Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 69 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 +28 +60
Contract jobs citing Confluence 150 119 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.96% 2.76% 1.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.90% 16.88% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 76 42
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26% +0.82%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
90th Percentile £538 £558 £506
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +20.83% +2.86% -22.22%

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 838 705 1,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.54% 16.37% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 441 673
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £245
90th Percentile £568 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +22.00% -24.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.52
90th Percentile £29.50 £35.10 £24.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -10 82 £450 -10.00% 4
Coventry +8 27 £475 -9.52% 4
Birmingham -8 25 £413 +10.00% 6
Warwickshire +6 5 £425 +100.00% 1
Staffordshire -2 3 £350 -
Herefordshire -7 1 £375 -1.64%
Solihull -10 1 £450 +12.85%
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £335 -
Confluence
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 144 (96.00%) JIRA
2 128 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (44.00%) Scrum
4 59 (39.33%) Continuous Integration
5 54 (36.00%) Selenium
5 54 (36.00%) Jenkins
6 50 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 49 (32.67%) DevOps
8 47 (31.33%) Java
9 38 (25.33%) SQL
10 37 (24.67%) Kanban
11 35 (23.33%) Oracle
12 30 (20.00%) Atlassian
12 30 (20.00%) Bitbucket
13 29 (19.33%) Cucumber
14 28 (18.67%) User Stories
14 28 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (18.00%) Acceptance Criteria
15 27 (18.00%) WebDriver
15 27 (18.00%) Unix
16 26 (17.33%) Windows
16 26 (17.33%) PL/SQL
17 23 (15.33%) Linux
17 23 (15.33%) RESTful
17 23 (15.33%) Oracle Database
18 22 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (14.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 21 (14.00%) Gherkin
19 21 (14.00%) SDLC
20 20 (13.33%) User Experience

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 12 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.67%) Apache
2 7 (4.67%) nginx
3 6 (4.00%) Documentum
3 6 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.33%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.00%) CMS
7 1 (0.67%) Captiva
7 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.33%) Open Workbench
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (4.67%) Slack
3 6 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (4.00%) Office 365
4 5 (3.33%) IaaS
5 2 (1.33%) PaaS
5 2 (1.33%) Trello
6 1 (0.67%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (3.33%) DNS
2 5 (3.33%) SSL
3 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.33%) Oracle Database
2 22 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.00%) MySQL
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.33%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.67%) Big Data
10 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 144 (96.00%) JIRA
2 54 (36.00%) Jenkins
2 54 (36.00%) Selenium
3 30 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 29 (19.33%) Cucumber
5 27 (18.00%) WebDriver
6 21 (14.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 16 (10.67%) SpecFlow
8 16 (10.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (10.00%) SoapUI
9 15 (10.00%) Subversion
10 14 (9.33%) Maven
11 12 (8.00%) TeamCity
12 11 (7.33%) JMeter
13 8 (5.33%) GitLab
13 8 (5.33%) Visual Studio
14 7 (4.67%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (4.67%) TestRail
14 7 (4.67%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (7.33%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Retail
3 4 (2.67%) Automotive
3 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (26.00%) Analyst
2 26 (17.33%) Developer
3 25 (16.67%) Tester
4 20 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 16 (10.67%) Test Analyst
6 13 (8.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 13 (8.67%) Consultant
7 12 (8.00%) Architect
7 12 (8.00%) Scrum Master
8 11 (7.33%) Automation Tester
9 9 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Digital Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Digital Business Analyst
11 7 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.67%) QA Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) PL/SQL Developer
12 6 (4.00%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) QA Tester
12 6 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 6 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.33%) RESTful
2 21 (14.00%) Gherkin
3 17 (11.33%) HTML
3 17 (11.33%) Spring
3 17 (11.33%) Web Services
4 15 (10.00%) REST
4 15 (10.00%) XML
5 12 (8.00%) CSS
5 12 (8.00%) JSON
5 12 (8.00%) SOAP
6 10 (6.67%) Velocity
7 9 (6.00%) J2EE
8 7 (4.67%) Ajax
8 7 (4.67%) AngularJS
8 7 (4.67%) CSS3
8 7 (4.67%) Django
8 7 (4.67%) HTML5
9 6 (4.00%) .NET
10 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.33%) User Experience
2 14 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) NHS
6 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) Blog
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.67%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Unix
2 26 (17.33%) Windows
3 23 (15.33%) Linux
4 8 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.67%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (85.33%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.00%) Scrum
3 59 (39.33%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 49 (32.67%) DevOps
6 37 (24.67%) Kanban
7 28 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (18.67%) User Stories
8 27 (18.00%) Acceptance Criteria
9 21 (14.00%) SDLC
10 20 (13.33%) BDD
10 20 (13.33%) TDD
11 19 (12.67%) Mentoring
12 18 (12.00%) Configuration Management
12 18 (12.00%) Regression Testing
12 18 (12.00%) Waterfall
13 17 (11.33%) Business Analysis
13 17 (11.33%) Coaching
13 17 (11.33%) Continuous Deployment
13 17 (11.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.33%) Java
2 38 (25.33%) SQL
3 26 (17.33%) PL/SQL
4 16 (10.67%) C#
5 12 (8.00%) Scala
6 10 (6.67%) Python
7 9 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.67%) Ruby
9 5 (3.33%) ANSI SQL
9 5 (3.33%) Groovy
10 3 (2.00%) Java 8
11 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) Pascal
12 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.00%) ISEB
2 6 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.00%) Degree
4 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.33%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) PMO
3 4 (2.67%) GCP
4 3 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.33%) GDPR
5 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.67%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.67%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 20 (13.33%) Docker
2 9 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) LXC
3 6 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (10.00%) Puppet
2 11 (7.33%) Ansible
3 9 (6.00%) HP ALM
4 7 (4.67%) Nagios
4 7 (4.67%) Rundeck
4 7 (4.67%) Terraform
5 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.67%) Kibana
5 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (23.33%) Oracle
2 30 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 14 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.00%) BEA
4 9 (6.00%) HP
4 9 (6.00%) VMware
5 8 (5.33%) Pega
6 7 (4.67%) Google
6 7 (4.67%) IBM
7 3 (2.00%) Progress
8 2 (1.33%) Niku
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.33%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) EMC
9 1 (0.67%) OpenText
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk