Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 179 218
Rank change year-on-year -20 +39 +12
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 26 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.42% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 3
North West median daily rate £392 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.89% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £277 £393
90th Percentile £578 £538 £438
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -53.45% +1.75% -8.80%

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 4,935 4,719 5,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.80% 82.21% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,132 3,013 3,720
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £583 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 211 176
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.72 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.05 £53.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -13 11 £400 -3.03% 11
Cheshire -5 7 £445 +7.88% 2
Merseyside -1 3 £328 +9.17%
Lancashire - 2 £338 - 1
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (34.62%) Unix
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) Puppet
4 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
5 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (23.08%) Ansible
5 6 (23.08%) DevOps
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) MySQL
6 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
6 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (15.38%) Terraform
7 4 (15.38%) gulp
7 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
7 4 (15.38%) Chai
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (15.38%) User Experience
7 4 (15.38%) React

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 3 (11.54%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Fireworks
1 4 (15.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Yarn
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) MPLS
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) BGP
2 2 (7.69%) IPFIX
2 2 (7.69%) Junos
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) MRTG
2 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.69%) OSPF
2 2 (7.69%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) SNMP
2 2 (7.69%) TACACS
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) IPsec
3 1 (3.85%) MQTT
3 1 (3.85%) Multicast
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
2 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.69%) SQLite
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.85%) Redis
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) Axure RP
3 4 (15.38%) Grunt
3 4 (15.38%) gulp
3 4 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (15.38%) Mocha
4 3 (11.54%) Artifactory
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) MSI
5 2 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.85%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
6 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Release Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Management Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UX Designer
5 2 (7.69%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (15.38%) Ajax
2 4 (15.38%) Chai
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) CSS3
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) HTML5
2 4 (15.38%) jQuery
2 4 (15.38%) Node.js
2 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (15.38%) React
2 4 (15.38%) Sass
2 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) Sensu
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
5 1 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.54%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (11.54%) EMC VNX
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Unix
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
3 2 (7.69%) Debian
3 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
2 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
3 5 (19.23%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Front End Development
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) Network Management
5 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
5 3 (11.54%) Runbook
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 3 (11.54%) System Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) Python
2 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Bourne shell
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (11.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.54%) SRDF
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Docker
3 2 (7.69%) KVM
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 6 (23.08%) Ansible
2 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (15.38%) Nagios
3 4 (15.38%) Terraform
4 3 (11.54%) Salt
4 3 (11.54%) SnapMirror
4 3 (11.54%) SnapVault
5 2 (7.69%) collectd
5 2 (7.69%) Grafana
5 2 (7.69%) Graphite
5 2 (7.69%) Icinga
5 2 (7.69%) Kibana
5 2 (7.69%) logstash
5 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
5 2 (7.69%) Observium
5 2 (7.69%) Prometheus
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM
5 2 (7.69%) SCOM
5 2 (7.69%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Adobe
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Brocade
4 3 (11.54%) Cloudera
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) NetApp
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Altiris
5 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 2 (7.69%) Huawei
5 2 (7.69%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.85%) WSO2