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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 306 376 312
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -64
Contract jobs citing Automotive 347 215 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the General category 1.59% 0.96% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 86 117
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£364 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £276 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 22 43
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £27.60 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £39.78 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £37.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% -3.07%

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
21857 22428 25626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.64% 42.56% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13410 13869 15253
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 595 733
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.13 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +83 333 £368 +5.00% 225
West Midlands +23 126 £370 -32.72% 20
Coventry +1 69 £363 -36.95% 3
South East -29 60 £350 - 32
Buckinghamshire +3 32 £350 +9.37% 1
Warwickshire +11 27 £400 +73.91% 2
Milton Keynes +3 27 £370 +15.62%
East of England -16 24 £263 -34.37% 18
London +11 21 £413 +3.12% 13
Essex +4 18 £369 +18.00% 4
Berkshire -3 11 £338 -10.00% 7
Midlands +5 8 £475 - 1
Surrey -8 8 £338 -5.26% 7
Leamington Spa -2 7 £400 +73.91%
East Midlands +3 5 £350 +16.66% 13
North West -9 5 £300 -6.97% 4
Hampshire -14 5 £363 -0.68% 8
South West -36 5 £400 +28.82% 29
City of London +14 4 - - 2
Reading +9 3 - - 5
Oxfordshire 0 3 - - 6
Birmingham -2 3 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire -16 3 - -
Bristol -19 3 £400 +28.82% 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £283 -
Shropshire - 3 £550 -
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £210 - 9
Gloucestershire -19 2 - - 18
Leicestershire - 2 - - 7
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 121 (21.57%) SAP
2 90 (16.04%) Manufacturing
3 86 (15.33%) Project Management
4 74 (13.19%) Finance
5 67 (11.94%) Electronics
6 47 (8.38%) PRINCE2
6 47 (8.38%) SQL
7 45 (8.02%) Software Engineering
8 44 (7.84%) Validation
9 43 (7.66%) PLM
10 41 (7.31%) Java
11 40 (7.13%) HTML
12 39 (6.95%) Migration
13 38 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (6.42%) Microsoft
15 33 (5.88%) Business Analysis
15 33 (5.88%) Degree
15 33 (5.88%) QA
16 32 (5.70%) MS Excel
16 32 (5.70%) Business Transformation
17 30 (5.35%) C
18 29 (5.17%) Marketing
19 28 (4.99%) ENOVIA
19 28 (4.99%) Oracle
19 28 (4.99%) CAD
20 27 (4.81%) Retail
21 26 (4.63%) MS Office
21 26 (4.63%) Linux
21 26 (4.63%) Windows

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (4.10%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.32%) Apache
3 9 (1.60%) CMS
4 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.53%) Drupal
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.36%) Node.js
8 2 (0.36%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.36%) WordPress
8 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.18%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.63%) MS Office
3 16 (2.85%) Simulink
4 15 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.32%) MS Project
6 8 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (1.07%) CATIA
8 5 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.36%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.18%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.18%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 28 (4.99%) ENOVIA
2 14 (2.50%) DELMIA
3 9 (1.60%) SAP CO
3 9 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (1.60%) SAP FI
4 8 (1.43%) SAP PP
5 7 (1.25%) SAP SD
6 6 (1.07%) SAP MM
6 6 (1.07%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.89%) SAP QM
7 5 (0.89%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.71%) SAP EWM
8 4 (0.71%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.53%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.36%) Magento
10 2 (0.36%) LabWindows
11 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.18%) CA Clarity
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.85%) Internet
2 6 (1.07%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.71%) SAN
4 4 (0.71%) FTP
5 3 (0.53%) HTTP
5 3 (0.53%) WAN
5 3 (0.53%) Firewall
5 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.53%) Wireless
5 3 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.36%) LTE
6 2 (0.36%) Intranet
6 2 (0.36%) LAN
6 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.36%) SSL
6 2 (0.36%) SSH
7 1 (0.18%) NFC
7 1 (0.18%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (1.07%) MySQL
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) SAP BI
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.53%) NonStop SQL
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.36%) DB2
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.18%) QlikView
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) SQLite
8 1 (0.18%) MS Access
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (1.78%) Subversion
3 7 (1.25%) Selenium
3 7 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.07%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.53%) JIRA
6 3 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.36%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.36%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.36%) Ant
7 2 (0.36%) JUnit
7 2 (0.36%) LSMW
General
1 90 (16.04%) Manufacturing
2 74 (13.19%) Finance
3 67 (11.94%) Electronics
4 29 (5.17%) Marketing
5 27 (4.81%) Retail
6 17 (3.03%) Aerospace
7 12 (2.14%) Avionics
7 12 (2.14%) Banking
8 9 (1.60%) German Language
9 8 (1.43%) Legal
9 8 (1.43%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.07%) Advertising
11 6 (1.07%) Publishing
12 4 (0.71%) Games
12 4 (0.71%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.36%) Military
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 87 (15.51%) Analyst
2 61 (10.87%) Consultant
3 57 (10.16%) Project Manager
3 57 (10.16%) Developer
4 49 (8.73%) Business Analyst
5 40 (7.13%) Software Engineer
6 38 (6.77%) SAP Consultant
7 33 (5.88%) Architect
8 17 (3.03%) Test Analyst
9 14 (2.50%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (1.96%) Java Developer
10 11 (1.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (1.96%) Designer
11 10 (1.78%) Design Engineer
12 9 (1.60%) SAP Manager
12 9 (1.60%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (1.60%) Programme Manager
12 9 (1.60%) Agile Business Analyst
13 8 (1.43%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.13%) HTML
2 26 (4.63%) Web Services
3 25 (4.46%) .NET
4 23 (4.10%) HTML5
5 22 (3.92%) CSS
6 19 (3.39%) XML
7 13 (2.32%) Middleware
8 12 (2.14%) J2EE
8 12 (2.14%) jQuery
9 10 (1.78%) Flash
9 10 (1.78%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 9 (1.60%) CSS3
11 8 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.89%) Spring
13 4 (0.71%) JSP
13 4 (0.71%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.71%) Ajax
13 4 (0.71%) Java EE
14 3 (0.53%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (2.32%) Mobile App
2 11 (1.96%) Visualisation
3 10 (1.78%) PMI
3 10 (1.78%) E-Learning
4 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.60%) CAN bus
5 8 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (1.43%) Social Media
6 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.89%) SCADA
8 4 (0.71%) FMCG
8 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.53%) Economics
9 3 (0.53%) EPoS
9 3 (0.53%) Open Source
9 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.36%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.36%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (0.36%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.63%) Linux
1 26 (4.63%) Windows
2 24 (4.28%) UNIX
3 6 (1.07%) VMS
4 5 (0.89%) Windows NT
4 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
4 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.89%) Android
4 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.71%) VxWorks
6 3 (0.53%) AIX
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) zOS
8 1 (0.18%) SUSE
8 1 (0.18%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.18%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.33%) Project Management
2 47 (8.38%) PRINCE2
3 45 (8.02%) Software Engineering
4 44 (7.84%) Validation
5 43 (7.66%) PLM
6 39 (6.95%) Migration
7 38 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 32 (5.70%) Business Transformation
10 28 (4.99%) CAD
11 23 (4.10%) Software Testing
11 23 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (3.92%) Requirements Management
12 22 (3.92%) Logistics
12 22 (3.92%) ERP
13 20 (3.57%) Scrum
13 20 (3.57%) Integration Testing
13 20 (3.57%) Time Management
14 18 (3.21%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.38%) SQL
2 41 (7.31%) Java
3 30 (5.35%) C
4 19 (3.39%) C#
5 18 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.03%) C++
6 17 (3.03%) Embedded C
7 16 (2.85%) MATLAB
8 10 (1.78%) Assembly Language
9 7 (1.25%) ABAP
9 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.25%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.07%) VBScript
10 6 (1.07%) PHP
11 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.71%) VBA
12 4 (0.71%) Python
13 2 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.36%) JCL
13 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (5.88%) Degree
2 20 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 17 (3.03%) ISEB
4 13 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 13 (2.32%) PMP
5 10 (1.78%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.78%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) CCA
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.18%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CCNA
10 1 (0.18%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.88%) QA
2 8 (1.43%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.71%) SLA
4 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.53%) NFS
4 2 (0.36%) RACF
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.18%) OpenView
2 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 121 (21.57%) SAP
2 36 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.99%) Oracle
4 20 (3.57%) Adobe
5 15 (2.67%) IBM
6 10 (1.78%) HP
6 10 (1.78%) Google
7 7 (1.25%) JBoss
8 6 (1.07%) Facebook
8 6 (1.07%) VMware
9 5 (0.89%) Mentor Graphics
9 5 (0.89%) EMC
10 4 (0.71%) QNX
10 4 (0.71%) Lotus
10 4 (0.71%) FatWire
10 4 (0.71%) Capita
11 3 (0.53%) Green Hills
11 3 (0.53%) Open Text
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco
11 3 (0.53%) Siemens
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