Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 654 594 684
Rank change year-on-year -60 +90 +15
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 241 301 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 174 173
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £364 £323
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £50.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.21% -40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +28.21% -

Build Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

Build Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Build Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 14 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -11 233 £475 -5.00% 14
London -36 154 £505 -3.81% 11
UK excluding London 0 85 £400 -11.11% 3
South East -8 28 £475 -2.81% 1
South West +29 20 £365 -15.12% 1
Midlands +28 16 £360 -15.29% 1
West Midlands +44 12 £400 -20.00% 1
North of England +35 9 £350 -17.65%
Yorkshire +14 7 £350 -12.50%
Scotland 0 7 £475 +0.53%
East of England -20 5 £505 -
East Midlands 0 4 £360 -15.29%
North East +62 1 £475 +55.74%
North West +10 1 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 125 (51.87%) Java
2 123 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (42.32%) Linux
4 101 (41.91%) Git (software)
5 98 (40.66%) DevOps
6 96 (39.83%) Test Automation
7 91 (37.76%) Jenkins
8 89 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
9 83 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (31.95%) Python
11 74 (30.71%) Docker
12 67 (27.80%) JavaScript
12 67 (27.80%) Web Services
13 65 (26.97%) Maven
14 62 (25.73%) Configuration Management
15 61 (25.31%) Puppet
16 57 (23.65%) Ansible
17 56 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
17 56 (23.24%) TDD
18 55 (22.82%) Scrum
19 42 (17.43%) Bash Shell
20 38 (15.77%) Opscode Chef
21 37 (15.35%) Selenium
22 35 (14.52%) Terraform
23 34 (14.11%) RESTful
24 33 (13.69%) Security Cleared
24 33 (13.69%) Ruby
25 32 (13.28%) VMware
25 32 (13.28%) CSS
25 32 (13.28%) .NET

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 10 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.73%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.07%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.07%) CMS
4 5 (2.07%) Mule
4 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.66%) Apache
5 4 (1.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.83%) Jetty
6 2 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.41%) CICS
7 1 (0.41%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 89 (36.93%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (23.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (11.20%) GitHub
4 18 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (5.39%) Amazon ELB
5 13 (5.39%) Route 53
5 13 (5.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (4.98%) OpenShift
7 11 (4.56%) SaaS
8 10 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (4.15%) PaaS
9 6 (2.49%) IaaS
10 5 (2.07%) Bluemix
10 5 (2.07%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (1.66%) npm
12 3 (1.24%) Datadog
13 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.83%) Office 365
13 2 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.13%) DNS
2 21 (8.71%) TCP/IP
3 19 (7.88%) Firewall
4 6 (2.49%) ICMP
4 6 (2.49%) VPN
5 5 (2.07%) HTTP
6 3 (1.24%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) DSL
7 1 (0.41%) IMAP
7 1 (0.41%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.41%) LDAP
7 1 (0.41%) Skype
7 1 (0.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.45%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.30%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (8.30%) NoSQL
4 17 (7.05%) MongoDB
5 15 (6.22%) Big Data
6 11 (4.56%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.32%) MySQL
7 8 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.32%) Power BI
7 8 (3.32%) Redis
8 7 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.49%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.49%) Impala
10 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.66%) GIS
11 4 (1.66%) HBase
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (41.91%) Git (software)
2 91 (37.76%) Jenkins
3 65 (26.97%) Maven
4 37 (15.35%) Selenium
5 31 (12.86%) Gradle
5 31 (12.86%) TeamCity
6 29 (12.03%) JIRA
7 21 (8.71%) Grunt
7 21 (8.71%) gulp
7 21 (8.71%) webpack
8 19 (7.88%) Artifactory
9 18 (7.47%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (7.05%) Ant
11 16 (6.64%) Cucumber
11 16 (6.64%) Jasmine
12 15 (6.22%) Subversion
13 14 (5.81%) WebDriver
14 13 (5.39%) GitLab
15 12 (4.98%) SpecFlow
16 10 (4.15%) PhantomJS
General
1 26 (10.79%) Banking
2 25 (10.37%) Finance
3 21 (8.71%) Retail
4 9 (3.73%) Front Office
5 8 (3.32%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.90%) Marketing
7 6 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.07%) Electronics
8 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.83%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 92 (38.17%) Developer
2 66 (27.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (12.45%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.05%) Automation Tester
4 17 (7.05%) Tester
5 16 (6.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 15 (6.22%) .NET Developer
6 15 (6.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 13 (5.39%) Java Engineer
8 12 (4.98%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) Software Developer
12 7 (2.90%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.90%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (27.80%) Web Services
2 34 (14.11%) RESTful
3 32 (13.28%) .NET
3 32 (13.28%) AngularJS
3 32 (13.28%) CSS
3 32 (13.28%) React
4 31 (12.86%) JSON
4 31 (12.86%) REST
5 25 (10.37%) HTML
6 21 (8.71%) Node.js
7 17 (7.05%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (6.64%) jQuery
8 16 (6.64%) Kafka
9 15 (6.22%) MCollective
9 15 (6.22%) Sass
9 15 (6.22%) Spring
9 15 (6.22%) YAML
10 14 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (5.39%) Redux
12 12 (4.98%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.47%) Algorithms
3 16 (6.64%) Data Structures
4 12 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.98%) User Experience
5 11 (4.56%) Cloud Native
6 9 (3.73%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.49%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.07%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.24%) Clustering
11 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 2 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.41%) Blog
13 1 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 102 (42.32%) Linux
2 29 (12.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (11.20%) Windows
4 22 (9.13%) Unix
5 20 (8.30%) CentOS
6 15 (6.22%) Ubuntu
6 15 (6.22%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.83%) Android
9 2 (0.83%) Solaris
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (40.66%) DevOps
3 96 (39.83%) Test Automation
4 83 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (25.73%) Configuration Management
6 56 (23.24%) TDD
7 55 (22.82%) Scrum
8 30 (12.45%) BDD
9 27 (11.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (10.37%) Software Engineering
11 22 (9.13%) Open Source
12 21 (8.71%) Front End Development
12 21 (8.71%) Microservices
13 19 (7.88%) Software Delivery
14 18 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (6.64%) Continuous Deployment
15 16 (6.64%) E-Commerce
16 14 (5.81%) ETL
17 13 (5.39%) MVC
18 12 (4.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 125 (51.87%) Java
2 77 (31.95%) Python
3 67 (27.80%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.43%) Bash Shell
5 33 (13.69%) Ruby
6 30 (12.45%) SQL
7 29 (12.03%) C#
8 24 (9.96%) Perl
9 15 (6.22%) ES6
9 15 (6.22%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.15%) C++
11 9 (3.73%) Go
11 9 (3.73%) Groovy
11 9 (3.73%) Korn
12 8 (3.32%) Kotlin
13 7 (2.90%) Scala
13 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 5 (2.07%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.66%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 33 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.39%) Degree
4 3 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.20%) QA
2 21 (8.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) GCP
System Software
1 74 (30.71%) Docker
2 27 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.05%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (2.90%) etcd
5 7 (2.90%) HDFS
6 6 (2.49%) Varnish
7 5 (2.07%) vCloud
8 2 (0.83%) KVM
8 2 (0.83%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.41%) iptables
9 1 (0.41%) LXC
9 1 (0.41%) NFS
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 61 (25.31%) Puppet
2 57 (23.65%) Ansible
3 38 (15.77%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (14.52%) Terraform
5 26 (10.79%) Kubernetes
6 16 (6.64%) Consul
7 15 (6.22%) ZABBIX
8 13 (5.39%) WSUS
9 10 (4.15%) Rancher
10 9 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (3.32%) Packer
12 3 (1.24%) SELinux
13 2 (0.83%) HockeyApp
13 2 (0.83%) logstash
13 2 (0.83%) SCCM
14 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 1 (0.41%) Kibana
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (13.28%) VMware
2 29 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.47%) Oracle
4 11 (4.56%) Red Hat
5 9 (3.73%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.32%) Google
7 7 (2.90%) Perforce
8 5 (2.07%) Black Duck
8 5 (2.07%) SAP
9 4 (1.66%) ESRI
9 4 (1.66%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.24%) Qualys
10 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.24%) Veracode
11 2 (0.83%) IBM
11 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.83%) Snow
11 2 (0.83%) Sun
12 1 (0.41%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.41%) SaltStack