The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 134 144 168
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 13 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.23% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.24% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 17
Median daily rate £478 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £425 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £775 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+48.61% -

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
2794 2904 4780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.84% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2267 3678
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 82
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 24 January 2017.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (48.28%) QA
2 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) QA Automation
3 10 (34.48%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
4 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
5 8 (27.59%) Selenium
5 8 (27.59%) Python
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (24.14%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) Robot Framework
7 6 (20.69%) DevOps
7 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (20.69%) HTML
7 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.69%) Release Management
7 6 (20.69%) DbUnit
7 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
7 6 (20.69%) Big Data
8 5 (17.24%) Puppet
8 5 (17.24%) Unix
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
9 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (13.79%) Ansible
9 4 (13.79%) C#
9 4 (13.79%) .NET
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Firewall

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) AMQP
3 1 (3.45%) Broadband
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Big Data
1 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 6 (20.69%) DbUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Robot Framework
3 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.79%) NUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.45%) CasperJS
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) MSI
4 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.45%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Front Office
3 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) RESTful
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Behat
5 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) JSON Schema
5 1 (3.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) STB
2 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (41.38%) QA Automation
2 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (24.14%) SDLC
4 6 (20.69%) DevOps
4 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
4 6 (20.69%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) Automation Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.45%) Kanban
7 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (27.59%) Python
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 3 (10.34%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCA
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (48.28%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) Ansible
2 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) vRealize
4 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.45%) Salt
4 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) AppSense
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (3.45%) WorldPay