The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 242 253 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.011% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.011% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £255 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £321 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.00% -14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 the South East

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

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automation Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 9 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
Berkshire - 13 £255 -
Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £385 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (68.75%) Marketing
1 22 (68.75%) Marketing Automation
2 21 (65.63%) Marketo
3 20 (62.50%) Project Management
4 19 (59.38%) Eloqua
4 19 (59.38%) Aprimo
5 14 (43.75%) B2B
6 12 (37.50%) CRM
7 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (21.88%) HP
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
7 7 (21.88%) HP UFT
7 7 (21.88%) C#
7 7 (21.88%) HTML
7 7 (21.88%) VB
8 6 (18.75%) .NET
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) Data Management
10 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
11 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Eloqua
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 22 (68.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Marketing Automation
2 20 (62.50%) Project Management
3 14 (43.75%) B2B
4 12 (37.50%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) Functional Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.75%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (15.63%) Data Management
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.13%) Analytics
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.13%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.13%) DevOps
8 1 (3.13%) Scrum
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
8 1 (3.13%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C#
1 7 (21.88%) VB
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Marketo
2 19 (59.38%) Aprimo
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com