Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Build Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Build Automation over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Build Automation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 175 211
Rank change year-on-year -6 +36 -
Contract jobs citing Build Automation 20 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.089% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £315 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -
10th Percentile £390 £308 £345
90th Percentile £551 £323 £655
England median daily rate £525 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Build Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,313 3,754 5,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.11% 83.98% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,359 3,102
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £245 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 141 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

Build Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Build Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Build Automation in the West Midlands

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Build Automation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Build Automation in the West Midlands

Build Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Build Automation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Build Automation in the West Midlands

Build Automation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Build Automation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 September 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
Shropshire -30 12 £413 +30.95% 1
Birmingham - 5 £475 -
Build Automation
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Build Automation 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Build Automation.

1 16 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (70.00%) DevOps
3 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (60.00%) Selenium
4 12 (60.00%) JIRA
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Confluence
5 11 (55.00%) Regression Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (50.00%) TeamCity
6 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (50.00%) HP UFT
6 10 (50.00%) C#
6 10 (50.00%) Windows
6 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 10 (50.00%) Mobile App
6 10 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (50.00%) GitLab
6 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 10 (50.00%) Office 365
6 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (35.00%) Microservices
7 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (35.00%) Coaching
7 7 (35.00%) Kanban
7 7 (35.00%) Scrum

Build Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (60.00%) Confluence
2 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (10.00%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (10.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Functions
5 1 (5.00%) PaaS
5 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (70.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (60.00%) JIRA
3 12 (60.00%) Selenium
4 10 (50.00%) GitLab
4 10 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 10 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) NDepend
5 5 (25.00%) SonarQube
6 4 (20.00%) Maven
7 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (10.00%) Grunt
7 2 (10.00%) JMeter
7 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (10.00%) TestNG
7 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Architect
4 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) WCF
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) RESTful
4 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) React
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) DevOps
2 13 (65.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (55.00%) Regression Testing
5 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 10 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (35.00%) Coaching
6 7 (35.00%) Kanban
6 7 (35.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (35.00%) Microservices
6 7 (35.00%) Scrum
7 6 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (25.00%) Change Management
8 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 5 (25.00%) MVC
8 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (20.00%) Workflow
10 3 (15.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Groovy
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) etcd
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Consul
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Pega
5 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards