Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 3 December 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 111 127
Rank change year-on-year +47 +16 +20
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 5 2 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.67% 0.11% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.13% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 16
Median daily rate - £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.00% +47.06%
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year +54.29% +33.59% -54.83%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 613 1,497 2,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.50% 82.21% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 820 1,416
Median daily rate £388 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £275
90th Percentile £538 £580 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 99 105
Median hourly rate £16.22 £15.86 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.37% -4.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.96 £9.52
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.93%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Task Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the East Midlands

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Task Automation in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Task Automation in the East Midlands

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. 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
Nottinghamshire +41 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) Blue Prism
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Spark SQL
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Development
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) AWS
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
2 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (40.00%) HBase
2 2 (40.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Data Reconciliation
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) HDFS
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (40.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) Data Lake
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (40.00%) HBase
1 2 (40.00%) Impala
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) Spark SQL
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Specialist
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Ab Initio Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Data Reconciliation
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Development
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (40.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Blue Prism
2 2 (40.00%) Ab Initio
2 2 (40.00%) Cloudera
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Teradata