Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 268 336
Rank change year-on-year -34 +68 -1
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 79 89 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.69% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 30
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.67% -
10th Percentile £359 £328 £304
90th Percentile £548 £575 £450
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +17.02% -37.33%

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 14,056 12,917 14,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.75% 83.37% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,287 7,480 9,170
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £253
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 495 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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
Hampshire -14 30 £475 -5.00% 4
Thames Valley -28 27 £475 +15.85% 16
Surrey -32 13 £450 -7.79% 1
Berkshire -19 10 £456 +7.35% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £393 +12.14% 6
Oxfordshire +12 8 £500 +233.33% 5
East Sussex +3 5 - -
West Sussex - 2 £500 -
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 37 (46.84%) Windows
1 37 (46.84%) Linux
2 20 (25.32%) ITIL
3 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
3 18 (22.78%) Ansible
4 17 (21.52%) IaaS
5 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
5 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.25%) Puppet
5 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (18.99%) Workflow
6 15 (18.99%) User Stories
7 14 (17.72%) DevOps
7 14 (17.72%) PaaS
7 14 (17.72%) Service Management
8 13 (16.46%) Unix
8 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (16.46%) ServiceNow
8 13 (16.46%) Runbook
9 12 (15.19%) REST
9 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
9 12 (15.19%) Python
9 12 (15.19%) VMware
9 12 (15.19%) Degree
10 11 (13.92%) Finance
10 11 (13.92%) SOAP
11 10 (12.66%) CA
11 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
11 10 (12.66%) Bash Shell
11 10 (12.66%) Collaborative Working

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 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) IIS
2 4 (5.06%) JBoss
2 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.53%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.27%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) IaaS
2 14 (17.72%) PaaS
3 13 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (5.06%) Office 365
6 3 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.80%) Serverless
7 2 (2.53%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.27%) GitHub
8 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) BGP
1 6 (7.59%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 5 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (6.33%) Network Security
2 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) VPN
3 2 (2.53%) Skype
3 2 (2.53%) WAN
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) LAN
4 1 (1.27%) MPLS
4 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) DB2
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) DB2 UDB
3 4 (5.06%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.80%) Redis
4 3 (3.80%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.53%) Power BI
5 2 (2.53%) Yellowfin
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (22.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.80%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.53%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.53%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (2.53%) Selenium
6 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.27%) Grunt
6 1 (1.27%) gulp
6 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.27%) Maven
6 1 (1.27%) Mocha
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Back Office
3 2 (2.53%) Front Office
3 2 (2.53%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (15.19%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (8.86%) Administrator
2 7 (8.86%) DBA
2 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Security Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Technical Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.06%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (3.80%) Automation Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Middleware Specialist
6 3 (3.80%) Tableau Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) REST
2 11 (13.92%) SOAP
3 5 (6.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.33%) YAML
4 4 (5.06%) Middleware
5 2 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.53%) JSON
5 2 (2.53%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) Sensu
6 1 (1.27%) Spring
6 1 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.59%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Robotics
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) Digital Signage
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) iPad
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Linux
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Unix
3 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.53%) CentOS
4 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) DC/OS
5 1 (1.27%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) User Stories
3 15 (18.99%) Workflow
4 14 (17.72%) DevOps
4 14 (17.72%) Service Management
5 13 (16.46%) Runbook
6 10 (12.66%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (12.66%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.86%) Migration
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
8 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.59%) Service Design
9 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.33%) Security Management
9 5 (6.33%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
1 12 (15.19%) Python
2 10 (12.66%) Bash Shell
3 8 (10.13%) SQL
4 5 (6.33%) Java
4 5 (6.33%) Korn
4 5 (6.33%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
1 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.19%) Degree
3 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.53%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) PMO
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) Ansible
2 16 (20.25%) Puppet
3 4 (5.06%) Nagios
3 4 (5.06%) SCOM
3 4 (5.06%) Terraform
4 3 (3.80%) SCCM
5 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.27%) Grafana
6 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) ServiceNow
2 12 (15.19%) VMware
3 10 (12.66%) CA
4 8 (10.13%) BMC
4 8 (10.13%) IBM
4 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.13%) Oracle
5 6 (7.59%) Remedy
6 4 (5.06%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.06%) Juniper
6 4 (5.06%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.06%) Sitecore
6 4 (5.06%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.80%) SAP
7 3 (3.80%) Tableau
8 2 (2.53%) ComArch
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.53%) Splunk
8 2 (2.53%) TIBCO