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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 19 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automotive 6 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.41% - 4.17%
As % of the General category 11.32% - 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£348 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.26% -1.38%
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
53 50 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 30.11% 32.89% 38.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £875 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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 3 (30.00%) SAP
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (10.00%) SAP APO
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (10.00%) CAD
3 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) RUP
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) EDI

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP APO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP PP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior SAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) EDI Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP EDI Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ERP
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) RUP
2 1 (10.00%) CAD
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Industrial Design
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
2 1 (10.00%) Alias