Period
to 19 February 2018

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 6 months to 19 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 179 198
Rank change year-on-year +61 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing Confluence 84 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.58% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.50% 3.74% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 27 28
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -23.08%
10th Percentile £363 £364 £179
90th Percentile £623 £485 £488
England median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £56.25 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +41.18%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 800 937 1,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.02% 15.98% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 602 787
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £223
90th Percentile £598 £570 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 88
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% -25.00% +19.62%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.50 £11.18
90th Percentile £52.10 £18.60 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the North West

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the North West over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 6 months to 19 February 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
Manchester +33 42 £500 +14.29% 10
Lancashire - 19 £426 -
Cheshire 0 17 £500 +25.00% 8
Merseyside +12 1 - - 2
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 80 (95.24%) JIRA
2 46 (54.76%) Jenkins
3 45 (53.57%) Git (software)
4 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (47.62%) Linux
6 36 (42.86%) DevOps
7 35 (41.67%) Slack
8 34 (40.48%) Coaching
8 34 (40.48%) REST
8 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
8 34 (40.48%) Java
8 34 (40.48%) TDD
9 33 (39.29%) Mentoring
9 33 (39.29%) Microservices
10 31 (36.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (35.71%) JavaScript
11 30 (35.71%) MySQL
12 29 (34.52%) SQL
12 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
13 28 (33.33%) User Stories
13 28 (33.33%) BDD
14 26 (30.95%) NoSQL
14 26 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (29.76%) Python
16 24 (28.57%) MongoDB
16 24 (28.57%) Open Source
16 24 (28.57%) Node.js
17 23 (27.38%) Docker
17 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
17 23 (27.38%) PostgreSQL

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 9 (10.71%) nginx
2 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.95%) Apache
4 4 (4.76%) CMS
4 4 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (4.76%) WordPress
5 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.38%) JBoss
7 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.19%) IIS
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.19%) SAS
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.76%) LaTeX
3 3 (3.57%) Camtasia
3 3 (3.57%) HipChat
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (41.67%) Slack
2 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.14%) OpenShift
5 5 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.95%) Amazon S3
6 4 (4.76%) GitHub
7 3 (3.57%) PaaS
8 2 (2.38%) SaaS
8 2 (2.38%) Trello
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.19%) IaaS
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (1.19%) Route 53
9 1 (1.19%) Serverless
9 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) HTTP
2 5 (5.95%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) MySQL
2 26 (30.95%) NoSQL
3 24 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 23 (27.38%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.57%) Big Data
7 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.19%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 80 (95.24%) JIRA
2 46 (54.76%) Jenkins
3 45 (53.57%) Git (software)
4 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
5 19 (22.62%) Bitbucket
6 15 (17.86%) SonarQube
7 11 (13.10%) Jasmine
7 11 (13.10%) JUnit
8 7 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (5.95%) JMeter
9 5 (5.95%) Selenium
10 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
10 3 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.57%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.57%) FishEye
10 3 (3.57%) Gatling
10 3 (3.57%) Subversion
11 2 (2.38%) ClearQuest
11 2 (2.38%) Maven
11 2 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Java Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (11.90%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Java Software Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (10.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (9.52%) Software Developer
8 7 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
10 5 (5.95%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) JIRA Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) Author
11 4 (4.76%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.48%) REST
2 24 (28.57%) Node.js
3 8 (9.52%) HTML
4 7 (8.33%) CSS
4 7 (8.33%) XML
5 6 (7.14%) YAML
6 5 (5.95%) .NET
6 5 (5.95%) Gherkin
6 5 (5.95%) Middleware
7 4 (4.76%) SOAP
7 4 (4.76%) Sphinx
7 4 (4.76%) Web Services
8 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.57%) HTML5
8 3 (3.57%) JSON
9 2 (2.38%) jQuery
9 2 (2.38%) OAuth
9 2 (2.38%) SQLAlchemy
9 2 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Clustering
2 6 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Wiki
4 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.62%) Linux
2 31 (36.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (14.29%) Windows
4 5 (5.95%) Unix
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (42.86%) DevOps
3 34 (40.48%) Coaching
3 34 (40.48%) TDD
3 34 (40.48%) Test Automation
4 33 (39.29%) Mentoring
4 33 (39.29%) Microservices
5 29 (34.52%) Software Engineering
6 28 (33.33%) BDD
6 28 (33.33%) User Stories
7 26 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (28.57%) Open Source
9 23 (27.38%) SDLC
10 22 (26.19%) SFIA
11 21 (25.00%) Scrum
12 20 (23.81%) Kanban
13 16 (19.05%) Configuration Management
14 13 (15.48%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (15.48%) Waterfall
15 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) Java
2 30 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 29 (34.52%) SQL
4 25 (29.76%) Python
5 13 (15.48%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.33%) C#
7 6 (7.14%) Groovy
7 6 (7.14%) Perl
8 5 (5.95%) C++
8 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.95%) VB
9 4 (4.76%) Fortran
9 4 (4.76%) VBA
10 2 (2.38%) C
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (27.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.38%) Xen
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (14.29%) Puppet
3 8 (9.52%) Ansible
3 8 (9.52%) Terraform
4 5 (5.95%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.57%) FlexNet
5 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.19%) Nagios
6 1 (1.19%) Nessus
6 1 (1.19%) Rancher
6 1 (1.19%) Salt
6 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Atlassian
2 13 (15.48%) Red Hat
3 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) Splunk
5 4 (4.76%) IBM
5 4 (4.76%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.57%) Cloudera
6 3 (3.57%) McAfee
6 3 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec
7 2 (2.38%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.38%) Capita
7 2 (2.38%) Infoblox
7 2 (2.38%) VMware
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle
8 1 (1.19%) TIBCO