The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Build Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Build Automation over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Build Automation
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 129 140
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Median daily rate £330 £320 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -26.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -12.23% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Build Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2104 2320 2464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.58% 79.83% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1590
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 136 86
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £56.80 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Build Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Build Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Build Automation in the South West

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Build Automation in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Automation in the South West

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Automation in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Build Automation in the South West

Build Automation
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Automation within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 5 £465 +69.09%
Devon +1 4 £330 +3.12%
Wiltshire - 1 £426 -
Build Automation
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Build Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Build Automation.

1 13 (86.67%) Java
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) RESTful
4 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
6 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
6 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (26.67%) C
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Maven
7 3 (20.00%) Ruby
7 3 (20.00%) SQL

Build Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) GeoServer
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (20.00%) Maven
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) NeoLoad
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
1 5 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) Web Services
2 7 (46.67%) REST
3 6 (40.00%) RESTful
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) MCollective
6 2 (13.33%) Middleware
6 2 (13.33%) OAuth2
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (6.67%) Ajax
7 1 (6.67%) JSF
7 1 (6.67%) JSP
7 1 (6.67%) JSR 168
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (6.67%) Struts
7 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (26.67%) Front End Development
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Personalization
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) C
4 3 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat