The table below looks at the statistics for Build Automation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Build Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Build Automation
Rank 539 589 550
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -39
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 122 60 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 69
Median daily rate £488 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
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 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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Build Automation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Build Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Automation within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +56 114 £488 +2.63% 22
London +33 64 £525 +9.09% 15
City of London +44 15 £538 -2.27% 2
South East +17 10 £488 +25.00% 4
East Midlands - 10 £450 -
North West - 9 £465 -
Scotland +8 8 £473 +26.00%
Nottingham - 8 £438 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £438 -
East of England +12 6 - -
Edinburgh +4 6 £500 +33.33%
Norfolk - 6 - -
Norwich - 6 - -
South West -2 5 £320 -3.03% 2
Yorkshire -4 5 £325 +4.00% 1
West Yorkshire -4 5 £325 +4.00% 1
Berkshire - 5 £488 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Leeds +2 4 £363 +16.00%
Croydon -11 4 £475 +35.71%
Manchester - 4 £419 -
North East - 4 £300 -
Durham - 4 £300 -
Reading - 4 £488 -
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Devon - 3 £320 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £463 -
Somerset +14 1 £450 - 2

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Build Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Build Automation.

1 131 (60.09%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (43.12%) Linux
3 87 (39.91%) DevOps
4 85 (38.99%) Jenkins
5 79 (36.24%) Git (software)
6 70 (32.11%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (28.44%) Java
8 58 (26.61%) Configuration Management
9 56 (25.69%) Python
10 47 (21.56%) Ruby
10 47 (21.56%) Puppet
11 46 (21.10%) Scrum
12 44 (20.18%) Maven
13 43 (19.72%) Unix
13 43 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
14 42 (19.27%) Web Services
15 39 (17.89%) Microsoft
16 38 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 36 (16.51%) C#
18 35 (16.06%) SQL
18 35 (16.06%) Software Engineering
18 35 (16.06%) VMware
19 32 (14.68%) .NET
20 31 (14.22%) TDD
21 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
21 30 (13.76%) Unit Testing
22 28 (12.84%) Oracle
23 27 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
23 27 (12.39%) BDD
24 26 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure

Build Automation
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 23 (10.55%) Tomcat
2 15 (6.88%) Jetty
3 14 (6.42%) Apache
4 10 (4.59%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (4.13%) Confluence
6 8 (3.67%) JBoss
7 6 (2.75%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.75%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.29%) IIS
8 5 (2.29%) Mule
8 5 (2.29%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.92%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (5.50%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (5.05%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.46%) BASE24
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (5.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (4.13%) IaaS
6 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.83%) PaaS
7 3 (1.38%) SaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.96%) TCP/IP
1 13 (5.96%) VPN
2 12 (5.50%) DNS
3 9 (4.13%) ICMP
4 6 (2.75%) HTTP
5 5 (2.29%) Firewall
6 3 (1.38%) Internet
6 3 (1.38%) LDAP
6 3 (1.38%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.46%) BGP
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.46%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.46%) FWSM
7 1 (0.46%) HSRP
7 1 (0.46%) MPLS
7 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.46%) OSPF
7 1 (0.46%) VLAN
7 1 (0.46%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.42%) NoSQL
1 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.50%) MySQL
2 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (3.21%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.92%) Big Data
8 2 (0.92%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.92%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.92%) Redis
9 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 85 (38.99%) Jenkins
2 79 (36.24%) Git (software)
3 44 (20.18%) Maven
4 26 (11.93%) JIRA
5 25 (11.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (10.09%) JUnit
6 22 (10.09%) Selenium
6 22 (10.09%) Subversion
7 21 (9.63%) Cucumber
8 18 (8.26%) Artifactory
8 18 (8.26%) Gradle
8 18 (8.26%) Mockito
9 17 (7.80%) NuGet
10 15 (6.88%) MSBuild
11 9 (4.13%) Ant
11 9 (4.13%) TeamCity
12 7 (3.21%) GoCD
12 7 (3.21%) Vagrant
12 7 (3.21%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.75%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (7.34%) Finance
2 11 (5.05%) Marketing
3 8 (3.67%) Banking
4 7 (3.21%) Retail
4 7 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.38%) Front Office
6 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (27.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (23.39%) Developer
3 24 (11.01%) Java Developer
4 23 (10.55%) Automation Engineer
5 22 (10.09%) Build Engineer
6 19 (8.72%) Architect
7 12 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (5.05%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.05%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (5.05%) Tester
9 10 (4.59%) Agile Developer
9 10 (4.59%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Build Automation Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.13%) Agile Java Developer
10 9 (4.13%) Consultant
10 9 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.67%) Analyst
12 7 (3.21%) Senior Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.27%) Web Services
2 32 (14.68%) .NET
3 23 (10.55%) REST
4 21 (9.63%) Middleware
4 21 (9.63%) Spring
5 19 (8.72%) RESTful
6 17 (7.80%) HTML
7 15 (6.88%) CSS
8 10 (4.59%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.13%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.67%) Guice
11 7 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.21%) Node.js
12 6 (2.75%) XML
13 5 (2.29%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (2.29%) COM
13 5 (2.29%) HTML5
13 5 (2.29%) J2EE
13 5 (2.29%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.42%) Management Information System
2 12 (5.50%) Algorithms
2 12 (5.50%) Data Structures
2 12 (5.50%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.13%) Clustering
3 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.29%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.83%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.92%) iPhone
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) Contactless
8 1 (0.46%) Derivative
8 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.46%) Fintech
8 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (43.12%) Linux
2 43 (19.72%) Unix
3 38 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (10.09%) CentOS
5 21 (9.63%) Windows
6 17 (7.80%) Solaris
7 11 (5.05%) AIX
8 9 (4.13%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.38%) Android
11 3 (1.38%) SUSE
12 2 (0.92%) Debian
13 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) HPUX
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (60.09%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (39.91%) DevOps
3 70 (32.11%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (26.61%) Configuration Management
5 46 (21.10%) Scrum
6 35 (16.06%) Software Engineering
7 31 (14.22%) TDD
8 30 (13.76%) Unit Testing
9 27 (12.39%) BDD
10 23 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (8.72%) Dependency Injection
12 17 (7.80%) Migration
13 16 (7.34%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (7.34%) Waterfall
14 15 (6.88%) SDLC
15 14 (6.42%) Data Protection
15 14 (6.42%) High Availability
15 14 (6.42%) Open Source
16 13 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (5.96%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.44%) Java
2 56 (25.69%) Python
3 47 (21.56%) Ruby
4 36 (16.51%) C#
5 35 (16.06%) SQL
6 30 (13.76%) JavaScript
7 19 (8.72%) Bash Shell
8 14 (6.42%) PowerShell
8 14 (6.42%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.05%) Perl
10 9 (4.13%) PHP
11 8 (3.67%) VBScript
12 6 (2.75%) Go
12 6 (2.75%) Groovy
13 4 (1.83%) VB
14 3 (1.38%) Scala
15 2 (0.92%) C
16 1 (0.46%) ES6
16 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.83%) VCAP
4 4 (1.83%) VCP6
5 3 (1.38%) Degree
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) CCIE
6 1 (0.46%) CCNP
6 1 (0.46%) CCSP
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.46%) CISSP
6 1 (0.46%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.50%) QA
2 7 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.83%) SDET
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.34%) Docker
3 10 (4.59%) vSphere
4 5 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.83%) vCloud
6 3 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.38%) Xen
7 2 (0.92%) HDFS
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.92%) XenServer
8 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.46%) KVM
8 1 (0.46%) LXC
8 1 (0.46%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (21.56%) Puppet
2 23 (10.55%) Ansible
3 18 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.88%) Terraform
5 11 (5.05%) vRealize
6 7 (3.21%) Packer
7 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.29%) SCCM
9 4 (1.83%) Graphite
10 3 (1.38%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.92%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.92%) Salt
11 2 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.92%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.46%) AppDNA
12 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.46%) logstash
12 1 (0.46%) Nagios
12 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.46%) Opsview
Vendors
1 39 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.06%) VMware
3 28 (12.84%) Oracle
4 12 (5.50%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (5.05%) Atlassian
6 10 (4.59%) Hyperion
6 10 (4.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.67%) Splunk
8 7 (3.21%) Cisco
8 7 (3.21%) EMC
9 6 (2.75%) Symantec
10 5 (2.29%) SAP
11 4 (1.83%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.83%) Veritas
12 3 (1.38%) Calypso
12 3 (1.38%) Hortonworks
12 3 (1.38%) Informatica
12 3 (1.38%) Murex
12 3 (1.38%) Zend
13 2 (0.92%) Citrix
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