The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automation Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
344 345 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.56% 92.99% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 229 348
Median daily rate £414 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 9
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.86 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.75 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%