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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 482 573 583
Rank change year-on-year
+91 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 132 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 53 58
Median daily rate £455 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £54.25 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.25 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.69% -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +75 123 £460 +8.23% 30
London +9 50 £520 +22.35% 15
North East +8 36 £393 - 1
Tyne and Wear +2 35 £393 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 35 £393 -
City of London -4 16 £488 -20.40% 2
Scotland +12 12 £445 +11.25% 2
South East +24 11 £448 +11.87% 4
Erskine +9 8 £428 +6.87%
Renfrewshire +5 8 £428 +6.87%
West Midlands -10 7 £363 -
Shropshire - 7 £363 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £550 +83.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £290 - 1
Manchester +4 5 £240 -4.00% 2
East of England +3 5 £440 -2.22% 1
North West +1 5 £240 -4.00% 4
Hampshire +22 4 £575 - 3
Milton Keynes +15 4 £290 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £550 - 1
Telford - 4 £363 -
Sheffield - 4 £550 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -2 3 £460 +2.22%
Wiltshire - 3 £525 -
South West - 3 £525 - 2
Berkshire +9 2 £485 +38.57%
Southampton +4 2 £575 -
Reading +2 1 £420 +20.00%
Watford -1 1 £460 +2.22%

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 99 (42.31%) Linux
2 97 (41.45%) DevOps
3 81 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (32.05%) Puppet
5 70 (29.91%) Python
6 60 (25.64%) Java
7 58 (24.79%) SQL
7 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
8 57 (24.36%) Windows
9 55 (23.50%) Ansible
10 53 (22.65%) Jenkins
11 50 (21.37%) Security Cleared
12 48 (20.51%) VMware
13 44 (18.80%) QA
13 44 (18.80%) Git (software)
14 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
15 37 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
15 37 (15.81%) Unix
15 37 (15.81%) HP
16 35 (14.96%) Configuration Management
16 35 (14.96%) Finance
16 35 (14.96%) Selenium
16 35 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
17 34 (14.53%) JavaScript
18 32 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (13.68%) QA Automation
19 31 (13.25%) Windows Server
19 31 (13.25%) ITIL
20 30 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
20 30 (12.82%) Docker

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 21 (8.97%) OpenStack
2 13 (5.56%) Confluence
3 10 (4.27%) JBoss
4 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.42%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.56%) Apache
5 6 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (2.14%) IIS
6 5 (2.14%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.71%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.85%) CMS
8 2 (0.85%) Jetty
8 2 (0.85%) WildFly
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.96%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.56%) PaaS
3 10 (4.27%) IaaS
3 10 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.28%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.85%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.85%) SaaS
7 1 (0.43%) GitHub
7 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.55%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.41%) DNS
3 14 (5.98%) Firewall
3 14 (5.98%) HTTP
4 12 (5.13%) HTTPS
5 8 (3.42%) SAN
6 7 (2.99%) iSCSI
6 7 (2.99%) NAS
7 5 (2.14%) OpenVPN
7 5 (2.14%) SSL
8 4 (1.71%) SSH
9 3 (1.28%) Internet
9 3 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.85%) SMTP
10 2 (0.85%) SNMP
10 2 (0.85%) VPN
11 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.43%) NX-OS
11 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.70%) Big Data
2 11 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) GIS
6 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (22.65%) Jenkins
2 44 (18.80%) Git (software)
3 35 (14.96%) Selenium
4 28 (11.97%) JIRA
5 18 (7.69%) Maven
5 18 (7.69%) Vagrant
6 16 (6.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (4.70%) Cucumber
8 9 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (3.85%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.42%) Subversion
9 8 (3.42%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.99%) DbUnit
10 7 (2.99%) GitLab
10 7 (2.99%) NUnit
10 7 (2.99%) Robot Framework
10 7 (2.99%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.56%) MSI
12 5 (2.14%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.71%) FishEye
General
1 35 (14.96%) Finance
2 9 (3.85%) Banking
3 7 (2.99%) Games
3 7 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (1.28%) Front Office
4 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Electronics
5 2 (0.85%) Legal
5 2 (0.85%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Automotive
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) French Language
6 1 (0.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.83%) Middleware
2 16 (6.84%) REST
3 14 (5.98%) .NET
3 14 (5.98%) XML
4 11 (4.70%) HTML
4 11 (4.70%) Web Services
5 9 (3.85%) JSON
6 6 (2.56%) ELK Stack
7 4 (1.71%) AWT
7 4 (1.71%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.71%) Swing
8 3 (1.28%) J2EE
8 3 (1.28%) LAMP
8 3 (1.28%) MCollective
8 3 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.28%) RESTful
8 3 (1.28%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.85%) CSS
9 2 (0.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.84%) Public Cloud
2 8 (3.42%) Private Cloud
3 7 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.56%) Wiki
5 5 (2.14%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.71%) STB
7 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.85%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) SCADA
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 99 (42.31%) Linux
2 57 (24.36%) Windows
3 37 (15.81%) Unix
4 31 (13.25%) Windows Server
5 18 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.14%) CentOS
8 4 (1.71%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.28%) Solaris
10 2 (0.85%) Android
10 2 (0.85%) Debian
10 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) AIX
11 1 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.45%) DevOps
2 81 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (14.96%) Configuration Management
4 32 (13.68%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (13.68%) QA Automation
5 31 (13.25%) ITIL
6 30 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 24 (10.26%) Scrum
9 19 (8.12%) BDD
10 18 (7.69%) OO
11 16 (6.84%) ITSM
11 16 (6.84%) TDD
12 14 (5.98%) Software Engineering
13 13 (5.56%) Automation Testing
13 13 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
14 12 (5.13%) Automated Testing
14 12 (5.13%) Test Scripting
15 11 (4.70%) Open Source
16 10 (4.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.91%) Python
2 60 (25.64%) Java
3 58 (24.79%) PowerShell
3 58 (24.79%) SQL
4 34 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 28 (11.97%) Perl
6 26 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 24 (10.26%) Bash Shell
8 20 (8.55%) Ruby
9 15 (6.41%) VB
10 13 (5.56%) Jython
11 12 (5.13%) C#
12 7 (2.99%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.56%) PHP
14 5 (2.14%) Groovy
15 4 (1.71%) C++
16 2 (0.85%) C
16 2 (0.85%) VBScript
17 1 (0.43%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.41%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.85%) Degree
5 6 (2.56%) CCA
6 5 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.71%) VCAP
7 4 (1.71%) VCP6
7 4 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) HNC
9 1 (0.43%) MCSE
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) OCA
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (18.80%) QA
2 4 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.28%) SDET
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) GAMP
5 1 (0.43%) GMP
System Software
1 30 (12.82%) Docker
2 27 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.27%) vSphere
4 7 (2.99%) vCloud
4 7 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.99%) Xen
5 5 (2.14%) KVM
6 4 (1.71%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.71%) XenApp
6 4 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.28%) Postfix
7 3 (1.28%) Squid
8 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (32.05%) Puppet
2 55 (23.50%) Ansible
3 37 (15.81%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (8.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 14 (5.98%) HP SiteScope
5 14 (5.98%) SCOrch
6 13 (5.56%) BladeLogic
7 12 (5.13%) Terraform
8 10 (4.27%) Tivoli
9 9 (3.85%) vRealize
10 8 (3.42%) Salt
11 7 (2.99%) ZABBIX
12 6 (2.56%) Nagios
13 5 (2.14%) Kibana
13 5 (2.14%) Kubernetes
13 5 (2.14%) logstash
13 5 (2.14%) SCCM
13 5 (2.14%) yum
14 4 (1.71%) Packer
14 4 (1.71%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (20.51%) VMware
2 37 (15.81%) HP
3 20 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 17 (7.26%) CA
5 16 (6.84%) BMC
5 16 (6.84%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.13%) Dell
6 12 (5.13%) Oracle
7 10 (4.27%) Atlassian
8 9 (3.85%) Splunk
9 8 (3.42%) Citrix
9 8 (3.42%) EMC
10 5 (2.14%) Cisco
11 4 (1.71%) IBM
11 4 (1.71%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.71%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.71%) Sonatype
12 3 (1.28%) F5
12 3 (1.28%) Perforce
13 2 (0.85%) AppSense
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