Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 181 323
Rank change year-on-year +36 +142 +176
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,881 1,427 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.49% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.38% 8.34% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 832 518
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -2.86%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £287
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -20.83% +37.14%
10th Percentile £39.00 £41.75 £44.50
90th Percentile £62.75 £50.75 £162.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £108.13
% change year-on-year +11.11% -58.38% +147.14%

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 16,528 17,116 18,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 17.83% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,052 11,031 11,556
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.95%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £236
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 365 497
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 17 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 21 February 2018. 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 +42 1,808 £500 +8.11% 273
London +8 967 £513 +7.89% 114
UK excluding London +74 904 £455 +1.11% 170
South East +68 279 £475 +5.56% 47
North of England +50 256 £475 +7.95% 35
Midlands +53 123 £475 +18.60% 26
Yorkshire +8 122 £475 +4.11% 9
East of England +37 108 £450 -8.16% 17
West Midlands +37 91 £470 +4.44% 15
North West +63 85 £488 +14.71% 21
South West +23 81 £420 -6.67% 34
North East +32 65 £475 +11.76% 5
Scotland +8 48 £400 - 10
East Midlands +27 27 £475 +22.58% 11
Wales -8 10 £438 -16.67% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Northern Ireland -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,809 (96.17%) JIRA
2 1,376 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
3 758 (40.30%) Java
4 720 (38.28%) Jenkins
5 711 (37.80%) Git (software)
6 652 (34.66%) DevOps
7 650 (34.56%) Scrum
8 518 (27.54%) Test Automation
9 495 (26.32%) Linux
10 454 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
11 405 (21.53%) TDD
12 404 (21.48%) Docker
13 391 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
14 383 (20.36%) BDD
15 370 (19.67%) REST
15 370 (19.67%) Atlassian
16 366 (19.46%) Microservices
17 349 (18.55%) Python
18 340 (18.08%) Kanban
19 339 (18.02%) Finance
20 306 (16.27%) SQL
21 297 (15.79%) User Stories
22 275 (14.62%) Ansible
22 275 (14.62%) JavaScript
23 272 (14.46%) JUnit
24 269 (14.30%) Maven
25 259 (13.77%) Web Services
26 256 (13.61%) Selenium
27 254 (13.50%) Configuration Management
28 250 (13.29%) Unix

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 90 (4.78%) Tomcat
2 83 (4.41%) OpenStack
3 74 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 70 (3.72%) Apache
5 65 (3.46%) WildFly
6 59 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (2.87%) nginx
8 45 (2.39%) JBoss
9 39 (2.07%) SharePoint
10 37 (1.97%) CMS
11 36 (1.91%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.44%) IIS
13 25 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 22 (1.17%) WordPress
15 21 (1.12%) Apache Solr
15 21 (1.12%) WebLogic
16 20 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
17 16 (0.85%) Apache Spark
18 15 (0.80%) Mule
19 13 (0.69%) Documentum
Applications
1 39 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 39 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 34 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (1.65%) HipChat
4 30 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.48%) InVision
8 6 (0.32%) UserZoom
9 5 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.21%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.16%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.053%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.27%) Maximo
6 5 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.053%) Magento
9 1 (0.053%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 391 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (8.93%) Slack
3 158 (8.40%) GitHub
4 138 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 79 (4.20%) Amazon S3
6 71 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
6 71 (3.77%) IaaS
6 71 (3.77%) PaaS
7 64 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 63 (3.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 55 (2.92%) Serverless
10 53 (2.82%) OpenShift
11 51 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
12 50 (2.66%) Trello
13 46 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 46 (2.45%) Route 53
14 44 (2.34%) CloudFront
15 26 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (1.28%) npm
16 24 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (5.79%) HTTP
2 70 (3.72%) Firewall
3 58 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.02%) DNS
5 32 (1.70%) SSL
6 25 (1.33%) Internet
7 18 (0.96%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.74%) SSH
9 13 (0.69%) SMS
9 13 (0.69%) VPN
10 12 (0.64%) DSL
10 12 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
10 12 (0.64%) OpenVPN
11 9 (0.48%) DHCP
12 7 (0.37%) Network Security
12 7 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.32%) FTP
13 6 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.69%) PostgreSQL
2 150 (7.97%) MySQL
3 149 (7.92%) MongoDB
4 135 (7.18%) Relational Database
5 124 (6.59%) NoSQL
6 119 (6.33%) SQL Server
7 99 (5.26%) RDBMS
8 93 (4.94%) Hadoop
9 79 (4.20%) Big Data
10 75 (3.99%) Oracle Database
11 73 (3.88%) Apache Cassandra
12 65 (3.46%) Amazon RDS
13 48 (2.55%) Redis
14 31 (1.65%) HBase
15 28 (1.49%) NuoDB
16 26 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 25 (1.33%) DB2
18 23 (1.22%) Endeca
19 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,809 (96.17%) JIRA
2 720 (38.28%) Jenkins
3 711 (37.80%) Git (software)
4 272 (14.46%) JUnit
5 269 (14.30%) Maven
6 256 (13.61%) Selenium
7 231 (12.28%) Cucumber
8 168 (8.93%) Bitbucket
9 152 (8.08%) SonarQube
10 136 (7.23%) TeamCity
11 127 (6.75%) Subversion
12 124 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 120 (6.38%) Mockito
14 98 (5.21%) WebDriver
15 93 (4.94%) Vagrant
16 91 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
17 86 (4.57%) Checkstyle
18 83 (4.41%) Liquibase
19 78 (4.15%) Gradle
20 70 (3.72%) SoapUI
General
1 339 (18.02%) Finance
2 193 (10.26%) Banking
3 95 (5.05%) Retail
4 38 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 28 (1.49%) Games
7 24 (1.28%) Marketing
8 15 (0.80%) Legal
9 14 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.69%) Billing
10 13 (0.69%) Publishing
11 12 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.64%) Front Office
11 12 (0.64%) Law
12 8 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.43%) International Banking
13 7 (0.37%) Advertising
14 6 (0.32%) Automotive
14 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 475 (25.25%) Developer
2 327 (17.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 272 (14.46%) Analyst
4 242 (12.87%) Java Developer
5 173 (9.20%) Business Analyst
6 104 (5.53%) Scrum Master
7 92 (4.89%) Tester
8 80 (4.25%) Project Manager
9 75 (3.99%) Architect
10 73 (3.88%) AWS DevOps
11 69 (3.67%) Senior Developer
12 68 (3.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 67 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
14 65 (3.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 62 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
16 61 (3.24%) Software Engineer
17 60 (3.19%) Automation Tester
18 59 (3.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 58 (3.08%) Test Engineer
20 52 (2.76%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (19.67%) REST
2 259 (13.77%) Web Services
3 240 (12.76%) RESTful
4 211 (11.22%) Spring
5 191 (10.15%) Node.js
6 183 (9.73%) HTML
7 150 (7.97%) CSS
8 149 (7.92%) Hibernate
9 133 (7.07%) .NET
10 125 (6.65%) HTML5
11 116 (6.17%) Gherkin
12 115 (6.11%) JSON
13 103 (5.48%) XML
14 98 (5.21%) SOAP
15 96 (5.10%) JMS
16 94 (5.00%) J2EE
17 90 (4.78%) CSS3
17 90 (4.78%) JAX-RS
18 88 (4.68%) AngularJS
19 82 (4.36%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (6.22%) User Experience
3 115 (6.11%) Linux Command Line
4 73 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 61 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.71%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.29%) iPad
8 40 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 37 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 34 (1.81%) Wiki
11 33 (1.75%) Clustering
12 29 (1.54%) Social Media
13 27 (1.44%) Management Information System
14 24 (1.28%) Fintech
15 23 (1.22%) Data Centre
16 22 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
17 19 (1.01%) Algorithms
18 18 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
19 16 (0.85%) Cloud Native
19 16 (0.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 495 (26.32%) Linux
2 250 (13.29%) Unix
3 175 (9.30%) Windows
4 159 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 68 (3.62%) VMS
7 58 (3.08%) CentOS
8 54 (2.87%) Android
9 37 (1.97%) Windows Server
10 23 (1.22%) Mac OS X
10 23 (1.22%) Solaris
11 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.16%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,376 (73.15%) Agile Software Development
2 652 (34.66%) DevOps
3 650 (34.56%) Scrum
4 518 (27.54%) Test Automation
5 454 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 405 (21.53%) TDD
7 383 (20.36%) BDD
8 366 (19.46%) Microservices
9 340 (18.08%) Kanban
10 297 (15.79%) User Stories
11 254 (13.50%) Configuration Management
12 247 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
13 225 (11.96%) Open Source
14 211 (11.22%) Coaching
15 204 (10.85%) Mentoring
16 199 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 187 (9.94%) SDLC
18 149 (7.92%) SOA
19 148 (7.87%) Acceptance Criteria
20 145 (7.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 758 (40.30%) Java
2 349 (18.55%) Python
3 306 (16.27%) SQL
4 275 (14.62%) JavaScript
5 185 (9.84%) Bash Shell
6 141 (7.50%) C#
7 110 (5.85%) Ruby
8 94 (5.00%) Groovy
9 93 (4.94%) Perl
10 87 (4.63%) PowerShell
11 71 (3.77%) JPQL
12 62 (3.30%) Shell Script
13 51 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 51 (2.71%) Scala
14 39 (2.07%) PHP
15 31 (1.65%) Apple Swift
15 31 (1.65%) C
16 22 (1.17%) C++
17 15 (0.80%) Go
17 15 (0.80%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 227 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 177 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 115 (6.11%) Degree
4 61 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 32 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 29 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 22 (1.17%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.06%) ISEB
10 9 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.48%) PMP
11 7 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.21%) IIBA
14 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.11%) APMG
15 2 (0.11%) DBS Check
15 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (9.62%) QA
2 32 (1.70%) PMO
3 26 (1.38%) WCAG
4 14 (0.74%) GDPR
5 11 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.43%) GCP
8 6 (0.32%) MiFID
8 6 (0.32%) PSD2
9 3 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.16%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.16%) SLA
10 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.11%) WAI
11 1 (0.053%) HL7
11 1 (0.053%) IFRS
11 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 404 (21.48%) Docker
2 37 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.80%) vCloud
6 13 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.64%) Postfix
7 12 (0.64%) Squid
8 11 (0.58%) HDFS
9 9 (0.48%) Xen
10 8 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.21%) Gluster
11 4 (0.21%) LXC
11 4 (0.21%) NFS
12 3 (0.16%) Cronacle
12 3 (0.16%) iptables
13 2 (0.11%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.11%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.053%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 275 (14.62%) Ansible
2 222 (11.80%) Puppet
3 178 (9.46%) Terraform
4 158 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
5 151 (8.03%) Kubernetes
6 39 (2.07%) Rancher
6 39 (2.07%) ZABBIX
7 37 (1.97%) Nagios
8 32 (1.70%) Salt
9 24 (1.28%) Kibana
10 22 (1.17%) logstash
11 21 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.80%) Icinga
13 15 (0.80%) Nessus
14 14 (0.74%) Mesos
15 12 (0.64%) Packer
16 11 (0.58%) Rsyslog
16 11 (0.58%) Sysdig
17 10 (0.53%) Opsview
Vendors
1 370 (19.67%) Atlassian
2 198 (10.53%) Oracle
3 135 (7.18%) Microsoft
4 133 (7.07%) Red Hat
5 71 (3.77%) IBM
6 55 (2.92%) Google
6 55 (2.92%) VMware
7 48 (2.55%) Splunk
8 38 (2.02%) ServiceNow
9 37 (1.97%) HP
10 35 (1.86%) Adobe
10 35 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (1.86%) SAP
11 34 (1.81%) AppDynamics
12 24 (1.28%) Sonatype
13 23 (1.22%) ATG
14 22 (1.17%) New Relic
15 21 (1.12%) Cisco
16 20 (1.06%) hybris
17 17 (0.90%) Sitecore