Period
to 18 October 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 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 70 95
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 +10
Contract jobs citing Confluence 38 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.90% 1.65% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.63% 11.29% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 7
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £535 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +33.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £379 £364
90th Percentile £588 £575 £468
North West median daily rate £400 £535 £415
% change year-on-year -25.23% +28.92% -10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £67.50 -

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 204 186 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.56% 14.58% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 134 154
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £370 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -4.27% -3.38%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £563 £505 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +101.88% -11.76%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.00 £37.60 £23.55
North West median hourly rate £22.83 £24.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.90% +57.38% -10.29%

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 October 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 18 October 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 21 £347 -13.34% 1
Warrington -2 7 £575 +7.48%
Crewe - 2 £350 -
Macclesfield -2 1 £575 +9.52% 2
Chester - 1 £400 - 2
Confluence
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 36 (94.74%) JIRA
2 22 (57.89%) Java
3 21 (55.26%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
4 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
5 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 16 (42.11%) Android
6 16 (42.11%) Android SDK
6 16 (42.11%) Android Development
6 16 (42.11%) Gradle
7 15 (39.47%) Unit Testing
7 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
9 13 (34.21%) C
9 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
10 12 (31.58%) CSS3
10 12 (31.58%) Android NDK
10 12 (31.58%) Ionic Framework
10 12 (31.58%) Secure Coding
10 12 (31.58%) HTML5
10 12 (31.58%) C++
10 12 (31.58%) HTML
10 12 (31.58%) CSS
10 12 (31.58%) Cryptography
11 9 (23.68%) Scrum
11 9 (23.68%) Finance
12 6 (15.79%) Project Management
13 5 (13.16%) SOAP
13 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
13 5 (13.16%) BDD

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 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (7.89%) InVision
1 3 (7.89%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) EngageOne
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) BrowserStack
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (94.74%) JIRA
2 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
3 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (42.11%) Gradle
5 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.16%) Selenium
5 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
7 2 (5.26%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (5.26%) Gatling
7 2 (5.26%) JMeter
7 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.63%) Hudson
8 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (42.11%) Android Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
3 4 (10.53%) Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Designer
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Agile Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (2.63%) Project Officer
6 1 (2.63%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (2.63%) Release Manager
6 1 (2.63%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) Android SDK
2 13 (34.21%) AngularJS
3 12 (31.58%) Android NDK
3 12 (31.58%) CSS
3 12 (31.58%) CSS3
3 12 (31.58%) HTML
3 12 (31.58%) HTML5
3 12 (31.58%) Ionic Framework
4 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
4 5 (13.16%) REST
4 5 (13.16%) SOAP
5 4 (10.53%) XML
6 3 (7.89%) jQuery
6 3 (7.89%) JSON
6 3 (7.89%) Velocity
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Taxonomies
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (52.63%) Test Automation
3 16 (42.11%) Android Development
4 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (39.47%) Unit Testing
5 12 (31.58%) Cryptography
5 12 (31.58%) Secure Coding
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
9 4 (10.53%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) Project Governance
9 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) User Stories
10 3 (7.89%) DevOps
10 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
10 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.89%) SDLC
10 3 (7.89%) Service Design
10 3 (7.89%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 13 (34.21%) C
4 12 (31.58%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
7 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe
1 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.63%) IBM
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft