Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 78 98 95
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,209 1,308 928
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.07% 2.50% 2.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.95% 19.81% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,502 878 630
10th Percentile £393 £350 £360
25th Percentile £450 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £495 £496
Median % change year-on-year +6.97% -0.25% -0.75%
75th Percentile £625 £556 £550
90th Percentile £700 £640 £638
UK median daily rate £540 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.02% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 7
10th Percentile £39.45 £51.25 £18.70
25th Percentile £50.00 £56.50 £20.58
Median hourly rate £67.77 £65.50 £45.91
Median % change year-on-year +3.47% +42.67% +2.02%
75th Percentile £77.50 £71.75 £56.00
90th Percentile £80.33 £73.45 £63.30
UK median hourly rate £65.54 £65.50 £45.91
% change year-on-year +0.06% +42.67% +3.17%

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 8,512 6,602 5,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.82% 12.63% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,913 4,515 3,423
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £563
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 124 110
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.22 £15.61
Median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +35.56% +12.50% +8.11%
75th Percentile £65.00 £54.31 £32.81
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.51 £54.10
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +44.33% +21.25% +2.56%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London +37 1,197 £550 +10.00% 93
Midlands +4 231 £495 +8.79% 27
North of England +22 229 £500 +3.90% 32
West Midlands -3 212 £495 +7.03% 21
South East -15 201 £500 +5.26% 56
South West +12 127 £575 +15.00% 23
North West +5 111 £525 +5.00% 19
Yorkshire +22 107 £500 +11.11% 9
East of England +12 77 £495 +1.54% 14
East Midlands +1 18 £463 +36.03% 6
North East -1 11 £500 -0.74% 4
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 2,112 (95.61%) JIRA
2 1,584 (71.71%) Agile
3 831 (37.62%) Scrum
4 627 (28.38%) DevOps
5 594 (26.89%) Social Skills
6 535 (24.22%) AWS
7 524 (23.72%) Java
8 509 (23.04%) Git (software)
9 473 (21.41%) CI/CD
10 449 (20.33%) Jenkins
11 421 (19.06%) SQL
12 419 (18.97%) Finance
13 392 (17.75%) Azure
14 388 (17.56%) Security Cleared
15 373 (16.89%) Linux
15 373 (16.89%) Test Automation
16 336 (15.21%) Python
17 328 (14.85%) SC Cleared
18 297 (13.44%) Atlassian
19 281 (12.72%) Kanban
20 280 (12.68%) Docker
21 272 (12.31%) Bitbucket
22 268 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
23 267 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
24 259 (11.72%) User Stories
25 258 (11.68%) Project Management
26 253 (11.45%) Software Engineering
27 251 (11.36%) Public Sector
28 247 (11.18%) Oracle
29 238 (10.77%) Microsoft

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
1 118 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.26%) SAS
3 45 (2.04%) nginx
3 45 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 34 (1.54%) CMS
5 27 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 26 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (0.95%) Apache
7 21 (0.95%) IIS
8 20 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
9 18 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.77%) Mule
11 15 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 14 (0.63%) JBoss
13 13 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.45%) Apache Spark
14 10 (0.45%) Ethereum
15 9 (0.41%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 117 (5.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 40 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.41%) Sketch
7 5 (0.23%) InVision
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.091%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.091%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.045%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.045%) Simulink
10 1 (0.045%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 47 (2.13%) assyst
2 16 (0.72%) SAP FI-CA
2 16 (0.72%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.41%) SAP HCM
5 8 (0.36%) Magento
5 8 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.36%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.27%) Maximo
7 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
9 4 (0.18%) Shopify
9 4 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
9 4 (0.18%) Workfront
10 3 (0.14%) DELMIA
10 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 535 (24.22%) AWS
2 392 (17.75%) Azure
3 207 (9.37%) GitHub
4 149 (6.75%) GCP
5 79 (3.58%) Slack
6 62 (2.81%) Power Platform
6 62 (2.81%) Serverless
7 61 (2.76%) PaaS
8 49 (2.22%) Azure DevOps
9 48 (2.17%) IaaS
10 46 (2.08%) SaaS
11 38 (1.72%) Amazon S3
11 38 (1.72%) Miro
12 37 (1.67%) Trello
13 36 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
13 36 (1.63%) OpenShift
14 35 (1.58%) Microsoft 365
15 32 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
16 26 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
17 25 (1.13%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.35%) Firewall
2 51 (2.31%) DNS
3 49 (2.22%) HTTP
4 40 (1.81%) IPv4
5 35 (1.58%) VPN
6 33 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.22%) DHCP
8 26 (1.18%) Internet
9 24 (1.09%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.95%) IPv6
11 20 (0.91%) SSL
12 18 (0.81%) WAN
13 16 (0.72%) SSH
14 15 (0.68%) LAN
14 15 (0.68%) Network Security
15 14 (0.63%) Bluetooth
15 14 (0.63%) FTP
16 12 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (0.50%) ATM
17 11 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 105 (4.75%) MySQL
3 103 (4.66%) Pentaho
4 72 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (2.90%) Oracle Database
7 61 (2.76%) NoSQL
8 52 (2.35%) MongoDB
9 50 (2.26%) Power BI
10 45 (2.04%) Big Data
11 43 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
12 39 (1.77%) Impala
13 36 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
13 36 (1.63%) Hadoop
14 32 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 32 (1.45%) Relational Database
15 27 (1.22%) HBase
16 24 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
17 22 (1.00%) DynamoDB
18 21 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2,112 (95.61%) JIRA
2 509 (23.04%) Git (software)
3 449 (20.33%) Jenkins
4 272 (12.31%) Bitbucket
5 188 (8.51%) GitLab
6 114 (5.16%) Maven
7 110 (4.98%) Cucumber
8 97 (4.39%) Selenium
9 72 (3.26%) JUnit
10 68 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 66 (2.99%) SonarQube
12 61 (2.76%) Postman
13 57 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 53 (2.40%) JMeter
15 50 (2.26%) Zephyr
16 43 (1.95%) REST Assured
17 42 (1.90%) TeamCity
18 41 (1.86%) Subversion
19 39 (1.77%) Artifactory
20 36 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 594 (26.89%) Social Skills
2 419 (18.97%) Finance
3 251 (11.36%) Public Sector
4 238 (10.77%) Banking
5 235 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
6 120 (5.43%) Retail
7 75 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 72 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
9 60 (2.72%) Marketing
10 50 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
11 41 (1.86%) Investment Banking
12 40 (1.81%) Retail Banking
13 34 (1.54%) Legal
13 34 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
14 31 (1.40%) Financial Institution
15 30 (1.36%) Front Office
16 29 (1.31%) Documentation Skills
17 22 (1.00%) Games
17 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 433 (19.60%) Analyst
2 388 (17.56%) Developer
3 301 (13.63%) Business Analyst
4 159 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 149 (6.75%) Architect
6 146 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 110 (4.98%) Scrum Master
8 101 (4.57%) Software Engineer
9 91 (4.12%) Java Developer
10 75 (3.40%) Test Analyst
11 61 (2.76%) Senior Developer
12 51 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
13 50 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
14 48 (2.17%) Software Developer
15 42 (1.90%) Tester
16 40 (1.81%) Data Engineer
17 39 (1.77%) Product Manager
18 37 (1.67%) Administrator
19 35 (1.58%) Consultant
20 34 (1.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (8.24%) REST
2 155 (7.02%) Spring
3 136 (6.16%) JSON
4 122 (5.52%) .NET
5 119 (5.39%) Kafka
5 119 (5.39%) RESTful
6 110 (4.98%) HTML
7 108 (4.89%) Node.js
8 103 (4.66%) React
9 94 (4.26%) Spring Boot
10 91 (4.12%) CSS
11 89 (4.03%) XML
12 86 (3.89%) SOAP
13 56 (2.54%) J2EE
14 54 (2.44%) AngularJS
15 52 (2.35%) Web Services
16 46 (2.08%) WireMock
17 32 (1.45%) ASP.NET
17 32 (1.45%) Velocity
18 30 (1.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.16%) User Experience
2 88 (3.98%) Mobile App
3 79 (3.58%) Public Cloud
4 64 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 53 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 39 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
7 35 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.36%) Cloud Native
8 30 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
10 21 (0.95%) Reference Data
11 19 (0.86%) PMI
12 17 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
12 17 (0.77%) Blockchain
12 17 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
13 16 (0.72%) Derivative
13 16 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 16 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 373 (16.89%) Linux
2 200 (9.05%) Unix
3 182 (8.24%) Windows
4 68 (3.08%) Android
5 62 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 19 (0.86%) Windows 10
9 17 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (0.68%) CentOS
11 10 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
11 10 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.23%) Solaris
15 4 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
15 4 (0.18%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,584 (71.71%) Agile
2 831 (37.62%) Scrum
3 627 (28.38%) DevOps
4 473 (21.41%) CI/CD
5 373 (16.89%) Test Automation
6 281 (12.72%) Kanban
7 268 (12.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 267 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
9 259 (11.72%) User Stories
10 258 (11.68%) Project Management
11 253 (11.45%) Software Engineering
12 224 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
13 218 (9.87%) Analytics
13 218 (9.87%) Microservices
14 195 (8.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 180 (8.15%) Requirements Gathering
16 178 (8.06%) Configuration Management
17 160 (7.24%) SDLC
18 156 (7.06%) Waterfall
19 155 (7.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 524 (23.72%) Java
2 421 (19.06%) SQL
3 336 (15.21%) Python
4 178 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 138 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 126 (5.70%) Bash
7 125 (5.66%) PL/SQL
8 88 (3.98%) C#
9 87 (3.94%) C
10 84 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 74 (3.35%) C++
12 68 (3.08%) Go
12 68 (3.08%) Perl
13 47 (2.13%) Kotlin
14 46 (2.08%) Scala
15 44 (1.99%) Rust
16 41 (1.86%) TypeScript
17 36 (1.63%) R
18 32 (1.45%) Apple Swift
18 32 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 388 (17.56%) Security Cleared
2 328 (14.85%) SC Cleared
3 75 (3.40%) ISTQB
4 74 (3.35%) Degree
5 52 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 51 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (1.49%) ISEB
8 27 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 19 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (0.81%) AWS Certification
12 17 (0.77%) PMP
13 15 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 13 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (0.59%) IIBA
14 13 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.54%) CCNA
16 8 (0.36%) CCNP
16 8 (0.36%) CISSP
17 7 (0.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (7.33%) QA
2 64 (2.90%) Accessibility
3 37 (1.67%) PMO
4 29 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.31%) GDPR
5 19 (0.86%) SLA
6 16 (0.72%) WCAG
7 15 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.36%) ISO 20022
8 8 (0.36%) MiFID
9 6 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 6 (0.27%) EMIR
10 4 (0.18%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.18%) NIST
11 3 (0.14%) COBIT
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.14%) P3O
12 2 (0.091%) SEPA
System Software
1 280 (12.68%) Docker
2 51 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.40%) HDFS
4 29 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.68%) vSphere
7 13 (0.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 8 (0.36%) iptables
8 8 (0.36%) KVM
8 8 (0.36%) Xen
8 8 (0.36%) XenApp
8 8 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.32%) OpenSSH
9 7 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 3 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.091%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 230 (10.41%) Kubernetes
2 195 (8.83%) Terraform
3 189 (8.56%) Ansible
4 84 (3.80%) Puppet
5 49 (2.22%) Packer
6 45 (2.04%) Consul
7 32 (1.45%) Grafana
8 31 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (0.95%) Control-M
10 19 (0.86%) Prometheus
11 18 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
12 16 (0.72%) Kibana
13 13 (0.59%) Opsgenie
14 12 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
14 12 (0.54%) SCCM
15 11 (0.50%) HP ALM
16 10 (0.45%) Salt
17 9 (0.41%) Argo
17 9 (0.41%) logstash
18 8 (0.36%) Istio
Vendors
1 297 (13.44%) Atlassian
2 247 (11.18%) Oracle
3 238 (10.77%) Microsoft
4 121 (5.48%) Google
5 119 (5.39%) ServiceNow
6 76 (3.44%) SAP
7 74 (3.35%) Splunk
8 63 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
9 57 (2.58%) Informatica
10 55 (2.49%) AppDynamics
10 55 (2.49%) Dynatrace
11 53 (2.40%) Talend
12 50 (2.26%) Cloudera
13 45 (2.04%) VMware
14 42 (1.90%) webMethods
15 38 (1.72%) IBM
16 32 (1.45%) BEA
17 28 (1.27%) Adobe
17 28 (1.27%) Sitecore
18 26 (1.18%) Red Hat