Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 92 92 110
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 +1
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,795 806 1,491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.60% 2.43% 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.11% 16.91% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,207 549 987
10th Percentile £383 £330 £350
25th Percentile £431 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -2.50%
75th Percentile £590 £538 £550
90th Percentile £675 £613 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.53% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 4
10th Percentile £38.68 £25.33 £23.86
25th Percentile £47.23 £42.06 £41.47
Median hourly rate £50.64 £45.00 £53.75
Median % change year-on-year +12.52% -16.28% +17.49%
75th Percentile £54.97 £57.88 £60.38
90th Percentile £62.80 £58.00 £65.55
UK median hourly rate £50.77 £45.00 £48.26
% change year-on-year +12.82% -6.76% +8.84%

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 8,504 4,767 9,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.33% 14.39% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,901 3,276 6,453
10th Percentile £313 £271 £260
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -5.26%
75th Percentile £631 £575 £550
90th Percentile £713 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 201
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.81 £10.60
25th Percentile £16.25 £18.38 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.14 £25.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.25% +34.21% -1.30%
75th Percentile £49.75 £54.38 £35.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £61.95 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £26.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.64% +34.80% +5.93%

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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Job
Vacancies
London +23 945 £550 +10.00% 162
Midlands -4 198 £500 +22.32% 43
South East -6 182 £477 +0.42% 28
West Midlands -11 165 £495 +20.73% 27
North of England -38 146 £475 +5.56% 50
East of England +11 98 £530 +19.10% 19
South West -18 76 £550 +12.82% 24
Yorkshire -43 73 £500 +11.11% 20
North West -1 63 £450 +5.88% 22
East Midlands -11 31 £515 +27.16% 15
North East -5 10 £416 -12.37% 8
South Coast - 1 - -
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,716 (95.60%) JIRA
2 1,233 (68.69%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (33.43%) Scrum
4 506 (28.19%) Social Skills
5 467 (26.02%) DevOps
6 426 (23.73%) Java
7 393 (21.89%) Git (software)
8 380 (21.17%) Jenkins
9 361 (20.11%) Finance
10 308 (17.16%) SQL
11 296 (16.49%) AWS
12 294 (16.38%) Azure
13 252 (14.04%) Test Automation
14 240 (13.37%) Linux
15 237 (13.20%) Python
16 236 (13.15%) Microservices
17 234 (13.04%) Security Cleared
18 228 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
19 227 (12.65%) User Stories
19 227 (12.65%) Oracle
20 222 (12.37%) Atlassian
21 204 (11.36%) Banking
22 200 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
22 200 (11.14%) Bitbucket
23 193 (10.75%) SC Cleared
24 188 (10.47%) Project Management
25 181 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
26 180 (10.03%) Docker
27 179 (9.97%) Windows
28 178 (9.92%) Spring

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
1 132 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 64 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 58 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 35 (1.95%) CMS
5 34 (1.89%) SAS
6 27 (1.50%) Apache
7 24 (1.34%) nginx
8 21 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (1.11%) IIS
10 19 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.95%) JBoss
12 12 (0.67%) Red Hat Fuse
13 7 (0.39%) CICS
13 7 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.39%) Drupal
13 7 (0.39%) Headless CMS
14 6 (0.33%) Mule
14 6 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
14 6 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (4.01%) MS Visio
4 56 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.67%) Sketch
7 11 (0.61%) Open Workbench
8 8 (0.45%) InVision
9 7 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) UXPin
13 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.056%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (0.67%) Cloudability
2 12 (0.67%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (0.67%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 296 (16.49%) AWS
2 294 (16.38%) Azure
3 137 (7.63%) GitHub
4 91 (5.07%) GCP
5 61 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
6 58 (3.23%) Serverless
7 52 (2.90%) Power Platform
7 52 (2.90%) SaaS
8 48 (2.67%) OpenShift
8 48 (2.67%) Slack
9 47 (2.62%) PaaS
10 38 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
11 36 (2.01%) Amazon S3
12 33 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
13 29 (1.62%) Miro
14 28 (1.56%) Figma
15 24 (1.34%) Amazon EKS
15 24 (1.34%) Azure Service Bus
16 23 (1.28%) Trello
17 21 (1.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.01%) Firewall
2 32 (1.78%) DNS
3 19 (1.06%) HTTP
3 19 (1.06%) SSL
4 18 (1.00%) VPN
5 16 (0.89%) Kerberos
6 13 (0.72%) LAN
7 11 (0.61%) Bluetooth
7 11 (0.61%) Internet
7 11 (0.61%) Network Security
8 10 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.50%) BGP
9 9 (0.50%) DHCP
9 9 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
9 9 (0.50%) Skype
10 8 (0.45%) Wireless
11 7 (0.39%) ZigBee
12 6 (0.33%) FTP
12 6 (0.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (6.46%) MySQL
2 87 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 77 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (4.01%) Oracle Database
5 67 (3.73%) Big Data
6 64 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 61 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 54 (3.01%) Apache Hive
9 53 (2.95%) NoSQL
10 47 (2.62%) Hadoop
11 44 (2.45%) Power BI
12 32 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
12 32 (1.78%) HBase
13 30 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.23%) Pentaho
15 21 (1.17%) Data Lake
15 21 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.06%) Tableau
17 15 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
17 15 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1,716 (95.60%) JIRA
2 393 (21.89%) Git (software)
3 380 (21.17%) Jenkins
4 200 (11.14%) Bitbucket
5 118 (6.57%) GitLab
6 110 (6.13%) Cucumber
7 106 (5.91%) Maven
8 94 (5.24%) Selenium
9 76 (4.23%) JMeter
10 68 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 64 (3.57%) SonarQube
12 58 (3.23%) Postman
13 54 (3.01%) SoapUI
14 49 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 49 (2.73%) WebDriver
15 48 (2.67%) JUnit
16 43 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 42 (2.34%) REST Assured
18 41 (2.28%) Subversion
19 33 (1.84%) Hudson
General
1 506 (28.19%) Social Skills
2 361 (20.11%) Finance
3 204 (11.36%) Banking
4 181 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
5 170 (9.47%) Public Sector
6 74 (4.12%) Presentation Skills
7 73 (4.07%) Retail
8 62 (3.45%) Investment Banking
9 59 (3.29%) Marketing
10 58 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
11 29 (1.62%) Organisational Skills
12 28 (1.56%) Front Office
13 23 (1.28%) Legal
13 23 (1.28%) Publishing
14 21 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
15 20 (1.11%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.89%) Games
16 16 (0.89%) Telecoms
17 15 (0.84%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 380 (21.17%) Developer
2 289 (16.10%) Analyst
3 202 (11.25%) Business Analyst
4 118 (6.57%) Java Developer
5 116 (6.46%) Architect
6 102 (5.68%) Scrum Master
7 86 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 86 (4.79%) Project Manager
8 59 (3.29%) Data Engineer
8 59 (3.29%) Test Analyst
8 59 (3.29%) Tester
9 50 (2.79%) Senior Developer
10 47 (2.62%) Software Engineer
11 45 (2.51%) Designer
12 42 (2.34%) Administrator
13 40 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
14 36 (2.01%) Senior Java Developer
14 36 (2.01%) Software Developer
15 33 (1.84%) UX Designer
16 32 (1.78%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (9.92%) Spring
2 130 (7.24%) REST
3 125 (6.96%) Spring Boot
4 116 (6.46%) XML
5 112 (6.24%) .NET
6 105 (5.85%) JSON
7 98 (5.46%) HTML
8 95 (5.29%) RESTful
9 78 (4.35%) Node.js
10 73 (4.07%) CSS
11 68 (3.79%) React
12 54 (3.01%) SOAP
13 51 (2.84%) AngularJS
13 51 (2.84%) J2EE
14 46 (2.56%) Kafka
15 40 (2.23%) ASP.NET
16 38 (2.12%) .NET Core
16 38 (2.12%) PySpark
16 38 (2.12%) Web Services
17 36 (2.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.35%) User Experience
2 72 (4.01%) Virtual Team
3 53 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
6 34 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 32 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
8 27 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.28%) Fixed Income
10 22 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.00%) Reference Data
12 16 (0.89%) Derivative
12 16 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 15 (0.84%) Cloud Native
14 13 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
15 12 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.67%) Replication
16 11 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 240 (13.37%) Linux
2 179 (9.97%) Windows
3 141 (7.86%) Unix
4 33 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.62%) Android
7 22 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.61%) CentOS
10 11 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.39%) Solaris
13 7 (0.39%) VME
14 6 (0.33%) zOS
15 3 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,233 (68.69%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (33.43%) Scrum
3 467 (26.02%) DevOps
4 252 (14.04%) Test Automation
5 236 (13.15%) Microservices
6 228 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
7 227 (12.65%) User Stories
8 200 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 188 (10.47%) Project Management
10 177 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
11 160 (8.91%) TDD
12 158 (8.80%) BDD
13 157 (8.75%) Kanban
14 150 (8.36%) Software Engineering
15 146 (8.13%) Data Modelling
16 141 (7.86%) Analytics
17 140 (7.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 125 (6.96%) SDLC
19 119 (6.63%) Requirements Gathering
20 115 (6.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 426 (23.73%) Java
2 308 (17.16%) SQL
3 237 (13.20%) Python
4 157 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 130 (7.24%) C#
6 91 (5.07%) Scala
7 87 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 84 (4.68%) Java 8
9 80 (4.46%) PL/SQL
10 65 (3.62%) Shell Script
11 57 (3.18%) Java 11
12 55 (3.06%) Groovy
13 54 (3.01%) Bash
14 28 (1.56%) Perl
15 24 (1.34%) C
15 24 (1.34%) R
16 23 (1.28%) VBA
17 20 (1.11%) TypeScript
18 19 (1.06%) C++
19 17 (0.95%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 234 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 193 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.29%) Degree
4 70 (3.90%) ISTQB
5 38 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 31 (1.73%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.73%) ISEB
8 28 (1.56%) Sun Certification
9 26 (1.45%) OCPJP
10 24 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 23 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.50%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.45%) Master's Degree
17 7 (0.39%) PMP
18 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
18 6 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (7.69%) QA
2 41 (2.28%) PMO
3 38 (2.12%) Accessibility
4 37 (2.06%) GDPR
5 21 (1.17%) EMIR
5 21 (1.17%) MiFID
6 20 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.11%) SLA
7 18 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.22%) COREP
9 4 (0.22%) NIST
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.17%) NCSC
11 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.11%) SEPA
12 1 (0.056%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.056%) GxP
System Software
1 180 (10.03%) Docker
2 85 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.56%) HDFS
4 22 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (0.33%) OpenAM
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.33%) RACF
7 6 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.33%) vSphere
8 3 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 3 (0.17%) Firmware
8 3 (0.17%) KVM
8 3 (0.17%) NFS
8 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.11%) iptables
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 174 (9.69%) Ansible
2 148 (8.25%) Kubernetes
3 130 (7.24%) Terraform
4 54 (3.01%) Puppet
5 38 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (1.62%) Tivoli
7 23 (1.28%) Grafana
8 22 (1.23%) Kibana
9 16 (0.89%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.67%) Control-M
10 12 (0.67%) Packer
11 11 (0.61%) Consul
11 11 (0.61%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.61%) Istio
11 11 (0.61%) Rancher
12 10 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
12 10 (0.56%) logstash
12 10 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 9 (0.50%) QRadar
13 9 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 227 (12.65%) Oracle
2 222 (12.37%) Atlassian
3 164 (9.14%) Microsoft
4 81 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
5 78 (4.35%) Google
6 67 (3.73%) ServiceNow
7 49 (2.73%) Splunk
8 48 (2.67%) SAP
8 48 (2.67%) webMethods
9 46 (2.56%) Cloudera
10 45 (2.51%) IBM
10 45 (2.51%) VMware
11 42 (2.34%) Hortonworks
12 35 (1.95%) BEA
13 33 (1.84%) HP
13 33 (1.84%) Informatica
14 31 (1.73%) Talend
15 28 (1.56%) BMC
16 26 (1.45%) Adobe
16 26 (1.45%) Sun