Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 88 92
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 -
Contract jobs citing Confluence 16 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.12% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.60% 4.02% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -19.35% -
10th Percentile £370 £325 £373
90th Percentile £475 £488 £506
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £401
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60% -4.64%
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 186 249 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.98% 16.64% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 180 212
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £184 £281 £240
90th Percentile £528 £500 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +20.47% -21.33%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.60 £48.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% -14.29%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (100.00%) JIRA
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 9 (56.25%) RESTful
3 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
3 9 (56.25%) JMeter
3 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (56.25%) API Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Load Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Web Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Migration
5 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (43.75%) Java
5 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Creative Thinking
5 7 (43.75%) Analytical Thinking
5 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Spring
7 5 (31.25%) CSS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) BrowserStack
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (100.00%) JIRA
2 10 (62.50%) Cucumber
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (56.25%) JMeter
3 9 (56.25%) SoapUI
4 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (25.00%) Axure RP
6 1 (6.25%) GitLab
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Banking
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) Designer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) UX Designer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 2 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Tester
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) RESTful
2 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) User Experience
3 4 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Blog
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) API Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Performance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (43.75%) Analytical Thinking
4 7 (43.75%) Creative Thinking
4 7 (43.75%) Load Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Migration
4 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Web Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (25.00%) Ethnography
7 4 (25.00%) Innovative Thinking
7 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
7 4 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
1 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PMO
2 2 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.25%) Splunk