Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 161 231
Rank change year-on-year +33 +70 +155
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,120 1,593 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.61% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.28% 9.60% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,085 757
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +5.98% +8.24%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £319
90th Percentile £625 £624 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £436
% change year-on-year -10.53% +8.88% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 2
UK median hourly rate £43.63 £40.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.72% -10.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £37.66 £34.25 £41.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £54.60 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.38 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.04% -10.00% -25.00%

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 17,261 16,596 19,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.80% 16.75% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,289 10,762 13,123
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 422 501
UK median hourly rate £21.13 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.88 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.52% +3.65%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +24 1,947 £488 - 305
UK excluding London +55 1,103 £425 -10.53% 209
London +16 1,000 £539 +7.75% 111
North of England +26 262 £415 -12.63% 42
South East +12 258 £450 -5.26% 54
Midlands +32 193 £425 -9.57% 37
West Midlands +16 154 £450 -5.26% 25
Yorkshire +6 133 £450 -10.00% 19
East of England +6 128 £450 -5.26% 27
North West +30 114 £400 -25.23% 18
South West +41 109 £425 - 34
Scotland +43 98 £415 +27.69% 10
Wales +22 50 £456 -1.52% 5
East Midlands +29 39 £365 +8.02% 12
North East -21 17 £400 -25.23% 5
Northern Ireland +36 6 £432 -
Channel Islands - 3 £350 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 2,029 (95.71%) JIRA
2 1,525 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
3 858 (40.47%) Java
4 756 (35.66%) Jenkins
5 733 (34.58%) Scrum
6 726 (34.25%) Git (software)
7 633 (29.86%) Test Automation
8 526 (24.81%) DevOps
9 457 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
10 442 (20.85%) Linux
11 423 (19.95%) REST
12 422 (19.91%) JavaScript
13 419 (19.76%) TDD
14 407 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
15 376 (17.74%) Microservices
16 372 (17.55%) Finance
17 367 (17.31%) Docker
18 364 (17.17%) BDD
19 362 (17.08%) Atlassian
20 361 (17.03%) SQL
21 336 (15.85%) Selenium
22 298 (14.06%) Security Cleared
23 294 (13.87%) Kanban
24 283 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
25 279 (13.16%) Python
26 276 (13.02%) Ansible
27 270 (12.74%) Unix
28 269 (12.69%) Banking
29 262 (12.36%) User Stories
30 250 (11.79%) Cucumber

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 99 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
2 78 (3.68%) Apache
3 77 (3.63%) SharePoint
4 56 (2.64%) WildFly
5 48 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 43 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 41 (1.93%) Apache Spark
8 40 (1.89%) CMS
9 39 (1.84%) JBoss
10 32 (1.51%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.46%) Apache Solr
12 29 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (1.18%) nginx
14 23 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 21 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 20 (0.94%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.75%) WordPress
18 12 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
19 11 (0.52%) MS Exchange
19 11 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 76 (3.58%) MS Visio
2 75 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 54 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 37 (1.75%) Photoshop
6 31 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
7 19 (0.90%) InVision
8 14 (0.66%) HipChat
9 12 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.33%) Open Workbench
11 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.14%) Gliffy
12 3 (0.14%) InDesign
12 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.14%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.047%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 25 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.094%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.094%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.094%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.094%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.094%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 407 (19.20%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (7.17%) GitHub
4 105 (4.95%) Slack
5 78 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
6 74 (3.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 63 (2.97%) Serverless
8 57 (2.69%) Amazon S3
9 51 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (2.12%) OpenShift
10 45 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 40 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
12 33 (1.56%) CloudFront
13 32 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (1.42%) BrowserStack
15 29 (1.37%) Route 53
16 28 (1.32%) PaaS
17 26 (1.23%) IaaS
18 21 (0.99%) Office 365
19 20 (0.94%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 81 (3.82%) HTTP
2 45 (2.12%) DNS
3 43 (2.03%) Firewall
4 41 (1.93%) Internet
5 27 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.23%) VPN
7 25 (1.18%) SSL
8 22 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 21 (0.99%) SSH
10 15 (0.71%) AMQP
10 15 (0.71%) SAN
11 14 (0.66%) Skype
12 12 (0.57%) Intranet
12 12 (0.57%) SMS
12 12 (0.57%) X.509
13 11 (0.52%) DHCP
14 9 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
14 9 (0.42%) OpenVPN
14 9 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (9.67%) PostgreSQL
2 166 (7.83%) MySQL
3 164 (7.74%) SQL Server
4 161 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 127 (5.99%) MongoDB
6 116 (5.47%) NoSQL
7 96 (4.53%) Big Data
8 86 (4.06%) Hadoop
9 70 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 60 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
11 59 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 58 (2.74%) HBase
13 39 (1.84%) Redis
14 35 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (1.27%) Pentaho
17 24 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 24 (1.13%) Apache Hive
18 21 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2,029 (95.71%) JIRA
2 756 (35.66%) Jenkins
3 726 (34.25%) Git (software)
4 336 (15.85%) Selenium
5 250 (11.79%) Cucumber
6 246 (11.60%) Maven
7 216 (10.19%) Bitbucket
8 210 (9.91%) JUnit
9 134 (6.32%) SoapUI
9 134 (6.32%) SonarQube
10 125 (5.90%) JMeter
10 125 (5.90%) Subversion
11 117 (5.52%) TeamCity
12 116 (5.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 100 (4.72%) Artifactory
14 94 (4.43%) Vagrant
15 90 (4.25%) Sonatype Nexus
16 88 (4.15%) WebDriver
17 71 (3.35%) Checkstyle
18 65 (3.07%) Mockito
General
1 372 (17.55%) Finance
2 269 (12.69%) Banking
3 68 (3.21%) Retail
4 50 (2.36%) Marketing
5 47 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.27%) Front Office
7 22 (1.04%) Games
7 22 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 19 (0.90%) Legal
9 18 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.71%) Law
13 10 (0.47%) Electronics
14 8 (0.38%) Publishing
15 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.24%) Automotive
17 4 (0.19%) Advertising
18 3 (0.14%) Back Office
18 3 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 640 (30.19%) Developer
2 372 (17.55%) Analyst
3 235 (11.08%) Java Developer
4 208 (9.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 180 (8.49%) Business Analyst
6 107 (5.05%) Tester
7 104 (4.91%) Test Analyst
8 97 (4.58%) Scrum Master
9 81 (3.82%) Project Manager
10 79 (3.73%) Architect
11 71 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 71 (3.35%) Senior Developer
12 63 (2.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 58 (2.74%) Software Engineer
14 57 (2.69%) Automation Tester
14 57 (2.69%) Consultant
15 54 (2.55%) AWS DevOps
15 54 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
16 53 (2.50%) Scala Developer
17 52 (2.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (19.95%) REST
2 246 (11.60%) Spring
2 246 (11.60%) Web Services
3 222 (10.47%) RESTful
4 210 (9.91%) HTML
5 205 (9.67%) Node.js
6 203 (9.58%) CSS
7 186 (8.77%) JSON
8 179 (8.44%) AngularJS
9 168 (7.92%) XML
10 159 (7.50%) SOAP
11 158 (7.45%) Hibernate
12 149 (7.03%) HTML5
13 121 (5.71%) CSS3
14 117 (5.52%) .NET
15 104 (4.91%) Gherkin
16 97 (4.58%) JMS
17 93 (4.39%) Kafka
18 89 (4.20%) React
19 80 (3.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.55%) User Experience
2 155 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
4 55 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 52 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 48 (2.26%) Wiki
8 47 (2.22%) iPad
9 45 (2.12%) Fintech
10 40 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 32 (1.51%) Data Centre
12 30 (1.42%) PKI
12 30 (1.42%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.37%) Computer Science
14 23 (1.08%) Client/Server
14 23 (1.08%) Clustering
14 23 (1.08%) Equities
15 22 (1.04%) Fixed Income
16 18 (0.85%) Algorithms
16 18 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 442 (20.85%) Linux
2 270 (12.74%) Unix
3 219 (10.33%) Windows
4 72 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 66 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (3.11%) VMS
6 50 (2.36%) Android
7 37 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 37 (1.75%) CentOS
8 26 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.61%) Solaris
9 13 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.28%) zOS
14 4 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,525 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 733 (34.58%) Scrum
3 633 (29.86%) Test Automation
4 526 (24.81%) DevOps
5 457 (21.56%) Continuous Integration
6 419 (19.76%) TDD
7 376 (17.74%) Microservices
8 364 (17.17%) BDD
9 294 (13.87%) Kanban
10 283 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
11 262 (12.36%) User Stories
12 222 (10.47%) Configuration Management
13 217 (10.24%) SDLC
14 178 (8.40%) OO
15 173 (8.16%) Open Source
16 158 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 157 (7.41%) Software Engineering
18 152 (7.17%) Coaching
19 149 (7.03%) Unit Testing
20 146 (6.89%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 858 (40.47%) Java
2 422 (19.91%) JavaScript
3 361 (17.03%) SQL
4 279 (13.16%) Python
5 172 (8.11%) Java 8
6 147 (6.93%) Bash Shell
7 140 (6.60%) Groovy
8 126 (5.94%) C#
9 117 (5.52%) Ruby
10 95 (4.48%) Scala
11 82 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 78 (3.68%) PowerShell
13 70 (3.30%) Perl
14 58 (2.74%) PL/SQL
15 56 (2.64%) PHP
16 53 (2.50%) JPQL
17 47 (2.22%) C++
18 40 (1.89%) Go
19 36 (1.70%) C
20 20 (0.94%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 298 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 248 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 111 (5.24%) Degree
4 74 (3.49%) ISTQB
5 71 (3.35%) ISEB
6 70 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 28 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.75%) CCNA
11 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.66%) PMP
12 13 (0.61%) MCSE
12 13 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.57%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.52%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.47%) CCNP
15 10 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 9 (0.42%) MCSA
16 9 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (10.94%) QA
2 52 (2.45%) PMO
3 25 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.13%) GDPR
5 17 (0.80%) WCAG
6 16 (0.75%) MiFID
7 12 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.33%) SLA
9 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.28%) PSD2
10 2 (0.094%) IFRS
10 2 (0.094%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.047%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.047%) SEPA
System Software
1 367 (17.31%) Docker
2 46 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.23%) HDFS
4 25 (1.18%) Active Directory
5 22 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.61%) Squid
7 11 (0.52%) Postfix
8 10 (0.47%) vCloud
9 8 (0.38%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.28%) LXC
10 6 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.24%) iptables
11 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.19%) NFS
12 4 (0.19%) XenApp
13 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.094%) RACF
Systems Management
1 276 (13.02%) Ansible
2 162 (7.64%) Terraform
3 159 (7.50%) Kubernetes
4 144 (6.79%) Puppet
5 123 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (1.98%) Grafana
7 41 (1.93%) Kibana
8 25 (1.18%) Salt
9 20 (0.94%) Graphite
9 20 (0.94%) HP ALM
10 19 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
11 18 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
11 18 (0.85%) SCCM
12 17 (0.80%) logstash
13 15 (0.71%) Mesos
13 15 (0.71%) Rancher
13 15 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 14 (0.66%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.61%) Graylog
15 13 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 362 (17.08%) Atlassian
2 239 (11.27%) Oracle
3 143 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 105 (4.95%) Google
5 65 (3.07%) Adobe
6 63 (2.97%) VMware
7 61 (2.88%) IBM
8 60 (2.83%) Red Hat
9 46 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 46 (2.17%) Splunk
10 40 (1.89%) SAP
11 34 (1.60%) Sybase
12 33 (1.56%) Cisco
13 30 (1.42%) HP
14 29 (1.37%) Zend
15 24 (1.13%) AppDynamics
16 19 (0.90%) hybris
16 19 (0.90%) Pega
17 18 (0.85%) Sitecore
18 17 (0.80%) webMethods