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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 517 588 567
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 106 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.085% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.090% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 31 35
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
46531 50148 48901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 95.05% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30704 32612 30298
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £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 1497 1914 1994
Median hourly rate £16.50 £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 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +23 54 £500 +8.10% 6
North East -5 18 £398 -
South East +25 9 £525 +40.00% 5
West Midlands - 9 £400 -
North West +10 5 £450 +2.85% 3
East of England +16 4 £455 +7.05% 4
Yorkshire +10 3 £500 +33.33%
South West - 3 £375 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 121 (57.35%) Linux
2 115 (54.50%) DevOps
3 91 (43.13%) Python
4 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (31.75%) PowerShell
6 66 (31.28%) Jenkins
7 64 (30.33%) Puppet
8 62 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
9 61 (28.91%) Windows
10 60 (28.44%) Ansible
11 59 (27.96%) Java
12 56 (26.54%) Unix
13 52 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (24.17%) Git (software)
15 48 (22.75%) Bash Shell
16 40 (18.96%) VMware
17 39 (18.48%) Perl
18 37 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
19 35 (16.59%) Oracle
19 35 (16.59%) Public Cloud
20 34 (16.11%) SQL
20 34 (16.11%) ITIL
21 32 (15.17%) DNS
22 29 (13.74%) Security Cleared
23 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
24 27 (12.80%) Finance
24 27 (12.80%) Docker
25 26 (12.32%) OpenStack
25 26 (12.32%) JavaScript
25 26 (12.32%) SC Cleared

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 26 (12.32%) OpenStack
2 18 (8.53%) JBoss
3 17 (8.06%) Confluence
4 15 (7.11%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.21%) Apache
6 10 (4.74%) IIS
7 8 (3.79%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.90%) CMS
9 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.95%) Jetty
10 2 (0.95%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.95%) WildFly
11 1 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) HipChat
1 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (29.38%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.21%) PaaS
4 8 (3.79%) IaaS
5 5 (2.37%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.42%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.95%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.17%) DNS
2 28 (13.27%) TCP/IP
3 24 (11.37%) Firewall
4 18 (8.53%) LAN
4 18 (8.53%) LDAP
4 18 (8.53%) WAN
5 10 (4.74%) HTTP
6 9 (4.27%) HTTPS
7 6 (2.84%) OpenVPN
7 6 (2.84%) SAN
8 5 (2.37%) SSL
9 4 (1.90%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.90%) NAS
9 4 (1.90%) SNMP
9 4 (1.90%) SSH
10 3 (1.42%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.42%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.95%) SMTP
11 2 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.27%) Hadoop
2 9 (4.27%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.32%) MySQL
5 5 (2.37%) Big Data
6 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.47%) DB2
7 1 (0.47%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 66 (31.28%) Jenkins
2 51 (24.17%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.43%) Subversion
4 20 (9.48%) Vagrant
5 19 (9.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (7.58%) Artifactory
7 15 (7.11%) TeamCity
8 14 (6.64%) JIRA
9 13 (6.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (5.69%) Maven
10 12 (5.69%) Selenium
11 9 (4.27%) GitLab
11 9 (4.27%) SonarQube
12 8 (3.79%) Cucumber
13 7 (3.32%) NUnit
14 6 (2.84%) JUnit
15 5 (2.37%) Ant
15 5 (2.37%) MSI
15 5 (2.37%) WebDriver
16 4 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (12.80%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Retail
3 10 (4.74%) Banking
4 7 (3.32%) Games
5 5 (2.37%) Front Office
6 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.37%) HTML
2 16 (7.58%) .NET
3 15 (7.11%) Web Services
4 14 (6.64%) Middleware
5 11 (5.21%) REST
6 8 (3.79%) ELK Stack
7 7 (3.32%) XML
8 6 (2.84%) JSON
8 6 (2.84%) RESTful
9 4 (1.90%) AWT
9 4 (1.90%) Node.js
9 4 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.90%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.90%) Swing
10 3 (1.42%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.42%) MCollective
10 3 (1.42%) SOAP
10 3 (1.42%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.95%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.59%) Public Cloud
2 17 (8.06%) Clustering
3 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.84%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.37%) Wiki
6 4 (1.90%) Blog
6 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) STB
8 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Derivative
9 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Online Games
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (57.35%) Linux
2 61 (28.91%) Windows
3 56 (26.54%) Unix
4 22 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (7.11%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.69%) CentOS
7 7 (3.32%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.90%) Fedora
10 3 (1.42%) Debian
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.95%) AIX
11 2 (0.95%) Solaris
12 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (54.50%) DevOps
2 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (16.11%) ITIL
5 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management
6 23 (10.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 22 (10.43%) Scrum
8 20 (9.48%) High Availability
9 16 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 16 (7.58%) Migration
9 16 (7.58%) TDD
10 15 (7.11%) ITIL V3
11 14 (6.64%) Open Source
11 14 (6.64%) Test Automation
12 13 (6.16%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.69%) Build Automation
13 12 (5.69%) QA Automation
14 11 (5.21%) BDD
15 10 (4.74%) Automation Testing
15 10 (4.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 91 (43.13%) Python
2 67 (31.75%) PowerShell
3 59 (27.96%) Java
4 48 (22.75%) Bash Shell
5 39 (18.48%) Perl
6 34 (16.11%) SQL
7 26 (12.32%) JavaScript
8 23 (10.90%) Ruby
9 14 (6.64%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.27%) C#
10 9 (4.27%) Jython
11 8 (3.79%) VB
12 7 (3.32%) Groovy
12 7 (3.32%) PHP
13 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.42%) C++
15 2 (0.95%) C
15 2 (0.95%) Go
16 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.32%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.79%) Degree
4 5 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.95%) CCDA
6 2 (0.95%) CCIE
6 2 (0.95%) CCNA
6 2 (0.95%) CCNP
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.95%) RHCA
6 2 (0.95%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.43%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) SDET
3 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (12.80%) Docker
2 24 (11.37%) Active Directory
3 22 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.27%) vCloud
5 8 (3.79%) Xen
6 7 (3.32%) KVM
7 6 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.84%) vSphere
8 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.42%) Postfix
8 3 (1.42%) Squid
9 2 (0.95%) NFS
9 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (30.33%) Puppet
2 60 (28.44%) Ansible
3 37 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (8.53%) Terraform
5 14 (6.64%) SCOrch
6 13 (6.16%) BladeLogic
7 12 (5.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 10 (4.74%) Nagios
8 10 (4.74%) vRealize
9 7 (3.32%) Kibana
9 7 (3.32%) logstash
9 7 (3.32%) SCCM
9 7 (3.32%) ZABBIX
10 6 (2.84%) Rundeck
11 5 (2.37%) SCOM
11 5 (2.37%) yum
12 4 (1.90%) Cobbler
12 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
12 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.90%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (18.96%) VMware
2 35 (16.59%) Oracle
3 23 (10.90%) Red Hat
4 20 (9.48%) HP
5 18 (8.53%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.06%) CA
7 15 (7.11%) TOWER Software
8 14 (6.64%) Splunk
9 12 (5.69%) Atlassian
9 12 (5.69%) BMC
10 8 (3.79%) Dell
11 6 (2.84%) EMC
12 5 (2.37%) IBM
12 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.90%) Google
13 4 (1.90%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.90%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.42%) AppSense
14 3 (1.42%) Cisco
14 3 (1.42%) Citrix