Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 409 488
Rank change year-on-year -6 +79 -17
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 217 220 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 122 92
London median daily rate £547 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £321 £363
90th Percentile £625 £593 £586
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
London median hourly rate £69.17 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.52% - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -39.66% +23.40% -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 40,343 39,644 38,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.50% 88.01% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,136 28,682 27,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 366 405
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.56 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £54.01 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -5 41 £500 -4.76% 17
South London +5 25 £547 +21.52% 4
West London +3 11 £589 +107.67% 4
East London -24 3 £475 +35.71% 3
North London -1 1 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 78 (35.94%) Linux
2 74 (34.10%) DevOps
3 70 (32.26%) Python
3 70 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (31.80%) Git (software)
5 65 (29.95%) Jenkins
5 65 (29.95%) Java
6 60 (27.65%) Docker
7 58 (26.73%) Ansible
8 56 (25.81%) Open Source
8 56 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (23.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 50 (23.04%) Finance
11 48 (22.12%) Unix
11 48 (22.12%) Windows
12 44 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
13 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
14 40 (18.43%) Configuration Management
15 39 (17.97%) Puppet
16 38 (17.51%) JavaScript
17 37 (17.05%) Test Automation
18 36 (16.59%) Microsoft
19 35 (16.13%) HTML
19 35 (16.13%) PowerShell
19 35 (16.13%) Analytics
20 33 (15.21%) Kubernetes
21 32 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (14.29%) REST
22 31 (14.29%) Perl
23 29 (13.36%) Splunk

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 21 (9.68%) Confluence
2 18 (8.29%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.15%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.15%) nginx
5 7 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.30%) Apache
6 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.84%) CMS
8 3 (1.38%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.38%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.38%) JBoss
8 3 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.92%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 52 (23.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (20.28%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (10.14%) Office 365
4 15 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (6.45%) Serverless
6 11 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (4.61%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (4.15%) Amazon S3
8 9 (4.15%) PaaS
9 8 (3.69%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (3.69%) Amazon Glacier
9 8 (3.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.30%) GitHub
10 5 (2.30%) IaaS
10 5 (2.30%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.06%) Firewall
2 21 (9.68%) SSL
3 19 (8.76%) TCP/IP
4 16 (7.37%) LAN
5 14 (6.45%) DNS
5 14 (6.45%) Internet
5 14 (6.45%) SSH
6 13 (5.99%) Network Security
7 11 (5.07%) Kerberos
8 10 (4.61%) WAN
8 10 (4.61%) Wireless
9 8 (3.69%) SMTP
10 6 (2.76%) DHCP
10 6 (2.76%) VoIP
10 6 (2.76%) VPN
11 5 (2.30%) FTP
11 5 (2.30%) HTTP
11 5 (2.30%) IPv4
11 5 (2.30%) IPv6
11 5 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.98%) Relational Database
2 25 (11.52%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.76%) MySQL
5 16 (7.37%) MongoDB
6 14 (6.45%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.99%) Big Data
8 8 (3.69%) Amazon Aurora
8 8 (3.69%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (3.23%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.92%) Redis
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.46%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.46%) OpenTSDB
11 1 (0.46%) Power BI
11 1 (0.46%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 69 (31.80%) Git (software)
2 65 (29.95%) Jenkins
3 26 (11.98%) JIRA
4 24 (11.06%) TeamCity
5 19 (8.76%) Artifactory
6 18 (8.29%) SonarQube
7 13 (5.99%) Bitbucket
8 12 (5.53%) Vagrant
9 10 (4.61%) gulp
10 8 (3.69%) Gatling
10 8 (3.69%) LoadRunner
10 8 (3.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (3.23%) Maven
12 6 (2.76%) Grunt
13 5 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.30%) webpack
14 4 (1.84%) Gradle
14 4 (1.84%) Mocha
14 4 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (23.04%) Finance
2 19 (8.76%) Banking
3 11 (5.07%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.38%) Marketing
5 2 (0.92%) Advertising
5 2 (0.92%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.46%) Billing
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 69 (31.80%) Developer
2 35 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 19 (8.76%) AWS Engineer
5 16 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 14 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 14 (6.45%) Data Engineer
8 13 (5.99%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.99%) Angular Developer
8 13 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.53%) Azure DevOps
9 12 (5.53%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Operations Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Python Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Big Data Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Unix Engineer
11 10 (4.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.61%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.13%) HTML
2 31 (14.29%) REST
3 26 (11.98%) .NET
4 25 (11.52%) AngularJS
5 23 (10.60%) CSS
5 23 (10.60%) Velocity
6 20 (9.22%) Sass
7 18 (8.29%) React
8 15 (6.91%) OAuth
9 13 (5.99%) HTML5
9 13 (5.99%) Middleware
9 13 (5.99%) Web Services
10 11 (5.07%) LDAP
11 10 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (4.61%) SailPoint
12 9 (4.15%) jQuery
13 8 (3.69%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (3.69%) Node.js
14 7 (3.23%) .NET Framework
15 6 (2.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.76%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.91%) User Experience
4 11 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (4.61%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (4.15%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.23%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.92%) Clustering
10 2 (0.92%) Equities
10 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.92%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.92%) RIA
11 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.94%) Linux
2 48 (22.12%) Unix
2 48 (22.12%) Windows
3 22 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (8.29%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.53%) Ubuntu
6 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.23%) Android
8 7 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.23%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.92%) AIX
10 2 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (34.10%) DevOps
2 70 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (25.81%) Open Source
4 40 (18.43%) Configuration Management
5 37 (17.05%) Test Automation
6 35 (16.13%) Analytics
7 32 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (11.98%) Microservices
9 24 (11.06%) SDLC
10 23 (10.60%) Front End Development
11 21 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (9.68%) TDD
12 20 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (8.76%) ETL
13 19 (8.76%) Information Security
14 18 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (7.37%) Data Modelling
15 16 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
16 15 (6.91%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (32.26%) Python
2 65 (29.95%) Java
3 38 (17.51%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 31 (14.29%) Perl
6 28 (12.90%) C#
6 28 (12.90%) Go
7 25 (11.52%) SQL
8 23 (10.60%) Groovy
9 18 (8.29%) Shell Script
10 15 (6.91%) Scala
11 13 (5.99%) Bash Shell
12 10 (4.61%) Ruby
13 9 (4.15%) C
14 8 (3.69%) C++
15 7 (3.23%) ES6
15 7 (3.23%) VBA
16 5 (2.30%) TypeScript
17 3 (1.38%) Bourne shell
17 3 (1.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 23 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.61%) Degree
5 8 (3.69%) CCNA
5 8 (3.69%) CISM
5 8 (3.69%) CISSP
6 7 (3.23%) CCSA
6 7 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.76%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.76%) MCSE
7 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.30%) MCDST
9 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.38%) GIAC
10 2 (0.92%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.92%) OSCP
10 2 (0.92%) SANS
11 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.46%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) SAS 70
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (27.65%) Docker
2 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 21 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.53%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (4.15%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.76%) etcd
6 6 (2.76%) flannel
7 5 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.92%) HDFS
9 2 (0.92%) NFS
9 2 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.46%) KVM
10 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.46%) Postfix
10 1 (0.46%) Squid
10 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (26.73%) Ansible
2 39 (17.97%) Puppet
3 33 (15.21%) Kubernetes
4 29 (13.36%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (10.60%) Terraform
6 18 (8.29%) Salt
7 10 (4.61%) logstash
7 10 (4.61%) SCCM
8 9 (4.15%) Grafana
8 9 (4.15%) HAProxy
9 7 (3.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (2.76%) Kibana
10 6 (2.76%) rkt
11 5 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (1.38%) Nagios
13 2 (0.92%) collectd
13 2 (0.92%) Control-M
13 2 (0.92%) Graphite
13 2 (0.92%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 36 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.36%) Splunk
3 28 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 23 (10.60%) VMware
5 16 (7.37%) CA
6 13 (5.99%) ServiceNow
6 13 (5.99%) Sybase
7 12 (5.53%) IBM
7 12 (5.53%) Oracle
8 11 (5.07%) Centrify
8 11 (5.07%) Cisco
9 10 (4.61%) ForgeRock
10 9 (4.15%) CyberArk
11 8 (3.69%) Google
11 8 (3.69%) Meraki
11 8 (3.69%) SOASTA, Inc
12 6 (2.76%) Ivanti
12 6 (2.76%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.30%) Adobe
14 4 (1.84%) SAP