The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 June 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +39 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 13 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 0
Median daily rate £412 £431 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +46.66% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2049 2720 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.57% 92.74% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 1521 1502
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 87
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -21.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in Scotland

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Edinburgh +9 5 £425 -3.40%
Glasgow +6 5 £375 +7.14%
Renfrewshire - 3 £435 -
Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Scotland region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (62.50%) Windows
1 25 (62.50%) PowerShell
1 25 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 24 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (60.00%) IIS
2 24 (60.00%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) .NET
2 24 (60.00%) XAML
3 22 (55.00%) Puppet
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (45.00%) Open Source
7 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
7 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) vRealize
9 8 (20.00%) Ansible
9 8 (20.00%) VMware
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (17.50%) Private Cloud
11 6 (15.00%) Docker
11 6 (15.00%) DevOps
11 6 (15.00%) PaaS
12 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
12 5 (12.50%) Java

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 24 (60.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) PaaS
2 3 (7.50%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 24 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) Selenium
4 3 (7.50%) GitLab
5 2 (5.00%) Appium
5 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
5 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.50%) Maven
6 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
2 2 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (20.00%) Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 19 (47.50%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (45.00%) Open Source
4 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) DevOps
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
7 2 (5.00%) Benchmarking
7 2 (5.00%) Build Automation
7 2 (5.00%) Kanban
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.50%) ETL
8 1 (2.50%) Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (2.50%) Release Automation
8 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 24 (60.00%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) XAML
3 5 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Go
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) VCAP
2 2 (5.00%) VCP6
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
2 4 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) vRealize
3 8 (20.00%) Ansible
4 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.00%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.50%) Control-M
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.50%) SELinux
6 1 (2.50%) Terraform
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) CA
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Black Duck
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle