Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 100 147 188
Rank change year-on-year +47 +41 +71
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,245 1,880 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 1.85% 1.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.50% 11.35% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,344 1,172 793
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £358 £358 £325
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 3
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £52.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% +16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £20.50 £39.50 £33.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.38 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +37.25% +2.00%

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 14,484 16,558 15,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.81% 16.31% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,234 10,976 10,008
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 368 349
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.55 £48.11 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.29% -2.78% -10.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 15 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 25 May 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 +48 2,107 £500 +1.78% 67
UK excluding London +45 1,211 £463 +2.78% 47
London +32 981 £525 - 25
South East +46 362 £461 -0.27% 10
North of England +18 247 £468 +3.94% 10
Midlands +47 237 £453 -4.74% 4
West Midlands +49 211 £455 -4.21% 2
South West +2 144 £488 +14.71% 13
East of England +42 128 £450 -2.70% 5
Yorkshire +2 115 £450 - 8
North West -3 77 £500 +17.65% 2
North East +23 55 £500 +5.26%
Scotland -16 51 £425 +6.25% 5
Wales +29 42 £430 -4.44%
East Midlands +9 25 £438 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 2,167 (96.53%) JIRA
2 1,669 (74.34%) Agile Software Development
3 812 (36.17%) Scrum
4 713 (31.76%) Java
5 695 (30.96%) Jenkins
6 615 (27.39%) Git (software)
7 612 (27.26%) DevOps
8 526 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
9 509 (22.67%) Test Automation
10 460 (20.49%) Atlassian
11 455 (20.27%) Docker
12 449 (20.00%) SQL
13 436 (19.42%) Linux
14 408 (18.17%) BDD
15 399 (17.77%) JavaScript
16 388 (17.28%) Finance
17 373 (16.61%) TDD
18 336 (14.97%) REST
19 329 (14.65%) Kanban
20 325 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
21 308 (13.72%) Ansible
22 307 (13.67%) Bitbucket
23 297 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
24 286 (12.74%) Security Cleared
25 275 (12.25%) User Stories
26 270 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
27 267 (11.89%) Cucumber
28 266 (11.85%) Maven
28 266 (11.85%) Microservices
29 265 (11.80%) Python

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 76 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (3.07%) nginx
3 60 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 56 (2.49%) Apache
4 56 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 39 (1.74%) CMS
6 34 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.34%) SAS
8 27 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 25 (1.11%) Documentum
10 23 (1.02%) JBoss
10 23 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 20 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 14 (0.62%) Mule
14 13 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.45%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
15 10 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 129 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.02%) Sketch
6 19 (0.85%) InVision
7 18 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.18%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.089%) Marvel
11 2 (0.089%) SPSS
11 2 (0.089%) Stata
12 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.045%) Avid Media Composer
12 1 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.045%) GIMP
12 1 (0.045%) InDesign
12 1 (0.045%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 27 (1.20%) assyst
2 18 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 16 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.089%) Changepoint
9 2 (0.089%) Magento
9 2 (0.089%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.089%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.089%) SAP IBP
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.045%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.045%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 526 (23.43%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (12.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 213 (9.49%) GitHub
4 103 (4.59%) Slack
5 86 (3.83%) Serverless
6 83 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 79 (3.52%) Amazon S3
8 70 (3.12%) AWS Lambda
8 70 (3.12%) npm
9 64 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 63 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (2.81%) SaaS
11 61 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 50 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 43 (1.92%) OpenShift
14 42 (1.87%) Route 53
15 36 (1.60%) Office 365
16 34 (1.51%) PaaS
17 30 (1.34%) CloudFront
18 27 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.56%) HTTP
2 45 (2.00%) Internet
3 43 (1.92%) VPN
4 37 (1.65%) DNS
5 32 (1.43%) Firewall
6 23 (1.02%) Skype
7 16 (0.71%) FTP
8 13 (0.58%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.53%) BGP
9 12 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (0.53%) DHCP
9 12 (0.53%) Multicast
9 12 (0.53%) OSPF
9 12 (0.53%) SMTP
10 11 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.45%) LAN
12 9 (0.40%) DMVPN
12 9 (0.40%) VXLAN
12 9 (0.40%) WAN
13 8 (0.36%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 129 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
3 128 (5.70%) MySQL
4 123 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 95 (4.23%) MongoDB
6 92 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 64 (2.85%) Hadoop
8 56 (2.49%) Big Data
9 55 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
11 53 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (2.09%) Pentaho
12 47 (2.09%) Redis
13 45 (2.00%) RDBMS
14 40 (1.78%) Oracle Database
15 32 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
16 30 (1.34%) Impala
17 28 (1.25%) HBase
18 21 (0.94%) DB2
19 19 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2,167 (96.53%) JIRA
2 695 (30.96%) Jenkins
3 615 (27.39%) Git (software)
4 307 (13.67%) Bitbucket
5 267 (11.89%) Cucumber
6 266 (11.85%) Maven
7 263 (11.71%) Selenium
8 135 (6.01%) JUnit
9 126 (5.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 107 (4.77%) Subversion
11 105 (4.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 99 (4.41%) JMeter
13 96 (4.28%) SoapUI
14 91 (4.05%) GitLab
15 62 (2.76%) SonarQube
16 60 (2.67%) WebDriver
17 54 (2.41%) Protractor
18 53 (2.36%) gulp
18 53 (2.36%) Jasmine
18 53 (2.36%) TeamCity
General
1 388 (17.28%) Finance
2 246 (10.96%) Banking
3 103 (4.59%) Retail
4 54 (2.41%) Marketing
5 44 (1.96%) Front Office
5 44 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 33 (1.47%) Law
7 29 (1.29%) Legal
8 28 (1.25%) Games
9 27 (1.20%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.11%) Retail Banking
11 21 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.53%) Advertising
15 8 (0.36%) Electronics
16 6 (0.27%) Automotive
16 6 (0.27%) Billing
16 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 589 (26.24%) Developer
2 320 (14.25%) Analyst
3 263 (11.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 180 (8.02%) Business Analyst
5 149 (6.64%) Java Developer
6 126 (5.61%) Tester
7 118 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 98 (4.37%) Scrum Master
9 95 (4.23%) Architect
10 79 (3.52%) Test Analyst
11 76 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 73 (3.25%) Automation Tester
13 68 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
14 65 (2.90%) AWS DevOps
15 60 (2.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 53 (2.36%) Python Developer
17 52 (2.32%) Senior Developer
18 51 (2.27%) Full Stack Developer
19 50 (2.23%) Delivery Manager
20 49 (2.18%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (14.97%) REST
2 232 (10.33%) JSON
3 224 (9.98%) Web Services
4 223 (9.93%) Spring
5 196 (8.73%) HTML
6 192 (8.55%) CSS
7 186 (8.29%) RESTful
8 174 (7.75%) AngularJS
9 168 (7.48%) Node.js
10 129 (5.75%) SOAP
11 128 (5.70%) React
12 119 (5.30%) XML
13 108 (4.81%) HTML5
14 107 (4.77%) .NET
15 106 (4.72%) Elastic Stack
16 95 (4.23%) Gherkin
17 93 (4.14%) Spring Boot
18 87 (3.88%) Kafka
19 72 (3.21%) Hibernate
20 71 (3.16%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 195 (8.69%) User Experience
2 168 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 61 (2.72%) Fintech
6 41 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
8 37 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (1.56%) NHS
10 34 (1.51%) Management Information System
11 32 (1.43%) Cloud Native
12 29 (1.29%) Virtual Team
13 27 (1.20%) PKI
14 25 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 24 (1.07%) iPad
16 22 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
16 22 (0.98%) Public Cloud
17 19 (0.85%) Analytical Mindset
18 18 (0.80%) Algorithms
19 17 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 436 (19.42%) Linux
2 233 (10.38%) Unix
3 208 (9.27%) Windows
4 59 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 56 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 50 (2.23%) CentOS
7 46 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 33 (1.47%) Android
9 24 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.94%) Windows 10
11 17 (0.76%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.45%) HPUX
12 10 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.36%) VMS
15 6 (0.27%) Solaris
15 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.22%) CoreOS
16 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,669 (74.34%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (36.17%) Scrum
3 612 (27.26%) DevOps
4 509 (22.67%) Test Automation
5 408 (18.17%) BDD
6 373 (16.61%) TDD
7 329 (14.65%) Kanban
8 325 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
9 297 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
10 275 (12.25%) User Stories
11 266 (11.85%) Microservices
12 207 (9.22%) Configuration Management
13 203 (9.04%) Open Source
14 199 (8.86%) SDLC
15 183 (8.15%) Project Management
16 172 (7.66%) Coaching
17 169 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
18 138 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
19 132 (5.88%) Software Engineering
19 132 (5.88%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 713 (31.76%) Java
2 449 (20.00%) SQL
3 399 (17.77%) JavaScript
4 265 (11.80%) Python
5 130 (5.79%) Java 8
6 127 (5.66%) C#
7 114 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 106 (4.72%) Ruby
9 98 (4.37%) Shell Script
10 79 (3.52%) Scala
10 79 (3.52%) TypeScript
11 78 (3.47%) PowerShell
12 67 (2.98%) ES6
13 66 (2.94%) PL/SQL
14 62 (2.76%) Groovy
15 48 (2.14%) PHP
16 37 (1.65%) Perl
17 34 (1.51%) C
18 22 (0.98%) ES7
19 21 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 286 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 234 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 77 (3.43%) Degree
4 73 (3.25%) ISEB
5 70 (3.12%) ISTQB
6 48 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 30 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.16%) AWS Certification
8 26 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (0.71%) CCNA
11 16 (0.71%) PMP
12 15 (0.67%) MCSA
12 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.62%) MCSE
14 13 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (0.53%) ACCA
15 12 (0.53%) CIMA
15 12 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (10.60%) QA
2 36 (1.60%) PMO
3 25 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.94%) GDPR
5 7 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.31%) MiFID
5 7 (0.31%) WCAG
6 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.22%) SLA
7 3 (0.13%) PSD2
8 2 (0.089%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.045%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.045%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 455 (20.27%) Docker
2 60 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 59 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.58%) HDFS
4 13 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.36%) Squid
8 7 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 5 (0.22%) Firmware
9 5 (0.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.13%) iptables
10 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.089%) KVM
11 2 (0.089%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.045%) IAG
12 1 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 308 (13.72%) Ansible
2 218 (9.71%) Terraform
3 216 (9.62%) Kubernetes
4 103 (4.59%) Puppet
5 71 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (2.54%) Packer
7 47 (2.09%) Consul
8 28 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
9 25 (1.11%) Kibana
9 25 (1.11%) vCenter Server
10 19 (0.85%) SCCM
10 19 (0.85%) ZABBIX
11 18 (0.80%) logstash
12 15 (0.67%) Prometheus
13 14 (0.62%) Grafana
14 12 (0.53%) Marathon
14 12 (0.53%) Mesos
14 12 (0.53%) Opsview
15 11 (0.49%) Nagios
15 11 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 460 (20.49%) Atlassian
2 249 (11.09%) Oracle
3 164 (7.31%) Microsoft
4 116 (5.17%) Splunk
5 114 (5.08%) Google
6 66 (2.94%) VMware
7 64 (2.85%) SAP
8 59 (2.63%) Red Hat
9 54 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (2.32%) Adobe
11 44 (1.96%) MuleSoft
12 42 (1.87%) AppDynamics
13 41 (1.83%) ServiceNow
14 36 (1.60%) Pega
15 29 (1.29%) BEA
15 29 (1.29%) Informatica
16 28 (1.25%) Cisco
17 27 (1.20%) webMethods
18 25 (1.11%) IBM
19 23 (1.02%) Cloudera