Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 221 242
Rank change year-on-year +1 +21 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 32 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.44% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 13
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £320 £412 £383
90th Percentile £602 £594 £628
Central London median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the City of London

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 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 City of London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (62.50%) Ansible
2 16 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (46.88%) Linux
4 14 (43.75%) DevOps
5 11 (34.38%) Java
5 11 (34.38%) Unix
5 11 (34.38%) Windows
6 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 9 (28.13%) Python
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
7 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
8 8 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (25.00%) Banking
9 7 (21.88%) Ruby
9 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
9 7 (21.88%) QA
9 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
9 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud
10 6 (18.75%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (15.63%) Selenium
11 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
11 5 (15.63%) Microsoft

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
1 2 (6.25%) MPLS
1 2 (6.25%) NAS
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
1 2 (6.25%) SMTP
1 2 (6.25%) SNMP
1 2 (6.25%) VPN
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (15.63%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (9.38%) Appium
6 3 (9.38%) JIRA
6 3 (9.38%) Subversion
6 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.13%) Capybara
7 1 (3.13%) GitLab
7 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.13%) Mocha
7 1 (3.13%) RSpec
7 1 (3.13%) WATIR
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) RESTful
3 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.13%) React Native
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (18.75%) Private Cloud
3 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Unix
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) DevOps
2 8 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.63%) QA Automation
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) SDET
7 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Server Hardening
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Wealth Management
8 1 (3.13%) ChatOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) Bash Shell
2 9 (28.13%) Python
3 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (21.88%) Ruby
5 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 1 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) Go
7 1 (3.13%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) VMware NSX
3 2 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (62.50%) Ansible
2 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (15.63%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (6.25%) PowerCLI
4 2 (6.25%) vRealize
5 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.13%) Kibana
5 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) CommVault
3 2 (6.25%) EMC
3 2 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (6.25%) NetApp
3 2 (6.25%) New Relic
3 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 2 (6.25%) Perforce
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) TOWER Software