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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 54 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Automotive 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.13% 1.27% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.75 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -11.24%
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
266 237 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.90% 31.60% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 148 127
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Automotive Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Automotive
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 4 (33.33%) Electronics
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) German Language
5 2 (16.67%) FlexRay
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) VBA
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (8.33%) Simulink
6 1 (8.33%) Stateflow
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) SCADA

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
1 1 (8.33%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) German Language
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Supervisor
2 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
1 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft