The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 146 173 197
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 7 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 7
Average daily rate £525 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £295 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £465 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £37.50
Automation Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Engineer across the City of London region.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
3 7 (36.84%) Appium
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Puppet
5 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
5 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (26.32%) Android
5 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (15.79%) Blue Prism
7 3 (15.79%) Robotic Process Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Electronics
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (15.79%) Data Management
7 3 (15.79%) Document Management
7 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
7 3 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Appium
2 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Capybara
5 1 (5.26%) Flyway
5 1 (5.26%) Liquibase
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) WATIR
5 1 (5.26%) WebObjects
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Electronics
2 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) MCollective
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Robotics
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Android
1 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) QA Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.79%) Document Management
5 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
5 3 (15.79%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Six Sigma
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) RHCE
1 1 (5.26%) RHCSA
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Blue Prism
1 3 (15.79%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds