Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 494 595 673
Rank change year-on-year +101 +78 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 140 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.26% 0.049% 0.020%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.52% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 17 9
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £366 £410
90th Percentile £662 £575 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £478 £463
% change year-on-year -0.52% +3.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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 9,229 5,602 4,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.39% 11.40% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,848 3,640 2,984
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
% change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 118 82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% +1.45% -23.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
90th Percentile £48.50 £54.30 £48.61
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -12.20% -8.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +73 97 £475 -1.04% 10
Yorkshire +44 68 £475 -1.04% 4
South East +4 25 £583 +29.44% 5
North West +5 19 £475 +11.11% 5
North East - 17 £475 - 1
Midlands -9 11 £413 +105.74% 7
West Midlands -14 11 £413 +105.74% 4
South West +11 4 £385 - 4
East of England - 3 - - 4
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 119 (85.00%) JIRA
2 106 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (65.71%) Confluence
4 91 (65.00%) Microservices
5 85 (60.71%) Git (software)
6 81 (57.86%) Jenkins
7 75 (53.57%) Linux
8 73 (52.14%) BDD
9 72 (51.43%) REST
10 69 (49.29%) Coaching
11 68 (48.57%) Mentoring
12 65 (46.43%) SQL
13 62 (44.29%) Software Engineering
14 61 (43.57%) Java
14 61 (43.57%) SFIA
15 57 (40.71%) Test Automation
15 57 (40.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 54 (38.57%) JavaScript
17 52 (37.14%) TDD
17 52 (37.14%) Cucumber
18 51 (36.43%) Node.js
19 49 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
20 48 (34.29%) MySQL
20 48 (34.29%) MongoDB
21 47 (33.57%) NoSQL
22 46 (32.86%) Open Source
22 46 (32.86%) DevOps
23 45 (32.14%) Scrum
24 42 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
25 40 (28.57%) Kanban

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 92 (65.71%) Confluence
2 16 (11.43%) nginx
3 15 (10.71%) Apache
4 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.14%) SAS
6 2 (1.43%) CMS
7 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.43%) SaaS
3 13 (9.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (7.14%) Trello
5 5 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (3.57%) Datadog
5 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.43%) GitHub
7 1 (0.71%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.71%) G Suite
7 1 (0.71%) IaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Office 365
7 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) HTTP
2 4 (2.86%) Internet
2 4 (2.86%) SMS
3 2 (1.43%) Skype
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.71%) Junos
4 1 (0.71%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (35.00%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (34.29%) MongoDB
2 48 (34.29%) MySQL
3 47 (33.57%) NoSQL
4 34 (24.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (13.57%) Big Data
6 15 (10.71%) Apache Hive
7 6 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.86%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.86%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.43%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.71%) Redis
10 1 (0.71%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 119 (85.00%) JIRA
2 85 (60.71%) Git (software)
3 81 (57.86%) Jenkins
4 52 (37.14%) Cucumber
5 40 (28.57%) JUnit
6 34 (24.29%) Jasmine
7 16 (11.43%) Artifactory
8 15 (10.71%) JMeter
9 14 (10.00%) SonarQube
10 13 (9.29%) Burp Suite
10 13 (9.29%) HP UFT
10 13 (9.29%) LoadRunner
11 12 (8.57%) Selenium
12 7 (5.00%) TestRail
12 7 (5.00%) WebDriver
13 6 (4.29%) SpecFlow
14 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
14 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (2.14%) Maven
16 2 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (1.43%) Publishing
2 1 (0.71%) Advertising
2 1 (0.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Software Engineer
2 22 (15.71%) Developer
2 22 (15.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.14%) JavaScript Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) Architect
7 11 (7.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 11 (7.86%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (7.86%) User Researcher
8 10 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
8 10 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.43%) Analyst
10 8 (5.71%) Lead DevOps
11 7 (5.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (51.43%) REST
2 51 (36.43%) Node.js
3 16 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
4 15 (10.71%) Kafka
5 12 (8.57%) Spring
5 12 (8.57%) Spring Batch
5 12 (8.57%) Spring Boot
5 12 (8.57%) Spring Security
6 10 (7.14%) HTML
7 8 (5.71%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.57%) SAML
9 4 (2.86%) CSS
9 4 (2.86%) RESTful
9 4 (2.86%) Web Services
9 4 (2.86%) XML
10 2 (1.43%) CSS3
10 2 (1.43%) jQuery
10 2 (1.43%) JSON
10 2 (1.43%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (12.14%) User Experience
3 14 (10.00%) Clustering
4 13 (9.29%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (4.29%) CMDB
7 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.71%) Animation
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (53.57%) Linux
2 57 (40.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (9.29%) Windows
4 7 (5.00%) Unix
5 2 (1.43%) Android
5 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
6 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (65.00%) Microservices
3 73 (52.14%) BDD
4 69 (49.29%) Coaching
5 68 (48.57%) Mentoring
6 62 (44.29%) Software Engineering
7 61 (43.57%) SFIA
8 57 (40.71%) Test Automation
9 52 (37.14%) TDD
10 46 (32.86%) DevOps
10 46 (32.86%) Open Source
11 45 (32.14%) Scrum
12 42 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (28.57%) Kanban
13 40 (28.57%) User Stories
14 34 (24.29%) SDLC
15 31 (22.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (18.57%) Integration Testing
17 24 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
18 15 (10.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 65 (46.43%) SQL
2 61 (43.57%) Java
3 54 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 23 (16.43%) Python
5 17 (12.14%) C#
6 16 (11.43%) Bash Shell
7 14 (10.00%) Perl
8 7 (5.00%) Ruby
9 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.43%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.43%) F#
10 2 (1.43%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.43%) VB
10 2 (1.43%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) Java 8
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.43%) ISEB
3 2 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.29%) WCAG
2 4 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Docker
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) Varnish
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (26.43%) Puppet
2 34 (24.29%) Terraform
3 16 (11.43%) Ansible
3 16 (11.43%) Grafana
4 15 (10.71%) Graylog
5 13 (9.29%) Nessus
6 3 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.71%) Consul
8 1 (0.71%) Graphite
8 1 (0.71%) Packer
8 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 15 (10.71%) New Relic
2 15 (10.71%) PagerDuty
3 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.14%) Ivanti
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle
5 2 (1.43%) Assembla
5 2 (1.43%) Citrix
5 2 (1.43%) Google
5 2 (1.43%) Informatica
5 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco
6 1 (0.71%) Juniper
6 1 (0.71%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.71%) Splunk
6 1 (0.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.71%) Workday