Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 June 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 89 99
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +53
Contract jobs citing Confluence 122 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.49% 2.03% 1.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.20% 13.44% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 54 30
West Midlands median daily rate £473 £493 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +7.24% +2.22%
10th Percentile £360 £363 £368
90th Percentile £588 £571 £506
England median daily rate £477 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +3.11% +2.78% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +23.33% -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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 753 655 1,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.39% 15.10% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 375 576
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £243
90th Percentile £575 £558 £525
England median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +44.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.20 £32.90 £20.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.83 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.86% -0.85% +5.26%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Confluence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Confluence in the West Midlands

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Confluence in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Confluence in the West Midlands

Confluence
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Confluence in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Confluence in the West Midlands

Confluence
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Confluence within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Shropshire -9 58 £500 -0.99% 2
Coventry +8 24 £475 - 1
Birmingham -6 23 £413 +10.00%
Staffordshire +4 5 £363 -
Warwickshire - 3 £425 - 2
Herefordshire +3 1 £375 +3.45% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 £335 - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 118 (96.72%) JIRA
2 107 (87.70%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (49.18%) Scrum
4 59 (48.36%) DevOps
5 45 (36.89%) Kanban
5 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
6 43 (35.25%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (27.05%) Selenium
8 32 (26.23%) Jenkins
9 29 (23.77%) User Stories
10 28 (22.95%) SQL
11 27 (22.13%) Deployment Automation
12 26 (21.31%) Acceptance Criteria
13 24 (19.67%) Oracle
14 23 (18.85%) Linux
14 23 (18.85%) Mentoring
14 23 (18.85%) Coaching
14 23 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (18.03%) Line Management
16 21 (17.21%) Docker
16 21 (17.21%) Unix
16 21 (17.21%) Configuration Management
17 20 (16.39%) Java
17 20 (16.39%) TDD
17 20 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
17 20 (16.39%) BDD
18 19 (15.57%) SDLC
19 18 (14.75%) Gherkin
19 18 (14.75%) Windows

Confluence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 15 (12.30%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.74%) nginx
3 7 (5.74%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.10%) Documentum
4 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.46%) Apache
6 2 (1.64%) Captiva
6 2 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.38%) Slack
4 7 (5.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.28%) Office 365
6 4 (3.28%) Route 53
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) IaaS
7 2 (1.64%) Trello
8 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Profibus
2 2 (1.64%) SSL
2 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.48%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.92%) MySQL
4 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.10%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 118 (96.72%) JIRA
2 33 (27.05%) Selenium
3 32 (26.23%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.39%) WebDriver
5 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
5 16 (13.11%) SpecFlow
6 15 (12.30%) Bitbucket
7 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
8 13 (10.66%) Maven
9 12 (9.84%) Subversion
10 11 (9.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 10 (8.20%) TestRail
12 9 (7.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (7.38%) GitLab
13 8 (6.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (6.56%) TeamCity
14 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
15 5 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (3.28%) HP UFT
16 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.10%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Automotive
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (19.67%) Analyst
2 20 (16.39%) Tester
3 16 (13.11%) Developer
4 15 (12.30%) Business Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) Lead DevOps
6 12 (9.84%) Scrum Master
7 11 (9.02%) Agile Business Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) Automation Tester
9 9 (7.38%) Digital Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Digital Business Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Test Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.74%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Platform Manager
11 7 (5.74%) Transformation Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) Environment And Release Manager
12 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
12 6 (4.92%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.75%) Gherkin
2 8 (6.56%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) HTML
2 8 (6.56%) Velocity
3 7 (5.74%) J2EE
3 7 (5.74%) REST
3 7 (5.74%) RESTful
4 6 (4.92%) Middleware
5 5 (4.10%) CSS
5 5 (4.10%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.10%) JSON
5 5 (4.10%) Sensu
5 5 (4.10%) Web Services
6 4 (3.28%) Ajax
6 4 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.28%) CSS3
6 4 (3.28%) Django
6 4 (3.28%) HTML5
6 4 (3.28%) SOAP
6 4 (3.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.30%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (10.66%) User Experience
3 10 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Blog
8 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.85%) Linux
2 21 (17.21%) Unix
3 18 (14.75%) Windows
4 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.64%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (87.70%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (49.18%) Scrum
3 59 (48.36%) DevOps
4 45 (36.89%) Kanban
4 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
5 43 (35.25%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (23.77%) User Stories
7 27 (22.13%) Deployment Automation
8 26 (21.31%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (18.85%) Coaching
9 23 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (18.85%) Mentoring
10 22 (18.03%) Line Management
11 21 (17.21%) Configuration Management
12 20 (16.39%) BDD
12 20 (16.39%) TDD
13 19 (15.57%) SDLC
14 17 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (12.30%) Open Source
15 15 (12.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.95%) SQL
2 20 (16.39%) Java
3 17 (13.93%) Python
4 16 (13.11%) C#
5 12 (9.84%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.74%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.92%) Perl
8 5 (4.10%) Scala
9 4 (3.28%) PHP
9 4 (3.28%) Ruby
10 3 (2.46%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (1.64%) C
11 2 (1.64%) C++
11 2 (1.64%) Pascal
11 2 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.82%) Groovy
12 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.46%) Degree
1 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.64%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.82%) ISEB
3 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 4 (3.28%) GCP
3 2 (1.64%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.64%) IEC 62304
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (17.21%) Docker
2 5 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) LXC
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (13.93%) Puppet
2 11 (9.02%) Ansible
3 8 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.56%) Terraform
4 6 (4.92%) Kibana
4 6 (4.92%) ZABBIX
5 5 (4.10%) logstash
6 3 (2.46%) collectd
6 3 (2.46%) HP ALM
6 3 (2.46%) Nagios
6 3 (2.46%) Rundeck
6 3 (2.46%) StatsD
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) Oracle
2 17 (13.93%) Atlassian
3 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.74%) BEA
4 7 (5.74%) Google
4 7 (5.74%) Pega
5 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.10%) VMware
6 4 (3.28%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.46%) HP
7 3 (2.46%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) Progress
8 2 (1.64%) EMC
8 2 (1.64%) OpenText
8 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.82%) Niku
9 1 (0.82%) Splunk