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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Confluence
Rank 407 480 562
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +82
Contract jobs citing Confluence 206 107 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.20% 0.064%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.01% 1.16% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 67 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £265 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £280 £375
% change year-on-year
+51.78% -25.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -

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
10250 9260 10065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.54% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6251 5518 5668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 368 512
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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
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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
England +50 185 £425 - 45
London +25 108 £450 +5.88% 20
South East +16 31 £370 +42.30% 11
East of England 0 21 £444 +7.57% 1
City of London +24 17 £475 +18.60%
Wales - 17 £450 - 1
Hampshire -4 15 £365 +40.38% 4
Bedfordshire - 15 £450 -
North West +2 11 £265 - 2
Southampton - 10 £340 -
Luton - 10 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £515 - 5
Manchester - 7 £450 - 2
North East - 7 £515 - 5
Berkshire - 7 £248 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £515 - 5
Surrey - 5 £410 - 5
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £300 - 1
Cambridge -1 4 £300 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 4 £400 -
South Wales - 3 £450 - 1
South West - 3 £388 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire -24 2 £425 +3.03%
Cheshire - 2 £263 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - - - -

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 350 (93.33%) JIRA
2 234 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (50.67%) Java
4 128 (34.13%) Scrum
5 115 (30.67%) Subversion
6 113 (30.13%) Git (software)
7 111 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (28.27%) XML
9 104 (27.73%) Jenkins
10 96 (25.60%) DevOps
11 91 (24.27%) Maven
12 88 (23.47%) Spring
12 88 (23.47%) Atlassian
13 84 (22.40%) Linux
14 78 (20.80%) TDD
15 77 (20.53%) UNIX
16 74 (19.73%) Configuration Management
17 73 (19.47%) Web Services
18 71 (18.93%) HTML
19 67 (17.87%) E-Commerce
20 66 (17.60%) Windows
21 65 (17.33%) MySQL
22 62 (16.53%) JUnit
22 62 (16.53%) XSD
23 60 (16.00%) jQuery
24 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
24 58 (15.47%) SQL
25 57 (15.20%) Puppet
26 55 (14.67%) Tomcat
27 51 (13.60%) NoSQL

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 55 (14.67%) Tomcat
2 44 (11.73%) Apache
3 18 (4.80%) FileNet
4 17 (4.53%) IIS
5 13 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.47%) nginx
6 11 (2.93%) MediaWiki
7 9 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.40%) CMS
8 8 (2.13%) Node.js
9 6 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.33%) GemFire
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.80%) Drupal
13 2 (0.53%) SAS
13 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.73%) MS Office
4 8 (2.13%) MS Project
4 8 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) RMDS
1 8 (2.13%) SAP ERP
2 6 (1.60%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.33%) GitHub
4 4 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.53%) SaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.93%) Firewall
2 17 (4.53%) DNS
3 15 (4.00%) HTTP
4 13 (3.47%) LDAP
5 12 (3.20%) VPN
6 11 (2.93%) LAN
6 11 (2.93%) WAN
6 11 (2.93%) IPv6
6 11 (2.93%) OSPF
6 11 (2.93%) BGP
6 11 (2.93%) IPsec
6 11 (2.93%) EIGRP
6 11 (2.93%) Network Security
7 7 (1.87%) AMQP
7 7 (1.87%) SSL
8 6 (1.60%) HTTPS
8 6 (1.60%) SSH
9 5 (1.33%) Internet
10 3 (0.80%) FTP
10 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (17.33%) MySQL
2 51 (13.60%) NoSQL
3 38 (10.13%) MongoDB
4 28 (7.47%) SQL Server
5 27 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 25 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 14 (3.73%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.67%) Big Data
12 8 (2.13%) Apache Accumulo
13 7 (1.87%) SAP BI
13 7 (1.87%) SAP BW
13 7 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.60%) Couchbase
15 5 (1.33%) Impala
15 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 5 (1.33%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 350 (93.33%) JIRA
2 115 (30.67%) Subversion
3 113 (30.13%) Git (software)
4 104 (27.73%) Jenkins
5 91 (24.27%) Maven
6 62 (16.53%) JUnit
7 46 (12.27%) Hudson
8 39 (10.40%) TeamCity
9 29 (7.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (7.47%) Selenium
11 17 (4.53%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (3.73%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.40%) JMeter
13 9 (2.40%) Artifactory
14 8 (2.13%) Jasmine
14 8 (2.13%) Grunt
14 8 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (2.13%) Yeoman
14 8 (2.13%) Bower
General
1 49 (13.07%) Finance
2 21 (5.60%) Banking
3 16 (4.27%) Marketing
4 13 (3.47%) Front Office
5 12 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.67%) Retail
6 10 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.87%) Electronics
8 5 (1.33%) Legal
8 5 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.07%) Publishing
9 4 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (41.07%) Developer
2 63 (16.80%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.20%) Analyst
4 34 (9.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.00%) Hybris Developer
6 21 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.80%) Configuration Engineer
8 17 (4.53%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.27%) Administrator
10 15 (4.00%) Architect
10 15 (4.00%) Lead Developer
11 14 (3.73%) Middleware Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Software Engineer
13 12 (3.20%) Project Manager
14 11 (2.93%) Consultant
15 10 (2.67%) Test Analyst
16 9 (2.40%) Agile Business Analyst
16 9 (2.40%) Front-End Developer
16 9 (2.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 8 (2.13%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (28.27%) XML
2 88 (23.47%) Spring
3 73 (19.47%) Web Services
4 71 (18.93%) HTML
5 62 (16.53%) XSD
6 60 (16.00%) jQuery
7 50 (13.33%) CSS
8 44 (11.73%) JSON
9 43 (11.47%) SOAP
10 39 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 38 (10.13%) AngularJS
12 37 (9.87%) Middleware
13 36 (9.60%) RESTful
14 35 (9.33%) HTML5
14 35 (9.33%) .NET
14 35 (9.33%) J2EE
15 34 (9.07%) JSP
15 34 (9.07%) Ajax
16 31 (8.27%) Hibernate
17 30 (8.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.20%) Open Source
2 25 (6.67%) Wiki
3 18 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.47%) User Experience
6 10 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.13%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.87%) Derivative
10 6 (1.60%) Equities
10 6 (1.60%) DTV
10 6 (1.60%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.33%) Fixed Income
12 4 (1.07%) NHS
12 4 (1.07%) GIS
13 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.80%) STB
13 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 84 (22.40%) Linux
2 77 (20.53%) UNIX
3 66 (17.60%) Windows
4 23 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (4.27%) Ubuntu
5 16 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.73%) CentOS
7 12 (3.20%) Debian
8 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.07%) Android
10 3 (0.80%) pSOS
11 1 (0.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (34.13%) Scrum
3 111 (29.60%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (25.60%) DevOps
5 78 (20.80%) TDD
6 74 (19.73%) Configuration Management
7 67 (17.87%) E-Commerce
8 45 (12.00%) Release Management
9 44 (11.73%) OO
10 43 (11.47%) Unit Testing
11 40 (10.67%) Pair Programming
12 39 (10.40%) Integration Testing
12 39 (10.40%) Data Modelling
13 38 (10.13%) Project Management
14 36 (9.60%) UML
15 35 (9.33%) RUP
15 35 (9.33%) DSDM
15 35 (9.33%) MVC
16 30 (8.00%) B2C
17 28 (7.47%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 190 (50.67%) Java
2 58 (15.47%) SQL
3 41 (10.93%) JavaScript
4 34 (9.07%) C#
5 32 (8.53%) Ruby
6 29 (7.73%) Perl
7 27 (7.20%) Python
8 23 (6.13%) PowerShell
8 23 (6.13%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.33%) PHP
10 19 (5.07%) Shell Script
11 15 (4.00%) VB
12 12 (3.20%) C
13 11 (2.93%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.67%) VBA
15 9 (2.40%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.40%) Scala
16 6 (1.60%) XPath
17 5 (1.33%) C++
17 5 (1.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 58 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 42 (11.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.93%) Degree
4 10 (2.67%) ISEB
5 7 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.33%) MAPM
7 5 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.33%) PMP
7 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.53%) IIBA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) PhD
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MBA
10 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.60%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) WCAG
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 15 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.47%) Samba
3 12 (3.20%) Postfix
4 11 (2.93%) XenServer
5 9 (2.40%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.60%) Varnish
7 2 (0.53%) vCloud
7 2 (0.53%) KVM
7 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.53%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) qmail
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (15.20%) Puppet
2 35 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.47%) ZABBIX
4 9 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.87%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.60%) YUM
6 6 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (1.33%) Nagios
7 5 (1.33%) Salt
8 4 (1.07%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.53%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.53%) SCOM
10 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.27%) logstash
10 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.27%) Kibana
10 1 (0.27%) Bacula
Vendors
1 88 (23.47%) Atlassian
2 45 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 38 (10.13%) Oracle
4 34 (9.07%) JBoss
5 31 (8.27%) Red Hat
6 30 (8.00%) hybris
7 25 (6.67%) VMware
8 21 (5.60%) IBM
9 17 (4.53%) Twitter
10 16 (4.27%) 29West
11 14 (3.73%) SAP
12 12 (3.20%) Citrix
13 11 (2.93%) Sybase
14 9 (2.40%) Splunk
15 6 (1.60%) ION Trading
16 5 (1.33%) Informatica
16 5 (1.33%) TIBCO
17 4 (1.07%) Perforce
17 4 (1.07%) HP
17 4 (1.07%) Adobe
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