Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 77 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 10 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.07% 2.60% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 3.01% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 8
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £468 £345 £368
90th Percentile £525 £500 £429
South East median daily rate £500 £420 £475
% change year-on-year +19.05% -11.58% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £14.05 - £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 799 1,030 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 85.18% 86.41% 87.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 811 760
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £276 £265 £213
90th Percentile £575 £613 £570
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £17.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +17.38% -36.49%
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.00 £77.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.95% +6.76% -21.05%

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
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 21 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
Oxford +17 7 £500 +19.05% 2
Kidlington -3 2 £488 +22.64%
Task Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 10 (100.00%) Docker
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
1 10 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (80.00%) Build Automation
2 8 (80.00%) GitHub
2 8 (80.00%) Swagger
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) PHP
2 8 (80.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) SDET
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
5 2 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (20.00%) Terraform
5 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (20.00%) Serverless
5 2 (20.00%) Publishing
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Python
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) GitHub
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (20.00%) Serverless
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (80.00%) JIRA
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer in Test
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer in Test
2 3 (30.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Swagger
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) Build Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) SDET
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) PHP
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) SaltStack