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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 58 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Automotive 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.27% 1.50% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £37.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% -3.07%
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
237 200 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.64% 30.30% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 127 147
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.10 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.01 £11.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £53.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) CAN bus
2 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) PMI
3 1 (10.00%) PMP
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Siemens
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) CAD
3 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (10.00%) Simulink
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) EDI
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) SAS

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
1 1 (10.00%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP SD Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) CRM Architect
2 1 (10.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) EDI
1 1 (10.00%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (20.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (10.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) UML
1 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (10.00%) CAD
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PMP
1 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Siemens
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) VMware