Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 652 763
Rank change year-on-year +72 +111 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 274 213 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 157 75
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £320 £342 £316
90th Percentile £602 £609 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
% change year-on-year -3.28% +9.47% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £53.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +52.86% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 131 £500 - 8
South East +40 57 £425 -15.00% 1
North of England +46 31 £425 +3.66% 3
Midlands +34 25 £375 +3.45% 1
North West +40 23 £419 +0.90%
South West +17 20 £403 -15.26%
West Midlands +20 13 £375 - 1
East Midlands +12 12 £375 +7.14%
East of England -20 8 £425 -5.56%
Yorkshire +27 5 £438 -16.67% 3
North East +38 3 £438 +10.06%
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 123 (44.89%) DevOps
2 122 (44.53%) Linux
3 100 (36.50%) Python
4 95 (34.67%) Ansible
5 90 (32.85%) Amazon AWS
6 88 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (29.20%) Jenkins
8 73 (26.64%) Windows
9 72 (26.28%) Git (software)
10 68 (24.82%) Test Automation
11 55 (20.07%) PowerShell
12 53 (19.34%) QA
13 49 (17.88%) Java
14 48 (17.52%) Bash Shell
15 47 (17.15%) Puppet
15 47 (17.15%) Opscode Chef
16 46 (16.79%) Finance
16 46 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (16.42%) VMware
18 42 (15.33%) Selenium
18 42 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
19 41 (14.96%) Scrum
20 38 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
20 38 (13.87%) QA Automation
21 37 (13.50%) Unix
21 37 (13.50%) Configuration Management
22 35 (12.77%) JIRA
23 34 (12.41%) JavaScript
23 34 (12.41%) Docker
24 31 (11.31%) Cucumber

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 23 (8.39%) Confluence
2 22 (8.03%) OpenStack
3 7 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.73%) CMS
6 2 (0.73%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) HipChat
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 90 (32.85%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.74%) IaaS
5 13 (4.74%) Serverless
6 12 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (4.01%) Slack
7 11 (4.01%) Trello
8 9 (3.28%) PaaS
9 7 (2.55%) GitHub
9 7 (2.55%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.73%) SaaS
13 1 (0.36%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.84%) Firewall
2 9 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.92%) HTTP
3 8 (2.92%) LAN
3 8 (2.92%) SSH
3 8 (2.92%) WAN
4 7 (2.55%) DNS
4 7 (2.55%) SAN
5 6 (2.19%) DHCP
6 5 (1.82%) VoIP
6 5 (1.82%) VPN
7 4 (1.46%) LDAP
7 4 (1.46%) NAS
8 3 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.73%) MPLS
9 2 (0.73%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.73%) Network Security
9 2 (0.73%) OpenFlow
9 2 (0.73%) SMTP
9 2 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.84%) MySQL
1 16 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.74%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.19%) DB2
6 5 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
6 5 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.09%) Redis
8 2 (0.73%) Big Data
8 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.36%) HBase
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (29.20%) Jenkins
2 72 (26.28%) Git (software)
3 42 (15.33%) Selenium
4 35 (12.77%) JIRA
5 31 (11.31%) Cucumber
6 27 (9.85%) TeamCity
7 25 (9.12%) Maven
8 22 (8.03%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (6.57%) GitLab
11 14 (5.11%) WebDriver
12 11 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.65%) Bitbucket
13 10 (3.65%) Subversion
14 9 (3.28%) Artifactory
14 9 (3.28%) git-flow
15 8 (2.92%) SoapUI
15 8 (2.92%) WinAutomation
16 7 (2.55%) SonarQube
17 6 (2.19%) Mocha
General
1 46 (16.79%) Finance
2 22 (8.03%) Banking
3 8 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.55%) Retail
4 7 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.82%) Electronics
5 5 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.46%) Marketing
7 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.39%) Web Services
2 21 (7.66%) .NET
3 12 (4.38%) HTML
4 10 (3.65%) RESTful
4 10 (3.65%) SOAP
5 9 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (2.55%) Middleware
7 6 (2.19%) CSS
7 6 (2.19%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.19%) Nightwatchjs
7 6 (2.19%) Node.js
7 6 (2.19%) XML
8 5 (1.82%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.82%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.82%) pytest
8 5 (1.82%) YAML
9 4 (1.46%) HTML5
9 4 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (1.46%) React
9 4 (1.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.01%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.65%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.92%) FMCG
5 8 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.55%) Clustering
7 5 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.82%) Replication
8 3 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) SCADA
9 2 (0.73%) Fintech
9 2 (0.73%) Life Science
9 2 (0.73%) STB
9 2 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (44.53%) Linux
2 73 (26.64%) Windows
3 37 (13.50%) Unix
4 17 (6.20%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.55%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.55%) CentOS
8 6 (2.19%) Android
9 5 (1.82%) Solaris
9 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.09%) Debian
10 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (44.89%) DevOps
2 88 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (24.82%) Test Automation
4 46 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (14.96%) Scrum
6 38 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
6 38 (13.87%) QA Automation
7 37 (13.50%) Configuration Management
8 24 (8.76%) Task Automation
9 22 (8.03%) BDD
10 21 (7.66%) E-Commerce
11 16 (5.84%) TDD
11 16 (5.84%) User Stories
12 14 (5.11%) Open Source
12 14 (5.11%) Workflow
13 13 (4.74%) SDET
14 11 (4.01%) Collaborative Working
15 10 (3.65%) Kanban
15 10 (3.65%) Migration
15 10 (3.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.50%) Python
2 55 (20.07%) PowerShell
3 49 (17.88%) Java
4 48 (17.52%) Bash Shell
5 34 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.85%) Ruby
6 27 (9.85%) SQL
7 25 (9.12%) C#
8 20 (7.30%) Perl
9 16 (5.84%) Groovy
10 12 (4.38%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.28%) VB
12 8 (2.92%) PHP
13 6 (2.19%) Korn
14 5 (1.82%) C++
15 4 (1.46%) Jython
16 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.73%) C
17 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.84%) Degree
4 6 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) RHCA
7 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (19.34%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) GCP
3 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.36%) GAMP
3 1 (0.36%) MISRA
3 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (12.41%) Docker
2 22 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.20%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.19%) vSphere
7 5 (1.82%) Samba
8 4 (1.46%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.09%) LXC
10 2 (0.73%) KVM
10 2 (0.73%) vCloud
10 2 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.73%) XenApp
11 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.36%) NFS
11 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 95 (34.67%) Ansible
2 47 (17.15%) Opscode Chef
2 47 (17.15%) Puppet
3 18 (6.57%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.28%) Terraform
5 7 (2.55%) vRealize
6 6 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (2.19%) Salt
7 5 (1.82%) Rundeck
7 5 (1.82%) WMI
8 4 (1.46%) BladeLogic
8 4 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (1.46%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.09%) SCOM
10 2 (0.73%) Grafana
10 2 (0.73%) Kibana
10 2 (0.73%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.73%) SCCM
10 2 (0.73%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 45 (16.42%) VMware
2 22 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.30%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.01%) Cisco
4 11 (4.01%) Oracle
5 10 (3.65%) Atlassian
5 10 (3.65%) IBM
6 9 (3.28%) Splunk
7 8 (2.92%) HP
8 6 (2.19%) SAP
9 5 (1.82%) CA
9 5 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 5 (1.82%) Juniper
9 5 (1.82%) Mitel
9 5 (1.82%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.46%) BMC
10 4 (1.46%) Citrix
10 4 (1.46%) NetApp
10 4 (1.46%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.09%) TOWER Software