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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Engineer
Rank 524 528 556
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 119 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 68 41
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £434 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +17.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +10 100 £475 +5.55% 30
London +34 74 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London +47 19 £475 -5.00% 1
Scotland - 19 £425 - 2
South East -25 12 £500 +17.64% 5
Edinburgh - 12 £440 - 1
Surrey -12 9 £500 +25.00%
West Midlands - 5 £431 - 1
Leatherhead - 5 £500 -
West Yorkshire +6 4 £450 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +2 4 £450 +20.00% 6
Leeds -4 4 £450 +20.00% 5
Coventry - 4 £450 -
Stirling - 3 - -
North West -26 2 £490 +12.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -43 2 £250 -33.33% 2
North East -45 2 £250 -33.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 2 £250 -33.33% 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £423 -
Harrow - 2 - -
Erskine - 2 £423 -
Epsom - 2 £500 -
Berkshire -4 1 £475 +15.15% 1
Cheshire -13 1 - -
Kent - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £490 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £375 - 1
Dunfermline - 1 £275 -
Nottingham - 1 £375 - 1
Bromley - 1 £425 -

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 112 (58.64%) Linux
2 103 (53.93%) DevOps
3 90 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (43.98%) Python
5 72 (37.70%) Jenkins
6 62 (32.46%) Puppet
7 60 (31.41%) Git (software)
8 59 (30.89%) Java
9 56 (29.32%) Windows
10 54 (28.27%) Unix
10 54 (28.27%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (28.27%) Bash Shell
11 51 (26.70%) Amazon AWS
11 51 (26.70%) PowerShell
12 50 (26.18%) VMware
13 46 (24.08%) Ansible
14 43 (22.51%) Finance
14 43 (22.51%) Configuration Management
15 42 (21.99%) Oracle
16 40 (20.94%) Ruby
17 39 (20.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 38 (19.90%) Perl
19 34 (17.80%) Opscode Chef
20 32 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (16.75%) Scrum
21 30 (15.71%) Web Services
22 28 (14.66%) Maven
22 28 (14.66%) Build Automation
23 26 (13.61%) DNS
24 25 (13.09%) Public Cloud

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 17 (8.90%) OpenStack
2 14 (7.33%) JBoss
3 13 (6.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (6.81%) Tomcat
4 10 (5.24%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.71%) Apache
5 9 (4.71%) Confluence
6 6 (3.14%) IIS
6 6 (3.14%) nginx
7 4 (2.09%) Node.js
8 2 (1.05%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.05%) ArchestrA
8 2 (1.05%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) Lightstreamer
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.09%) IaaS
3 4 (2.09%) PaaS
4 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.05%) GitHub
5 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.05%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.61%) DNS
2 23 (12.04%) LDAP
2 23 (12.04%) TCP/IP
3 22 (11.52%) Firewall
4 17 (8.90%) LAN
4 17 (8.90%) WAN
5 10 (5.24%) HTTP
6 8 (4.19%) SSL
7 6 (3.14%) SAN
8 5 (2.62%) HTTPS
8 5 (2.62%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.62%) SMTP
9 3 (1.57%) Internet
9 3 (1.57%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.57%) NAS
9 3 (1.57%) SNMP
10 2 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.52%) AMQP
11 1 (0.52%) OpenVPN
11 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.28%) MySQL
3 5 (2.62%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.09%) Big Data
4 4 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.57%) ObjectStore
6 2 (1.05%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) Redis
7 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (37.70%) Jenkins
2 60 (31.41%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.66%) Maven
4 15 (7.85%) Selenium
5 14 (7.33%) Cucumber
6 13 (6.81%) Artifactory
6 13 (6.81%) JIRA
6 13 (6.81%) Vagrant
7 12 (6.28%) Subversion
8 10 (5.24%) WebDriver
9 8 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (3.66%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.14%) Capybara
12 5 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.09%) Appium
13 4 (2.09%) JUnit
14 3 (1.57%) Ant
14 3 (1.57%) GitLab
14 3 (1.57%) SonarQube
14 3 (1.57%) WATIR
General
1 43 (22.51%) Finance
2 15 (7.85%) Banking
3 9 (4.71%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (2.62%) Electronics
5 5 (2.62%) Games
5 5 (2.62%) Marketing
5 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Front Office
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) Web Services
2 23 (12.04%) HTML
3 15 (7.85%) .NET
3 15 (7.85%) MCollective
4 11 (5.76%) REST
5 8 (4.19%) LAMP
5 8 (4.19%) RESTful
5 8 (4.19%) SOAP
6 7 (3.66%) J2EE
6 7 (3.66%) XML
7 6 (3.14%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (3.14%) Middleware
8 4 (2.09%) Behat
8 4 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.05%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.05%) Apache CXF
10 2 (1.05%) ELK Stack
10 2 (1.05%) JAX-RS
10 2 (1.05%) Smart GWT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.09%) Public Cloud
2 21 (10.99%) Clustering
3 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.09%) Blog
6 3 (1.57%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.57%) Robotics
7 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.05%) Derivative
7 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Online Games
7 2 (1.05%) SCADA
7 2 (1.05%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.52%) Animation
8 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.52%) HACMP
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 112 (58.64%) Linux
2 56 (29.32%) Windows
3 54 (28.27%) Unix
4 39 (20.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (10.47%) CentOS
6 17 (8.90%) Windows Server
7 16 (8.38%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.62%) Fedora
10 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.57%) AIX
11 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.05%) Android
12 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.05%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Debian
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (53.93%) DevOps
2 90 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (28.27%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (22.51%) Configuration Management
5 32 (16.75%) Scrum
6 28 (14.66%) Build Automation
7 23 (12.04%) High Availability
8 19 (9.95%) ITIL
9 16 (8.38%) Open Source
10 14 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (7.33%) E-Commerce
10 14 (7.33%) ITIL V3
10 14 (7.33%) Migration
11 13 (6.81%) Test Automation
12 11 (5.76%) QA Automation
12 11 (5.76%) TDD
13 10 (5.24%) BDD
13 10 (5.24%) Incident Management
14 9 (4.71%) Software Engineering
15 8 (4.19%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (43.98%) Python
2 59 (30.89%) Java
3 54 (28.27%) Bash Shell
4 51 (26.70%) PowerShell
5 40 (20.94%) Ruby
6 38 (19.90%) Perl
7 22 (11.52%) PHP
8 21 (10.99%) SQL
9 19 (9.95%) JavaScript
10 18 (9.42%) Shell Script
11 16 (8.38%) C#
12 15 (7.85%) Groovy
13 7 (3.66%) VB
14 5 (2.62%) Jython
15 4 (2.09%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.57%) Go
17 2 (1.05%) C
17 2 (1.05%) ECMAScript
17 2 (1.05%) ES6
18 1 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (9.42%) Degree
2 14 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.57%) VCAP
4 3 (1.57%) VCP6
4 3 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.05%) CCDA
5 2 (1.05%) CCIE
5 2 (1.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.05%) CCNP
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.05%) RHCA
5 2 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.04%) QA
2 6 (3.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.09%) SDET
4 2 (1.05%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 32 (16.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (10.99%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.38%) Docker
4 11 (5.76%) vSphere
5 6 (3.14%) KVM
5 6 (3.14%) Xen
6 5 (2.62%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.62%) qmail
6 5 (2.62%) Squid
7 4 (2.09%) vCloud
8 3 (1.57%) NFS
9 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 62 (32.46%) Puppet
2 46 (24.08%) Ansible
3 34 (17.80%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (8.90%) ZABBIX
5 14 (7.33%) Nagios
6 12 (6.28%) vRealize
7 11 (5.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 10 (5.24%) Terraform
9 9 (4.71%) BladeLogic
9 9 (4.71%) logstash
10 8 (4.19%) SCOrch
11 6 (3.14%) SCCM
12 5 (2.62%) Cacti
12 5 (2.62%) collectd
12 5 (2.62%) Ganglia
12 5 (2.62%) Graphite
12 5 (2.62%) SCOM
13 4 (2.09%) EdgeSight
13 4 (2.09%) HP SIM
13 4 (2.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 50 (26.18%) VMware
2 42 (21.99%) Oracle
3 24 (12.57%) Splunk
4 19 (9.95%) Microsoft
5 17 (8.90%) Red Hat
6 15 (7.85%) HP
6 15 (7.85%) TOWER Software
7 14 (7.33%) CA
8 10 (5.24%) EMC
9 7 (3.66%) BMC
10 6 (3.14%) Cisco
10 6 (3.14%) Citrix
10 6 (3.14%) Dell
11 5 (2.62%) IBM
12 4 (2.09%) AppSense
12 4 (2.09%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.09%) SAP
12 4 (2.09%) Serena
12 4 (2.09%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.57%) Blue Prism
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Ticketmaster UK
Rate: Competitive Salary
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago