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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Automation
Rank 475 516 485
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -31
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 102 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.092% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £298 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £651 £610 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
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 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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +35 96 £444 +4.41% 31
London +32 56 £450 +5.88% 22
South East +2 26 £400 -6.15% 4
Kent - 13 £400 - 1
South West -17 8 £444 - 5
Surrey - 8 £475 - 2
City of London +7 6 £450 +5.88% 7
Woking - 5 £475 -
Bristol - 5 £425 - 3
Yorkshire 0 2 £375 +7.14%
West Yorkshire -4 2 £375 +7.14%
Leeds -5 2 £375 +7.14%
Scotland -7 2 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 - 2
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Wales - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 118 (58.71%) Continuous Integration
2 91 (45.27%) Java
2 91 (45.27%) Linux
3 88 (43.78%) DevOps
4 83 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (36.32%) Jenkins
6 72 (35.82%) Puppet
7 67 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 58 (28.86%) Configuration Management
9 57 (28.36%) Maven
10 55 (27.36%) Bash Shell
11 53 (26.37%) Ruby
12 51 (25.37%) Windows
13 49 (24.38%) CentOS
14 48 (23.88%) Security Cleared
14 48 (23.88%) Ubuntu
15 46 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
16 44 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 44 (21.89%) VMware
17 43 (21.39%) Microsoft
18 42 (20.90%) Scrum
19 38 (18.91%) Automated Testing
19 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
20 36 (17.91%) SQL
21 35 (17.41%) Change Management
21 35 (17.41%) Firewall
22 34 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 32 (15.92%) PowerShell
23 32 (15.92%) MS Excel
24 31 (15.42%) .NET

Build Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (6.47%) Apache
1 13 (6.47%) Confluence
2 10 (4.98%) MediaWiki
3 8 (3.98%) nginx
4 6 (2.99%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.99%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.99%) IIS
5 4 (1.99%) JBoss
5 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.99%) Node.js
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.49%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.00%) WordPress
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.00%) CMS
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 32 (15.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.00%) MS Office
4 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Documaker
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.93%) PaaS
2 5 (2.49%) SaaS
3 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) Heroku
5 1 (0.50%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.41%) Firewall
2 13 (6.47%) IPsec
3 12 (5.97%) LAN
3 12 (5.97%) WAN
4 11 (5.47%) LDAP
5 10 (4.98%) VPN
5 10 (4.98%) IPv6
5 10 (4.98%) OSPF
5 10 (4.98%) BGP
5 10 (4.98%) EIGRP
5 10 (4.98%) Network Security
6 9 (4.48%) ATM
7 5 (2.49%) SAN
8 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.00%) DNS
9 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.00%) HTTP
10 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.95%) MySQL
3 12 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.00%) Big Data
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) OLTP
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.50%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 73 (36.32%) Jenkins
2 67 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 57 (28.36%) Maven
4 27 (13.43%) Subversion
5 23 (11.44%) TeamCity
6 19 (9.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (8.96%) JIRA
8 14 (6.97%) Hudson
9 13 (6.47%) Selenium
9 13 (6.47%) Ant
10 12 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.99%) WebDriver
11 6 (2.99%) NUnit
12 5 (2.49%) JUnit
12 5 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.49%) MSBuild
13 4 (1.99%) FindBugs
13 4 (1.99%) Checkstyle
13 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
14 2 (1.00%) WiX
General
1 14 (6.97%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Banking
3 4 (1.99%) Billing
4 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.00%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (26.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (17.91%) Developer
3 26 (12.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 21 (10.45%) Consultant
5 11 (5.47%) Senior Developer
5 11 (5.47%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) DevOps Consultant
6 10 (4.98%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (4.98%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 8 (3.98%) Technical Leader
8 7 (3.48%) Tester
8 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.48%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (2.99%) Project Leader
9 6 (2.99%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (2.99%) Build Manager
9 6 (2.99%) Software Project Leader
9 6 (2.99%) UI Developer
9 6 (2.99%) UI Programmer
10 5 (2.49%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.42%) .NET
2 27 (13.43%) HTML
3 23 (11.44%) Web Services
4 15 (7.46%) CSS
5 14 (6.97%) MCollective
6 13 (6.47%) XML
7 12 (5.97%) JSP
8 11 (5.47%) Middleware
8 11 (5.47%) .NET Framework
9 10 (4.98%) Spring
9 10 (4.98%) WCF
9 10 (4.98%) jQuery
10 9 (4.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (4.48%) CSS3
11 8 (3.98%) Spring MVC
11 8 (3.98%) DHTML
11 8 (3.98%) XSLT
12 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
12 7 (3.48%) Ajax
13 6 (2.99%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) Open Source
2 10 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (4.98%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.98%) Wiki
3 7 (3.48%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.99%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.99%) Life Science
4 6 (2.99%) Biology
5 5 (2.49%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.00%) User Experience
7 2 (1.00%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) Physics
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 91 (45.27%) Linux
2 51 (25.37%) Windows
3 49 (24.38%) CentOS
4 48 (23.88%) Ubuntu
5 44 (21.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (8.96%) UNIX
7 12 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.48%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.98%) Debian
10 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.00%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (58.71%) Continuous Integration
2 88 (43.78%) DevOps
3 83 (41.29%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (28.86%) Configuration Management
5 42 (20.90%) Scrum
6 38 (18.91%) Automated Testing
7 35 (17.41%) Change Management
8 27 (13.43%) Integration Testing
9 19 (9.45%) MVC
10 18 (8.96%) Release Management
11 13 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (6.47%) ITIL
12 12 (5.97%) SOA
12 12 (5.97%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (5.47%) Project Management
14 10 (4.98%) TDD
15 9 (4.48%) Software Testing
16 8 (3.98%) Load Balancing
16 8 (3.98%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 91 (45.27%) Java
2 55 (27.36%) Bash Shell
3 53 (26.37%) Ruby
4 36 (17.91%) SQL
5 32 (15.92%) PowerShell
6 26 (12.94%) JavaScript
7 24 (11.94%) Perl
8 18 (8.96%) C#
9 13 (6.47%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.97%) VB
10 12 (5.97%) Python
11 11 (5.47%) PHP
12 7 (3.48%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.99%) VBScript
14 4 (1.99%) C++
14 4 (1.99%) Korn
15 3 (1.49%) C
16 2 (1.00%) VBA
16 2 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.98%) Degree
4 2 (1.00%) CCNA
4 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.47%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) COBIT
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.98%) Postfix
2 10 (4.98%) XenServer
2 10 (4.98%) Samba
3 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.99%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 72 (35.82%) Puppet
2 46 (22.89%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (13.93%) Ansible
4 13 (6.47%) ZABBIX
5 9 (4.48%) Tivoli
5 9 (4.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 8 (3.98%) Salt
7 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.50%) Nagios
8 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (21.89%) VMware
2 43 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.95%) Oracle
4 18 (8.96%) Red Hat
5 14 (6.97%) Citrix
6 7 (3.48%) IBM
7 6 (2.99%) hybris
8 5 (2.49%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.49%) Adobe
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco
10 2 (1.00%) Nokia
10 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.00%) F5
10 2 (1.00%) Lumension
10 2 (1.00%) Perforce
10 2 (1.00%) McAfee
11 1 (0.50%) MKS
11 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.50%) HP
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