Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 89 93
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 12 2 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.29% 0.22% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.23% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 31
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £455 £478 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +19.38% -
10th Percentile £413 £403 £308
90th Percentile £486 £548 £445
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £455 £478 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +19.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - £53.50
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £53.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 894 871 1,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.09% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 629 1,245
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £282 £260 £263
90th Percentile £555 £576 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 60
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.50 £14.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.28% -36.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £9.14 £9.58 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.80 £42.49 £38.88
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.78 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.57% -37.78% +15.38%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) OO
1 12 (100.00%) HP
1 12 (100.00%) Middleware
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 11 (91.67%) Runbook
2 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
2 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) NAS
4 5 (41.67%) Software Distribution
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) HTTP
4 5 (41.67%) HTTPS
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
1 5 (41.67%) HTTPS
1 5 (41.67%) iSCSI
1 5 (41.67%) NAS
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) OO
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) ITSM
2 11 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (91.67%) Runbook
3 5 (41.67%) Software Distribution
3 5 (41.67%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) JavaScript
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft