The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 42 58 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -30
Contract jobs citing Automotive 80 50 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.70% 2.39% 4.44%
As % of the General category 11.38% 7.16% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 15
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£138 £465 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.43% -7.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 27
Average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £45.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -10.76%
Automotive
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
703 698 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.49% 33.30% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 368 207
Average daily rate £375 £368 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 69
Average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automotive across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automotive across the West Midlands region.

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automotive across the West Midlands region.

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automotive
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Automotive Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
Warwickshire +13 40 £138 -58.33%
Coventry +6 19 £194 -64.80% 9
Birmingham - 6 £225 - 9
Solihull +7 4 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 68 (34.87%) SAP
2 42 (21.54%) Manufacturing
3 33 (16.92%) Project Management
4 31 (15.90%) Degree
5 21 (10.77%) Software Engineering
6 19 (9.74%) Validation
6 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
6 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
7 18 (9.23%) Java
8 17 (8.72%) C
8 17 (8.72%) ERP
8 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (8.21%) PRINCE2
10 15 (7.69%) Windows
10 15 (7.69%) Electronics
11 14 (7.18%) Middleware
11 14 (7.18%) Integration Testing
12 13 (6.67%) Business Transformation
12 13 (6.67%) UML
13 12 (6.15%) HTML
13 12 (6.15%) Finance
13 12 (6.15%) PLM
14 11 (5.64%) Change Management
14 11 (5.64%) Oracle
14 11 (5.64%) MS Office
14 11 (5.64%) Six Sigma
14 11 (5.64%) IBM
15 10 (5.13%) MS Project
15 10 (5.13%) SQL
15 10 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (4.62%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.05%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) Documentum
4 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.03%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) WinCC
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.51%) Lync
5 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 19 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.64%) MS Office
3 10 (5.13%) MS Project
3 10 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.05%) Simulink
6 3 (1.54%) CATIA
7 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.51%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.51%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.51%) Maya
8 1 (0.51%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 8 (4.10%) ENOVIA
2 5 (2.56%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.05%) SAP CRM
3 4 (2.05%) SAP QM
3 4 (2.05%) SAP PP
4 3 (1.54%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.03%) SAP PM
5 2 (1.03%) SAP MM
5 2 (1.03%) BPCS
5 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.03%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.51%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.08%) Internet
3 5 (2.56%) SAN
4 4 (2.05%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 4 (2.05%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.05%) HTTP
4 4 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.54%) 4G
5 3 (1.54%) MIMO
5 3 (1.54%) LTE
5 3 (1.54%) 3G
5 3 (1.54%) IPv4
5 3 (1.54%) IPv6
5 3 (1.54%) 2G
5 3 (1.54%) Firewall
5 3 (1.54%) Wireless
6 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.03%) LAN
6 2 (1.03%) WAN
6 2 (1.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.03%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.03%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) OLAP
5 1 (0.51%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (4.10%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.51%) Grunt
3 1 (0.51%) Bower
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.51%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) LSMW
General
1 42 (21.54%) Manufacturing
2 15 (7.69%) Electronics
3 12 (6.15%) Finance
4 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.05%) Marketing
5 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (15.90%) Consultant
2 22 (11.28%) Analyst
2 22 (11.28%) SAP Consultant
3 18 (9.23%) Architect
3 18 (9.23%) Project Manager
4 16 (8.21%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.18%) Developer
6 11 (5.64%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.10%) SAP Manager
9 6 (3.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Programme Manager
10 5 (2.56%) SAP SD Consultant
10 5 (2.56%) WebSphere Developer
10 5 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.05%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.05%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.05%) SAP QM Consultant
11 4 (2.05%) Business Manager
11 4 (2.05%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) Middleware
2 12 (6.15%) HTML
3 9 (4.62%) XML
4 8 (4.10%) CSS
5 6 (3.08%) HTML5
6 5 (2.56%) Web Services
6 5 (2.56%) .NET
7 4 (2.05%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (1.54%) CSS3
8 3 (1.54%) jQuery
8 3 (1.54%) Ajax
8 3 (1.54%) DHTML
9 2 (1.03%) BAPI
9 2 (1.03%) EDI
9 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.03%) XSLT
9 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.03%) OAuth2
10 1 (0.51%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) Mechatronics
3 6 (3.08%) CAN bus
4 5 (2.56%) Telematics
4 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.05%) PMI
5 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.05%) SCADA
5 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.54%) PKI
7 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.03%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.51%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.69%) Windows
2 7 (3.59%) Windows 7
2 7 (3.59%) Linux
3 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.56%) UNIX
5 4 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.54%) Android
7 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) VMS
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.92%) Project Management
2 21 (10.77%) Software Engineering
3 19 (9.74%) Validation
4 17 (8.72%) ERP
5 16 (8.21%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.18%) Integration Testing
7 13 (6.67%) Business Transformation
7 13 (6.67%) UML
8 12 (6.15%) PLM
9 11 (5.64%) Change Management
9 11 (5.64%) Six Sigma
10 10 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.62%) SAP Implementation
11 9 (4.62%) Programme Management
12 8 (4.10%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (3.59%) Use Case
13 7 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (3.59%) Migration
13 7 (3.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.23%) Java
2 17 (8.72%) C
3 10 (5.13%) SQL
4 8 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.59%) C++
6 5 (2.56%) VB
7 4 (2.05%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.54%) VBA
8 3 (1.54%) C#
8 3 (1.54%) PHP
8 3 (1.54%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.03%) Pascal
9 2 (1.03%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.03%) ABAP
9 2 (1.03%) XPath
10 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 31 (15.90%) Degree
2 7 (3.59%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (2.05%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.03%) PMP
6 2 (1.03%) PgMP
6 2 (1.03%) APMP
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.03%) P3O
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 6 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.05%) NFS
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.51%) SCOM
2 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (34.87%) SAP
2 19 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.64%) Oracle
3 11 (5.64%) IBM
4 5 (2.56%) VMware
5 4 (2.05%) Remedy
6 3 (1.54%) Apple
6 3 (1.54%) Cadence
7 2 (1.03%) CA
7 2 (1.03%) Siemens
7 2 (1.03%) Adobe
7 2 (1.03%) HP
7 2 (1.03%) Primavera
7 2 (1.03%) Cognos
7 2 (1.03%) Google
8 1 (0.51%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (0.51%) Facebook
8 1 (0.51%) Twitter
8 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.51%) Symantec
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