Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 72 98
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 +7
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 6 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.44% 1.05% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.28% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +18.42% +44.76%
10th Percentile £438 £404 £363
90th Percentile £488 £538 £483
Berkshire median daily rate £456 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +7.35% +11.84% +44.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 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 1,154 1,017 1,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.36% 81.75% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 513 864
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £604 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 41
Reading median hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.57% -13.27% -1.02%
10th Percentile £12.31 £13.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.38 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +32.26% -8.82% -21.11%

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Robotics
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) ComArch
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) Back Office
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) BMC

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 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) IIS
1 4 (66.67%) JBoss
1 4 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Front Office
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Web Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Robotics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) ComArch
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO