Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Robotic Process Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Robotic Process Automation over the 6 months to 13 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.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 793 867
Rank change year-on-year +73 +74 +46
Contract jobs citing Robotic Process Automation 190 102 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.099% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.12% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 69 11
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -12.09%
10th Percentile £424 £323 £413
90th Percentile £650 £840 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £25.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.08% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.07 -
% change year-on-year -0.46% - -

Robotic Process 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

Robotic Process Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Robotic Process Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Robotic Process Automation.

Contractor daily rate trend for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 13 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
England +69 177 £550 +22.22% 25
London +74 102 £550 +10.00% 12
UK excluding London +14 85 £525 +31.25% 20
Midlands +17 33 £425 +14.86% 4
South West -20 26 £575 +76.92% 1
West Midlands +1 24 £425 +21.43% 4
Scotland -6 11 £475 +8.57% 4
East Midlands +11 9 - -
North of England -13 9 £513 +28.13% 3
South East -30 4 £475 -15.56% 5
North East -2 3 £525 +16.67%
Yorkshire -7 3 £475 - 2
North West -25 3 £463 +15.63% 1
East of England +5 2 £475 +18.75%

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Robotic Process 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 with a requirement for Robotic Process Automation.

1 84 (44.21%) UiPath
2 75 (39.47%) Robotics
3 63 (33.16%) Finance
4 62 (32.63%) Blue Prism
5 43 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (21.58%) Automation Anywhere
7 37 (19.47%) Artificial Intelligence
8 33 (17.37%) Banking
9 28 (14.74%) Workflow
9 28 (14.74%) Pega
10 24 (12.63%) .NET
11 23 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (12.11%) Analytics
12 20 (10.53%) SDLC
12 20 (10.53%) Java
13 19 (10.00%) Business Analysis
14 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (9.47%) SQL
15 17 (8.95%) Investment Banking
16 16 (8.42%) Back Office
16 16 (8.42%) Python
17 15 (7.89%) Machine Learning
18 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
18 14 (7.37%) Process Management
18 14 (7.37%) Scrum
19 13 (6.84%) Financial Institution
19 13 (6.84%) C#
20 12 (6.32%) Six Sigma
20 12 (6.32%) Mainframe
20 12 (6.32%) Microsoft

Robotic Process Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.16%) Appian
2 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.58%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Actimize
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.58%) IaaS
3 3 (1.58%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.05%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Firewall
1 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) Big Data
2 8 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.11%) MarkLogic
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.05%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 2 (1.05%) Power BI
5 1 (0.53%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.53%) QlikView
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.05%) Selenium
2 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 63 (33.16%) Finance
2 33 (17.37%) Banking
3 17 (8.95%) Investment Banking
4 16 (8.42%) Back Office
5 13 (6.84%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.16%) Retail
7 4 (2.11%) Legal
8 3 (1.58%) Billing
8 3 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.58%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) Automotive
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 82 (43.16%) Developer
2 49 (25.79%) Automation Developer
3 37 (19.47%) Analyst
4 31 (16.32%) Business Analyst
5 25 (13.16%) Architect
6 20 (10.53%) Process Analyst
7 14 (7.37%) Automation Analyst
7 14 (7.37%) UI Developer
8 13 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (5.79%) Consultant
9 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
10 10 (5.26%) Automation Architect
11 9 (4.74%) Scrum Master
12 8 (4.21%) Designer
12 8 (4.21%) Pega Developer
13 6 (3.16%) HTML Developer
13 6 (3.16%) SQL Developer
14 5 (2.63%) Banking Analyst
14 5 (2.63%) Technical Architect
15 4 (2.11%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.63%) .NET
2 10 (5.26%) HTML
3 5 (2.63%) Natural Language Processing
3 5 (2.63%) XML
4 4 (2.11%) Drools
5 3 (1.58%) JSON
6 2 (1.05%) Dojo
6 2 (1.05%) DOM
6 2 (1.05%) jQuery
6 2 (1.05%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.05%) YAML
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.53%) JSON Schema
7 1 (0.53%) React
7 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (39.47%) Robotics
2 12 (6.32%) Mainframe
3 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.68%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.11%) Fintech
7 3 (1.58%) Tandem
7 3 (1.58%) User Experience
8 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.05%) FMCG
8 2 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.63%) Windows
2 3 (1.58%) Linux
2 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
2 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.47%) Artificial Intelligence
3 28 (14.74%) Workflow
4 23 (12.11%) Analytics
4 23 (12.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (10.53%) SDLC
6 19 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.89%) Machine Learning
9 14 (7.37%) Process Management
9 14 (7.37%) Scrum
10 12 (6.32%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (6.32%) Six Sigma
11 10 (5.26%) Change Control
11 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
11 10 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
11 10 (5.26%) Mentoring
11 10 (5.26%) Project Planning
12 9 (4.74%) Office Automation
12 9 (4.74%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.53%) Java
2 18 (9.47%) SQL
3 16 (8.42%) Python
4 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.84%) C#
6 11 (5.79%) PHP
7 10 (5.26%) Perl
7 10 (5.26%) VBA
8 6 (3.16%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.16%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.58%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) VBScript
11 1 (0.53%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.53%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (3.16%) Degree
2 3 (1.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (1.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.53%) CISSP
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) COBIT
2 1 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.53%) EMIR
2 1 (0.53%) FATCA
2 1 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (0.53%) MiFID
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Ansible
1 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 84 (44.21%) UiPath
2 62 (32.63%) Blue Prism
3 41 (21.58%) Automation Anywhere
4 28 (14.74%) Pega
5 12 (6.32%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.26%) Citrix
7 8 (4.21%) IBM
8 7 (3.68%) SAP
9 5 (2.63%) Oracle
10 2 (1.05%) Kofax
10 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.05%) Splunk
10 2 (1.05%) Tableau
10 2 (1.05%) webMethods
11 1 (0.53%) CA
11 1 (0.53%) Google
11 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.53%) Twitter