Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 773 878
Rank change year-on-year +68 +105 +11
Contract jobs citing Robotics 181 107 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.31% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 60 11
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +90.00%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £363
90th Percentile £756 £738 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £475
% change year-on-year +21.62% -22.11% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +22.45% -30.00%
10th Percentile £17.20 £28.49 £23.80
90th Percentile £49.50 £40.75 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +22.45% -30.00%

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 35,267 34,197 36,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,085 22,526 23,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +14.29%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +41 172 £525 -4.55% 186
London +20 89 £600 -3.23% 33
UK excluding London +28 87 £450 +21.62% 167
South East +19 32 £443 +19.59% 33
North of England -21 17 £475 +5.56% 18
Midlands 0 16 £413 +14.58% 29
South West -12 15 £575 -4.17% 28
West Midlands -14 12 £413 +19.57% 21
North West -16 10 £475 - 11
Yorkshire -14 5 £475 +5.56% 3
Scotland - 5 £471 - 6
East Midlands +6 3 - - 8
East of England +1 3 £475 +126.19% 45
North East - 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 78 (43.09%) Robotic Process Automation
2 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (32.60%) Finance
4 45 (24.86%) Blue Prism
4 45 (24.86%) UiPath
5 44 (24.31%) Banking
6 42 (23.20%) Artificial Intelligence
7 35 (19.34%) SQL
7 35 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
8 32 (17.68%) Workflow
9 29 (16.02%) Python
9 29 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (14.92%) Automation Anywhere
10 27 (14.92%) .NET
11 25 (13.81%) Analytics
11 25 (13.81%) Test Automation
12 24 (13.26%) Machine Learning
12 24 (13.26%) C#
12 24 (13.26%) Java
12 24 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (11.60%) Front Office
15 20 (11.05%) HTML
15 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
15 20 (11.05%) Change Control
16 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
17 17 (9.39%) Retail
17 17 (9.39%) Back Office
17 17 (9.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 15 (8.29%) 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 5 (2.76%) IIS
2 4 (2.21%) Apache
2 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.10%) Appian
3 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.55%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.55%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.55%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.10%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.10%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.55%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.97%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.97%) Office 365
4 7 (3.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (3.87%) PaaS
4 7 (3.87%) SaaS
4 7 (3.87%) Serverless
5 6 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) Apigee
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.10%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.10%) SSL
1 2 (1.10%) Wireless
2 1 (0.55%) ATM
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Intranet
2 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.08%) Blockchain
1 11 (6.08%) Data Mining
2 7 (3.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.76%) Big Data
5 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.10%) KNIME
6 2 (1.10%) Power BI
6 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.55%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) KDB
7 1 (0.55%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.55%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Grunt
1 6 (3.31%) Jasmine
2 4 (2.21%) JIRA
2 4 (2.21%) PVCS
3 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Selenium
3 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (32.60%) Finance
2 44 (24.31%) Banking
3 21 (11.60%) Front Office
4 17 (9.39%) Back Office
4 17 (9.39%) Retail
5 12 (6.63%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
6 11 (6.08%) Legal
7 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.21%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.66%) Games
10 2 (1.10%) Automotive
11 1 (0.55%) Electronics
11 1 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (33.70%) Developer
2 23 (12.71%) Analyst
3 14 (7.73%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.18%) Architect
4 13 (7.18%) Process Analyst
4 13 (7.18%) Python Developer
5 11 (6.08%) Automation Developer
5 11 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.52%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Consultant
7 9 (4.97%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.42%) Scrum Master
9 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Automation Analyst
9 7 (3.87%) Machine Learning Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.31%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.31%) SQL Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Angular Developer
11 5 (2.76%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.92%) .NET
2 20 (11.05%) HTML
3 10 (5.52%) CSS
3 10 (5.52%) XML
4 9 (4.97%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.42%) CSS3
5 8 (4.42%) HTML5
5 8 (4.42%) Node.js
6 7 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (3.31%) SailPoint
8 4 (2.21%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.66%) LDAP
9 3 (1.66%) Spring
9 3 (1.66%) Web Services
10 2 (1.10%) JSON
10 2 (1.10%) SAML
10 2 (1.10%) SPNEGO
10 2 (1.10%) WCF
10 2 (1.10%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.52%) Tandem
4 7 (3.87%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.31%) iPad
5 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.76%) User Experience
7 4 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.21%) FMCG
8 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.10%) 3D Printing
9 2 (1.10%) Fintech
9 2 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.10%) IVR
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.10%) SCADA
10 1 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.87%) Windows
2 5 (2.76%) Linux
3 4 (2.21%) Unix
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.55%) Robot Operating System
4 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (43.09%) Robotic Process Automation
2 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.20%) Artificial Intelligence
4 35 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (17.68%) Workflow
6 25 (13.81%) Analytics
6 25 (13.81%) Test Automation
7 24 (13.26%) Machine Learning
7 24 (13.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (11.05%) Change Control
10 19 (10.50%) Business Analysis
11 17 (9.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 14 (7.73%) Project Management
13 13 (7.18%) Change Management
13 13 (7.18%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.63%) Six Sigma
14 12 (6.63%) Task Automation
15 11 (6.08%) SDLC
15 11 (6.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.34%) SQL
2 29 (16.02%) Python
3 24 (13.26%) C#
3 24 (13.26%) Java
4 13 (7.18%) C
4 13 (7.18%) C++
5 11 (6.08%) VBA
6 10 (5.52%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.97%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.76%) VB
9 4 (2.21%) Perl
9 4 (2.21%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.10%) Scala
10 2 (1.10%) VBScript
11 1 (0.55%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.55%) Go
11 1 (0.55%) Java 8
11 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (7.18%) Degree
2 7 (3.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (1.66%) CISSP
3 3 (1.66%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 2 (1.10%) CISA
4 2 (1.10%) CISM
4 2 (1.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (1.10%) PhD
4 2 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.55%) HNC
5 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.55%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.08%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) FATCA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.55%) EMIR
4 1 (0.55%) MiFID
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.76%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (24.86%) Blue Prism
1 45 (24.86%) UiPath
2 27 (14.92%) Automation Anywhere
3 14 (7.73%) Pega
4 13 (7.18%) BMC
5 10 (5.52%) SAP
5 10 (5.52%) TIBCO
6 9 (4.97%) ComArch
6 9 (4.97%) Remedy
7 8 (4.42%) Microsoft
8 7 (3.87%) Citrix
9 5 (2.76%) Axway
9 5 (2.76%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.21%) CA
10 4 (2.21%) ForgeRock
11 3 (1.66%) IBM
12 2 (1.10%) Google
12 2 (1.10%) HP
12 2 (1.10%) Kofax
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle