Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 107 110
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 +37
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,013 1,615 2,442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 2.23% 2.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.68% 15.57% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1,083 1,515
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.90% -0.10%
10th Percentile £338 £350 £338
90th Percentile £613 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 27
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.02 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% -6.34% +6.82%
10th Percentile £23.03 £21.88 £39.27
90th Percentile £58.00 £56.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £53.75 £47.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% +14.36% +6.82%

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 6,074 10,374 16,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.54% 14.36% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,098 6,901 10,722
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 231 329
Median hourly rate £27.23 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.64% +5.41% -2.63%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £51.75 £47.09
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +2.86% -6.98%

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +11 823 £450 -5.26% 233
UK excluding London +28 467 £450 - 152
London -15 377 £500 -4.76% 93
Work from Home +10 297 £489 -2.20% 28
North of England +73 138 £450 +2.86% 36
Midlands +36 107 £410 -8.89% 31
South East +8 99 £475 - 35
West Midlands +28 96 £410 -8.89% 21
Yorkshire +68 94 £450 - 13
South West +6 51 £488 +2.63% 28
Scotland +14 41 £500 +5.26% 8
North West +45 28 £425 +6.12% 18
East of England +4 24 £450 - 6
North East +21 16 £475 +5.56% 5
East Midlands +34 9 £373 +8.76% 10
Wales +19 6 £513 +2.50% 8
Northern Ireland +5 1 £431 +0.23%

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 975 (96.25%) JIRA
2 749 (73.94%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (35.34%) Scrum
4 318 (31.39%) DevOps
5 316 (31.19%) Java
6 299 (29.52%) Jenkins
7 247 (24.38%) AWS
8 229 (22.61%) Git (software)
9 222 (21.92%) Finance
10 216 (21.32%) Kanban
11 207 (20.43%) Python
12 206 (20.34%) SQL
13 203 (20.04%) Test Automation
14 196 (19.35%) Atlassian
15 180 (17.77%) GitHub
16 175 (17.28%) Public Sector
17 152 (15.00%) Linux
17 152 (15.00%) Security Cleared
18 140 (13.82%) Oracle
19 139 (13.72%) Docker
20 137 (13.52%) REST
20 137 (13.52%) Spring
21 135 (13.33%) Bitbucket
22 129 (12.73%) Maven
23 128 (12.64%) SC Cleared
24 126 (12.44%) JSON
25 123 (12.14%) Azure
26 122 (12.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
27 120 (11.85%) Microservices
27 120 (11.85%) Slack

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 61 (6.02%) WebLogic
2 52 (5.13%) Mule
3 48 (4.74%) Apache
3 48 (4.74%) SharePoint
4 41 (4.05%) JBoss
5 36 (3.55%) Red Hat Fuse
6 35 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 30 (2.96%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.48%) WebSphere
10 14 (1.38%) CMS
10 14 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.28%) SAS
12 11 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.09%) MQSeries
13 10 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
14 8 (0.79%) Anypoint
14 8 (0.79%) IIS
14 8 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.39%) InVision
6 4 (0.39%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.099%) Figma
8 1 (0.099%) Fusion 360
8 1 (0.099%) GIMP
8 1 (0.099%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.099%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.68%) SAP FI-CA
2 16 (1.58%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.49%) BASE24
4 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.39%) assyst
6 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.30%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.099%) CA PPM
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.099%) Exstream
8 1 (0.099%) Magento
8 1 (0.099%) Maximo
8 1 (0.099%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.099%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 247 (24.38%) AWS
2 180 (17.77%) GitHub
3 123 (12.14%) Azure
4 120 (11.85%) Slack
5 42 (4.15%) PaaS
6 40 (3.95%) GCP
7 34 (3.36%) IaaS
8 32 (3.16%) Serverless
9 27 (2.67%) Amazon S3
10 26 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
11 25 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (1.88%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.78%) Trello
15 17 (1.68%) Office 365
15 17 (1.68%) SaaS
16 16 (1.58%) Amazon EMR
17 13 (1.28%) Amazon Glacier
18 12 (1.18%) Power Platform
19 11 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.37%) HTTP
2 20 (1.97%) HTTPS
3 18 (1.78%) DNS
4 13 (1.28%) Skype
5 11 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.99%) Firewall
7 9 (0.89%) Internet
7 9 (0.89%) LAN
8 8 (0.79%) DHCP
8 8 (0.79%) VPN
9 7 (0.69%) ATM
9 7 (0.69%) FTP
9 7 (0.69%) SSL
9 7 (0.69%) Unified Communications
9 7 (0.69%) WAN
10 6 (0.59%) SSH
11 5 (0.49%) DSL
11 5 (0.49%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.49%) SAN
12 4 (0.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.52%) MySQL
3 57 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 52 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 51 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 40 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 34 (3.36%) Oracle Database
9 33 (3.26%) Apache Hive
10 30 (2.96%) Big Data
11 26 (2.57%) Data Lake
12 23 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.88%) Qlik Sense
15 17 (1.68%) Tableau
16 14 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
16 14 (1.38%) HBase
17 13 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
18 12 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 11 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 975 (96.25%) JIRA
2 299 (29.52%) Jenkins
3 229 (22.61%) Git (software)
4 135 (13.33%) Bitbucket
5 129 (12.73%) Maven
6 122 (12.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 103 (10.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 93 (9.18%) JUnit
9 76 (7.50%) Selenium
10 71 (7.01%) Cucumber
11 57 (5.63%) FishEye
12 51 (5.03%) Mockito
13 48 (4.74%) GitLab
14 45 (4.44%) Android Studio
14 45 (4.44%) Subversion
14 45 (4.44%) Xcode
15 41 (4.05%) CocoaPods
16 40 (3.95%) IntelliJ
17 32 (3.16%) SonarQube
17 32 (3.16%) Vagrant
General
1 222 (21.92%) Finance
2 175 (17.28%) Public Sector
3 109 (10.76%) Banking
4 32 (3.16%) Retail
5 31 (3.06%) Marketing
6 22 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.78%) Legal
8 16 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 6 (0.59%) Front Office
11 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.49%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
13 4 (0.39%) Games
13 4 (0.39%) Publishing
13 4 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.30%) German Language
14 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 224 (22.11%) Developer
2 155 (15.30%) Analyst
3 82 (8.09%) Business Analyst
4 65 (6.42%) Java Developer
5 64 (6.32%) Architect
6 55 (5.43%) Scrum Master
7 49 (4.84%) Consultant
8 39 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (3.85%) Scala Developer
9 35 (3.46%) Test Analyst
10 33 (3.26%) Senior Developer
11 30 (2.96%) JIRA Engineer
11 30 (2.96%) Project Manager
11 30 (2.96%) Tester
12 29 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
12 29 (2.86%) Data Engineer
12 29 (2.86%) JIRA Consultant
13 28 (2.76%) Test Engineer
14 26 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (13.52%) REST
1 137 (13.52%) Spring
2 126 (12.44%) JSON
3 119 (11.75%) XML
4 116 (11.45%) Node.js
5 109 (10.76%) Spring Boot
6 90 (8.88%) React
7 75 (7.40%) Web Services
8 63 (6.22%) SOAP
9 57 (5.63%) HTML
10 53 (5.23%) Middleware
10 53 (5.23%) RESTful
11 52 (5.13%) .NET
12 42 (4.15%) CSS
13 39 (3.85%) Apache Camel
13 39 (3.85%) WireMock
14 38 (3.75%) HTML5
15 35 (3.46%) AngularJS
15 35 (3.46%) J2EE
16 34 (3.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.08%) User Experience
2 80 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (6.81%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.36%) Public Cloud
5 28 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.68%) Fixed Income
7 17 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.18%) PKI
11 10 (0.99%) Derivative
11 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.99%) W3C
12 9 (0.89%) iPad
12 9 (0.89%) Taxonomies
13 8 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.79%) iPhone
13 8 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 152 (15.00%) Linux
2 86 (8.49%) Android
3 79 (7.80%) Windows
4 77 (7.60%) Unix
5 70 (6.91%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.28%) CentOS
8 10 (0.99%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.49%) Debian
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.30%) AIX
14 3 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.20%) SUSE
15 2 (0.20%) VME
15 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.099%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 749 (73.94%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (35.34%) Scrum
3 318 (31.39%) DevOps
4 216 (21.32%) Kanban
5 203 (20.04%) Test Automation
6 120 (11.85%) Microservices
7 112 (11.06%) Project Management
8 109 (10.76%) TDD
8 109 (10.76%) User Stories
9 108 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
10 107 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 104 (10.27%) Continuous Delivery
12 103 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
12 103 (10.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 102 (10.07%) BDD
14 98 (9.67%) Data Modelling
15 92 (9.08%) Configuration Management
15 92 (9.08%) SDLC
16 89 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
17 85 (8.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 316 (31.19%) Java
2 207 (20.43%) Python
3 206 (20.34%) SQL
4 114 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 89 (8.79%) Java 8
6 67 (6.61%) PL/SQL
7 62 (6.12%) Kotlin
8 58 (5.73%) Scala
9 48 (4.74%) Apple Swift
10 39 (3.85%) C
11 36 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 36 (3.55%) Shell Script
12 34 (3.36%) C#
12 34 (3.36%) C++
13 32 (3.16%) Perl
13 32 (3.16%) PowerShell
14 27 (2.67%) Groovy
15 23 (2.27%) PHP
16 22 (2.17%) TypeScript
17 20 (1.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 152 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 128 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.95%) ISTQB
4 38 (3.75%) Degree
5 33 (3.26%) ISEB
6 31 (3.06%) DV Cleared
6 31 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.79%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.69%) MCSE
9 7 (0.69%) OCPJP
9 7 (0.69%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.59%) MCSA
10 6 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.39%) EXIN
12 4 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.90%) QA
2 27 (2.67%) PMO
3 19 (1.88%) NIST
4 11 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.89%) GDPR
7 7 (0.69%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.39%) COBIT
8 4 (0.39%) PSD2
9 3 (0.30%) NCSC
9 3 (0.30%) SLA
10 2 (0.20%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.20%) MiFID
10 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.099%) EMIR
11 1 (0.099%) SEPA
System Software
1 139 (13.72%) Docker
2 24 (2.37%) GlusterFS
2 24 (2.37%) HDFS
3 21 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.69%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.20%) vSphere
11 1 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.099%) GPFS
11 1 (0.099%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.099%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.099%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 107 (10.56%) Kubernetes
2 106 (10.46%) Ansible
3 88 (8.69%) Terraform
4 45 (4.44%) Puppet
5 36 (3.55%) Grafana
6 33 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.26%) Prometheus
7 27 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (1.28%) HP ALM
8 13 (1.28%) Kibana
9 11 (1.09%) HP Fortify
10 10 (0.99%) Salt
11 9 (0.89%) Oozie
12 7 (0.69%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.59%) Consul
13 6 (0.59%) Control-M
13 6 (0.59%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.59%) logstash
13 6 (0.59%) Packer
Vendors
1 196 (19.35%) Atlassian
2 140 (13.82%) Oracle
3 76 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 65 (6.42%) Splunk
5 58 (5.73%) AppDynamics
6 51 (5.03%) webMethods
7 47 (4.64%) SAP
8 41 (4.05%) Red Hat
9 34 (3.36%) MuleSoft
10 31 (3.06%) Google
11 29 (2.86%) BEA
12 27 (2.67%) ServiceNow
12 27 (2.67%) Sybase
13 23 (2.27%) VMware
14 21 (2.07%) Axway
14 21 (2.07%) CA Agile Central
14 21 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (1.68%) Adobe
15 17 (1.68%) Micro Focus
16 16 (1.58%) Qualys