Period
to 20 September 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 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 281 293
Rank change year-on-year -41 +12 +54
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 68 96 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.69% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 45
South East median daily rate £475 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £355 £325 £309
90th Percentile £583 £541 £613
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +10.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -39.66% -0.85% -22.00%

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 14,228 13,820 14,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.87% 84.20% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,556 8,185 8,981
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +3.38% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £258 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 476 566
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.47% -10.99% +1.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.88 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 20 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the South East over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 September 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
Thames Valley -26 35 £400 - 13
Hampshire -8 25 £488 -7.14% 1
Berkshire -5 18 £400 +8.11% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 13 £360 -10.00% 6
Surrey -34 6 £358 -24.74% 2
Oxfordshire -10 4 £443 +5.36% 2
Middlesex +9 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 28 (41.18%) Linux
3 22 (32.35%) Service Management
4 18 (26.47%) Workflow
4 18 (26.47%) VMware
4 18 (26.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 18 (26.47%) BMC
4 18 (26.47%) Remedy
5 17 (25.00%) ITIL
6 16 (23.53%) SQL
7 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.06%) Ansible
8 14 (20.59%) PaaS
8 14 (20.59%) IaaS
8 14 (20.59%) Degree
9 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
9 13 (19.12%) Runbook
10 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
10 12 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (17.65%) Puppet
10 12 (17.65%) CA
11 11 (16.18%) SOAP
11 11 (16.18%) Finance
11 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
11 11 (16.18%) Change Control
12 10 (14.71%) User Stories
12 10 (14.71%) ServiceNow
12 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.71%) Front Office

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 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) JBoss
2 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) IaaS
1 14 (20.59%) PaaS
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) Office 365
4 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) DNS
2 4 (5.88%) DHCP
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (4.41%) BGP
3 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.94%) Network Security
4 2 (2.94%) Skype
4 2 (2.94%) VPN
4 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.47%) MPLS
5 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) DB2
3 5 (7.35%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 3 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.41%) Redis
4 3 (4.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Back Office
2 10 (14.71%) Front Office
2 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) DBA
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (7.35%) Administrator
3 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.41%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Tableau Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (2.94%) Python Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Transformation Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Unix DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) SOAP
2 6 (8.82%) REST
2 6 (8.82%) YAML
3 5 (7.35%) RESTful
4 3 (4.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.94%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Robotics
2 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 2 (2.94%) iPhone
6 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.47%) BBC
7 1 (1.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) CMDB
7 1 (1.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 28 (41.18%) Linux
3 10 (14.71%) Unix
4 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.94%) Android
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.47%) CentOS
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Service Management
2 18 (26.47%) Workflow
3 17 (25.00%) ITIL
4 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.12%) Runbook
6 12 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 11 (16.18%) Change Control
8 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (14.71%) User Stories
9 9 (13.24%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.82%) Security Management
11 5 (7.35%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
12 4 (5.88%) DevOps
13 3 (4.41%) Data Visualisation
13 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (4.41%) Service Design
13 3 (4.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 7 (10.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.82%) Korn
4 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.94%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Degree
2 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) MCP
4 2 (2.94%) MCSA
4 2 (2.94%) MCSE
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
2 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) Ansible
2 12 (17.65%) Puppet
3 7 (10.29%) SCCM
3 7 (10.29%) Terraform
4 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.94%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.94%) Nagios
5 2 (2.94%) SCOM
6 1 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.47%) Kibana
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) BMC
1 18 (26.47%) Remedy
1 18 (26.47%) VMware
2 12 (17.65%) CA
3 10 (14.71%) ServiceNow
4 9 (13.24%) ComArch
4 9 (13.24%) Oracle
4 9 (13.24%) TIBCO
4 9 (13.24%) UiPath
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 3 (4.41%) F5
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.41%) SAP
6 3 (4.41%) Tableau
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) Equitrac
7 2 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
7 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds