The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 442 517 543
Rank change year-on-year +75 +26  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 141 103 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 73 62
Median daily rate £475 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £378 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £611 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% +7.14%  
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 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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +12 72 £550 +15.78% 12
South East +38 28 £425 -15.00% 4
North of England +66 13 £380 +52.00% 12
South West - 12 £410 -
Midlands +21 10 £420 +12.00% 6
North West +29 7 £375 - 8
West Midlands +28 7 £425 +3.03% 6
North East +78 5 £380 +52.00%
East of England +3 5 £478 - 2
East Midlands -9 3 £420 +12.00%
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 4
Automation Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 124 (43.36%) Linux
1 124 (43.36%) DevOps
2 86 (30.07%) Python
3 85 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (28.32%) Ansible
5 76 (26.57%) Amazon AWS
6 72 (25.17%) Test Automation
6 72 (25.17%) Puppet
6 72 (25.17%) Windows
7 70 (24.48%) Java
8 65 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 65 (22.73%) Jenkins
9 57 (19.93%) QA
10 53 (18.53%) Opscode Chef
11 51 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 50 (17.48%) Finance
13 48 (16.78%) PowerShell
14 46 (16.08%) Selenium
14 46 (16.08%) Ruby
15 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 44 (15.38%) Configuration Management
17 38 (13.29%) VMware
17 38 (13.29%) SC Cleared
18 36 (12.59%) QA Automation
19 34 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
20 33 (11.54%) JIRA
20 33 (11.54%) Unix
21 31 (10.84%) JavaScript
21 31 (10.84%) OpenStack

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 31 (10.84%) OpenStack
2 15 (5.24%) Confluence
3 8 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.80%) IIS
3 8 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) nginx
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) ArchestrA
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (26.57%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (17.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.94%) IaaS
4 14 (4.90%) PaaS
5 10 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.75%) GitHub
6 5 (1.75%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.40%) Basecamp
8 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.35%) Akamai
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.50%) SSL
3 9 (3.15%) DNS
3 9 (3.15%) Firewall
3 9 (3.15%) Internet
3 9 (3.15%) LDAP
4 8 (2.80%) HTTP
4 8 (2.80%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.75%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.40%) SAN
7 3 (1.05%) LAN
7 3 (1.05%) WAN
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.70%) Network Security
9 1 (0.35%) ATM
9 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.35%) Modbus
9 1 (0.35%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.35%) Profibus
9 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.64%) Redis
2 13 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 13 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.85%) MySQL
4 8 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.40%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.05%) DB2
6 3 (1.05%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) HBase
8 1 (0.35%) OpenTSDB
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 65 (22.73%) Git (software)
1 65 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 46 (16.08%) Selenium
3 33 (11.54%) JIRA
4 28 (9.79%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.29%) GitLab
5 18 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (5.59%) WebDriver
7 14 (4.90%) Maven
8 11 (3.85%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.80%) Subversion
9 8 (2.80%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (2.45%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (2.10%) JMeter
12 5 (1.75%) JUnit
13 4 (1.40%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.40%) MSI
13 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (17.48%) Finance
2 17 (5.94%) Banking
3 6 (2.10%) Legal
4 4 (1.40%) Retail
5 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) Games
6 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.34%) .NET
2 19 (6.64%) Web Services
3 16 (5.59%) SOAP
4 12 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (4.20%) REST
4 12 (4.20%) XML
5 10 (3.50%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.50%) RESTful
6 8 (2.80%) HTML
7 7 (2.45%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.45%) Node.js
7 7 (2.45%) YAML
8 6 (2.10%) CSS
8 6 (2.10%) JSON
9 5 (1.75%) Middleware
10 4 (1.40%) Ajax
10 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.05%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.05%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (3.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.45%) YubiKey
4 6 (2.10%) FMCG
5 5 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.40%) Wiki
7 3 (1.05%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.05%) Clustering
7 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.05%) Replication
7 3 (1.05%) User Experience
7 3 (1.05%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.70%) CMDB
8 2 (0.70%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 124 (43.36%) Linux
2 72 (25.17%) Windows
3 33 (11.54%) Unix
4 17 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.24%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.50%) Solaris
7 9 (3.15%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.45%) AIX
9 6 (2.10%) CentOS
9 6 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.05%) Debian
11 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.70%) VMS
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (43.36%) DevOps
2 85 (29.72%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (25.17%) Test Automation
4 45 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 36 (12.59%) QA Automation
7 34 (11.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (10.14%) E-Commerce
9 25 (8.74%) Task Automation
10 22 (7.69%) Open Source
11 20 (6.99%) BDD
12 17 (5.94%) Load Balancing
12 17 (5.94%) TDD
13 12 (4.20%) ITIL
13 12 (4.20%) SDLC
14 10 (3.50%) Regression Testing
14 10 (3.50%) Scrum
14 10 (3.50%) Test Strategy
14 10 (3.50%) Validation
15 9 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 86 (30.07%) Python
2 70 (24.48%) Java
3 48 (16.78%) PowerShell
4 46 (16.08%) Ruby
5 31 (10.84%) JavaScript
6 30 (10.49%) Bash Shell
6 30 (10.49%) C#
7 27 (9.44%) SQL
8 26 (9.09%) Perl
9 17 (5.94%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.90%) PHP
11 12 (4.20%) VB
12 5 (1.75%) Groovy
12 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.05%) C++
14 3 (1.05%) Korn
15 2 (0.70%) Go
16 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.35%) sed
Qualifications
1 44 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.90%) Degree
4 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.35%) RHCA
6 1 (0.35%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.93%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.70%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (9.44%) Docker
2 15 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.10%) vSphere
5 5 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.40%) KVM
7 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.05%) Xen
7 3 (1.05%) XenApp
7 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.70%) NFS
8 2 (0.70%) pfSense
8 2 (0.70%) vCloud
8 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 81 (28.32%) Ansible
2 72 (25.17%) Puppet
3 53 (18.53%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.99%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.50%) Rundeck
5 10 (3.50%) SCCM
5 10 (3.50%) SCOM
6 8 (2.80%) logstash
7 7 (2.45%) Terraform
8 6 (2.10%) Kibana
8 6 (2.10%) SCOrch
8 6 (2.10%) SCVMM
8 6 (2.10%) vRealize
9 5 (1.75%) Rsyslog
10 4 (1.40%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (1.40%) yum
11 3 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.05%) Grafana
11 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 38 (13.29%) VMware
2 21 (7.34%) Red Hat
3 18 (6.29%) Oracle
4 14 (4.90%) HP
4 14 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 13 (4.55%) Atlassian
6 9 (3.15%) IBM
7 8 (2.80%) CA
7 8 (2.80%) Cisco
7 8 (2.80%) Splunk
8 5 (1.75%) LANDesk
8 5 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.40%) Citrix
9 4 (1.40%) NetApp
9 4 (1.40%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.05%) AppSense
10 3 (1.05%) Charles River
10 3 (1.05%) Dell
10 3 (1.05%) SAP
10 3 (1.05%) Veritas
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