Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 600 734 778
Rank change year-on-year +134 +44 +101
Contract jobs citing Slack 247 172 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.17% 0.092%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.96% 0.76% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 126 78
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.54% +12.63%
10th Percentile £423 £363 £383
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £535
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.54% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £95.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.85% - -
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 25,804 22,706 14,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.57% 22.04% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,625 15,581 9,927
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 335 207
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% - -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.43 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.25 £59.00 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +2.94%

Slack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Slack.

Contractor daily rate trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Slack over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 11 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 18 August 2019. 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 +111 220 £525 +5.00% 61
UK excluding London +60 132 £525 +5.00% 32
London +95 104 £550 +10.00% 32
North of England +29 74 £500 +5.26% 3
Yorkshire +19 48 £500 -
South West +2 31 £525 +7.69% 5
North West +18 20 £550 +25.71% 3
Scotland - 20 £550 - 2
North East +21 6 £450 -5.26%
South East +6 5 £414 -30.42% 19
East of England +26 2 £500 -2.49% 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 181 (73.28%) JIRA
2 136 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (46.56%) Git (software)
4 111 (44.94%) Confluence
5 98 (39.68%) Jenkins
6 79 (31.98%) Amazon AWS
6 79 (31.98%) DevOps
7 78 (31.58%) Scrum
8 77 (31.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 77 (31.17%) GitHub
9 74 (29.96%) Java
10 62 (25.10%) JUnit
10 62 (25.10%) Workflow
11 60 (24.29%) JavaScript
11 60 (24.29%) Test Automation
12 59 (23.89%) Docker
13 57 (23.08%) REST
13 57 (23.08%) Splunk
14 55 (22.27%) User Experience
15 54 (21.86%) JSON
16 51 (20.65%) Node.js
17 50 (20.24%) Kubernetes
17 50 (20.24%) Spring
18 49 (19.84%) Spring Boot
19 47 (19.03%) Kanban
20 46 (18.62%) Finance
21 45 (18.22%) React
22 41 (16.60%) SonarQube
22 41 (16.60%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (16.60%) Black Duck

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
1 111 (44.94%) Confluence
2 14 (5.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 14 (5.67%) Mule
3 10 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.43%) Alfresco
6 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.62%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.81%) CMS
9 2 (0.81%) Drupal
9 2 (0.81%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) JBoss
10 1 (0.40%) Mattermost
Applications
1 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.02%) Chatbot
3 4 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.62%) Sketch
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) Figma
5 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) InDesign
6 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 79 (31.98%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (31.17%) GitHub
3 41 (16.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (10.53%) Google Docs
5 24 (9.72%) Amazon EKS
6 20 (8.10%) PaaS
7 18 (7.29%) Trello
8 14 (5.67%) Amazon S3
8 14 (5.67%) G Suite
8 14 (5.67%) IaaS
8 14 (5.67%) Power Platform
8 14 (5.67%) Serverless
9 12 (4.86%) Office 365
10 8 (3.24%) npm
10 8 (3.24%) SaaS
11 7 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (2.02%) Dropbox
13 4 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.57%) Skype
2 29 (11.74%) OpenVPN
3 12 (4.86%) WebEx
4 11 (4.45%) HTTP
5 8 (3.24%) DNS
5 8 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.24%) VPN
6 4 (1.62%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.21%) Internet
8 2 (0.81%) Firewall
9 1 (0.40%) DHCP
9 1 (0.40%) GoToMeeting
9 1 (0.40%) Intranet
9 1 (0.40%) SSH
9 1 (0.40%) SSL
9 1 (0.40%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.38%) MySQL
2 26 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (5.67%) Power BI
5 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.45%) MongoDB
8 10 (4.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.43%) MariaDB
11 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.43%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.21%) Redis
13 2 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 181 (73.28%) JIRA
2 115 (46.56%) Git (software)
3 98 (39.68%) Jenkins
4 77 (31.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 62 (25.10%) JUnit
6 41 (16.60%) SonarQube
7 37 (14.98%) Maven
8 24 (9.72%) Xcode
9 20 (8.10%) Selenium
10 14 (5.67%) Mockito
11 12 (4.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (3.64%) Cucumber
13 8 (3.24%) GitLab
14 6 (2.43%) Gradle
14 6 (2.43%) Jasmine
15 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
16 3 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
16 3 (1.21%) Vagrant
16 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
16 3 (1.21%) webpack
General
1 46 (18.62%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Banking
3 19 (7.69%) Public Sector
4 15 (6.07%) Retail
5 8 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.43%) Marketing
7 5 (2.02%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.62%) Advertising
8 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.81%) Electronics
9 2 (0.81%) Games
9 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (42.51%) Developer
2 35 (14.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (8.10%) iOS Developer
3 20 (8.10%) Java Developer
4 19 (7.69%) React Developer
5 17 (6.88%) AWS DevOps
6 14 (5.67%) Senior Developer
6 14 (5.67%) Senior DevOps
7 12 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (4.45%) Analyst
8 11 (4.45%) Android Developer
8 11 (4.45%) AWS Developer
8 11 (4.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.05%) Designer
9 10 (4.05%) UI Developer
10 9 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) IT Support
11 8 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.08%) REST
2 54 (21.86%) JSON
3 51 (20.65%) Node.js
4 50 (20.24%) Spring
5 49 (19.84%) Spring Boot
6 45 (18.22%) React
7 21 (8.50%) HTML
7 21 (8.50%) Web Services
8 16 (6.48%) CSS
9 14 (5.67%) Enzyme
9 14 (5.67%) Jest
9 14 (5.67%) WireMock
10 12 (4.86%) OpenFin
11 10 (4.05%) Express
12 7 (2.83%) .NET
12 7 (2.83%) Redux
12 7 (2.83%) RESTful
13 6 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (2.43%) HTML5
14 5 (2.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.27%) User Experience
2 39 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.67%) Replication
4 10 (4.05%) NHS
5 9 (3.64%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (3.24%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.24%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.83%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.43%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.02%) STB
9 5 (2.02%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.62%) Chromecast
10 4 (1.62%) MPEG
10 4 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.81%) Smart Home
12 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.19%) Apple iOS
2 37 (14.98%) Android
3 29 (11.74%) Linux
4 13 (5.26%) Windows
5 10 (4.05%) CentOS
6 9 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.62%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.81%) VMS
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (31.98%) DevOps
3 78 (31.58%) Scrum
4 62 (25.10%) Workflow
5 60 (24.29%) Test Automation
6 47 (19.03%) Kanban
7 37 (14.98%) Workflow Management
8 35 (14.17%) Open Source
9 31 (12.55%) iOS Development
10 25 (10.12%) Microservices
11 23 (9.31%) Project Management
12 21 (8.50%) Data Modelling
13 20 (8.10%) Data Protection
13 20 (8.10%) Technical Leadership
14 19 (7.69%) Blue-Green Deployment
14 19 (7.69%) Canary Deployment
14 19 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 18 (7.29%) Analytics
15 18 (7.29%) Android Development
16 17 (6.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 74 (29.96%) Java
2 60 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 37 (14.98%) Python
4 34 (13.77%) Java 8
5 28 (11.34%) ES6
6 27 (10.93%) SQL
7 24 (9.72%) Apple Swift
8 20 (8.10%) PowerShell
9 11 (4.45%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.05%) Groovy
10 10 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.24%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.02%) C#
13 4 (1.62%) Go
13 4 (1.62%) PHP
13 4 (1.62%) Scala
14 3 (1.21%) C
14 3 (1.21%) PHP 7
15 2 (0.81%) Perl
15 2 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.62%) Degree
5 3 (1.21%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.81%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CBAP
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (23.89%) Docker
2 9 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.62%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) iptables
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) Varnish
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (20.24%) Kubernetes
2 37 (14.98%) Grafana
3 36 (14.57%) Prometheus
4 29 (11.74%) FreeIPA
5 15 (6.07%) Terraform
6 12 (4.86%) Ansible
7 6 (2.43%) Puppet
7 6 (2.43%) SCCM
8 5 (2.02%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.02%) Packer
9 4 (1.62%) Rancher
10 2 (0.81%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.81%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.81%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.40%) Consul
11 1 (0.40%) Graphite
11 1 (0.40%) Nessus
11 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.40%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 57 (23.08%) Splunk
2 41 (16.60%) Black Duck
3 39 (15.79%) Google
4 34 (13.77%) AppDynamics
5 30 (12.15%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.88%) Apple
6 17 (6.88%) Cisco
7 14 (5.67%) Tableau
8 8 (3.24%) Adobe
8 8 (3.24%) VMware
9 7 (2.83%) Blue Coat
9 7 (2.83%) F5
9 7 (2.83%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.62%) Brightcove
11 4 (1.62%) Citrix
11 4 (1.62%) Roku
12 3 (1.21%) New Relic
12 3 (1.21%) SAP
12 3 (1.21%) ServiceNow