Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 746 805 853
Rank change year-on-year +59 +48 -2
Contract jobs citing Robotics 123 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.050% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.15% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 19 10
UK median daily rate £525 £420 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +12.99%
10th Percentile £331 £270 £380
90th Percentile £738 £565 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £433
% change year-on-year -15.00% +15.61% +23.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £24.99 £13.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £41.75 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -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 33,669 31,709 34,753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.48% 32.71% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,559 20,681 22,166
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 1,118 1,407
UK median hourly rate £21.77 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.22 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.11% - +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 24 January 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 24 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Robotics in the UK

Robotics
Top 13 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 24 January 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 +64 122 £525 +54.41% 115
London +1 71 £600 +86.05% 39
UK excluding London +34 51 £425 -15.00% 85
North of England +54 17 £400 - 11
South East -9 12 £525 +61.54% 21
South West +2 10 £345 -31.00% 7
Yorkshire - 10 £528 - 7
Midlands +11 7 £425 - 11
North West +9 7 £400 - 4
West Midlands +6 4 £425 - 9
East of England -10 4 - - 26
East Midlands - 3 £448 - 2
Scotland -16 1 £400 -5.88% 7

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 46 (37.40%) Blue Prism
1 46 (37.40%) Robotic Process Automation
2 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (31.71%) Finance
4 38 (30.89%) Machine Learning
5 26 (21.14%) Banking
6 17 (13.82%) Java
7 16 (13.01%) C#
7 16 (13.01%) .NET
8 15 (12.20%) Python
8 15 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.38%) Scrum
9 14 (11.38%) Project Management
10 13 (10.57%) Analytics
10 13 (10.57%) Degree
10 13 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (10.57%) KYC
11 12 (9.76%) Big Data
11 12 (9.76%) Risk Management
12 11 (8.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (8.94%) Anti-Money Laundering
13 10 (8.13%) Investment Banking
13 10 (8.13%) Use Case
13 10 (8.13%) R
13 10 (8.13%) Open Source
13 10 (8.13%) Data Mining
14 9 (7.32%) SQL
14 9 (7.32%) Front Office
14 9 (7.32%) Natural Language Processing
14 9 (7.32%) 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 6 (4.88%) Apache
1 6 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.07%) SAS
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) SPSS
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (4.07%) SAP CO
1 5 (4.07%) SAP FI
1 5 (4.07%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.44%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.63%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Azure Machine Learning
1 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.63%) 4G
1 2 (1.63%) 5G
1 2 (1.63%) CTI
1 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) Big Data
2 10 (8.13%) Data Mining
3 7 (5.69%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.88%) Blockchain
5 5 (4.07%) Mahout
5 5 (4.07%) Neo4j
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.44%) MySQL
8 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.81%) Flink
9 1 (0.81%) KNIME
9 1 (0.81%) QlikView
9 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.81%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Selenium
3 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.63%) Maven
3 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.81%) CMake
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (31.71%) Finance
2 26 (21.14%) Banking
3 10 (8.13%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.32%) Front Office
5 5 (4.07%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Back Office
6 2 (1.63%) Electronics
6 2 (1.63%) Games
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
6 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Avionics
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (40.65%) Developer
2 15 (12.20%) Architect
2 15 (12.20%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.32%) Machine Learning Developer
3 9 (7.32%) Python Developer
4 8 (6.50%) Analyst
4 8 (6.50%) Lead Architect
5 7 (5.69%) Process Analyst
6 6 (4.88%) Automation Developer
6 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 5 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Delivery Project Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Finance Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Finance Project Manager
7 5 (4.07%) SAP Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.07%) SAP Financial Project Manager
7 5 (4.07%) SAP Manager
7 5 (4.07%) SAP Project Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) .NET
2 9 (7.32%) Natural Language Processing
3 6 (4.88%) HTML
4 5 (4.07%) MLlib
5 3 (2.44%) CSS
6 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.63%) REST
6 2 (1.63%) SOAP
6 2 (1.63%) WSDL
6 2 (1.63%) XHTML
6 2 (1.63%) XML
7 1 (0.81%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.81%) Keras
7 1 (0.81%) LAMP
7 1 (0.81%) Middleware
7 1 (0.81%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.81%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.81%) Velocity
7 1 (0.81%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.07%) FMCG
3 5 (4.07%) Linked Data
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.63%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.63%) Tandem
6 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.81%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) PMI
6 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.44%) Android
1 3 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.63%) Unix
2 2 (1.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.81%) Debian
3 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Robotic Process Automation
2 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (30.89%) Machine Learning
4 15 (12.20%) Test Automation
5 14 (11.38%) Project Management
5 14 (11.38%) Scrum
6 13 (10.57%) Analytics
6 13 (10.57%) KYC
7 12 (9.76%) Risk Management
8 11 (8.94%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 11 (8.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (8.13%) Open Source
9 10 (8.13%) Use Case
10 9 (7.32%) Data Analytics
10 9 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.50%) Big Data Analytics
11 8 (6.50%) CRM
11 8 (6.50%) Six Sigma
12 7 (5.69%) Mathematics
12 7 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) Java
2 16 (13.01%) C#
3 15 (12.20%) Python
4 10 (8.13%) R
5 9 (7.32%) SQL
6 8 (6.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.50%) MATLAB
7 7 (5.69%) C++
7 7 (5.69%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.88%) VBA
9 5 (4.07%) SPARQL
9 5 (4.07%) VB
10 3 (2.44%) C
10 3 (2.44%) VBScript
11 2 (1.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.81%) Groovy
12 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.25%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.25%) PMP
3 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) PMO
2 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 46 (37.40%) Blue Prism
2 8 (6.50%) IBM
3 6 (4.88%) SAP
4 5 (4.07%) Kofax
5 4 (3.25%) Pega
6 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle
7 2 (1.63%) Casewise
7 2 (1.63%) Citrix
7 2 (1.63%) Google
7 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.63%) Siebel
7 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.81%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.81%) CA
8 1 (0.81%) Capita
8 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft