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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 349 368 342
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs citing Automotive 240 206 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.17% 1.03% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 84 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £313 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £463
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 38
Average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £21.40 £27.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £43.50 £37.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -4.76%

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
20496 19944 18683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.06% 39.68% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12792 12098 11299
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 620 605
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +11 236 £375 -6.25% 146
West Midlands +5 88 £225 -48.57% 30
South East -16 71 £400 - 36
Warwickshire +9 42 £138 -67.64% 1
London -2 40 £375 -11.76% 15
Buckinghamshire +2 25 £375 +15.38% 4
Berkshire -4 25 £425 +6.25% 6
Coventry +3 23 £250 -39.79% 7
Milton Keynes -2 21 £375 +15.38% 1
East of England 0 11 £324 -0.38% 23
Hampshire - 11 £450 - 3
City of London +19 10 £360 +12.50% 3
Surrey +2 9 £388 +10.71% 10
Essex +7 8 £338 +3.84% 14
North West -14 8 £200 -52.94% 12
Birmingham +4 7 £225 -35.71% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £319 - 12
Leicestershire - 4 £338 - 4
Leamington Spa - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +14 3 £163 -
Derbyshire +12 2 £300 - 4
Solihull +11 2 - -
Derby +7 2 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear +7 2 - - 1
North East -1 2 - - 2
Slough -6 2 £600 - 2
Manchester -8 2 £525 - 6
South West -28 2 £275 -42.10% 7
Brentwood -4 1 £323 -24.11% 1
Loughborough - 1 £338 - 3

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 436 (40.18%) Electronics
2 87 (8.02%) Manufacturing
3 82 (7.56%) SAP
4 81 (7.47%) Finance
5 71 (6.54%) Project Management
6 66 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (4.70%) Degree
8 47 (4.33%) Software Engineering
9 44 (4.06%) PRINCE2
10 42 (3.87%) Java
11 41 (3.78%) C
12 37 (3.41%) SQL
13 36 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (3.13%) MS Excel
14 34 (3.13%) Business Analysis
15 31 (2.86%) HTML
16 29 (2.67%) Microsoft
17 28 (2.58%) Windows
18 27 (2.49%) Marketing
19 26 (2.40%) Adobe
20 23 (2.12%) Validation
20 23 (2.12%) Migration
20 23 (2.12%) Mobile App
21 22 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (2.03%) Linux
22 21 (1.94%) UML
22 21 (1.94%) Embedded C
23 20 (1.84%) E-Commerce
23 20 (1.84%) MS Office
23 20 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
2 11 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.55%) CMS
5 4 (0.37%) Lync
6 3 (0.28%) WordPress
6 3 (0.28%) IIS
7 2 (0.18%) Apache
7 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.18%) Drupal
7 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.18%) Node.js
7 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.092%) WinCC
8 1 (0.092%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.092%) Documentum
8 1 (0.092%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.092%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.84%) MS Office
2 20 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.66%) MS Project
4 17 (1.57%) Simulink
4 17 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (1.47%) FrameMaker
6 10 (0.92%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.46%) TargetLink
8 4 (0.37%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.28%) CATIA
9 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.092%) Maya
11 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.092%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) SAP CRM
2 7 (0.65%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.46%) SAP MM
3 5 (0.46%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.37%) SAP APO
4 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.18%) BPCS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.18%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.18%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.18%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.092%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.092%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.092%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.092%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.092%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.74%) HTTPS
2 7 (0.65%) Internet
3 6 (0.55%) LAN
3 6 (0.55%) WAN
4 4 (0.37%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.37%) DNS
5 3 (0.28%) InfiniBand
5 3 (0.28%) Wireless
5 3 (0.28%) 2G
5 3 (0.28%) MIMO
5 3 (0.28%) LTE
5 3 (0.28%) 4G
5 3 (0.28%) HTTP
5 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.28%) 3G
5 3 (0.28%) IPv4
5 3 (0.28%) IPv6
5 3 (0.28%) SAN
6 2 (0.18%) FTP
6 2 (0.18%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.28%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.18%) MySQL
7 2 (0.18%) WhereScape RED
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.18%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.18%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (1.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (1.01%) JIRA
4 10 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.74%) GoogleTest
6 5 (0.46%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.46%) Subversion
7 4 (0.37%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.28%) LSMW
8 3 (0.28%) Selenium
8 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.18%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.092%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.092%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.092%) Maven
10 1 (0.092%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.092%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.092%) Jenkins
General
1 436 (40.18%) Electronics
2 87 (8.02%) Manufacturing
3 81 (7.47%) Finance
4 27 (2.49%) Marketing
5 19 (1.75%) Retail
6 17 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 8 (0.74%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.74%) German Language
8 5 (0.46%) Back Office
8 5 (0.46%) Legal
8 5 (0.46%) French Language
9 4 (0.37%) Avionics
10 3 (0.28%) Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
11 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.092%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.092%) Games
12 1 (0.092%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 122 (11.24%) Analyst
2 121 (11.15%) Consultant
3 85 (7.83%) Business Analyst
4 59 (5.44%) Developer
5 53 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 49 (4.52%) Project Manager
7 33 (3.04%) Architect
8 28 (2.58%) SAP Consultant
9 18 (1.66%) Author
9 18 (1.66%) Technical Author
10 16 (1.47%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (1.29%) Test Analyst
11 14 (1.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (1.20%) Test Engineer
13 12 (1.11%) Java Developer
13 12 (1.11%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (0.92%) Agile Business Analyst
15 9 (0.83%) Tester
15 9 (0.83%) Support Engineer
15 9 (0.83%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.86%) HTML
2 18 (1.66%) CSS
2 18 (1.66%) Web Services
3 16 (1.47%) .NET
4 14 (1.29%) HTML5
5 12 (1.11%) XML
6 11 (1.01%) jQuery
7 10 (0.92%) Middleware
8 7 (0.65%) SOAP
8 7 (0.65%) CSS3
9 6 (0.55%) RESTful
9 6 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.46%) Ajax
10 5 (0.46%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.37%) BAPI
11 4 (0.37%) J2EE
12 3 (0.28%) DHTML
12 3 (0.28%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.28%) XSLT
12 3 (0.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (2.12%) Mobile App
2 22 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (0.92%) Telematics
4 8 (0.74%) Computer Science
4 8 (0.74%) User Experience
4 8 (0.74%) Mechatronics
4 8 (0.74%) Algorithms
5 7 (0.65%) PMI
5 7 (0.65%) CAN bus
6 5 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (0.46%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (0.37%) PKI
7 4 (0.37%) DTV
7 4 (0.37%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.28%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.28%) Contract for Difference
8 3 (0.28%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.28%) FMCG
9 2 (0.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (2.58%) Windows
2 22 (2.03%) Linux
3 11 (1.01%) UNIX
4 8 (0.74%) Android
4 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
4 8 (0.74%) VMS
5 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.092%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.092%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (6.54%) Project Management
2 66 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (4.33%) Software Engineering
4 44 (4.06%) PRINCE2
5 36 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (3.13%) Business Analysis
7 23 (2.12%) Validation
7 23 (2.12%) Migration
8 21 (1.94%) UML
9 20 (1.84%) E-Commerce
10 18 (1.66%) Scrum
10 18 (1.66%) Integration Testing
11 17 (1.57%) Change Management
12 16 (1.47%) ERP
12 16 (1.47%) CRM
12 16 (1.47%) Six Sigma
12 16 (1.47%) Use Case
12 16 (1.47%) User Stories
13 14 (1.29%) Test Scripting
13 14 (1.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.87%) Java
2 41 (3.78%) C
3 37 (3.41%) SQL
4 21 (1.94%) Embedded C
5 19 (1.75%) C++
5 19 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 17 (1.57%) MATLAB
6 17 (1.57%) Python
7 11 (1.01%) VB
8 10 (0.92%) C#
9 9 (0.83%) PHP
10 8 (0.74%) Embedded C++
11 4 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.28%) ABAP
12 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.18%) Pascal
13 2 (0.18%) XPath
13 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (4.70%) Degree
2 14 (1.29%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 8 (0.74%) PMP
4 8 (0.74%) ISEB
5 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.18%) CCA
6 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.18%) VCP4
7 1 (0.092%) APMP
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.092%) HND
7 1 (0.092%) MCSE
7 1 (0.092%) CCNA
7 1 (0.092%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.092%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.29%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) SLA
3 6 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.28%) JTAG
5 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) P3O
6 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (0.092%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.092%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.37%) NFS
4 3 (0.28%) Docker
4 3 (0.28%) LXC
5 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.18%) OpenView
2 2 (0.18%) SCOM
2 2 (0.18%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.092%) Foglight
3 1 (0.092%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.092%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (7.56%) SAP
2 29 (2.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (2.40%) Adobe
4 17 (1.57%) Oracle
5 12 (1.11%) Google
6 9 (0.83%) HP
6 9 (0.83%) IBM
7 6 (0.55%) Remedy
7 6 (0.55%) VMware
8 5 (0.46%) Mentor Graphics
9 4 (0.37%) Apple
9 4 (0.37%) EMC
10 3 (0.28%) Citrix
10 3 (0.28%) Siemens
10 3 (0.28%) MathWorks
10 3 (0.28%) HubSpot
11 2 (0.18%) Allen-Bradley
11 2 (0.18%) Twitter
11 2 (0.18%) Perforce
11 2 (0.18%) LANDesk
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Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £15 - 19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
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Rate: £35 - 43 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 425 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
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Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
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Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £35.00 - £38.50 per annum
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Rate: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Palm (UK) Ltd
Rate: DOE
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