Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 151 195
Rank change year-on-year +37 +44 +194
Contract jobs citing Confluence 2,332 1,833 1,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 1.78% 1.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.27% 10.67% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,308 818
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.40% +8.53%
10th Percentile £339 £339 £322
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £475 £435
% change year-on-year -7.89% +9.20% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 2
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.57% -2.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £38.80 £34.30 £41.75
90th Percentile £51.15 £64.51 £48.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.14% -2.22% -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 17,580 17,180 19,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.85% 16.68% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,444 11,261 12,730
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 439 493
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.34 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.88 £48.15 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.52% +7.13%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +33 2,144 £488 -2.50% 309
UK excluding London +66 1,280 £438 -7.89% 210
London -1 1,029 £525 +2.44% 118
South East +22 314 £450 -5.26% 48
North of England +18 285 £425 -15.00% 67
Midlands +77 248 £425 -10.53% 27
West Midlands +38 203 £441 -7.11% 21
East of England +21 154 £475 +5.56% 17
Yorkshire +4 133 £475 -6.17% 15
South West +45 119 £450 +7.14% 32
North West +11 112 £387 -27.66% 38
Scotland +24 85 £420 +17.48% 11
Wales +38 74 £475 +2.65% 7
North East +3 45 £500 -6.64% 14
East Midlands +48 44 £375 -21.05% 6
Northern Ireland +43 6 £432 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 2,239 (96.01%) JIRA
2 1,686 (72.30%) Agile Software Development
3 922 (39.54%) Java
4 829 (35.55%) Jenkins
5 795 (34.09%) Git (software)
6 782 (33.53%) Scrum
7 738 (31.65%) Test Automation
8 591 (25.34%) DevOps
9 564 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
10 518 (22.21%) REST
11 489 (20.97%) TDD
12 476 (20.41%) Linux
13 464 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
14 455 (19.51%) BDD
15 450 (19.30%) JavaScript
16 437 (18.74%) Microservices
17 411 (17.62%) SQL
18 410 (17.58%) Docker
19 409 (17.54%) Atlassian
20 384 (16.47%) Selenium
21 362 (15.52%) Security Cleared
22 359 (15.39%) Finance
23 347 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
24 327 (14.02%) Kanban
25 313 (13.42%) Unix
26 311 (13.34%) User Stories
27 308 (13.21%) Cucumber
28 307 (13.16%) SC Cleared
29 297 (12.74%) Maven
30 280 (12.01%) Windows

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 (4.25%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 72 (3.09%) Apache
4 71 (3.04%) WildFly
5 45 (1.93%) CMS
6 44 (1.89%) WebLogic
7 37 (1.59%) Apache Spark
7 37 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 33 (1.42%) JBoss
9 32 (1.37%) Apache Solr
10 28 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 25 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 25 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 24 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 22 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.77%) IIS
15 17 (0.73%) Documentum
16 16 (0.69%) nginx
16 16 (0.69%) WordPress
17 15 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 80 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
3 74 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 62 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (1.29%) Photoshop
6 25 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
7 18 (0.77%) InVision
8 13 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.51%) HipChat
10 7 (0.30%) Open Workbench
10 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.086%) InDesign
12 2 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.043%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 25 (1.07%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 13 (0.56%) SAP PSCD
3 9 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.30%) assyst
4 7 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.21%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
5 5 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.043%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 464 (19.90%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (6.22%) GitHub
4 138 (5.92%) Slack
5 86 (3.69%) Amazon EC2
6 69 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 65 (2.79%) Serverless
8 62 (2.66%) Amazon S3
9 59 (2.53%) PaaS
10 54 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
10 54 (2.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 44 (1.89%) IaaS
12 42 (1.80%) OpenShift
13 40 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
14 37 (1.59%) Route 53
15 35 (1.50%) SaaS
16 29 (1.24%) BrowserStack
17 28 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
18 27 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.07%) HTTP
2 59 (2.53%) DNS
2 59 (2.53%) Firewall
3 37 (1.59%) Internet
3 37 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.33%) VPN
5 27 (1.16%) SSL
6 24 (1.03%) Kerberos
7 20 (0.86%) SSH
8 17 (0.73%) AMQP
9 16 (0.69%) Skype
10 13 (0.56%) DHCP
10 13 (0.56%) ICMP
10 13 (0.56%) X.509
11 11 (0.47%) VLAN
12 9 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (0.39%) OpenVPN
12 9 (0.39%) SAN
13 8 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
14 7 (0.30%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
2 199 (8.53%) Relational Database
3 187 (8.02%) SQL Server
4 170 (7.29%) MySQL
5 143 (6.13%) MongoDB
6 110 (4.72%) NoSQL
7 92 (3.95%) RDBMS
8 90 (3.86%) Big Data
9 85 (3.64%) Hadoop
10 66 (2.83%) HBase
11 62 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
12 58 (2.49%) Oracle Database
13 46 (1.97%) Pentaho
14 39 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 36 (1.54%) Redis
16 35 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
18 23 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (0.86%) Apache Hive
19 20 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2,239 (96.01%) JIRA
2 829 (35.55%) Jenkins
3 795 (34.09%) Git (software)
4 384 (16.47%) Selenium
5 308 (13.21%) Cucumber
6 297 (12.74%) Maven
7 255 (10.93%) JUnit
8 211 (9.05%) Bitbucket
9 157 (6.73%) SoapUI
10 149 (6.39%) SonarQube
10 149 (6.39%) Subversion
11 144 (6.17%) JMeter
12 129 (5.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 110 (4.72%) Vagrant
14 104 (4.46%) WebDriver
15 98 (4.20%) TeamCity
16 96 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
17 95 (4.07%) Artifactory
18 90 (3.86%) Checkstyle
19 82 (3.52%) Mockito
General
1 359 (15.39%) Finance
2 262 (11.23%) Banking
3 70 (3.00%) Retail
4 48 (2.06%) Marketing
5 43 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 40 (1.72%) Front Office
7 37 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 21 (0.90%) Electronics
11 18 (0.77%) Law
11 18 (0.77%) Legal
12 15 (0.64%) Back Office
12 15 (0.64%) Games
13 14 (0.60%) Publishing
14 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.21%) Advertising
16 5 (0.21%) Military
17 4 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 734 (31.48%) Developer
2 380 (16.30%) Analyst
3 271 (11.62%) Java Developer
4 236 (10.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 182 (7.80%) Business Analyst
6 133 (5.70%) Tester
7 120 (5.15%) Test Analyst
8 91 (3.90%) Architect
9 80 (3.43%) Scrum Master
10 78 (3.34%) Test Engineer
11 77 (3.30%) Project Manager
12 74 (3.17%) Scala Developer
13 68 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 67 (2.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
15 66 (2.83%) Automation Tester
16 65 (2.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 63 (2.70%) Consultant
18 56 (2.40%) Software Engineer
19 52 (2.23%) Agile Business Analyst
20 51 (2.19%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (22.21%) REST
2 259 (11.11%) Web Services
3 245 (10.51%) Spring
4 241 (10.33%) RESTful
5 234 (10.03%) Node.js
6 230 (9.86%) JSON
7 215 (9.22%) HTML
8 211 (9.05%) CSS
9 193 (8.28%) AngularJS
10 168 (7.20%) SOAP
11 166 (7.12%) Hibernate
12 149 (6.39%) XML
13 146 (6.26%) .NET
14 141 (6.05%) HTML5
15 107 (4.59%) CSS3
16 104 (4.46%) Gherkin
16 104 (4.46%) JMS
17 101 (4.33%) Kafka
18 92 (3.95%) Java EE
19 87 (3.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 172 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (6.86%) User Experience
3 84 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
4 61 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 49 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 44 (1.89%) iPad
8 44 (1.89%) Wiki
9 42 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 36 (1.54%) Computer Science
11 34 (1.46%) Fintech
12 33 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 31 (1.33%) PKI
14 27 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 23 (0.99%) Fixed Income
16 21 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.73%) Equities
18 16 (0.69%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 476 (20.41%) Linux
2 313 (13.42%) Unix
3 280 (12.01%) Windows
4 83 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (3.56%) VMS
5 79 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 53 (2.27%) Android
7 45 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 42 (1.80%) CentOS
9 25 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.30%) Solaris
15 6 (0.26%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,686 (72.30%) Agile Software Development
2 782 (33.53%) Scrum
3 738 (31.65%) Test Automation
4 591 (25.34%) DevOps
5 564 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
6 489 (20.97%) TDD
7 455 (19.51%) BDD
8 437 (18.74%) Microservices
9 347 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
10 327 (14.02%) Kanban
11 311 (13.34%) User Stories
12 255 (10.93%) Configuration Management
13 250 (10.72%) SDLC
14 221 (9.48%) Open Source
15 195 (8.36%) Coaching
16 186 (7.98%) Software Engineering
17 183 (7.85%) Mentoring
18 181 (7.76%) OO
19 177 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
20 163 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 922 (39.54%) Java
2 450 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 411 (17.62%) SQL
4 252 (10.81%) Python
5 222 (9.52%) Java 8
6 147 (6.30%) C#
7 144 (6.17%) Groovy
8 141 (6.05%) Bash Shell
9 137 (5.87%) Ruby
10 111 (4.76%) Scala
11 97 (4.16%) Shell Script
12 85 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 69 (2.96%) JPQL
14 65 (2.79%) Perl
15 55 (2.36%) PL/SQL
16 53 (2.27%) PHP
17 48 (2.06%) C
17 48 (2.06%) C++
18 21 (0.90%) Go
19 19 (0.81%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 362 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 307 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 101 (4.33%) Degree
4 93 (3.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 81 (3.47%) ISTQB
6 74 (3.17%) ISEB
7 39 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (0.86%) MCSE
10 20 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.73%) DBS Check
12 16 (0.69%) MCSA
13 14 (0.60%) CCNA
14 12 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 11 (0.47%) AWS Certification
16 10 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.43%) OCA
16 10 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (11.45%) QA
2 52 (2.23%) PMO
3 32 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 27 (1.16%) WCAG
5 21 (0.90%) GDPR
6 12 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.43%) MiFID
8 8 (0.34%) PSD2
9 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.30%) SLA
10 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.043%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 410 (17.58%) Docker
2 52 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.46%) HDFS
4 32 (1.37%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.56%) Squid
7 11 (0.47%) Postfix
8 10 (0.43%) vCloud
9 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.17%) iptables
12 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.17%) vSphere
13 3 (0.13%) LXC
13 3 (0.13%) NFS
14 2 (0.086%) ACF2
14 2 (0.086%) etcd
14 2 (0.086%) flannel
Systems Management
1 264 (11.32%) Ansible
2 189 (8.10%) Kubernetes
3 162 (6.95%) Terraform
4 152 (6.52%) Puppet
5 100 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (2.23%) Grafana
7 49 (2.10%) Kibana
8 32 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
9 29 (1.24%) ZABBIX
10 24 (1.03%) Graphite
11 23 (0.99%) Rancher
12 22 (0.94%) Nessus
13 21 (0.90%) HP ALM
13 21 (0.90%) Nagios
14 20 (0.86%) Mesos
14 20 (0.86%) Prometheus
15 19 (0.81%) logstash
15 19 (0.81%) vCenter Server
16 17 (0.73%) Packer
17 15 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 409 (17.54%) Atlassian
2 252 (10.81%) Oracle
3 185 (7.93%) Microsoft
4 113 (4.85%) Google
5 71 (3.04%) VMware
6 69 (2.96%) SAP
7 67 (2.87%) Adobe
8 62 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 53 (2.27%) IBM
10 48 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 48 (2.06%) Splunk
11 31 (1.33%) Cisco
11 31 (1.33%) HP
12 30 (1.29%) Pega
12 30 (1.29%) webMethods
13 29 (1.24%) Zend
14 27 (1.16%) hybris
14 27 (1.16%) ServiceNow
15 22 (0.94%) AppDynamics
15 22 (0.94%) Sybase