Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 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
UK > England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 105 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +27
Contract jobs citing Confluence 922 1,356 2,254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.38% 2.26% 2.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.06% 15.85% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 894 1,403
Median daily rate £463 £495 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.57% -1.00% -
10th Percentile £338 £350 £347
90th Percentile £614 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £490 £500
% change year-on-year -3.06% -2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £53.75 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +16.85% -16.36%
10th Percentile £25.33 £23.86 £38.94
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.85 £52.78
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £53.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% +16.85% -16.36%

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 5,403 8,553 14,588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.98% 14.23% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,711 5,755 9,682
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 279
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.33% +0.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.28 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £19.44 £18.50
% change year-on-year +64.61% +5.08% -

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 2021.

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 2 March 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
London -10 445 £500 -4.76% 77
South East +11 125 £475 -2.06% 40
Midlands +22 111 £400 -11.11% 16
North of England +82 110 £450 +5.88% 25
West Midlands +18 99 £404 -11.99% 15
Yorkshire +51 65 £450 +4.65% 8
South West +12 64 £515 +3.00% 27
North West +41 30 £450 +12.36% 13
East of England +6 27 £450 +4.05% 15
North East +31 15 £475 +18.75% 4
East Midlands +21 10 £340 -21.16% 1
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 England region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 881 (95.55%) JIRA
2 688 (74.62%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (36.23%) Scrum
4 270 (29.28%) DevOps
5 261 (28.31%) Jenkins
6 246 (26.68%) Java
7 245 (26.57%) Finance
8 208 (22.56%) AWS
9 207 (22.45%) Git (software)
10 178 (19.31%) Kanban
11 176 (19.09%) Atlassian
12 174 (18.87%) Test Automation
13 172 (18.66%) Python
14 165 (17.90%) SQL
15 145 (15.73%) Security Cleared
15 145 (15.73%) GitHub
15 145 (15.73%) Public Sector
16 126 (13.67%) Linux
17 122 (13.23%) SC Cleared
18 120 (13.02%) Bitbucket
19 118 (12.80%) User Stories
19 118 (12.80%) Docker
20 116 (12.58%) Banking
21 115 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
22 110 (11.93%) Microservices
22 110 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
23 109 (11.82%) Azure
24 106 (11.50%) TDD
24 106 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
24 106 (11.50%) JavaScript

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 68 (7.38%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.69%) Apache Spark
2 34 (3.69%) WebLogic
3 30 (3.25%) Apache
4 27 (2.93%) JBoss
4 27 (2.93%) Mule
5 24 (2.60%) Red Hat Fuse
6 19 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
7 15 (1.63%) CMS
8 13 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.41%) SAS
9 12 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.19%) SAP Portal
11 10 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
11 10 (1.08%) nginx
11 10 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.65%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 72 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.43%) InVision
6 4 (0.43%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
7 1 (0.11%) Fusion 360
7 1 (0.11%) GIMP
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 21 (2.28%) SAP PSCD
2 12 (1.30%) SAP FI-CA
3 6 (0.65%) assyst
3 6 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Exstream
7 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.11%) Magento
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 208 (22.56%) AWS
2 145 (15.73%) GitHub
3 109 (11.82%) Azure
4 86 (9.33%) Slack
5 43 (4.66%) GCP
6 34 (3.69%) PaaS
7 33 (3.58%) Amazon S3
8 30 (3.25%) IaaS
9 29 (3.15%) Serverless
10 25 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (2.71%) SaaS
11 23 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 22 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (2.28%) OpenShift
14 19 (2.06%) Microsoft 365
15 18 (1.95%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (1.63%) Amazon Glacier
16 15 (1.63%) Trello
17 14 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (1.30%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.60%) HTTP
2 17 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.74%) HTTPS
4 15 (1.63%) DNS
5 14 (1.52%) VPN
6 12 (1.30%) Firewall
7 9 (0.98%) LAN
8 8 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.76%) Internet
9 7 (0.76%) Kerberos
9 7 (0.76%) Skype
9 7 (0.76%) WAN
10 6 (0.65%) BGP
10 6 (0.65%) OSPF
10 6 (0.65%) SSL
11 5 (0.54%) DHCP
11 5 (0.54%) NAS
11 5 (0.54%) SAN
12 4 (0.43%) DSL
12 4 (0.43%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.31%) MongoDB
1 49 (5.31%) MySQL
2 48 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 46 (4.99%) SQL Server
4 40 (4.34%) Hadoop
5 37 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (3.69%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.82%) Apache Hive
7 26 (2.82%) Big Data
8 22 (2.39%) Data Lake
8 22 (2.39%) Tableau
9 19 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (1.95%) Amazon Athena
10 18 (1.95%) Qlik Sense
11 17 (1.84%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (1.84%) HBase
12 16 (1.74%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.08%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 881 (95.55%) JIRA
2 261 (28.31%) Jenkins
3 207 (22.45%) Git (software)
4 120 (13.02%) Bitbucket
5 98 (10.63%) Maven
6 89 (9.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 82 (8.89%) Sonatype Nexus
8 76 (8.24%) JUnit
9 62 (6.72%) Selenium
10 59 (6.40%) Cucumber
11 50 (5.42%) GitLab
12 41 (4.45%) SonarQube
13 35 (3.80%) Subversion
14 31 (3.36%) FishEye
15 29 (3.15%) SoapUI
16 28 (3.04%) Mockito
17 26 (2.82%) Postman
18 24 (2.60%) JMeter
19 23 (2.49%) IntelliJ
19 23 (2.49%) Xcode
General
1 245 (26.57%) Finance
2 145 (15.73%) Public Sector
3 116 (12.58%) Banking
4 31 (3.36%) Marketing
5 26 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.71%) Retail
7 22 (2.39%) Legal
8 21 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.08%) Electronics
11 6 (0.65%) Front Office
11 6 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.43%) Automotive
12 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.33%) Games
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (24.19%) Developer
2 150 (16.27%) Analyst
3 90 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 60 (6.51%) Scrum Master
5 59 (6.40%) Java Developer
6 54 (5.86%) Architect
7 41 (4.45%) Scala Developer
8 36 (3.90%) Consultant
9 35 (3.80%) Senior Developer
10 32 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
11 31 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 31 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 31 (3.36%) Test Analyst
12 27 (2.93%) Tester
13 26 (2.82%) Data Engineer
14 25 (2.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 25 (2.71%) Test Engineer
15 21 (2.28%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (2.06%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (11.28%) REST
2 90 (9.76%) Spring
3 89 (9.65%) JSON
4 88 (9.54%) Node.js
5 84 (9.11%) XML
6 73 (7.92%) Spring Boot
7 72 (7.81%) Web Services
8 67 (7.27%) React
9 55 (5.97%) HTML
10 49 (5.31%) SOAP
11 46 (4.99%) CSS
12 41 (4.45%) .NET
12 41 (4.45%) RESTful
13 37 (4.01%) Middleware
14 31 (3.36%) AngularJS
15 29 (3.15%) J2EE
16 28 (3.04%) HTML5
17 27 (2.93%) Kafka
18 26 (2.82%) Apache Camel
19 22 (2.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
1 85 (9.22%) User Experience
2 46 (4.99%) Mobile App
3 36 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 32 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.84%) Cloud Native
7 14 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 13 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.08%) Replication
11 9 (0.98%) W3C
11 9 (0.98%) Wiki
12 8 (0.87%) iPad
12 8 (0.87%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 126 (13.67%) Linux
2 67 (7.27%) Windows
3 60 (6.51%) Unix
4 51 (5.53%) Android
5 44 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.30%) CentOS
8 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.87%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.33%) SUSE
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.22%) AIX
10 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) VMS
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (74.62%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (36.23%) Scrum
3 270 (29.28%) DevOps
4 178 (19.31%) Kanban
5 174 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 118 (12.80%) User Stories
7 115 (12.47%) Problem-Solving
8 110 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (11.93%) Microservices
9 106 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 106 (11.50%) TDD
10 101 (10.95%) BDD
11 95 (10.30%) Waterfall
12 92 (9.98%) Project Management
12 92 (9.98%) SDLC
13 90 (9.76%) Data Modelling
14 85 (9.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 82 (8.89%) Configuration Management
16 80 (8.68%) Continuous Delivery
17 78 (8.46%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 246 (26.68%) Java
2 172 (18.66%) Python
3 165 (17.90%) SQL
4 106 (11.50%) JavaScript
5 67 (7.27%) Java 8
6 56 (6.07%) Scala
7 44 (4.77%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.56%) PowerShell
9 38 (4.12%) C
10 35 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 35 (3.80%) Kotlin
11 34 (3.69%) Shell Script
12 33 (3.58%) C#
13 29 (3.15%) C++
14 28 (3.04%) Apple Swift
15 22 (2.39%) Perl
15 22 (2.39%) TypeScript
16 20 (2.17%) Groovy
16 20 (2.17%) PHP
17 15 (1.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (15.73%) Security Cleared
2 122 (13.23%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.75%) Degree
4 28 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 26 (2.82%) ISTQB
6 23 (2.49%) ISEB
6 23 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.98%) Chartered Engineer
8 8 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.76%) CCNP
9 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.76%) PMP
10 6 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.65%) OCPJP
10 6 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.65%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.54%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (9.11%) QA
2 19 (2.06%) PMO
3 12 (1.30%) NIST
4 10 (1.08%) GDPR
4 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.65%) MiFID
5 6 (0.65%) SLA
6 4 (0.43%) PSD2
6 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.33%) NCSC
8 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.22%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.11%) UCITS
System Software
1 118 (12.80%) Docker
2 25 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.28%) HDFS
4 20 (2.17%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.41%) GlusterFS
6 10 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 4 (0.43%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.33%) NFS
10 2 (0.22%) iptables
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.22%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.22%) vSphere
11 1 (0.11%) GPFS
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 89 (9.65%) Kubernetes
2 80 (8.68%) Ansible
3 72 (7.81%) Terraform
4 39 (4.23%) Puppet
5 30 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (2.71%) Grafana
7 22 (2.39%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.63%) HP ALM
9 13 (1.41%) Kibana
10 12 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (1.08%) Oozie
12 9 (0.98%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.87%) Control-M
14 7 (0.76%) Packer
15 6 (0.65%) Consul
15 6 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
15 6 (0.65%) logstash
15 6 (0.65%) vCenter Server
16 5 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 176 (19.09%) Atlassian
2 98 (10.63%) Oracle
3 72 (7.81%) Microsoft
4 51 (5.53%) SAP
5 49 (5.31%) webMethods
6 42 (4.56%) Splunk
7 31 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 30 (3.25%) VMware
9 29 (3.15%) AppDynamics
10 28 (3.04%) Google
11 22 (2.39%) BEA
12 21 (2.28%) CA Agile Central
13 20 (2.17%) Adobe
13 20 (2.17%) HP
14 18 (1.95%) Qualys
15 17 (1.84%) IBM
15 17 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
16 16 (1.74%) ServiceNow
17 15 (1.63%) Cisco
17 15 (1.63%) Sybase