Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 February 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 464 601 662
Rank change year-on-year +137 +61 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 166 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.058% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.96% 0.54% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 23 2
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.11% -
10th Percentile £413 £375 £416
90th Percentile £638 £475 £539
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 8,484 5,582 3,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.29% 10.82% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,419 3,597 2,404
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £263 £260
90th Percentile £590 £588 £569
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 111 79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -12.80% -2.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £58.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Slack as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the UK excluding London

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Slack in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in the UK excluding London

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK excluding London

Slack
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
North of England +147 130 £475 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire +76 76 £513 +105.00% 5
North West +42 40 £475 +11.76% 1
North East +72 30 £535 +25.88% 1
South East +17 29 £525 +16.67% 8
Midlands -2 4 - - 2
West Midlands +6 3 - -
South West +7 2 £513 +17.14% 4
East Midlands +1 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 5
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Slack.

1 141 (84.94%) JIRA
2 130 (78.31%) Confluence
3 108 (65.06%) Git (software)
3 108 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (62.65%) Microservices
5 91 (54.82%) Jenkins
6 86 (51.81%) Linux
7 85 (51.20%) Mentoring
7 85 (51.20%) Coaching
8 78 (46.99%) SQL
8 78 (46.99%) REST
9 77 (46.39%) BDD
10 76 (45.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 73 (43.98%) JavaScript
12 71 (42.77%) Software Engineering
13 70 (42.17%) Test Automation
13 70 (42.17%) SFIA
14 65 (39.16%) Java
15 63 (37.95%) MySQL
16 62 (37.35%) MongoDB
16 62 (37.35%) User Stories
17 60 (36.14%) Node.js
17 60 (36.14%) Cucumber
17 60 (36.14%) TDD
18 59 (35.54%) NoSQL
19 58 (34.94%) Open Source
19 58 (34.94%) Scrum
19 58 (34.94%) PostgreSQL
19 58 (34.94%) DevOps
20 51 (30.72%) SDLC

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 130 (78.31%) Confluence
2 23 (13.86%) nginx
3 12 (7.23%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.22%) Apache
5 4 (2.41%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.81%) CMS
7 2 (1.20%) Drupal
7 2 (1.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 40 (24.10%) Trello
2 18 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (9.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (7.23%) IaaS
5 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (4.82%) GitHub
7 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.20%) Akamai
9 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.20%) npm
9 2 (1.20%) SaaS
9 2 (1.20%) Serverless
10 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.25%) HTTP
2 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.41%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) Skype
5 1 (0.60%) DHCP
5 1 (0.60%) DNS
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.60%) SMS
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (37.95%) MySQL
2 62 (37.35%) MongoDB
3 59 (35.54%) NoSQL
4 58 (34.94%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (22.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (10.84%) Big Data
7 11 (6.63%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (6.02%) Data Mining
8 10 (6.02%) Geospatial Data
9 7 (4.22%) Apache Hive
10 5 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.60%) Redis
12 1 (0.60%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 141 (84.94%) JIRA
2 108 (65.06%) Git (software)
3 91 (54.82%) Jenkins
4 60 (36.14%) Cucumber
5 39 (23.49%) JUnit
6 37 (22.29%) Jasmine
7 22 (13.25%) SonarQube
8 17 (10.24%) JMeter
9 15 (9.04%) Burp Suite
9 15 (9.04%) HP UFT
9 15 (9.04%) LoadRunner
10 11 (6.63%) git-flow
10 11 (6.63%) Maven
10 11 (6.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (6.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (6.02%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.22%) Artifactory
13 6 (3.61%) Selenium
14 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
15 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.01%) Billing
2 5 (3.01%) Finance
3 3 (1.81%) Publishing
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (24.70%) Software Engineer
2 33 (19.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (16.87%) Developer
4 26 (15.66%) Java Engineer
5 25 (15.06%) Java Software Engineer
6 23 (13.86%) Analyst
7 20 (12.05%) Java Developer
8 18 (10.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 18 (10.84%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (10.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 18 (10.84%) Senior DevOps
8 18 (10.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 17 (10.24%) JavaScript Engineer
10 14 (8.43%) Java Software Developer
10 14 (8.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 14 (8.43%) Test Engineer
11 13 (7.83%) Software Developer
12 11 (6.63%) Business Analyst
13 10 (6.02%) Data Analyst
13 10 (6.02%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (46.99%) REST
2 60 (36.14%) Node.js
3 14 (8.43%) HTML
4 13 (7.83%) XML
5 11 (6.63%) Spring
6 10 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (4.22%) CSS
8 7 (4.22%) JSON
8 7 (4.22%) Kafka
8 7 (4.22%) pytest
8 7 (4.22%) Spring Batch
8 7 (4.22%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.22%) Spring Security
9 5 (3.01%) .NET
10 4 (2.41%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.41%) HTML5
11 3 (1.81%) CSS3
11 3 (1.81%) JSP
11 3 (1.81%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.25%) Clustering
2 20 (12.05%) Public Cloud
3 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.42%) User Experience
5 4 (2.41%) NHS
5 4 (2.41%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Animation
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (51.81%) Linux
2 76 (45.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (5.42%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) Android
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (62.65%) Microservices
3 85 (51.20%) Coaching
3 85 (51.20%) Mentoring
4 77 (46.39%) BDD
5 71 (42.77%) Software Engineering
6 70 (42.17%) SFIA
6 70 (42.17%) Test Automation
7 62 (37.35%) User Stories
8 60 (36.14%) TDD
9 58 (34.94%) DevOps
9 58 (34.94%) Open Source
9 58 (34.94%) Scrum
10 51 (30.72%) SDLC
11 49 (29.52%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (27.11%) Continuous Delivery
13 44 (26.51%) Kanban
14 33 (19.88%) Configuration Management
15 24 (14.46%) Integration Testing
16 22 (13.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 78 (46.99%) SQL
2 73 (43.98%) JavaScript
3 65 (39.16%) Java
4 32 (19.28%) Bash Shell
4 32 (19.28%) Python
5 16 (9.64%) Perl
6 10 (6.02%) Groovy
7 7 (4.22%) C#
8 6 (3.61%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.01%) VB
10 4 (2.41%) VBA
11 3 (1.81%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.81%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) F#
13 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.41%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.04%) WCAG
2 11 (6.63%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.01%) QA
System Software
1 41 (24.70%) Docker
2 7 (4.22%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.01%) Xen
4 1 (0.60%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (24.10%) Puppet
2 26 (15.66%) Ansible
3 24 (14.46%) Terraform
4 16 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (9.04%) Nessus
6 8 (4.82%) Grafana
7 7 (4.22%) Graylog
7 7 (4.22%) Salt
8 6 (3.61%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.61%) Rancher
9 1 (0.60%) Consul
9 1 (0.60%) Graphite
9 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.60%) Packer
Vendors
1 39 (23.49%) Red Hat
2 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.22%) VMware
4 5 (3.01%) Google
4 5 (3.01%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.81%) Assembla
6 3 (1.81%) Progress
6 3 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) New Relic
7 2 (1.20%) Splunk
8 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) hybris
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.60%) ThinPrint