The median contractor rate for a Automation Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Specialist
England / South East
Rank 242 249 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Specialist 3 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% 0.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £425 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £255 -
% change year-on-year +76.47% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 the South 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Automation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Automation Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Specialist in the South East

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Specialist in the South East

Automation Specialist
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 Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Berkshire +13 2 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Automation Specialist
England

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Automation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) vRealize
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Puppet
4 6 (46.15%) Docker
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) CentOS
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL V2
5 5 (38.46%) vCloud
5 5 (38.46%) Build Automation
5 5 (38.46%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (30.77%) Ansible
6 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) Server Hardening
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (15.38%) Information Management
8 2 (15.38%) Marketing

Automation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CGI
1 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (38.46%) CentOS
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 1 (7.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Build Automation
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL V2
3 4 (30.77%) Capacity Management
3 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (30.77%) Server Hardening
4 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
4 2 (15.38%) Information Management
4 2 (15.38%) Lead Generation
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Docker
2 5 (38.46%) vCloud
2 5 (38.46%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) vRealize
2 6 (46.15%) Puppet
3 5 (38.46%) SCCM
4 4 (30.77%) Ansible
5 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) TOWER Software
4 1 (7.69%) Arqiva
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk