Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 102 130
Rank change year-on-year +1 +28 +41
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,276 2,230 1,886
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.29% 2.53% 2.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.09% 15.66% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 1,345 1,260
Median daily rate £488 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +0.50% +4.74%
10th Percentile £351 £350 £360
90th Percentile £625 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £486 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.75% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.79% -14.76% +32.91%
10th Percentile £18.80 £32.00 £39.75
90th Percentile £57.65 £52.98 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -21.35% -15.24% +32.91%

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 7,932 14,237 15,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.24% 16.16% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,097 9,275 10,205
Median daily rate £473 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £263 £290 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 283 335
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.61% -1.26% -3.18%
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.60 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -1.58%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +11 615 £513 -2.38% 97
South East -7 209 £475 - 38
South West +14 131 £500 +5.26% 15
Midlands -6 131 £428 -7.96% 30
West Midlands +2 111 £434 -3.56% 24
North of England -44 94 £425 -10.71% 36
East of England -4 85 £450 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire +3 55 £430 -4.44% 10
North West -34 32 £425 -10.53% 20
East Midlands +20 16 £413 -25.00% 6
North East -37 7 £413 -17.50% 6
Confluence
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 1,233 (96.63%) JIRA
2 945 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (34.56%) Scrum
4 392 (30.72%) DevOps
5 345 (27.04%) Java
6 318 (24.92%) Security Cleared
7 288 (22.57%) Jenkins
8 282 (22.10%) Git (software)
9 273 (21.39%) AWS
10 264 (20.69%) SQL
11 239 (18.73%) Test Automation
11 239 (18.73%) SC Cleared
12 223 (17.48%) Linux
13 208 (16.30%) Oracle
14 203 (15.91%) Docker
15 200 (15.67%) Atlassian
16 165 (12.93%) Kanban
17 164 (12.85%) Azure
17 164 (12.85%) Python
17 164 (12.85%) Finance
18 148 (11.60%) Public Sector
19 147 (11.52%) Terraform
20 146 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
21 144 (11.29%) Microservices
22 138 (10.82%) TDD
23 135 (10.58%) Kubernetes
24 132 (10.34%) XML
25 131 (10.27%) Data Modelling
25 131 (10.27%) Selenium
26 129 (10.11%) Ansible

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
1 121 (9.48%) WebLogic
2 53 (4.15%) Red Hat Fuse
3 38 (2.98%) JBoss
4 37 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.74%) MQSeries
6 25 (1.96%) nginx
7 23 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.41%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.10%) SAP Portal
10 14 (1.10%) SAS
11 11 (0.86%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.71%) Mule
12 9 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 8 (0.63%) CMS
14 7 (0.55%) Anypoint
14 7 (0.55%) Apache
14 7 (0.55%) IIS
14 7 (0.55%) SAP EP
15 6 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 56 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 42 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.63%) Sketch
7 6 (0.47%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.39%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.31%) InVision
9 4 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.24%) GIMP
10 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.078%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.078%) Blender
11 1 (0.078%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.078%) MODO
11 1 (0.078%) Revit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.10%) assyst
1 14 (1.10%) SAP Hybris
2 13 (1.02%) SAP HCM
2 13 (1.02%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.31%) Magento
6 4 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.078%) Primavera
9 1 (0.078%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 273 (21.39%) AWS
2 164 (12.85%) Azure
3 76 (5.96%) GitHub
4 55 (4.31%) Slack
5 54 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (3.21%) Serverless
8 36 (2.82%) GCP
9 34 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
10 30 (2.35%) Amazon S3
11 28 (2.19%) Trello
12 20 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (1.49%) SaaS
14 17 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
14 17 (1.33%) Office 365
14 17 (1.33%) Power Platform
15 16 (1.25%) PaaS
16 15 (1.18%) IaaS
16 15 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (1.10%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.43%) Firewall
2 30 (2.35%) DNS
3 26 (2.04%) HTTP
4 23 (1.80%) Network Security
5 17 (1.33%) Broadband
5 17 (1.33%) DHCP
5 17 (1.33%) IPv4
5 17 (1.33%) Wireshark
6 15 (1.18%) Internet
6 15 (1.18%) Skype
7 14 (1.10%) HTTPS
8 13 (1.02%) DSL
8 13 (1.02%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.86%) MPLS
10 10 (0.78%) BGP
10 10 (0.78%) BIG-IP
10 10 (0.78%) RSVP
10 10 (0.78%) SNMP
10 10 (0.78%) VPLS
10 10 (0.78%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
2 80 (6.27%) MySQL
3 70 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 62 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 48 (3.76%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.66%) MongoDB
9 31 (2.43%) RDBMS
10 29 (2.27%) Big Data
10 29 (2.27%) Pentaho
11 28 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
12 26 (2.04%) Hadoop
13 24 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (1.33%) Power BI
16 15 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
17 14 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 14 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
17 14 (1.10%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,233 (96.63%) JIRA
2 288 (22.57%) Jenkins
3 282 (22.10%) Git (software)
4 131 (10.27%) Selenium
5 124 (9.72%) Bitbucket
6 112 (8.78%) Cucumber
7 76 (5.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 56 (4.39%) Maven
9 50 (3.92%) JUnit
10 47 (3.68%) GitLab
11 44 (3.45%) Postman
12 43 (3.37%) Gradle
12 43 (3.37%) JMeter
13 39 (3.06%) Mockito
14 36 (2.82%) SpecFlow
15 35 (2.74%) WebDriver
16 30 (2.35%) SoapUI
17 28 (2.19%) Gatling
17 28 (2.19%) SonarQube
18 26 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 164 (12.85%) Finance
2 148 (11.60%) Public Sector
3 65 (5.09%) Banking
4 51 (4.00%) Retail
5 26 (2.04%) Marketing
6 16 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 12 (0.94%) Front Office
9 12 (0.94%) Law
10 11 (0.86%) Advertising
10 11 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.78%) Games
12 9 (0.71%) German Language
13 8 (0.63%) Legal
14 7 (0.55%) Military
15 5 (0.39%) Electronics
15 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 285 (22.34%) Developer
2 205 (16.07%) Analyst
3 121 (9.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 98 (7.68%) Business Analyst
4 98 (7.68%) Java Developer
5 86 (6.74%) Architect
6 66 (5.17%) Scrum Master
7 54 (4.23%) Test Analyst
8 52 (4.08%) Tester
9 50 (3.92%) Test Engineer
10 46 (3.61%) Consultant
11 35 (2.74%) Automation Tester
12 31 (2.43%) Project Manager
13 27 (2.12%) DBA
14 25 (1.96%) AWS Engineer
14 25 (1.96%) Backend Developer
14 25 (1.96%) Oracle DBA
15 24 (1.88%) Embedded Engineer
16 23 (1.80%) Agile Business Analyst
16 23 (1.80%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (10.34%) XML
2 121 (9.48%) REST
3 117 (9.17%) JSON
4 112 (8.78%) Web Services
5 98 (7.68%) Spring
6 83 (6.50%) RESTful
7 75 (5.88%) Spring Boot
8 66 (5.17%) J2EE
9 62 (4.86%) Gherkin
9 62 (4.86%) HTML
10 60 (4.70%) CSS
11 59 (4.62%) .NET
11 59 (4.62%) Node.js
12 57 (4.47%) RabbitMQ
13 52 (4.08%) Kafka
14 43 (3.37%) Hibernate
15 39 (3.06%) AngularJS
16 38 (2.98%) ActiveMQ
16 38 (2.98%) Apache Camel
17 36 (2.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.11%) User Experience
3 38 (2.98%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.12%) PKI
5 26 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (1.80%) Wiki
8 20 (1.57%) NHS
9 16 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (1.18%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.02%) Replication
12 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 11 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.86%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.71%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 223 (17.48%) Linux
2 110 (8.62%) Windows
3 98 (7.68%) Unix
4 40 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 39 (3.06%) Android
6 31 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.65%) Solaris
9 17 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
9 17 (1.33%) Ubuntu
10 16 (1.25%) CentOS
11 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.39%) Debian
12 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.31%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.31%) SUSE
13 4 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.24%) VMS
14 3 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 945 (74.06%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (34.56%) Scrum
3 392 (30.72%) DevOps
4 239 (18.73%) Test Automation
5 165 (12.93%) Kanban
6 146 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (11.29%) Microservices
8 138 (10.82%) TDD
9 131 (10.27%) Data Modelling
10 127 (9.95%) Waterfall
11 125 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
12 116 (9.09%) User Stories
13 115 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
13 115 (9.01%) Process Improvement
14 112 (8.78%) BDD
15 110 (8.62%) Configuration Management
15 110 (8.62%) Project Management
16 105 (8.23%) SDLC
17 102 (7.99%) Test Strategy
18 89 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 345 (27.04%) Java
2 264 (20.69%) SQL
3 164 (12.85%) Python
4 107 (8.39%) PL/SQL
5 97 (7.60%) JavaScript
6 70 (5.49%) C#
7 69 (5.41%) C
8 60 (4.70%) Java 8
9 52 (4.08%) Scala
10 51 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 41 (3.21%) T-SQL
12 39 (3.06%) Bash Shell
12 39 (3.06%) Groovy
13 38 (2.98%) C++
14 36 (2.82%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.72%) Ruby
16 21 (1.65%) TypeScript
17 16 (1.25%) Perl
18 13 (1.02%) ABAP
19 12 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 318 (24.92%) Security Cleared
2 239 (18.73%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.53%) ISTQB
4 40 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.66%) ISEB
6 30 (2.35%) Degree
7 25 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 13 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.71%) CCIE
11 8 (0.63%) CCIE Service Provider
12 7 (0.55%) OSCP
13 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.39%) CISSP
13 5 (0.39%) GIAC
14 4 (0.31%) CCNA
14 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.31%) PMP
14 4 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (9.87%) QA
2 31 (2.43%) SLA
3 18 (1.41%) PMO
4 16 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (0.55%) NCSC
7 6 (0.47%) GDPR
8 4 (0.31%) MiFID
8 4 (0.31%) WCAG
9 3 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.078%) GxP
11 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.078%) IFRS
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.078%) NIST
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 203 (15.91%) Docker
2 27 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (1.88%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.33%) Apache Flume
5 13 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.31%) HDFS
7 4 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.31%) vSphere
8 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.16%) KVM
10 1 (0.078%) Firmware
10 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.078%) NFS
10 1 (0.078%) SRDF
10 1 (0.078%) Varnish
10 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.078%) Xen
Systems Management
1 147 (11.52%) Terraform
2 135 (10.58%) Kubernetes
3 129 (10.11%) Ansible
4 56 (4.39%) Packer
5 53 (4.15%) Puppet
6 26 (2.04%) Consul
7 24 (1.88%) Istio
7 24 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.94%) HP ALM
9 12 (0.94%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.86%) Data Guard
11 10 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.55%) Control-M
14 5 (0.39%) Kibana
15 3 (0.24%) Grafana
15 3 (0.24%) Nessus
15 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 208 (16.30%) Oracle
2 200 (15.67%) Atlassian
3 94 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 81 (6.35%) SAP
5 70 (5.49%) Red Hat
6 64 (5.02%) Google
7 51 (4.00%) BEA
7 51 (4.00%) webMethods
8 45 (3.53%) MuleSoft
9 38 (2.98%) Sybase
10 34 (2.66%) Axway
11 31 (2.43%) Adobe
12 29 (2.27%) HP
13 27 (2.12%) AppDynamics
13 27 (2.12%) Cisco
14 25 (1.96%) hybris
14 25 (1.96%) ServiceNow
15 22 (1.72%) Splunk
16 21 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (1.65%) VMware