Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 17 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 96 106
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 -
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.071% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.087% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Reading median daily rate £250 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +1.27% -
10th Percentile £134 £375 £371
90th Percentile £363 £425 £418
Berkshire median daily rate £370 £407 £395
% change year-on-year -8.98% +2.91% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,038 1,144 1,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.38% 80.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 577 944
Reading median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £241 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £540
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 73
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £23.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.30% -23.95% +62.63%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.13 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £26.02
% change year-on-year -17.14% -32.74% +29.28%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in Reading

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in Reading

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 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 Reading region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) VMware