Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 764 875
Rank change year-on-year +33 +111 +7
Contract jobs citing Robotics 151 82 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.086% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.25% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 13
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £343 £320 £433
90th Percentile £758 £738 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £538
% change year-on-year +28.57% -34.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
UK median hourly rate £31.25 £30.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -21.05% -
10th Percentile £19.23 £13.00 £32.40
90th Percentile £44.38 £30.08 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -21.05% -

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 35,073 32,502 37,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.84% 34.22% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,800 21,125 24,580
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,094 1,111 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.46 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.60% -7.43% +20.00%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +33 140 £550 +4.76% 112
UK excluding London +21 79 £450 +28.57% 105
London -29 67 £650 +18.18% 23
South East -1 30 £475 -6.40% 19
Midlands +4 18 £425 +21.43% 13
North of England -15 13 £538 - 7
West Midlands -11 12 £413 +19.57% 11
South West +6 11 £363 - 17
North West -12 11 £538 - 2
East Midlands +7 6 £588 - 2
Scotland -39 6 £450 +28.57% 11
East of England +12 2 - - 33
North East - 2 - - 4
Wales - 1 £800 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 67 (44.37%) Robotic Process Automation
2 63 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (39.74%) Finance
4 44 (29.14%) Blue Prism
5 34 (22.52%) UiPath
6 33 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (21.85%) Artificial Intelligence
7 31 (20.53%) Python
8 30 (19.87%) Banking
9 28 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (16.56%) Test Automation
10 25 (16.56%) SQL
11 24 (15.89%) Workflow
11 24 (15.89%) Automation Anywhere
11 24 (15.89%) Change Control
11 24 (15.89%) Machine Learning
12 23 (15.23%) C#
12 23 (15.23%) .NET
13 22 (14.57%) Front Office
13 22 (14.57%) Analytics
13 22 (14.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (12.58%) Back Office
15 18 (11.92%) Java
16 17 (11.26%) Project Management
16 17 (11.26%) Change Management
16 17 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (10.60%) Scrum
18 15 (9.93%) Service Management
18 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (9.27%) Process Improvement

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 4 (2.65%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.65%) IIS
2 3 (1.99%) Apache
2 3 (1.99%) Confluence
2 3 (1.99%) SAS
2 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.66%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.66%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.66%) Simulink
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.99%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (3.31%) Office 365
4 5 (3.31%) SaaS
5 4 (2.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.66%) ATM
2 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.66%) SMS
2 1 (0.66%) SSL
2 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.27%) Data Mining
2 9 (5.96%) Big Data
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.31%) Blockchain
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.99%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.32%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.32%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.32%) HBase
8 2 (1.32%) KNIME
8 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.32%) OLAP
8 2 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.32%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.66%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) PVCS
1 4 (2.65%) Selenium
1 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.99%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.99%) JIRA
2 3 (1.99%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.66%) Mocha
4 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 60 (39.74%) Finance
2 30 (19.87%) Banking
3 22 (14.57%) Front Office
4 19 (12.58%) Back Office
5 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
6 13 (8.61%) Investment Banking
7 8 (5.30%) Retail
8 3 (1.99%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.99%) Games
8 3 (1.99%) Legal
9 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.66%) Automotive
10 1 (0.66%) Electronics
10 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (27.81%) Developer
2 19 (12.58%) Analyst
3 15 (9.93%) Python Developer
4 13 (8.61%) Architect
4 13 (8.61%) Business Analyst
5 11 (7.28%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.62%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Machine Learning Developer
7 9 (5.96%) Process Analyst
8 8 (5.30%) Automation Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.30%) Scrum Master
9 7 (4.64%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.65%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.65%) Consultant
11 4 (2.65%) Designer
11 4 (2.65%) Process Modeller
11 4 (2.65%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.65%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) .NET
2 6 (3.97%) Kafka
3 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.31%) HTML
3 5 (3.31%) XML
4 4 (2.65%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (2.65%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (2.65%) RESTful
4 4 (2.65%) SailPoint
5 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.99%) WCF
5 3 (1.99%) WinForms
6 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.32%) Durandal
6 2 (1.32%) React
7 1 (0.66%) Matplotlib
7 1 (0.66%) Node.js
7 1 (0.66%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.97%) iPad
3 6 (3.97%) User Experience
4 5 (3.31%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.99%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.99%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.32%) 3D Printing
7 2 (1.32%) Fintech
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) Tandem
8 1 (0.66%) Equities
8 1 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.66%) PKI
8 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.97%) Windows
2 4 (2.65%) Linux
2 4 (2.65%) Unix
3 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (44.37%) Robotic Process Automation
2 63 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (21.85%) Artificial Intelligence
4 28 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (16.56%) Test Automation
6 24 (15.89%) Change Control
6 24 (15.89%) Machine Learning
6 24 (15.89%) Workflow
7 22 (14.57%) Analytics
7 22 (14.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (11.26%) Change Management
8 17 (11.26%) Project Management
8 17 (11.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (10.60%) Scrum
10 15 (9.93%) Service Management
11 14 (9.27%) Process Improvement
12 13 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (7.95%) Business Analysis
13 12 (7.95%) Robotic Automation
13 12 (7.95%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.53%) Python
2 25 (16.56%) SQL
3 23 (15.23%) C#
4 18 (11.92%) Java
5 13 (8.61%) C++
6 12 (7.95%) C
6 12 (7.95%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.95%) VBA
7 7 (4.64%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.31%) VB
8 5 (3.31%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.65%) Perl
9 4 (2.65%) PHP
9 4 (2.65%) VBScript
10 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.99%) R
11 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.66%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.66%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (9.27%) Degree
2 5 (3.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.99%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.66%) CISA
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) CISSP
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.66%) HNC
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.66%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.66%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.65%) PMO
3 3 (1.99%) QA
4 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.32%) FATCA
5 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.66%) EMIR
5 1 (0.66%) GDPR
5 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.66%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) Ansible
1 3 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Oozie
3 1 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (29.14%) Blue Prism
2 34 (22.52%) UiPath
3 24 (15.89%) Automation Anywhere
4 12 (7.95%) BMC
5 9 (5.96%) ComArch
5 9 (5.96%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.96%) Remedy
5 9 (5.96%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.65%) IBM
6 4 (2.65%) Pega
7 3 (1.99%) ForgeRock
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle
7 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 3 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.32%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.32%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.32%) Teradata
9 1 (0.66%) Minitab