The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Automation Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
685 617 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.67% 95.66% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 313 351
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.85 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.45% -29.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.85 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.91 £32.95 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (80.00%) Wonderware
1 4 (80.00%) SCADA
1 4 (80.00%) Allen-Bradley
1 4 (80.00%) Wonderware InTouch
1 4 (80.00%) Rockwell
1 4 (80.00%) ArchestrA
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Magento
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Behat
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) ArchestrA
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Appium
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Behat
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) BDD
1 1 (20.00%) Coaching
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Allen-Bradley
1 4 (80.00%) Rockwell
1 4 (80.00%) Wonderware