Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 54 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 +9 +25
Contract jobs citing Confluence 76 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.39% 5.96% 1.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.46% 18.25% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 41 9
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -10.70%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £420
90th Percentile £628 £566 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Essex median hourly rate - £35.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year +6.33% - -

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 324 274 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 31.52% 32.66% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 177 77
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +42.36% +2.86%
10th Percentile £335 £310 £215
90th Percentile £600 £600 £540
East of England median daily rate £450 £446 £413
% change year-on-year +0.90% +8.12% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 18
Essex median hourly rate £33.04 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.70% -1.33% -6.83%
10th Percentile £23.45 £15.13 £24.75
90th Percentile £51.53 £40.00 £41.88
East of England median hourly rate £26.90 £31.03 £28.50
% change year-on-year -13.31% +8.88% -8.06%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
Southend-on-Sea +2 40 £505 +1.00% 1
Basildon +5 2 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Confluence
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 71 (93.42%) JIRA
2 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (68.42%) Scrum
4 41 (53.95%) Java
5 34 (44.74%) SQL
6 31 (40.79%) Oracle
7 26 (34.21%) Security Cleared
7 26 (34.21%) Jenkins
8 25 (32.89%) Kanban
9 24 (31.58%) DevOps
9 24 (31.58%) BDD
9 24 (31.58%) TDD
10 23 (30.26%) User Stories
10 23 (30.26%) Pentaho
11 22 (28.95%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (26.32%) MySQL
13 19 (25.00%) Shell Script
13 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 18 (23.68%) Selenium
15 17 (22.37%) SoapUI
16 16 (21.05%) QA
17 15 (19.74%) Unix
17 15 (19.74%) Ansible
17 15 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (19.74%) Microservices
18 14 (18.42%) Software Delivery
18 14 (18.42%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 14 (18.42%) Docker
18 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy

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 11 (14.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.26%) Pentaho
2 20 (26.32%) MySQL
3 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 5 (6.58%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (6.58%) Impala
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.32%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 71 (93.42%) JIRA
2 26 (34.21%) Jenkins
3 18 (23.68%) Selenium
4 17 (22.37%) SoapUI
5 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
5 13 (17.11%) Maven
6 12 (15.79%) JMeter
6 12 (15.79%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.89%) CA Gen
7 6 (7.89%) Checkstyle
7 6 (7.89%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (6.58%) Bitbucket
9 4 (5.26%) GitLab
9 4 (5.26%) JUnit
9 4 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (5.26%) Vagrant
10 3 (3.95%) Artifactory
10 3 (3.95%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.63%) Subversion
12 1 (1.32%) WATIR
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.05%) Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Pentaho Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Scrum Master
5 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) QA Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Author
8 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Spring
1 10 (13.16%) Spring Boot
2 7 (9.21%) J2EE
2 7 (9.21%) REST
2 7 (9.21%) SOAP
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.26%) Java EE
4 4 (5.26%) JMS
4 4 (5.26%) JSON
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (5.26%) Spring Batch
4 4 (5.26%) XSLT
5 3 (3.95%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.95%) RESTful
5 3 (3.95%) XML
6 1 (1.32%) .NET
6 1 (1.32%) JDBC
6 1 (1.32%) Kafka
6 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Unix
2 11 (14.47%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Solaris
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (82.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (68.42%) Scrum
3 25 (32.89%) Kanban
4 24 (31.58%) BDD
4 24 (31.58%) DevOps
4 24 (31.58%) TDD
5 23 (30.26%) User Stories
6 22 (28.95%) Acceptance Criteria
7 15 (19.74%) Microservices
7 15 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (18.42%) Configuration Management
8 14 (18.42%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 14 (18.42%) Software Delivery
8 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
8 14 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (17.11%) Mentoring
9 13 (17.11%) Test Automation
10 11 (14.47%) Coaching
10 11 (14.47%) Performance Testing
11 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) Java
2 34 (44.74%) SQL
3 19 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 14 (18.42%) PL/SQL
5 9 (11.84%) Java 8
6 6 (7.89%) Perl
7 3 (3.95%) Groovy
7 3 (3.95%) Scala
8 2 (2.63%) C
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.47%) ISEB
4 10 (13.16%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) QA
2 8 (10.53%) Data Quality
3 5 (6.58%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (19.74%) Ansible
2 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (9.21%) Puppet
3 4 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Oracle
2 10 (13.16%) Informatica
3 8 (10.53%) webMethods
4 6 (7.89%) BEA
4 6 (7.89%) Pega
4 6 (7.89%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) Atlassian