Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 103 135
Rank change year-on-year +5 +32 +28
Contract jobs citing Confluence 652 1,892 1,945
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.34% 2.07%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.93% 15.43% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 1,256 1,229
Median daily rate £473 £495 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +1.54% -0.51%
10th Percentile £325 £358 £343
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.21% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.77% +7.72%
10th Percentile £22.60 £17.40 £37.66
90th Percentile £56.80 £69.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £43.63
% change year-on-year -19.54% -0.29% +7.72%

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 3,851 12,262 15,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.90% 15.18% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,420 7,924 10,426
Median daily rate £475 £463 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +0.27% +2.50%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 269 396
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.86 £21.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.88% -2.60% +4.45%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.00 £12.36
90th Percentile £53.35 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £25.65 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.30% +2.38% +5.00%

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 2020.

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 25 September 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 +3 307 £500 -4.76% 50
North of England +23 99 £425 -5.56% 27
South East +24 69 £463 +5.71% 24
Yorkshire +26 64 £450 - 7
Midlands +12 64 £420 -9.68% 29
West Midlands +6 59 £420 -9.68% 20
South West +43 58 £511 +7.58% 17
East of England +39 44 £473 +5.00% 15
North West +47 30 £315 -37.00% 10
East Midlands +35 5 £315 -31.89% 9
North East +3 5 £508 +12.78% 10
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 635 (97.39%) JIRA
2 469 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (38.96%) Scrum
4 223 (34.20%) Java
5 218 (33.44%) Jenkins
6 216 (33.13%) DevOps
7 193 (29.60%) Git (software)
8 160 (24.54%) Security Cleared
9 155 (23.77%) Test Automation
10 154 (23.62%) Finance
11 149 (22.85%) Linux
12 139 (21.32%) SQL
12 139 (21.32%) AWS
13 137 (21.01%) Kanban
13 137 (21.01%) Python
14 127 (19.48%) SC Cleared
15 113 (17.33%) Microservices
16 112 (17.18%) Docker
16 112 (17.18%) Atlassian
17 109 (16.72%) Spring
18 108 (16.56%) REST
19 96 (14.72%) TDD
19 96 (14.72%) Oracle
20 95 (14.57%) BDD
21 91 (13.96%) JSON
21 91 (13.96%) Ansible
22 90 (13.80%) GitHub
22 90 (13.80%) Bitbucket
23 89 (13.65%) Windows
24 88 (13.50%) Azure

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 47 (7.21%) Mule
1 47 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 42 (6.44%) WebLogic
3 27 (4.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 23 (3.53%) JBoss
5 20 (3.07%) Red Hat Fuse
6 15 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (2.15%) CMS
8 13 (1.99%) Apache
9 12 (1.84%) Tomcat
10 9 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.07%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.07%) nginx
12 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.77%) IIS
13 5 (0.77%) Jetty
13 5 (0.77%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 5 (0.77%) SAP Portal
13 5 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (4.14%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) GIMP
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.69%) BASE24
2 10 (1.53%) SAP FI-CA
3 6 (0.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.46%) assyst
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 139 (21.32%) AWS
2 90 (13.80%) GitHub
3 88 (13.50%) Azure
4 64 (9.82%) Slack
5 46 (7.06%) GCP
6 22 (3.37%) OpenShift
7 21 (3.22%) PaaS
8 20 (3.07%) Power Platform
9 18 (2.76%) IaaS
10 17 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (2.61%) npm
11 16 (2.45%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.84%) Serverless
13 11 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.53%) BrowserStack
14 10 (1.53%) Trello
15 9 (1.38%) Google Analytics
15 9 (1.38%) Route 53
15 9 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.06%) DNS
2 31 (4.75%) Firewall
3 29 (4.45%) SSL
4 23 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (1.99%) HTTP
6 13 (1.99%) HTTPS
7 12 (1.84%) Skype
8 11 (1.69%) ATM
8 11 (1.69%) DHCP
9 9 (1.38%) Internet
10 7 (1.07%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.07%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.92%) SAN
11 6 (0.92%) Softphone
12 5 (0.77%) DSL
12 5 (0.77%) SSH
12 5 (0.77%) VSAN
13 4 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.05%) MySQL
2 54 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.52%) Hadoop
4 35 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 35 (5.37%) Oracle Database
5 33 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (4.45%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.07%) Power BI
8 17 (2.61%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (2.15%) Apache Hive
9 14 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.84%) Apache Accumulo
11 10 (1.53%) Big Data
12 9 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.38%) Data Lake
13 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.77%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 635 (97.39%) JIRA
2 218 (33.44%) Jenkins
3 193 (29.60%) Git (software)
4 90 (13.80%) Bitbucket
5 85 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 82 (12.58%) Maven
7 75 (11.50%) JUnit
8 74 (11.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 69 (10.58%) Selenium
10 67 (10.28%) Cucumber
11 52 (7.98%) Mockito
12 37 (5.67%) GitLab
13 33 (5.06%) Subversion
14 32 (4.91%) JMeter
14 32 (4.91%) Xcode
15 31 (4.75%) CocoaPods
15 31 (4.75%) SonarQube
16 25 (3.83%) Android Studio
16 25 (3.83%) IntelliJ
17 23 (3.53%) SoapUI
General
1 154 (23.62%) Finance
2 87 (13.34%) Public Sector
3 69 (10.58%) Banking
4 13 (1.99%) Aerospace
4 13 (1.99%) Investment Banking
4 13 (1.99%) Marketing
5 12 (1.84%) Retail
6 9 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.92%) Legal
9 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.77%) Front Office
9 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 4 (0.61%) Police
11 3 (0.46%) Games
11 3 (0.46%) International Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Military
11 3 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 129 (19.79%) Developer
2 94 (14.42%) Analyst
3 56 (8.59%) Business Analyst
4 45 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 40 (6.13%) Administrator
5 40 (6.13%) Architect
6 34 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
7 33 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.75%) Tester
9 30 (4.60%) Test Engineer
10 23 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 22 (3.37%) JIRA Administrator
12 21 (3.22%) Project Manager
13 18 (2.76%) iOS Developer
13 18 (2.76%) Scrum Master
14 17 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.45%) Consultant
16 15 (2.30%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.30%) Software Engineer
17 14 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.72%) Spring
2 108 (16.56%) REST
3 91 (13.96%) JSON
4 85 (13.04%) Spring Boot
5 64 (9.82%) XML
6 63 (9.66%) Node.js
7 61 (9.36%) Web Services
8 47 (7.21%) .NET
9 40 (6.13%) React
10 39 (5.98%) SOAP
11 35 (5.37%) HTML
11 35 (5.37%) Middleware
11 35 (5.37%) WireMock
12 29 (4.45%) CSS
12 29 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
13 28 (4.29%) ASP.NET
13 28 (4.29%) Kafka
14 27 (4.14%) HTML5
15 23 (3.53%) AngularJS
15 23 (3.53%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.44%) Mobile App
2 51 (7.82%) User Experience
3 42 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.07%) PKI
5 18 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.84%) Tandem
9 11 (1.69%) EMV
10 10 (1.53%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.92%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.92%) Clustering
13 6 (0.92%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 149 (22.85%) Linux
2 89 (13.65%) Windows
3 66 (10.12%) Unix
4 48 (7.36%) Android
5 43 (6.60%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.68%) CentOS
7 22 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.84%) Debian
8 12 (1.84%) Windows Server
9 10 (1.53%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.92%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.31%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (38.96%) Scrum
3 216 (33.13%) DevOps
4 155 (23.77%) Test Automation
5 137 (21.01%) Kanban
6 113 (17.33%) Microservices
7 96 (14.72%) TDD
8 95 (14.57%) BDD
9 81 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
10 79 (12.12%) User Stories
11 78 (11.96%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 76 (11.66%) Change Management
13 74 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (11.04%) Project Management
15 68 (10.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 67 (10.28%) Pair Programming
17 59 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
18 58 (8.90%) Open Source
19 51 (7.82%) Business Analysis
20 50 (7.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 223 (34.20%) Java
2 139 (21.32%) SQL
3 137 (21.01%) Python
4 62 (9.51%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.36%) Java 8
6 50 (7.67%) C#
7 45 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 38 (5.83%) Bash Shell
9 36 (5.52%) Kotlin
10 35 (5.37%) Apple Swift
11 30 (4.60%) Perl
12 29 (4.45%) PL/SQL
13 25 (3.83%) Scala
14 24 (3.68%) C++
15 23 (3.53%) C
15 23 (3.53%) Groovy
15 23 (3.53%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.15%) ES6
17 12 (1.84%) Ruby
18 11 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (24.54%) Security Cleared
2 127 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.06%) ISTQB
4 32 (4.91%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.37%) ISEB
6 19 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.84%) Degree
9 10 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (1.23%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.07%) OCPJP
11 7 (1.07%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.92%) MCSE
12 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.77%) MCSA
14 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.61%) EXIN
15 3 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.60%) QA
2 13 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.69%) ISO 8583
4 10 (1.53%) PMO
5 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.92%) GDPR
6 6 (0.92%) NIST
7 4 (0.61%) COBIT
7 4 (0.61%) NCSC
7 4 (0.61%) SLA
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.31%) MiFID
8 2 (0.31%) WCAG
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) EMIR
9 1 (0.15%) JTAG
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 112 (17.18%) Docker
2 36 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 11 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.38%) HDFS
6 8 (1.23%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.46%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 3 (0.46%) vSphere
10 2 (0.31%) Gluster
11 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 91 (13.96%) Ansible
2 64 (9.82%) Kubernetes
3 52 (7.98%) Puppet
4 49 (7.52%) Terraform
5 27 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.53%) Packer
7 7 (1.07%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.92%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.92%) HP Fortify
8 6 (0.92%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.92%) Salt
8 6 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.77%) Nessus
10 4 (0.61%) Kibana
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.46%) Control-M
11 3 (0.46%) Grafana
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.46%) Rancher
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 112 (17.18%) Atlassian
2 96 (14.72%) Oracle
3 62 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 61 (9.36%) Splunk
5 56 (8.59%) AppDynamics
6 31 (4.75%) Red Hat
7 28 (4.29%) Google
7 28 (4.29%) SAP
8 27 (4.14%) VMware
9 24 (3.68%) MuleSoft
10 23 (3.53%) Sybase
11 22 (3.37%) F5
12 18 (2.76%) webMethods
13 15 (2.30%) ServiceNow
14 13 (1.99%) Blue Coat
15 11 (1.69%) Axway
15 11 (1.69%) Micro Focus
16 10 (1.53%) Cloudera
16 10 (1.53%) Hortonworks
17 9 (1.38%) Murex