Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 486 594 712
Rank change year-on-year +108 +118 +86
Contract jobs citing Slack 96 264 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.76% 1.00% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 163 151
Median daily rate £494 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +10.53% -1.04%
10th Percentile £313 £413 £363
90th Percentile £554 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £95.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -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 12,616 26,293 22,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.55% 28.16% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,351 18,072 15,170
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 357 318
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.38% +18.42% -
10th Percentile £14.59 £12.75 £11.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £62.25 £56.63
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +27.63% +0.63%

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 4 July 2020.

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 14 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 4 July 2020. 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 +133 87 £488 -7.14% 21
London +138 53 £470 -14.55% 17
UK excluding London +109 37 £500 -4.76% 7
North of England +66 28 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +63 21 £526 +5.10% 2
Work from Home -8 11 £488 -7.14% 10
North West +45 5 £325 -40.91%
Midlands +89 3 £500 -
West Midlands +66 3 £500 -
Wales +39 3 £500 +5.26% 3
North East +29 2 £450 -5.26%
East of England +63 1 - - 2
Scotland +45 1 £525 -4.55%
South West +41 1 £550 +4.76%

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 76 (79.17%) JIRA
2 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (56.25%) Scrum
3 54 (56.25%) Confluence
4 52 (54.17%) Git (software)
5 43 (44.79%) Jenkins
6 36 (37.50%) GitHub
6 36 (37.50%) Kanban
7 35 (36.46%) Test Automation
7 35 (36.46%) AWS
8 32 (33.33%) DevOps
9 29 (30.21%) Mobile App
10 28 (29.17%) REST
10 28 (29.17%) Splunk
10 28 (29.17%) AppDynamics
10 28 (29.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 27 (28.13%) JSON
12 26 (27.08%) Azure
13 25 (26.04%) User Experience
14 23 (23.96%) Finance
15 22 (22.92%) Java
15 22 (22.92%) Lean UX
16 20 (20.83%) Project Management
17 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
18 18 (18.75%) SQL
18 18 (18.75%) Selenium
18 18 (18.75%) GCP
19 17 (17.71%) Apple iOS
19 17 (17.71%) DNS
19 17 (17.71%) Change Management

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 54 (56.25%) Confluence
2 9 (9.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (9.38%) Mule
3 3 (3.13%) Apache
3 3 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.04%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Figma
2 3 (3.13%) LibreOffice
2 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.08%) InVision
3 2 (2.08%) Sketch
4 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.04%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 36 (37.50%) GitHub
2 35 (36.46%) AWS
3 26 (27.08%) Azure
4 18 (18.75%) GCP
5 14 (14.58%) PaaS
6 11 (11.46%) Power Platform
7 10 (10.42%) IaaS
8 9 (9.38%) npm
9 8 (8.33%) Trello
10 6 (6.25%) Office 365
11 3 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (3.13%) Azure Functions
11 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (3.13%) Google Analytics
11 3 (3.13%) Google Docs
11 3 (3.13%) Serverless
12 2 (2.08%) OpenShift
12 2 (2.08%) SaaS
13 1 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (1.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.71%) DNS
2 16 (16.67%) Firewall
3 15 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 14 (14.58%) Reverse Proxy
4 14 (14.58%) SSL
5 3 (3.13%) Network Security
6 2 (2.08%) Skype
6 2 (2.08%) SSH
7 1 (1.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.46%) MySQL
2 11 (11.46%) Power BI
3 10 (10.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (6.25%) Big Data
6 3 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.08%) MariaDB
7 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.04%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.04%) GIS
8 1 (1.04%) InfluxDB
8 1 (1.04%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 76 (79.17%) JIRA
2 52 (54.17%) Git (software)
3 43 (44.79%) Jenkins
4 28 (29.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (18.75%) Selenium
6 15 (15.63%) Xcode
7 14 (14.58%) Maven
8 13 (13.54%) CocoaPods
9 10 (10.42%) JUnit
9 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (9.38%) Mockito
11 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
12 5 (5.21%) GitLab
12 5 (5.21%) Travis CI
13 4 (4.17%) Android Studio
13 4 (4.17%) Gatling
13 4 (4.17%) JMeter
13 4 (4.17%) Postman
14 3 (3.13%) REST Assured
14 3 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.29%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Developer
2 14 (14.58%) iOS Developer
3 11 (11.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 5 (5.21%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (5.21%) Programme Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.21%) SQL Developer
6 4 (4.17%) AWS Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Azure Developer
6 4 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (3.13%) Digital Copywriter
7 3 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Platform Support Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Python Engineer
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) REST
2 27 (28.13%) JSON
3 16 (16.67%) Node.js
3 16 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 15 (15.63%) Spring
5 11 (11.46%) Jest
6 10 (10.42%) Express
7 9 (9.38%) Enzyme
7 9 (9.38%) Redux
7 9 (9.38%) WireMock
8 8 (8.33%) React
9 7 (7.29%) HTML
9 7 (7.29%) Web Services
10 5 (5.21%) CSS
11 4 (4.17%) SOAP
11 4 (4.17%) XML
11 4 (4.17%) YAML
12 3 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (3.13%) Swagger
13 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.21%) Mobile App
2 25 (26.04%) User Experience
3 10 (10.42%) Replication
4 7 (7.29%) NHS
5 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Blog
6 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.13%) Wiki
7 2 (2.08%) Tandem
7 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.08%) W3C
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Animation
8 1 (1.04%) Clustering
8 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.71%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.46%) Android
3 8 (8.33%) Linux
4 6 (6.25%) Unix
5 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Windows
7 2 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (1.04%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (56.25%) Scrum
3 36 (37.50%) Kanban
4 35 (36.46%) Test Automation
5 32 (33.33%) DevOps
6 22 (22.92%) Lean UX
7 20 (20.83%) Project Management
8 17 (17.71%) Change Management
9 16 (16.67%) iOS Development
9 16 (16.67%) Migration
9 16 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 16 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 15 (15.63%) Security Testing
11 14 (14.58%) Analytics
11 14 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (14.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 14 (14.58%) Unit Testing
12 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
12 13 (13.54%) Validation
13 12 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) Java
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 15 (15.63%) Apple Swift
4 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.54%) Python
5 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.38%) ES6
7 5 (5.21%) Java 8
7 5 (5.21%) Kotlin
8 3 (3.13%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
9 2 (2.08%) Scala
9 2 (2.08%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.04%) C#
10 1 (1.04%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) Groovy
10 1 (1.04%) Julia
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) NIST
3 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) Docker
2 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Terraform
2 12 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 5 (5.21%) Ansible
4 4 (4.17%) Puppet
5 3 (3.13%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.08%) Grafana
6 2 (2.08%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.08%) Rsyslog
6 2 (2.08%) SCCM
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.04%) Istio
7 1 (1.04%) Opsgenie
7 1 (1.04%) Packer
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) AppDynamics
1 28 (29.17%) Splunk
2 19 (19.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.58%) F5
4 12 (12.50%) Google
5 11 (11.46%) Tableau
6 9 (9.38%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.21%) Adobe
8 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.08%) VMware
9 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco
9 1 (1.04%) IBM
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle