Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 10 December 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.

Slack
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 617 688 635
Rank change year-on-year +71 -53 +178
Contract jobs citing Slack 137 196 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.62% 0.82% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 135 195
England median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £356 £357 £396
90th Percentile £725 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 22,092 23,998 16,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.09% 24.97% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,130 16,847 11,703
England median daily rate £500 £491 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +3.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £306 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £495 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 312 202
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -13.58% +6.58%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £78.75 £57.50 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +11.11%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in England

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in England

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in England

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Slack in England

Slack
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
London +102 62 £550 +10.00% 27
North of England -18 40 £525 +5.00% 7
Yorkshire +19 34 £525 +5.00% 3
South West +9 17 £525 +5.00% 3
South East +65 11 £523 -9.13% 4
North West +4 6 £563 +18.42% 3
East of England +36 2 £525 +23.46% 1
Midlands +35 2 £363 +3.57% 5
West Midlands +31 2 £363 +3.57% 3
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Slack 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 England region with a requirement for Slack.

1 102 (74.45%) JIRA
2 78 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (41.61%) Confluence
3 57 (41.61%) Scrum
4 56 (40.88%) Jenkins
5 53 (38.69%) DevOps
6 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
7 43 (31.39%) GitHub
8 41 (29.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 37 (27.01%) Test Automation
10 36 (26.28%) AWS
11 35 (25.55%) Kanban
12 34 (24.82%) Docker
13 31 (22.63%) Workflow
14 28 (20.44%) JSON
14 28 (20.44%) REST
14 28 (20.44%) Splunk
15 27 (19.71%) User Experience
16 26 (18.98%) Azure
17 25 (18.25%) Java
17 25 (18.25%) JUnit
17 25 (18.25%) Node.js
18 24 (17.52%) Kubernetes
18 24 (17.52%) Finance
19 23 (16.79%) React
20 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS
21 20 (14.60%) Trello
22 19 (13.87%) Mobile App
22 19 (13.87%) Android
23 18 (13.14%) Spring

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 57 (41.61%) Confluence
2 9 (6.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (6.57%) Mule
3 4 (2.92%) JBoss
4 3 (2.19%) Apache
5 2 (1.46%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.46%) Drupal
5 2 (1.46%) nginx
6 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.73%) SAS
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.65%) Sketch
3 4 (2.92%) InVision
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.19%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.46%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.73%) Figma
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.73%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 43 (31.39%) GitHub
2 36 (26.28%) AWS
3 26 (18.98%) Azure
4 20 (14.60%) Trello
5 12 (8.76%) PaaS
6 9 (6.57%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (5.84%) npm
8 7 (5.11%) Amazon S3
8 7 (5.11%) Office 365
8 7 (5.11%) SaaS
9 6 (4.38%) G Suite
9 6 (4.38%) GCP
9 6 (4.38%) IaaS
10 5 (3.65%) OpenShift
10 5 (3.65%) Power Platform
10 5 (3.65%) Serverless
11 3 (2.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (1.46%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.22%) OpenVPN
2 7 (5.11%) VPN
3 5 (3.65%) DNS
4 3 (2.19%) Firewall
5 2 (1.46%) Internet
5 2 (1.46%) SAN
5 2 (1.46%) VoIP
5 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.73%) DSL
6 1 (0.73%) Intranet
6 1 (0.73%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.73%) Skype
6 1 (0.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (6.57%) MySQL
3 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.65%) Power BI
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (74.45%) JIRA
2 56 (40.88%) Jenkins
3 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
4 41 (29.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (18.25%) JUnit
6 18 (13.14%) Maven
7 17 (12.41%) SonarQube
8 15 (10.95%) Xcode
9 13 (9.49%) Selenium
10 9 (6.57%) Mockito
11 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.92%) Bitbucket
13 4 (2.92%) GitLab
13 4 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.19%) WebDriver
15 2 (1.46%) Cypress.io
15 2 (1.46%) Protractor
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 17 (12.41%) Banking
3 13 (9.49%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.38%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.65%) Retail
6 4 (2.92%) Marketing
6 4 (2.92%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Law
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (32.12%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (8.76%) Android Developer
4 11 (8.03%) Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (8.03%) React Developer
5 9 (6.57%) Architect
5 9 (6.57%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (5.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.11%) UI Developer
7 6 (4.38%) iOS Developer
8 5 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (3.65%) Designer
8 5 (3.65%) Scrum Master
8 5 (3.65%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.65%) Senior React Developer
8 5 (3.65%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.44%) JSON
1 28 (20.44%) REST
2 25 (18.25%) Node.js
3 23 (16.79%) React
4 18 (13.14%) Spring
4 18 (13.14%) Spring Boot
5 10 (7.30%) Web Services
6 9 (6.57%) Enzyme
6 9 (6.57%) HTML
6 9 (6.57%) Jest
6 9 (6.57%) OpenFin
6 9 (6.57%) WireMock
7 8 (5.84%) .NET
7 8 (5.84%) Express
7 8 (5.84%) Redux
8 7 (5.11%) CSS
8 7 (5.11%) XML
9 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.38%) HTML5
10 4 (2.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.71%) User Experience
2 19 (13.87%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) NHS
4 6 (4.38%) Replication
4 6 (4.38%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.65%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.73%) Shadow IT
7 1 (0.73%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.73%) STB
7 1 (0.73%) Tandem
7 1 (0.73%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Apple iOS
2 19 (13.87%) Android
3 9 (6.57%) Linux
3 9 (6.57%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.46%) Unix
5 2 (1.46%) VMS
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (41.61%) Scrum
3 53 (38.69%) DevOps
4 37 (27.01%) Test Automation
5 35 (25.55%) Kanban
6 31 (22.63%) Workflow
7 16 (11.68%) iOS Development
7 16 (11.68%) Workflow Management
8 15 (10.95%) Open Source
9 14 (10.22%) Android Development
9 14 (10.22%) Project Management
10 13 (9.49%) Blue-Green Deployment
10 13 (9.49%) Canary Deployment
11 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
11 12 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (8.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 11 (8.03%) Software Engineering
13 10 (7.30%) Analytics
13 10 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (6.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.25%) Java
2 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
3 17 (12.41%) ES6
4 15 (10.95%) Apple Swift
5 9 (6.57%) C#
5 9 (6.57%) Java 8
5 9 (6.57%) Python
5 9 (6.57%) SQL
6 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.92%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.19%) Groovy
8 3 (2.19%) Scala
9 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.73%) C
10 1 (0.73%) Perl
10 1 (0.73%) PHP
10 1 (0.73%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) WCAG
3 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (24.82%) Docker
2 9 (6.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.46%) Firmware
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (17.52%) Kubernetes
2 14 (10.22%) FreeIPA
2 14 (10.22%) Grafana
2 14 (10.22%) Prometheus
3 6 (4.38%) Terraform
4 2 (1.46%) Ansible
4 2 (1.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.73%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.73%) Kibana
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 28 (20.44%) Splunk
2 17 (12.41%) AppDynamics
2 17 (12.41%) Black Duck
3 16 (11.68%) Google
4 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.84%) Blue Coat
5 8 (5.84%) F5
6 7 (5.11%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.65%) Tableau
8 4 (2.92%) SAP
8 4 (2.92%) Workday
9 3 (2.19%) Apple
9 3 (2.19%) Dell
9 3 (2.19%) HubSpot
10 2 (1.46%) Citrix
10 2 (1.46%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.46%) New Relic
10 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.46%) VMware
11 1 (0.73%) IBM