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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 144 196 198
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 18 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 11
Median daily rate £475 £525 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -16.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
3283 5236 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.94% 95.55% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2661 3965 4336
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 82 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £29.21 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016, 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 11 (45.83%) Windows
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 9 (37.50%) Python
3 9 (37.50%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Ansible
5 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (29.17%) Oracle
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 7 (29.17%) Unix
6 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (25.00%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) Public Cloud
7 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 5 (20.83%) Clustering
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) WAN
7 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 5 (20.83%) Perl
7 5 (20.83%) LDAP
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Lightstreamer
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 5 (20.83%) LDAP
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Artifactory
3 3 (12.50%) Capybara
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) WATIR
4 2 (8.33%) Appium
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) RSpec
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Flyway
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Liquibase
5 1 (4.17%) MSI
5 1 (4.17%) Ranorex
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) Robotics
5 1 (4.17%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) CentOS
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) DevOps
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Data Management
5 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (16.67%) High Availability
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Build Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.50%) Document Management
6 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
1 10 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (37.50%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) Perl
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) ECMAScript
6 1 (4.17%) ES6
6 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Ansible
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
3 3 (12.50%) BladeLogic
4 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.17%) Cobbler
5 1 (4.17%) Nagios
5 1 (4.17%) Packer
5 1 (4.17%) Terraform
5 1 (4.17%) vRealize
5 1 (4.17%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) TOWER Software
3 3 (12.50%) Blue Prism
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) Ektron
5 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.17%) StreamBase
5 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
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