The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 629 636 632
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 19 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.041% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.043% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 2
Median daily rate £365 £371 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -19.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £250 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £455 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £258 £475
% change year-on-year
+41.47% -45.68%
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Automation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 19 £365 +8.95% 6
London -10 7 £388 -13.88% 3
South East +12 6 £388 +52.55% 3
Surrey - 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £365 -
Bradford - 3 £365 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £365 -
Reading +16 2 £363 +45.00%
Berkshire +4 2 £363 +45.00%
North West - 2 £350 -
Staines - 2 £400 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Southport - 2 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £330 -
City of London - 1 £402 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £330 -
North East - 1 £330 -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Ansible
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Puppet
4 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
4 10 (32.26%) DevOps
5 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
5 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (25.81%) Ruby
6 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (19.35%) Marketing Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Marketing
7 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (19.35%) Python
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.13%) CRM
8 5 (16.13%) Perl
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
8 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
8 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
8 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (16.13%) Marketo
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) vRealize
8 5 (16.13%) Docker
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Server Hardening

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Eloqua
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.23%) NAS
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.13%) TeamCity
3 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 3 (9.68%) MSI
4 3 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (9.68%) Vagrant
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) Ant
6 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.23%) Gradle
6 1 (3.23%) Hudson
6 1 (3.23%) Maven
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 6 (19.35%) Marketing
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Android
5 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Build Automation
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (19.35%) Marketing Automation
5 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
6 4 (12.90%) B2B
6 4 (12.90%) Data Management
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Server Hardening
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Analytics
7 3 (9.68%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.68%) Web Operations
8 2 (6.45%) BDD
8 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.81%) Ruby
3 6 (19.35%) Python
4 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
4 5 (16.13%) Perl
5 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) VBScript
7 2 (6.45%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) AWS Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) KVM
3 2 (6.45%) Xen
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) Ansible
2 11 (35.48%) Puppet
3 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (16.13%) vRealize
5 3 (9.68%) SCCM
5 3 (9.68%) SCOM
6 2 (6.45%) Cobbler
6 2 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Packer
7 1 (3.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Marketo
1 5 (16.13%) VMware
2 4 (12.90%) Altiris
3 3 (9.68%) Aprimo
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.68%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk
3 3 (9.68%) TOWER Software
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Calypso
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Murex
5 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
West London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago