Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 112 180
Rank change year-on-year +30 +68 +10
Contract jobs citing Confluence 113 321 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.28% 2.18% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.37% 13.68% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 199 97
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £360 £329 £362
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £490 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.91 £16.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +186.94% -66.32% +31.94%
10th Percentile £18.50 £11.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.63 £20.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £45.91 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +31.17% -19.54% +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 735 2,347 2,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.81% 15.91% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 1,376 1,681
Median daily rate £455 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +0.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £275
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 83 76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.45% +27.70%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £53.75 £51.88
Median hourly rate £25.15 £20.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +22.68% -3.53% +7.24%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Confluence in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Confluence in the South East

Confluence
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Confluence in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 8 August 2020. 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 +8 44 £455 +5.81%
Hampshire +63 28 £488 +16.07% 16
Thames Valley +16 20 £425 -3.13% 3
Surrey +18 13 £500 +5.26% 7
Berkshire +50 12 £425 -6.85% 2
East Sussex +30 7 £500 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +7 7 £349 -1.98% 1
Oxfordshire +40 1 £550 +32.53%
Kent +27 1 £345 -40.00%
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 111 (98.23%) JIRA
2 93 (82.30%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (33.63%) Scrum
3 38 (33.63%) DevOps
4 31 (27.43%) Java
5 30 (26.55%) Security Cleared
6 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
6 26 (23.01%) SC Cleared
7 25 (22.12%) SAP
8 23 (20.35%) Process Improvement
9 20 (17.70%) Test Automation
10 19 (16.81%) Linux
10 19 (16.81%) Public Sector
11 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
11 18 (15.93%) Test Strategy
12 17 (15.04%) AWS
12 17 (15.04%) SQL
12 17 (15.04%) Kanban
12 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
13 16 (14.16%) Windows
13 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (13.27%) Java 8
14 15 (13.27%) Terraform
14 15 (13.27%) Jenkins
14 15 (13.27%) Docker
15 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
15 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
16 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Office

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 (10.62%) SAP Portal
2 9 (7.96%) SAP EP
3 8 (7.08%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.31%) CMS
5 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.54%) nginx
7 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Fuse
7 3 (2.65%) SAS
7 3 (2.65%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.77%) Apache
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.19%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (5.31%) SAP HCM
3 4 (3.54%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.65%) assyst
5 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.88%) Primavera
5 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.04%) AWS
2 12 (10.62%) Azure
3 7 (6.19%) GitHub
4 6 (5.31%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (5.31%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.31%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (5.31%) Serverless
4 6 (5.31%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (5.31%) Trello
5 5 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.54%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.54%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (3.54%) Google Container Engine
6 4 (3.54%) OpenShift
6 4 (3.54%) Power Platform
6 4 (3.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.65%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 3 (2.65%) AWS CodePipeline
7 3 (2.65%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) DNS
1 5 (4.42%) Skype
2 4 (3.54%) DHCP
2 4 (3.54%) VSAN
3 3 (2.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.77%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) BGP
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.88%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) Multicast
5 1 (0.88%) Network Security
5 1 (0.88%) OSPF
5 1 (0.88%) SSL
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) Wireless
5 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.42%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (4.42%) Big Data
3 4 (3.54%) Power BI
3 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.65%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.65%) DB2
4 3 (2.65%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.65%) MySQL
4 3 (2.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (2.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 111 (98.23%) JIRA
2 26 (23.01%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.27%) Jenkins
4 12 (10.62%) Bitbucket
5 9 (7.96%) Selenium
5 9 (7.96%) Travis CI
6 8 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 6 (5.31%) Gatling
8 4 (3.54%) Ant
8 4 (3.54%) GitLab
8 4 (3.54%) Maven
9 3 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.65%) JUnit
9 3 (2.65%) Locust
9 3 (2.65%) Spinnaker
10 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.77%) Toad
10 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (16.81%) Public Sector
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Police
5 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Developer
2 13 (11.50%) SAP Developer
3 12 (10.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Analyst
4 11 (9.73%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Architect
6 8 (7.08%) Portal Developer
6 8 (7.08%) SAP Portal Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Scrum Master
7 6 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) Product Manager
7 6 (5.31%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) SAP HCM Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.54%) ABAP Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.54%) Payroll Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) SAP Payroll Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.50%) Web Dynpro
2 11 (9.73%) CSS
3 10 (8.85%) Node.js
4 9 (7.96%) Swagger
5 7 (6.19%) XML
6 5 (4.42%) RESTful
6 5 (4.42%) Web Services
7 4 (3.54%) J2EE
7 4 (3.54%) Spring
8 3 (2.65%) HTML
8 3 (2.65%) Middleware
8 3 (2.65%) OAuth
9 2 (1.77%) Flash
9 2 (1.77%) JSON
9 2 (1.77%) LAMP
9 2 (1.77%) Nunjucks
9 2 (1.77%) Play Framework
9 2 (1.77%) PySpark
9 2 (1.77%) SOAP
9 2 (1.77%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.31%) Clustering
4 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.54%) PKI
5 4 (3.54%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.54%) User Experience
6 3 (2.65%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.65%) Replication
7 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.77%) Social Media
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) Life Science
8 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Linux
2 16 (14.16%) Windows
3 9 (7.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Debian
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (2.65%) zOS
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.77%) CentOS
5 2 (1.77%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (82.30%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) DevOps
2 38 (33.63%) Scrum
3 23 (20.35%) Process Improvement
4 20 (17.70%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.93%) Test Strategy
6 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (15.04%) Kanban
6 17 (15.04%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.16%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (12.39%) Data Modelling
8 14 (12.39%) Waterfall
9 13 (11.50%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.50%) Workflow
10 12 (10.62%) User Stories
11 10 (8.85%) Decision-Making
11 10 (8.85%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.85%) SDLC
11 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.43%) Java
2 17 (15.04%) SQL
3 15 (13.27%) Java 8
4 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.85%) Python
5 10 (8.85%) Scala
6 8 (7.08%) ABAP
7 7 (6.19%) Go
8 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.65%) COBOL
9 3 (2.65%) JCL
9 3 (2.65%) Ruby
10 2 (1.77%) C
10 2 (1.77%) C#
10 2 (1.77%) C++
10 2 (1.77%) R
11 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.01%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.19%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) ISEB
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.65%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.77%) MCSA
6 2 (1.77%) MCSE
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CCDA
7 1 (0.88%) CCIE
7 1 (0.88%) CCNP
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.88%) PMP
7 1 (0.88%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) QA
3 3 (2.65%) NCSC
3 3 (2.65%) PMO
4 2 (1.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Docker
2 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.54%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) Kubernetes
2 15 (13.27%) Terraform
3 5 (4.42%) Packer
4 4 (3.54%) Ansible
4 4 (3.54%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (2.65%) Kibana
5 3 (2.65%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.65%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.77%) Consul
6 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) SAP
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle
3 10 (8.85%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.19%) Adobe
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.19%) webMethods
5 6 (5.31%) VMware
6 4 (3.54%) BEA
7 3 (2.65%) Google
7 3 (2.65%) IBM
7 3 (2.65%) Informatica
7 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.65%) Tableau
7 3 (2.65%) Talend
8 2 (1.77%) Pega
8 2 (1.77%) Planview
8 2 (1.77%) Veeam
9 1 (0.88%) Capita
9 1 (0.88%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat