The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automotive
Rank 436 370 407
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +37
Contract jobs citing Automotive 209 287 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the General category 1.00% 1.33% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 128 86
Average daily rate £411 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.39% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.89% -7.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.20 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.89% -7.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
20917 21584 21185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.44% 38.72% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13791 13321 13152
Average daily rate £450 £432 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 535 569
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.61 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £43.50 £46.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automotive
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Automotive Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Automotive
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -77 204 £411 +6.12% 89
South East -48 50 £418 +1.21% 27
West Midlands -50 49 £348 +27.52% 19
London -6 37 £400 +6.66% 11
East of England +13 29 £425 +21.42% 12
Essex +9 25 £425 +21.42%
Buckinghamshire +12 23 £425 +13.33% 6
Milton Keynes -1 19 £425 +19.71% 3
Coventry -16 17 £325 -38.09% 3
Warwickshire -20 16 £591 +181.42% 3
East Midlands +16 14 £375 -18.91% 8
Berkshire -6 14 £361 -15.00% 4
Northamptonshire +18 10 - - 3
South West +3 9 £413 +6.45% 6
Birmingham +5 8 £250 -9.09% 3
Basildon +10 5 £290 -17.73%
Yorkshire +3 5 - -
Hampshire -14 5 £500 +15.94% 1
Surrey -14 5 £195 -40.00% 12
Reading - 5 £513 - 1
Warwick - 5 £591 -
North Yorkshire +8 4 - -
Farnborough +7 4 £500 +8.10%
Midlands -8 4 £675 -
Wales - 4 - - 2
Bridgend - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - - 2
Maidenhead +5 3 £373 -6.87%
Bristol +1 3 £413 +6.45% 2
Wolverhampton -2 3 £660 +200.00% 4

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 85 (21.25%) Project Management
2 66 (16.50%) Finance
3 62 (15.50%) Manufacturing
3 62 (15.50%) SAP
4 53 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (10.50%) Software Engineering
6 37 (9.25%) PRINCE2
7 36 (9.00%) Java
8 33 (8.25%) Microsoft
9 29 (7.25%) C
9 29 (7.25%) SQL
10 27 (6.75%) Degree
10 27 (6.75%) Change Control
11 26 (6.50%) MS Excel
12 25 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (6.00%) Oracle
14 23 (5.75%) SQL Server
15 21 (5.25%) Configuration Management
15 21 (5.25%) Windows
15 21 (5.25%) Linux
15 21 (5.25%) Embedded C
15 21 (5.25%) PMI Certification
16 20 (5.00%) Mobile App
17 19 (4.75%) C#
17 19 (4.75%) CMS
17 19 (4.75%) Logistics
18 18 (4.50%) Retail
18 18 (4.50%) C++
19 17 (4.25%) JavaScript
19 17 (4.25%) HTML

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (4.75%) CMS
2 8 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.50%) MTS
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.25%) CICS
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.75%) MS Office
3 14 (3.50%) MS Project
4 7 (1.75%) Simulink
5 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.75%) CATIA
6 3 (0.75%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.50%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.50%) SPSS
8 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (1.75%) SAP PP
2 6 (1.50%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.75%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.75%) Primavera
3 3 (0.75%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.75%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.75%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.50%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.50%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.50%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.50%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
2 3 (0.75%) PaaS
2 3 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Force.com
4 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.00%) Firewall
1 4 (1.00%) Internet
1 4 (1.00%) RS-232
1 4 (1.00%) Wireless
2 3 (0.75%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.75%) WAN
3 2 (0.50%) SMS
3 2 (0.50%) SpaceWire
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.25%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) MPLS
4 1 (0.25%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) RFID
4 1 (0.25%) RS-422
4 1 (0.25%) RS-485
4 1 (0.25%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.75%) MS Access
2 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.50%) DB2
4 5 (1.25%) MySQL
4 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.75%) Big Data
5 3 (0.75%) DataStage
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.75%) Power BI
5 3 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.25%) QlikView
7 1 (0.25%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.50%) JIRA
2 8 (2.00%) Subversion
3 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.00%) Bugzilla
5 4 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.75%) AccuRev
6 3 (0.75%) Eclipse RCP
7 2 (0.50%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.50%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.50%) Toad
8 1 (0.25%) CANoe
8 1 (0.25%) GitLab
8 1 (0.25%) Grunt
8 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (16.50%) Finance
2 62 (15.50%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.50%) Retail
4 14 (3.50%) Legal
5 13 (3.25%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.25%) Marketing
6 10 (2.50%) Electronics
7 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.50%) Banking
8 6 (1.50%) German Language
9 5 (1.25%) Publishing
10 4 (1.00%) Avionics
11 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 67 (16.75%) Project Manager
2 62 (15.50%) Developer
3 52 (13.00%) Analyst
4 38 (9.50%) Architect
5 29 (7.25%) Software Engineer
6 27 (6.75%) Consultant
6 27 (6.75%) Systems Engineer
7 25 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
8 23 (5.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 18 (4.50%) Business Analyst
10 15 (3.75%) IT Manager
11 13 (3.25%) SAP Consultant
11 13 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.00%) Control Systems Engineer
12 12 (3.00%) IT Project Manager
13 11 (2.75%) Data Architect
13 11 (2.75%) Test Engineer
14 8 (2.00%) SAP Manager
15 7 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
15 7 (1.75%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.25%) HTML
2 16 (4.00%) CSS
3 15 (3.75%) .NET
3 15 (3.75%) AngularJS
4 13 (3.25%) J2EE
5 8 (2.00%) jQuery
5 8 (2.00%) REST
6 7 (1.75%) XML
7 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.50%) HTML5
7 6 (1.50%) JSON
7 6 (1.50%) Web Services
8 5 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (1.25%) Backbone.js
8 5 (1.25%) Spring
9 4 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.00%) CSS3
9 4 (1.00%) Spring MVC
9 4 (1.00%) XSD
10 3 (0.75%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.00%) User Experience
4 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.75%) PMI
5 6 (1.50%) Clustering
6 5 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.25%) Social Media
7 4 (1.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.00%) Statistics
7 4 (1.00%) Telematics
8 3 (0.75%) ASTM
8 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.25%) Linux
1 21 (5.25%) Windows
2 7 (1.75%) Unix
3 6 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.25%) Android
4 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.00%) VMS
6 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.75%) zOS
7 2 (0.50%) SUSE
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (21.25%) Project Management
2 53 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.50%) Software Engineering
4 37 (9.25%) PRINCE2
5 27 (6.75%) Change Control
6 25 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (5.25%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.75%) Logistics
9 15 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.75%) Migration
9 15 (3.75%) OO
10 14 (3.50%) PRINCE
10 14 (3.50%) Process Improvement
10 14 (3.50%) Programme Management
10 14 (3.50%) SDLC
10 14 (3.50%) TOGAF
11 13 (3.25%) Business Analysis
11 13 (3.25%) Waterfall
12 12 (3.00%) Data Analysis
12 12 (3.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.00%) Java
2 29 (7.25%) C
2 29 (7.25%) SQL
3 21 (5.25%) Embedded C
4 19 (4.75%) C#
5 18 (4.50%) C++
6 17 (4.25%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.00%) MATLAB
7 8 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.50%) Assembly Language
9 6 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.25%) ABAP
10 5 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.00%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.00%) R
12 3 (0.75%) PHP
12 3 (0.75%) VB
12 3 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (6.75%) Degree
2 21 (5.25%) PMI Certification
3 14 (3.50%) PMP
4 13 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.25%) CISA
6 5 (1.25%) CISM
6 5 (1.25%) CISSP
6 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) CCNA
9 2 (0.50%) ISEB
9 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.50%) MAPM
9 2 (0.50%) MCSA
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CCA
10 1 (0.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.50%) MISRA
2 10 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.75%) ISO26262
4 7 (1.75%) QA
5 6 (1.50%) DO-178B
6 5 (1.25%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.75%) DO-160
8 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.50%) ECSS
8 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.50%) Cygwin
2 2 (0.50%) Firmware
2 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.25%) Data Guard
1 5 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (15.50%) SAP
2 33 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.00%) Oracle
4 10 (2.50%) Rally
5 6 (1.50%) Google
5 6 (1.50%) MathWorks
5 6 (1.50%) VMware
6 5 (1.25%) Adobe
6 5 (1.25%) IBM
7 4 (1.00%) Cisco
7 4 (1.00%) JDA
7 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.75%) Ariba
8 3 (0.75%) Freescale
8 3 (0.75%) QNX
9 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.50%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.50%) Serena
9 2 (0.50%) Tableau
9 2 (0.50%) Teradata
Wokingham, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £33 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Yoh
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £30 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Yoh
Rate: £27 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £99 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Capitol International Services Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £28 - 31 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 11 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £10 - £99 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Derby
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £neg
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago