Period
to 21 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Robotics in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Robotics over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Robotics
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 760 777 856
Rank change year-on-year +17 +79 -7
Contract jobs citing Robotics 120 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.21% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 30 16
UK median daily rate £530 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.14% -20.45% +83.33%
10th Percentile £342 £270 £410
90th Percentile £738 £589 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £550
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +91.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.24% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 -
% change year-on-year +12.24% - -

Robotics is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,323 30,903 35,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,564 20,052 23,145
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,090 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £48.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.11 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -9.02% +21.95%

Robotics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Robotics over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Robotics over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
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 Robotics within the UK over the 6 months to 21 April 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 +5 114 £540 +23.43% 119
UK excluding London -3 60 £450 -10.00% 84
London -25 57 £630 +50.00% 42
North of England -3 17 £430 - 8
South West +17 14 £343 -31.50% 11
Midlands +2 14 £475 +26.67% 5
South East -14 12 £577 +17.65% 30
North West -2 11 £400 - 6
East Midlands - 8 £550 - 2
West Midlands 0 6 £425 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire -6 6 £528 - 1
Scotland -37 2 £425 - 7
East of England -9 1 - - 24
Wales - 1 £800 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Robotics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Robotics.

1 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Artificial Intelligence
3 42 (35.00%) Finance
4 40 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
5 37 (30.83%) Machine Learning
6 34 (28.33%) Blue Prism
7 25 (20.83%) Banking
7 25 (20.83%) Python
8 19 (15.83%) Analytics
8 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (15.00%) C#
10 17 (14.17%) Test Automation
11 15 (12.50%) .NET
12 14 (11.67%) Project Management
12 14 (11.67%) Scrum
13 13 (10.83%) Data Mining
13 13 (10.83%) Java
14 12 (10.00%) Investment Banking
14 12 (10.00%) Big Data
14 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (10.00%) Decision-Making
14 12 (10.00%) KYC
15 11 (9.17%) Front Office
16 10 (8.33%) Risk Management
16 10 (8.33%) Workflow
16 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
16 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
16 10 (8.33%) C++
16 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

Robotics
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 6 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.17%) SAS
3 3 (2.50%) Apache
3 3 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.67%) SPSS
3 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) 4G
2 1 (0.83%) 5G
2 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) Data Mining
2 12 (10.00%) Big Data
3 8 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.83%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.00%) Blockchain
6 4 (3.33%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.50%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.67%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.67%) HBase
8 2 (1.67%) Mahout
8 2 (1.67%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.67%) OLAP
8 2 (1.67%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.67%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.83%) MySQL
9 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Selenium
2 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.50%) JIRA
3 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.83%) Mocha
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 42 (35.00%) Finance
2 25 (20.83%) Banking
3 12 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 11 (9.17%) Front Office
5 8 (6.67%) Retail
6 7 (5.83%) Back Office
7 3 (2.50%) Marketing
7 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.67%) Electronics
8 2 (1.67%) Games
8 2 (1.67%) Legal
8 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (34.17%) Developer
2 13 (10.83%) Python Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Architect
4 11 (9.17%) Machine Learning Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.83%) Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Automation Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Data Scientist
9 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Workstream Lead
11 3 (2.50%) AWS Architect
11 3 (2.50%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.50%) Azure Architect
11 3 (2.50%) Consultant
11 3 (2.50%) Scrum Master
11 3 (2.50%) Test Analyst
12 2 (1.67%) Stakeholder Manager
12 2 (1.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.17%) Kafka
2 5 (4.17%) Natural Language Processing
3 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (2.50%) RESTful
3 3 (2.50%) WinForms
4 2 (1.67%) Durandal
4 2 (1.67%) HTML
4 2 (1.67%) MLlib
4 2 (1.67%) React
4 2 (1.67%) REST
4 2 (1.67%) SOAP
4 2 (1.67%) TensorFlow
4 2 (1.67%) WCF
4 2 (1.67%) WSDL
4 2 (1.67%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.50%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.50%) User Experience
5 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.67%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.67%) Social Media
5 2 (1.67%) Tandem
6 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.83%) Equities
6 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.83%) Fintech
6 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Linux
1 4 (3.33%) Unix
2 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.67%) Android
3 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Artificial Intelligence
3 40 (33.33%) Robotic Process Automation
4 37 (30.83%) Machine Learning
5 19 (15.83%) Analytics
5 19 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (14.17%) Test Automation
7 14 (11.67%) Project Management
7 14 (11.67%) Scrum
8 12 (10.00%) Decision-Making
8 12 (10.00%) KYC
8 12 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 10 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 10 (8.33%) Workflow
10 9 (7.50%) Change Management
10 9 (7.50%) Mathematics
10 9 (7.50%) Process Improvement
10 9 (7.50%) Robotic Automation
11 8 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.83%) Python
2 18 (15.00%) C#
3 13 (10.83%) Java
4 10 (8.33%) C++
4 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.50%) SQL
6 8 (6.67%) R
7 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.00%) MATLAB
8 6 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.00%) VBA
9 5 (4.17%) C
10 4 (3.33%) Perl
10 4 (3.33%) PHP
10 4 (3.33%) VBScript
11 3 (2.50%) VB
12 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.67%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.83%) Scala
13 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Degree
2 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.33%) PMP
4 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) PMO
2 3 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Oozie
2 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (28.33%) Blue Prism
2 10 (8.33%) Automation Anywhere
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) IBM
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle
5 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.67%) Casewise
6 2 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.67%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.67%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.67%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.67%) Teradata
7 1 (0.83%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) Kofax
7 1 (0.83%) Minitab
7 1 (0.83%) Pega
7 1 (0.83%) SAP