Period
to 20 November 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 683 835 882
Rank change year-on-year +152 +47 +15
Contract jobs citing Slack 196 53 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.051% 0.003%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.18% 0.43% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 39 2
UK median daily rate £525 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% +3.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 -
% change year-on-year +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 16585 12272 7470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.22% 11.80% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11495 8436 5046
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 185 116
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

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 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Top 12 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 2017. 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 +169 196 £525 +20.00% 29
UK excluding London +135 122 £525 +23.53% 16
North of England +134 92 £525 +23.53% 8
London +33 78 £513 +2.50% 14
Yorkshire +62 49 £535 +58.52% 3
North West +52 43 £535 +25.88% 2
South East - 26 £525 - 5
North East +78 18 £535 +25.88% 3
Midlands +22 3 £500 -9.09% 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South West +6 1 £525 +20.00%
East Midlands +2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Slack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Slack.

1 136 (69.39%) JIRA
2 126 (64.29%) Confluence
3 101 (51.53%) Git (software)
4 95 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (45.92%) Microservices
6 81 (41.33%) Linux
7 75 (38.27%) Jenkins
8 71 (36.22%) Mentoring
8 71 (36.22%) Test Automation
9 69 (35.20%) DevOps
10 68 (34.69%) Coaching
11 67 (34.18%) MongoDB
12 65 (33.16%) Software Engineering
13 64 (32.65%) Docker
14 63 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 61 (31.12%) MySQL
16 59 (30.10%) SQL
17 58 (29.59%) Trello
18 57 (29.08%) BDD
18 57 (29.08%) JavaScript
19 56 (28.57%) Java
19 56 (28.57%) Python
19 56 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
19 56 (28.57%) REST
20 55 (28.06%) Configuration Management
21 53 (27.04%) PostgreSQL
21 53 (27.04%) Puppet
21 53 (27.04%) User Stories
22 51 (26.02%) Node.js
22 51 (26.02%) TDD

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
1 126 (64.29%) Confluence
2 31 (15.82%) nginx
3 8 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.04%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.04%) CMS
5 4 (2.04%) Drupal
5 4 (2.04%) JBoss
5 4 (2.04%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Photoshop
2 13 (6.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (6.12%) Flinto
3 12 (6.12%) InVision
4 8 (4.08%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.51%) HipChat
9 1 (0.51%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Primavera
1 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 58 (29.59%) Trello
2 38 (19.39%) GitHub
3 29 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (10.71%) IaaS
5 17 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (7.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.57%) Dropbox
9 6 (3.06%) Serverless
10 5 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (2.55%) PaaS
10 5 (2.55%) SaaS
11 3 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.53%) Google Analytics
11 3 (1.53%) Google Drive
11 3 (1.53%) Office 365
12 2 (1.02%) Akamai
12 2 (1.02%) npm
12 2 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.80%) HTTP
2 14 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.08%) Skype
4 2 (1.02%) Firewall
4 2 (1.02%) VPN
5 1 (0.51%) ATM
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.51%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (34.18%) MongoDB
2 61 (31.12%) MySQL
3 53 (27.04%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (23.98%) NoSQL
5 27 (13.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (5.61%) Big Data
7 5 (2.55%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.55%) Data Mining
7 5 (2.55%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospike
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.51%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.51%) Redis
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 136 (69.39%) JIRA
2 101 (51.53%) Git (software)
3 75 (38.27%) Jenkins
4 42 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 29 (14.80%) SonarQube
6 18 (9.18%) Maven
6 18 (9.18%) TeamCity
7 17 (8.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (8.67%) Jasmine
7 17 (8.67%) JUnit
7 17 (8.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (8.16%) git-flow
9 7 (3.57%) Axure RP
10 5 (2.55%) Burp Suite
10 5 (2.55%) HP UFT
10 5 (2.55%) JMeter
10 5 (2.55%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.04%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.04%) Grunt
12 3 (1.53%) gulp
General
1 14 (7.14%) Finance
2 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.08%) Billing
4 5 (2.55%) Marketing
4 5 (2.55%) Publishing
5 4 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.04%) Retail
6 3 (1.53%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Games
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (24.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (20.41%) Developer
3 26 (13.27%) Software Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) Java Developer
4 24 (12.24%) Java Engineer
4 24 (12.24%) Senior DevOps
4 24 (12.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 22 (11.22%) Java Software Engineer
6 21 (10.71%) Architect
7 20 (10.20%) Designer
7 20 (10.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
7 20 (10.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 16 (8.16%) Analyst
9 15 (7.65%) Java Software Developer
9 15 (7.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 15 (7.65%) Software Developer
10 13 (6.63%) Mobile Designer
11 11 (5.61%) Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.61%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (28.57%) REST
2 51 (26.02%) Node.js
3 16 (8.16%) HTML
4 13 (6.63%) Material Design
5 11 (5.61%) pytest
5 11 (5.61%) Spring
6 9 (4.59%) CSS
7 8 (4.08%) LEMP Stack
7 8 (4.08%) XML
8 7 (3.57%) React
9 6 (3.06%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.06%) HTML5
10 5 (2.55%) .NET
10 5 (2.55%) Ajax
10 5 (2.55%) Flask
10 5 (2.55%) Jinja
10 5 (2.55%) JSON
10 5 (2.55%) Kafka
10 5 (2.55%) WebSockets
11 4 (2.04%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.80%) Clustering
2 21 (10.71%) Public Cloud
3 14 (7.14%) User Experience
4 13 (6.63%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.55%) NHS
5 5 (2.55%) PKI
6 4 (2.04%) Blog
6 4 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.53%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.53%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.51%) BYOD
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.51%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.51%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.51%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.33%) Linux
2 63 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (8.67%) Windows
4 14 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 13 (6.63%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (45.92%) Microservices
3 71 (36.22%) Mentoring
3 71 (36.22%) Test Automation
4 69 (35.20%) DevOps
5 68 (34.69%) Coaching
6 65 (33.16%) Software Engineering
7 57 (29.08%) BDD
8 56 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (28.06%) Configuration Management
10 53 (27.04%) User Stories
11 51 (26.02%) TDD
12 50 (25.51%) Scrum
13 45 (22.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 45 (22.96%) Open Source
14 43 (21.94%) SFIA
15 35 (17.86%) SDLC
16 30 (15.31%) Load Balancing
17 29 (14.80%) Static Code Analysis
18 27 (13.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.10%) SQL
2 57 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 56 (28.57%) Java
3 56 (28.57%) Python
4 46 (23.47%) Bash Shell
5 17 (8.67%) Groovy
6 15 (7.65%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.14%) Perl
8 4 (2.04%) HiveQL
8 4 (2.04%) PHP
8 4 (2.04%) VB
9 3 (1.53%) C#
9 3 (1.53%) VBA
10 2 (1.02%) C
10 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.02%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.51%) F#
11 1 (0.51%) Go
11 1 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.51%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.04%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Degree
6 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) QA
2 6 (3.06%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.55%) WCAG
4 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (32.65%) Docker
2 13 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.63%) Xen
3 10 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.04%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (27.04%) Puppet
2 38 (19.39%) Ansible
2 38 (19.39%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (9.18%) Kubernetes
3 18 (9.18%) Terraform
4 16 (8.16%) Rancher
5 12 (6.12%) Salt
6 5 (2.55%) Nessus
7 4 (2.04%) Oozie
8 1 (0.51%) Grafana
8 1 (0.51%) Graylog
8 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
1 17 (8.67%) Red Hat
2 15 (7.65%) VMware
3 10 (5.10%) Google
4 8 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.04%) IBM
5 4 (2.04%) MapR
5 4 (2.04%) SAP
6 3 (1.53%) Progress
6 3 (1.53%) Splunk
7 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.02%) New Relic
7 2 (1.02%) Pega
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) Assembla
8 1 (0.51%) Facebook
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Sitecore