Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 639 424 619
Rank change year-on-year -215 +195 +86
Contract jobs citing Slack 188 116 199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.62% 1.12% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 74 129
10th Percentile £313 £380 £373
25th Percentile £413 £426 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £600
90th Percentile £625 £600 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £488 £523
% change year-on-year +12.82% -6.70% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.18 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.18 -

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 30,324 10,328 24,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.57% 31.90% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,869 7,256 17,171
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 157 367
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.15 £13.65
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.45 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.70 £21.86 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.31% +6.63% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.14 £40.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.25 £57.50 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +14.29%

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 27 October 2021.

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 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 27 October 2021. 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 -223 117 £525 +5.00% 62
UK excluding London -152 80 £550 +12.82% 28
London -181 69 £550 +12.82% 34
Work from Home -197 50 £481 +1.32% 28
Scotland -47 39 £550 +6.02%
North of England -106 24 £525 +7.69% 8
Yorkshire -90 13 £500 - 2
South East -70 10 £375 -28.57% 9
North West -50 8 £500 +26.58% 6
South West - 5 £525 - 3
North East -6 3 £525 -
Wales -34 1 - -
East of England - 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 146 (77.66%) JIRA
2 93 (49.47%) DevOps
3 91 (48.40%) Confluence
4 87 (46.28%) GitHub
5 86 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (41.49%) Java
7 65 (34.57%) AWS
8 59 (31.38%) Git (software)
9 54 (28.72%) Python
10 47 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (23.94%) Scrum
12 43 (22.87%) Mentoring
13 42 (22.34%) Grafana
14 41 (21.81%) Finance
15 39 (20.74%) Jenkins
16 37 (19.68%) Amazon S3
16 37 (19.68%) Apache Airflow
17 36 (19.15%) Terraform
17 36 (19.15%) Kubernetes
18 35 (18.62%) Continuous Delivery
19 34 (18.09%) Bosun
19 34 (18.09%) Kafka
19 34 (18.09%) Capacity Management
19 34 (18.09%) Runbook
19 34 (18.09%) VictorOps
20 32 (17.02%) Test Automation
21 30 (15.96%) Public Sector
22 29 (15.43%) Coaching
22 29 (15.43%) Linux
23 27 (14.36%) Kanban

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 91 (48.40%) Confluence
2 37 (19.68%) Apache Airflow
3 15 (7.98%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.13%) Apache
5 4 (2.13%) Drupal
5 4 (2.13%) nginx
6 3 (1.60%) CMS
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.06%) Jetty
8 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.53%) Mule
8 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.06%) Adobe XD
3 2 (1.06%) InVision
3 2 (1.06%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (46.28%) GitHub
2 65 (34.57%) AWS
3 37 (19.68%) Amazon S3
4 23 (12.23%) Azure
5 22 (11.70%) Miro
6 18 (9.57%) Amazon EKS
7 16 (8.51%) Microsoft 365
8 12 (6.38%) Trello
9 10 (5.32%) SaaS
10 8 (4.26%) Google Workspace
10 8 (4.26%) PaaS
11 5 (2.66%) Power Platform
12 4 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (2.13%) npm
13 3 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.60%) AWS Step Functions
13 3 (1.60%) GCP
13 3 (1.60%) Google Docs
13 3 (1.60%) Google Drive
13 3 (1.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.72%) WebEx
2 5 (2.66%) Firewall
3 4 (2.13%) DNS
4 3 (1.60%) HTTP
4 3 (1.60%) Internet
4 3 (1.60%) Intranet
4 3 (1.60%) LAN
4 3 (1.60%) VPN
5 2 (1.06%) DHCP
5 2 (1.06%) Skype
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) PSTN
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SSH
6 1 (0.53%) VLAN
6 1 (0.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.38%) MongoDB
1 12 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.85%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.26%) MySQL
4 5 (2.66%) Power BI
4 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.66%) Tableau
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.60%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.60%) Metadata
6 2 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (1.06%) Redis
6 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 146 (77.66%) JIRA
2 59 (31.38%) Git (software)
3 39 (20.74%) Jenkins
4 25 (13.30%) Bitbucket
5 23 (12.23%) Maven
6 19 (10.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (6.38%) Android Studio
7 12 (6.38%) Postman
8 10 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 10 (5.32%) JUnit
9 9 (4.79%) GitLab
9 9 (4.79%) Selenium
9 9 (4.79%) SonarQube
10 8 (4.26%) NUnit
10 8 (4.26%) Terragrunt
11 7 (3.72%) TestNG
12 6 (3.19%) Mockito
12 6 (3.19%) Serenity BDD
12 6 (3.19%) SpecFlow
12 6 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (21.81%) Finance
2 30 (15.96%) Public Sector
3 25 (13.30%) Social Skills
4 16 (8.51%) Marketing
5 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.66%) Banking
7 5 (2.66%) Electronics
7 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.60%) Legal
8 3 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 39 (20.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (19.15%) Developer
3 20 (10.64%) Software Engineer
4 18 (9.57%) Data Engineer
4 18 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (6.91%) Android Developer
6 12 (6.38%) Java Engineer
7 11 (5.85%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (5.32%) Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) Delivery Manager
9 9 (4.79%) Senior Data Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) Senior Software Engineer
9 9 (4.79%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (4.26%) Senior Java Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 7 (3.72%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.19%) Architect
12 6 (3.19%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.09%) Kafka
2 25 (13.30%) Node.js
3 21 (11.17%) Spring
4 19 (10.11%) React
5 18 (9.57%) REST
6 16 (8.51%) JSON
7 15 (7.98%) HTML
7 15 (7.98%) Spring Boot
8 13 (6.91%) AngularJS
8 13 (6.91%) CSS
9 10 (5.32%) RESTful
10 6 (3.19%) HTML5
10 6 (3.19%) WireMock
11 5 (2.66%) Sass
12 4 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (2.13%) SOAP
12 4 (2.13%) Swagger
13 3 (1.60%) .NET
13 3 (1.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.45%) User Experience
2 13 (6.91%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.66%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.13%) Clustering
4 4 (2.13%) Legacy Systems
4 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Blog
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (1.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.06%) Social Media
6 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Animation
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.43%) Linux
2 14 (7.45%) Amazon Linux
2 14 (7.45%) Android
2 14 (7.45%) CentOS
3 11 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (5.85%) Windows
4 6 (3.19%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.66%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (49.47%) DevOps
2 86 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (23.94%) Scrum
5 43 (22.87%) Mentoring
6 35 (18.62%) Continuous Delivery
7 34 (18.09%) Capacity Management
7 34 (18.09%) Runbook
8 32 (17.02%) Test Automation
9 29 (15.43%) Coaching
10 27 (14.36%) Kanban
11 24 (12.77%) Microservices
12 20 (10.64%) Software Engineering
13 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure as Code
14 16 (8.51%) SDLC
14 16 (8.51%) TDD
15 13 (6.91%) Android Development
15 13 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (6.91%) User Stories
16 12 (6.38%) Lean UX
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.49%) Java
2 54 (28.72%) Python
3 18 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.91%) Java 8
4 13 (6.91%) Kotlin
5 11 (5.85%) C#
6 9 (4.79%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.79%) SQL
7 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.66%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.13%) Perl
9 3 (1.60%) Go
9 3 (1.60%) PHP
9 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.06%) Ada
10 2 (1.06%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Erlang
11 1 (0.53%) PHP 4
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.19%) Degree
5 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.06%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) CISSP
6 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.66%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.06%) NIST
4 1 (0.53%) NCSC
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (10.64%) Docker
2 8 (4.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) Firmware
4 2 (1.06%) Varnish
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (22.34%) Grafana
2 36 (19.15%) Kubernetes
2 36 (19.15%) Terraform
3 34 (18.09%) Bosun
3 34 (18.09%) VictorOps
4 19 (10.11%) Ansible
5 18 (9.57%) Istio
6 11 (5.85%) Rancher
7 8 (4.26%) Prometheus
8 6 (3.19%) SCCM
9 5 (2.66%) Puppet
10 3 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (1.06%) Graphite
11 2 (1.06%) Kibana
11 2 (1.06%) logstash
11 2 (1.06%) MIIS
12 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.53%) SCOM
12 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (14.36%) Splunk
2 19 (10.11%) Google
3 17 (9.04%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.98%) AppDynamics
5 12 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (5.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (4.79%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.19%) SAP
9 5 (2.66%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.66%) Oracle
10 4 (2.13%) Demandware
11 3 (1.60%) Citrix
11 3 (1.60%) Nintex
11 3 (1.60%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.60%) Veracode
12 2 (1.06%) Adobe
12 2 (1.06%) Apple
12 2 (1.06%) Cisco
12 2 (1.06%) Meraki
12 2 (1.06%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud