Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 49 61
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 +17
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,700 4,226 3,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.18% 4.19% 3.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.44% 21.60% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,910 2,734 2,086
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 33 36
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £46.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +12.88% -6.32%
10th Percentile £21.25 £26.20 £30.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £153.00 £55.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £46.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -4.35% +14.29% +0.63%

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 18,473 19,569 15,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 19.42% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,291 13,476 10,509
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +11.29% +1.19%
10th Percentile £335 £315 £300
90th Percentile £638 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 219 318
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £23.85 £28.40 £22.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £67.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +11 4,363 £475 +5.56% 245
UK excluding London +13 2,567 £450 +5.88% 151
London +10 2,047 £525 +5.00% 104
South East +15 795 £450 +5.88% 40
North of England +7 562 £425 +2.41% 39
Midlands +14 373 £438 +0.86% 22
South West 0 307 £475 +14.46% 22
West Midlands +21 301 £450 +1.41% 12
East of England +29 265 £450 - 18
Yorkshire +13 246 £433 +0.70% 17
North West -5 217 £401 +0.13% 21
Scotland +9 169 £388 -3.13% 7
North East +21 100 £460 +2.22% 1
Wales +6 71 £425 -2.86% 1
East Midlands -6 66 £396 -6.82% 10
Northern Ireland +12 17 £315 -26.91% 2
Channel Islands 0 8 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3,219 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2,152 (45.79%) Confluence
3 1,455 (30.96%) Scrum
4 1,272 (27.06%) Jenkins
5 1,241 (26.40%) Java
6 1,204 (25.62%) Git (software)
7 1,150 (24.47%) DevOps
8 991 (21.09%) Test Automation
9 952 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
10 937 (19.94%) SQL
11 843 (17.94%) Finance
12 779 (16.57%) JavaScript
13 729 (15.51%) Linux
14 698 (14.85%) Docker
15 656 (13.96%) TDD
16 628 (13.36%) BDD
17 616 (13.11%) Python
18 590 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
19 574 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
20 546 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
21 543 (11.55%) Atlassian
22 541 (11.51%) Kanban
23 538 (11.45%) Selenium
24 514 (10.94%) User Stories
25 485 (10.32%) Microservices
26 479 (10.19%) REST
27 451 (9.60%) Security Cleared
28 449 (9.55%) Ansible
28 449 (9.55%) HTML
29 448 (9.53%) Cucumber

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 2,152 (45.79%) Confluence
2 126 (2.68%) Apache
2 126 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 117 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
4 101 (2.15%) CMS
5 90 (1.91%) nginx
6 81 (1.72%) Tomcat
7 74 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 71 (1.51%) WebSphere
9 65 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 50 (1.06%) JBoss
11 46 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 42 (0.89%) IIS
13 36 (0.77%) SAS
14 35 (0.74%) Drupal
15 33 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.60%) Documentum
17 27 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
17 27 (0.57%) Mule
18 21 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 207 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 195 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
3 127 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 105 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 84 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 49 (1.04%) Sketch
7 24 (0.51%) InVision
8 23 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.30%) Zeplin
11 11 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.17%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.11%) Marvel
14 3 (0.064%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.064%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.064%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.064%) FreeHand
14 3 (0.064%) Simulink
15 2 (0.043%) InDesign
15 2 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.57%) assyst
2 27 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 22 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.36%) Magento
5 14 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
6 12 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
9 5 (0.11%) Fredhopper
9 5 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 5 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.085%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 952 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
2 574 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 353 (7.51%) GitHub
4 173 (3.68%) Slack
5 150 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 122 (2.60%) Serverless
7 118 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 117 (2.49%) SaaS
9 103 (2.19%) Amazon S3
10 90 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
11 87 (1.85%) Power Platform
12 81 (1.72%) Office 365
13 80 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 77 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
14 77 (1.64%) npm
15 76 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 67 (1.43%) OpenShift
17 66 (1.40%) PaaS
18 47 (1.00%) Route 53
19 42 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.04%) HTTP
2 63 (1.34%) Firewall
3 62 (1.32%) Internet
4 59 (1.26%) VPN
5 38 (0.81%) DNS
6 34 (0.72%) Skype
7 33 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 24 (0.51%) OpenVPN
9 20 (0.43%) FTP
9 20 (0.43%) SSL
10 19 (0.40%) BGP
10 19 (0.40%) Multicast
10 19 (0.40%) OSPF
11 17 (0.36%) LAN
11 17 (0.36%) WAN
12 16 (0.34%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (0.30%) DHCP
14 14 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 273 (5.81%) MySQL
3 219 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
4 183 (3.89%) Relational Database
5 167 (3.55%) NoSQL
6 156 (3.32%) MongoDB
7 152 (3.23%) Big Data
8 132 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 113 (2.40%) Hadoop
10 103 (2.19%) Oracle Database
11 92 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
12 87 (1.85%) Power BI
13 74 (1.57%) Redis
14 72 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 72 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 65 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
16 51 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
17 50 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 45 (0.96%) DB2
19 44 (0.94%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,272 (27.06%) Jenkins
2 1,204 (25.62%) Git (software)
3 538 (11.45%) Selenium
4 448 (9.53%) Cucumber
5 384 (8.17%) Bitbucket
6 339 (7.21%) Maven
7 284 (6.04%) JUnit
8 239 (5.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 194 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 181 (3.85%) SoapUI
11 178 (3.79%) SonarQube
12 175 (3.72%) Subversion
13 150 (3.19%) GitLab
14 146 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 143 (3.04%) JMeter
16 117 (2.49%) TeamCity
17 103 (2.19%) WebDriver
18 94 (2.00%) Visual Studio
19 85 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
20 81 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 843 (17.94%) Finance
2 424 (9.02%) Banking
3 249 (5.30%) Retail
4 156 (3.32%) Marketing
5 86 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 86 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 82 (1.74%) Front Office
7 54 (1.15%) Law
8 53 (1.13%) Games
9 50 (1.06%) Legal
10 47 (1.00%) Retail Banking
11 43 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 36 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.57%) Back Office
15 24 (0.51%) Advertising
15 24 (0.51%) Publishing
16 20 (0.43%) Electronics
17 16 (0.34%) Billing
18 14 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,250 (26.60%) Developer
2 805 (17.13%) Analyst
3 421 (8.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 371 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 280 (5.96%) Java Developer
6 254 (5.40%) Test Analyst
7 249 (5.30%) Tester
8 232 (4.94%) Project Manager
9 163 (3.47%) Scrum Master
10 143 (3.04%) Architect
11 132 (2.81%) Senior Developer
12 131 (2.79%) Automation Tester
13 125 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 115 (2.45%) Test Engineer
15 112 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
16 109 (2.32%) AWS DevOps
17 102 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
18 91 (1.94%) Consultant
19 89 (1.89%) Delivery Manager
20 88 (1.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (10.19%) REST
2 449 (9.55%) HTML
3 437 (9.30%) Web Services
4 417 (8.87%) CSS
5 383 (8.15%) Spring
6 344 (7.32%) AngularJS
7 338 (7.19%) Node.js
8 332 (7.06%) .NET
9 327 (6.96%) JSON
10 294 (6.26%) RESTful
11 266 (5.66%) SOAP
12 255 (5.43%) XML
13 249 (5.30%) React
14 207 (4.40%) HTML5
15 176 (3.74%) Spring Boot
16 163 (3.47%) Kafka
17 153 (3.26%) Gherkin
18 141 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
19 135 (2.87%) jQuery
20 111 (2.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 384 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 359 (7.64%) User Experience
3 183 (3.89%) Mobile App
4 147 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 104 (2.21%) Fintech
6 88 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 81 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 67 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 65 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
10 63 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 62 (1.32%) NHS
12 59 (1.26%) Cloud Native
13 53 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 50 (1.06%) PKI
15 38 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 33 (0.70%) Public Cloud
17 29 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (0.57%) Video on Demand
18 27 (0.57%) Wiki
19 26 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 729 (15.51%) Linux
2 381 (8.11%) Unix
3 351 (7.47%) Windows
4 137 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 133 (2.83%) Android
6 125 (2.66%) CentOS
7 110 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (1.74%) Windows Server
9 32 (0.68%) Windows 10
10 27 (0.57%) CoreOS
11 23 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 19 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.34%) HPUX
13 16 (0.34%) Solaris
14 15 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.30%) VMS
16 12 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 11 (0.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,219 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,455 (30.96%) Scrum
3 1,150 (24.47%) DevOps
4 991 (21.09%) Test Automation
5 656 (13.96%) TDD
6 628 (13.36%) BDD
7 590 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
8 546 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
9 541 (11.51%) Kanban
10 514 (10.94%) User Stories
11 485 (10.32%) Microservices
12 409 (8.70%) Project Management
13 384 (8.17%) SDLC
14 322 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 320 (6.81%) Open Source
16 290 (6.17%) Configuration Management
17 289 (6.15%) Analytics
18 263 (5.60%) Software Engineering
19 255 (5.43%) Waterfall
20 250 (5.32%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,241 (26.40%) Java
2 937 (19.94%) SQL
3 779 (16.57%) JavaScript
4 616 (13.11%) Python
5 344 (7.32%) C#
6 236 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 204 (4.34%) Ruby
8 171 (3.64%) Java 8
9 152 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 126 (2.68%) TypeScript
11 122 (2.60%) Shell Script
12 115 (2.45%) Perl
13 113 (2.40%) PHP
14 108 (2.30%) Groovy
15 106 (2.26%) Scala
16 100 (2.13%) PL/SQL
17 99 (2.11%) ES6
18 74 (1.57%) C
19 67 (1.43%) C++
20 66 (1.40%) R
Qualifications
1 451 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 352 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 257 (5.47%) Degree
4 159 (3.38%) ISEB
5 157 (3.34%) ISTQB
6 69 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 54 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 46 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 45 (0.96%) AWS Certification
10 41 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
11 36 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 26 (0.55%) PMP
14 24 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 22 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (0.43%) CCNA
16 20 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (0.43%) OCPJP
16 20 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (9.38%) QA
2 89 (1.89%) PMO
3 49 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.77%) GDPR
5 18 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 18 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.38%) SLA
6 13 (0.28%) MiFID
6 13 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.19%) PSD2
8 7 (0.15%) WCAG
9 5 (0.11%) HL7
9 5 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 31000
9 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.085%) IFRS
System Software
1 698 (14.85%) Docker
2 103 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 80 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.55%) HDFS
5 25 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.40%) Apache Flume
7 13 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.23%) Firmware
9 9 (0.19%) Squid
9 9 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 7 (0.15%) OpenAM
10 7 (0.15%) OpenDJ
10 7 (0.15%) OpenIDM
11 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.13%) RACF
11 6 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.11%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 449 (9.55%) Ansible
2 367 (7.81%) Kubernetes
3 302 (6.43%) Terraform
4 195 (4.15%) Puppet
5 147 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (1.43%) Packer
7 63 (1.34%) Consul
8 56 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 55 (1.17%) Grafana
10 52 (1.11%) HP ALM
11 50 (1.06%) Kibana
12 44 (0.94%) Prometheus
12 44 (0.94%) SCCM
13 37 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
14 36 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
15 35 (0.74%) ZABBIX
16 29 (0.62%) logstash
17 25 (0.53%) vCenter Server
18 24 (0.51%) FreeIPA
19 23 (0.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 543 (11.55%) Atlassian
2 447 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 428 (9.11%) Oracle
4 192 (4.09%) Google
5 188 (4.00%) Splunk
6 140 (2.98%) Red Hat
6 140 (2.98%) SAP
7 121 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 115 (2.45%) IBM
9 111 (2.36%) Adobe
10 100 (2.13%) HP
11 93 (1.98%) VMware
12 89 (1.89%) ServiceNow
13 86 (1.83%) MuleSoft
14 63 (1.34%) Informatica
15 62 (1.32%) Tableau
16 56 (1.19%) AppDynamics
17 54 (1.15%) Cisco
18 48 (1.02%) hybris
19 42 (0.89%) Pega