Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 93 122
Rank change year-on-year +36 +29 +40
Contract jobs citing Confluence 186 97 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.66% 2.10% 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.12% 13.06% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 39
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60% -4.64%
10th Percentile £309 £363 £288
90th Percentile £530 £575 £505
England median daily rate £488 £500 £455
% change year-on-year -2.50% +9.89% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% -2.22% -25.00%

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 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 841 743 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.55% 16.05% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 466 656
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £238
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.43 £40.18 £31.13
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.60% +4.78% +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 October 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 October 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 -2 138 £448 -12.25% 13
Coventry -3 20 £488 -7.14% 4
Birmingham +6 16 £425 +13.33% 7
Warwickshire +16 7 £425 +11.48% 1
Solihull -3 1 £450 +12.85% 2
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 180 (96.77%) JIRA
2 147 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (46.24%) Jenkins
4 84 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (45.16%) Scrum
5 78 (41.94%) Selenium
6 72 (38.71%) Test Automation
7 66 (35.48%) Java
7 66 (35.48%) DevOps
8 54 (29.03%) Cucumber
9 50 (26.88%) Oracle
10 49 (26.34%) Atlassian
11 43 (23.12%) SQL
11 43 (23.12%) Windows
11 43 (23.12%) Git (software)
11 43 (23.12%) Kanban
12 38 (20.43%) Docker
13 37 (19.89%) Microservices
14 35 (18.82%) WebDriver
14 35 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (18.28%) Bitbucket
15 34 (18.28%) Unix
16 31 (16.67%) HTML
17 30 (16.13%) REST
18 29 (15.59%) QA
19 28 (15.05%) Gherkin
19 28 (15.05%) Continuous Deployment
20 27 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (14.52%) Oracle Database
20 27 (14.52%) PL/SQL

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 19 (10.22%) WebLogic
2 13 (6.99%) Documentum
3 10 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.30%) Apache
4 8 (4.30%) nginx
5 7 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.08%) CMS
7 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.54%) Captiva
8 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.76%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) assyst
2 4 (2.15%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (2.15%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.45%) GitHub
4 11 (5.91%) Google Analytics
4 11 (5.91%) Slack
5 10 (5.38%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (5.38%) Office 365
6 9 (4.84%) IaaS
7 6 (3.23%) PaaS
7 6 (3.23%) SaaS
8 4 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.61%) Trello
10 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.84%) Skype
2 8 (4.30%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (3.23%) DNS
3 6 (3.23%) SSL
4 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.54%) Firewall
6 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.52%) Oracle Database
2 23 (12.37%) MongoDB
3 22 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (4.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (4.30%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (3.76%) MySQL
8 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.54%) Big Data
11 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.54%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 180 (96.77%) JIRA
2 86 (46.24%) Jenkins
3 78 (41.94%) Selenium
4 54 (29.03%) Cucumber
5 43 (23.12%) Git (software)
6 35 (18.82%) WebDriver
7 34 (18.28%) Bitbucket
8 25 (13.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (13.44%) Maven
9 23 (12.37%) SoapUI
10 19 (10.22%) Subversion
11 18 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
12 16 (8.60%) Gatling
13 15 (8.06%) TeamCity
14 14 (7.53%) Artifactory
15 13 (6.99%) GitLab
15 13 (6.99%) JMeter
16 11 (5.91%) IntelliJ
16 11 (5.91%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (5.91%) Sublime Text
General
1 11 (5.91%) Finance
2 6 (3.23%) Retail
3 5 (2.69%) Banking
3 5 (2.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (25.81%) Analyst
2 39 (20.97%) Developer
3 26 (13.98%) Tester
4 21 (11.29%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.14%) Business Analyst
6 16 (8.60%) Consultant
7 13 (6.99%) Architect
8 11 (5.91%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.91%) Scala Developer
9 10 (5.38%) Agile Business Analyst
10 9 (4.84%) QA Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.30%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 7 (3.76%) Java Automation Tester
12 7 (3.76%) JIRA Consultant
12 7 (3.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 7 (3.76%) Selenium Tester
12 7 (3.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.67%) HTML
2 30 (16.13%) REST
3 28 (15.05%) Gherkin
4 27 (14.52%) XML
5 25 (13.44%) RESTful
6 24 (12.90%) CSS
7 20 (10.75%) JSON
7 20 (10.75%) Web Services
8 19 (10.22%) HTML5
9 18 (9.68%) Spring
10 15 (8.06%) SOAP
11 13 (6.99%) Node.js
12 12 (6.45%) .NET
12 12 (6.45%) Play Framework
12 12 (6.45%) YAML
13 11 (5.91%) J2EE
13 11 (5.91%) LESS
13 11 (5.91%) Sass
14 8 (4.30%) AngularJS
15 7 (3.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.22%) User Experience
3 12 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (5.91%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.15%) NHS
5 4 (2.15%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.54%) Blog
8 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.12%) Windows
2 34 (18.28%) Unix
3 27 (14.52%) Linux
4 13 (6.99%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.84%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
2 84 (45.16%) Scrum
3 72 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 66 (35.48%) DevOps
5 43 (23.12%) Kanban
6 37 (19.89%) Microservices
7 35 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (15.05%) Continuous Deployment
9 25 (13.44%) ITIL
9 25 (13.44%) TDD
9 25 (13.44%) Test Strategy
9 25 (13.44%) Waterfall
10 24 (12.90%) Configuration Management
10 24 (12.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (12.90%) Mentoring
11 23 (12.37%) SOA
12 22 (11.83%) Coaching
12 22 (11.83%) Performance Testing
12 22 (11.83%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.48%) Java
2 43 (23.12%) SQL
3 27 (14.52%) PL/SQL
4 26 (13.98%) Scala
5 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.22%) Ruby
7 18 (9.68%) Groovy
8 14 (7.53%) C#
9 13 (6.99%) Python
10 11 (5.91%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.91%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.30%) Perl
12 7 (3.76%) Java 8
13 5 (2.69%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (7.53%) ISEB
2 11 (5.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.84%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.54%) CCA
7 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.59%) QA
2 11 (5.91%) PMO
3 4 (2.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (20.43%) Docker
2 10 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.23%) LXC
4 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (12.37%) Puppet
2 18 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.99%) Kibana
4 12 (6.45%) Ansible
5 11 (5.91%) Grafana
5 11 (5.91%) Graphite
6 10 (5.38%) HP ALM
6 10 (5.38%) Rundeck
7 9 (4.84%) Nagios
8 8 (4.30%) Terraform
9 4 (2.15%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 50 (26.88%) Oracle
2 49 (26.34%) Atlassian
3 14 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.53%) Pega
4 13 (6.99%) Splunk
5 11 (5.91%) BEA
5 11 (5.91%) Google
6 10 (5.38%) HP
6 10 (5.38%) VMware
7 8 (4.30%) IBM
8 7 (3.76%) Niku
8 7 (3.76%) SAP
9 6 (3.23%) webMethods
10 5 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.08%) Remedy
13 1 (0.54%) EMC
13 1 (0.54%) OpenText
13 1 (0.54%) Progress
13 1 (0.54%) Riverbed