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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Build Automation
Rank 519 551 500
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -51
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 75 49 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 38
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £593 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £282 £425
% change year-on-year
+33.09% -33.70%
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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 74 £438 +2.94% 25
London +2 31 £450 +5.88% 18
City of London +19 12 £444 +3.80% 5
South East +4 12 £388 - 6
South West - 12 £438 -
Yorkshire -9 11 £338 +12.50%
West Yorkshire -6 8 £375 +25.00%
Bristol - 8 £385 -
Berkshire - 6 £325 - 4
Leeds -13 5 £375 +25.00%
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
East of England - 5 £325 - 1
Essex - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Reading - 3 £288 - 4
Sheffield - 3 £325 -
Brentwood - 3 £325 -
Watford - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £575 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £375 -
Wales - 1 £500 - 1
West Wales - 1 £500 -
West Sussex - 1 £550 -
Swansea - 1 £500 -
Trowbridge - 1 £550 -
Warrington - 1 - -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 105 (61.05%) Continuous Integration
2 82 (47.67%) DevOps
3 75 (43.60%) Java
4 73 (42.44%) Linux
4 73 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (40.12%) Windows
5 69 (40.12%) Jenkins
6 66 (38.37%) Puppet
7 63 (36.63%) Git (software)
8 53 (30.81%) VMware
9 49 (28.49%) CentOS
10 47 (27.33%) Bash Shell
10 47 (27.33%) Ubuntu
11 46 (26.74%) Opscode Chef
12 45 (26.16%) Maven
13 44 (25.58%) Ruby
14 43 (25.00%) Scrum
15 41 (23.84%) Firewall
16 39 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 37 (21.51%) PowerShell
18 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
19 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
20 33 (19.19%) Configuration Management
20 33 (19.19%) SQL
20 33 (19.19%) Security Cleared
21 32 (18.60%) JIRA
21 32 (18.60%) Change Management
22 30 (17.44%) SQL Server
23 29 (16.86%) Subversion

Build Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 25 (14.53%) Apache
2 20 (11.63%) Confluence
3 18 (10.47%) MediaWiki
4 16 (9.30%) IIS
4 16 (9.30%) nginx
5 15 (8.72%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.81%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.49%) Node.js
8 6 (3.49%) Apache Solr
9 5 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.33%) JBoss
10 4 (2.33%) CMS
10 4 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (2.33%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.74%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.74%) Jetty
11 3 (1.74%) Umbraco
11 3 (1.74%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.49%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.16%) MS Office
4 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.12%) PaaS
2 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.74%) SaaS
3 3 (1.74%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.58%) Heroku
4 1 (0.58%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.84%) Firewall
2 20 (11.63%) LAN
3 19 (11.05%) WAN
4 18 (10.47%) VPN
4 18 (10.47%) LDAP
5 15 (8.72%) IPsec
5 15 (8.72%) Network Security
5 15 (8.72%) EIGRP
5 15 (8.72%) OSPF
5 15 (8.72%) BGP
5 15 (8.72%) IPv6
6 9 (5.23%) ATM
7 6 (3.49%) SAN
8 5 (2.91%) NAS
8 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.33%) DNS
9 4 (2.33%) HTTP
10 3 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (1.74%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.28%) MySQL
3 20 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (9.88%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.07%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.33%) Informix
7 4 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.74%) OLTP
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.16%) Big Data
9 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.58%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 69 (40.12%) Jenkins
2 63 (36.63%) Git (software)
3 45 (26.16%) Maven
4 32 (18.60%) JIRA
5 29 (16.86%) Subversion
6 22 (12.79%) Hudson
7 19 (11.05%) TeamCity
8 18 (10.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (5.81%) Ant
10 8 (4.65%) JUnit
10 8 (4.65%) Selenium
11 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.49%) NUnit
12 6 (3.49%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.33%) Checkstyle
13 4 (2.33%) FindBugs
13 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.33%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.74%) Mockito
14 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (5.81%) Finance
2 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Music Industry
3 2 (1.16%) Military
3 2 (1.16%) Banking
3 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (34.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (20.35%) Developer
3 28 (16.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (9.88%) Consultant
5 12 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.23%) DevOps Consultant
8 8 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (4.07%) Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Administrator
10 6 (3.49%) Architect
10 6 (3.49%) UI Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.49%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.49%) UI Programmer
11 5 (2.91%) Automation Tester
12 4 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.33%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) Web Services
2 27 (15.70%) .NET
3 20 (11.63%) HTML
4 16 (9.30%) CSS
5 13 (7.56%) jQuery
6 12 (6.98%) Spring
7 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
8 9 (5.23%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.23%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.65%) Middleware
9 8 (4.65%) Spring MVC
9 8 (4.65%) LAMP
10 7 (4.07%) REST
10 7 (4.07%) CSS3
10 7 (4.07%) MCollective
10 7 (4.07%) JSP
11 6 (3.49%) MooTools
11 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (2.91%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Wiki
2 12 (6.98%) Open Source
3 9 (5.23%) Clustering
4 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.33%) IBM XIV
6 3 (1.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Tandem
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Physics
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 73 (42.44%) Linux
2 69 (40.12%) Windows
3 49 (28.49%) CentOS
4 47 (27.33%) Ubuntu
5 39 (22.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.30%) Debian
8 13 (7.56%) UNIX
9 9 (5.23%) Windows 7
10 8 (4.65%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.74%) Android
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (61.05%) Continuous Integration
2 82 (47.67%) DevOps
3 73 (42.44%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (25.00%) Scrum
5 36 (20.93%) Automated Testing
6 33 (19.19%) Configuration Management
7 32 (18.60%) Change Management
8 23 (13.37%) Integration Testing
9 19 (11.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (10.47%) Release Management
11 17 (9.88%) MVC
11 17 (9.88%) TDD
12 16 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (8.14%) Load Balancing
14 13 (7.56%) ITIL
14 13 (7.56%) Data Modelling
15 12 (6.98%) OO
15 12 (6.98%) Project Management
16 11 (6.40%) SOA
17 10 (5.81%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 75 (43.60%) Java
2 47 (27.33%) Bash Shell
3 44 (25.58%) Ruby
4 37 (21.51%) PowerShell
5 33 (19.19%) SQL
6 21 (12.21%) JavaScript
7 19 (11.05%) C#
8 18 (10.47%) Perl
9 16 (9.30%) PHP
10 15 (8.72%) Python
11 10 (5.81%) VB
12 4 (2.33%) VBScript
12 4 (2.33%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.74%) Korn
13 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.16%) VBA
14 2 (1.16%) C++
14 2 (1.16%) F#
14 2 (1.16%) VB6
15 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.91%) CCNA
4 3 (1.74%) Degree
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) COBIT
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.47%) Samba
2 18 (10.47%) Hyper-V
2 18 (10.47%) Postfix
2 18 (10.47%) iptables
3 15 (8.72%) XenServer
4 12 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 8 (4.65%) vSphere
6 3 (1.74%) vCloud
7 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (38.37%) Puppet
2 46 (26.74%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (16.28%) Ansible
4 20 (11.63%) ZABBIX
5 15 (8.72%) Salt
6 8 (4.65%) Tivoli
6 8 (4.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 5 (2.91%) SCCM
8 4 (2.33%) Nagios
8 4 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.33%) Opsview
8 4 (2.33%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.33%) Cacti
8 4 (2.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (2.33%) Graphite
9 3 (1.74%) SCOM
10 2 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 53 (30.81%) VMware
2 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.37%) Red Hat
4 18 (10.47%) Citrix
5 17 (9.88%) Oracle
6 11 (6.40%) IBM
7 7 (4.07%) hybris
7 7 (4.07%) Cisco
8 6 (3.49%) Adobe
9 5 (2.91%) Perforce
9 5 (2.91%) HP
10 4 (2.33%) Veritas
10 4 (2.33%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.74%) F5
11 3 (1.74%) Nokia
11 3 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.16%) Symantec
12 2 (1.16%) McAfee
12 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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