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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Confluence
Rank 421 415 463
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +48
Contract jobs citing Confluence 163 138 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.80% 1.62% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 89 51
Average daily rate
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£438 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £238 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £319 £400
% change year-on-year
+49.01% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9071 8512 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.67% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5679 5033 4571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 312 417
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +3 155 £425 +14.09% 42
London -18 101 £421 +12.13% 24
South East +6 16 £450 +114.28% 3
West Midlands +13 12 £438 +45.83% 1
East of England +11 12 £500 +53.84% 3
North West - 7 £500 - 5
Oxfordshire - 7 £488 - 1
South West -11 6 £425 - 1
City of London -6 5 £415 +3.75% 5
Bristol - 5 £405 - 1
Oxford - 5 £530 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £525 - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £500 - 1
Manchester - 4 £500 - 5
Berkshire +1 3 £350 +66.66%
Edinburgh -3 3 £225 -35.25% 1
Scotland -10 3 £225 -35.48% 1
Luton - 3 £525 - 2
Cheshire - 3 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -10 1 - -
North East -12 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
Hampshire -22 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Hammersmith - - - -

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 327 (91.34%) JIRA
2 231 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (57.26%) Java
4 131 (36.59%) Scrum
4 131 (36.59%) Jenkins
5 125 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
6 115 (32.12%) Linux
6 115 (32.12%) DevOps
7 112 (31.28%) Subversion
8 102 (28.49%) Git (software)
9 98 (27.37%) Puppet
10 77 (21.51%) HTML
11 76 (21.23%) Open Source
11 76 (21.23%) Maven
11 76 (21.23%) Atlassian
12 74 (20.67%) TDD
13 72 (20.11%) XML
14 68 (18.99%) Windows
15 66 (18.44%) Spring
16 63 (17.60%) NoSQL
17 61 (17.04%) Web Services
17 61 (17.04%) Configuration Management
18 58 (16.20%) SQL
19 57 (15.92%) Finance
20 56 (15.64%) Oracle
20 56 (15.64%) UNIX
20 56 (15.64%) Apache
20 56 (15.64%) MongoDB
20 56 (15.64%) JSON
21 51 (14.25%) Hudson

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 56 (15.64%) Apache
2 50 (13.97%) Tomcat
3 47 (13.13%) JBoss
4 26 (7.26%) WebLogic
5 18 (5.03%) FileNet
6 17 (4.75%) IIS
7 13 (3.63%) MediaWiki
7 13 (3.63%) nginx
8 12 (3.35%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.79%) TIBCO EMS
10 7 (1.96%) CMS
11 6 (1.68%) Mule
11 6 (1.68%) Node.js
11 6 (1.68%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.40%) SAS
13 4 (1.12%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
14 3 (0.84%) Drupal
14 3 (0.84%) Jetty
15 2 (0.56%) Alfresco
Applications
1 14 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.35%) MS Visio
3 11 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (3.07%) MS Office
4 6 (1.68%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.84%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) SAP ERP
1 5 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Yammer
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.26%) Firewall
2 20 (5.59%) Network Security
3 16 (4.47%) DNS
4 15 (4.19%) VPN
5 13 (3.63%) LDAP
6 12 (3.35%) IPsec
6 12 (3.35%) BGP
6 12 (3.35%) OSPF
6 12 (3.35%) EIGRP
6 12 (3.35%) IPv6
6 12 (3.35%) LAN
6 12 (3.35%) WAN
7 11 (3.07%) AMQP
7 11 (3.07%) HTTP
8 9 (2.51%) Internet
9 5 (1.40%) SSL
9 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.12%) FTP
10 4 (1.12%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.60%) NoSQL
2 56 (15.64%) MongoDB
3 44 (12.29%) SQL Server
4 39 (10.89%) Relational Database
5 36 (10.06%) MySQL
6 25 (6.98%) Oracle Database
7 22 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.35%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.35%) Big Data
10 6 (1.68%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.12%) SAP BI
11 4 (1.12%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.56%) DB2
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 327 (91.34%) JIRA
2 131 (36.59%) Jenkins
3 112 (31.28%) Subversion
4 102 (28.49%) Git (software)
5 76 (21.23%) Maven
6 51 (14.25%) Hudson
7 47 (13.13%) JUnit
8 39 (10.89%) TeamCity
9 35 (9.78%) Selenium
10 27 (7.54%) Cucumber
11 18 (5.03%) Eclipse
11 18 (5.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (4.75%) Gradle
13 14 (3.91%) Ant
13 14 (3.91%) Artifactory
14 12 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (3.35%) NUnit
15 11 (3.07%) FishEye
15 11 (3.07%) Mercurial
15 11 (3.07%) JMeter
General
1 57 (15.92%) Finance
2 34 (9.50%) Banking
3 18 (5.03%) Marketing
4 12 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.07%) Retail
6 10 (2.79%) Front Office
7 8 (2.23%) Games
8 7 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.68%) Electronics
10 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.12%) Legal
12 2 (0.56%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (33.52%) Developer
2 49 (13.69%) Analyst
3 48 (13.41%) Java Developer
4 34 (9.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (8.66%) Architect
6 26 (7.26%) Test Analyst
7 19 (5.31%) Hybris Developer
8 17 (4.75%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.19%) Middleware Developer
9 15 (4.19%) Tester
10 13 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.35%) .NET Developer
11 12 (3.35%) Consultant
11 12 (3.35%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.35%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (3.07%) Platform Architect
12 11 (3.07%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Lead Architect
13 10 (2.79%) Digital Architect
13 10 (2.79%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.51%) HTML
2 72 (20.11%) XML
3 66 (18.44%) Spring
4 61 (17.04%) Web Services
5 56 (15.64%) JSON
6 47 (13.13%) HTML5
7 43 (12.01%) SOAP
7 43 (12.01%) RESTful
8 42 (11.73%) CSS
8 42 (11.73%) J2EE
9 41 (11.45%) jQuery
10 40 (11.17%) XSD
11 34 (9.50%) .NET
12 32 (8.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (8.66%) Ajax
14 29 (8.10%) AngularJS
15 24 (6.70%) Hibernate
16 23 (6.42%) Middleware
17 22 (6.15%) JSP
17 22 (6.15%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 76 (21.23%) Open Source
2 28 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.15%) Wiki
4 12 (3.35%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.51%) iPad
6 8 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.23%) Derivative
6 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.23%) User Experience
7 6 (1.68%) DTV
7 6 (1.68%) Clustering
7 6 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.68%) Online Games
7 6 (1.68%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.84%) NHS
8 3 (0.84%) GIS
9 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.56%) FMCG
9 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 115 (32.12%) Linux
2 68 (18.99%) Windows
3 56 (15.64%) UNIX
4 37 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.03%) CentOS
6 17 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.47%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 13 (3.63%) AIX
8 13 (3.63%) Solaris
9 10 (2.79%) Debian
10 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.84%) Android
11 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (36.59%) Scrum
3 125 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
4 115 (32.12%) DevOps
5 74 (20.67%) TDD
6 61 (17.04%) Configuration Management
7 49 (13.69%) Release Management
8 46 (12.85%) E-Commerce
9 41 (11.45%) Pair Programming
10 40 (11.17%) Kanban
11 35 (9.78%) OO
12 34 (9.50%) DSDM
12 34 (9.50%) RUP
13 31 (8.66%) BDD
14 29 (8.10%) Project Management
15 28 (7.82%) Integration Testing
16 27 (7.54%) MVC
17 22 (6.15%) Data Modelling
18 21 (5.87%) Test Automation
18 21 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 205 (57.26%) Java
2 58 (16.20%) SQL
3 46 (12.85%) Ruby
4 39 (10.89%) Python
5 38 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 30 (8.38%) Perl
7 25 (6.98%) C#
8 24 (6.70%) Scala
9 20 (5.59%) PHP
10 18 (5.03%) Bash Shell
11 11 (3.07%) VB
12 10 (2.79%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.51%) C
14 8 (2.23%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.40%) Groovy
16 5 (1.40%) C++
17 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.84%) R
18 3 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.07%) Degree
4 9 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.12%) ISEB
5 4 (1.12%) CCNA
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.66%) QA
2 2 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.63%) XenServer
2 13 (3.63%) Postfix
2 13 (3.63%) Samba
3 8 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.23%) Squid
4 7 (1.96%) Varnish
5 4 (1.12%) vCloud
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 98 (27.37%) Puppet
2 41 (11.45%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.75%) ZABBIX
4 13 (3.63%) Salt
5 11 (3.07%) Vagrant
6 8 (2.23%) logstash
7 7 (1.96%) Ansible
8 6 (1.68%) yum
9 5 (1.40%) Kibana
10 4 (1.12%) SCOM
11 3 (0.84%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.84%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
13 1 (0.28%) cPanel
13 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.28%) Control-M
13 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (21.23%) Atlassian
2 56 (15.64%) Oracle
3 49 (13.69%) Red Hat
4 31 (8.66%) IBM
4 31 (8.66%) Microsoft
5 23 (6.42%) VMware
6 19 (5.31%) hybris
7 17 (4.75%) SAP
7 17 (4.75%) Twitter
8 13 (3.63%) Citrix
8 13 (3.63%) BEA
9 12 (3.35%) Splunk
10 11 (3.07%) DevExpress
10 11 (3.07%) TIBCO
11 10 (2.79%) Infragistics
12 8 (2.23%) 29West
13 7 (1.96%) Adobe
13 7 (1.96%) HP
14 4 (1.12%) BMC
14 4 (1.12%) Google
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