The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Confluence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Confluence
England / East of England
Rank 94 98 117
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 34 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.59% 1.07% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.81% 7.07% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 6
Median daily rate £505 £438 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.42% -14.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £571 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% -16.66%  

Confluence is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 386 368 488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.00% 15.18% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 182 279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 26
Median hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.93% +97.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £9.00 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £59.15 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Confluence as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Confluence in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +2 22 £495 +15.11%
Hertfordshire +3 9 £840 +49.00% 2
Bedfordshire -15 2 £450 +2.85%
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £450 - 2
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 49 (100.00%) JIRA
2 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (85.71%) Scrum
4 33 (67.35%) BDD
5 32 (65.31%) TDD
6 31 (63.27%) Kanban
7 23 (46.94%) User Stories
7 23 (46.94%) DevOps
8 22 (44.90%) JIRA Agile
9 19 (38.78%) Software Delivery
9 19 (38.78%) Virtual Team
9 19 (38.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (38.78%) SOA
10 18 (36.73%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (34.69%) Process Management
12 16 (32.65%) Selenium
13 15 (30.61%) Java
14 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
15 13 (26.53%) Project Planning
15 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
17 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
17 11 (22.45%) Open Source
17 11 (22.45%) SoapUI
18 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
18 10 (20.41%) Atlassian
18 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
19 9 (18.37%) Coaching
19 9 (18.37%) SDLC
19 9 (18.37%) Cucumber

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (18.37%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (4.08%) Unica
2 1 (2.04%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (100.00%) JIRA
2 22 (44.90%) JIRA Agile
3 16 (32.65%) Selenium
4 14 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
6 11 (22.45%) SoapUI
7 9 (18.37%) Cucumber
8 8 (16.33%) Maven
9 6 (12.24%) JMeter
9 6 (12.24%) LoadRunner
10 5 (10.20%) Bitbucket
10 5 (10.20%) JBehave
10 5 (10.20%) JUnit
10 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
11 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (6.12%) Mockito
11 3 (6.12%) Moq
11 3 (6.12%) Subversion
11 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
12 2 (4.08%) Hudson
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Scrum Master
2 7 (14.29%) Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Agile Scrum Master
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Agile Coach
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
1 8 (16.33%) Spring
2 5 (10.20%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.20%) RESTful
3 3 (6.12%) EclipseLink
3 3 (6.12%) EJB
3 3 (6.12%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (6.12%) JMS
3 3 (6.12%) JPA
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle ADF
3 3 (6.12%) REST
3 3 (6.12%) SOAP
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) XSD
3 3 (6.12%) XSLT
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Virtual Team
2 18 (36.73%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (12.24%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) CentOS
3 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (91.84%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (85.71%) Scrum
3 33 (67.35%) BDD
4 32 (65.31%) TDD
5 31 (63.27%) Kanban
6 23 (46.94%) DevOps
6 23 (46.94%) User Stories
7 19 (38.78%) SOA
7 19 (38.78%) Software Delivery
7 19 (38.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (34.69%) Process Management
9 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (26.53%) Project Planning
10 11 (22.45%) Open Source
10 11 (22.45%) Software Testing
11 10 (20.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
12 9 (18.37%) Coaching
12 9 (18.37%) SDLC
12 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) C
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) Scala
4 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) ISEB
1 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.12%) QA
3 2 (4.08%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Ansible
2 3 (6.12%) Pingdom
3 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Atlassian
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) WSO2
4 3 (6.12%) AppDynamics
4 3 (6.12%) PagerDuty
5 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Sonatype