Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Confluence
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 196 363
Rank change year-on-year +57 +167 +141
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1798 1352 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.39% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.37% 7.48% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 777 428
England median daily rate £500 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +7.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £306
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £430
% change year-on-year +7.53% +8.14% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +41.18%
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +41.18%

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 15817 18075 18417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.68% 18.58% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10482 11792 11709
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 447 550
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.05 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +19 1013 £513 +3.54% 44
South East +87 268 £483 +13.53% 24
North of England +100 238 £500 +14.29% 30
East of England +58 131 £475 +5.56% 11
Yorkshire +48 121 £500 +11.11% 4
Midlands +12 109 £475 +15.15% 8
West Midlands +22 93 £475 +15.15% 6
North West +79 87 £535 +25.88% 19
North East +71 46 £535 +25.88% 7
South West -12 42 £420 -11.58% 10
East Midlands -14 11 £475 +16.56% 2
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 England region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 1730 (96.22%) JIRA
2 1251 (69.58%) Agile Software Development
3 771 (42.88%) Java
4 701 (38.99%) Scrum
5 693 (38.54%) Git (software)
6 660 (36.71%) Jenkins
7 562 (31.26%) DevOps
8 474 (26.36%) TDD
9 473 (26.31%) Linux
10 458 (25.47%) Test Automation
11 439 (24.42%) Docker
12 433 (24.08%) Continuous Integration
13 410 (22.80%) BDD
14 400 (22.25%) REST
15 368 (20.47%) Microservices
16 349 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
17 347 (19.30%) Atlassian
18 331 (18.41%) Finance
19 322 (17.91%) SQL
20 305 (16.96%) Spring
21 300 (16.69%) Python
22 294 (16.35%) Ansible
23 286 (15.91%) Kanban
24 271 (15.07%) Cucumber
25 266 (14.79%) Oracle
26 259 (14.40%) Security Cleared
27 256 (14.24%) JavaScript
28 252 (14.02%) Configuration Management
28 252 (14.02%) RESTful
29 251 (13.96%) User Stories

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 84 (4.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 75 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 70 (3.89%) Apache
3 70 (3.89%) OpenStack
4 67 (3.73%) Apache Solr
5 55 (3.06%) Apache Spark
6 54 (3.00%) JBoss
7 51 (2.84%) CMS
7 51 (2.84%) WildFly
8 49 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (2.73%) nginx
9 37 (2.06%) SharePoint
10 27 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
12 24 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.72%) Drupal
15 12 (0.67%) Mule
15 12 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 35 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (1.72%) HipChat
4 20 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.33%) InVision
9 4 (0.22%) LaTeX
9 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.17%) Camtasia
10 3 (0.17%) InDesign
11 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.22%) Maximo
5 4 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.22%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.11%) Lawson
7 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 349 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (9.01%) GitHub
3 141 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 128 (7.12%) Slack
5 59 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (2.89%) Trello
7 51 (2.84%) Amazon S3
8 50 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (2.39%) IaaS
10 39 (2.17%) PaaS
11 38 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 38 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (2.00%) SaaS
13 32 (1.78%) Serverless
14 31 (1.72%) OpenShift
15 30 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
17 22 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (1.22%) CloudFront
17 22 (1.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 107 (5.95%) HTTP
2 54 (3.00%) Kerberos
3 36 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.50%) DNS
5 26 (1.45%) Firewall
5 26 (1.45%) Internet
6 25 (1.39%) LDAP
7 24 (1.33%) SSL
8 15 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (0.83%) OpenVPN
8 15 (0.83%) SSH
9 12 (0.67%) SMS
10 9 (0.50%) DHCP
10 9 (0.50%) LAN
11 8 (0.44%) Network Security
12 7 (0.39%) VPN
12 7 (0.39%) WAN
13 6 (0.33%) DSL
14 5 (0.28%) AMQP
14 5 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (12.57%) PostgreSQL
2 182 (10.12%) Hadoop
3 150 (8.34%) MongoDB
4 139 (7.73%) Relational Database
5 137 (7.62%) MySQL
5 137 (7.62%) NoSQL
6 127 (7.06%) Big Data
7 119 (6.62%) HBase
8 108 (6.01%) SQL Server
9 93 (5.17%) Oracle Database
10 80 (4.45%) RDBMS
11 50 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
12 44 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 32 (1.78%) Redis
14 27 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.45%) Endeca
16 21 (1.17%) DB2
17 17 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1730 (96.22%) JIRA
2 693 (38.54%) Git (software)
3 660 (36.71%) Jenkins
4 271 (15.07%) Cucumber
5 238 (13.24%) JUnit
6 222 (12.35%) Maven
7 192 (10.68%) Selenium
8 162 (9.01%) Bitbucket
9 157 (8.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 141 (7.84%) TeamCity
11 138 (7.68%) Subversion
12 129 (7.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 123 (6.84%) SonarQube
14 114 (6.34%) Mockito
15 111 (6.17%) Vagrant
16 102 (5.67%) IntelliJ
17 85 (4.73%) Gradle
18 73 (4.06%) WebDriver
19 71 (3.95%) GitLab
20 67 (3.73%) Jasmine
General
1 331 (18.41%) Finance
2 200 (11.12%) Banking
3 73 (4.06%) Retail
4 52 (2.89%) Marketing
5 47 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.56%) Games
8 26 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.00%) Electronics
11 17 (0.95%) Publishing
12 14 (0.78%) Back Office
12 14 (0.78%) Billing
13 12 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
14 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.44%) Legal
16 7 (0.39%) Front Office
16 7 (0.39%) Law
16 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 535 (29.76%) Developer
2 274 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 257 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 228 (12.68%) Analyst
5 131 (7.29%) Business Analyst
6 110 (6.12%) Scrum Master
7 84 (4.67%) Architect
8 81 (4.51%) Tester
9 74 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 72 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 57 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
12 56 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
12 56 (3.11%) Consultant
13 55 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
13 55 (3.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 54 (3.00%) Automation Tester
15 53 (2.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 53 (2.95%) Test Analyst
16 52 (2.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 49 (2.73%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (22.25%) REST
2 305 (16.96%) Spring
3 252 (14.02%) RESTful
4 242 (13.46%) HTML
5 225 (12.51%) Web Services
6 193 (10.73%) CSS
7 178 (9.90%) HTML5
8 153 (8.51%) Node.js
9 146 (8.12%) Hibernate
9 146 (8.12%) JSON
10 143 (7.95%) CSS3
11 131 (7.29%) AngularJS
12 129 (7.17%) Spring Boot
13 123 (6.84%) .NET
14 105 (5.84%) Apache Camel
14 105 (5.84%) XML
15 102 (5.67%) Drools
16 95 (5.28%) Kafka
17 87 (4.84%) SOAP
18 86 (4.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (4.73%) Linux Command Line
3 80 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
4 79 (4.39%) User Experience
5 59 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 57 (3.17%) Algorithms
7 52 (2.89%) Mobile App
8 40 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 38 (2.11%) iPad
10 36 (2.00%) Clustering
11 35 (1.95%) Management Information System
12 32 (1.78%) Social Media
13 31 (1.72%) Public Cloud
14 24 (1.33%) Wiki
15 23 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
17 17 (0.95%) RIA
17 17 (0.95%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.89%) Data Structures
19 12 (0.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 473 (26.31%) Linux
2 199 (11.07%) Unix
3 184 (10.23%) Windows
4 120 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 60 (3.34%) Windows Server
7 56 (3.11%) Android
8 55 (3.06%) VMS
9 43 (2.39%) CentOS
10 31 (1.72%) Solaris
11 21 (1.17%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.11%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.056%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.056%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.056%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1251 (69.58%) Agile Software Development
2 701 (38.99%) Scrum
3 562 (31.26%) DevOps
4 474 (26.36%) TDD
5 458 (25.47%) Test Automation
6 433 (24.08%) Continuous Integration
7 410 (22.80%) BDD
8 368 (20.47%) Microservices
9 286 (15.91%) Kanban
10 252 (14.02%) Configuration Management
11 251 (13.96%) User Stories
12 235 (13.07%) Open Source
13 195 (10.85%) Coaching
14 185 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 174 (9.68%) SDLC
15 174 (9.68%) SOA
16 161 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 144 (8.01%) Mentoring
18 142 (7.90%) OO
19 137 (7.62%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 771 (42.88%) Java
2 322 (17.91%) SQL
3 300 (16.69%) Python
4 256 (14.24%) JavaScript
5 141 (7.84%) Bash Shell
6 118 (6.56%) Ruby
7 116 (6.45%) C#
8 89 (4.95%) PowerShell
9 80 (4.45%) Groovy
10 75 (4.17%) Scala
11 62 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 60 (3.34%) Perl
13 55 (3.06%) PL/SQL
14 51 (2.84%) JPQL
15 38 (2.11%) PHP
16 37 (2.06%) Apple Swift
17 31 (1.72%) C
18 29 (1.61%) C++
19 28 (1.56%) Objective-C
20 16 (0.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 259 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 193 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 94 (5.23%) Degree
4 50 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 47 (2.61%) ISTQB
6 44 (2.45%) ISEB
7 15 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.72%) PMP
9 8 (0.44%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.44%) BC Cleared
9 8 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.33%) IIBA
10 6 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.17%) CBAP
12 3 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (8.29%) QA
2 24 (1.33%) PMO
3 14 (0.78%) GCP
4 11 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.61%) GDPR
5 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.39%) MiFID
7 6 (0.33%) WCAG
8 3 (0.17%) HL7
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.056%) EMIR
10 1 (0.056%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.056%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.056%) SLA
10 1 (0.056%) WAI
System Software
1 439 (24.42%) Docker
2 51 (2.84%) HDFS
3 38 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 37 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.00%) vCloud
7 18 (1.00%) Xen
8 15 (0.83%) Postfix
8 15 (0.83%) Squid
9 13 (0.72%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.33%) Gluster
10 6 (0.33%) LXC
11 3 (0.17%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.11%) KVM
12 2 (0.11%) NFS
12 2 (0.11%) Varnish
12 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 294 (16.35%) Ansible
2 214 (11.90%) Puppet
3 190 (10.57%) Kubernetes
4 181 (10.07%) Terraform
5 147 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.56%) Rancher
7 43 (2.39%) ZABBIX
8 31 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (1.72%) Kibana
9 28 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
9 28 (1.56%) Salt
10 24 (1.33%) Nagios
11 19 (1.06%) logstash
12 17 (0.95%) Mesos
13 14 (0.78%) Ambari
13 14 (0.78%) Rsyslog
13 14 (0.78%) Sysdig
14 11 (0.61%) Consul
15 10 (0.56%) Icinga
16 8 (0.44%) Packer
Vendors
1 347 (19.30%) Atlassian
2 266 (14.79%) Oracle
3 136 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 95 (5.28%) Red Hat
5 80 (4.45%) Google
6 61 (3.39%) SAP
6 61 (3.39%) VMware
7 50 (2.78%) Adobe
8 44 (2.45%) IBM
9 42 (2.34%) HP
10 36 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
11 35 (1.95%) Splunk
12 28 (1.56%) ATG
13 26 (1.45%) AppDynamics
14 24 (1.33%) ServiceNow
15 23 (1.28%) hybris
15 23 (1.28%) Sonatype
15 23 (1.28%) Sybase
16 19 (1.06%) New Relic
16 19 (1.06%) Sitecore