The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 22 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 119 125
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.15% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.15% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year +46.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1392 1956 2011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.75% 96.40% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1361 1383
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 58
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.13 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.23 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in West Yorkshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in West Yorkshire

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Yorkshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) GitHub
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
1 2 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC

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

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (100.00%) Octopus Deploy
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware