Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 31 March 2020 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
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 574 641 648
Rank change year-on-year +67 +7 +137
Contract jobs citing Slack 128 253 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.68% 0.97% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 148 207
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £363
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 18,740 25,989 20,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.04% 26.95% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,533 17,944 14,070
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £283 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 294 265
Median hourly rate £23.35 £18.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.81% -1.55% +3.40%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.25 £46.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94% -0.35%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Slack as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Slack.

Daily rate trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Slack over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Slack.

Hourly rate trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
England +38 104 £488 -2.50% 21
London +115 64 £488 -7.14% 6
UK excluding London +36 60 £500 - 19
North of England -3 26 £425 -15.00% 2
Scotland +35 15 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +17 15 £438 -12.50% 2
Work from Home +22 14 £525 -4.55% 5
North West +2 7 £425 -15.00%
Wales +18 6 £400 -20.40% 3
Midlands +55 5 £500 +43.88% 3
West Midlands +41 5 £500 +43.88%
South East +102 4 £523 -1.04% 3
North East +17 4 £400 -20.00%
East of England +34 2 £550 +41.94% 2
South West +26 2 £550 +4.76% 5

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 with a requirement for Slack.

1 93 (72.66%) JIRA
2 85 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (55.47%) Confluence
4 55 (42.97%) Git (software)
5 52 (40.63%) Scrum
6 50 (39.06%) DevOps
7 42 (32.81%) Jenkins
8 37 (28.91%) GitHub
9 33 (25.78%) SQL
10 32 (25.00%) Python
10 32 (25.00%) Azure
11 30 (23.44%) AWS
12 29 (22.66%) Kanban
13 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
13 26 (20.31%) Test Automation
13 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
13 26 (20.31%) Analytics
14 25 (19.53%) JavaScript
15 24 (18.75%) Linux
15 24 (18.75%) Docker
16 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
17 22 (17.19%) Google
17 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (16.41%) Finance
19 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
19 20 (15.63%) Coaching
19 20 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
19 20 (15.63%) Public Sector
20 19 (14.84%) Java
21 18 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management

Slack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 71 (55.47%) Confluence
2 5 (3.91%) Apache
3 4 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.56%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.56%) InVision
2 2 (1.56%) Sketch
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.78%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.78%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.91%) GitHub
2 32 (25.00%) Azure
3 30 (23.44%) AWS
4 16 (12.50%) PaaS
4 16 (12.50%) Trello
5 14 (10.94%) Power Platform
6 12 (9.38%) Google Docs
7 11 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (7.81%) IaaS
9 5 (3.91%) GCP
9 5 (3.91%) Office 365
9 5 (3.91%) SaaS
9 5 (3.91%) Serverless
10 3 (2.34%) Azure Functions
10 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.34%) Google Analytics
10 3 (2.34%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.56%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) Skype
2 4 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (2.34%) Firewall
3 3 (2.34%) Network Security
4 2 (1.56%) SSH
5 1 (0.78%) 802.11
5 1 (0.78%) BGP
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.78%) DHCP
5 1 (0.78%) DSL
5 1 (0.78%) HSRP
5 1 (0.78%) IPsec
5 1 (0.78%) LAN
5 1 (0.78%) OSPF
5 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.78%) VoIP
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) WebEx
5 1 (0.78%) Wireless
5 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (10.94%) Power BI
3 11 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (8.59%) MySQL
4 10 (7.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
4 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (5.47%) Big Data
6 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.34%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.78%) DB2
9 1 (0.78%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 93 (72.66%) JIRA
2 55 (42.97%) Git (software)
3 42 (32.81%) Jenkins
4 20 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (10.16%) Bitbucket
5 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
5 13 (10.16%) Selenium
6 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (7.03%) Travis CI
8 7 (5.47%) Gatling
8 7 (5.47%) Xcode
9 6 (4.69%) JMeter
9 6 (4.69%) Maven
10 5 (3.91%) GitLab
10 5 (3.91%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.13%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.13%) CocoaPods
11 4 (3.13%) Postman
12 3 (2.34%) REST Assured
12 3 (2.34%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (16.41%) Finance
2 20 (15.63%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (34.38%) Developer
2 18 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (7.81%) AWS Engineer
4 9 (7.03%) Product Manager
4 9 (7.03%) Senior DevOps
5 8 (6.25%) Analyst
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 7 (5.47%) AWS Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Ruby Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Ruby Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (3.91%) iOS Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Scrum Master
9 4 (3.13%) Azure Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.13%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.28%) HTML
2 15 (11.72%) Node.js
3 14 (10.94%) JSON
3 14 (10.94%) React
3 14 (10.94%) REST
4 13 (10.16%) CSS
5 10 (7.81%) LDAP
6 8 (6.25%) Spring Boot
7 7 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (5.47%) Spring
8 6 (4.69%) SOAP
8 6 (4.69%) Web Services
9 5 (3.91%) XML
10 4 (3.13%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.13%) HTML5
10 4 (3.13%) YAML
11 3 (2.34%) Apollo GraphQL
11 3 (2.34%) OpenFin
11 3 (2.34%) Swagger
11 3 (2.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.06%) User Experience
2 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.59%) NHS
4 10 (7.81%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.81%) Replication
5 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.13%) Blog
5 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.34%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.34%) Tandem
7 2 (1.56%) W3C
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.78%) Animation
8 1 (0.78%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.78%) Shadow IT
8 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.75%) Linux
2 11 (8.59%) Amazon Linux
2 11 (8.59%) Android
2 11 (8.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.69%) Unix
3 6 (4.69%) Windows
4 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.56%) CentOS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (40.63%) Scrum
3 50 (39.06%) DevOps
4 29 (22.66%) Kanban
5 26 (20.31%) Analytics
5 26 (20.31%) Test Automation
6 20 (15.63%) Coaching
6 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 18 (14.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (11.72%) Data Science
9 15 (11.72%) Microservices
10 14 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
11 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.16%) ETL
11 13 (10.16%) Project Management
11 13 (10.16%) TDD
11 13 (10.16%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (10.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.78%) SQL
2 32 (25.00%) Python
3 25 (19.53%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.84%) Java
5 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.47%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.47%) Ruby
6 7 (5.47%) Scala
7 6 (4.69%) Java 8
7 6 (4.69%) Kotlin
8 5 (3.91%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.13%) Julia
9 4 (3.13%) R
10 3 (2.34%) ES6
10 3 (2.34%) Groovy
10 3 (2.34%) PHP
11 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.56%) C#
12 1 (0.78%) Go
12 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Degree
3 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) WCAG
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (18.75%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.06%) Kubernetes
2 16 (12.50%) Ansible
3 14 (10.94%) Terraform
4 13 (10.16%) Puppet
5 4 (3.13%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.56%) Grafana
6 2 (1.56%) Nessus
6 2 (1.56%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.56%) Rsyslog
6 2 (1.56%) SCCM
7 1 (0.78%) Istio
7 1 (0.78%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) Knative
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.78%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.19%) Google
3 15 (11.72%) Red Hat
4 14 (10.94%) Tableau
5 9 (7.03%) AppDynamics
5 9 (7.03%) Atlassian
5 9 (7.03%) Splunk
6 3 (2.34%) IBM
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle
6 3 (2.34%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) Adobe
7 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.78%) Black Duck
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) HubSpot
8 1 (0.78%) Informatica
8 1 (0.78%) Meraki
8 1 (0.78%) OneLogin
8 1 (0.78%) Optimizely