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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 79 135
Rank change year-on-year +24 +56  
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1703 1494 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.62% 2.77% 1.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.57% 17.87% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 999 623
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +1.21% +9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 7
Median hourly rate £46.25 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +24.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £30.75 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £62.25 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +8.82% +19.71%  

JIRA is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8279 8360 7382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.58% 15.52% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13728 13919 10637
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 195 186
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £25.00 £21.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for JIRA in the UK

JIRA
Top 12 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 1608 £450 +4.65% 419
London +17 887 £475 +5.55% 191
UK excluding London +24 790 £415 +1.21% 245
South East +30 232 £425 - 52
North of England +36 217 £425 +13.33% 90
Midlands +32 120 £425 -3.35% 42
East of England +16 86 £425 -5.55% 21
South West -12 63 £400 -4.19% 23
Scotland -12 41 £366 -8.43% 12
Wales +4 15 £345 +2.22% 3
Northern Ireland -35 14 £413 +65.00% 2
Channel Islands - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2227 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1363 (40.57%) Confluence
3 1128 (33.57%) Java
4 1125 (33.48%) Scrum
5 1060 (31.55%) Git (software)
6 951 (28.30%) Jenkins
7 876 (26.07%) Test Automation
8 787 (23.42%) SQL
9 670 (19.94%) Linux
10 664 (19.76%) Finance
11 660 (19.64%) TDD
12 657 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
13 617 (18.36%) DevOps
14 605 (18.01%) JavaScript
15 579 (17.23%) HTML
16 517 (15.39%) Python
17 493 (14.67%) Selenium
18 481 (14.32%) BDD
19 472 (14.05%) CSS
20 466 (13.87%) Spring
21 448 (13.33%) REST
22 434 (12.92%) QA
23 427 (12.71%) Oracle
24 426 (12.68%) Web Services
25 420 (12.50%) Banking
26 385 (11.46%) Kanban
27 377 (11.22%) Atlassian
28 372 (11.07%) HTML5
29 358 (10.65%) RESTful
30 352 (10.48%) Amazon AWS

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 1363 (40.57%) Confluence
2 130 (3.87%) Apache
3 117 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 109 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
5 100 (2.98%) WebLogic
6 89 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 83 (2.47%) CMS
8 81 (2.41%) JBoss
9 76 (2.26%) Apache Spark
10 72 (2.14%) WebSphere
11 69 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 52 (1.55%) Apache Solr
13 41 (1.22%) IIS
14 35 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 35 (1.04%) nginx
15 30 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
16 27 (0.80%) OpenStack
17 24 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
18 23 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
19 17 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 94 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.60%) HipChat
8 14 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.18%) Mingle
10 4 (0.12%) InDesign
11 3 (0.089%) InVision
11 3 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.060%) Simulink
12 2 (0.060%) SPSS
13 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.030%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.030%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.030%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 49 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
4 19 (0.57%) Magento
4 19 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
6 17 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
7 12 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.12%) Sonata
10 3 (0.089%) Staffware
10 3 (0.089%) SunGard GMI
11 2 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.060%) RMDS
11 2 (0.060%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.060%) SAP PSCD
11 2 (0.060%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 352 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 228 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (5.33%) GitHub
4 51 (1.52%) PaaS
5 45 (1.34%) Amazon S3
6 43 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 37 (1.10%) Trello
9 36 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
9 36 (1.07%) Slack
10 33 (0.98%) SaaS
11 32 (0.95%) IaaS
12 29 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (0.74%) OpenShift
14 20 (0.60%) G Suite
14 20 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.54%) Basecamp
16 16 (0.48%) Office 365
16 16 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 173 (5.15%) HTTP
2 89 (2.65%) Internet
3 49 (1.46%) DNS
4 43 (1.28%) Firewall
5 40 (1.19%) LDAP
6 32 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 27 (0.80%) Kerberos
8 25 (0.74%) VPN
9 22 (0.65%) SSL
10 17 (0.51%) LAN
11 16 (0.48%) Intranet
11 16 (0.48%) Network Security
12 13 (0.39%) OpenVPN
12 13 (0.39%) SSH
13 11 (0.33%) AMQP
13 11 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
14 10 (0.30%) VoIP
14 10 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.30%) Wireshark
15 9 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 219 (6.52%) MongoDB
3 217 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
4 198 (5.89%) Relational Database
5 182 (5.42%) Big Data
5 182 (5.42%) MySQL
6 172 (5.12%) Hadoop
7 135 (4.02%) NoSQL
8 129 (3.84%) Oracle Database
9 85 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 60 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
11 60 (1.79%) HBase
12 52 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 48 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 46 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 34 (1.01%) Redis
17 33 (0.98%) DB2
18 32 (0.95%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1060 (31.55%) Git (software)
2 951 (28.30%) Jenkins
3 493 (14.67%) Selenium
4 349 (10.39%) Cucumber
5 339 (10.09%) Subversion
6 327 (9.73%) Maven
7 300 (8.93%) JUnit
8 256 (7.62%) Bitbucket
9 181 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 155 (4.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 155 (4.61%) WebDriver
11 147 (4.38%) TeamCity
12 140 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
13 127 (3.78%) Eclipse
14 123 (3.66%) Gradle
15 104 (3.10%) JMeter
16 98 (2.92%) SoapUI
17 97 (2.89%) IntelliJ
18 85 (2.53%) Mockito
19 75 (2.23%) JIRA Agile
General
1 664 (19.76%) Finance
2 420 (12.50%) Banking
3 272 (8.10%) Retail
4 116 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 95 (2.83%) Marketing
6 55 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.55%) Front Office
8 47 (1.40%) Games
9 42 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 38 (1.13%) Electronics
11 35 (1.04%) Publishing
12 34 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 32 (0.95%) Legal
14 25 (0.74%) Back Office
14 25 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
15 19 (0.57%) Financial Institution
16 17 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.42%) Advertising
17 14 (0.42%) Law
18 11 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1094 (32.56%) Developer
2 596 (17.74%) Analyst
3 345 (10.27%) Java Developer
4 258 (7.68%) Business Analyst
5 256 (7.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 254 (7.56%) Tester
7 210 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 159 (4.73%) Architect
9 120 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 117 (3.48%) Automation Tester
11 105 (3.13%) Project Manager
12 96 (2.86%) Scrum Master
13 92 (2.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 92 (2.74%) Test Manager
14 90 (2.68%) Scala Developer
15 82 (2.44%) Consultant
16 78 (2.32%) Angular Developer
17 72 (2.14%) Test Engineer
18 71 (2.11%) AWS Engineer
19 70 (2.08%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (17.23%) HTML
2 472 (14.05%) CSS
3 466 (13.87%) Spring
4 448 (13.33%) REST
5 426 (12.68%) Web Services
6 372 (11.07%) HTML5
7 358 (10.65%) RESTful
8 349 (10.39%) JSON
9 315 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 307 (9.14%) XML
11 291 (8.66%) .NET
12 269 (8.01%) CSS3
13 266 (7.92%) SOAP
14 205 (6.10%) Node.js
15 186 (5.54%) J2EE
16 174 (5.18%) Ajax
17 158 (4.70%) jQuery
18 141 (4.20%) Django
19 135 (4.02%) Spring MVC
20 131 (3.90%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 218 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (5.80%) User Experience
3 137 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 128 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 72 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
6 71 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 68 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 62 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 59 (1.76%) iPad
10 53 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 49 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 48 (1.43%) Equities
13 43 (1.28%) Public Cloud
14 41 (1.22%) Derivative
15 40 (1.19%) Data Centre
16 39 (1.16%) STB
17 38 (1.13%) Client/Server
18 33 (0.98%) Data Structures
19 32 (0.95%) Market Risk
20 28 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 670 (19.94%) Linux
2 306 (9.11%) Windows
3 292 (8.69%) Unix
4 141 (4.20%) Apple iOS
5 127 (3.78%) Android
6 123 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 74 (2.20%) CentOS
8 59 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 31 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.36%) Solaris
12 11 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (0.18%) Debian
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.12%) AIX
15 4 (0.12%) VMS
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.089%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2227 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 1125 (33.48%) Scrum
3 876 (26.07%) Test Automation
4 660 (19.64%) TDD
5 657 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
6 617 (18.36%) DevOps
7 481 (14.32%) BDD
8 385 (11.46%) Kanban
9 338 (10.06%) Open Source
10 313 (9.32%) MVC
11 301 (8.96%) Configuration Management
12 291 (8.66%) User Stories
13 278 (8.27%) Microservices
14 254 (7.56%) SDLC
15 232 (6.90%) Project Management
16 229 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
17 221 (6.58%) Waterfall
18 220 (6.55%) User Acceptance Testing
19 218 (6.49%) OO
20 210 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1128 (33.57%) Java
2 787 (23.42%) SQL
3 605 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 517 (15.39%) Python
5 323 (9.61%) C#
6 308 (9.17%) Ruby
7 233 (6.93%) Scala
8 166 (4.94%) Bash Shell
9 113 (3.36%) C++
9 113 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 100 (2.98%) Perl
11 92 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 79 (2.35%) Groovy
13 74 (2.20%) PowerShell
14 71 (2.11%) C
15 55 (1.64%) PHP
16 47 (1.40%) Apple Swift
17 43 (1.28%) T-SQL
18 36 (1.07%) VB
19 35 (1.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 297 (8.84%) Security Cleared
2 233 (6.93%) Degree
3 220 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 165 (4.91%) ISEB
5 134 (3.99%) ISTQB
6 53 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 53 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 38 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 28 (0.83%) PMP
9 21 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
11 11 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.30%) CITP
12 10 (0.30%) MBCS
13 9 (0.27%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.27%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 434 (12.92%) QA
2 36 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 30 (0.89%) PMO
4 19 (0.57%) MiFID
5 16 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.39%) EMIR
7 12 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.33%) SLA
9 7 (0.21%) FATCA
9 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.15%) HL7
10 5 (0.15%) WCAG
11 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.12%) WAI
12 3 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.089%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.060%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 330 (9.82%) Docker
2 75 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.71%) HDFS
5 20 (0.60%) vCloud
6 18 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 12 (0.36%) LXC
9 11 (0.33%) Postfix
9 11 (0.33%) Squid
9 11 (0.33%) Xen
10 10 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.18%) KVM
11 6 (0.18%) Varnish
12 5 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.15%) Firmware
12 5 (0.15%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.15%) iptables
12 5 (0.15%) XenServer
13 4 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 321 (9.55%) Ansible
2 288 (8.57%) Puppet
3 142 (4.23%) Terraform
4 130 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
5 114 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
6 105 (3.13%) Kubernetes
7 48 (1.43%) ZABBIX
8 29 (0.86%) Dollar Universe
9 28 (0.83%) Nagios
9 28 (0.83%) Rancher
10 27 (0.80%) logstash
11 26 (0.77%) Kibana
12 24 (0.71%) Rsyslog
13 21 (0.63%) Consul
14 17 (0.51%) Oozie
15 16 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
16 15 (0.45%) Pingdom
17 14 (0.42%) Graphite
18 13 (0.39%) HockeyApp
18 13 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 427 (12.71%) Oracle
2 377 (11.22%) Atlassian
3 254 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 189 (5.63%) Google
5 146 (4.35%) HP
6 132 (3.93%) Red Hat
7 87 (2.59%) IBM
8 85 (2.53%) SAP
9 78 (2.32%) Splunk
10 70 (2.08%) VMware
11 66 (1.96%) AppDynamics
12 62 (1.85%) Adobe
12 62 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
13 57 (1.70%) CA Agile Central
14 54 (1.61%) hybris
15 37 (1.10%) MuleSoft
16 36 (1.07%) Cloudera
17 35 (1.04%) CA
17 35 (1.04%) Hortonworks
17 35 (1.04%) TIBCO
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday