The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK
Rank 461 547 559
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 134 71 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 59 50
Median daily rate £500 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+48.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer within the UK.

Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 January 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
England +76 129 £500 +17.64% 37
London +27 67 £525 +23.52% 20
South East +33 23 £488 +39.28% 7
North East -2 18 £371 - 1
City of London +3 16 £488 -25.00% 4
Hampshire +28 15 £575 +37.72%
Tyne and Wear -3 15 £371 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 15 £371 - 1
North West +24 9 £240 -4.00% 3
Manchester +23 9 £240 -4.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 - 3
Scotland +28 4 £466 +16.37% 1
Yorkshire +18 4 £550 +22.22% 3
Southampton +7 4 £575 +37.72%
East of England +4 4 £420 -6.66% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £550 -
Sheffield - 4 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £290 - 3
Erskine +24 2 £466 +16.37%
Renfrewshire +21 2 £466 +16.37%
Hertfordshire -2 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £494 -
Shropshire +11 1 - -
Reading +5 1 £420 +20.00% 1
Berkshire +2 1 £420 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -8 1 - - 1
South Coast - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 101 (40.08%) Linux
2 99 (39.29%) DevOps
3 85 (33.73%) Windows
3 85 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (30.16%) Puppet
5 70 (27.78%) PowerShell
5 70 (27.78%) SQL
6 67 (26.59%) Python
7 58 (23.02%) Jenkins
8 56 (22.22%) Java
9 52 (20.63%) Security Cleared
10 51 (20.24%) Ansible
10 51 (20.24%) QA
11 50 (19.84%) VMware
12 49 (19.44%) Git (software)
13 45 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
14 43 (17.06%) Selenium
15 42 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 41 (16.27%) Windows Server
17 40 (15.87%) SC Cleared
17 40 (15.87%) Finance
17 40 (15.87%) HP
18 39 (15.48%) JavaScript
18 39 (15.48%) QA Automation
19 34 (13.49%) ITIL
20 33 (13.10%) Configuration Management
20 33 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
21 32 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
22 30 (11.90%) Unix
23 29 (11.51%) JIRA

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 14 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.57%) IIS
3 8 (3.17%) Confluence
4 7 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.78%) JBoss
5 6 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.59%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.79%) CMS
9 2 (0.79%) Jetty
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.79%) WildFly
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 42 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.32%) IaaS
3 21 (8.33%) PaaS
4 19 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.59%) GitHub
6 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.79%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.40%) iTunes
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.92%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.75%) DNS
2 17 (6.75%) Firewall
3 14 (5.56%) HTTP
4 12 (4.76%) HTTPS
5 11 (4.37%) SAN
6 10 (3.97%) NAS
7 7 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.78%) SSL
8 3 (1.19%) Internet
8 3 (1.19%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.19%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.79%) LDAP
9 2 (0.79%) SMTP
9 2 (0.79%) SNMP
9 2 (0.79%) SSH
9 2 (0.79%) VPN
10 1 (0.40%) Broadband
10 1 (0.40%) LAN
10 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.57%) Big Data
2 9 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.79%) MySQL
5 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) GIS
6 1 (0.40%) HBase
6 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.40%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (23.02%) Jenkins
2 49 (19.44%) Git (software)
3 43 (17.06%) Selenium
4 29 (11.51%) JIRA
5 19 (7.54%) Maven
6 15 (5.95%) Vagrant
7 12 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (4.37%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (4.37%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.57%) DbUnit
9 9 (3.57%) Robot Framework
9 9 (3.57%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.78%) NUnit
11 6 (2.38%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.38%) GitLab
11 6 (2.38%) MSI
12 5 (1.98%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.59%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (15.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.17%) Banking
3 7 (2.78%) Games
4 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.98%) Retail
5 3 (1.19%) Front Office
5 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.13%) Middleware
2 20 (7.94%) XML
3 19 (7.54%) .NET
4 15 (5.95%) REST
5 12 (4.76%) HTML
5 12 (4.76%) Web Services
6 10 (3.97%) SOAP
7 9 (3.57%) JSON
7 9 (3.57%) RESTful
8 5 (1.98%) ELK Stack
9 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.59%) AWT
9 4 (1.59%) CSS
9 4 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.59%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.59%) Swing
10 3 (1.19%) LAMP
10 3 (1.19%) Node.js
11 2 (0.79%) HTML5
11 2 (0.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 11 (4.37%) Private Cloud
3 9 (3.57%) Wiki
4 8 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 4 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.19%) CMDB
7 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.19%) Fintech
7 3 (1.19%) Replication
7 3 (1.19%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.19%) User Experience
8 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.79%) STB
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 101 (40.08%) Linux
2 85 (33.73%) Windows
3 41 (16.27%) Windows Server
4 30 (11.90%) Unix
5 14 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.98%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.59%) CentOS
9 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.19%) Solaris
11 2 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.29%) DevOps
2 85 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.48%) QA Automation
4 34 (13.49%) ITIL
5 33 (13.10%) Configuration Management
5 33 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
7 29 (11.51%) Test Automation
8 21 (8.33%) Scrum
9 20 (7.94%) OO
10 19 (7.54%) BDD
11 16 (6.35%) ITSM
11 16 (6.35%) Server Monitoring
12 15 (5.95%) Automated Testing
12 15 (5.95%) TDD
12 15 (5.95%) Test Scripting
13 14 (5.56%) Open Source
14 13 (5.16%) Regression Testing
14 13 (5.16%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.76%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.78%) PowerShell
1 70 (27.78%) SQL
2 67 (26.59%) Python
3 56 (22.22%) Java
4 39 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 27 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 23 (9.13%) Perl
7 23 (9.13%) Ruby
8 20 (7.94%) VB
9 14 (5.56%) C#
10 13 (5.16%) Jython
11 12 (4.76%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.17%) PHP
13 7 (2.78%) Groovy
14 3 (1.19%) C++
14 3 (1.19%) VBScript
15 2 (0.79%) Go
15 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.35%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.37%) Degree
5 6 (2.38%) CCA
6 5 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) HNC
8 1 (0.40%) MCSE
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) OCA
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (20.24%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) SDET
3 3 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.40%) GAMP
5 1 (0.40%) GMP
System Software
1 22 (8.73%) Docker
2 19 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.95%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.38%) Xen
6 4 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.59%) KVM
6 4 (1.59%) XenApp
6 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.19%) vCloud
8 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.79%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.40%) Postfix
9 1 (0.40%) Squid
9 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 76 (30.16%) Puppet
2 51 (20.24%) Ansible
3 45 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 19 (7.54%) SCOrch
6 17 (6.75%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (5.16%) BladeLogic
8 12 (4.76%) Tivoli
9 10 (3.97%) SCCM
10 9 (3.57%) Terraform
11 8 (3.17%) Salt
11 8 (3.17%) SCOM
12 7 (2.78%) vRealize
13 5 (1.98%) Nagios
13 5 (1.98%) SCVMM
13 5 (1.98%) yum
13 5 (1.98%) ZABBIX
14 4 (1.59%) Packer
15 3 (1.19%) Kibana
15 3 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (19.84%) VMware
2 40 (15.87%) HP
3 24 (9.52%) CA
4 23 (9.13%) Microsoft
5 16 (6.35%) BMC
5 16 (6.35%) Oracle
6 12 (4.76%) Dell
6 12 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 9 (3.57%) Splunk
8 7 (2.78%) Citrix
9 4 (1.59%) IBM
10 3 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.19%) EMC
10 3 (1.19%) F5
10 3 (1.19%) Infoblox
10 3 (1.19%) Perforce
11 2 (0.79%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.79%) SAP
11 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.79%) Symantec
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: From £525 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cloud Apps Team
Posted: 7 days ago