Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 16 January 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 61 145
Rank change year-on-year -17 +84 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 12 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.21% 3.17% 0.049%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.32% 22.48% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 57 1
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £500 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +43.75% -
10th Percentile £389 £413 £375
90th Percentile £539 £638 £425
North East median daily rate £500 £575 £425
% change year-on-year -13.04% +35.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -
North East 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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 278 129 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 28.05% 14.08% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 110 230
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +17.86% -26.32%
10th Percentile £257 £298 £275
90th Percentile £595 £638 £525
North East median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -27.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £30.50 £10.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +205.00% -64.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £16.10 £10.00 £17.63
90th Percentile £45.30 £10.00 £55.25
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -43.64% - -8.33%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Slack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in Tyne and Wear

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Slack in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in Tyne and Wear

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in Tyne and Wear

Slack
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 12 £500 -13.04% 1
Slack
North East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Slack.

1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
1 12 (100.00%) Confluence
2 11 (91.67%) Microservices
2 11 (91.67%) Java
3 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
3 10 (83.33%) Node.js
4 9 (75.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (75.00%) MySQL
4 9 (75.00%) DevOps
5 8 (66.67%) Open Source
6 7 (58.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (58.33%) Puppet
6 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (58.33%) Docker
6 7 (58.33%) HTTP
6 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (58.33%) Terraform
7 6 (50.00%) Black Duck
7 6 (50.00%) Grafana
7 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 6 (50.00%) Packer
7 6 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (50.00%) Rancher
7 6 (50.00%) Prometheus

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 12 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 6 (50.00%) Route 53
1 6 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (75.00%) MySQL
2 7 (58.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
2 10 (83.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (50.00%) GitLab
3 6 (50.00%) SonarQube
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (8.33%) Burp Suite
6 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (8.33%) JMeter
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
6 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Node.js
2 6 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (41.67%) REST
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Microservices
2 10 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 9 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (75.00%) DevOps
3 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (66.67%) Open Source
5 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
6 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 5 (41.67%) BDD
7 5 (41.67%) Coaching
7 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
8 4 (33.33%) SDLC
8 4 (33.33%) TDD
9 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (16.67%) SFIA
10 2 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
10 2 (16.67%) Test Management
10 2 (16.67%) Web Operations
11 1 (8.33%) Kanban
11 1 (8.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
1 7 (58.33%) Terraform
2 6 (50.00%) Grafana
2 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (50.00%) Packer
2 6 (50.00%) Prometheus
2 6 (50.00%) Rancher
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Black Duck
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat