The table below looks at the statistics for Confluence skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Confluence
Rank 114 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing Confluence 23 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.79% 1.73% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 14
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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 South West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
480 521 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.38% 16.84% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 313 413
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 16
Average hourly rate £33.75 £20.19 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.20% +0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £10.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

Confluence
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Confluence Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Confluence
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Confluence Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Confluence across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Confluence Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Confluence
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Confluence Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucestershire +18 12 £538 +19.44% 2
Bristol -4 4 £425 +13.33%
Dorset - 4 £301 -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 38 (97.44%) JIRA
2 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (53.85%) Java
4 18 (46.15%) OO
5 17 (43.59%) Scrum
5 17 (43.59%) Bitbucket
5 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
6 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 12 (30.77%) Apache
8 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
8 12 (30.77%) Scala
8 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 12 (30.77%) Ruby
8 12 (30.77%) DevOps
9 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
9 11 (28.21%) Open Source
9 11 (28.21%) Wiki
9 11 (28.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (28.21%) ITIL
9 11 (28.21%) MySQL
10 10 (25.64%) Oracle
10 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
10 10 (25.64%) OOD
10 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (25.64%) OrientDB
11 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database
11 9 (23.08%) Neo4j
11 9 (23.08%) Java EE
11 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 12 (30.77%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Spark
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.56%) GemFire
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.56%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) GSM
1 1 (2.56%) Network Security
1 1 (2.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) MySQL
1 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 10 (25.64%) OrientDB
3 9 (23.08%) Neo4j
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 9 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (20.51%) Big Data
5 4 (10.26%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (10.26%) SAP HANA
6 3 (7.69%) Apache Accumulo
6 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.56%) Hazelcast
8 1 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 38 (97.44%) JIRA
2 17 (43.59%) Bitbucket
2 17 (43.59%) Jenkins
3 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 11 (28.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (20.51%) Eclipse
6 6 (15.38%) Subversion
7 5 (12.82%) Android Studio
7 5 (12.82%) IntelliJ
8 3 (7.69%) NetBeans
8 3 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (7.69%) Selenium
8 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
9 2 (5.13%) JUnit
9 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.56%) EasyMock
10 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.56%) Maven
10 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Games
4 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Android Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Big Data Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Data Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Development Project Leader
3 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Java Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Project Leader
4 4 (10.26%) iOS Android Developer
4 4 (10.26%) iOS Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Ada Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Ada Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) PMO Lead
6 2 (5.13%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Java EE
2 8 (20.51%) CSS
2 8 (20.51%) EJB
2 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 8 (20.51%) JSF
2 8 (20.51%) Spring
3 6 (15.38%) JSON
3 6 (15.38%) XML
4 5 (12.82%) Android SDK
4 5 (12.82%) J2EE
4 5 (12.82%) J2ME
4 5 (12.82%) J2SE
5 4 (10.26%) HTML5
5 4 (10.26%) iOS SDK
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) REST
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.13%) Kendo UI
7 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (5.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Wiki
2 6 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
3 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
3 5 (12.82%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Android
2 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
3 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Unix
5 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) OO
3 17 (43.59%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) DevOps
4 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 11 (28.21%) ITIL
5 11 (28.21%) Open Source
6 10 (25.64%) OOD
6 10 (25.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
7 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.82%) Analytics
8 5 (12.82%) Android Development
8 5 (12.82%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics
9 4 (10.26%) iOS Development
9 4 (10.26%) UML
10 3 (7.69%) CRM
10 3 (7.69%) Multithreading
10 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) Ruby
2 12 (30.77%) Scala
3 9 (23.08%) C
3 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) C++
6 3 (7.69%) Ada
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.56%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Kibana
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) logstash
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Salt
2 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle
2 6 (15.38%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) Planview
4 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Zend
5 1 (2.56%) BMC
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.56%) Teradata
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