Period
to 14 August 2020

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 111 81
Rank change year-on-year +47 -30 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 3 11 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.43% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.64% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £550 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% - -
10th Percentile £538 £375 £426
90th Percentile £563 £566 £554
South West median daily rate £525 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +13.51% -2.63% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £43.50
South West median hourly rate - - £43.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 652 1,730 1,182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 92.91% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 1,136 765
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £262
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
South West median daily rate £468 £426 £400
% change year-on-year +9.93% +6.38% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 55 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £16.75 £20.23 £14.30
90th Percentile £47.41 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -13.58% +15.71% -6.67%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Wiltshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Automation Engineer in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Wiltshire

Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. 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
Corsham +12 3 £550 +15.79% 3
Automation Engineer
South West

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 Wiltshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) RHCA
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) OCA
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) VSAN
3 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server

Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) OCA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (33.33%) RHCA
2 1 (33.33%) RHCE
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware NSX
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle