The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 538 537 544
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 92 68 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 51 42
Median daily rate £475 £463 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £327 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Automation Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48390 47949 46865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.00% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31923 29597 29145
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1922 1960
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer across the England region.

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 69 £475 -5.00% 19
South East -18 10 £500 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £463 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £431 - 1
North West -14 2 £490 +12.00%
North East -34 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 82 (51.90%) Linux
1 82 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.37%) DevOps
3 63 (39.87%) Jenkins
4 57 (36.08%) Puppet
5 56 (35.44%) Git (software)
5 56 (35.44%) Python
6 51 (32.28%) Java
7 50 (31.65%) Bash Shell
8 46 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (25.95%) Finance
10 40 (25.32%) VMware
11 39 (24.68%) Configuration Management
11 39 (24.68%) Windows
11 39 (24.68%) Ruby
12 37 (23.42%) Scrum
12 37 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
13 35 (22.15%) Oracle
14 34 (21.52%) PowerShell
15 33 (20.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 33 (20.89%) Maven
16 32 (20.25%) Ansible
17 29 (18.35%) Unix
18 28 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
19 27 (17.09%) QA
19 27 (17.09%) Web Services
20 26 (16.46%) CentOS
20 26 (16.46%) Build Automation
21 23 (14.56%) MCollective

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 13 (8.23%) OpenStack
2 11 (6.96%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (6.33%) JBoss
3 10 (6.33%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.70%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.80%) Confluence
6 5 (3.16%) Apache
6 5 (3.16%) IIS
6 5 (3.16%) nginx
6 5 (3.16%) Node.js
7 4 (2.53%) ArchestrA
8 2 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.27%) CMS
8 2 (1.27%) Lightstreamer
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (23.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
3 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.66%) LDAP
2 18 (11.39%) DNS
3 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.23%) Firewall
5 11 (6.96%) LAN
5 11 (6.96%) WAN
6 8 (5.06%) SSL
7 7 (4.43%) HTTP
8 5 (3.16%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.16%) SMTP
9 3 (1.90%) Internet
9 3 (1.90%) SAN
10 2 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.27%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.63%) AMQP
11 1 (0.63%) SNMP
11 1 (0.63%) SSH
11 1 (0.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) MySQL
3 4 (2.53%) Big Data
3 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.27%) JasperReports
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (39.87%) Jenkins
2 56 (35.44%) Git (software)
3 33 (20.89%) Maven
4 19 (12.03%) Selenium
5 15 (9.49%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.23%) JIRA
6 13 (8.23%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.33%) Artifactory
7 10 (6.33%) Vagrant
8 7 (4.43%) Capybara
9 6 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (3.16%) Appium
10 5 (3.16%) Subversion
10 5 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.16%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.53%) RSpec
12 3 (1.90%) Calabash
12 3 (1.90%) git-flow
12 3 (1.90%) PHPUnit
12 3 (1.90%) WATIR
General
1 41 (25.95%) Finance
2 11 (6.96%) Banking
3 8 (5.06%) Financial Institution
3 8 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.16%) Games
4 5 (3.16%) Marketing
4 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.53%) Electronics
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) Web Services
2 23 (14.56%) MCollective
3 21 (13.29%) HTML
4 16 (10.13%) .NET
5 8 (5.06%) REST
5 8 (5.06%) SOAP
6 7 (4.43%) LAMP
7 6 (3.80%) RESTful
8 5 (3.16%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (3.16%) XML
9 4 (2.53%) Behat
10 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.90%) J2EE
10 3 (1.90%) Middleware
10 3 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (1.27%) EJB
11 2 (1.27%) FpML
11 2 (1.27%) JAXB
11 2 (1.27%) JMS
11 2 (1.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.39%) Clustering
2 12 (7.59%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.53%) Blog
4 4 (2.53%) SCADA
5 3 (1.90%) Derivative
5 3 (1.90%) Robotics
6 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.27%) Online Games
6 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.63%) Animation
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) HACMP
7 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (51.90%) Linux
2 39 (24.68%) Windows
3 33 (20.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (18.35%) Unix
5 26 (16.46%) CentOS
6 23 (14.56%) Ubuntu
7 10 (6.33%) Windows Server
8 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.16%) Fedora
10 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.90%) Android
11 3 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.27%) AIX
12 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.27%) Solaris
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.37%) DevOps
3 46 (29.11%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (24.68%) Configuration Management
5 37 (23.42%) Scrum
6 26 (16.46%) Build Automation
7 17 (10.76%) High Availability
7 17 (10.76%) Test Automation
8 14 (8.86%) ITIL
8 14 (8.86%) Open Source
8 14 (8.86%) TDD
9 13 (8.23%) BDD
10 12 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (6.96%) QA Automation
12 10 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.33%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.33%) ITIL V3
13 8 (5.06%) Change Management
14 7 (4.43%) Migration
14 7 (4.43%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.44%) Python
2 51 (32.28%) Java
3 50 (31.65%) Bash Shell
4 39 (24.68%) Ruby
5 34 (21.52%) PowerShell
6 23 (14.56%) Perl
7 19 (12.03%) PHP
8 18 (11.39%) C#
8 18 (11.39%) SQL
9 14 (8.86%) Groovy
9 14 (8.86%) JavaScript
10 9 (5.70%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.16%) VB
12 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.27%) ECMAScript
13 2 (1.27%) ES6
14 1 (0.63%) C
14 1 (0.63%) Go
14 1 (0.63%) Jython
14 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (10.13%) Degree
2 9 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) CCDA
4 2 (1.27%) CCIE
4 2 (1.27%) CCNA
4 2 (1.27%) CCNP
4 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.27%) RHCA
4 2 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.09%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) SDET
3 2 (1.27%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.33%) Docker
4 6 (3.80%) vSphere
5 5 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.16%) qmail
5 5 (3.16%) Squid
6 4 (2.53%) KVM
6 4 (2.53%) Xen
7 3 (1.90%) NFS
8 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 57 (36.08%) Puppet
2 32 (20.25%) Ansible
3 28 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (14.56%) ZABBIX
5 12 (7.59%) Nagios
6 7 (4.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (4.43%) Terraform
7 6 (3.80%) logstash
8 5 (3.16%) Cacti
8 5 (3.16%) collectd
8 5 (3.16%) Ganglia
8 5 (3.16%) Graphite
9 4 (2.53%) BladeLogic
9 4 (2.53%) EdgeSight
9 4 (2.53%) HP SIM
9 4 (2.53%) SCCM
9 4 (2.53%) SCOM
9 4 (2.53%) vRealize
9 4 (2.53%) Wonderware InTouch
10 3 (1.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 40 (25.32%) VMware
2 35 (22.15%) Oracle
3 21 (13.29%) Splunk
4 15 (9.49%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 10 (6.33%) TOWER Software
6 9 (5.70%) CA
6 9 (5.70%) HP
7 6 (3.80%) Citrix
8 5 (3.16%) IBM
9 4 (2.53%) Allen-Bradley
9 4 (2.53%) AppSense
9 4 (2.53%) Rockwell
9 4 (2.53%) SAP
9 4 (2.53%) Serena
9 4 (2.53%) Wonderware
10 3 (1.90%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.90%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.90%) Cisco
11 2 (1.27%) Sybase
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