Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 188 257
Rank change year-on-year +41 +69 +212
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,880 1,260 1,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.39% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.31% 8.15% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,172 793 637
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £39.50 £33.10 £32.50
90th Percentile £58.38 £50.50 £143.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% -16.67%

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 16,617 15,467 18,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.37% 17.11% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,042 9,991 11,982
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.10%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 349 447
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.92 £50.10 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% +14.29%

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 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +40 1,754 £491 +7.97% 274
UK excluding London +74 976 £450 - 164
London +26 889 £525 +10.53% 119
South East +75 270 £463 +2.78% 46
North of England +2 257 £450 - 44
Midlands +32 153 £475 +3.26% 24
Yorkshire +2 129 £450 -2.70% 21
West Midlands +3 110 £475 -0.11% 16
South West +45 107 £425 - 23
North West +40 99 £425 +6.25% 22
Scotland +38 91 £400 +11.89% 5
East of England +17 76 £463 -4.39% 19
East Midlands +19 40 £438 +25.00% 8
North East -24 40 £475 +5.56% 1
Wales -1 18 £450 -12.20% 3
Channel Islands - 5 £350 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1,807 (96.12%) JIRA
2 1,410 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 755 (40.16%) Java
4 709 (37.71%) Jenkins
5 708 (37.66%) Scrum
6 664 (35.32%) Git (software)
7 627 (33.35%) DevOps
8 546 (29.04%) Test Automation
9 476 (25.32%) Linux
10 412 (21.91%) TDD
11 410 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
12 385 (20.48%) REST
13 376 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 365 (19.41%) JavaScript
15 349 (18.56%) Python
16 346 (18.40%) Microservices
17 345 (18.35%) Finance
18 343 (18.24%) Kanban
19 335 (17.82%) BDD
20 332 (17.66%) Atlassian
21 331 (17.61%) Docker
22 300 (15.96%) SQL
23 273 (14.52%) User Stories
24 272 (14.47%) Selenium
25 269 (14.31%) Web Services
25 269 (14.31%) Ansible
26 252 (13.40%) Configuration Management
27 239 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
28 232 (12.34%) Spring
29 214 (11.38%) Unix

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 85 (4.52%) Elasticsearch
2 59 (3.14%) OpenStack
3 55 (2.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 55 (2.93%) Tomcat
4 54 (2.87%) Apache
5 40 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 38 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 37 (1.97%) WebLogic
8 35 (1.86%) nginx
9 30 (1.60%) JBoss
10 29 (1.54%) WildFly
11 24 (1.28%) Apache Spark
12 23 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 22 (1.17%) CMS
14 21 (1.12%) Apache Solr
15 20 (1.06%) IIS
16 16 (0.85%) WordPress
17 14 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
18 11 (0.59%) SAS
19 10 (0.53%) Mule
Applications
1 55 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 51 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
4 31 (1.65%) HipChat
5 30 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 24 (1.28%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.74%) InVision
9 12 (0.64%) UserZoom
10 7 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.21%) Gliffy
13 3 (0.16%) Simulink
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.11%) InDesign
15 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.053%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 18 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.37%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.11%) Sonata
9 1 (0.053%) Capstone
9 1 (0.053%) Maximo
9 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.053%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 376 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 167 (8.88%) GitHub
3 123 (6.54%) Slack
4 95 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 82 (4.36%) Amazon S3
6 75 (3.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 73 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
8 69 (3.67%) Serverless
9 65 (3.46%) AWS Lambda
10 60 (3.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 54 (2.87%) PaaS
12 51 (2.71%) CloudFront
13 48 (2.55%) Route 53
14 47 (2.50%) OpenShift
15 43 (2.29%) IaaS
16 40 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (1.86%) BrowserStack
18 27 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
19 19 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
20 18 (0.96%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.47%) HTTP
2 67 (3.56%) Firewall
3 40 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.02%) Internet
5 30 (1.60%) DNS
6 25 (1.33%) VPN
7 24 (1.28%) SSL
8 18 (0.96%) DSL
9 17 (0.90%) SMS
10 13 (0.69%) SSH
11 10 (0.53%) Kerberos
12 9 (0.48%) BGP
12 9 (0.48%) SAN
12 9 (0.48%) VLAN
13 8 (0.43%) OSPF
14 6 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (0.32%) Intranet
14 6 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.27%) IMAP
15 5 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (10.21%) PostgreSQL
2 151 (8.03%) MySQL
3 136 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 133 (7.07%) MongoDB
5 123 (6.54%) Relational Database
6 120 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 89 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 89 (4.73%) Big Data
8 82 (4.36%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
10 59 (3.14%) Oracle Database
11 57 (3.03%) RDBMS
12 41 (2.18%) Redis
13 40 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (1.70%) HBase
15 31 (1.65%) DB2
16 28 (1.49%) NuoDB
17 23 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 23 (1.22%) Apache Hive
18 20 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,807 (96.12%) JIRA
2 709 (37.71%) Jenkins
3 664 (35.32%) Git (software)
4 272 (14.47%) Selenium
5 207 (11.01%) JUnit
6 206 (10.96%) Cucumber
7 198 (10.53%) Maven
8 175 (9.31%) Bitbucket
9 118 (6.28%) TeamCity
10 116 (6.17%) SonarQube
11 111 (5.90%) Subversion
12 99 (5.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 90 (4.79%) Artifactory
14 89 (4.73%) WebDriver
15 87 (4.63%) Eclipse
16 79 (4.20%) Gradle
17 72 (3.83%) JMeter
18 66 (3.51%) Jasmine
18 66 (3.51%) Mockito
19 65 (3.46%) Ant
General
1 345 (18.35%) Finance
2 210 (11.17%) Banking
3 91 (4.84%) Retail
4 40 (2.13%) Marketing
5 31 (1.65%) Games
6 30 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 26 (1.38%) Legal
8 24 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.06%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.85%) Front Office
10 16 (0.85%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.48%) Law
12 7 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.32%) Automotive
13 6 (0.32%) International Banking
14 5 (0.27%) Advertising
14 5 (0.27%) Back Office
15 4 (0.21%) Publishing
16 3 (0.16%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 466 (24.79%) Developer
2 342 (18.19%) Analyst
3 242 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 200 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 197 (10.48%) Business Analyst
6 101 (5.37%) Architect
7 97 (5.16%) Scrum Master
8 91 (4.84%) Tester
9 72 (3.83%) AWS DevOps
10 66 (3.51%) Project Manager
11 64 (3.40%) Test Analyst
12 62 (3.30%) Automation Tester
13 60 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
13 60 (3.19%) Software Engineer
14 58 (3.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 58 (3.09%) Linux Engineer
15 54 (2.87%) Senior Developer
16 52 (2.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 51 (2.71%) Agile Business Analyst
18 47 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (20.48%) REST
2 269 (14.31%) Web Services
3 232 (12.34%) Spring
4 204 (10.85%) HTML
5 184 (9.79%) Node.js
6 182 (9.68%) RESTful
7 161 (8.56%) CSS
8 149 (7.93%) HTML5
8 149 (7.93%) JSON
9 135 (7.18%) Hibernate
10 134 (7.13%) .NET
11 129 (6.86%) XML
12 115 (6.12%) Gherkin
13 110 (5.85%) CSS3
14 109 (5.80%) AngularJS
15 101 (5.37%) SOAP
16 84 (4.47%) J2EE
17 81 (4.31%) JMS
18 69 (3.67%) React
19 66 (3.51%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.62%) User Experience
2 140 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (4.68%) Linux Command Line
4 74 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
5 73 (3.88%) iPad
6 64 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 41 (2.18%) Fintech
8 39 (2.07%) Wiki
9 36 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 35 (1.86%) Computer Science
11 34 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
12 31 (1.65%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.38%) Management Information System
14 25 (1.33%) Clustering
14 25 (1.33%) Data Centre
15 19 (1.01%) Social Media
16 18 (0.96%) Cloud Native
16 18 (0.96%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.90%) Data Structures
18 16 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 476 (25.32%) Linux
2 214 (11.38%) Unix
3 130 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 124 (6.60%) Windows
5 71 (3.78%) Apple iOS
6 63 (3.35%) CentOS
7 52 (2.77%) Android
8 31 (1.65%) VMS
9 20 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 20 (1.06%) Windows Server
10 19 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.85%) Solaris
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.27%) Debian
13 5 (0.27%) zOS
14 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
16 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.053%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,410 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (37.66%) Scrum
3 627 (33.35%) DevOps
4 546 (29.04%) Test Automation
5 412 (21.91%) TDD
6 410 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
7 346 (18.40%) Microservices
8 343 (18.24%) Kanban
9 335 (17.82%) BDD
10 273 (14.52%) User Stories
11 252 (13.40%) Configuration Management
12 239 (12.71%) Problem-Solving
13 202 (10.74%) Open Source
14 181 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 179 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 177 (9.41%) SDLC
17 175 (9.31%) Mentoring
18 174 (9.26%) Coaching
19 159 (8.46%) OO
20 152 (8.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 755 (40.16%) Java
2 365 (19.41%) JavaScript
3 349 (18.56%) Python
4 300 (15.96%) SQL
5 166 (8.83%) Bash Shell
6 147 (7.82%) C#
7 128 (6.81%) Java 8
8 110 (5.85%) Ruby
9 97 (5.16%) Perl
10 83 (4.41%) Groovy
11 66 (3.51%) Scala
12 60 (3.19%) Shell Script
13 57 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 56 (2.98%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.23%) JPQL
16 37 (1.97%) Go
17 32 (1.70%) C++
18 30 (1.60%) PHP
19 27 (1.44%) C
20 20 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 175 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 135 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 103 (5.48%) Degree
4 51 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 32 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 31 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 26 (1.38%) AWS Certification
8 24 (1.28%) ISEB
9 23 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (0.69%) PMP
11 8 (0.43%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.37%) CCNA
12 7 (0.37%) CCNP
12 7 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.27%) MBA
15 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (10.59%) QA
2 28 (1.49%) PMO
2 28 (1.49%) WCAG
3 19 (1.01%) GCP
4 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.74%) GDPR
6 11 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.59%) PSD2
7 10 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.48%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.43%) MiFID
10 7 (0.37%) SLA
11 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.21%) IFRS
12 4 (0.21%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 20022
13 3 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.11%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.11%) IEC 62304
15 1 (0.053%) HL7
System Software
1 331 (17.61%) Docker
2 33 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.69%) HDFS
5 11 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.48%) ProxySG
7 8 (0.43%) vCloud
8 6 (0.32%) NFS
9 5 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.27%) iptables
9 5 (0.27%) Postfix
9 5 (0.27%) Squid
10 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.21%) XenApp
11 3 (0.16%) LXC
11 3 (0.16%) OpenDJ
11 3 (0.16%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 269 (14.31%) Ansible
2 211 (11.22%) Puppet
3 163 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
4 155 (8.24%) Terraform
5 133 (7.07%) Kubernetes
6 45 (2.39%) Salt
7 22 (1.17%) HP ALM
8 21 (1.12%) Nagios
9 20 (1.06%) Grafana
10 19 (1.01%) Kibana
11 18 (0.96%) Rancher
12 17 (0.90%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.80%) Graylog
14 14 (0.74%) logstash
14 14 (0.74%) Nessus
15 12 (0.64%) Opsview
16 11 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
16 11 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
16 11 (0.59%) Packer
17 10 (0.53%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 332 (17.66%) Atlassian
2 198 (10.53%) Oracle
3 127 (6.76%) Red Hat
4 118 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 68 (3.62%) Google
6 67 (3.56%) IBM
7 47 (2.50%) Adobe
8 44 (2.34%) VMware
9 43 (2.29%) Splunk
10 40 (2.13%) SAP
11 37 (1.97%) Sybase
12 32 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 30 (1.60%) Cisco
14 24 (1.28%) HP
15 23 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
15 23 (1.22%) Tableau
16 21 (1.12%) AppDynamics
17 20 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
18 19 (1.01%) hybris
19 18 (0.96%) Symantec