Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 791 879
Rank change year-on-year +99 +88 -
Contract jobs citing Slack 199 67 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.070% 0.030%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.92% 0.50% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 51 19
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £364 £353 £363
90th Percentile £635 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £523 £500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £95.50 - -
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 21,625 13,403 10,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 13.97% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,785 9,165 7,404
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.67% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 193 166
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.96 £11.66
90th Percentile £58.75 £59.80 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -20.00%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +99 195 £475 -5.00% 31
UK excluding London +91 137 £475 -9.09% 11
North of England +50 87 £475 -11.21% 1
Yorkshire +32 63 £475 -1.04% 1
London -21 61 £470 -6.00% 24
South East +7 25 £595 +32.22% 3
North West -3 16 £438 -18.22%
Midlands 0 12 £413 - 2
West Midlands -17 12 £413 - 1
North East - 11 £475 -
South West - 6 £475 -
East of England - 5 £513 - 1
Wales - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 146 (73.37%) JIRA
2 138 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (54.27%) Confluence
4 88 (44.22%) Git (software)
5 83 (41.71%) Microservices
6 82 (41.21%) Jenkins
7 80 (40.20%) Java
8 72 (36.18%) Linux
8 72 (36.18%) BDD
9 67 (33.67%) Test Automation
9 67 (33.67%) SQL
10 65 (32.66%) REST
11 62 (31.16%) DevOps
11 62 (31.16%) Software Engineering
12 61 (30.65%) Coaching
13 56 (28.14%) Mentoring
13 56 (28.14%) TDD
13 56 (28.14%) Scrum
14 55 (27.64%) JavaScript
15 54 (27.14%) PostgreSQL
16 53 (26.63%) SFIA
17 50 (25.13%) Node.js
18 48 (24.12%) MongoDB
18 48 (24.12%) MySQL
19 46 (23.12%) Puppet
19 46 (23.12%) NoSQL
20 45 (22.61%) Cucumber
20 45 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (22.11%) Terraform
21 44 (22.11%) Continuous Integration

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
1 108 (54.27%) Confluence
2 19 (9.55%) Apache
3 13 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.53%) nginx
5 7 (3.52%) CMS
6 6 (3.02%) JBoss
7 5 (2.51%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.01%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.01%) Gunicorn
9 2 (1.01%) SAS
9 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.01%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.01%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 45 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (13.57%) GitHub
3 19 (9.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 19 (9.55%) SaaS
3 19 (9.55%) Trello
4 18 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (6.03%) Datadog
6 8 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (3.52%) BlazeMeter
8 6 (3.02%) Serverless
9 5 (2.51%) G Suite
10 4 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.01%) IaaS
12 2 (1.01%) Office 365
12 2 (1.01%) PaaS
12 2 (1.01%) Yammer
13 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.03%) HTTP
2 7 (3.52%) Internet
3 6 (3.02%) Skype
4 5 (2.51%) DNS
5 4 (2.01%) SMTP
5 4 (2.01%) SNMP
5 4 (2.01%) SSH
6 3 (1.51%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.51%) SMS
6 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.51%) VPN
7 2 (1.01%) AMQP
7 2 (1.01%) Junos
7 2 (1.01%) OpenFlow
7 2 (1.01%) VLAN
7 2 (1.01%) WebEx
8 1 (0.50%) Firewall
8 1 (0.50%) SSL
8 1 (0.50%) WAN
8 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (27.14%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (24.12%) MongoDB
2 48 (24.12%) MySQL
3 46 (23.12%) NoSQL
4 28 (14.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (11.56%) Big Data
6 21 (10.55%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) Blockchain
9 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.01%) Redis
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.50%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 146 (73.37%) JIRA
2 88 (44.22%) Git (software)
3 82 (41.21%) Jenkins
4 45 (22.61%) Cucumber
5 30 (15.08%) JUnit
6 25 (12.56%) Jasmine
7 24 (12.06%) Selenium
8 21 (10.55%) Artifactory
9 17 (8.54%) JMeter
9 17 (8.54%) LoadRunner
10 12 (6.03%) Maven
10 12 (6.03%) Visual Studio
11 10 (5.03%) Burp Suite
11 10 (5.03%) HP UFT
12 9 (4.52%) SonarQube
12 9 (4.52%) Zephyr
13 8 (4.02%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.52%) TestRail
14 7 (3.52%) The Grinder
14 7 (3.52%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (1.51%) Finance
1 3 (1.51%) Games
2 2 (1.01%) Marketing
2 2 (1.01%) Publishing
2 2 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (0.50%) Advertising
3 1 (0.50%) Automotive
3 1 (0.50%) Banking
3 1 (0.50%) French Language
3 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (19.60%) Developer
2 29 (14.57%) Software Engineer
3 26 (13.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (11.56%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.54%) User Researcher
6 13 (6.53%) Analyst
6 13 (6.53%) Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Lead DevOps
7 11 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.03%) Test Engineer
8 10 (5.03%) Tester
9 9 (4.52%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (4.02%) AWS Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Java Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (4.02%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.52%) Java Software Developer
11 7 (3.52%) JavaScript Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (3.02%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (32.66%) REST
2 50 (25.13%) Node.js
3 25 (12.56%) Spring
4 23 (11.56%) RabbitMQ
5 21 (10.55%) ActiveMQ
5 21 (10.55%) Kafka
6 18 (9.05%) Spring Boot
7 16 (8.04%) Spring Batch
7 16 (8.04%) Spring Security
8 12 (6.03%) HTML
9 11 (5.53%) Web Services
10 10 (5.03%) RESTful
10 10 (5.03%) SAML
11 8 (4.02%) Gherkin
12 7 (3.52%) AngularJS
13 6 (3.02%) CSS
13 6 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (3.02%) Spring MVC
14 4 (2.01%) Flask
14 4 (2.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.58%) User Experience
2 23 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.52%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.52%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.02%) Clustering
4 8 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.02%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.02%) CMDB
7 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.01%) Social Media
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Home
9 1 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 72 (36.18%) Linux
2 40 (20.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (7.54%) Windows
4 7 (3.52%) Unix
5 3 (1.51%) Android
5 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.01%) CentOS
6 2 (1.01%) Debian
6 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.01%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.50%) VMS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (41.71%) Microservices
3 72 (36.18%) BDD
4 67 (33.67%) Test Automation
5 62 (31.16%) DevOps
5 62 (31.16%) Software Engineering
6 61 (30.65%) Coaching
7 56 (28.14%) Mentoring
7 56 (28.14%) Scrum
7 56 (28.14%) TDD
8 53 (26.63%) SFIA
9 44 (22.11%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (20.60%) Kanban
11 40 (20.10%) Open Source
12 35 (17.59%) User Stories
13 34 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (14.07%) SDLC
15 25 (12.56%) Configuration Management
16 23 (11.56%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (11.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (40.20%) Java
2 67 (33.67%) SQL
3 55 (27.64%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.10%) Python
5 23 (11.56%) C#
6 20 (10.05%) Bash Shell
7 15 (7.54%) Perl
8 12 (6.03%) Ruby
9 7 (3.52%) Java 8
9 7 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.51%) Scala
12 2 (1.01%) F#
12 2 (1.01%) Go
12 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.01%) VB
12 2 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.05%) Degree
2 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.02%) ISEB
4 6 (3.02%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) MCP
6 1 (0.50%) MCSA
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.53%) QA
2 10 (5.03%) WCAG
3 6 (3.02%) GDPR
4 3 (1.51%) PMO
5 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 23 (11.56%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.01%) Varnish
3 2 (1.01%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.01%) XenApp
4 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 46 (23.12%) Puppet
2 44 (22.11%) Terraform
3 25 (12.56%) Grafana
4 23 (11.56%) Ansible
5 21 (10.55%) Graylog
6 10 (5.03%) Nessus
7 9 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (4.02%) Prometheus
9 5 (2.51%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.51%) Packer
10 4 (2.01%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.01%) Kibana
11 3 (1.51%) SCCM
12 2 (1.01%) Consul
12 2 (1.01%) Graphite
12 2 (1.01%) Nagios
12 2 (1.01%) Pingdom
12 2 (1.01%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 29 (14.57%) Red Hat
2 26 (13.07%) New Relic
3 18 (9.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.05%) PagerDuty
4 10 (5.03%) AppDynamics
5 8 (4.02%) Dynatrace
5 8 (4.02%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.02%) Splunk
7 5 (2.51%) Ivanti
7 5 (2.51%) Oracle
8 4 (2.01%) Google
8 4 (2.01%) Okta
9 3 (1.51%) Cisco
9 3 (1.51%) Facebook
9 3 (1.51%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.01%) Apple
10 2 (1.01%) Citrix
10 2 (1.01%) Informatica
10 2 (1.01%) Juniper
10 2 (1.01%) VMware