Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 88 96
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.51% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Reading median daily rate £400 £250 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -39.39% +4.43%
10th Percentile £375 £134 £379
90th Percentile £425 £363 £436
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £320 £413
% change year-on-year +25.00% -22.42% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.80 - -

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 1,358 1,057 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.22% 83.82% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 719 641 611
Reading median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £221 £270 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 45
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.86% -37.78% -27.18%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £56.75 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%

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 10 December 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
1 7 (87.50%) BMC
1 7 (87.50%) TIBCO
1 7 (87.50%) Remedy
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
1 7 (87.50%) Front Office
1 7 (87.50%) Back Office
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
1 7 (87.50%) Workflow
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) ComArch
1 7 (87.50%) Robotics
1 7 (87.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (87.50%) Change Control
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 7 (87.50%) UiPath
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Kibana
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (12.50%) Google

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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (87.50%) Back Office
1 7 (87.50%) Front Office
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Robotics
2 1 (12.50%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) CentOS
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Change Control
1 7 (87.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Kibana
1 1 (12.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) BMC
1 7 (87.50%) ComArch
1 7 (87.50%) Remedy
1 7 (87.50%) TIBCO
1 7 (87.50%) UiPath
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat