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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automotive
Rank 437 384 381
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Contract jobs citing Automotive 191 234 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the General category 0.96% 1.16% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 95 80
Average daily rate £425 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £699 £490 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.47 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% +4.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.15 £22.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £42.50 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.47 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% +4.90%

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
19873 20114 20062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 38.84% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12747 12764 12386
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 453 620
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 12 February 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 -42 183 £425 +17.24% 122
West Midlands -36 48 £525 +133.33% 26
South East +7 47 £450 +16.12% 35
East of England +24 35 £300 -6.97% 10
Essex +16 26 £300 -6.97% 5
Warwickshire -7 25 £525 +281.81% 4
London -15 19 £323 -18.09% 15
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £413 +14.58% 2
Milton Keynes 0 15 £406 +11.30% 1
Berkshire +4 14 £475 +11.76% 7
Coventry -16 13 £325 +30.00% 6
Midlands +10 10 £650 -
Basildon +8 8 £242 -
Warwick +3 8 - - 1
East Midlands -15 7 £425 +33.33% 14
South West +5 6 £300 +9.09% 10
Hertfordshire +11 5 £325 +116.66%
Surrey -15 5 £165 -57.41% 10
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 - 4
Bristol - 5 £300 - 1
City of London +30 4 £175 -51.38% 3
Hampshire +6 4 £463 +4.22% 3
Brentwood +2 4 £260 -19.53% 1
Northampton - 4 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire - 4 - - 5
Cambridgeshire +13 3 - - 4
Wolverhampton +5 3 £1,000 - 2
Leamington Spa 0 3 £525 - 1
Bracknell -4 3 £550 +29.41% 1

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 82 (17.79%) Project Management
2 64 (13.88%) SAP
3 60 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (12.36%) Java
5 56 (12.15%) Software Engineering
6 48 (10.41%) Manufacturing
7 43 (9.33%) SQL
8 42 (9.11%) Microsoft
9 41 (8.89%) Finance
10 38 (8.24%) Oracle
10 38 (8.24%) SQL Server
10 38 (8.24%) PRINCE2
11 36 (7.81%) Windows
11 36 (7.81%) MS Excel
12 35 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (7.16%) C
13 33 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (6.94%) HTML
15 30 (6.51%) Marketing
16 29 (6.29%) Degree
17 24 (5.21%) J2EE
17 24 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (4.99%) MS Office
18 23 (4.99%) Validation
19 22 (4.77%) Electronics
19 22 (4.77%) Linux
19 22 (4.77%) SDLC
20 21 (4.56%) CRM
20 21 (4.56%) Embedded C
21 20 (4.34%) JavaScript

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 20 (4.34%) CMS
2 11 (2.39%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.08%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.43%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (0.43%) Drupal
8 2 (0.43%) Liferay
8 2 (0.43%) MTS
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) Apache
9 1 (0.22%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 36 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.99%) MS Office
3 14 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.60%) Simulink
5 10 (2.17%) MS Project
6 5 (1.08%) Stateflow
6 5 (1.08%) TargetLink
7 3 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.43%) CATIA
8 2 (0.43%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.22%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.22%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.08%) SAP PP
2 4 (0.87%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.65%) BPCS
3 3 (0.65%) Primavera
3 3 (0.65%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.65%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.65%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.22%) PaaS
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.74%) Internet
2 6 (1.30%) FTP
2 6 (1.30%) Intranet
3 5 (1.08%) FlexRay
3 5 (1.08%) Network Security
3 5 (1.08%) Wireless
4 4 (0.87%) Firewall
4 4 (0.87%) LAN
4 4 (0.87%) SMS
4 4 (0.87%) WAN
5 3 (0.65%) GSM
5 3 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.65%) MPLS
5 3 (0.65%) RS-232
6 2 (0.43%) BGP
6 2 (0.43%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.43%) Extranet
6 2 (0.43%) IMAP
6 2 (0.43%) OSPF
6 2 (0.43%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.95%) Big Data
5 7 (1.52%) MS Access
5 7 (1.52%) MySQL
5 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.30%) DB2
6 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.08%) WebFOCUS
8 3 (0.65%) DataStage
8 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 12 (2.60%) JIRA
2 11 (2.39%) AccuRev
3 9 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (1.74%) Subversion
5 7 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.30%) JUnit
6 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.08%) Ant
7 5 (1.08%) Checkstyle
7 5 (1.08%) FindBugs
7 5 (1.08%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.87%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.43%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.43%) ERwin
10 2 (0.43%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.43%) Rational Rose
General
1 48 (10.41%) Manufacturing
2 41 (8.89%) Finance
3 30 (6.51%) Marketing
4 22 (4.77%) Electronics
5 16 (3.47%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.60%) Retail
6 12 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.39%) Legal
8 5 (1.08%) Advertising
8 5 (1.08%) Banking
8 5 (1.08%) German Language
9 3 (0.65%) Avionics
9 3 (0.65%) Games
9 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (16.92%) Analyst
2 71 (15.40%) Project Manager
3 70 (15.18%) Developer
4 49 (10.63%) Architect
5 37 (8.03%) Software Engineer
6 25 (5.42%) Business Analyst
6 25 (5.42%) Consultant
7 20 (4.34%) Embedded Engineer
8 19 (4.12%) Data Architect
9 18 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 18 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.69%) Java Developer
11 12 (2.60%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (2.39%) Automotive Software Engineer
13 10 (2.17%) J2EE Developer
13 10 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (1.95%) DBA
14 9 (1.95%) Digital Project Manager
14 9 (1.95%) SAP Manager
14 9 (1.95%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.94%) HTML
2 24 (5.21%) J2EE
3 19 (4.12%) .NET
3 19 (4.12%) XML
4 16 (3.47%) CSS
5 15 (3.25%) Web Services
6 12 (2.60%) HTML5
7 11 (2.39%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.17%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.74%) jQuery
10 7 (1.52%) JSP
10 7 (1.52%) Struts
11 6 (1.30%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.30%) JSON
11 6 (1.30%) Servlets
11 6 (1.30%) TopLink
11 6 (1.30%) XSD
12 5 (1.08%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.08%) JDBC
12 5 (1.08%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.04%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.39%) User Experience
4 8 (1.74%) CAN bus
4 8 (1.74%) Telematics
5 7 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.52%) Clustering
5 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.30%) Social Media
7 5 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.08%) PMI
7 5 (1.08%) Statistics
8 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.65%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.65%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.81%) Windows
2 22 (4.77%) Linux
3 17 (3.69%) Unix
4 12 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.30%) Android
7 5 (1.08%) VMS
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.79%) Project Management
2 60 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.15%) Software Engineering
4 38 (8.24%) PRINCE2
5 35 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (4.99%) Validation
8 22 (4.77%) SDLC
9 21 (4.56%) CRM
10 20 (4.34%) Business Analysis
10 20 (4.34%) Data Management
10 20 (4.34%) TOGAF
11 18 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (3.69%) OO
13 16 (3.47%) Change Management
13 16 (3.47%) Data Architecture
14 15 (3.25%) B2C
14 15 (3.25%) Change Control
14 15 (3.25%) Programme Management
14 15 (3.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.36%) Java
2 43 (9.33%) SQL
3 33 (7.16%) C
4 21 (4.56%) Embedded C
5 20 (4.34%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.12%) C++
7 16 (3.47%) C#
8 14 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.82%) MATLAB
10 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.30%) ABAP
12 6 (1.30%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.08%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.08%) VBA
14 4 (0.87%) VB
15 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.65%) RPG
15 3 (0.65%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 29 (6.29%) Degree
2 10 (2.17%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.08%) CISA
3 5 (1.08%) CISM
3 5 (1.08%) CISSP
3 5 (1.08%) PMP
4 4 (0.87%) ISEB
4 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) CCNA
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.43%) PhD
6 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) CCA
7 1 (0.22%) MCSA
7 1 (0.22%) MCSE
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.12%) MISRA
2 15 (3.25%) ISO26262
3 11 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.17%) QA
5 7 (1.52%) IEC 61508
6 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.87%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.87%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.43%) ECSS
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.43%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (1.95%) Firmware
2 6 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.08%) XenApp
3 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.43%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.87%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) EnCase
4 1 (0.22%) Oozie
4 1 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 64 (13.88%) SAP
2 42 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.24%) Oracle
4 16 (3.47%) IBM
5 11 (2.39%) Adobe
6 7 (1.52%) HP
6 7 (1.52%) MathWorks
6 7 (1.52%) Siebel
7 6 (1.30%) Dell
7 6 (1.30%) Google
7 6 (1.30%) Rally
7 6 (1.30%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.30%) VMware
8 5 (1.08%) Citrix
9 3 (0.65%) Ariba
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco
9 3 (0.65%) Freescale
9 3 (0.65%) Informatica
9 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
York
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Infomedia Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £16.00 - £22.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Huxley
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £335 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago