Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 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
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 43 50
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +12
Contract jobs citing JIRA 2,883 4,913 4,357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.68% 5.10% 4.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.83% 24.36% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,845 3,122 2,933
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £313
90th Percentile £623 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 62 37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.34 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.06% -1.47% +11.80%
10th Percentile £20.73 £23.25 £26.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £58.63 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -12.78% - +12.50%

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 10,744 20,169 19,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.45% 20.93% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,976 13,676 13,505
Median daily rate £488 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 288 222
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.01% +9.26%
10th Percentile £18.25 £24.55 £28.10
90th Percentile £63.08 £54.13 £67.48
Median hourly rate £37.88 £43.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -12.93% - +6.10%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Top 18 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 3 April 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 -4 2,574 £475 - 542
UK excluding London -6 1,542 £450 +2.86% 397
London +4 1,276 £500 -4.76% 170
South East -13 385 £450 - 93
South West +6 271 £475 - 58
North of England -27 251 £400 -5.88% 109
Midlands -8 192 £435 +2.35% 66
Scotland +11 182 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England -9 182 £453 -3.98% 46
West Midlands -3 145 £432 -1.37% 50
North West -22 119 £400 +6.03% 66
Yorkshire -13 97 £420 -1.18% 31
Wales +12 72 £483 +7.22% 8
Work from Home -20 46 £450 -7.69% 38
East Midlands +1 43 £450 +13.07% 16
North East -32 35 £365 -26.96% 12
Channel Islands -3 4 - -
Northern Ireland -10 4 £400 +24.84% 4

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 1,970 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,367 (47.42%) Confluence
3 880 (30.52%) Scrum
4 745 (25.84%) DevOps
5 707 (24.52%) Java
6 687 (23.83%) Git (software)
7 584 (20.26%) Jenkins
8 573 (19.88%) SQL
9 544 (18.87%) Test Automation
10 523 (18.14%) Security Cleared
11 504 (17.48%) AWS
12 485 (16.82%) Finance
13 456 (15.82%) Linux
14 414 (14.36%) SC Cleared
15 397 (13.77%) Python
16 369 (12.80%) Oracle
17 368 (12.76%) Azure
18 330 (11.45%) JavaScript
19 322 (11.17%) TDD
20 320 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
21 317 (11.00%) User Stories
22 313 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
23 306 (10.61%) QA
24 304 (10.54%) Kanban
25 296 (10.27%) Public Sector
26 294 (10.20%) Docker
27 290 (10.06%) Selenium
28 271 (9.40%) Atlassian
29 269 (9.33%) Microservices
30 262 (9.09%) Project Management

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 1,367 (47.42%) Confluence
2 143 (4.96%) WebLogic
3 57 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 55 (1.91%) JBoss
5 53 (1.84%) Red Hat Fuse
6 52 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 48 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 43 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 42 (1.46%) nginx
10 40 (1.39%) Apache Spark
11 39 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 35 (1.21%) MQSeries
13 34 (1.18%) Apache
14 29 (1.01%) CMS
15 27 (0.94%) SAS
16 17 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 15 (0.52%) IIS
18 14 (0.49%) SAP Portal
19 11 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
20 10 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 118 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 58 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
5 53 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.83%) Sketch
7 17 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.28%) InVision
8 8 (0.28%) Zeplin
9 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.10%) GIMP
12 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.069%) Simulink
13 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.035%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.035%) InDesign
13 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
2 19 (0.66%) Magento
2 19 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.49%) assyst
5 13 (0.45%) SAP HCM
5 13 (0.45%) SAP PSCD
6 11 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.38%) Shopify
7 10 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 5 (0.17%) Maximo
8 5 (0.17%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.10%) Eloqua
10 3 (0.10%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 504 (17.48%) AWS
2 368 (12.76%) Azure
3 202 (7.01%) GitHub
4 92 (3.19%) Slack
5 89 (3.09%) GCP
6 82 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
7 64 (2.22%) SaaS
8 61 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 61 (2.12%) Serverless
9 57 (1.98%) PaaS
10 56 (1.94%) Trello
11 52 (1.80%) Amazon S3
12 47 (1.63%) Office 365
13 45 (1.56%) IaaS
14 42 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
14 42 (1.46%) Power Platform
15 34 (1.18%) OpenShift
16 28 (0.97%) Amazon EKS
17 27 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 24 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.70%) Firewall
2 48 (1.66%) DNS
3 37 (1.28%) HTTP
4 30 (1.04%) Skype
5 28 (0.97%) Wireshark
6 24 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 23 (0.80%) HTTPS
8 22 (0.76%) Internet
9 21 (0.73%) Network Security
9 21 (0.73%) SSL
10 20 (0.69%) DHCP
11 17 (0.59%) IPv6
12 16 (0.55%) LAN
13 15 (0.52%) Broadband
13 15 (0.52%) DSL
13 15 (0.52%) Wireless
14 14 (0.49%) WAN
15 13 (0.45%) VPN
16 12 (0.42%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 159 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
3 146 (5.06%) MySQL
4 134 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 94 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 89 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 73 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 72 (2.50%) Big Data
10 70 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 59 (2.05%) Hadoop
12 42 (1.46%) Power BI
12 42 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (1.28%) DB2
14 35 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
15 32 (1.11%) Pentaho
16 26 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
19 18 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 687 (23.83%) Git (software)
2 584 (20.26%) Jenkins
3 290 (10.06%) Selenium
4 224 (7.77%) Bitbucket
5 196 (6.80%) Cucumber
6 125 (4.34%) Maven
7 114 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 110 (3.82%) GitLab
9 101 (3.50%) Postman
10 98 (3.40%) JUnit
11 89 (3.09%) Subversion
12 87 (3.02%) JMeter
12 87 (3.02%) WebDriver
13 75 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
14 74 (2.57%) Gradle
15 73 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 68 (2.36%) TeamCity
17 66 (2.29%) SoapUI
18 54 (1.87%) SpecFlow
19 52 (1.80%) Zephyr
General
1 485 (16.82%) Finance
2 296 (10.27%) Public Sector
3 230 (7.98%) Banking
4 98 (3.40%) Retail
5 81 (2.81%) Marketing
6 52 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 50 (1.73%) Front Office
8 41 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 30 (1.04%) Law
9 30 (1.04%) Retail Banking
10 29 (1.01%) Games
10 29 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 19 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.62%) Military
14 17 (0.59%) German Language
15 16 (0.55%) Advertising
15 16 (0.55%) Back Office
16 15 (0.52%) Electronics
17 12 (0.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 701 (24.31%) Developer
2 506 (17.55%) Analyst
3 223 (7.73%) Business Analyst
4 194 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 157 (5.45%) Test Analyst
6 150 (5.20%) Java Developer
7 128 (4.44%) Architect
7 128 (4.44%) Test Engineer
8 126 (4.37%) Scrum Master
9 122 (4.23%) Tester
10 115 (3.99%) Project Manager
11 83 (2.88%) Consultant
12 77 (2.67%) Software Engineer
13 74 (2.57%) Automation Tester
14 62 (2.15%) .NET Developer
15 53 (1.84%) C# Developer
16 49 (1.70%) Product Manager
16 49 (1.70%) Python Developer
16 49 (1.70%) Senior Developer
17 45 (1.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (8.32%) Web Services
2 235 (8.15%) HTML
3 219 (7.60%) XML
4 218 (7.56%) CSS
5 202 (7.01%) REST
6 187 (6.49%) .NET
7 185 (6.42%) JSON
8 183 (6.35%) Spring
9 146 (5.06%) Node.js
9 146 (5.06%) RESTful
10 138 (4.79%) AngularJS
11 116 (4.02%) Gherkin
12 107 (3.71%) React
13 98 (3.40%) Spring Boot
14 96 (3.33%) SOAP
15 93 (3.23%) Kafka
16 88 (3.05%) J2EE
17 71 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
18 70 (2.43%) Middleware
19 57 (1.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 236 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (5.17%) User Experience
3 77 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
4 69 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 44 (1.53%) Cloud Native
6 42 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.32%) Data Centre
8 37 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
10 34 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 34 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 33 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
12 32 (1.11%) Derivative
13 31 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 28 (0.97%) PKI
15 27 (0.94%) NHS
15 27 (0.94%) Replication
16 25 (0.87%) Wiki
17 23 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 23 (0.80%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 456 (15.82%) Linux
2 205 (7.11%) Windows
3 162 (5.62%) Unix
4 82 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 74 (2.57%) Android
6 64 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (1.60%) CentOS
8 44 (1.53%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.66%) CoreOS
9 19 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 18 (0.62%) Solaris
10 18 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
15 8 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
17 6 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,970 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 880 (30.52%) Scrum
3 745 (25.84%) DevOps
4 544 (18.87%) Test Automation
5 322 (11.17%) TDD
6 320 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
7 317 (11.00%) User Stories
8 313 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
9 304 (10.54%) Kanban
10 269 (9.33%) Microservices
11 262 (9.09%) Project Management
12 258 (8.95%) BDD
13 205 (7.11%) SDLC
14 201 (6.97%) Waterfall
15 198 (6.87%) Data Modelling
16 195 (6.76%) Software Engineering
17 192 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 172 (5.97%) Test Scripting
18 172 (5.97%) Test Strategy
19 170 (5.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 707 (24.52%) Java
2 573 (19.88%) SQL
3 397 (13.77%) Python
4 330 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 220 (7.63%) C#
6 126 (4.37%) C
6 126 (4.37%) PL/SQL
7 113 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 88 (3.05%) Bash Shell
8 88 (3.05%) Java 8
9 82 (2.84%) C++
10 79 (2.74%) Scala
11 72 (2.50%) Ruby
12 65 (2.25%) Groovy
13 58 (2.01%) TypeScript
14 51 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 50 (1.73%) T-SQL
16 46 (1.60%) PHP
17 45 (1.56%) Perl
18 36 (1.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 523 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 414 (14.36%) SC Cleared
3 121 (4.20%) Degree
4 110 (3.82%) ISTQB
5 95 (3.30%) ISEB
6 63 (2.19%) DV Cleared
7 50 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 18 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (0.59%) BC Cleared
11 15 (0.52%) AWS Certification
11 15 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 13 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.38%) MCSE
13 11 (0.38%) PMP
14 10 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (10.61%) QA
2 41 (1.42%) SLA
3 34 (1.18%) PMO
4 31 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 10 (0.35%) GxP
6 10 (0.35%) MiFID
7 8 (0.28%) GDPR
8 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.24%) NCSC
9 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.17%) WCAG
10 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.14%) PSD2
11 3 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.069%) EMIR
12 2 (0.069%) IFRS
12 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.069%) UCITS
13 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 294 (10.20%) Docker
2 63 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.73%) Apache Flume
7 17 (0.59%) VMware NSX
8 16 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.38%) HDFS
9 11 (0.38%) vSphere
10 7 (0.24%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.21%) RACF
12 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.10%) LXC
15 2 (0.069%) iptables
15 2 (0.069%) KVM
15 2 (0.069%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 257 (8.91%) Ansible
2 242 (8.39%) Kubernetes
3 239 (8.29%) Terraform
4 87 (3.02%) Puppet
5 73 (2.53%) Packer
6 51 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 39 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (1.14%) Consul
9 27 (0.94%) HP ALM
10 23 (0.80%) Istio
11 18 (0.62%) PowerCLI
12 17 (0.59%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.55%) logstash
14 15 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
14 15 (0.52%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (0.45%) Kibana
17 11 (0.38%) Data Guard
18 10 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
18 10 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 369 (12.80%) Oracle
2 271 (9.40%) Atlassian
3 245 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 162 (5.62%) SAP
5 125 (4.34%) Google
6 101 (3.50%) Red Hat
7 75 (2.60%) VMware
8 65 (2.25%) HP
8 65 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 64 (2.22%) Adobe
9 64 (2.22%) hybris
10 63 (2.19%) IBM
10 63 (2.19%) ServiceNow
11 57 (1.98%) MuleSoft
12 52 (1.80%) BEA
12 52 (1.80%) webMethods
13 51 (1.77%) Tableau
14 46 (1.60%) Splunk
15 42 (1.46%) Axway
16 39 (1.35%) Sybase