The median contractor rate for a Automation Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Engineer
UK / England
Rank 440 555 549
Rank change year-on-year +115 -6  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 143 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 55 40
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +18.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £375 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £426 £363
% change year-on-year -0.29% +17.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.84 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.04% -42.91%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in England

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
London +63 81 £513 +2.50% 15
South East +49 35 £450 +13.56% 10
North West +40 12 £295 -39.79% 7
North East - 7 £410 -
Yorkshire +13 3 - - 2
East of England - 2 £494 - 1
Automation Engineer
UK

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (44.32%) DevOps
2 94 (35.61%) Linux
3 87 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (31.06%) Windows
5 72 (27.27%) Puppet
6 71 (26.89%) Git (software)
7 68 (25.76%) Java
7 68 (25.76%) QA
8 66 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 63 (23.86%) Python
10 60 (22.73%) Selenium
11 57 (21.59%) Security Cleared
12 56 (21.21%) SQL
13 53 (20.08%) Ansible
14 52 (19.70%) QA Automation
15 50 (18.94%) Finance
16 49 (18.56%) PowerShell
17 45 (17.05%) SC Cleared
18 43 (16.29%) JIRA
19 40 (15.15%) Ruby
20 38 (14.39%) VMware
20 38 (14.39%) Unix
20 38 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
21 37 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
22 36 (13.64%) Configuration Management
23 35 (13.26%) JavaScript
24 33 (12.50%) Windows Server
25 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
26 29 (10.98%) Bash Shell
26 29 (10.98%) Continuous Integration

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 13 (4.92%) Confluence
2 9 (3.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (3.41%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.65%) IIS
4 6 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.52%) JBoss
5 4 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.85%) IaaS
4 20 (7.58%) PaaS
5 6 (2.27%) GitHub
6 4 (1.52%) Basecamp
7 3 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.76%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.38%) iTunes
9 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.17%) Firewall
3 9 (3.41%) DNS
3 9 (3.41%) LDAP
4 7 (2.65%) SSL
5 6 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.27%) SAN
6 5 (1.89%) HTTP
7 4 (1.52%) NAS
8 3 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.14%) Internet
8 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.38%) ATM
9 1 (0.38%) DMZ
9 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.38%) Modbus
9 1 (0.38%) SNMP
9 1 (0.38%) VLAN
9 1 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.06%) Redis
2 12 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.41%) Big Data
3 9 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.76%) MySQL
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.38%) DB2
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 71 (26.89%) Git (software)
2 66 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 60 (22.73%) Selenium
4 43 (16.29%) JIRA
5 28 (10.61%) Maven
6 27 (10.23%) Cucumber
7 22 (8.33%) WebDriver
8 16 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.79%) Bitbucket
10 9 (3.41%) DbUnit
10 9 (3.41%) Robot Framework
10 9 (3.41%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.41%) Vagrant
11 7 (2.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.27%) Subversion
13 5 (1.89%) JUnit
13 5 (1.89%) MSI
13 5 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.89%) TestNG
14 4 (1.52%) JBehave
General
1 50 (18.94%) Finance
2 14 (5.30%) Banking
3 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 5 (1.89%) Legal
4 3 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (0.76%) Advertising
5 2 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) Front Office
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.09%) XML
2 22 (8.33%) .NET
3 18 (6.82%) Web Services
4 15 (5.68%) SOAP
5 13 (4.92%) HTML
5 13 (4.92%) REST
5 13 (4.92%) RESTful
6 9 (3.41%) JSON
7 7 (2.65%) Middleware
8 6 (2.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.27%) CSS
8 6 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (1.89%) Ajax
9 5 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.89%) Node.js
10 4 (1.52%) YAML
11 3 (1.14%) LAMP
11 3 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.14%) XSLT
12 2 (0.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.03%) Wiki
2 7 (2.65%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.65%) YubiKey
3 6 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 5 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.52%) Clustering
6 3 (1.14%) CMDB
6 3 (1.14%) Fintech
6 3 (1.14%) Replication
6 3 (1.14%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.76%) SCADA
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.38%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 94 (35.61%) Linux
2 82 (31.06%) Windows
3 38 (14.39%) Unix
4 33 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.89%) Solaris
10 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.14%) Android
12 2 (0.76%) AIX
12 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (44.32%) DevOps
2 87 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (19.70%) QA Automation
4 36 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 29 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (10.61%) Test Automation
7 25 (9.47%) ITIL
8 24 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 21 (7.95%) BDD
10 20 (7.58%) SDLC
11 19 (7.20%) Open Source
12 18 (6.82%) Automated Testing
12 18 (6.82%) Regression Testing
13 15 (5.68%) TDD
14 14 (5.30%) Server Monitoring
14 14 (5.30%) Workflow
15 13 (4.92%) Test Scripting
16 12 (4.55%) Automation Testing
17 11 (4.17%) Release Management
18 10 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.76%) Java
2 63 (23.86%) Python
3 56 (21.21%) SQL
4 49 (18.56%) PowerShell
5 40 (15.15%) Ruby
6 35 (13.26%) JavaScript
7 29 (10.98%) Bash Shell
8 26 (9.85%) Shell Script
9 23 (8.71%) Perl
10 19 (7.20%) VB
11 18 (6.82%) C#
12 17 (6.44%) PHP
13 14 (5.30%) PL/SQL
14 10 (3.79%) Groovy
15 3 (1.14%) VBScript
16 2 (0.76%) C++
16 2 (0.76%) Jython
16 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.76%) VB6
16 2 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (21.59%) Security Cleared
2 45 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.30%) Degree
4 11 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.27%) CCA
6 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) HNC
7 1 (0.38%) MCSE
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.38%) OCA
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (25.76%) QA
2 8 (3.03%) SDET
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GAMP
4 1 (0.38%) GMP
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (8.33%) Docker
2 14 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.52%) XenApp
4 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.14%) vSphere
6 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.76%) NFS
6 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (27.27%) Puppet
2 53 (20.08%) Ansible
3 38 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.06%) HP SiteScope
5 11 (4.17%) SCCM
5 11 (4.17%) Tivoli
6 9 (3.41%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.41%) SCOM
7 8 (3.03%) Salt
7 8 (3.03%) SCOrch
8 7 (2.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 6 (2.27%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.89%) Kibana
10 5 (1.89%) logstash
10 5 (1.89%) Rsyslog
11 4 (1.52%) Terraform
11 4 (1.52%) yum
12 3 (1.14%) Packer
12 3 (1.14%) SELinux
12 3 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (14.39%) VMware
2 27 (10.23%) HP
3 21 (7.95%) Oracle
4 14 (5.30%) CA
5 12 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 11 (4.17%) Splunk
7 9 (3.41%) Cisco
8 7 (2.65%) Atlassian
8 7 (2.65%) Citrix
9 5 (1.89%) LANDesk
9 5 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.89%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.52%) BMC
10 4 (1.52%) EMC
11 3 (1.14%) Charles River
11 3 (1.14%) F5
11 3 (1.14%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.14%) NetApp
12 2 (0.76%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.76%) Rackspace
York
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £85,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 24 days ago