Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 693 842
Rank change year-on-year +10 +149 +46
Contract jobs citing Slack 213 196 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.051%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.88% 1.17% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 174 39
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £370 £402 £375
90th Percentile £600 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 24,072 16,709 12,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 16.34% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,659 11,582 8,478
UK median daily rate £488 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 226 185
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.31 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.39% +4.14% -14.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.13 £11.70
90th Percentile £62.65 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -24.18%

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 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 13 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 20 November 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
England -1 197 £500 -4.76% 72
UK excluding London -18 135 £500 -4.76% 27
North of England -38 77 £500 -4.76% 11
London -4 72 £500 -2.44% 46
Yorkshire -17 45 £500 -6.54% 8
North West -30 24 £475 -11.21% 3
Midlands +13 17 £410 -18.00% 3
West Midlands -2 17 £410 -18.00% 1
North East -8 13 £500 -6.54%
South West -11 12 £500 -4.76% 2
South East -32 12 £625 +19.05% 8
Wales - 9 £531 -
East of England - 8 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 with a requirement for Slack.

1 164 (77.00%) JIRA
2 138 (64.79%) Confluence
3 117 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (50.23%) Git (software)
5 101 (47.42%) Microservices
6 100 (46.95%) Jenkins
7 81 (38.03%) Test Automation
8 80 (37.56%) Java
9 74 (34.74%) DevOps
10 73 (34.27%) BDD
10 73 (34.27%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (31.92%) Software Engineering
12 67 (31.46%) JavaScript
12 67 (31.46%) Linux
13 65 (30.52%) Node.js
14 62 (29.11%) REST
14 62 (29.11%) TDD
15 59 (27.70%) Coaching
16 58 (27.23%) Docker
17 56 (26.29%) Cucumber
17 56 (26.29%) MongoDB
18 53 (24.88%) SDLC
19 50 (23.47%) Mentoring
19 50 (23.47%) Scrum
20 48 (22.54%) SQL
21 47 (22.07%) Python
21 47 (22.07%) Amazon AWS
22 46 (21.60%) GitHub
22 46 (21.60%) MySQL
23 41 (19.25%) PostgreSQL

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
1 138 (64.79%) Confluence
2 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.69%) Apache
4 7 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.29%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.82%) nginx
6 5 (2.35%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.41%) JBoss
9 2 (0.94%) Gunicorn
9 2 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.47%) Mule
10 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.88%) Chatbot
4 3 (1.41%) Flinto
4 3 (1.41%) InVision
4 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) Exstream
2 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (22.07%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (21.60%) GitHub
3 25 (11.74%) Trello
4 20 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (5.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 11 (5.16%) Amazon S3
5 11 (5.16%) Google Analytics
6 10 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
6 10 (4.69%) Route 53
6 10 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.82%) BlazeMeter
8 5 (2.35%) G Suite
8 5 (2.35%) SaaS
9 4 (1.88%) Datadog
9 4 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.88%) Office 365
9 4 (1.88%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.88%) PaaS
10 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.04%) HTTP
2 13 (6.10%) Skype
3 4 (1.88%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.41%) AMQP
4 3 (1.41%) DNS
4 3 (1.41%) SSL
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.94%) Internet
6 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.47%) Firewall
6 1 (0.47%) FTP
6 1 (0.47%) ICMP
6 1 (0.47%) Junos
6 1 (0.47%) LAN
6 1 (0.47%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.47%) VLAN
6 1 (0.47%) VPN
6 1 (0.47%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.29%) MongoDB
2 46 (21.60%) MySQL
3 41 (19.25%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (15.49%) NoSQL
5 17 (7.98%) Big Data
6 16 (7.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (4.69%) Apache Hive
8 7 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.82%) Redis
10 4 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.88%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.88%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.41%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.94%) InfluxDB
12 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
13 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
13 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 164 (77.00%) JIRA
2 107 (50.23%) Git (software)
3 100 (46.95%) Jenkins
4 56 (26.29%) Cucumber
5 40 (18.78%) Selenium
6 27 (12.68%) JMeter
7 26 (12.21%) LoadRunner
8 23 (10.80%) HP UFT
9 21 (9.86%) Artifactory
9 21 (9.86%) SonarQube
10 19 (8.92%) Burp Suite
11 17 (7.98%) Maven
12 16 (7.51%) GitLab
12 16 (7.51%) IntelliJ
13 14 (6.57%) Zephyr
14 12 (5.63%) gulp
15 11 (5.16%) Gatling
15 11 (5.16%) JUnit
15 11 (5.16%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (4.69%) Sublime Text
General
1 12 (5.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.35%) Banking
3 4 (1.88%) Games
3 4 (1.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Advertising
4 1 (0.47%) Automotive
4 1 (0.47%) Billing
4 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
4 1 (0.47%) Publishing
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (22.07%) Developer
2 30 (14.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Software Engineer
4 20 (9.39%) Test Engineer
5 13 (6.10%) Java Developer
6 12 (5.63%) Analyst
7 11 (5.16%) Designer
7 11 (5.16%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.69%) Architect
8 10 (4.69%) Tester
9 9 (4.23%) Scala Developer
10 8 (3.76%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.29%) AWS DevOps
12 6 (2.82%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.82%) Lead DevOps
13 5 (2.35%) Developer in Test
13 5 (2.35%) Java Software Developer
13 5 (2.35%) Product Owner
13 5 (2.35%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (30.52%) Node.js
2 62 (29.11%) REST
3 17 (7.98%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (7.51%) CSS
4 16 (7.51%) HTML
4 16 (7.51%) RabbitMQ
5 14 (6.57%) HTML5
5 14 (6.57%) Kafka
6 13 (6.10%) Gherkin
7 12 (5.63%) Spring
7 12 (5.63%) Spring Boot
8 11 (5.16%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (5.16%) Sass
8 11 (5.16%) Web Services
8 11 (5.16%) YAML
9 10 (4.69%) LESS
9 10 (4.69%) Play Framework
9 10 (4.69%) RESTful
10 8 (3.76%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.29%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.45%) User Experience
2 13 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.63%) Virtual Team
4 10 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.88%) NHS
8 3 (1.41%) Clustering
9 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.94%) Animation
9 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.94%) PMI
9 2 (0.94%) Social Media
10 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 67 (31.46%) Linux
2 40 (18.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (6.57%) CentOS
4 13 (6.10%) Mac OS
5 10 (4.69%) Windows
6 8 (3.76%) Android
6 8 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.47%) Debian
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Unix
8 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (47.42%) Microservices
3 81 (38.03%) Test Automation
4 74 (34.74%) DevOps
5 73 (34.27%) BDD
5 73 (34.27%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (31.92%) Software Engineering
7 62 (29.11%) TDD
8 59 (27.70%) Coaching
9 53 (24.88%) SDLC
10 50 (23.47%) Mentoring
10 50 (23.47%) Scrum
11 26 (12.21%) Open Source
12 25 (11.74%) Configuration Management
13 23 (10.80%) Kanban
14 22 (10.33%) Integration Testing
14 22 (10.33%) SFIA
15 21 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (9.86%) Waterfall
16 19 (8.92%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 80 (37.56%) Java
2 67 (31.46%) JavaScript
3 48 (22.54%) SQL
4 47 (22.07%) Python
5 25 (11.74%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.98%) Ruby
7 12 (5.63%) Groovy
8 10 (4.69%) Scala
9 9 (4.23%) Perl
10 8 (3.76%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.29%) C#
12 6 (2.82%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.94%) C
13 2 (0.94%) C++
13 2 (0.94%) Go
13 2 (0.94%) Java 8
13 2 (0.94%) R
14 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.47%) ES6
14 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.04%) Degree
3 10 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.41%) ISEB
6 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.94%) PMP
8 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.15%) QA
2 18 (8.45%) WCAG
3 6 (2.82%) GDPR
4 5 (2.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (27.23%) Docker
2 6 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.88%) VirtualBox
4 3 (1.41%) Varnish
5 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.94%) KVM
5 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.47%) Ceph
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (19.25%) Grafana
2 38 (17.84%) Terraform
3 33 (15.49%) Puppet
4 28 (13.15%) Ansible
5 25 (11.74%) Kubernetes
6 22 (10.33%) Prometheus
7 19 (8.92%) Nessus
8 17 (7.98%) Packer
9 16 (7.51%) Kibana
10 14 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (6.10%) Graphite
12 11 (5.16%) Rancher
13 10 (4.69%) Graylog
14 4 (1.88%) Consul
14 4 (1.88%) FreeIPA
14 4 (1.88%) HAProxy
14 4 (1.88%) SCCM
15 2 (0.94%) ZABBIX
16 1 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
16 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (10.33%) Google
1 22 (10.33%) Splunk
2 16 (7.51%) Black Duck
2 16 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.69%) New Relic
4 9 (4.23%) AppDynamics
5 6 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.35%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.88%) Facebook
8 3 (1.41%) Alibaba
8 3 (1.41%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.41%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.41%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.41%) PagerDuty
8 3 (1.41%) VMware
8 3 (1.41%) Workday
9 2 (0.94%) Apple
9 2 (0.94%) Mirantis
9 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow