The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Specialist
Rank 588 605 574
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 38 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.014% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.014% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 10
Average daily rate £385 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £308 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £600 £415
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 - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £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

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

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 10 February 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 23 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 10 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
England +28 38 £385 -3.75% 1
South East +32 16 £255 -
Reading - 13 £255 -
Berkshire - 13 £255 -
London +15 11 £438 -27.08% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £410 -
Leeds - 4 £410 -
City of London +36 3 £338 -43.75%
East of England +4 3 £400 +53.84%
Essex +2 2 £375 +44.23%
Brentwood +2 2 £375 +44.23%
Warrington - 2 £675 -
North West - 2 £675 -
Cheshire - 2 £675 -
North East -18 1 £575 +50.91%
Tyne and Wear -27 1 £575 +50.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 1 £575 +50.91%
Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £385 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -

Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (34.72%) Test Automation
2 23 (31.94%) Marketing
2 23 (31.94%) Marketing Automation
3 22 (30.56%) Marketo
3 22 (30.56%) Project Management
4 19 (26.39%) Eloqua
4 19 (26.39%) Aprimo
5 15 (20.83%) HP
5 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
6 14 (19.44%) B2B
7 13 (18.06%) HP UFT
7 13 (18.06%) Java
7 13 (18.06%) Selenium
7 13 (18.06%) Finance
8 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 12 (16.67%) CRM
8 12 (16.67%) Puppet
9 11 (15.28%) Functional Testing
9 11 (15.28%) HTML
9 11 (15.28%) Linux
10 10 (13.89%) Python
10 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.89%) Banking
10 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
10 10 (13.89%) DevOps
11 9 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Scrum

Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (4.17%) JBoss
2 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Eloqua
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) Summit
3 1 (1.39%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.17%) DB2
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.78%) OLTP
5 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
2 13 (18.06%) HP UFT
2 13 (18.06%) Selenium
3 10 (13.89%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (11.11%) JBehave
6 6 (8.33%) Appium
7 5 (6.94%) JIRA
7 5 (6.94%) JMeter
8 4 (5.56%) Calabash
8 4 (5.56%) FitNesse
8 4 (5.56%) Maven
8 4 (5.56%) Zephyr
9 3 (4.17%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.17%) Liquibase
9 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.78%) Concordion
10 2 (2.78%) JUnit
10 2 (2.78%) Mercurial
10 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (31.94%) Marketing
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 10 (13.89%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) HTML
2 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.17%) jQuery
4 2 (2.78%) CSS
4 2 (2.78%) CSS3
4 2 (2.78%) HTML5
4 2 (2.78%) J2EE
4 2 (2.78%) RESTful
4 2 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.39%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.39%) Middleware
5 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Derivative
4 1 (1.39%) Equities
4 1 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Unix
3 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Windows
4 2 (2.78%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) CentOS
4 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (34.72%) Test Automation
2 23 (31.94%) Marketing Automation
3 22 (30.56%) Project Management
4 14 (19.44%) B2B
5 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (16.67%) CRM
6 11 (15.28%) Functional Testing
7 10 (13.89%) DevOps
8 9 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 9 (12.50%) Scrum
8 9 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.72%) BDD
9 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (8.33%) SDLC
11 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.94%) Data Management
12 4 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) Java
2 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) Python
4 9 (12.50%) C#
5 7 (9.72%) VB
6 5 (6.94%) SQL
7 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.56%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.78%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) ECMAScript
9 1 (1.39%) Korn
9 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.39%) PHP
9 1 (1.39%) Scala
9 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.94%) ISEB
5 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) Ansible
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.39%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.39%) Kibana
4 1 (1.39%) logstash
4 1 (1.39%) Nagios
4 1 (1.39%) Salt
4 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Marketo
2 19 (26.39%) Aprimo
3 15 (20.83%) HP
4 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.11%) Oracle
6 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.56%) Splunk
6 4 (5.56%) VMware
7 2 (2.78%) Google
7 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.39%) Calypso
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.39%) Sonatype
8 1 (1.39%) SunGard