Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Task Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Task Automation over the 6 months to 17 July 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.

Task Automation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 226 227
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 33 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.46% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 10
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +18.18%
10th Percentile £338 £425 £413
90th Percentile £550 £555 £626
Central London median daily rate £463 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -7.50% -2.44% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Task Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,965 6,243 5,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.62% 88.03% 88.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,643 4,939 4,437
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £335 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.10% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 105 55
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -6.50% +0.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.85 £13.05
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.45 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £18.70 £17.85
% change year-on-year +14.12% +4.79% -10.78%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the City of London

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Task Automation in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in the City of London

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in the City of London

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Task Automation in the City of London

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
Task Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Task Automation 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) PowerShell
3 14 (42.42%) Finance
4 12 (36.36%) Linux
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) Java
6 9 (27.27%) Perl
6 9 (27.27%) DevOps
7 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
7 8 (24.24%) Python
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) Banking
8 7 (21.21%) Replication
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
8 7 (21.21%) SAN
8 7 (21.21%) Node.js
9 6 (18.18%) High Availability
9 6 (18.18%) Apache Camel
9 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) AWK
9 6 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (18.18%) Maven
9 6 (18.18%) Groovy
9 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
9 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
9 6 (18.18%) RESTful
9 6 (18.18%) Scala

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (12.12%) Power Platform
2 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (6.06%) GitHub
3 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) HTTP
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 2 (6.06%) Skype
5 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.03%) 3GPP
6 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) SMTP
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2017
3 4 (12.12%) Power BI
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (6.06%) DB2
5 2 (6.06%) MySQL
6 1 (3.03%) Big Data
6 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Maven
2 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.03%) FishEye
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) GitLab
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.06%) Law
4 2 (6.06%) Publishing
5 1 (3.03%) Billing
5 1 (3.03%) French Language
5 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) DBA
3 5 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Node.js Developer
3 5 (15.15%) SQL DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Node.js
2 6 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (18.18%) Apache Camel
2 6 (18.18%) RESTful
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) .NET
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware
5 2 (6.06%) Swagger
6 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.03%) HTML
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Replication
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) iPad
3 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.06%) Blog
4 2 (6.06%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) BYOD
5 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) Handset
5 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Solaris
4 2 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) High Availability
2 6 (18.18%) Multithreaded Programming
2 6 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Optimisation
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) PowerShell
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 9 (27.27%) Perl
5 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (24.24%) Python
6 6 (18.18%) AWK
6 6 (18.18%) Groovy
6 6 (18.18%) Scala
7 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
8 4 (12.12%) VBScript
9 2 (6.06%) C++
10 1 (3.03%) C#
10 1 (3.03%) PHP
10 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) A+ Certification
1 4 (12.12%) MCDST
1 4 (12.12%) MCSA
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Docker
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Ansible
1 4 (12.12%) Perfmon
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
1 4 (12.12%) WMI
2 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) Terraform
4 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) Splunk
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) Sybase
5 2 (6.06%) Veritas
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) Darktrace
6 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.03%) Proofpoint
6 1 (3.03%) Sonatype
6 1 (3.03%) webMethods