Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 456 497 603
Rank change year-on-year +41 +106 +37
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 452 350 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 207 183
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +11.48%
10th Percentile £350 £304 £307
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.02% -37.33%
10th Percentile £16.30 £23.75 £22.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £31.25 £24.75
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +17.02% -37.33%

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 81,190 74,448 85,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.87% 85.09% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,959 49,037 57,163
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £266
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,238 1,938 2,074
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.73
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -14.00% +1.01% +15.12%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +15 256 £550 +22.22% 45
South East -35 83 £488 +2.63% 18
North of England +3 48 £425 +8.97% 14
Midlands +3 40 £530 +15.85% 2
West Midlands -13 33 £530 +14.59% 2
North West -12 27 £425 +13.33% 9
Yorkshire 0 19 £490 +15.98% 5
East of England +21 18 £398 -26.05% 13
South West -1 10 £395 +58.00% 6
East Midlands +6 6 £410 +17.14%
North East - 2 £525 -
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 225 (49.78%) Linux
2 164 (36.28%) DevOps
3 162 (35.84%) Python
4 156 (34.51%) Ansible
5 155 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (33.85%) Jenkins
7 141 (31.19%) Windows
8 139 (30.75%) Continuous Integration
9 132 (29.20%) Puppet
10 128 (28.32%) Git (software)
11 108 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 102 (22.57%) Configuration Management
13 100 (22.12%) Amazon AWS
14 90 (19.91%) Finance
15 85 (18.81%) Perl
16 81 (17.92%) Unix
17 77 (17.04%) JavaScript
17 77 (17.04%) Docker
18 71 (15.71%) Red Hat
18 71 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 69 (15.27%) PowerShell
20 66 (14.60%) Microsoft
20 66 (14.60%) PostgreSQL
21 64 (14.16%) Active Directory
22 63 (13.94%) Open Source
23 60 (13.27%) Bash Shell
24 59 (13.05%) SSL
25 57 (12.61%) DNS
25 57 (12.61%) REST
26 54 (11.95%) JIRA

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 44 (9.73%) Confluence
2 41 (9.07%) nginx
3 39 (8.63%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.65%) Apache
5 16 (3.54%) JBoss
6 14 (3.10%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.10%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.10%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.43%) CMS
8 10 (2.21%) IIS
8 10 (2.21%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.77%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) Revit
4 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.22%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 108 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (22.12%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (9.29%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (7.30%) IaaS
5 26 (5.75%) PaaS
6 21 (4.65%) Office 365
7 11 (2.43%) GitHub
8 10 (2.21%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.77%) Serverless
11 5 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
11 5 (1.11%) Amazon Glacier
11 5 (1.11%) Google Analytics
11 5 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) Akamai
12 4 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.88%) G Suite
12 4 (0.88%) SaaS
13 3 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 59 (13.05%) SSL
2 57 (12.61%) DNS
3 48 (10.62%) TCP/IP
4 47 (10.40%) Firewall
5 28 (6.19%) Network Security
6 19 (4.20%) VPN
7 17 (3.76%) HTTP
7 17 (3.76%) Kerberos
7 17 (3.76%) LAN
7 17 (3.76%) WAN
8 16 (3.54%) Internet
9 13 (2.88%) SSH
10 10 (2.21%) DHCP
10 10 (2.21%) Skype
11 8 (1.77%) BGP
12 7 (1.55%) BIG-IP
12 7 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (1.33%) FTP
13 6 (1.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (14.60%) PostgreSQL
2 52 (11.50%) MySQL
3 44 (9.73%) MongoDB
4 42 (9.29%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.87%) Big Data
6 9 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.55%) DB2
7 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (1.33%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.33%) Redis
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.11%) Power BI
10 4 (0.88%) DB2 UDB
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.66%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 153 (33.85%) Jenkins
2 128 (28.32%) Git (software)
3 54 (11.95%) JIRA
4 52 (11.50%) Artifactory
5 45 (9.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 33 (7.30%) TeamCity
7 29 (6.42%) Maven
7 29 (6.42%) Subversion
8 18 (3.98%) Grunt
9 16 (3.54%) gulp
10 15 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (3.10%) Bitbucket
12 13 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (2.88%) webpack
13 12 (2.65%) Vagrant
13 12 (2.65%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (1.99%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (1.99%) Mocha
16 7 (1.55%) Gatling
General
1 90 (19.91%) Finance
2 15 (3.32%) Banking
2 15 (3.32%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.43%) Back Office
3 11 (2.43%) Retail
4 10 (2.21%) Front Office
5 8 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.11%) Marketing
7 4 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (26.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (20.35%) Developer
3 45 (9.96%) AWS Engineer
4 38 (8.41%) Azure Engineer
5 36 (7.96%) Linux Engineer
6 35 (7.74%) Automation Engineer
7 31 (6.86%) AWS DevOps
7 31 (6.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 28 (6.19%) Azure DevOps
9 27 (5.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 23 (5.09%) Operations Engineer
11 22 (4.87%) Consultant
12 21 (4.65%) Administrator
13 20 (4.42%) Analyst
13 20 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 19 (4.20%) Lead DevOps
14 19 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 19 (4.20%) Python Engineer
15 18 (3.98%) Python Developer
15 18 (3.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.61%) REST
2 53 (11.73%) HTML
3 51 (11.28%) AngularJS
3 51 (11.28%) Middleware
4 45 (9.96%) CSS
5 44 (9.73%) .NET
6 43 (9.51%) Elastic Stack
7 32 (7.08%) LEMP Stack
7 32 (7.08%) React
8 29 (6.42%) Web Services
9 27 (5.97%) HTML5
9 27 (5.97%) Sensu
10 21 (4.65%) Sass
11 19 (4.20%) XML
12 18 (3.98%) RabbitMQ
13 17 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
13 17 (3.76%) Ajax
13 17 (3.76%) jQuery
14 16 (3.54%) JSON
15 15 (3.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (4.87%) User Experience
3 21 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.65%) Robotics
7 11 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.99%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.55%) Equities
10 7 (1.55%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.55%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.33%) Clustering
11 6 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.11%) Fintech
13 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 225 (49.78%) Linux
2 141 (31.19%) Windows
3 81 (17.92%) Unix
4 71 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (8.85%) Windows Server
6 17 (3.76%) Android
7 15 (3.32%) Apple iOS
8 14 (3.10%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.77%) Solaris
10 8 (1.77%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.55%) CentOS
12 6 (1.33%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.88%) AIX
13 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.66%) Debian
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE
14 3 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (36.28%) DevOps
2 155 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (30.75%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (22.57%) Configuration Management
5 63 (13.94%) Open Source
6 52 (11.50%) Test Automation
7 48 (10.62%) Analytics
7 48 (10.62%) Deployment Automation
7 48 (10.62%) Microservices
8 46 (10.18%) SDLC
9 45 (9.96%) Service Management
10 44 (9.73%) Load Balancing
11 40 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (8.41%) ITIL
13 34 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
14 33 (7.30%) Data Modelling
15 32 (7.08%) OO
16 31 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (6.86%) TDD
17 30 (6.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (35.84%) Python
2 85 (18.81%) Perl
3 77 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 69 (15.27%) PowerShell
5 60 (13.27%) Bash Shell
6 49 (10.84%) Ruby
6 49 (10.84%) SQL
7 48 (10.62%) Java
8 39 (8.63%) C#
9 33 (7.30%) Go
10 20 (4.42%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.99%) C
12 9 (1.99%) C++
12 9 (1.99%) Scala
13 8 (1.77%) Korn
14 6 (1.33%) ES6
14 6 (1.33%) PHP
15 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 51 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 30 (6.64%) Degree
4 11 (2.43%) CISSP
5 10 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.99%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.77%) CCNA
7 8 (1.77%) CISM
8 7 (1.55%) CCSA
9 6 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.66%) CCNP
11 3 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.44%) GIAC
13 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.22%) CCA
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.42%) SLA
2 11 (2.43%) QA
3 5 (1.11%) PMO
4 4 (0.88%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) GxP
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.44%) WAI
7 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) SAS 70
System Software
1 77 (17.04%) Docker
2 64 (14.16%) Active Directory
3 31 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.55%) etcd
8 7 (1.55%) flannel
9 6 (1.33%) vSphere
10 5 (1.11%) Postfix
10 5 (1.11%) Squid
10 5 (1.11%) XenApp
11 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.66%) XenServer
12 2 (0.44%) KVM
12 2 (0.44%) NFS
12 2 (0.44%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 156 (34.51%) Ansible
2 132 (29.20%) Puppet
3 53 (11.73%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (11.06%) Terraform
5 41 (9.07%) Kubernetes
6 37 (8.19%) HAProxy
6 37 (8.19%) logstash
7 35 (7.74%) Grafana
8 33 (7.30%) Salt
9 23 (5.09%) Kibana
10 16 (3.54%) SCCM
11 14 (3.10%) Nagios
12 7 (1.55%) collectd
12 7 (1.55%) Graphite
12 7 (1.55%) rkt
12 7 (1.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 6 (1.33%) HockeyApp
13 6 (1.33%) SCOM
13 6 (1.33%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 71 (15.71%) Red Hat
2 66 (14.60%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.62%) ServiceNow
4 42 (9.29%) VMware
5 33 (7.30%) Splunk
6 29 (6.42%) Oracle
7 26 (5.75%) Sybase
8 23 (5.09%) CA
9 21 (4.65%) IBM
10 18 (3.98%) BMC
10 18 (3.98%) Cisco
10 18 (3.98%) Remedy
11 12 (2.65%) Centrify
12 11 (2.43%) Google
13 10 (2.21%) F5
13 10 (2.21%) ForgeRock
13 10 (2.21%) Tableau
14 9 (1.99%) ComArch
14 9 (1.99%) CyberArk
14 9 (1.99%) TIBCO