Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 139 221
Rank change year-on-year +32 +82 +111
Contract jobs citing Confluence 374 293 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.34% 1.78% 0.90%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.16% 9.93% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 187 90
South East median daily rate £458 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £322
90th Percentile £609 £570 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.99% -18.89% -74.29%
10th Percentile £49.50 £34.05 £41.75
90th Percentile £56.75 £39.35 £48.25
England median hourly rate £44.50 £44.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -6.32% -20.83%

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 2,843 2,950 2,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.76% 17.89% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,655 1,736 1,578
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £237
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 102 104
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -8.87% +2.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.05 £48.75 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +44 119 £433 -3.67% 10
Thames Valley -24 113 £475 +2.70% 20
Surrey +7 81 £495 -3.41% 6
Berkshire +5 63 £538 +7.50% 12
Buckinghamshire -3 38 £375 -15.25% 4
Hampshire -7 32 £600 +50.00% 7
East Sussex +6 19 £400 -14.67% 3
Oxfordshire -9 12 £475 -2.06% 4
M4 Corridor - 5 £600 -
Kent +12 4 £625 +63.40% 4
Middlesex +14 1 - -
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 366 (97.86%) JIRA
2 308 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (40.37%) Scrum
4 144 (38.50%) Test Automation
5 141 (37.70%) Jenkins
6 127 (33.96%) Java
7 126 (33.69%) Git (software)
8 108 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
9 103 (27.54%) DevOps
10 101 (27.01%) BDD
11 84 (22.46%) QA
12 83 (22.19%) Selenium
12 83 (22.19%) REST
13 81 (21.66%) Linux
14 78 (20.86%) TDD
14 78 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
14 78 (20.86%) Atlassian
14 78 (20.86%) Kanban
15 77 (20.59%) User Stories
16 74 (19.79%) JavaScript
17 71 (18.98%) Cucumber
18 65 (17.38%) SQL
19 63 (16.84%) Configuration Management
20 59 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
21 58 (15.51%) Docker
21 58 (15.51%) Test Scripting
22 56 (14.97%) JUnit
23 55 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
24 54 (14.44%) Open Source
24 54 (14.44%) AngularJS

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 16 (4.28%) SAP Portal
2 13 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (2.94%) Apache Solr
4 11 (2.94%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.41%) CMS
6 8 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.07%) Apache
9 4 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.53%) CICS
10 2 (0.53%) Drupal
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.53%) WordPress
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.27%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 37 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (5.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (5.08%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.80%) InVision
7 3 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.41%) SAP CRM
2 7 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.87%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 78 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.15%) BrowserStack
3 23 (6.15%) Serverless
4 21 (5.61%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (5.61%) GitHub
5 14 (3.74%) Lucidchart
5 14 (3.74%) OpenShift
5 14 (3.74%) PaaS
6 12 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.94%) IaaS
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.67%) CloudFront
9 9 (2.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.75%) HTTP
2 10 (2.67%) Firewall
3 6 (1.60%) DHCP
3 6 (1.60%) DNS
4 4 (1.07%) Internet
5 3 (0.80%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) ATM
6 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.27%) RFID
6 1 (0.27%) SAN
6 1 (0.27%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 30 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (5.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 18 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.55%) Redis
5 17 (4.55%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.01%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (3.48%) NuoDB
9 11 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (2.94%) MySQL
9 11 (2.94%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.60%) DB2
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.34%) MariaDB
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 366 (97.86%) JIRA
2 141 (37.70%) Jenkins
3 126 (33.69%) Git (software)
4 83 (22.19%) Selenium
5 71 (18.98%) Cucumber
6 56 (14.97%) JUnit
7 52 (13.90%) Subversion
8 50 (13.37%) SoapUI
9 41 (10.96%) JMeter
9 41 (10.96%) Maven
10 25 (6.68%) Mercurial
10 25 (6.68%) SonarQube
11 21 (5.61%) Bitbucket
12 20 (5.35%) Hudson
13 19 (5.08%) GitLab
14 18 (4.81%) IntelliJ
15 17 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 16 (4.28%) Jasmine
16 16 (4.28%) Sonatype Nexus
17 14 (3.74%) Eclipse
General
1 41 (10.96%) Finance
2 20 (5.35%) Banking
3 18 (4.81%) Retail
4 7 (1.87%) Military
5 4 (1.07%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Back Office
6 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.27%) Avionics
8 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (30.48%) Developer
2 67 (17.91%) Analyst
3 38 (10.16%) Test Analyst
4 35 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (8.29%) Tester
6 30 (8.02%) Business Analyst
7 29 (7.75%) Automation Tester
7 29 (7.75%) Scala Developer
8 26 (6.95%) Project Manager
9 20 (5.35%) Agile Developer
10 18 (4.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (4.81%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.55%) Architect
11 17 (4.55%) Test Engineer
12 16 (4.28%) QA Automation Tester
12 16 (4.28%) QA Tester
13 15 (4.01%) ABAP Developer
14 14 (3.74%) SAP Developer
15 13 (3.48%) Digital Project Manager
16 12 (3.21%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (22.19%) REST
2 54 (14.44%) AngularJS
3 52 (13.90%) Spring
3 52 (13.90%) Web Services
4 50 (13.37%) JSON
5 46 (12.30%) CSS
6 44 (11.76%) Spring MVC
7 43 (11.50%) Node.js
8 41 (10.96%) RESTful
8 41 (10.96%) SOAP
9 40 (10.70%) HTML
10 29 (7.75%) .NET
10 29 (7.75%) Django
10 29 (7.75%) Guice
10 29 (7.75%) Play Framework
10 29 (7.75%) Ruby on Rails
11 25 (6.68%) Sass
12 24 (6.42%) CSS3
12 24 (6.42%) HTML5
13 20 (5.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.23%) User Experience
2 39 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.74%) iPad
5 9 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.60%) PKI
7 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.80%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.27%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.27%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.27%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 81 (21.66%) Linux
2 54 (14.44%) Windows
3 28 (7.49%) Unix
4 9 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.87%) Android
6 7 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.34%) CentOS
8 4 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.53%) Debian
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (40.37%) Scrum
3 144 (38.50%) Test Automation
4 108 (28.88%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (27.54%) DevOps
6 101 (27.01%) BDD
7 78 (20.86%) Kanban
7 78 (20.86%) TDD
8 77 (20.59%) User Stories
9 63 (16.84%) Configuration Management
10 59 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (15.51%) Test Scripting
12 54 (14.44%) Open Source
13 48 (12.83%) MVC
14 46 (12.30%) Pair Programming
15 43 (11.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (11.50%) Waterfall
16 41 (10.96%) API Testing
16 41 (10.96%) E-Commerce
16 41 (10.96%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 127 (33.96%) Java
2 74 (19.79%) JavaScript
3 65 (17.38%) SQL
4 35 (9.36%) Ruby
5 33 (8.82%) Scala
6 27 (7.22%) C#
7 26 (6.95%) Java 8
8 20 (5.35%) Python
9 16 (4.28%) ABAP
10 10 (2.67%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.14%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.87%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.87%) Groovy
13 6 (1.60%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.60%) C
14 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.07%) C++
16 3 (0.80%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (6.42%) BPSS Clearance
1 24 (6.42%) Degree
2 23 (6.15%) ISTQB
2 23 (6.15%) SC Cleared
2 23 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.55%) ISEB
4 14 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.60%) MCSA
5 6 (1.60%) MCSE
5 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.53%) PMP
8 1 (0.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.27%) CCNP
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (22.46%) QA
2 10 (2.67%) PMO
3 3 (0.80%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) PSD2
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (15.51%) Docker
2 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.53%) ACF2
4 2 (0.53%) RACF
5 1 (0.27%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 34 (9.09%) Ansible
2 29 (7.75%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.48%) Puppet
4 7 (1.87%) Terraform
5 4 (1.07%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.07%) Kibana
6 3 (0.80%) logstash
7 2 (0.53%) Consul
7 2 (0.53%) Grafana
7 2 (0.53%) Graphite
7 2 (0.53%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) Packer
8 1 (0.27%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 78 (20.86%) Atlassian
2 50 (13.37%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.63%) Oracle
4 33 (8.82%) Google
5 32 (8.56%) Adobe
6 27 (7.22%) SAP
7 16 (4.28%) IBM
7 16 (4.28%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.21%) hybris
9 11 (2.94%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.41%) webMethods
11 8 (2.14%) HP
12 7 (1.87%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (1.87%) VMware
13 6 (1.60%) MuleSoft
14 3 (0.80%) Serena
15 2 (0.53%) Apple
15 2 (0.53%) Pega
15 2 (0.53%) Workday
15 2 (0.53%) Zend