Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 January 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 555 688
Rank change year-on-year +62 +133 -1
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 374 283 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 188 120
England median daily rate £461 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £321 £334 £281
90th Percentile £575 £604 £538
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £406
% change year-on-year +4.44% +10.77% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
England median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -68.57% +112.12%
10th Percentile £19.50 £17.60 £43.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £34.40 £98.75
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -68.57% +112.12%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,144 76,040 80,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.59% 84.08% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,821 50,742 53,006
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,788 2,055 2,462
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
% change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Task Automation in England

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
London +52 195 £524 +16.44% 41
South East -9 103 £420 -11.58% 16
North of England +65 37 £450 -18.18% 21
Midlands +17 30 £450 - 5
West Midlands +9 24 £450 - 3
North West +32 22 £513 +46.43% 12
Yorkshire +22 11 £325 -42.22% 9
East of England -21 10 £550 +51.72% 9
South West -10 5 £437 +9.31% 3
North East +52 4 £413 +13.79%
East Midlands +4 4 £350 +5.66% 2
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 171 (45.72%) Linux
2 149 (39.84%) Windows
3 139 (37.17%) DevOps
4 130 (34.76%) Puppet
5 125 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (29.68%) Python
7 107 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
8 103 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
9 101 (27.01%) Configuration Management
10 100 (26.74%) PowerShell
11 99 (26.47%) Finance
12 84 (22.46%) Ansible
13 80 (21.39%) SQL
14 78 (20.86%) Git (software)
15 73 (19.52%) Jenkins
16 63 (16.84%) Banking
17 60 (16.04%) ITIL
17 60 (16.04%) Microsoft
18 59 (15.78%) Unix
19 57 (15.24%) JavaScript
19 57 (15.24%) Scrum
20 56 (14.97%) Ruby
21 55 (14.71%) Test Automation
21 55 (14.71%) MySQL
22 52 (13.90%) Oracle
22 52 (13.90%) Windows Server
23 50 (13.37%) Docker
23 50 (13.37%) HTML
23 50 (13.37%) Open Source
23 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 36 (9.63%) IIS
2 30 (8.02%) Confluence
3 25 (6.68%) Apache
4 24 (6.42%) CMS
5 21 (5.61%) nginx
6 16 (4.28%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.28%) WebSphere
7 12 (3.21%) OpenStack
7 12 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.87%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.87%) JBoss
8 7 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.60%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.34%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) GIMP
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Open Workbench
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) ION MarketView
1 4 (1.07%) RMDS
2 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.27%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 107 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (8.29%) Office 365
5 23 (6.15%) PaaS
6 22 (5.88%) IaaS
7 17 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 17 (4.55%) Amazon S3
8 16 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (4.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (4.28%) Serverless
9 15 (4.01%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (3.48%) OpenShift
11 12 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (3.21%) GitHub
12 10 (2.67%) G Suite
13 9 (2.41%) npm
14 6 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.80%) SaaS
16 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.70%) DNS
1 40 (10.70%) TCP/IP
2 29 (7.75%) Firewall
3 25 (6.68%) DHCP
3 25 (6.68%) SSL
4 24 (6.42%) HTTP
5 20 (5.35%) LDAP
6 18 (4.81%) Internet
7 17 (4.55%) Kerberos
8 10 (2.67%) SAN
9 9 (2.41%) LAN
10 8 (2.14%) NAS
10 8 (2.14%) VPN
11 7 (1.87%) Network Security
12 6 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.60%) Skype
13 5 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.34%) SSH
14 4 (1.07%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.71%) MySQL
2 49 (13.10%) MongoDB
3 40 (10.70%) SQL Server
4 32 (8.56%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 17 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.28%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.67%) DB2
9 10 (2.67%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (2.41%) Big Data
11 8 (2.14%) SAP BW
12 7 (1.87%) DB2 UDB
12 7 (1.87%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.87%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (20.86%) Git (software)
2 73 (19.52%) Jenkins
3 41 (10.96%) TeamCity
4 40 (10.70%) JIRA
5 35 (9.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (6.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (6.15%) Artifactory
7 23 (6.15%) Maven
8 20 (5.35%) GitLab
9 19 (5.08%) Subversion
10 18 (4.81%) MSBuild
11 15 (4.01%) Grunt
11 15 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (3.21%) gulp
13 9 (2.41%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.87%) NuGet
15 7 (1.87%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
16 6 (1.60%) Bower
General
1 99 (26.47%) Finance
2 63 (16.84%) Banking
3 14 (3.74%) Investment Banking
3 14 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.21%) Publishing
5 10 (2.67%) Marketing
6 9 (2.41%) Retail
7 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.87%) Electronics
9 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.80%) Back Office
11 2 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.53%) International Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Games
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (29.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (14.17%) Developer
3 34 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 26 (6.95%) Administrator
5 25 (6.68%) Applications Engineer
5 25 (6.68%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (6.15%) AWS Engineer
6 23 (6.15%) Consultant
7 22 (5.88%) Windows DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.61%) Analyst
8 21 (5.61%) Senior DevOps
9 20 (5.35%) AWS DevOps
10 19 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 17 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
13 16 (4.28%) Angular Developer
13 16 (4.28%) Automation Engineer
13 16 (4.28%) DBA
13 16 (4.28%) ServiceNow Developer
14 14 (3.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.37%) HTML
2 46 (12.30%) Web Services
3 43 (11.50%) .NET
4 42 (11.23%) CSS
5 38 (10.16%) AngularJS
6 30 (8.02%) XML
7 29 (7.75%) Elastic Stack
8 26 (6.95%) Ajax
9 23 (6.15%) Sensu
10 21 (5.61%) REST
10 21 (5.61%) SOAP
11 18 (4.81%) LEMP Stack
12 16 (4.28%) Middleware
12 16 (4.28%) MSMQ
12 16 (4.28%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (4.01%) HTML5
14 14 (3.74%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.74%) Node.js
15 13 (3.48%) LAMP
15 13 (3.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.01%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.21%) Online Banking
5 10 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.60%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.60%) Replication
7 5 (1.34%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.34%) Fintech
7 5 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) User Experience
8 4 (1.07%) Video on Demand
9 3 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.80%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 171 (45.72%) Linux
2 149 (39.84%) Windows
3 59 (15.78%) Unix
4 52 (13.90%) Windows Server
5 21 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.74%) Windows 10
8 10 (2.67%) AIX
8 10 (2.67%) SUSE
8 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.41%) CentOS
10 6 (1.60%) Solaris
11 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.80%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.80%) Debian
12 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.80%) Scientific Linux
12 3 (0.80%) VMS
13 2 (0.53%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.53%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (37.17%) DevOps
2 125 (33.42%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (27.54%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (27.01%) Configuration Management
5 60 (16.04%) ITIL
6 57 (15.24%) Scrum
7 55 (14.71%) Test Automation
8 50 (13.37%) Open Source
9 33 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (8.56%) Microservices
10 32 (8.56%) TDD
11 30 (8.02%) Service Management
12 29 (7.75%) Load Balancing
13 23 (6.15%) Kanban
13 23 (6.15%) Migration
14 21 (5.61%) High Availability
14 21 (5.61%) Performance Measurement
14 21 (5.61%) Workflow
15 20 (5.35%) Collaborative Working
16 19 (5.08%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 111 (29.68%) Python
2 100 (26.74%) PowerShell
3 80 (21.39%) SQL
4 57 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 56 (14.97%) Ruby
6 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell
7 43 (11.50%) Java
8 42 (11.23%) Perl
9 31 (8.29%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.01%) C#
11 14 (3.74%) Go
12 13 (3.48%) PHP
13 12 (3.21%) Korn
14 10 (2.67%) Scala
14 10 (2.67%) VB
15 8 (2.14%) C++
16 7 (1.87%) C
17 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.95%) Degree
4 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.07%) PMP
7 3 (0.80%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.80%) MCSE
7 3 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (0.80%) RHCE
8 2 (0.53%) CCNA
8 2 (0.53%) CCNP
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) MCITP
8 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.27%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.55%) QA
2 11 (2.94%) SLA
3 6 (1.60%) WAI
4 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.80%) PMO
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) MiFID
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 50 (13.37%) Docker
2 45 (12.03%) Active Directory
3 27 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (2.67%) NFS
5 10 (2.67%) Samba
6 9 (2.41%) vSphere
7 8 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.87%) KVM
8 7 (1.87%) XenApp
9 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.34%) SRDF
10 5 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.34%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.07%) Firmware
12 3 (0.80%) Xen
13 2 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 130 (34.76%) Puppet
2 84 (22.46%) Ansible
3 29 (7.75%) Terraform
4 27 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (6.42%) logstash
6 23 (6.15%) Grafana
7 22 (5.88%) Kibana
7 22 (5.88%) Kubernetes
7 22 (5.88%) SCCM
8 19 (5.08%) HAProxy
8 19 (5.08%) ZABBIX
9 17 (4.55%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (4.28%) SCOM
11 8 (2.14%) PowerCLI
12 7 (1.87%) Nagios
13 6 (1.60%) Rancher
13 6 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.90%) Oracle
3 37 (9.89%) Red Hat
4 34 (9.09%) VMware
5 27 (7.22%) Splunk
6 25 (6.68%) AppDynamics
7 23 (6.15%) ServiceNow
8 20 (5.35%) Citrix
9 19 (5.08%) CA
9 19 (5.08%) SAP
10 18 (4.81%) Google
11 16 (4.28%) Dynatrace
12 15 (4.01%) IBM
13 14 (3.74%) NetApp
14 13 (3.48%) Cisco
14 13 (3.48%) EMC
14 13 (3.48%) New Relic
15 12 (3.21%) Veritas
16 11 (2.94%) HP
17 10 (2.67%) RedGate