Period
to 18 November 2019

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 18 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 54 98
Rank change year-on-year 0 +44 +32
Contract jobs citing Confluence 137 201 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.54% 3.97% 1.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.37% 24.07% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 99 60
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £363
90th Percentile £613 £525 £575
England median daily rate £495 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +1.54% -2.50% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -0.57% -2.22%

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 540 835 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.94% 16.48% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 468 465
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £211
90th Percentile £570 £563 £570
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +29.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £13.04
90th Percentile £47.00 £40.60 £42.20
England median hourly rate £20.96 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% +7.32% +2.50%

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 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 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
Shropshire +11 92 £470 +9.30% 9
Birmingham +13 27 £489 +15.00% 2
Coventry -1 9 £450 -5.26% 3
Warwickshire -5 2 £350 -17.65% 1
Solihull +6 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Confluence.

1 133 (97.08%) JIRA
2 118 (86.13%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (33.58%) Java
4 42 (30.66%) Scrum
5 33 (24.09%) Security Cleared
6 31 (22.63%) Git (software)
7 30 (21.90%) AWS
8 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
9 28 (20.44%) User Stories
10 26 (18.98%) Public Sector
11 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
11 25 (18.25%) Unix
12 24 (17.52%) DevOps
13 23 (16.79%) Docker
13 23 (16.79%) CSS
13 23 (16.79%) HTML
14 22 (16.06%) JSON
14 22 (16.06%) Coaching
14 22 (16.06%) User Experience
15 21 (15.33%) GitLab
15 21 (15.33%) AngularJS
15 21 (15.33%) Kanban
15 21 (15.33%) Linux
16 20 (14.60%) SQL
17 19 (13.87%) HTML5
17 19 (13.87%) Bitbucket
17 19 (13.87%) REST
17 19 (13.87%) CSS3
17 19 (13.87%) Ansible
18 18 (13.14%) Terraform

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 6 (4.38%) Apache
2 5 (3.65%) nginx
2 5 (3.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Drupal
4 1 (0.73%) Jetty
4 1 (0.73%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.68%) GIMP
1 16 (11.68%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (8.03%) assyst
2 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.90%) AWS
2 12 (8.76%) Azure
3 3 (2.19%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.46%) GCP
4 2 (1.46%) GitHub
4 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.73%) Fastly
5 1 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Office 365
5 1 (0.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) DSL
1 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.46%) HTTP
2 2 (1.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.73%) DHCP
3 1 (0.73%) DNS
3 1 (0.73%) FTP
3 1 (0.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.95%) Pentaho
2 6 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.19%) MySQL
4 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 133 (97.08%) JIRA
2 31 (22.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
4 21 (15.33%) GitLab
5 19 (13.87%) Bitbucket
6 16 (11.68%) gulp
6 16 (11.68%) webpack
7 15 (10.95%) Cucumber
8 14 (10.22%) Grunt
9 13 (9.49%) Selenium
10 12 (8.76%) Vagrant
11 7 (5.11%) Gatling
12 6 (4.38%) WebDriver
13 5 (3.65%) Artifactory
14 4 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (2.92%) JIRA Agile
14 4 (2.92%) Maven
15 3 (2.19%) JUnit
16 2 (1.46%) JMeter
16 2 (1.46%) Mockito
General
1 26 (18.98%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.92%) Retail
3 3 (2.19%) Finance
4 1 (0.73%) Electronics
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.73%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (24.82%) Developer
2 20 (14.60%) Analyst
3 19 (13.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (13.87%) UI Developer
4 18 (13.14%) Scrum Master
5 15 (10.95%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Product Owner
7 9 (6.57%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Product Manager
8 8 (5.84%) Agile Product Owner
9 7 (5.11%) Agile Scrum Master
9 7 (5.11%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.65%) Tester
11 4 (2.92%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (2.92%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Transformation Analyst
12 3 (2.19%) AWS Engineer
12 3 (2.19%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.79%) CSS
1 23 (16.79%) HTML
2 22 (16.06%) JSON
3 21 (15.33%) AngularJS
4 19 (13.87%) CSS3
4 19 (13.87%) HTML5
4 19 (13.87%) REST
5 16 (11.68%) LESS
5 16 (11.68%) Sass
5 16 (11.68%) Semantic HTML
6 15 (10.95%) Spring
7 13 (9.49%) Angular 2
8 11 (8.03%) RESTful
9 10 (7.30%) J2EE
9 10 (7.30%) Web Services
10 6 (4.38%) jQuery
10 6 (4.38%) Velocity
10 6 (4.38%) XML
11 5 (3.65%) Ajax
11 5 (3.65%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) User Experience
2 5 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.19%) NHS
4 3 (2.19%) Robotics
5 2 (1.46%) iPad
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.25%) Unix
2 21 (15.33%) Linux
3 17 (12.41%) Windows
4 1 (0.73%) Android
4 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (86.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.66%) Scrum
3 28 (20.44%) User Stories
4 24 (17.52%) DevOps
5 22 (16.06%) Coaching
6 21 (15.33%) Kanban
7 17 (12.41%) Business Analysis
8 15 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (10.22%) Actionable Insight
9 14 (10.22%) Service Design
10 13 (9.49%) Configuration Management
10 13 (9.49%) Data Modelling
10 13 (9.49%) Microservices
10 13 (9.49%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.76%) Process Improvement
11 12 (8.76%) Test Automation
11 12 (8.76%) Workshop Facilitation
12 11 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.03%) RUP
13 9 (6.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.58%) Java
2 20 (14.60%) SQL
3 14 (10.22%) TypeScript
4 13 (9.49%) C
5 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.57%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.11%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.92%) Python
9 3 (2.19%) Groovy
9 3 (2.19%) Scala
10 2 (1.46%) Java 8
11 1 (0.73%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.73%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.73%) C#
11 1 (0.73%) C++
11 1 (0.73%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 33 (24.09%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) MCSA
3 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.11%) RHCE
3 7 (5.11%) RHCSA
4 5 (3.65%) ISEB
5 4 (2.92%) Degree
5 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.73%) ACCA
7 1 (0.73%) CBAP
7 1 (0.73%) CIMA
7 1 (0.73%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (16.79%) Docker
2 6 (4.38%) PowerDNS
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (13.87%) Ansible
2 18 (13.14%) Terraform
3 7 (5.11%) Puppet
4 6 (4.38%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.92%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (2.92%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (10.95%) Cloudera
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) Atlassian
4 7 (5.11%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.11%) Splunk
5 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.65%) BEA
7 3 (2.19%) Informatica
7 3 (2.19%) TOWER Software
7 3 (2.19%) webMethods
8 2 (1.46%) Google
8 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.73%) Adobe
9 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.73%) SAP
9 1 (0.73%) VMware