Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 23 April 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 91 95
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 5 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.48% 0.70% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.72% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £460 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.43% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £413 £282 £324
90th Percentile £500 £497 £415
North East median daily rate £460 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +31.43% -7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £42.50 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.66% -
North East median hourly rate - £42.50 £54.25
% change year-on-year - -21.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 1,001 971 1,266
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 96.91% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 700 870
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £261
90th Percentile £554 £576 £528
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 65
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £16.24 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -35.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.55 £49.74 £40.00
North East median hourly rate £13.82 £15.86 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.86% -29.51% +26.62%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 5 £460 +31.43% 3
Automation Engineer
North East

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
1 5 (100.00%) ITSM
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 5 (100.00%) Runbook
1 5 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (40.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) ITSM
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (100.00%) Runbook
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft