The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 - 72
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 579 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.64% 96.59% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 320 435
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in Hertfordshire

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Law
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) VMS
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) VirtualBox
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) HP Storage

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Usability Testing
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Python
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VirtualBox
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP