Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 828 872
Rank change year-on-year -6 +44 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 57 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.037% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.039% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 26
UK median daily rate £450 £379 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.73% -2.19% -13.89%
10th Percentile £360 £262 £262
90th Percentile £555 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,753 94,238 101,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,239 61,828 65,933
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,144 2,822 3,284
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

Automation Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Analyst in the UK

Automation Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Analyst in the UK

Automation Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Analyst over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Analyst in the UK

Automation Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Analyst in the UK

Automation Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
England -5 55 £450 +18.73% 3
UK excluding London -6 30 £368 +2.65% 2
London +7 27 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -10 9 £360 +5.88%
Midlands -17 9 £360 +5.88%
North of England -24 8 - -
North West -15 6 - -
South East -6 5 £500 +39.66% 2
South West -21 5 £425 +30.77%
East of England -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £368 -

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Automation Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Automation Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (29.82%) Finance
1 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (29.82%) Robotic Process Automation
2 16 (28.07%) Business Analysis
3 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 14 (24.56%) Selenium
5 13 (22.81%) QA
6 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (21.05%) BDD
6 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (17.54%) Windows
8 9 (15.79%) MS Visio
8 9 (15.79%) XML
8 9 (15.79%) Statistics
8 9 (15.79%) ServiceNow
9 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
9 8 (14.04%) Decision-Making
9 8 (14.04%) ITIL
9 8 (14.04%) PVCS
9 8 (14.04%) C#
9 8 (14.04%) SQL
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (14.04%) Service Management
10 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
10 7 (12.28%) Robotics
10 7 (12.28%) Automation Anywhere
10 7 (12.28%) UiPath
10 7 (12.28%) Blue Prism
10 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
11 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 3 (5.26%) NServiceBus
3 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Selenium
2 8 (14.04%) PVCS
2 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
3 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.53%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.02%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (5.26%) Mockito
7 3 (5.26%) Moq
7 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.75%) Appium
9 1 (1.75%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Gherkin
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) RESTful
3 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) Drools
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Robotics
3 5 (8.77%) CMDB
4 4 (7.02%) User Experience
5 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (29.82%) Robotic Process Automation
2 16 (28.07%) Business Analysis
3 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.05%) BDD
4 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.79%) Statistics
6 8 (14.04%) Decision-Making
6 8 (14.04%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) Service Management
7 6 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 6 (10.53%) ITSM
7 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.53%) TDD
8 5 (8.77%) Analytics
8 5 (8.77%) Change Management
8 5 (8.77%) Data Integration
8 5 (8.77%) Six Sigma
8 5 (8.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) C#
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.53%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) Python
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Nagios
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) ServiceNow
2 7 (12.28%) Automation Anywhere
2 7 (12.28%) Blue Prism
2 7 (12.28%) UiPath
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) ForgeRock
5 2 (3.51%) Pega
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) Splunk
6 1 (1.75%) Google
6 1 (1.75%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.75%) Sybase