Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 58 64
Rank change year-on-year +26 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing Confluence 111 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.34% 5.02% 2.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 29.37% 16.45% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 33 12
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -0.99% +7.45%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £426
90th Percentile £600 £663 £539
East of England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -9.57%
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 378 231 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.20% 30.52% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 165 92
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +46.43% -5.41%
10th Percentile £338 £309 £226
90th Percentile £600 £600 £530
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 14
Essex median hourly rate £37.79 £39.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +6.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26.25 £16.97 £15.75
90th Percentile £54.22 £42.63 £42.38
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.51% +124.24% -31.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 57 £475 -9.52% 7
Basildon +8 2 - -
Confluence
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 105 (94.59%) JIRA
2 87 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (73.87%) Scrum
4 59 (53.15%) Oracle
5 55 (49.55%) SQL
6 51 (45.95%) Java
7 45 (40.54%) Pentaho
8 44 (39.64%) User Stories
9 41 (36.94%) MySQL
10 39 (35.14%) Kanban
10 39 (35.14%) Acceptance Criteria
11 37 (33.33%) BDD
11 37 (33.33%) TDD
12 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
13 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
13 32 (28.83%) DevOps
14 31 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
15 29 (26.13%) Unix
15 29 (26.13%) SC Cleared
16 28 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (25.23%) Linux
16 28 (25.23%) Shell Script
16 28 (25.23%) QA
17 27 (24.32%) Selenium
17 27 (24.32%) ETL
17 27 (24.32%) Coaching
18 26 (23.42%) Test Strategy
19 25 (22.52%) SoapUI
19 25 (22.52%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (21.62%) Data Engineering

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 12 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.93%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.90%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (40.54%) Pentaho
2 41 (36.94%) MySQL
3 14 (12.61%) BusinessObjects
3 14 (12.61%) Impala
4 12 (10.81%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.91%) RDBMS
5 11 (9.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.70%) Ingres
7 3 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.80%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.90%) Big Data
9 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.90%) HBase
9 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.90%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 105 (94.59%) JIRA
2 32 (28.83%) Jenkins
3 27 (24.32%) Selenium
4 25 (22.52%) SoapUI
5 21 (18.92%) Git (software)
5 21 (18.92%) JMeter
6 20 (18.02%) LoadRunner
7 14 (12.61%) Bitbucket
8 13 (11.71%) Maven
9 12 (10.81%) JIRA Agile
10 9 (8.11%) Artifactory
11 7 (6.31%) CA Gen
11 7 (6.31%) Checkstyle
12 4 (3.60%) GitLab
13 3 (2.70%) JUnit
13 3 (2.70%) Zephyr
14 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
15 1 (0.90%) Sahi
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Electronics
2 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.41%) Marketing
2 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Developer
2 23 (20.72%) Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 13 (11.71%) Scrum Master
5 12 (10.81%) Pentaho Developer
6 10 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Test Analyst
6 10 (9.01%) Tester
7 8 (7.21%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.41%) Author
8 6 (5.41%) PMO Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.41%) Technical Author
8 6 (5.41%) Technical Writer
9 4 (3.60%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
10 3 (2.70%) Financial Analyst
10 3 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) J2EE
1 10 (9.01%) SOAP
1 10 (9.01%) Spring
1 10 (9.01%) Web Services
2 9 (8.11%) REST
2 9 (8.11%) Spring Boot
3 8 (7.21%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.60%) Java EE
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (3.60%) RESTful
4 4 (3.60%) XML
5 3 (2.70%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.70%) JSON
6 2 (1.80%) JDBC
6 2 (1.80%) JMS
6 2 (1.80%) Kafka
6 2 (1.80%) Spring Batch
6 2 (1.80%) XSLT
7 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Client/Server
2 9 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (7.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Unix
2 28 (25.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.80%) Windows
4 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (78.38%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (73.87%) Scrum
3 44 (39.64%) User Stories
4 39 (35.14%) Acceptance Criteria
4 39 (35.14%) Kanban
5 37 (33.33%) BDD
5 37 (33.33%) TDD
6 32 (28.83%) DevOps
7 28 (25.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (24.32%) Coaching
8 27 (24.32%) ETL
9 26 (23.42%) Test Strategy
10 25 (22.52%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (21.62%) Configuration Management
11 24 (21.62%) Data Engineering
11 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
12 21 (18.92%) Performance Testing
12 21 (18.92%) Software Delivery
13 20 (18.02%) Software Testing
14 19 (17.12%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (49.55%) SQL
2 51 (45.95%) Java
3 28 (25.23%) Shell Script
4 16 (14.41%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.11%) Java 8
6 7 (6.31%) Perl
7 3 (2.70%) Groovy
7 3 (2.70%) Scala
8 1 (0.90%) C
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 29 (26.13%) SC Cleared
3 22 (19.82%) ISEB
4 21 (18.92%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.23%) QA
2 20 (18.02%) Data Quality
3 6 (5.41%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) Ansible
2 15 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (13.51%) Puppet
3 2 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.80%) Terraform
4 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.90%) Kibana
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Oracle
2 12 (10.81%) Informatica
3 10 (9.01%) BEA
3 10 (9.01%) webMethods
4 9 (8.11%) SAP
5 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.31%) Pega
6 6 (5.41%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat