The table below looks at the statistics for Build Automation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Automation over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Build Automation
Rank 514 518 554
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +36
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 99 59 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.15% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £356
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Build Automation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Build Automation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Build Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Build Automation
Daily Rate Trend

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

Build Automation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Build Automation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Build Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Build Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Build Automation
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Build Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Build Automation
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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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 +8 87 £437 +9.18% 11
London -4 44 £450 +12.50% 6
South East -4 15 £356 -
City of London +21 14 £450 +2.85%
East of England -10 8 £450 +2.85%
East Sussex - 7 £356 -
Brighton - 7 £356 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £325 -27.77% 2
South West - 5 £388 - 2
Leeds -5 4 £325 -27.77% 2
West Yorkshire -9 4 £325 -27.77% 2
Bristol - 4 £444 - 1
North West - 3 - -
Sheffield +4 2 £510 +77.39%
South Yorkshire +3 2 £510 +77.39%
Hertfordshire -24 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £500 -
West Wales - 1 £500 -
Farnborough - - - -
Ealing - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Build Automation also 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 that cited Build Automation.

1 104 (53.61%) Java
2 99 (51.03%) Linux
3 82 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (40.21%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (37.11%) DevOps
6 65 (33.51%) Puppet
7 60 (30.93%) Jenkins
8 59 (30.41%) Configuration Management
9 55 (28.35%) Git (software)
10 50 (25.77%) Windows
11 49 (25.26%) Maven
12 47 (24.23%) Ruby
12 47 (24.23%) Bash Shell
13 46 (23.71%) Ubuntu
14 43 (22.16%) CentOS
15 41 (21.13%) Security Cleared
16 40 (20.62%) Scrum
16 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
17 34 (17.53%) VMware
17 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (16.49%) Perl
19 31 (15.98%) SQL
19 31 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 30 (15.46%) SC Cleared
20 30 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
20 30 (15.46%) UNIX
21 29 (14.95%) HTML
22 27 (13.92%) .NET
23 26 (13.40%) Subversion
24 25 (12.89%) Firewall

Build Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Build Automation also 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 that cited Build Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (11.34%) Apache
2 9 (4.64%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.12%) IIS
4 7 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.61%) Apache Solr
4 7 (3.61%) Confluence
4 7 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 6 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.06%) JBoss
6 4 (2.06%) nginx
6 4 (2.06%) MediaWiki
7 3 (1.55%) Node.js
7 3 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.03%) Lync
8 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (9.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.64%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.03%) Documaker
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.64%) PaaS
2 7 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Joyent
4 2 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) GitHub
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.89%) Firewall
2 16 (8.25%) VPN
3 10 (5.15%) IPsec
4 8 (4.12%) LDAP
5 6 (3.09%) ATM
5 6 (3.09%) SAN
5 6 (3.09%) Internet
6 4 (2.06%) OSPF
6 4 (2.06%) BGP
6 4 (2.06%) EIGRP
6 4 (2.06%) LAN
6 4 (2.06%) WAN
6 4 (2.06%) DNS
6 4 (2.06%) Network Security
6 4 (2.06%) IPv6
7 3 (1.55%) VLAN
8 2 (1.03%) HTTP
8 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.03%) NAS
9 1 (0.52%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) MySQL
2 13 (6.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (6.19%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.64%) Redis
6 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (30.93%) Jenkins
2 55 (28.35%) Git (software)
3 49 (25.26%) Maven
4 26 (13.40%) Subversion
5 12 (6.19%) JIRA
6 11 (5.67%) Ant
6 11 (5.67%) TeamCity
7 10 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.64%) Selenium
9 7 (3.61%) Hudson
10 5 (2.58%) MSBuild
11 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.06%) WebDriver
11 4 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.06%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.55%) Mocha
12 3 (1.55%) FishEye
12 3 (1.55%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.03%) Gradle
13 2 (1.03%) Grunt
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 14 (7.22%) Banking
3 5 (2.58%) Billing
4 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Front Office
6 2 (1.03%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (24.23%) Developer
1 47 (24.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (10.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 16 (8.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (5.15%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.15%) Release Manager
5 10 (5.15%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.64%) Citrix Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Architect
8 7 (3.61%) Build Manager
8 7 (3.61%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) UI Programmer
8 7 (3.61%) UI Developer
8 7 (3.61%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) Front-End Developer
9 6 (3.09%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.09%) Software Project Leader
9 6 (3.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.95%) HTML
2 27 (13.92%) .NET
3 22 (11.34%) Spring
4 20 (10.31%) Web Services
4 20 (10.31%) CSS
5 19 (9.79%) MCollective
6 18 (9.28%) XML
6 18 (9.28%) JSP
7 17 (8.76%) LAMP
8 15 (7.73%) jQuery
9 12 (6.19%) .NET Framework
9 12 (6.19%) CSS3
10 11 (5.67%) Ajax
11 10 (5.15%) WCF
12 9 (4.64%) J2EE
12 9 (4.64%) HTML5
13 8 (4.12%) Spring MVC
13 8 (4.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (4.12%) XSLT
13 8 (4.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.15%) Open Source
3 7 (3.61%) Wiki
4 6 (3.09%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.09%) Life Science
4 6 (3.09%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.09%) Biology
4 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.06%) W3C
6 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.06%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.03%) New Media
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) Clustering
9 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 99 (51.03%) Linux
2 50 (25.77%) Windows
3 46 (23.71%) Ubuntu
4 43 (22.16%) CentOS
5 31 (15.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (15.46%) UNIX
7 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.70%) Debian
9 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (4.12%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.09%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.58%) AIX
13 3 (1.55%) Solaris
14 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.03%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.21%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (37.11%) DevOps
4 59 (30.41%) Configuration Management
5 40 (20.62%) Scrum
6 21 (10.82%) MVC
6 21 (10.82%) Change Management
7 15 (7.73%) OO
8 14 (7.22%) OOP
8 14 (7.22%) Load Balancing
8 14 (7.22%) Unit Testing
9 13 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (6.70%) ITIL
10 12 (6.19%) TDD
10 12 (6.19%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.67%) Integration Testing
11 11 (5.67%) Automated Testing
11 11 (5.67%) Kanban
12 9 (4.64%) Web Design
13 8 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (53.61%) Java
2 47 (24.23%) Ruby
2 47 (24.23%) Bash Shell
3 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.49%) Perl
5 31 (15.98%) SQL
6 19 (9.79%) Shell Script
7 18 (9.28%) PHP
8 13 (6.70%) C#
9 11 (5.67%) Python
10 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.12%) Scala
11 8 (4.12%) VB
12 7 (3.61%) Groovy
13 6 (3.09%) Korn
13 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.55%) C++
14 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.03%) XAML
15 2 (1.03%) Jython
Qualifications
1 41 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) Degree
4 1 (0.52%) CCNA
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.70%) XenServer
3 6 (3.09%) vCloud
3 6 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.58%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.06%) Samba
5 4 (2.06%) Postfix
5 4 (2.06%) Docker
6 2 (1.03%) LXC
6 2 (1.03%) vSphere
6 2 (1.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 65 (33.51%) Puppet
2 30 (15.46%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.70%) Salt
3 13 (6.70%) ZABBIX
4 8 (4.12%) Ansible
4 8 (4.12%) Nagios
5 6 (3.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (3.09%) Kibana
5 6 (3.09%) Graylog2
5 6 (3.09%) Zenoss
5 6 (3.09%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.52%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.52%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 34 (17.53%) VMware
2 25 (12.89%) Red Hat
3 23 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.31%) Oracle
5 13 (6.70%) Citrix
6 11 (5.67%) hybris
7 7 (3.61%) HP
7 7 (3.61%) Perforce
8 6 (3.09%) Splunk
9 5 (2.58%) IBM
10 4 (2.06%) Adobe
11 3 (1.55%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.52%) WSO2
12 1 (0.52%) CA
12 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.52%) MKS
12 1 (0.52%) Twitter
12 1 (0.52%) Google
12 1 (0.52%) Zend
12 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
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