Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 45 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing JIRA 1,388 4,233 4,763
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.65% 4.83% 4.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.03% 26.77% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 2,711 3,119
Median daily rate £463 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +5.00% -2.70%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £44.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -4.00% +10.68%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.46 £27.20
90th Percentile £66.00 £53.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.91 £43.00 £44.39
% change year-on-year +6.77% -3.12% +7.60%

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 5,333 15,811 21,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.05% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,487 10,301 14,630
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 248 228
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £26.88 £26.43
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.10 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 -2 1,248 £466 -1.84% 444
UK excluding London +9 696 £450 - 338
London -10 604 £500 - 133
Work from Home +19 198 £450 -10.00% 69
South East +9 171 £475 +11.76% 68
North of England +1 140 £425 - 98
East of England +16 108 £460 +2.22% 41
Midlands +9 101 £426 -6.37% 55
South West +7 96 £500 +11.11% 48
West Midlands +12 80 £428 -7.96% 38
Yorkshire 0 72 £450 - 20
North West -1 52 £380 -10.59% 62
Scotland -4 52 £500 +17.65% 19
East Midlands +16 21 £315 -25.88% 17
Northern Ireland +20 20 £400 -6.98% 5
North East +2 16 £463 +11.78% 16
Wales +12 8 £463 +2.78% 4

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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.

1 881 (63.47%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (51.44%) Confluence
3 432 (31.12%) Scrum
4 418 (30.12%) DevOps
5 399 (28.75%) Java
6 386 (27.81%) Jenkins
7 375 (27.02%) Git (software)
8 303 (21.83%) Test Automation
9 302 (21.76%) SQL
10 281 (20.24%) Security Cleared
11 265 (19.09%) Finance
12 250 (18.01%) Linux
12 250 (18.01%) Python
13 244 (17.58%) AWS
14 240 (17.29%) SC Cleared
15 216 (15.56%) Microservices
16 198 (14.27%) Kanban
17 193 (13.90%) Docker
18 191 (13.76%) Oracle
18 191 (13.76%) BDD
19 186 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
20 184 (13.26%) Azure
21 171 (12.32%) Atlassian
22 169 (12.18%) TDD
23 168 (12.10%) REST
24 166 (11.96%) Public Sector
25 165 (11.89%) Spring
26 164 (11.82%) Banking
26 164 (11.82%) JavaScript
27 161 (11.60%) Windows

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
1 714 (51.44%) Confluence
2 80 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 65 (4.68%) WebLogic
4 62 (4.47%) Mule
5 47 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 35 (2.52%) CMS
7 28 (2.02%) JBoss
8 25 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.73%) WebSphere
10 23 (1.66%) Apache
11 21 (1.51%) Red Hat Fuse
12 20 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (1.08%) nginx
14 13 (0.94%) Apache Spark
15 11 (0.79%) Anypoint
15 11 (0.79%) IIS
16 8 (0.58%) Appian
17 7 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 7 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 68 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.36%) Figma
7 5 (0.36%) Sketch
8 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.072%) GIMP
10 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.08%) BASE24
2 12 (0.86%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (0.86%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.36%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.29%) Workfront
6 3 (0.22%) assyst
6 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 244 (17.58%) AWS
2 184 (13.26%) Azure
3 160 (11.53%) GitHub
4 80 (5.76%) GCP
5 76 (5.48%) Slack
6 27 (1.95%) PaaS
7 26 (1.87%) IaaS
7 26 (1.87%) Power Platform
8 25 (1.80%) Amazon S3
8 25 (1.80%) SaaS
9 24 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (1.73%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.44%) Trello
11 19 (1.37%) npm
11 19 (1.37%) Serverless
11 19 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (1.30%) Office 365
13 17 (1.22%) Google Analytics
14 15 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (1.08%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.61%) Firewall
2 43 (3.10%) Reverse Proxy
3 36 (2.59%) DNS
4 34 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 34 (2.45%) VLAN
5 33 (2.38%) SSL
6 30 (2.16%) HTTP
6 30 (2.16%) SNMP
7 16 (1.15%) VPN
8 15 (1.08%) ATM
8 15 (1.08%) Skype
9 14 (1.01%) HTTPS
9 14 (1.01%) Internet
9 14 (1.01%) LAN
10 13 (0.94%) DHCP
10 13 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.79%) WAN
12 9 (0.65%) 802.11
12 9 (0.65%) SAN
13 8 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.77%) MySQL
3 59 (4.25%) MongoDB
4 53 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 49 (3.53%) Oracle Database
6 47 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 45 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (2.74%) Hadoop
9 26 (1.87%) Power BI
10 25 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (1.30%) DB2
12 17 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 17 (1.22%) Big Data
13 16 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (1.15%) Apache Hive
13 16 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
13 16 (1.15%) Data Lake
13 16 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (0.79%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 386 (27.81%) Jenkins
2 375 (27.02%) Git (software)
3 160 (11.53%) Selenium
4 143 (10.30%) Cucumber
5 125 (9.01%) Bitbucket
6 115 (8.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 106 (7.64%) Maven
8 98 (7.06%) JUnit
9 93 (6.70%) Sonatype Nexus
10 72 (5.19%) GitLab
11 65 (4.68%) JMeter
12 58 (4.18%) Subversion
13 57 (4.11%) Mockito
14 56 (4.03%) SoapUI
15 40 (2.88%) Postman
16 38 (2.74%) Eclipse
17 36 (2.59%) SonarQube
18 35 (2.52%) Toad
19 33 (2.38%) Xcode
20 31 (2.23%) CocoaPods
General
1 265 (19.09%) Finance
2 166 (11.96%) Public Sector
3 164 (11.82%) Banking
4 33 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.23%) Marketing
6 25 (1.80%) Retail
7 23 (1.66%) Front Office
8 21 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.86%) Aerospace
11 12 (0.86%) Publishing
12 10 (0.72%) French Language
13 9 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.65%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.58%) Back Office
14 8 (0.58%) Law
15 7 (0.50%) Advertising
15 7 (0.50%) Electronics
15 7 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 288 (20.75%) Developer
2 192 (13.83%) Analyst
3 106 (7.64%) Business Analyst
4 88 (6.34%) Architect
5 82 (5.91%) Tester
6 76 (5.48%) Java Developer
7 72 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 58 (4.18%) Test Engineer
9 52 (3.75%) Test Analyst
10 48 (3.46%) Administrator
11 47 (3.39%) Consultant
12 42 (3.03%) Project Manager
13 40 (2.88%) Scrum Master
14 37 (2.67%) Senior Developer
14 37 (2.67%) Test Manager
15 36 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
16 35 (2.52%) Automation Tester
17 29 (2.09%) Technical Analyst
18 25 (1.80%) JIRA Administrator
19 24 (1.73%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (12.10%) REST
2 165 (11.89%) Spring
3 130 (9.37%) JSON
4 116 (8.36%) Spring Boot
5 109 (7.85%) XML
6 107 (7.71%) Web Services
7 104 (7.49%) HTML
8 99 (7.13%) Node.js
9 91 (6.56%) SOAP
10 87 (6.27%) .NET
11 79 (5.69%) CSS
12 64 (4.61%) React
13 60 (4.32%) AngularJS
14 58 (4.18%) RESTful
15 53 (3.82%) HTML5
16 51 (3.67%) Middleware
17 43 (3.10%) Kafka
18 42 (3.03%) Gherkin
19 41 (2.95%) ASP.NET
20 40 (2.88%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.56%) User Experience
2 103 (7.42%) Mobile App
3 78 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.51%) Management Information System
5 21 (1.51%) PKI
6 20 (1.44%) Derivative
6 20 (1.44%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.08%) EMV
9 15 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 15 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.94%) Tandem
12 12 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.79%) Cloud Native
13 11 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 250 (18.01%) Linux
2 161 (11.60%) Windows
3 109 (7.85%) Unix
4 70 (5.04%) Android
5 62 (4.47%) Apple iOS
6 61 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (4.25%) CentOS
8 42 (3.03%) Windows Server
9 30 (2.16%) Windows 10
10 29 (2.09%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (1.08%) Debian
12 13 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.29%) Fedora
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.22%) Solaris
16 2 (0.14%) AIX
16 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (63.47%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (31.12%) Scrum
3 418 (30.12%) DevOps
4 303 (21.83%) Test Automation
5 216 (15.56%) Microservices
6 198 (14.27%) Kanban
7 191 (13.76%) BDD
8 186 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
9 169 (12.18%) TDD
10 147 (10.59%) User Stories
11 141 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
12 126 (9.08%) Project Management
13 120 (8.65%) Continuous Delivery
14 111 (8.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 107 (7.71%) SDLC
15 107 (7.71%) Test Strategy
16 99 (7.13%) Test Scripting
17 98 (7.06%) Change Management
18 96 (6.92%) Configuration Management
19 91 (6.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 399 (28.75%) Java
2 302 (21.76%) SQL
3 250 (18.01%) Python
4 164 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 116 (8.36%) C#
6 89 (6.41%) Java 8
7 77 (5.55%) PowerShell
8 69 (4.97%) Bash Shell
9 61 (4.39%) Kotlin
10 53 (3.82%) Perl
11 49 (3.53%) Shell Script
12 46 (3.31%) C
13 45 (3.24%) PL/SQL
14 39 (2.81%) C++
14 39 (2.81%) PHP
14 39 (2.81%) Scala
15 38 (2.74%) Apple Swift
16 33 (2.38%) Go
17 27 (1.95%) Groovy
18 26 (1.87%) ES6
Qualifications
1 281 (20.24%) Security Cleared
2 240 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.32%) ISTQB
4 53 (3.82%) ISEB
5 47 (3.39%) Degree
6 39 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 36 (2.59%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.79%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.65%) PMP
12 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.58%) OCPJP
12 8 (0.58%) Sun Certification
13 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.43%) MCSE
14 6 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (9.80%) QA
2 21 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.08%) PMO
4 12 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.79%) ISO 8583
6 8 (0.58%) NIST
6 8 (0.58%) PSD2
7 7 (0.50%) GDPR
7 7 (0.50%) SLA
8 5 (0.36%) ISO 20022
8 5 (0.36%) WCAG
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
9 4 (0.29%) TARGET2
10 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.22%) NCSC
10 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.14%) MiFID
12 1 (0.072%) JTAG
12 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 193 (13.90%) Docker
2 50 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.23%) vSphere
5 11 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (0.79%) HDFS
6 8 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.58%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.43%) Firmware
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.22%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.22%) RACF
8 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.072%) KVM
10 1 (0.072%) oVirt
10 1 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 144 (10.37%) Ansible
2 132 (9.51%) Kubernetes
3 100 (7.20%) Terraform
4 87 (6.27%) Puppet
5 71 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (3.67%) Prometheus
7 40 (2.88%) Packer
8 31 (2.23%) HP ALM
9 26 (1.87%) Grafana
10 22 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (1.30%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.86%) Rancher
13 11 (0.79%) Netcool
13 11 (0.79%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 10 (0.72%) Netcool/Webtop
15 9 (0.65%) HP Fortify
15 9 (0.65%) vCenter Server
16 7 (0.50%) Data Guard
16 7 (0.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 191 (13.76%) Oracle
2 171 (12.32%) Atlassian
3 139 (10.01%) Splunk
4 130 (9.37%) Microsoft
5 85 (6.12%) AppDynamics
6 64 (4.61%) VMware
7 56 (4.03%) MuleSoft
8 53 (3.82%) Google
9 43 (3.10%) SAP
10 41 (2.95%) HP
11 39 (2.81%) IBM
11 39 (2.81%) Red Hat
12 32 (2.31%) webMethods
13 30 (2.16%) ServiceNow
14 28 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
15 24 (1.73%) Dell
15 24 (1.73%) F5
15 24 (1.73%) Sybase
16 23 (1.66%) Adobe
16 23 (1.66%) CA Agile Central