Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 243 211
Rank change year-on-year +45 -32 +16
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 43 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.14% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 14
City of London median daily rate £425 £525 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +27.66% +2.81%
10th Percentile £377 £349 £352
90th Percentile £609 £611 £534
Central London median daily rate £500 £550 £425
% change year-on-year -9.09% +29.41% +6.25%
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 5,962 6,246 5,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.74% 89.19% 88.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,675 4,980 4,338
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £319 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £666
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 61 50
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.70 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.48% -1.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £13.73
90th Percentile £35.42 £31.50 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.32% +6.58% -10.06%

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 15 January 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

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 31 (72.09%) PowerShell
2 27 (62.79%) Windows
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 17 (39.53%) Office 365
5 15 (34.88%) Linux
6 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
6 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
6 14 (32.56%) Finance
7 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (25.58%) SMTP
9 10 (23.26%) Python
9 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
9 10 (23.26%) ITIL
9 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (23.26%) IMAP
9 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (23.26%) Splunk
10 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
10 9 (20.93%) Java
10 9 (20.93%) VMware
11 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
11 8 (18.60%) Ansible
12 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (16.28%) SCCM
12 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
12 7 (16.28%) WAAS
12 7 (16.28%) HTML
12 7 (16.28%) SQL

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 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (23.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) Confluence
4 4 (9.30%) Apache Spark
5 3 (6.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.65%) Apache
6 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.33%) CMS
7 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (39.53%) Office 365
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) Datadog
3 4 (9.30%) PaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 3 (6.98%) IaaS
5 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.65%) SaaS
6 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) SMTP
2 10 (23.26%) IMAP
3 7 (16.28%) Skype
3 7 (16.28%) WAAS
4 6 (13.95%) DHCP
4 6 (13.95%) DNS
5 5 (11.63%) SAN
6 4 (9.30%) LAN
6 4 (9.30%) VSAN
6 4 (9.30%) WAN
7 3 (6.98%) BGP
7 3 (6.98%) Firewall
7 3 (6.98%) OSPF
7 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.98%) VPN
7 3 (6.98%) Wireless
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.65%) Intranet
8 2 (4.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Hadoop
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) Big Data
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Redis
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 5 (11.63%) SonarQube
4 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (9.30%) FishEye
4 4 (9.30%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.33%) gulp
5 1 (2.33%) Pylint
5 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Server Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Administrator
3 4 (9.30%) Applications Specialist
3 4 (9.30%) Hadoop Administrator
4 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) Node.js
3 3 (6.98%) Kafka
3 3 (6.98%) React
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) SailPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Sass
4 2 (4.65%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) OAuth
5 1 (2.33%) Redux
5 1 (2.33%) Velocity
5 1 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Algorithms
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (9.30%) User Experience
4 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) Robotics
5 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Linux
3 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.30%) Unix
6 3 (6.98%) CentOS
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.33%) Debian
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Infrastructure Management
2 10 (23.26%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Capacity Management
4 6 (13.95%) Decision-Making
4 6 (13.95%) Information Security
5 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Change Management
5 5 (11.63%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (11.63%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (11.63%) Data Engineering
5 5 (11.63%) DevOps
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineering
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.26%) Python
3 9 (20.93%) Java
4 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
7 5 (11.63%) PHP
8 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
9 3 (6.98%) Perl
10 2 (4.65%) C#
11 1 (2.33%) BeanShell
11 1 (2.33%) Bourne shell
11 1 (2.33%) Ruby
11 1 (2.33%) Scala
11 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CCA
2 1 (2.33%) CCNA
2 1 (2.33%) CCNP
2 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CWNA
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (2.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Docker
3 4 (9.30%) XenApp
3 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
3 4 (9.30%) XenServer
4 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) HDFS
5 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.33%) KVM
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Ansible
2 7 (16.28%) SCCM
3 4 (9.30%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.65%) Rundeck
4 2 (4.65%) Terraform
5 1 (2.33%) Cacti
5 1 (2.33%) collectd
5 1 (2.33%) Grafana
5 1 (2.33%) Graphite
5 1 (2.33%) Icinga
5 1 (2.33%) Kibana
5 1 (2.33%) logstash
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.33%) Observium
5 1 (2.33%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.33%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.33%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) Salt
5 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Splunk
3 9 (20.93%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 4 (9.30%) Dell
4 4 (9.30%) HP
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.30%) Sonatype
5 3 (6.98%) Cloudera
5 3 (6.98%) Lotus
5 3 (6.98%) Meraki
6 2 (4.65%) Arista
6 2 (4.65%) F5
6 2 (4.65%) Google
6 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper