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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 199 225
Rank change year-on-year +21 +26  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 70 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.44% 4.12% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 27
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £175.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.00% +288.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% -16.66%  

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 1286 1651 1656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.24% 17.56% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1076 922
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £48.50 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
West Sussex -14 20 £500 +60.00%
Berkshire +32 16 £450 +200.00% 2
Surrey +12 11 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire - 9 £365 - 1
Oxfordshire -4 6 £425 +6.25%
East Sussex +10 3 £401 +10.48% 1
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Hampshire +11 1 - -
Kent - 1 £375 -
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 145 (97.97%) JIRA
2 125 (84.46%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (47.97%) Git (software)
4 55 (37.16%) Java
5 54 (36.49%) Scrum
6 47 (31.76%) Jenkins
7 42 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (27.03%) DevOps
9 38 (25.68%) JavaScript
10 36 (24.32%) SQL
10 36 (24.32%) Spring
11 32 (21.62%) Linux
11 32 (21.62%) Open Source
12 31 (20.95%) REST
13 30 (20.27%) Python
14 26 (17.57%) HTML
15 24 (16.22%) Subversion
15 24 (16.22%) Web Services
15 24 (16.22%) Unix
15 24 (16.22%) Configuration Management
15 24 (16.22%) User Stories
16 23 (15.54%) CSS
16 23 (15.54%) Selenium
17 22 (14.86%) Automated Testing
17 22 (14.86%) Oracle
17 22 (14.86%) BDD
17 22 (14.86%) Docker
18 21 (14.19%) Waterfall
18 21 (14.19%) JUnit
18 21 (14.19%) Software Engineering

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 13 (8.78%) Apache
1 13 (8.78%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 10 (6.76%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.38%) SAP Portal
7 4 (2.70%) Apache Solr
8 3 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.03%) Apache Pig
8 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
8 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (2.03%) IIS
8 3 (2.03%) LiveCycle
8 3 (2.03%) nginx
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.03%) SAS
8 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Office
2 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Mingle
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (3.38%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (2.03%) Staffware
4 2 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.08%) AWS CloudFormation
2 9 (6.08%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (5.41%) Amazon S3
3 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.41%) SaaS
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.70%) CloudFront
4 4 (2.70%) GitHub
4 4 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) HTTP
2 9 (6.08%) Intranet
3 5 (3.38%) LDAP
4 3 (2.03%) AMQP
4 3 (2.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.35%) DNS
5 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.68%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.68%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) VoIP
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 13 (8.78%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (5.41%) Snowflake Schema
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (4.73%) Big Data
6 7 (4.73%) MS Access
7 5 (3.38%) MySQL
7 5 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.03%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.03%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.03%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 145 (97.97%) JIRA
2 71 (47.97%) Git (software)
3 47 (31.76%) Jenkins
4 24 (16.22%) Subversion
5 23 (15.54%) Selenium
6 21 (14.19%) JUnit
7 20 (13.51%) Maven
8 15 (10.14%) Bitbucket
9 12 (8.11%) Cucumber
9 12 (8.11%) Gradle
10 10 (6.76%) Mercurial
10 10 (6.76%) Vagrant
11 8 (5.41%) IntelliJ
11 8 (5.41%) Liquibase
11 8 (5.41%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (4.73%) Eclipse
12 7 (4.73%) SonarQube
13 6 (4.05%) SoapUI
13 6 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (3.38%) Checkstyle
General
1 12 (8.11%) Publishing
2 10 (6.76%) Finance
3 4 (2.70%) Legal
3 4 (2.70%) Retail
4 3 (2.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (38.51%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) Analyst
3 26 (17.57%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.49%) Business Analyst
5 15 (10.14%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.78%) Scala Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Tester
8 8 (5.41%) ETL Developer
8 8 (5.41%) QA Tester
8 8 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Agile Project Manager
9 7 (4.73%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Scrum Master
9 7 (4.73%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.05%) Database Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) ABAP Developer
11 5 (3.38%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) Spring
2 31 (20.95%) REST
3 26 (17.57%) HTML
4 24 (16.22%) Web Services
5 23 (15.54%) CSS
6 19 (12.84%) HTML5
6 19 (12.84%) XML
7 18 (12.16%) Spring MVC
8 17 (11.49%) CSS3
9 16 (10.81%) JSON
9 16 (10.81%) RESTful
10 14 (9.46%) Ajax
10 14 (9.46%) Django
11 13 (8.78%) AngularJS
11 13 (8.78%) Guice
11 13 (8.78%) Play Framework
11 13 (8.78%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (7.43%) SOAP
12 11 (7.43%) XSD
13 9 (6.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.03%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.03%) Semantic Web
4 3 (2.03%) Wiki
5 2 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.62%) Linux
2 24 (16.22%) Unix
3 17 (11.49%) Windows
4 7 (4.73%) CentOS
5 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.38%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.03%) zOS
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Debian
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (84.46%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.49%) Scrum
3 42 (28.38%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (27.03%) DevOps
5 32 (21.62%) Open Source
6 24 (16.22%) Configuration Management
6 24 (16.22%) User Stories
7 22 (14.86%) Automated Testing
7 22 (14.86%) BDD
8 21 (14.19%) Kanban
8 21 (14.19%) Software Engineering
8 21 (14.19%) Waterfall
9 20 (13.51%) MVC
10 19 (12.84%) TDD
11 17 (11.49%) SOA
11 17 (11.49%) Workflow
12 16 (10.81%) Data Analysis
13 15 (10.14%) Migration
13 15 (10.14%) Unit Testing
13 15 (10.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (37.16%) Java
2 38 (25.68%) JavaScript
3 36 (24.32%) SQL
4 30 (20.27%) Python
5 21 (14.19%) Ruby
6 20 (13.51%) Scala
7 11 (7.43%) C#
8 8 (5.41%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.73%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.38%) ABAP
10 5 (3.38%) C
10 5 (3.38%) Groovy
11 4 (2.70%) PHP
12 2 (1.35%) C++
12 2 (1.35%) Perl
12 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 15 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.78%) ISEB
3 7 (4.73%) Degree
3 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) APMG
7 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.35%) HNC
7 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (14.86%) Docker
2 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.35%) Varnish
3 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) iptables
4 1 (0.68%) KVM
4 1 (0.68%) LXC
4 1 (0.68%) vCloud
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) Puppet
2 9 (6.08%) Ansible
3 6 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.38%) Consul
4 5 (3.38%) Kibana
4 5 (3.38%) logstash
4 5 (3.38%) Rsyslog
4 5 (3.38%) Terraform
5 4 (2.70%) Pingdom
6 3 (2.03%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (1.35%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.68%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.68%) SELinux
8 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (14.86%) Oracle
2 19 (12.84%) Atlassian
3 14 (9.46%) Google
4 11 (7.43%) Adobe
5 8 (5.41%) SAP
5 8 (5.41%) Talend
6 5 (3.38%) AppDynamics
6 5 (3.38%) LANDesk
6 5 (3.38%) SolarWinds
6 5 (3.38%) webMethods
7 4 (2.70%) PagerDuty
7 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.03%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.03%) hybris
8 3 (2.03%) ILOG
8 3 (2.03%) VMware
9 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco
10 1 (0.68%) HP
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