Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 95 111
Rank change year-on-year +6 +16 +13
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,833 682 1,776
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.75% 2.57% 2.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.37% 17.46% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,229 471 1,190
10th Percentile £380 £325 £360
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £588 £530 £561
90th Percentile £663 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 5 9
10th Percentile £49.96 £18.30 £25.82
25th Percentile £56.25 £19.50 £27.15
Median hourly rate £65.50 £45.91 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +42.67% -12.55% +20.00%
75th Percentile £72.17 £54.00 £69.00
90th Percentile £76.07 £56.10 "
UK median hourly rate £65.50 £45.91 £44.26
% change year-on-year +42.67% +3.73% +1.17%

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 8,578 3,906 11,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.89% 14.71% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,950 2,666 7,792
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £376 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +0.54%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £556
90th Percentile £688 £665 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 108 240
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.23 £15.56 £13.61
Median hourly rate £23.32 £22.19 £19.98
Median % change year-on-year +5.09% +11.05% -0.09%
75th Percentile £51.69 £35.63 £35.99
90th Percentile £65.53 £57.17 £52.28
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £22.38 £20.92
% change year-on-year +9.47% +6.97% +4.61%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +18 883 £550 +10.00% 141
Midlands +18 266 £495 +18.56% 54
West Midlands +11 235 £493 +15.34% 44
South East +1 208 £475 -3.06% 55
North of England -21 188 £500 +11.11% 46
East of England +1 99 £520 +10.05% 22
North West 0 91 £500 +58.73% 31
Yorkshire -27 84 £486 +2.37% 12
South West -38 61 £500 -2.15% 26
East Midlands -17 29 £520 +65.08% 10
North East -8 13 £423 -7.40% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,769 (96.51%) JIRA
2 1,268 (69.18%) Agile Software Development
3 650 (35.46%) Scrum
4 512 (27.93%) DevOps
5 506 (27.61%) Social Skills
6 496 (27.06%) Java
7 437 (23.84%) Jenkins
8 397 (21.66%) Git (software)
9 365 (19.91%) SQL
10 362 (19.75%) AWS
11 349 (19.04%) Finance
12 316 (17.24%) Oracle
13 311 (16.97%) Linux
14 297 (16.20%) Test Automation
15 273 (14.89%) Azure
16 270 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
17 268 (14.62%) Python
18 261 (14.24%) Microservices
19 257 (14.02%) Security Cleared
20 248 (13.53%) User Stories
21 240 (13.09%) Atlassian
22 216 (11.78%) Windows
23 211 (11.51%) Unix
23 211 (11.51%) Banking
24 209 (11.40%) GitHub
25 206 (11.24%) Ansible
26 205 (11.18%) TDD
27 202 (11.02%) Bitbucket
28 201 (10.97%) Spring
29 196 (10.69%) Docker

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
1 127 (6.93%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.82%) SAS
2 70 (3.82%) WebLogic
3 43 (2.35%) CMS
4 41 (2.24%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.80%) Apache
6 22 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.09%) JBoss
8 17 (0.93%) nginx
9 16 (0.87%) Headless CMS
10 15 (0.82%) Red Hat Fuse
11 14 (0.76%) CICS
11 14 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.60%) Drupal
12 11 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (0.60%) IIS
13 7 (0.38%) SAP Portal
13 7 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
13 7 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 102 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 50 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 32 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.71%) Figma
6 13 (0.71%) Open Workbench
7 9 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.49%) Sketch
8 8 (0.44%) InVision
9 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.11%) Marvel
13 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.055%) InDesign
13 1 (0.055%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.055%) UXPin
13 1 (0.055%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.55%) Cloudability
3 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.38%) assyst
4 7 (0.38%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.38%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) Workfront
10 1 (0.055%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.055%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 362 (19.75%) AWS
2 273 (14.89%) Azure
3 209 (11.40%) GitHub
4 101 (5.51%) GCP
5 60 (3.27%) Serverless
6 54 (2.95%) Slack
7 48 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
8 46 (2.51%) OpenShift
9 45 (2.45%) Microsoft 365
10 42 (2.29%) SaaS
11 34 (1.85%) PaaS
12 32 (1.75%) Amazon S3
13 31 (1.69%) Power Platform
14 26 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
14 26 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (1.36%) IaaS
16 21 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.15%) NuGet
16 21 (1.15%) Trello
17 19 (1.04%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.29%) DNS
2 34 (1.85%) LAN
3 32 (1.75%) Firewall
4 21 (1.15%) HTTP
5 20 (1.09%) VPN
6 18 (0.98%) Kerberos
6 18 (0.98%) SAN
7 15 (0.82%) WAN
8 14 (0.76%) NAS
8 14 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 14 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (0.71%) Multicast
9 13 (0.71%) SSL
10 11 (0.60%) BGP
10 11 (0.60%) Bluetooth
10 11 (0.60%) DHCP
11 10 (0.55%) HTTPS
11 10 (0.55%) Network Security
12 9 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (7.64%) MySQL
2 96 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 84 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 76 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (3.71%) Big Data
6 67 (3.66%) Hadoop
7 66 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 62 (3.38%) MongoDB
9 53 (2.89%) Apache Hive
10 50 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
10 50 (2.73%) Pentaho
11 43 (2.35%) NoSQL
12 37 (2.02%) HBase
13 33 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
14 32 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
15 31 (1.69%) Power BI
16 22 (1.20%) Tableau
17 20 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
17 20 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,769 (96.51%) JIRA
2 437 (23.84%) Jenkins
3 397 (21.66%) Git (software)
4 202 (11.02%) Bitbucket
5 142 (7.75%) Maven
6 126 (6.87%) Cucumber
7 112 (6.11%) GitLab
8 111 (6.06%) Selenium
9 93 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 62 (3.38%) JMeter
11 61 (3.33%) JUnit
12 55 (3.00%) Postman
13 50 (2.73%) Subversion
14 45 (2.45%) TeamCity
15 44 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (2.40%) WebDriver
16 41 (2.24%) SonarQube
17 37 (2.02%) SoapUI
18 27 (1.47%) REST Assured
19 26 (1.42%) Travis CI
General
1 506 (27.61%) Social Skills
2 349 (19.04%) Finance
3 211 (11.51%) Banking
4 185 (10.09%) Public Sector
5 179 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (3.55%) Presentation Skills
7 59 (3.22%) Influencing Skills
8 54 (2.95%) Retail
9 38 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 35 (1.91%) Marketing
11 31 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
12 22 (1.20%) Legal
13 21 (1.15%) Telecoms
14 20 (1.09%) Publishing
15 19 (1.04%) Games
16 18 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
17 15 (0.82%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.82%) Retail Banking
18 14 (0.76%) Front Office
19 13 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 413 (22.53%) Developer
2 311 (16.97%) Analyst
3 202 (11.02%) Business Analyst
4 133 (7.26%) Architect
5 129 (7.04%) Java Developer
6 100 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 93 (5.07%) Project Manager
8 86 (4.69%) Scrum Master
9 60 (3.27%) Test Analyst
10 58 (3.16%) Data Engineer
11 57 (3.11%) Tester
12 53 (2.89%) Software Engineer
13 48 (2.62%) Senior Developer
14 43 (2.35%) Consultant
14 43 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
15 37 (2.02%) Administrator
15 37 (2.02%) Software Developer
16 35 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
17 31 (1.69%) Senior Java Developer
18 30 (1.64%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (10.97%) Spring
2 149 (8.13%) Spring Boot
3 131 (7.15%) REST
4 121 (6.60%) JSON
5 115 (6.27%) .NET
6 110 (6.00%) Node.js
7 101 (5.51%) XML
8 99 (5.40%) HTML
9 85 (4.64%) React
10 82 (4.47%) RESTful
11 78 (4.26%) CSS
12 76 (4.15%) AngularJS
13 59 (3.22%) Web Services
14 52 (2.84%) Kafka
15 51 (2.78%) J2EE
16 45 (2.45%) SOAP
17 41 (2.24%) J2SE
18 36 (1.96%) Middleware
19 34 (1.85%) ASP.NET
19 34 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (4.09%) User Experience
2 54 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 38 (2.07%) Data Centre
4 38 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (1.91%) Virtual Team
6 30 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
7 24 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (1.31%) Reference Data
8 22 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.20%) Replication
9 18 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 17 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
10 17 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 16 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 16 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.65%) Private Cloud
13 12 (0.65%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 311 (16.97%) Linux
2 216 (11.78%) Windows
3 211 (11.51%) Unix
4 44 (2.40%) Android
5 37 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 27 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.82%) Solaris
9 13 (0.71%) AIX
10 12 (0.65%) zOS
11 10 (0.55%) CentOS
11 10 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.33%) VME
14 6 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,268 (69.18%) Agile Software Development
2 650 (35.46%) Scrum
3 512 (27.93%) DevOps
4 297 (16.20%) Test Automation
5 270 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
6 261 (14.24%) Microservices
7 248 (13.53%) User Stories
8 205 (11.18%) TDD
9 194 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
10 183 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 181 (9.87%) Software Engineering
12 177 (9.66%) BDD
13 168 (9.17%) Data Modelling
14 165 (9.00%) Kanban
15 159 (8.67%) Project Management
16 157 (8.57%) Configuration Management
17 151 (8.24%) Requirements Gathering
18 146 (7.97%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 144 (7.86%) SDLC
20 140 (7.64%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 496 (27.06%) Java
2 365 (19.91%) SQL
3 268 (14.62%) Python
4 188 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 143 (7.80%) C#
6 121 (6.60%) Java 8
7 108 (5.89%) PL/SQL
8 83 (4.53%) Scala
9 78 (4.26%) Shell Script
10 75 (4.09%) PowerShell
11 70 (3.82%) Bash Shell
12 59 (3.22%) Groovy
12 59 (3.22%) Java 11
13 50 (2.73%) C
13 50 (2.73%) TypeScript
14 44 (2.40%) C++
15 42 (2.29%) Perl
16 35 (1.91%) R
17 31 (1.69%) HiveQL
18 26 (1.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 257 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 190 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 70 (3.82%) Degree
3 70 (3.82%) ISTQB
4 39 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 38 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 34 (1.85%) OCPJP
6 34 (1.85%) Sun Certification
7 33 (1.80%) ISEB
8 27 (1.47%) DV Cleared
9 22 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (0.71%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.60%) PMP
13 10 (0.55%) AWS Certification
14 9 (0.49%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.27%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (8.13%) QA
2 47 (2.56%) PMO
3 32 (1.75%) GDPR
4 24 (1.31%) Accessibility
5 21 (1.15%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.87%) SLA
7 12 (0.65%) EMIR
7 12 (0.65%) MiFID
8 9 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.27%) NIST
10 5 (0.27%) SEPA
11 4 (0.22%) COBIT
11 4 (0.22%) COREP
12 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.11%) NCSC
13 2 (0.11%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 196 (10.69%) Docker
2 77 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.91%) HDFS
4 33 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.71%) NFS
7 12 (0.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 12 (0.65%) KVM
7 12 (0.65%) RACF
7 12 (0.65%) vSphere
8 11 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.60%) Xen
9 7 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.38%) SRDF
9 7 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.33%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.22%) iptables
11 4 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 206 (11.24%) Ansible
2 156 (8.51%) Kubernetes
3 146 (7.97%) Terraform
4 63 (3.44%) Puppet
5 33 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (1.80%) Tivoli
6 29 (1.58%) Grafana
7 26 (1.42%) Prometheus
8 20 (1.09%) Rancher
9 18 (0.98%) Control-M
10 13 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (0.71%) Packer
11 12 (0.65%) Tivoli NetView
12 11 (0.60%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.60%) SCCM
12 11 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (0.55%) Kibana
14 9 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.49%) QRadar
15 8 (0.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 316 (17.24%) Oracle
2 240 (13.09%) Atlassian
3 190 (10.37%) Microsoft
4 78 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
5 73 (3.98%) ServiceNow
6 69 (3.76%) Informatica
7 68 (3.71%) Splunk
8 66 (3.60%) Google
9 63 (3.44%) IBM
10 55 (3.00%) Talend
11 53 (2.89%) Cloudera
12 47 (2.56%) VMware
13 46 (2.51%) webMethods
14 41 (2.24%) SAP
15 39 (2.13%) BEA
16 34 (1.85%) Sun
17 33 (1.80%) AppDynamics
18 30 (1.64%) HP
19 27 (1.47%) BMC
20 26 (1.42%) Red Hat