Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 484 614 740
Rank change year-on-year +130 +126 +35
Contract jobs citing Robotics 66 242 157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.83% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 166 88
Median daily rate £513 £506 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% -7.95% +4.76%
10th Percentile £263 £334 £361
90th Percentile £713 £675 £754
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £477 £475
% change year-on-year +7.44% +0.42% +35.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
Median hourly rate £20.50 £49.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.59% +58.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £19.11 £27.75 £19.23
90th Percentile £48.50 £123.25 £44.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £46.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -55.91% +69.09% -8.33%

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 11,738 29,119 33,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.52% 31.74% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,345 18,575 21,643
Median daily rate £482 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £713 £670 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 1,073 1,051
Median hourly rate £31.61 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.52% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.40 £50.25
Median hourly rate £24.70 £19.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.80% -4.85% +5.26%

Robotics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Robotics.

Daily rate trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Robotics over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Robotics.

Hourly rate trend for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Robotics over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Top 12 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 10 August 2020. 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 +173 62 £513 +2.50% 69
UK excluding London +126 41 £513 +7.44% 52
London +148 23 £513 -2.38% 24
North of England +108 19 £513 +20.59% 7
South East +165 13 £465 -12.51% 11
Work from Home -17 11 £456 -29.81% 5
North West +78 10 £240 -43.53% 6
Yorkshire +81 9 £519 -5.68% 1
East of England +85 5 £600 +17.07% 17
Scotland +58 2 - - 5
South West +74 1 £500 +14.29% 6
Wales +24 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) Robotic Process Automation
3 25 (37.88%) Artificial Intelligence
4 24 (36.36%) .NET
5 21 (31.82%) C#
6 20 (30.30%) Python
7 19 (28.79%) Java
8 15 (22.73%) UiPath
9 14 (21.21%) Oracle
9 14 (21.21%) Workflow
10 13 (19.70%) SQL
11 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.67%) Conversational UI
11 11 (16.67%) Chatbot
11 11 (16.67%) Automation Anywhere
12 10 (15.15%) Blue Prism
12 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (15.15%) Machine Learning
12 10 (15.15%) C++
13 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 9 (13.64%) Banking
14 8 (12.12%) Finance
14 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
15 7 (10.61%) HTML
15 7 (10.61%) CSS
15 7 (10.61%) ERP
15 7 (10.61%) C
15 7 (10.61%) Project Management
15 7 (10.61%) Technical Architecture

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 1 (1.52%) CMS
1 1 (1.52%) Confluence
1 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.52%) Predix
1 1 (1.52%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Chatbot
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (3.03%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Azure
2 2 (3.03%) GCP
3 1 (1.52%) G Suite
3 1 (1.52%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) Internet
1 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) Big Data
3 6 (9.09%) Blockchain
3 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 6 (9.09%) Redis
4 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) MySQL
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (13.64%) Banking
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Military
5 3 (4.55%) Electronics
5 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Back Office
7 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Developer
2 21 (31.82%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
3 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.09%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
5 5 (7.58%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Agile Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Author
8 2 (3.03%) Automation Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Cloud Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Electronics Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Author
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
2 7 (10.61%) CSS
2 7 (10.61%) HTML
2 7 (10.61%) React
2 7 (10.61%) RESTful
3 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.09%) DOM
3 6 (9.09%) Electron Framework
3 6 (9.09%) Node.js
3 6 (9.09%) OpenFin
3 6 (9.09%) Web Services
3 6 (9.09%) WPF
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (4.55%) OpenCV
6 2 (3.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.52%) HTML5
7 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) User Experience
2 6 (9.09%) Derivative
2 6 (9.09%) Equities
2 6 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.55%) CUDA
5 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.03%) Lidar
7 1 (1.52%) 3D Printing
7 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (1.52%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.52%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Robot Operating System
2 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) Robotic Process Automation
3 25 (37.88%) Artificial Intelligence
4 14 (21.21%) Workflow
5 11 (16.67%) Conversational UI
6 10 (15.15%) Machine Learning
6 10 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.61%) Coaching
8 7 (10.61%) ERP
8 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.61%) Project Management
8 7 (10.61%) SDLC
8 7 (10.61%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (10.61%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (9.09%) Pair Programming
9 6 (9.09%) Project Delivery
9 6 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) C#
2 20 (30.30%) Python
3 19 (28.79%) Java
4 13 (19.70%) SQL
5 10 (15.15%) C++
6 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.61%) C
7 7 (10.61%) TypeScript
8 6 (9.09%) ES6
9 5 (7.58%) Ruby
9 5 (7.58%) VBScript
10 3 (4.55%) R
11 1 (1.52%) BeanShell
11 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.58%) PMP
3 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.03%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.52%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) PhD
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) UiPath
2 14 (21.21%) Oracle
3 11 (16.67%) Automation Anywhere
3 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.15%) Blue Prism
5 3 (4.55%) BMC
5 3 (4.55%) SAP
6 2 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (1.52%) Alibaba
7 1 (1.52%) ANSYS
7 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.52%) Facebook
7 1 (1.52%) Lotus
7 1 (1.52%) Mapbox
7 1 (1.52%) Pega
7 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.52%) Tableau