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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK / England
Rank 427 538 540
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 149 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 55 43
Median daily rate £499 £430 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £375 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £420 £356
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 - -

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
39180 45432 45208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.10% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25756 29645 28239
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1536 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +57 83 £500 +5.35% 15
South East +37 34 £463 +23.33% 5
North East - 13 £380 -
North West +26 11 £240 - 3
Yorkshire +20 2 - - 4
East of England -4 2 - - 3
South Coast - 1 £500 -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 114 (42.86%) DevOps
2 94 (35.34%) Linux
3 83 (31.20%) Windows
3 83 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (29.32%) Puppet
5 69 (25.94%) Python
6 66 (24.81%) SQL
6 66 (24.81%) Git (software)
7 64 (24.06%) Java
7 64 (24.06%) QA
8 62 (23.31%) Security Cleared
9 61 (22.93%) Jenkins
10 57 (21.43%) PowerShell
11 54 (20.30%) Selenium
12 52 (19.55%) Ansible
13 50 (18.80%) QA Automation
14 48 (18.05%) SC Cleared
15 46 (17.29%) Finance
16 43 (16.17%) VMware
17 42 (15.79%) JavaScript
18 40 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
19 38 (14.29%) Configuration Management
20 37 (13.91%) HP
20 37 (13.91%) JIRA
20 37 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
20 37 (13.91%) Windows Server
21 36 (13.53%) Unix
22 34 (12.78%) Ruby
23 32 (12.03%) ITIL
24 31 (11.65%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (4.51%) Confluence
2 11 (4.14%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.26%) IIS
4 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.13%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (1.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.04%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (10.15%) IaaS
4 22 (8.27%) PaaS
5 5 (1.88%) GitHub
6 3 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.13%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.75%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.38%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.52%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.89%) Firewall
3 10 (3.76%) DNS
3 10 (3.76%) HTTP
4 9 (3.38%) HTTPS
4 9 (3.38%) SAN
5 8 (3.01%) NAS
6 6 (2.26%) SSL
7 5 (1.88%) iSCSI
7 5 (1.88%) LDAP
8 2 (0.75%) Internet
8 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.38%) AMQP
9 1 (0.38%) Broadband
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.38%) NX-OS
9 1 (0.38%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.38%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.38%) SNMP
9 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.26%) Redis
3 9 (3.38%) Big Data
3 9 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.01%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.38%) DB2
8 1 (0.38%) HBase
8 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (24.81%) Git (software)
2 61 (22.93%) Jenkins
3 54 (20.30%) Selenium
4 37 (13.91%) JIRA
5 26 (9.77%) Maven
6 25 (9.40%) Cucumber
7 17 (6.39%) WebDriver
8 16 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (4.14%) Vagrant
10 10 (3.76%) TeamCity
11 9 (3.38%) DbUnit
11 9 (3.38%) Robot Framework
12 7 (2.63%) Bitbucket
12 7 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (1.88%) JUnit
14 5 (1.88%) MSI
14 5 (1.88%) SpecFlow
15 4 (1.50%) NUnit
15 4 (1.50%) Subversion
General
1 46 (17.29%) Finance
2 14 (5.26%) Banking
3 5 (1.88%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.50%) Front Office
4 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.50%) Legal
5 3 (1.13%) Games
6 2 (0.75%) Advertising
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Automotive
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.65%) XML
2 20 (7.52%) Middleware
3 18 (6.77%) Web Services
4 15 (5.64%) .NET
5 14 (5.26%) REST
5 14 (5.26%) SOAP
6 13 (4.89%) RESTful
7 11 (4.14%) HTML
8 10 (3.76%) JSON
9 7 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.88%) Node.js
11 4 (1.50%) CSS
12 3 (1.13%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.13%) Ajax
12 3 (1.13%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.13%) LAMP
12 3 (1.13%) XSLT
13 2 (0.75%) HTML5
13 2 (0.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 9 (3.38%) Private Cloud
3 8 (3.01%) Wiki
4 6 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.88%) YubiKey
6 4 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.50%) Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) CMDB
7 3 (1.13%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.13%) Fintech
7 3 (1.13%) Replication
7 3 (1.13%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.13%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.38%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 94 (35.34%) Linux
2 83 (31.20%) Windows
3 37 (13.91%) Windows Server
4 36 (13.53%) Unix
5 12 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.13%) Android
9 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.75%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (42.86%) DevOps
2 83 (31.20%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (18.80%) QA Automation
4 38 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 32 (12.03%) ITIL
6 31 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 26 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (7.14%) BDD
10 18 (6.77%) Automated Testing
10 18 (6.77%) SDLC
11 17 (6.39%) OO
11 17 (6.39%) Open Source
12 16 (6.02%) Regression Testing
12 16 (6.02%) TDD
13 15 (5.64%) Server Monitoring
14 14 (5.26%) ITSM
14 14 (5.26%) Workflow
15 12 (4.51%) Test Scripting
16 10 (3.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.94%) Python
2 66 (24.81%) SQL
3 64 (24.06%) Java
4 57 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 42 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 34 (12.78%) Ruby
7 27 (10.15%) Bash Shell
7 27 (10.15%) Shell Script
8 22 (8.27%) Perl
9 20 (7.52%) VB
10 15 (5.64%) C#
11 13 (4.89%) PHP
11 13 (4.89%) PL/SQL
12 11 (4.14%) Jython
13 10 (3.76%) Groovy
14 3 (1.13%) VBScript
15 2 (0.75%) C++
15 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.75%) VB6
15 2 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (23.31%) Security Cleared
2 48 (18.05%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.89%) Degree
5 6 (2.26%) CCA
6 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) OCA
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (24.06%) QA
2 8 (3.01%) SDET
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) GAMP
3 1 (0.38%) GMP
3 1 (0.38%) MiFID
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.65%) Docker
2 15 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.50%) XenApp
4 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) vCloud
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.38%) Postfix
6 1 (0.38%) Squid
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (29.32%) Puppet
2 52 (19.55%) Ansible
3 37 (13.91%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 18 (6.77%) SCOrch
5 16 (6.02%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (4.51%) SCCM
7 11 (4.14%) Tivoli
8 10 (3.76%) BladeLogic
9 9 (3.38%) SCOM
10 8 (3.01%) Salt
11 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
11 6 (2.26%) SCVMM
11 6 (2.26%) Terraform
12 5 (1.88%) Kibana
12 5 (1.88%) logstash
13 4 (1.50%) Packer
13 4 (1.50%) Rsyslog
13 4 (1.50%) vRealize
13 4 (1.50%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (16.17%) VMware
2 37 (13.91%) HP
3 26 (9.77%) CA
4 21 (7.89%) Oracle
5 16 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 14 (5.26%) BMC
7 11 (4.14%) Splunk
8 10 (3.76%) Dell
9 7 (2.63%) Citrix
10 5 (1.88%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.88%) Cisco
11 4 (1.50%) EMC
11 4 (1.50%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.50%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.13%) F5
12 3 (1.13%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.13%) NetApp
13 2 (0.75%) Apple
13 2 (0.75%) Symantec
Central London / West End
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
PS Computer Services
Rate: £400-£500pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £560 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Martin & Conley
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
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