Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 520 514 635
Rank change year-on-year -6 +121 +44
Contract jobs citing Slack 139 144 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.27% 0.045%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.18% 1.77% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 158 19
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £350 £378 £375
90th Percentile £575 £638 £456
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £438
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% +16.67%
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 11,819 8,130 5,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.21% 15.17% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,662 5,215 3,793
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £228 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 138 136
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -26.23%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.15 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -17.51%

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 December 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 December 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 -50 84 £500 -4.76% 13
Yorkshire -21 51 £500 -6.54% 11
North West -32 26 £475 -11.21% 2
West Midlands +6 17 £350 -30.00% 2
Midlands -1 17 £350 -30.00% 4
South West -14 13 £500 -2.44% 6
North East -17 12 £500 -13.04%
Wales - 10 £531 -
East of England +5 8 £425 - 2
South East -35 7 £575 +9.52% 1
Slack
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 112 (80.58%) JIRA
2 99 (71.22%) Confluence
3 98 (70.50%) Git (software)
4 91 (65.47%) Microservices
5 77 (55.40%) Jenkins
6 66 (47.48%) REST
7 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (44.60%) Software Engineering
9 61 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (41.73%) BDD
11 57 (41.01%) DevOps
12 53 (38.13%) Node.js
12 53 (38.13%) Test Automation
12 53 (38.13%) Java
13 52 (37.41%) SDLC
14 51 (36.69%) Mentoring
14 51 (36.69%) Coaching
14 51 (36.69%) JavaScript
14 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
15 50 (35.97%) Linux
16 46 (33.09%) TDD
16 46 (33.09%) MongoDB
17 45 (32.37%) Docker
18 37 (26.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 36 (25.90%) MySQL
20 35 (25.18%) PostgreSQL
21 34 (24.46%) SQL
22 32 (23.02%) Grafana
23 30 (21.58%) Python
23 30 (21.58%) Selenium

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 99 (71.22%) Confluence
2 9 (6.47%) nginx
3 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.32%) Apache
5 5 (3.60%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.44%) Gunicorn
7 2 (1.44%) JBoss
7 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.72%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.55%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (15.11%) GitHub
3 19 (13.67%) Trello
4 11 (7.91%) Google Analytics
5 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (4.32%) Amazon S3
6 6 (4.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (3.60%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.60%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.60%) Route 53
7 5 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.88%) PaaS
9 3 (2.16%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.44%) Serverless
10 2 (1.44%) Yammer
11 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.72%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.07%) HTTP
2 11 (7.91%) Skype
3 5 (3.60%) OpenVPN
4 4 (2.88%) AMQP
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (33.09%) MongoDB
2 36 (25.90%) MySQL
3 35 (25.18%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (20.86%) NoSQL
5 14 (10.07%) Big Data
6 8 (5.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.04%) Apache Hive
7 7 (5.04%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.88%) Blockchain
9 4 (2.88%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (2.88%) Redis
10 3 (2.16%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.72%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 112 (80.58%) JIRA
2 98 (70.50%) Git (software)
3 77 (55.40%) Jenkins
4 51 (36.69%) Cucumber
5 30 (21.58%) Selenium
6 28 (20.14%) HP UFT
7 24 (17.27%) JMeter
7 24 (17.27%) LoadRunner
8 22 (15.83%) Burp Suite
9 21 (15.11%) SonarQube
10 17 (12.23%) Artifactory
11 12 (8.63%) JUnit
12 11 (7.91%) Gatling
12 11 (7.91%) gulp
12 11 (7.91%) IntelliJ
12 11 (7.91%) Sublime Text
12 11 (7.91%) Visual Studio Code
12 11 (7.91%) WebDriver
13 8 (5.76%) GitLab
13 8 (5.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (2.16%) Finance
2 2 (1.44%) Games
3 1 (0.72%) Automotive
3 1 (0.72%) Billing
3 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Developer
2 26 (18.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (17.99%) Test Engineer
4 22 (15.83%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Scala Developer
6 10 (7.19%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.04%) Architect
8 6 (4.32%) Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Java Software Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Big Data Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Data Architect
10 4 (2.88%) Java Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) MySQL Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Splunk Engineer
10 4 (2.88%) Tester
11 3 (2.16%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (47.48%) REST
2 53 (38.13%) Node.js
3 15 (10.79%) Gherkin
4 12 (8.63%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (8.63%) YAML
5 11 (7.91%) CSS
5 11 (7.91%) HTML
5 11 (7.91%) HTML5
5 11 (7.91%) LESS
5 11 (7.91%) Play Framework
5 11 (7.91%) Sass
6 10 (7.19%) Kafka
7 9 (6.47%) Spring
7 9 (6.47%) Spring Boot
8 8 (5.76%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (2.88%) Spring Batch
10 4 (2.88%) Spring Cloud
10 4 (2.88%) Spring Integration
10 4 (2.88%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Clustering
1 7 (5.04%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.44%) NHS
6 2 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.72%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 50 (35.97%) Linux
2 37 (26.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (7.91%) Mac OS
4 7 (5.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (65.47%) Microservices
2 63 (45.32%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (44.60%) Software Engineering
4 61 (43.88%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (41.73%) BDD
6 57 (41.01%) DevOps
7 53 (38.13%) Test Automation
8 52 (37.41%) SDLC
9 51 (36.69%) Coaching
9 51 (36.69%) Mentoring
10 46 (33.09%) TDD
11 24 (17.27%) Waterfall
12 23 (16.55%) Scrum
13 22 (15.83%) OWASP
14 18 (12.95%) Integration Testing
14 18 (12.95%) SFIA
15 16 (11.51%) Configuration Management
16 15 (10.79%) Open Source
17 14 (10.07%) Analytics
18 13 (9.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.13%) Java
2 51 (36.69%) JavaScript
3 34 (24.46%) SQL
4 30 (21.58%) Python
5 21 (15.11%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.07%) Ruby
7 13 (9.35%) Groovy
8 11 (7.91%) Perl
8 11 (7.91%) Scala
9 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.44%) C
10 2 (1.44%) C++
10 2 (1.44%) Go
10 2 (1.44%) R
11 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.91%) Degree
1 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.11%) WCAG
2 15 (10.79%) QA
3 2 (1.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (32.37%) Docker
2 4 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.44%) KVM
3 2 (1.44%) Varnish
3 2 (1.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (23.02%) Grafana
2 25 (17.99%) Terraform
3 22 (15.83%) Nessus
3 22 (15.83%) Puppet
4 19 (13.67%) Kubernetes
5 18 (12.95%) Ansible
6 16 (11.51%) Prometheus
7 14 (10.07%) Kibana
8 13 (9.35%) Graphite
9 8 (5.76%) Packer
10 7 (5.04%) Graylog
11 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (3.60%) FreeIPA
12 5 (3.60%) Rancher
13 3 (2.16%) Consul
14 2 (1.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Splunk
2 18 (12.95%) Google
3 13 (9.35%) Black Duck
4 10 (7.19%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.60%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.16%) Alibaba
7 2 (1.44%) Mirantis
7 2 (1.44%) Workday
8 1 (0.72%) BT
8 1 (0.72%) OpenText
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle
8 1 (0.72%) WSO2