Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 101 104
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 +38
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,285 1,405 2,370
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 2.35% 2.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.98% 16.22% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 915 1,425
10th Percentile £350 £355 £350
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £540 £550 £575
90th Percentile £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £470
% change year-on-year - -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 21
10th Percentile £20.50 £14.99 £25.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £19.28 £41.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.55 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.78% -15.85% -14.55%
75th Percentile £55.63 £57.63 £50.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £57.85 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £47.25
% change year-on-year -18.18% +16.40% -14.09%

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 7,147 8,660 15,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.62% 14.46% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,902 5,702 10,068
10th Percentile £290 £262 £281
25th Percentile £385 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £569
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +1.76% -1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 291
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.61 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.25 £14.95 £12.83
Median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.75% +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £53.38 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.05 £53.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +26.32% +13.03% -3.94%

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 13 April 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 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Confluence in the UK

Confluence
Top 18 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 13 April 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 -2 974 £475 -2.56% 237
UK excluding London +12 501 £450 - 151
London -17 500 £500 -3.85% 103
Work from Home +15 453 £490 -2.05% 41
South East +13 124 £475 - 35
North of England +62 104 £450 +5.88% 23
Midlands +14 103 £378 -11.18% 33
West Midlands +9 91 £378 -11.18% 30
South West +13 66 £515 +3.00% 21
Scotland -17 61 £425 -5.56% 10
Yorkshire +35 58 £450 +5.88% 2
North West +40 41 £450 +5.88% 17
East of England -19 23 £450 - 20
Wales +11 15 £500 +5.26% 9
East Midlands +22 10 £368 -10.91% 3
North East +31 5 £500 +21.21% 4
Northern Ireland +10 4 £375 -9.58%
Channel Islands +2 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 1,201 (93.46%) JIRA
2 909 (70.74%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (32.68%) Scrum
4 392 (30.51%) DevOps
5 310 (24.12%) Jenkins
6 305 (23.74%) Java
7 291 (22.65%) AWS
8 279 (21.71%) Finance
9 252 (19.61%) Python
10 239 (18.60%) Git (software)
11 226 (17.59%) Atlassian
12 224 (17.43%) SQL
13 217 (16.89%) Test Automation
14 206 (16.03%) Kanban
15 188 (14.63%) Public Sector
16 182 (14.16%) Security Cleared
17 173 (13.46%) Linux
18 169 (13.15%) Azure
19 167 (13.00%) GitHub
20 159 (12.37%) TDD
21 155 (12.06%) Bitbucket
21 155 (12.06%) Docker
22 148 (11.52%) JavaScript
23 146 (11.36%) Microservices
24 145 (11.28%) SC Cleared
25 140 (10.89%) Banking
26 136 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
27 135 (10.51%) Oracle
28 133 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
29 130 (10.12%) User Stories

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 90 (7.00%) SharePoint
2 74 (5.76%) Apache
3 52 (4.05%) Apache Spark
4 46 (3.58%) WebLogic
5 32 (2.49%) JBoss
6 30 (2.33%) Red Hat Fuse
7 27 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.79%) CMS
9 22 (1.71%) SAS
10 18 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
11 16 (1.25%) Mule
12 14 (1.09%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.93%) nginx
13 12 (0.93%) SAP Portal
14 11 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (0.78%) Anypoint
15 10 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.78%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.54%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 95 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.54%) Figma
7 5 (0.39%) InVision
8 4 (0.31%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.16%) SPSS
9 2 (0.16%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.078%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.078%) Fusion 360
10 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.078%) Simulink
10 1 (0.078%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 26 (2.02%) SAP PSCD
2 14 (1.09%) SAP FI-CA
3 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.47%) assyst
6 5 (0.39%) Shopify
6 5 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 4 (0.31%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.16%) Magento
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.078%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.078%) Exstream
10 1 (0.078%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.078%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.078%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.078%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 291 (22.65%) AWS
2 169 (13.15%) Azure
3 167 (13.00%) GitHub
4 99 (7.70%) Slack
5 68 (5.29%) GCP
6 54 (4.20%) Amazon S3
7 46 (3.58%) PaaS
8 43 (3.35%) Serverless
9 35 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (2.65%) SaaS
11 32 (2.49%) IaaS
12 28 (2.18%) OpenShift
13 26 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (1.56%) Trello
16 19 (1.48%) Microsoft 365
17 18 (1.40%) Amazon EMR
18 16 (1.25%) Amazon Glacier
18 16 (1.25%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.02%) VPN
2 25 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 22 (1.71%) HTTP
5 21 (1.63%) DNS
5 21 (1.63%) Network Security
6 20 (1.56%) Firewall
7 17 (1.32%) BGP
8 15 (1.17%) HSRP
8 15 (1.17%) MPLS
9 13 (1.01%) SSL
10 11 (0.86%) LAN
11 10 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.78%) IPv4
12 9 (0.70%) FTP
12 9 (0.70%) OSPF
12 9 (0.70%) WAN
13 8 (0.62%) Broadband
13 8 (0.62%) Kerberos
13 8 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (4.98%) Hadoop
4 58 (4.51%) MySQL
5 57 (4.44%) MongoDB
6 56 (4.36%) NoSQL
7 42 (3.27%) Big Data
8 40 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
9 39 (3.04%) Apache Hive
10 38 (2.96%) Oracle Database
10 38 (2.96%) Relational Database
11 34 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
12 32 (2.49%) HBase
12 32 (2.49%) Tableau
13 25 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 24 (1.87%) Data Lake
15 19 (1.48%) Amazon Athena
16 17 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
18 15 (1.17%) Looker
Development Applications
1 1,201 (93.46%) JIRA
2 310 (24.12%) Jenkins
3 239 (18.60%) Git (software)
4 155 (12.06%) Bitbucket
5 115 (8.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 112 (8.72%) Maven
7 100 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 74 (5.76%) GitLab
8 74 (5.76%) Selenium
9 71 (5.53%) Cucumber
9 71 (5.53%) JUnit
10 48 (3.74%) SonarQube
11 43 (3.35%) FishEye
12 39 (3.04%) Subversion
13 35 (2.72%) Artifactory
13 35 (2.72%) Postman
13 35 (2.72%) SoapUI
14 26 (2.02%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.95%) IntelliJ
16 24 (1.87%) Mockito
General
1 279 (21.71%) Finance
2 188 (14.63%) Public Sector
3 140 (10.89%) Banking
4 35 (2.72%) Marketing
5 32 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.87%) Retail
7 23 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.48%) Legal
9 11 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.70%) Publishing
11 8 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.54%) Games
13 6 (0.47%) Electronics
13 6 (0.47%) Front Office
13 6 (0.47%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.23%) Advertising
16 3 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 293 (22.80%) Developer
2 184 (14.32%) Analyst
3 106 (8.25%) Business Analyst
4 89 (6.93%) Architect
5 73 (5.68%) Scrum Master
6 65 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 63 (4.90%) Consultant
8 54 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 53 (4.12%) Scala Developer
10 45 (3.50%) Senior Developer
11 42 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
12 41 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (2.88%) Data Engineer
13 37 (2.88%) Test Analyst
14 36 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
15 30 (2.33%) JIRA Consultant
15 30 (2.33%) Tester
16 28 (2.18%) Full Stack Developer
17 27 (2.10%) Hadoop Developer
17 27 (2.10%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.79%) Node.js
2 109 (8.48%) REST
3 100 (7.78%) XML
4 98 (7.63%) JSON
5 92 (7.16%) Spring
6 88 (6.85%) React
7 75 (5.84%) Web Services
8 71 (5.53%) HTML
9 70 (5.45%) Spring Boot
10 58 (4.51%) .NET
11 53 (4.12%) CSS
11 53 (4.12%) RESTful
12 47 (3.66%) AngularJS
13 43 (3.35%) SOAP
14 39 (3.04%) Kafka
15 34 (2.65%) Hibernate
15 34 (2.65%) Middleware
16 32 (2.49%) J2EE
17 27 (2.10%) Apache Camel
18 26 (2.02%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (8.17%) User Experience
3 48 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.35%) Cloud Native
4 43 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 32 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 24 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.09%) Wiki
13 13 (1.01%) Derivative
14 11 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.62%) Replication
17 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 7 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 173 (13.46%) Linux
2 88 (6.85%) Windows
3 74 (5.76%) Unix
4 54 (4.20%) Android
5 40 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (2.02%) CentOS
8 13 (1.01%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.78%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.39%) Debian
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE
14 2 (0.16%) MVS
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) VME
14 2 (0.16%) VMS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 909 (70.74%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (32.68%) Scrum
3 392 (30.51%) DevOps
4 217 (16.89%) Test Automation
5 206 (16.03%) Kanban
6 159 (12.37%) TDD
7 146 (11.36%) Microservices
8 136 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
10 130 (10.12%) User Stories
10 130 (10.12%) Waterfall
11 124 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 117 (9.11%) BDD
13 115 (8.95%) Project Management
14 111 (8.64%) Configuration Management
15 107 (8.33%) SDLC
16 93 (7.24%) Continuous Delivery
16 93 (7.24%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 91 (7.08%) Data Modelling
18 84 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 305 (23.74%) Java
2 252 (19.61%) Python
3 224 (17.43%) SQL
4 148 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 73 (5.68%) Scala
6 70 (5.45%) Java 8
7 61 (4.75%) PL/SQL
8 52 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 49 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 48 (3.74%) C
10 48 (3.74%) C#
11 45 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 37 (2.88%) C++
13 34 (2.65%) Kotlin
14 31 (2.41%) TypeScript
15 28 (2.18%) Groovy
16 25 (1.95%) Perl
17 22 (1.71%) Ruby
18 21 (1.63%) Apple Swift
19 19 (1.48%) Go
Qualifications
1 182 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 145 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 85 (6.61%) Degree
4 38 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.79%) ISEB
7 21 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.01%) PMP
10 12 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.78%) OCPJP
11 10 (0.78%) Sun Certification
12 9 (0.70%) CCNP
12 9 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
13 8 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.62%) CCIE
13 8 (0.62%) CCIE Service Provider
14 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.40%) QA
2 23 (1.79%) PMO
3 14 (1.09%) SLA
4 11 (0.86%) GDPR
5 7 (0.54%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.54%) MiFID
5 7 (0.54%) NIST
6 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.23%) EMIR
9 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) NCSC
9 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.078%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.078%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.078%) IFRS
10 1 (0.078%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 155 (12.06%) Docker
2 34 (2.65%) HDFS
3 25 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.79%) Active Directory
5 18 (1.40%) GlusterFS
6 10 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.31%) NFS
9 3 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.16%) iptables
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.16%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.078%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.078%) GPFS
11 1 (0.078%) Samba
11 1 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.078%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 117 (9.11%) Ansible
2 113 (8.79%) Terraform
3 106 (8.25%) Kubernetes
4 52 (4.05%) Puppet
5 46 (3.58%) Grafana
5 46 (3.58%) Prometheus
6 33 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.79%) Oozie
8 21 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
9 18 (1.40%) Kibana
10 17 (1.32%) Packer
11 16 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.78%) Consul
12 10 (0.78%) Control-M
12 10 (0.78%) HP ALM
13 9 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.62%) logstash
14 8 (0.62%) Salt
15 7 (0.54%) HP NNM
16 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 226 (17.59%) Atlassian
2 135 (10.51%) Oracle
3 98 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 58 (4.51%) SAP
5 54 (4.20%) Google
5 54 (4.20%) Splunk
6 45 (3.50%) webMethods
7 41 (3.19%) Red Hat
8 31 (2.41%) VMware
9 30 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 28 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (2.02%) BEA
11 26 (2.02%) Cisco
11 26 (2.02%) MuleSoft
12 25 (1.95%) IBM
13 24 (1.87%) Adobe
13 24 (1.87%) HP
14 22 (1.71%) AppDynamics
15 21 (1.63%) Sybase
16 19 (1.48%) CA Agile Central