The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 June 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.

Confluence
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 158 142
Rank change year-on-year +46 -16  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 30 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.93% 1.15% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £385 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.35 - -

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 433 611 550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.69% 16.29% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 372 323
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.49 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.75 £36.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Cheshire +37 14 £450 -5.26% 7
Manchester +23 12 £400 +6.66% 7
Merseyside -3 4 £513 - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 45 (100.00%) JIRA
2 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (48.89%) Scrum
4 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
5 19 (42.22%) Jenkins
6 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 18 (40.00%) Java
7 16 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
8 13 (28.89%) HTML
8 13 (28.89%) CSS
8 13 (28.89%) HTML5
8 13 (28.89%) CSS3
9 11 (24.44%) Gradle
10 10 (22.22%) DevOps
10 10 (22.22%) Android
10 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
10 10 (22.22%) Finance
10 10 (22.22%) Games
10 10 (22.22%) Banking
11 9 (20.00%) C++
11 9 (20.00%) Android SDK
11 9 (20.00%) Android Development
12 8 (17.78%) Android NDK
12 8 (17.78%) Ionic Framework
12 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
12 8 (17.78%) C
12 8 (17.78%) Linux
12 8 (17.78%) TDD
12 8 (17.78%) QA

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (11.11%) nginx
2 4 (8.89%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Slack
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Trello
3 2 (4.44%) GitHub
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (100.00%) JIRA
2 20 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 19 (42.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (24.44%) Gradle
5 6 (13.33%) SonarQube
6 5 (11.11%) Bitbucket
7 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.67%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.67%) JUnit
8 3 (6.67%) Selenium
8 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.44%) JProfiler
9 2 (4.44%) Maven
10 1 (2.22%) CMake
10 1 (2.22%) Mockito
10 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 1 (2.22%) WiX
General
1 10 (22.22%) Banking
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
1 10 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (8.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) CSS
1 13 (28.89%) CSS3
1 13 (28.89%) HTML
1 13 (28.89%) HTML5
2 9 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 8 (17.78%) Android NDK
3 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
3 8 (17.78%) Ionic Framework
4 7 (15.56%) .NET
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 4 (8.89%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (8.89%) XML
6 3 (6.67%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.67%) JPA
6 3 (6.67%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) SOAP
6 3 (6.67%) Spring
6 3 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) iPad
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile Games
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Android
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows
4 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) CentOS
6 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) Scrum
3 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (22.22%) DevOps
5 10 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 9 (20.00%) Android Development
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
8 7 (15.56%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
8 7 (15.56%) Kanban
9 6 (13.33%) Coaching
9 6 (13.33%) Cryptography
9 6 (13.33%) Secure Coding
10 5 (11.11%) User Stories
11 4 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
11 4 (8.89%) Microservices
11 4 (8.89%) Mobile Development
11 4 (8.89%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) C++
4 8 (17.78%) C
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 6 (13.33%) C#
7 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 5 (11.11%) Python
8 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.22%) Groovy
10 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.89%) Xen
4 1 (2.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.89%) Rancher
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.22%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (2.22%) Packer
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Atlassian
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
4 2 (4.44%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.44%) Perforce
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) New Relic
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
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