Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 70 110
Rank change year-on-year +11 +40 -4
Contract jobs citing Confluence 37 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.72% 1.69% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.88% 11.35% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 2
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +6.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £325 £356 £445
90th Percentile £640 £575 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £445
% change year-on-year -11.11% +1.12% -1.11%
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 233 185 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.11% 14.90% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 138 219
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £373 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -6.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £230 £263 £231
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +43.61% -20.42%
10th Percentile £10.02 £12.25 £13.10
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.00 £34.50
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +75.00% -21.53% -2.90%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 2018. 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
Knutsford -4 12 £365 -8.86%
Warrington +1 9 £525 -1.87%
Macclesfield +1 1 £575 +31.43%
Chester - 1 £400 -
Crewe - 1 £350 -
Confluence
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 36 (97.30%) JIRA
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Git (software)
4 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
4 16 (43.24%) Java
5 14 (37.84%) Jenkins
6 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (27.03%) Python
7 10 (27.03%) Scrum
7 10 (27.03%) REST
8 9 (24.32%) Finance
9 8 (21.62%) Project Management
9 8 (21.62%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) Linux
9 8 (21.62%) SOAP
9 8 (21.62%) XML
9 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (21.62%) JSON
10 7 (18.92%) Selenium
10 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
10 7 (18.92%) Gherkin
10 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (16.22%) Android SDK
11 6 (16.22%) Android Development
11 6 (16.22%) DevOps
11 6 (16.22%) Gradle
11 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
11 6 (16.22%) BDD
11 6 (16.22%) Android
11 6 (16.22%) Unit 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.41%) JBoss
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) HipChat
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.70%) EngageOne
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (13.51%) Amazon S3
3 4 (10.81%) BrowserStack
3 4 (10.81%) PaaS
4 2 (5.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (5.41%) GitHub
4 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.41%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.70%) Serverless
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) Big Data
2 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.70%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 36 (97.30%) JIRA
2 17 (45.95%) Git (software)
3 14 (37.84%) Jenkins
4 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
4 7 (18.92%) Selenium
5 6 (16.22%) Gradle
5 6 (16.22%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.81%) Bitbucket
6 4 (10.81%) CA Release Automation
6 4 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (5.41%) Gatling
7 2 (5.41%) GitLab
7 2 (5.41%) JMeter
7 2 (5.41%) MSI
8 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.70%) Hudson
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Android Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Digital Agile Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) REST
2 8 (21.62%) JSON
2 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 8 (21.62%) XML
3 7 (18.92%) Gherkin
4 6 (16.22%) Android SDK
5 5 (13.51%) jQuery
6 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.81%) HTML
6 4 (10.81%) Web Services
7 3 (8.11%) Anaconda
7 3 (8.11%) Android NDK
7 3 (8.11%) CSS
7 3 (8.11%) CSS3
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) Ionic Framework
7 3 (8.11%) Velocity
8 2 (5.41%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (5.41%) OAuth
8 2 (5.41%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Android
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.03%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Android Development
6 6 (16.22%) BDD
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Cryptography
7 5 (13.51%) Project Governance
8 4 (10.81%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) SDLC
8 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) TDD
9 3 (8.11%) Behavioural Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Case Management
9 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (8.11%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) Python
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.81%) C
4 4 (10.81%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.41%) VirtualBox
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
2 5 (13.51%) Splunk
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) Cloudera
4 3 (8.11%) McAfee
4 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.11%) Symantec
5 2 (5.41%) Apiary
5 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.41%) Google
5 2 (5.41%) Infoblox
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft