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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 357 386 342
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -44
Contract jobs citing Automotive 280 205 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.32% 1.01% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 70 63
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £309 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 58
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.16 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% -8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £11.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £34.32 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -8.48%

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
21184 20385 20176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.11% 38.72% 42.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13275 12879 12117
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 567 665
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 +38 279 £388 -3.12% 197
West Midlands +4 107 £200 -51.51% 40
South East +3 69 £413 +3.12% 55
Warwickshire +12 48 £220 -39.10% 14
London +14 40 £375 -9.09% 27
East of England +17 25 £375 +11.94% 19
Coventry 0 25 £163 -67.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 21 £400 - 4
Berkshire -2 21 £450 +12.50% 5
Milton Keynes +8 18 £388 -3.12%
Essex +7 17 £375 +11.94% 8
Hampshire +7 16 £419 +19.64% 2
South West +2 8 £400 -11.11% 22
Birmingham -6 8 £130 -71.11% 3
Wolverhampton +9 7 £220 -
Leamington Spa +3 7 £220 - 8
Surrey +3 7 £325 -23.52% 8
Basildon - 7 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £485 - 3
Midlands +4 5 - -
Gloucestershire -11 5 - - 8
Cheltenham - 5 - -
Hook - 5 £413 -
Gaydon - 5 £275 -
Solihull +3 4 - - 3
East Midlands -8 4 £419 -16.25% 12
North West -18 4 £525 +48.40% 13
North East - 4 £195 - 2
Worcestershire +4 3 £600 - 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £425 +4.61% 5

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 91 (17.57%) SAP
2 72 (13.90%) Manufacturing
3 70 (13.51%) Finance
4 63 (12.16%) Project Management
5 62 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (11.58%) Degree
7 52 (10.04%) Software Engineering
8 51 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (9.65%) Java
10 44 (8.49%) C
11 40 (7.72%) HTML
11 40 (7.72%) Windows
12 39 (7.53%) Microsoft
13 35 (6.76%) MS Excel
14 32 (6.18%) SQL
14 32 (6.18%) Electronics
15 28 (5.41%) Migration
15 28 (5.41%) SQL Server
15 28 (5.41%) .NET
15 28 (5.41%) Logistics
16 27 (5.21%) Marketing
16 27 (5.21%) Validation
17 25 (4.83%) JavaScript
18 24 (4.63%) Embedded C
18 24 (4.63%) Mobile App
19 23 (4.44%) Web Services
19 23 (4.44%) Simulink
20 21 (4.05%) MATLAB
20 21 (4.05%) XML
20 21 (4.05%) CSS

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (2.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.93%) CMS
3 10 (1.93%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.74%) IIS
5 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) Node.js
6 3 (0.58%) Lync
7 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.39%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.44%) Simulink
3 20 (3.86%) MS Office
4 16 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.70%) MS Project
6 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.16%) TargetLink
8 5 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.97%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.77%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.39%) CATIA
11 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.19%) Windchill
11 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 11 (2.12%) SAP SD
2 8 (1.54%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.35%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.97%) SAP EWM
4 5 (0.97%) SAP PP
5 4 (0.77%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.58%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.39%) SAP LE
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.19%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.19%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.19%) SAP PLM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.74%) FlexRay
1 9 (1.74%) LAN
2 8 (1.54%) Internet
2 8 (1.54%) HTTPS
2 8 (1.54%) WAN
3 7 (1.35%) DNS
4 5 (0.97%) Network Security
5 4 (0.77%) DWDM
5 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.77%) DHCP
5 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.58%) MIMO
6 3 (0.58%) LTE
6 3 (0.58%) 4G
6 3 (0.58%) LDAP
6 3 (0.58%) IPv4
6 3 (0.58%) IPv6
6 3 (0.58%) 2G
6 3 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.93%) MySQL
3 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.58%) DTS
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (3.09%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (2.70%) JIRA
3 13 (2.51%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.93%) Subversion
5 9 (1.74%) Selenium
6 8 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 7 (1.35%) CANoe
7 7 (1.35%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.16%) ClearQuest
8 6 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.97%) LSMW
10 3 (0.58%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.39%) JUnit
11 2 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.19%) AccuRev
12 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (13.90%) Manufacturing
2 70 (13.51%) Finance
3 32 (6.18%) Electronics
4 27 (5.21%) Marketing
5 21 (4.05%) German Language
5 21 (4.05%) Retail
6 18 (3.47%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.12%) French Language
8 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.16%) Avionics
10 5 (0.97%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.77%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.77%) Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Games
12 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.58%) Publishing
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 120 (23.17%) Analyst
2 73 (14.09%) Business Analyst
3 68 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 67 (12.93%) Developer
5 54 (10.42%) Software Engineer
6 45 (8.69%) Consultant
7 42 (8.11%) Architect
8 35 (6.76%) SAP Consultant
9 28 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
11 15 (2.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 14 (2.70%) Java Developer
13 13 (2.51%) Test Analyst
14 10 (1.93%) Support Engineer
14 10 (1.93%) SAP SD Consultant
15 9 (1.74%) Support Analyst
15 9 (1.74%) Coordinator
15 9 (1.74%) Software Developer
16 8 (1.54%) Senior Software Engineer
16 8 (1.54%) SAP MM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.72%) HTML
2 28 (5.41%) .NET
3 23 (4.44%) Web Services
4 21 (4.05%) XML
4 21 (4.05%) CSS
5 16 (3.09%) HTML5
6 15 (2.90%) J2EE
7 14 (2.70%) jQuery
8 13 (2.51%) REST
8 13 (2.51%) Middleware
9 12 (2.32%) SOAP
10 11 (2.12%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.54%) EDIFACT
12 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.35%) TopLink
12 7 (1.35%) Ajax
13 6 (1.16%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.16%) CSS3
14 5 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 4 (0.77%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.63%) Mobile App
2 20 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.32%) User Experience
4 12 (2.32%) Telematics
5 9 (1.74%) Device Driver
6 8 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.16%) Mechatronics
7 6 (1.16%) CAN bus
8 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.77%) DTV
9 4 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.58%) iPhone
10 3 (0.58%) iPad
10 3 (0.58%) Social Media
10 3 (0.58%) Blog
10 3 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.72%) Windows
2 16 (3.09%) Linux
3 14 (2.70%) VMS
3 14 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.12%) Android
5 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.16%) UNIX
7 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.58%) Solaris
10 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Tizen
11 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (12.16%) Project Management
2 62 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (10.04%) Software Engineering
4 51 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (5.41%) Migration
5 28 (5.41%) Logistics
6 27 (5.21%) Validation
7 21 (4.05%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.05%) CRM
8 20 (3.86%) Business Analysis
8 20 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (3.86%) Change Management
9 19 (3.67%) E-Commerce
9 19 (3.67%) ITIL
10 18 (3.47%) UML
11 15 (2.90%) Change Control
11 15 (2.90%) Scrum
12 14 (2.70%) Use Case
12 14 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.65%) Java
2 44 (8.49%) C
3 32 (6.18%) SQL
4 25 (4.83%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.63%) Embedded C
6 21 (4.05%) MATLAB
6 21 (4.05%) C#
7 17 (3.28%) C++
8 13 (2.51%) VB
9 11 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.74%) PHP
11 7 (1.35%) VBScript
12 5 (0.97%) VB6
12 5 (0.97%) Embedded C++
13 3 (0.58%) XPath
13 3 (0.58%) Python
13 3 (0.58%) ABAP
13 3 (0.58%) VBA
14 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (11.58%) Degree
2 12 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (1.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (0.97%) ISEB
6 3 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.58%) CCNA
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.39%) PMP
7 2 (0.39%) MBA
7 2 (0.39%) MCAD
7 2 (0.39%) MCSD
7 2 (0.39%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.39%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.39%) CCNP
7 2 (0.39%) CCA
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.32%) QA
2 7 (1.35%) SLA
3 6 (1.16%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.58%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.39%) JTAG
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 10 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.58%) Firmware
4 2 (0.39%) vSphere
4 2 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) vCloud
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) SCOrch
2 3 (0.58%) SCOM
3 2 (0.39%) OpenView
3 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (17.57%) SAP
2 39 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.70%) HP
4 11 (2.12%) Adobe
4 11 (2.12%) IBM
5 10 (1.93%) Oracle
6 9 (1.74%) VMware
7 6 (1.16%) Remedy
7 6 (1.16%) Cisco
7 6 (1.16%) Hyperion
7 6 (1.16%) Google
8 5 (0.97%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.97%) Serena
8 5 (0.97%) Apple
9 4 (0.77%) EMC
9 4 (0.77%) Brocade
9 4 (0.77%) Twitter
10 3 (0.58%) Dell
10 3 (0.58%) Citrix
10 3 (0.58%) MathWorks
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Rate: £23 - £28 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £2000 - £4000 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £34 - £38 per hour + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £0 - 25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bicester
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago