Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 241 240
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 19 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.25% 0.051% 0.081%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.00% 0.30% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Midlands median daily rate £350 - £375
10th Percentile £337 - £233
90th Percentile £480 - £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
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 1,908 1,330 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 24.93% 16.85% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,265 854 527
Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.36% +0.13%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 20
Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £13.10 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.05% -18.13% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £25.90 £25.50 £21.47
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 February 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
West Midlands +4 19 £350 - 2
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Slack.

1 18 (94.74%) JIRA
1 18 (94.74%) Confluence
2 17 (89.47%) REST
2 17 (89.47%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (89.47%) Git (software)
2 17 (89.47%) Jenkins
2 17 (89.47%) Microservices
3 13 (68.42%) DevOps
3 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
3 13 (68.42%) GitHub
3 13 (68.42%) Scrum
4 12 (63.16%) Service Delivery
4 12 (63.16%) HTML
4 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
4 12 (63.16%) CSS
4 12 (63.16%) IntelliJ
4 12 (63.16%) QA
4 12 (63.16%) Ruby
4 12 (63.16%) Google
4 12 (63.16%) TDD
4 12 (63.16%) Pair Programming
4 12 (63.16%) Sass
4 12 (63.16%) LESS
4 12 (63.16%) Analytics
4 12 (63.16%) Splunk
4 12 (63.16%) Gherkin
4 12 (63.16%) HTML5
4 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 12 (63.16%) MongoDB

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 18 (94.74%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) GitHub
2 12 (63.16%) Google Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Trello
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) JIRA
2 17 (89.47%) Git (software)
2 17 (89.47%) Jenkins
3 13 (68.42%) Selenium
4 12 (63.16%) Artifactory
4 12 (63.16%) Cucumber
4 12 (63.16%) Gatling
4 12 (63.16%) gulp
4 12 (63.16%) IntelliJ
4 12 (63.16%) Sublime Text
4 12 (63.16%) Visual Studio Code
4 12 (63.16%) WebDriver
5 5 (26.32%) Burp Suite
5 5 (26.32%) HP UFT
5 5 (26.32%) JMeter
5 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
1 11 (57.89%) Scala Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) REST
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
2 12 (63.16%) Gherkin
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) HTML5
2 12 (63.16%) LESS
2 12 (63.16%) Node.js
2 12 (63.16%) Play Framework
2 12 (63.16%) Sass
2 12 (63.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (5.26%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (89.47%) Microservices
2 13 (68.42%) DevOps
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 12 (63.16%) Analytics
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Deployment
3 12 (63.16%) Domain-Driven Design
3 12 (63.16%) Pair Programming
3 12 (63.16%) Prototyping
3 12 (63.16%) Service Delivery
3 12 (63.16%) TDD
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 5 (26.32%) OWASP
5 5 (26.32%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Coaching
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Bash Shell
1 12 (63.16%) Groovy
1 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
1 12 (63.16%) Ruby
1 12 (63.16%) Scala
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) APMG
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
2 5 (26.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (63.16%) Grafana
1 12 (63.16%) Graphite
1 12 (63.16%) Kibana
2 5 (26.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Google
1 12 (63.16%) Splunk