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 3 months to 30 May 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
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 223 384
Rank change year-on-year +41 +161  
Contract jobs citing Confluence 617 607 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.13% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.21% 6.26% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 360 166
Median daily rate £460 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +9.28% -  

Confluence is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7511 9689 9772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.77% 18.05% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4802 6418 6002
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 227 358
Median hourly rate £19.64 £19.53 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -3.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Confluence as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 30 May 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 3 months to 30 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 585 £460 -3.15% 97
London +1 299 £475 -5.00% 41
South East 0 64 £438 -2.77% 22
West Midlands +29 57 £490 +6.52% 4
Yorkshire +17 43 £438 +2.33% 9
West Yorkshire +27 38 £430 +1.17% 7
Shropshire +8 31 £513 +11.41% 2
Leeds +31 30 £475 +9.19% 7
City of London -6 30 £475 +2.70% 6
Telford +7 28 £513 +11.41% 2
Tyne and Wear +76 27 £475 +35.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne +72 27 £475 +35.61%
North East +72 27 £475 +35.61%
North West +39 26 £388 -18.42% 3
South West 0 25 £425 -29.16% 13
East of England +1 24 £450 - 3
Croydon +12 21 £525 +40.00% 1
Wiltshire +3 20 £425 -29.16%
Berkshire +38 18 £500 +37.93% 4
East Midlands +3 17 £338 -25.00% 2
Manchester +24 15 £300 -29.41% 1
West Sussex -8 13 £520 +26.82% 4
Nottinghamshire +18 12 £338 -35.71% 2
Cheshire +35 10 £450 -10.00% 1
Nottingham +13 10 £319 -39.28% 2
Surrey +7 10 £525 +5.00% 6
Corsham +1 10 £560 -13.84%
Birmingham - 10 £375 -
Luton +3 9 £475 -
Bedfordshire -3 9 £475 -

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1262 (97.68%) JIRA
2 896 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
3 481 (37.23%) Git (software)
4 477 (36.92%) Java
5 459 (35.53%) Scrum
6 442 (34.21%) Jenkins
7 384 (29.72%) DevOps
8 382 (29.57%) Linux
9 333 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
10 307 (23.76%) Test Automation
11 298 (23.07%) Atlassian
12 295 (22.83%) HTML
13 271 (20.98%) Spring
14 251 (19.43%) TDD
15 250 (19.35%) Python
16 244 (18.89%) CSS
17 225 (17.41%) HTML5
18 218 (16.87%) Open Source
18 218 (16.87%) REST
19 217 (16.80%) Finance
20 210 (16.25%) JavaScript
21 209 (16.18%) Configuration Management
21 209 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
22 205 (15.87%) BDD
22 205 (15.87%) Ansible
23 203 (15.71%) Docker
24 201 (15.56%) Kanban
25 194 (15.02%) Ruby
26 179 (13.85%) Puppet
27 177 (13.70%) RESTful

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 88 (6.81%) Elasticsearch
2 70 (5.42%) Apache
3 56 (4.33%) WebLogic
4 49 (3.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 36 (2.79%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.40%) Apache Solr
7 29 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
8 25 (1.93%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.70%) CMS
10 19 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 19 (1.47%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.39%) SharePoint
12 17 (1.32%) JBoss
13 16 (1.24%) Apache Spark
13 16 (1.24%) IIS
14 14 (1.08%) nginx
15 11 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.70%) Anypoint
17 8 (0.62%) Apache Qpid
17 8 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (2.40%) MS Visio
2 27 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.24%) HipChat
6 11 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.23%) Gliffy
9 2 (0.15%) InVision
9 2 (0.15%) Mingle
10 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.077%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
1 18 (1.39%) SAP Hybris
2 13 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
6 3 (0.23%) Staffware
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Unica
8 1 (0.077%) Actimize
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.077%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.077%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 209 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (8.51%) GitHub
4 32 (2.48%) Amazon S3
5 30 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 27 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (2.09%) Trello
7 24 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 23 (1.78%) PaaS
8 23 (1.78%) Slack
9 19 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.08%) SaaS
12 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.70%) IaaS
15 8 (0.62%) Bluemix
15 8 (0.62%) G Suite
15 8 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
16 7 (0.54%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 109 (8.44%) HTTP
2 26 (2.01%) DNS
3 25 (1.93%) LDAP
4 18 (1.39%) Firewall
5 16 (1.24%) Intranet
5 16 (1.24%) VPN
6 15 (1.16%) SSL
6 15 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.08%) Internet
8 12 (0.93%) OpenVPN
8 12 (0.93%) SSH
9 10 (0.77%) OpenLDAP
9 10 (0.77%) Wireshark
10 9 (0.70%) VoIP
11 8 (0.62%) AMQP
11 8 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.46%) LAN
13 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
2 107 (8.28%) Relational Database
3 88 (6.81%) MongoDB
4 59 (4.57%) NoSQL
4 59 (4.57%) SQL Server
5 58 (4.49%) MySQL
6 55 (4.26%) Big Data
7 40 (3.10%) Oracle Database
8 37 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 35 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (2.01%) HBase
11 25 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
12 21 (1.63%) Endeca
12 21 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 19 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1262 (97.68%) JIRA
2 481 (37.23%) Git (software)
3 442 (34.21%) Jenkins
4 168 (13.00%) Selenium
5 159 (12.31%) JUnit
6 154 (11.92%) Subversion
7 145 (11.22%) Bitbucket
8 143 (11.07%) Cucumber
9 138 (10.68%) Maven
10 136 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 80 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 70 (5.42%) TeamCity
13 57 (4.41%) WebDriver
14 53 (4.10%) SoapUI
15 51 (3.95%) Gradle
16 45 (3.48%) Ant
17 41 (3.17%) IntelliJ
17 41 (3.17%) JMeter
18 39 (3.02%) SonarQube
19 38 (2.94%) GitLab
General
1 217 (16.80%) Finance
2 155 (12.00%) Banking
3 65 (5.03%) Retail
4 34 (2.63%) Marketing
5 26 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.86%) Games
7 23 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.55%) Publishing
9 14 (1.08%) Legal
9 14 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.01%) Back Office
10 13 (1.01%) Electronics
11 11 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.62%) Front Office
12 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.46%) Advertising
14 5 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) Law
15 2 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 412 (31.89%) Developer
2 192 (14.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 177 (13.70%) Analyst
4 143 (11.07%) Java Developer
5 115 (8.90%) Business Analyst
6 102 (7.89%) Architect
7 66 (5.11%) Scala Developer
8 61 (4.72%) Tester
9 54 (4.18%) AWS Engineer
10 48 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
11 45 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 43 (3.33%) AWS DevOps
13 40 (3.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 39 (3.02%) Project Manager
15 37 (2.86%) Senior Developer
16 36 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
17 35 (2.71%) Automation Tester
17 35 (2.71%) Cloud Engineer
17 35 (2.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 34 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 295 (22.83%) HTML
2 271 (20.98%) Spring
3 244 (18.89%) CSS
4 225 (17.41%) HTML5
5 218 (16.87%) REST
6 177 (13.70%) RESTful
7 175 (13.54%) CSS3
8 166 (12.85%) JSON
9 132 (10.22%) Web Services
10 118 (9.13%) AngularJS
11 108 (8.36%) Django
12 103 (7.97%) XML
13 94 (7.28%) Play Framework
14 92 (7.12%) Ajax
15 91 (7.04%) Spring MVC
16 81 (6.27%) Ruby on Rails
17 78 (6.04%) Guice
18 76 (5.88%) SOAP
19 67 (5.19%) .NET
20 65 (5.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (5.57%) User Experience
3 54 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.71%) iPad
5 35 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 34 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 33 (2.55%) Data Centre
8 31 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (2.17%) Social Media
10 25 (1.93%) Wiki
11 23 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
12 22 (1.70%) Virtual Team
13 20 (1.55%) Equities
14 18 (1.39%) Fintech
15 17 (1.32%) Management Information System
16 15 (1.16%) Hedge funds
17 14 (1.08%) Cloud Native
17 14 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 12 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 382 (29.57%) Linux
2 161 (12.46%) Windows
3 134 (10.37%) Unix
4 94 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (5.57%) CentOS
6 51 (3.95%) Windows Server
7 41 (3.17%) Apple iOS
8 33 (2.55%) Android
9 19 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
12 5 (0.39%) Solaris
13 4 (0.31%) Debian
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.23%) zOS
15 2 (0.15%) AIX
16 1 (0.077%) VMS
16 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (35.53%) Scrum
3 384 (29.72%) DevOps
4 333 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
5 307 (23.76%) Test Automation
6 251 (19.43%) TDD
7 218 (16.87%) Open Source
8 209 (16.18%) Configuration Management
9 205 (15.87%) BDD
10 201 (15.56%) Kanban
11 167 (12.93%) User Stories
12 165 (12.77%) Microservices
13 125 (9.67%) MVC
14 118 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
15 117 (9.06%) Responsive Web Design
16 107 (8.28%) SOA
17 100 (7.74%) Software Engineering
18 90 (6.97%) Project Management
19 84 (6.50%) OWASP
20 83 (6.42%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 477 (36.92%) Java
2 250 (19.35%) Python
3 210 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 194 (15.02%) Ruby
5 165 (12.77%) SQL
6 139 (10.76%) Scala
7 120 (9.29%) C#
8 95 (7.35%) Bash Shell
9 47 (3.64%) PowerShell
10 44 (3.41%) Perl
11 43 (3.33%) Groovy
12 34 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.55%) Shell Script
14 29 (2.24%) C
15 28 (2.17%) C++
16 22 (1.70%) PHP
17 20 (1.55%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.32%) Objective-C
19 12 (0.93%) Apex Code
20 8 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 164 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 131 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 85 (6.58%) Degree
4 47 (3.64%) ISEB
5 34 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 26 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 20 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 17 (1.32%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.32%) PMP
9 14 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.85%) IIBA
11 10 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (0.77%) CITP
11 10 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.77%) MBCS
12 9 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.46%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.46%) CBAP
13 6 (0.46%) CISA
13 6 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (9.21%) QA
2 13 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.01%) PMO
3 6 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.39%) WCAG
5 4 (0.31%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) HL7
5 4 (0.31%) MiFID
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.077%) GCP
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 203 (15.71%) Docker
2 49 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.32%) vCloud
5 13 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.77%) Postfix
6 10 (0.77%) Squid
7 8 (0.62%) LXC
8 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.46%) Xen
10 5 (0.39%) iptables
11 4 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.31%) KVM
11 4 (0.31%) Varnish
12 3 (0.23%) HDFS
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.15%) Gluster
13 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 205 (15.87%) Ansible
2 179 (13.85%) Puppet
3 95 (7.35%) Terraform
4 61 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (3.64%) Kubernetes
6 27 (2.09%) ZABBIX
7 25 (1.93%) logstash
8 24 (1.86%) Dollar Universe
8 24 (1.86%) Kibana
9 19 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (1.16%) Rancher
10 15 (1.16%) Rsyslog
11 13 (1.01%) HockeyApp
12 11 (0.85%) Nagios
12 11 (0.85%) Pingdom
13 10 (0.77%) Consul
13 10 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.77%) Sysdig
14 7 (0.54%) Icinga
15 6 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 298 (23.07%) Atlassian
2 155 (12.00%) Oracle
3 109 (8.44%) Google
4 91 (7.04%) Red Hat
5 57 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 41 (3.17%) IBM
7 40 (3.10%) Adobe
8 39 (3.02%) SAP
9 37 (2.86%) VMware
10 33 (2.55%) Splunk
11 29 (2.24%) HP
11 29 (2.24%) TIBCO
12 26 (2.01%) AppDynamics
13 25 (1.93%) MuleSoft
13 25 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.86%) hybris
15 23 (1.78%) Sonatype
16 21 (1.63%) ATG
17 20 (1.55%) Apple
18 19 (1.47%) New Relic
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