Period
to 20 April 2019

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 20 April 2019 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.

Robotics Process Automation (RPA)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 657 769 794
Rank change year-on-year +112 +25 +70
Contract jobs citing Robotic Process Automation 217 119 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.12% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.14% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 80 32
UK median daily rate £550 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.60% -1.11% -21.23%
10th Percentile £388 £324 £325
90th Percentile £675 £852 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £175.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -90.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 - -

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 83,154 87,301 78,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.29% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,046 57,663 51,906
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.27% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,122 2,245 2,165
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +3.18%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.25 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £21.01 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.07% -15.96% -

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 20 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Robotic Process Automation over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Robotic Process Automation in the UK

Robotic Process Automation
Top 13 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 20 April 2019. 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 +118 194 £538 +19.44% 34
UK excluding London +33 119 £525 +23.53% 16
London +72 95 £550 +10.00% 21
Midlands +29 48 £450 +5.88% 7
West Midlands +20 45 £438 +10.76% 7
South East +12 20 £525 -27.08% 1
South West -24 18 £575 +81.10%
Wales - 17 £650 - 2
North of England 0 10 £444 +10.94% 3
Scotland +12 6 £550 +33.33% 1
North West -3 5 £425 +6.25% 3
North East - 5 £525 -
East Midlands +12 3 £575 -14.81%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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.

1 140 (64.52%) Robotics
2 90 (41.47%) UiPath
3 80 (36.87%) Blue Prism
4 61 (28.11%) Artificial Intelligence
5 55 (25.35%) Finance
6 49 (22.58%) Automation Anywhere
7 39 (17.97%) Java
7 39 (17.97%) Analytics
8 38 (17.51%) Pega
9 37 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (15.21%) Project Management
10 33 (15.21%) .NET
10 33 (15.21%) Oracle
11 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (13.82%) Banking
13 29 (13.36%) SQL
14 27 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (12.44%) C#
15 26 (11.98%) Scrum
15 26 (11.98%) Process Improvement
16 24 (11.06%) HTML
17 23 (10.60%) CSS
17 23 (10.60%) Microsoft
18 19 (8.76%) webMethods
18 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (8.76%) Machine Learning
18 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (8.29%) XML
19 18 (8.29%) Retail
20 17 (7.83%) Business Analysis

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 10 (4.61%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.84%) Appian
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.46%) Confluence
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (5.07%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (4.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 10 (4.61%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (4.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (4.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
4 7 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (1.38%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.84%) PaaS
5 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.92%) Taleo
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.92%) LAN
1 2 (0.92%) WAN
2 1 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
2 1 (0.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) IPsec
2 1 (0.46%) MPLS
2 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Big Data
3 3 (1.38%) MarkLogic
3 3 (1.38%) Power BI
3 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.46%) QlikView
5 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.61%) CA Gen
3 4 (1.84%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) WinAutomation
General
1 55 (25.35%) Finance
2 30 (13.82%) Banking
3 18 (8.29%) Retail
4 13 (5.99%) Back Office
5 12 (5.53%) Legal
6 11 (5.07%) General Ledger
6 11 (5.07%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.69%) Marketing
8 5 (2.30%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.84%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) Electronics
10 1 (0.46%) Front Office
10 1 (0.46%) Games
10 1 (0.46%) Law
10 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (37.79%) Developer
2 65 (29.95%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 43 (19.82%) Architect
4 34 (15.67%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
5 32 (14.75%) Analyst
6 28 (12.90%) Automation Developer
7 26 (11.98%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (10.14%) Business Analyst
9 19 (8.76%) Automation Architect
10 17 (7.83%) Process Analyst
10 17 (7.83%) Project Manager
11 15 (6.91%) Consultant
12 14 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (4.15%) Scrum Master
14 8 (3.69%) BPM Developer
14 8 (3.69%) Oracle Consultant
15 7 (3.23%) Functional Consultant
15 7 (3.23%) Oracle Functional Consultant
15 7 (3.23%) Pega Developer
16 6 (2.76%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.21%) .NET
2 24 (11.06%) HTML
3 23 (10.60%) CSS
4 18 (8.29%) XML
5 14 (6.45%) CSS3
5 14 (6.45%) HTML5
6 12 (5.53%) J2EE
7 11 (5.07%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.69%) Dojo
8 8 (3.69%) DOM
8 8 (3.69%) jQuery
8 8 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (3.23%) Web Services
10 3 (1.38%) Drools
11 2 (0.92%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.92%) SailPoint
12 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.46%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.46%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 140 (64.52%) Robotics
2 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.07%) Tandem
4 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.69%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.30%) User Experience
8 4 (1.84%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.38%) Fintech
9 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.07%) Unix
2 5 (2.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.11%) Artificial Intelligence
2 39 (17.97%) Analytics
3 37 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (15.21%) Project Management
5 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (11.98%) Process Improvement
7 26 (11.98%) Scrum
8 19 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (8.76%) Machine Learning
9 17 (7.83%) Business Analysis
10 16 (7.37%) Prototyping
10 16 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (6.91%) Process Management
12 14 (6.45%) Business Analytics
12 14 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
12 14 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.99%) ERP
13 13 (5.99%) Workflow
14 12 (5.53%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.97%) Java
2 29 (13.36%) SQL
3 27 (12.44%) C#
4 15 (6.91%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.91%) Python
5 13 (5.99%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.99%) VB.NET
6 11 (5.07%) Perl
6 11 (5.07%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.07%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.61%) VBA
8 7 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.76%) VBScript
10 5 (2.30%) C++
10 5 (2.30%) VB
11 1 (0.46%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) R
11 1 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.53%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.07%) Degree
4 4 (1.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.92%) APMP
7 1 (0.46%) CISSP
7 1 (0.46%) MBA
7 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) COBIT
1 4 (1.84%) QA
1 4 (1.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
2 1 (0.46%) PMO
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.84%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.46%) Grafana
2 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.46%) Packer
2 1 (0.46%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 90 (41.47%) UiPath
2 80 (36.87%) Blue Prism
3 49 (22.58%) Automation Anywhere
4 38 (17.51%) Pega
5 33 (15.21%) Oracle
6 23 (10.60%) Microsoft
7 19 (8.76%) webMethods
8 11 (5.07%) IBM
8 11 (5.07%) Informatica
9 10 (4.61%) BEA
10 8 (3.69%) CA
11 5 (2.30%) SAP
12 4 (1.84%) Axway
12 4 (1.84%) Kofax
13 3 (1.38%) ABBYY
13 3 (1.38%) Citrix
13 3 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 2 (0.92%) Tableau
15 1 (0.46%) Alteryx