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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Confluence
Rank 152 143 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Confluence 12 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.36% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.66% 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Median daily rate £475 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £395 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -
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
722 656 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.89% 16.88% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 356 255
Median daily rate £400 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £539 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 27
Median hourly rate £22.54 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.20 £49.50 £40.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

Confluence
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Confluence as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 5 £450 -5.26% 3
Cheshire -12 3 £525 +23.52% 1
Merseyside -2 2 - -
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 39 (100.00%) JIRA
2 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Scrum
4 17 (43.59%) Project Management
4 17 (43.59%) Atlassian
5 15 (38.46%) Java
5 15 (38.46%) Web Services
6 12 (30.77%) CSS
6 12 (30.77%) HTML
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
7 10 (25.64%) MS Visio
7 10 (25.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
9 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
9 8 (20.51%) jQuery
9 8 (20.51%) SDLC
10 7 (17.95%) User Experience
10 7 (17.95%) Subversion
10 7 (17.95%) RESTful
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) MySQL
11 6 (15.38%) Windows
11 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
11 6 (15.38%) Validation
12 5 (12.82%) MVC
12 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
12 5 (12.82%) B2C
12 5 (12.82%) OO
12 5 (12.82%) Unix

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.13%) SAS
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) nginx
4 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
1 10 (25.64%) MS PowerPoint
1 10 (25.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.69%) IaaS
2 3 (7.69%) PaaS
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.13%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 2 (5.13%) Route 53
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.56%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.13%) DataStax
3 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Subversion
3 5 (12.82%) JUnit
4 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) GitLab
5 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.56%) NuGet
6 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Consultant
2 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) PMO Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Project Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Project Office Support
3 7 (17.95%) Project Support Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Support Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Lead Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Designer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) UX Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) Web Services
2 12 (30.77%) CSS
2 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 8 (20.51%) jQuery
4 7 (17.95%) RESTful
5 5 (12.82%) Ajax
5 5 (12.82%) JSP
5 5 (12.82%) Spring
5 5 (12.82%) Spring MVC
5 5 (12.82%) XML
5 5 (12.82%) XSD
6 4 (10.26%) CSS3
6 4 (10.26%) HTML5
6 4 (10.26%) Java EE
7 2 (5.13%) .NET
8 1 (2.56%) ELK Stack
8 1 (2.56%) J2EE
8 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (10.26%) iPad
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.69%) W3C
3 3 (7.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Scrum
3 17 (43.59%) Project Management
4 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
4 8 (20.51%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) B2C
6 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) OO
6 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.26%) Kanban
7 4 (10.26%) OOD
7 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (10.26%) SEO
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) Scala
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) WCAG
2 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (2.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) EdgeSight
1 3 (7.69%) Nagios
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
1 3 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.13%) Nessus
2 2 (5.13%) Oozie
2 2 (5.13%) Rundeck
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Packer
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Atlassian
2 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) hybris
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) AppDynamics
5 2 (5.13%) Endeca
5 2 (5.13%) Hortonworks
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Qualys
6 1 (2.56%) New Relic
6 1 (2.56%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
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