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 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 546 611 588
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 111 50 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.087% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.092% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 35 42
Median daily rate £460 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 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
England +90 108 £475 +8.57% 21
London +15 54 £500 +11.11% 5
North East -4 20 £400 -
Tyne and Wear -7 20 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 20 £400 -
City of London +14 14 £531 +1.19% 2
South East +25 9 £525 +40.00% 6
West Midlands - 9 £400 -
Scotland +15 6 £410 +9.33%
Shropshire - 6 £425 -
Telford - 6 £425 -
North West +15 5 £450 +2.85% 3
Renfrewshire - 5 £428 -
Erskine - 5 £428 -
East of England +8 4 £455 +7.05% 4
Cheshire +7 4 - -
Hertfordshire +5 4 £455 +7.05% 2
Watford - 4 £455 -
Yorkshire +9 3 £500 +33.33% 2
South West - 3 £375 -
Birmingham - 3 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £525 -
Surrey - 3 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Oxford - 3 £525 -
West Yorkshire +6 2 £463 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £525 -
Harrow - 2 £500 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £550 -
Berkshire - 2 £550 - 1

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 137 (58.55%) Linux
2 124 (52.99%) DevOps
3 99 (42.31%) Python
4 96 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (30.34%) PowerShell
5 71 (30.34%) Jenkins
6 67 (28.63%) Puppet
7 66 (28.21%) Ansible
8 65 (27.78%) Windows
8 65 (27.78%) Java
9 64 (27.35%) Unix
10 62 (26.50%) Amazon AWS
11 58 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (23.93%) Git (software)
13 54 (23.08%) VMware
14 48 (20.51%) Bash Shell
15 42 (17.95%) Perl
16 38 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
17 37 (15.81%) Public Cloud
17 37 (15.81%) SQL
18 36 (15.38%) ITIL
19 35 (14.96%) Oracle
20 34 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 32 (13.68%) Docker
21 32 (13.68%) DNS
21 32 (13.68%) Configuration Management
22 31 (13.25%) Security Cleared
22 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
23 30 (12.82%) Finance
24 29 (12.39%) TCP/IP

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 26 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 18 (7.69%) JBoss
3 17 (7.26%) Confluence
4 15 (6.41%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.70%) Apache
6 10 (4.27%) IIS
7 8 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.71%) CMS
9 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.85%) Jetty
10 2 (0.85%) Lightstreamer
10 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.85%) WildFly
11 1 (0.43%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.28%) HipChat
1 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.50%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.70%) PaaS
4 10 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.42%) IaaS
6 5 (2.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.28%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) GitHub
9 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.68%) DNS
2 29 (12.39%) TCP/IP
3 25 (10.68%) Firewall
4 18 (7.69%) LAN
4 18 (7.69%) LDAP
4 18 (7.69%) WAN
5 11 (4.70%) HTTP
6 10 (4.27%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.99%) SAN
8 6 (2.56%) OpenVPN
9 5 (2.14%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.14%) NAS
9 5 (2.14%) SSL
10 4 (1.71%) SNMP
10 4 (1.71%) SSH
11 3 (1.28%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.85%) SMTP
12 2 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 9 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.99%) MySQL
5 5 (2.14%) Big Data
6 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.85%) ObjectStore
8 1 (0.43%) DB2
8 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (30.34%) Jenkins
2 56 (23.93%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.40%) Subversion
4 20 (8.55%) Vagrant
5 19 (8.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (6.84%) Artifactory
7 15 (6.41%) TeamCity
8 14 (5.98%) JIRA
9 13 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (5.56%) Selenium
10 12 (5.13%) Maven
11 9 (3.85%) GitLab
11 9 (3.85%) SonarQube
12 8 (3.42%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.99%) NUnit
14 6 (2.56%) JUnit
14 6 (2.56%) WebDriver
15 5 (2.14%) Ant
15 5 (2.14%) MSI
16 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (12.82%) Finance
2 12 (5.13%) Banking
2 12 (5.13%) Retail
3 7 (2.99%) Games
4 5 (2.14%) Front Office
5 4 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.28%) Electronics
6 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.26%) HTML
2 16 (6.84%) .NET
2 16 (6.84%) Middleware
3 15 (6.41%) REST
4 14 (5.98%) Web Services
5 8 (3.42%) ELK Stack
6 7 (2.99%) J2EE
6 7 (2.99%) RESTful
6 7 (2.99%) XML
7 6 (2.56%) JSON
8 4 (1.71%) AWT
8 4 (1.71%) Node.js
8 4 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.71%) Regular Expression
8 4 (1.71%) Swing
9 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.28%) Java EE
9 3 (1.28%) MCollective
9 3 (1.28%) SOAP
9 3 (1.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.81%) Public Cloud
2 17 (7.26%) Clustering
3 9 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.99%) EMC VNX
5 6 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.14%) Wiki
7 4 (1.71%) Blog
7 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.28%) STB
9 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.43%) Derivative
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.43%) PKI
10 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.43%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 137 (58.55%) Linux
2 65 (27.78%) Windows
3 64 (27.35%) Unix
4 34 (14.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.13%) CentOS
7 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.71%) Fedora
10 3 (1.28%) AIX
10 3 (1.28%) Debian
10 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.85%) Solaris
12 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (52.99%) DevOps
2 96 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (15.38%) ITIL
5 32 (13.68%) Configuration Management
6 27 (11.54%) Scrum
7 23 (9.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (8.97%) Build Automation
9 20 (8.55%) High Availability
10 18 (7.69%) Migration
11 17 (7.26%) TDD
12 16 (6.84%) E-Commerce
13 15 (6.41%) ITIL V3
14 14 (5.98%) Open Source
15 13 (5.56%) QA Automation
15 13 (5.56%) Test Automation
16 12 (5.13%) ITSM
16 12 (5.13%) Software Engineering
17 11 (4.70%) BDD
17 11 (4.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 99 (42.31%) Python
2 71 (30.34%) PowerShell
3 65 (27.78%) Java
4 48 (20.51%) Bash Shell
5 42 (17.95%) Perl
6 37 (15.81%) SQL
7 29 (12.39%) JavaScript
8 24 (10.26%) Ruby
9 21 (8.97%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.70%) C#
10 11 (4.70%) Jython
11 9 (3.85%) VB
12 7 (2.99%) Groovy
12 7 (2.99%) PHP
13 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.28%) C
14 3 (1.28%) C++
15 2 (0.85%) Go
16 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.42%) Degree
4 7 (2.99%) VCAP
4 7 (2.99%) VCP6
4 7 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.85%) CCDA
7 2 (0.85%) CCIE
7 2 (0.85%) CCNA
7 2 (0.85%) CCNP
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) RHCA
7 2 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.26%) QA
2 7 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.28%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.85%) SDET
5 1 (0.43%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (13.68%) Docker
2 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.68%) Active Directory
4 14 (5.98%) vSphere
5 10 (4.27%) vCloud
6 8 (3.42%) Xen
7 7 (2.99%) KVM
8 6 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.28%) Postfix
9 3 (1.28%) Squid
10 2 (0.85%) NFS
10 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (28.63%) Puppet
2 66 (28.21%) Ansible
3 38 (16.24%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.69%) Terraform
4 18 (7.69%) vRealize
5 16 (6.84%) SCOrch
6 15 (6.41%) BladeLogic
7 14 (5.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 10 (4.27%) Nagios
9 8 (3.42%) SCCM
10 7 (2.99%) Kibana
10 7 (2.99%) logstash
10 7 (2.99%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.56%) Rundeck
11 6 (2.56%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.14%) SCOM
12 5 (2.14%) yum
13 4 (1.71%) Cobbler
13 4 (1.71%) HP SiteScope
13 4 (1.71%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 54 (23.08%) VMware
2 35 (14.96%) Oracle
3 24 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 23 (9.83%) HP
5 19 (8.12%) CA
5 19 (8.12%) Microsoft
6 15 (6.41%) EMC
6 15 (6.41%) TOWER Software
7 14 (5.98%) BMC
7 14 (5.98%) Splunk
8 12 (5.13%) Atlassian
9 10 (4.27%) Cisco
9 10 (4.27%) Dell
10 5 (2.14%) IBM
10 5 (2.14%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.14%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.71%) Google
11 4 (1.71%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.28%) AppSense
12 3 (1.28%) Perforce
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