Period
to 25 September 2021

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 6 months to 25 September 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 49 88
Rank change year-on-year -6 +39 +9
Contract jobs citing Confluence 91 44 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.74% 3.77% 2.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 29.45% 23.28% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 29 79
10th Percentile £413 £341 £373
25th Percentile £463 £400 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.47% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £575 £495 £499
90th Percentile £597 £528 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £495
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +0.76%

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 the East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 309 189 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.72% 16.20% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 129 468
10th Percentile £180 £272 £269
25th Percentile £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £540 £525 £525
90th Percentile £599 £660 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
10th Percentile £19.35 £16.20 £12.25
25th Percentile £31.13 £21.00 £14.90
Median hourly rate £54.50 £22.82 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +138.83% +6.14% -14.00%
75th Percentile £56.63 £31.50 £57.50
90th Percentile £59.17 £57.60 £59.75
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.92 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.93% +4.59% -

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Confluence in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Confluence in the East of England

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the East of England.

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 6 months to 25 September 2021. 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
Essex +13 70 £520 +9.47% 5
Hertfordshire -31 12 - - 14
Bedfordshire -11 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £350 - 4
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 85 (93.41%) JIRA
2 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (60.44%) Java
4 48 (52.75%) Oracle
5 44 (48.35%) Scrum
5 44 (48.35%) BDD
6 43 (47.25%) Spring Boot
6 43 (47.25%) Spring
7 41 (45.05%) AWS
8 39 (42.86%) Microservices
8 39 (42.86%) Social Skills
9 37 (40.66%) MySQL
9 37 (40.66%) TDD
10 34 (37.36%) Test Automation
10 34 (37.36%) Oracle Database
11 31 (34.07%) User Stories
11 31 (34.07%) Java 8
12 30 (32.97%) Java 11
13 29 (31.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (30.77%) Pair Programming
14 28 (30.77%) J2SE
15 26 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (25.27%) Sun
17 23 (25.27%) Sun Certification
17 23 (25.27%) OCPJP
18 22 (24.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 22 (24.18%) Epics
19 21 (23.08%) DevOps
20 20 (21.98%) Data Management

Confluence
Co-occurring 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 3 (3.30%) IBM Domino
1 3 (3.30%) MQSeries
1 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (45.05%) AWS
2 4 (4.40%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.20%) Azure
3 2 (2.20%) GitHub
4 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.10%) Datadog
4 1 (1.10%) GCP
4 1 (1.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (40.66%) MySQL
2 34 (37.36%) Oracle Database
3 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.30%) DB2
5 3 (3.30%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (93.41%) JIRA
2 17 (18.68%) Checkstyle
3 13 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.19%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.99%) Selenium
6 9 (9.89%) JMeter
7 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
7 8 (8.79%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.59%) GitLab
8 6 (6.59%) Maven
9 5 (5.49%) Postman
9 5 (5.49%) REST Assured
10 3 (3.30%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
12 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
12 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.10%) Liquibase
12 1 (1.10%) Terragrunt
General
1 39 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (13.19%) Public Sector
4 9 (9.89%) Retail
5 5 (5.49%) Finance
5 5 (5.49%) Organisational Skills
5 5 (5.49%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Automotive
7 1 (1.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (43.96%) Developer
2 36 (39.56%) Java Developer
3 20 (21.98%) Analyst
4 16 (17.58%) Senior Developer
5 15 (16.48%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (13.19%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Tester
8 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Architect
10 4 (4.40%) DBA
11 3 (3.30%) E-Commerce Tester
11 3 (3.30%) Functional Tester
11 3 (3.30%) Java Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Manual Tester
11 3 (3.30%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (3.30%) Scrum Master
11 3 (3.30%) Senior Tester
12 2 (2.20%) Automation Tester
12 2 (2.20%) BPM Developer
12 2 (2.20%) E-Commerce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) Spring
1 43 (47.25%) Spring Boot
2 28 (30.77%) J2SE
3 12 (13.19%) XML
4 8 (8.79%) Middleware
5 7 (7.69%) HTML
6 6 (6.59%) REST
7 5 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (5.49%) SOAP
7 5 (5.49%) WireMock
8 4 (4.40%) CSS
8 4 (4.40%) J2EE
9 3 (3.30%) Flash
9 3 (3.30%) HTML5
9 3 (3.30%) RESTful
9 3 (3.30%) SAX
9 3 (3.30%) Spring WebFlux
9 3 (3.30%) Thymeleaf
9 3 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (2.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.87%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.10%) CMDB
3 1 (1.10%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.10%) Life Science
3 1 (1.10%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Unix
2 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (48.35%) BDD
2 44 (48.35%) Scrum
3 39 (42.86%) Microservices
4 37 (40.66%) TDD
5 34 (37.36%) Test Automation
6 31 (34.07%) User Stories
7 28 (30.77%) Pair Programming
8 26 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (24.18%) Epics
10 22 (24.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 21 (23.08%) DevOps
12 20 (21.98%) Data Management
13 19 (20.88%) Continuous Deployment
13 19 (20.88%) Software Architecture
13 19 (20.88%) Software Engineering
14 18 (19.78%) Kanban
15 14 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
16 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (60.44%) Java
2 31 (34.07%) Java 8
3 30 (32.97%) Java 11
4 14 (15.38%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.10%) C#
7 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) OCPJP
1 23 (25.27%) Sun Certification
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Data Guard
2 6 (6.59%) Ansible
3 3 (3.30%) Terraform
4 2 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.20%) Packer
5 1 (1.10%) Consul
5 1 (1.10%) Mesos
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (52.75%) Oracle
2 23 (25.27%) Sun
3 8 (8.79%) IBM
4 7 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.59%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.30%) Xerox
7 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.10%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.10%) BEA
8 1 (1.10%) Cadence
8 1 (1.10%) DocuSign
8 1 (1.10%) hybris
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.10%) webMethods