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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK
Rank 431 558 562
Rank change year-on-year
+127 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 166 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 59 47
Median daily rate £475 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £375 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £356
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 - -
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 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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 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 23 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
England +119 148 £500 +17.64% 33
London +51 83 £500 +11.11% 15
South East +41 33 £475 +31.03% 6
Hampshire +22 18 £525 +25.74% 2
Scotland +40 17 £335 -20.71% 2
North East - 13 £380 -
North West +37 11 £240 - 3
Erskine +28 10 £327 -22.72% 1
Renfrewshire +26 10 £327 -22.72% 1
Manchester - 10 £240 - 1
City of London -5 9 £400 -21.95% 4
Tyne and Wear - 9 £380 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £380 -
Edinburgh - 7 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 - 3
Surrey +15 4 £438 -12.50%
Berkshire +18 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Southampton +7 3 £575 +37.72%
Guildford - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £290 -
Portsmouth - 3 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire +12 2 - - 4
East of England +2 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £475 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Cheshire +31 1 £425 - 1

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (39.80%) DevOps
2 102 (34.69%) Linux
3 97 (32.99%) Windows
4 93 (31.63%) Puppet
5 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (25.85%) Git (software)
7 72 (24.49%) Security Cleared
7 72 (24.49%) Python
8 70 (23.81%) SQL
8 70 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 67 (22.79%) Java
10 65 (22.11%) QA
11 61 (20.75%) Jenkins
12 58 (19.73%) SC Cleared
13 54 (18.37%) Selenium
13 54 (18.37%) Ansible
14 50 (17.01%) Windows Server
14 50 (17.01%) VMware
15 49 (16.67%) QA Automation
16 47 (15.99%) JavaScript
16 47 (15.99%) Finance
17 41 (13.95%) HP
17 41 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
19 39 (13.27%) JIRA
19 39 (13.27%) Configuration Management
20 38 (12.93%) Unix
20 38 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
21 36 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
22 35 (11.90%) ITIL

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 16 (5.44%) IIS
2 12 (4.08%) Confluence
3 11 (3.74%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (9.86%) IaaS
2 29 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (8.16%) PaaS
4 5 (1.70%) GitHub
5 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.02%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.68%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 15 (5.10%) Firewall
3 13 (4.42%) HTTP
4 11 (3.74%) DNS
4 11 (3.74%) HTTPS
4 11 (3.74%) SAN
5 10 (3.40%) NAS
6 7 (2.38%) iSCSI
7 6 (2.04%) SSL
8 5 (1.70%) Internet
8 5 (1.70%) LDAP
9 2 (0.68%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.68%) SSH
10 1 (0.34%) AMQP
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.34%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.34%) SNMP
10 1 (0.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.34%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.76%) Redis
3 9 (3.06%) Big Data
3 9 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
8 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (25.85%) Git (software)
2 61 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 54 (18.37%) Selenium
4 39 (13.27%) JIRA
5 26 (8.84%) Maven
5 26 (8.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (8.50%) Cucumber
7 17 (5.78%) WebDriver
8 11 (3.74%) Vagrant
9 10 (3.40%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.06%) DbUnit
10 9 (3.06%) Robot Framework
11 7 (2.38%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.70%) JUnit
13 5 (1.70%) MSI
13 5 (1.70%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.36%) NUnit
14 4 (1.36%) Subversion
General
1 47 (15.99%) Finance
2 15 (5.10%) Banking
3 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.36%) Front Office
4 4 (1.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.36%) Legal
5 3 (1.02%) Games
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.50%) .NET
2 23 (7.82%) Middleware
3 21 (7.14%) XML
4 18 (6.12%) Web Services
5 14 (4.76%) REST
5 14 (4.76%) SOAP
6 13 (4.42%) RESTful
7 12 (4.08%) HTML
8 9 (3.06%) JSON
9 7 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (1.70%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (1.70%) Node.js
11 4 (1.36%) CSS
12 3 (1.02%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.02%) LAMP
12 3 (1.02%) XSLT
13 2 (0.68%) Ajax
13 2 (0.68%) AWT
13 2 (0.68%) Regular Expression
13 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 13 (4.42%) Private Cloud
3 8 (2.72%) Wiki
4 6 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.70%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.70%) YubiKey
6 4 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.36%) Clustering
7 3 (1.02%) CMDB
7 3 (1.02%) Fintech
7 3 (1.02%) Replication
7 3 (1.02%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.02%) User Experience
8 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 102 (34.69%) Linux
2 97 (32.99%) Windows
3 50 (17.01%) Windows Server
4 38 (12.93%) Unix
5 22 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.02%) Android
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (39.80%) DevOps
2 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (16.67%) QA Automation
4 41 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (13.27%) Configuration Management
6 36 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 35 (11.90%) ITIL
8 30 (10.20%) Test Automation
9 26 (8.84%) Open Source
10 22 (7.48%) BDD
11 20 (6.80%) Automated Testing
11 20 (6.80%) OO
12 18 (6.12%) SDLC
13 16 (5.44%) ITSM
13 16 (5.44%) Server Monitoring
13 16 (5.44%) TDD
14 15 (5.10%) Regression Testing
14 15 (5.10%) Test Scripting
15 14 (4.76%) Workflow
16 13 (4.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.49%) Python
2 70 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 70 (23.81%) SQL
3 67 (22.79%) Java
4 47 (15.99%) JavaScript
5 35 (11.90%) Ruby
6 28 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 28 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 24 (8.16%) C#
7 24 (8.16%) Perl
8 21 (7.14%) VB
9 13 (4.42%) Jython
9 13 (4.42%) PHP
10 12 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.40%) Groovy
11 10 (3.40%) XAML
12 3 (1.02%) VBScript
13 2 (0.68%) C++
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
13 2 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 58 (19.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.44%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.42%) Degree
5 6 (2.04%) CCA
6 4 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) HNC
8 1 (0.34%) MCSE
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.34%) OCA
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.34%) VCAP
8 1 (0.34%) VCP6
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (22.11%) QA
2 7 (2.38%) SDET
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) GAMP
3 1 (0.34%) GMP
3 1 (0.34%) MiFID
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (8.16%) Docker
2 15 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.70%) vSphere
5 4 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.36%) XenApp
5 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.68%) vCloud
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.34%) Postfix
7 1 (0.34%) Squid
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (31.63%) Puppet
2 54 (18.37%) Ansible
3 38 (12.93%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (7.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 20 (6.80%) SCOrch
6 17 (5.78%) HP SiteScope
7 12 (4.08%) BladeLogic
7 12 (4.08%) SCCM
7 12 (4.08%) Tivoli
8 11 (3.74%) vRealize
9 9 (3.06%) SCOM
10 8 (2.72%) Salt
11 6 (2.04%) Kubernetes
11 6 (2.04%) SCVMM
11 6 (2.04%) Terraform
12 5 (1.70%) Kibana
12 5 (1.70%) logstash
13 4 (1.36%) Packer
13 4 (1.36%) Rsyslog
13 4 (1.36%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (17.01%) VMware
2 41 (13.95%) HP
3 29 (9.86%) Microsoft
4 28 (9.52%) CA
5 21 (7.14%) Oracle
6 16 (5.44%) BMC
7 12 (4.08%) Dell
8 11 (3.74%) Splunk
9 7 (2.38%) Cisco
9 7 (2.38%) Citrix
9 7 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.70%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.70%) EMC
11 4 (1.36%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.36%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.02%) F5
12 3 (1.02%) Infoblox
12 3 (1.02%) NetApp
13 2 (0.68%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.68%) Sonatype
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