The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Confluence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Confluence over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Confluence
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 47 56 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.46% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.65% 2.33% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £840 £564 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.00% +12.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% -16.66%  

Confluence is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 104 86 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.83% 12.78% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 42 75
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +152.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Confluence as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in Hertfordshire

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in Hertfordshire

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in Hertfordshire

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rickmansworth - 4 £925 -
Watford - 2 £550 -
Confluence
East of England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 13 (100.00%) JIRA
2 11 (84.62%) Scrum
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
3 10 (76.92%) Selenium
4 9 (69.23%) Atlassian
4 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
4 9 (69.23%) BDD
4 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
5 8 (61.54%) TDD
6 7 (53.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (46.15%) Linux
8 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
8 5 (38.46%) Java
8 5 (38.46%) JUnit
8 5 (38.46%) Spring
8 5 (38.46%) Maven
8 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
8 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
8 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
8 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
8 5 (38.46%) ATDD
8 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
8 5 (38.46%) RESTful
8 5 (38.46%) JBehave
8 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
8 5 (38.46%) Open Source
8 5 (38.46%) Kanban

Confluence
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (15.38%) AWS Lambda
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) JIRA
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
3 10 (76.92%) Selenium
4 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
4 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) JBehave
5 5 (38.46%) JUnit
5 5 (38.46%) Maven
5 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
5 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) Bitbucket
7 3 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (23.08%) Mockito
7 3 (23.08%) Moq
7 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (15.38%) FishEye
8 2 (15.38%) Hudson
8 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
9 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Gherkin
1 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
1 5 (38.46%) RESTful
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) CentOS
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) BDD
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) ATDD
5 5 (38.46%) Automation Testing
5 5 (38.46%) DevOps
5 5 (38.46%) Kanban
5 5 (38.46%) Open Source
5 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 4 (30.77%) High Availability
6 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
6 4 (30.77%) People Management
6 4 (30.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (15.38%) Pingdom
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Atlassian
2 2 (15.38%) AppDynamics
2 2 (15.38%) PagerDuty
3 1 (7.69%) Sonatype