Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 152 207
Rank change year-on-year -15 +55 -33
Contract jobs citing Task Automation 36 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.73% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.87% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 8
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -5.56% -
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.17% +5.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -39.66% +23.40% -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 4,323 3,893 5,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.01% 84.12% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,593 2,476 3,116
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 141 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.12% +34.17% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.21 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -26 28 £530 +0.95% 1
Warwickshire +9 2 - -
Birmingham -9 2 £325 -23.53%
Coventry -22 2 £388 -26.19%
Task Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 29 (80.56%) Windows
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (80.56%) Git (software)
2 28 (77.78%) DevOps
2 28 (77.78%) Subversion
3 27 (75.00%) Linux
4 26 (72.22%) Ansible
4 26 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (69.44%) Python
5 25 (69.44%) Deployment Automation
6 24 (66.67%) Jenkins
7 23 (63.89%) Puppet
7 23 (63.89%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (63.89%) Perl
8 22 (61.11%) Red Hat
8 22 (61.11%) Middleware
8 22 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (58.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 20 (55.56%) Maven
11 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (36.11%) Scrum
14 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
15 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
15 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (27.78%) ZABBIX
16 10 (27.78%) SOA
17 9 (25.00%) Open Source
17 9 (25.00%) 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 8 (22.22%) Confluence
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 4 (11.11%) nginx
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (63.89%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (80.56%) Git (software)
2 28 (77.78%) Subversion
3 24 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 21 (58.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (55.56%) Maven
6 8 (22.22%) JIRA
7 4 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (11.11%) Bitbucket
7 4 (11.11%) ClearCase
7 4 (11.11%) Vagrant
8 2 (5.56%) Grunt
8 2 (5.56%) gulp
9 1 (2.78%) PVCS
9 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (47.22%) AWS DevOps
2 17 (47.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 17 (47.22%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) JIRA Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) AWS Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.56%) UI Developer
5 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) CSS
2 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) CAML
4 2 (5.56%) CSS3
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE
4 2 (5.56%) jQuery
4 2 (5.56%) LINQ
4 2 (5.56%) React
4 2 (5.56%) RESTful
4 2 (5.56%) Spring
4 2 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.56%) XSLT
5 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Robotics
4 1 (2.78%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 27 (75.00%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (77.78%) DevOps
3 25 (69.44%) Deployment Automation
4 18 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (36.11%) Scrum
6 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
8 10 (27.78%) SOA
9 9 (25.00%) Kanban
9 9 (25.00%) Open Source
10 5 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL
10 5 (13.89%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) SDLC
12 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
12 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (5.56%) Case Management
13 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Search
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Python
2 23 (63.89%) Perl
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.56%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Docker
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (72.22%) Ansible
2 23 (63.89%) Puppet
3 10 (27.78%) ZABBIX
4 5 (13.89%) Nagios
5 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (11.11%) Rundeck
5 4 (11.11%) Terraform
6 2 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 6 (16.67%) IBM
4 4 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) Riverbed