Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 207 374
Rank change year-on-year +52 +167 +146
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1707 1362 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.29% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.29% 6.95% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 798 431
UK median daily rate £500 £459 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +8.00% -2.30%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £305
90th Percentile £622 £605 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +41.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +41.18%

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 16595 19611 20362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10861 12817 12816
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 508 621
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 16 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 22 October 2017. 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 +50 1631 £500 +8.40% 91
London +17 907 £500 +1.57% 43
UK excluding London +89 770 £475 +8.57% 52
South East +76 234 £475 +15.85% 16
North of England +113 212 £500 +14.94% 18
East of England +41 125 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +47 117 £500 +12.11% 6
Midlands +32 112 £475 +14.46% 6
West Midlands +31 93 £475 +18.60% 6
North West +79 81 £535 +25.88% 7
Scotland +32 41 £325 -20.73% 4
South West -14 40 £420 -18.05% 3
North East +69 28 £535 +22.64% 5
East Midlands -8 14 £300 -33.33%
Wales +3 9 £463 -11.86%
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for Confluence.

1 1653 (96.84%) JIRA
2 1196 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
3 718 (42.06%) Java
4 683 (40.01%) Scrum
5 666 (39.02%) Git (software)
6 630 (36.91%) Jenkins
7 521 (30.52%) DevOps
8 458 (26.83%) TDD
9 454 (26.60%) Linux
10 446 (26.13%) Test Automation
11 413 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
12 396 (23.20%) Docker
13 394 (23.08%) BDD
14 384 (22.50%) REST
15 328 (19.21%) Atlassian
16 323 (18.92%) Microservices
17 322 (18.86%) Spring
18 308 (18.04%) Python
19 305 (17.87%) Finance
20 300 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
21 298 (17.46%) SQL
22 281 (16.46%) Ansible
23 276 (16.17%) Kanban
24 269 (15.76%) HTML
25 260 (15.23%) Oracle
26 258 (15.11%) Cucumber
27 246 (14.41%) JavaScript
28 245 (14.35%) RESTful
28 245 (14.35%) User Stories
29 244 (14.29%) Configuration Management

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 79 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 77 (4.51%) Apache Solr
3 68 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 63 (3.69%) OpenStack
5 55 (3.22%) Apache
5 55 (3.22%) Apache Spark
5 55 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
6 54 (3.16%) JBoss
7 47 (2.75%) CMS
8 41 (2.40%) WildFly
9 40 (2.34%) nginx
10 32 (1.87%) SharePoint
11 28 (1.64%) WebLogic
11 28 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.64%) Drupal
15 11 (0.64%) WordPress
16 9 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 34 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 33 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (1.82%) HipChat
4 28 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 18 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.41%) InVision
10 4 (0.23%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.18%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.18%) InDesign
11 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.12%) SPSS
12 2 (0.12%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
2 20 (1.17%) SAP Hybris
3 12 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.23%) Maximo
6 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.18%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 300 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (8.03%) GitHub
3 117 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 94 (5.51%) Slack
5 51 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (2.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (2.58%) Amazon S3
8 35 (2.05%) Trello
9 33 (1.93%) IaaS
10 32 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 30 (1.76%) PaaS
12 29 (1.70%) SaaS
13 28 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 26 (1.52%) Serverless
15 25 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (1.35%) OpenShift
17 22 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
18 18 (1.05%) CloudFront
19 17 (1.00%) Sauce Labs
20 15 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 119 (6.97%) HTTP
2 48 (2.81%) Kerberos
3 39 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.64%) DNS
5 24 (1.41%) SSL
6 23 (1.35%) LDAP
7 21 (1.23%) Internet
8 19 (1.11%) Firewall
9 14 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (0.82%) OpenVPN
9 14 (0.82%) SSH
10 11 (0.64%) SMS
11 10 (0.59%) LAN
12 8 (0.47%) DHCP
13 7 (0.41%) WAN
14 6 (0.35%) DSL
14 6 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.35%) VPN
15 5 (0.29%) AMQP
15 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (11.78%) PostgreSQL
2 165 (9.67%) Hadoop
3 149 (8.73%) Relational Database
4 142 (8.32%) MongoDB
5 124 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 123 (7.21%) MySQL
7 117 (6.85%) Big Data
8 108 (6.33%) HBase
9 96 (5.62%) SQL Server
10 88 (5.16%) Oracle Database
11 71 (4.16%) RDBMS
12 41 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 40 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
14 28 (1.64%) Endeca
15 26 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.52%) Redis
16 22 (1.29%) DB2
17 18 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1653 (96.84%) JIRA
2 666 (39.02%) Git (software)
3 630 (36.91%) Jenkins
4 258 (15.11%) Cucumber
5 239 (14.00%) JUnit
6 213 (12.48%) Maven
7 180 (10.54%) Selenium
8 160 (9.37%) Bitbucket
9 153 (8.96%) Subversion
10 152 (8.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 131 (7.67%) Sonatype Nexus
12 130 (7.62%) TeamCity
13 105 (6.15%) SonarQube
14 101 (5.92%) Vagrant
15 97 (5.68%) Mockito
16 95 (5.57%) IntelliJ
17 91 (5.33%) Gradle
18 71 (4.16%) WebDriver
19 62 (3.63%) GitLab
20 60 (3.51%) Jasmine
General
1 305 (17.87%) Finance
2 187 (10.95%) Banking
3 69 (4.04%) Retail
4 60 (3.51%) Marketing
5 44 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.58%) Games
8 22 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.29%) Retail Banking
9 21 (1.23%) Electronics
10 16 (0.94%) Back Office
11 15 (0.88%) Publishing
12 13 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.53%) Billing
13 9 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.47%) Legal
15 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.35%) Advertising
16 6 (0.35%) Front Office
16 6 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 525 (30.76%) Developer
2 240 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 238 (13.94%) Java Developer
4 223 (13.06%) Analyst
5 117 (6.85%) Business Analyst
6 103 (6.03%) Scrum Master
7 94 (5.51%) Architect
8 81 (4.75%) Tester
9 69 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 68 (3.98%) Test Analyst
11 65 (3.81%) Senior Developer
12 57 (3.34%) Scala Developer
13 56 (3.28%) Automation Tester
13 56 (3.28%) Linux Engineer
14 52 (3.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 51 (2.99%) Consultant
16 48 (2.81%) AWS DevOps
16 48 (2.81%) AWS Engineer
16 48 (2.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 45 (2.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (22.50%) REST
2 322 (18.86%) Spring
3 269 (15.76%) HTML
4 245 (14.35%) RESTful
5 216 (12.65%) CSS
6 198 (11.60%) Web Services
7 197 (11.54%) HTML5
8 159 (9.31%) CSS3
8 159 (9.31%) JSON
9 128 (7.50%) Hibernate
10 126 (7.38%) Spring Boot
11 121 (7.09%) Node.js
12 120 (7.03%) AngularJS
13 109 (6.39%) XML
14 102 (5.98%) .NET
15 95 (5.57%) Apache Camel
16 89 (5.21%) Drools
16 89 (5.21%) Spring MVC
17 88 (5.16%) Kafka
18 85 (4.98%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
3 73 (4.28%) Linux Command Line
4 70 (4.10%) User Experience
5 56 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 53 (3.10%) Algorithms
6 53 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 47 (2.75%) Virtual Team
8 37 (2.17%) iPad
9 36 (2.11%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.93%) Clustering
11 32 (1.87%) Social Media
12 30 (1.76%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.29%) Wiki
14 21 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
14 21 (1.23%) STB
15 16 (0.94%) Video on Demand
16 15 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 15 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
16 15 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 454 (26.60%) Linux
2 165 (9.67%) Unix
3 162 (9.49%) Windows
4 112 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (3.87%) Apple iOS
6 64 (3.75%) Android
7 52 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 45 (2.64%) CentOS
9 42 (2.46%) VMS
10 30 (1.76%) Solaris
11 21 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.18%) AIX
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.059%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.059%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1196 (70.06%) Agile Software Development
2 683 (40.01%) Scrum
3 521 (30.52%) DevOps
4 458 (26.83%) TDD
5 446 (26.13%) Test Automation
6 413 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
7 394 (23.08%) BDD
8 323 (18.92%) Microservices
9 276 (16.17%) Kanban
10 245 (14.35%) User Stories
11 244 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 241 (14.12%) Open Source
13 184 (10.78%) Coaching
14 172 (10.08%) SOA
15 163 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 159 (9.31%) SDLC
17 135 (7.91%) OO
18 132 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
19 131 (7.67%) Acceptance Criteria
19 131 (7.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 718 (42.06%) Java
2 308 (18.04%) Python
3 298 (17.46%) SQL
4 246 (14.41%) JavaScript
5 148 (8.67%) Ruby
6 126 (7.38%) Bash Shell
7 124 (7.26%) C#
8 98 (5.74%) Scala
9 66 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 65 (3.81%) Groovy
11 59 (3.46%) Perl
11 59 (3.46%) Shell Script
12 55 (3.22%) PL/SQL
13 41 (2.40%) JPQL
14 39 (2.28%) PHP
15 38 (2.23%) Apple Swift
16 33 (1.93%) C++
17 31 (1.82%) C
18 27 (1.58%) Objective-C
19 15 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 234 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 166 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 92 (5.39%) Degree
4 43 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 41 (2.40%) ISEB
6 39 (2.28%) ISTQB
7 20 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (0.94%) PMP
10 8 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.29%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.23%) IIBA
13 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (7.32%) QA
2 18 (1.05%) PMO
3 16 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.82%) GCP
5 9 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.53%) GDPR
6 6 (0.35%) MiFID
7 4 (0.23%) WCAG
8 3 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.059%) EMIR
10 1 (0.059%) PSD2
10 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 396 (23.20%) Docker
2 51 (2.99%) HDFS
3 36 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 34 (1.99%) Active Directory
5 26 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.11%) Xen
7 17 (1.00%) vCloud
8 14 (0.82%) Postfix
8 14 (0.82%) Squid
9 13 (0.76%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.35%) Gluster
10 6 (0.35%) LXC
11 3 (0.18%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.18%) KVM
11 3 (0.18%) Varnish
11 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.12%) iptables
12 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 281 (16.46%) Ansible
2 211 (12.36%) Puppet
3 169 (9.90%) Terraform
4 164 (9.61%) Kubernetes
5 132 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.40%) ZABBIX
7 39 (2.28%) Rancher
8 37 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
9 30 (1.76%) Kibana
10 27 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (1.52%) Salt
12 19 (1.11%) logstash
12 19 (1.11%) Nagios
13 14 (0.82%) Mesos
14 13 (0.76%) Rsyslog
14 13 (0.76%) Sysdig
15 12 (0.70%) Ambari
16 10 (0.59%) Consul
17 8 (0.47%) Pingdom
18 7 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 328 (19.21%) Atlassian
2 260 (15.23%) Oracle
3 110 (6.44%) Microsoft
4 97 (5.68%) Google
5 82 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 67 (3.93%) SAP
7 60 (3.51%) VMware
8 48 (2.81%) Adobe
9 44 (2.58%) HP
10 38 (2.23%) IBM
11 32 (1.87%) Splunk
12 29 (1.70%) hybris
12 29 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (1.58%) ATG
14 23 (1.35%) Sybase
15 21 (1.23%) Sonatype
16 19 (1.11%) AppDynamics
17 18 (1.05%) ServiceNow
18 17 (1.00%) MuleSoft
18 17 (1.00%) Sitecore