Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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.

Task Automation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 235 234
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +16
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 30 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.18% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 12
City of London median daily rate £425 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +5.41% -
10th Percentile £394 £406 £372
90th Percentile £539 £620 £536
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +15.63%
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 6,094 6,275 5,875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.93% 89.27% 88.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,855 4,980 4,691
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.34 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £30.90 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -4.38% +2.77% -2.70%

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 19 November 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (53.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 11 (36.67%) Office 365
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (26.67%) ITIL
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) Information Security
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Unix
8 6 (20.00%) SMTP
8 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (16.67%) IMAP
9 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (16.67%) User Experience
9 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (16.67%) DHCP
9 5 (16.67%) DNS
9 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.33%) JBoss
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
4 2 (6.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 2 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SMTP
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) IMAP
3 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) BGP
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) OSPF
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) Skype
4 3 (10.00%) SSL
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) VSAN
4 3 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.67%) IPsec
5 2 (6.67%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) gulp
3 2 (6.67%) Grunt
3 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) webpack
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Developer
1 5 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Angular Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Hadoop Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) HTML Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) React
2 4 (13.33%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware
3 3 (10.00%) SailPoint
3 3 (10.00%) Sass
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (6.67%) D3.js
4 2 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) LESS
4 2 (6.67%) NgRx
4 2 (6.67%) Redux
4 2 (6.67%) RxJS
5 1 (3.33%) Polymer
5 1 (3.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) User Experience
3 4 (13.33%) Algorithms
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.67%) Equities
5 2 (6.67%) Fixed Income
5 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.67%) Robotics
6 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) CentOS
6 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Information Security
3 6 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Decision-Making
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
5 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Data Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
6 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 2 (6.67%) TypeScript
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.33%) BeanShell
7 1 (3.33%) Bourne shell
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
7 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) CCSA
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) CWNA
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISAE 3402
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
2 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (10.00%) XenServer
3 2 (6.67%) HDFS
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) KVM
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Ansible
2 3 (10.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (6.67%) collectd
3 2 (6.67%) Grafana
3 2 (6.67%) Graphite
3 2 (6.67%) Kibana
3 2 (6.67%) logstash
3 2 (6.67%) Rundeck
3 2 (6.67%) Terraform
4 1 (3.33%) Cacti
4 1 (3.33%) Control-M
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Netcool
4 1 (3.33%) OpenNMS
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) Splunk
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Lotus
4 3 (10.00%) Meraki
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) Arista
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) Google
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.33%) Tableau