Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 25 June 2019 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
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 57 58
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 +17
Contract jobs citing Confluence 72 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.63% 4.37% 4.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 31.17% 15.61% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 33
Essex median daily rate £450 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £389 £367 £313
90th Percentile £525 £643 £560
East of England median daily rate £463 £475 £480
% change year-on-year -2.63% -1.04% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Essex with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 231 205 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.70% 27.97% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 131 189
Essex median daily rate £475 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +35.71%
10th Percentile £323 £331 £265
90th Percentile £568 £600 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Essex median hourly rate £23.63 £28.95 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.39% -22.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.53 £19.20 £28.60
90th Percentile £32.73 £34.37 £39.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £19.00
% change year-on-year +86.00% -0.96% -39.68%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in Essex

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Confluence in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in Essex

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in Essex over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in Essex

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the Essex region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea -8 43 £450 -23.40%
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £513 -
Confluence
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 Essex region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 71 (98.61%) JIRA
2 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (66.67%) Scrum
4 31 (43.06%) TDD
4 31 (43.06%) ETL
5 27 (37.50%) Oracle
6 26 (36.11%) BDD
7 24 (33.33%) Coaching
7 24 (33.33%) Kanban
8 23 (31.94%) MySQL
8 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
9 22 (30.56%) User Stories
9 22 (30.56%) Linux
9 22 (30.56%) SQL
10 21 (29.17%) Unix
11 20 (27.78%) Java
11 20 (27.78%) SC Cleared
11 20 (27.78%) Pentaho
12 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
12 19 (26.39%) DevOps
13 18 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
14 17 (23.61%) Sprint Retrospective
14 17 (23.61%) QA
15 16 (22.22%) Test Strategy
16 15 (20.83%) SoapUI
16 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
16 15 (20.83%) ISEB
17 14 (19.44%) JIRA Agile
18 13 (18.06%) Jenkins

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (9.72%) SAS
1 7 (9.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) MySQL
2 20 (27.78%) Pentaho
3 13 (18.06%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (12.50%) Impala
5 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.33%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (6.94%) PowerCenter
7 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.56%) Data Mart
8 4 (5.56%) Hadoop
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.39%) Big Data
9 1 (1.39%) BODI
9 1 (1.39%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 71 (98.61%) JIRA
2 15 (20.83%) SoapUI
3 14 (19.44%) JIRA Agile
4 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
4 13 (18.06%) Jenkins
5 12 (16.67%) JMeter
5 12 (16.67%) Selenium
6 11 (15.28%) LoadRunner
7 10 (13.89%) Checkstyle
8 7 (9.72%) Artifactory
9 6 (8.33%) CA Gen
10 5 (6.94%) Maven
11 4 (5.56%) Bitbucket
12 3 (4.17%) JUnit
13 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
14 1 (1.39%) LoadUI
14 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (20.83%) Analyst
2 10 (13.89%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Tester
3 9 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 8 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Scrum Master
5 6 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Agile Scrum Master
8 3 (4.17%) QA Leader
9 2 (2.78%) Designer
9 2 (2.78%) Development Manager
9 2 (2.78%) ETL Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Lead Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Spring
1 10 (13.89%) Spring Boot
1 10 (13.89%) XML
2 9 (12.50%) J2EE
3 6 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (6.94%) JDBC
4 5 (6.94%) Kafka
4 5 (6.94%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (5.56%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) Web Services
7 1 (1.39%) EJB
7 1 (1.39%) JMS
7 1 (1.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Client/Server
2 10 (13.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Linux
2 21 (29.17%) Unix
3 3 (4.17%) CentOS
3 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (66.67%) Scrum
3 31 (43.06%) ETL
3 31 (43.06%) TDD
4 26 (36.11%) BDD
5 24 (33.33%) Coaching
5 24 (33.33%) Kanban
6 22 (30.56%) User Stories
7 19 (26.39%) DevOps
7 19 (26.39%) Test Automation
8 18 (25.00%) Sprint Planning
9 17 (23.61%) Sprint Retrospective
10 16 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
12 13 (18.06%) Data Integration
12 13 (18.06%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 12 (16.67%) Test Scripting
14 11 (15.28%) SDLC
14 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
15 10 (13.89%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.56%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Java
3 13 (18.06%) Shell Script
4 9 (12.50%) Java 8
5 8 (11.11%) Ruby
6 6 (8.33%) Perl
6 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.78%) C
7 2 (2.78%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) ISEB
4 10 (13.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.61%) QA
2 9 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (13.89%) Docker
2 5 (6.94%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Ansible
1 8 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Oracle
2 11 (15.28%) Informatica
3 6 (8.33%) BEA
3 6 (8.33%) Pega
3 6 (8.33%) webMethods
4 5 (6.94%) SAP
5 4 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.39%) Sun