Period
to 15 June 2019

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 15 June 2019 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 61 68
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +43
Contract jobs citing Confluence 10 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.03% 2.45% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.40% 14.88% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 14
Cheshire median daily rate £481 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -10.11% -6.32%
10th Percentile £359 £321 £356
90th Percentile £556 £610 £575
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £53.75 -

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 119 215 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.23% 16.45% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 134 126
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £100 £231 £263
90th Percentile £580 £538 £475
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.02 £20.00 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +3.41% -7.90%
10th Percentile £14.63 £10.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.05 £39.50 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -16.25% +25.00% -21.95%

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 15 June 2019.

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 15 June 2019. 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
Crewe +1 4 £481 +37.50%
Warrington +2 2 £488 -7.14% 1
Macclesfield +6 1 £525 -8.70%
Confluence
North West

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (50.00%) Adobe
2 5 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 5 (50.00%) Taxonomies
2 5 (50.00%) User Experience
2 5 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 5 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 5 (50.00%) InVision
2 5 (50.00%) Sketch
3 4 (40.00%) Service Design
3 4 (40.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Legal
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Docker
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing

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:

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (50.00%) InVision
1 5 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 5 (50.00%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP APO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Serverless
2 1 (10.00%) Trello
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Designer
1 5 (50.00%) Interaction Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP APO Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP APO Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Taxonomies
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 5 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 4 (40.00%) Service Design
3 4 (40.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 4 (40.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Microservices
6 1 (10.00%) People Management
6 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (10.00%) SAP