Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 2018 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 98 124
Rank change year-on-year +47 +26 +29
Contract jobs citing Confluence 222 91 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.30% 1.87% 1.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 25.72% 12.78% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 59 42
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £470 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.91% +7.74% +14.05%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £307
90th Percentile £524 £553 £506
England median daily rate £495 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.10% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% -2.22% -25.00%

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 863 712 1,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.73% 14.63% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 476 591
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £238
90th Percentile £561 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.86 £11.08
90th Percentile £25.55 £45.80 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.16%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018. 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 +9 170 £433 -7.98% 16
Coventry +5 25 £475 -9.52% 4
Birmingham +2 16 £425 -10.53% 1
Warwickshire +12 5 £438 +14.75%
Solihull +3 1 £450 +12.85% 1
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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.

1 218 (98.20%) JIRA
2 177 (79.73%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (45.95%) Jenkins
4 100 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
4 100 (45.05%) Scrum
5 83 (37.39%) Selenium
6 82 (36.94%) Test Automation
7 78 (35.14%) Java
8 72 (32.43%) DevOps
9 63 (28.38%) Cucumber
9 63 (28.38%) Atlassian
10 59 (26.58%) Git (software)
11 54 (24.32%) Oracle
12 52 (23.42%) Kanban
13 47 (21.17%) SQL
13 47 (21.17%) Microservices
14 44 (19.82%) WebDriver
15 42 (18.92%) Windows
15 42 (18.92%) Docker
15 42 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (18.47%) Unix
17 39 (17.57%) REST
17 39 (17.57%) Bitbucket
18 36 (16.22%) Maven
19 35 (15.77%) BDD
19 35 (15.77%) Coaching
20 33 (14.86%) SOA
21 32 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
22 31 (13.96%) Mentoring
23 30 (13.51%) Gherkin

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 (9.91%) WebLogic
2 20 (9.01%) Documentum
3 11 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (4.50%) Apache
5 8 (3.60%) nginx
5 8 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.35%) CMS
7 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.45%) Captiva
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.70%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) assyst
2 4 (1.80%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (1.80%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (6.76%) Slack
4 13 (5.86%) GitHub
5 12 (5.41%) Google Analytics
6 8 (3.60%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (3.60%) Office 365
7 7 (3.15%) IaaS
8 6 (2.70%) PaaS
8 6 (2.70%) SaaS
9 5 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
10 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) Skype
2 8 (3.60%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (2.70%) DNS
3 6 (2.70%) SSL
4 5 (2.25%) Firewall
4 5 (2.25%) VLAN
5 3 (1.35%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.71%) Oracle Database
2 23 (10.36%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.01%) MongoDB
3 20 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.70%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.25%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.25%) Impala
8 4 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.35%) MySQL
9 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.45%) Big Data
10 1 (0.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 218 (98.20%) JIRA
2 102 (45.95%) Jenkins
3 83 (37.39%) Selenium
4 63 (28.38%) Cucumber
5 59 (26.58%) Git (software)
6 44 (19.82%) WebDriver
7 39 (17.57%) Bitbucket
8 36 (16.22%) Maven
9 26 (11.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (10.36%) SoapUI
11 17 (7.66%) JMeter
11 17 (7.66%) Subversion
12 16 (7.21%) Gatling
13 15 (6.76%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (6.31%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (5.86%) Artifactory
15 13 (5.86%) HP UFT
16 12 (5.41%) IntelliJ
16 12 (5.41%) Sublime Text
16 12 (5.41%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 10 (4.50%) Finance
2 5 (2.25%) Banking
2 5 (2.25%) Marketing
2 5 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (19.82%) Analyst
2 35 (15.77%) Developer
2 35 (15.77%) Tester
3 21 (9.46%) Automation Tester
4 19 (8.56%) Test Analyst
5 17 (7.66%) Consultant
6 16 (7.21%) Business Analyst
6 16 (7.21%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 16 (7.21%) Selenium Tester
7 14 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Java Automation Tester
8 13 (5.86%) Test Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) Scala Developer
10 10 (4.50%) Agile Business Analyst
10 10 (4.50%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Architect
11 9 (4.05%) Delivery Manager
12 8 (3.60%) JIRA Consultant
12 8 (3.60%) Senior Automation Tester
12 8 (3.60%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.57%) REST
2 30 (13.51%) Gherkin
2 30 (13.51%) HTML
2 30 (13.51%) XML
3 21 (9.46%) CSS
4 20 (9.01%) RESTful
5 18 (8.11%) Web Services
6 17 (7.66%) .NET
6 17 (7.66%) YAML
7 16 (7.21%) HTML5
8 15 (6.76%) JSON
8 15 (6.76%) Spring
9 14 (6.31%) SOAP
10 13 (5.86%) J2EE
10 13 (5.86%) Play Framework
11 12 (5.41%) LESS
11 12 (5.41%) Node.js
11 12 (5.41%) Sass
12 9 (4.05%) Middleware
13 8 (3.60%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.01%) User Experience
3 15 (6.76%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.80%) NHS
7 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) Blog
9 1 (0.45%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.92%) Windows
2 41 (18.47%) Unix
3 30 (13.51%) Linux
4 12 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.50%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (79.73%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
2 100 (45.05%) Scrum
3 82 (36.94%) Test Automation
4 72 (32.43%) DevOps
5 52 (23.42%) Kanban
6 47 (21.17%) Microservices
7 42 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (15.77%) BDD
8 35 (15.77%) Coaching
9 33 (14.86%) SOA
10 32 (14.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (13.96%) Mentoring
12 28 (12.61%) Continuous Deployment
12 28 (12.61%) Waterfall
13 27 (12.16%) TDD
14 26 (11.71%) Domain-Driven Design
15 25 (11.26%) Configuration Management
15 25 (11.26%) SDLC
15 25 (11.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 78 (35.14%) Java
2 47 (21.17%) SQL
3 28 (12.61%) PL/SQL
4 25 (11.26%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.36%) Scala
6 20 (9.01%) Ruby
7 19 (8.56%) Groovy
8 15 (6.76%) C#
9 13 (5.86%) Java 8
9 13 (5.86%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.41%) Perl
11 11 (4.95%) Python
12 10 (4.50%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.35%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.01%) ISEB
2 12 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.05%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.35%) Degree
6 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.45%) CCA
7 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.16%) QA
2 10 (4.50%) PMO
3 5 (2.25%) WCAG
4 4 (1.80%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (18.92%) Docker
2 8 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (12.61%) Puppet
2 23 (10.36%) Ansible
3 15 (6.76%) Terraform
4 14 (6.31%) Kibana
5 13 (5.86%) Nagios
5 13 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (5.41%) Grafana
6 12 (5.41%) Graphite
7 11 (4.95%) HP ALM
8 10 (4.50%) Rundeck
9 8 (3.60%) ZABBIX
10 7 (3.15%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (2.25%) Nessus
12 4 (1.80%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (28.38%) Atlassian
2 54 (24.32%) Oracle
3 22 (9.91%) Pega
4 14 (6.31%) Splunk
5 13 (5.86%) BEA
6 12 (5.41%) Google
6 12 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 11 (4.95%) HP
8 8 (3.60%) IBM
8 8 (3.60%) VMware
8 8 (3.60%) webMethods
9 7 (3.15%) SAP
10 6 (2.70%) Cloudera
10 6 (2.70%) Niku
11 5 (2.25%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.90%) Remedy
14 1 (0.45%) OpenText
14 1 (0.45%) Progress