The table below looks at the statistics for Confluence skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Confluence
Rank 130 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Confluence 10 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.069% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.05% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£265 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
488 509 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.28% 17.49% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 225 361
Average daily rate £340 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 57
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.14 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £34.40 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Confluence
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Confluence Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Confluence
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Confluence Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Confluence across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Confluence Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 6 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £263 -
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (100.00%) JIRA
1 11 (100.00%) Atlassian
2 10 (90.91%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 7 (63.64%) Java EE
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) JUnit
4 7 (63.64%) EJB
4 7 (63.64%) Web Services
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) Linux
4 7 (63.64%) JMS
5 6 (54.55%) Eclipse
5 6 (54.55%) Gradle
6 4 (36.36%) JSON
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) AMQP
6 4 (36.36%) Mercurial
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) QA
8 2 (18.18%) .NET
8 2 (18.18%) JavaScript

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (63.64%) JUnit
3 6 (54.55%) Eclipse
3 6 (54.55%) Gradle
4 4 (36.36%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Java Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Java EE
1 7 (63.64%) EJB
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
1 7 (63.64%) JMS
2 4 (36.36%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (18.18%) JavaBeans
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) SC Cleared
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft