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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Specialist
UK
Rank 593 596 618
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 3 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.055% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.058% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 2
Median daily rate - £375 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
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 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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
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

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
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 7 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +3 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +7 1 - - 1
London +4 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - - 1

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (66.67%) Linux
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) vRealize
4 14 (38.89%) Build Automation
5 12 (33.33%) Docker
6 11 (30.56%) Ansible
6 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
6 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (27.78%) Puppet
7 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
8 9 (25.00%) Server Hardening
8 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (22.22%) VMware
9 8 (22.22%) Application Packaging
10 7 (19.44%) SCCM
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
10 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 7 (19.44%) ITIL
10 7 (19.44%) GitHub
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (16.67%) DevOps
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (13.89%) CentOS
12 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
12 5 (13.89%) ITIL V2
12 5 (13.89%) Splunk
12 5 (13.89%) vCloud

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 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Eloqua
2 1 (2.78%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) GitHub
2 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) NAS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (11.11%) JIRA
3 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 4 (11.11%) Vagrant
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.56%) MSI
6 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.78%) JMeter
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.78%) NUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Sahi
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.78%) WATIR
6 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (8.33%) Banking
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) Ajax
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) XHTML
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Linux
2 21 (58.33%) Windows
3 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.89%) CentOS
4 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) Android
5 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Build Automation
2 9 (25.00%) Server Hardening
3 8 (22.22%) Application Packaging
4 7 (19.44%) ITIL
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL V2
7 4 (11.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 4 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.33%) Analytics
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) Marketing Automation
8 3 (8.33%) Prototyping
9 2 (5.56%) Data Entry
9 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Python
3 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) VBScript
6 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (11.11%) AWS Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Docker
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) vCloud
3 5 (13.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) vRealize
2 11 (30.56%) Ansible
3 10 (27.78%) Puppet
4 7 (19.44%) SCCM
5 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (13.89%) SCOM
6 2 (5.56%) Packer
7 1 (2.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.89%) Splunk
4 5 (13.89%) TOWER Software
5 3 (8.33%) Altiris
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) Sybase
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Marketo
7 1 (2.78%) CA
7 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
7 1 (2.78%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.78%) Symantec
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TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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ReThink Recruitment
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