Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 199 364
Rank change year-on-year +50 +165 +144
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1876 1397 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 1.33% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.94% 7.21% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 811 437
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +8.14% +1.18%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £303
90th Percentile £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £428
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.34% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
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 £50.63
% change year-on-year -2.22% -11.11% +19.12%

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 17155 19384 20012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.51% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11290 12557 12574
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.45%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £230
90th Percentile £605 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 478 605
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.52% +3.65% +14.29%

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 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +57 1798 £500 +6.38% 120
London +19 1013 £513 +3.54% 42
UK excluding London +98 837 £475 +8.57% 84
South East +87 268 £483 +13.53% 24
North of England +100 238 £500 +14.29% 30
East of England +58 131 £475 +5.56% 6
Yorkshire +48 121 £500 +11.11% 5
Midlands +12 109 £475 +15.15% 7
West Midlands +22 93 £475 +15.15% 6
North West +79 87 £535 +25.88% 18
North East +71 46 £535 +25.88% 7
Scotland +23 46 £358 -10.63% 5
South West -12 42 £420 -11.58% 11
East Midlands -14 11 £475 +16.56% 1
Wales +1 8 £463 -11.86% 1
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1804 (96.16%) JIRA
2 1304 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
3 794 (42.32%) Java
4 722 (38.49%) Scrum
5 715 (38.11%) Git (software)
6 689 (36.73%) Jenkins
7 584 (31.13%) DevOps
8 491 (26.17%) Linux
9 485 (25.85%) TDD
10 476 (25.37%) Test Automation
11 444 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
12 443 (23.61%) Docker
13 417 (22.23%) BDD
14 408 (21.75%) REST
15 372 (19.83%) Microservices
16 360 (19.19%) Atlassian
17 352 (18.76%) Amazon AWS
18 339 (18.07%) Finance
19 335 (17.86%) SQL
20 320 (17.06%) Python
21 314 (16.74%) Spring
22 303 (16.15%) Kanban
23 302 (16.10%) Ansible
24 279 (14.87%) Cucumber
25 272 (14.50%) Oracle
26 265 (14.13%) User Stories
27 261 (13.91%) JavaScript
28 260 (13.86%) Security Cleared
29 259 (13.81%) RESTful
30 258 (13.75%) 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 84 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 82 (4.37%) Tomcat
3 72 (3.84%) OpenStack
4 70 (3.73%) Apache
4 70 (3.73%) Apache Solr
5 60 (3.20%) JBoss
6 55 (2.93%) Apache Spark
7 54 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 53 (2.83%) CMS
9 51 (2.72%) WildFly
10 49 (2.61%) nginx
11 39 (2.08%) SharePoint
12 29 (1.55%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.49%) WebSphere
14 25 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
15 24 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (0.80%) Drupal
16 15 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
17 13 (0.69%) IIS
18 12 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 37 (1.97%) MS Visio
2 35 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (1.65%) HipChat
4 20 (1.07%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.32%) InVision
9 5 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (0.21%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.16%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.16%) InDesign
12 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.11%) SPSS
12 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 15 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.75%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.21%) Maximo
6 4 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.16%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.11%) Lawson
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 352 (18.76%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (8.69%) GitHub
3 143 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 128 (6.82%) Slack
5 59 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (2.83%) Trello
7 51 (2.72%) Amazon S3
8 50 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (2.29%) IaaS
10 39 (2.08%) PaaS
11 38 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 38 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 36 (1.92%) SaaS
13 32 (1.71%) Serverless
14 31 (1.65%) OpenShift
15 30 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
16 23 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 22 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (1.17%) CloudFront
17 22 (1.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 114 (6.08%) HTTP
2 54 (2.88%) Kerberos
3 38 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 28 (1.49%) DNS
5 27 (1.44%) Firewall
5 27 (1.44%) Internet
6 25 (1.33%) LDAP
7 24 (1.28%) SSL
8 15 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
8 15 (0.80%) OpenVPN
8 15 (0.80%) SSH
9 12 (0.64%) SMS
10 9 (0.48%) DHCP
10 9 (0.48%) LAN
11 8 (0.43%) Network Security
12 7 (0.37%) VPN
12 7 (0.37%) WAN
13 6 (0.32%) DSL
14 5 (0.27%) AMQP
14 5 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
2 186 (9.91%) Hadoop
3 156 (8.32%) MongoDB
4 148 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 141 (7.52%) NoSQL
6 138 (7.36%) MySQL
7 131 (6.98%) Big Data
8 119 (6.34%) HBase
9 110 (5.86%) SQL Server
10 95 (5.06%) Oracle Database
11 80 (4.26%) RDBMS
12 50 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
13 47 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 32 (1.71%) Redis
15 29 (1.55%) Endeca
16 27 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 21 (1.12%) DB2
18 17 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
19 13 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
19 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1804 (96.16%) JIRA
2 715 (38.11%) Git (software)
3 689 (36.73%) Jenkins
4 279 (14.87%) Cucumber
5 255 (13.59%) JUnit
6 234 (12.47%) Maven
7 193 (10.29%) Selenium
8 166 (8.85%) Bitbucket
9 160 (8.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 156 (8.32%) Subversion
11 154 (8.21%) TeamCity
12 130 (6.93%) Sonatype Nexus
13 123 (6.56%) SonarQube
14 115 (6.13%) Vagrant
15 114 (6.08%) Mockito
16 102 (5.44%) IntelliJ
17 90 (4.80%) Gradle
18 73 (3.89%) WebDriver
19 71 (3.78%) Ant
19 71 (3.78%) GitLab
General
1 339 (18.07%) Finance
2 204 (10.87%) Banking
3 73 (3.89%) Retail
4 53 (2.83%) Marketing
5 48 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.49%) Games
8 26 (1.39%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.01%) Electronics
11 17 (0.91%) Publishing
12 14 (0.75%) Back Office
12 14 (0.75%) Billing
13 12 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
14 11 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.48%) Legal
16 8 (0.43%) Law
17 7 (0.37%) Front Office
17 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 553 (29.48%) Developer
2 287 (15.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 261 (13.91%) Java Developer
4 254 (13.54%) Analyst
5 143 (7.62%) Business Analyst
6 116 (6.18%) Scrum Master
7 85 (4.53%) Architect
8 83 (4.42%) Tester
9 74 (3.94%) Senior Developer
10 73 (3.89%) Project Manager
11 66 (3.52%) Test Analyst
12 58 (3.09%) AWS DevOps
13 57 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
13 57 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
14 56 (2.99%) Consultant
14 56 (2.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 55 (2.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 54 (2.88%) Automation Tester
17 52 (2.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 49 (2.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (21.75%) REST
2 314 (16.74%) Spring
3 259 (13.81%) RESTful
4 252 (13.43%) HTML
5 230 (12.26%) Web Services
6 202 (10.77%) CSS
7 185 (9.86%) HTML5
8 154 (8.21%) JSON
9 153 (8.16%) Node.js
10 148 (7.89%) CSS3
10 148 (7.89%) Hibernate
11 132 (7.04%) AngularJS
12 129 (6.88%) Spring Boot
13 126 (6.72%) .NET
14 109 (5.81%) XML
15 105 (5.60%) Apache Camel
16 102 (5.44%) Drools
17 95 (5.06%) Kafka
18 89 (4.74%) SOAP
19 88 (4.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
3 86 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 83 (4.42%) User Experience
5 62 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 57 (3.04%) Algorithms
7 56 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 48 (2.56%) Virtual Team
9 38 (2.03%) iPad
10 36 (1.92%) Clustering
11 35 (1.87%) Management Information System
12 32 (1.71%) Social Media
13 31 (1.65%) Public Cloud
14 26 (1.39%) Wiki
15 23 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
17 17 (0.91%) RIA
17 17 (0.91%) Video on Demand
18 16 (0.85%) Data Structures
19 15 (0.80%) STB
Operating Systems
1 491 (26.17%) Linux
2 206 (10.98%) Unix
3 187 (9.97%) Windows
4 129 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 62 (3.30%) Windows Server
7 60 (3.20%) Android
8 55 (2.93%) VMS
9 43 (2.29%) CentOS
10 33 (1.76%) Solaris
11 21 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.053%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.053%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1304 (69.51%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (38.49%) Scrum
3 584 (31.13%) DevOps
4 485 (25.85%) TDD
5 476 (25.37%) Test Automation
6 444 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
7 417 (22.23%) BDD
8 372 (19.83%) Microservices
9 303 (16.15%) Kanban
10 265 (14.13%) User Stories
11 258 (13.75%) Configuration Management
12 248 (13.22%) Open Source
13 206 (10.98%) Coaching
14 189 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
15 180 (9.59%) SOA
16 177 (9.43%) SDLC
17 164 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 152 (8.10%) Mentoring
19 146 (7.78%) Acceptance Criteria
20 142 (7.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 794 (42.32%) Java
2 335 (17.86%) SQL
3 320 (17.06%) Python
4 261 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 141 (7.52%) Bash Shell
6 133 (7.09%) Ruby
7 131 (6.98%) C#
8 93 (4.96%) PowerShell
9 81 (4.32%) Scala
10 80 (4.26%) Groovy
11 68 (3.62%) Perl
11 68 (3.62%) Shell Script
12 56 (2.99%) PL/SQL
13 51 (2.72%) JPQL
14 38 (2.03%) PHP
15 37 (1.97%) Apple Swift
16 32 (1.71%) C
17 29 (1.55%) C++
18 28 (1.49%) Objective-C
19 16 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 260 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 193 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 99 (5.28%) Degree
4 53 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 48 (2.56%) ISTQB
6 47 (2.51%) ISEB
7 18 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.80%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.69%) PMP
11 8 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.32%) IIBA
12 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.27%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.16%) CBAP
14 3 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (8.21%) QA
2 25 (1.33%) PMO
3 16 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.75%) GCP
5 11 (0.59%) GDPR
6 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.43%) MiFID
7 6 (0.32%) WCAG
8 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) PSD2
10 1 (0.053%) EMIR
10 1 (0.053%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.053%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.053%) SLA
10 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 443 (23.61%) Docker
2 51 (2.72%) HDFS
3 38 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.01%) Xen
8 18 (0.96%) vCloud
9 15 (0.80%) Postfix
9 15 (0.80%) Squid
10 13 (0.69%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.32%) Gluster
11 6 (0.32%) LXC
12 3 (0.16%) Cronacle
12 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.11%) KVM
13 2 (0.11%) NFS
13 2 (0.11%) Varnish
13 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 302 (16.10%) Ansible
2 219 (11.67%) Puppet
3 190 (10.13%) Kubernetes
4 181 (9.65%) Terraform
5 148 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.45%) Rancher
7 43 (2.29%) ZABBIX
8 32 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (1.71%) Kibana
9 29 (1.55%) Salt
10 28 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
11 26 (1.39%) Nagios
12 19 (1.01%) logstash
13 17 (0.91%) Mesos
14 14 (0.75%) Ambari
14 14 (0.75%) Rsyslog
14 14 (0.75%) Sysdig
15 11 (0.59%) Consul
16 10 (0.53%) Icinga
17 8 (0.43%) Packer
Vendors
1 360 (19.19%) Atlassian
2 272 (14.50%) Oracle
3 139 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 97 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 87 (4.64%) Google
6 62 (3.30%) SAP
7 61 (3.25%) VMware
8 50 (2.67%) Adobe
9 47 (2.51%) IBM
10 43 (2.29%) HP
11 42 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
12 37 (1.97%) Splunk
13 28 (1.49%) ATG
14 26 (1.39%) AppDynamics
15 24 (1.28%) ServiceNow
16 23 (1.23%) hybris
16 23 (1.23%) Sonatype
16 23 (1.23%) Sybase
17 20 (1.07%) Sitecore
18 19 (1.01%) New Relic