Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 102 125
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 +33
Contract jobs citing Confluence 784 1,949 2,269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.31% 2.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.66% 15.48% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 1,295 1,410
Median daily rate £473 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £357 £342
90th Percentile £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £453 £435
% change year-on-year -0.66% +4.14% -8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% - -1.14%
10th Percentile £28.80 £35.00 £38.80
90th Percentile £54.00 £59.85 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year +25.00% -19.77% -0.85%

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 4,707 12,592 17,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.93% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,914 8,116 11,336
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £272
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 322 402
Median hourly rate £30.77 £21.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.47% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.23 £48.63
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% - +5.98%

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020.

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 26 October 2020. 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 +7 695 £470 -6.00% 189
UK excluding London +24 403 £450 -0.66% 120
London +1 316 £500 -4.76% 74
Work from Home +1 153 £450 -18.18% 36
North of England +34 106 £450 - 29
Midlands +24 81 £418 -12.11% 27
South East +18 79 £463 +5.71% 31
West Midlands +22 75 £420 -12.73% 23
Yorkshire +27 62 £475 +5.56% 13
South West +37 59 £500 +5.26% 13
East of England +33 39 £473 +4.42% 16
North West +50 32 £315 -31.89% 11
Scotland +15 23 £525 +5.00% 4
North East +9 12 £469 +4.17% 5
Northern Ireland +15 11 £400 +1.91%
East Midlands +22 6 £315 -25.88% 4
Wales +25 5 £425 -19.05% 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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.

1 767 (97.83%) JIRA
2 576 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
3 312 (39.80%) Scrum
4 268 (34.18%) DevOps
5 255 (32.53%) Java
6 232 (29.59%) Jenkins
7 211 (26.91%) Git (software)
8 180 (22.96%) AWS
9 174 (22.19%) Kanban
10 172 (21.94%) Finance
11 169 (21.56%) Test Automation
12 166 (21.17%) SQL
12 166 (21.17%) Linux
13 164 (20.92%) Python
13 164 (20.92%) Security Cleared
14 159 (20.28%) Atlassian
15 143 (18.24%) SC Cleared
16 133 (16.96%) Public Sector
17 129 (16.45%) Spring
18 122 (15.56%) REST
19 121 (15.43%) GitHub
20 119 (15.18%) Microservices
21 116 (14.80%) Oracle
22 113 (14.41%) Bitbucket
23 110 (14.03%) Docker
24 108 (13.78%) TDD
25 106 (13.52%) JSON
25 106 (13.52%) BDD
25 106 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
26 105 (13.39%) User Stories

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 57 (7.27%) Mule
2 56 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 51 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 37 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
5 25 (3.19%) Apache
6 24 (3.06%) JBoss
7 23 (2.93%) Red Hat Fuse
8 16 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.91%) CMS
9 15 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (1.91%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.66%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.40%) Apache Spark
12 9 (1.15%) nginx
13 7 (0.89%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.89%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.77%) IIS
14 6 (0.77%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.64%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 39 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (3.44%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) GIMP
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Simulink
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.53%) SAP FI-CA
2 11 (1.40%) BASE24
3 6 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (0.51%) assyst
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) Exstream
7 1 (0.13%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 180 (22.96%) AWS
2 121 (15.43%) GitHub
3 93 (11.86%) Azure
4 84 (10.71%) Slack
5 49 (6.25%) GCP
6 31 (3.95%) PaaS
7 25 (3.19%) IaaS
8 23 (2.93%) OpenShift
9 19 (2.42%) Power Platform
10 18 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (2.30%) Amazon S3
10 18 (2.30%) npm
11 14 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.79%) Trello
12 12 (1.53%) SaaS
13 11 (1.40%) Office 365
13 11 (1.40%) Serverless
13 11 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (1.28%) BrowserStack
15 9 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.46%) DNS
2 32 (4.08%) Firewall
3 28 (3.57%) SSL
4 23 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (2.04%) HTTP
7 14 (1.79%) DHCP
8 13 (1.66%) HTTPS
8 13 (1.66%) Internet
8 13 (1.66%) Skype
9 11 (1.40%) ATM
10 9 (1.15%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.02%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.02%) VSAN
12 7 (0.89%) Softphone
13 6 (0.77%) SAN
13 6 (0.77%) SSH
14 5 (0.64%) DSL
14 5 (0.64%) VLAN
15 4 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.93%) MySQL
2 69 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 47 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (4.97%) MongoDB
5 38 (4.85%) Oracle Database
6 37 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 35 (4.46%) Hadoop
8 23 (2.93%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.42%) Power BI
10 18 (2.30%) Apache Hive
11 15 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.79%) Big Data
13 9 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.15%) Data Lake
13 9 (1.15%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.02%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.77%) Apache Accumulo
15 6 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
15 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 767 (97.83%) JIRA
2 232 (29.59%) Jenkins
3 211 (26.91%) Git (software)
4 113 (14.41%) Bitbucket
5 99 (12.63%) Maven
6 92 (11.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 89 (11.35%) JUnit
8 87 (11.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 80 (10.20%) Selenium
10 66 (8.42%) Cucumber
11 61 (7.78%) Mockito
12 43 (5.48%) GitLab
13 37 (4.72%) Xcode
14 36 (4.59%) CocoaPods
14 36 (4.59%) Subversion
15 34 (4.34%) FishEye
16 33 (4.21%) Android Studio
17 32 (4.08%) IntelliJ
17 32 (4.08%) SonarQube
18 26 (3.32%) Toad
General
1 172 (21.94%) Finance
2 133 (16.96%) Public Sector
3 89 (11.35%) Banking
4 17 (2.17%) Marketing
5 16 (2.04%) Retail
6 15 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.89%) Electronics
10 7 (0.89%) Front Office
10 7 (0.89%) Legal
11 4 (0.51%) Police
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Games
12 3 (0.38%) International Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Military
13 2 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 152 (19.39%) Developer
2 108 (13.78%) Analyst
3 63 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 58 (7.40%) Java Developer
5 47 (5.99%) Architect
6 35 (4.46%) Administrator
6 35 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 34 (4.34%) Scrum Master
8 32 (4.08%) Test Engineer
9 31 (3.95%) Tester
10 28 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (3.19%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.19%) Test Analyst
12 24 (3.06%) Senior Developer
13 23 (2.93%) Consultant
14 22 (2.81%) JIRA Administrator
15 20 (2.55%) Software Engineer
16 19 (2.42%) JIRA Engineer
16 19 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
17 16 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (16.45%) Spring
2 122 (15.56%) REST
3 106 (13.52%) JSON
4 97 (12.37%) Spring Boot
5 75 (9.57%) Node.js
5 75 (9.57%) XML
6 74 (9.44%) Web Services
7 56 (7.14%) .NET
8 51 (6.51%) SOAP
9 49 (6.25%) React
10 45 (5.74%) HTML
11 43 (5.48%) WireMock
12 41 (5.23%) RESTful
13 38 (4.85%) Middleware
14 33 (4.21%) CSS
14 33 (4.21%) HTML5
15 32 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
16 31 (3.95%) AngularJS
16 31 (3.95%) ASP.NET
17 29 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 63 (8.04%) User Experience
3 56 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 18 (2.30%) PKI
6 17 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.53%) Tandem
10 11 (1.40%) EMV
11 10 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.28%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.02%) Derivative
12 8 (1.02%) NHS
12 8 (1.02%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.89%) IVR
13 7 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.89%) Replication
13 7 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 166 (21.17%) Linux
2 85 (10.84%) Windows
3 63 (8.04%) Unix
4 57 (7.27%) Android
5 48 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.55%) CentOS
7 19 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.53%) Debian
9 11 (1.40%) Windows Server
10 10 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.26%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
15 1 (0.13%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
15 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (73.47%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (39.80%) Scrum
3 268 (34.18%) DevOps
4 174 (22.19%) Kanban
5 169 (21.56%) Test Automation
6 119 (15.18%) Microservices
7 108 (13.78%) TDD
8 106 (13.52%) BDD
8 106 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (13.39%) User Stories
10 100 (12.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 95 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (11.99%) Project Management
13 87 (11.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 82 (10.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 77 (9.82%) Pair Programming
16 70 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 66 (8.42%) Business Analysis
18 65 (8.29%) Change Management
19 60 (7.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 255 (32.53%) Java
2 166 (21.17%) SQL
3 164 (20.92%) Python
4 68 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 67 (8.55%) Java 8
6 64 (8.16%) C#
7 45 (5.74%) Kotlin
8 39 (4.97%) Apple Swift
9 38 (4.85%) PL/SQL
10 36 (4.59%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.34%) Scala
12 31 (3.95%) C++
13 30 (3.83%) Bash Shell
13 30 (3.83%) C
14 28 (3.57%) Perl
15 25 (3.19%) Groovy
16 22 (2.81%) Shell Script
17 19 (2.42%) PHP
18 15 (1.91%) Ruby
19 14 (1.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 164 (20.92%) Security Cleared
2 143 (18.24%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.46%) ISTQB
4 24 (3.06%) ISEB
5 23 (2.93%) Degree
6 22 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 20 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 9 (1.15%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.02%) MCSE
11 8 (1.02%) OCPJP
11 8 (1.02%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.89%) MCSA
12 7 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.51%) CCIE
14 4 (0.51%) EXIN
14 4 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.25%) QA
2 15 (1.91%) NIST
2 15 (1.91%) PMO
3 14 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.40%) ISO 8583
4 11 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.77%) GDPR
5 6 (0.77%) NCSC
6 4 (0.51%) COBIT
6 4 (0.51%) PSD2
7 3 (0.38%) SLA
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.26%) MiFID
8 2 (0.26%) WCAG
9 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.13%) EMIR
9 1 (0.13%) JTAG
9 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 110 (14.03%) Docker
2 31 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.66%) GlusterFS
5 12 (1.53%) HDFS
6 11 (1.40%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.64%) vSphere
10 4 (0.51%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.26%) Gluster
11 2 (0.26%) NFS
11 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.13%) GPFS
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 89 (11.35%) Ansible
2 70 (8.93%) Kubernetes
3 64 (8.16%) Terraform
4 36 (4.59%) Puppet
5 28 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.42%) Prometheus
7 15 (1.91%) Grafana
8 13 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.40%) HP ALM
10 10 (1.28%) HP Fortify
11 9 (1.15%) Packer
11 9 (1.15%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.77%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.77%) Kibana
12 6 (0.77%) Salt
13 5 (0.64%) Nessus
14 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (0.38%) Control-M
15 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 159 (20.28%) Atlassian
2 116 (14.80%) Oracle
3 70 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 69 (8.80%) Splunk
5 64 (8.16%) AppDynamics
6 30 (3.83%) Google
7 29 (3.70%) VMware
8 28 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 27 (3.44%) webMethods
10 26 (3.32%) SAP
11 25 (3.19%) F5
12 23 (2.93%) Sybase
13 22 (2.81%) MuleSoft
13 22 (2.81%) ServiceNow
14 17 (2.17%) BEA
14 17 (2.17%) Micro Focus
15 14 (1.79%) Axway
15 14 (1.79%) Blue Coat
16 12 (1.53%) HP
16 12 (1.53%) Qualys