Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation Engineer
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 108 137
Rank change year-on-year -12 +29 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 0.23% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.25% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -
South East median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2243 1614 2541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 93.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 840 1279
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 76 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.38 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Engineer in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 18 £300 +3.45%
Automation Engineer
South East

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Linux
1 12 (66.67%) Ansible
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) Banking
5 7 (38.89%) Python
5 7 (38.89%) GitLab
6 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) Task Automation
7 5 (27.78%) DB2
7 5 (27.78%) MySQL
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle
7 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
7 5 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (27.78%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (27.78%) YAML
7 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
7 5 (27.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 4 (22.22%) Validation
8 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 4 (22.22%) Rundeck
8 4 (22.22%) Runbook

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
2 5 (27.78%) DB2 UDB
2 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 5 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) GitLab
2 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) SonarQube
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) YAML
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Task Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Runbook
3 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) API Testing
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) OOP
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) SDET
5 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (22.22%) Rundeck
3 2 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat