Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 20 April 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.38% 0.60% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.72% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +6.06% -26.67%
10th Percentile £303 £150 £255
90th Percentile £521 £460 £410
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £380
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,064 973 861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 86.15% 83.30% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 710 674
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -4.91%
10th Percentile £274 £200 £175
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 28
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.75 £18.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.76% -23.71% +24.74%
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.42 £13.40
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.50 £90.13
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in Oxfordshire

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Task Automation in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in Oxfordshire

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in Oxfordshire

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Oxford -7 8 £500 +81.82%
Kidlington - 7 £547 -
Task Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (52.94%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (41.18%) Open Source
5 6 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (35.29%) Amazon S3
5 6 (35.29%) Puppet
5 6 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (35.29%) Docker
5 6 (35.29%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (35.29%) Terraform
5 6 (35.29%) Serverless
5 6 (35.29%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (35.29%) Change Management
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (29.41%) Maven
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Network Security
6 5 (29.41%) Kanban
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (82.35%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (52.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (35.29%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (35.29%) Amazon S3
3 6 (35.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (35.29%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (35.29%) Serverless
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (11.76%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) BGP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
1 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Artifactory
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) Maven
2 5 (29.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) gulp
3 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Mocha
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) Hystrix
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) D3.js
3 1 (5.88%) Enzyme
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Nightwatchjs
3 1 (5.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Change Management
4 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
5 5 (29.41%) Auto-Scaling
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (29.41%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
5 5 (29.41%) Service Design
5 5 (29.41%) Web Filtering
6 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) ES6
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
1 6 (35.29%) Terraform
2 4 (23.53%) Nagios
2 4 (23.53%) SCOM
3 3 (17.65%) ZABBIX
4 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
1 4 (23.53%) Juniper
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
1 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
2 3 (17.65%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Apple