The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Engineer
Rank 150 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% - 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3573 2849 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.04% 91.81% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1520 1086
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 198 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £54.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Apache
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (40.00%) Sun
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) BMC
3 4 (40.00%) Catalyst
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) YUI
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 3 (30.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (40.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Catalyst
2 4 (40.00%) YUI
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (20.00%) LINQ
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (30.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) Perl
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Sun
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) BMC
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy