Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 43 46 45
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1,983 3,234 4,996
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 4.51% 5.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.49% 26.46% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,693 2,196 3,319
Median daily rate £458 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% - +2.43%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £313
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 31 53
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27.98 £12.63 £38.85
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.25 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £42.25 £47.00
% change year-on-year +8.88% -10.11% +27.03%

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 7,213 12,220 21,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.39% 17.04% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,942 8,300 14,697
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -3.61% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 232
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £31.28
90th Percentile £60.30 £68.85 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +3 1,651 £450 -5.26% 486
UK excluding London +14 875 £450 - 358
London -6 817 £480 -4.00% 162
Work from Home +22 524 £453 -4.74% 72
South East +13 236 £463 +8.82% 78
North of England +22 210 £450 +5.88% 105
Midlands +8 141 £410 -11.35% 48
West Midlands +15 116 £410 -11.83% 31
Yorkshire +30 113 £450 +1.41% 30
East of England +18 110 £450 - 37
South West -9 82 £464 -2.37% 51
Scotland -7 75 £450 +5.88% 28
North West +15 68 £406 +1.37% 58
North East +9 29 £450 +12.50% 17
East Midlands +2 23 £425 -2.30% 17
Wales -8 12 £438 -7.89% 9
Northern Ireland +13 9 £432 +0.35% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 1,303 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 978 (49.32%) Confluence
3 618 (31.16%) Scrum
4 545 (27.48%) Java
5 527 (26.58%) DevOps
6 515 (25.97%) Jenkins
7 506 (25.52%) Git (software)
8 421 (21.23%) Finance
9 419 (21.13%) SQL
10 399 (20.12%) Test Automation
10 399 (20.12%) AWS
11 387 (19.52%) Python
12 305 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 304 (15.33%) Kanban
14 292 (14.73%) Linux
15 291 (14.67%) Azure
16 268 (13.51%) Microservices
17 255 (12.86%) Docker
17 255 (12.86%) JavaScript
18 249 (12.56%) SC Cleared
19 245 (12.36%) Atlassian
20 244 (12.30%) GitHub
21 237 (11.95%) Banking
22 235 (11.85%) Public Sector
23 229 (11.55%) Oracle
24 222 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
25 218 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
26 212 (10.69%) TDD
27 207 (10.44%) Spring
28 206 (10.39%) REST

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
1 978 (49.32%) Confluence
2 75 (3.78%) WebLogic
3 66 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 65 (3.28%) Apache
5 62 (3.13%) JBoss
6 59 (2.98%) SharePoint
7 57 (2.87%) Mule
8 42 (2.12%) Apache Spark
9 41 (2.07%) Red Hat Fuse
10 40 (2.02%) CMS
11 32 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 31 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (1.36%) WebSphere
14 21 (1.06%) SAS
15 19 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.81%) IIS
17 15 (0.76%) MQSeries
18 14 (0.71%) Jupyter
19 12 (0.61%) Anypoint
20 11 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 89 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 68 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.61%) Sketch
7 10 (0.50%) InVision
7 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.35%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.20%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.15%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.15%) Maya
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.10%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.050%) Figma
13 1 (0.050%) Fusion 360
Business Applications
1 24 (1.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 17 (0.86%) SAP FI-CA
3 16 (0.81%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (0.55%) BASE24
5 8 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.35%) Magento
6 7 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.20%) assyst
9 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.15%) SAP GRC
11 2 (0.10%) Aligne
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 399 (20.12%) AWS
2 291 (14.67%) Azure
3 244 (12.30%) GitHub
4 135 (6.81%) Slack
5 77 (3.88%) GCP
6 59 (2.98%) PaaS
7 44 (2.22%) Serverless
8 41 (2.07%) IaaS
9 40 (2.02%) Amazon S3
10 35 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 33 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (1.66%) SaaS
12 32 (1.61%) Office 365
12 32 (1.61%) OpenShift
13 30 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
14 29 (1.46%) Power Platform
15 23 (1.16%) Trello
16 21 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 19 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 19 (0.96%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.03%) Firewall
2 50 (2.52%) HTTP
3 44 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.07%) DNS
5 40 (2.02%) VLAN
6 39 (1.97%) SNMP
7 29 (1.46%) VPN
8 27 (1.36%) LAN
9 26 (1.31%) WAN
10 25 (1.26%) Reverse Proxy
11 23 (1.16%) DHCP
12 22 (1.11%) SSL
13 19 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.91%) HTTPS
15 16 (0.81%) Wireshark
16 15 (0.76%) Internet
17 14 (0.71%) Skype
17 14 (0.71%) SMTP
18 13 (0.66%) ATM
18 13 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.09%) MySQL
3 91 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 82 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 80 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 76 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (3.03%) Big Data
8 58 (2.92%) Hadoop
9 50 (2.52%) Oracle Database
10 49 (2.47%) Data Lake
11 47 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.87%) RDBMS
13 34 (1.71%) Apache Hive
14 30 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
14 30 (1.51%) Tableau
15 28 (1.41%) Power BI
16 25 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
17 22 (1.11%) Qlik Sense
18 20 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 19 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 515 (25.97%) Jenkins
2 506 (25.52%) Git (software)
3 178 (8.98%) Bitbucket
3 178 (8.98%) Maven
4 170 (8.57%) Selenium
5 162 (8.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 157 (7.92%) Cucumber
7 129 (6.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 116 (5.85%) JUnit
9 110 (5.55%) GitLab
10 85 (4.29%) Subversion
11 72 (3.63%) JMeter
12 61 (3.08%) FishEye
13 60 (3.03%) SoapUI
14 57 (2.87%) Mockito
15 55 (2.77%) Android Studio
16 54 (2.72%) Postman
17 51 (2.57%) SonarQube
18 50 (2.52%) Xcode
19 48 (2.42%) IntelliJ
General
1 421 (21.23%) Finance
2 237 (11.95%) Banking
3 235 (11.85%) Public Sector
4 63 (3.18%) Retail
5 51 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 44 (2.22%) Marketing
7 30 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 29 (1.46%) Front Office
9 27 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.31%) Retail Banking
11 24 (1.21%) Legal
12 21 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.91%) Law
14 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.76%) Publishing
15 12 (0.61%) Automotive
16 11 (0.55%) Advertising
16 11 (0.55%) Games
17 9 (0.45%) Military
18 7 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 451 (22.74%) Developer
2 269 (13.57%) Analyst
3 130 (6.56%) Business Analyst
4 116 (5.85%) Architect
5 107 (5.40%) Java Developer
6 103 (5.19%) Scrum Master
7 90 (4.54%) Consultant
8 88 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (3.73%) Tester
10 71 (3.58%) Test Analyst
11 70 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 64 (3.23%) Project Manager
13 59 (2.98%) Test Engineer
14 56 (2.82%) Data Engineer
15 40 (2.02%) AWS Engineer
16 39 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
16 39 (1.97%) JIRA Consultant
16 39 (1.97%) Test Manager
17 38 (1.92%) Scala Developer
18 34 (1.71%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (10.44%) Spring
2 206 (10.39%) REST
3 189 (9.53%) JSON
4 181 (9.13%) XML
5 166 (8.37%) Spring Boot
6 163 (8.22%) Node.js
7 149 (7.51%) HTML
8 134 (6.76%) React
9 133 (6.71%) Web Services
10 119 (6.00%) SOAP
11 113 (5.70%) .NET
12 111 (5.60%) CSS
13 109 (5.50%) RESTful
14 96 (4.84%) AngularJS
15 78 (3.93%) HTML5
16 68 (3.43%) Middleware
17 49 (2.47%) J2EE
18 47 (2.37%) WireMock
19 45 (2.27%) Gherkin
19 45 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (7.11%) User Experience
3 123 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 54 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 38 (1.92%) Public Cloud
6 37 (1.87%) Derivative
7 32 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (1.41%) Fixed Income
9 26 (1.31%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (1.21%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 22 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.06%) Data Structures
13 18 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.91%) Equities
14 15 (0.76%) Replication
14 15 (0.76%) SWIFT
14 15 (0.76%) W3C
15 14 (0.71%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 292 (14.73%) Linux
2 180 (9.08%) Windows
3 136 (6.86%) Unix
4 124 (6.25%) Android
5 107 (5.40%) Apple iOS
6 66 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (2.27%) CentOS
8 44 (2.22%) Windows Server
9 27 (1.36%) Windows 10
10 23 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
11 16 (0.81%) Ubuntu
12 14 (0.71%) Debian
13 13 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.35%) OpenWrt
15 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.20%) AIX
17 4 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
18 3 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,303 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (31.16%) Scrum
3 527 (26.58%) DevOps
4 399 (20.12%) Test Automation
5 304 (15.33%) Kanban
6 268 (13.51%) Microservices
7 222 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
8 218 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
9 212 (10.69%) TDD
10 200 (10.09%) User Stories
11 198 (9.98%) BDD
12 187 (9.43%) SDLC
13 177 (8.93%) Project Management
14 161 (8.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 158 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
16 153 (7.72%) Migration
17 151 (7.61%) Configuration Management
18 147 (7.41%) Data Modelling
19 128 (6.45%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 127 (6.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 545 (27.48%) Java
2 419 (21.13%) SQL
3 387 (19.52%) Python
4 255 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 134 (6.76%) Java 8
6 124 (6.25%) C#
7 95 (4.79%) Kotlin
8 93 (4.69%) PL/SQL
9 88 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 79 (3.98%) C
11 78 (3.93%) Shell Script
12 75 (3.78%) Perl
13 71 (3.58%) C++
14 68 (3.43%) PowerShell
15 67 (3.38%) Scala
16 54 (2.72%) Apple Swift
17 48 (2.42%) PHP
18 42 (2.12%) Ruby
19 37 (1.87%) Go
20 36 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 305 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 249 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 89 (4.49%) ISTQB
4 75 (3.78%) ISEB
5 63 (3.18%) Degree
6 56 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 48 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.61%) CCNP
11 12 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.50%) CCNA
14 9 (0.45%) PMP
15 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.35%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (8.77%) QA
2 32 (1.61%) PMO
3 23 (1.16%) NIST
4 16 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.81%) SLA
5 15 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.76%) GDPR
6 8 (0.40%) ISO 8583
6 8 (0.40%) WCAG
7 7 (0.35%) PSD2
8 6 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.25%) ISO 20022
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.25%) JTAG
10 4 (0.20%) COBIT
10 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.15%) IFRS
System Software
1 255 (12.86%) Docker
2 52 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 27 (1.36%) vSphere
5 24 (1.21%) GlusterFS
5 24 (1.21%) HDFS
6 9 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.45%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.30%) Firmware
8 5 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.050%) NFS
11 1 (0.050%) Xen
Systems Management
1 206 (10.39%) Kubernetes
2 180 (9.08%) Ansible
3 131 (6.61%) Terraform
4 94 (4.74%) Prometheus
5 82 (4.14%) Puppet
6 71 (3.58%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (3.33%) Grafana
8 45 (2.27%) HP ALM
9 32 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (1.36%) Packer
11 24 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (1.16%) Kibana
13 19 (0.96%) ZABBIX
14 17 (0.86%) HP Fortify
15 13 (0.66%) Salt
16 11 (0.55%) Netcool
16 11 (0.55%) Rancher
16 11 (0.55%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.55%) vCenter Server
17 10 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 245 (12.36%) Atlassian
2 229 (11.55%) Oracle
3 167 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 165 (8.32%) Splunk
5 104 (5.24%) AppDynamics
6 76 (3.83%) MuleSoft
7 72 (3.63%) SAP
8 68 (3.43%) Google
9 63 (3.18%) VMware
10 62 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 62 (3.13%) ServiceNow
11 57 (2.87%) webMethods
12 53 (2.67%) HP
13 52 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
14 47 (2.37%) IBM
15 43 (2.17%) Adobe
16 34 (1.71%) Sybase
17 33 (1.66%) CA Agile Central
18 31 (1.56%) Dell
19 30 (1.51%) BEA