Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 86 96
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 31 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.56% 1.00% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 1.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 1
Oxfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +33.33% -39.24%
10th Percentile £345 £368 £250
90th Percentile £500 £429 £350
South East median daily rate £420 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -11.58% +18.75% -11.11%
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 1,020 1,033 983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 84.23% 86.08% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 745 745
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £297 £213 £213
90th Percentile £613 £574 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 41
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.61% -36.62% +57.14%
10th Percentile £15.25 £11.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.15 £76.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -4 19 £420 +5.00% 1
Kidlington - 10 £398 -
Task Automation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (51.61%) DNS
3 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (48.39%) SCOM
3 15 (48.39%) Service Design
4 14 (45.16%) DevOps
4 14 (45.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 14 (45.16%) Kerberos
5 13 (41.94%) LDAP
5 13 (41.94%) DHCP
5 13 (41.94%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) SCCM
5 13 (41.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
5 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
5 13 (41.94%) Office 365
6 12 (38.71%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (38.71%) Amazon S3
6 12 (38.71%) Puppet
7 11 (35.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (35.48%) Docker
7 11 (35.48%) Terraform
7 11 (35.48%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (35.48%) Serverless
8 10 (32.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (32.26%) Open Source
8 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (32.26%) Application Packaging

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 6 (19.35%) JBoss
1 6 (19.35%) Tomcat
1 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (45.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 13 (41.94%) Office 365
4 12 (38.71%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (38.71%) Amazon S3
5 11 (35.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (35.48%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (35.48%) Serverless
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) DNS
2 14 (45.16%) Kerberos
3 13 (41.94%) DHCP
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
5 2 (6.45%) BGP
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall
5 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (19.35%) MongoDB
1 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
1 6 (19.35%) RDBMS
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Artifactory
2 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 8 (25.81%) Maven
2 8 (25.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.23%) GitLab
3 1 (3.23%) Grunt
3 1 (3.23%) gulp
3 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Mocha
General
1 6 (19.35%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) LDAP
2 6 (19.35%) Hystrix
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) D3.js
4 1 (3.23%) Enzyme
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) LAMP
4 1 (3.23%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.23%) Life Science
1 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
1 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Service Design
2 14 (45.16%) DevOps
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Application Packaging
4 10 (32.26%) Configuration Management
4 10 (32.26%) Continuous Delivery
4 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (32.26%) Open Source
5 9 (29.03%) Kanban
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) Auto-Scaling
7 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 3 (9.68%) Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
11 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
11 2 (6.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) ES6
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (35.48%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) SCOM
2 13 (41.94%) SCCM
3 12 (38.71%) Puppet
4 11 (35.48%) Terraform
5 6 (19.35%) ZABBIX
6 2 (6.45%) Nagios
7 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Splunk
3 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Juniper
4 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto