Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 July 2021 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
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 93 107
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14 +36
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,866 922 2,160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.51% 2.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 19.70% 17.03% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,256 631 1,374
10th Percentile £363 £358 £358
25th Percentile £413 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -1.00% -
75th Percentile £562 £538 £575
90th Percentile £640 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £460 £463
% change year-on-year +3.26% -0.54% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 32
10th Percentile £47.75 £18.70 £25.22
25th Percentile £56.38 £20.58 £36.51
Median hourly rate £65.50 £45.91 £44.26
Median % change year-on-year +42.67% +3.73% +1.17%
75th Percentile £72.80 £56.00 £47.81
90th Percentile £78.04 £63.30 £59.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £35.01 £47.50
% change year-on-year +87.12% -26.31% +8.57%

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 9,473 5,415 14,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 14.74% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,415 3,629 9,214
10th Percentile £300 £300 £266
25th Percentile £400 £388 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £562 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 110 306
10th Percentile £12.27 £12.61 £11.53
25th Percentile £16.21 £15.13 £13.31
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £53.00 £32.75 £40.10
90th Percentile £68.36 £52.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.56 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +13.45% -5.00% +5.57%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Confluence over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Confluence over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
England +1 1,482 £495 -0.50% 272
UK excluding London +9 793 £475 +3.26% 176
London -9 712 £500 - 107
Work from Home +8 594 £495 +4.76% 52
South East +16 207 £475 - 40
Midlands +14 189 £475 +10.86% 34
West Midlands +18 182 £475 +10.98% 24
North of England +21 147 £488 +14.71% 47
Scotland +1 102 £425 -10.05% 8
North West +32 87 £500 +30.72% 26
South West -20 77 £475 -8.65% 19
East of England -15 54 £505 +6.88% 20
Yorkshire -20 52 £450 +5.26% 12
Wales -4 14 £508 +6.84% 6
North East 0 8 £463 +5.71% 9
East Midlands -21 7 £368 -10.91% 10
Northern Ireland -15 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 with a requirement for Confluence.

1 1,765 (94.59%) JIRA
2 1,269 (68.01%) Agile Software Development
3 638 (34.19%) Scrum
4 549 (29.42%) DevOps
5 455 (24.38%) Social Skills
6 452 (24.22%) Java
7 438 (23.47%) Jenkins
8 387 (20.74%) Finance
9 379 (20.31%) AWS
10 358 (19.19%) Git (software)
11 326 (17.47%) SQL
12 325 (17.42%) Python
13 304 (16.29%) Linux
14 295 (15.81%) Test Automation
15 283 (15.17%) Oracle
16 280 (15.01%) Security Cleared
17 259 (13.88%) Atlassian
18 254 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
19 247 (13.24%) Azure
20 242 (12.97%) Public Sector
21 230 (12.33%) User Stories
22 228 (12.22%) TDD
23 218 (11.68%) Microservices
24 216 (11.58%) Docker
24 216 (11.58%) GitHub
25 202 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
26 198 (10.61%) SC Cleared
26 198 (10.61%) Ansible
27 195 (10.45%) Kanban
27 195 (10.45%) Banking

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 130 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 60 (3.22%) SAS
4 55 (2.95%) Apache
5 47 (2.52%) Apache Spark
5 47 (2.52%) CMS
6 34 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (1.13%) JBoss
8 20 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
9 19 (1.02%) Headless CMS
10 17 (0.91%) Red Hat Fuse
11 16 (0.86%) nginx
11 16 (0.86%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.80%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.70%) Drupal
14 12 (0.64%) CICS
15 11 (0.59%) SAP Portal
16 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 7 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 141 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 40 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.70%) Figma
7 7 (0.38%) Open Workbench
7 7 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) InVision
8 4 (0.21%) Sketch
9 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.11%) Marvel
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.054%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.054%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 24 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (0.64%) assyst
4 11 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
5 9 (0.48%) SAP FI-CA
6 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.21%) Shopify
7 4 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.16%) Exstream
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.11%) Cloudability
9 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.11%) Workfront
10 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 379 (20.31%) AWS
2 247 (13.24%) Azure
3 216 (11.58%) GitHub
4 98 (5.25%) GCP
5 83 (4.45%) Slack
6 69 (3.70%) Serverless
7 63 (3.38%) Amazon S3
8 56 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (2.52%) PaaS
10 45 (2.41%) SaaS
11 41 (2.20%) IaaS
12 39 (2.09%) OpenShift
13 35 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
13 35 (1.88%) Microsoft 365
14 31 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 31 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 30 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
16 28 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
16 28 (1.50%) npm
17 27 (1.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.36%) Firewall
2 43 (2.30%) VPN
3 38 (2.04%) DNS
4 33 (1.77%) LAN
4 33 (1.77%) Network Security
5 28 (1.50%) BGP
6 25 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.23%) IPv4
8 22 (1.18%) SSL
9 20 (1.07%) HSRP
9 20 (1.07%) HTTP
9 20 (1.07%) MPLS
10 19 (1.02%) HTTPS
11 18 (0.96%) SAN
12 17 (0.91%) NAS
12 17 (0.91%) WAN
13 16 (0.86%) Kerberos
14 15 (0.80%) Broadband
14 15 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (4.72%) MySQL
4 78 (4.18%) Hadoop
5 61 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
6 60 (3.22%) Big Data
6 60 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 58 (3.11%) MongoDB
8 57 (3.05%) NoSQL
9 54 (2.89%) Relational Database
10 49 (2.63%) Apache Hive
11 37 (1.98%) Pentaho
12 35 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
13 34 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
13 34 (1.82%) HBase
14 29 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 25 (1.34%) Tableau
16 24 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
17 22 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
18 21 (1.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,765 (94.59%) JIRA
2 438 (23.47%) Jenkins
3 358 (19.19%) Git (software)
4 190 (10.18%) Bitbucket
5 132 (7.07%) Maven
6 126 (6.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 118 (6.32%) Cucumber
8 117 (6.27%) GitLab
9 114 (6.11%) Selenium
10 72 (3.86%) JUnit
11 57 (3.05%) Postman
12 53 (2.84%) Subversion
13 52 (2.79%) SonarQube
14 49 (2.63%) TeamCity
15 42 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 41 (2.20%) Artifactory
17 35 (1.88%) JMeter
18 31 (1.66%) SoapUI
19 28 (1.50%) WebDriver
20 26 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 455 (24.38%) Social Skills
2 387 (20.74%) Finance
3 242 (12.97%) Public Sector
4 195 (10.45%) Banking
5 165 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (3.64%) Presentation Skills
7 60 (3.22%) Influencing Skills
8 47 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.93%) Documentation Skills
10 31 (1.66%) Retail
11 30 (1.61%) Marketing
12 21 (1.13%) Publishing
13 19 (1.02%) Investment Banking
13 19 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
14 16 (0.86%) Legal
15 13 (0.70%) Games
16 11 (0.59%) Back Office
16 11 (0.59%) Retail Banking
17 10 (0.54%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 393 (21.06%) Developer
2 301 (16.13%) Analyst
3 178 (9.54%) Business Analyst
4 137 (7.34%) Architect
5 103 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 100 (5.36%) Project Manager
7 93 (4.98%) Scrum Master
8 92 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 67 (3.59%) Test Analyst
10 61 (3.27%) Consultant
11 58 (3.11%) Software Engineer
12 51 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
13 50 (2.68%) Data Engineer
13 50 (2.68%) Tester
14 48 (2.57%) Senior Developer
15 40 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
16 39 (2.09%) User Researcher
17 35 (1.88%) Cloud Engineer
18 34 (1.82%) Scala Developer
19 32 (1.71%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (7.18%) Spring
2 125 (6.70%) Node.js
3 119 (6.38%) JSON
3 119 (6.38%) REST
4 102 (5.47%) HTML
5 101 (5.41%) React
6 99 (5.31%) Spring Boot
7 89 (4.77%) Web Services
8 87 (4.66%) XML
9 81 (4.34%) .NET
10 78 (4.18%) AngularJS
11 69 (3.70%) CSS
12 58 (3.11%) RESTful
13 50 (2.68%) Kafka
14 44 (2.36%) J2EE
15 39 (2.09%) Middleware
15 39 (2.09%) Swagger
16 32 (1.71%) Java EE
17 31 (1.66%) HTML5
17 31 (1.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.31%) User Experience
2 55 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 41 (2.20%) Cloud Native
4 37 (1.98%) Data Centre
5 35 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 33 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
9 26 (1.39%) Legacy Systems
10 25 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.23%) Replication
12 20 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 15 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (0.80%) Reference Data
15 12 (0.64%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.59%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 304 (16.29%) Linux
2 179 (9.59%) Windows
3 165 (8.84%) Unix
4 46 (2.47%) Android
5 37 (1.98%) CentOS
6 33 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.29%) Windows Server
8 21 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.70%) Solaris
9 13 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.64%) AIX
11 11 (0.59%) Amazon Linux
11 11 (0.59%) zOS
12 9 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
14 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,269 (68.01%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (34.19%) Scrum
3 549 (29.42%) DevOps
4 295 (15.81%) Test Automation
5 254 (13.61%) Problem-Solving
6 230 (12.33%) User Stories
7 228 (12.22%) TDD
8 218 (11.68%) Microservices
9 202 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
10 195 (10.45%) Kanban
11 176 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 167 (8.95%) Project Management
13 166 (8.90%) Configuration Management
14 164 (8.79%) Software Engineering
15 151 (8.09%) SDLC
16 150 (8.04%) BDD
17 145 (7.77%) Waterfall
18 137 (7.34%) Data Modelling
19 124 (6.65%) Project Delivery
19 124 (6.65%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 452 (24.22%) Java
2 326 (17.47%) SQL
3 325 (17.42%) Python
4 186 (9.97%) JavaScript
5 99 (5.31%) C#
6 93 (4.98%) Java 8
7 85 (4.56%) PL/SQL
8 81 (4.34%) Bash Shell
9 77 (4.13%) Scala
10 74 (3.97%) C
11 71 (3.80%) Shell Script
12 69 (3.70%) PowerShell
13 59 (3.16%) C++
14 58 (3.11%) TypeScript
15 45 (2.41%) Groovy
16 34 (1.82%) Kotlin
17 31 (1.66%) Java 11
17 31 (1.66%) Perl
18 30 (1.61%) R
19 26 (1.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 280 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 198 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 92 (4.93%) Degree
4 59 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 39 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 29 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.50%) ISEB
10 20 (1.07%) PMP
11 17 (0.91%) OCPJP
11 17 (0.91%) PMI Certification
11 17 (0.91%) Sun Certification
12 13 (0.70%) CCIE
12 13 (0.70%) CCIE Service Provider
13 12 (0.64%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 10 (0.54%) CISSP
16 9 (0.48%) CCNP
16 9 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.04%) QA
2 42 (2.25%) PMO
3 26 (1.39%) Accessibility
4 19 (1.02%) SLA
5 16 (0.86%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.86%) GDPR
6 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.38%) MiFID
8 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.27%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.21%) EMIR
9 4 (0.21%) NIST
10 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.16%) SEPA
11 2 (0.11%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 216 (11.58%) Docker
2 50 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.09%) HDFS
5 18 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.70%) NFS
7 12 (0.64%) KVM
8 11 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 11 (0.59%) RACF
8 11 (0.59%) Xen
9 7 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.38%) SRDF
9 7 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.32%) iptables
10 6 (0.32%) vSphere
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.21%) Veritas File System
12 4 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 198 (10.61%) Ansible
2 180 (9.65%) Terraform
3 149 (7.98%) Kubernetes
4 58 (3.11%) Puppet
5 50 (2.68%) Prometheus
6 47 (2.52%) Grafana
7 30 (1.61%) Packer
8 28 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (1.13%) Control-M
10 21 (1.13%) Tivoli
11 20 (1.07%) Rancher
12 14 (0.75%) SCCM
13 12 (0.64%) Istio
13 12 (0.64%) Kibana
13 12 (0.64%) Oozie
14 11 (0.59%) Tivoli NetView
14 11 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
15 10 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 283 (15.17%) Oracle
2 259 (13.88%) Atlassian
3 184 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 72 (3.86%) Splunk
5 66 (3.54%) Google
5 66 (3.54%) ServiceNow
6 65 (3.48%) IBM
7 64 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
8 57 (3.05%) SAP
9 55 (2.95%) Informatica
10 45 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 45 (2.41%) VMware
10 45 (2.41%) webMethods
11 40 (2.14%) Cisco
12 38 (2.04%) BEA
13 36 (1.93%) Cloudera
14 35 (1.88%) HP
15 34 (1.82%) Talend
16 27 (1.45%) EMC
17 25 (1.34%) AppDynamics