Period
to 26 January 2022

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 26 January 2022 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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 371 326 388
Rank change year-on-year -45 +62 +30
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 223 84 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.53% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 53 87
10th Percentile £413 £380 £350
25th Percentile £454 £440 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% -1.00%
75th Percentile £656 £588 £638
90th Percentile £688 £600 £738
England median daily rate £525 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
10th Percentile - £13.84 -
25th Percentile £22.03 £14.29 £26.25
Median hourly rate £22.28 £15.08 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year +47.79% -45.18% -60.24%
75th Percentile £32.50 £44.43 £28.75
90th Percentile £62.50 £62.02 -
England median hourly rate £22.28 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.48% +54.29% +24.56%

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 34,403 15,997 26,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.44% 89.44% 88.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,079 11,605 19,051
10th Percentile £381 £325 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% -
75th Percentile £675 £602 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 145 302
10th Percentile £16.46 £17.03 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.72 £24.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate £39.50 £34.13 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.75% +48.37% +3.93%
75th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £44.69
90th Percentile £65.00 £64.60 £53.28
England median hourly rate £26.00 £26.88 £20.50
% change year-on-year -3.28% +31.13% -6.82%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Task Automation in London.

Daily rate trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Task Automation in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Task Automation in London.

Hourly rate trend for Task Automation in London

Task Automation
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Task Automation in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 26 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -49 25 £550 -6.38% 17
West London -17 7 £330 -17.50% 6
East London -6 5 £538 -6.52% 6
South London - 1 £550 -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 93 (41.70%) Python
2 73 (32.74%) AWS
3 68 (30.49%) DevOps
4 64 (28.70%) PowerShell
4 64 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (24.22%) Terraform
6 51 (22.87%) Finance
7 48 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
8 45 (20.18%) Linux
9 43 (19.28%) SQL
9 43 (19.28%) Ansible
10 41 (18.39%) Windows
10 41 (18.39%) Social Skills
11 38 (17.04%) Bash
12 37 (16.59%) Azure
12 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
12 37 (16.59%) CI/CD
13 36 (16.14%) Java
14 33 (14.80%) Unix
15 32 (14.35%) Git (software)
16 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
17 29 (13.00%) Test Automation
17 29 (13.00%) Machine Learning
17 29 (13.00%) Kubernetes
18 28 (12.56%) Cloud Native
19 27 (12.11%) Jenkins
20 23 (10.31%) .NET
21 22 (9.87%) Management Information System
21 22 (9.87%) Docker

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 8 (3.59%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.69%) Confluence
4 5 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.24%) JBoss
4 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.24%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.79%) IIS
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 73 (32.74%) AWS
2 48 (21.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 37 (16.59%) Azure
4 18 (8.07%) Microsoft 365
5 17 (7.62%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (5.38%) GitHub
7 10 (4.48%) Amazon EKS
7 10 (4.48%) Amazon S3
7 10 (4.48%) AWS CodePipeline
7 10 (4.48%) GCP
7 10 (4.48%) Google Workspace
8 9 (4.04%) Amazon ECS
8 9 (4.04%) Serverless
9 8 (3.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (3.14%) CloudFront
10 7 (3.14%) IaaS
10 7 (3.14%) PaaS
10 7 (3.14%) SaaS
11 6 (2.69%) Akamai
11 6 (2.69%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.73%) DNS
2 12 (5.38%) Firewall
3 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.48%) Internet
4 10 (4.48%) Network Security
5 7 (3.14%) DHCP
6 6 (2.69%) HTTP
6 6 (2.69%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (2.24%) HTTPS
7 5 (2.24%) Intranet
8 4 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.35%) SSL
10 2 (0.90%) BGP
10 2 (0.90%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco Firepower
10 2 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.42%) MySQL
2 19 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.59%) Data Lake
3 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2019
4 7 (3.14%) Amazon Redshift
5 6 (2.69%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.24%) Big Data
6 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.24%) Redshift Spectrum
7 4 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.79%) Data Vault
7 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (14.35%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.11%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.52%) JIRA
4 14 (6.28%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.48%) CircleCI
5 10 (4.48%) GitLab
5 10 (4.48%) Mocha
6 9 (4.04%) Jasmine
7 8 (3.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (3.14%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.14%) Selenium
9 6 (2.69%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.24%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.79%) Gatling
11 4 (1.79%) JUnit
11 4 (1.79%) Subversion
12 3 (1.35%) Flyway
12 3 (1.35%) Maven
12 3 (1.35%) REST Assured
12 3 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (22.87%) Finance
2 41 (18.39%) Social Skills
3 18 (8.07%) Banking
4 12 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.04%) Documentation Skills
5 9 (4.04%) Retail
6 8 (3.59%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.90%) Marketing
10 2 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.45%) Back Office
11 1 (0.45%) Electronics
11 1 (0.45%) Legal
11 1 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (16.59%) Developer
2 36 (16.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 23 (10.31%) AWS Engineer
4 20 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (6.28%) Architect
6 10 (4.48%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.04%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Analyst
8 8 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
8 8 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (3.59%) Site Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Data Engineer
9 7 (3.14%) Tester
10 6 (2.69%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.31%) .NET
2 21 (9.42%) AngularJS
3 16 (7.17%) CSS
4 15 (6.73%) HTML
4 15 (6.73%) React
5 13 (5.83%) REST
5 13 (5.83%) Web Services
6 12 (5.38%) Node.js
7 11 (4.93%) SOAP
8 10 (4.48%) Jest
9 9 (4.04%) .NET Core
9 9 (4.04%) Classic ASP
10 8 (3.59%) Angular 2
10 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (3.59%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (2.69%) XML
12 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.24%) LAMP
12 5 (2.24%) Next.js
12 5 (2.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) Cloud Native
2 22 (9.87%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (4.93%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.69%) Replication
8 6 (2.69%) Video on Demand
9 5 (2.24%) Blog
9 5 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.24%) NHS
9 5 (2.24%) PKI
10 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.35%) Clustering
12 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.90%) User Experience
12 2 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.18%) Linux
2 41 (18.39%) Windows
3 33 (14.80%) Unix
4 12 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (5.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.14%) CentOS
6 6 (2.69%) Debian
6 6 (2.69%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.24%) Amazon Linux
7 5 (2.24%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.79%) Android
9 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.35%) Solaris
9 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (30.49%) DevOps
2 64 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (21.52%) Infrastructure as Code
4 37 (16.59%) CI/CD
5 29 (13.00%) Machine Learning
5 29 (13.00%) Test Automation
6 21 (9.42%) Analytics
7 19 (8.52%) TDD
8 18 (8.07%) Migration
8 18 (8.07%) Project Delivery
8 18 (8.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 17 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (7.62%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (7.62%) Data Modelling
9 17 (7.62%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 16 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.73%) Computer Science
11 15 (6.73%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.28%) Scrum
13 13 (5.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 93 (41.70%) Python
2 64 (28.70%) PowerShell
3 43 (19.28%) SQL
4 38 (17.04%) Bash
5 37 (16.59%) JavaScript
6 36 (16.14%) Java
7 16 (7.17%) C#
8 14 (6.28%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.48%) Go
9 10 (4.48%) Google Apps Script
9 10 (4.48%) Scala
9 10 (4.48%) VBScript
10 9 (4.04%) Perl
10 9 (4.04%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.59%) Ruby
11 8 (3.59%) VBA
12 6 (2.69%) C
12 6 (2.69%) C++
13 5 (2.24%) Search Processing Language
14 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.83%) Degree
2 13 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.59%) AWS Certification
3 8 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.90%) CCNA
5 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) CCNP
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.24%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.45%) FISMA
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) GRC
5 1 (0.45%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.45%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (9.87%) Docker
2 20 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.69%) vSphere
5 3 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.35%) HDFS
5 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.90%) XenApp
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (24.22%) Terraform
2 43 (19.28%) Ansible
3 29 (13.00%) Kubernetes
4 20 (8.97%) SCCM
5 9 (4.04%) Puppet
6 8 (3.59%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.69%) Prometheus
8 5 (2.24%) HAProxy
8 5 (2.24%) SCOM
9 3 (1.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (1.35%) Grafana
9 3 (1.35%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (1.35%) Kibana
9 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.90%) QRadar
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.97%) VMware
3 19 (8.52%) Oracle
4 12 (5.38%) Red Hat
5 11 (4.93%) Cisco
5 11 (4.93%) Google
6 9 (4.04%) Splunk
7 6 (2.69%) Informatica
8 5 (2.24%) Citrix
8 5 (2.24%) Zerto
9 4 (1.79%) F5
9 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.79%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.35%) Ab Initio
10 3 (1.35%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.35%) Dell
10 3 (1.35%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.35%) Juniper
10 3 (1.35%) Teradata