Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 158 193
Rank change year-on-year +40 +35 +10
Contract jobs citing Confluence 100 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.72% 0.77% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.61% 4.99% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 33 27
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £314 £174 £181
90th Percentile £612 £495 £498
England median daily rate £488 £453 £450
% change year-on-year +7.68% +0.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
North West median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -16.67%

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 861 841 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.81% 15.49% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 530 749
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £500 £504
England median daily rate £455 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +5.81% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 69
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £16.00 £22.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -29.02% +18.63%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.50 £11.98
90th Percentile £53.50 £30.30 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -3.75% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +16 59 £413 +26.92% 13
Cheshire +2 27 £438 +2.64% 5
Lancashire - 8 £438 -
Merseyside +21 4 £400 -2.74%
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 99 (99.00%) JIRA
2 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (52.00%) Jenkins
4 43 (43.00%) Git (software)
5 41 (41.00%) Test Automation
6 40 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (39.00%) Scrum
8 34 (34.00%) REST
8 34 (34.00%) DevOps
9 32 (32.00%) TDD
10 31 (31.00%) Java
11 28 (28.00%) Linux
11 28 (28.00%) BDD
11 28 (28.00%) Bitbucket
12 26 (26.00%) MySQL
13 25 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 24 (24.00%) Kanban
15 23 (23.00%) Waterfall
15 23 (23.00%) Opscode Chef
16 22 (22.00%) Atlassian
16 22 (22.00%) Python
17 19 (19.00%) Coaching
17 19 (19.00%) Microservices
17 19 (19.00%) Slack
18 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
18 18 (18.00%) Docker
18 18 (18.00%) SQL
19 17 (17.00%) Windows
19 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
19 17 (17.00%) Puppet

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 7 (7.00%) Apache
2 5 (5.00%) nginx
2 5 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.00%) JBoss
4 2 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.00%) SAS
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) HipChat
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.00%) EngageOne
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.00%) Slack
2 17 (17.00%) GitHub
3 16 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (9.00%) OpenShift
5 7 (7.00%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (7.00%) Amazon S3
5 7 (7.00%) BrowserStack
6 6 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (6.00%) SaaS
7 5 (5.00%) PaaS
8 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (3.00%) Serverless
9 3 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (2.00%) CloudFront
10 2 (2.00%) Route 53
11 1 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.00%) MySQL
2 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.00%) NoSQL
4 9 (9.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (9.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.00%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.00%) Big Data
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.00%) Power BI
8 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.00%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (1.00%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 99 (99.00%) JIRA
2 52 (52.00%) Jenkins
3 43 (43.00%) Git (software)
4 28 (28.00%) Bitbucket
5 16 (16.00%) Selenium
5 16 (16.00%) SonarQube
6 15 (15.00%) JMeter
7 14 (14.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (14.00%) Cucumber
8 9 (9.00%) eggPlant
8 9 (9.00%) Gatling
8 9 (9.00%) Jasmine
8 9 (9.00%) JUnit
9 6 (6.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (5.00%) Burp Suite
10 5 (5.00%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.00%) Hudson
11 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Games
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Law
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (28.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Analyst
3 12 (12.00%) Tester
4 11 (11.00%) Automation Tester
4 11 (11.00%) Data Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Developer
7 6 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (3.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) JIRA Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Lead Tester
9 3 (3.00%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.00%) REST
2 16 (16.00%) Swagger
3 15 (15.00%) .NET
4 14 (14.00%) JSON
5 13 (13.00%) RAML
5 13 (13.00%) XML
6 12 (12.00%) jQuery
7 11 (11.00%) Node.js
8 10 (10.00%) Web Services
9 9 (9.00%) SOAP
9 9 (9.00%) WCF
10 8 (8.00%) .NET Framework
11 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (5.00%) ADO.NET
13 5 (5.00%) Gherkin
13 5 (5.00%) HTML
13 5 (5.00%) LINQ
14 4 (4.00%) HTML5
14 4 (4.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Clustering
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Blog
3 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) Wiki
5 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.00%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Replication
6 1 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.00%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.00%) Online Games
6 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.00%) Linux
2 17 (17.00%) Windows
3 15 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.00%) Unix
6 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.00%) Test Automation
3 40 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (39.00%) Scrum
5 34 (34.00%) DevOps
6 32 (32.00%) TDD
7 28 (28.00%) BDD
8 24 (24.00%) Kanban
9 23 (23.00%) Waterfall
10 19 (19.00%) Coaching
10 19 (19.00%) Microservices
11 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
12 17 (17.00%) Software Engineering
13 16 (16.00%) SFIA
13 16 (16.00%) User Stories
14 15 (15.00%) Data Modelling
14 15 (15.00%) SDLC
15 14 (14.00%) Configuration Management
15 14 (14.00%) Migration
16 13 (13.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.00%) Java
2 25 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.00%) Python
4 18 (18.00%) SQL
5 14 (14.00%) C#
6 11 (11.00%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.00%) Groovy
8 5 (5.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.00%) XPath
10 2 (2.00%) Ruby
10 2 (2.00%) VB
10 2 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.00%) AWS Certification
1 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) WCAG
3 2 (2.00%) GCP
System Software
1 18 (18.00%) Docker
2 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.00%) XenApp
4 2 (2.00%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (23.00%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (17.00%) Puppet
3 9 (9.00%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.00%) Ansible
4 6 (6.00%) Terraform
5 5 (5.00%) Nessus
6 4 (4.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.00%) SCOM
7 3 (3.00%) FlexNet
7 3 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (3.00%) SCCM
7 3 (3.00%) SCOrch
7 3 (3.00%) SCVMM
8 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.00%) Nagios
9 1 (1.00%) Consul
9 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.00%) Packer
9 1 (1.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 22 (22.00%) Atlassian
2 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (12.00%) Apiary
4 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.00%) IBM
6 5 (5.00%) Splunk
7 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
7 4 (4.00%) Google
8 3 (3.00%) Citrix
8 3 (3.00%) Cloudera
8 3 (3.00%) McAfee
8 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.00%) Symantec
8 3 (3.00%) VMware
9 2 (2.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.00%) Capita
9 2 (2.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.00%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.00%) Veritas