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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Build Automation
Rank 474 503 556
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +53
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 152 109 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.21% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.27% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 79 19
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £612 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 18 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +45 151 £475 +11.76% 28
London +56 104 £500 +11.11% 17
Yorkshire -1 26 £430 +14.66% 4
West Yorkshire +11 25 £440 +17.33% 3
South West +15 21 £450 - 2
Leeds -5 10 £430 +14.66% 2
City of London +34 5 £546 +21.38% 5
Bristol -2 5 £275 -35.29% 2
Devon - 5 £325 -
Croydon - 4 £450 -
Bromley - 2 £375 -
Wiltshire -5 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 £425 -15.00%
South Yorkshire -8 1 £135 -60.00%
Sheffield -12 1 £135 -60.00%
Hammersmith - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 233 (80.90%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (71.88%) Java
3 206 (71.53%) Continuous Integration
4 199 (69.10%) Jenkins
5 195 (67.71%) Maven
6 190 (65.97%) Git (software)
7 182 (63.19%) Scrum
8 163 (56.60%) Ruby
9 139 (48.26%) Linux
10 133 (46.18%) Puppet
11 132 (45.83%) DevOps
12 125 (43.40%) VMware
13 123 (42.71%) Bash Shell
14 121 (42.01%) VMware Infrastructure
15 120 (41.67%) Configuration Management
16 103 (35.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 101 (35.07%) CentOS
18 100 (34.72%) MCollective
19 99 (34.38%) Ubuntu
20 81 (28.13%) TDD
21 79 (27.43%) Web Services
22 72 (25.00%) ZABBIX
23 69 (23.96%) Spring
24 68 (23.61%) Docker
25 67 (23.26%) Gradle
25 67 (23.26%) BDD
26 66 (22.92%) NoSQL
26 66 (22.92%) Unit Testing
26 66 (22.92%) Unix
27 64 (22.22%) Subversion

Build Automation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 59 (20.49%) Tomcat
2 52 (18.06%) Jetty
3 42 (14.58%) Apache
4 39 (13.54%) Node.js
5 14 (4.86%) Confluence
6 13 (4.51%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.08%) JBoss
8 5 (1.74%) CMS
8 5 (1.74%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.04%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.04%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.69%) Mule
10 2 (0.69%) SAS
11 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.04%) MS Office
2 3 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.01%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.24%) TCP/IP
2 39 (13.54%) HTTP
3 21 (7.29%) Internet
4 5 (1.74%) Firewall
5 3 (1.04%) DNS
5 3 (1.04%) LAN
5 3 (1.04%) WAN
5 3 (1.04%) Wireless
6 2 (0.69%) BGP
6 2 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.69%) FWSM
6 2 (0.69%) HSRP
6 2 (0.69%) MPLS
6 2 (0.69%) OSPF
6 2 (0.69%) SAN
6 2 (0.69%) VLAN
6 2 (0.69%) VPN
6 2 (0.69%) VRRP
7 1 (0.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (22.92%) NoSQL
2 44 (15.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 26 (9.03%) MongoDB
4 23 (7.99%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.86%) RavenDB
7 13 (4.51%) MySQL
8 7 (2.43%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.04%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.69%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.69%) Informix
10 2 (0.69%) MSDE
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) Redis
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.35%) OLTP
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 199 (69.10%) Jenkins
2 195 (67.71%) Maven
3 190 (65.97%) Git (software)
4 67 (23.26%) Gradle
5 64 (22.22%) Subversion
6 62 (21.53%) JUnit
7 57 (19.79%) Mockito
8 48 (16.67%) Cucumber
9 32 (11.11%) JMeter
10 29 (10.07%) Selenium
11 18 (6.25%) JIRA
12 16 (5.56%) Ant
12 16 (5.56%) Appium
13 14 (4.86%) NuGet
14 13 (4.51%) Mocha
14 13 (4.51%) SonarQube
15 11 (3.82%) WebDriver
16 6 (2.08%) Hudson
17 5 (1.74%) Grunt
17 5 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (13.19%) Finance
2 23 (7.99%) Banking
3 6 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.39%) Retail
4 4 (1.39%) Retail Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.69%) Front Office
5 2 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 110 (38.19%) Developer
2 104 (36.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 75 (26.04%) Java Developer
4 50 (17.36%) Operations Engineer
5 30 (10.42%) Agile Developer
5 30 (10.42%) Automation Engineer
6 27 (9.38%) Agile Java Developer
7 25 (8.68%) Senior Developer
7 25 (8.68%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (5.90%) Automation Tester
8 17 (5.90%) Tester
9 15 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (4.86%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.51%) Senior Agile Developer
11 13 (4.51%) Senior Agile Java Developer
12 11 (3.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 9 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 9 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.13%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (34.72%) MCollective
2 79 (27.43%) Web Services
3 69 (23.96%) Spring
4 60 (20.83%) REST
5 49 (17.01%) AngularJS
5 49 (17.01%) Guice
6 28 (9.72%) .NET
7 26 (9.03%) CSS
8 25 (8.68%) HTML
9 18 (6.25%) Hibernate
10 16 (5.56%) ASP.NET
10 16 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (5.21%) jQuery
12 14 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (4.17%) RESTful
14 11 (3.82%) CSS3
14 11 (3.82%) HTML5
15 8 (2.78%) Apache Camel
16 7 (2.43%) .NET Framework
16 7 (2.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.08%) User Experience
2 5 (1.74%) Data Centre
2 5 (1.74%) N-Tier
3 4 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.04%) Clustering
4 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.69%) Derivative
5 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (0.69%) Physics
6 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 139 (48.26%) Linux
2 103 (35.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 101 (35.07%) CentOS
4 99 (34.38%) Ubuntu
5 66 (22.92%) Unix
6 29 (10.07%) Windows
7 10 (3.47%) AIX
8 2 (0.69%) Android
8 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.35%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) HPUX
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE
9 1 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (80.90%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (71.53%) Continuous Integration
3 182 (63.19%) Scrum
4 132 (45.83%) DevOps
5 120 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 81 (28.13%) TDD
7 67 (23.26%) BDD
8 66 (22.92%) Unit Testing
9 62 (21.53%) Dependency Injection
10 57 (19.79%) Software Engineering
11 56 (19.44%) Pair Programming
12 51 (17.71%) Concurrent Programming
12 51 (17.71%) Multithreading
13 45 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
14 32 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
15 31 (10.76%) SDLC
16 28 (9.72%) Continuous Delivery
17 26 (9.03%) MVC
18 16 (5.56%) Front End Development
19 13 (4.51%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 207 (71.88%) Java
2 163 (56.60%) Ruby
3 123 (42.71%) Bash Shell
4 63 (21.88%) JavaScript
5 52 (18.06%) Python
6 42 (14.58%) Groovy
7 26 (9.03%) C#
8 24 (8.33%) Perl
9 18 (6.25%) SQL
10 11 (3.82%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.47%) C
11 10 (3.47%) Scala
12 9 (3.13%) C++
13 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.39%) PHP
15 2 (0.69%) Korn
16 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (19.10%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) CCIE
4 1 (0.35%) CCNP
4 1 (0.35%) CCSP
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.35%) CISSP
4 1 (0.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.51%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) SDET
2 3 (1.04%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (42.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (23.61%) Docker
3 12 (4.17%) vSphere
4 2 (0.69%) vCloud
4 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 133 (46.18%) Puppet
2 72 (25.00%) ZABBIX
3 32 (11.11%) Graphite
4 28 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (9.38%) Ansible
6 2 (0.69%) Cacti
6 2 (0.69%) Nagios
6 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.69%) Opsview
6 2 (0.69%) SCCM
6 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.35%) Bareos
7 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.35%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 125 (43.40%) VMware
2 38 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.42%) SOASTA, Inc
4 16 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.78%) Oracle
6 5 (1.74%) Adobe
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco
7 4 (1.39%) HP
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.04%) F5
8 3 (1.04%) hybris
8 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.69%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.69%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.69%) Remedy
9 2 (0.69%) SAP
9 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.69%) Twitter
9 2 (0.69%) Veritas
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