Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 213 241
Rank change year-on-year +28 +28 -40
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 21 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 6
North West median daily rate £513 £425 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -20.93% -
10th Percentile £341 £413 £373
90th Percentile £538 £438 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -45.00% +31.15%

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 4624 5497 6983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.57% 84.34% 81.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 3565 4273
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 161 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -20.40% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.17 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.31% +11.07% +15.79%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 - 11 £400 -
Cheshire +1 5 £525 +23.53% 1
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
3 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) Python
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Ruby
4 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (33.33%) VB
4 7 (33.33%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 7 (33.33%) Ansible
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (33.33%) Use Case
4 7 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (33.33%) Puppet
4 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (28.57%) SCCM
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (23.81%) NetApp
6 5 (23.81%) McAfee

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 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) Skype
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 7 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 3 (14.29%) MSTest
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Support
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Specialist
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Support Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) SUSE
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (38.10%) DevOps
2 7 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (33.33%) Use Case
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) Email Filtering
4 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Line Management
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
7 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 7 (33.33%) Ruby
2 7 (33.33%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Jython
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Ansible
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
2 6 (28.57%) SCCM
3 5 (23.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (23.81%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (23.81%) WSUS
4 1 (4.76%) Terraform
4 1 (4.76%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
2 5 (23.81%) Clearswift
2 5 (23.81%) IronPort
2 5 (23.81%) Lumension
2 5 (23.81%) McAfee
2 5 (23.81%) Micro Focus
2 5 (23.81%) MobileIron
2 5 (23.81%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Altiris
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) SAP