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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 139 401 319
Rank change year-on-year
+262 -82
Contract jobs citing Automotive 902 193 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the General category 3.99% 0.86% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 85 103
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £268 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 61
Average hourly rate £31.50 £33.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.43 £25.05 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -9.72%

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
22594 22428 25814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.93% 42.48% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13706 14000 15251
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 591 752
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +254 865 £370 +5.71% 188
West Midlands +23 120 £375 +24.89% 44
South East -3 76 £350 - 43
Coventry +13 64 £351 -38.93% 7
East of England +14 44 £388 -3.12% 29
Buckinghamshire +4 33 £375 +16.27% 2
London +17 32 £413 +3.12% 15
Milton Keynes +4 27 £375 +15.38%
Essex +9 26 £324 +3.60% 4
Warwickshire +7 25 £413 +27.41% 5
East Midlands - 21 £85 - 9
Surrey +6 15 £313 -9.09% 10
Berkshire -6 11 £325 -13.33% 9
North West -4 10 £300 +11.11% 7
Hampshire -8 9 £331 -5.35% 8
Leicestershire - 9 - - 2
Yorkshire -2 8 - - 3
Birmingham +2 7 £375 +24.79% 6
Leamington Spa -3 7 £500 +117.39%
Hertfordshire -21 7 - - 3
Midlands +4 6 £475 -
Manchester -9 5 £400 - 4
Merseyside -4 4 £163 -39.81% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £350 -
Derbyshire - 4 £85 - 4
Reading +25 3 - -
City of London +22 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire 0 3 - - 1
Woking -1 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 3 £283 - 1

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 435 (38.39%) Electronics
2 128 (11.30%) SAP
3 90 (7.94%) Project Management
3 90 (7.94%) Manufacturing
4 76 (6.71%) Finance
5 75 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (4.59%) PRINCE2
7 47 (4.15%) PLM
8 46 (4.06%) Software Engineering
9 44 (3.88%) Validation
9 44 (3.88%) Java
9 44 (3.88%) SQL
10 40 (3.53%) Migration
10 40 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (3.35%) Microsoft
12 36 (3.18%) MS Excel
13 35 (3.09%) Degree
14 34 (3.00%) Marketing
14 34 (3.00%) Business Analysis
14 34 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 34 (3.00%) HTML
15 33 (2.91%) Business Transformation
16 32 (2.82%) Oracle
17 31 (2.74%) C
17 31 (2.74%) Linux
17 31 (2.74%) QA
18 29 (2.56%) ENOVIA
18 29 (2.56%) UNIX
18 29 (2.56%) Web Services
18 29 (2.56%) MS Office

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 26 (2.29%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.24%) Apache
3 8 (0.71%) CMS
4 7 (0.62%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (0.35%) Drupal
5 4 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.18%) Node.js
7 2 (0.18%) WordPress
7 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.18%) Documentum
8 1 (0.088%) SAS
8 1 (0.088%) CICS
8 1 (0.088%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.088%) IIS
8 1 (0.088%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.56%) MS Office
3 19 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.41%) MS Project
4 16 (1.41%) Simulink
5 10 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.62%) CATIA
6 7 (0.62%) FrameMaker
7 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.088%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.088%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.088%) Maya
11 1 (0.088%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 29 (2.56%) ENOVIA
2 14 (1.24%) DELMIA
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.62%) SAP PP
4 7 (0.62%) SAP CRM
5 6 (0.53%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.53%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.44%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.44%) SAP QM
7 4 (0.35%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.35%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.35%) SAP EWM
8 3 (0.26%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.18%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.18%) Magento
9 2 (0.18%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.18%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.41%) Internet
2 7 (0.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 5 (0.44%) SAN
3 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.44%) HTTP
4 4 (0.35%) FTP
4 4 (0.35%) WAN
4 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.35%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.26%) InfiniBand
5 3 (0.26%) Wireless
5 3 (0.26%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) SSH
6 2 (0.18%) LTE
6 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 2 (0.18%) SSL
6 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.18%) LAN
6 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.088%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.62%) MySQL
4 6 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (0.44%) SAP BW
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.35%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.18%) DB2
8 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.088%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.088%) QlikView
9 1 (0.088%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.088%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.62%) Subversion
3 7 (0.62%) Selenium
3 7 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.53%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.35%) JIRA
5 4 (0.35%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.26%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.26%) LSMW
7 2 (0.18%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.18%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.18%) Ant
7 2 (0.18%) JUnit
7 2 (0.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 435 (38.39%) Electronics
2 90 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 76 (6.71%) Finance
4 34 (3.00%) Marketing
5 22 (1.94%) Retail
6 19 (1.68%) Aerospace
7 12 (1.06%) Avionics
8 10 (0.88%) Banking
8 10 (0.88%) German Language
8 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.79%) Legal
10 5 (0.44%) Advertising
11 4 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.18%) Military
13 1 (0.088%) Law
13 1 (0.088%) Billing
13 1 (0.088%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.088%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.088%) French Language
Job Titles
1 137 (12.09%) Consultant
2 93 (8.21%) Analyst
3 53 (4.68%) Business Analyst
4 52 (4.59%) Developer
5 47 (4.15%) Project Manager
6 43 (3.80%) Software Engineer
7 35 (3.09%) SAP Consultant
8 33 (2.91%) Architect
9 18 (1.59%) Test Analyst
10 15 (1.32%) Designer
11 14 (1.24%) Applications Engineer
12 13 (1.15%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (1.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 12 (1.06%) Agile Business Analyst
14 11 (0.97%) Java Developer
15 10 (0.88%) Design Engineer
15 10 (0.88%) Administrator
15 10 (0.88%) Programme Manager
16 9 (0.79%) Financial Business Analyst
16 9 (0.79%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.00%) HTML
2 29 (2.56%) Web Services
3 26 (2.29%) .NET
4 23 (2.03%) CSS
4 23 (2.03%) XML
5 15 (1.32%) HTML5
6 14 (1.24%) Middleware
7 12 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 12 (1.06%) J2EE
7 12 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 12 (1.06%) jQuery
8 10 (0.88%) CSS3
9 8 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (0.44%) XML Schema
10 5 (0.44%) Spring
11 4 (0.35%) Ajax
11 4 (0.35%) Java EE
11 4 (0.35%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.35%) BAPI
11 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (1.85%) User Experience
3 18 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.15%) PMI
5 11 (0.97%) Visualisation
6 9 (0.79%) Social Media
6 9 (0.79%) CAN bus
7 8 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.53%) FMCG
10 5 (0.44%) SCADA
11 4 (0.35%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.35%) Contract for Difference
11 4 (0.35%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.26%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.26%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.26%) EPoS
12 3 (0.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 31 (2.74%) Linux
2 29 (2.56%) UNIX
3 25 (2.21%) Windows
4 9 (0.79%) Android
5 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.53%) VMS
7 5 (0.44%) Windows NT
7 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.26%) AIX
8 3 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.088%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.088%) zOS
10 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.088%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.088%) SUSE
10 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (7.94%) Project Management
2 75 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (4.59%) PRINCE2
4 47 (4.15%) PLM
5 46 (4.06%) Software Engineering
6 44 (3.88%) Validation
7 40 (3.53%) Migration
8 34 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (3.00%) Business Analysis
9 33 (2.91%) Business Transformation
10 29 (2.56%) CAD
11 26 (2.29%) ERP
12 23 (2.03%) Software Testing
12 23 (2.03%) Integration Testing
13 22 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (1.94%) Requirements Management
13 22 (1.94%) Time Management
13 22 (1.94%) Scrum
14 20 (1.77%) OO
15 18 (1.59%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 44 (3.88%) Java
1 44 (3.88%) SQL
2 31 (2.74%) C
3 21 (1.85%) C#
4 18 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 17 (1.50%) C++
6 16 (1.41%) Embedded C
6 16 (1.41%) MATLAB
7 10 (0.88%) Assembly Language
8 9 (0.79%) Python
9 8 (0.71%) ABAP
10 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.53%) PHP
11 6 (0.53%) VBScript
12 5 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.44%) Embedded C++
13 4 (0.35%) VBA
14 3 (0.26%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.26%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.26%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 35 (3.09%) Degree
2 18 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 17 (1.50%) ISEB
4 14 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 9 (0.79%) PMP
7 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.18%) PgMP
10 2 (0.18%) APMP
10 2 (0.18%) Siebel Certification
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.088%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.088%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.088%) CCA
11 1 (0.088%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.74%) QA
2 8 (0.71%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.35%) SLA
3 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.18%) P3O
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.088%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (0.62%) NFS
2 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.26%) Docker
5 2 (0.18%) Firmware
5 2 (0.18%) RACF
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.088%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.088%) OpenView
2 1 (0.088%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.088%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.088%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 128 (11.30%) SAP
2 38 (3.35%) Microsoft
3 32 (2.82%) Oracle
4 20 (1.77%) IBM
5 18 (1.59%) Adobe
6 11 (0.97%) HP
7 10 (0.88%) Google
8 8 (0.71%) VMware
9 7 (0.62%) JBoss
9 7 (0.62%) Mentor Graphics
10 6 (0.53%) EMC
11 5 (0.44%) Facebook
12 4 (0.35%) Twitter
12 4 (0.35%) Siemens
12 4 (0.35%) Lotus
12 4 (0.35%) FatWire
12 4 (0.35%) Capita
12 4 (0.35%) QNX
13 3 (0.26%) Cisco
13 3 (0.26%) Green Hills
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