Period
to 27 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 27 November 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +23 +12 +23
Contract jobs citing Confluence 832 1,679 2,191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.69% 2.23% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.31% 15.24% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 1,108 1,365
Median daily rate £455 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.10% +1.52% -1.50%
10th Percentile £325 £360 £337
90th Percentile £611 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -7.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 29
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -20.00% -0.57%
10th Percentile £35.00 £31.86 £38.80
90th Percentile £54.35 £69.00 £51.15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -3.41% +0.57% -0.57%

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 England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,545 11,018 16,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.70% 14.66% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,832 7,183 10,537
Median daily rate £465 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 268 379
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.51 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.65% -6.77% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.21 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £60.08 £53.75 £47.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.79% - +7.50%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Confluence in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Confluence in England over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 27 November 2020. 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
London +12 393 £500 -4.76% 64
North of England +55 137 £450 - 34
Midlands +24 96 £414 -12.89% 16
Yorkshire +48 95 £475 - 15
South East +31 89 £463 +2.78% 20
West Midlands +27 86 £415 -12.63% 13
South West +21 56 £475 - 11
East of England +30 40 £450 -2.70% 9
North West +35 29 £350 -20.00% 13
North East +14 13 £475 +5.56% 6
East Midlands +33 10 £405 +1.25% 3
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 802 (96.39%) JIRA
2 601 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
3 337 (40.50%) Scrum
4 287 (34.50%) Java
5 275 (33.05%) Jenkins
6 254 (30.53%) DevOps
7 241 (28.97%) Git (software)
8 209 (25.12%) Kanban
9 204 (24.52%) Finance
10 189 (22.72%) Test Automation
10 189 (22.72%) AWS
11 181 (21.75%) SQL
12 174 (20.91%) Linux
13 168 (20.19%) GitHub
14 163 (19.59%) Atlassian
14 163 (19.59%) Python
15 161 (19.35%) Security Cleared
16 142 (17.07%) SC Cleared
17 139 (16.71%) Spring
18 136 (16.35%) Docker
19 135 (16.23%) REST
19 135 (16.23%) Maven
20 131 (15.75%) Microservices
21 125 (15.02%) Spring Boot
22 122 (14.66%) JSON
23 118 (14.18%) Oracle
23 118 (14.18%) Public Sector
24 116 (13.94%) Slack
25 111 (13.34%) Continuous Integration
26 109 (13.10%) Bitbucket

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 67 (8.05%) Mule
2 60 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 53 (6.37%) WebLogic
4 42 (5.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 36 (4.33%) JBoss
6 34 (4.09%) Red Hat Fuse
7 18 (2.16%) Apache
8 17 (2.04%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (1.68%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.44%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.32%) CMS
13 10 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
13 10 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (1.08%) MQSeries
14 9 (1.08%) nginx
15 7 (0.84%) IIS
16 5 (0.60%) SAP Portal
16 5 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.48%) InVision
6 4 (0.48%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.12%) GIMP
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (1.68%) SAP FI-CA
2 8 (0.96%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.60%) BASE24
5 4 (0.48%) assyst
6 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.12%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) Exstream
8 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 189 (22.72%) AWS
2 168 (20.19%) GitHub
3 116 (13.94%) Slack
4 107 (12.86%) Azure
5 51 (6.13%) GCP
6 39 (4.69%) PaaS
7 32 (3.85%) IaaS
8 29 (3.49%) OpenShift
9 20 (2.40%) Amazon S3
10 18 (2.16%) Power Platform
11 17 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
11 17 (2.04%) npm
11 17 (2.04%) Trello
12 15 (1.80%) Serverless
13 14 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
13 14 (1.68%) SaaS
14 11 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (1.32%) Office 365
15 10 (1.20%) Boomi
15 10 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.21%) DNS
2 29 (3.49%) Firewall
3 28 (3.37%) SSL
4 25 (3.00%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.52%) HTTP
6 20 (2.40%) HTTPS
7 17 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (1.68%) DHCP
9 11 (1.32%) Internet
10 9 (1.08%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.08%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.96%) Skype
12 7 (0.84%) Softphone
13 6 (0.72%) SAN
13 6 (0.72%) SSH
13 6 (0.72%) VPN
13 6 (0.72%) VSAN
14 5 (0.60%) ATM
14 5 (0.60%) LAN
14 5 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.41%) MySQL
3 54 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 42 (5.05%) Hadoop
4 42 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 35 (4.21%) NoSQL
7 34 (4.09%) Oracle Database
8 26 (3.13%) Apache Hive
9 21 (2.52%) Big Data
10 20 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (2.04%) Power BI
12 16 (1.92%) Data Lake
13 12 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
15 9 (1.08%) Pentaho
16 6 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 802 (96.39%) JIRA
2 275 (33.05%) Jenkins
3 241 (28.97%) Git (software)
4 135 (16.23%) Maven
5 109 (13.10%) Bitbucket
6 108 (12.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 107 (12.86%) JUnit
8 105 (12.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 80 (9.62%) Selenium
10 75 (9.01%) Cucumber
11 70 (8.41%) Mockito
12 46 (5.53%) Subversion
13 44 (5.29%) Android Studio
13 44 (5.29%) Xcode
14 43 (5.17%) GitLab
15 41 (4.93%) CocoaPods
16 38 (4.57%) FishEye
17 37 (4.45%) IntelliJ
18 35 (4.21%) SonarQube
19 30 (3.61%) JMeter
General
1 204 (24.52%) Finance
2 118 (14.18%) Public Sector
3 108 (12.98%) Banking
4 25 (3.00%) Marketing
5 21 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.52%) Retail
6 18 (2.16%) Legal
7 14 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.84%) Electronics
10 7 (0.84%) Front Office
11 6 (0.72%) Games
12 5 (0.60%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.36%) International Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Japanese Language
14 3 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 177 (21.27%) Developer
2 116 (13.94%) Analyst
3 68 (8.17%) Business Analyst
4 57 (6.85%) Java Developer
5 43 (5.17%) Architect
6 37 (4.45%) Scrum Master
7 35 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 35 (4.21%) Test Engineer
8 32 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 31 (3.73%) Administrator
10 29 (3.49%) Tester
11 27 (3.25%) Senior Developer
12 25 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.00%) Test Analyst
13 22 (2.64%) Consultant
14 21 (2.52%) JIRA Administrator
15 20 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
16 19 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
16 19 (2.28%) Senior Java Developer
17 18 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (16.71%) Spring
2 135 (16.23%) REST
3 125 (15.02%) Spring Boot
4 122 (14.66%) JSON
5 107 (12.86%) Node.js
6 93 (11.18%) XML
7 86 (10.34%) React
8 81 (9.74%) Web Services
9 67 (8.05%) .NET
10 54 (6.49%) SOAP
11 53 (6.37%) HTML
12 47 (5.65%) WireMock
13 45 (5.41%) Middleware
14 43 (5.17%) CSS
15 39 (4.69%) RESTful
16 37 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
17 35 (4.21%) HTML5
18 34 (4.09%) Apache Camel
18 34 (4.09%) ASP.NET
19 30 (3.61%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.34%) User Experience
2 72 (8.65%) Mobile App
3 59 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 22 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.92%) Fixed Income
7 16 (1.92%) PKI
8 12 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.20%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.20%) W3C
11 9 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.96%) NHS
12 8 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.84%) Derivative
13 7 (0.84%) IVR
13 7 (0.84%) Replication
13 7 (0.84%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 174 (20.91%) Linux
2 102 (12.26%) Windows
3 83 (9.98%) Unix
4 79 (9.50%) Android
5 63 (7.57%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.16%) CentOS
8 12 (1.44%) Debian
8 12 (1.44%) Windows Server
9 11 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.12%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (72.24%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (40.50%) Scrum
3 254 (30.53%) DevOps
4 209 (25.12%) Kanban
5 189 (22.72%) Test Automation
6 131 (15.75%) Microservices
7 111 (13.34%) Continuous Integration
8 108 (12.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 107 (12.86%) TDD
10 102 (12.26%) User Stories
11 100 (12.02%) Project Management
12 97 (11.66%) BDD
13 94 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
14 93 (11.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 84 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (9.86%) Pair Programming
17 73 (8.77%) Data Modelling
18 69 (8.29%) SDLC
19 67 (8.05%) Change Management
20 64 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 287 (34.50%) Java
2 181 (21.75%) SQL
3 163 (19.59%) Python
4 102 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 93 (11.18%) Java 8
6 61 (7.33%) Kotlin
7 60 (7.21%) C#
8 46 (5.53%) Apple Swift
9 44 (5.29%) PL/SQL
9 44 (5.29%) PowerShell
10 38 (4.57%) C++
11 36 (4.33%) Bash Shell
12 33 (3.97%) C
12 33 (3.97%) Shell Script
13 32 (3.85%) Perl
14 29 (3.49%) Scala
15 27 (3.25%) Groovy
16 19 (2.28%) PHP
17 17 (2.04%) ES6
18 16 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 161 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 142 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.57%) ISTQB
4 28 (3.37%) ISEB
5 27 (3.25%) Degree
6 26 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 24 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 10 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.96%) MCSE
10 8 (0.96%) OCPJP
10 8 (0.96%) Sun Certification
11 7 (0.84%) MCSA
11 7 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.48%) EXIN
13 3 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.29%) QA
2 16 (1.92%) PMO
3 14 (1.68%) NIST
4 13 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.60%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.60%) NCSC
7 4 (0.48%) COBIT
7 4 (0.48%) GDPR
7 4 (0.48%) PSD2
8 3 (0.36%) SLA
9 2 (0.24%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.24%) MiFID
9 2 (0.24%) WCAG
10 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS
10 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 136 (16.35%) Docker
2 27 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.28%) HDFS
4 16 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.08%) GlusterFS
5 9 (1.08%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.48%) vSphere
9 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.24%) Gluster
10 2 (0.24%) NFS
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.12%) GPFS
11 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 98 (11.78%) Kubernetes
2 78 (9.38%) Ansible
3 56 (6.73%) Terraform
4 42 (5.05%) Puppet
5 31 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.40%) Grafana
6 20 (2.40%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.44%) HP ALM
8 11 (1.32%) HP Fortify
8 11 (1.32%) Kibana
9 10 (1.20%) Salt
10 8 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 7 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.72%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.72%) Nessus
12 6 (0.72%) Packer
13 5 (0.60%) Control-M
13 5 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
14 3 (0.36%) OpenVAS
15 2 (0.24%) Rancher
Vendors
1 163 (19.59%) Atlassian
2 118 (14.18%) Oracle
3 80 (9.62%) Splunk
4 70 (8.41%) AppDynamics
5 69 (8.29%) Microsoft
6 37 (4.45%) SAP
7 36 (4.33%) Red Hat
8 35 (4.21%) webMethods
9 31 (3.73%) Sybase
10 30 (3.61%) Google
11 26 (3.13%) MuleSoft
11 26 (3.13%) VMware
12 24 (2.88%) F5
13 21 (2.52%) ServiceNow
14 19 (2.28%) Axway
14 19 (2.28%) Micro Focus
15 17 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (1.92%) Talend
17 15 (1.80%) CA Agile Central
17 15 (1.80%) Murex