Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 October 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 170 239
Rank change year-on-year +23 +69 +106
Contract jobs citing Confluence 290 236 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.76% 1.44% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.03% 8.26% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 157 88
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.85% +9.33%
10th Percentile £360 £350 £313
90th Percentile £575 £570 £522
England median daily rate £488 £500 £461
% change year-on-year -2.50% +8.40% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £37.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.89% -17.78% -
10th Percentile £49.85 £34.10 £41.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.25 £48.25
England median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% -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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,890 2,857 3,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.52% 17.47% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,759 1,721 1,922
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £540
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 94 125
South East median hourly rate £24.25 £19.30 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.68% -8.79% +13.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.15 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £21.38 £20.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.60% +2.18% +5.26%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Confluence in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
West Sussex +50 96 £428 -7.57% 8
Thames Valley -16 93 £463 +5.71% 22
Surrey -17 61 £506 -1.22% 10
Buckinghamshire +26 45 £375 -3.54% 8
Berkshire -12 38 £500 -2.44% 9
Hampshire -2 18 £410 -8.89% 6
East Sussex +1 13 £413 -17.50% 2
Oxfordshire -17 10 £475 +8.57% 5
Kent +2 5 £625 +63.40% 2
M4 Corridor - 3 £600 -
Middlesex +8 1 - - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 287 (98.97%) JIRA
2 236 (81.38%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (41.38%) Test Automation
4 113 (38.97%) Git (software)
4 113 (38.97%) Scrum
5 104 (35.86%) Jenkins
6 98 (33.79%) Java
7 80 (27.59%) QA
7 80 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
8 76 (26.21%) REST
9 73 (25.17%) BDD
9 73 (25.17%) Selenium
10 68 (23.45%) Kanban
10 68 (23.45%) Linux
11 67 (23.10%) JavaScript
11 67 (23.10%) DevOps
12 62 (21.38%) Problem-Solving
13 60 (20.69%) TDD
14 59 (20.34%) Cucumber
15 58 (20.00%) Atlassian
16 57 (19.66%) User Stories
16 57 (19.66%) Web Services
17 56 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
18 55 (18.97%) RESTful
18 55 (18.97%) SOAP
19 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
20 49 (16.90%) Open Source
21 46 (15.86%) JSON
21 46 (15.86%) API Testing
22 45 (15.52%) SQL

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (4.14%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 10 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 10 (3.45%) SAP Portal
3 8 (2.76%) CMS
4 7 (2.41%) Apache Solr
4 7 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.72%) SAS
5 5 (1.72%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.38%) Apache
6 4 (1.38%) IIS
6 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.69%) CICS
8 2 (0.69%) Drupal
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.38%) InVision
5 3 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) HipChat
6 1 (0.34%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 8 (2.76%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (7.24%) Serverless
4 19 (6.55%) OpenShift
5 17 (5.86%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (4.48%) BrowserStack
7 12 (4.14%) Lucidchart
7 12 (4.14%) PaaS
8 11 (3.79%) IaaS
9 10 (3.45%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (3.10%) GitHub
11 8 (2.76%) npm
12 7 (2.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (2.41%) Amazon S3
12 7 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (2.41%) CloudFront
13 6 (2.07%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.28%) HTTP
2 12 (4.14%) Firewall
3 6 (2.07%) Internet
4 2 (0.69%) SAN
4 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.34%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.66%) Relational Database
2 27 (9.31%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.93%) Redis
4 20 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 19 (6.55%) SQL Server
6 18 (6.21%) NuoDB
7 17 (5.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (5.86%) NoSQL
8 12 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.14%) MySQL
9 8 (2.76%) Qlik Sense
10 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.72%) DB2
13 4 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.38%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 287 (98.97%) JIRA
2 113 (38.97%) Git (software)
3 104 (35.86%) Jenkins
4 73 (25.17%) Selenium
5 59 (20.34%) Cucumber
6 44 (15.17%) SoapUI
7 37 (12.76%) JUnit
8 33 (11.38%) Subversion
9 30 (10.34%) JMeter
10 23 (7.93%) Bitbucket
11 21 (7.24%) Maven
12 20 (6.90%) Mercurial
13 17 (5.86%) Hudson
14 15 (5.17%) Jasmine
15 13 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (4.14%) Eclipse
17 10 (3.45%) GitLab
17 10 (3.45%) Protractor
17 10 (3.45%) SonarQube
17 10 (3.45%) Travis CI
General
1 36 (12.41%) Finance
2 16 (5.52%) Banking
3 15 (5.17%) Retail
4 4 (1.38%) Marketing
5 3 (1.03%) Back Office
5 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Advertising
6 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Avionics
7 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Games
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (32.76%) Developer
2 63 (21.72%) Analyst
3 37 (12.76%) Test Analyst
4 26 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (8.28%) Scala Developer
6 23 (7.93%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.86%) Agile Developer
8 16 (5.52%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.17%) Tester
10 14 (4.83%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.48%) Automation Tester
12 11 (3.79%) Architect
13 10 (3.45%) ABAP Developer
13 10 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 9 (3.10%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 9 (3.10%) Software Engineer
15 8 (2.76%) .NET Architect
15 8 (2.76%) C# Developer
15 8 (2.76%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (26.21%) REST
2 57 (19.66%) Web Services
3 55 (18.97%) RESTful
3 55 (18.97%) SOAP
4 46 (15.86%) JSON
5 44 (15.17%) AngularJS
6 38 (13.10%) CSS
6 38 (13.10%) Spring
7 37 (12.76%) HTML
8 34 (11.72%) Spring MVC
9 33 (11.38%) Node.js
10 32 (11.03%) XML
11 25 (8.62%) .NET
11 25 (8.62%) Django
12 24 (8.28%) Guice
12 24 (8.28%) Play Framework
12 24 (8.28%) Ruby on Rails
13 22 (7.59%) Sass
14 21 (7.24%) CSS3
14 21 (7.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.07%) User Experience
2 19 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.76%) iPad
5 4 (1.38%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.03%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.34%) Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (23.45%) Linux
2 36 (12.41%) Windows
3 13 (4.48%) Unix
4 9 (3.10%) Android
5 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.69%) CentOS
8 2 (0.69%) Debian
8 2 (0.69%) Solaris
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) zOS
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (81.38%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 113 (38.97%) Scrum
4 80 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (25.17%) BDD
6 68 (23.45%) Kanban
7 67 (23.10%) DevOps
8 62 (21.38%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (20.69%) TDD
10 57 (19.66%) User Stories
11 51 (17.59%) Configuration Management
12 49 (16.90%) Open Source
13 46 (15.86%) API Testing
14 44 (15.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 39 (13.45%) MVC
15 39 (13.45%) Unit Testing
16 38 (13.10%) Pair Programming
17 35 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 35 (12.07%) Test Scripting
17 35 (12.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (33.79%) Java
2 67 (23.10%) JavaScript
3 45 (15.52%) SQL
4 38 (13.10%) Ruby
5 37 (12.76%) Scala
6 24 (8.28%) Python
7 23 (7.93%) C#
8 17 (5.86%) Groovy
9 16 (5.52%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.79%) Java 8
11 10 (3.45%) ABAP
12 7 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.07%) C++
14 5 (1.72%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.72%) C
14 5 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.03%) Perl
15 3 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (8.62%) Degree
2 24 (8.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (4.14%) ISEB
3 12 (4.14%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.72%) PMP
6 2 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (27.59%) QA
2 9 (3.10%) PMO
3 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (13.45%) Docker
2 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) ACF2
3 2 (0.69%) RACF
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (7.93%) Ansible
2 19 (6.55%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.76%) Puppet
4 4 (1.38%) Terraform
5 2 (0.69%) Grafana
5 2 (0.69%) Graphite
5 2 (0.69%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.69%) Opsview
6 1 (0.34%) Kibana
6 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 58 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 29 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (8.62%) Google
4 24 (8.28%) Adobe
5 21 (7.24%) Oracle
6 20 (6.90%) IBM
7 17 (5.86%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.79%) SAP
9 10 (3.45%) webMethods
10 7 (2.41%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 6 (2.07%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.72%) VMware
13 3 (1.03%) HP
14 2 (0.69%) Serena
14 2 (0.69%) Zend
15 1 (0.34%) hybris
15 1 (0.34%) Pega
15 1 (0.34%) Planview
15 1 (0.34%) Splunk