Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 43 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 +44 +11
Contract jobs citing Confluence 80 211 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.77% 4.54% 2.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.60% 28.02% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 128 67
Median daily rate £425 £459 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -3.42% -0.11%
10th Percentile £352 £329 £360
90th Percentile £550 £608 £590
England median daily rate £493 £500 £495
% change year-on-year -1.50% +1.01% +9.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £24.10 £35.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year -31.14% -33.33% +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 354 753 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.70% 16.21% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 430 456
Median daily rate £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £274 £262 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +31.15% -15.28%
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% -2.63% -2.56%

Confluence
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Confluence as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Confluence in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Confluence in the West Midlands

Confluence
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Confluence in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 +1 53 £425 -8.60%
Coventry +6 11 £463 -2.63% 1
Birmingham +22 6 £415 -2.35%
Worcestershire - 6 £475 -
Warwickshire +19 2 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 80 (100.00%) JIRA
2 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Oracle
4 27 (33.75%) SQL
4 27 (33.75%) Scrum
5 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
5 22 (27.50%) Unix
6 20 (25.00%) Java
6 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 20 (25.00%) AWS
6 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
8 18 (22.50%) WebLogic
8 18 (22.50%) DevOps
9 17 (21.25%) Docker
10 16 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 16 (20.00%) Public Sector
11 15 (18.75%) Process Improvement
11 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
11 15 (18.75%) Azure
11 15 (18.75%) Data Modelling
12 14 (17.50%) XML
12 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
13 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database
13 13 (16.25%) Microservices
13 13 (16.25%) J2EE
13 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
14 12 (15.00%) JSON
14 12 (15.00%) Problem Management
14 12 (15.00%) BEA

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 18 (22.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
3 1 (1.25%) SAS
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.00%) Open Workbench
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.25%) Camtasia
4 1 (1.25%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 11 (13.75%) assyst
2 3 (3.75%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (3.75%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) AWS
2 15 (18.75%) Azure
3 4 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.00%) IaaS
4 3 (3.75%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.25%) GitHub
5 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) DSL
1 3 (3.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database
2 12 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (11.25%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.50%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.25%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (1.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 80 (100.00%) JIRA
2 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 12 (15.00%) Bitbucket
5 9 (11.25%) Gradle
5 9 (11.25%) JUnit
5 9 (11.25%) Maven
5 9 (11.25%) Mockito
6 6 (7.50%) Selenium
7 4 (5.00%) Postman
7 4 (5.00%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.75%) Gatling
8 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.75%) Toad
8 3 (3.75%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.50%) GitLab
10 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
1 13 (16.25%) Developer
1 13 (16.25%) Java Developer
2 11 (13.75%) DBA
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 6 (7.50%) Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Engagement Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Tester
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Tester
7 3 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared DBA
8 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) XML
2 13 (16.25%) J2EE
3 12 (15.00%) JSON
4 9 (11.25%) Gherkin
4 9 (11.25%) REST
4 9 (11.25%) Spring
4 9 (11.25%) Spring Boot
4 9 (11.25%) WireMock
5 4 (5.00%) Node.js
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) Middleware
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (3.75%) Velocity
7 1 (1.25%) .NET
7 1 (1.25%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.75%) Wiki
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.75%) Robotics
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.25%) IVR
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Unix
2 7 (8.75%) Solaris
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Scrum
3 18 (22.50%) DevOps
4 16 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 15 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 15 (18.75%) Process Improvement
6 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.25%) Microservices
8 12 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 11 (13.75%) Configuration Management
10 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (12.50%) Migration
10 10 (12.50%) Project Delivery
11 9 (11.25%) User Stories
12 8 (10.00%) Backlog Management
12 8 (10.00%) Coaching
12 8 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (10.00%) Product Backlog
12 8 (10.00%) TDD
13 7 (8.75%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) SQL
2 20 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (16.25%) Shell Script
4 12 (15.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Groovy
5 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Docker
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.75%) HDFS
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) ZABBIX
2 5 (6.25%) Control-M
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.25%) Grafana
3 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) BEA
3 8 (10.00%) AppDynamics
3 8 (10.00%) Dynatrace
4 7 (8.75%) Atlassian
5 6 (7.50%) webMethods
6 5 (6.25%) CommVault
7 4 (5.00%) Informatica
7 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.75%) SAP
9 2 (2.50%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.25%) Adobe