Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 11 December 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +59
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.59% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Merseyside median daily rate £328 - -
North West median daily rate £375 £513 £425
% change year-on-year -26.83% +20.59% -20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 410 401 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 80.87% 84.07% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 248 289
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% -
10th Percentile £258 £254 £250
90th Percentile £580 £550 £514
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 7
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.06 £13.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.12% -40.91% -27.13%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.63 £8.80
90th Percentile £25.34 £18.87 £29.46
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in Merseyside

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in Merseyside

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Liverpool - 3 £328 -
Task Automation
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Nagios
2 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco