Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 130 166
Rank change year-on-year +24 +36 +66
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1,998 2,085 1,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.29% 2.05% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.13% 12.25% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,297 1,297 1,083
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% -2.56% +6.09%
10th Percentile £357 £338 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 6
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.63 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +7.72% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27.15 £37.66 £34.25
90th Percentile £61.38 £50.25 £54.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.38 £40.50
% change year-on-year -22.87% +12.04% -10.00%

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 13,204 17,021 16,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 16.70% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,409 11,137 10,735
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 426 421
UK median hourly rate £21.10 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.33 £51.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -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 22 September 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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 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 +31 1,861 £495 +1.54% 277
UK excluding London +24 1,066 £450 +5.88% 164
London +14 882 £525 -2.78% 126
South East +45 297 £438 -2.78% 43
North of England +23 243 £450 +8.43% 45
Midlands +29 192 £465 +9.41% 19
West Midlands +23 158 £465 +3.33% 17
South West +14 139 £475 +11.76% 31
Yorkshire +19 126 £450 - 24
East of England +13 105 £450 - 13
North West -15 73 £500 +25.00% 12
Scotland +12 71 £500 +20.48% 12
North East +53 44 £450 +12.50% 9
East Midlands +14 34 £463 +26.87% 2
Wales -7 15 £450 -1.25% 1
Northern Ireland +2 5 £355 -17.78%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,935 (96.85%) JIRA
2 1,463 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
3 687 (34.38%) Scrum
4 564 (28.23%) DevOps
5 562 (28.13%) Jenkins
6 560 (28.03%) Java
7 482 (24.12%) Git (software)
8 435 (21.77%) AWS
9 424 (21.22%) SQL
10 363 (18.17%) Linux
11 358 (17.92%) Docker
12 355 (17.77%) Atlassian
13 351 (17.57%) Test Automation
14 333 (16.67%) Finance
15 310 (15.52%) Azure
16 309 (15.47%) Security Cleared
17 296 (14.81%) JavaScript
18 261 (13.06%) Python
19 252 (12.61%) SC Cleared
20 248 (12.41%) Microservices
21 244 (12.21%) TDD
22 243 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
23 238 (11.91%) Ansible
24 234 (11.71%) BDD
25 231 (11.56%) Kanban
26 226 (11.31%) User Stories
27 221 (11.06%) JSON
27 221 (11.06%) REST
28 215 (10.76%) Bitbucket
29 212 (10.61%) GitHub

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 70 (3.50%) Apache
2 61 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.55%) nginx
4 43 (2.15%) WebLogic
5 39 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 29 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.35%) JBoss
9 26 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 25 (1.25%) Mule
10 25 (1.25%) SAS
11 24 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (0.95%) CMS
13 17 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (0.75%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.70%) Jupyter
15 14 (0.70%) SAP Portal
16 11 (0.55%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.50%) GeoServer
17 10 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 108 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 42 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 31 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.95%) InVision
7 18 (0.90%) Sketch
8 10 (0.50%) GIMP
8 10 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.45%) FileZilla
10 7 (0.35%) Notepad++
11 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.15%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.10%) SPSS
13 2 (0.10%) Stata
14 1 (0.050%) Marvel
14 1 (0.050%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 25 (1.25%) assyst
2 17 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 16 (0.80%) Sonata
4 13 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 10 (0.50%) SAP HCM
6 8 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.20%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.15%) Magento
10 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
10 2 (0.10%) SAP IBP
11 1 (0.050%) Odoo
11 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.050%) SessionCam
11 1 (0.050%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 435 (21.77%) AWS
2 310 (15.52%) Azure
3 212 (10.61%) GitHub
4 91 (4.55%) Slack
5 90 (4.50%) Serverless
6 72 (3.60%) Amazon S3
7 71 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
8 68 (3.40%) GCP
9 66 (3.30%) PaaS
10 63 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
10 63 (3.15%) OpenShift
11 60 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (2.90%) SaaS
13 55 (2.75%) Trello
14 54 (2.70%) npm
15 53 (2.65%) Office 365
15 53 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 41 (2.05%) Power Platform
17 40 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
17 40 (2.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.75%) Firewall
2 33 (1.65%) VPN
3 30 (1.50%) DNS
4 26 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.25%) FTP
5 25 (1.25%) HTTP
6 24 (1.20%) Skype
7 19 (0.95%) Internet
7 19 (0.95%) LAN
7 19 (0.95%) WAN
8 17 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (0.75%) DHCP
10 13 (0.65%) SSL
11 11 (0.55%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.45%) Unified Communications
14 8 (0.40%) PuTTY
14 8 (0.40%) WinSCP
15 6 (0.30%) SMS
15 6 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.71%) MySQL
3 87 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 86 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.75%) RDBMS
6 48 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
7 46 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (2.30%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 40 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.80%) Big Data
9 36 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.45%) Pentaho
11 29 (1.45%) Power BI
12 24 (1.20%) DB2
12 24 (1.20%) HBase
13 22 (1.10%) Blockchain
14 21 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,935 (96.85%) JIRA
2 562 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 482 (24.12%) Git (software)
4 215 (10.76%) Bitbucket
5 195 (9.76%) Maven
6 191 (9.56%) Selenium
7 165 (8.26%) Cucumber
8 98 (4.90%) JUnit
9 83 (4.15%) GitLab
10 80 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 75 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 64 (3.20%) JMeter
13 62 (3.10%) Mockito
14 51 (2.55%) Artifactory
15 49 (2.45%) Jasmine
15 49 (2.45%) Subversion
16 47 (2.35%) Gradle
16 47 (2.35%) SonarQube
17 46 (2.30%) TeamCity
18 43 (2.15%) IntelliJ
General
1 333 (16.67%) Finance
2 190 (9.51%) Banking
3 165 (8.26%) Public Sector
4 94 (4.70%) Retail
5 41 (2.05%) Marketing
6 39 (1.95%) Front Office
7 38 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.50%) Games
9 24 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 23 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.05%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.75%) Legal
14 12 (0.60%) Billing
15 11 (0.55%) Advertising
16 10 (0.50%) Law
16 10 (0.50%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.30%) Electronics
18 5 (0.25%) Back Office
18 5 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 518 (25.93%) Developer
2 329 (16.47%) Analyst
3 201 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 190 (9.51%) Business Analyst
5 131 (6.56%) Scrum Master
6 127 (6.36%) Java Developer
7 81 (4.05%) Architect
8 72 (3.60%) Tester
9 61 (3.05%) Project Manager
10 57 (2.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 56 (2.80%) AWS Engineer
12 53 (2.65%) Test Analyst
13 52 (2.60%) AWS DevOps
13 52 (2.60%) Consultant
14 50 (2.50%) Agile Scrum Master
15 48 (2.40%) Product Manager
16 47 (2.35%) Senior Developer
17 44 (2.20%) Lead Developer
18 43 (2.15%) Angular Developer
19 41 (2.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (11.06%) JSON
1 221 (11.06%) REST
2 187 (9.36%) Web Services
3 170 (8.51%) Spring
4 165 (8.26%) AngularJS
5 152 (7.61%) Node.js
6 151 (7.56%) CSS
7 148 (7.41%) HTML
8 147 (7.36%) RESTful
9 121 (6.06%) .NET
10 111 (5.56%) XML
11 97 (4.85%) Spring Boot
12 81 (4.05%) React
13 77 (3.85%) SOAP
14 69 (3.45%) HTML5
15 66 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
16 63 (3.15%) jQuery
17 62 (3.10%) Hibernate
18 53 (2.65%) Kafka
19 51 (2.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.56%) User Experience
2 146 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 41 (2.05%) Management Information System
6 34 (1.70%) NHS
7 32 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (1.60%) PKI
8 25 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
9 24 (1.20%) Cloud Native
9 24 (1.20%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 17 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.75%) Derivative
14 15 (0.75%) Equities
14 15 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
15 13 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 363 (18.17%) Linux
2 200 (10.01%) Windows
3 197 (9.86%) Unix
4 64 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.25%) CentOS
5 45 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 39 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.65%) Android
8 27 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 18 (0.90%) HPUX
12 10 (0.50%) VMS
13 9 (0.45%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.35%) SUSE
14 7 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.30%) AIX
16 5 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,463 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (34.38%) Scrum
3 564 (28.23%) DevOps
4 351 (17.57%) Test Automation
5 248 (12.41%) Microservices
6 244 (12.21%) TDD
7 243 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
8 234 (11.71%) BDD
9 231 (11.56%) Kanban
10 226 (11.31%) User Stories
11 197 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
12 149 (7.46%) Coaching
13 135 (6.76%) Business Analysis
14 132 (6.61%) Configuration Management
15 131 (6.56%) Project Management
16 123 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 122 (6.11%) Waterfall
18 117 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
19 113 (5.66%) Mentoring
20 111 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 560 (28.03%) Java
2 424 (21.22%) SQL
3 296 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 261 (13.06%) Python
5 136 (6.81%) C#
6 101 (5.06%) Java 8
7 100 (5.01%) Bash Shell
8 90 (4.50%) C
9 84 (4.20%) Shell Script
10 80 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 70 (3.50%) Ruby
12 68 (3.40%) TypeScript
13 64 (3.20%) Groovy
14 63 (3.15%) PL/SQL
15 47 (2.35%) Perl
16 42 (2.10%) T-SQL
17 40 (2.00%) PHP
18 39 (1.95%) ES6
19 38 (1.90%) C++
20 27 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 309 (15.47%) Security Cleared
2 252 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 89 (4.45%) Degree
4 49 (2.45%) ISEB
5 45 (2.25%) AWS Certification
6 39 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.90%) ISTQB
8 31 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.40%) MCSA
10 24 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
12 19 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.55%) CISSP
14 10 (0.50%) RHCE
15 9 (0.45%) RHCSA
16 8 (0.40%) PMP
17 6 (0.30%) CCENT
17 6 (0.30%) CCNA
17 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (7.56%) QA
2 29 (1.45%) PMO
3 18 (0.90%) GDPR
4 15 (0.75%) SLA
5 13 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.25%) NIST
7 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.15%) MiFID
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) JTAG
9 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.10%) PSD2
10 1 (0.050%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.050%) HL7
10 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.050%) TickIT
System Software
1 358 (17.92%) Docker
2 67 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.45%) vSphere
7 7 (0.35%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.35%) Firmware
7 7 (0.35%) HDFS
7 7 (0.35%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.30%) PowerDNS
9 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.20%) pfSense
10 4 (0.20%) Varnish
11 2 (0.10%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.10%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.050%) iptables
12 1 (0.050%) KVM
Systems Management
1 238 (11.91%) Ansible
2 209 (10.46%) Terraform
3 168 (8.41%) Kubernetes
4 69 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (3.35%) Puppet
6 50 (2.50%) Consul
6 50 (2.50%) Packer
7 14 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.65%) SCCM
9 12 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.60%) WMI
10 11 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
11 9 (0.45%) Salt
12 8 (0.40%) Grafana
12 8 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.40%) Kibana
12 8 (0.40%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 355 (17.77%) Atlassian
2 189 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 162 (8.11%) Oracle
4 125 (6.26%) Google
5 124 (6.21%) Splunk
6 73 (3.65%) VMware
7 71 (3.55%) Red Hat
8 69 (3.45%) SAP
9 64 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
10 54 (2.70%) AppDynamics
11 53 (2.65%) Adobe
12 38 (1.90%) MuleSoft
13 36 (1.80%) ServiceNow
14 33 (1.65%) IBM
15 30 (1.50%) webMethods
16 24 (1.20%) Cloudera
16 24 (1.20%) HP
16 24 (1.20%) Informatica
17 21 (1.05%) Cisco
18 18 (0.90%) Tableau