Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 103 141
Rank change year-on-year +60 +38 -4
Contract jobs citing Confluence 231 87 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.65% 1.85% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 30.31% 13.18% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 58 21
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +11.11%
10th Percentile £318 £363 £375
90th Percentile £581 £641 £525
England median daily rate £500 £500 £461
% change year-on-year - +8.40% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% -20.83%

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 762 660 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.33% 14.02% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 422 405
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £253 £214 £219
90th Percentile £556 £586 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.50 £11.12
90th Percentile £24.20 £30.50 £30.60
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +2.56%

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 18 February 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 February 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 +15 183 £450 -10.00% 9
Coventry +13 33 £475 +5.56% 7
Warwickshire +11 3 - - 1
Birmingham -11 2 £425 -12.82% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 230 (99.57%) JIRA
2 190 (82.25%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (45.89%) Scrum
4 90 (38.96%) Jenkins
5 79 (34.20%) Test Automation
6 77 (33.33%) Selenium
7 76 (32.90%) DevOps
8 72 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (29.44%) Java
10 64 (27.71%) Kanban
10 64 (27.71%) Cucumber
11 60 (25.97%) Git (software)
12 58 (25.11%) Atlassian
13 53 (22.94%) Microservices
14 51 (22.08%) Docker
14 51 (22.08%) SQL
15 49 (21.21%) Oracle
16 45 (19.48%) Coaching
17 43 (18.61%) BDD
18 42 (18.18%) REST
19 41 (17.75%) WebDriver
19 41 (17.75%) SOA
20 40 (17.32%) Maven
21 39 (16.88%) Unix
21 39 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
22 38 (16.45%) Continuous Delivery
23 37 (16.02%) Windows
24 36 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
25 31 (13.42%) TDD
25 31 (13.42%) Domain-Driven Design

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 27 (11.69%) Documentum
2 25 (10.82%) WebLogic
3 11 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (3.46%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.03%) CMS
6 6 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (2.60%) SAS
7 5 (2.16%) Apache
8 4 (1.73%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.60%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) assyst
2 8 (3.46%) SAP FI-CA
2 8 (3.46%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.79%) Slack
3 17 (7.36%) GitHub
4 14 (6.06%) Google Analytics
5 8 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.60%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.60%) SaaS
6 6 (2.60%) Serverless
7 5 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.16%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.73%) Office 365
9 3 (1.30%) IaaS
9 3 (1.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.87%) Trello
11 1 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) Skype
2 8 (3.46%) Firewall
2 8 (3.46%) VLAN
3 4 (1.73%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.96%) MongoDB
2 19 (8.23%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.63%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.16%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.16%) Impala
8 4 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 230 (99.57%) JIRA
2 90 (38.96%) Jenkins
3 77 (33.33%) Selenium
4 64 (27.71%) Cucumber
5 60 (25.97%) Git (software)
6 41 (17.75%) WebDriver
7 40 (17.32%) Maven
8 23 (9.96%) Bitbucket
9 19 (8.23%) GitLab
9 19 (8.23%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (6.93%) Gatling
11 15 (6.49%) gulp
11 15 (6.49%) SoapUI
12 14 (6.06%) Artifactory
12 14 (6.06%) IntelliJ
12 14 (6.06%) Sublime Text
12 14 (6.06%) Visual Studio Code
13 11 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (4.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (1.73%) Marketing
2 2 (0.87%) Finance
3 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (18.61%) Analyst
2 36 (15.58%) Tester
3 33 (14.29%) Developer
4 23 (9.96%) Automation Tester
5 22 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 21 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
7 17 (7.36%) Business Analyst
7 17 (7.36%) Test Analyst
8 15 (6.49%) Java Automation Tester
8 15 (6.49%) Scala Developer
9 11 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 11 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
9 11 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.33%) Digital Business Analyst
11 8 (3.46%) Product Owner
11 8 (3.46%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.46%) Scrum Master
12 7 (3.03%) Programme Manager
12 7 (3.03%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.18%) REST
2 28 (12.12%) Gherkin
3 27 (11.69%) HTML
4 26 (11.26%) XML
5 22 (9.52%) YAML
6 18 (7.79%) .NET
7 17 (7.36%) JSON
8 16 (6.93%) CSS
8 16 (6.93%) HTML5
8 16 (6.93%) Play Framework
9 15 (6.49%) LESS
9 15 (6.49%) Node.js
9 15 (6.49%) Sass
10 14 (6.06%) J2EE
11 12 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (4.76%) Web Services
13 10 (4.33%) SOAP
14 8 (3.46%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (3.46%) JSP
14 8 (3.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.93%) User Experience
3 13 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.88%) Unix
2 37 (16.02%) Windows
3 22 (9.52%) Linux
4 12 (5.19%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (82.25%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (45.89%) Scrum
3 79 (34.20%) Test Automation
4 76 (32.90%) DevOps
5 72 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (27.71%) Kanban
7 53 (22.94%) Microservices
8 45 (19.48%) Coaching
9 43 (18.61%) BDD
10 41 (17.75%) SOA
11 39 (16.88%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (16.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (13.42%) Domain-Driven Design
13 31 (13.42%) TDD
14 27 (11.69%) OO
14 27 (11.69%) Test Strategy
15 26 (11.26%) Configuration Management
15 26 (11.26%) SDLC
16 25 (10.82%) Mentoring
17 24 (10.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (29.44%) Java
2 51 (22.08%) SQL
3 25 (10.82%) JavaScript
4 22 (9.52%) Ruby
5 19 (8.23%) Scala
6 18 (7.79%) C#
7 17 (7.36%) Groovy
8 16 (6.93%) Perl
8 16 (6.93%) PL/SQL
9 15 (6.49%) Python
10 14 (6.06%) Shell Script
11 13 (5.63%) Java 8
12 12 (5.19%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.79%) ISEB
2 18 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.43%) APMG
5 1 (0.43%) CCA
5 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) PMO
2 5 (2.16%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 51 (22.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (12.99%) Puppet
2 27 (11.69%) Ansible
3 16 (6.93%) Terraform
4 15 (6.49%) Kibana
5 14 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (6.06%) Grafana
5 14 (6.06%) Graphite
6 11 (4.76%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.90%) Nagios
8 8 (3.46%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.16%) Nessus
10 3 (1.30%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.30%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (25.11%) Atlassian
2 49 (21.21%) Oracle
3 29 (12.55%) Pega
4 15 (6.49%) Google
4 15 (6.49%) Splunk
5 14 (6.06%) BEA
6 13 (5.63%) webMethods
7 8 (3.46%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.46%) Riverbed
7 8 (3.46%) SAP
8 6 (2.60%) Cloudera
9 5 (2.16%) Niku
9 5 (2.16%) Remedy
10 3 (1.30%) Freshdesk
10 3 (1.30%) HP
10 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.43%) Concur
11 1 (0.43%) IBM
11 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft