Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 June 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 194 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 - -
Contract jobs citing Slack 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.073% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.46% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
North West median daily rate £438 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% - -
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 962 619 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.47% 11.34% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 417 320
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.58% +2.65%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £305
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £485 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +5.90% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 12
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.20 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.74% +36.95% -34.44%
10th Percentile £12.50 £9.78 £12.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £65.68 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the North West

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in the North West

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in the North West over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the North West

Slack
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 June 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
Manchester - 8 £450 -
Lancashire - 5 £438 -
Cheshire -13 1 £592 +7.55%
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Slack.

1 14 (100.00%) JIRA
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (100.00%) Confluence
1 14 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 14 (100.00%) Microservices
2 13 (92.86%) Mentoring
2 13 (92.86%) Coaching
3 12 (85.71%) SFIA
4 11 (78.57%) BDD
4 11 (78.57%) REST
4 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
5 10 (71.43%) Linux
5 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (57.14%) SDLC
7 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (50.00%) Kanban
7 7 (50.00%) Open Source
7 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
7 7 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
7 7 (50.00%) Node.js
7 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (50.00%) Jasmine
7 7 (50.00%) MySQL
7 7 (50.00%) JUnit
7 7 (50.00%) Java
7 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (50.00%) SQL

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 14 (100.00%) Confluence
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 7 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 14 (100.00%) JIRA
2 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 7 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (28.57%) Burp Suite
3 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 4 (28.57%) JMeter
3 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 3 (21.43%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Scripter
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Python Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
2 7 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Microservices
2 13 (92.86%) Coaching
2 13 (92.86%) Mentoring
3 12 (85.71%) SFIA
4 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (78.57%) BDD
4 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
5 8 (57.14%) SDLC
6 7 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (50.00%) Kanban
6 7 (50.00%) Open Source
6 7 (50.00%) Scrum
6 7 (50.00%) TDD
6 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (35.71%) User Stories
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (28.57%) OWASP
8 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 3 (21.43%) DevOps
9 3 (21.43%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Nessus
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Ivanti
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft