Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 111 150
Rank change year-on-year +4 +39 +42
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,776 2,503 1,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.39% 1.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.32% 14.24% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,135 1,528 1,374
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +7.53%
10th Percentile £353 £338 £346
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 7
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £43.97 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -0.08% -2.22%
10th Percentile £35.00 £38.42 £34.30
90th Percentile £69.00 £50.50 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £44.13 £44.00
% change year-on-year +24.65% +0.28% -2.22%

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 11,590 17,578 17,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 16.75% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,453 11,326 11,339
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 392 417
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.50% -
10th Percentile £11.22 £12.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £52.70 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.26% +1.23% -3.52%

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 December 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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 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 +9 1,633 £500 +0.10% 262
UK excluding London -7 963 £450 - 184
London +12 770 £525 - 94
South East +21 274 £450 - 51
North of England -23 175 £450 +5.88% 34
Midlands +2 164 £474 +8.29% 37
South West +37 161 £469 +0.16% 25
West Midlands 0 141 £475 +5.56% 28
East of England -24 86 £450 -4.26% 20
Yorkshire -3 81 £450 -5.26% 19
Scotland +23 78 £500 +17.65% 11
North West -26 57 £425 +6.25% 14
North East +13 37 £434 -13.11% 1
East Midlands +7 23 £400 -1.54% 9
Wales -28 16 £525 +10.53% 5
Northern Ireland +3 5 £430 -0.41% 1
Channel Islands - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 1,727 (97.24%) JIRA
2 1,308 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
3 628 (35.36%) Scrum
4 526 (29.62%) DevOps
5 460 (25.90%) Java
6 455 (25.62%) Jenkins
7 412 (23.20%) Git (software)
8 363 (20.44%) AWS
9 361 (20.33%) SQL
10 338 (19.03%) Security Cleared
11 326 (18.36%) Test Automation
12 306 (17.23%) Linux
13 283 (15.93%) SC Cleared
14 279 (15.71%) Atlassian
15 267 (15.03%) Docker
16 259 (14.58%) Azure
17 248 (13.96%) Finance
18 240 (13.51%) Python
19 222 (12.50%) User Stories
20 221 (12.44%) Microservices
21 219 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
22 207 (11.66%) JavaScript
23 204 (11.49%) Kanban
24 203 (11.43%) Oracle
25 199 (11.20%) Selenium
26 195 (10.98%) Ansible
27 188 (10.59%) Public Sector
28 187 (10.53%) Web Services
29 186 (10.47%) Bitbucket
30 184 (10.36%) 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 83 (4.67%) WebLogic
2 65 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.48%) JBoss
4 38 (2.14%) Apache
4 38 (2.14%) nginx
5 34 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.13%) MQSeries
7 20 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 19 (1.07%) Mule
9 17 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 16 (0.90%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.84%) SAS
12 14 (0.79%) SAP Portal
13 12 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.56%) Anypoint
14 10 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.73%) GIMP
6 13 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.51%) FileZilla
8 8 (0.45%) InVision
8 8 (0.45%) Sketch
9 7 (0.39%) Notepad++
10 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.23%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.056%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.056%) Blender
13 1 (0.056%) Figma
13 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.056%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (0.90%) SAP HCM
1 16 (0.90%) Sonata
2 14 (0.79%) assyst
3 12 (0.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 11 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.45%) SAP PSCD
6 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.28%) Magento
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.28%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.17%) CA PPM
10 1 (0.056%) Odoo
10 1 (0.056%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.056%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 363 (20.44%) AWS
2 259 (14.58%) Azure
3 177 (9.97%) GitHub
4 77 (4.34%) Slack
5 71 (4.00%) Serverless
6 69 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
7 57 (3.21%) PaaS
8 54 (3.04%) GCP
8 54 (3.04%) Trello
9 53 (2.98%) Amazon S3
9 53 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 50 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
11 47 (2.65%) SaaS
12 36 (2.03%) Power Platform
13 35 (1.97%) Office 365
14 31 (1.75%) npm
15 28 (1.58%) Amazon ECS
15 28 (1.58%) OpenShift
16 25 (1.41%) Route 53
17 24 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.80%) Firewall
2 31 (1.75%) Skype
3 28 (1.58%) DNS
4 20 (1.13%) FTP
4 20 (1.13%) HTTP
4 20 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.07%) WAN
6 18 (1.01%) LAN
7 17 (0.96%) DHCP
7 17 (0.96%) Internet
8 16 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (0.90%) VPN
9 15 (0.84%) Wireshark
10 13 (0.73%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (0.51%) PuTTY
12 9 (0.51%) SSH
12 9 (0.51%) SSL
13 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
13 8 (0.45%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.24%) MySQL
3 89 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.82%) RDBMS
6 43 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 39 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.20%) NoSQL
8 37 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 36 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
10 29 (1.63%) Pentaho
11 24 (1.35%) Power BI
12 23 (1.30%) Big Data
12 23 (1.30%) MongoDB
13 22 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.01%) HBase
15 14 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (0.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,727 (97.24%) JIRA
2 455 (25.62%) Jenkins
3 412 (23.20%) Git (software)
4 199 (11.20%) Selenium
5 186 (10.47%) Bitbucket
6 149 (8.39%) Cucumber
7 124 (6.98%) Maven
8 98 (5.52%) JUnit
9 94 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 86 (4.84%) GitLab
11 68 (3.83%) Mockito
12 58 (3.27%) Gradle
13 55 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
14 48 (2.70%) JMeter
14 48 (2.70%) SonarQube
15 43 (2.42%) Postman
16 42 (2.36%) Subversion
17 39 (2.20%) Artifactory
17 39 (2.20%) Gatling
18 35 (1.97%) Eclipse
General
1 248 (13.96%) Finance
2 188 (10.59%) Public Sector
3 126 (7.09%) Banking
4 55 (3.10%) Retail
5 43 (2.42%) Marketing
6 34 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.01%) Front Office
8 18 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.68%) Advertising
11 12 (0.68%) German Language
12 11 (0.62%) Electronics
12 11 (0.62%) Games
13 10 (0.56%) Billing
13 10 (0.56%) Law
14 7 (0.39%) Back Office
14 7 (0.39%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 423 (23.82%) Developer
2 322 (18.13%) Analyst
3 180 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 174 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 117 (6.59%) Java Developer
6 113 (6.36%) Scrum Master
7 82 (4.62%) Architect
8 72 (4.05%) Tester
9 68 (3.83%) Test Analyst
10 66 (3.72%) Consultant
11 50 (2.82%) Test Engineer
12 49 (2.76%) Product Manager
13 43 (2.42%) Project Manager
14 41 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
14 41 (2.31%) Backend Developer
15 39 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
16 38 (2.14%) Automation Tester
17 36 (2.03%) AWS DevOps
18 34 (1.91%) Digital Analyst
18 34 (1.91%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (10.53%) Web Services
2 167 (9.40%) REST
3 165 (9.29%) JSON
4 138 (7.77%) Spring
5 132 (7.43%) RESTful
6 125 (7.04%) HTML
7 123 (6.93%) XML
8 118 (6.64%) AngularJS
9 113 (6.36%) CSS
10 105 (5.91%) .NET
11 100 (5.63%) Node.js
12 71 (4.00%) Spring Boot
13 63 (3.55%) Hibernate
13 63 (3.55%) J2EE
14 62 (3.49%) React
15 57 (3.21%) Gherkin
16 56 (3.15%) Kafka
17 51 (2.87%) Elastic Stack
18 49 (2.76%) HTML5
19 48 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 133 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.43%) User Experience
3 45 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 32 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.35%) NHS
6 24 (1.35%) PKI
7 22 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (1.24%) Wiki
8 21 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (1.13%) Cloud Native
10 19 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.01%) Derivative
12 16 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 16 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (0.84%) Equities
14 13 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
16 10 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 306 (17.23%) Linux
2 184 (10.36%) Windows
3 166 (9.35%) Unix
4 56 (3.15%) Android
5 52 (2.93%) Apple iOS
6 50 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 36 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.18%) CentOS
10 20 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 15 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 13 (0.73%) Debian
13 12 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
14 10 (0.56%) SUSE
14 10 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.45%) VMS
16 7 (0.39%) Solaris
17 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,308 (73.65%) Agile Software Development
2 628 (35.36%) Scrum
3 526 (29.62%) DevOps
4 326 (18.36%) Test Automation
5 222 (12.50%) User Stories
6 221 (12.44%) Microservices
7 219 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
8 204 (11.49%) Kanban
9 183 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
10 159 (8.95%) TDD
11 152 (8.56%) BDD
12 149 (8.39%) Coaching
13 132 (7.43%) Business Analysis
14 131 (7.38%) Waterfall
15 120 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
16 117 (6.59%) Configuration Management
16 117 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 108 (6.08%) Project Management
18 106 (5.97%) Data Modelling
19 103 (5.80%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 460 (25.90%) Java
2 361 (20.33%) SQL
3 240 (13.51%) Python
4 207 (11.66%) JavaScript
5 108 (6.08%) C#
6 103 (5.80%) C
7 101 (5.69%) PL/SQL
8 74 (4.17%) Java 8
9 69 (3.89%) Bash Shell
10 68 (3.83%) Groovy
11 60 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 57 (3.21%) Scala
13 54 (3.04%) C++
13 54 (3.04%) Shell Script
14 50 (2.82%) Ruby
15 47 (2.65%) TypeScript
16 43 (2.42%) T-SQL
17 36 (2.03%) Perl
18 20 (1.13%) ES6
19 18 (1.01%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 338 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 283 (15.93%) SC Cleared
3 63 (3.55%) Degree
4 51 (2.87%) ISEB
5 49 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 36 (2.03%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.97%) AWS Certification
8 32 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (1.46%) MCSA
11 15 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (0.68%) RHCSA
14 11 (0.62%) RHCE
15 9 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.51%) OSCP
16 8 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.34%) ACCA
17 6 (0.34%) PMP
17 6 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (9.29%) QA
2 19 (1.07%) PMO
3 16 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.84%) SLA
5 12 (0.68%) GDPR
6 6 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.34%) NIST
7 4 (0.23%) MiFID
7 4 (0.23%) NCSC
8 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.17%) JTAG
8 3 (0.17%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.17%) WCAG
9 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.056%) GxP
10 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 267 (15.03%) Docker
2 53 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.73%) vSphere
6 10 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.34%) PowerDNS
8 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.28%) HDFS
10 4 (0.23%) pfSense
10 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.11%) Firmware
12 2 (0.11%) iptables
12 2 (0.11%) LXC
12 2 (0.11%) Varnish
12 2 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 195 (10.98%) Ansible
2 164 (9.23%) Terraform
3 141 (7.94%) Kubernetes
4 77 (4.34%) Puppet
5 49 (2.76%) Packer
6 37 (2.08%) Consul
7 32 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (1.01%) Kibana
10 10 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 8 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.39%) Nagios
12 7 (0.39%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.39%) Salt
13 6 (0.34%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.28%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 279 (15.71%) Atlassian
2 203 (11.43%) Oracle
3 157 (8.84%) Microsoft
4 118 (6.64%) Google
5 92 (5.18%) Red Hat
6 79 (4.45%) SAP
7 70 (3.94%) Splunk
8 65 (3.66%) VMware
9 48 (2.70%) webMethods
10 47 (2.65%) Adobe
11 40 (2.25%) BEA
12 37 (2.08%) MuleSoft
13 36 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (2.03%) ServiceNow
14 31 (1.75%) HP
15 30 (1.69%) AppDynamics
16 26 (1.46%) Sybase
17 22 (1.24%) Cloudera
17 22 (1.24%) hybris
17 22 (1.24%) IBM