Period
to 21 November 2019

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 November 2019 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 637 716 772
Rank change year-on-year +79 +56 +102
Contract jobs citing Robotics 170 185 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 114 69
UK median daily rate £475 £550 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +3.77% +24.71%
10th Percentile £322 £384 £333
90th Percentile £675 £775 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.24% -41.43% +42.86%
10th Percentile £17.68 £16.20 £26.49
90th Percentile £53.75 £39.50 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +81.11% -25.00% +22.45%

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 25,958 33,696 34,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.20% 32.38% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,446 22,010 22,447
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,052 1,033
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.88 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year +17.55% -1.86% -3.20%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Top 15 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 November 2019. 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 +64 137 £475 -13.64% 122
UK excluding London +85 99 £475 -5.00% 105
London +63 66 £475 -17.39% 23
North of England +49 22 £445 -3.78% 21
Midlands +59 20 £465 +3.33% 18
Scotland +37 17 £425 -16.67% 6
West Midlands +52 16 £470 +4.44% 12
South West -8 16 £488 -15.22% 17
North West +28 13 £425 +17.24% 13
South East +17 11 £582 +41.83% 17
Wales - 10 £650 -
Yorkshire +41 9 £550 +15.79% 6
East Midlands +28 4 £425 - 6
East of England +32 2 - - 26
Northern Ireland - 1 £330 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 99 (58.24%) Robotic Process Automation
2 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (33.53%) Artificial Intelligence
4 41 (24.12%) UiPath
5 39 (22.94%) Blue Prism
6 38 (22.35%) SQL
7 35 (20.59%) Finance
8 32 (18.82%) Project Management
9 31 (18.24%) .NET
10 30 (17.65%) Automation Anywhere
11 28 (16.47%) C#
11 28 (16.47%) Pega
12 27 (15.88%) Banking
13 26 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (15.29%) Analytics
14 22 (12.94%) User Stories
14 22 (12.94%) SDLC
15 20 (11.76%) Workflow
16 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
17 17 (10.00%) Azure
18 16 (9.41%) Python
18 16 (9.41%) Machine Learning
19 15 (8.82%) Project Delivery
19 15 (8.82%) Waterfall
20 14 (8.24%) Scrum
20 14 (8.24%) Degree
21 13 (7.65%) Software Engineering
21 13 (7.65%) Use Case
21 13 (7.65%) CSS
21 13 (7.65%) Data Analytics

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 7 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.94%) Confluence
2 5 (2.94%) nginx
3 4 (2.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) JBoss
5 1 (0.59%) Resin
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.18%) Primavera
3 1 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.00%) Azure
2 10 (5.88%) AWS
3 8 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.53%) Office 365
5 5 (2.94%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.76%) BrowserStack
6 3 (1.76%) GCP
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (1.18%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.59%) GitHub
8 1 (0.59%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.59%) PaaS
8 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (1.76%) DSL
3 1 (0.59%) RS-485
3 1 (0.59%) SAN
3 1 (0.59%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.71%) Blockchain
1 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) MySQL
3 6 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.94%) Power BI
5 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.35%) CouchDB
5 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.76%) Big Data
6 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.59%) QlikView
8 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.12%) JIRA
3 5 (2.94%) git-flow
3 5 (2.94%) WiX
4 3 (1.76%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.76%) Gatling
4 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.76%) Selenium
4 3 (1.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.18%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.18%) NUnit
5 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (20.59%) Finance
2 27 (15.88%) Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Investment Banking
3 6 (3.53%) Legal
3 6 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (3.53%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Front Office
5 4 (2.35%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Russian Language
5 4 (2.35%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.76%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) Law
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (27.65%) Developer
2 34 (20.00%) Architect
3 28 (16.47%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 25 (14.71%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (9.41%) Robotic Process Automation Architect
6 15 (8.82%) Analyst
7 9 (5.29%) Automation Architect
8 8 (4.71%) Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.71%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Automation Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.53%) Product Manager
10 6 (3.53%) Python Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.94%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.24%) .NET
2 13 (7.65%) CSS
3 11 (6.47%) HTML
4 10 (5.88%) Middleware
4 10 (5.88%) Web Services
5 9 (5.29%) SOAP
6 8 (4.71%) Node.js
7 7 (4.12%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.53%) J2EE
8 6 (3.53%) XML
9 5 (2.94%) JSON
9 5 (2.94%) React
10 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.18%) Drools
11 2 (1.18%) jQuery
11 2 (1.18%) RESTful
11 2 (1.18%) scikit-learn
11 2 (1.18%) WinForms
11 2 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.94%) Internet of Things
3 3 (1.76%) Tandem
4 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.18%) Life Science
4 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.59%) Equities
5 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.59%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (0.59%) PMI
5 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.59%) Social Media
5 1 (0.59%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.47%) Windows
2 7 (4.12%) Linux
3 6 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Unix
7 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (58.24%) Robotic Process Automation
2 67 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (33.53%) Artificial Intelligence
4 32 (18.82%) Project Management
5 26 (15.29%) Analytics
5 26 (15.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (12.94%) SDLC
6 22 (12.94%) User Stories
7 20 (11.76%) Workflow
8 16 (9.41%) Machine Learning
9 15 (8.82%) Project Delivery
9 15 (8.82%) Waterfall
10 14 (8.24%) Scrum
11 13 (7.65%) Data Analytics
11 13 (7.65%) Software Engineering
11 13 (7.65%) Use Case
12 12 (7.06%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.06%) Data Analysis
12 12 (7.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.35%) SQL
2 28 (16.47%) C#
3 16 (9.41%) Python
4 11 (6.47%) Java
4 11 (6.47%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.12%) C++
6 7 (4.12%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.53%) C
7 6 (3.53%) Perl
7 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.35%) Scala
8 4 (2.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.76%) Groovy
10 2 (1.18%) Ruby
10 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
10 2 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.24%) Degree
2 5 (2.94%) PhD
2 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.35%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.76%) CISSP
4 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.76%) MCSD
4 3 (1.76%) MCSE
4 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PMP
6 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.29%) Docker
2 3 (1.76%) vCloud
3 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (5.29%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (2.94%) Kibana
3 4 (2.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.59%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) Netcool
5 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) UiPath
2 39 (22.94%) Blue Prism
3 30 (17.65%) Automation Anywhere
4 28 (16.47%) Pega
5 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.06%) Oracle
7 11 (6.47%) Kofax
8 10 (5.88%) Temenos
9 6 (3.53%) Guidewire
10 5 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.35%) Google
11 4 (2.35%) VMware
12 3 (1.76%) SAP
13 2 (1.18%) BEA
13 2 (1.18%) Citrix
13 2 (1.18%) Informatica
13 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
13 2 (1.18%) Tableau
13 2 (1.18%) webMethods
13 2 (1.18%) Xceptor