Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 December 2017 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
England > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 292 366
Rank change year-on-year +20 +74 -33
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 104 82 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.50% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.61% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 19
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +4.92%
10th Percentile £343 £351 £362
90th Percentile £500 £620 £437
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -45.00% +31.15%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13448 15627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.85% 82.48% 80.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8396 8071 9393
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.54% +5.60%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 545 629
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -4.18% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
% change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the South East

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in the South East

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in the South East

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Task Automation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Task Automation in the South East

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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
Thames Valley +24 67 £410 +2.37% 3
Oxfordshire +25 31 £420 +5.00%
Buckinghamshire -7 29 £405 -4.71% 3
Hampshire -20 22 £475 -13.64% 3
Surrey -9 9 £364 -19.17% 3
Berkshire -4 7 £320 -22.42%
Kent - 5 - -
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 53 (50.96%) Linux
2 44 (42.31%) Windows
3 29 (27.88%) DevOps
4 28 (26.92%) Puppet
5 26 (25.00%) Ansible
5 26 (25.00%) Finance
5 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (24.04%) Python
6 25 (24.04%) Git (software)
7 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 24 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 24 (23.08%) SQL
8 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
9 21 (20.19%) Shell Script
9 21 (20.19%) MongoDB
10 20 (19.23%) Scrum
11 19 (18.27%) DNS
11 19 (18.27%) ITIL
12 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
12 18 (17.31%) PaaS
12 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (16.35%) IaaS
13 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
13 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (15.38%) MySQL
14 16 (15.38%) DHCP
14 16 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (14.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (14.42%) Degree
15 15 (14.42%) SCOM

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (9.62%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (5.77%) JBoss
2 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.77%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.85%) IIS
4 3 (2.88%) Confluence
5 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (17.31%) PaaS
3 17 (16.35%) IaaS
4 14 (13.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 13 (12.50%) Office 365
6 12 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (11.54%) Amazon S3
6 12 (11.54%) OpenShift
7 11 (10.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (10.58%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (10.58%) Serverless
8 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (4.81%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.27%) DNS
2 16 (15.38%) DHCP
3 14 (13.46%) Kerberos
3 14 (13.46%) LDAP
4 6 (5.77%) Network Security
5 5 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.81%) VPN
6 3 (2.88%) Firewall
7 2 (1.92%) BGP
7 2 (1.92%) Internet
7 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.92%) LAN
7 2 (1.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.92%) WAN
8 1 (0.96%) FTP
8 1 (0.96%) HTTP
8 1 (0.96%) NAS
8 1 (0.96%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) MongoDB
2 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
3 16 (15.38%) MySQL
4 15 (14.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 15 (14.42%) DB2
5 13 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
5 13 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (10.58%) Relational Database
7 8 (7.69%) NoSQL
7 8 (7.69%) SAP BW
8 6 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (5.77%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.92%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.96%) Big Data
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (24.04%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) GitLab
2 11 (10.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (10.58%) Maven
3 8 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 8 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (5.77%) Grunt
5 5 (4.81%) Bower
5 5 (4.81%) NuGet
5 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (3.85%) gulp
6 4 (3.85%) Jasmine
6 4 (3.85%) Mocha
6 4 (3.85%) Selenium
7 3 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.88%) Mockito
7 3 (2.88%) Protractor
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Publishing
3 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) International Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (13.46%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Administrator
4 10 (9.62%) DBA
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (6.73%) Data Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (6.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (4.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) YAML
2 11 (10.58%) SOAP
3 8 (7.69%) REST
4 7 (6.73%) .NET
5 6 (5.77%) Hystrix
6 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.85%) React
7 4 (3.85%) RESTful
7 4 (3.85%) Web Services
8 3 (2.88%) Angular 2
8 3 (2.88%) Sass
9 2 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.92%) Sensu
10 1 (0.96%) CSS3
10 1 (0.96%) D3.js
10 1 (0.96%) Enzyme
10 1 (0.96%) Nightwatchjs
10 1 (0.96%) Node.js
10 1 (0.96%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Life Science
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.96%) Linux
2 44 (42.31%) Windows
3 14 (13.46%) Windows 10
4 12 (11.54%) Unix
5 3 (2.88%) CentOS
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.88%) DevOps
2 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.23%) Scrum
4 19 (18.27%) ITIL
5 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (14.42%) Service Design
9 14 (13.46%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (13.46%) Workflow
10 13 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 13 (12.50%) User Stories
11 12 (11.54%) Collaborative Working
11 12 (11.54%) Open Source
11 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
12 10 (9.62%) Application Packaging
12 10 (9.62%) Project Management
13 9 (8.65%) Kanban
14 8 (7.69%) Visualisation
15 7 (6.73%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.04%) Python
2 24 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 24 (23.08%) SQL
3 21 (20.19%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 9 (8.65%) Perl
6 7 (6.73%) Korn
7 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.85%) Java
9 3 (2.88%) Ruby
10 2 (1.92%) PHP
10 2 (1.92%) VBScript
11 1 (0.96%) ES6
11 1 (0.96%) JCL
11 1 (0.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Degree
2 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.88%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.96%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
2 1 (0.96%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (10.58%) Docker
4 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.81%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.92%) Samba
6 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.92%) vSphere
6 2 (1.92%) XenApp
6 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.96%) NFS
7 1 (0.96%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (26.92%) Puppet
2 26 (25.00%) Ansible
3 15 (14.42%) SCOM
4 14 (13.46%) SCCM
5 11 (10.58%) Terraform
6 9 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (5.77%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.92%) Grafana
8 2 (1.92%) Nagios
9 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.96%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle
3 13 (12.50%) VMware
4 11 (10.58%) IBM
5 10 (9.62%) CA
6 8 (7.69%) SAP
6 8 (7.69%) Splunk
6 8 (7.69%) Tableau
7 3 (2.88%) Citrix
7 3 (2.88%) Sun
8 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.92%) Siebel
8 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.96%) BMC
9 1 (0.96%) F5
9 1 (0.96%) Juniper
9 1 (0.96%) NetApp
9 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto