Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 619 690 714
Rank change year-on-year +71 +24 +146
Contract jobs citing Slack 187 213 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.76% 0.86% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 143 173
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £395 £371 £400
90th Percentile £713 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 24,459 24,878 17,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.35% 23.94% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,640 17,210 12,036
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £662 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 334 232
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +9.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £78.75 £62.06 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.57% -2.78% +5.51%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +51 151 £528 +5.60% 55
UK excluding London +44 111 £525 +5.00% 18
London +80 72 £575 +15.00% 40
North of England +3 43 £500 -
Yorkshire +23 35 £525 +5.00%
Scotland - 33 £525 - 2
South West +3 18 £525 +5.00% 4
South East +39 12 £523 -16.40% 5
North West +4 5 - -
North East +6 3 £475 -5.00%
Wales +25 2 £338 -36.47% 1
East of England +24 2 £525 +23.46% 1
Midlands +34 1 £550 +34.15% 5
West Midlands +20 1 £550 +34.15% 3

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 145 (77.54%) JIRA
2 117 (62.57%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (50.80%) Confluence
4 79 (42.25%) DevOps
5 78 (41.71%) Jenkins
6 76 (40.64%) Git (software)
7 69 (36.90%) Scrum
8 64 (34.22%) GitHub
9 58 (31.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 54 (28.88%) AWS
11 50 (26.74%) Google
12 48 (25.67%) Java
13 45 (24.06%) Test Automation
13 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
14 42 (22.46%) REST
15 41 (21.93%) SC Cleared
15 41 (21.93%) JavaScript
16 39 (20.86%) Workflow
16 39 (20.86%) Kanban
16 39 (20.86%) JSON
16 39 (20.86%) Docker
17 38 (20.32%) JUnit
18 37 (19.79%) Linux
18 37 (19.79%) Azure
19 36 (19.25%) Node.js
19 36 (19.25%) Google Docs
20 35 (18.72%) Spring Boot
20 35 (18.72%) Spring
20 35 (18.72%) Finance
21 34 (18.18%) Skype

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 95 (50.80%) Confluence
2 11 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
2 11 (5.88%) Mule
3 6 (3.21%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.14%) JBoss
5 3 (1.60%) Apache
5 3 (1.60%) Drupal
5 3 (1.60%) nginx
6 2 (1.07%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
1 5 (2.67%) Sketch
2 4 (2.14%) InVision
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.07%) Chatbot
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.53%) Figma
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.53%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 64 (34.22%) GitHub
2 54 (28.88%) AWS
3 37 (19.79%) Azure
4 36 (19.25%) Google Docs
5 20 (10.70%) Trello
6 15 (8.02%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
7 11 (5.88%) PaaS
8 10 (5.35%) Amazon S3
8 10 (5.35%) npm
9 9 (4.81%) Serverless
10 8 (4.28%) Office 365
11 7 (3.74%) GCP
11 7 (3.74%) Power Platform
12 6 (3.21%) G Suite
12 6 (3.21%) IaaS
12 6 (3.21%) SaaS
13 5 (2.67%) OpenShift
14 3 (1.60%) Google Analytics
15 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.18%) Skype
2 16 (8.56%) OpenVPN
3 7 (3.74%) VPN
4 5 (2.67%) DNS
5 3 (1.60%) Firewall
6 2 (1.07%) Internet
6 2 (1.07%) SAN
6 2 (1.07%) VoIP
6 2 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.53%) HTTP
7 1 (0.53%) Intranet
7 1 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.90%) MySQL
2 15 (8.02%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (5.35%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (3.74%) Power BI
5 7 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.21%) MariaDB
6 6 (3.21%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.07%) Big Data
11 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 145 (77.54%) JIRA
2 78 (41.71%) Jenkins
3 76 (40.64%) Git (software)
4 58 (31.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (20.32%) JUnit
6 23 (12.30%) Maven
7 19 (10.16%) SonarQube
8 16 (8.56%) Xcode
9 14 (7.49%) Bitbucket
9 14 (7.49%) Selenium
10 11 (5.88%) Mockito
11 8 (4.28%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.74%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.21%) Gradle
14 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 4 (2.14%) GitLab
15 4 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
16 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
17 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (18.72%) Finance
2 22 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 19 (10.16%) Banking
4 7 (3.74%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.21%) Retail
6 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 4 (2.14%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.07%) Electronics
7 2 (1.07%) Law
7 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) German Language
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (36.36%) Developer
2 35 (18.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (11.23%) Senior DevOps
4 15 (8.02%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.49%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (7.49%) React Developer
6 13 (6.95%) Android Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Analyst
7 10 (5.35%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.35%) UI Developer
8 9 (4.81%) Architect
8 9 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.28%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) AWS Developer
10 7 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (3.74%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (3.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.74%) iOS Developer
11 6 (3.21%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.46%) REST
2 39 (20.86%) JSON
3 36 (19.25%) Node.js
4 35 (18.72%) Spring
4 35 (18.72%) Spring Boot
5 28 (14.97%) React
6 13 (6.95%) Web Services
7 12 (6.42%) OpenFin
8 11 (5.88%) Enzyme
8 11 (5.88%) Jest
8 11 (5.88%) LDAP
8 11 (5.88%) WireMock
9 10 (5.35%) Express
9 10 (5.35%) Redux
10 9 (4.81%) .NET
10 9 (4.81%) HTML
11 8 (4.28%) CSS
12 7 (3.74%) .NET Framework
13 6 (3.21%) HTML5
13 6 (3.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.58%) User Experience
2 20 (10.70%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.21%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.21%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (3.21%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.21%) Replication
4 6 (3.21%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.67%) NHS
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.07%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.07%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.07%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.53%) Shadow IT
8 1 (0.53%) STB
8 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.79%) Linux
2 22 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 20 (10.70%) Android
4 12 (6.42%) Amazon Linux
5 9 (4.81%) Windows
6 6 (3.21%) CentOS
7 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.14%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.07%) Unix
8 2 (1.07%) VMS
8 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (62.57%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (42.25%) DevOps
3 69 (36.90%) Scrum
4 45 (24.06%) Test Automation
5 39 (20.86%) Kanban
5 39 (20.86%) Workflow
6 33 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
7 26 (13.90%) Mentoring
8 24 (12.83%) Open Source
9 18 (9.63%) Coaching
9 18 (9.63%) Microservices
9 18 (9.63%) TDD
9 18 (9.63%) Workflow Management
10 17 (9.09%) iOS Development
11 15 (8.02%) Android Development
12 14 (7.49%) Load Balancing
12 14 (7.49%) Project Management
12 14 (7.49%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (6.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.67%) Java
2 41 (21.93%) JavaScript
3 30 (16.04%) Python
4 23 (12.30%) ES6
5 20 (10.70%) SQL
6 17 (9.09%) Java 8
7 16 (8.56%) Apple Swift
8 12 (6.42%) TypeScript
9 10 (5.35%) C#
9 10 (5.35%) Groovy
10 9 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.21%) Scala
13 2 (1.07%) Go
13 2 (1.07%) Julia
13 2 (1.07%) PHP
13 2 (1.07%) R
13 2 (1.07%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (24.06%) Security Cleared
2 41 (21.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.60%) Degree
5 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (20.86%) Docker
2 10 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.07%) Firmware
4 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.07%) Xen
5 1 (0.53%) Varnish
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (15.51%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.56%) FreeIPA
2 16 (8.56%) Grafana
3 15 (8.02%) Ansible
3 15 (8.02%) Prometheus
4 13 (6.95%) Terraform
5 12 (6.42%) Puppet
6 2 (1.07%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.07%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) Consul
7 1 (0.53%) Graphite
7 1 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.53%) Packer
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 50 (26.74%) Google
2 33 (17.65%) Splunk
3 21 (11.23%) AppDynamics
4 19 (10.16%) Black Duck
5 15 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 15 (8.02%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.35%) Blue Coat
6 10 (5.35%) F5
7 7 (3.74%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.74%) Tableau
8 5 (2.67%) SAP
9 4 (2.14%) Workday
10 3 (1.60%) Apple
10 3 (1.60%) Citrix
10 3 (1.60%) Dell
10 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.60%) VMware
11 2 (1.07%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 2 (1.07%) EqualLogic
11 2 (1.07%) HubSpot