Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 94 91 104
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +34
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,490 823 1,996
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.57% 2.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.53% 17.58% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 558 1,288
10th Percentile £360 £350 £360
25th Percentile £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -1.00% -
75th Percentile £571 £538 £575
90th Percentile £640 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +1.02% -2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 15
10th Percentile £47.75 £18.70 £15.85
25th Percentile £56.38 £20.58 £26.08
Median hourly rate £65.50 £45.91 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +42.67% -3.35% +8.57%
75th Percentile £72.80 £56.00 £56.88
90th Percentile £78.04 £63.30 £69.00
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 7,631 4,682 13,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 14.63% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,225 3,191 8,512
10th Percentile £302 £306 £265
25th Percentile £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £570
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 100 261
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.67 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £55.44 £32.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £68.08 £54.35 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -12 715 £500 - 124
South East +8 204 £475 - 41
Midlands +12 191 £475 +10.86% 32
West Midlands +14 184 £475 +9.95% 22
North of England +8 148 £500 +17.65% 49
North West +21 84 £500 +32.01% 27
South West -15 76 £475 -8.65% 18
East of England -23 56 £509 +7.67% 20
Yorkshire -22 55 £465 +8.14% 15
North East +2 9 £463 +5.71% 7
East Midlands -23 7 £368 +1.03% 10
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,435 (96.31%) JIRA
2 1,050 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
3 545 (36.58%) Scrum
4 426 (28.59%) DevOps
5 389 (26.11%) Java
6 372 (24.97%) Jenkins
7 367 (24.63%) Social Skills
8 319 (21.41%) Finance
9 318 (21.34%) AWS
10 295 (19.80%) Git (software)
11 272 (18.26%) SQL
12 254 (17.05%) Oracle
12 254 (17.05%) Linux
13 252 (16.91%) Python
14 245 (16.44%) Security Cleared
15 232 (15.57%) Test Automation
16 217 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
17 208 (13.96%) Atlassian
18 200 (13.42%) Azure
19 193 (12.95%) User Stories
20 186 (12.48%) TDD
21 180 (12.08%) GitHub
22 176 (11.81%) Banking
23 175 (11.74%) Microservices
24 174 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
25 171 (11.48%) Docker
25 171 (11.48%) Public Sector
26 169 (11.34%) SC Cleared
27 161 (10.81%) Kanban
28 160 (10.74%) Unix

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
1 105 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.83%) WebLogic
3 56 (3.76%) SAS
4 32 (2.15%) CMS
5 31 (2.08%) Apache Spark
6 22 (1.48%) Apache
7 15 (1.01%) Headless CMS
7 15 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.94%) JBoss
8 14 (0.94%) nginx
9 13 (0.87%) Red Hat Fuse
10 11 (0.74%) CICS
10 11 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.74%) SAP Portal
10 11 (0.74%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.47%) Drupal
11 7 (0.47%) Mule
11 7 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
11 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.40%) EPiServer
Applications
1 103 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 30 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.74%) Figma
7 7 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.40%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.27%) InVision
9 4 (0.27%) Sketch
10 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.13%) Marvel
12 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.067%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.067%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.01%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (0.81%) assyst
4 9 (0.60%) SAP FI-CA
4 9 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.27%) Shopify
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.13%) Cloudability
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.13%) Workfront
8 1 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 318 (21.34%) AWS
2 200 (13.42%) Azure
3 180 (12.08%) GitHub
4 92 (6.17%) GCP
5 56 (3.76%) Serverless
6 44 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
6 44 (2.95%) Slack
7 34 (2.28%) IaaS
8 32 (2.15%) Amazon S3
8 32 (2.15%) Microsoft 365
8 32 (2.15%) OpenShift
9 29 (1.95%) SaaS
10 23 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 21 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
11 21 (1.41%) npm
11 21 (1.41%) PaaS
12 20 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (1.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.15%) DNS
1 32 (2.15%) Firewall
2 31 (2.08%) LAN
3 29 (1.95%) VPN
4 22 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.21%) SAN
6 17 (1.14%) HTTP
6 17 (1.14%) NAS
7 15 (1.01%) BGP
7 15 (1.01%) Kerberos
7 15 (1.01%) SSL
7 15 (1.01%) WAN
8 14 (0.94%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.94%) Network Security
8 14 (0.94%) OSPF
9 13 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (0.81%) Bluetooth
11 10 (0.67%) Multicast
11 10 (0.67%) Wireless
12 9 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.91%) MySQL
2 72 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 71 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
4 67 (4.50%) Hadoop
5 63 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 50 (3.36%) Big Data
6 50 (3.36%) MongoDB
6 50 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 43 (2.89%) NoSQL
8 42 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
9 40 (2.68%) Apache Hive
10 37 (2.48%) Pentaho
11 32 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (1.81%) HBase
13 24 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
14 21 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (1.28%) Tableau
16 18 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
17 17 (1.14%) Power BI
18 16 (1.07%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,435 (96.31%) JIRA
2 372 (24.97%) Jenkins
3 295 (19.80%) Git (software)
4 158 (10.60%) Bitbucket
5 109 (7.32%) Maven
6 97 (6.51%) Cucumber
7 96 (6.44%) Selenium
8 86 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 79 (5.30%) GitLab
10 58 (3.89%) JUnit
11 50 (3.36%) Subversion
12 43 (2.89%) Postman
13 40 (2.68%) TeamCity
14 37 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (2.15%) JMeter
16 29 (1.95%) SonarQube
17 27 (1.81%) WebDriver
18 23 (1.54%) SoapUI
19 21 (1.41%) FishEye
19 21 (1.41%) Travis CI
General
1 367 (24.63%) Social Skills
2 319 (21.41%) Finance
3 176 (11.81%) Banking
4 171 (11.48%) Public Sector
5 134 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (3.29%) Presentation Skills
7 44 (2.95%) Influencing Skills
8 33 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 29 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
9 29 (1.95%) Retail
10 22 (1.48%) Marketing
11 18 (1.21%) Investment Banking
12 16 (1.07%) Publishing
13 14 (0.94%) Games
13 14 (0.94%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (0.87%) Legal
15 12 (0.81%) Back Office
16 8 (0.54%) Automotive
16 8 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 332 (22.28%) Developer
2 253 (16.98%) Analyst
3 156 (10.47%) Business Analyst
4 108 (7.25%) Architect
5 94 (6.31%) Java Developer
6 84 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 79 (5.30%) Scrum Master
8 76 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 54 (3.62%) Test Analyst
10 47 (3.15%) Consultant
10 47 (3.15%) Software Engineer
11 43 (2.89%) Senior Developer
12 40 (2.68%) Data Engineer
13 36 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (2.42%) Tester
14 28 (1.88%) User Researcher
15 27 (1.81%) Cloud Engineer
15 27 (1.81%) Delivery Manager
16 25 (1.68%) Android Developer
17 24 (1.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.52%) Spring
2 104 (6.98%) REST
3 102 (6.85%) JSON
4 101 (6.78%) Node.js
5 97 (6.51%) Spring Boot
6 86 (5.77%) React
7 72 (4.83%) HTML
7 72 (4.83%) XML
8 66 (4.43%) Web Services
9 65 (4.36%) .NET
10 61 (4.09%) AngularJS
11 54 (3.62%) CSS
12 46 (3.09%) RESTful
13 43 (2.89%) Kafka
14 37 (2.48%) Middleware
15 36 (2.42%) J2EE
16 29 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
17 28 (1.88%) Java EE
17 28 (1.88%) SOAP
18 24 (1.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.56%) User Experience
2 46 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 35 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 28 (1.88%) Virtual Team
5 27 (1.81%) Cloud Native
6 23 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 23 (1.54%) Replication
7 22 (1.48%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
9 17 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 17 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
11 14 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.87%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.74%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.74%) Wiki
14 10 (0.67%) Clustering
15 9 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 254 (17.05%) Linux
2 160 (10.74%) Unix
3 159 (10.67%) Windows
4 43 (2.89%) Android
5 27 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (1.48%) Windows Server
7 19 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.14%) CentOS
9 13 (0.87%) Solaris
10 12 (0.81%) AIX
11 10 (0.67%) zOS
12 9 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
13 4 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.20%) tvOS
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,050 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (36.58%) Scrum
3 426 (28.59%) DevOps
4 232 (15.57%) Test Automation
5 217 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
6 193 (12.95%) User Stories
7 186 (12.48%) TDD
8 175 (11.74%) Microservices
9 174 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
10 161 (10.81%) Kanban
11 149 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 147 (9.87%) Software Engineering
13 141 (9.46%) Project Management
14 131 (8.79%) BDD
15 125 (8.39%) Configuration Management
15 125 (8.39%) SDLC
16 121 (8.12%) Waterfall
17 115 (7.72%) Data Modelling
18 111 (7.45%) Requirements Gathering
19 105 (7.05%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 389 (26.11%) Java
2 272 (18.26%) SQL
3 252 (16.91%) Python
4 144 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 95 (6.38%) Java 8
6 81 (5.44%) C#
7 77 (5.17%) PL/SQL
8 67 (4.50%) Bash Shell
9 64 (4.30%) C
10 57 (3.83%) Shell Script
11 56 (3.76%) PowerShell
12 55 (3.69%) Scala
13 53 (3.56%) TypeScript
14 51 (3.42%) C++
15 38 (2.55%) Groovy
16 37 (2.48%) Java 11
17 31 (2.08%) Perl
18 30 (2.01%) Kotlin
19 27 (1.81%) R
20 23 (1.54%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 245 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 169 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 71 (4.77%) Degree
4 50 (3.36%) ISTQB
5 40 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 34 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (1.95%) ISEB
8 24 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 23 (1.54%) OCPJP
9 23 (1.54%) Sun Certification
10 15 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.94%) PMP
12 12 (0.81%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.60%) CCNP
13 9 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 7 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (0.40%) CCNA
15 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (8.66%) QA
2 32 (2.15%) PMO
3 18 (1.21%) Accessibility
3 18 (1.21%) SLA
4 17 (1.14%) GDPR
5 16 (1.07%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.40%) MiFID
8 4 (0.27%) EMIR
8 4 (0.27%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.20%) NIST
9 3 (0.20%) SEPA
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.13%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 171 (11.48%) Docker
2 43 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.08%) HDFS
5 19 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.81%) KVM
6 12 (0.81%) NFS
7 11 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.74%) Xen
8 10 (0.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 10 (0.67%) RACF
9 7 (0.47%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.47%) SRDF
9 7 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.40%) iptables
10 6 (0.40%) vSphere
11 4 (0.27%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 160 (10.74%) Ansible
2 124 (8.32%) Terraform
3 116 (7.79%) Kubernetes
4 52 (3.49%) Puppet
5 31 (2.08%) Grafana
6 29 (1.95%) Prometheus
7 23 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (1.48%) Packer
9 21 (1.41%) Control-M
9 21 (1.41%) Tivoli
10 20 (1.34%) Rancher
11 19 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.81%) SCCM
13 11 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 10 (0.67%) Kibana
14 10 (0.67%) QRadar
14 10 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
15 9 (0.60%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 254 (17.05%) Oracle
2 208 (13.96%) Atlassian
3 148 (9.93%) Microsoft
4 59 (3.96%) IBM
5 56 (3.76%) Google
6 52 (3.49%) Informatica
7 49 (3.29%) Splunk
8 47 (3.15%) SAP
9 46 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
10 44 (2.95%) VMware
11 42 (2.82%) ServiceNow
12 37 (2.48%) webMethods
13 35 (2.35%) Cloudera
14 34 (2.28%) Talend
15 29 (1.95%) BEA
15 29 (1.95%) HP
16 26 (1.74%) EMC
17 25 (1.68%) Cisco
17 25 (1.68%) Red Hat
18 23 (1.54%) Sun