Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 356 391
Rank change year-on-year +35 +35 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 57 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.13% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.14% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 1
South East median daily rate £425 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% -14.29%
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +28.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in the South East

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Thames Valley +18 37 £465 +30.99% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 18 £300 +3.45%
Berkshire +14 16 £500 +3.09% 2
Hampshire +17 10 £375 -37.50% 1
Surrey -17 6 £363 -27.50%
Oxfordshire +8 3 £465 -11.43%
Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex -5 1 £450 -5.26%
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (57.89%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Ansible
3 21 (36.84%) DevOps
3 21 (36.84%) Python
4 19 (33.33%) VMware
4 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.82%) Configuration Management
6 16 (28.07%) Finance
6 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
7 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
8 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (21.05%) TeamCity
9 12 (21.05%) OpenStack
9 12 (21.05%) Docker
9 12 (21.05%) Task Automation
10 11 (19.30%) User Stories
10 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
10 11 (19.30%) Scrum
11 10 (17.54%) JIRA
11 10 (17.54%) Groovy
11 10 (17.54%) IaaS
12 9 (15.79%) GitLab
12 9 (15.79%) Confluence
12 9 (15.79%) Puppet
13 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (14.04%) Atlassian Bamboo

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 12 (21.05%) OpenStack
2 9 (15.79%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (17.54%) IaaS
4 7 (12.28%) PaaS
4 7 (12.28%) Slack
4 7 (12.28%) Trello
5 3 (5.26%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) MySQL
3 6 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.77%) DB2
4 5 (8.77%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.75%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.07%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.05%) TeamCity
4 10 (17.54%) JIRA
5 9 (15.79%) GitLab
6 8 (14.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (14.04%) Maven
7 7 (12.28%) git-flow
7 7 (12.28%) Selenium
7 7 (12.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
9 3 (5.26%) SonarQube
10 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
10 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
11 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.75%) JUnit
11 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) SOAP
2 5 (8.77%) RESTful
2 5 (8.77%) YAML
3 4 (7.02%) pytest
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) .NET
5 2 (3.51%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) Sensu
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Debian
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) DevOps
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Configuration Management
3 13 (22.81%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (22.81%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.05%) Task Automation
5 11 (19.30%) Scrum
5 11 (19.30%) User Stories
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
7 6 (10.53%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Workflow
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.02%) Microservices
9 4 (7.02%) QA Automation
9 4 (7.02%) Release Management
9 4 (7.02%) Runbook
9 4 (7.02%) Validation
10 3 (5.26%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Python
2 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
3 10 (17.54%) Groovy
4 6 (10.53%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
6 3 (5.26%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) C#
8 1 (1.75%) C++
8 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Docker
2 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) LXC
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) KVM
5 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (42.11%) Ansible
2 9 (15.79%) Puppet
3 7 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
5 4 (7.02%) Rundeck
5 4 (7.02%) Salt
6 3 (5.26%) Terraform
7 2 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.75%) Grafana
8 1 (1.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) VMware
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) CA
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.75%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) Talend