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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
England / South East
Rank 209 250 262
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.15% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.16% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 1
Median daily rate £463 £363 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% +11.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £423 £356
% change year-on-year
-2.95% +18.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 - -

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
7107 8235 9165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.70% 94.52% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 5028 4901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 381 427
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +14 17 £500 +19.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 7 £290 - 1
Surrey +8 4 £438 -12.50%
Berkshire +8 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 27 (60.00%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Java
2 20 (44.44%) DevOps
3 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
3 16 (35.56%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (33.33%) Python
4 15 (33.33%) PaaS
4 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 14 (31.11%) IaaS
5 14 (31.11%) QA
6 13 (28.89%) Selenium
7 12 (26.67%) JIRA
7 12 (26.67%) Workflow
7 12 (26.67%) Finance
8 11 (24.44%) CA
8 11 (24.44%) SOAP
8 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.22%) ITIL
10 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 9 (20.00%) RESTful
10 9 (20.00%) Puppet
10 9 (20.00%) Ansible
10 9 (20.00%) QA Automation
11 8 (17.78%) SQL
12 7 (15.56%) Web Services
12 7 (15.56%) XML
12 7 (15.56%) Docker

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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (8.89%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.22%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) PaaS
2 14 (31.11%) IaaS
3 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 13 (28.89%) Selenium
4 12 (26.67%) JIRA
5 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
6 5 (11.11%) Bitbucket
6 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.89%) Maven
8 3 (6.67%) Vagrant
9 1 (2.22%) Appium
9 1 (2.22%) Calabash
9 1 (2.22%) CMake
9 1 (2.22%) Gradle
9 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.22%) JMeter
9 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.22%) NUnit
9 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Legal
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) SOAP
2 9 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (15.56%) Web Services
3 7 (15.56%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (8.89%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (4.44%) Node.js
6 2 (4.44%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) JMS
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) CMDB
1 3 (6.67%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Linux
2 20 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) DevOps
2 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.67%) Workflow
4 10 (22.22%) ITIL
5 9 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Service Management
7 5 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) API Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Web Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Service Design
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) Python
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 5 (11.11%) Ruby
5 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.89%) Groovy
5 4 (8.89%) PHP
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) QA
2 4 (8.89%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Ansible
1 9 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) Kibana
2 4 (8.89%) logstash
2 4 (8.89%) Rsyslog
3 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.22%) SCCM
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) CA
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) LANDesk
4 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.89%) Splunk
5 2 (4.44%) BMC
5 2 (4.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Perforce
6 1 (2.22%) Rackspace