Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 542 588 672
Rank change year-on-year +46 +84 +1
Contract jobs citing Slack 111 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.20% 0.083% 0.020%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.09% 0.65% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 49 8
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £388 £415 £409
90th Percentile £645 £638 £533
UK median daily rate £500 £535 £475
% change year-on-year -6.54% +12.63% -
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 10,226 6,416 5,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 18.58% 12.63% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,555 4,127 3,470
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £275
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 136 113
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +4.41% -18.07%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.86
90th Percentile £55.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -1.58% -3.11% -12.84%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +16 65 £475 -11.21% 5
Yorkshire +11 46 £500 -6.54% 3
South East +3 20 £595 - 6
North West -11 14 £438 -20.45% 2
Midlands +2 10 £413 -17.50% 1
West Midlands -9 10 £413 -17.50% 1
South West - 9 £488 - 1
North East -7 7 £475 -24.00%
East of England - 5 £513 - 5
Wales - 2 - -
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 87 (78.38%) JIRA
2 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (64.86%) Git (software)
4 68 (61.26%) Confluence
5 65 (58.56%) Microservices
6 56 (50.45%) Jenkins
6 56 (50.45%) Linux
7 51 (45.95%) Java
8 48 (43.24%) REST
9 47 (42.34%) BDD
10 46 (41.44%) DevOps
11 43 (38.74%) Coaching
11 43 (38.74%) SQL
11 43 (38.74%) Software Engineering
12 42 (37.84%) Mentoring
13 39 (35.14%) SFIA
14 37 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (33.33%) Node.js
14 37 (33.33%) Test Automation
15 36 (32.43%) Cucumber
16 34 (30.63%) TDD
16 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
17 33 (29.73%) MySQL
17 33 (29.73%) Puppet
17 33 (29.73%) MongoDB
17 33 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 33 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (28.83%) NoSQL
18 32 (28.83%) Terraform
19 29 (26.13%) Open Source

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 68 (61.26%) Confluence
2 13 (11.71%) Apache
3 11 (9.91%) nginx
4 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.70%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.80%) Gunicorn
7 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 28 (25.23%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.22%) SaaS
3 12 (10.81%) Trello
4 9 (8.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (6.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.31%) Datadog
6 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (4.50%) GitHub
8 2 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.80%) IaaS
8 2 (1.80%) PaaS
8 2 (1.80%) Serverless
9 1 (0.90%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.90%) G Suite
9 1 (0.90%) Office 365
9 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) SMS
3 2 (1.80%) AMQP
3 2 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (1.80%) Junos
3 2 (1.80%) OpenFlow
3 2 (1.80%) OpenVPN
3 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.80%) VLAN
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 33 (29.73%) MongoDB
2 33 (29.73%) MySQL
3 32 (28.83%) NoSQL
4 16 (14.41%) Big Data
5 15 (13.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (13.51%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.80%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.80%) Redis
7 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.90%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.90%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 87 (78.38%) JIRA
2 72 (64.86%) Git (software)
3 56 (50.45%) Jenkins
4 36 (32.43%) Cucumber
5 23 (20.72%) JUnit
6 15 (13.51%) Artifactory
6 15 (13.51%) Jasmine
7 12 (10.81%) SonarQube
8 9 (8.11%) Selenium
9 7 (6.31%) Burp Suite
9 7 (6.31%) HP UFT
9 7 (6.31%) JMeter
9 7 (6.31%) LoadRunner
10 6 (5.41%) Maven
10 6 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (4.50%) TestRail
11 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (4.50%) WebDriver
12 4 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (1.80%) Publishing
2 1 (0.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (19.82%) Software Engineer
3 19 (17.12%) Developer
4 13 (11.71%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.81%) Architect
6 11 (9.91%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (9.01%) Lead DevOps
8 8 (7.21%) Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (6.31%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) JavaScript Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (6.31%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.50%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) REST
2 37 (33.33%) Node.js
3 17 (15.32%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (13.51%) ActiveMQ
4 15 (13.51%) Kafka
5 12 (10.81%) Spring
5 12 (10.81%) Spring Boot
6 10 (9.01%) Spring Batch
6 10 (9.01%) Spring Security
7 6 (5.41%) Gherkin
7 6 (5.41%) SAML
7 6 (5.41%) Web Services
8 5 (4.50%) RESTful
9 4 (3.60%) HTML
10 2 (1.80%) Ajax
10 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.80%) CSS
10 2 (1.80%) jQuery
10 2 (1.80%) Spring Integration
10 2 (1.80%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.11%) Public Cloud
1 9 (8.11%) User Experience
2 8 (7.21%) Clustering
3 7 (6.31%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.41%) CMDB
5 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (50.45%) Linux
2 33 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (12.61%) Windows
4 5 (4.50%) Unix
5 2 (1.80%) CentOS
5 2 (1.80%) Debian
5 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (58.56%) Microservices
3 47 (42.34%) BDD
4 46 (41.44%) DevOps
5 43 (38.74%) Coaching
5 43 (38.74%) Software Engineering
6 42 (37.84%) Mentoring
7 39 (35.14%) SFIA
8 37 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 34 (30.63%) TDD
10 33 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (26.13%) Open Source
12 24 (21.62%) Scrum
13 23 (20.72%) SDLC
13 23 (20.72%) User Stories
14 21 (18.92%) Kanban
15 15 (13.51%) Integration Testing
16 14 (12.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (11.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (45.95%) Java
2 43 (38.74%) SQL
3 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 27 (24.32%) Python
5 13 (11.71%) C#
6 12 (10.81%) Bash Shell
7 11 (9.91%) Perl
8 10 (9.01%) Ruby
9 5 (4.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.80%) Go
10 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.80%) VB
10 2 (1.80%) VBA
11 1 (0.90%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) Degree
4 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
4 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) WCAG
2 3 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Docker
2 3 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.80%) Varnish
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (29.73%) Puppet
2 32 (28.83%) Terraform
3 19 (17.12%) Grafana
4 16 (14.41%) Ansible
5 15 (13.51%) Graylog
6 7 (6.31%) Nessus
7 6 (5.41%) Prometheus
8 4 (3.60%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.70%) SCCM
10 2 (1.80%) Consul
10 2 (1.80%) FreeIPA
10 2 (1.80%) Graphite
10 2 (1.80%) Kibana
10 2 (1.80%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Red Hat
2 17 (15.32%) New Relic
2 17 (15.32%) PagerDuty
3 13 (11.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.50%) Ivanti
4 5 (4.50%) Splunk
5 4 (3.60%) Black Duck
6 3 (2.70%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix
7 2 (1.80%) Facebook
7 2 (1.80%) Juniper
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle
7 2 (1.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) Informatica
8 1 (0.90%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.90%) Workday