The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 South West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Confluence
Rank 124 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Confluence 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.71% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
689 400 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.51% 16.76% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 243 325
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Confluence
England

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
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 16 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
Wiltshire - 9 £480 -
Bristol - 6 £425 - 1
Somerset - 1 £413 -
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) JIRA
2 16 (94.12%) Java
3 15 (88.24%) Subversion
3 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
4 13 (76.47%) LDAP
5 11 (64.71%) Validation
5 11 (64.71%) Scrum
5 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (64.71%) Spring
6 9 (52.94%) JAX-WS
6 9 (52.94%) WSDL
6 9 (52.94%) SSL
6 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
6 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
6 9 (52.94%) Oracle
6 9 (52.94%) Web Services
7 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
7 8 (47.06%) X.509
7 8 (47.06%) SAML
8 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (35.29%) MySQL
9 6 (35.29%) Apache
9 6 (35.29%) Linux
9 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
10 5 (29.41%) VPN
10 5 (29.41%) SQL
10 5 (29.41%) Firewall
10 5 (29.41%) VMware
10 5 (29.41%) Samba
10 5 (29.41%) Debian

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) WebLogic
2 6 (35.29%) Apache
3 5 (29.41%) nginx
4 4 (23.53%) MediaWiki
5 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) LDAP
2 9 (52.94%) SSL
3 8 (47.06%) X.509
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) IPv6
5 4 (23.53%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
5 4 (23.53%) IPsec
5 4 (23.53%) LAN
5 4 (23.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (100.00%) JIRA
2 15 (88.24%) Subversion
2 15 (88.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (23.53%) Hudson
5 2 (11.76%) Maven
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) JUnit
6 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.88%) Ant
6 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.88%) JSUnit
6 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) WebLogic Developer
3 7 (41.18%) Security Designer
3 7 (41.18%) Designer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior WebLogic Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Senior Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Senior Designer
6 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (17.65%) Administrator
6 3 (17.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (11.76%) WebLogic Consultant
7 2 (11.76%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Consultant
8 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Spring
2 9 (52.94%) JAX-WS
2 9 (52.94%) WSDL
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) SAML
4 5 (29.41%) LAMP
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) JSP
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) Ajax
7 2 (11.76%) JSF
7 2 (11.76%) Spring MVC
7 2 (11.76%) XSD
8 1 (5.88%) EJB
8 1 (5.88%) Servlets
8 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
8 1 (5.88%) CSS3
8 1 (5.88%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Debian
3 4 (23.53%) Ubuntu
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Validation
1 11 (64.71%) Scrum
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Data Modelling
5 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Data Validation
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) SEO
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) B2C
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) B2B
8 1 (5.88%) ATDD
8 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
2 5 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Samba
2 5 (29.41%) Postfix
3 4 (23.53%) XenServer
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 4 (23.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) hybris
5 1 (5.88%) JBoss