Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 December 2017 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 78 102
Rank change year-on-year +2 +24 -8
Contract jobs citing Confluence 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.35% 0.82% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.96% 5.37% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 4
Cheshire median daily rate £535 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.75% -5.88% +61.90%
10th Percentile £368 £364 £391
90th Percentile £575 £439 £438
North West median daily rate £535 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +25.88% +6.25% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £61.25 - -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 201 205 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.04% 15.36% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 142 146
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £214 £187 £256
90th Percentile £550 £598 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £399 £400
% change year-on-year +0.31% -0.31% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 23
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.00 £14.18 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.46% -27.28% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.75 £16.78 £32.75
North West median hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +56.67% -14.29% +3.92%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in Cheshire

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in Cheshire

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in Cheshire

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 8 £535 +28.92%
Knutsford -12 6 £400 - 2
Macclesfield +7 1 £525 +19.32%
Wilmslow - 1 £315 -
Confluence
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 16 (88.89%) JIRA
2 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 10 (55.56%) DevOps
6 9 (50.00%) Coaching
6 9 (50.00%) Docker
6 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (50.00%) Linux
6 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (44.44%) Microservices
7 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
7 8 (44.44%) SonarQube
7 8 (44.44%) Slack
8 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (38.89%) Static Code Analysis
8 7 (38.89%) nginx
8 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
8 7 (38.89%) Puppet
8 7 (38.89%) Kanban
8 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
8 7 (38.89%) HTTP
8 7 (38.89%) Python
8 7 (38.89%) Scrum
8 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
8 7 (38.89%) Clustering
9 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
10 5 (27.78%) MySQL

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (38.89%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Slack
2 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) JIRA
2 14 (77.78%) Jenkins
3 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (44.44%) SonarQube
5 4 (22.22%) Bitbucket
5 4 (22.22%) Gradle
6 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (11.11%) CMake
6 2 (11.11%) InstallShield
6 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 2 (11.11%) TestComplete
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.11%) WiX
7 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
7 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
7 1 (5.56%) JMeter
7 1 (5.56%) JUnit
7 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Build Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) Android NDK
3 1 (5.56%) Android SDK
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) JPA
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.56%) Velocity
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) DevOps
4 9 (50.00%) Coaching
4 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (44.44%) Mentoring
5 8 (44.44%) Microservices
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (38.89%) Kanban
6 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
6 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
6 7 (38.89%) Static Code Analysis
7 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (27.78%) User Stories
8 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Groovy
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Docker
2 5 (27.78%) Xen
3 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 5 (27.78%) Kubernetes
2 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (27.78%) Rancher
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) Terraform
4 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.11%) Capita
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Perforce