Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 178 208
Rank change year-on-year -16 +30 +12
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 20 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.48% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 20
North West median daily rate £425 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +28.40%
10th Percentile £357 £275 £413
90th Percentile £480 £450 £638
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £17.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +17.02% -39.35%

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 4,981 4,543 6,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.70% 83.68% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,133 2,800 3,912
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £241 £253
90th Percentile £575 £550 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 200 233
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £35.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.65% +18.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £49.40
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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
Merseyside +21 7 £425 -5.56% 6
Manchester -23 7 £413 +11.49% 4
Cheshire -6 6 £435 +33.85% 2
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 9 (45.00%) Windows
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (30.00%) Network Management
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
4 5 (25.00%) High Availability
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (25.00%) LAN
4 5 (25.00%) VoIP
4 5 (25.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) Security Management
5 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (20.00%) MPLS
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) VPN
5 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) VoIP
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) MPLS
2 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Veritas Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Storage and Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.00%) Flash
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) Kafka
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.00%) IBM XIV
2 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) SUSE
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Debian
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
1 6 (30.00%) Network Management
1 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) High Availability
2 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 5 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 5 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Web Filtering
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) Bourne shell
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GxP
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (5.00%) Cacti
3 1 (5.00%) collectd
3 1 (5.00%) Grafana
3 1 (5.00%) Graphite
3 1 (5.00%) Icinga
3 1 (5.00%) Kibana
3 1 (5.00%) logstash
3 1 (5.00%) Observium
3 1 (5.00%) OpenNMS
3 1 (5.00%) Prometheus
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 2 (10.00%) IronPort
4 2 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Huawei
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Splunk
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau