Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 97 105
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +22
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,278 777 1,942
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.71% 2.44% 2.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 21.02% 16.68% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,552 541 1,290
10th Percentile £383 £325 £357
25th Percentile £435 £410 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £509 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.11% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £556
90th Percentile £660 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +10.00% -0.22% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 26
10th Percentile £49.55 £18.70 £31.83
25th Percentile £56.00 £30.38 £36.51
Median hourly rate £65.50 £45.00 £44.26
Median % change year-on-year +45.56% +1.67% +1.46%
75th Percentile £71.75 £49.96 £47.38
90th Percentile £77.38 £55.40 £61.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £43.75 £52.00
% change year-on-year +49.71% -15.87% +19.20%

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 10,836 4,659 12,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.89% 14.63% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,450 3,139 8,287
10th Percentile £303 £281 £258
25th Percentile £408 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £684 £650 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 137 299
10th Percentile £13.98 £12.63 £10.76
25th Percentile £16.05 £16.45 £14.32
Median hourly rate £23.32 £22.82 £20.96
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% +8.90% +4.78%
75th Percentile £51.00 £42.00 £40.05
90th Percentile £70.00 £60.81 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.58% -2.44% +2.50%

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 +6 1,843 £514 +8.21% 329
UK excluding London +17 965 £495 +10.00% 215
London +12 892 £550 +10.00% 134
Work from Home +3 675 £500 +9.59% 60
Midlands +15 271 £495 +20.00% 59
West Midlands +8 240 £495 +18.56% 47
South East +6 200 £475 -3.55% 42
North of England -5 194 £500 +11.11% 44
Scotland +6 125 £450 -14.29% 14
East of England -2 102 £523 +10.58% 21
North West +5 95 £500 +58.73% 22
Yorkshire -29 87 £485 -0.51% 17
South West -44 58 £500 - 27
East Midlands -16 29 £520 +65.08% 12
Wales -16 15 £525 +23.53% 7
North East -6 12 £423 -8.65% 5
Northern Ireland -11 2 £500 +25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 2,198 (96.49%) JIRA
2 1,577 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 788 (34.59%) Scrum
4 656 (28.80%) DevOps
5 614 (26.95%) Social Skills
6 570 (25.02%) Java
7 515 (22.61%) Jenkins
8 483 (21.20%) Git (software)
9 436 (19.14%) Finance
10 432 (18.96%) SQL
11 429 (18.83%) AWS
12 377 (16.55%) Linux
13 355 (15.58%) Test Automation
14 352 (15.45%) Oracle
15 351 (15.41%) Azure
16 319 (14.00%) Python
17 315 (13.83%) Atlassian
18 312 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
19 311 (13.65%) Security Cleared
20 296 (12.99%) Public Sector
21 294 (12.91%) User Stories
22 290 (12.73%) Microservices
23 264 (11.59%) Bitbucket
24 263 (11.55%) GitHub
25 248 (10.89%) Ansible
25 248 (10.89%) Windows
26 234 (10.27%) SC Cleared
27 233 (10.23%) Banking
27 233 (10.23%) Docker
28 230 (10.10%) TDD

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
1 144 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 82 (3.60%) WebLogic
3 75 (3.29%) SAS
4 54 (2.37%) Apache Spark
5 53 (2.33%) CMS
6 47 (2.06%) Apache
7 28 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.10%) JBoss
9 22 (0.97%) nginx
10 21 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.70%) CICS
12 16 (0.70%) Drupal
12 16 (0.70%) Red Hat Fuse
13 14 (0.61%) Headless CMS
13 14 (0.61%) IIS
14 7 (0.31%) SAP Portal
14 7 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
14 7 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 134 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 111 (4.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 71 (3.12%) MS Visio
4 57 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 45 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.79%) Figma
7 14 (0.61%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.44%) Sketch
9 9 (0.40%) InVision
10 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.088%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.088%) Marvel
13 1 (0.044%) InDesign
13 1 (0.044%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.044%) UXPin
13 1 (0.044%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.44%) Cloudability
3 9 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 6 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
6 5 (0.22%) assyst
7 3 (0.13%) Exstream
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.088%) Workfront
9 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.044%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.044%) Sonata
9 1 (0.044%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 429 (18.83%) AWS
2 351 (15.41%) Azure
3 263 (11.55%) GitHub
4 116 (5.09%) GCP
5 92 (4.04%) Slack
6 77 (3.38%) Serverless
7 61 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
8 53 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
9 50 (2.19%) PaaS
9 50 (2.19%) SaaS
10 49 (2.15%) Amazon S3
10 49 (2.15%) Miro
11 48 (2.11%) OpenShift
12 45 (1.98%) Amazon EKS
13 43 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 40 (1.76%) Power Platform
15 35 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
16 33 (1.45%) IaaS
17 31 (1.36%) Trello
18 30 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.02%) Firewall
2 43 (1.89%) DNS
3 35 (1.54%) LAN
4 28 (1.23%) VPN
5 26 (1.14%) HTTP
6 21 (0.92%) Kerberos
7 20 (0.88%) Network Security
7 20 (0.88%) SSL
8 19 (0.83%) SAN
8 19 (0.83%) WAN
9 16 (0.70%) BGP
10 14 (0.61%) TCP/IP
11 13 (0.57%) Multicast
11 13 (0.57%) NAS
12 12 (0.53%) DHCP
12 12 (0.53%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.48%) IPv4
14 9 (0.40%) Bluetooth
14 9 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (6.58%) MySQL
2 118 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 85 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 81 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
5 76 (3.34%) Big Data
6 72 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 72 (3.16%) Relational Database
7 68 (2.99%) MongoDB
8 60 (2.63%) Apache Hive
9 54 (2.37%) Amazon RDS
10 53 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 50 (2.19%) Pentaho
12 40 (1.76%) HBase
12 40 (1.76%) Power BI
13 38 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
13 38 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 28 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
15 26 (1.14%) Data Lake
15 26 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,198 (96.49%) JIRA
2 515 (22.61%) Jenkins
3 483 (21.20%) Git (software)
4 264 (11.59%) Bitbucket
5 160 (7.02%) Maven
6 146 (6.41%) Cucumber
7 135 (5.93%) GitLab
8 129 (5.66%) Selenium
9 110 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 75 (3.29%) JMeter
11 64 (2.81%) JUnit
11 64 (2.81%) Postman
12 60 (2.63%) SonarQube
13 59 (2.59%) Subversion
14 57 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (2.41%) TeamCity
16 48 (2.11%) WebDriver
17 39 (1.71%) SoapUI
18 37 (1.62%) Visual Studio
19 34 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 614 (26.95%) Social Skills
2 436 (19.14%) Finance
3 296 (12.99%) Public Sector
4 233 (10.23%) Banking
5 201 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 86 (3.78%) Presentation Skills
7 74 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
8 58 (2.55%) Retail
9 57 (2.50%) Marketing
10 42 (1.84%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
12 29 (1.27%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.23%) Legal
13 28 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
14 25 (1.10%) Publishing
15 20 (0.88%) Games
16 18 (0.79%) Front Office
17 17 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.75%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 479 (21.03%) Developer
2 366 (16.07%) Analyst
3 235 (10.32%) Business Analyst
4 156 (6.85%) Architect
5 146 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 140 (6.15%) Java Developer
7 110 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 105 (4.61%) Scrum Master
9 75 (3.29%) Test Analyst
10 67 (2.94%) Tester
11 66 (2.90%) Data Engineer
12 61 (2.68%) Software Engineer
13 57 (2.50%) Senior Developer
13 57 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
14 52 (2.28%) Consultant
15 51 (2.24%) Delivery Manager
16 45 (1.98%) Azure Engineer
17 43 (1.89%) Administrator
17 43 (1.89%) User Researcher
18 40 (1.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (9.44%) Spring
2 159 (6.98%) Spring Boot
3 152 (6.67%) REST
4 135 (5.93%) JSON
5 130 (5.71%) .NET
6 129 (5.66%) Node.js
7 119 (5.22%) XML
8 116 (5.09%) HTML
9 92 (4.04%) RESTful
10 91 (3.99%) React
11 88 (3.86%) CSS
12 82 (3.60%) AngularJS
13 75 (3.29%) Web Services
14 62 (2.72%) J2EE
15 58 (2.55%) Kafka
16 50 (2.19%) SOAP
17 42 (1.84%) J2SE
18 41 (1.80%) HTML5
19 38 (1.67%) Middleware
19 38 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.48%) User Experience
2 71 (3.12%) Mobile App
3 51 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
4 47 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 44 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 40 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
8 34 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 30 (1.32%) Reference Data
10 25 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
11 24 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
12 21 (0.92%) Cloud Native
12 21 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 20 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
13 20 (0.88%) Replication
14 19 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.79%) Derivative
15 18 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.79%) Fixed Income
16 15 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 377 (16.55%) Linux
2 248 (10.89%) Windows
3 222 (9.75%) Unix
4 51 (2.24%) Android
5 45 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.62%) Windows Server
8 26 (1.14%) CentOS
9 17 (0.75%) Solaris
10 15 (0.66%) zOS
11 14 (0.61%) Amazon Linux
12 13 (0.57%) AIX
13 10 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.31%) VME
16 6 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,577 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (34.59%) Scrum
3 656 (28.80%) DevOps
4 355 (15.58%) Test Automation
5 312 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
6 294 (12.91%) User Stories
7 290 (12.73%) Microservices
8 230 (10.10%) TDD
9 219 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
10 214 (9.39%) Data Modelling
11 213 (9.35%) Software Engineering
12 207 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 198 (8.69%) BDD
14 197 (8.65%) Configuration Management
15 196 (8.60%) Kanban
16 184 (8.08%) Project Management
17 177 (7.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 166 (7.29%) SDLC
19 163 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
20 161 (7.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 570 (25.02%) Java
2 432 (18.96%) SQL
3 319 (14.00%) Python
4 212 (9.31%) JavaScript
5 163 (7.16%) C#
6 128 (5.62%) Java 8
7 123 (5.40%) PL/SQL
8 102 (4.48%) Scala
9 101 (4.43%) PowerShell
10 97 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 93 (4.08%) Shell Script
12 63 (2.77%) Groovy
13 62 (2.72%) Java 11
14 55 (2.41%) TypeScript
15 51 (2.24%) C
16 47 (2.06%) Perl
17 45 (1.98%) C++
18 38 (1.67%) R
19 32 (1.40%) HiveQL
19 32 (1.40%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 311 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 234 (10.27%) SC Cleared
3 103 (4.52%) Degree
4 85 (3.73%) ISTQB
5 55 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 44 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 35 (1.54%) ISEB
7 35 (1.54%) OCPJP
7 35 (1.54%) Sun Certification
8 28 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 15 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.66%) PMP
12 14 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 14 (0.61%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.44%) CISSP
15 8 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (7.16%) QA
2 61 (2.68%) PMO
3 34 (1.49%) Accessibility
4 33 (1.45%) GDPR
5 22 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.88%) SLA
7 15 (0.66%) EMIR
7 15 (0.66%) MiFID
8 12 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
9 8 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.35%) NIST
9 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 5 (0.22%) SEPA
12 4 (0.18%) COBIT
12 4 (0.18%) COREP
13 3 (0.13%) GxP
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 2 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 233 (10.23%) Docker
2 94 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.67%) HDFS
4 31 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.66%) RACF
5 15 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 14 (0.61%) vSphere
7 12 (0.53%) NFS
8 11 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.48%) KVM
8 11 (0.48%) Xen
9 8 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.31%) SRDF
11 6 (0.26%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 248 (10.89%) Ansible
2 221 (9.70%) Terraform
3 208 (9.13%) Kubernetes
4 72 (3.16%) Puppet
5 40 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.71%) Tivoli
7 36 (1.58%) Prometheus
8 33 (1.45%) Grafana
9 26 (1.14%) Istio
10 22 (0.97%) Packer
11 19 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.83%) Rancher
12 17 (0.75%) Control-M
13 15 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.61%) Tivoli NetView
15 12 (0.53%) SCCM
16 11 (0.48%) Data Guard
16 11 (0.48%) Kibana
16 11 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 10 (0.44%) QRadar
Vendors
1 352 (15.45%) Oracle
2 315 (13.83%) Atlassian
3 218 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 106 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 85 (3.73%) ServiceNow
6 80 (3.51%) Splunk
7 77 (3.38%) Google
7 77 (3.38%) Informatica
8 75 (3.29%) IBM
9 58 (2.55%) Talend
10 56 (2.46%) webMethods
11 54 (2.37%) Cloudera
11 54 (2.37%) SAP
12 51 (2.24%) BEA
12 51 (2.24%) Red Hat
13 49 (2.15%) VMware
14 37 (1.62%) AppDynamics
15 35 (1.54%) Sun
16 32 (1.40%) HP
17 30 (1.32%) Hortonworks