Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 50 73
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 +12
Contract jobs citing Confluence 54 158 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.35% 3.84% 3.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.12% 25.16% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 110 78
Median daily rate £428 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.96% +3.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £324 £356 £309
90th Percentile £504 £613 £529
England median daily rate £475 £495 £488
% change year-on-year -4.04% +1.54% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.63
% change year-on-year - -19.77% +7.72%

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 215 628 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.32% 15.28% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 390 478
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £282 £250 £250
90th Percentile £577 £570 £564
England median daily rate £475 £463 £460
% change year-on-year +2.70% +0.54% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +25.00% -11.11%
Median hourly rate £25.17 £20.68 £21.41
% change year-on-year +21.75% -3.44% +4.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -3 37 £432 -7.10% 8
Coventry +40 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Warwickshire +25 7 £320 -8.57%
Birmingham +25 1 £200 -57.89% 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (100.00%) JIRA
2 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (55.56%) SQL
4 25 (46.30%) Public Sector
5 23 (42.59%) Oracle
5 23 (42.59%) Test Scripting
6 22 (40.74%) WebLogic
6 22 (40.74%) Java
7 21 (38.89%) Unix
8 20 (37.04%) XML
8 20 (37.04%) ISTQB
9 19 (35.19%) Cucumber
10 18 (33.33%) Jenkins
10 18 (33.33%) Windows
10 18 (33.33%) Toad
11 17 (31.48%) Microservices
11 17 (31.48%) API Testing
12 16 (29.63%) Postman
12 16 (29.63%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
12 16 (29.63%) Linux
12 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
13 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
14 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
14 14 (25.93%) JSON
14 14 (25.93%) Scrum
14 14 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
15 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
15 13 (24.07%) Analytics
15 13 (24.07%) Selenium

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 22 (40.74%) WebLogic
2 9 (16.67%) Mule
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Documentum
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.85%) assyst
2 1 (1.85%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Azure
1 7 (12.96%) Trello
2 6 (11.11%) GitHub
3 4 (7.41%) AWS
3 4 (7.41%) Google Analytics
3 4 (7.41%) Office 365
4 3 (5.56%) BrowserStack
5 2 (3.70%) GCP
5 2 (3.70%) Google Sheets
5 2 (3.70%) PaaS
6 1 (1.85%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) Softphone
1 6 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 3 (5.56%) DSL
3 2 (3.70%) WinSCP
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database
2 10 (18.52%) MongoDB
3 9 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 9 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 9 (16.67%) MySQL
4 3 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 54 (100.00%) JIRA
2 19 (35.19%) Cucumber
3 18 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 18 (33.33%) Toad
4 16 (29.63%) Postman
5 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 13 (24.07%) Selenium
7 12 (22.22%) SoapUI
8 6 (11.11%) JMeter
9 4 (7.41%) GitLab
9 4 (7.41%) WebDriver
10 3 (5.56%) Gatling
11 2 (3.70%) eggPlant
11 2 (3.70%) Maven
12 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (1.85%) JIRA Agile
12 1 (1.85%) REST Assured
12 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (46.30%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Product Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Digital Product Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Google Analytics Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.70%) Administrator
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) XML
2 16 (29.63%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (25.93%) JSON
4 12 (22.22%) SOAP
5 6 (11.11%) Spring
5 6 (11.11%) Spring Boot
6 5 (9.26%) Middleware
7 4 (7.41%) Web Services
7 4 (7.41%) WireMock
8 3 (5.56%) J2EE
9 2 (3.70%) .NET
9 2 (3.70%) Apache Camel
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.70%) CSS
9 2 (3.70%) HTML
10 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
10 1 (1.85%) jQuery
10 1 (1.85%) REST
10 1 (1.85%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) IVR
2 4 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Social Media
3 2 (3.70%) Wiki
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Unix
2 18 (33.33%) Windows
3 16 (29.63%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (75.93%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (42.59%) Test Scripting
3 17 (31.48%) API Testing
3 17 (31.48%) Microservices
4 16 (29.63%) Test Strategy
5 14 (25.93%) Customer Requirements
5 14 (25.93%) Scrum
6 13 (24.07%) Analytics
6 13 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
6 13 (24.07%) Test Management
7 12 (22.22%) Coaching
7 12 (22.22%) User Stories
8 10 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (16.67%) Backlog Management
9 9 (16.67%) Data Analytics
9 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 9 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Product Backlog
10 8 (14.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) SQL
2 22 (40.74%) Java
3 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.26%) C
5 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) Groovy
6 3 (5.56%) Scala
6 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) ISTQB
2 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (20.37%) ISEB
4 11 (20.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (14.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (12.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) HDFS
2 5 (9.26%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.70%) Rancher
3 1 (1.85%) Control-M
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 11 (20.37%) SAP
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.81%) webMethods
4 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 4 (7.41%) Google
5 3 (5.56%) BEA
5 3 (5.56%) Informatica
6 2 (3.70%) WSO2
7 1 (1.85%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.85%) CommVault
7 1 (1.85%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.85%) Pega
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy