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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 188 191 212
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 15 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £385 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £450 £280
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +60.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 - £29.00
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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
5044 5363 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.20% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 3878 4908
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 (43.48%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Linux
5 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (21.74%) Ruby
5 5 (21.74%) QA
5 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
6 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) REST
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) C#
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
7 3 (13.04%) UNIX
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) SOAP
7 3 (13.04%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) RTSP
1 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
1 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.04%) Appium
4 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 2 (8.70%) RSpec
5 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.70%) Calabash
6 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.35%) Spock
6 1 (4.35%) Robotium
6 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.35%) Capybara
6 1 (4.35%) Gradle
6 1 (4.35%) WATIR
6 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.35%) JUnit
6 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
1 4 (17.39%) REST
2 3 (13.04%) SOAP
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) JSON
4 1 (4.35%) Apache CXF
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) IPTV
1 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Kanban
5 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) DRM
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
6 2 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (21.74%) Ruby
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Groovy
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) RHCE
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.35%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.35%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) BMC
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com