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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 493 556 545
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 121 59 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 55
Median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
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 £54.25 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.69% -
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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 December 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 December 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 +5 52 £510 +20.00% 13
North East -2 34 £393 - 1
South East +21 11 £448 -0.55% 4
West Midlands -10 8 £363 -
Yorkshire +14 5 £550 +83.33% 1
East of England +8 4 £460 +2.22% 1
North West +8 3 £309 +23.50% 5
South West - 3 £525 - 2
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 95 (44.60%) DevOps
2 93 (43.66%) Linux
3 72 (33.80%) Puppet
4 70 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (31.46%) Python
6 55 (25.82%) Java
7 54 (25.35%) PowerShell
8 52 (24.41%) Windows
9 51 (23.94%) SQL
9 51 (23.94%) Jenkins
10 50 (23.47%) Ansible
11 46 (21.60%) Security Cleared
12 44 (20.66%) VMware
13 42 (19.72%) Git (software)
14 39 (18.31%) Unix
15 38 (17.84%) SC Cleared
16 37 (17.37%) QA
16 37 (17.37%) Opscode Chef
17 35 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (16.43%) Finance
18 33 (15.49%) HP
19 32 (15.02%) Configuration Management
19 32 (15.02%) JavaScript
19 32 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
20 30 (14.08%) Selenium
21 28 (13.15%) Perl
21 28 (13.15%) ITIL
21 28 (13.15%) Continuous Delivery
21 28 (13.15%) Windows Server
22 26 (12.21%) QA Automation

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 21 (9.86%) OpenStack
2 12 (5.63%) Confluence
3 11 (5.16%) JBoss
4 9 (4.23%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (3.29%) Apache
6 7 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.88%) IIS
7 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.94%) CMS
9 2 (0.94%) Jetty
9 2 (0.94%) WildFly
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.41%) HipChat
1 3 (1.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.10%) PaaS
3 10 (4.69%) IaaS
4 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.94%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.94%) SaaS
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.92%) TCP/IP
2 15 (7.04%) DNS
3 12 (5.63%) HTTP
4 11 (5.16%) Firewall
5 10 (4.69%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.82%) SAN
7 5 (2.35%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.35%) NAS
7 5 (2.35%) OpenVPN
7 5 (2.35%) SSL
8 4 (1.88%) SSH
9 3 (1.41%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.94%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.94%) SMTP
10 2 (0.94%) SNMP
10 2 (0.94%) VPN
11 1 (0.47%) Broadband
11 1 (0.47%) LAN
11 1 (0.47%) LDAP
11 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.16%) Big Data
1 11 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.29%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.41%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (23.94%) Jenkins
2 42 (19.72%) Git (software)
3 30 (14.08%) Selenium
4 23 (10.80%) JIRA
5 20 (9.39%) Maven
6 18 (8.45%) Vagrant
7 14 (6.57%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (4.23%) Subversion
8 9 (4.23%) TeamCity
9 7 (3.29%) DbUnit
9 7 (3.29%) GitLab
9 7 (3.29%) NUnit
9 7 (3.29%) Robot Framework
9 7 (3.29%) SonarQube
9 7 (3.29%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.82%) Artifactory
10 6 (2.82%) MSI
11 4 (1.88%) Ant
General
1 35 (16.43%) Finance
2 10 (4.69%) Banking
3 7 (3.29%) Games
3 7 (3.29%) Retail
4 4 (1.88%) Front Office
5 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.39%) Middleware
2 14 (6.57%) REST
3 13 (6.10%) .NET
4 12 (5.63%) HTML
4 12 (5.63%) XML
5 11 (5.16%) Web Services
6 9 (4.23%) JSON
7 6 (2.82%) ELK Stack
8 4 (1.88%) AWT
8 4 (1.88%) Regular Expression
8 4 (1.88%) Swing
9 3 (1.41%) MCollective
9 3 (1.41%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.41%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.94%) CSS
10 2 (0.94%) HTML5
10 2 (0.94%) LAMP
10 2 (0.94%) Node.js
10 2 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.51%) Public Cloud
2 8 (3.76%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.82%) Wiki
5 4 (1.88%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.88%) STB
6 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.47%) Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 93 (43.66%) Linux
2 52 (24.41%) Windows
3 39 (18.31%) Unix
4 28 (13.15%) Windows Server
5 16 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.35%) CentOS
8 4 (1.88%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Debian
9 2 (0.94%) Solaris
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (44.60%) DevOps
2 70 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (15.02%) Configuration Management
3 32 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (13.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 28 (13.15%) ITIL
5 26 (12.21%) QA Automation
6 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
7 18 (8.45%) Scrum
8 16 (7.51%) OO
9 14 (6.57%) BDD
9 14 (6.57%) ITSM
10 13 (6.10%) Automation Testing
10 13 (6.10%) TDD
11 12 (5.63%) Server Monitoring
11 12 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.16%) Open Source
13 10 (4.69%) SDLC
14 9 (4.23%) Automated Testing
15 8 (3.76%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.46%) Python
2 55 (25.82%) Java
3 54 (25.35%) PowerShell
4 51 (23.94%) SQL
5 32 (15.02%) JavaScript
6 28 (13.15%) Perl
7 25 (11.74%) Shell Script
8 23 (10.80%) Bash Shell
9 18 (8.45%) Ruby
10 14 (6.57%) VB
11 11 (5.16%) C#
11 11 (5.16%) Jython
12 7 (3.29%) PHP
13 6 (2.82%) Groovy
13 6 (2.82%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.88%) C++
15 2 (0.94%) C
15 2 (0.94%) VBScript
16 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (21.60%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.04%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.69%) Degree
5 6 (2.82%) CCA
6 4 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.47%) HNC
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.47%) OCA
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.37%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) SDET
3 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) GAMP
4 1 (0.47%) GMP
System Software
1 25 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (11.27%) Docker
3 8 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.29%) Xen
5 6 (2.82%) vCloud
5 6 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.82%) vSphere
6 5 (2.35%) KVM
7 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.88%) XenApp
7 4 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.41%) Postfix
8 3 (1.41%) Squid
9 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.47%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 72 (33.80%) Puppet
2 50 (23.47%) Ansible
3 37 (17.37%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (8.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 13 (6.10%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (5.63%) SCOrch
6 12 (5.63%) Terraform
7 11 (5.16%) BladeLogic
8 9 (4.23%) Tivoli
9 8 (3.76%) Salt
10 7 (3.29%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.82%) Nagios
12 5 (2.35%) Kibana
12 5 (2.35%) logstash
12 5 (2.35%) SCCM
12 5 (2.35%) vRealize
12 5 (2.35%) yum
13 4 (1.88%) Kubernetes
13 4 (1.88%) Packer
14 3 (1.41%) Rancher
Vendors
1 44 (20.66%) VMware
2 33 (15.49%) HP
3 17 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.98%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.04%) CA
5 14 (6.57%) BMC
5 14 (6.57%) Oracle
6 10 (4.69%) Dell
6 10 (4.69%) Splunk
7 9 (4.23%) Atlassian
8 8 (3.76%) Citrix
9 4 (1.88%) EMC
9 4 (1.88%) IBM
9 4 (1.88%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.88%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.41%) F5
10 3 (1.41%) Perforce
10 3 (1.41%) Sonatype
11 2 (0.94%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
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