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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 555 576 586
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 106 73 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 57 31
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +20 92 £475 +8.57% 25
London +23 65 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London +46 14 £475 -13.63% 3
South East +12 13 £500 +17.64% 5
Scotland - 13 £425 - 1
Surrey -2 12 £500 +17.64%
Edinburgh - 9 £431 -
Leatherhead - 9 £500 -
Harrow - 4 £500 -
Cheshire -5 3 - -
North West -8 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £276 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £276 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £276 - 1
Dunfermline - 3 £275 -
Fife - 3 £275 -
Woking -1 2 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £350 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 £388 -
East Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £413 -
South Wales +16 1 £475 +11.76%
East of England +15 1 - - 1
Wales +15 1 £475 +11.76%
Cardiff +9 1 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
South West -5 1 £375 -11.76% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 127 (61.06%) Linux
2 117 (56.25%) DevOps
3 99 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (45.19%) Python
5 68 (32.69%) Unix
6 66 (31.73%) Jenkins
7 65 (31.25%) Windows
8 61 (29.33%) Java
9 60 (28.85%) Ansible
10 59 (28.37%) PowerShell
11 55 (26.44%) Amazon AWS
12 54 (25.96%) Puppet
13 53 (25.48%) Git (software)
14 51 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (23.56%) VMware
16 45 (21.63%) Perl
17 44 (21.15%) Bash Shell
18 38 (18.27%) Opscode Chef
18 38 (18.27%) Oracle
19 37 (17.79%) Finance
20 34 (16.35%) Ruby
20 34 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 33 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (14.90%) Configuration Management
23 28 (13.46%) TCP/IP
23 28 (13.46%) Public Cloud
24 27 (12.98%) Docker
24 27 (12.98%) DNS
25 25 (12.02%) HTML
26 24 (11.54%) 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 23 (11.06%) OpenStack
2 18 (8.65%) JBoss
3 16 (7.69%) Confluence
4 13 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.29%) Apache
6 9 (4.33%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (4.33%) IIS
7 7 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.92%) CMS
9 2 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.96%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.48%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) HipChat
1 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (26.44%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.88%) PaaS
5 5 (2.40%) IaaS
6 4 (1.92%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.96%) GitHub
8 2 (0.96%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.46%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.98%) DNS
3 23 (11.06%) Firewall
4 19 (9.13%) LDAP
5 18 (8.65%) LAN
5 18 (8.65%) WAN
6 7 (3.37%) HTTPS
7 6 (2.88%) NetScaler
7 6 (2.88%) SAN
8 5 (2.40%) HTTP
8 5 (2.40%) SNMP
9 4 (1.92%) OpenVPN
9 4 (1.92%) SSL
10 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.44%) NAS
10 3 (1.44%) SSH
11 2 (0.96%) Internet
11 2 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.96%) SMTP
11 2 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.81%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.33%) MySQL
4 8 (3.85%) Big Data
4 8 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.44%) ObjectStore
8 2 (0.96%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.48%) DB2
9 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.48%) Redis
9 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (31.73%) Jenkins
2 53 (25.48%) Git (software)
3 22 (10.58%) Subversion
4 19 (9.13%) Vagrant
5 18 (8.65%) Artifactory
6 16 (7.69%) JIRA
6 16 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (6.73%) Maven
8 13 (6.25%) Selenium
9 11 (5.29%) TeamCity
10 10 (4.81%) Cucumber
10 10 (4.81%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (3.85%) SonarQube
11 8 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 7 (3.37%) GitLab
13 6 (2.88%) Ant
13 6 (2.88%) JUnit
14 4 (1.92%) FishEye
14 4 (1.92%) MSI
14 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (17.79%) Finance
2 16 (7.69%) Banking
3 10 (4.81%) Retail
4 8 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.88%) Games
6 4 (1.92%) Electronics
7 3 (1.44%) Legal
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.96%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.02%) HTML
2 19 (9.13%) Web Services
3 18 (8.65%) .NET
4 16 (7.69%) REST
5 10 (4.81%) J2EE
5 10 (4.81%) XML
6 9 (4.33%) RESTful
7 8 (3.85%) SOAP
8 6 (2.88%) ELK Stack
8 6 (2.88%) Middleware
9 4 (1.92%) Node.js
9 4 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.44%) Java EE
10 3 (1.44%) LAMP
11 2 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.96%) Ajax
11 2 (0.96%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.96%) jBPM
11 2 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.46%) Public Cloud
2 22 (10.58%) Clustering
3 12 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.37%) EMC VNX
6 6 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.92%) Blog
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) STB
8 3 (1.44%) Wiki
9 2 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Online Games
9 2 (0.96%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.48%) Animation
10 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.48%) Derivative
10 1 (0.48%) HACMP
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.48%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 127 (61.06%) Linux
2 68 (32.69%) Unix
3 65 (31.25%) Windows
4 34 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (9.13%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.29%) CentOS
7 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.40%) Fedora
8 5 (2.40%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.96%) AIX
10 2 (0.96%) Android
10 2 (0.96%) Debian
10 2 (0.96%) Solaris
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (56.25%) DevOps
2 99 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (24.52%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (14.90%) Configuration Management
5 24 (11.54%) ITIL
6 23 (11.06%) Build Automation
6 23 (11.06%) Scrum
7 21 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (9.62%) Open Source
9 19 (9.13%) High Availability
10 18 (8.65%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.65%) Migration
11 14 (6.73%) ITIL V3
11 14 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 14 (6.73%) TDD
12 12 (5.77%) QA Automation
13 10 (4.81%) BDD
14 9 (4.33%) Software Delivery
15 8 (3.85%) Change Management
16 7 (3.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (45.19%) Python
2 61 (29.33%) Java
3 59 (28.37%) PowerShell
4 45 (21.63%) Perl
5 44 (21.15%) Bash Shell
6 34 (16.35%) Ruby
7 23 (11.06%) SQL
8 20 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 19 (9.13%) Shell Script
10 16 (7.69%) C#
11 13 (6.25%) PHP
12 8 (3.85%) Groovy
13 7 (3.37%) VB
14 4 (1.92%) Jython
14 4 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.44%) C
16 2 (0.96%) C++
16 2 (0.96%) ECMAScript
16 2 (0.96%) ES6
16 2 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.85%) Degree
4 7 (3.37%) VCAP
4 7 (3.37%) VCP6
4 7 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.96%) CCDA
5 2 (0.96%) CCIE
5 2 (0.96%) CCNA
5 2 (0.96%) CCNP
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.96%) RHCA
5 2 (0.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.58%) QA
2 8 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.44%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.44%) SDET
4 2 (0.96%) ISO20022
System Software
1 33 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (12.98%) Docker
3 22 (10.58%) Active Directory
4 19 (9.13%) vSphere
5 9 (4.33%) KVM
5 9 (4.33%) vCloud
5 9 (4.33%) Xen
6 6 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.40%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.44%) NFS
9 2 (0.96%) Postfix
9 2 (0.96%) Squid
9 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (28.85%) Ansible
2 54 (25.96%) Puppet
3 38 (18.27%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (9.13%) vRealize
5 17 (8.17%) Terraform
6 13 (6.25%) Nagios
7 11 (5.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 9 (4.33%) BladeLogic
9 8 (3.85%) logstash
9 8 (3.85%) SCOrch
10 7 (3.37%) Kibana
10 7 (3.37%) Rundeck
11 6 (2.88%) SCCM
11 6 (2.88%) ZABBIX
12 5 (2.40%) SCOM
12 5 (2.40%) Tivoli
12 5 (2.40%) Zenoss
13 4 (1.92%) EdgeSight
13 4 (1.92%) HP SIM
13 4 (1.92%) yum
Vendors
1 49 (23.56%) VMware
2 38 (18.27%) Oracle
3 21 (10.10%) Red Hat
4 20 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 16 (7.69%) EMC
5 16 (7.69%) HP
5 16 (7.69%) Splunk
6 15 (7.21%) TOWER Software
7 14 (6.73%) CA
8 11 (5.29%) Atlassian
9 10 (4.81%) Cisco
10 7 (3.37%) BMC
10 7 (3.37%) Citrix
11 6 (2.88%) Dell
11 6 (2.88%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.40%) AppSense
13 4 (1.92%) Google
13 4 (1.92%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.44%) Sonatype
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