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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 594 640 635
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 26 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.031% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.032% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 2
Median daily rate £450 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £258 -
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -
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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 18 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 3 December 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 26 £450 +2.85% 1
South East +30 12 £475 +90.00%
London -8 9 £525 +16.66% 1
Surrey +23 5 £475 +90.00%
Milton Keynes - 5 £500 -
Staines - 5 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £500 -
Yorkshire - 3 £365 -
Bradford - 3 £365 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £365 -
Berkshire +2 2 £375 +47.63%
North West +5 1 £350 -46.15%
Reading 0 1 £375 +47.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £330 -
North East - 1 £330 -
Southport - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £330 -
Merseyside - 1 £350 -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) vRealize
4 14 (37.84%) Build Automation
5 11 (29.73%) Ansible
5 11 (29.73%) Docker
5 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
5 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (27.03%) Puppet
7 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
7 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
7 9 (24.32%) Server Hardening
8 8 (21.62%) Application Packaging
9 7 (18.92%) VMware
9 7 (18.92%) SCCM
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
9 7 (18.92%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.92%) Web Services
10 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (16.22%) GitHub
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL V2
11 5 (13.51%) Splunk
11 5 (13.51%) vCloud
11 5 (13.51%) DevOps
11 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines

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 (10.81%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.41%) Eloqua
2 1 (2.70%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.70%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.22%) GitHub
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) SNMP
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (10.81%) Vagrant
4 3 (8.11%) MSI
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) Ant
6 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 4 (10.81%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 3 (8.11%) Ajax
3 3 (8.11%) SOAP
3 3 (8.11%) XHTML
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) ELK Stack
4 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.11%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.41%) Statistics
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Linux
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.51%) CentOS
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.81%) Android
5 4 (10.81%) Apple iOS
5 4 (10.81%) Unix
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Debian
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Build Automation
2 9 (24.32%) Server Hardening
3 8 (21.62%) Application Packaging
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.51%) DevOps
6 5 (13.51%) ITIL V2
7 4 (10.81%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
7 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 4 (10.81%) Marketing Automation
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.11%) Analytics
8 3 (8.11%) Data Management
8 3 (8.11%) Prototyping
9 2 (5.41%) Data Reconciliation
9 2 (5.41%) Database Marketing
9 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) Python
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) C
5 3 (8.11%) C++
5 3 (8.11%) Perl
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
5 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.11%) VBScript
6 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.81%) AWS Certification
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Docker
2 5 (13.51%) vCloud
2 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) vRealize
2 11 (29.73%) Ansible
3 10 (27.03%) Puppet
4 7 (18.92%) SCCM
5 5 (13.51%) SCOM
6 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Packer
8 1 (2.70%) Cobbler
8 1 (2.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.70%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Splunk
3 5 (13.51%) TOWER Software
4 4 (10.81%) Altiris
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) Marketo
5 3 (8.11%) Sybase
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.70%) Aprimo
7 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (2.70%) Calypso
7 1 (2.70%) ION Trading
7 1 (2.70%) Murex
7 1 (2.70%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec