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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK / England
Rank 442 526 532
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 128 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 55 46
Median daily rate £500 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -
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 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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +25 65 £525 +23.52% 19
South East +36 23 £488 +39.28% 9
North East 0 18 £371 - 1
North West +26 10 £240 -4.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 4 £550 +22.22% 4
East of England +5 4 £420 -6.66% 2
West Midlands -2 1 - - 1
South Coast - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (41.15%) DevOps
2 98 (40.33%) Linux
3 83 (34.16%) Windows
4 79 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (30.86%) Puppet
6 69 (28.40%) PowerShell
7 65 (26.75%) Python
8 63 (25.93%) SQL
9 58 (23.87%) Jenkins
10 52 (21.40%) Ansible
10 52 (21.40%) Java
11 50 (20.58%) Security Cleared
12 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
12 49 (20.16%) VMware
13 47 (19.34%) QA
13 47 (19.34%) Opscode Chef
14 42 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
15 41 (16.87%) Selenium
16 40 (16.46%) Finance
17 38 (15.64%) Windows Server
18 37 (15.23%) QA Automation
18 37 (15.23%) SC Cleared
19 36 (14.81%) HP
20 35 (14.40%) JavaScript
21 34 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (13.17%) Configuration Management
22 32 (13.17%) Continuous Delivery
23 31 (12.76%) ITIL
24 30 (12.35%) Unix
25 28 (11.52%) Shell Script

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 (5.35%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.70%) IIS
3 7 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.88%) Confluence
3 7 (2.88%) JBoss
4 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.82%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) Jetty
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.82%) WildFly
9 1 (0.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.70%) IaaS
3 21 (8.64%) PaaS
4 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.65%) GitHub
6 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.82%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.82%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.41%) iTunes
8 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.47%) TCP/IP
2 16 (6.58%) DNS
3 15 (6.17%) Firewall
4 12 (4.94%) HTTP
5 11 (4.53%) HTTPS
6 9 (3.70%) SAN
7 8 (3.29%) NAS
7 8 (3.29%) SSL
8 5 (2.06%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.23%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.23%) OpenVPN
10 2 (0.82%) LDAP
10 2 (0.82%) SMTP
10 2 (0.82%) SSH
10 2 (0.82%) VPN
11 1 (0.41%) Broadband
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.41%) LAN
11 1 (0.41%) SNMP
11 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) Big Data
2 9 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) HBase
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) OpenTSDB
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (23.87%) Jenkins
2 49 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 41 (16.87%) Selenium
4 26 (10.70%) JIRA
5 19 (7.82%) Maven
6 14 (5.76%) Vagrant
7 12 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (4.53%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (4.53%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.70%) DbUnit
9 9 (3.70%) Robot Framework
9 9 (3.70%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.88%) MSI
10 7 (2.88%) NUnit
11 6 (2.47%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.47%) GitLab
12 5 (2.06%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.65%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (16.46%) Finance
2 8 (3.29%) Banking
3 7 (2.88%) Games
4 5 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.23%) Front Office
5 3 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
5 3 (1.23%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.41%) Publishing
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.23%) Middleware
2 19 (7.82%) .NET
2 19 (7.82%) XML
3 14 (5.76%) REST
4 12 (4.94%) HTML
4 12 (4.94%) Web Services
5 10 (4.12%) SOAP
6 9 (3.70%) JSON
6 9 (3.70%) RESTful
7 5 (2.06%) ELK Stack
8 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.65%) AWT
8 4 (1.65%) CSS
8 4 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.65%) Regular Expression
8 4 (1.65%) Swing
9 3 (1.23%) LAMP
9 3 (1.23%) Node.js
10 2 (0.82%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 11 (4.53%) Private Cloud
3 10 (4.12%) Wiki
4 8 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.06%) Clustering
6 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.23%) CMDB
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Fintech
7 3 (1.23%) Replication
7 3 (1.23%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.82%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.82%) STB
9 1 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.41%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 98 (40.33%) Linux
2 83 (34.16%) Windows
3 38 (15.64%) Windows Server
4 30 (12.35%) Unix
5 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.06%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.23%) CentOS
10 3 (1.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.82%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) AIX
12 1 (0.41%) Debian
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (41.15%) DevOps
2 79 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.23%) QA Automation
4 34 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (13.17%) Configuration Management
5 32 (13.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 31 (12.76%) ITIL
7 28 (11.52%) Test Automation
8 20 (8.23%) Scrum
9 18 (7.41%) OO
10 16 (6.58%) BDD
10 16 (6.58%) TDD
11 15 (6.17%) Server Monitoring
12 14 (5.76%) ITSM
13 13 (5.35%) Automated Testing
13 13 (5.35%) Open Source
13 13 (5.35%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.94%) Automation Testing
14 12 (4.94%) SDLC
14 12 (4.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.40%) PowerShell
2 65 (26.75%) Python
3 63 (25.93%) SQL
4 52 (21.40%) Java
5 35 (14.40%) JavaScript
6 28 (11.52%) Shell Script
7 27 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 22 (9.05%) Ruby
9 21 (8.64%) Perl
10 19 (7.82%) VB
11 14 (5.76%) C#
12 12 (4.94%) PL/SQL
13 11 (4.53%) Jython
14 8 (3.29%) PHP
15 7 (2.88%) Groovy
16 3 (1.23%) C++
16 3 (1.23%) VBScript
17 2 (0.82%) Go
17 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (20.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.58%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.53%) Degree
5 6 (2.47%) CCA
6 5 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) HNC
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) OCA
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (19.34%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) SDET
3 3 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) GAMP
5 1 (0.41%) GMP
System Software
1 21 (8.64%) Docker
2 18 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.35%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.06%) Xen
6 4 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.65%) XenApp
6 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.23%) KVM
8 2 (0.82%) vCloud
8 2 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.82%) vSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.41%) Postfix
9 1 (0.41%) Squid
9 1 (0.41%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (30.86%) Puppet
2 52 (21.40%) Ansible
3 47 (19.34%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 17 (7.00%) SCOrch
6 16 (6.58%) HP SiteScope
7 11 (4.53%) BladeLogic
7 11 (4.53%) Tivoli
8 10 (4.12%) SCCM
9 8 (3.29%) Salt
9 8 (3.29%) SCOM
9 8 (3.29%) Terraform
10 6 (2.47%) vRealize
10 6 (2.47%) yum
11 5 (2.06%) SCVMM
11 5 (2.06%) ZABBIX
12 4 (1.65%) Nagios
12 4 (1.65%) Packer
13 3 (1.23%) SELinux
13 3 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 49 (20.16%) VMware
2 36 (14.81%) HP
3 22 (9.05%) CA
4 20 (8.23%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.58%) Oracle
6 14 (5.76%) BMC
7 11 (4.53%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.12%) Dell
9 9 (3.70%) Splunk
10 7 (2.88%) Citrix
11 4 (1.65%) IBM
12 3 (1.23%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.23%) F5
12 3 (1.23%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.23%) Perforce
13 2 (0.82%) EMC
13 2 (0.82%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.82%) Sonatype
13 2 (0.82%) Symantec
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