Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 October 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 349 -
Rank change year-on-year -13 - +384
Contract jobs citing Slack 16 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.097% 0.11% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.47% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
South East median daily rate £625 £538 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% - -
England median daily rate £500 £535 £425
% change year-on-year -6.54% +25.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 3,438 2,711 1,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.90% 16.66% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,193 1,707 1,273
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £263
90th Percentile £601 £575 £575
England median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +7.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 36
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.68% +22.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
90th Percentile £82.33 £41.12 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.85% -19.37%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Slack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the South East

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in the South East

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in the South East over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the South East

Slack
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Thames Valley +6 11 £625 +16.28% 2
Oxfordshire +13 7 £625 +8.70%
Berkshire -4 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £560 - 1
Kent - 2 £425 -
Slack
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Slack.

1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Python
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (43.75%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
4 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
4 7 (43.75%) Ruby
4 7 (43.75%) SaaS
4 7 (43.75%) Puppet
4 7 (43.75%) PagerDuty
4 7 (43.75%) New Relic
4 7 (43.75%) Datadog
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 7 (43.75%) Terraform
4 7 (43.75%) Webhook
5 6 (37.50%) SAML
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (31.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
8 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Ivanti
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Chatbot
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (43.75%) Datadog
2 7 (43.75%) SaaS
3 3 (18.75%) Yammer
4 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 2 (12.50%) Trello
5 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) CouchDB
1 1 (6.25%) InfluxDB
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) GitLab
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Product Owner
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Workday Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (37.50%) SAML
3 1 (6.25%) Jinja
3 1 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) DevOps
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 7 (43.75%) Project Management
3 7 (43.75%) Webhook
4 5 (31.25%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (12.50%) Chat Support
7 2 (12.50%) Economics
7 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) KVM
1 2 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
1 7 (43.75%) Terraform
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (6.25%) Grafana
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) New Relic
1 7 (43.75%) PagerDuty
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Ivanti
3 3 (18.75%) Workday
4 2 (12.50%) Facebook
4 2 (12.50%) Mirantis
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat