Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 188 172
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 11 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.25% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 -
England median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +28.17% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4651 5662 4737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.10% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3418 2690
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £540 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 234 263
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in the West Midlands

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in the West Midlands

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
Birmingham -1 6 £375 +7.14%
Coventry - 2 £428 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Python
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) VB
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) FMCG
3 5 (45.45%) Task Automation
3 5 (45.45%) WinAutomation
4 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
4 3 (27.27%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Selenium
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) C++
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) WinAutomation
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) FMCG
2 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) VxWorks
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Task Automation
2 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Gantt Chart
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Robotic Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) MISRA
2 1 (9.09%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft