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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Automation
Rank 536 525 520
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 89 91 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 39
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 - £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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -7 85 £450 +12.50% 27
London +29 52 £475 +15.85% 19
City of London +18 24 £500 +5.26% 5
Yorkshire -23 12 £318 -2.30%
East of England +8 10 £575 +134.69% 1
West Yorkshire -18 9 £313 -3.84%
Leeds -24 8 £313 -3.84%
South West -16 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Suffolk - 5 £575 -
Bristol -10 4 £350 -12.50% 1
Croydon - 4 £475 -
Ipswich - 4 £575 -
Scotland -12 3 £375 +12.10%
Sheffield -15 3 £425 -16.66%
South Yorkshire -15 3 £425 -16.66%
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
South East -32 2 £395 -9.71% 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Wales -4 1 £200 -60.00%
Brighton -4 1 £390 -10.85%
East Sussex -9 1 £390 -10.85%
Edinburgh -14 1 £375 +2.73%
Surrey - 1 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £200 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £200 -
North West - 1 £425 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Bath - 1 - -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 92 (66.67%) Java
2 73 (52.90%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (46.38%) Jenkins
5 50 (36.23%) Linux
6 40 (28.99%) Maven
6 40 (28.99%) Git (software)
7 39 (28.26%) Windows
8 37 (26.81%) DevOps
9 36 (26.09%) Web Services
10 33 (23.91%) Spring
10 33 (23.91%) Scrum
10 33 (23.91%) VMware
11 32 (23.19%) Python
12 30 (21.74%) Tomcat
12 30 (21.74%) REST
13 29 (21.01%) UNIX
13 29 (21.01%) SQL
14 28 (20.29%) Subversion
14 28 (20.29%) Puppet
15 27 (19.57%) Ruby
16 26 (18.84%) Configuration Management
17 23 (16.67%) Apache
17 23 (16.67%) Gradle
18 22 (15.94%) BDD
18 22 (15.94%) JUnit
18 22 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (15.22%) TDD
19 21 (15.22%) Cucumber

Build Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 30 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 23 (16.67%) Apache
3 19 (13.77%) Node.js
4 15 (10.87%) Jetty
5 11 (7.97%) Apache Solr
6 9 (6.52%) IIS
7 8 (5.80%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.62%) Confluence
9 4 (2.90%) nginx
9 4 (2.90%) JBoss
9 4 (2.90%) MediaWiki
10 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
11 2 (1.45%) Liferay
12 1 (0.72%) EPiServer CMS
12 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.72%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.72%) CMS
12 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) Firewall
2 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.52%) HTTP
4 8 (5.80%) SAN
4 8 (5.80%) Internet
4 8 (5.80%) NAS
5 7 (5.07%) DNS
5 7 (5.07%) LDAP
5 7 (5.07%) ATM
6 6 (4.35%) DHCP
7 4 (2.90%) SSL
7 4 (2.90%) VPN
7 4 (2.90%) VLAN
8 3 (2.17%) LAN
9 2 (1.45%) WAN
9 2 (1.45%) Wireless
10 1 (0.72%) IPsec
10 1 (0.72%) Network Security
10 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.32%) NoSQL
2 16 (11.59%) MySQL
3 14 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (7.97%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.80%) MongoDB
6 7 (5.07%) Informix
6 7 (5.07%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.45%) MSDE
8 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Big Data
9 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.72%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (46.38%) Jenkins
2 40 (28.99%) Maven
2 40 (28.99%) Git (software)
3 28 (20.29%) Subversion
4 23 (16.67%) Gradle
5 22 (15.94%) JUnit
6 21 (15.22%) Cucumber
7 19 (13.77%) Mockito
7 19 (13.77%) Ant
8 17 (12.32%) JIRA
8 17 (12.32%) Selenium
9 14 (10.14%) JMeter
10 9 (6.52%) WebDriver
11 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (5.07%) Eclipse
13 6 (4.35%) Hudson
14 3 (2.17%) Appium
14 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.17%) TeamCity
15 2 (1.45%) EasyMock
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Banking
3 3 (2.17%) Back Office
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (33.33%) Developer
2 22 (15.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (14.49%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.42%) UI Developer
5 12 (8.70%) UI Programmer
5 12 (8.70%) Tester
6 11 (7.97%) Automation Tester
7 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Architect
8 6 (4.35%) UNIX Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (4.35%) Senior UNIX Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Information Security Specialist
9 5 (3.62%) Information Specialist
9 5 (3.62%) Security Specialist
9 5 (3.62%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.90%) Consultant
10 4 (2.90%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.09%) Web Services
2 33 (23.91%) Spring
3 30 (21.74%) REST
4 17 (12.32%) CSS
5 16 (11.59%) AngularJS
6 15 (10.87%) JSP
7 14 (10.14%) jQuery
7 14 (10.14%) Guice
8 11 (7.97%) MooTools
8 11 (7.97%) CSS3
8 11 (7.97%) Spring MVC
8 11 (7.97%) HTML
9 10 (7.25%) MCollective
10 9 (6.52%) .NET
11 5 (3.62%) J2EE
11 5 (3.62%) XML
11 5 (3.62%) XSD
11 5 (3.62%) SOAP
11 5 (3.62%) HTML5
11 5 (3.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (5.07%) IBM XIV
4 6 (4.35%) Wiki
5 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.17%) Clustering
6 3 (2.17%) SecurID
6 3 (2.17%) PKI
7 2 (1.45%) Physics
7 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.45%) W3C
7 2 (1.45%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.72%) DataPower
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (36.23%) Linux
2 39 (28.26%) Windows
3 29 (21.01%) UNIX
4 21 (15.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (12.32%) CentOS
5 17 (12.32%) Ubuntu
6 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.62%) Android
9 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.90%) Debian
11 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.90%) Continuous Integration
2 66 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.81%) DevOps
4 33 (23.91%) Scrum
5 26 (18.84%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.94%) BDD
7 21 (15.22%) TDD
8 18 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 17 (12.32%) Software Engineering
10 16 (11.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (10.14%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (10.14%) Multithreading
11 14 (10.14%) Pair Programming
11 14 (10.14%) Concurrent Programming
12 13 (9.42%) SDLC
12 13 (9.42%) MVC
13 12 (8.70%) Load Balancing
13 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 12 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 92 (66.67%) Java
2 32 (23.19%) Python
3 29 (21.01%) SQL
4 27 (19.57%) Ruby
5 18 (13.04%) Perl
5 18 (13.04%) PowerShell
6 17 (12.32%) Bash Shell
6 17 (12.32%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.70%) Groovy
8 11 (7.97%) PHP
9 10 (7.25%) Shell Script
10 7 (5.07%) Scala
11 6 (4.35%) VB
11 6 (4.35%) C#
12 4 (2.90%) C
13 3 (2.17%) C++
14 2 (1.45%) VBScript
14 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.45%) Korn
15 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.90%) Degree
5 3 (2.17%) CISSP
5 3 (2.17%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) QA
2 6 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (15.22%) Docker
3 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.52%) Active Directory
5 7 (5.07%) vSphere
6 5 (3.62%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.90%) Samba
7 4 (2.90%) Postfix
7 4 (2.90%) iptables
8 1 (0.72%) XenServer
8 1 (0.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (20.29%) Puppet
2 16 (11.59%) Ansible
3 14 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (9.42%) Graphite
5 9 (6.52%) Salt
6 7 (5.07%) Opsview
6 7 (5.07%) Cacti
6 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (5.07%) Nagios
6 7 (5.07%) NetBackup
6 7 (5.07%) SCOM
7 6 (4.35%) ZABBIX
7 6 (4.35%) SCCM
7 6 (4.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (4.35%) Tivoli
8 5 (3.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (3.62%) SCOrch
9 3 (2.17%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.45%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) VMware
2 16 (11.59%) hybris
3 15 (10.87%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.42%) IBM
4 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.70%) SOASTA, Inc
6 11 (7.97%) Adobe
7 8 (5.80%) Cisco
8 7 (5.07%) Citrix
8 7 (5.07%) Veritas
8 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.35%) Perforce
10 5 (3.62%) Symantec
10 5 (3.62%) Oracle
10 5 (3.62%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.90%) HP
11 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.17%) McAfee
12 3 (2.17%) Websense
12 3 (2.17%) Dell
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