The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 52 54 50
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Automotive 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.86% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the General category 2.86% 2.35% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £920
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.16% -13.33%
Automotive
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
245 213 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.21% 34.63% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 110 87
Average daily rate £378 £365 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £6.84 £31.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.93% -16.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automotive across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automotive across the Birmingham region.

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automotive across the Birmingham region.

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Automotive
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automotive also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automotive.

1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) German Language
2 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 3 (23.08%) SAP SD
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) FlexRay
5 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.69%) SCADA
5 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
5 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) Siemens
5 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (7.69%) Lync
5 1 (7.69%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (7.69%) WinCC
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Automotive also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automotive. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Lync
1 1 (7.69%) WinCC
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FlexRay
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (38.46%) German Language
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Developer
2 3 (23.08%) SAP SD Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Support
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Support Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Author
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Author
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) SCADA
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Siemens
2 1 (7.69%) Allen-Bradley