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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 525 555 569
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 123 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 63 38
Median daily rate £475 £438 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £428 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +22.14%
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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 +21 104 £475 +8.57% 26
London +26 72 £475 -5.00% 11
Scotland - 19 £431 -
City of London +40 17 £475 -5.00% 3
South East +3 16 £500 +17.64% 7
Surrey +3 14 £500 +25.00% 2
Edinburgh - 14 £440 -
Leatherhead - 8 £500 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £431 -
Yorkshire -1 4 - - 1
Coventry - 4 £450 -
West Yorkshire -1 3 - - 1
Leeds -4 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
Woking -4 2 £425 - 1
North East -54 2 £250 -33.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -59 2 £250 -33.33%
Tyne and Wear -61 2 £250 -33.33%
Epsom - 2 £500 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Dunfermline - 2 £275 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £275 -
East of England +15 1 - - 2
Cheshire -8 1 - - 1
North West -19 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 120 (61.22%) Linux
2 109 (55.61%) DevOps
3 91 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (45.41%) Python
5 66 (33.67%) Jenkins
6 62 (31.63%) Java
6 62 (31.63%) Unix
7 59 (30.10%) Git (software)
8 58 (29.59%) Windows
9 56 (28.57%) Puppet
10 53 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (26.53%) PowerShell
11 52 (26.53%) VMware
11 52 (26.53%) Ansible
12 48 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
12 48 (24.49%) Bash Shell
13 42 (21.43%) Perl
14 41 (20.92%) Oracle
15 40 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 38 (19.39%) Finance
16 38 (19.39%) Ruby
17 37 (18.88%) Configuration Management
18 35 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
20 29 (14.80%) Build Automation
20 29 (14.80%) Scrum
21 26 (13.27%) Web Services
22 25 (12.76%) Public Cloud
23 24 (12.24%) DNS
24 23 (11.73%) 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 19 (9.69%) OpenStack
2 15 (7.65%) JBoss
3 14 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
5 11 (5.61%) Apache
5 11 (5.61%) Confluence
6 8 (4.08%) IIS
7 7 (3.57%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.04%) nginx
9 2 (1.02%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.02%) CMS
9 2 (1.02%) Lightstreamer
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.51%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (24.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.55%) IaaS
4 5 (2.55%) PaaS
5 3 (1.53%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.02%) GitHub
6 2 (1.02%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.24%) DNS
2 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
3 22 (11.22%) Firewall
4 21 (10.71%) LDAP
5 17 (8.67%) LAN
5 17 (8.67%) WAN
6 8 (4.08%) HTTP
7 6 (3.06%) SAN
8 5 (2.55%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.55%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.55%) SSL
9 3 (1.53%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.53%) NAS
9 3 (1.53%) SMTP
9 3 (1.53%) SNMP
10 2 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.02%) Internet
11 1 (0.51%) AMQP
11 1 (0.51%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.10%) MySQL
3 7 (3.57%) Big Data
3 7 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.06%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.53%) ObjectStore
7 2 (1.02%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.51%) DB2
8 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.51%) Redis
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (33.67%) Jenkins
2 59 (30.10%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.22%) Maven
4 17 (8.67%) Subversion
5 15 (7.65%) Vagrant
6 14 (7.14%) Artifactory
6 14 (7.14%) JIRA
7 13 (6.63%) Cucumber
7 13 (6.63%) Selenium
8 10 (5.10%) TeamCity
9 9 (4.59%) WebDriver
10 8 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (2.55%) Capybara
11 5 (2.55%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.04%) Ant
12 4 (2.04%) JUnit
12 4 (2.04%) SonarQube
13 3 (1.53%) GitLab
13 3 (1.53%) WATIR
General
1 38 (19.39%) Finance
2 16 (8.16%) Banking
3 9 (4.59%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.55%) Games
4 5 (2.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Front Office
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.27%) Web Services
2 23 (11.73%) HTML
3 16 (8.16%) .NET
4 13 (6.63%) REST
5 10 (5.10%) J2EE
6 9 (4.59%) MCollective
7 8 (4.08%) RESTful
7 8 (4.08%) SOAP
8 7 (3.57%) XML
9 6 (3.06%) LAMP
9 6 (3.06%) Middleware
10 4 (2.04%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (2.04%) Node.js
10 4 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.53%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.53%) Behat
11 3 (1.53%) Java EE
12 2 (1.02%) Apache Axis
12 2 (1.02%) iBATIS
12 2 (1.02%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.76%) Public Cloud
2 21 (10.71%) Clustering
3 10 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.57%) EMC VNX
5 6 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.04%) Blog
8 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.02%) Derivative
9 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Online Games
9 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Robotics
10 1 (0.51%) STB
10 1 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 120 (61.22%) Linux
2 62 (31.63%) Unix
3 58 (29.59%) Windows
4 40 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (9.18%) Windows Server
6 15 (7.65%) CentOS
7 11 (5.61%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.55%) Fedora
10 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.02%) AIX
12 2 (1.02%) Android
12 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.02%) Solaris
13 1 (0.51%) Debian
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (55.61%) DevOps
2 91 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (27.04%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (18.88%) Configuration Management
5 29 (14.80%) Build Automation
5 29 (14.80%) Scrum
6 23 (11.73%) ITIL
7 22 (11.22%) High Availability
8 17 (8.67%) Open Source
9 14 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 14 (7.14%) ITIL V3
9 14 (7.14%) Migration
10 12 (6.12%) QA Automation
11 11 (5.61%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.10%) Test Automation
13 8 (4.08%) BDD
13 8 (4.08%) Incident Management
13 8 (4.08%) Software Delivery
13 8 (4.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.41%) Python
2 62 (31.63%) Java
3 52 (26.53%) PowerShell
4 48 (24.49%) Bash Shell
5 42 (21.43%) Perl
6 38 (19.39%) Ruby
7 22 (11.22%) SQL
8 19 (9.69%) PHP
9 17 (8.67%) JavaScript
9 17 (8.67%) Shell Script
10 15 (7.65%) C#
11 12 (6.12%) Groovy
12 7 (3.57%) VB
13 4 (2.04%) Jython
13 4 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.53%) C
15 2 (1.02%) ECMAScript
15 2 (1.02%) ES6
15 2 (1.02%) Go
16 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.65%) Degree
4 7 (3.57%) VCAP
4 7 (3.57%) VCP6
4 7 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.02%) CCDA
5 2 (1.02%) CCIE
5 2 (1.02%) CCNA
5 2 (1.02%) CCNP
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.02%) RHCA
5 2 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.22%) QA
2 8 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.04%) SDET
4 2 (1.02%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.02%) ISO20022
System Software
1 35 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.20%) Docker
4 18 (9.18%) vSphere
5 6 (3.06%) KVM
5 6 (3.06%) Xen
6 5 (2.55%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.55%) vCloud
7 3 (1.53%) NFS
7 3 (1.53%) qmail
7 3 (1.53%) Squid
7 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (28.57%) Puppet
2 52 (26.53%) Ansible
3 32 (16.33%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.67%) vRealize
5 12 (6.12%) Nagios
6 11 (5.61%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 11 (5.61%) Terraform
6 11 (5.61%) ZABBIX
7 9 (4.59%) BladeLogic
8 8 (4.08%) SCOrch
9 7 (3.57%) logstash
10 6 (3.06%) SCCM
11 5 (2.55%) Rundeck
11 5 (2.55%) SCOM
12 4 (2.04%) Cobbler
12 4 (2.04%) EdgeSight
12 4 (2.04%) HP SIM
12 4 (2.04%) Tivoli
13 3 (1.53%) Cacti
13 3 (1.53%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 52 (26.53%) VMware
2 41 (20.92%) Oracle
3 22 (11.22%) Splunk
4 20 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 19 (9.69%) Red Hat
6 15 (7.65%) HP
6 15 (7.65%) TOWER Software
7 14 (7.14%) CA
7 14 (7.14%) EMC
8 10 (5.10%) Cisco
9 9 (4.59%) Atlassian
10 7 (3.57%) BMC
11 6 (3.06%) Citrix
11 6 (3.06%) Dell
12 5 (2.55%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.04%) AppSense
13 4 (2.04%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.53%) Google
14 3 (1.53%) IBM
14 3 (1.53%) LANDesk
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