Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 551 479 600
Rank change year-on-year -72 +121 +83
Contract jobs citing Slack 85 91 228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.49% 0.78% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 144
10th Percentile £380 £353 £407
25th Percentile £400 £407 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £459 £488 £525
Median % change year-on-year -5.90% -7.14% +12.90%
75th Percentile £510 £550 £588
90th Percentile £626 £590 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £525
% change year-on-year -2.56% -7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile " " £20.05
25th Percentile £17.75 " £21.25
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £24.50
75th Percentile £19.25 " £25.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £21.86 - £24.50

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 17,403 11,727 23,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.73% 31.06% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,502 8,405 16,654
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £406 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £688 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 171 272
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £12.03
25th Percentile £13.63 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +9.33%
75th Percentile £31.00 £35.63 £36.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% -2.44% +17.04%

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 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 22 June 2021. 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 -67 59 £467 -1.79% 18
North of England +3 16 £450 - 18
Yorkshire +4 11 £455 -9.18% 8
North West +2 5 £450 +38.46% 10
South West +17 2 £650 +18.18% 5
South East - 2 - - 4
East of England +3 1 £410 - 1
Midlands -21 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 - -
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 (78.82%) JIRA
2 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.76%) Confluence
4 37 (43.53%) GitHub
4 37 (43.53%) Git (software)
5 35 (41.18%) Java
6 32 (37.65%) Jenkins
7 30 (35.29%) Scrum
8 28 (32.94%) DevOps
9 25 (29.41%) Test Automation
10 24 (28.24%) Maven
11 21 (24.71%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (23.53%) Docker
12 20 (23.53%) Kubernetes
12 20 (23.53%) Finance
12 20 (23.53%) AWS
12 20 (23.53%) Kanban
12 20 (23.53%) Spring
12 20 (23.53%) Splunk
13 19 (22.35%) REST
14 18 (21.18%) JSON
14 18 (21.18%) Python
14 18 (21.18%) Spring Boot
15 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
15 17 (20.00%) User Experience
15 17 (20.00%) Mobile App
16 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
16 16 (18.82%) Microsoft 365
17 15 (17.65%) Azure
17 15 (17.65%) Android

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 44 (51.76%) Confluence
2 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Drupal
5 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.18%) Jetty
5 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.35%) Figma
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.53%) GitHub
2 20 (23.53%) AWS
3 16 (18.82%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (17.65%) Azure
5 9 (10.59%) Power Platform
6 8 (9.41%) GCP
7 6 (7.06%) IaaS
8 3 (3.53%) SaaS
8 3 (3.53%) Trello
9 2 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (2.35%) Miro
9 2 (2.35%) PaaS
9 2 (2.35%) Serverless
10 1 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.18%) BrowserStack
10 1 (1.18%) Google Docs
10 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (1.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (1.18%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) WebEx
2 3 (3.53%) Firewall
2 3 (3.53%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.18%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.18%) PSTN
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Power BI
1 9 (10.59%) Tableau
2 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.35%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.18%) DB2
6 1 (1.18%) Ingres
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 67 (78.82%) JIRA
2 37 (43.53%) Git (software)
3 32 (37.65%) Jenkins
4 24 (28.24%) Maven
5 21 (24.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (11.76%) Android Studio
7 8 (9.41%) Selenium
8 7 (8.24%) Bitbucket
8 7 (8.24%) Postman
9 6 (7.06%) Cucumber
9 6 (7.06%) JUnit
9 6 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.88%) NUnit
10 5 (5.88%) Serenity BDD
10 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.88%) TestNG
11 4 (4.71%) JMeter
11 4 (4.71%) Mockito
11 4 (4.71%) NeoLoad
11 4 (4.71%) WebLOAD
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Social Skills
3 12 (14.12%) Marketing
4 9 (10.59%) Banking
5 7 (8.24%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.53%) Wearables
7 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Private Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.18%) Electronics
8 1 (1.18%) Games
8 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (1.18%) Local Government
8 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) Android Developer
3 11 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Development Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Test Development Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Change and Release Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Change Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Release Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Android Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) Spring
2 19 (22.35%) REST
3 18 (21.18%) JSON
3 18 (21.18%) Spring Boot
4 11 (12.94%) CSS
4 11 (12.94%) HTML
4 11 (12.94%) Node.js
5 10 (11.76%) React
6 7 (8.24%) RESTful
7 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.88%) WireMock
9 4 (4.71%) Kafka
9 4 (4.71%) RxJava
10 3 (3.53%) SOAP
10 3 (3.53%) Web Services
11 2 (2.35%) Java EE
11 2 (2.35%) JMX
11 2 (2.35%) Middleware
11 2 (2.35%) Swagger
12 1 (1.18%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 17 (20.00%) User Experience
2 6 (7.06%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.06%) Wiki
3 3 (3.53%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (2.35%) CMDB
4 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.35%) W3C
5 1 (1.18%) Animation
5 1 (1.18%) Blog
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Social Media
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.18%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Android
2 9 (10.59%) Linux
3 5 (5.88%) Windows
4 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (1.18%) CentOS
7 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (57.65%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Scrum
3 28 (32.94%) DevOps
4 25 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 20 (23.53%) Kanban
6 17 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 14 (16.47%) Android Development
8 13 (15.29%) Lean UX
8 13 (15.29%) Migration
8 13 (15.29%) Workflow
9 11 (12.94%) Configuration Management
10 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.76%) Investment Management
11 9 (10.59%) Coaching
11 9 (10.59%) Metadata Management
11 9 (10.59%) Microservices
11 9 (10.59%) Service Management
12 8 (9.41%) TDD
12 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) Python
3 15 (17.65%) C#
4 14 (16.47%) Kotlin
5 13 (15.29%) JavaScript
6 12 (14.12%) Java 8
7 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
8 7 (8.24%) SQL
9 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.35%) Perl
10 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 2 (2.35%) Scala
11 1 (1.18%) C
11 1 (1.18%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) Go
11 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) CCA
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) HNC
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
3 1 (1.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (23.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) Varnish
2 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) Kubernetes
2 13 (15.29%) Terraform
3 10 (11.76%) Ansible
4 4 (4.71%) Packer
5 2 (2.35%) Grafana
5 2 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (2.35%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.18%) AssetCenter
6 1 (1.18%) Graphite
6 1 (1.18%) Istio
6 1 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.18%) Kibana
6 1 (1.18%) logstash
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Splunk
2 14 (16.47%) AppDynamics
3 11 (12.94%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (10.59%) Google
4 9 (10.59%) Nintex
5 6 (7.06%) Atlassian
5 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (2.35%) Apple
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Facebook
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.35%) Okta
7 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.18%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.18%) Meraki
8 1 (1.18%) Spotify
8 1 (1.18%) WooCommerce