Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 23 July 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
England > North East
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 160 105
Rank change year-on-year +60 -55 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.63% 0.077% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.084% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
North East median daily rate £403 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.00% -33.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £365 £245 £363
90th Percentile £446 £255 £388
England median daily rate £488 £481 £438
% change year-on-year +1.30% +10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North East median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.75 £30.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.08% -19.55% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1210 2374 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.53% 91.27% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 1498 923
North East median daily rate £370 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -10.96% +12.31%
10th Percentile £237 £224 £220
90th Percentile £531 £505 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 118 115
North East median hourly rate £20.57 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +80.00% +1.69%
10th Percentile £10.09 £11.68 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.48 £26.15
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the North East

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the North East

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +60 6 £403 +61.00%
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 North East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) VB
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (37.50%) Server Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Puppet
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (12.50%) MOM
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP