Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 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 > North West
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 192 195
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 38 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.47% 0.019%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.76% 2.88% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 1
North West median daily rate £538 £438 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +43.44% -
10th Percentile £413 £353 £293
90th Percentile £649 £638 £318
England median daily rate £514 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +8.21% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,376 937 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 25.30% 16.26% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 617 391
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £282 £300 £250
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £480 £460
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 12
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.48 £36.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.40% -60.27% +4.14%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.67 £10.08
90th Percentile £23.78 £37.50 £65.00
England median hourly rate £19.85 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +5.26% -8.43%

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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 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
Manchester +7 12 £500 +11.11%
Cheshire +17 11 £638 +54.55%
Lancashire -17 10 £488 +11.43%
Merseyside - 4 £550 -
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Slack.

1 24 (63.16%) JIRA
1 24 (63.16%) Confluence
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (39.47%) Service Design
4 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
4 11 (28.95%) Scrum
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco
5 10 (26.32%) Microservices
5 10 (26.32%) WebEx
5 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
5 10 (26.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
6 9 (23.68%) JMeter
6 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (21.05%) Selenium
7 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
8 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 7 (18.42%) Skype
9 6 (15.79%) Burp Suite
9 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.79%) DevOps
9 6 (15.79%) REST
9 6 (15.79%) OWASP
9 6 (15.79%) Nessus
10 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft

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 24 (63.16%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.63%) npm
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) WebEx
2 7 (18.42%) Skype
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (63.16%) JIRA
2 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
3 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 9 (23.68%) JMeter
4 9 (23.68%) LoadRunner
5 8 (21.05%) HP UFT
5 8 (21.05%) Selenium
6 6 (15.79%) Burp Suite
7 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.63%) GitLab
8 1 (2.63%) gulp
8 1 (2.63%) JUnit
8 1 (2.63%) Mocha
8 1 (2.63%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Designer
2 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 4 (10.53%) Digital Designer
4 4 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.63%) Integration Tester
7 1 (2.63%) Mobility Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.63%) Apache CXF
2 1 (2.63%) BREW
2 1 (2.63%) Chai
2 1 (2.63%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) CSS3
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) HTML5
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
2 1 (2.63%) Nunjucks
2 1 (2.63%) Sass
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Service Design
3 11 (28.95%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 10 (26.32%) Microservices
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
5 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (18.42%) SDLC
6 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.79%) DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) OWASP
7 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Web Operations
9 4 (10.53%) Coaching
9 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
10 3 (7.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.26%) Java
1 2 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Groovy
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) CBAP
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) WCAG
2 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Nessus
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) Apple