Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 61 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 +64
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,247 3,133 2,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.22% 3.48% 2.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.72% 20.52% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,760 2,035 1,834
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 35 35
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £40.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.58% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33.20 £30.30 £20.50
90th Percentile £159.00 £56.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +15.00% +3.23% -3.13%

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 19,550 15,267 15,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.42% 16.94% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,455 10,321 10,586
UK median daily rate £473 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 314 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.95 £21.28 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +13.51%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +7 3,927 £450 +1.12% 860
UK excluding London +22 2,247 £425 +6.25% 585
London +2 1,953 £500 +5.26% 317
South East +20 674 £425 +5.59% 169
North of England +4 585 £423 +0.60% 145
Midlands +22 294 £430 +7.50% 87
North West +3 287 £400 +6.67% 85
Yorkshire 0 232 £430 - 44
South West +35 229 £423 +5.63% 69
Scotland +32 193 £400 +6.67% 33
East of England +13 193 £450 +5.88% 74
West Midlands +5 183 £428 -0.87% 68
East Midlands +29 108 £425 +13.33% 19
North East -3 78 £455 +4.00% 16
Wales +28 65 £450 +36.36% 4
Northern Ireland +11 15 £431 +4.48% 6
Channel Islands -2 5 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,919 (68.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,795 (42.27%) Confluence
3 1,346 (31.69%) Java
4 1,294 (30.47%) Git (software)
5 1,280 (30.14%) Scrum
6 1,246 (29.34%) Jenkins
7 1,006 (23.69%) DevOps
7 1,006 (23.69%) Test Automation
8 866 (20.39%) Finance
9 819 (19.28%) SQL
10 790 (18.60%) Linux
11 783 (18.44%) JavaScript
12 736 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
13 715 (16.84%) TDD
14 641 (15.09%) Python
15 625 (14.72%) REST
16 614 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
17 586 (13.80%) Selenium
18 584 (13.75%) BDD
19 528 (12.43%) Kanban
20 520 (12.24%) Web Services
21 513 (12.08%) Docker
22 508 (11.96%) QA
23 482 (11.35%) Atlassian
24 471 (11.09%) Microservices
25 467 (11.00%) HTML
26 454 (10.69%) Oracle
27 445 (10.48%) C#
28 439 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
29 434 (10.22%) User Stories

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 1,795 (42.27%) Confluence
2 158 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 146 (3.44%) Apache
4 132 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
5 104 (2.45%) CMS
6 84 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 77 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 76 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 70 (1.65%) JBoss
10 68 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 59 (1.39%) Apache Spark
12 53 (1.25%) WebLogic
13 52 (1.22%) nginx
14 41 (0.97%) Apache Solr
15 39 (0.92%) IIS
16 38 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 33 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
17 33 (0.78%) WordPress
18 32 (0.75%) WildFly
19 30 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 124 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 115 (2.71%) Microsoft Office
3 101 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 84 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
5 49 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 38 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.73%) HipChat
8 17 (0.40%) InVision
9 12 (0.28%) UserZoom
10 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.16%) InDesign
12 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.094%) Gliffy
15 3 (0.071%) Simulink
15 3 (0.071%) SPSS
16 2 (0.047%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.047%) EngageOne
17 1 (0.024%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 26 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.38%) Magento
3 16 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
7 7 (0.16%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.094%) Elite 3E
10 4 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.094%) Oracle Utilities
10 4 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 614 (14.46%) Amazon AWS
2 271 (6.38%) GitHub
3 263 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 153 (3.60%) Slack
5 99 (2.33%) PaaS
6 96 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
7 95 (2.24%) Amazon S3
8 88 (2.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 86 (2.02%) Serverless
10 82 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
11 73 (1.72%) OpenShift
12 65 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 64 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
14 63 (1.48%) SaaS
15 58 (1.37%) IaaS
16 55 (1.30%) CloudFront
17 53 (1.25%) Route 53
17 53 (1.25%) Trello
18 49 (1.15%) BrowserStack
19 48 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.68%) HTTP
2 107 (2.52%) Firewall
3 64 (1.51%) Internet
4 60 (1.41%) SMS
5 56 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 39 (0.92%) DNS
7 36 (0.85%) VPN
8 32 (0.75%) SSL
9 26 (0.61%) SSH
10 19 (0.45%) DSL
11 17 (0.40%) Skype
12 16 (0.38%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.35%) SAN
14 12 (0.28%) VLAN
15 10 (0.24%) BGP
15 10 (0.24%) OpenVPN
15 10 (0.24%) WAN
16 9 (0.21%) DHCP
16 9 (0.21%) LAN
16 9 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 338 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 309 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
3 255 (6.00%) MySQL
4 239 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 224 (5.27%) MongoDB
6 183 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 181 (4.26%) Big Data
8 132 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 111 (2.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 109 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
11 105 (2.47%) Oracle Database
12 99 (2.33%) RDBMS
13 69 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
14 57 (1.34%) Redis
15 50 (1.18%) HBase
16 46 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (1.01%) DB2
18 41 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 40 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
20 39 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1,294 (30.47%) Git (software)
2 1,246 (29.34%) Jenkins
3 586 (13.80%) Selenium
4 382 (8.99%) Cucumber
5 365 (8.59%) Maven
6 300 (7.06%) JUnit
7 280 (6.59%) Subversion
8 266 (6.26%) Bitbucket
9 231 (5.44%) TeamCity
10 175 (4.12%) WebDriver
11 161 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 146 (3.44%) Gradle
13 138 (3.25%) Eclipse
14 135 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 135 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
15 131 (3.08%) Visual Studio
16 129 (3.04%) SonarQube
17 127 (2.99%) JMeter
18 121 (2.85%) SoapUI
19 110 (2.59%) Zephyr
General
1 866 (20.39%) Finance
2 418 (9.84%) Banking
3 198 (4.66%) Retail
4 105 (2.47%) Marketing
5 91 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 73 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.44%) Legal
8 54 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 52 (1.22%) Games
10 45 (1.06%) Front Office
11 37 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 35 (0.82%) Law
13 33 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.66%) Back Office
15 27 (0.64%) Electronics
16 22 (0.52%) Publishing
17 18 (0.42%) Advertising
18 15 (0.35%) Automotive
19 11 (0.26%) Billing
19 11 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,244 (29.29%) Developer
2 784 (18.46%) Analyst
3 378 (8.90%) Java Developer
4 368 (8.66%) Business Analyst
5 334 (7.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 249 (5.86%) Test Analyst
7 223 (5.25%) Tester
8 199 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 175 (4.12%) Architect
10 166 (3.91%) Scrum Master
11 153 (3.60%) Senior Developer
12 124 (2.92%) Test Engineer
13 114 (2.68%) Automation Tester
14 112 (2.64%) Software Engineer
15 105 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 95 (2.24%) C# Developer
17 92 (2.17%) AWS DevOps
18 89 (2.10%) .NET Developer
19 82 (1.93%) Agile Business Analyst
20 81 (1.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 625 (14.72%) REST
2 520 (12.24%) Web Services
3 467 (11.00%) HTML
4 403 (9.49%) .NET
4 403 (9.49%) CSS
5 399 (9.39%) Spring
6 364 (8.57%) Node.js
7 360 (8.48%) AngularJS
8 316 (7.44%) JSON
8 316 (7.44%) RESTful
9 273 (6.43%) XML
10 246 (5.79%) HTML5
11 222 (5.23%) SOAP
12 212 (4.99%) Hibernate
13 194 (4.57%) Gherkin
14 185 (4.36%) React
15 170 (4.00%) jQuery
16 169 (3.98%) CSS3
17 141 (3.32%) ASP.NET
18 140 (3.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 332 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 288 (6.78%) User Experience
3 148 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 143 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
5 122 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 115 (2.71%) Computer Science
7 99 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 84 (1.98%) iPad
9 83 (1.95%) Fintech
10 80 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 68 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
12 60 (1.41%) Data Centre
13 54 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 54 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 49 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 49 (1.15%) Wiki
15 35 (0.82%) Algorithms
16 31 (0.73%) Fixed Income
17 28 (0.66%) Public Cloud
18 27 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 790 (18.60%) Linux
2 378 (8.90%) Unix
3 258 (6.07%) Windows
4 189 (4.45%) Apple iOS
5 184 (4.33%) Android
6 172 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (2.12%) CentOS
8 51 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 43 (1.01%) Windows Server
10 42 (0.99%) VMS
11 30 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.38%) Solaris
14 15 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.24%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.21%) Debian
17 6 (0.14%) VxWorks
17 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,919 (68.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,280 (30.14%) Scrum
3 1,006 (23.69%) DevOps
3 1,006 (23.69%) Test Automation
4 736 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
5 715 (16.84%) TDD
6 584 (13.75%) BDD
7 528 (12.43%) Kanban
8 471 (11.09%) Microservices
9 439 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 434 (10.22%) User Stories
11 379 (8.92%) SDLC
12 368 (8.66%) Configuration Management
13 361 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 344 (8.10%) Project Management
15 330 (7.77%) E-Commerce
16 314 (7.39%) Waterfall
17 289 (6.80%) MVC
18 281 (6.62%) Continuous Delivery
19 274 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,346 (31.69%) Java
2 819 (19.28%) SQL
3 783 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 641 (15.09%) Python
5 445 (10.48%) C#
6 251 (5.91%) Bash Shell
7 248 (5.84%) Ruby
8 223 (5.25%) Java 8
9 165 (3.89%) Perl
10 142 (3.34%) Scala
11 141 (3.32%) Groovy
12 131 (3.08%) Shell Script
13 110 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 103 (2.43%) PowerShell
15 95 (2.24%) PHP
16 94 (2.21%) C++
17 76 (1.79%) C
18 64 (1.51%) Go
19 42 (0.99%) JPQL
20 41 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 353 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 273 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 244 (5.75%) Degree
4 120 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 83 (1.95%) ISEB
6 61 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 59 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 38 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 36 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 34 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 30 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 30 (0.71%) PMP
12 25 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.35%) CCNA
15 14 (0.33%) CCNP
16 10 (0.24%) CISSP
16 10 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 9 (0.21%) CISM
17 9 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (11.96%) QA
2 65 (1.53%) PMO
3 35 (0.82%) GCP
4 32 (0.75%) GDPR
4 32 (0.75%) WCAG
5 20 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 18 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
8 15 (0.35%) PSD2
8 15 (0.35%) SLA
9 12 (0.28%) MiFID
10 11 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.14%) IFRS
11 6 (0.14%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.094%) COBIT
13 4 (0.094%) GAAP
13 4 (0.094%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 513 (12.08%) Docker
2 95 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (0.45%) HDFS
5 19 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.24%) Squid
7 9 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.19%) NFS
8 8 (0.19%) Postfix
8 8 (0.19%) vCloud
9 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.12%) iptables
10 5 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.094%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.094%) Xen
11 4 (0.094%) XenApp
12 3 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 393 (9.25%) Ansible
2 325 (7.65%) Puppet
3 256 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
4 199 (4.69%) Terraform
5 185 (4.36%) Kubernetes
6 77 (1.81%) HP ALM
7 65 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 51 (1.20%) Salt
9 46 (1.08%) SCCM
10 27 (0.64%) Nagios
11 24 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
12 23 (0.54%) Kibana
12 23 (0.54%) logstash
13 22 (0.52%) Rancher
14 21 (0.49%) Oozie
14 21 (0.49%) ZABBIX
15 20 (0.47%) Grafana
16 19 (0.45%) Packer
17 18 (0.42%) Consul
18 15 (0.35%) Graylog
Vendors
1 482 (11.35%) Atlassian
2 454 (10.69%) Oracle
3 342 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 164 (3.86%) Red Hat
5 158 (3.72%) Google
6 111 (2.61%) Splunk
7 110 (2.59%) IBM
8 105 (2.47%) HP
9 102 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 102 (2.40%) SAP
10 84 (1.98%) Adobe
11 77 (1.81%) VMware
12 65 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 48 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
14 45 (1.06%) Sitecore
15 43 (1.01%) New Relic
16 42 (0.99%) hybris
17 40 (0.94%) Tableau
18 38 (0.89%) AppDynamics
19 37 (0.87%) Cisco