The table below looks at the statistics for Confluence skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Confluence
Rank 323 419 495
Rank change year-on-year
+96 +76
Contract jobs citing Confluence 352 205 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.18% 1.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 132 61
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £260
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £50.00

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
11066 10378 9210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.36% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7082 6154 5339
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 426 390
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.83 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

Confluence
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Confluence Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Confluence
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Confluence within the UK.

Confluence Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Confluence within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Confluence Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Confluence
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Confluence within the UK.

Confluence Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Confluence
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
England +89 337 £425 - 44
London +74 213 £425 -2.85% 21
City of London +23 31 £425 -10.52% 2
South East -15 29 £400 +9.58% 5
North East - 24 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 22 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -9 18 £475 +37.68% 6
East Midlands 0 14 £350 -
West Midlands +16 13 £450 +12.50%
Northamptonshire +9 13 £325 -
Northampton - 13 £325 -
Shropshire +3 12 £450 +12.50%
Telford +2 12 £450 +12.50%
Wales -8 11 £383 -10.00%
West Yorkshire -13 11 £475 +37.68% 5
Leeds -23 11 £475 +37.68% 5
Croydon - 11 £450 - 1
South Wales - 11 £383 -
Cardiff - 11 £383 -
Oxfordshire -9 10 £413 -
South West -5 8 £600 +54.83% 3
East of England -9 8 £465 +3.33% 2
Bristol +1 7 £600 +50.00% 1
Oxford -11 7 £425 -
North West -33 7 £404 +12.93% 6
Southampton -1 6 £375 +8.69%
Hampshire -11 6 £375 +7.14% 2
Uxbridge - 6 £391 -
Paddington - 4 £400 -

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 591 (95.79%) JIRA
2 470 (76.18%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (48.62%) Java
4 214 (34.68%) Jenkins
5 209 (33.87%) Scrum
6 197 (31.93%) Linux
7 185 (29.98%) Continuous Integration
8 181 (29.34%) HTML
9 171 (27.71%) TDD
10 167 (27.07%) Git (software)
11 164 (26.58%) Atlassian
12 143 (23.18%) JavaScript
13 129 (20.91%) Security Cleared
13 129 (20.91%) HTML5
14 127 (20.58%) CSS
15 126 (20.42%) Spring
16 115 (18.64%) Puppet
17 111 (17.99%) Web Services
18 103 (16.69%) DevOps
19 101 (16.37%) Maven
20 100 (16.21%) JSON
20 100 (16.21%) Python
21 99 (16.05%) Open Source
22 98 (15.88%) Selenium
23 96 (15.56%) Cucumber
24 92 (14.91%) SC Cleared
25 91 (14.75%) Finance
25 91 (14.75%) MongoDB
26 89 (14.42%) Apache
27 86 (13.94%) SQL

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 89 (14.42%) Apache
2 59 (9.56%) Tomcat
3 57 (9.24%) Node.js
4 55 (8.91%) JBoss
5 33 (5.35%) WebLogic
6 31 (5.02%) nginx
7 26 (4.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 20 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (3.08%) Alfresco
10 17 (2.76%) WildFly
11 16 (2.59%) Mule
12 15 (2.43%) SharePoint
13 14 (2.27%) WebSphere
13 14 (2.27%) Jetty
14 13 (2.11%) GlassFish
15 12 (1.94%) Mule ESB
16 11 (1.78%) OpenStack
17 10 (1.62%) Documentum
17 10 (1.62%) IIS
18 9 (1.46%) iPlanet
Applications
1 26 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.43%) Photoshop
5 14 (2.27%) MS Office
6 10 (1.62%) MS Project
7 5 (0.81%) HipChat
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.13%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.49%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.49%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 50 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.73%) GitHub
3 12 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (1.62%) OpenShift
4 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.65%) IaaS
6 4 (0.65%) PaaS
6 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.32%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.16%) HTTP
2 17 (2.76%) Firewall
3 16 (2.59%) LDAP
3 16 (2.59%) AMQP
4 15 (2.43%) OpenLDAP
5 13 (2.11%) VPN
6 12 (1.94%) DNS
6 12 (1.94%) Internet
7 10 (1.62%) SSL
7 10 (1.62%) Network Security
8 8 (1.30%) SSH
8 8 (1.30%) DHCP
9 6 (0.97%) OSPF
9 6 (0.97%) IPsec
9 6 (0.97%) IPv6
9 6 (0.97%) Skype
10 5 (0.81%) OpenVPN
10 5 (0.81%) DMZ
10 5 (0.81%) Intranet
11 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (14.75%) MongoDB
2 78 (12.64%) MySQL
3 61 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 61 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 53 (8.59%) Hadoop
5 38 (6.16%) HBase
6 31 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.57%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.76%) Big Data
10 14 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (1.94%) Redis
12 11 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.46%) Riak
13 9 (1.46%) Infinispan
13 9 (1.46%) InterSystems Cache
14 8 (1.30%) SAP BW
14 8 (1.30%) DB2
15 7 (1.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 591 (95.79%) JIRA
2 214 (34.68%) Jenkins
3 167 (27.07%) Git (software)
4 101 (16.37%) Maven
5 98 (15.88%) Selenium
6 96 (15.56%) Cucumber
7 75 (12.16%) Subversion
8 51 (8.27%) JUnit
9 44 (7.13%) Gradle
10 43 (6.97%) Spock
10 43 (6.97%) Geb
11 41 (6.65%) Hudson
12 37 (6.00%) IntelliJ
13 35 (5.67%) Artifactory
14 28 (4.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (4.21%) JMeter
16 23 (3.73%) Ant
17 21 (3.40%) Mercurial
18 20 (3.24%) SonarQube
19 19 (3.08%) Gerrit
General
1 91 (14.75%) Finance
2 34 (5.51%) Banking
3 28 (4.54%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.92%) Retail
5 17 (2.76%) Marketing
6 9 (1.46%) Electronics
6 9 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.30%) Publishing
8 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
9 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 241 (39.06%) Developer
2 103 (16.69%) Java Developer
3 71 (11.51%) Analyst
4 54 (8.75%) Architect
5 49 (7.94%) Business Analyst
6 37 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 33 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.21%) Technical Architect
8 26 (4.21%) Senior Developer
9 25 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
10 18 (2.92%) Designer
10 18 (2.92%) Tester
11 17 (2.76%) Administrator
11 17 (2.76%) ScrumMaster
12 16 (2.59%) Consultant
12 16 (2.59%) Front-End Developer
12 16 (2.59%) Digital Architect
13 15 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.27%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.11%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (29.34%) HTML
2 129 (20.91%) HTML5
3 127 (20.58%) CSS
4 126 (20.42%) Spring
5 111 (17.99%) Web Services
6 100 (16.21%) JSON
7 86 (13.94%) RESTful
8 75 (12.16%) Apache Camel
9 73 (11.83%) XML
10 68 (11.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 67 (10.86%) jQuery
12 65 (10.53%) AngularJS
13 52 (8.43%) CSS3
13 52 (8.43%) J2EE
14 45 (7.29%) Java EE
15 43 (6.97%) SOAP
15 43 (6.97%) REST
16 42 (6.81%) JAX-RS
17 37 (6.00%) .NET
18 36 (5.83%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.40%) User Experience
2 44 (7.13%) Wiki
3 38 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.08%) W3C
7 17 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.94%) Social Media
9 8 (1.30%) DTV
10 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.81%) Tandem
10 5 (0.81%) STB
10 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.65%) DataPower
11 4 (0.65%) PKI
11 4 (0.65%) Derivative
11 4 (0.65%) Clustering
12 3 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 197 (31.93%) Linux
2 70 (11.35%) CentOS
3 62 (10.05%) Windows
4 61 (9.89%) Ubuntu
5 57 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (7.62%) UNIX
7 17 (2.76%) Android
8 13 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.46%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.46%) Solaris
10 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.81%) SmartOS
10 5 (0.81%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.65%) Debian
11 4 (0.65%) AIX
11 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.49%) Fedora
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (76.18%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (33.87%) Scrum
3 185 (29.98%) Continuous Integration
4 171 (27.71%) TDD
5 103 (16.69%) DevOps
6 99 (16.05%) Open Source
7 86 (13.94%) Configuration Management
8 84 (13.61%) User Stories
9 77 (12.48%) BDD
10 70 (11.35%) Kanban
11 59 (9.56%) SDLC
12 58 (9.40%) Project Management
13 57 (9.24%) Microservices
14 52 (8.43%) OO
15 48 (7.78%) Waterfall
16 46 (7.46%) Automated Testing
17 42 (6.81%) Software Delivery
18 39 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
19 38 (6.16%) Release Management
20 35 (5.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 300 (48.62%) Java
2 143 (23.18%) JavaScript
3 100 (16.21%) Python
4 86 (13.94%) SQL
5 71 (11.51%) Ruby
6 39 (6.32%) Scala
7 35 (5.67%) Groovy
8 34 (5.51%) PHP
9 32 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 25 (4.05%) Perl
11 23 (3.73%) C#
12 19 (3.08%) C
13 17 (2.76%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.27%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.11%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.62%) C++
17 7 (1.13%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.65%) JCL
19 4 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 129 (20.91%) Security Cleared
2 92 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.35%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.43%) ISEB
5 13 (2.11%) Degree
6 11 (1.78%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (1.30%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CBAP
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.16%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.16%) IIBA
10 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.75%) QA
2 8 (1.30%) WAI
3 4 (0.65%) WCAG
4 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (5.83%) Docker
2 32 (5.19%) Varnish
3 23 (3.73%) vCloud
4 21 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.27%) Squid
6 13 (2.11%) Active Directory
7 9 (1.46%) iptables
8 5 (0.81%) Btrfs
8 5 (0.81%) Snort
8 5 (0.81%) KVM
8 5 (0.81%) LXC
9 4 (0.65%) Samba
9 4 (0.65%) Postfix
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.49%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.16%) XenServer
12 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 115 (18.64%) Puppet
2 68 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.35%) Vagrant
3 33 (5.35%) logstash
4 26 (4.21%) Ansible
5 22 (3.57%) yum
6 21 (3.40%) ZABBIX
6 21 (3.40%) Rundeck
7 20 (3.24%) HAProxy
8 19 (3.08%) Salt
9 18 (2.92%) Kibana
10 7 (1.13%) Nagios
10 7 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.81%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.81%) Nessus
11 5 (0.81%) systemd
11 5 (0.81%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.49%) Graylog
13 2 (0.32%) Capistrano
14 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 164 (26.58%) Atlassian
2 82 (13.29%) Oracle
3 80 (12.97%) Red Hat
4 44 (7.13%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.83%) VMware
6 34 (5.51%) Adobe
7 25 (4.05%) SAP
8 20 (3.24%) Twitter
9 15 (2.43%) Splunk
10 14 (2.27%) Google
11 13 (2.11%) Pega
12 12 (1.94%) IBM
13 11 (1.78%) Progress
13 11 (1.78%) SaltStack
14 10 (1.62%) BEA
15 8 (1.30%) HP
15 8 (1.30%) hybris
15 8 (1.30%) Rackspace
16 7 (1.13%) Zend
16 7 (1.13%) webMethods
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