Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 175 233
Rank change year-on-year -30 +58 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 15 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.41% 0.083%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.25% 3.55% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 39 3
North West median daily rate £419 £550 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.82% +32.53% -
10th Percentile £316 £475 £380
90th Percentile £584 £638 £437
England median daily rate £500 £535 £425
% change year-on-year -6.54% +25.88% -
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 1,197 676 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.11% 11.67% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 434 380
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £263 £259 £290
90th Percentile £600 £600 £556
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 16 13
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £24.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +75.00% -18.84%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.38 £10.73
90th Percentile £165.00 £67.63 £15.65
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.65% +6.58% -21.21%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -19 8 £513 -7.16%
Lancashire -12 6 £363 -32.24% 1
Cheshire -22 1 - -
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 13 (86.67%) JIRA
1 13 (86.67%) Git (software)
1 13 (86.67%) Confluence
2 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (73.33%) Microservices
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (60.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (60.00%) Coaching
5 9 (60.00%) SFIA
5 9 (60.00%) BDD
5 9 (60.00%) REST
6 8 (53.33%) SDLC
7 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
7 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
8 5 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) MySQL
9 4 (26.67%) JMeter
9 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
9 4 (26.67%) Linux
9 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (26.67%) TDD
9 4 (26.67%) Nessus
9 4 (26.67%) WCAG
9 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (26.67%) OWASP
9 4 (26.67%) Puppet

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 13 (86.67%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (6.67%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) NoSQL
1 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) Big Data
2 3 (20.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Git (software)
1 13 (86.67%) JIRA
2 12 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (46.67%) HP UFT
4 4 (26.67%) Burp Suite
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) JMeter
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
5 3 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (13.33%) Artifactory
6 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
6 2 (13.33%) Selenium
6 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) REST
2 4 (26.67%) Node.js
3 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (13.33%) Kafka
3 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) Spring Batch
3 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
3 2 (13.33%) Spring Security
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Microservices
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (60.00%) BDD
3 9 (60.00%) Coaching
3 9 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (60.00%) SFIA
4 8 (53.33%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Open Source
6 4 (26.67%) OWASP
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) WCAG
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Nessus
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
1 4 (26.67%) Terraform
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) Grafana
2 2 (13.33%) Graylog
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) Ivanti
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) OpenText