The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 121 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% - 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% - 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2381 3036 2589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.11% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1534 1367
Median daily rate £350 £352 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.13 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Edinburgh - 10 £438 -
Fife - 3 £275 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Scotland region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (46.67%) Python
4 14 (46.67%) Build Automation
4 14 (46.67%) DevOps
5 11 (36.67%) Unix
5 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (33.33%) EMC
6 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 9 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (30.00%) vRealize
8 8 (26.67%) vSphere
9 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (23.33%) VCAP
9 7 (23.33%) EMC VNX
9 7 (23.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (23.33%) VCP6
9 7 (23.33%) Java
9 7 (23.33%) Cisco
9 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
9 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (20.00%) Windows
10 6 (20.00%) J2EE

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (10.00%) NAS
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) ObjectStore
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) Java EE
4 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (23.33%) EMC VNX
3 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Linux
2 16 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (36.67%) Unix
4 6 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Build Automation
2 14 (46.67%) DevOps
3 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
4 10 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) ITSM
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Software Distribution
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (6.67%) QA Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) Python
2 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) Jython
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 3 (10.00%) Perl
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) VCAP
1 7 (23.33%) VCP6
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (10.00%) ISO 9000
2 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (26.67%) vSphere
3 5 (16.67%) Docker
4 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) vRealize
2 6 (20.00%) Ansible
3 5 (16.67%) Puppet
4 4 (13.33%) BladeLogic
4 4 (13.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 4 (13.33%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) SCCM
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 10 (33.33%) EMC
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) BMC
4 4 (13.33%) CA
4 4 (13.33%) Dell
4 4 (13.33%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow