Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 184 214
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 +23
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 16 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.40% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.48% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 1
North West median daily rate £400 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +46.43% -39.13%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £554 £538 £375
England median daily rate £500 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +8.40% +2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £14.05 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -51.55% +5.45% -60.71%

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 4,736 4,554 5,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.66% 83.44% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,987 2,953 3,403
North West median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £261 £256
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 208 160
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -2.87% -25.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.18 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.80 £51.84
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -14 8 £396 -1.00% 8
Cheshire +1 3 £538 +2.38% 1
Lancashire - 1 £500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Unix
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (31.25%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (25.00%) Ansible
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Terraform
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) MySQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Linux

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 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Fireworks
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) Yarn
4 1 (6.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
1 3 (18.75%) Pentaho
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
2 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) Axure RP
3 2 (12.50%) Grunt
3 2 (12.50%) gulp
3 2 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (12.50%) Mocha
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) CRM Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Release Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior UX Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) UX Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (18.75%) Sensu
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) Chai
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) React
2 2 (12.50%) Sass
2 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) Angular 2
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
1 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) DevOps
4 4 (25.00%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 2 (12.50%) SRDF
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Ansible
2 4 (25.00%) Terraform
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (12.50%) SnapMirror
4 2 (12.50%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe
3 2 (12.50%) Brocade
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Lumension
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) WSO2