The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim 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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 1.92% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
Automation Engineer
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim 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
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
83 69 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 79.81% 88.46% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 69
Average daily rate £300 £260 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.39 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £13.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Automation Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Infoblox
1 2 (100.00%) Cyber-Ark