Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 604 643 643
Rank change year-on-year +39 0 +156
Contract jobs citing Slack 128 248 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.62% 0.97% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 149 204
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £352 £363
90th Percentile £615 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 20,584 25,587 19,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 25.82% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,919 17,661 13,470
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £277 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 315 245
UK median hourly rate £21.30 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.69% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.17 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £68.75 £56.50 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -1.62%

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 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Slack in the UK

Slack
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Slack.

Contractor 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 21 February 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 +45 106 £488 -2.50% 54
London +119 67 £481 -3.75% 30
UK excluding London +15 59 £500 - 26
North of England +9 26 £425 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire +25 19 £500 - 2
Scotland +36 17 £525 - 2
North West +7 5 £375 -21.22% 3
South East +77 4 £523 -1.04% 8
Wales +25 4 £300 -43.40%
South West +18 4 £550 +4.76% 3
Midlands +48 2 £363 +3.57% 5
West Midlands +32 2 £363 +3.57% 3
East of England +28 2 £550 +41.94% 1
North East +10 2 £400 -20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 95 (74.22%) JIRA
2 82 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (50.78%) Confluence
4 51 (39.84%) Scrum
5 49 (38.28%) Git (software)
6 45 (35.16%) DevOps
7 41 (32.03%) GitHub
8 40 (31.25%) Jenkins
9 34 (26.56%) Kanban
10 30 (23.44%) SQL
11 28 (21.88%) Python
11 28 (21.88%) Azure
12 27 (21.09%) Test Automation
12 27 (21.09%) Linux
12 27 (21.09%) Sonatype Nexus
13 26 (20.31%) User Experience
13 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
13 26 (20.31%) Google
14 23 (17.97%) Finance
15 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (15.63%) JSON
16 20 (15.63%) Coaching
17 19 (14.84%) Analytics
17 19 (14.84%) Trello
17 19 (14.84%) Node.js
17 19 (14.84%) Project Management
17 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
18 18 (14.06%) REST
18 18 (14.06%) Public Sector
19 17 (13.28%) Apple iOS

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 65 (50.78%) Confluence
2 5 (3.91%) Apache
3 2 (1.56%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Mule
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) InVision
1 6 (4.69%) Sketch
2 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.13%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.56%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.56%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (32.03%) GitHub
2 28 (21.88%) Azure
3 19 (14.84%) Trello
4 17 (13.28%) AWS
5 14 (10.94%) Google Docs
5 14 (10.94%) Power Platform
6 13 (10.16%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (10.16%) PaaS
7 10 (7.81%) IaaS
8 6 (4.69%) GCP
8 6 (4.69%) Office 365
9 4 (3.13%) G Suite
9 4 (3.13%) SaaS
10 2 (1.56%) BrowserStack
10 2 (1.56%) Serverless
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.78%) Heroku
11 1 (0.78%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) Skype
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) VoIP
2 3 (2.34%) VPN
3 2 (1.56%) SAN
3 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.78%) 802.11
4 1 (0.78%) BGP
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) DSL
4 1 (0.78%) HSRP
4 1 (0.78%) IPsec
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) OSPF
4 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (10.94%) Power BI
3 13 (10.16%) MySQL
4 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.78%) Big Data
11 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.78%) DB2
11 1 (0.78%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.78%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (74.22%) JIRA
2 49 (38.28%) Git (software)
3 40 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 27 (21.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (11.72%) Bitbucket
6 11 (8.59%) Xcode
7 10 (7.81%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (5.47%) Maven
8 7 (5.47%) Selenium
9 6 (4.69%) Travis CI
10 4 (3.13%) Gatling
10 4 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (3.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.34%) Android Studio
11 3 (2.34%) CocoaPods
11 3 (2.34%) JMeter
12 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.69%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.34%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (34.38%) Developer
2 16 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (7.81%) Senior DevOps
4 9 (7.03%) AWS Engineer
5 8 (6.25%) Product Manager
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 7 (5.47%) Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Android Developer
7 6 (4.69%) AWS Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Designer
7 6 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Ruby Developer
7 6 (4.69%) Ruby Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (3.91%) iOS Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Scrum Master
8 5 (3.91%) UI Designer
8 5 (3.91%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) JSON
2 19 (14.84%) Node.js
3 18 (14.06%) REST
4 14 (10.94%) HTML
4 14 (10.94%) React
5 12 (9.38%) LDAP
6 11 (8.59%) CSS
7 8 (6.25%) Spring
7 8 (6.25%) Spring Boot
8 7 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (4.69%) XML
10 4 (3.13%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.13%) HTML5
10 4 (3.13%) Material Design
11 3 (2.34%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.34%) Apollo GraphQL
11 3 (2.34%) CSS3
11 3 (2.34%) OpenFin
11 3 (2.34%) RESTful
11 3 (2.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.31%) User Experience
2 16 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.94%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.81%) Replication
5 9 (7.03%) NHS
6 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.34%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.56%) Blog
9 2 (1.56%) Tandem
10 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.78%) Animation
10 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.78%) Shadow IT
10 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.78%) W3C
10 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) Linux
2 17 (13.28%) Android
2 17 (13.28%) Apple iOS
3 13 (10.16%) Amazon Linux
4 11 (8.59%) Windows
5 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.56%) Unix
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.84%) Scrum
3 45 (35.16%) DevOps
4 34 (26.56%) Kanban
5 27 (21.09%) Test Automation
6 20 (15.63%) Coaching
7 19 (14.84%) Analytics
7 19 (14.84%) Project Management
8 17 (13.28%) Mentoring
9 16 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (10.94%) TDD
10 14 (10.94%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (10.16%) ETL
11 13 (10.16%) Validation
12 12 (9.38%) Data Modelling
12 12 (9.38%) Information Governance
13 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.59%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) SQL
2 28 (21.88%) Python
3 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.72%) Java
5 13 (10.16%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.59%) Apple Swift
7 8 (6.25%) C#
7 8 (6.25%) TypeScript
8 7 (5.47%) Ruby
8 7 (5.47%) Scala
9 6 (4.69%) Java 8
10 5 (3.91%) Kotlin
11 4 (3.13%) ES6
11 4 (3.13%) Julia
11 4 (3.13%) R
12 3 (2.34%) Groovy
13 2 (1.56%) PHP
14 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.78%) C
14 1 (0.78%) Go
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
1 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) Degree
2 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) WCAG
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Docker
2 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.56%) Firmware
3 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.56%) Xen
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.72%) Ansible
2 14 (10.94%) Kubernetes
3 12 (9.38%) Puppet
4 9 (7.03%) Terraform
5 3 (2.34%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.56%) Nessus
6 2 (1.56%) WSUS
7 1 (0.78%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) Knative
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.78%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (20.31%) Google
1 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.72%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.94%) Tableau
4 10 (7.81%) AppDynamics
4 10 (7.81%) Splunk
5 8 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.34%) Dell
6 3 (2.34%) HubSpot
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle
7 2 (1.56%) Adobe
7 2 (1.56%) Citrix
7 2 (1.56%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.56%) IBM
7 2 (1.56%) New Relic
7 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) Apple
8 1 (0.78%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.78%) F5
8 1 (0.78%) VMware