Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 129 111
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 10 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.22% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.22% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £463 £263 £394
90th Percentile £488 £563 £508
Scotland median daily rate £500 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.45% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,832 2,680 2,140
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 96.06% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,447 1,566 1,228
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £255 £250
90th Percentile £575 £541 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £360
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 30
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -12.39% +5.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £11.45
90th Percentile £42.05 £35.00 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £15.82
% change year-on-year -19.54% +37.53% -20.93%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Ansible
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
4 4 (40.00%) SELinux
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (40.00%) Go
4 4 (40.00%) Private Cloud
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) Serverless
5 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (30.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (30.00%) Ruby
5 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (30.00%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (30.00%) Serverless
2 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Gradle
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Liquibase
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Protractor
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Build Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (40.00%) Go
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Ansible
2 4 (40.00%) SELinux
3 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (10.00%) Kibana
4 1 (10.00%) logstash
4 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) RedGate
1 1 (10.00%) TOWER Software