The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 17 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Automotive 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.45% 1.69% 2.53%
As % of the General category 12.50% 5.56% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -
Automotive
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
40 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.59% 30.51% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 34
Average daily rate £463 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (41.67%) SAP
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) Industrial Design
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics
4 1 (8.33%) Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Alias
4 1 (8.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
1 1 (8.33%) SAP APO
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PP
1 1 (8.33%) SAP CRM
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) SAP PP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Senior SAP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Architect
2 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (8.33%) EDI Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) SAP EDI Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Project Delivery Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) System Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) Industrial Design
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) RUP
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Autodesk
3 1 (8.33%) Alias
3 1 (8.33%) Business Objects