Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Confluence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Confluence over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Confluence
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 72 95
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Confluence 24 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.64% 1.21% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.32% 7.21% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 5
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £375 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.74% -
10th Percentile £360 £319 £408
90th Percentile £475 £500 £506
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £460
% change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Confluence is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 212 222 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 16.74% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 165 202
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £226
90th Percentile £525 £500 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £14.22 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.59% +23.61% -23.33%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.75 £9.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.38 £14.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.57 £12.50
% change year-on-year +2.76% +24.56% -24.47%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in Birmingham

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in Birmingham

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (95.83%) JIRA
2 18 (75.00%) Selenium
3 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
4 16 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
7 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (41.67%) SQL
7 10 (41.67%) API Testing
8 9 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 9 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (37.50%) SoapUI
8 9 (37.50%) RESTful
8 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
8 9 (37.50%) JMeter
8 9 (37.50%) Migration
8 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
9 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (33.33%) Web Testing
9 8 (33.33%) Test Management
9 8 (33.33%) Load Testing
9 8 (33.33%) BDD
9 8 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
9 8 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
9 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (29.17%) SpecFlow
10 7 (29.17%) Gherkin
10 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Slack
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (95.83%) JIRA
2 18 (75.00%) Selenium
3 16 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 12 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 9 (37.50%) JMeter
6 9 (37.50%) SoapUI
7 7 (29.17%) SpecFlow
8 6 (25.00%) TestRail
8 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (12.50%) Axure RP
10 1 (4.17%) GitLab
10 1 (4.17%) JUnit
10 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Tester
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Designer
5 3 (12.50%) UX Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer in Test
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum Master
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) RESTful
2 7 (29.17%) Gherkin
3 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
3 5 (20.83%) CSS
3 5 (20.83%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (16.67%) NHS
3 4 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Blog
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) PMI
4 1 (4.17%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Performance Testing
4 10 (41.67%) API Testing
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Migration
5 9 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 8 (33.33%) BDD
6 8 (33.33%) Creative Thinking
6 8 (33.33%) Load Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Test Management
6 8 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (25.00%) CRM
7 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
7 6 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 7 (29.17%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) PMO
2 3 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Splunk