Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 561 663
Rank change year-on-year +22 +102 +14
Contract jobs citing Slack 119 81 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.11% 1.12% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 93 17
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +25.88% -
10th Percentile £386 £413 £386
90th Percentile £600 £638 £456
UK median daily rate £500 £535 £425
% change year-on-year -6.54% +25.88% -
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 10,757 7,237 5,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.61% 13.87% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,902 4,606 3,709
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £226 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 149 131
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +8.44% -25.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.86 £10.79
90th Percentile £55.50 £63.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -21.74%

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 October 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 October 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 -17 68 £500 -6.54% 19
Yorkshire -1 44 £513 -4.21% 13
South East -8 16 £625 +16.28% 5
North West -33 16 £476 -11.03% 3
South West - 12 £488 - 5
North East +2 11 £500 -13.04% 3
West Midlands -9 11 £470 -6.00% 4
Midlands -17 11 £470 -6.00% 6
Wales - 7 £531 - 1
East of England - 5 £513 - 4
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 88 (73.95%) JIRA
2 87 (73.11%) Git (software)
3 80 (67.23%) Confluence
4 68 (57.14%) Microservices
5 61 (51.26%) Jenkins
6 56 (47.06%) Java
7 52 (43.70%) Node.js
8 51 (42.86%) Software Engineering
8 51 (42.86%) DevOps
9 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (42.02%) Test Automation
10 49 (41.18%) Linux
11 48 (40.34%) JavaScript
12 47 (39.50%) MongoDB
13 46 (38.66%) REST
14 45 (37.82%) Cucumber
15 44 (36.97%) TDD
16 40 (33.61%) BDD
16 40 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (32.77%) MySQL
17 39 (32.77%) Mentoring
17 39 (32.77%) Coaching
18 38 (31.93%) Python
18 38 (31.93%) PostgreSQL
19 37 (31.09%) SQL
20 36 (30.25%) SDLC
21 34 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 33 (27.73%) Puppet
22 33 (27.73%) NoSQL
22 33 (27.73%) Docker

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 80 (67.23%) Confluence
2 12 (10.08%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.24%) Apache
4 9 (7.56%) nginx
5 5 (4.20%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.20%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.68%) Gunicorn
7 2 (1.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.68%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.84%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.17%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (15.97%) Trello
3 14 (11.76%) GitHub
4 9 (7.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (7.56%) Google Analytics
4 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (6.72%) SaaS
6 7 (5.88%) Datadog
7 6 (5.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (4.20%) Amazon S3
9 4 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (3.36%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (3.36%) Route 53
9 4 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.52%) Yammer
11 2 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (1.68%) IaaS
11 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.68%) PaaS
11 2 (1.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) HTTP
2 9 (7.56%) Skype
3 3 (2.52%) SMS
4 2 (1.68%) AMQP
4 2 (1.68%) OpenVPN
4 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.84%) Internet
5 1 (0.84%) Junos
5 1 (0.84%) OpenFlow
5 1 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (39.50%) MongoDB
2 39 (32.77%) MySQL
3 38 (31.93%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (27.73%) NoSQL
5 18 (15.13%) Big Data
6 12 (10.08%) Apache Hive
7 8 (6.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (5.04%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.36%) Blockchain
9 4 (3.36%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (2.52%) Apache Accumulo
10 3 (2.52%) Redis
11 2 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.84%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.84%) InfluxDB
12 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 88 (73.95%) JIRA
2 87 (73.11%) Git (software)
3 61 (51.26%) Jenkins
4 45 (37.82%) Cucumber
5 21 (17.65%) Artifactory
6 16 (13.45%) Selenium
6 16 (13.45%) SonarQube
7 11 (9.24%) HP UFT
8 10 (8.40%) JUnit
9 9 (7.56%) Gatling
9 9 (7.56%) gulp
9 9 (7.56%) IntelliJ
9 9 (7.56%) Sublime Text
9 9 (7.56%) Visual Studio Code
9 9 (7.56%) WebDriver
10 8 (6.72%) Burp Suite
10 8 (6.72%) JMeter
10 8 (6.72%) LoadRunner
11 6 (5.04%) GitLab
11 6 (5.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (1.68%) Games
1 2 (1.68%) Publishing
2 1 (0.84%) Automotive
2 1 (0.84%) Billing
2 1 (0.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (24.37%) Developer
2 28 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (18.49%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Lead DevOps
5 10 (8.40%) Software Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Scala Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
9 6 (5.04%) Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) AWS DevOps
10 5 (4.20%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (3.36%) Product Owner
11 4 (3.36%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (43.70%) Node.js
2 46 (38.66%) REST
3 16 (13.45%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (12.61%) Kafka
5 12 (10.08%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (9.24%) Gherkin
7 10 (8.40%) Spring
7 10 (8.40%) Spring Boot
7 10 (8.40%) YAML
8 9 (7.56%) CSS
8 9 (7.56%) HTML
8 9 (7.56%) HTML5
8 9 (7.56%) LESS
8 9 (7.56%) Play Framework
8 9 (7.56%) Sass
8 9 (7.56%) Web Services
9 8 (6.72%) Spring Batch
9 8 (6.72%) Spring Security
10 6 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (5.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.72%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.88%) Clustering
4 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.68%) NHS
7 2 (1.68%) PMI
7 2 (1.68%) Social Media
8 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.18%) Linux
2 34 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (7.56%) Mac OS
4 6 (5.04%) CentOS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows
6 1 (0.84%) Debian
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) VMS
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.14%) Microservices
2 51 (42.86%) DevOps
2 51 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (42.02%) Test Automation
4 44 (36.97%) TDD
5 40 (33.61%) BDD
5 40 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (32.77%) Coaching
6 39 (32.77%) Mentoring
7 36 (30.25%) SDLC
8 22 (18.49%) Scrum
9 21 (17.65%) SFIA
10 20 (16.81%) Open Source
11 15 (12.61%) Configuration Management
12 12 (10.08%) Analytics
13 11 (9.24%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (9.24%) Service Delivery
13 11 (9.24%) User Stories
13 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (47.06%) Java
2 48 (40.34%) JavaScript
3 38 (31.93%) Python
4 37 (31.09%) SQL
5 22 (18.49%) Bash Shell
6 18 (15.13%) Ruby
7 12 (10.08%) Perl
8 9 (7.56%) Groovy
8 9 (7.56%) Scala
9 7 (5.88%) C#
10 5 (4.20%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.68%) C
11 2 (1.68%) C++
11 2 (1.68%) Go
11 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.68%) R
12 1 (0.84%) Java 8
12 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.84%) VB
12 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.24%) Degree
3 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 8 (6.72%) WCAG
3 3 (2.52%) GDPR
3 3 (2.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Docker
2 5 (4.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.68%) KVM
3 2 (1.68%) Varnish
3 2 (1.68%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (27.73%) Puppet
1 33 (27.73%) Terraform
2 30 (25.21%) Grafana
3 19 (15.97%) Ansible
4 13 (10.92%) Kubernetes
5 12 (10.08%) Graylog
5 12 (10.08%) Kibana
6 11 (9.24%) Graphite
7 10 (8.40%) Prometheus
8 8 (6.72%) Nessus
9 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (5.04%) Packer
10 4 (3.36%) Rancher
11 3 (2.52%) SCCM
12 2 (1.68%) Consul
12 2 (1.68%) FreeIPA
12 2 (1.68%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Splunk
2 15 (12.61%) Google
3 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.72%) Black Duck
5 7 (5.88%) New Relic
5 7 (5.88%) PagerDuty
5 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.36%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.52%) Alibaba
7 3 (2.52%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.52%) Workday
8 2 (1.68%) Facebook
8 2 (1.68%) Mirantis
8 2 (1.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco
9 1 (0.84%) Citrix
9 1 (0.84%) Juniper
9 1 (0.84%) OpenText
9 1 (0.84%) WSO2