The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 13 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Automotive 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.60% 3.75% 5.33%
As % of the General category 10.00% 13.64% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £260 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
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 Solihull region.

General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 25.97% 27.50% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate £375 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £272 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £440 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) SysML
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Mechatronics
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Simulink

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Dell
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
1 2 (28.57%) VMware