Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 104 147
Rank change year-on-year -1 +43 +38
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,518 2,490 1,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.51% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.47% 15.47% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 1,480 1,298
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% - +8.40%
10th Percentile £350 £340 £356
90th Percentile £625 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £455
% change year-on-year -2.70% +1.65% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 7
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -8.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28.14 £38.84 £39.00
90th Percentile £57.65 £50.50 £62.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.75 £47.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +14.36% -6.00% +11.11%

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 9,815 16,094 16,490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.28% 16.22% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,259 10,406 10,999
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 342 390
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.82 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +4.33% -1.30%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.43 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.38 £18.05
% change year-on-year +9.35% -3.75% -6.22%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 -4 1,383 £495 -1.00% 344
UK excluding London -18 829 £450 -2.70% 241
London +10 659 £525 - 125
South East -5 230 £475 +1.06% 82
Midlands -8 145 £450 - 35
South West +9 142 £500 - 31
North of England -53 121 £418 -12.11% 49
West Midlands -11 118 £463 +2.78% 25
Scotland +45 88 £450 +7.14% 10
East of England -20 78 £450 -5.26% 22
Yorkshire +1 61 £444 -6.58% 28
North West -39 41 £400 -2.44% 18
East Midlands +30 23 £450 -5.26% 10
North East -24 19 £400 -20.00% 3
Wales -29 17 £500 +8.11% 9
Northern Ireland +16 4 £415 -1.72% 2
Channel Islands - 4 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,480 (97.50%) JIRA
2 1,110 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (34.58%) Scrum
4 451 (29.71%) DevOps
5 380 (25.03%) Java
6 357 (23.52%) Jenkins
7 338 (22.27%) Git (software)
8 325 (21.41%) Security Cleared
9 324 (21.34%) SQL
10 305 (20.09%) AWS
11 265 (17.46%) SC Cleared
12 262 (17.26%) Test Automation
13 261 (17.19%) Linux
14 233 (15.35%) Oracle
15 229 (15.09%) Atlassian
16 218 (14.36%) Docker
17 200 (13.18%) Kanban
18 196 (12.91%) Python
19 194 (12.78%) Public Sector
20 189 (12.45%) Finance
21 181 (11.92%) Azure
22 169 (11.13%) User Stories
23 168 (11.07%) Microservices
24 163 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
25 162 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
26 158 (10.41%) Selenium
26 158 (10.41%) Bitbucket
27 151 (9.95%) JSON
28 150 (9.88%) Terraform
29 149 (9.82%) XML

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
1 128 (8.43%) WebLogic
2 48 (3.16%) JBoss
3 44 (2.90%) Red Hat Fuse
3 44 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 35 (2.31%) MQSeries
4 35 (2.31%) nginx
5 34 (2.24%) Tomcat
6 28 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.58%) Apache
8 17 (1.12%) SAS
9 16 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.79%) SAP Portal
13 9 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.59%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 6 (0.40%) Mule
14 6 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 50 (3.29%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.59%) GIMP
6 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.53%) Zeplin
8 7 (0.46%) Sketch
9 6 (0.40%) InVision
10 5 (0.33%) Open Workbench
10 5 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.26%) FileZilla
11 4 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.20%) Notepad++
12 3 (0.20%) PlantUML
13 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.066%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.066%) Figma
13 1 (0.066%) MODO
Business Applications
1 15 (0.99%) assyst
1 15 (0.99%) SAP HCM
2 12 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
2 12 (0.79%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.33%) Magento
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.066%) Odoo
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.066%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 305 (20.09%) AWS
2 181 (11.92%) Azure
3 131 (8.63%) GitHub
4 82 (5.40%) Amazon EC2
5 65 (4.28%) Slack
6 56 (3.69%) Serverless
7 48 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 48 (3.16%) GCP
8 47 (3.10%) Amazon S3
9 42 (2.77%) PaaS
10 39 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
11 32 (2.11%) SaaS
12 31 (2.04%) Trello
13 24 (1.58%) Office 365
14 23 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
15 21 (1.38%) IaaS
15 21 (1.38%) Power Platform
16 19 (1.25%) Route 53
16 19 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 18 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.17%) HTTP
2 29 (1.91%) DNS
3 27 (1.78%) Firewall
3 27 (1.78%) Skype
4 24 (1.58%) Internet
5 20 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 15 (0.99%) DHCP
6 15 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.92%) HTTPS
7 14 (0.92%) Network Security
8 13 (0.86%) DSL
9 11 (0.72%) Broadband
9 11 (0.72%) IPv4
9 11 (0.72%) Kerberos
10 10 (0.66%) LAN
11 9 (0.59%) SSL
11 9 (0.59%) WAN
12 8 (0.53%) VPN
12 8 (0.53%) Wireless
12 8 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
2 95 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 81 (5.34%) MySQL
4 59 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 51 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 48 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 45 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 34 (2.24%) Pentaho
10 33 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (1.91%) Hadoop
12 27 (1.78%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.52%) Big Data
14 20 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
16 16 (1.05%) Power BI
17 15 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 11 (0.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,480 (97.50%) JIRA
2 357 (23.52%) Jenkins
3 338 (22.27%) Git (software)
4 158 (10.41%) Bitbucket
4 158 (10.41%) Selenium
5 125 (8.23%) Cucumber
6 80 (5.27%) Maven
7 78 (5.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 69 (4.55%) JUnit
9 67 (4.41%) GitLab
10 59 (3.89%) Gradle
11 53 (3.49%) Mockito
12 48 (3.16%) Postman
13 41 (2.70%) JMeter
14 40 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
15 32 (2.11%) Gatling
15 32 (2.11%) SpecFlow
16 30 (1.98%) SoapUI
17 29 (1.91%) WebDriver
18 28 (1.84%) Eclipse
General
1 194 (12.78%) Public Sector
2 189 (12.45%) Finance
3 90 (5.93%) Banking
4 55 (3.62%) Retail
5 34 (2.24%) Marketing
6 24 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.92%) Front Office
9 13 (0.86%) Law
10 12 (0.79%) Advertising
10 12 (0.79%) German Language
11 11 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.59%) Games
12 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.46%) Italian Language
14 6 (0.40%) Electronics
14 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.33%) Back Office
15 5 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 346 (22.79%) Developer
2 264 (17.39%) Analyst
3 146 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 121 (7.97%) Business Analyst
5 112 (7.38%) Java Developer
6 99 (6.52%) Scrum Master
7 84 (5.53%) Architect
8 69 (4.55%) Test Analyst
9 64 (4.22%) Tester
10 52 (3.43%) Consultant
11 50 (3.29%) Test Engineer
12 41 (2.70%) Product Manager
13 37 (2.44%) Automation Tester
13 37 (2.44%) Project Manager
14 33 (2.17%) AWS Engineer
15 30 (1.98%) Backend Developer
16 29 (1.91%) .NET Developer
16 29 (1.91%) Agile Business Analyst
16 29 (1.91%) Data Analyst
16 29 (1.91%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.95%) JSON
2 149 (9.82%) XML
3 141 (9.29%) REST
3 141 (9.29%) Web Services
4 122 (8.04%) Spring
5 110 (7.25%) RESTful
6 93 (6.13%) HTML
7 85 (5.60%) CSS
8 76 (5.01%) J2EE
9 73 (4.81%) .NET
10 72 (4.74%) AngularJS
11 66 (4.35%) Node.js
11 66 (4.35%) Spring Boot
12 60 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
13 59 (3.89%) Gherkin
13 59 (3.89%) Kafka
14 55 (3.62%) Hibernate
15 42 (2.77%) React
16 40 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
17 38 (2.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.85%) User Experience
3 38 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 24 (1.58%) Wiki
7 23 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (1.52%) PKI
8 20 (1.32%) NHS
9 18 (1.19%) Cloud Native
9 18 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 15 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 13 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.79%) Reference Data
12 12 (0.79%) Replication
13 11 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 10 (0.66%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.53%) iPad
16 7 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 261 (17.19%) Linux
2 136 (8.96%) Windows
3 126 (8.30%) Unix
4 49 (3.23%) Android
5 45 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 38 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (1.91%) Windows Server
8 19 (1.25%) Solaris
8 19 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 14 (0.92%) CentOS
10 13 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
10 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (0.66%) SUSE
12 10 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.66%) VMS
13 9 (0.59%) Debian
14 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
15 3 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,110 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (34.58%) Scrum
3 451 (29.71%) DevOps
4 262 (17.26%) Test Automation
5 200 (13.18%) Kanban
6 169 (11.13%) User Stories
7 168 (11.07%) Microservices
8 163 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
9 162 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
10 148 (9.75%) TDD
11 138 (9.09%) Data Modelling
12 126 (8.30%) Waterfall
13 125 (8.23%) Configuration Management
14 123 (8.10%) Business Intelligence
15 121 (7.97%) Coaching
16 120 (7.91%) BDD
16 120 (7.91%) Process Improvement
17 113 (7.44%) Project Management
18 108 (7.11%) Test Strategy
19 107 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 380 (25.03%) Java
2 324 (21.34%) SQL
3 196 (12.91%) Python
4 131 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.84%) PL/SQL
6 91 (5.99%) C
7 84 (5.53%) C#
8 65 (4.28%) Groovy
9 62 (4.08%) Scala
10 54 (3.56%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.49%) PowerShell
12 52 (3.43%) C++
13 50 (3.29%) Java 8
13 50 (3.29%) T-SQL
14 35 (2.31%) TypeScript
15 34 (2.24%) Shell Script
16 29 (1.91%) Ruby
17 20 (1.32%) Kotlin
18 17 (1.12%) Perl
19 14 (0.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 325 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 265 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.29%) ISTQB
4 45 (2.96%) Degree
5 43 (2.83%) ISEB
6 33 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (1.71%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.32%) AWS Certification
9 13 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.79%) MCSA
11 11 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.53%) OSCP
14 7 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.46%) CISSP
15 5 (0.33%) CCIE
15 5 (0.33%) CCNA
15 5 (0.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (9.62%) QA
2 20 (1.32%) SLA
3 19 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 18 (1.19%) PMO
5 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.53%) GDPR
7 7 (0.46%) NCSC
8 5 (0.33%) WCAG
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.26%) MiFID
9 4 (0.26%) NIST
10 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.20%) NIST 800
10 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.13%) JTAG
11 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.066%) GxP
12 1 (0.066%) IFRS
System Software
1 218 (14.36%) Docker
2 32 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (1.52%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.32%) Apache Flume
6 17 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.86%) vSphere
8 6 (0.40%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.33%) HDFS
10 4 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.13%) iptables
11 2 (0.13%) KVM
11 2 (0.13%) LXC
11 2 (0.13%) NFS
11 2 (0.13%) Varnish
12 1 (0.066%) Firmware
12 1 (0.066%) pfSense
12 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 150 (9.88%) Terraform
2 146 (9.62%) Kubernetes
3 145 (9.55%) Ansible
4 69 (4.55%) Puppet
5 60 (3.95%) Packer
6 35 (2.31%) Consul
7 31 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (1.19%) Kibana
10 14 (0.92%) Istio
11 12 (0.79%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.72%) HP ALM
13 10 (0.66%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
16 7 (0.46%) Prometheus
17 5 (0.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
17 5 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 5 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
18 4 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 233 (15.35%) Oracle
2 229 (15.09%) Atlassian
3 116 (7.64%) Microsoft
4 100 (6.59%) Google
5 98 (6.46%) Red Hat
6 72 (4.74%) SAP
7 62 (4.08%) webMethods
8 57 (3.75%) BEA
9 42 (2.77%) Adobe
9 42 (2.77%) VMware
10 37 (2.44%) MuleSoft
10 37 (2.44%) Sybase
11 35 (2.31%) ServiceNow
12 34 (2.24%) Axway
13 33 (2.17%) HP
14 28 (1.84%) Splunk
15 27 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
16 26 (1.71%) AppDynamics
17 24 (1.58%) hybris
18 20 (1.32%) Cisco