Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 20 February 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.

Slack
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 243 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - -
Contract jobs citing Slack 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.050% 0.081% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.30% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Midlands median daily rate - £375 -
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,342 884 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.88% 10.21% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 529 278
Midlands median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £257
90th Percentile £593 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 7
Midlands median hourly rate £13.10 £16.00 £12.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +24.03% -46.25%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £25.50 £21.47 £14.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the Midlands

Slack
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
West Midlands +6 3 - -
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Slack.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (50.00%) TestRail
3 2 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Dropwizard
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) DOM
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Java

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 3 (75.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) TestRail
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) DOM
2 1 (25.00%) Dropwizard
2 1 (25.00%) Guice
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (25.00%) Google