Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 231 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - -
Contract jobs citing Slack 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.13% 0.11% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.67% 0.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Midlands median daily rate £413 £201 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.74% - -
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £95.50 - -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,493 822 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.72% 10.95% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 540 409
Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +15.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £484 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.22% +2.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 10
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% -27.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.80 £10.80
90th Percentile £23.75 £51.95 £26.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.96 £20.25
% change year-on-year +5.49% -6.37% -10.00%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate 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 21 May 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 -17 10 £413 +105.74% 4
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Test Management
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (70.00%) Confluence
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 7 (70.00%) User Stories
2 7 (70.00%) DevOps
2 7 (70.00%) TestRail
2 7 (70.00%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (70.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 6 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 6 (60.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (30.00%) User Experience
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (70.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) TestRail
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (60.00%) SpecFlow
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 7 (70.00%) CRM
2 7 (70.00%) DevOps
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Test Management
2 7 (70.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft