The median contractor rate for an Automation Specialist was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 631 630
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 8 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.022% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.024% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £513 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £169 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £800 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - £175 £115
% change year-on-year - +52.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Specialist in the UK

Automation Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England +29 8 £513 +64.00% 3
London +5 7 £513 -35.93% 2
South East +6 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 featuring Automation Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (43.75%) Puppet
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (37.50%) Python
4 6 (37.50%) Ansible
5 5 (31.25%) Java
5 5 (31.25%) BladeLogic
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Terraform
6 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
6 4 (25.00%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) Release Automation
7 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) Information Management

Automation Specialist 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Drupal
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) TestRail
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) CGI
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Robotics
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Release Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Generation
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
2 6 (37.50%) Ansible
3 5 (31.25%) BladeLogic
4 4 (25.00%) Terraform
5 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
1 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Arqiva
3 1 (6.25%) ATG
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Splunk