Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 492 506 603
Rank change year-on-year +14 +97 +78
Contract jobs citing Slack 132 134 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.25% 0.053%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.07% 1.37% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 109 21
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £438 £388 £415
90th Percentile £606 £662 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £478
% change year-on-year +10.53% -0.52% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £95.50 -
% change year-on-year -68.85% - -

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 12,336 9,752 5,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.43% 18.48% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,069 6,177 3,818
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £278 £255
90th Percentile £619 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 203 122
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £10.39
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% - -3.11%

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 June 2019.

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 June 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
North of England +17 71 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -13 34 £500 +8.11%
South West 0 30 £525 +94.44% 3
North West +31 28 £550 +25.71% 1
Scotland - 13 £550 - 4
North East +14 9 £475 -
South East -4 9 £528 -11.26% 2
East of England +7 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Midlands +6 2 - -
West Midlands -3 2 - -
Wales - 1 £475 -
Slack
UK

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

1 115 (87.12%) JIRA
2 84 (63.64%) Jenkins
3 79 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (59.09%) Git (software)
5 76 (57.58%) Confluence
6 58 (43.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 53 (40.15%) Scrum
8 52 (39.39%) Java
8 52 (39.39%) DevOps
9 51 (38.64%) REST
10 49 (37.12%) Splunk
11 48 (36.36%) JUnit
12 45 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
13 43 (32.58%) Test Automation
13 43 (32.58%) Docker
14 39 (29.55%) Spring Boot
14 39 (29.55%) Kanban
14 39 (29.55%) Spring
15 38 (28.79%) Kubernetes
16 37 (28.03%) JSON
17 35 (26.52%) SonarQube
18 34 (25.76%) Black Duck
18 34 (25.76%) Mobile App
19 31 (23.48%) GitHub
19 31 (23.48%) Node.js
19 31 (23.48%) Grafana
19 31 (23.48%) Java 8
20 30 (22.73%) Prometheus
20 30 (22.73%) User Experience
21 29 (21.97%) Workflow Management

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 76 (57.58%) Confluence
2 9 (6.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (6.82%) Mule
3 7 (5.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (4.55%) Alfresco
4 6 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.27%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.27%) IIS
5 3 (2.27%) JBoss
6 2 (1.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 45 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (23.48%) GitHub
3 26 (19.70%) Amazon EKS
4 13 (9.85%) Google Docs
5 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (6.06%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.79%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.79%) Route 53
7 5 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.27%) npm
8 3 (2.27%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.27%) SaaS
9 2 (1.52%) PaaS
9 2 (1.52%) Trello
10 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.76%) NuGet
10 1 (0.76%) Office 365
10 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.70%) OpenVPN
2 22 (16.67%) Skype
3 10 (7.58%) WebEx
4 6 (4.55%) HTTP
5 3 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) DNS
6 1 (0.76%) SSH
6 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.76%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.70%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (12.12%) MySQL
3 12 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.55%) MariaDB
5 6 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.79%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.27%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (2.27%) GIS
7 3 (2.27%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.76%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.76%) Redis
9 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 115 (87.12%) JIRA
2 84 (63.64%) Jenkins
3 78 (59.09%) Git (software)
4 58 (43.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 48 (36.36%) JUnit
6 35 (26.52%) SonarQube
7 28 (21.21%) Maven
8 18 (13.64%) Xcode
9 14 (10.61%) Selenium
10 9 (6.82%) Mockito
11 8 (6.06%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.55%) GitLab
12 6 (4.55%) Gradle
13 5 (3.79%) HP UFT
13 5 (3.79%) JMeter
13 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
14 4 (3.03%) Burp Suite
15 3 (2.27%) Jasmine
15 3 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 13 (9.85%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.52%) French Language
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (35.61%) Developer
2 29 (21.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (14.39%) iOS Developer
4 16 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
5 11 (8.33%) Designer
6 10 (7.58%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (6.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Android Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Architect
11 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) React Developer
11 5 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.79%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.03%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (38.64%) REST
2 39 (29.55%) Spring
2 39 (29.55%) Spring Boot
3 37 (28.03%) JSON
4 31 (23.48%) Node.js
5 20 (15.15%) React
6 13 (9.85%) CSS
7 12 (9.09%) HTML
8 9 (6.82%) Enzyme
8 9 (6.82%) Jest
8 9 (6.82%) WireMock
9 5 (3.79%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (3.03%) Web Services
11 3 (2.27%) Express
11 3 (2.27%) RESTful
11 3 (2.27%) RxSwift
11 3 (2.27%) Sass
11 3 (2.27%) XML
12 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.52%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 34 (25.76%) Mobile App
2 30 (22.73%) User Experience
3 9 (6.82%) NHS
4 7 (5.30%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.30%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (5.30%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Apple iOS
2 23 (17.42%) Linux
3 18 (13.64%) Android
4 11 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.58%) CentOS
6 2 (1.52%) Windows
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.15%) Scrum
3 52 (39.39%) DevOps
4 43 (32.58%) Test Automation
5 39 (29.55%) Kanban
6 29 (21.97%) Workflow
6 29 (21.97%) Workflow Management
7 25 (18.94%) iOS Development
8 24 (18.18%) Microservices
9 16 (12.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 15 (11.36%) Blue-Green Deployment
10 15 (11.36%) Canary Deployment
10 15 (11.36%) Open Source
10 15 (11.36%) TDD
11 14 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (10.61%) Software Engineering
12 12 (9.09%) Android Development
12 12 (9.09%) Service Design
12 12 (9.09%) SOA
13 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (39.39%) Java
2 31 (23.48%) Java 8
3 28 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.64%) Apple Swift
5 12 (9.09%) Python
5 12 (9.09%) SQL
6 8 (6.06%) Groovy
7 6 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.55%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.52%) C#
9 2 (1.52%) ES6
9 2 (1.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.76%) C
10 1 (0.76%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.76%) Ruby
10 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.03%) Degree
4 3 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.27%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (0.76%) APMG
6 1 (0.76%) CBAP
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (32.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) iptables
2 1 (0.76%) NFS
2 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (28.79%) Kubernetes
2 31 (23.48%) Grafana
3 30 (22.73%) Prometheus
4 26 (19.70%) FreeIPA
5 12 (9.09%) Terraform
6 10 (7.58%) Ansible
7 7 (5.30%) Puppet
8 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.79%) Packer
8 5 (3.79%) Rancher
9 4 (3.03%) Nessus
10 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.76%) Graphite
10 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 49 (37.12%) Splunk
2 34 (25.76%) Black Duck
3 26 (19.70%) AppDynamics
4 13 (9.85%) Google
5 11 (8.33%) Cisco
6 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.30%) Adobe
8 6 (4.55%) Apple
9 4 (3.03%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.27%) ESRI
10 3 (2.27%) Workday
11 2 (1.52%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.52%) F5
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle
12 1 (0.76%) Informatica
12 1 (0.76%) SAP