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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Confluence
Rank 330 411 483
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +72
Contract jobs citing Confluence 336 204 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.23% 2.06% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 135 60
Average daily rate
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£410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £330 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £413 £260
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +58.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
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
10418 9890 8735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 18.10% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6673 5850 4963
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 395 432
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.58 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +78 326 £410 -3.52% 42
London +81 224 £405 -10.00% 24
City of London +5 38 £425 -10.52% 13
North East - 27 £458 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 26 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 26 £450 -
South East -18 23 £375 +2.73% 2
Yorkshire -10 15 £375 +8.69% 4
West Yorkshire -14 12 £375 +8.69% 3
East Midlands +9 11 £325 -3.70% 1
Northamptonshire +6 11 £325 -
Oxfordshire -15 11 £400 -
Northampton - 11 £325 -
East of England +1 10 £350 -17.64% 2
Leeds -17 9 £378 +9.42% 3
Croydon - 9 £450 -
South West -14 7 £494 +16.17% 2
Oxford -15 7 £425 -
Wales 0 6 £383 -10.00%
Suffolk - 6 £331 -
Ipswich - 6 £331 -
Bristol -9 5 £575 +35.29% 1
Hampshire -12 5 £375 +2.73%
Cardiff - 5 £383 -
South Wales - 5 £383 -
Southampton -6 4 £375 +4.89%
North West -29 4 £460 +28.67% 5
Paddington - 4 £400 -
West Midlands +4 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Berkshire +3 3 £300 -29.41%

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 574 (94.56%) JIRA
2 441 (72.65%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (51.24%) Java
4 207 (34.10%) Jenkins
5 204 (33.61%) Scrum
6 201 (33.11%) Linux
7 175 (28.83%) Continuous Integration
8 168 (27.68%) Atlassian
9 156 (25.70%) Git (software)
10 153 (25.21%) HTML
11 152 (25.04%) TDD
12 131 (21.58%) Puppet
13 130 (21.42%) JavaScript
14 115 (18.95%) Web Services
15 114 (18.78%) Security Cleared
15 114 (18.78%) HTML5
16 106 (17.46%) DevOps
16 106 (17.46%) CSS
17 105 (17.30%) JSON
18 102 (16.80%) Spring
18 102 (16.80%) Oracle
19 100 (16.47%) Maven
20 99 (16.31%) Python
21 90 (14.83%) Red Hat
22 87 (14.33%) Open Source
22 87 (14.33%) Cucumber
23 86 (14.17%) Finance
24 84 (13.84%) Apache
25 82 (13.51%) Configuration Management
25 82 (13.51%) MongoDB

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 84 (13.84%) Apache
2 54 (8.90%) Tomcat
3 50 (8.24%) Node.js
4 46 (7.58%) JBoss
5 35 (5.77%) WebLogic
6 25 (4.12%) nginx
7 23 (3.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (3.46%) SharePoint
9 15 (2.47%) Jetty
9 15 (2.47%) Alfresco
10 13 (2.14%) CMS
10 13 (2.14%) WebSphere
10 13 (2.14%) WildFly
11 12 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.98%) IIS
12 11 (1.81%) GlassFish
12 11 (1.81%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.65%) Mule
14 9 (1.48%) Mule ESB
15 8 (1.32%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 30 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 19 (3.13%) MS Office
4 16 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.81%) MS Project
6 9 (1.48%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.82%) HipChat
8 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 48 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 18 (2.97%) GitHub
4 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.32%) OpenShift
6 7 (1.15%) PaaS
7 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.66%) IaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.26%) HTTP
2 22 (3.62%) LDAP
3 21 (3.46%) Network Security
3 21 (3.46%) AMQP
4 17 (2.80%) Firewall
5 15 (2.47%) Internet
6 14 (2.31%) SSL
7 13 (2.14%) VPN
7 13 (2.14%) OpenLDAP
8 10 (1.65%) LAN
8 10 (1.65%) WAN
9 9 (1.48%) DNS
10 7 (1.15%) IPv6
10 7 (1.15%) OSPF
10 7 (1.15%) IPsec
11 6 (0.99%) Intranet
12 5 (0.82%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.82%) BGP
12 5 (0.82%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 72 (11.86%) MySQL
3 56 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 55 (9.06%) Hadoop
5 54 (8.90%) SQL Server
6 36 (5.93%) Oracle Database
7 35 (5.77%) HBase
8 34 (5.60%) Relational Database
9 26 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (3.46%) Big Data
11 13 (2.14%) DB2
12 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.65%) Data Mining
14 9 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.48%) Redis
15 7 (1.15%) Riak
15 7 (1.15%) Infinispan
15 7 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
16 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 574 (94.56%) JIRA
2 207 (34.10%) Jenkins
3 156 (25.70%) Git (software)
4 100 (16.47%) Maven
5 87 (14.33%) Cucumber
6 77 (12.69%) Subversion
7 74 (12.19%) Selenium
8 58 (9.56%) JUnit
9 44 (7.25%) Gradle
10 40 (6.59%) Hudson
11 36 (5.93%) Artifactory
12 30 (4.94%) JMeter
13 29 (4.78%) Ant
14 28 (4.61%) IntelliJ
14 28 (4.61%) Spock
14 28 (4.61%) Geb
15 24 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (3.95%) Mercurial
16 22 (3.62%) TeamCity
17 20 (3.29%) Gerrit
General
1 86 (14.17%) Finance
2 38 (6.26%) Banking
3 21 (3.46%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.29%) Retail
5 15 (2.47%) Marketing
6 10 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.48%) Publishing
8 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.82%) Electronics
8 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Games
10 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 2 (0.33%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Law
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 214 (35.26%) Developer
2 90 (14.83%) Java Developer
3 67 (11.04%) Analyst
4 52 (8.57%) Architect
5 49 (8.07%) Business Analyst
6 42 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.12%) Consultant
9 24 (3.95%) Agile Business Analyst
10 22 (3.62%) Senior Developer
11 21 (3.46%) Technical Architect
12 19 (3.13%) Tester
13 18 (2.97%) Administrator
14 16 (2.64%) Digital Architect
15 13 (2.14%) Automation Tester
15 13 (2.14%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (1.98%) Senior Architect
17 11 (1.81%) Agile Project Manager
17 11 (1.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 11 (1.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (25.21%) HTML
2 115 (18.95%) Web Services
3 114 (18.78%) HTML5
4 106 (17.46%) CSS
5 105 (17.30%) JSON
6 102 (16.80%) Spring
7 76 (12.52%) RESTful
8 63 (10.38%) jQuery
8 63 (10.38%) XML
9 56 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 54 (8.90%) Apache Camel
11 51 (8.40%) AngularJS
12 46 (7.58%) Java EE
13 42 (6.92%) J2EE
14 40 (6.59%) EJB
15 39 (6.43%) .NET
16 37 (6.10%) CSS3
17 33 (5.44%) REST
18 31 (5.11%) JAX-RS
19 30 (4.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.06%) User Experience
2 43 (7.08%) Wiki
3 40 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.61%) Mobile App
4 28 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.98%) W3C
7 10 (1.65%) Social Media
7 10 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.99%) DTV
9 6 (0.99%) STB
10 5 (0.82%) IVR
10 5 (0.82%) Clustering
10 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.66%) PKI
11 4 (0.66%) FMCG
11 4 (0.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 201 (33.11%) Linux
2 72 (11.86%) Windows
3 63 (10.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (9.39%) CentOS
5 54 (8.90%) Ubuntu
6 53 (8.73%) UNIX
7 24 (3.95%) Android
8 15 (2.47%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.32%) Debian
9 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.99%) Solaris
12 5 (0.82%) SUSE
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.66%) AIX
13 4 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.49%) HPUX
15 2 (0.33%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.33%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (72.65%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (33.61%) Scrum
3 175 (28.83%) Continuous Integration
4 152 (25.04%) TDD
5 106 (17.46%) DevOps
6 87 (14.33%) Open Source
7 82 (13.51%) User Stories
7 82 (13.51%) Configuration Management
8 71 (11.70%) Kanban
9 67 (11.04%) BDD
10 60 (9.88%) Project Management
11 59 (9.72%) SDLC
12 49 (8.07%) Waterfall
13 47 (7.74%) OO
14 46 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 45 (7.41%) Automated Testing
16 44 (7.25%) Software Delivery
17 43 (7.08%) Microservices
18 34 (5.60%) Test Scripting
18 34 (5.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 311 (51.24%) Java
2 130 (21.42%) JavaScript
3 99 (16.31%) Python
4 78 (12.85%) SQL
5 69 (11.37%) Ruby
6 36 (5.93%) PHP
7 32 (5.27%) Bash Shell
8 30 (4.94%) Scala
9 29 (4.78%) Groovy
10 26 (4.28%) Perl
11 23 (3.79%) C#
12 22 (3.62%) C
13 15 (2.47%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.47%) Objective-C
14 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.15%) C++
15 7 (1.15%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.82%) VBScript
18 4 (0.66%) JCL
Qualifications
1 114 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 75 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.44%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.97%) Degree
5 14 (2.31%) ISEB
6 10 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.33%) IIBA
11 2 (0.33%) CBAP
11 2 (0.33%) PMP
12 1 (0.16%) CCNA
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) RHCE
12 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.57%) QA
2 5 (0.82%) WAI
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) EMIR
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (5.11%) Varnish
1 31 (5.11%) Docker
2 23 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.64%) vCloud
4 12 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.65%) iptables
6 9 (1.48%) Squid
7 8 (1.32%) Postfix
7 8 (1.32%) Samba
8 5 (0.82%) XenServer
8 5 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.82%) NFS
9 4 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.49%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.33%) Btrfs
11 2 (0.33%) Snort
11 2 (0.33%) KVM
11 2 (0.33%) LXC
11 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 131 (21.58%) Puppet
2 63 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (6.10%) Vagrant
4 25 (4.12%) logstash
5 21 (3.46%) ZABBIX
6 19 (3.13%) yum
7 18 (2.97%) Salt
8 17 (2.80%) Ansible
8 17 (2.80%) Rundeck
9 14 (2.31%) Kibana
10 13 (2.14%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.15%) Nagios
12 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.33%) Nessus
15 2 (0.33%) Capistrano
15 2 (0.33%) CFEngine
15 2 (0.33%) nmon
15 2 (0.33%) systemd
Vendors
1 168 (27.68%) Atlassian
2 102 (16.80%) Oracle
3 90 (14.83%) Red Hat
4 42 (6.92%) Microsoft
5 31 (5.11%) VMware
6 28 (4.61%) Adobe
7 20 (3.29%) IBM
8 15 (2.47%) SAP
9 13 (2.14%) Google
10 12 (1.98%) HP
10 12 (1.98%) Splunk
10 12 (1.98%) Twitter
11 10 (1.65%) Progress
12 9 (1.48%) webMethods
12 9 (1.48%) Pega
13 8 (1.32%) Sun
14 7 (1.15%) BEA
14 7 (1.15%) Remedy
15 6 (0.99%) TIBCO
15 6 (0.99%) ATG
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