Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 103 149
Rank change year-on-year +7 +46 +42
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,074 2,199 1,867
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.45% 1.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.33% 15.49% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 1,352 1,172
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £360 £353 £358
90th Percentile £639 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 5
Median hourly rate £29.55 £35.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.57% -36.36% +22.22%
10th Percentile £15.89 £20.50 £41.00
90th Percentile £61.98 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.10 £35.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -31.14% -36.36% +43.79%

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 6,577 14,195 16,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 15.79% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,146 9,032 10,963
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £279 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £415
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 294 370
Median hourly rate £24.55 £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.93% -1.32% -
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £53.23 £49.28 £48.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -1 965 £495 -1.00% 77
UK excluding London -5 578 £450 -3.85% 40
London +8 468 £500 -4.76% 44
South East +19 170 £475 +5.56% 11
South West +19 97 £515 +3.00% 9
Midlands +3 90 £428 -7.96% 4
West Midlands 0 75 £428 -7.96% 4
North of England -42 75 £425 -9.14% 5
East of England +13 60 £464 +1.92% 4
Scotland +48 59 £450 -5.26% 1
Yorkshire +2 47 £425 -5.56% 2
Work from Home -18 26 £450 -9.09% 10
North West 0 22 £383 -23.50% 1
Wales +4 17 £475 +7.95% 5
East Midlands +30 11 £475 +8.57%
Northern Ireland - 10 £450 - 1
North East -13 6 £425 -14.57% 2

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1,027 (95.62%) JIRA
2 784 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
3 364 (33.89%) Scrum
4 360 (33.52%) DevOps
5 268 (24.95%) Java
5 268 (24.95%) Jenkins
6 262 (24.39%) Security Cleared
7 258 (24.02%) Git (software)
8 221 (20.58%) AWS
9 199 (18.53%) SQL
10 189 (17.60%) Test Automation
10 189 (17.60%) SC Cleared
11 183 (17.04%) Atlassian
12 179 (16.67%) Linux
13 176 (16.39%) Docker
14 164 (15.27%) Oracle
15 163 (15.18%) Python
16 162 (15.08%) Finance
17 157 (14.62%) Kanban
18 156 (14.53%) Public Sector
19 143 (13.31%) Azure
20 140 (13.04%) Ansible
21 135 (12.57%) Terraform
22 128 (11.92%) TDD
23 125 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
24 117 (10.89%) Microservices
25 116 (10.80%) Kubernetes
26 106 (9.87%) Data Modelling
27 105 (9.78%) Bitbucket
27 105 (9.78%) Waterfall

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 (8.38%) WebLogic
2 35 (3.26%) Red Hat Fuse
3 34 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (1.96%) JBoss
6 19 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.58%) MQSeries
7 17 (1.58%) SAP Portal
8 16 (1.49%) nginx
8 16 (1.49%) SAS
9 13 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.12%) CMS
10 12 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.93%) Apache
12 9 (0.84%) SAP EP
13 7 (0.65%) IIS
13 7 (0.65%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.65%) Mule
13 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.47%) Anypoint
Applications
1 57 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (2.98%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.65%) Sketch
7 6 (0.56%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.28%) InVision
8 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.093%) Blender
10 1 (0.093%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.093%) Gliffy
10 1 (0.093%) HipChat
10 1 (0.093%) MadCap Flare
10 1 (0.093%) MODO
10 1 (0.093%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.093%) PlantUML
Business Applications
1 14 (1.30%) assyst
1 14 (1.30%) SAP PSCD
2 13 (1.21%) SAP HCM
3 11 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 7 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.56%) BASE24
8 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.28%) SAP FI-CA
10 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.093%) Magento
11 1 (0.093%) Maximo
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.093%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.093%) Primavera
11 1 (0.093%) SAP HR
11 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 221 (20.58%) AWS
2 143 (13.31%) Azure
3 68 (6.33%) GitHub
4 53 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (4.66%) Slack
6 40 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 36 (3.35%) Amazon S3
8 29 (2.70%) Serverless
9 26 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (2.33%) GCP
10 25 (2.33%) SaaS
10 25 (2.33%) Trello
11 21 (1.96%) IaaS
12 20 (1.86%) OpenShift
13 18 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (1.68%) Amazon EMR
13 18 (1.68%) PaaS
14 16 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (1.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.98%) Firewall
2 25 (2.33%) DNS
3 24 (2.23%) Network Security
4 22 (2.05%) HTTP
5 17 (1.58%) Internet
5 17 (1.58%) IPv4
6 15 (1.40%) Broadband
6 15 (1.40%) HTTPS
7 13 (1.21%) BGP
7 13 (1.21%) MPLS
7 13 (1.21%) Skype
8 12 (1.12%) DHCP
8 12 (1.12%) HSRP
8 12 (1.12%) RSVP
8 12 (1.12%) SNMP
8 12 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.12%) VPLS
8 12 (1.12%) VRRP
9 10 (0.93%) BIG-IP
10 9 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (5.40%) MySQL
2 55 (5.12%) Oracle Database
3 53 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 46 (4.28%) SQL Server
5 41 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.89%) Big Data
7 30 (2.79%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 23 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
11 21 (1.96%) Pentaho
12 20 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
14 14 (1.30%) Power BI
15 12 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 12 (1.12%) Apache Accumulo
15 12 (1.12%) DB2
16 11 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,027 (95.62%) JIRA
2 268 (24.95%) Jenkins
3 258 (24.02%) Git (software)
4 105 (9.78%) Bitbucket
5 87 (8.10%) Selenium
6 75 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 60 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 45 (4.19%) Maven
9 40 (3.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 37 (3.45%) GitLab
11 36 (3.35%) JMeter
12 35 (3.26%) Postman
13 28 (2.61%) SonarQube
14 27 (2.51%) JUnit
15 26 (2.42%) SpecFlow
16 24 (2.23%) SoapUI
17 23 (2.14%) Gatling
17 23 (2.14%) WebDriver
17 23 (2.14%) Zephyr
18 18 (1.68%) Travis CI
General
1 162 (15.08%) Finance
2 156 (14.53%) Public Sector
3 62 (5.77%) Banking
4 34 (3.17%) Retail
5 17 (1.58%) Marketing
6 12 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 12 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.12%) Law
7 11 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.93%) Games
9 9 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.84%) Front Office
9 9 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.74%) Legal
11 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.56%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Police
13 5 (0.47%) Military
13 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 208 (19.37%) Developer
2 156 (14.53%) Analyst
3 96 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 84 (7.82%) Business Analyst
5 72 (6.70%) Architect
6 66 (6.15%) Java Developer
7 65 (6.05%) Scrum Master
8 38 (3.54%) Consultant
9 37 (3.45%) Test Analyst
10 36 (3.35%) Tester
11 35 (3.26%) Software Engineer
12 33 (3.07%) Test Engineer
13 31 (2.89%) Administrator
14 27 (2.51%) AWS Engineer
15 26 (2.42%) DBA
16 25 (2.33%) Oracle DBA
16 25 (2.33%) Product Manager
17 24 (2.23%) Project Manager
18 21 (1.96%) Automation Tester
18 21 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.85%) REST
2 88 (8.19%) JSON
3 83 (7.73%) XML
4 79 (7.36%) Spring
5 72 (6.70%) Web Services
6 60 (5.59%) Spring Boot
7 51 (4.75%) J2EE
8 47 (4.38%) Kafka
8 47 (4.38%) Node.js
9 44 (4.10%) Gherkin
10 43 (4.00%) RESTful
11 42 (3.91%) CSS
12 41 (3.82%) .NET
13 33 (3.07%) HTML
14 29 (2.70%) Hibernate
15 28 (2.61%) SOAP
16 27 (2.51%) React
17 26 (2.42%) Velocity
18 22 (2.05%) Middleware
18 22 (2.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.87%) User Experience
2 60 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.35%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.70%) PKI
5 25 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 24 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.40%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.40%) Wiki
9 11 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.02%) NHS
9 11 (1.02%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 10 (0.93%) Replication
11 8 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.74%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.74%) Tandem
12 7 (0.65%) Clustering
12 7 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 179 (16.67%) Linux
2 80 (7.45%) Windows
3 75 (6.98%) Unix
4 36 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 24 (2.23%) Android
7 23 (2.14%) CentOS
8 17 (1.58%) Solaris
9 16 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
9 16 (1.49%) Windows Server
10 11 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.28%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.28%) VMS
13 3 (0.28%) zOS
14 2 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE
14 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 784 (73.00%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (33.89%) Scrum
3 360 (33.52%) DevOps
4 189 (17.60%) Test Automation
5 157 (14.62%) Kanban
6 128 (11.92%) TDD
7 125 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
8 117 (10.89%) Microservices
9 106 (9.87%) Data Modelling
10 105 (9.78%) Waterfall
11 103 (9.59%) BDD
12 95 (8.85%) User Stories
13 94 (8.75%) Process Improvement
14 91 (8.47%) Test Strategy
15 88 (8.19%) Project Management
16 83 (7.73%) Configuration Management
17 78 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
18 77 (7.17%) Coaching
19 76 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
20 73 (6.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (24.95%) Java
2 199 (18.53%) SQL
3 163 (15.18%) Python
4 67 (6.24%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.31%) PL/SQL
6 54 (5.03%) C
7 53 (4.93%) C#
8 46 (4.28%) Java 8
9 43 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 40 (3.72%) Scala
11 39 (3.63%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.42%) Groovy
13 25 (2.33%) C++
14 23 (2.14%) Perl
14 23 (2.14%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.96%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.86%) Apple Swift
17 14 (1.30%) ABAP
17 14 (1.30%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 262 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 189 (17.60%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.38%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.70%) Degree
5 27 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.68%) ISEB
7 14 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.93%) CCIE
10 8 (0.74%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.74%) CCIE Service Provider
11 6 (0.56%) PMP
12 5 (0.47%) CISSP
12 5 (0.47%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.37%) CCNA
13 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.37%) OCP
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.80%) QA
2 32 (2.98%) SLA
3 16 (1.49%) PMO
4 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.74%) GDPR
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.56%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.47%) NCSC
8 3 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.28%) MiFID
9 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.19%) WCAG
10 1 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.093%) IFRS
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (16.39%) Docker
2 31 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.93%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.37%) HDFS
9 4 (0.37%) vSphere
10 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.093%) Firmware
11 1 (0.093%) iptables
11 1 (0.093%) KVM
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 140 (13.04%) Ansible
2 135 (12.57%) Terraform
3 116 (10.80%) Kubernetes
4 57 (5.31%) Puppet
5 41 (3.82%) Packer
6 27 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.86%) Istio
8 18 (1.68%) Consul
9 13 (1.21%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.84%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.74%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.56%) Control-M
14 5 (0.47%) Grafana
15 4 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 3 (0.28%) Nessus
17 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 183 (17.04%) Atlassian
2 164 (15.27%) Oracle
3 83 (7.73%) Microsoft
4 66 (6.15%) SAP
5 55 (5.12%) Red Hat
6 36 (3.35%) webMethods
7 35 (3.26%) AppDynamics
7 35 (3.26%) Google
8 34 (3.17%) BEA
9 29 (2.70%) MuleSoft
10 27 (2.51%) Splunk
11 26 (2.42%) VMware
12 25 (2.33%) Cisco
13 23 (2.14%) ServiceNow
13 23 (2.14%) Sybase
14 19 (1.77%) Adobe
15 16 (1.49%) Axway
15 16 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.40%) HP
17 14 (1.30%) Informatica