Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 50 64
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14 +54
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,921 3,987 3,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.77% 4.02% 3.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.83% 21.91% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,172 2,792 2,273
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.52% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 33 17
UK median hourly rate £44.27 £40.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.68% +1.60% -1.58%
10th Percentile £27.20 £29.80 £30.75
90th Percentile £54.25 £53.40 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.37
% change year-on-year +4.71% +7.95% -1.58%

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 21,551 18,201 17,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.89% 18.33% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,741 12,579 11,793
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £623 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 294 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.30 £30.40 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.70 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 4,481 £460 -3.16% 1,037
UK excluding London +17 2,602 £425 - 718
London -1 2,280 £500 +1.01% 386
South East +8 663 £425 -5.56% 179
North of England 0 620 £400 -6.98% 173
Midlands +32 407 £411 -3.24% 124
North West +3 291 £381 -10.29% 100
East of England +14 290 £450 +8.76% 85
West Midlands +20 289 £430 -4.44% 86
Yorkshire +2 246 £433 -3.89% 48
Scotland +24 234 £425 +9.68% 52
South West +39 228 £425 +1.19% 90
Wales +57 135 £425 -2.86% 11
East Midlands +42 118 £375 -3.23% 38
North East +23 87 £400 -25.23% 25
Northern Ireland +44 26 £431 +4.36% 3
Channel Islands -6 4 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3,394 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2,138 (43.45%) Confluence
3 1,592 (32.35%) Java
4 1,517 (30.83%) Git (software)
5 1,482 (30.12%) Scrum
6 1,453 (29.53%) Jenkins
7 1,344 (27.31%) Test Automation
8 1,079 (21.93%) SQL
9 968 (19.67%) DevOps
10 942 (19.14%) JavaScript
11 935 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
12 882 (17.92%) TDD
13 829 (16.85%) Finance
14 788 (16.01%) Linux
15 774 (15.73%) Selenium
16 736 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
17 716 (14.55%) BDD
18 696 (14.14%) REST
19 626 (12.72%) Docker
20 617 (12.54%) Python
21 609 (12.38%) QA
22 601 (12.21%) Kanban
23 594 (12.07%) Microservices
24 573 (11.64%) Oracle
25 555 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
26 553 (11.24%) Security Cleared
27 549 (11.16%) HTML
28 545 (11.07%) SDLC
29 530 (10.77%) C#
29 530 (10.77%) CSS

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 2,138 (43.45%) Confluence
2 190 (3.86%) Apache
3 153 (3.11%) Tomcat
4 143 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
5 131 (2.66%) SharePoint
6 93 (1.89%) CMS
7 82 (1.67%) Apache Spark
8 71 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 68 (1.38%) WildFly
10 66 (1.34%) JBoss
11 61 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
12 55 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 50 (1.02%) IIS
14 40 (0.81%) Apache Solr
14 40 (0.81%) OpenStack
15 39 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 37 (0.75%) nginx
17 30 (0.61%) WordPress
18 25 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 25 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 193 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 142 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
3 134 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 120 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 77 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
6 63 (1.28%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 25 (0.51%) InVision
9 12 (0.24%) HipChat
10 10 (0.20%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.20%) Open Workbench
11 8 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.12%) InDesign
13 4 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.061%) UserZoom
15 2 (0.041%) Mingle
15 2 (0.041%) Simulink
16 1 (0.020%) EngageOne
16 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 40 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 22 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.30%) Magento
5 15 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
6 12 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
7 11 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 11 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 10 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.18%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.14%) SAP APO
11 6 (0.12%) assyst
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 736 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
2 459 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 290 (5.89%) GitHub
4 140 (2.84%) Slack
5 113 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
6 103 (2.09%) Amazon S3
7 88 (1.79%) Serverless
8 86 (1.75%) PaaS
9 85 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 82 (1.67%) SaaS
11 76 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 73 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
13 69 (1.40%) Office 365
14 65 (1.32%) Trello
15 64 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 64 (1.30%) OpenShift
16 60 (1.22%) IaaS
17 56 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 49 (1.00%) BrowserStack
19 47 (0.96%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.40%) HTTP
2 80 (1.63%) Firewall
3 72 (1.46%) DNS
4 62 (1.26%) Internet
5 47 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 46 (0.93%) SSL
7 44 (0.89%) VPN
8 34 (0.69%) Kerberos
9 33 (0.67%) SMS
10 24 (0.49%) SSH
11 23 (0.47%) DHCP
12 22 (0.45%) Skype
13 18 (0.37%) AMQP
14 17 (0.35%) MPLS
15 14 (0.28%) BGP
15 14 (0.28%) DVB
15 14 (0.28%) Multicast
15 14 (0.28%) Wireless
15 14 (0.28%) WLAN
16 13 (0.26%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 402 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
3 344 (6.99%) MySQL
4 289 (5.87%) MongoDB
5 287 (5.83%) NoSQL
6 244 (4.96%) Relational Database
7 196 (3.98%) Big Data
8 144 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 113 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 105 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 97 (1.97%) RDBMS
12 83 (1.69%) HBase
13 77 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
14 75 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
15 69 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 62 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 58 (1.18%) Apache Hive
18 54 (1.10%) Redis
19 53 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 40 (0.81%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1,517 (30.83%) Git (software)
2 1,453 (29.53%) Jenkins
3 774 (15.73%) Selenium
4 515 (10.47%) Cucumber
5 436 (8.86%) Maven
6 357 (7.25%) JUnit
7 348 (7.07%) Bitbucket
8 321 (6.52%) Subversion
9 244 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 231 (4.69%) SoapUI
11 217 (4.41%) JMeter
12 214 (4.35%) TeamCity
13 168 (3.41%) WebDriver
14 165 (3.35%) SonarQube
15 151 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
16 145 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
17 144 (2.93%) Visual Studio
18 119 (2.42%) Artifactory
18 119 (2.42%) Vagrant
18 119 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 829 (16.85%) Finance
2 519 (10.55%) Banking
3 173 (3.52%) Retail
4 141 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 105 (2.13%) Marketing
6 77 (1.56%) Front Office
7 76 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 46 (0.93%) Games
9 44 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 40 (0.81%) Legal
11 38 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 34 (0.69%) Publishing
13 32 (0.65%) Back Office
14 31 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.61%) Electronics
16 29 (0.59%) Law
17 19 (0.39%) Advertising
18 17 (0.35%) General Ledger
19 16 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,674 (34.02%) Developer
2 784 (15.93%) Analyst
3 500 (10.16%) Java Developer
4 329 (6.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 324 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 291 (5.91%) Test Analyst
7 286 (5.81%) Tester
8 202 (4.10%) Project Manager
9 186 (3.78%) Scrum Master
10 172 (3.50%) Test Engineer
11 155 (3.15%) Architect
12 153 (3.11%) Senior Developer
13 145 (2.95%) C# Developer
14 142 (2.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 137 (2.78%) Automation Tester
16 127 (2.58%) .NET Developer
17 112 (2.28%) Consultant
18 100 (2.03%) Software Developer
18 100 (2.03%) Software Engineer
19 94 (1.91%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (14.14%) REST
2 549 (11.16%) HTML
3 530 (10.77%) CSS
4 528 (10.73%) Web Services
5 481 (9.77%) Spring
6 471 (9.57%) AngularJS
7 443 (9.00%) Node.js
8 440 (8.94%) .NET
9 436 (8.86%) RESTful
10 374 (7.60%) JSON
11 324 (6.58%) XML
12 314 (6.38%) HTML5
13 267 (5.43%) SOAP
14 239 (4.86%) Hibernate
15 222 (4.51%) React
16 207 (4.21%) CSS3
17 197 (4.00%) Spring Boot
18 188 (3.82%) jQuery
19 177 (3.60%) Kafka
20 162 (3.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 426 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 368 (7.48%) User Experience
3 169 (3.43%) Computer Science
4 147 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 133 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
6 111 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
8 92 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 87 (1.77%) Fintech
9 87 (1.77%) Fixed Income
10 85 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 79 (1.61%) Data Centre
12 65 (1.32%) iPad
13 63 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 57 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 52 (1.06%) Wiki
16 50 (1.02%) Equities
17 48 (0.98%) Public Cloud
18 45 (0.91%) Derivative
19 44 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 788 (16.01%) Linux
2 446 (9.06%) Unix
3 407 (8.27%) Windows
4 170 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 156 (3.17%) Android
6 103 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (1.99%) Windows Server
8 80 (1.63%) VMS
9 69 (1.40%) CentOS
10 32 (0.65%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 21 (0.43%) Solaris
13 19 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.30%) Windows 10
15 13 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.12%) Debian
18 5 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.081%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,394 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,482 (30.12%) Scrum
3 1,344 (27.31%) Test Automation
4 968 (19.67%) DevOps
5 935 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
6 882 (17.92%) TDD
7 716 (14.55%) BDD
8 601 (12.21%) Kanban
9 594 (12.07%) Microservices
10 555 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
11 545 (11.07%) SDLC
12 485 (9.86%) User Stories
13 409 (8.31%) Project Management
14 336 (6.83%) Configuration Management
15 331 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 328 (6.67%) E-Commerce
17 321 (6.52%) Software Engineering
18 303 (6.16%) OO
19 300 (6.10%) Waterfall
20 281 (5.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1,592 (32.35%) Java
2 1,079 (21.93%) SQL
3 942 (19.14%) JavaScript
4 617 (12.54%) Python
5 530 (10.77%) C#
6 319 (6.48%) Java 8
7 243 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 220 (4.47%) Ruby
9 194 (3.94%) Groovy
10 171 (3.47%) Scala
11 146 (2.97%) Shell Script
12 137 (2.78%) PHP
13 134 (2.72%) Perl
14 131 (2.66%) PowerShell
15 115 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 106 (2.15%) C++
17 100 (2.03%) C
18 87 (1.77%) T-SQL
19 72 (1.46%) ES6
20 65 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 553 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 454 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 306 (6.22%) Degree
4 169 (3.43%) ISTQB
5 132 (2.68%) ISEB
6 100 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 60 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 49 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 36 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 29 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 27 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 25 (0.51%) PMP
14 24 (0.49%) AWS Certification
15 22 (0.45%) PMI Certification
16 21 (0.43%) CISSP
17 20 (0.41%) MCSE
18 19 (0.39%) CCNA
18 19 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 609 (12.38%) QA
2 89 (1.81%) PMO
3 52 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.96%) GDPR
5 23 (0.47%) MiFID
5 23 (0.47%) SLA
6 21 (0.43%) WCAG
7 19 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.18%) PSD2
11 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.10%) SEPA
13 4 (0.081%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.081%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.081%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.061%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.061%) EMIR
System Software
1 626 (12.72%) Docker
2 88 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 68 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (0.63%) HDFS
6 14 (0.28%) Squid
7 12 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 11 (0.22%) Postfix
9 10 (0.20%) vCloud
9 10 (0.20%) vSphere
10 9 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.14%) Firmware
11 7 (0.14%) LXC
11 7 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.12%) NFS
12 6 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.10%) iptables
13 5 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 397 (8.07%) Ansible
2 260 (5.28%) Puppet
3 246 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 212 (4.31%) Terraform
5 204 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
6 106 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
7 73 (1.48%) HP ALM
8 71 (1.44%) Kibana
9 61 (1.24%) Grafana
10 44 (0.89%) SCCM
11 39 (0.79%) Prometheus
12 36 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
13 35 (0.71%) logstash
13 35 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 33 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
15 30 (0.61%) Salt
16 27 (0.55%) Graphite
16 27 (0.55%) Packer
17 25 (0.51%) Rancher
18 24 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 573 (11.64%) Oracle
2 519 (10.55%) Atlassian
3 492 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 214 (4.35%) Google
5 124 (2.52%) HP
6 122 (2.48%) SAP
7 117 (2.38%) IBM
8 107 (2.17%) Adobe
9 102 (2.07%) Splunk
10 99 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
11 90 (1.83%) VMware
12 86 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 70 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.12%) Tableau
15 52 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
16 50 (1.02%) Cisco
17 44 (0.89%) hybris
18 42 (0.85%) AppDynamics
19 40 (0.81%) Apple
19 40 (0.81%) MuleSoft