Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 147 204
Rank change year-on-year -18 +57 -26
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 33 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.61% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.73% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 3
West Midlands median daily rate £530 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.59% +23.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £470 £363 £363
90th Percentile £550 £583 £438
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -36.36% +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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,300 3,678 4,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.51% 83.06% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,593 2,307 2,902
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 139 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +16.99% -20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.00 £39.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +13.50%

Task Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Task Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Task Automation in the West Midlands

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Task Automation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Automation in the West Midlands

Task Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Task Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Task Automation in the West Midlands

Task Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Task Automation in the West Midlands

Task Automation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
Shropshire -4 27 £530 +0.95%
Warwickshire -2 2 - - 1
Birmingham -27 2 £325 -23.53%
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Python
2 27 (81.82%) DevOps
3 26 (78.79%) Ansible
3 26 (78.79%) Git (software)
3 26 (78.79%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (78.79%) Linux
3 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (78.79%) Subversion
4 25 (75.76%) Perl
4 25 (75.76%) Red Hat
4 25 (75.76%) Middleware
4 25 (75.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (75.76%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (75.76%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (75.76%) Puppet
4 25 (75.76%) Deployment Automation
5 23 (69.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (66.67%) Maven
7 20 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 5 (15.15%) Scrum
10 4 (12.12%) TDD
10 4 (12.12%) JIRA
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle
10 4 (12.12%) Docker
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
10 4 (12.12%) Kanban

Task Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (12.12%) Confluence
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (78.79%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (75.76%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (60.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) Git (software)
1 26 (78.79%) Subversion
2 23 (69.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 22 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 22 (66.67%) Maven
4 4 (12.12%) JIRA
5 2 (6.06%) GitLab
6 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
6 1 (3.03%) PVCS
6 1 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) AWS DevOps
2 18 (54.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 18 (54.55%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (36.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 12 (36.36%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (36.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (24.24%) Administrator
4 8 (24.24%) AWS Administrator
4 8 (24.24%) DevOps Administrator
4 8 (24.24%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (24.24%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 5 (15.15%) Python Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) CAML
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 2 (6.06%) LINQ
3 2 (6.06%) React
3 2 (6.06%) Software Packaging
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.06%) XSLT
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (75.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Robotics
3 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Linux
3 25 (75.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) VMS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) DevOps
2 26 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (75.76%) Deployment Automation
4 22 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Kanban
7 4 (12.12%) Open Source
7 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (9.09%) SDLC
8 3 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (6.06%) Content Management
9 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Content Management
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL
9 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) Python
2 25 (75.76%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Java
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (78.79%) Ansible
2 25 (75.76%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) Terraform
3 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
4 2 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.03%) Nagios
5 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.03%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) VMware