Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 399 407 470
Rank change year-on-year +8 +63 +21
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 253 190 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 107 95
London median daily rate £550 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £353
90th Percentile £685 £590 £575
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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 40,596 36,731 39,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 87.00% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,451 26,239 28,484
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 388 354
London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.63 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +10.71% +9.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.48 £50.51
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 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
Central London -16 43 £500 -2.44% 11
South London -41 10 £425 -5.56% 3
East London -21 4 £600 +33.33%
West London -40 3 £375 +32.28% 8
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 130 (51.38%) Linux
2 106 (41.90%) DevOps
3 99 (39.13%) Ansible
3 99 (39.13%) Jenkins
3 99 (39.13%) Python
4 96 (37.94%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (32.02%) Git (software)
7 79 (31.23%) Configuration Management
8 75 (29.64%) Puppet
9 67 (26.48%) Finance
10 66 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (24.90%) Docker
12 61 (24.11%) JavaScript
13 60 (23.72%) PostgreSQL
14 54 (21.34%) Unix
15 52 (20.55%) Open Source
16 51 (20.16%) SSL
17 49 (19.37%) Perl
17 49 (19.37%) Artifactory
18 46 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (17.79%) AngularJS
19 45 (17.79%) Microservices
20 43 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
20 43 (17.00%) MySQL
20 43 (17.00%) Windows
21 42 (16.60%) HTML
21 42 (16.60%) JIRA
21 42 (16.60%) REST
22 41 (16.21%) MongoDB

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 38 (15.02%) nginx
2 33 (13.04%) Confluence
3 31 (12.25%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.56%) Apache
4 9 (3.56%) JBoss
5 8 (3.16%) CMS
5 8 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.77%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.37%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.58%) IIS
8 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.40%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Revit
3 1 (0.40%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Primavera
1 1 (0.40%) R3 Corda
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 66 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.53%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (5.14%) IaaS
4 13 (5.14%) PaaS
5 10 (3.95%) Office 365
6 8 (3.16%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.77%) GitHub
8 5 (1.98%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.98%) Amazon Glacier
8 5 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.58%) SaaS
9 4 (1.58%) Serverless
10 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.79%) G Suite
12 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.16%) SSL
2 37 (14.62%) DNS
3 36 (14.23%) TCP/IP
4 35 (13.83%) Firewall
5 19 (7.51%) Network Security
6 15 (5.93%) Kerberos
7 14 (5.53%) Internet
8 11 (4.35%) SSH
9 9 (3.56%) VPN
10 7 (2.77%) HTTP
11 5 (1.98%) OpenVPN
11 5 (1.98%) Skype
12 4 (1.58%) DHCP
12 4 (1.58%) FTP
12 4 (1.58%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (1.58%) WAN
13 3 (1.19%) BIG-IP
13 3 (1.19%) LAN
13 3 (1.19%) SCCP
14 2 (0.79%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (23.72%) PostgreSQL
2 43 (17.00%) MySQL
3 41 (16.21%) MongoDB
4 31 (12.25%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.11%) Big Data
6 9 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (2.37%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (2.37%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.79%) Redis
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.40%) Flink
10 1 (0.40%) OpenTSDB
10 1 (0.40%) Power BI
10 1 (0.40%) QGIS
10 1 (0.40%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 99 (39.13%) Jenkins
2 81 (32.02%) Git (software)
3 49 (19.37%) Artifactory
4 42 (16.60%) JIRA
5 28 (11.07%) TeamCity
6 18 (7.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (5.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (5.14%) Bitbucket
9 12 (4.74%) Grunt
9 12 (4.74%) gulp
10 11 (4.35%) Vagrant
10 11 (4.35%) Visual Studio
11 10 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (3.95%) webpack
12 8 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.77%) Gatling
13 7 (2.77%) LoadRunner
14 5 (1.98%) Gerrit
14 5 (1.98%) Maven
15 4 (1.58%) Mocha
General
1 67 (26.48%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Banking
3 9 (3.56%) Retail
4 7 (2.77%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.98%) Marketing
6 4 (1.58%) Law
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Back Office
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (29.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 68 (26.88%) Developer
3 35 (13.83%) Azure Engineer
4 28 (11.07%) Azure DevOps
5 26 (10.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 22 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
7 19 (7.51%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (7.51%) Python Developer
8 18 (7.11%) Senior Developer
9 17 (6.72%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (5.93%) Lead DevOps
11 14 (5.53%) Angular Developer
11 14 (5.53%) Data Engineer
11 14 (5.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.14%) Analyst
12 13 (5.14%) Unix Engineer
13 12 (4.74%) HTML Developer
13 12 (4.74%) Python Engineer
14 11 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
14 11 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.79%) AngularJS
2 42 (16.60%) HTML
2 42 (16.60%) REST
3 34 (13.44%) CSS
4 33 (13.04%) .NET
4 33 (13.04%) Elastic Stack
5 32 (12.65%) LEMP Stack
6 27 (10.67%) React
6 27 (10.67%) Sensu
7 22 (8.70%) HTML5
8 17 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (6.32%) ActiveMQ
9 16 (6.32%) Sass
10 15 (5.93%) Middleware
11 13 (5.14%) OAuth
12 12 (4.74%) LDAP
13 11 (4.35%) ASP.NET
13 11 (4.35%) jQuery
14 10 (3.95%) Ajax
14 10 (3.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.91%) User Experience
2 16 (6.32%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.77%) Equities
7 7 (2.77%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.77%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.77%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.98%) Fintech
9 4 (1.58%) Clustering
9 4 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.40%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.40%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 130 (51.38%) Linux
2 54 (21.34%) Unix
3 43 (17.00%) Windows
4 35 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (7.51%) Windows Server
6 14 (5.53%) Android
7 13 (5.14%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.35%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.37%) Solaris
10 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.79%) AIX
11 2 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.40%) SUSE
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (41.90%) DevOps
2 96 (37.94%) Continuous Integration
3 87 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (31.23%) Configuration Management
5 52 (20.55%) Open Source
6 45 (17.79%) Microservices
7 41 (16.21%) Load Balancing
8 40 (15.81%) Analytics
9 39 (15.42%) SDLC
10 30 (11.86%) Data Modelling
11 29 (11.46%) Performance Measurement
12 25 (9.88%) Test Automation
13 23 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
14 22 (8.70%) OO
14 22 (8.70%) TDD
15 21 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (7.51%) Unit Testing
17 17 (6.72%) Migration
17 17 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (6.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (39.13%) Python
2 61 (24.11%) JavaScript
3 49 (19.37%) Perl
4 38 (15.02%) Bash Shell
5 36 (14.23%) Ruby
6 33 (13.04%) PowerShell
7 31 (12.25%) Java
8 30 (11.86%) Go
9 29 (11.46%) C#
10 20 (7.91%) SQL
11 15 (5.93%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.95%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.56%) C
13 9 (3.56%) C++
14 8 (3.16%) Scala
15 7 (2.77%) ES6
16 5 (1.98%) Groovy
17 3 (1.19%) Korn
17 3 (1.19%) R
17 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (13.83%) SC Cleared
1 35 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.35%) CISSP
3 9 (3.56%) Degree
4 8 (3.16%) CISM
5 7 (2.77%) AWS Certification
5 7 (2.77%) CCNA
5 7 (2.77%) CCSA
5 7 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.37%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.79%) GIAC
9 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.40%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) OSCP
9 1 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) GDPR
2 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.19%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) WAI
4 1 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) SAS 70
System Software
1 63 (24.90%) Docker
2 41 (16.21%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.77%) etcd
6 7 (2.77%) flannel
7 5 (1.98%) Postfix
7 5 (1.98%) Squid
8 2 (0.79%) NFS
8 2 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (39.13%) Ansible
2 75 (29.64%) Puppet
3 43 (17.00%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (14.23%) HAProxy
5 35 (13.83%) Kubernetes
5 35 (13.83%) Terraform
6 31 (12.25%) logstash
7 29 (11.46%) Grafana
7 29 (11.46%) Salt
8 16 (6.32%) Kibana
9 7 (2.77%) rkt
9 7 (2.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (2.37%) HockeyApp
11 4 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (1.58%) SCCM
12 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.40%) PingFederate
13 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (15.02%) Red Hat
2 34 (13.44%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.46%) ServiceNow
4 27 (10.67%) Splunk
5 26 (10.28%) Sybase
6 17 (6.72%) VMware
7 14 (5.53%) CA
7 14 (5.53%) Oracle
8 12 (4.74%) Centrify
9 11 (4.35%) IBM
10 10 (3.95%) ForgeRock
11 9 (3.56%) CyberArk
12 7 (2.77%) MapR
12 7 (2.77%) SOASTA, Inc
13 5 (1.98%) AppDynamics
13 5 (1.98%) Google
14 4 (1.58%) F5
14 4 (1.58%) Tableau
15 3 (1.19%) Hortonworks
15 3 (1.19%) Qualys