Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 121 203
Rank change year-on-year +16 +82 +26
Contract jobs citing Confluence 111 84 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 1.47% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.69% 9.36% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 80 22
North West median daily rate £387 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.66% +25.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £363
90th Percentile £549 £638 £511
England median daily rate £488 £500 £465
% change year-on-year -2.50% +7.53% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £67.50 -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% -2.22% -25.00%

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 875 897 1,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.71% 15.70% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 561 726
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.76% -3.76%
10th Percentile £176 £250 £256
90th Percentile £613 £578 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 35 39
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +53.33% -12.64%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.00 £33.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.26%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 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 -3 49 £400 -27.27% 19
Cheshire +11 34 £365 -31.86% 8
Lancashire -16 22 £440 -17.76% 3
Merseyside -1 1 - - 3
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 108 (97.30%) JIRA
2 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (56.76%) Git (software)
4 62 (55.86%) Jenkins
5 49 (44.14%) Java
6 45 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (38.74%) Test Automation
8 32 (28.83%) BDD
9 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
10 28 (25.23%) Scrum
10 28 (25.23%) SDLC
11 27 (24.32%) HTML
12 26 (23.42%) CSS
13 25 (22.52%) Microservices
14 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (21.62%) Unit Testing
15 23 (20.72%) Selenium
15 23 (20.72%) DevOps
16 22 (19.82%) Slack
17 20 (18.02%) Android SDK
17 20 (18.02%) Android Development
17 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
17 20 (18.02%) Android
17 20 (18.02%) HTML5
17 20 (18.02%) CSS3
17 20 (18.02%) Gradle
18 19 (17.12%) TDD
18 19 (17.12%) Coaching
19 18 (16.22%) Mentoring
19 18 (16.22%) JMeter

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 (4.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 2 (1.80%) CMS
2 2 (1.80%) SAS
2 2 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.90%) nginx
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) InVision
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.90%) Exstream
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (19.82%) Slack
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.60%) GitHub
4 4 (3.60%) IaaS
5 3 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.70%) Serverless
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.80%) Route 53
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.90%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.90%) PaaS
7 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) DNS
3 1 (0.90%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) ICMP
3 1 (0.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.31%) MySQL
3 6 (5.41%) Pentaho
3 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.70%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 108 (97.30%) JIRA
2 63 (56.76%) Git (software)
3 62 (55.86%) Jenkins
4 23 (20.72%) Selenium
5 20 (18.02%) Gradle
6 18 (16.22%) JMeter
7 14 (12.61%) HP UFT
8 13 (11.71%) Cucumber
9 12 (10.81%) LoadRunner
10 10 (9.01%) Artifactory
10 10 (9.01%) Burp Suite
11 9 (8.11%) JUnit
12 8 (7.21%) Mockito
13 7 (6.31%) SoapUI
13 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio
14 6 (5.41%) Bitbucket
14 6 (5.41%) TestNG
15 5 (4.50%) SpecFlow
15 5 (4.50%) TeamCity
15 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Games
4 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (33.33%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) Android Developer
3 14 (12.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Tester
4 12 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.31%) Automation Tester
7 6 (5.41%) Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) Developer in Test
8 5 (4.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Digital Project Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.60%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (3.60%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.70%) Administrator
10 3 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
10 3 (2.70%) Designer
10 3 (2.70%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) HTML
2 26 (23.42%) CSS
3 20 (18.02%) Android SDK
3 20 (18.02%) CSS3
3 20 (18.02%) HTML5
4 18 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 17 (15.32%) REST
6 16 (14.41%) Android NDK
6 16 (14.41%) Ionic Framework
7 13 (11.71%) Spring
8 11 (9.91%) Node.js
9 10 (9.01%) jQuery
10 7 (6.31%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (6.31%) JSON
10 7 (6.31%) SOAP
10 7 (6.31%) XML
11 6 (5.41%) React
11 6 (5.41%) RESTful
11 6 (5.41%) Web Services
12 5 (4.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.31%) User Experience
3 5 (4.50%) iPad
4 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.60%) Mobile Games
5 3 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.70%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.80%) Clustering
6 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) Fintech
7 1 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Social Media
7 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Android
2 18 (16.22%) Linux
3 17 (15.32%) Unix
4 6 (5.41%) Windows
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) CentOS
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (38.74%) Test Automation
4 32 (28.83%) BDD
5 28 (25.23%) Scrum
5 28 (25.23%) SDLC
6 25 (22.52%) Microservices
7 24 (21.62%) Unit Testing
8 23 (20.72%) DevOps
9 20 (18.02%) Android Development
9 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
10 19 (17.12%) Coaching
10 19 (17.12%) TDD
11 18 (16.22%) Mentoring
12 17 (15.32%) Secure Coding
13 16 (14.41%) Cryptography
14 13 (11.71%) Open Source
14 13 (11.71%) OWASP
15 12 (10.81%) User Stories
16 11 (9.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) Java
2 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 18 (16.22%) C
4 16 (14.41%) C++
5 15 (13.51%) Python
6 14 (12.61%) SQL
7 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.50%) Groovy
9 4 (3.60%) Ruby
10 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.70%) Perl
11 2 (1.80%) C#
11 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.90%) PHP
12 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.90%) VB
12 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.90%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.11%) WCAG
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) Ansible
2 11 (9.91%) Terraform
3 10 (9.01%) Nessus
4 9 (8.11%) Puppet
5 7 (6.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.80%) Grafana
7 2 (1.80%) Graylog
8 1 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.90%) Kibana
8 1 (0.90%) logstash
8 1 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (6.31%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.50%) Blue Prism
3 5 (4.50%) IBM
4 4 (3.60%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.60%) HP
4 4 (3.60%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.70%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.90%) BMC
7 1 (0.90%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.90%) Google
7 1 (0.90%) hybris
7 1 (0.90%) OpenText
7 1 (0.90%) Pega
7 1 (0.90%) Remedy
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.90%) WSO2