Period
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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 98 100
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,613 1,415 1,146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.96% 2.44% 2.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 23.89% 18.26% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 961 759
10th Percentile £398 £350 £358
25th Percentile £450 £405 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £618 £540 £550
90th Percentile £688 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 5
10th Percentile £37.75 £21.07 £15.08
25th Percentile £45.94 £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate £65.54 £56.25 £24.10
Median % change year-on-year +16.52% +133.40% -47.61%
75th Percentile £77.50 £65.50 £58.00
90th Percentile £79.88 £72.66 £65.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £58.00 £41.05
% change year-on-year +20.69% +41.29% -13.58%

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 10,939 7,748 7,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.39% 13.37% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,486 5,272 4,695
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
25th Percentile £420 £400 £373
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £631 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 164 152
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £17.09 £16.63 £15.59
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.06
Median % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.15% +14.60%
75th Percentile £58.81 £56.13 £36.00
90th Percentile £75.08 £65.53 £53.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £24.25 £19.44
% change year-on-year -8.25% +24.74% +21.50%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +25 2,129 £525 +10.53% 217
Work from Home +1 1,283 £525 +10.53% 90
London +36 1,166 £550 +10.00% 86
UK excluding London +9 929 £500 +11.11% 143
Midlands +9 208 £459 +13.33% 30
South East -10 195 £500 +5.26% 26
West Midlands +1 193 £460 +8.63% 25
North of England +9 185 £500 +10.50% 41
South West +2 128 £575 +15.00% 25
Scotland +9 111 £500 +17.65% 9
North West -3 91 £500 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire +14 86 £500 +7.53% 12
East of England +15 74 £491 +3.97% 4
Wales -4 27 £600 +20.00% 8
East Midlands -18 14 £450 +32.35% 5
North East -3 8 £488 -10.55% 9
Northern Ireland -5 2 £475 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 2,481 (94.95%) JIRA
2 1,857 (71.07%) Agile
3 953 (36.47%) Scrum
4 743 (28.43%) Social Skills
5 724 (27.71%) DevOps
6 606 (23.19%) Java
7 598 (22.89%) Git (software)
8 591 (22.62%) AWS
9 548 (20.97%) Jenkins
10 535 (20.47%) CI/CD
11 515 (19.71%) Finance
12 468 (17.91%) Azure
13 456 (17.45%) SQL
14 435 (16.65%) Security Cleared
15 412 (15.77%) Linux
16 383 (14.66%) Python
17 380 (14.54%) Test Automation
18 377 (14.43%) SC Cleared
19 345 (13.20%) Atlassian
20 333 (12.74%) Public Sector
21 315 (12.06%) Docker
22 301 (11.52%) Project Management
22 301 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
23 291 (11.14%) Kanban
23 291 (11.14%) Banking
24 290 (11.10%) User Stories
25 280 (10.72%) Bitbucket
26 276 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
27 272 (10.41%) Oracle
28 270 (10.33%) Microsoft

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
1 164 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.03%) WebLogic
3 46 (1.76%) SAS
4 42 (1.61%) CMS
5 38 (1.45%) nginx
6 33 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 27 (1.03%) IIS
8 25 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 24 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.84%) JBoss
11 21 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (0.80%) Apache
12 20 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 20 (0.77%) Mule
13 19 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
14 16 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.31%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Fuse
16 7 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 136 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (3.37%) MS Visio
4 59 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 49 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 5 (0.19%) Sketch
7 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) InVision
9 2 (0.077%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.038%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.038%) Simulink
10 1 (0.038%) Snagit
10 1 (0.038%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 42 (1.61%) assyst
2 22 (0.84%) SAP FI-CA
2 22 (0.84%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.31%) Magento
5 7 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.27%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.23%) Maximo
6 6 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 5 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 5 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.15%) Cloudability
8 4 (0.15%) Shopify
8 4 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
9 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 591 (22.62%) AWS
2 468 (17.91%) Azure
3 238 (9.11%) GitHub
4 166 (6.35%) GCP
5 98 (3.75%) Slack
6 90 (3.44%) Power Platform
7 89 (3.41%) Serverless
8 87 (3.33%) PaaS
9 67 (2.56%) Miro
10 65 (2.49%) SaaS
11 56 (2.14%) Microsoft 365
12 53 (2.03%) Amazon S3
13 50 (1.91%) Trello
14 49 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
15 47 (1.80%) Figma
16 44 (1.68%) IaaS
17 40 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
17 40 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
17 40 (1.53%) OpenShift
18 30 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.53%) Firewall
2 61 (2.33%) HTTP
3 57 (2.18%) DNS
4 40 (1.53%) Internet
5 35 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 25 (0.96%) IPv4
7 24 (0.92%) DHCP
8 23 (0.88%) SSL
9 22 (0.84%) VPN
10 21 (0.80%) IPv6
11 20 (0.77%) Network Security
12 19 (0.73%) LAN
13 18 (0.69%) HTTPS
13 18 (0.69%) Skype
14 17 (0.65%) SSH
15 15 (0.57%) FTP
15 15 (0.57%) WAN
16 12 (0.46%) Bluetooth
16 12 (0.46%) Kerberos
17 11 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (5.17%) MySQL
2 131 (5.01%) SQL Server
3 97 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
4 96 (3.67%) NoSQL
5 89 (3.41%) Pentaho
6 79 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
7 78 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 72 (2.76%) Oracle Database
9 71 (2.72%) Power BI
10 65 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 61 (2.33%) Big Data
12 56 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
13 45 (1.72%) Impala
14 44 (1.68%) Hadoop
15 39 (1.49%) Apache Hive
16 31 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 30 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
18 29 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
19 27 (1.03%) Redis
20 26 (1.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2,481 (94.95%) JIRA
2 598 (22.89%) Git (software)
3 548 (20.97%) Jenkins
4 280 (10.72%) Bitbucket
5 228 (8.73%) GitLab
6 160 (6.12%) Cucumber
7 133 (5.09%) Selenium
8 124 (4.75%) Maven
9 109 (4.17%) JUnit
10 81 (3.10%) JMeter
11 79 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
12 77 (2.95%) Postman
12 77 (2.95%) SoapUI
13 72 (2.76%) SonarQube
14 65 (2.49%) Subversion
15 51 (1.95%) Artifactory
16 50 (1.91%) REST Assured
17 49 (1.88%) Zephyr
18 42 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 41 (1.57%) TeamCity
General
1 743 (28.43%) Social Skills
2 515 (19.71%) Finance
3 333 (12.74%) Public Sector
4 291 (11.14%) Banking
5 259 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (4.52%) Retail
7 92 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 88 (3.37%) Presentation Skills
9 76 (2.91%) Marketing
10 58 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
11 53 (2.03%) Retail Banking
12 50 (1.91%) Investment Banking
13 48 (1.84%) Documentation Skills
14 47 (1.80%) Organisational Skills
15 43 (1.65%) Legal
16 41 (1.57%) Financial Institution
17 25 (0.96%) Front Office
17 25 (0.96%) Manufacturing
18 21 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
18 21 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 479 (18.33%) Analyst
2 450 (17.22%) Developer
3 314 (12.02%) Business Analyst
4 173 (6.62%) Architect
5 162 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 160 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 142 (5.43%) Scrum Master
8 111 (4.25%) Java Developer
9 98 (3.75%) Software Engineer
10 95 (3.64%) Test Analyst
11 73 (2.79%) Senior Developer
12 61 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
13 59 (2.26%) Solutions Architect
14 58 (2.22%) Consultant
15 54 (2.07%) Designer
15 54 (2.07%) Software Developer
16 52 (1.99%) Tester
17 48 (1.84%) Data Engineer
18 43 (1.65%) Release Manager
19 40 (1.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (7.85%) REST
2 201 (7.69%) Spring
3 180 (6.89%) JSON
4 149 (5.70%) Node.js
5 147 (5.63%) RESTful
6 141 (5.40%) .NET
7 132 (5.05%) React
8 129 (4.94%) HTML
9 119 (4.55%) Kafka
10 116 (4.44%) Spring Boot
11 111 (4.25%) XML
12 101 (3.87%) CSS
13 96 (3.67%) SOAP
14 69 (2.64%) AngularJS
15 59 (2.26%) J2EE
16 57 (2.18%) Web Services
17 47 (1.80%) WireMock
18 41 (1.57%) Hibernate
18 41 (1.57%) HTML5
19 39 (1.49%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 184 (7.04%) User Experience
2 99 (3.79%) Mobile App
3 94 (3.60%) Public Cloud
4 91 (3.48%) Virtual Team
5 77 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 46 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 43 (1.65%) Cloud Native
9 41 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 35 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
11 32 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
12 28 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 27 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
14 26 (1.00%) Legacy Systems
15 25 (0.96%) Reference Data
16 23 (0.88%) Social Media
17 22 (0.84%) Replication
18 19 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
19 18 (0.69%) PKI
20 17 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 412 (15.77%) Linux
2 227 (8.69%) Windows
3 207 (7.92%) Unix
4 62 (2.37%) Android
5 57 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 44 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 23 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.77%) CentOS
9 18 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 16 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.38%) Solaris
13 8 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,857 (71.07%) Agile
2 953 (36.47%) Scrum
3 724 (27.71%) DevOps
4 535 (20.47%) CI/CD
5 380 (14.54%) Test Automation
6 301 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
6 301 (11.52%) Project Management
7 291 (11.14%) Kanban
8 290 (11.10%) User Stories
9 276 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 263 (10.07%) Microservices
11 259 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
12 250 (9.57%) Software Engineering
13 233 (8.92%) Analytics
14 231 (8.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 198 (7.58%) TDD
16 183 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 183 (7.00%) Migration
17 182 (6.97%) Requirements Gathering
18 180 (6.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 606 (23.19%) Java
2 456 (17.45%) SQL
3 383 (14.66%) Python
4 228 (8.73%) JavaScript
5 123 (4.71%) Shell Script
6 121 (4.63%) PL/SQL
7 118 (4.52%) Bash
8 114 (4.36%) PowerShell
9 97 (3.71%) C#
10 79 (3.02%) C
11 61 (2.33%) C++
12 56 (2.14%) Perl
13 53 (2.03%) Go
13 53 (2.03%) Scala
14 50 (1.91%) TypeScript
15 47 (1.80%) Groovy
16 44 (1.68%) Kotlin
17 38 (1.45%) R
18 29 (1.11%) Ruby
19 28 (1.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 435 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 377 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 101 (3.87%) ISTQB
4 79 (3.02%) Degree
5 69 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 51 (1.95%) ISEB
7 47 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 41 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 21 (0.80%) AWS Certification
9 21 (0.80%) PMI Certification
9 21 (0.80%) PMP
10 20 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 19 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.54%) IIBA
14 12 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.38%) CCNA
16 9 (0.34%) CCNP
17 8 (0.31%) CISSP
17 8 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (7.69%) QA
2 83 (3.18%) Accessibility
3 56 (2.14%) PMO
4 41 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 36 (1.38%) GDPR
6 18 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 18 (0.69%) SLA
7 14 (0.54%) WCAG
8 12 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.38%) MiFID
10 8 (0.31%) ISO 20022
11 7 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.27%) EMIR
12 5 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.19%) NIST
13 4 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.15%) SEPA
14 3 (0.11%) COBIT
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 3 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 315 (12.06%) Docker
2 73 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (1.26%) HDFS
5 25 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (0.50%) vSphere
7 9 (0.34%) OpenSSH
8 7 (0.27%) XenApp
8 7 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.23%) KVM
9 6 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.19%) iptables
10 5 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.19%) Xen
11 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.15%) NFS
12 3 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.077%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 263 (10.07%) Kubernetes
2 219 (8.38%) Ansible
3 216 (8.27%) Terraform
4 115 (4.40%) Puppet
5 50 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (1.76%) Packer
7 45 (1.72%) Grafana
8 41 (1.57%) Consul
9 29 (1.11%) Kibana
10 24 (0.92%) Control-M
10 24 (0.92%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.57%) logstash
13 14 (0.54%) Nagios
14 13 (0.50%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.50%) Istio
15 12 (0.46%) SCCM
16 11 (0.42%) AirWatch
17 10 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
17 10 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 345 (13.20%) Atlassian
2 272 (10.41%) Oracle
3 270 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 143 (5.47%) Google
5 130 (4.98%) ServiceNow
6 103 (3.94%) SAP
7 85 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
8 84 (3.21%) Splunk
9 60 (2.30%) Cloudera
10 57 (2.18%) AppDynamics
11 55 (2.10%) VMware
12 52 (1.99%) Dynatrace
13 51 (1.95%) Talend
14 50 (1.91%) Informatica
15 39 (1.49%) webMethods
16 38 (1.45%) IBM
17 34 (1.30%) Adobe
18 29 (1.11%) BEA
18 29 (1.11%) Red Hat
19 27 (1.03%) F5