The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 235 259 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.042% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.045% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £448 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.25 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.69% -
Automation Engineer
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7239 8931 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.53% 94.76% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 5169 5065
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 506 510
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 10 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
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £290 - 1
Hampshire +22 4 £575 - 3
Berkshire +9 2 £485 +38.57%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 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 South East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 12 (52.17%) Ansible
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Python
4 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
4 10 (43.48%) DevOps
5 8 (34.78%) QA
6 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
8 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
8 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Subversion
9 4 (17.39%) JBoss
9 4 (17.39%) XML
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (17.39%) Puppet
9 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
9 4 (17.39%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) PaaS
10 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (17.39%) JBoss
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 4 (17.39%) Subversion
4 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
5 3 (13.04%) CMake
5 3 (13.04%) Gradle
5 3 (13.04%) JIRA
5 3 (13.04%) MSBuild
5 3 (13.04%) NUnit
5 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.70%) Maven
6 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
7 1 (4.35%) Appium
7 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.35%) Genymotion
7 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (4.35%) GitLab
7 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) JMS
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) QA Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Build Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Microservices
5 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) API Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Groovy
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Ansible
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (17.39%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Perforce
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
3 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
3 2 (8.70%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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