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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Build Automation
UK
Rank 496 464 512
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +48
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 91 167 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 138 62
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £575 £659
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.00 -
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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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 -45 89 £475 +5.55% 31
London -45 57 £500 +1.01% 19
City of London +5 13 £588 +14.63% 9
Croydon -2 10 - -
South East +27 9 £438 - 5
North West +32 7 £425 -5.55%
South West -17 5 £411 -8.61% 1
East Midlands - 5 £388 - 3
Leeds +8 4 £475 +5.55%
West Yorkshire -3 4 £475 +5.55% 2
Yorkshire -9 4 £419 -1.47% 2
Manchester - 4 £425 -
Bristol +5 3 £410 +2.50%
Docklands, London - 3 £600 -
Faversham - 3 £525 -
Kent - 3 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £325 - 3
Cheshire +27 2 - -
Sheffield -3 2 £363 +66.66%
South Yorkshire -7 2 £363 +66.66%
Surrey - 2 £438 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 - 2
Nottingham - 2 - - 3
Berkshire +21 1 - - 2
Devon +7 1 £413 +26.92%
Hampshire - 1 £280 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £413 -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 127 (48.85%) Linux
2 109 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (40.38%) DevOps
4 88 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (33.46%) Java
6 80 (30.77%) Scrum
7 75 (28.85%) Puppet
8 70 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
9 64 (24.62%) Ansible
9 64 (24.62%) Python
10 62 (23.85%) Jenkins
11 53 (20.38%) Git (software)
12 51 (19.62%) VMware
12 51 (19.62%) Ruby
13 49 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
14 48 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
15 47 (18.08%) Selenium
16 46 (17.69%) Maven
17 45 (17.31%) Security Cleared
18 43 (16.54%) Hadoop
19 42 (16.15%) Big Data
19 42 (16.15%) Configuration Management
20 41 (15.77%) Unix
21 40 (15.38%) Windows
21 40 (15.38%) Web Services
22 39 (15.00%) SC Cleared
23 35 (13.46%) JavaScript
24 34 (13.08%) .NET
24 34 (13.08%) User Stories

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 22 (8.46%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (6.92%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.15%) Apache
4 11 (4.23%) Apache Solr
5 10 (3.85%) nginx
6 9 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.46%) Jetty
7 8 (3.08%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.69%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.54%) IIS
11 3 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (1.15%) Drupal
11 3 (1.15%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.77%) Documentum
13 1 (0.38%) CMS
13 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.38%) SAS
13 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.69%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Eloqua
1 5 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 70 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (3.46%) GitHub
3 9 (3.46%) IaaS
3 9 (3.46%) PaaS
4 7 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.38%) DNS
2 18 (6.92%) VPN
3 11 (4.23%) ICMP
3 11 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.15%) 5G
4 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) LDAP
4 3 (1.15%) Telepresence
4 3 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.77%) DHCP
5 2 (0.77%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.38%) OSPF
6 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.38%) SAN
6 1 (0.38%) SSL
6 1 (0.38%) VLAN
6 1 (0.38%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.54%) Hadoop
2 42 (16.15%) Big Data
3 23 (8.85%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 13 (5.00%) Redis
6 12 (4.62%) SQL Server
7 11 (4.23%) MySQL
7 11 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.92%) RavenDB
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.15%) Impala
9 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) QlikView
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.38%) OLAP
11 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 62 (23.85%) Jenkins
2 53 (20.38%) Git (software)
3 47 (18.08%) Selenium
4 46 (17.69%) Maven
5 23 (8.85%) Gradle
6 19 (7.31%) Subversion
7 17 (6.54%) SpecFlow
8 16 (6.15%) TeamCity
9 15 (5.77%) NUnit
10 12 (4.62%) Cucumber
10 12 (4.62%) JUnit
10 12 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (4.23%) Visual Studio
12 10 (3.85%) GoCD
12 10 (3.85%) JIRA
13 9 (3.46%) WebDriver
14 8 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (3.08%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.92%) Hudson
15 5 (1.92%) NuGet
General
1 19 (7.31%) Finance
2 15 (5.77%) Retail
3 9 (3.46%) Local Government
3 9 (3.46%) Marketing
4 8 (3.08%) Banking
5 7 (2.69%) Publishing
6 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Front Office
7 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (27.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (17.69%) Developer
3 25 (9.62%) Data Engineer
4 24 (9.23%) Consultant
5 23 (8.85%) Big Data Engineer
6 20 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 19 (7.31%) Architect
7 19 (7.31%) AWS Engineer
8 18 (6.92%) Automation Tester
8 18 (6.92%) Tester
9 14 (5.38%) Automation Specialist
9 14 (5.38%) Build Automation Specialist
9 14 (5.38%) Build Engineer
9 14 (5.38%) DevOps Consultant
9 14 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (4.62%) AWS DevOps
10 12 (4.62%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 12 (4.62%) Selenium Tester
10 12 (4.62%) Test Engineer
11 11 (4.23%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.38%) Web Services
2 34 (13.08%) .NET
3 24 (9.23%) HTML
4 20 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 18 (6.92%) REST
6 17 (6.54%) HTML5
7 16 (6.15%) Node.js
8 15 (5.77%) RESTful
8 15 (5.77%) SOAP
9 14 (5.38%) Spring
10 13 (5.00%) .NET Framework
10 13 (5.00%) CSS
10 13 (5.00%) MCollective
11 12 (4.62%) Middleware
12 11 (4.23%) Lucene
13 8 (3.08%) React
13 8 (3.08%) XML
14 7 (2.69%) WSDL
14 7 (2.69%) XML Schema
14 7 (2.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.85%) Public Cloud
2 13 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.23%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.46%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.31%) PKI
8 5 (1.92%) Clustering
8 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.92%) Replication
9 4 (1.54%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.54%) Physics
9 4 (1.54%) PMI
9 4 (1.54%) Statistics
10 3 (1.15%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.15%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.15%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (48.85%) Linux
2 41 (15.77%) Unix
3 40 (15.38%) Windows
4 24 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.92%) CentOS
6 13 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.69%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.31%) Solaris
9 6 (2.31%) VMS
10 5 (1.92%) AIX
10 5 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.54%) Android
12 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.15%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.77%) SUSE
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (40.38%) DevOps
3 88 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
4 80 (30.77%) Scrum
5 49 (18.85%) Continuous Delivery
6 42 (16.15%) Configuration Management
7 34 (13.08%) User Stories
8 33 (12.69%) Test Automation
9 32 (12.31%) BDD
9 32 (12.31%) Open Source
10 30 (11.54%) TDD
11 26 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 26 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 24 (9.23%) Automation Testing
12 24 (9.23%) Load Balancing
13 17 (6.54%) High Availability
13 17 (6.54%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.54%) Waterfall
14 15 (5.77%) Performance Testing
14 15 (5.77%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.46%) Java
2 64 (24.62%) Python
3 51 (19.62%) Ruby
4 35 (13.46%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.92%) Bash Shell
5 31 (11.92%) C#
6 21 (8.08%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.54%) SQL
8 14 (5.38%) Go
8 14 (5.38%) Perl
9 13 (5.00%) C++
10 10 (3.85%) PHP
10 10 (3.85%) Scala
11 7 (2.69%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.69%) VBScript
12 6 (2.31%) C
13 3 (1.15%) Korn
14 2 (0.77%) R
14 2 (0.77%) VBA
15 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (3.46%) Degree
5 8 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.92%) MCP
6 5 (1.92%) MCTS
6 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) SDET
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (12.31%) vCloud
3 30 (11.54%) HDFS
4 29 (11.15%) Docker
5 12 (4.62%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (28.85%) Puppet
2 64 (24.62%) Ansible
3 48 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (7.31%) Terraform
5 12 (4.62%) ZABBIX
6 11 (4.23%) vRealize
7 10 (3.85%) Consul
8 6 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.31%) Packer
9 4 (1.54%) SCOM
10 3 (1.15%) Kubernetes
10 3 (1.15%) Mesos
10 3 (1.15%) Oozie
11 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.77%) SCCM
12 1 (0.38%) Cacti
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 51 (19.62%) VMware
2 29 (11.15%) Hortonworks
3 27 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.08%) Oracle
5 10 (3.85%) Perforce
5 10 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.69%) Cisco
6 7 (2.69%) Rackspace
7 6 (2.31%) New Relic
7 6 (2.31%) Splunk
8 5 (1.92%) Altiris
8 5 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.92%) F5
8 5 (1.92%) Hyperion
8 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.92%) TOWER Software
9 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.54%) Google
10 3 (1.15%) Tableau
10 3 (1.15%) Veritas
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