Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Slack skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Slack over the 6 months to 15 December 2017 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.

Slack
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 88 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 - -
Contract jobs citing Slack 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.83% 0.29% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.42% 2.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 0
Cheshire median daily rate £535 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.92% - -
North West median daily rate £535 £425 -
% change year-on-year +25.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Slack is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 203 141 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.25% 10.34% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 61
Cheshire median daily rate £475 £435 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +6.10% +7.54%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £325
90th Percentile £593 £625 £525
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - £12.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.22% +114.29%
North West median hourly rate £16.88 £12.75 £30.19
% change year-on-year +32.35% -57.77% +34.18%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Slack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in Cheshire

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Slack in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in Cheshire

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in Cheshire

Slack
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Warrington +16 7 £535 +28.92%
Crewe - 4 £313 -
Slack
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Slack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Slack.

1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (63.64%) Confluence
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
1 7 (63.64%) Coaching
1 7 (63.64%) Microservices
2 6 (54.55%) Docker
2 6 (54.55%) DevOps
2 6 (54.55%) SonarQube
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (54.55%) Static Code Analysis
2 6 (54.55%) Puppet
2 6 (54.55%) nginx
2 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Python
2 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
3 5 (45.45%) ETL
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) MySQL

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (63.64%) Confluence
2 6 (54.55%) nginx
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Trello
2 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (45.45%) MongoDB
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Big Data
2 4 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (36.36%) Data Mining
2 4 (36.36%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (9.09%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 6 (54.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (9.09%) Burp Suite
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Senior DevOps
1 6 (54.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Clustering
2 4 (36.36%) Reference Data
3 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Coaching
1 7 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (63.64%) Mentoring
1 7 (63.64%) Microservices
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Configuration Management
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (54.55%) DevOps
2 6 (54.55%) Load Balancing
2 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) ETL
3 5 (45.45%) Kanban
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (36.36%) Master Data Management
4 4 (36.36%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Bash Shell
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) Shell Script
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Data Quality
3 1 (9.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Docker
2 5 (45.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Puppet
2 5 (45.45%) Kubernetes
2 5 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (45.45%) Rancher
3 1 (9.09%) Ansible
3 1 (9.09%) Nessus
3 1 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft