Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 40 47 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +1
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,684 1,498 3,967
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.52% 4.70% 4.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.35% 26.34% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,216 1,053 2,567
10th Percentile £350 £315 £319
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £472 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.93% -0.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £550
90th Percentile £675 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 21 58
10th Percentile £23.75 £21.25 £17.12
25th Percentile £45.50 £25.00 £29.49
Median hourly rate £56.00 £45.91 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.98% +5.54% -1.74%
75th Percentile £65.50 £54.69 £47.01
90th Percentile £72.76 £66.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 £46.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% +9.31% -4.25%

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 15,435 5,687 14,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.20% 17.86% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,675 4,005 9,920
10th Percentile £363 £316 £325
25th Percentile £429 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £619 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 78 197
10th Percentile £25.50 £30.00 £20.95
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63.00 £52.56 £51.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £61.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 25 October 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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 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 +9 3,749 £500 +5.82% 817
London +14 2,006 £550 +10.00% 299
UK excluding London +5 1,784 £475 +5.56% 560
Work from Home +4 1,394 £500 +11.11% 162
South East +2 419 £475 -3.06% 131
Midlands +8 395 £490 +17.37% 128
West Midlands +9 323 £490 +14.75% 87
North of England +2 321 £463 +7.56% 117
Scotland +26 253 £450 - 29
South West +12 190 £450 -5.26% 69
East of England -15 159 £500 +11.11% 65
North West +17 157 £475 +25.66% 75
Yorkshire -1 141 £450 -1.10% 30
East Midlands +3 67 £475 +50.79% 41
Wales +4 41 £500 +17.65% 20
North East -4 25 £449 -1.70% 12
Northern Ireland -10 9 £475 +18.75% 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 3,026 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 2,212 (47.22%) Confluence
3 1,359 (29.01%) Scrum
4 1,320 (28.18%) Social Skills
5 1,255 (26.79%) DevOps
6 1,102 (23.53%) Java
7 1,039 (22.18%) Git (software)
8 972 (20.75%) SQL
9 949 (20.26%) Jenkins
10 929 (19.83%) Finance
11 849 (18.13%) AWS
12 822 (17.55%) Test Automation
13 817 (17.44%) Azure
14 667 (14.24%) Python
15 660 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
16 620 (13.24%) Linux
17 582 (12.43%) JavaScript
18 581 (12.40%) Oracle
19 577 (12.32%) Security Cleared
20 547 (11.68%) User Stories
21 524 (11.19%) Docker
22 522 (11.14%) Banking
23 493 (10.53%) GitHub
24 474 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
25 467 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
26 466 (9.95%) Project Management
27 452 (9.65%) TDD
28 449 (9.59%) Public Sector
29 448 (9.56%) SC Cleared
30 440 (9.39%) Microservices

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 2,212 (47.22%) Confluence
2 201 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 97 (2.07%) Apache
4 95 (2.03%) WebLogic
5 94 (2.01%) CMS
6 91 (1.94%) Apache Spark
7 78 (1.67%) SAS
8 60 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 53 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
11 39 (0.83%) nginx
12 36 (0.77%) JBoss
13 31 (0.66%) Drupal
14 26 (0.56%) Jupyter
14 26 (0.56%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.51%) IIS
16 22 (0.47%) CICS
17 19 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 18 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
19 17 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 205 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 98 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 97 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 91 (1.94%) MS Visio
6 34 (0.73%) Figma
7 27 (0.58%) Sketch
8 21 (0.45%) InVision
9 20 (0.43%) Photoshop
10 15 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
11 14 (0.30%) Open Workbench
11 14 (0.30%) Zeplin
12 9 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.15%) Adobe XD
14 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.11%) Oracle Smart View
16 3 (0.064%) Chatbot
16 3 (0.064%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 16 (0.34%) Magento
6 10 (0.21%) Cloudability
6 10 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
8 7 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
9 6 (0.13%) Maximo
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
10 5 (0.11%) assyst
10 5 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.085%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 849 (18.13%) AWS
2 817 (17.44%) Azure
3 493 (10.53%) GitHub
4 256 (5.47%) GCP
5 182 (3.89%) Serverless
6 150 (3.20%) Amazon S3
6 150 (3.20%) Power Platform
7 149 (3.18%) Slack
8 126 (2.69%) SaaS
9 110 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
10 109 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
11 89 (1.90%) PaaS
12 84 (1.79%) OpenShift
13 74 (1.58%) Trello
14 68 (1.45%) IaaS
15 65 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 61 (1.30%) Miro
17 57 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
18 56 (1.20%) Amazon EKS
19 52 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.32%) DNS
2 56 (1.20%) HTTP
3 51 (1.09%) Firewall
4 37 (0.79%) LAN
5 36 (0.77%) Kerberos
6 34 (0.73%) Internet
7 30 (0.64%) SSL
7 30 (0.64%) VPN
8 26 (0.56%) WAN
9 25 (0.53%) SAN
9 25 (0.53%) SMS
9 25 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (0.51%) TCP/IP
11 21 (0.45%) DHCP
11 21 (0.45%) Wireless
12 19 (0.41%) Network Security
13 16 (0.34%) NAS
14 14 (0.30%) ATM
15 13 (0.28%) FTP
15 13 (0.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 225 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 204 (4.36%) MySQL
4 175 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
5 154 (3.29%) Big Data
6 143 (3.05%) Oracle Database
7 130 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 128 (2.73%) Power BI
9 112 (2.39%) Hadoop
10 106 (2.26%) NoSQL
11 103 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
12 100 (2.13%) RDBMS
13 95 (2.03%) Tableau
14 80 (1.71%) Data Lake
15 79 (1.69%) Apache Hive
16 65 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
17 60 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
18 57 (1.22%) Pentaho
19 55 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
19 55 (1.17%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,039 (22.18%) Git (software)
2 949 (20.26%) Jenkins
3 406 (8.67%) Bitbucket
4 334 (7.13%) Selenium
5 293 (6.26%) Cucumber
5 293 (6.26%) Maven
6 221 (4.72%) GitLab
7 167 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 160 (3.42%) TeamCity
9 158 (3.37%) JMeter
10 142 (3.03%) Postman
11 121 (2.58%) JUnit
12 117 (2.50%) Subversion
13 110 (2.35%) Visual Studio
14 104 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 103 (2.20%) SonarQube
16 84 (1.79%) WebDriver
17 81 (1.73%) Zephyr
18 76 (1.62%) Artifactory
18 76 (1.62%) Cypress.io
General
1 1,320 (28.18%) Social Skills
2 929 (19.83%) Finance
3 522 (11.14%) Banking
4 467 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
5 449 (9.59%) Public Sector
6 215 (4.59%) Presentation Skills
7 150 (3.20%) Investment Banking
8 148 (3.16%) Retail
9 139 (2.97%) Marketing
10 120 (2.56%) Front Office
11 114 (2.43%) Influencing Skills
12 86 (1.84%) Telecoms
13 69 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
14 51 (1.09%) Legal
15 48 (1.02%) Games
16 46 (0.98%) Publishing
17 44 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
18 34 (0.73%) Automotive
19 32 (0.68%) Law
19 32 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,064 (22.72%) Developer
2 795 (16.97%) Analyst
3 451 (9.63%) Business Analyst
4 277 (5.91%) Project Manager
5 266 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 253 (5.40%) Architect
7 251 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 207 (4.42%) Tester
9 186 (3.97%) Test Analyst
10 173 (3.69%) Scrum Master
11 140 (2.99%) Data Engineer
12 130 (2.78%) Software Engineer
13 117 (2.50%) Consultant
13 117 (2.50%) Senior Developer
14 105 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
15 96 (2.05%) Automation Tester
16 88 (1.88%) Test Engineer
17 86 (1.84%) Solutions Architect
18 75 (1.60%) Full Stack Developer
19 71 (1.52%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (7.92%) Spring
2 331 (7.07%) HTML
3 325 (6.94%) .NET
4 301 (6.43%) REST
5 265 (5.66%) XML
6 258 (5.51%) CSS
7 249 (5.32%) React
8 248 (5.29%) JSON
9 240 (5.12%) AngularJS
10 239 (5.10%) Spring Boot
11 238 (5.08%) Node.js
12 214 (4.57%) RESTful
13 195 (4.16%) Web Services
14 170 (3.63%) Kafka
15 137 (2.92%) SOAP
16 108 (2.31%) HTML5
17 89 (1.90%) J2EE
18 82 (1.75%) .NET Framework
19 80 (1.71%) ASP.NET
20 76 (1.62%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 250 (5.34%) User Experience
2 126 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
3 115 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 82 (1.75%) Virtual Team
5 77 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 77 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 71 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 69 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
8 64 (1.37%) Derivative
9 58 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
10 55 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.07%) Legacy Systems
12 49 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
13 48 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 48 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 42 (0.90%) Cloud Native
14 42 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 42 (0.90%) Reference Data
15 35 (0.75%) Equities
16 34 (0.73%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 620 (13.24%) Linux
2 371 (7.92%) Windows
3 343 (7.32%) Unix
4 105 (2.24%) Android
5 77 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 42 (0.90%) CentOS
9 32 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 29 (0.62%) Solaris
11 19 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 16 (0.34%) AIX
13 16 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.32%) zOS
15 14 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
16 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.19%) VMS
18 8 (0.17%) OpenWrt
19 7 (0.15%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,026 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1,359 (29.01%) Scrum
3 1,255 (26.79%) DevOps
4 822 (17.55%) Test Automation
5 660 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
6 547 (11.68%) User Stories
7 474 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
8 466 (9.95%) Project Management
9 452 (9.65%) TDD
10 440 (9.39%) Microservices
11 426 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 372 (7.94%) Software Engineering
13 371 (7.92%) BDD
14 339 (7.24%) SDLC
15 331 (7.07%) Kanban
16 317 (6.77%) Data Modelling
17 308 (6.58%) Analytics
18 293 (6.26%) Software Testing
19 284 (6.06%) Waterfall
20 273 (5.83%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,102 (23.53%) Java
2 972 (20.75%) SQL
3 667 (14.24%) Python
4 582 (12.43%) JavaScript
5 339 (7.24%) C#
6 185 (3.95%) Java 8
7 173 (3.69%) Bash Shell
8 168 (3.59%) TypeScript
9 166 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 164 (3.50%) Shell Script
11 158 (3.37%) PL/SQL
12 133 (2.84%) Scala
13 109 (2.33%) C++
14 103 (2.20%) C
15 85 (1.81%) Groovy
16 82 (1.75%) Perl
17 80 (1.71%) Java 11
18 71 (1.52%) PHP
19 61 (1.30%) VBA
20 51 (1.09%) Go
Qualifications
1 577 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 448 (9.56%) SC Cleared
3 226 (4.82%) Degree
4 161 (3.44%) ISTQB
5 89 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 79 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 78 (1.67%) ISEB
8 54 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 39 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (0.79%) PMI Certification
11 35 (0.75%) OCPJP
11 35 (0.75%) Sun Certification
12 32 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 28 (0.60%) AWS Certification
14 28 (0.60%) PMP
15 23 (0.49%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.26%) CISSP
16 12 (0.26%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (7.94%) QA
2 126 (2.69%) PMO
3 95 (2.03%) Accessibility
4 67 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 57 (1.22%) GDPR
6 40 (0.85%) SLA
7 28 (0.60%) MiFID
8 21 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
9 19 (0.41%) EMIR
10 14 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.23%) NIST
11 11 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.17%) COBIT
12 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (0.17%) NCSC
13 6 (0.13%) Basel III
13 6 (0.13%) JTAG
13 6 (0.13%) SEPA
14 5 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 524 (11.19%) Docker
2 145 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 40 (0.85%) HDFS
3 40 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (0.43%) vSphere
5 19 (0.41%) RACF
6 14 (0.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 14 (0.30%) OpenAM
7 13 (0.28%) NFS
8 12 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.23%) KVM
9 11 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (0.23%) Xen
10 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.17%) OpenIDM
11 8 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 432 (9.22%) Kubernetes
2 374 (7.98%) Ansible
3 345 (7.37%) Terraform
4 114 (2.43%) Puppet
5 101 (2.16%) Grafana
6 73 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 60 (1.28%) Prometheus
8 58 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
9 47 (1.00%) HP ALM
9 47 (1.00%) Kibana
10 41 (0.88%) Tivoli
11 34 (0.73%) Bosun
11 34 (0.73%) Packer
11 34 (0.73%) VictorOps
12 33 (0.70%) Rancher
13 28 (0.60%) Istio
14 27 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
15 22 (0.47%) Control-M
16 15 (0.32%) Nagios
17 14 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 581 (12.40%) Oracle
2 430 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 414 (8.84%) Atlassian
4 234 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 190 (4.06%) Google
6 156 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 132 (2.82%) SAP
8 120 (2.56%) Splunk
9 110 (2.35%) IBM
10 99 (2.11%) Red Hat
11 98 (2.09%) Informatica
12 77 (1.64%) HP
13 71 (1.52%) VMware
14 65 (1.39%) Talend
15 61 (1.30%) webMethods
16 60 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
17 59 (1.26%) Adobe
18 58 (1.24%) Cloudera
19 53 (1.13%) BEA
20 45 (0.96%) AppDynamics