Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 98 107
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 43 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.23% 2.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 2.44% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 32 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £478 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.13% - -
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £478 £398 -
% change year-on-year +20.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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 845 1,760 1,315
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 92.73% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 1,304 868
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +8.55%
10th Percentile £253 £262 £256
90th Percentile £588 £525 £592
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £370 £405
% change year-on-year +8.11% -8.64% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 62 61
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.75 £26.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.34% +15.97% +26.94%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.61 £38.75 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.75 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -48.11% +32.50% +21.21%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018, 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber

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 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Runbook
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (50.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft