The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 541 573 557
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 39 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.015% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.016% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 10
Average daily rate £393 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £308 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £600 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £321 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.56% -14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Specialist across the England region.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Specialist across the England region.

Automation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +16 15 £255 -
London +3 12 £438 -27.08% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £410 -
East of England +2 3 £400 +53.84%
North West - 3 £650 - 1
North East -24 1 £575 +50.91%
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Specialist in their job title.

1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 24 (34.29%) Project Management
3 22 (31.43%) Marketing
3 22 (31.43%) Marketing Automation
4 21 (30.00%) Marketo
5 18 (25.71%) Eloqua
5 18 (25.71%) Aprimo
6 15 (21.43%) Java
6 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
7 14 (20.00%) B2B
7 14 (20.00%) HP
7 14 (20.00%) Finance
8 13 (18.57%) Selenium
8 13 (18.57%) HP UFT
9 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 12 (17.14%) Python
9 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 12 (17.14%) Puppet
9 12 (17.14%) DevOps
10 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
10 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
10 11 (15.71%) Banking
10 11 (15.71%) Linux
10 11 (15.71%) HTML
10 11 (15.71%) CRM
11 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
12 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) JBoss
1 1 (1.43%) nginx
1 1 (1.43%) Node.js
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (25.71%) Eloqua
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.43%) Summit
3 1 (1.43%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) DB2
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) OLTP
5 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 13 (18.57%) HP UFT
2 13 (18.57%) Selenium
3 11 (15.71%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 8 (11.43%) JBehave
6 6 (8.57%) Appium
7 5 (7.14%) JIRA
7 5 (7.14%) JMeter
8 4 (5.71%) Calabash
8 4 (5.71%) FitNesse
8 4 (5.71%) Maven
8 4 (5.71%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.29%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.29%) Liquibase
9 3 (4.29%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.86%) Concordion
10 2 (2.86%) JUnit
10 2 (2.86%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (31.43%) Marketing
2 14 (20.00%) Finance
3 11 (15.71%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) HTML
2 6 (8.57%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.29%) jQuery
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) CSS3
4 2 (2.86%) HTML5
4 2 (2.86%) J2EE
4 2 (2.86%) RESTful
4 2 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.43%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.71%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (4.29%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) Equities
4 1 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.43%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.29%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Android
4 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.86%) CentOS
4 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.43%) AIX
5 1 (1.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 24 (34.29%) Project Management
3 22 (31.43%) Marketing Automation
4 14 (20.00%) B2B
5 12 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (17.14%) DevOps
6 11 (15.71%) CRM
6 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
7 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
7 9 (12.86%) Scrum
7 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.00%) BDD
8 7 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (8.57%) Low Latency
9 6 (8.57%) SDLC
10 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (5.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) Java
2 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.14%) Python
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) VB
5 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.14%) SQL
7 4 (5.71%) Perl
8 2 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.43%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
5 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) Puppet
2 3 (4.29%) Ansible
2 3 (4.29%) Cobbler
2 3 (4.29%) Nagios
2 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.43%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.43%) Kibana
4 1 (1.43%) logstash
4 1 (1.43%) Salt
4 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Marketo
2 18 (25.71%) Aprimo
3 14 (20.00%) HP
4 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.43%) Oracle
6 6 (8.57%) Splunk
7 4 (5.71%) VMware
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco
8 3 (4.29%) EMC
8 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.86%) Google
9 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.43%) Calypso
10 1 (1.43%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (1.43%) Sonatype
10 1 (1.43%) SunGard