Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 105 142
Rank change year-on-year +13 +37 +25
Contract jobs citing Confluence 910 2,137 1,997
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.54% 2.34% 1.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.18% 15.06% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 1,374 1,229
Median daily rate £475 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £350
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 41 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% - +20.83%
10th Percentile £19.93 £27.15 £35.00
90th Percentile £57.20 £60.00 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.91 £40.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year +14.78% -8.31% +21.18%

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 5,297 14,194 17,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.79% 15.57% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,268 8,983 11,302
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 325 395
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £51.35 £52.15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.28% +3.39% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +10 824 £488 -2.50% 124
UK excluding London +32 499 £450 -2.70% 83
London +10 380 £500 -4.76% 55
South East +20 115 £475 +5.56% 17
North of England +1 88 £425 -9.09% 12
South West +36 85 £516 +8.68% 12
Midlands +9 85 £428 -9.89% 15
West Midlands +15 76 £430 -9.47% 10
East of England +32 60 £473 +5.00% 12
Work from Home -9 60 £450 -9.55% 15
Yorkshire +20 55 £450 -2.70% 4
Scotland +35 36 £493 -3.90% 9
North West +34 30 £375 -27.18% 5
Northern Ireland +35 16 £416 +25.91% 2
Wales +28 14 £475 +5.56% 4
East Midlands +37 9 £364 -33.86% 5
North East +8 3 £438 +5.42% 3

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 874 (96.04%) JIRA
2 659 (72.42%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (36.92%) Scrum
4 306 (33.63%) DevOps
5 258 (28.35%) Jenkins
6 252 (27.69%) Java
7 240 (26.37%) Git (software)
8 232 (25.49%) Security Cleared
9 204 (22.42%) Linux
10 203 (22.31%) AWS
11 183 (20.11%) Test Automation
12 181 (19.89%) SQL
13 176 (19.34%) Atlassian
14 173 (19.01%) SC Cleared
14 173 (19.01%) Finance
15 170 (18.68%) Python
15 170 (18.68%) Docker
16 159 (17.47%) Kanban
17 144 (15.82%) Microservices
18 140 (15.38%) Oracle
19 139 (15.27%) Azure
20 135 (14.84%) Public Sector
21 129 (14.18%) TDD
22 128 (14.07%) Ansible
23 118 (12.97%) BDD
24 112 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
25 109 (11.98%) Spring
26 104 (11.43%) Windows
27 102 (11.21%) Terraform
28 98 (10.77%) Kubernetes

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 71 (7.80%) WebLogic
2 55 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.07%) Mule
4 27 (2.97%) Red Hat Fuse
5 23 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.09%) JBoss
8 16 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (1.54%) Apache
11 13 (1.43%) nginx
12 12 (1.32%) CMS
12 12 (1.32%) SAP Portal
12 12 (1.32%) SAS
13 9 (0.99%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.99%) SAP EP
13 9 (0.99%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.88%) IIS
14 8 (0.88%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.55%) Jetty
Applications
1 47 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.33%) Sketch
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.32%) assyst
1 12 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (1.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (0.99%) BASE24
3 8 (0.88%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.77%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.66%) SAP HCM
5 6 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.44%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Primavera
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 203 (22.31%) AWS
2 139 (15.27%) Azure
3 77 (8.46%) GitHub
4 58 (6.37%) Slack
5 48 (5.27%) GCP
6 31 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (3.41%) OpenShift
7 28 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (2.64%) Amazon S3
9 21 (2.31%) SaaS
9 21 (2.31%) Serverless
10 19 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
11 17 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.87%) npm
11 17 (1.87%) Trello
12 16 (1.76%) IaaS
13 15 (1.65%) Power Platform
14 14 (1.54%) PaaS
15 10 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.95%) Firewall
2 42 (4.62%) DNS
3 34 (3.74%) SSL
4 27 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (1.54%) DHCP
7 13 (1.43%) Internet
8 12 (1.32%) HTTP
8 12 (1.32%) Network Security
9 11 (1.21%) HTTPS
9 11 (1.21%) Skype
10 10 (1.10%) SAN
11 9 (0.99%) ATM
11 9 (0.99%) BGP
12 8 (0.88%) IPv4
12 8 (0.88%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.88%) MPLS
12 8 (0.88%) RSVP
12 8 (0.88%) SNMP
12 8 (0.88%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.68%) MySQL
2 66 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 51 (5.60%) SQL Server
4 45 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (4.62%) MongoDB
6 41 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 37 (4.07%) Hadoop
8 31 (3.41%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.42%) Big Data
10 21 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
11 15 (1.65%) Power BI
12 14 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.54%) Apache Accumulo
12 14 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
13 13 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.32%) Apache Hive
14 12 (1.32%) DB2
14 12 (1.32%) MariaDB
15 10 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 874 (96.04%) JIRA
2 258 (28.35%) Jenkins
3 240 (26.37%) Git (software)
4 98 (10.77%) Bitbucket
5 96 (10.55%) Selenium
6 76 (8.35%) Cucumber
6 76 (8.35%) Maven
7 72 (7.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 60 (6.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 53 (5.82%) JUnit
10 43 (4.73%) GitLab
11 37 (4.07%) JMeter
12 35 (3.85%) Mockito
13 34 (3.74%) Subversion
14 28 (3.08%) SonarQube
15 26 (2.86%) SoapUI
15 26 (2.86%) Toad
16 25 (2.75%) Eclipse
17 24 (2.64%) Postman
18 22 (2.42%) Ant
General
1 173 (19.01%) Finance
2 135 (14.84%) Public Sector
3 75 (8.24%) Banking
4 15 (1.65%) Aerospace
4 15 (1.65%) Marketing
5 13 (1.43%) Retail
6 12 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.77%) Front Office
9 7 (0.77%) Games
9 7 (0.77%) Legal
10 6 (0.66%) Law
10 6 (0.66%) Police
11 5 (0.55%) Military
11 5 (0.55%) Publishing
11 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (19.34%) Developer
2 118 (12.97%) Analyst
3 74 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (7.36%) Business Analyst
5 64 (7.03%) Java Developer
6 52 (5.71%) Administrator
7 50 (5.49%) Architect
8 38 (4.18%) Scrum Master
8 38 (4.18%) Test Engineer
9 36 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
10 34 (3.74%) Software Engineer
11 30 (3.30%) Test Analyst
12 28 (3.08%) Project Manager
13 27 (2.97%) DBA
14 26 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
15 24 (2.64%) JIRA Administrator
15 24 (2.64%) Senior Developer
15 24 (2.64%) Tester
16 23 (2.53%) Consultant
16 23 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (11.98%) Spring
2 98 (10.77%) REST
3 80 (8.79%) JSON
3 80 (8.79%) Spring Boot
4 74 (8.13%) Web Services
5 71 (7.80%) XML
6 62 (6.81%) Node.js
7 55 (6.04%) .NET
8 43 (4.73%) Kafka
9 38 (4.18%) SOAP
10 36 (3.96%) HTML
11 35 (3.85%) CSS
12 34 (3.74%) Gherkin
12 34 (3.74%) J2EE
13 30 (3.30%) AngularJS
14 29 (3.19%) React
15 28 (3.08%) ASP.NET
16 27 (2.97%) Middleware
17 26 (2.86%) Hibernate
17 26 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.95%) User Experience
3 35 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.86%) PKI
5 25 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (1.65%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.43%) Wiki
8 11 (1.21%) Tandem
9 10 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 10 (1.10%) Clustering
9 10 (1.10%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.99%) EMV
10 9 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.88%) Derivative
11 8 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 204 (22.42%) Linux
2 104 (11.43%) Windows
3 82 (9.01%) Unix
4 35 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (3.74%) CentOS
6 25 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 23 (2.53%) Android
8 16 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 13 (1.43%) Ubuntu
10 12 (1.32%) Debian
11 11 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (1.10%) Solaris
13 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.44%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.33%) zOS
16 1 (0.11%) AIX
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (72.42%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (36.92%) Scrum
3 306 (33.63%) DevOps
4 183 (20.11%) Test Automation
5 159 (17.47%) Kanban
6 144 (15.82%) Microservices
7 129 (14.18%) TDD
8 118 (12.97%) BDD
9 112 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
10 91 (10.00%) User Stories
11 88 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (9.56%) Change Management
13 81 (8.90%) Waterfall
14 78 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
15 76 (8.35%) Migration
16 74 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 73 (8.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 72 (7.91%) Software Engineering
19 71 (7.80%) Project Management
19 71 (7.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 252 (27.69%) Java
2 181 (19.89%) SQL
3 170 (18.68%) Python
4 84 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 68 (7.47%) C#
6 60 (6.59%) Java 8
7 55 (6.04%) PowerShell
8 48 (5.27%) Bash Shell
9 37 (4.07%) Perl
9 37 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.19%) C
11 28 (3.08%) C++
12 24 (2.64%) Scala
12 24 (2.64%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.53%) Groovy
14 17 (1.87%) Apple Swift
15 16 (1.76%) ES6
15 16 (1.76%) Ruby
16 14 (1.54%) PHP
17 13 (1.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 232 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 173 (19.01%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 39 (4.29%) ISTQB
5 34 (3.74%) Degree
6 23 (2.53%) ISEB
7 20 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (1.10%) AWS Certification
11 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.88%) OCPJP
12 8 (0.88%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.66%) CCIE
13 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.55%) MCSA
14 5 (0.55%) MCSE
14 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.44%) OCP
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.59%) QA
2 27 (2.97%) SLA
3 11 (1.21%) PMO
4 9 (0.99%) ISO 8583
5 8 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.55%) GDPR
7 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.44%) NCSC
8 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.22%) MiFID
8 2 (0.22%) WCAG
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) IFRS
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) JTAG
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (18.68%) Docker
2 38 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.99%) HDFS
6 7 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.66%) vSphere
8 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.22%) Gluster
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 128 (14.07%) Ansible
2 102 (11.21%) Terraform
3 98 (10.77%) Kubernetes
4 65 (7.14%) Puppet
5 32 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.08%) Packer
7 13 (1.43%) Istio
8 10 (1.10%) Consul
9 9 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.99%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.88%) Control-M
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.77%) Prometheus
12 6 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.55%) Grafana
13 5 (0.55%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.55%) Salt
14 4 (0.44%) Kibana
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 176 (19.34%) Atlassian
2 140 (15.38%) Oracle
3 71 (7.80%) Microsoft
4 52 (5.71%) SAP
5 50 (5.49%) AppDynamics
5 50 (5.49%) Splunk
6 39 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 32 (3.52%) VMware
8 31 (3.41%) Google
9 25 (2.75%) F5
10 23 (2.53%) Sybase
11 22 (2.42%) MuleSoft
12 20 (2.20%) ServiceNow
13 19 (2.09%) IBM
14 16 (1.76%) webMethods
15 15 (1.65%) BEA
16 14 (1.54%) Blue Coat
16 14 (1.54%) Cisco
17 13 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
18 12 (1.32%) Informatica