Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 205 -
Rank change year-on-year +51 - -
Contract jobs citing Slack 46 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.18% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.05% 1.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 65 10 0
North West median daily rate £535 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.88% - -
England median daily rate £525 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 760 658 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.38% 10.13% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 415 255
North West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £281 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £30.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.86% -57.77% +34.18%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.88 £10.95
90th Percentile £113.05 £15.40 £59.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.25%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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
Lancashire - 20 £535 - 1
Manchester +25 16 £552 +26.17% 1
Cheshire +9 12 £535 +28.92%
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Slack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Slack.

1 41 (89.13%) Confluence
2 39 (84.78%) JIRA
2 39 (84.78%) Git (software)
2 39 (84.78%) Mentoring
2 39 (84.78%) Coaching
2 39 (84.78%) Microservices
3 35 (76.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (76.09%) Linux
3 35 (76.09%) Software Engineering
4 30 (65.22%) MySQL
5 29 (63.04%) SQL
5 29 (63.04%) MongoDB
5 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
6 28 (60.87%) JavaScript
7 24 (52.17%) BDD
7 24 (52.17%) REST
8 23 (50.00%) NoSQL
8 23 (50.00%) Node.js
8 23 (50.00%) Open Source
8 23 (50.00%) Cucumber
8 23 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 23 (50.00%) Java
8 23 (50.00%) TDD
8 23 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (47.83%) User Stories
9 22 (47.83%) SFIA
10 21 (45.65%) SDLC
11 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (32.61%) Clustering

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 41 (89.13%) Confluence
2 15 (32.61%) nginx
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Trello
2 4 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (65.22%) MySQL
2 29 (63.04%) MongoDB
3 23 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 23 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (28.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (8.70%) Big Data
5 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (8.70%) Data Mining
5 4 (8.70%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (2.17%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 39 (84.78%) Git (software)
1 39 (84.78%) JIRA
2 23 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 23 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (32.61%) SonarQube
4 7 (15.22%) Jasmine
4 7 (15.22%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.17%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.17%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Senior DevOps
3 12 (26.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 11 (23.91%) Java Software Developer
4 11 (23.91%) Software Developer
4 11 (23.91%) Software Engineer
5 10 (21.74%) Java Engineer
6 9 (19.57%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (19.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (19.57%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (19.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (13.04%) Analyst
7 6 (13.04%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 5 (10.87%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (8.70%) Data Analyst
9 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (6.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) REST
2 23 (50.00%) Node.js
3 6 (13.04%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Linux
1 35 (76.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (84.78%) Coaching
1 39 (84.78%) Mentoring
1 39 (84.78%) Microservices
2 35 (76.09%) Software Engineering
3 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
4 24 (52.17%) BDD
5 23 (50.00%) Open Source
5 23 (50.00%) TDD
6 22 (47.83%) SFIA
6 22 (47.83%) User Stories
7 21 (45.65%) SDLC
8 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (32.61%) Configuration Management
9 15 (32.61%) DevOps
9 15 (32.61%) Load Balancing
9 15 (32.61%) Static Code Analysis
10 13 (28.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (28.26%) Kanban
10 13 (28.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 28 (60.87%) JavaScript
3 23 (50.00%) Java
4 15 (32.61%) Bash Shell
4 15 (32.61%) Python
5 11 (23.91%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.87%) VB
7 4 (8.70%) Perl
7 4 (8.70%) VBA
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Docker
2 9 (19.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) Puppet
2 11 (23.91%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 6 (13.04%) Rancher
4 4 (8.70%) Ansible
4 4 (8.70%) Terraform
5 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Pega