Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 185 197
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 30 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.25% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.26% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 3
South West median daily rate £550 £420 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -19.23% -
10th Percentile £417 £359 £472
90th Percentile £625 £494 £542
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £41.53 - -
England median hourly rate £41.53 - £53.50

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 6,070 4,938 5,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.03% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,882 3,086 3,398
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £212
90th Percentile £600 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 242 361
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the South West

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 21 February 2019. 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
Wiltshire - 24 £550 -
Somerset +4 3 £550 +43.79% 1
Bristol -16 2 £650 +46.48% 3
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 25 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 25 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 24 (80.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 20 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 19 (63.33%) Confluence
4 19 (63.33%) JIRA
5 18 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (53.33%) Windows
7 16 (53.33%) Cisco
8 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 15 (50.00%) CCNA
8 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (50.00%) VMware
8 15 (50.00%) PowerCLI
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 15 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
9 14 (46.67%) vCenter Server
9 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (46.67%) MCSE
9 14 (46.67%) MCSA
9 14 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (40.00%) Oracle
10 12 (40.00%) Finance
10 12 (40.00%) NsoIT
11 11 (36.67%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (36.67%) 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 19 (63.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.33%) NuGet
3 1 (3.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) SSH
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) JIRA
2 18 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (13.33%) Bitbucket
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
4 1 (3.33%) Hudson
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Electronics
2 9 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (30.00%) Marketing
2 9 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) YAML
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (80.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (40.00%) NsoIT
6 11 (36.67%) Deployment Automation
7 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (30.00%) Programme Management
7 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) DevOps
9 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (13.33%) Task Automation
11 3 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (6.67%) Build Automation
12 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (6.67%) Critical Thinking
12 2 (6.67%) SDLC
12 2 (6.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (50.00%) CCNA
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (46.67%) MCSA
4 14 (46.67%) MCSE
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (36.67%) OCA
5 11 (36.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) iptables
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) PowerCLI
2 14 (46.67%) vCenter Server
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (40.00%) Oracle
4 11 (36.67%) Atlassian
5 9 (30.00%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat