Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 599 663
Rank change year-on-year +103 +64 +102
Contract jobs citing Slack 86 228 203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.66% 0.97% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 140 156
Median daily rate £473 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £369 £363 £363
90th Percentile £565 £675 £662
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £95.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -74.35% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £95.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -74.35% -

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 12,997 23,461 19,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.02% 28.28% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,756 16,243 13,594
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 277 270
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.02% +7.50% +5.49%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £58.80 £57.63
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +27.91% +13.16% +5.56%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in England

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Slack in England.

Daily rate trend for Slack in England

Slack
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Slack in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Slack in England

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Slack in England.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +146 60 £475 -11.21% 8
North of England +43 19 £405 -19.00% 7
Yorkshire +36 10 £424 -5.83% 3
North West +32 5 £325 -40.91% 2
Midlands +75 4 £500 - 2
West Midlands +58 4 £500 - 1
North East +20 4 £400 -15.79% 2
East of England +56 1 - - 3
South West +22 1 £550 +4.76%
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 67 (77.91%) JIRA
2 61 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (53.49%) Git (software)
4 45 (52.33%) Confluence
5 44 (51.16%) Scrum
6 33 (38.37%) Jenkins
7 32 (37.21%) GitHub
8 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
9 28 (32.56%) Kanban
10 27 (31.40%) DevOps
11 24 (27.91%) User Experience
11 24 (27.91%) Azure
12 23 (26.74%) SQL
13 22 (25.58%) JSON
14 21 (24.42%) REST
14 21 (24.42%) Lean UX
15 18 (20.93%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (20.93%) AWS
15 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
15 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
15 18 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (19.77%) Apple iOS
16 17 (19.77%) Docker
17 16 (18.60%) Mobile App
17 16 (18.60%) iOS Development
17 16 (18.60%) Kubernetes
18 15 (17.44%) Apple Swift
18 15 (17.44%) Xcode
18 15 (17.44%) Java
19 14 (16.28%) Python

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 45 (52.33%) Confluence
2 3 (3.49%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) LibreOffice
1 3 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.33%) Figma
2 2 (2.33%) InVision
2 2 (2.33%) Sketch
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.21%) GitHub
2 24 (27.91%) Azure
3 18 (20.93%) AWS
4 13 (15.12%) PaaS
5 10 (11.63%) IaaS
5 10 (11.63%) Power Platform
6 8 (9.30%) Trello
7 4 (4.65%) GCP
7 4 (4.65%) Office 365
7 4 (4.65%) Serverless
8 3 (3.49%) Azure Functions
8 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.49%) Google Analytics
8 3 (3.49%) Google Docs
9 2 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.33%) BrowserStack
9 2 (2.33%) SaaS
10 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (1.16%) G Suite
10 1 (1.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) DNS
2 3 (3.49%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) 802.11
3 1 (1.16%) BGP
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) Firewall
3 1 (1.16%) HSRP
3 1 (1.16%) IPsec
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) OSPF
3 1 (1.16%) Skype
3 1 (1.16%) VoIP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) WebEx
3 1 (1.16%) Wireless
3 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (11.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (11.63%) MySQL
2 10 (11.63%) Power BI
2 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (6.98%) Big Data
5 6 (6.98%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.49%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.16%) InfluxDB
7 1 (1.16%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 67 (77.91%) JIRA
2 46 (53.49%) Git (software)
3 33 (38.37%) Jenkins
4 18 (20.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (17.44%) Xcode
6 13 (15.12%) CocoaPods
7 11 (12.79%) Selenium
8 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
9 9 (10.47%) Travis CI
10 6 (6.98%) Gatling
10 6 (6.98%) JMeter
11 5 (5.81%) GitLab
11 5 (5.81%) Maven
11 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.65%) Android Studio
12 4 (4.65%) Postman
13 3 (3.49%) REST Assured
14 2 (2.33%) Burp Suite
14 2 (2.33%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 7 (8.14%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Publishing
6 1 (1.16%) Games
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) Developer
2 14 (16.28%) iOS Developer
3 10 (11.63%) AWS Engineer
3 10 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Developer
5 7 (8.14%) AWS Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Ruby Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Ruby Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Azure Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Python Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Platform Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.58%) JSON
2 21 (24.42%) REST
3 11 (12.79%) HTML
4 9 (10.47%) CSS
4 9 (10.47%) Node.js
4 9 (10.47%) React
5 7 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (8.14%) Spring Boot
6 6 (6.98%) SOAP
6 6 (6.98%) Spring
7 4 (4.65%) Web Services
7 4 (4.65%) YAML
8 3 (3.49%) Swagger
8 3 (3.49%) XML
9 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.33%) Jest
10 1 (1.16%) Ember.js
10 1 (1.16%) Express
10 1 (1.16%) Laravel
10 1 (1.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.91%) User Experience
2 16 (18.60%) Mobile App
3 10 (11.63%) Replication
4 7 (8.14%) NHS
5 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.65%) Blog
6 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.49%) Wiki
8 2 (2.33%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.33%) W3C
9 1 (1.16%) Animation
9 1 (1.16%) Clustering
9 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Apple iOS
2 12 (13.95%) Android
3 8 (9.30%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) Unix
5 4 (4.65%) Windows
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.16%) Scrum
3 29 (33.72%) Test Automation
4 28 (32.56%) Kanban
5 27 (31.40%) DevOps
6 21 (24.42%) Lean UX
7 16 (18.60%) iOS Development
8 14 (16.28%) Project Management
9 13 (15.12%) Analytics
9 13 (15.12%) Microservices
9 13 (15.12%) Validation
10 12 (13.95%) Configuration Management
11 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (12.79%) Data Science
11 11 (12.79%) ETL
12 10 (11.63%) Android Development
12 10 (11.63%) Data Modelling
12 10 (11.63%) ETL Development
12 10 (11.63%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) SQL
2 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
3 15 (17.44%) Apple Swift
3 15 (17.44%) Java
4 14 (16.28%) Python
5 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.14%) Ruby
7 6 (6.98%) Kotlin
8 5 (5.81%) Java 8
9 2 (2.33%) PHP
9 2 (2.33%) Scala
9 2 (2.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.16%) C#
10 1 (1.16%) Go
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) NIST
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.33%) PMO
2 2 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) WCAG
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.77%) Docker
2 3 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (12.79%) Terraform
3 2 (2.33%) Ansible
3 2 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (2.33%) Nessus
4 1 (1.16%) Istio
4 1 (1.16%) Knative
4 1 (1.16%) Opsgenie
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) AppDynamics
2 14 (16.28%) Splunk
3 12 (13.95%) Google
4 10 (11.63%) Tableau
5 4 (4.65%) Adobe
6 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco
7 1 (1.16%) HubSpot
7 1 (1.16%) Meraki
7 1 (1.16%) OneLogin
7 1 (1.16%) Optimizely
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.16%) VMware