0.32%) ICMP
15 16 (0.32%) SSH
15 16 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 320 (6.39%) PostgreSQL
3 313 (6.25%) MySQL
4 244 (4.87%) NoSQL
4 244 (4.87%) Relational Database
5 212 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 143 (2.85%) Big Data
7 124 (2.47%) Hadoop
8 108 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 95 (1.90%) RDBMS
10 92 (1.84%) Oracle Database
11 78 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
12 74 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (1.44%) HBase
14 70 (1.40%) Redis
15 68 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 66 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
17 63 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 63 (1.26%) Pentaho
18 54 (1.08%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,410 (28.14%) Jenkins
2 1,394 (27.82%) Git (software)
3 743 (14.83%) Selenium
4 507 (10.12%) Cucumber
5 444 (8.86%) Maven
6 386 (7.70%) JUnit
7 323 (6.45%) Subversion
8 314 (6.27%) Bitbucket
9 234 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 230 (4.59%) JMeter
11 223 (4.45%) SoapUI
12 188 (3.75%) TeamCity
13 174 (3.47%) SonarQube
14 171 (3.41%) WebDriver
15 160 (3.19%) GitLab
16 150 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
17 148 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
18 142 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
19 121 (2.41%) Visual Studio
20 105 (2.10%) Mockito
General
1 824 (16.44%) Finance
2 485 (9.68%) Banking
3 192 (3.83%) Retail
4 127 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 104 (2.08%) Front Office
6 95 (1.90%) Marketing
7 71 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 46 (0.92%) Law
9 44 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.86%) Legal
10 43 (0.86%) Publishing
11 37 (0.74%) Back Office
12 32 (0.64%) Electronics
13 30 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 26 (0.52%) Games
15 24 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.28%) Advertising
18 13 (0.26%) Automotive
19 9 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,547 (30.87%) Developer
2 772 (15.41%) Analyst
3 459 (9.16%) Java Developer
4 372 (7.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 323 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 316 (6.31%) Tester
7 303 (6.05%) Test Analyst
8 225 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 208 (4.15%) Test Engineer
10 174 (3.47%) Architect
11 172 (3.43%) Scrum Master
12 154 (3.07%) C# Developer
13 151 (3.01%) Automation Tester
14 136 (2.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 120 (2.39%) Senior Developer
16 115 (2.29%) Test Manager
17 109 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
18 107 (2.14%) .NET Developer
19 102 (2.04%) Consultant
19 102 (2.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 706 (14.09%) REST
2 572 (11.41%) Web Services
3 525 (10.48%) HTML
4 456 (9.10%) CSS
5 432 (8.62%) .NET
6 423 (8.44%) Node.js
7 416 (8.30%) AngularJS
8 415 (8.28%) Spring
9 403 (8.04%) RESTful
10 376 (7.50%) JSON
11 298 (5.95%) HTML5
12 275 (5.49%) SOAP
13 256 (5.11%) XML
14 234 (4.67%) React
15 191 (3.81%) Spring Boot
16 178 (3.55%) CSS3
17 165 (3.29%) Hibernate
18 147 (2.93%) Gherkin
19 141 (2.81%) J2EE
20 134 (2.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 401 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 333 (6.65%) User Experience
3 142 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 128 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 116 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 106 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 100 (2.00%) Fintech
8 91 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
9 85 (1.70%) Fixed Income
10 81 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 79 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 76 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 61 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 61 (1.22%) Virtual Team
14 52 (1.04%) iPad
15 51 (1.02%) Derivative
16 47 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
17 40 (0.80%) PKI
18 39 (0.78%) Equities
19 38 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 805 (16.06%) Linux
2 463 (9.24%) Windows
3 458 (9.14%) Unix
4 157 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 138 (2.75%) Android
6 135 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 93 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 70 (1.40%) CentOS
9 63 (1.26%) VMS
10 34 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (0.46%) Windows 10
12 22 (0.44%) Solaris
13 21 (0.42%) Mac OS
13 21 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 14 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.14%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.12%) CoreOS
17 6 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,413 (68.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,494 (29.81%) Scrum
3 1,411 (28.16%) Test Automation
4 1,038 (20.71%) DevOps
5 942 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
6 850 (16.96%) TDD
7 783 (15.63%) BDD
8 628 (12.53%) Kanban
9 575 (11.47%) Microservices
10 566 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
11 535 (10.68%) SDLC
12 510 (10.18%) User Stories
13 429 (8.56%) Project Management
14 369 (7.36%) Configuration Management
15 361 (7.20%) Open Source
16 341 (6.81%) Test Scripting
16 341 (6.81%) Waterfall
17 325 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 323 (6.45%) E-Commerce
19 314 (6.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,563 (31.19%) Java
2 1,095 (21.85%) SQL
3 918 (18.32%) JavaScript
4 614 (12.25%) Python
5 529 (10.56%) C#
6 304 (6.07%) Java 8
7 254 (5.07%) Bash Shell
8 243 (4.85%) Ruby
9 154 (3.07%) Perl
10 148 (2.95%) Scala
11 144 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 136 (2.71%) Groovy
13 129 (2.57%) PowerShell
14 125 (2.49%) PHP
15 117 (2.33%) C++
16 112 (2.24%) PL/SQL
17 86 (1.72%) T-SQL
18 83 (1.66%) C
19 72 (1.44%) TypeScript
20 62 (1.24%) ES6
Qualifications
1 557 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 463 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 282 (5.63%) Degree
4 175 (3.49%) ISTQB
5 160 (3.19%) ISEB
6 118 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 65 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 47 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 40 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 30 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (0.60%) PMP
11 28 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.54%) MCSE
13 26 (0.52%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 24 (0.48%) AWS Certification
15 24 (0.48%) CISSP
15 24 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 21 (0.42%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (11.95%) QA
2 120 (2.39%) PMO
3 57 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 43 (0.86%) GDPR
5 34 (0.68%) WCAG
6 23 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
7 20 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.38%) MiFID
8 19 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.38%) SLA
9 12 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 10 (0.20%) PSD2
11 8 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.16%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.080%) SEPA
13 3 (0.060%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.060%) EMIR
System Software
1 692 (13.81%) Docker
2 104 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 86 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.70%) HDFS
6 12 (0.24%) vSphere
7 11 (0.22%) Firmware
7 11 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.20%) Squid
9 9 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 9 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.16%) ISA Server
10 8 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.12%) iptables
12 6 (0.12%) OpenIDM
12 6 (0.12%) Postfix
12 6 (0.12%) vCloud
12 6 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 427 (8.52%) Ansible
2 289 (5.77%) Kubernetes
3 277 (5.53%) Puppet
4 224 (4.47%) Terraform
5 181 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 107 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
7 94 (1.88%) HP ALM
8 78 (1.56%) Kibana
9 67 (1.34%) Grafana
10 60 (1.20%) ZABBIX
11 52 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
12 46 (0.92%) SCCM
13 45 (0.90%) logstash
14 42 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
15 41 (0.82%) Prometheus
16 40 (0.80%) Nagios
17 37 (0.74%) Nessus
18 31 (0.62%) Packer
19 30 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
20 29 (0.58%) Graphite
Vendors
1 568 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 530 (10.58%) Atlassian
3 528 (10.54%) Oracle
4 216 (4.31%) Google
5 145 (2.89%) SAP
6 130 (2.59%) Splunk
7 125 (2.49%) HP
8 118 (2.35%) Adobe
9 108 (2.16%) IBM
10 107 (2.14%) VMware
11 99 (1.98%) Red Hat
12 98 (1.96%) ServiceNow
13 63 (1.26%) hybris
13 63 (1.26%) Pega
14 61 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
15 59 (1.18%) Cisco
16 52 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
17 50 (1.00%) Apple
18 43 (0.86%) MuleSoft
19 39 (0.78%) Cloudera