Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 64 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 +52 +39
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4343 3529 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.21% 3.35% 2.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.57% 20.30% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3048 2267 1447
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +7.74%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £265
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 19 29
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £39.37 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.75% -1.58% -0.62%
10th Percentile £26.00 £31.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £60.10 £49.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £39.37 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.38% -1.58% -0.62%

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 19245 17382 16265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.51% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 11692 10818
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 251 338
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.80 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +16 4112 £475 +5.56% 455
London +1 2338 £500 +5.26% 173
UK excluding London +22 1953 £425 +6.25% 303
South East +21 630 £450 +12.50% 82
North of England +44 484 £430 +1.18% 89
East of England +38 274 £416 -7.50% 32
Midlands +13 237 £413 +3.13% 40
North West +44 236 £425 +6.25% 49
Yorkshire +33 198 £450 +4.65% 29
West Midlands +10 166 £425 +6.25% 28
South West +24 147 £420 -4.00% 39
Scotland -20 140 £400 +11.11% 12
North East +62 67 £500 +17.65% 11
East Midlands 0 66 £395 +5.33% 12
Wales -4 25 £425 -10.53% 9
Northern Ireland -21 20 £340 -19.05%
Channel Islands - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JIRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JIRA.

1 2908 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1812 (41.72%) Confluence
3 1485 (34.19%) Java
4 1398 (32.19%) Scrum
5 1329 (30.60%) Git (software)
6 1258 (28.97%) Jenkins
7 1049 (24.15%) Test Automation
8 935 (21.53%) DevOps
9 912 (21.00%) Finance
10 909 (20.93%) SQL
11 896 (20.63%) TDD
12 841 (19.36%) Linux
13 757 (17.43%) BDD
14 755 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
15 685 (15.77%) JavaScript
16 642 (14.78%) REST
17 592 (13.63%) Python
18 590 (13.59%) Docker
19 565 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
19 565 (13.01%) Banking
20 540 (12.43%) HTML
21 527 (12.13%) Web Services
22 519 (11.95%) Kanban
23 506 (11.65%) Spring
24 490 (11.28%) Cucumber
25 482 (11.10%) Selenium
26 475 (10.94%) Oracle
27 474 (10.91%) Microservices
28 470 (10.82%) QA
29 469 (10.80%) Atlassian

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 1812 (41.72%) Confluence
2 166 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 149 (3.43%) CMS
4 141 (3.25%) Apache
5 120 (2.76%) Apache Spark
6 116 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 103 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
8 101 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 99 (2.28%) JBoss
10 95 (2.19%) Apache Solr
11 83 (1.91%) WebSphere
12 79 (1.82%) OpenStack
13 66 (1.52%) nginx
14 61 (1.40%) IIS
15 55 (1.27%) WildFly
16 53 (1.22%) WebLogic
17 44 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 42 (0.97%) Drupal
19 34 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
20 31 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 110 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
3 92 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 91 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
5 57 (1.31%) Photoshop
6 46 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (0.81%) HipChat
8 22 (0.51%) InVision
9 18 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
11 13 (0.30%) Flinto
12 11 (0.25%) InDesign
13 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (0.16%) Mingle
15 4 (0.092%) LaTeX
16 3 (0.069%) Camtasia
17 2 (0.046%) SPSS
18 1 (0.023%) GIMP
18 1 (0.023%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 30 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.48%) Magento
3 21 (0.48%) Temenos T24
4 19 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 12 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.18%) Lawson
9 7 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 7 (0.16%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.14%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.12%) Kondor
11 5 (0.12%) Maximo
11 5 (0.12%) SAP CO
11 5 (0.12%) SAP FI
11 5 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 565 (13.01%) Amazon AWS
2 293 (6.75%) GitHub
3 213 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 142 (3.27%) Slack
5 105 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
6 83 (1.91%) Amazon S3
7 79 (1.82%) SaaS
8 70 (1.61%) PaaS
9 67 (1.54%) npm
10 64 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 61 (1.40%) Serverless
12 57 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
13 55 (1.27%) Trello
14 54 (1.24%) IaaS
15 53 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 52 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 43 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
18 39 (0.90%) OpenShift
19 29 (0.67%) CloudFront
19 29 (0.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 156 (3.59%) HTTP
2 74 (1.70%) Internet
3 72 (1.66%) Firewall
4 67 (1.54%) DNS
4 67 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 59 (1.36%) Kerberos
6 58 (1.34%) SMS
7 39 (0.90%) Bluetooth
8 34 (0.78%) LDAP
9 32 (0.74%) SSL
10 28 (0.64%) Network Security
11 21 (0.48%) SSH
12 18 (0.41%) VPN
13 17 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
13 17 (0.39%) OpenVPN
14 14 (0.32%) DHCP
14 14 (0.32%) WAN
15 13 (0.30%) LAN
16 11 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (6.91%) Hadoop
2 294 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
3 266 (6.12%) Big Data
4 264 (6.08%) SQL Server
5 251 (5.78%) MongoDB
6 241 (5.55%) MySQL
7 231 (5.32%) Relational Database
8 226 (5.20%) NoSQL
9 139 (3.20%) HBase
10 132 (3.04%) Oracle Database
11 115 (2.65%) RDBMS
12 79 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
13 68 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 66 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 56 (1.29%) DB2
16 50 (1.15%) Redis
17 45 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 42 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
19 34 (0.78%) Endeca
20 30 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1329 (30.60%) Git (software)
2 1258 (28.97%) Jenkins
3 490 (11.28%) Cucumber
4 482 (11.10%) Selenium
5 460 (10.59%) Maven
6 396 (9.12%) JUnit
7 319 (7.35%) Bitbucket
8 309 (7.11%) Subversion
9 282 (6.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 249 (5.73%) TeamCity
11 202 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 164 (3.78%) WebDriver
13 153 (3.52%) Gradle
14 149 (3.43%) Mockito
14 149 (3.43%) SonarQube
15 146 (3.36%) SoapUI
16 141 (3.25%) IntelliJ
17 133 (3.06%) Vagrant
18 121 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
19 120 (2.76%) Ant
General
1 912 (21.00%) Finance
2 565 (13.01%) Banking
3 239 (5.50%) Retail
4 167 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 121 (2.79%) Marketing
6 100 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 75 (1.73%) Front Office
8 64 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 62 (1.43%) Games
11 57 (1.31%) Publishing
12 54 (1.24%) Electronics
13 50 (1.15%) Financial Institution
14 49 (1.13%) Back Office
15 46 (1.06%) Legal
16 38 (0.87%) Law
17 29 (0.67%) Automotive
18 20 (0.46%) Advertising
19 17 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
20 16 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1334 (30.72%) Developer
2 792 (18.24%) Analyst
3 459 (10.57%) Java Developer
4 393 (9.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 357 (8.22%) Business Analyst
6 289 (6.65%) Tester
7 284 (6.54%) Test Analyst
8 202 (4.65%) Scrum Master
9 187 (4.31%) Senior Developer
10 163 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 136 (3.13%) Architect
12 128 (2.95%) Consultant
13 120 (2.76%) Automation Tester
14 104 (2.39%) Test Engineer
15 101 (2.33%) Software Engineer
16 97 (2.23%) Agile Business Analyst
17 91 (2.10%) Software Developer
18 86 (1.98%) AWS Engineer
18 86 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
19 85 (1.96%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 642 (14.78%) REST
2 540 (12.43%) HTML
3 527 (12.13%) Web Services
4 506 (11.65%) Spring
5 451 (10.38%) CSS
6 439 (10.11%) RESTful
7 353 (8.13%) .NET
8 344 (7.92%) Node.js
9 343 (7.90%) JSON
10 336 (7.74%) AngularJS
11 319 (7.35%) HTML5
12 309 (7.11%) XML
13 250 (5.76%) SOAP
14 233 (5.36%) CSS3
15 228 (5.25%) Hibernate
16 179 (4.12%) Spring Boot
17 176 (4.05%) J2EE
18 163 (3.75%) React
19 161 (3.71%) jQuery
20 149 (3.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 345 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 267 (6.15%) User Experience
3 154 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 150 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 127 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 100 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
7 99 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 92 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
9 87 (2.00%) Virtual Team
10 86 (1.98%) Algorithms
11 85 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 60 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 60 (1.38%) iPad
13 51 (1.17%) Derivative
14 50 (1.15%) Credit Risk
15 47 (1.08%) Market Risk
16 46 (1.06%) Fintech
16 46 (1.06%) Fixed Income
17 43 (0.99%) STB
18 40 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 841 (19.36%) Linux
2 414 (9.53%) Unix
3 341 (7.85%) Windows
4 186 (4.28%) Android
5 179 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 156 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 82 (1.89%) Windows Server
8 59 (1.36%) VMS
9 58 (1.34%) CentOS
10 34 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 34 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 33 (0.76%) Solaris
12 17 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.25%) Debian
13 11 (0.25%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.16%) Fedora
14 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.092%) AIX
15 4 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2908 (66.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1398 (32.19%) Scrum
3 1049 (24.15%) Test Automation
4 935 (21.53%) DevOps
5 896 (20.63%) TDD
6 757 (17.43%) BDD
7 755 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
8 519 (11.95%) Kanban
9 474 (10.91%) Microservices
10 439 (10.11%) User Stories
11 403 (9.28%) SDLC
12 368 (8.47%) Configuration Management
13 349 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 346 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 341 (7.85%) Open Source
16 310 (7.14%) Project Management
17 297 (6.84%) Coaching
18 288 (6.63%) OO
19 285 (6.56%) MVC
20 284 (6.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1485 (34.19%) Java
2 909 (20.93%) SQL
3 685 (15.77%) JavaScript
4 592 (13.63%) Python
5 341 (7.85%) C#
6 256 (5.89%) Ruby
7 227 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 135 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 134 (3.09%) Perl
10 131 (3.02%) Scala
11 126 (2.90%) Groovy
12 119 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 104 (2.39%) PHP
14 94 (2.16%) PL/SQL
15 82 (1.89%) C++
16 77 (1.77%) Apple Swift
17 69 (1.59%) Objective-C
18 65 (1.50%) C
19 58 (1.34%) T-SQL
20 52 (1.20%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 409 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 291 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 269 (6.19%) Degree
4 139 (3.20%) ISEB
5 136 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 69 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 68 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 65 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 34 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 25 (0.58%) PMP
12 21 (0.48%) CISSP
13 15 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
14 12 (0.28%) CEH
14 12 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (0.28%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.28%) SANS
15 11 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.21%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (10.82%) QA
2 50 (1.15%) PMO
3 36 (0.83%) MiFID
4 27 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 19 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 18 (0.41%) GDPR
8 15 (0.35%) GCP
8 15 (0.35%) SLA
9 12 (0.28%) GPG13
9 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.25%) COBIT
10 11 (0.25%) WCAG
11 4 (0.092%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.092%) PSD2
12 3 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.069%) EMIR
12 3 (0.069%) HL7
13 2 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 590 (13.59%) Docker
2 61 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 58 (1.34%) HDFS
4 43 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 41 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 40 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (0.46%) vCloud
8 18 (0.41%) Xen
9 17 (0.39%) Postfix
9 17 (0.39%) Squid
10 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.23%) Firmware
12 8 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.16%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.14%) LXC
14 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.12%) Varnish
16 3 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 429 (9.88%) Ansible
2 355 (8.17%) Puppet
3 219 (5.04%) Terraform
4 215 (4.95%) Kubernetes
5 202 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
6 160 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
7 65 (1.50%) ZABBIX
8 60 (1.38%) Nagios
9 45 (1.04%) Kibana
10 41 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
11 40 (0.92%) logstash
11 40 (0.92%) Rancher
12 32 (0.74%) Salt
13 27 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 25 (0.58%) Ambari
15 21 (0.48%) SCCM
16 20 (0.46%) Mesos
17 16 (0.37%) Rsyslog
17 16 (0.37%) Sysdig
18 14 (0.32%) Packer
Vendors
1 475 (10.94%) Oracle
2 469 (10.80%) Atlassian
3 303 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 179 (4.12%) HP
5 154 (3.55%) Google
6 130 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 126 (2.90%) SAP
8 109 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
9 107 (2.46%) IBM
10 97 (2.23%) Splunk
11 92 (2.12%) Adobe
12 87 (2.00%) VMware
13 60 (1.38%) hybris
14 57 (1.31%) AppDynamics
15 44 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
15 44 (1.01%) ServiceNow
16 40 (0.92%) Sitecore
17 38 (0.87%) Sybase
18 37 (0.85%) New Relic
19 33 (0.76%) Bloomberg