Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 August 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 > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 183 201
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 +23
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 28 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 18
North West median daily rate £413 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% -10.00% +20.74%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £413
90th Percentile £497 £450 £489
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £17.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 - £29.25

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,174 4,740 6,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.45% 82.54% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,282 2,907 3,910
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 204 194
North West median hourly rate £23.15 £35.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.86% +32.08% -3.64%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.75 £12.33
90th Percentile £51.40 £52.26 £54.91
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the North West over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in the North West

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Manchester -18 10 £425 +8.97% 9
Merseyside +21 9 £425 +30.77%
Cheshire -8 8 £370 +13.85% 1
Lancashire -12 1 £175 -57.32%
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 7 (25.00%) Network Management
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (21.43%) Unix
5 6 (21.43%) Linux
5 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (17.86%) High Availability
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (17.86%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (17.86%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) VoIP
6 5 (17.86%) WAN
6 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) MPLS
6 5 (17.86%) Change Management
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Security Management
6 5 (17.86%) VMware
6 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (14.29%) NetBackup

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Fireworks
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) MPLS
2 5 (17.86%) VoIP
2 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 5 (17.86%) WAN
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) BGP
4 2 (7.14%) Junos
4 2 (7.14%) MRTG
4 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) SNMP
4 2 (7.14%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQLite
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) Redis
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Axure RP
3 2 (7.14%) Grunt
3 2 (7.14%) gulp
3 2 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (7.14%) Mocha
3 2 (7.14%) MSI
3 2 (7.14%) Robot Framework
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
2 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) NetBackup Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Release Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.14%) UI Developer
3 2 (7.14%) UI/UX Developer
3 2 (7.14%) UX Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) Ajax
2 2 (7.14%) Chai
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
2 2 (7.14%) Node.js
2 2 (7.14%) React
2 2 (7.14%) Sass
2 2 (7.14%) Software Packaging
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) Kafka
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (7.14%) EMC VNX
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Debian
4 2 (7.14%) SUSE
4 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (25.00%) Network Management
2 7 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 5 (17.86%) High Availability
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (17.86%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (17.86%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Security Management
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.71%) OO
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Bourne shell
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GxP
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (7.14%) KVM
3 2 (7.14%) SRDF
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Nagios
1 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Salt
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (7.14%) collectd
3 2 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Grafana
3 2 (7.14%) Graphite
3 2 (7.14%) Icinga
3 2 (7.14%) Kibana
3 2 (7.14%) Observium
3 2 (7.14%) Prometheus
3 2 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (7.14%) SnapMirror
3 2 (7.14%) SnapVault
3 2 (7.14%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) NetApp
4 4 (14.29%) Veritas
5 2 (7.14%) Adobe
5 2 (7.14%) Altiris
5 2 (7.14%) Brocade
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Clearswift
5 2 (7.14%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 2 (7.14%) Huawei
5 2 (7.14%) IronPort
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) Micro Focus
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Splunk
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Tableau