The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Automation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Specialist
England / South East
Rank - 247 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 0 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Median daily rate - £255 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £255 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
7170 8265 8983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.47% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 5039 4802
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 386 422
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Automation Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 12 (80.00%) vRealize
4 9 (60.00%) Build Automation
5 8 (53.33%) Ansible
5 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
6 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Docker
6 6 (40.00%) Server Hardening
7 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) CentOS
7 5 (33.33%) Puppet
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL V2
7 5 (33.33%) vCloud
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
7 5 (33.33%) TOWER Software
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
8 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (20.00%) GitHub
9 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Debian
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Build Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Server Hardening
3 5 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL V2
4 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) B2B
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Microservices
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Server Building
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Docker
2 5 (33.33%) vCloud
2 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) vRealize
2 8 (53.33%) Ansible
3 5 (33.33%) Puppet
3 5 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) Packer
5 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 5 (33.33%) TOWER Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Altiris
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com