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 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 509 589
Rank change year-on-year -7 +80  
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 91 142 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.32% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 29
Median daily rate £475 £463 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +26.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £325
% change year-on-year -1.53% +25.00%  
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 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 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 -16 78 £500 +7.52% 21
London -18 48 £513 - 10
South East +33 20 £368 -28.29% 5
Scotland +32 11 £425 -5.02%
Buckinghamshire - 11 £350 -
Edinburgh +16 10 £425 -5.55%
Milton Keynes - 10 £350 -
City of London -10 7 £535 +7.00% 3
Yorkshire +24 3 £420 +15.86% 1
Leeds +21 3 £420 +15.86%
West Yorkshire +15 3 £420 +15.86% 1
Nottingham -11 3 £425 +13.33%
Nottinghamshire -15 3 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -20 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Surrey - 3 £388 -
North West +12 2 £700 +57.30%
Manchester +11 2 £700 +67.16%
Oxfordshire - 2 £600 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 - -
North East +69 1 £165 -46.77% 1
Hampshire +2 1 - - 2
South West -1 1 - -
Durham -2 1 £165 -46.77%
Devon -11 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £375 - 1
Oxford - 1 £600 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 117 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (51.10%) Java
3 79 (43.41%) Test Automation
4 78 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (42.31%) DevOps
6 72 (39.56%) Jenkins
7 71 (39.01%) Git (software)
7 71 (39.01%) Linux
8 58 (31.87%) Scrum
9 54 (29.67%) Python
10 52 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 49 (26.92%) Web Services
12 43 (23.63%) Puppet
13 42 (23.08%) REST
14 40 (21.98%) Ansible
15 39 (21.43%) Bash Shell
16 37 (20.33%) VMware
17 36 (19.78%) Selenium
17 36 (19.78%) Docker
18 35 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
19 34 (18.68%) TDD
20 33 (18.13%) JavaScript
20 33 (18.13%) SQL
21 30 (16.48%) SOAP
21 30 (16.48%) Windows
21 30 (16.48%) Big Data
22 29 (15.93%) BDD
22 29 (15.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 29 (15.93%) Maven
22 29 (15.93%) Ruby

Build Automation
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 14 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 13 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.40%) nginx
4 7 (3.85%) IIS
4 7 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.75%) Apache
5 5 (2.75%) GeoServer
6 4 (2.20%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.10%) CMS
7 2 (1.10%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.55%) Drupal
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
8 1 (0.55%) Jetty
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 52 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (12.09%) OpenShift
3 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.04%) GitHub
5 10 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.85%) PaaS
7 5 (2.75%) Akamai
8 4 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.20%) IaaS
8 4 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.65%) SaaS
10 2 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.55%) Office 365
11 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) DNS
1 8 (4.40%) Internet
1 8 (4.40%) Kerberos
2 7 (3.85%) Firewall
3 5 (2.75%) HTTP
4 4 (2.20%) LDAP
4 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.10%) DHCP
5 2 (1.10%) IMAP
5 2 (1.10%) SAN
5 2 (1.10%) SMTP
5 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.55%) LAN
6 1 (0.55%) NAS
6 1 (0.55%) OSPF
6 1 (0.55%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.55%) Wireless
6 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.48%) Big Data
2 27 (14.84%) Hadoop
3 20 (10.99%) MongoDB
4 17 (9.34%) Apache Hive
5 14 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.59%) HBase
7 11 (6.04%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.95%) SQL Server
9 8 (4.40%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.30%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (3.30%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.75%) Impala
11 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (2.75%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (2.20%) Sqoop
13 3 (1.65%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 72 (39.56%) Jenkins
2 71 (39.01%) Git (software)
3 36 (19.78%) Selenium
4 29 (15.93%) Maven
5 28 (15.38%) JIRA
6 20 (10.99%) Subversion
7 17 (9.34%) GitLab
8 15 (8.24%) Cucumber
8 15 (8.24%) Mocha
9 14 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
10 13 (7.14%) Protractor
10 13 (7.14%) TeamCity
11 12 (6.59%) Gradle
11 12 (6.59%) WebDriver
12 9 (4.95%) NUnit
13 6 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (3.30%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (3.30%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (2.75%) Jasmine
General
1 25 (13.74%) Banking
2 19 (10.44%) Finance
3 17 (9.34%) Retail
4 8 (4.40%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (3.30%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.20%) Marketing
8 3 (1.65%) Electronics
8 3 (1.65%) Front Office
8 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (19.78%) Developer
3 24 (13.19%) Automation Tester
3 24 (13.19%) Tester
4 13 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 13 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (5.49%) Java Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (4.95%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.40%) Agile Tester
7 8 (4.40%) Big Data Engineer
7 8 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (4.40%) Java Automation Tester
7 8 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (4.40%) QA Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) Hadoop Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.85%) QA Automation Tester
8 7 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 6 (3.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.92%) Web Services
2 42 (23.08%) REST
3 30 (16.48%) SOAP
4 27 (14.84%) AngularJS
5 25 (13.74%) RESTful
6 24 (13.19%) .NET
7 23 (12.64%) CSS
8 22 (12.09%) HTML
8 22 (12.09%) Node.js
9 13 (7.14%) Kafka
10 11 (6.04%) Chai
11 10 (5.49%) MCollective
11 10 (5.49%) Middleware
11 10 (5.49%) React
12 9 (4.95%) HTML5
13 7 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (3.85%) XML
14 6 (3.30%) JSON
14 6 (3.30%) OAuth2
14 6 (3.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (6.59%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.85%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.20%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.20%) User Experience
8 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.65%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.10%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.10%) Fintech
9 2 (1.10%) Linked Data
9 2 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (39.01%) Linux
2 30 (16.48%) Windows
3 29 (15.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (14.84%) Unix
5 15 (8.24%) CentOS
6 10 (5.49%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.30%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.30%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.75%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.20%) Android
9 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.65%) Solaris
11 2 (1.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) AIX
12 1 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.41%) Test Automation
3 78 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (42.31%) DevOps
5 58 (31.87%) Scrum
6 34 (18.68%) TDD
7 29 (15.93%) BDD
8 25 (13.74%) Configuration Management
9 23 (12.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (10.44%) Open Source
11 14 (7.69%) Workflow
12 13 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 13 (7.14%) Kanban
13 11 (6.04%) Dependency Management
13 11 (6.04%) Front End Development
14 10 (5.49%) MapReduce
14 10 (5.49%) Release Management
14 10 (5.49%) Web Development
15 9 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (4.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 93 (51.10%) Java
2 54 (29.67%) Python
3 39 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 33 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 33 (18.13%) SQL
5 29 (15.93%) Ruby
6 22 (12.09%) Perl
7 18 (9.89%) PowerShell
8 17 (9.34%) Shell Script
9 16 (8.79%) C#
10 10 (5.49%) Korn
10 10 (5.49%) Scala
11 9 (4.95%) Go
12 8 (4.40%) PHP
13 7 (3.85%) C
14 6 (3.30%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.65%) ES6
16 2 (1.10%) Apple Swift
16 2 (1.10%) Groovy
16 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.19%) QA
2 15 (8.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (19.78%) Docker
2 24 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.44%) HDFS
4 8 (4.40%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.75%) vCloud
7 3 (1.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (1.10%) iptables
8 2 (1.10%) KVM
8 2 (1.10%) LXC
8 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (23.63%) Puppet
2 40 (21.98%) Ansible
3 35 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (8.79%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (6.04%) Kubernetes
6 10 (5.49%) ZABBIX
7 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (3.30%) Nagios
8 6 (3.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 5 (2.75%) Oozie
9 5 (2.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (2.75%) SELinux
9 5 (2.75%) vRealize
10 3 (1.65%) Data Guard
10 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.65%) logstash
11 2 (1.10%) Kibana
11 2 (1.10%) Rundeck
11 2 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (20.33%) VMware
2 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.34%) Oracle
3 14 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 11 (6.04%) IBM
5 9 (4.95%) Cloudera
6 7 (3.85%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.85%) Hortonworks
6 7 (3.85%) Splunk
7 6 (3.30%) Perforce
8 5 (2.75%) Black Duck
8 5 (2.75%) Google
9 4 (2.20%) HP
9 4 (2.20%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.65%) Qualys
10 3 (1.65%) SAP
10 3 (1.65%) Sun
11 2 (1.10%) AppDynamics
11 2 (1.10%) CollabNet
11 2 (1.10%) Veracode
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