Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 233 413
Rank change year-on-year +80 +180 +125
Contract jobs citing Confluence 1552 1202 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.11% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.61% 6.06% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 706 352
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.11% -2.06%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £301
90th Percentile £625 £625 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £32.05 £32.50 £44.25
90th Percentile £56.01 £39.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -33.33% -

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 16147 19842 20122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.81% 18.35% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10428 13052 12443
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 489 695
UK median hourly rate £19.56 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +1.95% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £20.73 £19.46
% change year-on-year -6.92% +6.55% +11.17%

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017.

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 23 August 2017. 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 +76 1466 £480 +2.13% 136
London +25 802 £500 - 61
UK excluding London +103 711 £475 +5.56% 82
North of England +118 197 £475 +11.44% 22
South East +60 188 £475 +11.76% 24
Midlands +19 137 £475 +4.40% 9
West Midlands +29 114 £475 +3.26% 8
East of England +53 101 £450 - 7
Yorkshire +45 96 £484 +12.63% 6
North West +68 64 £535 +25.88% 16
North East +94 46 £535 +52.75%
Scotland +51 39 £331 -26.39% 5
South West -10 37 £400 -15.79% 13
East Midlands -17 19 £338 -25.00% 1
Wales +9 13 £463 -7.45% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Confluence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Confluence.

1 1506 (97.04%) JIRA
2 1067 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 625 (40.27%) Java
4 623 (40.14%) Scrum
5 550 (35.44%) Git (software)
6 539 (34.73%) Jenkins
7 474 (30.54%) DevOps
8 440 (28.35%) Linux
9 403 (25.97%) TDD
10 375 (24.16%) Test Automation
10 375 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
11 336 (21.65%) REST
11 336 (21.65%) Docker
12 333 (21.46%) Spring
13 319 (20.55%) BDD
14 306 (19.72%) Atlassian
15 289 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
16 279 (17.98%) HTML
17 277 (17.85%) Finance
18 273 (17.59%) Python
19 260 (16.75%) Ansible
20 249 (16.04%) SQL
21 246 (15.85%) Microservices
22 245 (15.79%) Open Source
23 242 (15.59%) Kanban
24 229 (14.76%) CSS
25 227 (14.63%) Configuration Management
26 221 (14.24%) HTML5
27 220 (14.18%) Security Cleared
28 219 (14.11%) Oracle

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 95 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
2 80 (5.15%) Apache Solr
3 71 (4.57%) Apache
4 54 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 47 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 42 (2.71%) WebLogic
7 39 (2.51%) Tomcat
8 38 (2.45%) OpenStack
9 37 (2.38%) JBoss
10 30 (1.93%) SharePoint
11 29 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 28 (1.80%) CMS
13 26 (1.68%) WebSphere
14 20 (1.29%) nginx
15 18 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.84%) SAS
17 12 (0.77%) Mule
18 8 (0.52%) IIS
18 8 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
19 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (2.51%) MS Visio
2 32 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.68%) HipChat
4 23 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.19%) InVision
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.13%) InDesign
10 2 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
11 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.064%) Mingle
11 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.61%) SAP Hybris
2 22 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
6 3 (0.19%) Staffware
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.13%) Lawson
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.064%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 289 (18.62%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 110 (7.09%) GitHub
4 49 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (2.90%) Slack
6 44 (2.84%) Amazon S3
7 40 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 33 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 28 (1.80%) PaaS
10 25 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (1.55%) SaaS
12 22 (1.42%) Trello
13 20 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
14 17 (1.10%) IaaS
15 15 (0.97%) OpenShift
16 13 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 10 (0.64%) CloudFront
18 10 (0.64%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 125 (8.05%) HTTP
2 41 (2.64%) Kerberos
3 34 (2.19%) DNS
4 22 (1.42%) LDAP
5 21 (1.35%) Internet
5 21 (1.35%) SSH
6 20 (1.29%) OpenVPN
7 19 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
8 16 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.84%) Firewall
9 13 (0.84%) SSL
10 11 (0.71%) VPN
11 8 (0.52%) LAN
11 8 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.52%) SMS
12 7 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.32%) AMQP
13 5 (0.32%) DSL
13 5 (0.32%) Intranet
13 5 (0.32%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (12.89%) PostgreSQL
2 139 (8.96%) Hadoop
3 137 (8.83%) MongoDB
4 126 (8.12%) Relational Database
5 109 (7.02%) Big Data
6 105 (6.77%) NoSQL
7 98 (6.31%) HBase
8 88 (5.67%) MySQL
9 86 (5.54%) SQL Server
10 62 (3.99%) Oracle Database
11 38 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
13 32 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 28 (1.80%) Endeca
15 24 (1.55%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.42%) Redis
17 21 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
18 15 (0.97%) DB2
19 14 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
20 11 (0.71%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1506 (97.04%) JIRA
2 550 (35.44%) Git (software)
3 539 (34.73%) Jenkins
4 207 (13.34%) Cucumber
5 197 (12.69%) JUnit
6 175 (11.28%) Bitbucket
7 159 (10.24%) Subversion
8 149 (9.60%) Selenium
9 148 (9.54%) Maven
10 137 (8.83%) Sonatype Nexus
11 108 (6.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 89 (5.73%) TeamCity
13 84 (5.41%) IntelliJ
14 73 (4.70%) Gradle
15 64 (4.12%) SonarQube
16 63 (4.06%) Vagrant
17 59 (3.80%) GitLab
18 52 (3.35%) WebDriver
19 50 (3.22%) Jasmine
20 49 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 277 (17.85%) Finance
2 190 (12.24%) Banking
3 64 (4.12%) Marketing
4 61 (3.93%) Retail
5 41 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.93%) Games
8 26 (1.68%) Electronics
8 26 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.29%) Back Office
10 16 (1.03%) Publishing
11 12 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
12 10 (0.64%) Legal
12 10 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.52%) Front Office
14 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.26%) Advertising
16 4 (0.26%) Law
16 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 485 (31.25%) Developer
2 224 (14.43%) Analyst
3 196 (12.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 195 (12.56%) Java Developer
5 120 (7.73%) Architect
6 115 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 80 (5.15%) Scrum Master
8 73 (4.70%) Scala Developer
9 66 (4.25%) Tester
10 64 (4.12%) Test Analyst
11 57 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
12 56 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
13 51 (3.29%) Consultant
14 50 (3.22%) AWS DevOps
14 50 (3.22%) Senior Developer
15 48 (3.09%) Project Manager
16 46 (2.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 44 (2.84%) Automation Tester
18 43 (2.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 40 (2.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (21.65%) REST
2 333 (21.46%) Spring
3 279 (17.98%) HTML
4 229 (14.76%) CSS
5 221 (14.24%) HTML5
6 185 (11.92%) RESTful
7 177 (11.40%) JSON
8 175 (11.28%) CSS3
9 170 (10.95%) Web Services
10 131 (8.44%) AngularJS
10 131 (8.44%) Spring Boot
11 110 (7.09%) Spring MVC
12 105 (6.77%) Guice
13 104 (6.70%) .NET
14 100 (6.44%) Ajax
14 100 (6.44%) Django
14 100 (6.44%) XML
15 92 (5.93%) Play Framework
16 86 (5.54%) Apache Camel
17 82 (5.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
3 65 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 62 (3.99%) User Experience
5 42 (2.71%) Algorithms
6 41 (2.64%) Virtual Team
7 40 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
8 36 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 35 (2.26%) iPad
10 33 (2.13%) Public Cloud
11 30 (1.93%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.87%) Social Media
13 25 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
14 24 (1.55%) Data Centre
15 23 (1.48%) Wiki
16 19 (1.22%) STB
17 18 (1.16%) Clustering
18 16 (1.03%) Video on Demand
19 13 (0.84%) Data Structures
19 13 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 440 (28.35%) Linux
2 166 (10.70%) Windows
3 121 (7.80%) Unix
4 105 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (5.22%) CentOS
6 55 (3.54%) Windows Server
7 51 (3.29%) Android
8 45 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.42%) Solaris
11 15 (0.97%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.39%) VMS
14 5 (0.32%) AIX
15 3 (0.19%) Debian
15 3 (0.19%) zOS
16 2 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.064%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1067 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (40.14%) Scrum
3 474 (30.54%) DevOps
4 403 (25.97%) TDD
5 375 (24.16%) Continuous Integration
5 375 (24.16%) Test Automation
6 319 (20.55%) BDD
7 246 (15.85%) Microservices
8 245 (15.79%) Open Source
9 242 (15.59%) Kanban
10 227 (14.63%) Configuration Management
11 201 (12.95%) User Stories
12 155 (9.99%) MVC
13 142 (9.15%) SOA
14 133 (8.57%) Coaching
15 130 (8.38%) Continuous Delivery
16 115 (7.41%) SDLC
17 114 (7.35%) Responsive Web Design
18 109 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 103 (6.64%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 625 (40.27%) Java
2 273 (17.59%) Python
3 249 (16.04%) SQL
4 206 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 185 (11.92%) Ruby
6 136 (8.76%) C#
7 134 (8.63%) Scala
8 104 (6.70%) Bash Shell
9 60 (3.87%) Groovy
10 55 (3.54%) Shell Script
11 51 (3.29%) PowerShell
12 36 (2.32%) Perl
13 35 (2.26%) C++
14 33 (2.13%) PL/SQL
15 30 (1.93%) C
16 25 (1.61%) Apple Swift
16 25 (1.61%) PHP
17 18 (1.16%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.84%) ActionScript
18 13 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 220 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 167 (10.76%) SC Cleared
3 98 (6.31%) Degree
4 46 (2.96%) ISEB
5 40 (2.58%) ISTQB
6 31 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 24 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 20 (1.29%) PMP
9 19 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (0.64%) CITP
11 10 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.64%) MBCS
12 9 (0.58%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.52%) IIBA
14 7 (0.45%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.39%) CBAP
16 5 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (8.31%) QA
2 16 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.77%) PMO
4 8 (0.52%) GCP
5 4 (0.26%) COBIT
5 4 (0.26%) GDPR
6 3 (0.19%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) MiFID
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) SLA
8 1 (0.064%) WAI
8 1 (0.064%) WCAG
System Software
1 336 (21.65%) Docker
2 43 (2.77%) HDFS
3 41 (2.64%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 23 (1.48%) vCloud
6 22 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (1.22%) Postfix
7 19 (1.22%) Squid
8 15 (0.97%) Xen
9 7 (0.45%) LXC
10 5 (0.32%) iptables
10 5 (0.32%) Varnish
10 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.26%) NFS
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 260 (16.75%) Ansible
2 210 (13.53%) Puppet
3 167 (10.76%) Terraform
4 140 (9.02%) Kubernetes
5 94 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (2.51%) ZABBIX
7 37 (2.38%) Rancher
8 35 (2.26%) Kibana
9 29 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (1.68%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (1.61%) logstash
12 20 (1.29%) Rsyslog
13 19 (1.22%) Sysdig
14 17 (1.10%) Nagios
15 13 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
16 12 (0.77%) Consul
17 11 (0.71%) Pingdom
18 7 (0.45%) Ambari
18 7 (0.45%) Mesos
19 6 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 306 (19.72%) Atlassian
2 219 (14.11%) Oracle
3 111 (7.15%) Google
4 95 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 89 (5.73%) Red Hat
6 63 (4.06%) SAP
7 62 (3.99%) VMware
8 43 (2.77%) Adobe
9 41 (2.64%) HP
10 37 (2.38%) IBM
11 34 (2.19%) hybris
12 30 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
12 30 (1.93%) Splunk
13 28 (1.80%) Sonatype
14 25 (1.61%) ATG
15 24 (1.55%) AppDynamics
16 23 (1.48%) MuleSoft
17 19 (1.22%) TIBCO
18 18 (1.16%) Sybase
19 16 (1.03%) ServiceNow