Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 144 190
Rank change year-on-year +39 +46 +146
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,397 1,858 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 1.85% 1.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.61% 11.21% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,447 1,330 804
UK median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +5.26% +11.11%
10th Percentile £339 £350 £325
90th Percentile £625 £632 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 3
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £44.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.72% -6.32% -20.83%
10th Percentile £38.80 £34.25 £41.75
90th Percentile £50.50 £63.13 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.81% -1.11% -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 16,402 16,574 17,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.49% 16.52% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,578 11,051 11,387
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £253
90th Percentile £635 £622 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 396 409
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.62% -7.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.11 £19.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -3.30% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 16 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 18 January 2019. 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 +29 2,198 £500 - 296
UK excluding London +64 1,354 £450 -2.70% 188
London +4 1,002 £525 +2.44% 127
South East +32 374 £458 -3.68% 51
North of England +8 289 £450 -5.26% 55
Midlands +79 244 £450 -5.26% 20
West Midlands +67 204 £450 -4.26% 17
East of England +37 165 £475 +5.56% 14
South West +21 127 £500 +19.05% 29
Yorkshire -12 124 £494 -1.25% 15
North West +15 108 £401 -19.90% 31
Wales +56 82 £475 - 9
Scotland +13 72 £423 +5.63% 8
North East -4 62 £500 -6.54% 9
East Midlands +21 37 £425 -10.53% 3
Northern Ireland +26 5 £432 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 2,321 (96.83%) JIRA
2 1,754 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
3 901 (37.59%) Java
4 857 (35.75%) Jenkins
5 850 (35.46%) Scrum
6 805 (33.58%) Git (software)
7 748 (31.21%) Test Automation
8 636 (26.53%) DevOps
9 577 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
10 546 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
11 515 (21.49%) REST
12 500 (20.86%) Linux
13 495 (20.65%) BDD
14 489 (20.40%) TDD
15 469 (19.57%) JavaScript
16 453 (18.90%) SQL
17 441 (18.40%) Docker
18 439 (18.31%) Atlassian
19 407 (16.98%) Microservices
20 375 (15.64%) Kanban
21 367 (15.31%) Finance
22 365 (15.23%) Selenium
23 346 (14.43%) Security Cleared
24 340 (14.18%) User Stories
25 337 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
26 322 (13.43%) Maven
27 321 (13.39%) Cucumber
28 304 (12.68%) Ansible
29 297 (12.39%) SC Cleared
30 286 (11.93%) 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 99 (4.13%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 52 (2.17%) WildFly
4 51 (2.13%) Apache
4 51 (2.13%) CMS
5 48 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 35 (1.46%) Apache Spark
7 31 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 31 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.13%) Documentum
9 26 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 26 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 25 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 22 (0.92%) nginx
12 21 (0.88%) IIS
12 21 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.71%) JBoss
14 16 (0.67%) Mule
14 16 (0.67%) SAP Portal
14 16 (0.67%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 76 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 68 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 22 (0.92%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.63%) InVision
8 12 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.29%) HipChat
10 6 (0.25%) Open Workbench
10 6 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.042%) InDesign
12 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.50%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.38%) assyst
4 9 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
5 5 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.083%) Orchard Housing
9 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.042%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.042%) Sonata
9 1 (0.042%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 546 (22.78%) Amazon AWS
2 267 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (6.42%) GitHub
4 140 (5.84%) Slack
5 83 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
6 82 (3.42%) Serverless
7 72 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 70 (2.92%) Amazon S3
9 67 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
9 67 (2.80%) PaaS
10 64 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 57 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 56 (2.34%) IaaS
12 56 (2.34%) SaaS
13 41 (1.71%) Route 53
14 37 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
15 36 (1.50%) OpenShift
16 35 (1.46%) BrowserStack
17 34 (1.42%) npm
18 29 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.67%) HTTP
2 81 (3.38%) Firewall
3 58 (2.42%) DNS
4 47 (1.96%) Internet
5 36 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.50%) VPN
6 23 (0.96%) SSL
7 22 (0.92%) Skype
8 17 (0.71%) SSH
9 15 (0.63%) ICMP
9 15 (0.63%) VLAN
10 13 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 12 (0.50%) DHCP
11 12 (0.50%) SAN
12 11 (0.46%) BGP
12 11 (0.46%) OSPF
13 10 (0.42%) VXLAN
14 9 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (0.38%) DMVPN
14 9 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (8.22%) PostgreSQL
2 188 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 183 (7.63%) MySQL
3 183 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 138 (5.76%) MongoDB
5 112 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 79 (3.30%) RDBMS
7 78 (3.25%) Hadoop
8 75 (3.13%) Big Data
9 62 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
10 59 (2.46%) Pentaho
11 57 (2.38%) HBase
12 56 (2.34%) Redis
13 53 (2.21%) Oracle Database
14 52 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 49 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 45 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
18 31 (1.29%) Impala
19 24 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2,321 (96.83%) JIRA
2 857 (35.75%) Jenkins
3 805 (33.58%) Git (software)
4 365 (15.23%) Selenium
5 322 (13.43%) Maven
6 321 (13.39%) Cucumber
7 259 (10.81%) JUnit
8 203 (8.47%) Bitbucket
9 179 (7.47%) Subversion
10 147 (6.13%) SoapUI
11 138 (5.76%) JMeter
12 134 (5.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 132 (5.51%) SonarQube
14 112 (4.67%) Sonatype Nexus
15 111 (4.63%) WebDriver
16 97 (4.05%) GitLab
17 80 (3.34%) Artifactory
18 77 (3.21%) Vagrant
19 74 (3.09%) TeamCity
20 70 (2.92%) Checkstyle
General
1 367 (15.31%) Finance
2 232 (9.68%) Banking
3 81 (3.38%) Retail
4 52 (2.17%) Marketing
5 43 (1.79%) Front Office
6 37 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.17%) Law
9 25 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.92%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.88%) Electronics
12 20 (0.83%) Legal
13 16 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.63%) Back Office
15 11 (0.46%) Publishing
16 10 (0.42%) Games
17 8 (0.33%) Military
18 6 (0.25%) Financial Institution
19 5 (0.21%) French Language
20 4 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 719 (30.00%) Developer
2 337 (14.06%) Analyst
3 271 (11.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 238 (9.93%) Java Developer
5 177 (7.38%) Business Analyst
6 149 (6.22%) Tester
7 109 (4.55%) Architect
8 108 (4.51%) Test Analyst
9 100 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 93 (3.88%) Test Engineer
11 86 (3.59%) Scala Developer
12 83 (3.46%) Automation Tester
13 72 (3.00%) Scrum Master
14 70 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 62 (2.59%) AWS Engineer
16 61 (2.54%) AWS DevOps
17 59 (2.46%) Agile Developer
18 55 (2.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 53 (2.21%) Senior Developer
20 52 (2.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (21.49%) REST
2 279 (11.64%) Web Services
3 227 (9.47%) RESTful
4 223 (9.30%) Node.js
5 222 (9.26%) Spring
6 221 (9.22%) JSON
7 219 (9.14%) HTML
8 206 (8.59%) AngularJS
9 195 (8.14%) CSS
10 163 (6.80%) SOAP
11 160 (6.68%) .NET
12 144 (6.01%) HTML5
13 124 (5.17%) Hibernate
14 110 (4.59%) React
15 103 (4.30%) XML
16 99 (4.13%) Elastic Stack
17 96 (4.01%) Gherkin
18 94 (3.92%) CSS3
18 94 (3.92%) Kafka
19 89 (3.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 188 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (7.72%) User Experience
3 81 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
5 58 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 41 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 40 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 39 (1.63%) Fintech
11 38 (1.59%) iPad
12 36 (1.50%) Public Cloud
13 34 (1.42%) Wiki
14 27 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.08%) PKI
16 21 (0.88%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.75%) Cloud Native
18 16 (0.67%) Clustering
19 15 (0.63%) Data Structures
19 15 (0.63%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 500 (20.86%) Linux
2 274 (11.43%) Unix
2 274 (11.43%) Windows
3 100 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (2.80%) Windows Server
5 60 (2.50%) VMS
6 49 (2.04%) Apple iOS
7 48 (2.00%) Android
7 48 (2.00%) CentOS
8 34 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.54%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.29%) Solaris
13 7 (0.29%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.25%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.083%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,754 (73.17%) Agile Software Development
2 850 (35.46%) Scrum
3 748 (31.21%) Test Automation
4 636 (26.53%) DevOps
5 577 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 495 (20.65%) BDD
7 489 (20.40%) TDD
8 407 (16.98%) Microservices
9 375 (15.64%) Kanban
10 340 (14.18%) User Stories
11 337 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
12 286 (11.93%) Configuration Management
13 272 (11.35%) SDLC
14 251 (10.47%) Open Source
15 226 (9.43%) Coaching
16 192 (8.01%) Continuous Delivery
17 191 (7.97%) Mentoring
18 190 (7.93%) Software Engineering
19 166 (6.93%) Waterfall
20 162 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 901 (37.59%) Java
2 469 (19.57%) JavaScript
3 453 (18.90%) SQL
4 268 (11.18%) Python
5 207 (8.64%) Java 8
6 160 (6.68%) Ruby
7 154 (6.42%) C#
8 144 (6.01%) Bash Shell
9 116 (4.84%) Scala
10 107 (4.46%) Groovy
11 104 (4.34%) Shell Script
12 87 (3.63%) PowerShell
13 78 (3.25%) Perl
14 50 (2.09%) C
15 48 (2.00%) JPQL
15 48 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 39 (1.63%) C++
17 38 (1.59%) PHP
18 37 (1.54%) TypeScript
19 25 (1.04%) ES6
Qualifications
1 346 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 297 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 101 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 84 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 81 (3.38%) Degree
6 79 (3.30%) ISEB
7 40 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.00%) DV Cleared
9 23 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.83%) MCSE
12 18 (0.75%) PMP
13 17 (0.71%) MCSA
14 16 (0.67%) CCNA
15 15 (0.63%) AWS Certification
16 13 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
16 13 (0.54%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 11 (0.46%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (11.26%) QA
2 51 (2.13%) PMO
3 31 (1.29%) WCAG
4 30 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.88%) GDPR
6 8 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.29%) MiFID
7 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.25%) PSD2
9 5 (0.21%) SLA
10 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 441 (18.40%) Docker
2 56 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.38%) HDFS
5 16 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.42%) Squid
6 10 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.29%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.25%) iptables
9 6 (0.25%) Postfix
9 6 (0.25%) vCloud
10 5 (0.21%) vSphere
11 3 (0.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.13%) NFS
11 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.083%) etcd
12 2 (0.083%) flannel
12 2 (0.083%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 304 (12.68%) Ansible
2 206 (8.59%) Kubernetes
3 169 (7.05%) Terraform
4 163 (6.80%) Puppet
5 93 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (2.00%) Kibana
7 43 (1.79%) Grafana
8 40 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
9 34 (1.42%) ZABBIX
10 28 (1.17%) Packer
11 27 (1.13%) logstash
11 27 (1.13%) Nagios
12 25 (1.04%) Nessus
13 23 (0.96%) vCenter Server
14 22 (0.92%) Graphite
14 22 (0.92%) Rancher
15 20 (0.83%) Mesos
16 19 (0.79%) Prometheus
17 18 (0.75%) HP ALM
18 14 (0.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 439 (18.31%) Atlassian
2 261 (10.89%) Oracle
3 213 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 130 (5.42%) Google
5 84 (3.50%) SAP
6 76 (3.17%) Splunk
7 75 (3.13%) Adobe
8 74 (3.09%) VMware
9 63 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 45 (1.88%) Pega
11 34 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 33 (1.38%) hybris
13 32 (1.34%) IBM
14 31 (1.29%) Cisco
15 30 (1.25%) webMethods
16 28 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
17 27 (1.13%) MuleSoft
18 23 (0.96%) Cloudera
18 23 (0.96%) HP
19 22 (0.92%) Sybase