Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 203 229
Rank change year-on-year +84 +26 -36
Contract jobs citing Confluence 86 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.51% 0.43% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.66% 2.64% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 23 10
North West median daily rate £535 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% +5.26% +12.94%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £210
90th Percentile £638 £510 £493
England median daily rate £500 £470 £428
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.94% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £67.50 - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +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 890 1098 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.64% 16.13% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 697 786
North West median daily rate £395 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -6.06% +25.00%
10th Percentile £231 £261 £254
90th Percentile £596 £555 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 68
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.00 £20.73 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +49 41 £525 +27.27% 6
Lancashire - 19 £535 - 1
Cheshire +18 18 £535 +33.75% 5
Merseyside +7 6 £627 +25.30% 5
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 82 (95.35%) JIRA
2 57 (66.28%) Git (software)
3 49 (56.98%) Jenkins
4 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (50.00%) Linux
5 39 (45.35%) Test Automation
5 39 (45.35%) Slack
6 38 (44.19%) Coaching
7 37 (43.02%) Microservices
7 37 (43.02%) Mentoring
7 37 (43.02%) DevOps
8 35 (40.70%) Java
8 35 (40.70%) Software Engineering
9 34 (39.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (36.05%) TDD
10 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
11 30 (34.88%) MySQL
11 30 (34.88%) MongoDB
12 29 (33.72%) REST
12 29 (33.72%) Docker
12 29 (33.72%) Python
13 26 (30.23%) SQL
13 26 (30.23%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (27.91%) BDD
14 24 (27.91%) User Stories
15 23 (26.74%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (25.58%) Cucumber
16 22 (25.58%) Open Source
16 22 (25.58%) NoSQL

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 17 (19.77%) nginx
2 7 (8.14%) JBoss
3 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.65%) CMS
4 4 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (4.65%) WordPress
5 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.65%) LaTeX
3 3 (3.49%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 39 (45.35%) Slack
2 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.65%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.65%) GitHub
4 4 (4.65%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.33%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.33%) Trello
6 1 (1.16%) IaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) HTTP
2 4 (4.65%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.88%) MongoDB
1 30 (34.88%) MySQL
2 23 (26.74%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (25.58%) NoSQL
4 13 (15.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.33%) Redis
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 82 (95.35%) JIRA
2 57 (66.28%) Git (software)
3 49 (56.98%) Jenkins
4 22 (25.58%) Cucumber
5 18 (20.93%) SonarQube
6 13 (15.12%) Bitbucket
7 9 (10.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (9.30%) Gradle
8 8 (9.30%) JUnit
9 6 (6.98%) Jasmine
10 4 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.33%) CMake
11 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
11 2 (2.33%) IntelliJ
11 2 (2.33%) Maven
11 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
11 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
11 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.33%) WiX
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Developer
1 29 (33.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (15.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Java Software Developer
4 12 (13.95%) Software Developer
5 11 (12.79%) Java Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (8.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Android Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Author
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (33.72%) REST
2 22 (25.58%) Node.js
3 11 (12.79%) HTML
4 10 (11.63%) CSS
5 8 (9.30%) Gherkin
6 7 (8.14%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (8.14%) SOAP
7 6 (6.98%) Android NDK
7 6 (6.98%) Android SDK
7 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
7 6 (6.98%) CSS3
7 6 (6.98%) HTML5
7 6 (6.98%) Ionic Framework
8 5 (5.81%) Middleware
9 4 (4.65%) Drools
9 4 (4.65%) Sphinx
9 4 (4.65%) XML
9 4 (4.65%) YAML
10 2 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Clustering
2 4 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Wiki
5 1 (1.16%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.00%) Linux
2 34 (39.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (10.47%) Windows
4 6 (6.98%) Android
5 2 (2.33%) CentOS
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (45.35%) Test Automation
3 38 (44.19%) Coaching
4 37 (43.02%) DevOps
4 37 (43.02%) Mentoring
4 37 (43.02%) Microservices
5 35 (40.70%) Software Engineering
6 31 (36.05%) TDD
7 26 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (27.91%) BDD
8 24 (27.91%) User Stories
9 22 (25.58%) Open Source
10 21 (24.42%) SDLC
11 20 (23.26%) SFIA
12 17 (19.77%) Configuration Management
12 17 (19.77%) Scrum
13 16 (18.60%) Kanban
13 16 (18.60%) Load Balancing
14 15 (17.44%) Static Code Analysis
15 14 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) Java
2 31 (36.05%) JavaScript
3 29 (33.72%) Python
4 26 (30.23%) SQL
5 20 (23.26%) Bash Shell
6 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
7 11 (12.79%) C++
8 6 (6.98%) C
8 6 (6.98%) Groovy
9 5 (5.81%) VB
10 4 (4.65%) C#
10 4 (4.65%) Fortran
10 4 (4.65%) Perl
10 4 (4.65%) VBA
11 3 (3.49%) PHP
12 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 29 (33.72%) Docker
2 9 (10.47%) Xen
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (30.23%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (20.93%) Puppet
3 9 (10.47%) Kubernetes
4 7 (8.14%) Ansible
4 7 (8.14%) Rancher
5 5 (5.81%) Terraform
6 2 (2.33%) Packer
7 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.16%) Salt
7 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Atlassian
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.81%) MuleSoft
4 4 (4.65%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) VMware
6 2 (2.33%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.33%) Capita
6 2 (2.33%) HP
6 2 (2.33%) New Relic
6 2 (2.33%) Pega
6 2 (2.33%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) IBM
7 1 (1.16%) Perforce
7 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.16%) WSO2