The median contractor rate for a Automation Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.45% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £380 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 - £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 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 627 1059 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.29% 91.93% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 669 406
Median daily rate £365 £345 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.79% -0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 56
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £18.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 3 £380 - 1
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (70.00%) SQL
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (60.00%) HP
3 10 (50.00%) Perl
3 10 (50.00%) Unix
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) VB
3 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 10 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
3 10 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (40.00%) Tivoli
6 6 (30.00%) DevOps
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.00%) Change Control
9 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
9 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (10.00%) QA
10 2 (10.00%) WATIR
10 2 (10.00%) Selenium
10 2 (10.00%) Middleware
10 2 (10.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) Ruby

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.00%) Sahi
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) WATIR
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 6 (30.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) QA Automation
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Perl
2 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 10 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) HP