Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 48 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +17
Contract jobs citing JIRA 4,227 4,681 3,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.84% 4.59% 3.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.71% 22.09% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,664 3,029 2,679
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -0.11% +4.77%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 47 30
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.68% -5.88%
10th Percentile £18.43 £27.20 £28.93
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.25 £52.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.27 £41.25
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.32% +5.77%

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 15,826 21,194 17,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.12% 20.79% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,294 14,544 12,288
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 234 297
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.58 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.50 £60.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 3,942 £475 +5.56% 812
UK excluding London +5 2,238 £450 +5.88% 560
London +3 1,900 £500 - 301
South East +14 677 £428 +0.71% 141
North of England -2 476 £425 +6.25% 131
South West +15 325 £465 +10.71% 92
Midlands +9 296 £450 +5.88% 74
East of England +11 258 £450 - 73
Yorkshire +15 248 £450 +5.88% 53
West Midlands +9 224 £464 +6.30% 59
North West -21 163 £425 +6.25% 61
Scotland +3 156 £425 +3.03% 36
East Midlands -1 72 £419 +4.69% 15
North East +17 66 £415 +3.75% 17
Wales -27 38 £450 +17.56% 11
Northern Ireland -11 8 £393 -8.93% 2
Channel Islands -4 7 - -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 2,910 (68.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,935 (45.78%) Confluence
3 1,405 (33.24%) Scrum
4 1,094 (25.88%) DevOps
5 1,092 (25.83%) Git (software)
6 1,061 (25.10%) Jenkins
7 999 (23.63%) Java
8 860 (20.35%) SQL
9 827 (19.56%) AWS
10 808 (19.12%) Test Automation
11 793 (18.76%) Finance
12 660 (15.61%) Linux
13 653 (15.45%) JavaScript
14 600 (14.19%) Azure
15 597 (14.12%) Python
16 518 (12.25%) Docker
17 504 (11.92%) Security Cleared
18 488 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
19 485 (11.47%) Kanban
20 482 (11.40%) TDD
21 458 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
22 454 (10.74%) User Stories
23 431 (10.20%) Microsoft
24 429 (10.15%) Selenium
25 422 (9.98%) Microservices
26 420 (9.94%) BDD
27 418 (9.89%) Atlassian
28 388 (9.18%) HTML
29 384 (9.08%) SC Cleared
30 378 (8.94%) CSS

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 1,935 (45.78%) Confluence
2 136 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 107 (2.53%) Apache
4 85 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 72 (1.70%) Apache Spark
7 64 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 59 (1.40%) nginx
9 53 (1.25%) CMS
9 53 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 48 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 45 (1.06%) JBoss
12 42 (0.99%) SAS
13 33 (0.78%) Mule
14 32 (0.76%) Drupal
15 24 (0.57%) IIS
16 21 (0.50%) Jupyter
17 20 (0.47%) Anypoint
17 20 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
18 18 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 185 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 89 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 81 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 64 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 57 (1.35%) Sketch
7 33 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.64%) InVision
9 25 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
10 19 (0.45%) Zeplin
11 15 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (0.26%) Adobe XD
13 10 (0.24%) GIMP
14 9 (0.21%) FileZilla
15 7 (0.17%) Notepad++
16 5 (0.12%) Marvel
17 3 (0.071%) FreeHand
18 2 (0.047%) SPSS
18 2 (0.047%) Stata
19 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (0.59%) assyst
2 24 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 23 (0.54%) Magento
4 22 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 16 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.38%) Sonata
6 14 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.24%) SAP HCM
10 8 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
11 7 (0.17%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.14%) Shopify
13 5 (0.12%) Fredhopper
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.12%) SAP CRM
14 4 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 827 (19.56%) AWS
2 600 (14.19%) Azure
3 356 (8.42%) GitHub
4 198 (4.68%) GCP
5 172 (4.07%) Slack
6 121 (2.86%) Serverless
7 110 (2.60%) Power Platform
8 107 (2.53%) Office 365
9 104 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 100 (2.37%) SaaS
11 98 (2.32%) Amazon S3
12 96 (2.27%) PaaS
13 91 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
14 83 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 78 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
15 78 (1.85%) Trello
16 76 (1.80%) OpenShift
17 73 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 65 (1.54%) npm
19 61 (1.44%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 62 (1.47%) VPN
2 55 (1.30%) DNS
3 53 (1.25%) Firewall
4 52 (1.23%) Internet
5 51 (1.21%) HTTP
6 43 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 39 (0.92%) Skype
8 27 (0.64%) FTP
8 27 (0.64%) OpenVPN
8 27 (0.64%) WAN
9 26 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (0.54%) LAN
11 20 (0.47%) DHCP
12 18 (0.43%) VoIP
13 17 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
14 15 (0.35%) SSL
15 14 (0.33%) Unified Communications
16 13 (0.31%) Intranet
17 11 (0.26%) DVB
17 11 (0.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 237 (5.61%) MySQL
3 180 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 160 (3.79%) Big Data
5 152 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 138 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 116 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 98 (2.32%) Power BI
9 97 (2.29%) NoSQL
10 94 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 85 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 84 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 83 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
14 79 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 69 (1.63%) DB2
16 66 (1.56%) BigQuery
17 50 (1.18%) HBase
18 44 (1.04%) Pentaho
19 41 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 35 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,092 (25.83%) Git (software)
2 1,061 (25.10%) Jenkins
3 429 (10.15%) Selenium
4 327 (7.74%) Cucumber
5 297 (7.03%) Bitbucket
6 266 (6.29%) Maven
7 243 (5.75%) JUnit
8 231 (5.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 154 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
10 134 (3.17%) SonarQube
11 131 (3.10%) TeamCity
12 126 (2.98%) GitLab
13 120 (2.84%) Subversion
14 119 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 114 (2.70%) JMeter
16 111 (2.63%) SoapUI
17 94 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
18 92 (2.18%) Artifactory
19 80 (1.89%) Visual Studio
20 79 (1.87%) Eclipse
General
1 793 (18.76%) Finance
2 363 (8.59%) Banking
3 264 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 249 (5.89%) Retail
5 101 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 98 (2.32%) Marketing
7 87 (2.06%) Front Office
8 64 (1.51%) Games
9 63 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 61 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 43 (1.02%) Retail Banking
12 40 (0.95%) Legal
13 39 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.78%) Law
15 29 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.62%) Publishing
17 23 (0.54%) Back Office
18 22 (0.52%) Advertising
19 21 (0.50%) Local Government
20 17 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,105 (26.14%) Developer
2 740 (17.51%) Analyst
3 388 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 382 (9.04%) Business Analyst
5 225 (5.32%) Java Developer
6 193 (4.57%) Tester
7 186 (4.40%) Scrum Master
8 178 (4.21%) Test Analyst
9 148 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 128 (3.03%) Architect
11 115 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 115 (2.72%) Test Engineer
12 105 (2.48%) Consultant
13 93 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
14 91 (2.15%) Senior Developer
15 87 (2.06%) AWS DevOps
16 84 (1.99%) .NET Developer
17 82 (1.94%) Angular Developer
18 77 (1.82%) Agile Business Analyst
18 77 (1.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (9.18%) HTML
2 378 (8.94%) CSS
3 352 (8.33%) REST
4 347 (8.21%) JSON
5 345 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 339 (8.02%) Web Services
7 325 (7.69%) Node.js
8 304 (7.19%) .NET
9 295 (6.98%) Spring
10 224 (5.30%) React
11 220 (5.20%) RESTful
12 215 (5.09%) XML
13 189 (4.47%) SOAP
14 151 (3.57%) HTML5
15 145 (3.43%) Spring Boot
16 132 (3.12%) Kafka
17 111 (2.63%) jQuery
18 102 (2.41%) Gherkin
19 100 (2.37%) Redux
20 96 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 360 (8.52%) User Experience
2 305 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 99 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
5 93 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 77 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 61 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 56 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
9 54 (1.28%) PKI
10 52 (1.23%) NHS
11 51 (1.21%) Cloud Native
12 50 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (0.80%) Fixed Income
15 33 (0.78%) Wiki
16 31 (0.73%) Derivative
17 29 (0.69%) Equities
18 26 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
18 26 (0.62%) Public Cloud
19 25 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 660 (15.61%) Linux
2 324 (7.67%) Windows
3 321 (7.59%) Unix
4 125 (2.96%) Android
5 113 (2.67%) CentOS
5 113 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 110 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 86 (2.03%) Windows Server
8 61 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 54 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (0.85%) Windows 7
11 33 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 30 (0.71%) AIX
13 23 (0.54%) CoreOS
13 23 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 22 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.43%) HPUX
17 16 (0.38%) Windows XP
18 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,910 (68.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1,405 (33.24%) Scrum
3 1,094 (25.88%) DevOps
4 808 (19.12%) Test Automation
5 488 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 485 (11.47%) Kanban
7 482 (11.40%) TDD
8 458 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
9 454 (10.74%) User Stories
10 422 (9.98%) Microservices
11 420 (9.94%) BDD
12 337 (7.97%) Project Management
13 299 (7.07%) Analytics
14 267 (6.32%) SDLC
15 264 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 252 (5.96%) Waterfall
17 242 (5.73%) Migration
18 238 (5.63%) Configuration Management
19 223 (5.28%) User Acceptance Testing
20 217 (5.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 999 (23.63%) Java
2 860 (20.35%) SQL
3 653 (15.45%) JavaScript
4 597 (14.12%) Python
5 309 (7.31%) C#
6 219 (5.18%) Bash Shell
7 181 (4.28%) Ruby
8 147 (3.48%) C
8 147 (3.48%) PowerShell
9 143 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 137 (3.24%) TypeScript
11 133 (3.15%) Java 8
12 120 (2.84%) Perl
13 114 (2.70%) Groovy
14 109 (2.58%) PHP
15 90 (2.13%) PL/SQL
16 83 (1.96%) T-SQL
17 75 (1.77%) C++
18 62 (1.47%) ES6
19 59 (1.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 504 (11.92%) Security Cleared
2 384 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 192 (4.54%) Degree
4 132 (3.12%) ISEB
5 117 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 56 (1.32%) AWS Certification
7 49 (1.16%) DV Cleared
7 49 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (0.99%) MCSA
10 37 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 37 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (0.66%) RHCE
12 25 (0.59%) PMI Certification
12 25 (0.59%) PMP
13 24 (0.57%) MCSE
14 20 (0.47%) CISSP
15 18 (0.43%) CISM
16 16 (0.38%) MCITP
17 15 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (8.42%) QA
2 80 (1.89%) PMO
3 34 (0.80%) GDPR
4 27 (0.64%) SLA
5 26 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.21%) MiFID
9 6 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.12%) NIST
11 4 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.095%) HL7
11 4 (0.095%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.071%) GxP
12 3 (0.071%) IFRS
12 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 518 (12.25%) Docker
2 132 (3.12%) Active Directory
3 79 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.47%) HDFS
8 13 (0.31%) vSphere
9 11 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 10 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.21%) Firmware
11 9 (0.21%) PowerDNS
12 8 (0.19%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.14%) RACF
15 5 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.12%) Varnish
15 5 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 347 (8.21%) Ansible
2 338 (8.00%) Terraform
3 306 (7.24%) Kubernetes
4 150 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
5 114 (2.70%) Puppet
6 85 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
7 67 (1.59%) Consul
8 58 (1.37%) Packer
9 56 (1.32%) Grafana
10 45 (1.06%) Prometheus
11 38 (0.90%) HP ALM
12 31 (0.73%) SCCM
13 27 (0.64%) FreeIPA
14 25 (0.59%) Kibana
15 24 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
16 21 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
17 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
18 18 (0.43%) logstash
19 16 (0.38%) Netcool
20 15 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 431 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 418 (9.89%) Atlassian
3 336 (7.95%) Oracle
4 251 (5.94%) Google
5 200 (4.73%) Splunk
6 173 (4.09%) SAP
7 171 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 136 (3.22%) IBM
9 122 (2.89%) Adobe
10 119 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
11 104 (2.46%) VMware
12 94 (2.22%) HP
13 75 (1.77%) Tableau
14 70 (1.66%) MuleSoft
14 70 (1.66%) ServiceNow
15 59 (1.40%) AppDynamics
16 50 (1.18%) Informatica
17 45 (1.06%) Black Duck
18 38 (0.90%) Cisco
19 37 (0.88%) hybris