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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 135 413 314
Rank change year-on-year
+278 -99
Contract jobs citing Automotive 888 174 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the General category 3.97% 0.79% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 76 108
Average daily rate
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£375 £349 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £268 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 17 69
Average hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £24.00 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.70 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.77%

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
22381 22029 24807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.44% 41.91% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13893 13889 14769
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 582 749
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £11.65 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £44.98 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +268 851 £375 +7.52% 189
West Midlands +33 113 £358 +19.25% 34
South East -13 73 £375 +11.11% 59
Coventry +15 59 £340 - 5
East of England +7 40 £325 -13.33% 26
London -3 29 £413 +6.45% 15
Buckinghamshire -4 29 £375 +15.38% 2
East Midlands - 25 £85 - 10
Milton Keynes -4 23 £388 +19.23%
Warwickshire 0 22 £455 +28.62% 4
Essex -6 19 £323 -14.00% 7
Surrey +2 17 £325 - 10
Leicestershire - 13 - - 3
Birmingham +4 10 - - 6
Hampshire -5 10 £375 +7.14% 10
Hertfordshire -12 10 - - 2
Yorkshire +2 8 - - 7
Berkshire -2 8 £300 -40.74% 12
North West -16 7 £194 -28.24% 12
Midlands - 6 £348 -
South West -37 5 - - 21
Derbyshire - 5 £85 - 2
Leamington Spa -4 4 £550 - 1
Wolverhampton - 4 £265 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
City of London +17 3 - - 2
Merseyside -2 3 £163 -39.81%
Woking -3 3 - -
West Yorkshire -5 3 - - 2
Manchester -6 3 - - 8

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 438 (38.90%) Electronics
2 125 (11.10%) SAP
3 98 (8.70%) Project Management
4 92 (8.17%) Manufacturing
5 79 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (6.93%) Finance
7 57 (5.06%) PRINCE2
8 45 (4.00%) SQL
8 45 (4.00%) PLM
9 43 (3.82%) Validation
10 41 (3.64%) Microsoft
11 40 (3.55%) Degree
11 40 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (3.46%) Business Analysis
12 39 (3.46%) Migration
12 39 (3.46%) Java
13 37 (3.29%) Software Engineering
14 36 (3.20%) HTML
14 36 (3.20%) MS Excel
15 33 (2.93%) Marketing
15 33 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 33 (2.93%) Business Transformation
16 32 (2.84%) QA
16 32 (2.84%) Linux
17 30 (2.66%) Web Services
17 30 (2.66%) Oracle
17 30 (2.66%) ERP
18 28 (2.49%) MS Office
18 28 (2.49%) C
18 28 (2.49%) CAD

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 25 (2.22%) WebSphere
2 13 (1.15%) Apache
3 8 (0.71%) CMS
4 6 (0.53%) JBoss
4 6 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (0.36%) Drupal
5 4 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (0.27%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.18%) Documentum
7 2 (0.18%) Node.js
7 2 (0.18%) WordPress
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.089%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.089%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.089%) Lync
8 1 (0.089%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 36 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.49%) MS Office
3 19 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.42%) MS Project
5 13 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.98%) Simulink
7 10 (0.89%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.62%) CATIA
9 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.27%) TargetLink
12 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.18%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.089%) Maya
13 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 27 (2.40%) ENOVIA
2 13 (1.15%) DELMIA
3 8 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.62%) SAP PP
5 6 (0.53%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.44%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.44%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.36%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.36%) SAP MM
7 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.36%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.18%) Magento
9 2 (0.18%) SAP MII
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.33%) Internet
2 7 (0.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 5 (0.44%) SAN
3 5 (0.44%) WAN
3 5 (0.44%) FTP
3 5 (0.44%) HTTP
4 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.36%) Firewall
4 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.27%) Wireless
5 3 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.27%) InfiniBand
5 3 (0.27%) LAN
6 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.18%) SSH
6 2 (0.18%) LTE
7 1 (0.089%) 4G
7 1 (0.089%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.62%) MySQL
3 7 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.53%) SAP BW
4 6 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (0.44%) SAP BI
6 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.18%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.18%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (0.18%) DB2
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) WhereScape RED
9 1 (0.089%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.089%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.089%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.62%) Subversion
4 7 (0.62%) Selenium
5 6 (0.53%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (0.36%) JIRA
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.27%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.27%) GoogleTest
9 2 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.18%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.18%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (0.18%) Ant
9 2 (0.18%) LSMW
General
1 438 (38.90%) Electronics
2 92 (8.17%) Manufacturing
3 78 (6.93%) Finance
4 33 (2.93%) Marketing
5 24 (2.13%) Retail
6 17 (1.51%) Aerospace
7 10 (0.89%) Banking
8 9 (0.80%) Legal
9 8 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.71%) German Language
9 8 (0.71%) Avionics
10 5 (0.44%) Advertising
11 4 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.18%) Back Office
12 2 (0.18%) Military
13 1 (0.089%) Billing
13 1 (0.089%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.089%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.089%) French Language
Job Titles
1 138 (12.26%) Consultant
2 96 (8.53%) Analyst
3 53 (4.71%) Business Analyst
4 50 (4.44%) Project Manager
5 47 (4.17%) Developer
6 37 (3.29%) SAP Consultant
7 35 (3.11%) Software Engineer
8 31 (2.75%) Architect
9 21 (1.87%) Test Analyst
10 15 (1.33%) Designer
11 13 (1.15%) Applications Engineer
11 13 (1.15%) Agile Business Analyst
11 13 (1.15%) Systems Engineer
12 12 (1.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 10 (0.89%) Test Engineer
13 10 (0.89%) Author
13 10 (0.89%) Programme Manager
13 10 (0.89%) Technical Author
13 10 (0.89%) Administrator
14 9 (0.80%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.20%) HTML
2 30 (2.66%) Web Services
3 25 (2.22%) .NET
4 22 (1.95%) CSS
5 21 (1.87%) XML
6 14 (1.24%) HTML5
7 12 (1.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 12 (1.07%) Middleware
8 11 (0.98%) jQuery
9 10 (0.89%) CSS3
9 10 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.80%) J2EE
11 8 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.44%) XML Schema
13 4 (0.36%) BAPI
13 4 (0.36%) Ajax
14 3 (0.27%) Spring
14 3 (0.27%) Java EE
14 3 (0.27%) SOAP
14 3 (0.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (1.78%) User Experience
3 18 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.15%) PMI
5 11 (0.98%) Visualisation
6 8 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.62%) FMCG
7 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 7 (0.62%) Social Media
8 5 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.36%) CAN bus
9 4 (0.36%) Contract for Difference
9 4 (0.36%) SCADA
9 4 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.36%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (0.27%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.27%) EPoS
10 3 (0.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (2.84%) Linux
2 27 (2.40%) UNIX
3 24 (2.13%) Windows
4 8 (0.71%) Android
4 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.53%) VMS
6 5 (0.44%) Windows NT
6 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.27%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.18%) AIX
9 1 (0.089%) Solaris
9 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.089%) zOS
9 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.089%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.089%) SUSE
9 1 (0.089%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.089%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (8.70%) Project Management
2 79 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (5.06%) PRINCE2
4 45 (4.00%) PLM
5 43 (3.82%) Validation
6 39 (3.46%) Migration
6 39 (3.46%) Business Analysis
7 37 (3.29%) Software Engineering
8 33 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (2.93%) Business Transformation
9 30 (2.66%) ERP
10 28 (2.49%) CAD
11 26 (2.31%) Integration Testing
12 24 (2.13%) Software Testing
13 22 (1.95%) Time Management
14 21 (1.87%) Requirements Management
15 20 (1.78%) Scrum
16 19 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (1.60%) OO
18 17 (1.51%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 45 (4.00%) SQL
2 39 (3.46%) Java
3 28 (2.49%) C
4 19 (1.69%) C#
4 19 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 18 (1.60%) C++
6 13 (1.15%) Python
6 13 (1.15%) Embedded C
7 11 (0.98%) MATLAB
8 10 (0.89%) Assembly Language
9 8 (0.71%) ABAP
10 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.53%) PHP
11 6 (0.53%) VBScript
11 6 (0.53%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.44%) VBA
13 4 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.27%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 40 (3.55%) Degree
2 18 (1.60%) PMI Certification
3 15 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (1.33%) ISEB
4 9 (0.80%) PMP
5 6 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.53%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.18%) PgMP
9 2 (0.18%) APMP
9 2 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.18%) CCNA
9 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.089%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.089%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.84%) QA
2 5 (0.44%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.36%) SLA
4 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) P3O
5 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (0.62%) NFS
1 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) Docker
3 3 (0.27%) LXC
4 2 (0.18%) Firmware
4 2 (0.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.089%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.089%) OpenView
2 1 (0.089%) Foglight
2 1 (0.089%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.089%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 125 (11.10%) SAP
2 41 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 30 (2.66%) Oracle
4 23 (2.04%) Adobe
5 22 (1.95%) IBM
6 13 (1.15%) Google
7 12 (1.07%) HP
8 9 (0.80%) VMware
9 6 (0.53%) Mentor Graphics
10 5 (0.44%) Facebook
10 5 (0.44%) EMC
11 4 (0.36%) FatWire
11 4 (0.36%) Capita
11 4 (0.36%) Lotus
11 4 (0.36%) Twitter
12 3 (0.27%) HubSpot
12 3 (0.27%) Green Hills
12 3 (0.27%) Open Text
12 3 (0.27%) Cadence
12 3 (0.27%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Telford
Huxley Associates
Rate: £28 - £30 per hour + overtime
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Roc Search
Rate: £26000 - £27000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £30 - £37.80 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £Good Per Hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Cannock
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour + overtime
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Devon
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago