Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 July 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 > South West
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 190 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - +211
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 18 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 0
South West median daily rate £463 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% - -
England median daily rate £488 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +0.78% +1.84% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £45.25 - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £40.75 £30.17
% change year-on-year +6.75% +35.08% -19.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,102 5,265 5,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.62% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,059 3,302 3,728
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £534 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 276 322
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.87% +9.35% +65.48%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.53 £11.51
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Somerset +12 6 £419 +8.06%
Wiltshire - 6 £506 - 1
Bristol -6 4 £450 -5.26% 3
Gloucestershire +2 2 £394 -17.11% 5
Dorset - 1 £250 -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) Puppet
5 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
5 5 (27.78%) Big Data
6 4 (22.22%) vCenter Server
6 4 (22.22%) NsoIT
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) MCSE
6 4 (22.22%) MCSA
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) OCA

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (16.67%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 3 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) CentOS
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) Continuous Deployment
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (22.22%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) NsoIT
4 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) DSDM
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) RUP
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) MCSA
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) OCA
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) vCenter Server
3 3 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (16.67%) PowerCLI
4 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) OpenView
4 1 (5.56%) Salt
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM
4 1 (5.56%) Terraform
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.56%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat