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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Confluence
England / North West
Rank 116 132 143
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 15 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.68% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.71% 3.84% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 8
Median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
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 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 404 677 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.53% 17.64% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 371 287
Median daily rate £360 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £24.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.74% -12.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.70 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 25 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
Manchester +8 9 £300 -2.04% 7
Cheshire +26 3 £350 -30.00% 2
Merseyside +1 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Confluence
England

Confluence
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 35 (100.00%) JIRA
2 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (57.14%) Scrum
4 16 (45.71%) Java
5 14 (40.00%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) Linux
7 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
7 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
8 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (25.71%) Open Source
8 9 (25.71%) BDD
9 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.86%) Atlassian
9 8 (22.86%) TDD
9 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
9 8 (22.86%) DevOps
10 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (20.00%) REST
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.00%) XML
10 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (17.14%) MySQL
11 6 (17.14%) HTML
11 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (17.14%) Windows
11 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (17.14%) Kanban

Confluence
Top Related 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 3 (8.57%) nginx
1 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) Liferay
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Slack
3 5 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 5 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (11.43%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (8.57%) CloudFront
5 3 (8.57%) Trello
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.86%) Office 365
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) VoIP
1 1 (2.86%) VPN
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 6 (17.14%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (8.57%) Redis
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.86%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (100.00%) JIRA
2 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.86%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (11.43%) JUnit
5 3 (8.57%) Bitbucket
5 3 (8.57%) Jasmine
5 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 3 (8.57%) Vagrant
5 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.71%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.86%) GitLab
7 1 (2.86%) Gradle
7 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.86%) JProfiler
7 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Games
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Digital Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Lead Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Product Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) REST
1 7 (20.00%) XML
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) Node.js
3 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (11.43%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.71%) CSS3
6 2 (5.71%) HTML5
6 2 (5.71%) jQuery
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.86%) WSDL
7 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Life Science
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Unix
5 1 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (57.14%) Scrum
3 9 (25.71%) BDD
3 9 (25.71%) Open Source
4 8 (22.86%) DevOps
4 8 (22.86%) TDD
5 7 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 6 (17.14%) Kanban
6 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.14%) User Stories
7 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.57%) Business Process Modelling
8 3 (8.57%) Competitor Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) High Availability
8 3 (8.57%) SDLC
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.57%) Web Development
9 2 (5.71%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.86%) Perl
7 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) XPath
7 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) CBAP
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) IIBA
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Docker
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Ansible
1 5 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Packer
3 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.86%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.86%) Salt
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Atlassian
2 7 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) New Relic
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) SaltStack
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Black Duck
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Perforce
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
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