Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Engineer was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 7 December 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 92 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 - +88
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 34 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.71% 1.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 0
Wiltshire median daily rate £505 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% - -
South West median daily rate £475 £550 £395
% change year-on-year -13.64% +39.24% -16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £42.52 -
South West median hourly rate £60.00 £42.52 -
% change year-on-year +41.13% - -

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 1,863 1,686 1,202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 94.51% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,250 1,103 823
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +8.39%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £268
90th Percentile £625 £625 £579
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 62 26
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.13% -29.22%
10th Percentile £13.90 £15.48 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.95 £40.38
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +36.36% +6.80%

Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Engineer in Wiltshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Engineer in Wiltshire

Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 7 December 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
Corsham -8 21 £475 -13.64% 1
Chippenham - 3 £425 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 Wiltshire region featuring Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 28 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 27 (79.41%) VMware
3 23 (67.65%) PowerShell
4 19 (55.88%) PowerCLI
5 15 (44.12%) DV Cleared
6 12 (35.29%) Windows
7 11 (32.35%) Application Packaging
7 11 (32.35%) JIRA
7 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
8 10 (29.41%) VMware NSX
9 9 (26.47%) vSphere
10 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Automation
11 7 (20.59%) Scrum
11 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (20.59%) Bitbucket
11 7 (20.59%) Python
11 7 (20.59%) Cisco
12 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
13 5 (14.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (11.76%) vCenter Server
14 4 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
14 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
14 4 (11.76%) Confluence
14 4 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
14 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) VSAN
2 1 (2.94%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) JIRA
2 7 (20.59%) Bitbucket
3 4 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.94%) Appium
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (32.35%) Application Packaging
2 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Automation
3 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (20.59%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (5.88%) NsoIT
8 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure as Code
8 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.94%) SDLC
8 1 (2.94%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 1 (2.94%) Task Automation
8 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) PowerShell
2 7 (20.59%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Groovy
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 28 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 15 (44.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) MCSA
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) OCA
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware NSX
2 9 (26.47%) vSphere
3 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (55.88%) PowerCLI
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) vCenter Server
3 3 (8.82%) Ansible
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) Atlassian
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) SAP