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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 259 245 240
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.20% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £446 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £434 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +17.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
8696 8842 8553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.09% 94.62% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 4908 4697
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 439 469
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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
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 24 May 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
Surrey -8 8 £500 +25.00%
Berkshire -6 1 £475 +15.15% 1
Kent - 1 £475 -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Python
2 10 (41.67%) Puppet
3 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
3 9 (37.50%) JBoss
3 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 9 (37.50%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
5 7 (29.17%) Unix
5 7 (29.17%) Perl
5 7 (29.17%) VMware
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (25.00%) OpenStack
7 5 (20.83%) High Availability
7 5 (20.83%) Splunk
7 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.83%) MCollective
7 5 (20.83%) collectd
7 5 (20.83%) Ansible
7 5 (20.83%) ZABBIX
7 5 (20.83%) Cacti
7 5 (20.83%) Ganglia
7 5 (20.83%) qmail
7 5 (20.83%) nginx
7 5 (20.83%) Squid

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 9 (37.50%) JBoss
1 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 8 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 5 (20.83%) Apache
4 5 (20.83%) nginx
5 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
1 5 (20.83%) HTTP
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
1 5 (20.83%) SMTP
1 5 (20.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.17%) Gradle
5 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.17%) NuGet
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) LAMP
1 5 (20.83%) LEMP Stack
1 5 (20.83%) MCollective
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Behat
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) PostGIS
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) HACMP
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Unix
3 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 9 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.17%) BDD
6 1 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Build Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.17%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Python
2 7 (29.17%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) qmail
1 5 (20.83%) Squid
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Ansible
2 5 (20.83%) Cacti
2 5 (20.83%) collectd
2 5 (20.83%) Ganglia
2 5 (20.83%) Graphite
2 5 (20.83%) logstash
2 5 (20.83%) Nagios
2 5 (20.83%) ZABBIX
3 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 4 (16.67%) SCOM
3 4 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (4.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Splunk
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Serena
6 1 (4.17%) BMC
6 1 (4.17%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas