Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 191 178
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +32
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 14 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.44% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
North West median daily rate £650 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.94% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £337 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £500 £450
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -43.33% +9.09% +17.02%

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 4,549 5,280 4,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.51% 85.76% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,974 3,318 2,879
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 258 220
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £23.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -33.10% +26.79%
10th Percentile £12.79 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.38 £53.68 £52.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +5 6 £650 +52.94% 5
Cheshire +14 4 £465 +25.68%
Lancashire +5 2 £650 +271.43% 1
Merseyside -14 1 £325 -23.53%
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (42.86%) Time Management
4 6 (42.86%) Kanban
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Change Management
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 6 (42.86%) Cloud Native
4 6 (42.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 5 (35.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Node.js
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) CSS
6 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 4 (28.57%) React
6 4 (28.57%) Service-Level Objective
7 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
7 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (21.43%) Sass
7 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

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:

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) npm
1 2 (14.29%) Yarn
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Babel
2 2 (14.29%) Grunt
2 2 (14.29%) gulp
2 2 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (14.29%) Mocha
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) webpack
3 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) UX Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) Site Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Node.js
2 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) React
3 3 (21.43%) Sass
3 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (14.29%) Angular 2
4 2 (14.29%) Chai
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Cloud Native
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
2 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (42.86%) Change Management
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Kanban
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (42.86%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 6 (42.86%) Time Management
5 5 (35.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Service-Level Objective
7 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
7 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) ES6
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) VMware