Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 83 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 +12
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.62% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Reading median daily rate £419 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -2.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £381 £162 £365
90th Percentile £442 £458 £435
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £345 £400
% change year-on-year +15.94% -13.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 - -

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 1,234 1,029 1,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.58% 82.32% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 565 749
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £229 £271 £244
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 40
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.74 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.43% -21.52% -11.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.00 £14.63
90th Percentile £58.25 £50.63 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%

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 21 September 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 8 (88.89%) Service Management
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) Change Control
2 7 (77.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (77.78%) UiPath
2 7 (77.78%) Front Office
2 7 (77.78%) Back Office
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) Workflow
2 7 (77.78%) SLA
2 7 (77.78%) BMC
2 7 (77.78%) TIBCO
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Remedy
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) ComArch
2 7 (77.78%) Robotics
2 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (11.11%) Ansible
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Kibana
5 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (77.78%) Back Office
1 7 (77.78%) Front Office
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Robotics
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) CentOS
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (88.89%) Service Management
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Change Control
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
1 1 (11.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) BMC
1 7 (77.78%) ComArch
1 7 (77.78%) Remedy
1 7 (77.78%) TIBCO
1 7 (77.78%) UiPath
2 1 (11.11%) Capita
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow