Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 July 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 West
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 102 162
Rank change year-on-year +15 +60 0
Contract jobs citing Confluence 147 108 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.35% 2.03% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.00% 13.50% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 50 30
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £369 £363 £296
90th Percentile £613 £538 £639
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
South West median hourly rate £48.75 £43.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -2.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £38.75 £39.98 £42.50
90th Percentile £69.00 £47.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.38% +14.29%

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 919 800 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.68% 15.05% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 490 559
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £249 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 41
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -50.00% +38.46%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.94 £28.25
90th Percentile £69.00 £47.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.82
% change year-on-year - +0.93% -0.93%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the South West

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the South West

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the South West over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the South West

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Confluence in the South West

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the South West over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the South West

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Wiltshire +1 58 £450 -8.05% 1
Bristol -6 35 £475 +11.76% 9
Devon +17 25 £520 - 1
Gloucestershire -30 18 £510 +21.43% 8
Dorset -8 2 £330 -14.97% 5
Somerset -2 1 £413 +50.00%
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 142 (96.60%) JIRA
2 101 (68.71%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (38.78%) Security Cleared
4 48 (32.65%) Atlassian
5 47 (31.97%) Git (software)
6 37 (25.17%) Scrum
6 37 (25.17%) Bitbucket
7 34 (23.13%) SC Cleared
8 33 (22.45%) Jenkins
8 33 (22.45%) REST
8 33 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (21.77%) Java
10 30 (20.41%) Windows
10 30 (20.41%) VMware
11 29 (19.73%) PowerShell
12 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
13 27 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
15 23 (15.65%) BDD
16 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
17 21 (14.29%) HPUX
17 21 (14.29%) Finance
17 21 (14.29%) DV Cleared
18 20 (13.61%) NHS
18 20 (13.61%) Windows Server
19 19 (12.93%) DevOps
19 19 (12.93%) Linux
19 19 (12.93%) Oracle
19 19 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (12.93%) Banking

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (5.44%) WildFly
2 4 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (2.72%) Camunda
3 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.12%) GitHub
4 7 (4.76%) npm
4 7 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (2.04%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.36%) Office 365
6 2 (1.36%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.68%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.68%) NuGet
7 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Slack
7 1 (0.68%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.48%) DNS
1 11 (7.48%) HTTP
2 6 (4.08%) SSH
3 5 (3.40%) FTP
3 5 (3.40%) SMTP
4 3 (2.04%) DHCP
4 3 (2.04%) Skype
5 2 (1.36%) BGP
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.36%) DMVPN
5 2 (1.36%) Firewall
5 2 (1.36%) Multicast
5 2 (1.36%) OSPF
5 2 (1.36%) SAN
5 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.36%) VSAN
5 2 (1.36%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.48%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.72%) DB2
4 4 (2.72%) MySQL
5 3 (2.04%) MS Access
5 3 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 142 (96.60%) JIRA
2 47 (31.97%) Git (software)
3 37 (25.17%) Bitbucket
4 33 (22.45%) Jenkins
5 17 (11.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (11.56%) JUnit
6 13 (8.84%) Maven
6 13 (8.84%) Selenium
7 11 (7.48%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.48%) SonarQube
8 8 (5.44%) Hudson
8 8 (5.44%) Vagrant
9 7 (4.76%) Babel
9 7 (4.76%) Checkstyle
9 7 (4.76%) Liquibase
9 7 (4.76%) Mockito
9 7 (4.76%) webpack
10 6 (4.08%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.08%) Subversion
11 5 (3.40%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Banking
3 2 (1.36%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (32.65%) Developer
2 24 (16.33%) Analyst
3 21 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.84%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.16%) PowerShell Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 9 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Administrator
8 7 (4.76%) AWS Developer
8 7 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) IT Administrator
8 7 (4.76%) IT Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.76%) JavaScript Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.08%) Agile Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Change Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) REST
2 16 (10.88%) Spring
3 14 (9.52%) RESTful
4 11 (7.48%) CSS
5 9 (6.12%) React
5 9 (6.12%) Spring MVC
6 8 (5.44%) .NET
6 8 (5.44%) Django
6 8 (5.44%) Hibernate
6 8 (5.44%) JMS
6 8 (5.44%) Node.js
6 8 (5.44%) SOAP
6 8 (5.44%) Web Services
7 7 (4.76%) Drools
7 7 (4.76%) Java EE
7 7 (4.76%) JAX-RS
7 7 (4.76%) JSON
7 7 (4.76%) LESS
7 7 (4.76%) Redux
7 7 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) NHS
2 15 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.20%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.04%) PKI
6 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.41%) Windows
2 21 (14.29%) HPUX
3 20 (13.61%) Windows Server
4 19 (12.93%) Linux
5 11 (7.48%) Unix
6 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.44%) Windows 10
8 7 (4.76%) VMS
9 1 (0.68%) CentOS
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (68.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.17%) Scrum
3 33 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 23 (15.65%) BDD
6 19 (12.93%) DevOps
7 18 (12.24%) Kanban
7 18 (12.24%) Microservices
7 18 (12.24%) Software Engineering
8 15 (10.20%) TDD
9 14 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation
9 14 (9.52%) OO
9 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 13 (8.84%) Change Management
11 12 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
11 12 (8.16%) Domain-Driven Design
11 12 (8.16%) Project Management
11 12 (8.16%) Reverse Engineering
11 12 (8.16%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) Java
2 29 (19.73%) PowerShell
3 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.84%) Python
5 12 (8.16%) C
6 11 (7.48%) SQL
7 10 (6.80%) Java 8
8 8 (5.44%) C#
8 8 (5.44%) Ruby
9 7 (4.76%) ES6
9 7 (4.76%) ES7
9 7 (4.76%) JPQL
9 7 (4.76%) TypeScript
10 6 (4.08%) PHP
10 6 (4.08%) Scala
11 4 (2.72%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.04%) Groovy
12 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.04%) VBA
13 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (38.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (23.13%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 14 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (8.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (8.16%) CCNA
7 11 (7.48%) MCSA
7 11 (7.48%) MCSE
7 11 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (6.12%) OCA
8 9 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (4.76%) CCENT
10 6 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.36%) CCNP
11 2 (1.36%) Degree
11 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.36%) SANS
12 1 (0.68%) CCA
12 1 (0.68%) MCP
12 1 (0.68%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) PMO
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (1.36%) NCSC
3 2 (1.36%) NIST
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.84%) Docker
3 7 (4.76%) Firmware
3 7 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.36%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) iptables
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (12.24%) vCenter Server
2 11 (7.48%) PowerCLI
3 10 (6.80%) Kubernetes
3 10 (6.80%) SCCM
4 2 (1.36%) systemd
4 2 (1.36%) Terraform
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Packer
5 1 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.68%) SCOM
5 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (32.65%) Atlassian
2 30 (20.41%) VMware
3 22 (14.97%) Microsoft
4 19 (12.93%) Oracle
5 16 (10.88%) Cisco
6 10 (6.80%) HP
7 6 (4.08%) Google
8 4 (2.72%) Adobe
8 4 (2.72%) hybris
8 4 (2.72%) SAP
8 4 (2.72%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.36%) InterSystems
9 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.36%) Zend
10 1 (0.68%) CA
10 1 (0.68%) Citrix
10 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.68%) Splunk
10 1 (0.68%) Veeam