The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 528 565
Rank change year-on-year +71 +37  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 154 123 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 63
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £369 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £606 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.60% +5.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +46.66% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Engineer in the UK

Automation Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England +75 141 £475 - 37
UK excluding London +67 81 £425 -5.60% 25
London +12 72 £550 +15.78% 13
South East +38 28 £425 -15.00% 4
North of England +66 13 £380 +52.00% 12
Scotland +28 13 £412 -4.46%
South West - 12 £410 -
Midlands +21 10 £420 +12.00% 6
East of England +3 5 £478 - 2

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 132 (40.37%) Linux
2 130 (39.76%) DevOps
3 98 (29.97%) Windows
4 95 (29.05%) Puppet
5 93 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (27.83%) Git (software)
7 89 (27.22%) Ansible
7 89 (27.22%) Python
8 77 (23.55%) Test Automation
9 76 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
10 75 (22.94%) Java
11 74 (22.63%) PowerShell
12 69 (21.10%) Jenkins
13 65 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (18.96%) Security Cleared
15 59 (18.04%) QA
16 56 (17.13%) SC Cleared
16 56 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
17 55 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
17 55 (16.82%) C#
18 53 (16.21%) Finance
19 51 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
20 50 (15.29%) Selenium
21 46 (14.07%) VMware
21 46 (14.07%) Ruby
21 46 (14.07%) .NET
22 44 (13.46%) Configuration Management
23 43 (13.15%) Team Foundation Server
24 41 (12.54%) Open Source
25 36 (11.01%) QA Automation

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (10.09%) IIS
2 31 (9.48%) OpenStack
3 15 (4.59%) Confluence
4 8 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.92%) JBoss
7 3 (0.92%) nginx
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) ArchestrA
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (15.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.12%) PaaS
4 19 (5.81%) IaaS
5 10 (3.06%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.45%) OpenShift
7 5 (1.53%) GitHub
8 4 (1.22%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.31%) Akamai
11 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.06%) SSL
3 9 (2.75%) DNS
3 9 (2.75%) Firewall
3 9 (2.75%) Internet
3 9 (2.75%) LDAP
4 8 (2.45%) HTTP
4 8 (2.45%) HTTPS
5 5 (1.53%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.22%) SAN
7 3 (0.92%) LAN
7 3 (0.92%) WAN
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.61%) Network Security
9 1 (0.31%) DMZ
9 1 (0.31%) Modbus
9 1 (0.31%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.31%) Profibus
9 1 (0.31%) VLAN
9 1 (0.31%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.81%) Redis
2 14 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.98%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.36%) MySQL
5 8 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.92%) DB2
7 3 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.61%) Big Data
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.31%) HBase
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.31%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 91 (27.83%) Git (software)
2 69 (21.10%) Jenkins
3 50 (15.29%) Selenium
4 43 (13.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 35 (10.70%) JIRA
6 30 (9.17%) Cucumber
7 21 (6.42%) GitLab
8 17 (5.20%) WebDriver
9 15 (4.59%) Maven
10 11 (3.36%) Bitbucket
11 9 (2.75%) Subversion
11 9 (2.75%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.14%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.83%) JMeter
14 5 (1.53%) JUnit
14 5 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (1.22%) Gatling
15 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (16.21%) Finance
2 19 (5.81%) Banking
3 6 (1.83%) Legal
4 4 (1.22%) Retail
5 3 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.61%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.61%) Law
6 2 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Front Office
7 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.07%) .NET
2 19 (5.81%) Web Services
3 16 (4.89%) SOAP
4 12 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (3.67%) REST
4 12 (3.67%) XML
5 10 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (3.06%) RESTful
6 8 (2.45%) HTML
7 7 (2.14%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.14%) Node.js
7 7 (2.14%) YAML
8 6 (1.83%) CSS
8 6 (1.83%) JSON
9 5 (1.53%) Middleware
10 4 (1.22%) Ajax
10 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.92%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.92%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.92%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.75%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.75%) Private Cloud
4 8 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.14%) YubiKey
6 6 (1.83%) FMCG
7 5 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.22%) Wiki
9 3 (0.92%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.92%) Clustering
9 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.92%) Replication
9 3 (0.92%) User Experience
9 3 (0.92%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.61%) CMDB
10 2 (0.61%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 132 (40.37%) Linux
2 98 (29.97%) Windows
3 36 (11.01%) Windows Server
4 35 (10.70%) Unix
5 27 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (3.06%) Solaris
8 9 (2.75%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.14%) AIX
10 6 (1.83%) CentOS
11 3 (0.92%) Debian
12 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.61%) VMS
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (39.76%) DevOps
2 93 (28.44%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (23.55%) Test Automation
4 65 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (16.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 44 (13.46%) Configuration Management
7 41 (12.54%) Open Source
8 36 (11.01%) QA Automation
9 29 (8.87%) E-Commerce
10 25 (7.65%) Task Automation
11 22 (6.73%) BDD
12 17 (5.20%) Load Balancing
12 17 (5.20%) TDD
13 15 (4.59%) Scrum
14 12 (3.67%) ITIL
14 12 (3.67%) SDLC
14 12 (3.67%) Test Strategy
15 10 (3.06%) Regression Testing
15 10 (3.06%) Software Engineering
15 10 (3.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.22%) Python
2 75 (22.94%) Java
3 74 (22.63%) PowerShell
4 55 (16.82%) C#
5 46 (14.07%) Ruby
6 33 (10.09%) Bash Shell
7 32 (9.79%) JavaScript
8 27 (8.26%) Perl
8 27 (8.26%) SQL
9 25 (7.65%) XAML
10 17 (5.20%) Shell Script
11 14 (4.28%) PHP
12 12 (3.67%) VB
13 5 (1.53%) Groovy
13 5 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.22%) Go
14 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.92%) C++
15 3 (0.92%) Korn
16 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (18.96%) Security Cleared
2 56 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.28%) Degree
4 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.61%) VCAP
5 2 (0.61%) VCP6
5 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) RHCA
6 1 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (18.04%) QA
2 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.61%) MiFID
3 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (10.09%) Docker
2 15 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.06%) vSphere
5 5 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.22%) KVM
7 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.92%) Xen
7 3 (0.92%) XenApp
7 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.61%) NFS
8 2 (0.61%) pfSense
8 2 (0.61%) vCloud
8 2 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) LXC
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 95 (29.05%) Puppet
2 89 (27.22%) Ansible
3 56 (17.13%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (6.73%) Kubernetes
5 15 (4.59%) vRealize
6 10 (3.06%) Rundeck
6 10 (3.06%) SCCM
6 10 (3.06%) SCOM
7 8 (2.45%) logstash
7 8 (2.45%) Terraform
8 6 (1.83%) Kibana
8 6 (1.83%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.83%) SCVMM
9 5 (1.53%) Rsyslog
10 4 (1.22%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (1.22%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.22%) yum
11 3 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.92%) Grafana
12 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (14.07%) VMware
2 35 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.34%) Red Hat
4 19 (5.81%) Oracle
5 14 (4.28%) HP
6 13 (3.98%) Atlassian
7 12 (3.67%) Cisco
8 11 (3.36%) CA
9 9 (2.75%) IBM
10 8 (2.45%) Splunk
11 5 (1.53%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.53%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.22%) Citrix
12 4 (1.22%) EMC
12 4 (1.22%) NetApp
12 4 (1.22%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.92%) Charles River
13 3 (0.92%) Dell
13 3 (0.92%) SAP
13 3 (0.92%) Veritas
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