Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 99 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +34
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,059 1,093 2,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.35% 2.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.96% 16.35% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 719 1,277
10th Percentile £340 £356 £358
25th Percentile £400 £413 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £489 £500
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.20% -
75th Percentile £545 £550 £575
90th Percentile £627 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 12
10th Percentile £20.08 £14.99 £13.98
25th Percentile £44.06 £19.28 £35.35
Median hourly rate £58.00 £41.05 £47.25
Median % change year-on-year +41.29% -13.12% -14.09%
75th Percentile £65.51 £61.31 £50.13
90th Percentile £69.50 £67.28 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £41.05 £47.00
% change year-on-year +30.94% -12.66% -14.55%

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 5,898 6,683 13,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.36% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,080 4,501 8,792
10th Percentile £300 £269 £288
25th Percentile £395 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £580 £569 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £645
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 155 257
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.55 £11.75
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.77 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.25 £19.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.86% +10.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £56.50 £33.38 £34.51
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +26.25% +11.11% +2.86%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -4 548 £500 - 89
South East +16 148 £475 - 68
Midlands +21 99 £382 -10.12% 44
North of England +52 96 £450 +5.88% 31
West Midlands +7 89 £383 -9.88% 35
South West +9 74 £499 -0.18% 28
North West +43 52 £450 +12.50% 19
Yorkshire +9 40 £488 +14.71% 7
East of England -28 24 £455 +1.11% 21
East Midlands +14 8 £340 -28.42% 9
North East +26 4 £540 +30.91% 5
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,002 (94.62%) JIRA
2 779 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (35.22%) Scrum
4 312 (29.46%) DevOps
5 275 (25.97%) Jenkins
6 252 (23.80%) Java
7 248 (23.42%) Finance
8 247 (23.32%) Social Skills
9 226 (21.34%) AWS
10 218 (20.59%) Python
11 216 (20.40%) Git (software)
12 190 (17.94%) SQL
13 177 (16.71%) Security Cleared
14 173 (16.34%) Test Automation
15 169 (15.96%) Linux
16 159 (15.01%) Atlassian
17 146 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
18 144 (13.60%) Azure
19 140 (13.22%) Docker
20 136 (12.84%) TDD
21 134 (12.65%) Kanban
22 132 (12.46%) Public Sector
23 131 (12.37%) SC Cleared
23 131 (12.37%) Banking
24 128 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
25 126 (11.90%) Oracle
26 124 (11.71%) JavaScript
26 124 (11.71%) User Stories
27 119 (11.24%) Microservices
28 118 (11.14%) GitHub

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 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 40 (3.78%) Apache Spark
3 32 (3.02%) Apache
4 30 (2.83%) CMS
5 26 (2.46%) WebLogic
6 21 (1.98%) JBoss
6 21 (1.98%) SAS
7 17 (1.61%) Red Hat Fuse
8 14 (1.32%) Mule
9 11 (1.04%) Headless CMS
10 10 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.94%) nginx
11 9 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.76%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.57%) SAP Portal
14 6 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.12%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.76%) Figma
7 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.094%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.094%) InVision
9 1 (0.094%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.094%) Sketch
9 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.70%) SAP PSCD
2 13 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.13%) SAP FI-CA
4 10 (0.94%) assyst
5 8 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.47%) Shopify
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.094%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.094%) Magento
9 1 (0.094%) Maximo
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.094%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.094%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 226 (21.34%) AWS
2 144 (13.60%) Azure
3 118 (11.14%) GitHub
4 67 (6.33%) GCP
5 53 (5.00%) Slack
6 41 (3.87%) Serverless
7 39 (3.68%) Amazon S3
8 34 (3.21%) IaaS
9 33 (3.12%) SaaS
10 32 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (2.74%) OpenShift
12 28 (2.64%) PaaS
13 24 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
16 17 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 16 (1.51%) Amazon EMR
17 16 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
17 16 (1.51%) npm
18 15 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.17%) Firewall
1 23 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.89%) DNS
2 20 (1.89%) VPN
3 19 (1.79%) HTTP
4 18 (1.70%) HTTPS
5 14 (1.32%) LAN
6 12 (1.13%) SSL
7 11 (1.04%) OSPF
8 10 (0.94%) Network Security
8 10 (0.94%) SAN
9 9 (0.85%) BGP
9 9 (0.85%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.85%) NAS
10 8 (0.76%) Wireless
11 7 (0.66%) DWDM
11 7 (0.66%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.66%) MPLS
11 7 (0.66%) RIP
11 7 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.10%) NoSQL
2 52 (4.91%) Hadoop
2 52 (4.91%) MongoDB
3 50 (4.72%) SQL Server
4 49 (4.63%) MySQL
4 49 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (3.68%) Big Data
6 38 (3.59%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.12%) Tableau
8 31 (2.93%) Oracle Database
9 28 (2.64%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (2.55%) Apache Hive
11 25 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
12 21 (1.98%) Amazon Athena
12 21 (1.98%) HBase
13 18 (1.70%) Data Lake
14 14 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
15 13 (1.23%) Pentaho
15 13 (1.23%) Spark SQL
16 11 (1.04%) Looker
Development Applications
1 1,002 (94.62%) JIRA
2 275 (25.97%) Jenkins
3 216 (20.40%) Git (software)
4 114 (10.76%) Bitbucket
5 83 (7.84%) Maven
6 75 (7.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 66 (6.23%) JUnit
8 63 (5.95%) Cucumber
9 59 (5.57%) Selenium
10 57 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 55 (5.19%) GitLab
12 39 (3.68%) Subversion
13 33 (3.12%) SonarQube
14 32 (3.02%) SoapUI
15 29 (2.74%) TeamCity
16 28 (2.64%) Postman
17 25 (2.36%) FishEye
18 22 (2.08%) Mockito
19 19 (1.79%) IntelliJ
20 16 (1.51%) JMeter
General
1 248 (23.42%) Finance
2 247 (23.32%) Social Skills
3 132 (12.46%) Public Sector
4 131 (12.37%) Banking
5 97 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
7 33 (3.12%) Influencing Skills
8 28 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 24 (2.27%) Investment Banking
10 22 (2.08%) Marketing
10 22 (2.08%) Retail
11 12 (1.13%) Organisational Skills
12 11 (1.04%) Games
12 11 (1.04%) Legal
13 10 (0.94%) Publishing
14 8 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.66%) Automotive
15 7 (0.66%) Electronics
15 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 254 (23.98%) Developer
2 184 (17.37%) Analyst
3 104 (9.82%) Business Analyst
4 66 (6.23%) Scrum Master
5 65 (6.14%) Architect
6 63 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 46 (4.34%) Project Manager
8 39 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (3.40%) Consultant
9 36 (3.40%) Scala Developer
9 36 (3.40%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.31%) Data Engineer
11 34 (3.21%) Test Analyst
12 32 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
13 29 (2.74%) Full Stack Developer
14 27 (2.55%) Tester
15 25 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (2.17%) Software Engineer
17 22 (2.08%) Data Analyst
17 22 (2.08%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.69%) Node.js
2 88 (8.31%) REST
3 80 (7.55%) JSON
4 75 (7.08%) Spring
5 73 (6.89%) XML
6 68 (6.42%) React
7 66 (6.23%) Web Services
8 62 (5.85%) HTML
9 48 (4.53%) Spring Boot
10 46 (4.34%) AngularJS
11 45 (4.25%) CSS
12 41 (3.87%) Kafka
13 38 (3.59%) RESTful
14 36 (3.40%) .NET
15 29 (2.74%) Middleware
16 28 (2.64%) SOAP
17 27 (2.55%) J2EE
17 27 (2.55%) Java EE
18 23 (2.17%) Hibernate
19 22 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.33%) User Experience
2 37 (3.49%) Mobile App
3 29 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (2.36%) Public Cloud
5 24 (2.27%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 17 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.51%) Replication
9 16 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.42%) Wiki
11 12 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.85%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.66%) Clustering
15 7 (0.66%) Derivative
15 7 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 169 (15.96%) Linux
2 93 (8.78%) Windows
3 78 (7.37%) Unix
4 30 (2.83%) Android
5 24 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.79%) CentOS
7 18 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.13%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.47%) Solaris
10 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.19%) AIX
13 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.19%) MVS
13 2 (0.19%) VMS
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (35.22%) Scrum
3 312 (29.46%) DevOps
4 173 (16.34%) Test Automation
5 146 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
6 136 (12.84%) TDD
7 134 (12.65%) Kanban
8 128 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (11.71%) User Stories
10 119 (11.24%) Microservices
11 111 (10.48%) BDD
11 111 (10.48%) Waterfall
12 108 (10.20%) SDLC
13 106 (10.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 105 (9.92%) Project Management
15 78 (7.37%) Business Analysis
16 72 (6.80%) Software Engineering
17 71 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
18 70 (6.61%) Coaching
18 70 (6.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (23.80%) Java
2 218 (20.59%) Python
3 190 (17.94%) SQL
4 124 (11.71%) JavaScript
5 58 (5.48%) Java 8
6 56 (5.29%) PowerShell
7 52 (4.91%) C
8 51 (4.82%) Scala
9 50 (4.72%) Bash Shell
10 44 (4.15%) PL/SQL
11 42 (3.97%) TypeScript
12 41 (3.87%) C++
13 40 (3.78%) Shell Script
14 37 (3.49%) C#
15 23 (2.17%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.70%) Groovy
16 18 (1.70%) Perl
16 18 (1.70%) R
17 17 (1.61%) Go
17 17 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 131 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 78 (7.37%) Degree
4 37 (3.49%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.98%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.89%) ISEB
7 16 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.32%) PMP
9 11 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.85%) CCNP
11 7 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (0.66%) OCPJP
11 7 (0.66%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.57%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (9.16%) QA
2 23 (2.17%) PMO
3 15 (1.42%) SLA
4 13 (1.23%) GDPR
5 8 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.66%) MiFID
7 6 (0.57%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.28%) EMIR
9 3 (0.28%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.19%) SEPA
10 2 (0.19%) WCAG
11 1 (0.094%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.094%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.094%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.094%) GRC
11 1 (0.094%) NIST
11 1 (0.094%) UCITS
System Software
1 140 (13.22%) Docker
2 29 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.89%) HDFS
5 13 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.57%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.57%) NFS
6 6 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.38%) GlusterFS
7 4 (0.38%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.19%) iptables
9 2 (0.19%) KVM
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.094%) Ceph
10 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.094%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 98 (9.25%) Ansible
2 88 (8.31%) Kubernetes
3 87 (8.22%) Terraform
4 38 (3.59%) Puppet
5 27 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.17%) Grafana
7 20 (1.89%) Prometheus
8 18 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (1.61%) Packer
10 14 (1.32%) Control-M
10 14 (1.32%) Kibana
11 12 (1.13%) Oozie
12 8 (0.76%) Rancher
12 8 (0.76%) SCCM
12 8 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
13 7 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.66%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.66%) HP NNM
13 7 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 159 (15.01%) Atlassian
2 126 (11.90%) Oracle
3 98 (9.25%) Microsoft
4 47 (4.44%) SAP
5 45 (4.25%) Google
6 35 (3.31%) Splunk
7 34 (3.21%) Red Hat
8 31 (2.93%) VMware
9 26 (2.46%) IBM
9 26 (2.46%) webMethods
10 24 (2.27%) HP
11 23 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.79%) Cisco
13 18 (1.70%) Adobe
13 18 (1.70%) BEA
14 16 (1.51%) EMC
14 16 (1.51%) hybris
15 15 (1.42%) CA Agile Central
15 15 (1.42%) Cloudera
16 14 (1.32%) Informatica