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 3 months to 25 April 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 West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 119 139
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 32 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 0.80% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.84% 4.94% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 11
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £395
% change year-on-year - +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.28% -22.22%  

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 West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 468 486 543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.84% 16.29% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 341 328
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £19.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -5.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £8.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.95 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 April 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
Wiltshire +17 14 £400 - 4
Bristol +9 9 £450 +5.88% 1
Gloucestershire +1 8 £394 -25.00% 5
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 52 (100.00%) JIRA
2 51 (98.08%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) Git (software)
4 23 (44.23%) Scrum
5 22 (42.31%) DevOps
6 21 (40.38%) Microservices
7 19 (36.54%) HTML
7 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
8 16 (30.77%) CSS
8 16 (30.77%) XML
8 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
9 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
9 15 (28.85%) Atlassian
9 15 (28.85%) HTML5
10 14 (26.92%) TeamCity
10 14 (26.92%) Java
11 13 (25.00%) DHTML
11 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
11 13 (25.00%) Ansible
12 12 (23.08%) Bitbucket
12 12 (23.08%) CSS3
12 12 (23.08%) Oracle
12 12 (23.08%) Finance
12 12 (23.08%) Banking
13 10 (19.23%) Windows
13 10 (19.23%) Docker
13 10 (19.23%) User Experience
13 10 (19.23%) Front End Development
14 9 (17.31%) Artifactory
14 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing

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 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.92%) Mule
4 1 (1.92%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) AMQP
1 3 (5.77%) VoIP
1 3 (5.77%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.85%) DMZ
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.85%) DB2
1 2 (3.85%) dBASE
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Accumulo
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.92%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 52 (100.00%) JIRA
2 25 (48.08%) Git (software)
3 14 (26.92%) TeamCity
4 12 (23.08%) Bitbucket
5 9 (17.31%) Ant
5 9 (17.31%) Artifactory
5 9 (17.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.77%) CMake
7 3 (5.77%) GoogleTest
8 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.85%) Maven
8 2 (3.85%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.92%) JUnit
9 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.92%) Selenium
9 1 (1.92%) Valgrind
General
1 12 (23.08%) Banking
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Electronics
2 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Java Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (13.46%) WebOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Head of Delivery
5 5 (9.62%) Head of Design
5 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Requirements Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (36.54%) HTML
2 16 (30.77%) CSS
2 16 (30.77%) XML
3 15 (28.85%) HTML5
4 13 (25.00%) DHTML
5 12 (23.08%) CSS3
6 7 (13.46%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (13.46%) WebCenter
7 6 (11.54%) React
8 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.69%) EJB
8 4 (7.69%) JMS
8 4 (7.69%) REST
8 4 (7.69%) Web Services
9 3 (5.77%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.77%) SOAP
9 3 (5.77%) Spring
9 3 (5.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.85%) Apache Camel
10 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) User Experience
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.54%) PMI
4 5 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (5.77%) iPad
5 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.38%) Linux
4 7 (13.46%) Amazon Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (44.23%) Scrum
3 22 (42.31%) DevOps
4 21 (40.38%) Microservices
5 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (19.23%) Front End Development
7 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Migration
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 8 (15.38%) User Stories
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.46%) Database Tuning
9 7 (13.46%) ITIL
9 7 (13.46%) Kanban
9 7 (13.46%) Performance Testing
9 7 (13.46%) Web Development
9 7 (13.46%) Web Operations
10 6 (11.54%) Service Management
10 6 (11.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 6 (11.54%) Chartered Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) CITP
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (11.54%) MBCS
4 6 (11.54%) PMI Certification
4 6 (11.54%) PMP
5 5 (9.62%) ISEB
6 4 (7.69%) CISA
6 4 (7.69%) CISSP
6 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) IIBA
7 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Docker
2 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Ansible
2 8 (15.38%) Kibana
3 7 (13.46%) Icinga
3 7 (13.46%) logstash
4 6 (11.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Atlassian
2 12 (23.08%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) Google
4 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
5 6 (11.54%) VMware
6 5 (9.62%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.92%) HP
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