Period
to 19 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 147 219
Rank change year-on-year +42 +72 +9
Contract jobs citing Confluence 117 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.92% 1.04% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.73% 6.68% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 65 13
North West median daily rate £400 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.23% +25.88% -
10th Percentile £314 £288 £363
90th Percentile £588 £638 £533
England median daily rate £500 £480 £465
% change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.83% +2.86% -22.22%

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 919 898 1,255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.10% 15.55% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 564 752
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £232 £249
90th Percentile £588 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 45
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £16.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.81% -21.53% +16.51%
10th Percentile £12.44 £10.50 £11.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.00 £39.00
England median hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +1.27%

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 August 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 19 August 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 +21 72 £400 +14.29% 21
Cheshire +4 36 £375 -29.91% 1
Merseyside +15 4 £400 -32.00% 1
Lancashire -13 4 £406 -24.07% 2
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 114 (97.44%) JIRA
2 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (47.01%) Jenkins
4 54 (46.15%) Test Automation
5 52 (44.44%) Git (software)
6 47 (40.17%) Java
7 39 (33.33%) Scrum
8 38 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (29.06%) TDD
10 33 (28.21%) JavaScript
11 30 (25.64%) BDD
12 25 (21.37%) Selenium
13 24 (20.51%) REST
13 24 (20.51%) DevOps
14 23 (19.66%) Bitbucket
15 20 (17.09%) jQuery
16 19 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (16.24%) HTML
16 19 (16.24%) MySQL
16 19 (16.24%) Linux
16 19 (16.24%) SDLC
17 18 (15.38%) Microservices
17 18 (15.38%) SQL
17 18 (15.38%) Cucumber
17 18 (15.38%) Kanban
18 17 (14.53%) JSON
18 17 (14.53%) CSS
18 17 (14.53%) Python
18 17 (14.53%) Docker
19 16 (13.68%) Swagger

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 (4.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (3.42%) Apache
3 2 (1.71%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) JBoss
3 2 (1.71%) nginx
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.71%) InVision
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.68%) GitHub
3 12 (10.26%) Slack
4 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (5.98%) BrowserStack
6 6 (5.13%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.42%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.42%) SaaS
8 3 (2.56%) PaaS
9 2 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.71%) IaaS
9 2 (1.71%) Serverless
9 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) HTTP
2 3 (2.56%) Internet
2 3 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (1.71%) VPN
4 1 (0.85%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) MySQL
2 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.40%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.71%) Blockchain
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.71%) Power BI
8 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.85%) Big Data
9 1 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 114 (97.44%) JIRA
2 55 (47.01%) Jenkins
3 52 (44.44%) Git (software)
4 25 (21.37%) Selenium
5 23 (19.66%) Bitbucket
6 18 (15.38%) Cucumber
7 16 (13.68%) JMeter
8 13 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (9.40%) JUnit
9 11 (9.40%) SoapUI
10 9 (7.69%) Gatling
10 9 (7.69%) Gradle
10 9 (7.69%) Visual Studio
11 8 (6.84%) Mockito
11 8 (6.84%) SonarQube
11 8 (6.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (5.13%) eggPlant
12 6 (5.13%) TestNG
13 5 (4.27%) Jasmine
14 4 (3.42%) Burp Suite
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Games
3 5 (4.27%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Law
4 3 (2.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (26.50%) Developer
2 18 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (14.53%) Tester
4 13 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 12 (10.26%) Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Data Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) Android Developer
8 8 (6.84%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Applications Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Developer in Test
10 5 (4.27%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Test Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) Architect
11 4 (3.42%) DBA
11 4 (3.42%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.42%) SQL DBA
12 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.56%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.56%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.51%) REST
2 20 (17.09%) jQuery
3 19 (16.24%) HTML
4 17 (14.53%) CSS
4 17 (14.53%) JSON
5 16 (13.68%) Swagger
5 16 (13.68%) XML
6 15 (12.82%) Spring
7 14 (11.97%) SOAP
8 13 (11.11%) RAML
9 12 (10.26%) .NET
9 12 (10.26%) HTML5
9 12 (10.26%) Node.js
9 12 (10.26%) Web Services
10 10 (8.55%) AngularJS
11 9 (7.69%) Android SDK
11 9 (7.69%) CSS3
12 8 (6.84%) Gherkin
13 7 (5.98%) WCF
14 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Clustering
3 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.27%) iPad
4 4 (3.42%) Blog
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.42%) Mobile Games
5 3 (2.56%) User Experience
6 2 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.71%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) Replication
6 2 (1.71%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Fintech
7 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.85%) Online Games
7 1 (0.85%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.24%) Linux
2 13 (11.11%) Unix
2 13 (11.11%) Windows
3 9 (7.69%) Android
4 8 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.43%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 39 (33.33%) Scrum
4 38 (32.48%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (29.06%) TDD
6 30 (25.64%) BDD
7 24 (20.51%) DevOps
8 19 (16.24%) SDLC
9 18 (15.38%) Kanban
9 18 (15.38%) Microservices
10 16 (13.68%) Waterfall
11 14 (11.97%) Coaching
11 14 (11.97%) User Stories
12 13 (11.11%) Data Modelling
12 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 13 (11.11%) Release Management
12 13 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 12 (10.26%) Logical Data Model
13 12 (10.26%) Physical Data Model
13 12 (10.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.17%) Java
2 33 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.38%) SQL
4 17 (14.53%) Python
5 9 (7.69%) C#
5 9 (7.69%) Groovy
6 7 (5.98%) C
7 6 (5.13%) C++
8 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.42%) Perl
10 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.71%) Ruby
11 2 (1.71%) VB
11 2 (1.71%) VBA
11 2 (1.71%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
2 4 (3.42%) WCAG
3 2 (1.71%) GCP
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Docker
2 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.56%) XenApp
3 2 (1.71%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.11%) Puppet
3 12 (10.26%) Kubernetes
4 8 (6.84%) Ansible
5 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (3.42%) Nessus
5 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.42%) SCOM
5 4 (3.42%) Terraform
6 3 (2.56%) SCCM
6 3 (2.56%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.56%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) Consul
8 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.85%) Grafana
8 1 (0.85%) Graylog
8 1 (0.85%) Nagios
8 1 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Apiary
1 12 (10.26%) Atlassian
2 8 (6.84%) IBM
3 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle
5 5 (4.27%) Blue Prism
5 5 (4.27%) HP
6 4 (3.42%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.42%) Google
6 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.42%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.56%) Citrix
8 2 (1.71%) Capita
8 2 (1.71%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.71%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) Adobe
9 1 (0.85%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.85%) Snow
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas