Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 204 174
Rank change year-on-year +49 -30 -22
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 33 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 -
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.82% -45.00% +31.15%

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 3988 4871 4025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.76% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2921 2278
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% -6.68% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.86 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +30 12 £450 - 1
Birmingham - 10 £400 -
Coventry +12 4 £525 +16.67%
Warwickshire - 2 £600 -
Staffordshire - 1 £525 -
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Task Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Task Automation.

1 23 (69.70%) DevOps
2 20 (60.61%) Git (software)
3 19 (57.58%) Puppet
4 17 (51.52%) Jenkins
4 17 (51.52%) Python
5 15 (45.45%) Oracle
5 15 (45.45%) Linux
5 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (42.42%) JIRA
6 14 (42.42%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
6 14 (42.42%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database
7 13 (39.39%) Subversion
8 12 (36.36%) Perl
8 12 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (36.36%) Confluence
9 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
10 10 (30.30%) Maven
11 9 (27.27%) TDD
11 9 (27.27%) Middleware
11 9 (27.27%) Scrum
11 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
11 9 (27.27%) SOA
11 9 (27.27%) GitLab
11 9 (27.27%) SDLC
11 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 12 (36.36%) Confluence
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.03%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) Git (software)
2 17 (51.52%) Jenkins
3 14 (42.42%) JIRA
4 13 (39.39%) Subversion
5 12 (36.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (30.30%) Maven
7 9 (27.27%) GitLab
8 8 (24.24%) TeamCity
9 6 (18.18%) WinAutomation
10 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (9.09%) NuGet
11 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) DBA
4 3 (9.09%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Maximo Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (6.06%) PowerShell Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (18.18%) FMCG
3 2 (6.06%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) DevOps
2 15 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (42.42%) Test Automation
4 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
5 9 (27.27%) Kanban
5 9 (27.27%) Open Source
5 9 (27.27%) Scrum
5 9 (27.27%) SDLC
5 9 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 9 (27.27%) SOA
5 9 (27.27%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (12.12%) High Availability
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) Release Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Python
2 12 (36.36%) Perl
3 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (21.21%) VB
5 6 (18.18%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Docker
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (57.58%) Puppet
2 8 (24.24%) Ansible
2 8 (24.24%) ZABBIX
3 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (3.03%) Netcool
5 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 7 (21.21%) IBM
4 4 (12.12%) CA
4 4 (12.12%) Micro Focus
4 4 (12.12%) Serena
5 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) SAP