The first table below looks at the demand for Confluence skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Confluence
Rank 431 468 522
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +54
Contract jobs citing Confluence 126 54 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.42% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 35 39
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £524 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £293 £325
% change year-on-year
+45.29% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8844 7556 9097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.22% 17.50% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5463 4337 5046
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 391 415
Average hourly rate £18.10 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Confluence
UK

Confluence
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Confluence across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Confluence Jobs Demand Trend in England

Confluence
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Confluence across the England region.

Confluence Daily Rate Trend in England

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Confluence across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Confluence Daily Rate Histogram in England

Confluence
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Confluence across the England region.

Confluence Hourly Rate Trend in England

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +6 89 £429 -4.72% 29
South West - 17 £450 - 2
South East -4 13 £260 +13.04% 4
East of England -31 1 - - 2
Confluence
UK

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Confluence also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Confluence.

1 238 (91.89%) JIRA
2 118 (45.56%) Git (software)
3 108 (41.70%) Java
4 107 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (36.68%) Maven
6 82 (31.66%) Jenkins
7 80 (30.89%) Subversion
8 68 (26.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 66 (25.48%) Apache
10 61 (23.55%) Linux
11 59 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (21.62%) Scrum
13 54 (20.85%) UNIX
14 46 (17.76%) XML
15 45 (17.37%) Oracle
16 39 (15.06%) HTML
16 39 (15.06%) E-Commerce
16 39 (15.06%) Atlassian
17 38 (14.67%) Spring
17 38 (14.67%) Security Cleared
17 38 (14.67%) JBoss
18 37 (14.29%) CSS
19 33 (12.74%) Red Hat
19 33 (12.74%) SC Cleared
20 32 (12.36%) SQL
20 32 (12.36%) Web Services
21 30 (11.58%) Windows
21 30 (11.58%) SQL Server
21 30 (11.58%) ActiveMQ
21 30 (11.58%) Apache Camel

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Confluence also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Confluence. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (25.48%) Apache
2 21 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 21 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.86%) nginx
4 7 (2.70%) CMS
5 6 (2.32%) WordPress
6 5 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.93%) Documentum
7 4 (1.54%) IIS
7 4 (1.54%) Moodle
7 4 (1.54%) MediaWiki
7 4 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.77%) Drupal
9 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.77%) Node.js
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.39%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.39%) Zope
Applications
1 9 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.09%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.09%) MS Office
3 4 (1.54%) MS Project
4 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.77%) InDesign
5 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (0.77%) GitHub
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.34%) LDAP
2 10 (3.86%) SSL
2 10 (3.86%) Firewall
3 8 (3.09%) X.509
4 7 (2.70%) VPN
4 7 (2.70%) DNS
5 5 (1.93%) OpenVPN
6 4 (1.54%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.54%) Network Security
6 4 (1.54%) OSPF
6 4 (1.54%) BGP
6 4 (1.54%) IPsec
6 4 (1.54%) IPv6
6 4 (1.54%) LAN
6 4 (1.54%) WAN
7 3 (1.16%) DVB
7 3 (1.16%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.04%) MySQL
3 23 (8.88%) Oracle Database
4 20 (7.72%) DB2
5 10 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.93%) EDRMS
9 5 (1.93%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.54%) SQLPlus
11 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.77%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.77%) Big Data
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Accumulo
13 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 238 (91.89%) JIRA
2 118 (45.56%) Git (software)
3 95 (36.68%) Maven
4 82 (31.66%) Jenkins
5 80 (30.89%) Subversion
6 68 (26.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (10.42%) JUnit
8 22 (8.49%) Selenium
9 16 (6.18%) FishEye
10 13 (5.02%) SoapUI
11 11 (4.25%) Ant
12 8 (3.09%) Eclipse
12 8 (3.09%) jMock
12 8 (3.09%) Hudson
13 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.32%) TeamCity
13 6 (2.32%) FitNesse
13 6 (2.32%) Visual Studio
14 5 (1.93%) JMeter
14 5 (1.93%) TestPartner
General
1 27 (10.42%) Finance
2 23 (8.88%) Retail
3 18 (6.95%) Banking
4 13 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.86%) Marketing
6 8 (3.09%) Back Office
7 7 (2.70%) Front Office
8 6 (2.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.54%) Publishing
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 2 (0.77%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (27.41%) Developer
2 35 (13.51%) Analyst
3 26 (10.04%) Architect
4 18 (6.95%) Technical Architect
4 18 (6.95%) Administrator
5 14 (5.41%) Senior Developer
5 14 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 12 (4.63%) Consultant
6 12 (4.63%) Designer
6 12 (4.63%) Configuration Engineer
7 10 (3.86%) Tester
8 9 (3.47%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (3.09%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (3.09%) WebLogic Developer
9 8 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.09%) Test Analyst
10 7 (2.70%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (17.76%) XML
2 39 (15.06%) HTML
3 38 (14.67%) Spring
4 37 (14.29%) CSS
5 32 (12.36%) Web Services
6 30 (11.58%) ActiveMQ
6 30 (11.58%) Apache Camel
7 28 (10.81%) jQuery
8 26 (10.04%) Apache CXF
9 21 (8.11%) XSD
10 19 (7.34%) .NET
10 19 (7.34%) OSGi
11 18 (6.95%) HTML5
12 17 (6.56%) Ajax
13 16 (6.18%) JSP
14 14 (5.41%) Spring MVC
15 13 (5.02%) Middleware
16 12 (4.63%) SOAP
17 11 (4.25%) WSDL
18 10 (3.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.34%) Mainframe
2 17 (6.56%) Wiki
3 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (5.02%) Derivative
5 10 (3.86%) Open Source
6 9 (3.47%) iPad
7 8 (3.09%) Equities
8 7 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.32%) EPoS
10 5 (1.93%) Social Network
10 5 (1.93%) PKI
11 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.54%) Social Media
11 4 (1.54%) VLE
11 4 (1.54%) STB
12 3 (1.16%) MPEG
12 3 (1.16%) E-Learning
12 3 (1.16%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.55%) Linux
2 54 (20.85%) UNIX
3 30 (11.58%) Windows
4 11 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.86%) Ubuntu
6 6 (2.32%) Debian
7 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.16%) HPUX
9 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 2 (0.77%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Android
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.39%) pSOS
10 1 (0.39%) SUSE
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (21.62%) Scrum
4 39 (15.06%) E-Commerce
5 29 (11.20%) TDD
5 29 (11.20%) Integration Testing
6 26 (10.04%) Waterfall
7 23 (8.88%) Data Modelling
7 23 (8.88%) Configuration Management
7 23 (8.88%) Project Management
8 22 (8.49%) SOA
8 22 (8.49%) OO
9 21 (8.11%) Validation
9 21 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 21 (8.11%) Kanban
10 20 (7.72%) Knowledge Management
11 18 (6.95%) Incident Management
11 18 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (6.18%) PRINCE2
12 16 (6.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 108 (41.70%) Java
2 32 (12.36%) SQL
3 24 (9.27%) JavaScript
4 17 (6.56%) Perl
5 13 (5.02%) Shell Script
6 12 (4.63%) Ruby
6 12 (4.63%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.63%) Python
7 11 (4.25%) PHP
8 6 (2.32%) VB
9 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.54%) C
9 4 (1.54%) C#
9 4 (1.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 3 (1.16%) C++
10 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.77%) VBA
12 1 (0.39%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 38 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.93%) ISEB
3 5 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.16%) MAPM
4 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.16%) PMP
4 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.77%) Degree
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) IIBA
6 1 (0.39%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.27%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) EMIR
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.93%) Postfix
4 5 (1.93%) Squid
4 5 (1.93%) Samba
5 4 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.54%) XenServer
5 4 (1.54%) KVM
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Varnish
6 1 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) Xen
6 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) Puppet
2 11 (4.25%) Tivoli
2 11 (4.25%) ZABBIX
3 8 (3.09%) Nagios
3 8 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.54%) Ganglia
5 4 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (1.54%) MOM
6 3 (1.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.39%) Cacti
7 1 (0.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.39%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.39%) YUM
Vendors
1 45 (17.37%) Oracle
2 39 (15.06%) Atlassian
3 38 (14.67%) JBoss
4 33 (12.74%) Red Hat
5 22 (8.49%) Ab Initio
6 18 (6.95%) VMware
7 16 (6.18%) hybris
8 15 (5.79%) ServiceNow
8 15 (5.79%) webMethods
9 13 (5.02%) Adobe
10 11 (4.25%) IBM
11 8 (3.09%) Microsoft
12 7 (2.70%) HP
12 7 (2.70%) Informatica
13 4 (1.54%) Citrix
13 4 (1.54%) SAP
13 4 (1.54%) Cisco
13 4 (1.54%) Splunk
14 3 (1.16%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.16%) InterSystems
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