Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 166 259
Rank change year-on-year +29 +93 +172
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,994 1,482 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.92% 1.56% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.59% 9.20% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 976 655
UK median daily rate £479 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.79% +5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -3.89% +4.65% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.03 £32.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.43 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% +14.29% -22.22%

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 17,210 16,116 19,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.60% 16.97% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,307 10,411 12,826
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +6.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 396 472
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £45.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year - -6.82% +10.22%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor 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 17 July 2018. 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 +28 1,854 £500 +5.26% 274
UK excluding London +39 1,022 £433 -3.89% 167
London +9 956 £540 +12.50% 119
North of England +5 264 £425 -5.56% 52
South East +36 252 £450 - 44
Midlands +20 187 £450 -5.26% 14
West Midlands +2 145 £450 -5.26% 9
Yorkshire +5 125 £450 - 22
North West +39 116 £400 -11.11% 27
South West +53 108 £425 -2.86% 21
Scotland +17 94 £400 +11.89% 5
East of England +2 86 £450 -6.25% 24
East Midlands +22 41 £388 +14.81% 5
North East -40 28 £455 -4.21% 3
Wales 0 27 £450 -7.74% 4
Channel Islands - 4 £350 -
Northern Ireland +18 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 1,908 (95.69%) JIRA
2 1,476 (74.02%) Agile Software Development
3 783 (39.27%) Java
4 745 (37.36%) Scrum
5 705 (35.36%) Jenkins
6 663 (33.25%) Git (software)
7 612 (30.69%) DevOps
8 578 (28.99%) Test Automation
9 457 (22.92%) Linux
10 420 (21.06%) TDD
11 408 (20.46%) REST
12 406 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
13 387 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
14 384 (19.26%) JavaScript
15 374 (18.76%) Finance
16 363 (18.20%) Microservices
17 361 (18.10%) Atlassian
18 342 (17.15%) Kanban
19 338 (16.95%) BDD
20 335 (16.80%) SQL
21 330 (16.55%) Docker
22 328 (16.45%) Python
23 292 (14.64%) Selenium
24 279 (13.99%) Ansible
25 272 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
26 267 (13.39%) User Stories
27 262 (13.14%) Web Services
28 261 (13.09%) Unix
29 252 (12.64%) Spring
30 238 (11.94%) Configuration Management

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 92 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
2 68 (3.41%) Apache
3 52 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 47 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 44 (2.21%) OpenStack
6 39 (1.96%) JBoss
6 39 (1.96%) WebLogic
7 37 (1.86%) WildFly
8 36 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 33 (1.65%) Apache Spark
10 32 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 27 (1.35%) CMS
12 25 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
13 24 (1.20%) nginx
14 23 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 23 (1.15%) WordPress
15 13 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (0.60%) SAS
17 9 (0.45%) Documentum
17 9 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 61 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (3.01%) MS Visio
3 50 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (1.71%) HipChat
5 33 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
7 25 (1.25%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.90%) InVision
9 12 (0.60%) UserZoom
10 6 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.20%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.15%) InDesign
13 3 (0.15%) Simulink
14 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.050%) EngageOne
15 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
4 9 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.35%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.10%) Magento
8 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.10%) Sonata
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 387 (19.41%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (8.43%) GitHub
3 120 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (5.27%) Slack
5 68 (3.41%) Amazon S3
6 66 (3.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 64 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
8 63 (3.16%) Serverless
9 54 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
10 52 (2.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 44 (2.21%) OpenShift
12 41 (2.06%) CloudFront
12 41 (2.06%) Route 53
13 32 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 30 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (1.45%) PaaS
16 27 (1.35%) BrowserStack
17 22 (1.10%) IaaS
18 17 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
19 16 (0.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.91%) HTTP
2 43 (2.16%) Firewall
2 43 (2.16%) Internet
3 28 (1.40%) DNS
3 28 (1.40%) SSL
4 27 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.30%) VPN
6 18 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 16 (0.80%) SMS
8 15 (0.75%) SSH
9 13 (0.65%) DSL
10 10 (0.50%) AMQP
10 10 (0.50%) BGP
11 9 (0.45%) SAN
11 9 (0.45%) VLAN
12 8 (0.40%) OSPF
13 7 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.35%) DHCP
13 7 (0.35%) Intranet
14 6 (0.30%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.98%) PostgreSQL
2 161 (8.07%) Relational Database
3 155 (7.77%) MySQL
3 155 (7.77%) SQL Server
4 130 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 126 (6.32%) NoSQL
6 101 (5.07%) Big Data
7 91 (4.56%) Hadoop
8 72 (3.61%) RDBMS
9 68 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
10 65 (3.26%) Oracle Database
11 58 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
12 47 (2.36%) HBase
13 41 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
14 30 (1.50%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.45%) Redis
16 27 (1.35%) DB2
17 24 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
18 20 (1.00%) NuoDB
19 19 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,908 (95.69%) JIRA
2 705 (35.36%) Jenkins
3 663 (33.25%) Git (software)
4 292 (14.64%) Selenium
5 216 (10.83%) Bitbucket
6 208 (10.43%) Cucumber
6 208 (10.43%) JUnit
7 191 (9.58%) Maven
8 121 (6.07%) SonarQube
9 115 (5.77%) TeamCity
10 114 (5.72%) Subversion
11 109 (5.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 92 (4.61%) JMeter
13 91 (4.56%) Artifactory
14 88 (4.41%) SoapUI
15 82 (4.11%) Sonatype Nexus
16 77 (3.86%) Gradle
16 77 (3.86%) WebDriver
17 74 (3.71%) Mockito
17 74 (3.71%) Vagrant
General
1 374 (18.76%) Finance
2 236 (11.84%) Banking
3 80 (4.01%) Retail
4 43 (2.16%) Marketing
5 35 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.45%) Games
6 29 (1.45%) Legal
7 28 (1.40%) Retail Banking
8 25 (1.25%) Front Office
9 21 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.55%) Law
11 11 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.25%) Advertising
12 5 (0.25%) Automotive
12 5 (0.25%) Back Office
12 5 (0.25%) Electronics
12 5 (0.25%) Publishing
13 3 (0.15%) German Language
13 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 529 (26.53%) Developer
2 369 (18.51%) Analyst
3 221 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 196 (9.83%) Java Developer
5 182 (9.13%) Business Analyst
6 106 (5.32%) Scrum Master
7 98 (4.91%) Tester
8 97 (4.86%) Architect
9 87 (4.36%) Test Analyst
10 72 (3.61%) Senior Developer
11 68 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 67 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
13 60 (3.01%) Automation Tester
14 57 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
15 55 (2.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 52 (2.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 51 (2.56%) Software Engineer
18 49 (2.46%) Agile Business Analyst
19 44 (2.21%) Consultant
20 43 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (20.46%) REST
2 262 (13.14%) Web Services
3 252 (12.64%) Spring
4 221 (11.08%) RESTful
5 211 (10.58%) HTML
6 191 (9.58%) Node.js
7 190 (9.53%) JSON
8 172 (8.63%) CSS
9 170 (8.53%) XML
10 147 (7.37%) Hibernate
11 144 (7.22%) HTML5
12 137 (6.87%) .NET
13 129 (6.47%) AngularJS
13 129 (6.47%) SOAP
14 109 (5.47%) CSS3
15 102 (5.12%) Gherkin
16 92 (4.61%) JMS
17 90 (4.51%) Kafka
18 80 (4.01%) J2EE
19 75 (3.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 157 (7.87%) User Experience
2 156 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
4 81 (4.06%) iPad
5 65 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 63 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 50 (2.51%) Fintech
8 37 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (1.76%) Mobile App
10 34 (1.71%) Management Information System
10 34 (1.71%) Wiki
11 32 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 31 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 28 (1.40%) Computer Science
14 23 (1.15%) PKI
15 20 (1.00%) Equities
16 19 (0.95%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.90%) Algorithms
18 17 (0.85%) Clustering
18 17 (0.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 457 (22.92%) Linux
2 261 (13.09%) Unix
3 149 (7.47%) Windows
4 93 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.76%) Android
7 45 (2.26%) CentOS
8 42 (2.11%) VMS
9 40 (2.01%) Windows Server
10 26 (1.30%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.70%) Solaris
12 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.25%) Debian
14 5 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.25%) zOS
15 3 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,476 (74.02%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (37.36%) Scrum
3 612 (30.69%) DevOps
4 578 (28.99%) Test Automation
5 420 (21.06%) TDD
6 406 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
7 363 (18.20%) Microservices
8 342 (17.15%) Kanban
9 338 (16.95%) BDD
10 272 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
11 267 (13.39%) User Stories
12 238 (11.94%) Configuration Management
13 190 (9.53%) SDLC
14 188 (9.43%) Open Source
15 183 (9.18%) OO
16 166 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 154 (7.72%) Coaching
18 151 (7.57%) Mentoring
19 149 (7.47%) E-Commerce
20 145 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 783 (39.27%) Java
2 384 (19.26%) JavaScript
3 335 (16.80%) SQL
4 328 (16.45%) Python
5 149 (7.47%) C#
6 145 (7.27%) Bash Shell
7 137 (6.87%) Java 8
8 107 (5.37%) Ruby
9 100 (5.02%) Groovy
10 81 (4.06%) Scala
11 79 (3.96%) Perl
12 63 (3.16%) PL/SQL
13 60 (3.01%) PowerShell
14 59 (2.96%) Shell Script
15 52 (2.61%) JPQL
16 47 (2.36%) PHP
17 42 (2.11%) Go
18 34 (1.71%) C++
19 27 (1.35%) C
20 17 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 196 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 152 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 116 (5.82%) Degree
4 63 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 55 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 45 (2.26%) ISEB
7 32 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.05%) AWS Certification
9 18 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.50%) PMP
12 9 (0.45%) CCNA
12 9 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.35%) CCNP
14 6 (0.30%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.25%) MBA
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
16 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (9.73%) QA
2 39 (1.96%) PMO
3 21 (1.05%) GCP
4 18 (0.90%) WCAG
5 16 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (0.65%) MiFID
8 11 (0.55%) GDPR
8 11 (0.55%) PSD2
9 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.40%) SLA
11 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.20%) IFRS
12 4 (0.20%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.050%) IEC 62304
15 1 (0.050%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.050%) SEPA
System Software
1 330 (16.55%) Docker
2 26 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.05%) HDFS
4 15 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.45%) ProxySG
6 6 (0.30%) iptables
6 6 (0.30%) LXC
6 6 (0.30%) Postfix
7 5 (0.25%) vCloud
8 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.20%) NFS
8 4 (0.20%) Squid
8 4 (0.20%) XenApp
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 279 (13.99%) Ansible
2 194 (9.73%) Puppet
3 163 (8.17%) Terraform
4 156 (7.82%) Opscode Chef
5 148 (7.42%) Kubernetes
6 45 (2.26%) Salt
7 35 (1.76%) Grafana
8 30 (1.50%) Kibana
9 23 (1.15%) HP ALM
10 20 (1.00%) Graylog
11 15 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (0.75%) Rancher
12 14 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (0.70%) logstash
13 12 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
13 12 (0.60%) Nessus
13 12 (0.60%) SCCM
14 11 (0.55%) Nagios
15 10 (0.50%) Mesos
16 9 (0.45%) Automic
Vendors
1 361 (18.10%) Atlassian
2 235 (11.79%) Oracle
3 126 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 98 (4.91%) Red Hat
5 84 (4.21%) Google
6 70 (3.51%) IBM
7 45 (2.26%) SAP
8 40 (2.01%) Sybase
9 39 (1.96%) Adobe
9 39 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 37 (1.86%) Splunk
11 36 (1.81%) VMware
12 34 (1.71%) Cisco
13 28 (1.40%) HP
14 24 (1.20%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.00%) AppDynamics
15 20 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
16 18 (0.90%) Sitecore
16 18 (0.90%) Tableau
17 17 (0.85%) Symantec