The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 17 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.68% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +46.66% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 979 913 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.64% 96.31% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 481 601
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -31.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes - 14 £425 - 1
Automation Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
1 11 (47.83%) Ansible
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) Validation
3 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) QA
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) OpenStack
3 9 (39.13%) GitLab
3 9 (39.13%) Rundeck
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) JIRA
5 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (26.09%) Task Automation
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
7 5 (21.74%) REST
7 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
7 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) AIX
7 5 (21.74%) Solaris
7 5 (21.74%) SOAP
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services

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 (39.13%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
1 2 (8.70%) DB2 UDB
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) GitLab
2 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (30.43%) JIRA
4 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
5 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
6 4 (17.39%) JMeter
7 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (4.35%) Calabash
7 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
7 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) REST
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) YAML
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (17.39%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) AIX
3 5 (21.74%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Configuration Management
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
1 9 (39.13%) Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Task Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
5 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) API Testing
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) SDET
7 1 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Python
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) Ansible
2 9 (39.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle