Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 18 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
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 102 124
Rank change year-on-year +9 +22 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 3 46 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.25% 1.95% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 2.09% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 32 0
North East median daily rate £425 £398 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% - -
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North East median hourly rate - £53.50 -
England median hourly rate - £53.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +48.61% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,142 2,197 1,845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 93.09% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 1,526 1,134
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.54% +10.44%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £251
90th Percentile £563 £525 £586
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 97 106
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +26.62% +7.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £10.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £37.10 £35.50
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 January 2018. 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 +18 3 £425 +6.92% 3
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 North East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (33.33%) Slack
2 1 (33.33%) Runbook
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Runbook
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft