The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 147 193
Rank change year-on-year -1 +46  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 18 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.53% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.56% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Median daily rate £585 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.05% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £394 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £519 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94%  
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8563 9429 14836
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 121 327
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £14.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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 City of London region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (62.07%) DevOps
2 16 (55.17%) Ansible
2 16 (55.17%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (51.72%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (51.72%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (51.72%) Linux
3 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (44.83%) Java
4 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
5 12 (41.38%) Load Balancing
6 11 (37.93%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
8 8 (27.59%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
9 6 (20.69%) QA Automation
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (17.24%) Selenium
11 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.79%) Python
11 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (10.34%) Build Automation
12 3 (10.34%) Puppet
12 3 (10.34%) .NET
12 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.34%) JSON
12 3 (10.34%) Ruby
13 2 (6.90%) Ajax

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 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) nginx
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (55.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Akamai
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.24%) Selenium
3 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.45%) DbUnit
5 1 (3.45%) GitLab
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.45%) Mocha
5 1 (3.45%) Robot Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.90%) Ajax
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) React
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSL
3 1 (3.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) DevOps
2 15 (51.72%) Continuous Delivery
2 15 (51.72%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (44.83%) E-Commerce
4 12 (41.38%) Load Balancing
5 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) QA Automation
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) Build Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Code Coverage
9 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Release Management
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Security Hardening
10 1 (3.45%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (3.45%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) Python
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) Ansible
2 15 (51.72%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.34%) Puppet
4 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.45%) HockeyApp
5 1 (3.45%) SCOM
5 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Apple
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) New Relic
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
2 1 (3.45%) Splunk
2 1 (3.45%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.45%) VMware