Period
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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 43 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing JIRA 5,243 2,951 2,334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.04% 5.06% 4.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.62% 29.23% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,557 1,961 1,584
10th Percentile £370 £320 £322
25th Percentile £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £471
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.80% -0.79%
75th Percentile £615 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £492 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 58 17
10th Percentile £28.84 £27.05 £16.90
25th Percentile £39.75 £41.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate £44.60 £46.72 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +33.49% -22.22%
75th Percentile £64.56 £58.00 £54.69
90th Percentile £76.25 £66.50 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.25 £52.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +21.63% +48.57% -22.22%

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 15,144 10,095 8,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.46% 17.31% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,620 6,792 5,992
10th Percentile £400 £341 £331
25th Percentile £460 £406 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £587
90th Percentile £750 £670 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 187 130
10th Percentile £37.12 £26.90 £18.93
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +7.51%
75th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £53.63
90th Percentile £76.24 £65.10 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% +2.22% -

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +9 4,231 £523 +10.05% 573
Work from Home +15 2,775 £500 +5.26% 233
London +15 2,362 £550 +10.00% 215
UK excluding London +3 1,787 £492 +9.22% 394
South East -5 399 £475 +4.40% 89
North of England +11 390 £500 +11.11% 98
Midlands +5 335 £475 +24.18% 82
West Midlands +1 293 £480 +25.65% 59
Scotland +13 239 £465 +9.41% 32
North West +13 217 £500 +21.21% 55
South West +3 207 £550 +22.22% 54
East of England +7 162 £495 +4.21% 31
Yorkshire +15 140 £480 +5.79% 30
Wales +2 51 £538 +14.67% 9
East Midlands -10 40 £465 +17.42% 23
North East 0 33 £525 -2.78% 13
Northern Ireland -1 10 £438 +8.56%
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 3,402 (64.89%) Agile
2 2,436 (46.46%) Confluence
3 1,573 (30.00%) Scrum
4 1,434 (27.35%) Social Skills
5 1,331 (25.39%) DevOps
6 1,187 (22.64%) Git (software)
7 1,068 (20.37%) Azure
8 1,054 (20.10%) Finance
9 1,044 (19.91%) SQL
10 983 (18.75%) Java
11 949 (18.10%) AWS
12 926 (17.66%) CI/CD
13 897 (17.11%) Jenkins
14 837 (15.96%) Security Cleared
15 813 (15.51%) Python
16 771 (14.71%) Test Automation
17 720 (13.73%) SC Cleared
18 691 (13.18%) Linux
19 659 (12.57%) Microsoft
20 613 (11.69%) Project Management
21 612 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
22 591 (11.27%) Banking
23 559 (10.66%) Docker
24 531 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
24 531 (10.13%) Oracle
24 531 (10.13%) Public Sector
25 527 (10.05%) JavaScript
26 526 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
27 524 (9.99%) Kanban
28 512 (9.77%) User Stories

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 2,436 (46.46%) Confluence
2 208 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 78 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 69 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 68 (1.30%) CMS
6 63 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 53 (1.01%) SAS
8 50 (0.95%) nginx
9 49 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 43 (0.82%) IIS
11 42 (0.80%) Apache
11 42 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 39 (0.74%) JBoss
13 25 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (0.48%) Mule
14 23 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 23 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
16 16 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
17 13 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 260 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 185 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
3 170 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
4 116 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 106 (2.02%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.31%) Sketch
7 12 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.19%) InVision
9 6 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.11%) Zeplin
10 5 (0.095%) Adobe XD
10 5 (0.095%) Open Workbench
10 5 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.038%) Mingle
12 1 (0.019%) Blender
12 1 (0.019%) CATIA
12 1 (0.019%) Maya
12 1 (0.019%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (0.82%) assyst
2 35 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 22 (0.42%) SAP FI-CA
3 22 (0.42%) SAP PSCD
4 20 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 19 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 17 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
7 15 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
8 13 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
10 10 (0.19%) Magento
11 9 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
12 8 (0.15%) Shopify
12 8 (0.15%) thinkFolio
13 7 (0.13%) Markit EDM
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1,068 (20.37%) Azure
2 949 (18.10%) AWS
3 442 (8.43%) GitHub
4 260 (4.96%) GCP
5 226 (4.31%) Power Platform
6 173 (3.30%) Serverless
7 139 (2.65%) PaaS
8 124 (2.37%) Slack
9 117 (2.23%) SaaS
10 110 (2.10%) IaaS
11 106 (2.02%) Microsoft 365
12 94 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
13 87 (1.66%) Trello
14 82 (1.56%) Amazon S3
15 74 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
16 71 (1.35%) Miro
17 70 (1.34%) OpenShift
18 58 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 58 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
19 52 (0.99%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 98 (1.87%) Firewall
2 85 (1.62%) DNS
3 80 (1.53%) HTTP
4 64 (1.22%) Internet
5 45 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 40 (0.76%) SSL
7 37 (0.71%) Network Security
8 35 (0.67%) HTTPS
9 32 (0.61%) DHCP
10 30 (0.57%) IPv4
11 28 (0.53%) LAN
11 28 (0.53%) VPN
12 27 (0.51%) WAN
13 25 (0.48%) FTP
13 25 (0.48%) IPv6
14 23 (0.44%) 5G
15 21 (0.40%) Wireless
16 18 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (0.32%) IPsec
17 17 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 188 (3.59%) Power BI
3 171 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 167 (3.19%) MySQL
5 158 (3.01%) Big Data
6 141 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
7 133 (2.54%) NoSQL
8 125 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 122 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
10 107 (2.04%) MongoDB
11 93 (1.77%) Pentaho
12 68 (1.30%) Tableau
13 59 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
14 55 (1.05%) Hadoop
15 54 (1.03%) Impala
16 49 (0.93%) RDBMS
17 46 (0.88%) Apache Hive
18 44 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
19 43 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 41 (0.78%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,187 (22.64%) Git (software)
2 897 (17.11%) Jenkins
3 362 (6.90%) Bitbucket
4 308 (5.87%) GitLab
5 243 (4.63%) Selenium
6 238 (4.54%) Cucumber
7 197 (3.76%) Maven
8 159 (3.03%) TeamCity
9 151 (2.88%) Postman
9 151 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 149 (2.84%) Subversion
11 148 (2.82%) JMeter
12 135 (2.57%) JUnit
13 127 (2.42%) SonarQube
14 109 (2.08%) SoapUI
15 96 (1.83%) Artifactory
16 74 (1.41%) Zephyr
17 69 (1.32%) Visual Studio
18 67 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 65 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,434 (27.35%) Social Skills
2 1,054 (20.10%) Finance
3 591 (11.27%) Banking
4 531 (10.13%) Public Sector
5 526 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
6 211 (4.02%) Retail
7 193 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 178 (3.40%) Presentation Skills
9 163 (3.11%) Investment Banking
10 156 (2.98%) Front Office
11 122 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
12 115 (2.19%) Games
13 110 (2.10%) Marketing
14 97 (1.85%) Legal
15 84 (1.60%) Retail Banking
16 72 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
17 69 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
18 55 (1.05%) Publishing
19 49 (0.93%) Manufacturing
20 48 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,044 (19.91%) Developer
2 956 (18.23%) Analyst
3 566 (10.80%) Business Analyst
4 337 (6.43%) Project Manager
5 303 (5.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 240 (4.58%) Scrum Master
7 197 (3.76%) Java Developer
8 190 (3.62%) Architect
8 190 (3.62%) Test Analyst
9 171 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 166 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 165 (3.15%) Tester
12 135 (2.57%) Delivery Manager
13 119 (2.27%) .NET Developer
14 112 (2.14%) Python Developer
15 102 (1.95%) Consultant
15 102 (1.95%) Data Engineer
16 94 (1.79%) Test Engineer
17 90 (1.72%) Full Stack Developer
18 88 (1.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (8.28%) .NET
2 372 (7.10%) REST
3 328 (6.26%) Spring
4 326 (6.22%) React
5 304 (5.80%) HTML
6 284 (5.42%) CSS
7 277 (5.28%) JSON
8 247 (4.71%) RESTful
9 229 (4.37%) Node.js
10 227 (4.33%) XML
11 186 (3.55%) Spring Boot
12 177 (3.38%) Kafka
13 172 (3.28%) SOAP
14 165 (3.15%) Web Services
15 148 (2.82%) AngularJS
16 107 (2.04%) jQuery
17 92 (1.75%) HTML5
18 84 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
19 83 (1.58%) J2EE
20 82 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 305 (5.82%) User Experience
2 156 (2.98%) Mobile App
3 142 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
4 120 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 108 (2.06%) Public Cloud
6 105 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 91 (1.74%) Cloud Native
8 87 (1.66%) Legacy Code
9 84 (1.60%) Data Centre
10 79 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
11 58 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 58 (1.11%) Wiki
12 54 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 53 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 52 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 50 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 49 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
17 46 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
18 40 (0.76%) Reference Data
19 36 (0.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 691 (13.18%) Linux
2 378 (7.21%) Windows
3 328 (6.26%) Unix
4 93 (1.77%) Android
5 88 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 83 (1.58%) Windows Server
7 77 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 35 (0.67%) CentOS
9 32 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
13 13 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.19%) Solaris
15 8 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.11%) VMS
17 5 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,402 (64.89%) Agile
2 1,573 (30.00%) Scrum
3 1,331 (25.39%) DevOps
4 926 (17.66%) CI/CD
5 771 (14.71%) Test Automation
6 613 (11.69%) Project Management
7 612 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
8 531 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 524 (9.99%) Kanban
10 512 (9.77%) User Stories
11 507 (9.67%) Microservices
12 481 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
13 457 (8.72%) Analytics
14 435 (8.30%) Software Engineering
15 431 (8.22%) SDLC
16 423 (8.07%) TDD
17 379 (7.23%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 358 (6.83%) Migration
19 355 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
20 351 (6.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (19.91%) SQL
2 983 (18.75%) Java
3 813 (15.51%) Python
4 527 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 407 (7.76%) C#
6 263 (5.02%) PowerShell
7 222 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 194 (3.70%) TypeScript
9 185 (3.53%) Bash
10 169 (3.22%) C++
11 156 (2.98%) PL/SQL
12 152 (2.90%) C
13 116 (2.21%) Go
14 96 (1.83%) Perl
15 93 (1.77%) Groovy
16 85 (1.62%) Scala
17 69 (1.32%) R
18 56 (1.07%) Ruby
19 50 (0.95%) Kotlin
20 49 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 837 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 720 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 213 (4.06%) ISTQB
4 207 (3.95%) Degree
5 127 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 126 (2.40%) ISEB
7 88 (1.68%) PMI Certification
8 83 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 82 (1.56%) PMP
10 69 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 51 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
12 46 (0.88%) AWS Certification
13 41 (0.78%) APMP
14 28 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 28 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.32%) CCNP
17 16 (0.31%) IIBA
18 15 (0.29%) CCNA
18 15 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (8.45%) QA
2 156 (2.98%) PMO
3 128 (2.44%) Accessibility
4 79 (1.51%) Data Quality
5 60 (1.14%) GDPR
6 41 (0.78%) SLA
7 31 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.32%) MiFID
9 16 (0.31%) WCAG
10 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
13 9 (0.17%) NIST
14 8 (0.15%) EMIR
14 8 (0.15%) ISO 20022
14 8 (0.15%) PCI DSS
15 5 (0.095%) GRC
16 4 (0.076%) IEC 61508
16 4 (0.076%) P3O
16 4 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 559 (10.66%) Docker
2 131 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 60 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.67%) HDFS
5 32 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.36%) vSphere
8 18 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.25%) Firmware
10 11 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (0.17%) OpenSSH
12 7 (0.13%) XenApp
12 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.11%) KVM
14 5 (0.095%) iptables
14 5 (0.095%) Xen
15 4 (0.076%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.076%) NFS
15 4 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.076%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 488 (9.31%) Kubernetes
2 416 (7.93%) Terraform
3 392 (7.48%) Ansible
4 146 (2.78%) Puppet
5 74 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 73 (1.39%) Grafana
7 66 (1.26%) Packer
8 56 (1.07%) Consul
9 43 (0.82%) Kibana
10 39 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
11 38 (0.72%) HP ALM
12 34 (0.65%) Prometheus
13 32 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
14 27 (0.51%) Control-M
15 25 (0.48%) logstash
16 21 (0.40%) Rancher
17 19 (0.36%) Data Guard
17 19 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
17 19 (0.36%) SCCM
18 18 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 659 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 531 (10.13%) Oracle
3 394 (7.51%) Atlassian
4 249 (4.75%) Google
5 200 (3.81%) ServiceNow
6 177 (3.38%) SAP
7 157 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 135 (2.57%) Splunk
9 94 (1.79%) AppDynamics
10 86 (1.64%) VMware
11 78 (1.49%) Cloudera
12 73 (1.39%) IBM
13 66 (1.26%) Adobe
13 66 (1.26%) Informatica
14 64 (1.22%) Dynatrace
15 60 (1.14%) Red Hat
16 59 (1.13%) Talend
17 58 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
18 56 (1.07%) Databricks
18 56 (1.07%) HP