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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 199 240
Rank change year-on-year +33 +41  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 84 80 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 0.91% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.34% 5.01% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 21
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £61.69 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.35 - -

Confluence is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1325 1598 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.00% 18.12% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1010 951
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Confluence as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +3 20 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey +16 18 £525 +5.00% 1
West Sussex +3 16 £520 +33.33% 1
Berkshire +21 8 £438 +20.68% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £350 -3.44%
East Sussex -2 5 £458 +30.71%
Hampshire +7 4 £450 -2.70% 3
Kent - 4 - - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 153 (100.00%) JIRA
2 123 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (57.52%) Git (software)
4 77 (50.33%) Java
5 67 (43.79%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (37.25%) Scrum
7 55 (35.95%) Test Automation
8 54 (35.29%) Jenkins
9 52 (33.99%) Spring
10 51 (33.33%) Linux
11 48 (31.37%) REST
12 44 (28.76%) DevOps
13 42 (27.45%) Open Source
13 42 (27.45%) Subversion
14 40 (26.14%) Ruby
15 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
16 37 (24.18%) JUnit
17 36 (23.53%) Configuration Management
18 35 (22.88%) BDD
19 32 (20.92%) HTML
20 31 (20.26%) Maven
20 31 (20.26%) TDD
21 30 (19.61%) MVC
22 29 (18.95%) CSS
22 29 (18.95%) Bitbucket
23 28 (18.30%) Spring MVC
24 27 (17.65%) Python
24 27 (17.65%) Scala
25 26 (16.99%) HTML5
26 25 (16.34%) Responsive Web Design

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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 14 (9.15%) Apache
2 13 (8.50%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.19%) WebSphere
5 10 (6.54%) OpenStack
6 8 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (4.58%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (3.27%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.96%) IIS
10 3 (1.96%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.96%) SAS
10 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.31%) JBoss
11 2 (1.31%) SAP Portal
12 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.96%) Staffware
3 2 (1.31%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.31%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.65%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.15%) SaaS
3 13 (8.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (6.54%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (3.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (3.27%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (3.27%) CloudFront
8 5 (3.27%) GitHub
8 5 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.31%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.69%) HTTP
2 5 (3.27%) Internet
3 4 (2.61%) LDAP
4 2 (1.31%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.34%) Relational Database
2 15 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 12 (7.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (7.19%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.54%) MySQL
5 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (4.58%) Redis
7 6 (3.92%) Big Data
7 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.61%) DB2
9 3 (1.96%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.96%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 153 (100.00%) JIRA
2 88 (57.52%) Git (software)
3 54 (35.29%) Jenkins
4 42 (27.45%) Subversion
5 37 (24.18%) JUnit
6 31 (20.26%) Maven
7 29 (18.95%) Bitbucket
8 20 (13.07%) Gradle
9 19 (12.42%) Selenium
10 17 (11.11%) Mercurial
11 15 (9.80%) WebDriver
12 13 (8.50%) Cucumber
13 11 (7.19%) IntelliJ
14 10 (6.54%) Checkstyle
14 10 (6.54%) Eclipse
15 9 (5.88%) JMeter
15 9 (5.88%) LoadRunner
15 9 (5.88%) Mockito
16 8 (5.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (5.23%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (9.80%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Retail
4 5 (3.27%) Publishing
5 4 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Legal
6 3 (1.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 63 (41.18%) Developer
2 33 (21.57%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.99%) Scala Developer
4 22 (14.38%) Analyst
5 12 (7.84%) Test Manager
6 10 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Process Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.58%) Tester
9 6 (3.92%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (3.27%) Architect
10 5 (3.27%) JIRA Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (33.99%) Spring
2 48 (31.37%) REST
3 32 (20.92%) HTML
4 29 (18.95%) CSS
5 28 (18.30%) Spring MVC
6 26 (16.99%) HTML5
7 25 (16.34%) CSS3
7 25 (16.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 24 (15.69%) Ajax
8 24 (15.69%) Django
8 24 (15.69%) Web Services
9 23 (15.03%) Guice
9 23 (15.03%) JSON
9 23 (15.03%) Play Framework
10 18 (11.76%) Akka
11 15 (9.80%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (9.15%) RESTful
13 13 (8.50%) AngularJS
13 13 (8.50%) SOAP
14 11 (7.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.58%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.61%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.61%) Semantic Web
4 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.96%) User Experience
5 2 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) Wiki
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (33.33%) Linux
2 21 (13.73%) Windows
3 18 (11.76%) Unix
4 9 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.23%) CentOS
6 7 (4.58%) Android
6 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.58%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.96%) zOS
8 1 (0.65%) Debian
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (43.79%) Continuous Integration
3 57 (37.25%) Scrum
4 55 (35.95%) Test Automation
5 44 (28.76%) DevOps
6 42 (27.45%) Open Source
7 36 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 35 (22.88%) BDD
9 31 (20.26%) TDD
10 30 (19.61%) MVC
11 25 (16.34%) Responsive Web Design
12 24 (15.69%) SOA
12 24 (15.69%) Web Design
13 23 (15.03%) OWASP
13 23 (15.03%) Web Development
14 22 (14.38%) Regression Testing
15 20 (13.07%) Test Strategy
16 19 (12.42%) Unit Testing
17 17 (11.11%) SDLC
17 17 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.33%) Java
2 40 (26.14%) Ruby
3 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 27 (17.65%) Python
4 27 (17.65%) Scala
5 23 (15.03%) C#
6 21 (13.73%) SQL
7 10 (6.54%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.58%) Apple Swift
9 6 (3.92%) PHP
10 5 (3.27%) C++
11 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.61%) C
12 2 (1.31%) ABAP
12 2 (1.31%) Groovy
12 2 (1.31%) Perl
12 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) ISEB
2 15 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.19%) Degree
4 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.61%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.96%) APMG
7 3 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.31%) HNC
8 2 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (15.03%) Docker
2 6 (3.92%) Varnish
3 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.96%) KVM
3 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.31%) Xen
4 2 (1.31%) XenServer
5 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.65%) iptables
5 1 (0.65%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (13.73%) Puppet
2 15 (9.80%) Ansible
3 12 (7.84%) Consul
3 12 (7.84%) Terraform
4 10 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.92%) Kibana
5 6 (3.92%) Pingdom
5 6 (3.92%) Prometheus
6 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (3.27%) logstash
6 5 (3.27%) Rsyslog
7 3 (1.96%) SELinux
8 2 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.31%) Nagios
8 2 (1.31%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Google
2 21 (13.73%) Oracle
3 19 (12.42%) Atlassian
4 13 (8.50%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.88%) Adobe
5 9 (5.88%) HP
6 7 (4.58%) AppDynamics
7 6 (3.92%) PagerDuty
8 5 (3.27%) LANDesk
8 5 (3.27%) SAP
8 5 (3.27%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.27%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.96%) hybris
10 3 (1.96%) ILOG
10 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.96%) VMware
11 2 (1.31%) webMethods
12 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
12 1 (0.65%) Hortonworks
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