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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Confluence
Rank 372 433 475
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +42
Contract jobs citing Confluence 255 153 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.57% 1.68% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 109 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £230
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +84.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £53.00

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
9903 9123 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.28% 17.33% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6130 5700 4695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 305 460
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.45 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +61 238 £400 -5.88% 63
London +45 146 £400 -11.11% 36
South East -11 25 £375 +44.23% 9
East of England +27 20 £400 - 3
City of London +1 16 £463 -6.09% 12
Suffolk - 13 £350 -
West Midlands +2 12 £431 +65.86% 1
Wales - 12 £423 - 1
North East - 12 £470 -
North West - 12 £475 - 4
Shropshire - 11 £431 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £458 -
Ipswich - 11 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £458 -
Oxfordshire -12 10 £413 +230.00%
Hampshire +2 8 £375 +15.38% 7
Telford - 8 £373 -
South West -8 6 £375 -11.76% 4
Manchester - 6 £500 -
Southampton 0 5 £375 +15.38%
Bristol -8 5 £375 -11.76% 2
Croydon - 5 £400 -
Cheshire - 5 £425 - 2
Berkshire -12 4 £348 -7.33%
Yorkshire -14 4 £338 -32.50% 3
Oxford - 4 £375 -
Scotland -10 3 £388 -11.42%
West Yorkshire -11 3 £356 -28.75% 3
Bedfordshire +7 2 £450 - 2
Luton +7 2 £450 - 2

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 414 (91.19%) JIRA
2 314 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (50.22%) Java
4 159 (35.02%) Linux
5 151 (33.26%) Jenkins
6 147 (32.38%) Scrum
7 140 (30.84%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (23.79%) Puppet
9 103 (22.69%) Git (software)
10 101 (22.25%) Atlassian
11 97 (21.37%) HTML
12 94 (20.70%) Oracle
13 93 (20.48%) TDD
14 90 (19.82%) Subversion
14 90 (19.82%) Red Hat
15 85 (18.72%) DevOps
16 82 (18.06%) Windows
17 79 (17.40%) JavaScript
18 76 (16.74%) Web Services
19 71 (15.64%) Open Source
20 70 (15.42%) Security Cleared
20 70 (15.42%) JSON
21 68 (14.98%) Finance
22 66 (14.54%) HTML5
23 64 (14.10%) Python
23 64 (14.10%) Maven
24 63 (13.88%) CSS
25 61 (13.44%) SQL
26 59 (13.00%) Apache
27 56 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (13.00%) Apache
2 35 (7.71%) WebLogic
3 33 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 32 (7.05%) Node.js
5 29 (6.39%) JBoss
6 24 (5.29%) SharePoint
7 22 (4.85%) nginx
8 19 (4.19%) IIS
9 18 (3.96%) MediaWiki
10 13 (2.86%) CMS
11 12 (2.64%) Jetty
11 12 (2.64%) Alfresco
11 12 (2.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (2.42%) WildFly
12 11 (2.42%) Mule
13 8 (1.76%) Mule ESB
13 8 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.54%) GlassFish
15 6 (1.32%) Drupal
16 5 (1.10%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.19%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.19%) MS Office
3 17 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.98%) MS Project
5 8 (1.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.44%) HipChat
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (1.76%) PaaS
4 5 (1.10%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.88%) GitHub
6 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.61%) Network Security
2 25 (5.51%) LDAP
3 23 (5.07%) Firewall
4 20 (4.41%) VPN
4 20 (4.41%) AMQP
5 19 (4.19%) Internet
5 19 (4.19%) LAN
5 19 (4.19%) WAN
6 18 (3.96%) HTTP
7 14 (3.08%) EIGRP
7 14 (3.08%) BGP
7 14 (3.08%) OSPF
7 14 (3.08%) IPsec
7 14 (3.08%) IPv6
8 10 (2.20%) SSL
9 6 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (0.66%) Skype
10 3 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.67%) MongoDB
2 48 (10.57%) NoSQL
3 46 (10.13%) MySQL
4 44 (9.69%) Hadoop
4 44 (9.69%) Oracle Database
5 39 (8.59%) SQL Server
6 37 (8.15%) Relational Database
7 28 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (5.07%) Big Data
9 19 (4.19%) HBase
10 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.20%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.76%) DB2
12 6 (1.32%) Redis
13 5 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (0.88%) SAP BI
14 4 (0.88%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.88%) Riak
Development Applications
1 414 (91.19%) JIRA
2 151 (33.26%) Jenkins
3 103 (22.69%) Git (software)
4 90 (19.82%) Subversion
5 64 (14.10%) Maven
6 54 (11.89%) JUnit
7 46 (10.13%) Cucumber
8 41 (9.03%) Hudson
9 40 (8.81%) Gradle
10 36 (7.93%) Selenium
11 32 (7.05%) Artifactory
12 27 (5.95%) Ant
13 24 (5.29%) JMeter
14 21 (4.63%) Eclipse
15 20 (4.41%) TeamCity
15 20 (4.41%) Mercurial
16 16 (3.52%) Gerrit
17 15 (3.30%) SoapUI
17 15 (3.30%) SonarQube
18 14 (3.08%) Axure RP
General
1 68 (14.98%) Finance
2 43 (9.47%) Banking
3 19 (4.19%) Retail
4 16 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.42%) Marketing
7 7 (1.54%) Games
8 5 (1.10%) Publishing
9 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.66%) Front Office
10 3 (0.66%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (32.16%) Developer
2 68 (14.98%) Analyst
3 51 (11.23%) Java Developer
4 47 (10.35%) Business Analyst
5 44 (9.69%) Architect
6 35 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (4.85%) Project Manager
7 22 (4.85%) Agile Business Analyst
8 20 (4.41%) Consultant
9 15 (3.30%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.08%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.08%) Test Analyst
10 14 (3.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.64%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.20%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.20%) Test Leader
13 9 (1.98%) Hadoop Developer
13 9 (1.98%) Designer
13 9 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (21.37%) HTML
2 76 (16.74%) Web Services
3 70 (15.42%) JSON
4 66 (14.54%) HTML5
5 63 (13.88%) CSS
6 45 (9.91%) Spring
7 43 (9.47%) RESTful
8 39 (8.59%) jQuery
9 34 (7.49%) XML
10 32 (7.05%) .NET
10 32 (7.05%) Java EE
11 31 (6.83%) EJB
12 28 (6.17%) J2EE
13 26 (5.73%) REST
14 25 (5.51%) JMS
15 19 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (4.19%) CSS3
16 16 (3.52%) Hibernate
17 15 (3.30%) Gherkin
17 15 (3.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.64%) Open Source
2 43 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (9.03%) User Experience
4 36 (7.93%) Wiki
5 23 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.96%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.86%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.42%) Clustering
9 7 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.32%) Online Games
10 6 (1.32%) W3C
11 5 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.10%) DTV
11 5 (1.10%) IVR
12 4 (0.88%) PKI
12 4 (0.88%) FMCG
12 4 (0.88%) iPad
13 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 159 (35.02%) Linux
2 82 (18.06%) Windows
3 56 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (10.35%) UNIX
5 43 (9.47%) CentOS
6 36 (7.93%) Ubuntu
7 22 (4.85%) Android
8 15 (3.30%) Debian
8 15 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.98%) Solaris
10 8 (1.76%) AIX
11 7 (1.54%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.10%) SUSE
14 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.66%) HPUX
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (69.16%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (32.38%) Scrum
3 140 (30.84%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (20.48%) TDD
5 85 (18.72%) DevOps
6 55 (12.11%) User Stories
6 55 (12.11%) Configuration Management
7 53 (11.67%) Kanban
8 45 (9.91%) OO
9 37 (8.15%) Project Management
10 35 (7.71%) BDD
11 34 (7.49%) Waterfall
12 33 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (7.05%) E-Commerce
14 31 (6.83%) Business Analysis
14 31 (6.83%) Software Delivery
15 30 (6.61%) Test Scripting
16 27 (5.95%) Automated Testing
17 26 (5.73%) Use Case
18 25 (5.51%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 228 (50.22%) Java
2 79 (17.40%) JavaScript
3 64 (14.10%) Python
4 61 (13.44%) SQL
5 48 (10.57%) Ruby
6 33 (7.27%) Perl
7 31 (6.83%) PHP
8 23 (5.07%) Scala
8 23 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 21 (4.63%) C#
10 15 (3.30%) Groovy
11 14 (3.08%) C
12 13 (2.86%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.20%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.76%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.54%) VBScript
17 5 (1.10%) VB
17 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.29%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.19%) Degree
5 11 (2.42%) ISEB
6 5 (1.10%) CCNA
6 5 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.44%) PMP
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.22%) IIBA
10 1 (0.22%) CBAP
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.37%) QA
2 5 (1.10%) WAI
3 2 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.96%) Samba
2 18 (3.96%) iptables
2 18 (3.96%) Postfix
3 17 (3.74%) Varnish
4 15 (3.30%) XenServer
4 15 (3.30%) Docker
5 13 (2.86%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.98%) vCloud
7 7 (1.54%) Squid
8 5 (1.10%) NFS
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 108 (23.79%) Puppet
2 41 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (5.73%) ZABBIX
4 25 (5.51%) Vagrant
5 20 (4.41%) Salt
6 13 (2.86%) Ansible
6 13 (2.86%) Rundeck
7 10 (2.20%) yum
7 10 (2.20%) logstash
8 9 (1.98%) Kibana
9 5 (1.10%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.66%) Nagios
12 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.44%) nmon
13 1 (0.22%) SELinux
13 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 101 (22.25%) Atlassian
2 94 (20.70%) Oracle
3 90 (19.82%) Red Hat
4 28 (6.17%) VMware
5 27 (5.95%) Microsoft
6 21 (4.63%) IBM
7 18 (3.96%) Adobe
8 16 (3.52%) Citrix
9 15 (3.30%) SAP
10 11 (2.42%) HP
10 11 (2.42%) TIBCO
11 10 (2.20%) Google
11 10 (2.20%) Infragistics
11 10 (2.20%) DevExpress
12 9 (1.98%) Splunk
12 9 (1.98%) BEA
13 6 (1.32%) hybris
14 5 (1.10%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.10%) Sun
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