Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 45 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +11
Contract jobs citing JIRA 3,187 5,082 4,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.64% 5.12% 4.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.00% 24.05% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,019 3,241 2,898
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £625 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 65 38
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £13.74 £35.00 £25.55
90th Percentile £51.25 £56.50 £60.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £44.56
% change year-on-year -5.56% +0.99% +4.84%

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 11,804 21,132 18,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.18% 21.30% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,739 14,445 13,136
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 281 239
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.12 £30.00 £29.00
90th Percentile £62.88 £55.00 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.22% +9.76%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 +1 2,882 £475 - 939
UK excluding London -7 1,696 £450 +4.65% 724
London +4 1,436 £500 -4.76% 278
South East -5 453 £425 -5.56% 187
South West +7 291 £475 +4.11% 102
North of England -24 291 £401 -5.76% 172
Midlands -8 226 £453 +11.04% 130
Scotland +8 192 £413 -2.37% 32
East of England -12 171 £450 -5.26% 70
West Midlands -12 165 £463 +7.56% 84
North West -20 136 £401 +6.80% 99
Yorkshire -11 110 £420 -2.89% 56
Wales -7 65 £475 +11.76% 26
East Midlands +4 57 £450 +16.13% 46
North East -22 45 £383 -23.50% 17
Channel Islands -6 4 - - 1
Northern Ireland -11 4 £415 +25.68% 4

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 2,136 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1,480 (46.44%) Confluence
3 980 (30.75%) Scrum
4 800 (25.10%) DevOps
5 777 (24.38%) Git (software)
6 769 (24.13%) Java
7 678 (21.27%) Jenkins
8 673 (21.12%) SQL
9 595 (18.67%) Test Automation
10 558 (17.51%) AWS
11 553 (17.35%) Security Cleared
12 520 (16.32%) Finance
13 494 (15.50%) Linux
14 447 (14.03%) Python
15 442 (13.87%) SC Cleared
16 435 (13.65%) Azure
17 413 (12.96%) JavaScript
18 378 (11.86%) Oracle
19 358 (11.23%) User Stories
20 348 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
21 347 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
22 341 (10.70%) Kanban
23 337 (10.57%) TDD
24 330 (10.35%) Docker
25 318 (9.98%) QA
26 314 (9.85%) Selenium
27 300 (9.41%) Public Sector
28 299 (9.38%) Microsoft
29 298 (9.35%) Microservices
30 291 (9.13%) HTML

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 1,480 (46.44%) Confluence
2 139 (4.36%) WebLogic
3 90 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 67 (2.10%) JBoss
5 59 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 55 (1.73%) Apache
7 51 (1.60%) Apache Spark
8 50 (1.57%) nginx
9 48 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 44 (1.38%) Red Hat Fuse
11 35 (1.10%) MQSeries
12 28 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (0.88%) SAS
13 23 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (0.56%) CMS
15 17 (0.53%) IIS
16 12 (0.38%) SAP Portal
17 10 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
17 10 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 120 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 67 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 64 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 57 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 33 (1.04%) Photoshop
7 28 (0.88%) Sketch
8 12 (0.38%) InVision
8 12 (0.38%) Zeplin
9 10 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.28%) GIMP
11 8 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.16%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.13%) FileZilla
13 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.094%) Notepad++
14 3 (0.094%) PlantUML
15 2 (0.063%) Simulink
16 1 (0.031%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
2 22 (0.69%) Magento
3 20 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.47%) assyst
5 15 (0.47%) SAP HCM
6 13 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
7 12 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
7 12 (0.38%) Shopify
8 9 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.16%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.16%) Workday HCM
12 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.094%) Maximo
13 3 (0.094%) R3 Corda
13 3 (0.094%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 558 (17.51%) AWS
2 435 (13.65%) Azure
3 286 (8.97%) GitHub
4 123 (3.86%) GCP
5 95 (2.98%) Slack
6 86 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
7 77 (2.42%) Serverless
8 74 (2.32%) Office 365
9 72 (2.26%) PaaS
10 68 (2.13%) SaaS
11 63 (1.98%) Trello
12 59 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
13 54 (1.69%) Amazon S3
14 51 (1.60%) Power Platform
15 48 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
16 45 (1.41%) IaaS
17 32 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 32 (1.00%) OpenShift
17 32 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 31 (0.97%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.66%) DNS
2 46 (1.44%) HTTP
3 44 (1.38%) Firewall
4 36 (1.13%) Internet
5 32 (1.00%) Skype
6 30 (0.94%) Wireshark
7 27 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.75%) HTTPS
9 23 (0.72%) SSL
10 19 (0.60%) DHCP
10 19 (0.60%) VPN
11 18 (0.56%) Network Security
11 18 (0.56%) VoIP
12 17 (0.53%) IPv6
12 17 (0.53%) LAN
12 17 (0.53%) WAN
13 14 (0.44%) DSL
14 12 (0.38%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.38%) Wireless
15 11 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 173 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
3 146 (4.58%) MySQL
4 129 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 109 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 99 (3.11%) NoSQL
7 80 (2.51%) Big Data
8 78 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 71 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 65 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 62 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 55 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (1.44%) DB2
13 46 (1.44%) Power BI
14 36 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
15 34 (1.07%) Pentaho
16 32 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
18 20 (0.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 777 (24.38%) Git (software)
2 678 (21.27%) Jenkins
3 314 (9.85%) Selenium
4 256 (8.03%) Bitbucket
5 208 (6.53%) Cucumber
6 146 (4.58%) Maven
7 127 (3.98%) JUnit
8 126 (3.95%) GitLab
9 121 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 96 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
11 89 (2.79%) Postman
12 88 (2.76%) Subversion
13 86 (2.70%) Gradle
13 86 (2.70%) JMeter
14 85 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 75 (2.35%) WebDriver
16 68 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
17 64 (2.01%) SoapUI
18 63 (1.98%) Mockito
18 63 (1.98%) TeamCity
General
1 520 (16.32%) Finance
2 300 (9.41%) Public Sector
3 235 (7.37%) Banking
4 117 (3.67%) Retail
5 92 (2.89%) Marketing
6 55 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 49 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.44%) Front Office
9 40 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.04%) Games
11 30 (0.94%) Law
12 29 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 24 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.69%) Military
15 19 (0.60%) Back Office
15 19 (0.60%) German Language
16 18 (0.56%) Advertising
17 15 (0.47%) Electronics
18 12 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 817 (25.64%) Developer
2 543 (17.04%) Analyst
3 232 (7.28%) Business Analyst
4 221 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 169 (5.30%) Java Developer
6 168 (5.27%) Test Analyst
7 150 (4.71%) Scrum Master
8 144 (4.52%) Test Engineer
9 142 (4.46%) Tester
10 134 (4.20%) Project Manager
11 122 (3.83%) Architect
12 85 (2.67%) Consultant
13 81 (2.54%) .NET Developer
14 79 (2.48%) Software Engineer
15 76 (2.38%) Automation Tester
16 59 (1.85%) C# Developer
17 57 (1.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 55 (1.73%) Full Stack Developer
19 52 (1.63%) Delivery Manager
19 52 (1.63%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (9.13%) HTML
2 285 (8.94%) Web Services
3 271 (8.50%) CSS
4 257 (8.06%) JSON
5 244 (7.66%) XML
6 240 (7.53%) REST
7 213 (6.68%) Spring
8 212 (6.65%) .NET
8 212 (6.65%) AngularJS
9 182 (5.71%) RESTful
10 177 (5.55%) Node.js
11 140 (4.39%) React
12 100 (3.14%) Gherkin
12 100 (3.14%) SOAP
13 98 (3.07%) J2EE
14 92 (2.89%) Spring Boot
15 86 (2.70%) Kafka
16 75 (2.35%) Middleware
17 73 (2.29%) Hibernate
18 72 (2.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 255 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (5.93%) User Experience
3 79 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 61 (1.91%) Virtual Team
6 48 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 45 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.32%) Cloud Native
8 42 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 37 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 33 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 31 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 28 (0.88%) Derivative
13 28 (0.88%) PKI
14 27 (0.85%) NHS
14 27 (0.85%) Replication
14 27 (0.85%) Wiki
15 26 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 494 (15.50%) Linux
2 256 (8.03%) Windows
3 193 (6.06%) Unix
4 101 (3.17%) Android
5 96 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 75 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (1.73%) Windows Server
8 40 (1.26%) CentOS
8 40 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 31 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (0.94%) AIX
11 24 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (0.50%) Solaris
14 15 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.47%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.44%) CoreOS
15 14 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
16 13 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,136 (67.02%) Agile Software Development
2 980 (30.75%) Scrum
3 800 (25.10%) DevOps
4 595 (18.67%) Test Automation
5 358 (11.23%) User Stories
6 348 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
7 347 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 341 (10.70%) Kanban
9 337 (10.57%) TDD
10 298 (9.35%) Microservices
11 279 (8.75%) Project Management
12 266 (8.35%) BDD
13 224 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 222 (6.97%) Software Engineering
15 211 (6.62%) Waterfall
16 209 (6.56%) Data Modelling
17 192 (6.02%) Configuration Management
18 185 (5.80%) SDLC
19 183 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
19 183 (5.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 769 (24.13%) Java
2 673 (21.12%) SQL
3 447 (14.03%) Python
4 413 (12.96%) JavaScript
5 236 (7.41%) C#
6 145 (4.55%) C
7 138 (4.33%) PL/SQL
8 121 (3.80%) PowerShell
9 112 (3.51%) Bash Shell
10 99 (3.11%) Ruby
11 90 (2.82%) Scala
12 89 (2.79%) C++
13 83 (2.60%) Java 8
14 81 (2.54%) Groovy
14 81 (2.54%) TypeScript
15 73 (2.29%) T-SQL
16 67 (2.10%) Shell Script
17 60 (1.88%) Perl
18 52 (1.63%) PHP
19 37 (1.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 553 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 442 (13.87%) SC Cleared
3 144 (4.52%) Degree
4 123 (3.86%) ISTQB
5 116 (3.64%) ISEB
6 55 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 53 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 35 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (0.82%) MCSA
10 26 (0.82%) MCSE
11 22 (0.69%) AWS Certification
12 19 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (0.53%) BC Cleared
13 17 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (0.53%) Master's Degree
14 15 (0.47%) MCITP
14 15 (0.47%) MCTS
14 15 (0.47%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (9.98%) QA
2 42 (1.32%) PMO
3 32 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 31 (0.97%) SLA
5 17 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 12 (0.38%) GxP
7 10 (0.31%) GDPR
8 9 (0.28%) MiFID
9 8 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.22%) NCSC
11 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.19%) WCAG
12 4 (0.13%) NIST
12 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.13%) PSD2
13 3 (0.094%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (0.094%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.063%) JTAG
System Software
1 330 (10.35%) Docker
2 84 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.66%) Apache Flume
6 21 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.66%) vSphere
7 17 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (0.38%) HDFS
9 12 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.13%) RACF
10 4 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.094%) Firmware
11 3 (0.094%) LXC
11 3 (0.094%) Varnish
11 3 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 263 (8.25%) Kubernetes
2 244 (7.66%) Ansible
3 237 (7.44%) Terraform
4 92 (2.89%) Puppet
5 75 (2.35%) Packer
6 66 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
7 65 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 41 (1.29%) Consul
9 29 (0.91%) HP ALM
10 20 (0.63%) Istio
11 19 (0.60%) Kibana
12 18 (0.56%) Netcool
12 18 (0.56%) PowerCLI
12 18 (0.56%) SCCM
12 18 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 15 (0.47%) logstash
13 15 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
13 15 (0.47%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
15 13 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 378 (11.86%) Oracle
2 299 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 278 (8.72%) Atlassian
4 172 (5.40%) Google
5 160 (5.02%) SAP
6 127 (3.98%) Red Hat
7 95 (2.98%) VMware
8 81 (2.54%) Adobe
9 77 (2.42%) IBM
10 71 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 69 (2.17%) HP
12 68 (2.13%) hybris
12 68 (2.13%) Splunk
13 64 (2.01%) ServiceNow
14 62 (1.95%) webMethods
15 59 (1.85%) MuleSoft
16 57 (1.79%) BEA
17 49 (1.54%) Tableau
18 40 (1.26%) Axway
18 40 (1.26%) Cisco