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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Confluence
Rank 161 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs citing Confluence 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.32% 0.035%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.88% 1.98% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£404 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £416 £260
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +60.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £50.00
Confluence
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
682 505 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.77% 16.37% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 258 239
Average daily rate £416 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.62 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
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 28 August 2015. 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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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
Cheshire -6 3 £388 +46.22%
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) JIRA
2 11 (68.75%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (43.75%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (37.50%) SDLC
6 6 (37.50%) Banking
6 6 (37.50%) Subversion
6 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 6 (37.50%) OO
7 5 (31.25%) OOP
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) Java EE
7 5 (31.25%) Project Management
7 5 (31.25%) Gradle
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
8 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (25.00%) JSON
8 4 (25.00%) Wiki
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
8 4 (25.00%) C
8 4 (25.00%) C++
8 4 (25.00%) Red Hat

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) JIRA
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (37.50%) Subversion
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) Gradle
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (18.75%) FishEye
6 3 (18.75%) Maven
6 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
7 2 (12.50%) Ant
7 2 (12.50%) JUnit
7 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
8 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Author
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Author
2 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Tools Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) Java EE
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) Backbone.js
3 2 (12.50%) EJB
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) JMS
3 2 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) Play Framework
3 2 (12.50%) Java SE
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) CSS3
4 1 (6.25%) WSDL
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Wiki
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Kanban
7 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) MapReduce
8 1 (6.25%) API Development
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C
2 4 (25.00%) C++
2 4 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) Vagrant
1 2 (12.50%) Graylog
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Atlassian
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Perforce
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