Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 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.

Task Automation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 213 238
Rank change year-on-year +38 +25 -27
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 16 45 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.66% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.75% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 13
City of London median daily rate £495 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £326 £377 £409
90th Percentile £684 £603 £657
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +15.15%
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 4,110 6,009 6,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.37% 88.72% 89.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,102 4,694 4,972
City of London median daily rate £516 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £330
90th Percentile £688 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £510 £518 £500
% change year-on-year -1.45% +3.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 62 74
City of London median hourly rate £21.67 £20.32 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +2.90% -3.66%
10th Percentile £12.43 £13.00 £11.67
90th Percentile £52.15 £37.09 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.62 £20.00 £21.11
% change year-on-year +13.09% -5.27% +5.99%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020, 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 12 (75.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Azure
2 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
3 5 (31.25%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) ETL
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) Subversion
4 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 4 (25.00%) Statistics
4 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
4 4 (25.00%) GitHub
4 4 (25.00%) Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
4 4 (25.00%) Terraform
4 4 (25.00%) Data Lake
4 4 (25.00%) GDPR
4 4 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 4 (25.00%) Data Science
4 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (25.00%) Azure Stack
5 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes

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 (12.50%) DataSynapse
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (25.00%) Azure Machine Learning
2 4 (25.00%) Azure Stack
2 4 (25.00%) GitHub
3 3 (18.75%) AWS
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (12.50%) GCP
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 4 (25.00%) Data Lake
3 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (12.50%) Redis
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
5 1 (6.25%) MySQL
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (6.25%) git-flow
4 1 (6.25%) gulp
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Data Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Azure Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Data Modeller
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (12.50%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Polymer
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Grid Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Data Science
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Statistics
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) Python
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (18.75%) Go
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (6.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Terraform
3 3 (18.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (12.50%) Ansible
4 2 (12.50%) Prometheus
5 1 (6.25%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM
5 1 (6.25%) vRealize
5 1 (6.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
2 2 (12.50%) Lets Encrypt
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 1 (6.25%) HP