Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 826 832
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 16 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.043% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 26
England median daily rate £525 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +4.23% -17.03%
10th Percentile £395 £280 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £469
UK median daily rate £506 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +26.56% +0.95% -14.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Automation Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Specialist in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Specialist in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Specialist in England

Automation Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -32 13 £550 +18.73% 2
North of England +65 1 £413 +13.01%
North West +11 1 £413 +17.86%
South East -9 1 £350 -20.00% 1
West Midlands - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £450 -
Automation Specialist
UK

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Automation Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Python
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (50.00%) Puppet
2 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (50.00%) Ansible
2 8 (50.00%) Terraform
2 8 (50.00%) Maven
2 8 (50.00%) BladeLogic
2 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 7 (43.75%) BMC
3 7 (43.75%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (18.75%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) Unix
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) Selenium

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 8 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (50.00%) JIRA
2 8 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) Mason
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Fintech
1 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (43.75%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Open Source
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.25%) ERP
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Marketing Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) QA Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Release Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Ansible
1 8 (50.00%) BladeLogic
1 8 (50.00%) Puppet
1 8 (50.00%) Terraform
2 1 (6.25%) Icinga
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) BMC
2 5 (31.25%) Atlassian
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Pardot
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com