Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 26 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - +107 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% - 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% - 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Reading median daily rate £363 - £413
10th Percentile £306 - £406
90th Percentile £399 - £419
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -15.79% +15.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1179 1697 1815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.69% 93.09% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 966 996
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £206 £244 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 65 77
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -28.07% +32.62%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.15
90th Percentile £55.46 £34.50 £38.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +11.76%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Reading

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Reading

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Debian
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) LXC
1 1 (50.00%) GitLab
1 1 (50.00%) Robotic Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) GitLab
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Debian
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Gantt Chart
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Robotic Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) LXC
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware