Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 834 892
Rank change year-on-year -7 +58 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Analyst 46 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.027% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.029% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 25
UK median daily rate £425 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -1.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £257 £259
90th Percentile £525 £524 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £395 £325
% change year-on-year -6.96% +21.54% -21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £23.75 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.01% +69.15%
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 96,973 90,883 103,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,439 59,031 67,193
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,785 3,127
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.57% -6.42% +9.73%

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 20 August 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 13 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 20 August 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 +7 44 £425 +7.46% 3
UK excluding London -13 32 £368 -6.96% 1
London -23 14 £440 -12.00% 2
West Midlands -12 8 £365 +7.21%
Midlands -15 8 £365 +7.21%
North of England -23 8 £430 +8.86%
South East -3 7 £488 +23.11%
North West - 7 £430 -
South West -12 6 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £368 -

Automation Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (30.43%) QA
3 14 (30.43%) Finance
4 11 (23.91%) Robotic Process Automation
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 10 (21.74%) Selenium
6 9 (19.57%) Java
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
7 8 (17.39%) XML
7 8 (17.39%) Windows
7 8 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
7 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
8 7 (15.22%) ServiceNow
8 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.04%) Service Management
9 6 (13.04%) Change Management
9 6 (13.04%) ITSM
9 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.04%) C#
9 6 (13.04%) ITIL
9 6 (13.04%) Python
9 6 (13.04%) Robotics
9 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
9 6 (13.04%) Statistics
9 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
9 6 (13.04%) DevOps
9 6 (13.04%) 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 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.35%) Confluence
1 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
1 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) BrowserStack
3 1 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
1 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.17%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.87%) PVCS
4 5 (10.87%) SpecFlow
4 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.70%) JIRA
5 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.35%) Mockito
7 2 (4.35%) Moq
7 2 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) Appium
8 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.52%) JSON
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) Drools
5 2 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Robotics
3 5 (10.87%) CMDB
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Test Automation
3 11 (23.91%) Robotic Process Automation
4 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Change Management
6 6 (13.04%) DevOps
6 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.04%) ITIL
6 6 (13.04%) ITIL V3
6 6 (13.04%) ITSM
6 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 6 (13.04%) Service Management
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.04%) Statistics
7 5 (10.87%) Data Integration
7 5 (10.87%) Decision-Making
7 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Patch Management
7 5 (10.87%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (4.35%) Nagios
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.52%) Automation Anywhere
2 3 (6.52%) Blue Prism
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) UiPath
3 2 (4.35%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Pega
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (2.17%) Capita
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase