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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 339 380 339
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -41
Contract jobs citing Automotive 283 230 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the General category 1.31% 1.07% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 87 64
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£388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £312 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 57
Average hourly rate £30.82 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £11.00 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.16% -13.33%

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
21554 21459 20727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.68% 38.86% 42.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13291 13331 12429
Average daily rate £430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 580 638
Average hourly rate £22.35 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.49 £45.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +42 282 £388 -3.12% 188
West Midlands +7 108 £375 -9.09% 26
South East +11 85 £413 +3.12% 65
Warwickshire +11 51 £150 -62.50% 11
London +10 31 £375 -24.43% 20
Buckinghamshire +11 30 £375 -6.25% 8
Coventry +8 28 £525 +162.50% 6
Berkshire -5 28 £425 +6.25% 13
Milton Keynes +7 26 £363 -9.37% 7
East of England +25 21 £350 +16.47% 20
Hampshire +3 17 £431 +15.00% 3
Essex +12 16 £350 +16.47% 8
Hook - 8 £444 -
Midlands +8 7 - - 2
Birmingham +2 7 £275 -21.42% 2
Surrey -2 7 £344 -23.61% 6
South West -5 7 £388 -18.42% 11
City of London +19 6 £388 +8.77% 6
Leamington Spa +5 6 £150 - 7
Wolverhampton +9 5 £220 -
East Midlands +8 5 £463 - 13
Gloucestershire -15 5 - - 1
Cheltenham - 5 - -
Basildon - 5 £330 - 2
Solihull +6 4 - -
Gaydon +1 4 - -
North West -20 4 £525 +4.47% 14
Bedfordshire +2 3 £485 - 3
North East -2 3 £195 -18.75% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 2 - - 1

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 97 (19.02%) SAP
2 80 (15.69%) Finance
2 80 (15.69%) Manufacturing
3 69 (13.53%) Project Management
4 60 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (9.80%) Software Engineering
6 47 (9.22%) Degree
7 46 (9.02%) Java
8 45 (8.82%) C
9 41 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (8.04%) Electronics
10 39 (7.65%) Windows
11 38 (7.45%) HTML
12 33 (6.47%) SQL
13 32 (6.27%) MS Excel
14 27 (5.29%) PRINCE2
14 27 (5.29%) Marketing
15 26 (5.10%) Microsoft
15 26 (5.10%) Validation
15 26 (5.10%) Migration
16 25 (4.90%) Logistics
17 23 (4.51%) Business Analysis
17 23 (4.51%) Embedded C
17 23 (4.51%) JavaScript
18 22 (4.31%) CSS
18 22 (4.31%) Change Management
18 22 (4.31%) Simulink
18 22 (4.31%) Mobile App
19 21 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (4.12%) CRM

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (3.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 12 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.76%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.76%) CMS
4 6 (1.18%) IIS
5 3 (0.59%) Lync
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
6 2 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) WinCC
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 32 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.31%) Simulink
3 19 (3.73%) MS Office
4 17 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.55%) MS Project
6 10 (1.96%) MS Visio
7 9 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.57%) FrameMaker
9 6 (1.18%) TargetLink
10 5 (0.98%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.39%) CATIA
12 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.20%) Windchill
12 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 16 (3.14%) SAP SD
2 10 (1.96%) SAP CRM
3 7 (1.37%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.18%) SAP PP
5 4 (0.78%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.78%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.59%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.39%) SAP LE
8 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.20%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.20%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.96%) FlexRay
2 8 (1.57%) HTTPS
2 8 (1.57%) LAN
3 7 (1.37%) WAN
4 6 (1.18%) Internet
5 5 (0.98%) Network Security
5 5 (0.98%) DNS
6 4 (0.78%) DWDM
6 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.59%) 4G
7 3 (0.59%) LTE
7 3 (0.59%) MIMO
7 3 (0.59%) IPv4
7 3 (0.59%) IPv6
7 3 (0.59%) LDAP
7 3 (0.59%) 2G
7 3 (0.59%) Wireless
7 3 (0.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.59%) DTS
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 16 (3.14%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (2.55%) JIRA
3 12 (2.35%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.96%) Subversion
5 9 (1.76%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 7 (1.37%) ClearCase
7 6 (1.18%) ClearQuest
8 5 (0.98%) GoogleTest
8 5 (0.98%) CANoe
8 5 (0.98%) Selenium
8 5 (0.98%) LSMW
9 3 (0.59%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.39%) JUnit
10 2 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.20%) AccuRev
General
1 80 (15.69%) Finance
1 80 (15.69%) Manufacturing
2 41 (8.04%) Electronics
3 27 (5.29%) Marketing
4 17 (3.33%) Aerospace
5 16 (3.14%) Retail
6 14 (2.75%) German Language
7 9 (1.76%) French Language
8 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.98%) Avionics
9 5 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.98%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.78%) Back Office
10 4 (0.78%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.59%) Publishing
12 2 (0.39%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (23.14%) Analyst
2 76 (14.90%) Business Analyst
3 64 (12.55%) Developer
4 59 (11.57%) Project Manager
5 55 (10.78%) Consultant
6 53 (10.39%) Software Engineer
7 49 (9.61%) Architect
8 40 (7.84%) SAP Consultant
9 30 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.33%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (2.75%) SAP SD Consultant
13 11 (2.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 11 (2.16%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.16%) Test Analyst
14 10 (1.96%) Author
14 10 (1.96%) Technical Author
14 10 (1.96%) Support Engineer
14 10 (1.96%) Test Engineer
15 9 (1.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.45%) HTML
2 22 (4.31%) CSS
3 21 (4.12%) .NET
4 20 (3.92%) Web Services
5 19 (3.73%) XML
6 15 (2.94%) HTML5
6 15 (2.94%) jQuery
6 15 (2.94%) Middleware
7 12 (2.35%) J2EE
7 12 (2.35%) SOAP
8 9 (1.76%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.57%) EDIFACT
9 8 (1.57%) Ajax
10 7 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.98%) REST
11 5 (0.98%) CSS3
11 5 (0.98%) RESTful
11 5 (0.98%) TopLink
11 5 (0.98%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.78%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.31%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.55%) Telematics
3 13 (2.55%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.76%) User Experience
5 6 (1.18%) Device Driver
5 6 (1.18%) Mechatronics
5 6 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (0.98%) CAN bus
6 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (0.78%) DTV
7 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.59%) iPad
8 3 (0.59%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.59%) iPhone
8 3 (0.59%) PKI
8 3 (0.59%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.65%) Windows
2 20 (3.92%) Linux
3 17 (3.33%) VMS
4 9 (1.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.18%) UNIX
5 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.18%) Android
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.59%) Solaris
8 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.39%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (13.53%) Project Management
2 60 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (9.80%) Software Engineering
4 41 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (5.29%) PRINCE2
6 26 (5.10%) Validation
6 26 (5.10%) Migration
7 25 (4.90%) Logistics
8 23 (4.51%) Business Analysis
9 22 (4.31%) Change Management
10 21 (4.12%) CRM
10 21 (4.12%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (3.53%) Integration Testing
12 17 (3.33%) UML
13 15 (2.94%) Use Case
14 14 (2.75%) Scrum
14 14 (2.75%) User Stories
15 13 (2.55%) Programme Management
16 12 (2.35%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.02%) Java
2 45 (8.82%) C
3 33 (6.47%) SQL
4 23 (4.51%) Embedded C
4 23 (4.51%) JavaScript
5 21 (4.12%) C++
6 20 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 17 (3.33%) C#
8 15 (2.94%) VB
9 10 (1.96%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.57%) Python
10 8 (1.57%) PHP
11 7 (1.37%) VBScript
11 7 (1.37%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.98%) VB6
13 4 (0.78%) XPath
14 3 (0.59%) ABAP
14 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (9.22%) Degree
2 8 (1.57%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (1.37%) ISEB
4 5 (0.98%) PMP
5 4 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.59%) CCA
7 2 (0.39%) MCDBA
7 2 (0.39%) MCAD
7 2 (0.39%) MCSD
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.39%) CCNP
7 2 (0.39%) CCNA
7 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.94%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) SLA
3 5 (0.98%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.59%) JTAG
5 2 (0.39%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.20%) P3O
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 9 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.78%) Firmware
2 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.39%) XenApp
4 2 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.39%) OpenView
2 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.39%) SCOM
2 2 (0.39%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 97 (19.02%) SAP
2 26 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.14%) Adobe
4 12 (2.35%) HP
5 11 (2.16%) Google
6 9 (1.76%) Oracle
6 9 (1.76%) IBM
6 9 (1.76%) VMware
7 6 (1.18%) Remedy
8 4 (0.78%) Apple
8 4 (0.78%) Hyperion
8 4 (0.78%) Dell
8 4 (0.78%) EMC
8 4 (0.78%) Cisco
8 4 (0.78%) Serena
8 4 (0.78%) Brocade
8 4 (0.78%) Twitter
9 3 (0.59%) Mentor Graphics
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix
9 3 (0.59%) MathWorks
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