The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Build Automation
UK
Rank 503 539 538
Rank change year-on-year +36 -1  
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 93 103 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 80 61
Median daily rate £450 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +7.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £396 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £425 £393
% change year-on-year -14.70% +8.28%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Build Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Automation in the UK

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Automation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Build Automation in the UK

Build Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Build Automation in the UK

Build Automation
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +24 89 £450 -5.26% 19
London +21 59 £488 -2.50% 11
City of London +12 13 £650 +30.00% 4
South West +2 12 £330 +2.32%
South East +29 10 £362 -14.94% 6
Bristol +6 6 £465 +69.09%
Hampshire - 5 £450 - 1
Devon -2 4 £330 +2.32%
Leeds +6 3 £369 -13.23%
Yorkshire -1 3 £363 -15.69%
West Yorkshire -2 3 £369 -14.24%
Berkshire +19 2 £350 -17.64% 3
Scotland +18 2 £338 -17.68%
Croydon +7 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £363 -
Newbury - 2 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
East Midlands - 2 £525 - 1
North West - 2 £331 -
Edinburgh +16 1 £375 -8.53%
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £426 -
Fife - 1 £300 -
Corsham - 1 £426 -
Kent - 1 £525 - 1
Surrey - 1 £373 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £300 -

Build Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Build Automation.

1 110 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (41.87%) Java
3 80 (39.41%) DevOps
4 76 (37.44%) Linux
5 67 (33.00%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (30.05%) Scrum
7 53 (26.11%) Puppet
8 50 (24.63%) Jenkins
9 49 (24.14%) Git (software)
9 49 (24.14%) Selenium
10 41 (20.20%) BDD
11 40 (19.70%) Web Services
12 39 (19.21%) VMware
12 39 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
13 38 (18.72%) Python
14 37 (18.23%) Hadoop
14 37 (18.23%) Security Cleared
15 36 (17.73%) Big Data
16 35 (17.24%) Ansible
17 34 (16.75%) SC Cleared
17 34 (16.75%) Unix
17 34 (16.75%) Windows
17 34 (16.75%) JavaScript
18 32 (15.76%) Configuration Management
18 32 (15.76%) Maven
18 32 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (14.29%) Bash Shell
19 29 (14.29%) Ruby
19 29 (14.29%) SQL
20 28 (13.79%) Docker

Build Automation
Top Related 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 12 (5.91%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.97%) GeoServer
6 3 (1.48%) Drupal
6 3 (1.48%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.99%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) IIS
7 2 (0.99%) Jetty
7 2 (0.99%) nginx
7 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.49%) CMS
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.48%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.21%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.42%) GitHub
4 5 (2.46%) IaaS
5 3 (1.48%) SaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.99%) PaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.94%) DNS
2 6 (2.96%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.48%) 5G
3 3 (1.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.48%) Telepresence
3 3 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.99%) Firewall
4 2 (0.99%) LDAP
4 2 (0.99%) SAN
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.49%) DHCP
5 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.49%) HTTP
5 1 (0.49%) NAS
5 1 (0.49%) OSPF
5 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.23%) Hadoop
2 36 (17.73%) Big Data
3 12 (5.91%) Apache Hive
4 10 (4.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.43%) HBase
6 7 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.46%) Impala
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (1.48%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (24.63%) Jenkins
2 49 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 49 (24.14%) Selenium
3 32 (15.76%) Maven
4 20 (9.85%) Cucumber
5 15 (7.39%) WebDriver
6 13 (6.40%) SpecFlow
6 13 (6.40%) Subversion
7 12 (5.91%) JIRA
7 12 (5.91%) JUnit
7 12 (5.91%) NUnit
8 8 (3.94%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.45%) FitNesse
10 6 (2.96%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (2.46%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.97%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.97%) Gradle
12 4 (1.97%) Hudson
12 4 (1.97%) Toad
General
1 23 (11.33%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Retail
3 12 (5.91%) Banking
4 5 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (16.75%) Developer
3 27 (13.30%) Automation Tester
3 27 (13.30%) Tester
4 19 (9.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 19 (9.36%) Selenium Tester
5 15 (7.39%) Big Data Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Data Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Java Engineer
6 13 (6.40%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.91%) Consultant
8 10 (4.93%) Java Automation Tester
8 10 (4.93%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (4.43%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 9 (4.43%) QA Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Agile Tester
10 8 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
10 8 (3.94%) QA Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.70%) Web Services
2 25 (12.32%) .NET
3 23 (11.33%) HTML
3 23 (11.33%) REST
4 17 (8.37%) CSS
5 15 (7.39%) SOAP
6 14 (6.90%) RESTful
7 13 (6.40%) Kafka
7 13 (6.40%) MCollective
7 13 (6.40%) Node.js
8 12 (5.91%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.93%) Middleware
10 9 (4.43%) HTML5
11 7 (3.45%) Apache CXF
11 7 (3.45%) React
12 6 (2.96%) Lucene
12 6 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.46%) Ajax
13 5 (2.46%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.96%) PKI
3 5 (2.46%) Replication
4 4 (1.97%) Algorithms
4 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.97%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.97%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.48%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.48%) Internet of Things
5 3 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.99%) iPad
6 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Robotics
7 1 (0.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 76 (37.44%) Linux
2 34 (16.75%) Unix
2 34 (16.75%) Windows
3 20 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (7.39%) CentOS
5 13 (6.40%) Ubuntu
6 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.43%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.96%) VMS
9 5 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.97%) Android
10 4 (1.97%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.48%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.99%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (54.19%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (39.41%) DevOps
3 67 (33.00%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (30.05%) Scrum
5 41 (20.20%) BDD
6 32 (15.76%) Configuration Management
7 25 (12.32%) Test Automation
8 23 (11.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (11.33%) Open Source
9 22 (10.84%) Automation Testing
10 21 (10.34%) TDD
11 19 (9.36%) User Stories
12 12 (5.91%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.91%) Unit Testing
13 11 (5.42%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.42%) Functional Testing
13 11 (5.42%) High Availability
14 10 (4.93%) ITIL
15 9 (4.43%) Migration
15 9 (4.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 85 (41.87%) Java
2 38 (18.72%) Python
3 34 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 29 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 29 (14.29%) Ruby
4 29 (14.29%) SQL
5 24 (11.82%) C#
6 12 (5.91%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.91%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.42%) Perl
8 8 (3.94%) PHP
9 7 (3.45%) Scala
10 6 (2.96%) C
10 6 (2.96%) Korn
11 5 (2.46%) Go
11 5 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.48%) C++
13 1 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) VBA
13 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 34 (16.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.43%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.94%) Degree
5 5 (2.46%) MCP
5 5 (2.46%) MCTS
5 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.34%) QA
2 7 (3.45%) SDET
3 5 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.48%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (15.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (13.79%) Docker
3 25 (12.32%) HDFS
4 17 (8.37%) vCloud
5 9 (4.43%) Active Directory
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (26.11%) Puppet
2 35 (17.24%) Ansible
3 28 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (6.40%) ZABBIX
5 11 (5.42%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (4.93%) vRealize
7 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.96%) Nagios
8 5 (2.46%) Oozie
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (1.97%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.48%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.48%) Mesos
10 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.48%) SCOM
10 3 (1.48%) Terraform
11 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (19.21%) VMware
2 22 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.37%) Hortonworks
4 16 (7.88%) Oracle
5 10 (4.93%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.94%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.96%) Google
8 4 (1.97%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.48%) Gigya
9 3 (1.48%) Workday
10 2 (0.99%) Perforce
10 2 (0.99%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.99%) Splunk
10 2 (0.99%) Sun
10 2 (0.99%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.49%) BMC
11 1 (0.49%) Cisco
11 1 (0.49%) EMC
11 1 (0.49%) HP
11 1 (0.49%) IBM
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