Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 109 153
Rank change year-on-year +7 +44 +8
Contract jobs citing Confluence 88 91 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.55% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.63% 9.18% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 6
West Midlands median daily rate £470 £443 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +15.69% -10.00%
10th Percentile £363 £306 £325
90th Percentile £554 £506 £472
England median daily rate £500 £470 £440
% change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -25.00% +41.18%

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 697 991 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.37% 16.84% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 567 443
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £206 £235 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% -
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.08 £10.96
90th Percentile £45.80 £24.00 £33.55
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Shropshire 0 37 £470 +11.57% 5
Birmingham -1 18 £475 +2.15% 1
Coventry - 10 £525 - 2
Herefordshire - 3 £381 -
Staffordshire +13 2 £290 -
Solihull +8 2 £399 +6.33%
Warwickshire - 2 £381 -
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 87 (98.86%) JIRA
2 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (57.95%) DevOps
4 44 (50.00%) Scrum
5 43 (48.86%) Jenkins
6 39 (44.32%) Linux
7 37 (42.05%) Git (software)
7 37 (42.05%) Amazon AWS
8 33 (37.50%) Windows
9 32 (36.36%) Atlassian
10 27 (30.68%) Ansible
11 25 (28.41%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (28.41%) Terraform
12 23 (26.14%) Java
12 23 (26.14%) Configuration Management
13 22 (25.00%) Bitbucket
13 22 (25.00%) Puppet
14 21 (23.86%) Maven
14 21 (23.86%) Sonatype Nexus
15 19 (21.59%) Subversion
15 19 (21.59%) ZABBIX
15 19 (21.59%) Kanban
16 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
17 17 (19.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
17 17 (19.32%) Oracle
18 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 16 (18.18%) Docker

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 25 (28.41%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (14.77%) Apache
3 10 (11.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.68%) nginx
6 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.27%) HipChat
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (42.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (9.09%) Amazon S3
4 8 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (6.82%) GitHub
6 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.14%) SaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Slack
6 1 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) DNS
2 9 (10.23%) HTTP
3 8 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
3 8 (9.09%) OpenVPN
3 8 (9.09%) SSH
4 5 (5.68%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (5.68%) SSL
5 2 (2.27%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 87 (98.86%) JIRA
2 43 (48.86%) Jenkins
3 37 (42.05%) Git (software)
4 22 (25.00%) Bitbucket
5 21 (23.86%) Maven
5 21 (23.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 19 (21.59%) Subversion
7 17 (19.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (15.91%) Vagrant
9 11 (12.50%) JUnit
10 8 (9.09%) Ant
10 8 (9.09%) Liquibase
10 8 (9.09%) SonarQube
11 6 (6.82%) FishEye
12 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
13 4 (4.55%) GitLab
13 4 (4.55%) Selenium
13 4 (4.55%) SoapUI
13 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (3.41%) JMeter
General
1 4 (4.55%) Retail
2 3 (3.41%) Automotive
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Advertising
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Consultant
3 15 (17.05%) Lead DevOps
4 14 (15.91%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 13 (14.77%) Analyst
6 12 (13.64%) JIRA Consultant
7 11 (12.50%) Business Analyst
8 9 (10.23%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (7.95%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (6.82%) Digital Analyst
10 6 (6.82%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (5.68%) Developer
11 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
12 4 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (4.55%) Tester
13 3 (3.41%) Digital Project Manager
13 3 (3.41%) Scrum Master
13 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
13 3 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Middleware
2 10 (11.36%) REST
3 8 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (9.09%) MCollective
4 4 (4.55%) .NET
4 4 (4.55%) CSS
4 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (3.41%) CSS3
5 3 (3.41%) JSON
5 3 (3.41%) RESTful
6 2 (2.27%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.27%) Sass
7 1 (1.14%) Django
7 1 (1.14%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.14%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.14%) Guice
7 1 (1.14%) jQuery
7 1 (1.14%) LINQ
7 1 (1.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (44.32%) Linux
2 33 (37.50%) Windows
3 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
4 14 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.23%) CentOS
6 2 (2.27%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.14%) Unix
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (57.95%) DevOps
3 44 (50.00%) Scrum
4 23 (26.14%) Configuration Management
5 19 (21.59%) Kanban
6 18 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (19.32%) Test Automation
8 16 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (17.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (17.05%) SDLC
10 14 (15.91%) Open Source
11 13 (14.77%) Task Automation
11 13 (14.77%) TDD
12 12 (13.64%) Coaching
12 12 (13.64%) SOA
13 11 (12.50%) Presales
13 11 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
14 10 (11.36%) User Stories
15 9 (10.23%) Acceptance Criteria
16 8 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Java
2 14 (15.91%) Perl
2 14 (15.91%) Python
3 10 (11.36%) SQL
4 9 (10.23%) Groovy
5 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.27%) C
7 2 (2.27%) C++
7 2 (2.27%) Pascal
7 2 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.14%) C#
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) BC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.14%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.27%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 16 (18.18%) Docker
2 13 (14.77%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (9.09%) Postfix
3 8 (9.09%) Squid
3 8 (9.09%) vCloud
4 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (30.68%) Ansible
2 25 (28.41%) Terraform
3 22 (25.00%) Puppet
4 19 (21.59%) ZABBIX
5 9 (10.23%) logstash
6 8 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (9.09%) Kibana
6 8 (9.09%) Kubernetes
6 8 (9.09%) Rancher
6 8 (9.09%) Rsyslog
6 8 (9.09%) Sysdig
7 5 (5.68%) Nagios
8 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) Atlassian
2 17 (19.32%) Oracle
3 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
3 14 (15.91%) VMware
4 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (9.09%) Sonatype
6 2 (2.27%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Altova
7 1 (1.14%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.14%) hybris
7 1 (1.14%) Pega
7 1 (1.14%) Xamarin