Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 December 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 484 480
Rank change year-on-year +63 -4 +56
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 219 133 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 91 94
London median daily rate £520 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +10.77% -2.11%
10th Percentile £319 £363 £281
90th Percentile £593 £563 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
London median hourly rate £29.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £26.78 - £21.25
90th Percentile £33.50 - £23.75
England median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -45.00% +31.15%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40983 38081 38900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.79% 86.27% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29861 27268 27748
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 416 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.70 £50.00 £50.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in London over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Central London -13 11 £550 +22.22% 3
West London -18 4 £329 -12.20% 3
East London - 3 £150 -
North London - 2 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 London region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 88 (40.18%) Finance
2 85 (38.81%) Linux
3 73 (33.33%) Windows
4 72 (32.88%) DevOps
5 71 (32.42%) Python
5 71 (32.42%) Banking
6 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
8 63 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (28.31%) Puppet
10 60 (27.40%) PowerShell
11 59 (26.94%) Configuration Management
12 50 (22.83%) SQL
13 49 (22.37%) Unix
13 49 (22.37%) Ansible
14 46 (21.00%) Windows Server
15 44 (20.09%) MySQL
16 42 (19.18%) HTML
17 41 (18.72%) JavaScript
18 40 (18.26%) Ruby
19 37 (16.89%) Java
20 36 (16.44%) CSS
20 36 (16.44%) Docker
21 35 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
22 34 (15.53%) Jenkins
22 34 (15.53%) Web Services
23 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
23 32 (14.61%) AngularJS
24 31 (14.16%) Git (software)
24 31 (14.16%) XML

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 29 (13.24%) IIS
2 24 (10.96%) Apache
3 22 (10.05%) CMS
3 22 (10.05%) nginx
4 18 (8.22%) Confluence
5 12 (5.48%) WebSphere
6 11 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (5.02%) MS Exchange
7 10 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (4.57%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.65%) OpenStack
9 6 (2.74%) Apache Spark
10 5 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.46%) Drupal
11 1 (0.46%) JBoss
11 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) ION MarketView
1 4 (1.83%) RMDS
2 3 (1.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.46%) Maximo
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (29.22%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (10.05%) Office 365
4 17 (7.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.94%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (5.02%) GitHub
7 10 (4.57%) G Suite
8 5 (2.28%) AdWords
9 4 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.37%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.37%) SaaS
10 3 (1.37%) Serverless
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
2 23 (10.50%) SSL
3 22 (10.05%) HTTP
4 18 (8.22%) Firewall
5 17 (7.76%) SAN
6 16 (7.31%) DNS
7 13 (5.94%) Internet
8 6 (2.74%) LAN
8 6 (2.74%) LDAP
8 6 (2.74%) VSAN
9 4 (1.83%) BIG-IP
9 4 (1.83%) NAS
10 3 (1.37%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.91%) DHCP
11 2 (0.91%) VPN
12 1 (0.46%) DSL
12 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.46%) SMTP
12 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (20.09%) MySQL
2 25 (11.42%) MongoDB
3 21 (9.59%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (9.13%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.65%) Big Data
6 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.74%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.74%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.91%) HBase
10 2 (0.91%) Redis
10 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 34 (15.53%) Jenkins
2 31 (14.16%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.79%) JIRA
4 21 (9.59%) TeamCity
5 19 (8.68%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (6.85%) Artifactory
7 14 (6.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (5.48%) MSBuild
9 9 (4.11%) Grunt
9 9 (4.11%) gulp
10 7 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.83%) Hudson
12 3 (1.37%) AutoIt
12 3 (1.37%) JMeter
12 3 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (1.37%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.91%) NuGet
13 2 (0.91%) Selenium
13 2 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 88 (40.18%) Finance
2 71 (32.42%) Banking
3 16 (7.31%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.94%) Marketing
5 11 (5.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.57%) Electronics
6 10 (4.57%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.57%) Retail
7 6 (2.74%) Front Office
8 5 (2.28%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.83%) Legal
10 3 (1.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Back Office
11 1 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (24.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (17.81%) Developer
3 28 (12.79%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (8.68%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 18 (8.22%) Administrator
5 18 (8.22%) Applications Engineer
5 18 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
6 17 (7.76%) Consultant
7 16 (7.31%) Angular Developer
7 16 (7.31%) Applications Support
8 15 (6.85%) Analyst
8 15 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (6.39%) PowerShell Engineer
9 14 (6.39%) ServiceNow Developer
10 11 (5.02%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (5.02%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.57%) AWS DevOps
12 9 (4.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.18%) HTML
2 36 (16.44%) CSS
3 34 (15.53%) Web Services
4 32 (14.61%) AngularJS
5 31 (14.16%) XML
6 26 (11.87%) .NET
7 25 (11.42%) Elastic Stack
8 23 (10.50%) Ajax
9 19 (8.68%) Sensu
10 18 (8.22%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (5.94%) Node.js
12 12 (5.48%) LAMP
12 12 (5.48%) MSMQ
12 12 (5.48%) WebSphere MQ
13 11 (5.02%) HTML5
13 11 (5.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (4.11%) Flask
14 9 (4.11%) RESTful
15 7 (3.20%) REST
16 5 (2.28%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.42%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.57%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.65%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.65%) Online Banking
5 7 (3.20%) Fat Client
5 7 (3.20%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.28%) Fintech
8 3 (1.37%) Grid Computing
8 3 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) Replication
8 3 (1.37%) User Experience
9 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 85 (38.81%) Linux
2 73 (33.33%) Windows
3 49 (22.37%) Unix
4 46 (21.00%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.57%) AIX
7 8 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.74%) Solaris
9 5 (2.28%) SUSE
10 4 (1.83%) CentOS
10 4 (1.83%) Debian
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.37%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.37%) Scientific Linux
11 3 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.37%) VMS
12 1 (0.46%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.46%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (32.88%) DevOps
2 67 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (28.77%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (26.94%) Configuration Management
5 27 (12.33%) Load Balancing
6 26 (11.87%) Migration
7 25 (11.42%) Microservices
7 25 (11.42%) Open Source
8 23 (10.50%) Test Automation
9 21 (9.59%) Performance Measurement
10 17 (7.76%) ITIL
11 16 (7.31%) Scrum
11 16 (7.31%) TDD
12 15 (6.85%) Service Management
13 14 (6.39%) ITSM
14 13 (5.94%) Analytics
14 13 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.48%) OO
15 12 (5.48%) Programme Management
16 11 (5.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 71 (32.42%) Python
2 60 (27.40%) PowerShell
3 50 (22.83%) SQL
4 41 (18.72%) JavaScript
5 40 (18.26%) Ruby
6 37 (16.89%) Java
7 26 (11.87%) Bash Shell
8 16 (7.31%) Perl
9 14 (6.39%) PHP
10 13 (5.94%) Go
11 12 (5.48%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.11%) C#
13 8 (3.65%) C++
14 7 (3.20%) C
14 7 (3.20%) Scala
15 6 (2.74%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.28%) Korn
17 3 (1.37%) Groovy
18 2 (0.91%) Fortran
18 2 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.65%) Degree
4 4 (1.83%) PMP
5 3 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.37%) RHCE
5 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.91%) CISSP
6 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) QA
2 8 (3.65%) WAI
3 6 (2.74%) SLA
4 5 (2.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.91%) PMO
6 1 (0.46%) MiFID
6 1 (0.46%) P3O
System Software
1 36 (16.44%) Docker
2 28 (12.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.11%) NFS
4 9 (4.11%) Samba
4 9 (4.11%) vSphere
5 7 (3.20%) DFS Replication
6 5 (2.28%) SRDF
6 5 (2.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (2.28%) Veritas File System
6 5 (2.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.83%) KVM
7 4 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.37%) vCloud
8 3 (1.37%) Xen
9 2 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.46%) UAG
10 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (28.31%) Puppet
2 49 (22.37%) Ansible
3 24 (10.96%) logstash
4 22 (10.05%) ITRS Geneos
5 21 (9.59%) Kubernetes
6 20 (9.13%) Kibana
7 19 (8.68%) Grafana
7 19 (8.68%) HAProxy
8 15 (6.85%) Terraform
9 11 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (5.02%) SCCM
10 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (2.74%) PowerCLI
11 6 (2.74%) Rancher
11 6 (2.74%) vCenter Server
12 5 (2.28%) Nagios
12 5 (2.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (1.83%) Icinga
13 4 (1.83%) Thomson Reuters DACS
14 3 (1.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (13.70%) VMware
2 25 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.50%) ServiceNow
4 21 (9.59%) AppDynamics
4 21 (9.59%) Oracle
5 20 (9.13%) Red Hat
6 17 (7.76%) Google
7 16 (7.31%) Splunk
8 13 (5.94%) Citrix
9 12 (5.48%) Dynatrace
10 11 (5.02%) SAP
11 10 (4.57%) NetApp
12 9 (4.11%) New Relic
13 8 (3.65%) EMC
13 8 (3.65%) RedGate
13 8 (3.65%) Veritas
14 7 (3.20%) Atlassian
14 7 (3.20%) F5
14 7 (3.20%) Sybase
15 4 (1.83%) CyberArk