The median contractor rate for a Automation Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 30 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.

Automation Engineer
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.94% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £410 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £363
% change year-on-year -1.16% +18.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 507 617 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.66% 95.22% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 421 225
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 23
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +31.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (82.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) HP
4 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
5 11 (47.83%) DV Cleared
5 11 (47.83%) Unix
5 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 11 (47.83%) Linux
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
6 10 (43.48%) Server Monitoring
6 10 (43.48%) Perl
6 10 (43.48%) VB
6 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
6 10 (43.48%) HP SiteScope
7 8 (34.78%) ITIL
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
10 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
11 3 (13.04%) ITSM
11 3 (13.04%) Puppet
11 3 (13.04%) Change Control
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
11 3 (13.04%) OO

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
1 2 (8.70%) Sahi
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) WATIR
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) Unix
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
1 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Server Monitoring
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.04%) Change Control
5 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.04%) ITSM
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
7 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Perl
2 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
2 10 (43.48%) VB
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) VBScript
5 1 (4.35%) Jython
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (82.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
3 11 (47.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) OCA
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
3 3 (13.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 3 (13.04%) Puppet
4 2 (8.70%) Ansible
4 2 (8.70%) MOM
4 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
5 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
5 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) BMC
2 1 (4.35%) CA
2 1 (4.35%) Dell
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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