Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 107 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29 +44
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,472 2,233 1,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.25% 2.47% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.70% 14.94% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1,341 1,277
England median daily rate £486 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% - +7.01%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £350
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £495 £500
% change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 7
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% -8.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £25.85 £38.84 £39.00
90th Percentile £55.25 £50.50 £62.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -21.35% -11.00% +5.26%

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 9,377 14,947 15,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.33% 16.52% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,163 9,770 10,151
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £284 £265
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 319 373
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.41% -3.30%
10th Percentile £11.19 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.85 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.34
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.41% +1.79%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Confluence in England

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor 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 28 January 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 +8 681 £525 - 120
South East +5 262 £451 -3.27% 57
South West +22 155 £469 -6.25% 30
North of England -38 149 £430 -4.44% 39
Midlands -9 138 £450 - 38
West Midlands -8 116 £455 +1.11% 20
East of England -14 85 £450 -4.76% 19
Yorkshire -7 65 £450 -7.69% 13
North West -37 51 £400 -0.06% 24
North East -15 33 £450 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +12 19 £343 -19.41% 17
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,443 (98.03%) JIRA
2 1,071 (72.76%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (34.92%) Scrum
4 434 (29.48%) DevOps
5 383 (26.02%) Java
6 337 (22.89%) Jenkins
7 336 (22.83%) Git (software)
8 329 (22.35%) SQL
9 293 (19.90%) Security Cleared
10 284 (19.29%) AWS
11 282 (19.16%) Test Automation
12 241 (16.37%) SC Cleared
13 239 (16.24%) Linux
14 228 (15.49%) Atlassian
15 209 (14.20%) Docker
16 197 (13.38%) Oracle
17 181 (12.30%) User Stories
18 179 (12.16%) Python
19 175 (11.89%) Azure
19 175 (11.89%) Microservices
20 174 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
20 174 (11.82%) Kanban
21 167 (11.35%) Finance
22 164 (11.14%) Selenium
23 161 (10.94%) Bitbucket
24 159 (10.80%) Web Services
25 155 (10.53%) Public Sector
26 153 (10.39%) TDD
27 149 (10.12%) QA
28 145 (9.85%) Continuous Integration

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
1 107 (7.27%) WebLogic
2 47 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.92%) JBoss
4 41 (2.79%) Red Hat Fuse
5 34 (2.31%) MQSeries
5 34 (2.31%) nginx
6 26 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.70%) Apache
7 25 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.29%) SAP Portal
9 13 (0.88%) Mule
9 13 (0.88%) SAS
10 12 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.68%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.54%) Anypoint
13 8 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 61 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.75%) GIMP
6 11 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.61%) FileZilla
8 7 (0.48%) Notepad++
8 7 (0.48%) PlantUML
8 7 (0.48%) Sketch
8 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.48%) Zeplin
9 6 (0.41%) InVision
10 5 (0.34%) Open Workbench
11 4 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.068%) Blender
12 1 (0.068%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.068%) MODO
12 1 (0.068%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) SAP HCM
2 15 (1.02%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (0.68%) assyst
3 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 5 (0.34%) Magento
6 5 (0.34%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
8 3 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.068%) Odoo
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.068%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 284 (19.29%) AWS
2 175 (11.89%) Azure
3 121 (8.22%) GitHub
4 58 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (3.87%) Slack
6 56 (3.80%) Trello
7 55 (3.74%) Serverless
8 44 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (2.99%) GCP
9 39 (2.65%) Amazon S3
10 36 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (1.77%) Office 365
11 26 (1.77%) PaaS
11 26 (1.77%) Power Platform
12 25 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
13 24 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
14 22 (1.49%) Route 53
14 22 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 20 (1.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 20 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.17%) HTTP
2 29 (1.97%) DNS
2 29 (1.97%) Firewall
3 20 (1.36%) Wireshark
4 19 (1.29%) Internet
5 16 (1.09%) DHCP
5 16 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.02%) HTTPS
7 14 (0.95%) Skype
8 13 (0.88%) DSL
8 13 (0.88%) Kerberos
9 12 (0.82%) VPN
10 11 (0.75%) Network Security
11 10 (0.68%) Broadband
11 10 (0.68%) IPv4
11 10 (0.68%) SSL
12 9 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (0.61%) LAN
12 9 (0.61%) PuTTY
12 9 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 104 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (4.96%) MySQL
4 49 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 46 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 40 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 28 (1.90%) Pentaho
10 27 (1.83%) Hadoop
11 25 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 25 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.43%) Power BI
13 19 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
14 17 (1.15%) Big Data
14 17 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.82%) HBase
17 11 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,443 (98.03%) JIRA
2 337 (22.89%) Jenkins
3 336 (22.83%) Git (software)
4 164 (11.14%) Selenium
5 161 (10.94%) Bitbucket
6 130 (8.83%) Cucumber
7 77 (5.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 75 (5.10%) Maven
9 73 (4.96%) JUnit
10 67 (4.55%) GitLab
11 56 (3.80%) Gradle
11 56 (3.80%) Mockito
12 46 (3.13%) Postman
13 44 (2.99%) JMeter
14 35 (2.38%) Gatling
15 32 (2.17%) SpecFlow
16 31 (2.11%) SoapUI
16 31 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
16 31 (2.11%) Subversion
16 31 (2.11%) WebDriver
General
1 167 (11.35%) Finance
2 155 (10.53%) Public Sector
3 82 (5.57%) Banking
4 66 (4.48%) Retail
5 38 (2.58%) Marketing
6 23 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.95%) Front Office
8 14 (0.95%) Law
9 13 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.82%) Advertising
10 12 (0.82%) German Language
11 9 (0.61%) Games
11 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.54%) Electronics
13 7 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.41%) Back Office
14 6 (0.41%) Billing
15 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 373 (25.34%) Developer
2 255 (17.32%) Analyst
3 129 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 126 (8.56%) Business Analyst
5 106 (7.20%) Java Developer
6 84 (5.71%) Architect
7 82 (5.57%) Scrum Master
8 70 (4.76%) Tester
9 68 (4.62%) Test Analyst
10 57 (3.87%) Consultant
11 45 (3.06%) Test Engineer
12 37 (2.51%) Automation Tester
13 36 (2.45%) Product Manager
14 35 (2.38%) Project Manager
15 34 (2.31%) .NET Developer
16 30 (2.04%) AWS Engineer
17 29 (1.97%) Agile Business Analyst
18 28 (1.90%) AWS DevOps
19 27 (1.83%) Digital Analyst
19 27 (1.83%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (10.80%) Web Services
2 144 (9.78%) JSON
2 144 (9.78%) REST
3 133 (9.04%) XML
4 116 (7.88%) RESTful
5 111 (7.54%) Spring
6 106 (7.20%) HTML
7 98 (6.66%) CSS
8 79 (5.37%) Node.js
9 75 (5.10%) .NET
10 71 (4.82%) J2EE
11 70 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 62 (4.21%) Gherkin
12 62 (4.21%) Spring Boot
13 59 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
14 54 (3.67%) Hibernate
15 53 (3.60%) React
16 50 (3.40%) Kafka
17 41 (2.79%) HTML5
18 40 (2.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.40%) User Experience
3 37 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 28 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 23 (1.56%) PKI
6 20 (1.36%) Wiki
7 18 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.22%) NHS
8 17 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.15%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 14 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.68%) iPad
12 10 (0.68%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
13 9 (0.61%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 239 (16.24%) Linux
2 135 (9.17%) Windows
3 120 (8.15%) Unix
4 48 (3.26%) Android
5 43 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 30 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.36%) Ubuntu
9 19 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.15%) CentOS
11 11 (0.75%) SUSE
11 11 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (0.61%) Debian
13 8 (0.54%) Solaris
13 8 (0.54%) VMS
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.20%) AIX
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,071 (72.76%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (34.92%) Scrum
3 434 (29.48%) DevOps
4 282 (19.16%) Test Automation
5 181 (12.30%) User Stories
6 175 (11.89%) Microservices
7 174 (11.82%) Kanban
7 174 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
8 153 (10.39%) TDD
9 145 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (8.83%) Waterfall
11 128 (8.70%) BDD
12 124 (8.42%) Configuration Management
13 122 (8.29%) Data Modelling
14 117 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
15 115 (7.81%) Process Improvement
16 110 (7.47%) Project Management
17 103 (7.00%) Coaching
18 98 (6.66%) Test Strategy
19 97 (6.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 383 (26.02%) Java
2 329 (22.35%) SQL
3 179 (12.16%) Python
4 144 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 121 (8.22%) PL/SQL
6 100 (6.79%) C
7 84 (5.71%) C#
8 59 (4.01%) Scala
9 57 (3.87%) Groovy
10 53 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 53 (3.60%) C++
11 51 (3.46%) T-SQL
12 48 (3.26%) PowerShell
13 46 (3.13%) Java 8
14 38 (2.58%) Ruby
15 35 (2.38%) Shell Script
16 31 (2.11%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.36%) ABAP
17 20 (1.36%) Kotlin
18 16 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 293 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 241 (16.37%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.60%) Degree
4 49 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 47 (3.19%) ISEB
6 34 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.56%) AWS Certification
9 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.82%) MCSA
11 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.61%) OSCP
12 8 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.41%) PMP
15 5 (0.34%) CREST Certified
15 5 (0.34%) GIAC
15 5 (0.34%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (10.12%) QA
2 17 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.15%) PMO
2 17 (1.15%) SLA
3 16 (1.09%) GDPR
4 7 (0.48%) NCSC
5 5 (0.34%) NIST
5 5 (0.34%) WCAG
6 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.20%) JTAG
7 3 (0.20%) MiFID
7 3 (0.20%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.068%) GxP
9 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 209 (14.20%) Docker
2 29 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.83%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.88%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.82%) vSphere
7 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.34%) HDFS
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.27%) pfSense
9 4 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.20%) KVM
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) iptables
11 2 (0.14%) Varnish
12 1 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 130 (8.83%) Terraform
2 123 (8.36%) Kubernetes
3 120 (8.15%) Ansible
4 56 (3.80%) Packer
5 51 (3.46%) Puppet
6 32 (2.17%) Consul
7 25 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.82%) Kibana
10 10 (0.68%) Istio
11 9 (0.61%) HP ALM
12 8 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.48%) Nagios
13 7 (0.48%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.41%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.34%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 5 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 5 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
16 4 (0.27%) WSUS
17 3 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 228 (15.49%) Atlassian
2 197 (13.38%) Oracle
3 131 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 97 (6.59%) Google
5 81 (5.50%) SAP
6 76 (5.16%) Red Hat
7 63 (4.28%) webMethods
8 54 (3.67%) BEA
9 47 (3.19%) Adobe
10 43 (2.92%) MuleSoft
11 41 (2.79%) VMware
12 34 (2.31%) Splunk
12 34 (2.31%) Sybase
13 32 (2.17%) Axway
14 31 (2.11%) HP
15 28 (1.90%) ServiceNow
16 25 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
17 21 (1.43%) AppDynamics
18 20 (1.36%) Cisco
19 19 (1.29%) hybris