Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 175 311
Rank change year-on-year +42 +136 +189
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,808 1,379 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 1.55% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.84% 8.66% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,257 790 503
England median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £288
90th Percentile £638 £588 £585
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +37.14%
10th Percentile £39.00 £41.75 £44.50
90th Percentile £62.75 £50.75 £162.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +37.14%

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 15,270 15,922 16,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.37% 17.90% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,291 10,308 10,636
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 338 464
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.99
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +8 967 £513 +7.89% 115
South East +68 279 £475 +5.56% 46
North of England +50 256 £475 +7.95% 35
Midlands +53 123 £475 +18.60% 27
Yorkshire +8 122 £475 +4.11% 9
East of England +37 108 £450 -8.16% 17
West Midlands +37 91 £470 +4.44% 16
North West +63 85 £488 +14.71% 21
South West +23 81 £420 -6.67% 34
North East +32 65 £475 +11.76% 5
East Midlands +27 27 £475 +22.58% 11
South Coast - 1 - -
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,741 (96.29%) JIRA
2 1,330 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
3 726 (40.15%) Java
4 692 (38.27%) Git (software)
5 691 (38.22%) Jenkins
6 636 (35.18%) Scrum
7 628 (34.73%) DevOps
8 499 (27.60%) Test Automation
9 475 (26.27%) Linux
10 445 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
11 401 (22.18%) TDD
12 398 (22.01%) Docker
13 384 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
14 381 (21.07%) BDD
15 364 (20.13%) REST
16 363 (20.08%) Atlassian
17 361 (19.97%) Microservices
18 340 (18.81%) Python
19 338 (18.69%) Kanban
20 327 (18.09%) Finance
21 294 (16.26%) SQL
22 282 (15.60%) User Stories
23 273 (15.10%) JavaScript
24 270 (14.93%) JUnit
25 265 (14.66%) Ansible
26 256 (14.16%) Maven
27 250 (13.83%) Web Services
28 246 (13.61%) Configuration Management
29 245 (13.55%) Unix
30 239 (13.22%) RESTful

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 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 82 (4.54%) OpenStack
3 73 (4.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 70 (3.87%) Apache
5 65 (3.60%) WildFly
6 54 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
6 54 (2.99%) nginx
7 40 (2.21%) JBoss
8 36 (1.99%) CMS
8 36 (1.99%) SharePoint
8 36 (1.99%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.44%) IIS
10 25 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 22 (1.22%) WordPress
12 20 (1.11%) Apache Solr
12 20 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 19 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.88%) Apache Spark
15 15 (0.83%) Mule
16 12 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 38 (2.10%) MS Visio
2 34 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (1.66%) HipChat
3 30 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (0.50%) InVision
7 6 (0.33%) UserZoom
8 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.22%) LaTeX
9 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.17%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.055%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.055%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.28%) Maximo
6 5 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.055%) Magento
8 1 (0.055%) Primavera
8 1 (0.055%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 384 (21.24%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (9.29%) Slack
3 153 (8.46%) GitHub
4 136 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 79 (4.37%) Amazon S3
6 71 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
6 71 (3.93%) IaaS
7 70 (3.87%) PaaS
8 64 (3.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 63 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 55 (3.04%) Serverless
11 53 (2.93%) OpenShift
12 51 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
13 50 (2.77%) Trello
14 46 (2.54%) Route 53
15 44 (2.43%) CloudFront
16 43 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
17 26 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
18 24 (1.33%) npm
18 24 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (5.70%) HTTP
2 69 (3.82%) Firewall
3 51 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.83%) DNS
5 29 (1.60%) SSL
6 25 (1.38%) Internet
7 18 (1.00%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.72%) SMS
8 13 (0.72%) VPN
9 12 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
9 12 (0.66%) OpenVPN
9 12 (0.66%) SSH
10 9 (0.50%) DHCP
11 7 (0.39%) Network Security
12 6 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (0.33%) FTP
12 6 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.28%) LAN
13 5 (0.28%) SMTP
13 5 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (11.12%) PostgreSQL
2 148 (8.19%) MongoDB
2 148 (8.19%) MySQL
3 129 (7.13%) Relational Database
4 122 (6.75%) NoSQL
5 114 (6.31%) SQL Server
6 99 (5.48%) RDBMS
7 90 (4.98%) Hadoop
8 76 (4.20%) Big Data
9 74 (4.09%) Oracle Database
10 72 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
11 65 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
12 48 (2.65%) Redis
13 31 (1.71%) HBase
14 28 (1.55%) NuoDB
15 25 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
15 25 (1.38%) DB2
16 22 (1.22%) Endeca
17 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,741 (96.29%) JIRA
2 692 (38.27%) Git (software)
3 691 (38.22%) Jenkins
4 270 (14.93%) JUnit
5 256 (14.16%) Maven
6 239 (13.22%) Selenium
7 218 (12.06%) Cucumber
8 166 (9.18%) Bitbucket
9 152 (8.41%) SonarQube
10 133 (7.36%) TeamCity
11 124 (6.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 120 (6.64%) Mockito
13 113 (6.25%) Subversion
14 94 (5.20%) WebDriver
15 91 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
16 88 (4.87%) Vagrant
17 86 (4.76%) Checkstyle
18 83 (4.59%) Liquibase
19 77 (4.26%) Gradle
20 68 (3.76%) SoapUI
General
1 327 (18.09%) Finance
2 177 (9.79%) Banking
3 84 (4.65%) Retail
4 37 (2.05%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.71%) Retail Banking
6 28 (1.55%) Games
7 23 (1.27%) Marketing
8 14 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.77%) Legal
9 13 (0.72%) Billing
9 13 (0.72%) Publishing
10 12 (0.66%) Front Office
10 12 (0.66%) Law
11 11 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.44%) International Banking
13 6 (0.33%) Advertising
13 6 (0.33%) Automotive
14 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 466 (25.77%) Developer
2 309 (17.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 249 (13.77%) Analyst
4 238 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 157 (8.68%) Business Analyst
6 102 (5.64%) Scrum Master
7 80 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 79 (4.37%) Tester
9 74 (4.09%) Architect
10 72 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
11 69 (3.82%) Senior Developer
12 67 (3.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 66 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
14 64 (3.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 62 (3.43%) Linux Engineer
16 61 (3.37%) Software Engineer
17 59 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 56 (3.10%) Test Engineer
19 50 (2.77%) Agile Business Analyst
20 47 (2.60%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 364 (20.13%) REST
2 250 (13.83%) Web Services
3 239 (13.22%) RESTful
4 206 (11.39%) Spring
5 190 (10.51%) Node.js
6 180 (9.96%) HTML
7 149 (8.24%) CSS
8 146 (8.08%) Hibernate
9 129 (7.13%) .NET
10 123 (6.80%) HTML5
11 113 (6.25%) JSON
12 103 (5.70%) Gherkin
13 99 (5.48%) XML
14 94 (5.20%) J2EE
15 93 (5.14%) JMS
16 92 (5.09%) SOAP
17 90 (4.98%) CSS3
17 90 (4.98%) JAX-RS
18 87 (4.81%) AngularJS
19 82 (4.54%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.31%) Linux Command Line
3 102 (5.64%) User Experience
4 72 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 60 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.38%) iPad
8 40 (2.21%) Public Cloud
9 33 (1.83%) Clustering
9 33 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.71%) Wiki
11 29 (1.60%) Social Media
12 27 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 24 (1.33%) Fintech
14 22 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (1.11%) Data Centre
16 18 (1.00%) Algorithms
16 18 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
17 16 (0.88%) Cloud Native
17 16 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 475 (26.27%) Linux
2 245 (13.55%) Unix
3 172 (9.51%) Windows
4 148 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (3.76%) VMS
6 64 (3.54%) Apple iOS
7 58 (3.21%) CentOS
8 53 (2.93%) Android
9 36 (1.99%) Windows Server
10 23 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 23 (1.27%) Solaris
11 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,330 (73.56%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (35.18%) Scrum
3 628 (34.73%) DevOps
4 499 (27.60%) Test Automation
5 445 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
6 401 (22.18%) TDD
7 381 (21.07%) BDD
8 361 (19.97%) Microservices
9 338 (18.69%) Kanban
10 282 (15.60%) User Stories
11 246 (13.61%) Configuration Management
12 239 (13.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 219 (12.11%) Open Source
14 210 (11.62%) Coaching
15 201 (11.12%) Mentoring
16 185 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 182 (10.07%) SDLC
18 144 (7.96%) SOA
18 144 (7.96%) Software Engineering
19 143 (7.91%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 726 (40.15%) Java
2 340 (18.81%) Python
3 294 (16.26%) SQL
4 273 (15.10%) JavaScript
5 184 (10.18%) Bash Shell
6 138 (7.63%) C#
7 108 (5.97%) Ruby
8 94 (5.20%) Groovy
9 84 (4.65%) Perl
9 84 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 71 (3.93%) JPQL
11 60 (3.32%) Shell Script
12 50 (2.77%) PL/SQL
12 50 (2.77%) Scala
13 39 (2.16%) PHP
14 31 (1.71%) Apple Swift
15 30 (1.66%) C
16 22 (1.22%) C++
17 15 (0.83%) Go
17 15 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 227 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 177 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 111 (6.14%) Degree
4 61 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 28 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.22%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.88%) ISEB
10 9 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.50%) PMP
11 7 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.22%) IIBA
14 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.11%) APMG
15 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (9.90%) QA
2 32 (1.77%) PMO
3 26 (1.44%) WCAG
4 14 (0.77%) GDPR
5 11 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.44%) GCP
8 6 (0.33%) MiFID
9 3 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.17%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.17%) PSD2
9 3 (0.17%) SLA
10 2 (0.11%) WAI
11 1 (0.055%) HL7
11 1 (0.055%) IFRS
11 1 (0.055%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 398 (22.01%) Docker
2 37 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.60%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.83%) vCloud
6 13 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.66%) Postfix
7 12 (0.66%) Squid
8 11 (0.61%) HDFS
9 8 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.44%) Xen
10 4 (0.22%) Gluster
10 4 (0.22%) LXC
11 3 (0.17%) Cronacle
12 2 (0.11%) NFS
12 2 (0.11%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.11%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.055%) KVM
13 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 265 (14.66%) Ansible
2 215 (11.89%) Puppet
3 178 (9.85%) Terraform
4 156 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
5 151 (8.35%) Kubernetes
6 39 (2.16%) Rancher
6 39 (2.16%) ZABBIX
7 35 (1.94%) Nagios
8 30 (1.66%) Salt
9 24 (1.33%) Kibana
10 22 (1.22%) logstash
11 21 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.83%) Icinga
13 15 (0.83%) Nessus
14 14 (0.77%) Mesos
15 12 (0.66%) Packer
16 11 (0.61%) Rsyslog
16 11 (0.61%) Sysdig
17 10 (0.55%) Opsview
Vendors
1 363 (20.08%) Atlassian
2 191 (10.56%) Oracle
3 133 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 127 (7.02%) Red Hat
5 67 (3.71%) IBM
6 55 (3.04%) VMware
7 54 (2.99%) Google
8 46 (2.54%) Splunk
9 37 (2.05%) HP
9 37 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 35 (1.94%) Adobe
11 34 (1.88%) SAP
12 33 (1.83%) AppDynamics
13 30 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.33%) Sonatype
15 23 (1.27%) ATG
16 21 (1.16%) Cisco
16 21 (1.16%) New Relic
17 20 (1.11%) hybris
18 16 (0.88%) Sitecore