Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 550 655
Rank change year-on-year +72 +105 +33
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 391 319 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 195 149
England median daily rate £447 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.24% +6.25% +1.59%
10th Percentile £318 £308 £284
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
England median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -37.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £26.60 £22.05 £21.70
90th Percentile £29.90 £34.95 £67.50
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.40% -37.33% +22.95%

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 77383 82172 85048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.13% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51870 54838 56086
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 2105 2465
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.72 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.68 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.57% +7.64% +15.79%

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 22 October 2017.

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
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 22 October 2017. 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 +87 221 £500 +8.70% 29
South East +11 91 £405 +1.25% 6
Midlands +69 41 £425 -5.56% 1
West Midlands +62 36 £425 -5.56%
North of England +69 26 £390 -8.24% 6
North West +32 20 £395 -7.06% 3
East of England -24 9 £498 +44.73%
South West -12 6 £437 +33.51% 2
Yorkshire +19 4 £413 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +1 3 £350 +3.70% 1
North East +69 2 £375 +3.45%
Task Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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.

1 174 (44.50%) Linux
2 132 (33.76%) Windows
3 123 (31.46%) Python
3 123 (31.46%) Finance
4 120 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (29.16%) DevOps
6 107 (27.37%) PowerShell
7 96 (24.55%) Amazon AWS
8 89 (22.76%) Puppet
9 88 (22.51%) Configuration Management
10 87 (22.25%) Ansible
11 73 (18.67%) Banking
12 71 (18.16%) SQL
13 70 (17.90%) Git (software)
14 69 (17.65%) MySQL
15 68 (17.39%) Active Directory
16 66 (16.88%) Unix
17 64 (16.37%) Microsoft
18 62 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (15.86%) Jenkins
19 61 (15.60%) Java
20 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
20 54 (13.81%) Oracle
20 54 (13.81%) Docker
21 53 (13.55%) VMware
22 52 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
22 52 (13.30%) Windows Server
23 48 (12.28%) JIRA
23 48 (12.28%) Web Services
24 47 (12.02%) HTML

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 35 (8.95%) Confluence
2 30 (7.67%) Apache
3 29 (7.42%) IIS
4 25 (6.39%) nginx
5 19 (4.86%) OpenStack
5 19 (4.86%) WebSphere
6 16 (4.09%) CMS
6 16 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.09%) MS Exchange
7 15 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (3.58%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.28%) JBoss
11 5 (1.28%) Skype for Business
12 4 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.77%) Drupal
14 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Maximo
2 4 (1.02%) RMDS
3 3 (0.77%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (24.55%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (10.49%) Office 365
4 23 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (3.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (3.32%) AWS Lambda
6 13 (3.32%) GitHub
6 13 (3.32%) Serverless
7 10 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.56%) Amazon S3
7 10 (2.56%) G Suite
8 9 (2.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (2.30%) IaaS
8 9 (2.30%) PaaS
9 7 (1.79%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.28%) AdWords
11 4 (1.02%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.77%) npm
13 2 (0.51%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.95%) TCP/IP
2 33 (8.44%) DNS
3 31 (7.93%) HTTP
4 24 (6.14%) SAN
5 21 (5.37%) Firewall
5 21 (5.37%) LDAP
5 21 (5.37%) SSL
6 17 (4.35%) Kerberos
7 16 (4.09%) DHCP
8 13 (3.32%) LAN
9 9 (2.30%) VPN
9 9 (2.30%) VSAN
10 8 (2.05%) Internet
10 8 (2.05%) NAS
11 7 (1.79%) Network Security
12 6 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.02%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.77%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (0.77%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.77%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.65%) MySQL
2 45 (11.51%) MongoDB
2 45 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 38 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (5.37%) DB2
5 19 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (4.60%) DB2 UDB
7 15 (3.84%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.32%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (2.30%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.05%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.79%) SAP BW
12 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (1.53%) Big Data
14 5 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.02%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (17.90%) Git (software)
2 62 (15.86%) Jenkins
3 48 (12.28%) JIRA
4 25 (6.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (6.39%) TeamCity
5 24 (6.14%) Grunt
6 19 (4.86%) gulp
7 18 (4.60%) Maven
8 17 (4.35%) GitLab
9 15 (3.84%) Artifactory
10 13 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.81%) Subversion
11 11 (2.81%) Vagrant
12 10 (2.56%) Selenium
13 8 (2.05%) Jasmine
14 7 (1.79%) MSBuild
15 6 (1.53%) Bitbucket
15 6 (1.53%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 123 (31.46%) Finance
2 73 (18.67%) Banking
3 21 (5.37%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.35%) Marketing
5 12 (3.07%) Publishing
5 12 (3.07%) Retail
5 12 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.56%) Electronics
6 10 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.05%) Front Office
8 6 (1.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) International Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (23.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (13.81%) Developer
3 37 (9.46%) Administrator
4 31 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
5 29 (7.42%) Consultant
6 28 (7.16%) Analyst
6 28 (7.16%) Linux Engineer
7 27 (6.91%) AWS DevOps
8 26 (6.65%) AWS Engineer
9 25 (6.39%) Automation Engineer
10 24 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
11 23 (5.88%) Angular Developer
11 23 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 20 (5.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 19 (4.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (4.60%) Applications Support
15 17 (4.35%) DBA
15 17 (4.35%) PowerShell Engineer
16 16 (4.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 15 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.28%) Web Services
2 47 (12.02%) HTML
3 41 (10.49%) CSS
4 34 (8.70%) AngularJS
5 29 (7.42%) .NET
5 29 (7.42%) XML
6 27 (6.91%) Node.js
7 22 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (4.86%) LAMP
8 19 (4.86%) RESTful
9 18 (4.60%) YAML
10 17 (4.35%) Ajax
10 17 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
10 17 (4.35%) SOAP
11 16 (4.09%) Sensu
12 15 (3.84%) HTML5
12 15 (3.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (3.07%) Middleware
13 12 (3.07%) REST
14 11 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.65%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.81%) Data Structures
4 10 (2.56%) FMCG
4 10 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.56%) Replication
5 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.05%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.79%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.77%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.77%) Fintech
11 3 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 174 (44.50%) Linux
2 132 (33.76%) Windows
3 66 (16.88%) Unix
4 52 (13.30%) Windows Server
5 29 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (7.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.32%) CentOS
7 13 (3.32%) Windows 10
8 11 (2.81%) Ubuntu
9 10 (2.56%) AIX
10 8 (2.05%) Solaris
11 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (1.28%) SUSE
13 4 (1.02%) Debian
14 3 (0.77%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.77%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.26%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (29.16%) DevOps
3 88 (22.51%) Configuration Management
4 62 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (12.02%) Test Automation
6 46 (11.76%) Migration
7 42 (10.74%) Scrum
8 41 (10.49%) Open Source
9 35 (8.95%) ITIL
10 31 (7.93%) TDD
11 30 (7.67%) Load Balancing
12 25 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (6.39%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (5.88%) Microservices
14 22 (5.63%) Service Design
15 19 (4.86%) Analytics
15 19 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (4.86%) Change Management
15 19 (4.86%) Performance Monitoring
16 18 (4.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 123 (31.46%) Python
2 107 (27.37%) PowerShell
3 71 (18.16%) SQL
4 61 (15.60%) Java
5 54 (13.81%) JavaScript
6 45 (11.51%) Ruby
7 41 (10.49%) Bash Shell
8 37 (9.46%) Shell Script
9 35 (8.95%) Perl
10 22 (5.63%) C#
11 18 (4.60%) PHP
12 17 (4.35%) VB
13 14 (3.58%) Korn
14 13 (3.32%) Scala
15 10 (2.56%) Go
16 6 (1.53%) C
16 6 (1.53%) C++
16 6 (1.53%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.53%) VBScript
17 2 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (7.93%) Degree
1 31 (7.93%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (0.77%) PMP
4 3 (0.77%) RHCE
5 2 (0.51%) CISSP
5 2 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (0.51%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCDST
6 1 (0.26%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.58%) SLA
2 10 (2.56%) WAI
3 9 (2.30%) QA
4 5 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) PMO
6 2 (0.51%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) P3O
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 54 (13.81%) Docker
3 31 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.09%) vSphere
5 15 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.81%) Samba
7 10 (2.56%) NFS
8 9 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.79%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.28%) SRDF
10 5 (1.28%) vCloud
10 5 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.28%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.02%) Firmware
11 4 (1.02%) KVM
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.02%) XenApp
12 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 89 (22.76%) Puppet
2 87 (22.25%) Ansible
3 31 (7.93%) SCCM
4 27 (6.91%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (5.88%) Terraform
6 21 (5.37%) logstash
7 20 (5.12%) Kubernetes
8 19 (4.86%) ITRS Geneos
9 18 (4.60%) HAProxy
10 16 (4.09%) Grafana
10 16 (4.09%) Kibana
10 16 (4.09%) SCOM
11 12 (3.07%) ZABBIX
12 11 (2.81%) PowerCLI
13 9 (2.30%) Rundeck
13 9 (2.30%) vCenter Server
14 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (1.79%) Pingdom
15 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
15 6 (1.53%) Rancher
Vendors
1 64 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.81%) Oracle
3 53 (13.55%) VMware
4 26 (6.65%) Red Hat
5 24 (6.14%) IBM
6 21 (5.37%) SAP
7 19 (4.86%) AppDynamics
7 19 (4.86%) Citrix
7 19 (4.86%) Splunk
8 18 (4.60%) ServiceNow
9 17 (4.35%) Google
10 15 (3.84%) NetApp
11 12 (3.07%) Atlassian
11 12 (3.07%) EMC
11 12 (3.07%) Veritas
12 8 (2.05%) CA
12 8 (2.05%) Cisco
12 8 (2.05%) F5
12 8 (2.05%) HP
12 8 (2.05%) Tableau