The median contractor rate for a Automation Engineer was £499 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 143 151 185
Rank change year-on-year +8 +34  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 10 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 11
Median daily rate £499 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £398 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £426 £363
% change year-on-year -0.29% +17.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 - £40.00

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 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 23 March 2017.

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

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (56.00%) QA
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) QA Automation
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (36.00%) Selenium
5 7 (28.00%) Release Management
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) DevOps
6 6 (24.00%) Robot Framework
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) HTML
6 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (24.00%) DbUnit
6 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
6 6 (24.00%) Big Data
7 5 (20.00%) Puppet
7 5 (20.00%) Unix
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) .NET
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
8 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (12.00%) REST
9 3 (12.00%) Build Automation
9 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) AMQP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Big Data
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) MariaDB
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) DbUnit
2 6 (24.00%) Robot Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) MSI
6 1 (4.00%) PHPUnit
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
3 3 (12.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) Ajax
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
5 1 (4.00%) Behat
5 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) JSON Schema
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (48.00%) QA Automation
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (28.00%) Release Management
3 7 (28.00%) SDLC
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) DevOps
4 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Build Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCA
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.00%) Ansible
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM
5 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (4.00%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (4.00%) HockeyApp
5 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (4.00%) Salt
5 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
1 2 (8.00%) Splunk
1 2 (8.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Apple
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix
2 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase
2 1 (4.00%) Teradata
2 1 (4.00%) WorldPay
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