Period
to 11 December 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 11 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
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 278 287
Rank change year-on-year -39 +9 +81
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 72 101 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 63 47
South East median daily rate £500 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £381 £341 £350
90th Percentile £600 £500 £618
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £12.80 - -
England median hourly rate £13.10 £29.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -54.83% +31.82% -45.00%

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 14,765 14,140 13,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.36% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,860 8,476 8,199
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 462 580
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £22.75 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.42% -6.09% -3.10%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -2 46 £488 +18.90% 8
Hampshire -13 24 £525 +10.53% 2
Berkshire +8 21 £400 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £388 -5.49% 2
Oxfordshire -9 9 £500 +19.05% 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 11 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 South East region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 30 (41.67%) VMware
2 28 (38.89%) Windows
3 26 (36.11%) Linux
4 25 (34.72%) Service Management
4 25 (34.72%) Jenkins
5 23 (31.94%) SQL
6 20 (27.78%) DevOps
7 19 (26.39%) Remedy
7 19 (26.39%) Cisco
7 19 (26.39%) BMC
7 19 (26.39%) Remedy ITSM
8 18 (25.00%) Workflow
8 18 (25.00%) Puppet
9 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
10 16 (22.22%) Terraform
10 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (20.83%) Ansible
11 15 (20.83%) PowerShell
12 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
13 13 (18.06%) CA
13 13 (18.06%) SCCM
13 13 (18.06%) Change Control
14 12 (16.67%) PaaS
14 12 (16.67%) Docker
14 12 (16.67%) IaaS
14 12 (16.67%) ITIL
14 12 (16.67%) Runbook
15 11 (15.28%) 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 3 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) IaaS
1 12 (16.67%) PaaS
2 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.72%) GitHub
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.17%) SaaS
4 3 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.78%) Serverless
6 1 (1.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) DNS
1 6 (8.33%) NetScaler
1 6 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (6.94%) DHCP
3 3 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.39%) Network Security
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.50%) JIRA
4 7 (9.72%) Selenium
5 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) Maven
5 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.89%) Back Office
1 10 (13.89%) Front Office
1 10 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Electronics
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Publishing
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Automation Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Python Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Developer in Test
6 3 (4.17%) Functional Tester
6 3 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Java Developer in Test
6 3 (4.17%) Manual Tester
6 3 (4.17%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Tester
6 3 (4.17%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) SOAP
2 7 (9.72%) RESTful
2 7 (9.72%) Swagger
3 3 (4.17%) REST
4 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.89%) Robotics
3 8 (11.11%) Clustering
4 7 (9.72%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.17%) CMDB
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.78%) Digital Signage
8 2 (2.78%) Fintech
8 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.78%) iPad
8 2 (2.78%) iPhone
9 1 (1.39%) BBC
9 1 (1.39%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Windows
2 26 (36.11%) Linux
3 10 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.94%) Android
4 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.56%) CentOS
6 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.39%) Unix
8 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Service Management
2 20 (27.78%) DevOps
3 18 (25.00%) Workflow
4 17 (23.61%) Test Automation
5 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.06%) Change Control
7 12 (16.67%) ITIL
7 12 (16.67%) Runbook
8 11 (15.28%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (13.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (13.89%) Server Building
9 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (12.50%) Patch Management
11 8 (11.11%) User Stories
12 7 (9.72%) Build Automation
12 7 (9.72%) Migration
12 7 (9.72%) Test Scripting
13 6 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) SQL
2 15 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 10 (13.89%) Python
4 7 (9.72%) Java
4 7 (9.72%) PHP
5 4 (5.56%) Perl
6 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.78%) C#
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.33%) CCA
3 6 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) MCTS
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) VCAP
3 6 (8.33%) VCP4
3 6 (8.33%) VCP5
3 6 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) MCP
5 3 (4.17%) MCSA
5 3 (4.17%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.67%) Docker
3 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.72%) vSphere
5 6 (8.33%) vCloud
5 6 (8.33%) XenServer
6 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) Puppet
2 16 (22.22%) Terraform
3 15 (20.83%) Ansible
4 13 (18.06%) SCCM
5 10 (13.89%) Kubernetes
6 9 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (8.33%) SCVMM
7 6 (8.33%) vCenter Server
8 4 (5.56%) Packer
9 3 (4.17%) AirWatch
10 1 (1.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (1.39%) Kibana
10 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.39%) vRealize
10 1 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) VMware
2 19 (26.39%) BMC
2 19 (26.39%) Cisco
2 19 (26.39%) Remedy
3 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.06%) CA
5 11 (15.28%) Citrix
6 9 (12.50%) ComArch
6 9 (12.50%) TIBCO
6 9 (12.50%) UiPath
7 6 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 5 (6.94%) Oracle
9 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.17%) Apple
10 3 (4.17%) F5
10 3 (4.17%) McAfee
10 3 (4.17%) Nokia
11 2 (2.78%) Equitrac
11 2 (2.78%) Motorola
11 2 (2.78%) SaltStack