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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 37 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing Automotive 108 79 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.01% 3.31% 5.05%
As % of the General category 13.58% 10.25% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 23
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£375 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £230 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £481 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 25
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.16% -13.33%
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
795 771 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.51% 32.26% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 339 236
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 66
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 51 £150 -62.50% 11
Coventry +8 28 £525 +162.50% 6
Birmingham +2 7 £275 -21.42% 2
Wolverhampton +9 5 £220 -
Solihull +6 4 - -
Worcestershire +2 1 £600 - 4
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 60 (31.75%) SAP
2 38 (20.11%) Manufacturing
3 32 (16.93%) Degree
4 24 (12.70%) Software Engineering
4 24 (12.70%) Project Management
5 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
6 19 (10.05%) C
6 19 (10.05%) Electronics
7 17 (8.99%) Validation
8 16 (8.47%) Microsoft
8 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (7.94%) Migration
10 14 (7.41%) Logistics
10 14 (7.41%) Simulink
10 14 (7.41%) Windows
10 14 (7.41%) HTML
10 14 (7.41%) MS Office
11 13 (6.88%) MATLAB
11 13 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.82%) Finance
12 11 (5.82%) Change Management
12 11 (5.82%) MS Project
12 11 (5.82%) Java
12 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
13 10 (5.29%) CSS
13 10 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (4.76%) Software Delivery
14 9 (4.76%) FlexRay
14 9 (4.76%) UML

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.06%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.53%) Lync
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.53%) WinCC
Applications
1 22 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (7.41%) Simulink
3 14 (7.41%) MS Office
4 11 (5.82%) MS Project
5 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
6 6 (3.17%) TargetLink
7 4 (2.12%) Stateflow
8 2 (1.06%) CATIA
9 1 (0.53%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.12%) SAP MM
2 4 (2.12%) SAP PP
2 4 (2.12%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.59%) SAP APO
3 3 (1.59%) SAP EWM
4 2 (1.06%) SAP LE
4 2 (1.06%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.53%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) FlexRay
2 8 (4.23%) HTTPS
3 6 (3.17%) Internet
4 4 (2.12%) Network Security
4 4 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.12%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.59%) 2G
5 3 (1.59%) Wireless
5 3 (1.59%) IPv4
5 3 (1.59%) IPv6
5 3 (1.59%) 3G
5 3 (1.59%) LAN
5 3 (1.59%) DNS
5 3 (1.59%) LTE
5 3 (1.59%) MIMO
5 3 (1.59%) 4G
6 2 (1.06%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.06%) WAN
6 2 (1.06%) DHCP
6 2 (1.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.59%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) DTS
5 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.53%) OLAP
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (3.17%) Subversion
3 3 (1.59%) LSMW
3 3 (1.59%) ClearQuest
3 3 (1.59%) ClearCase
3 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.59%) JIRA
3 3 (1.59%) CANoe
4 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.06%) JUnit
5 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.53%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Grunt
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Bower
5 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (20.11%) Manufacturing
2 19 (10.05%) Electronics
3 11 (5.82%) Finance
4 5 (2.65%) German Language
5 4 (2.12%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.06%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (15.34%) Analyst
2 27 (14.29%) Consultant
3 26 (13.76%) SAP Consultant
4 24 (12.70%) Software Engineer
5 21 (11.11%) Architect
6 19 (10.05%) Developer
7 16 (8.47%) Project Manager
8 15 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (7.41%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.23%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.70%) SAP SD Consultant
11 7 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.17%) SAP Manager
12 6 (3.17%) SAP Architect
13 5 (2.65%) SAP MM Consultant
13 5 (2.65%) Java Developer
13 5 (2.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 5 (2.65%) Support Engineer
13 5 (2.65%) SAP Solutions Architect
14 4 (2.12%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.41%) HTML
2 10 (5.29%) CSS
3 8 (4.23%) Middleware
4 7 (3.70%) HTML5
5 5 (2.65%) .NET
5 5 (2.65%) jQuery
6 4 (2.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (2.12%) Ajax
6 4 (2.12%) XML
7 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.59%) EDI
7 3 (1.59%) Web Services
7 3 (1.59%) DHTML
7 3 (1.59%) CSS3
8 2 (1.06%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.06%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.06%) J2EE
8 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.06%) BAPI
8 2 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.17%) Mechatronics
2 6 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.17%) Telematics
2 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.65%) CAN bus
3 5 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.12%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.53%) VHDL
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.41%) Windows
2 7 (3.70%) Linux
3 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.12%) VMS
4 3 (1.59%) Android
4 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.53%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.70%) Software Engineering
1 24 (12.70%) Project Management
2 17 (8.99%) Validation
3 15 (7.94%) Migration
4 14 (7.41%) Logistics
5 13 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.82%) Change Management
7 9 (4.76%) Software Delivery
7 9 (4.76%) UML
7 9 (4.76%) ERP
7 9 (4.76%) Six Sigma
8 8 (4.23%) CRM
8 8 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.70%) ITIL
9 7 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (3.70%) Use Case
10 6 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.17%) Requirements Engineering
10 6 (3.17%) Software Architecture
11 5 (2.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.05%) C
2 13 (6.88%) MATLAB
3 11 (5.82%) Java
3 11 (5.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.23%) C++
5 4 (2.12%) PHP
5 4 (2.12%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.59%) SQL
6 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.59%) VBScript
6 3 (1.59%) C#
7 2 (1.06%) XPath
7 2 (1.06%) VB
8 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.53%) Pascal
8 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 32 (16.93%) Degree
2 7 (3.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.06%) CCNP
4 2 (1.06%) CCNA
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.53%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.06%) vSphere
3 1 (0.53%) Firmware
3 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) SCOrch
1 2 (1.06%) SCOM
1 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (31.75%) SAP
2 16 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.12%) Google
3 4 (2.12%) IBM
3 4 (2.12%) Remedy
4 3 (1.59%) VMware
4 3 (1.59%) MathWorks
4 3 (1.59%) Apple
4 3 (1.59%) HP
4 3 (1.59%) Dell
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
5 2 (1.06%) Symantec
5 2 (1.06%) EMC
5 2 (1.06%) Perforce
6 1 (0.53%) JDA
6 1 (0.53%) Motorola
6 1 (0.53%) Siemens
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe
6 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.53%) Allen-Bradley
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