Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 84 146
Rank change year-on-year -4 +62 -56
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.80% 0.69% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.73% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £403 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +61.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £282 £365 £245
90th Percentile £393 £446 £255
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £403 £250
% change year-on-year -13.04% +61.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.73% - -

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 955 827 1,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 95.17% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 569 1,258
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £379 £375 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +15.83% -13.67%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £221
90th Percentile £575 £530 £500
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 48 92
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £17.00 £24.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.31% -11.61% +107.41%
10th Percentile £8.43 £9.96 £11.95
90th Percentile £38.38 £40.60 £35.23
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -9.26% +100.00%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (87.50%) Ansible
2 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Puppet
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) Packer
4 4 (50.00%) Datadog
4 4 (50.00%) Terraform
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) Splunk
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) New Relic
4 4 (50.00%) Docker
4 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) Ruby
4 4 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) C
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) Nagios
5 3 (37.50%) Windows

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 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (50.00%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Ansible
2 6 (75.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) Nagios
3 4 (50.00%) Packer
3 4 (50.00%) Terraform
4 3 (37.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (12.50%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) New Relic
1 4 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Siemens
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO