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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 40 55 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -30
Contract jobs citing Automotive 87 45 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.74% 2.11% 5.09%
As % of the General category 11.98% 6.59% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 23
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£340 £348 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -30.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £211 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £335 £438
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -23.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 35
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.50 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.45% -1.38%
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
726 683 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.20% 32.02% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 377 245
Average daily rate £360 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £217 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 65
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £45.00 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Warwickshire +6 34 £274 -19.12% 1
Coventry +7 24 £257 -57.18% 10
Birmingham +7 12 - - 7
Solihull +4 4 £425 +101.90% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £265 -
Staffordshire +2 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 83 (39.34%) SAP
2 54 (25.59%) Manufacturing
3 43 (20.38%) Project Management
4 28 (13.27%) Degree
5 25 (11.85%) Business Transformation
5 25 (11.85%) Validation
6 24 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (10.43%) PLM
8 20 (9.48%) PRINCE2
8 20 (9.48%) ERP
8 20 (9.48%) Integration Testing
9 19 (9.00%) Software Engineering
10 18 (8.53%) ENOVIA
11 17 (8.06%) Finance
11 17 (8.06%) MS Excel
12 16 (7.58%) Microsoft
12 16 (7.58%) Migration
13 15 (7.11%) Java
13 15 (7.11%) Middleware
14 14 (6.64%) C
14 14 (6.64%) Windows
14 14 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (6.64%) SAP Implementation
15 13 (6.16%) QA
15 13 (6.16%) UML
16 12 (5.69%) IBM
16 12 (5.69%) Oracle
16 12 (5.69%) Electronics
17 11 (5.21%) Logistics
17 11 (5.21%) SQL

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (4.74%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.95%) CMS
4 2 (0.95%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) Documentum
4 2 (0.95%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.47%) WinCC
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.47%) Lync
5 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Office
3 7 (3.32%) MS Project
3 7 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.42%) Simulink
6 2 (0.95%) CATIA
6 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.47%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.47%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.47%) Maya
Business Applications
1 18 (8.53%) ENOVIA
2 7 (3.32%) SAP PP
3 5 (2.37%) SAP SD
3 5 (2.37%) SAP QM
3 5 (2.37%) SAP CRM
3 5 (2.37%) DELMIA
4 4 (1.90%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.90%) SAP EWM
5 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.42%) SAP MM
5 3 (1.42%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.95%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.95%) BPCS
6 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.95%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.47%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.47%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 5 (2.37%) SAN
3 4 (1.90%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.90%) HTTP
4 3 (1.42%) WAN
4 3 (1.42%) Internet
4 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.95%) Firewall
5 2 (0.95%) FTP
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.42%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.95%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.95%) WhereScape RED
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.95%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (0.95%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.47%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) SQLite
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) OLAP
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.84%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.95%) LSMW
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 54 (25.59%) Manufacturing
2 17 (8.06%) Finance
3 12 (5.69%) Electronics
4 7 (3.32%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Retail
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 39 (18.48%) Consultant
2 30 (14.22%) SAP Consultant
3 22 (10.43%) Analyst
4 20 (9.48%) Project Manager
5 19 (9.00%) Architect
6 14 (6.64%) Software Engineer
6 14 (6.64%) Developer
7 12 (5.69%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.32%) Programme Manager
10 6 (2.84%) SAP Manager
11 5 (2.37%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (2.37%) SAP PP Consultant
11 5 (2.37%) Business Manager
11 5 (2.37%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (2.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 4 (1.90%) SAP SD Consultant
12 4 (1.90%) SAP QM Consultant
12 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Architect
12 4 (1.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.11%) Middleware
2 11 (5.21%) XML
2 11 (5.21%) HTML
3 8 (3.79%) Web Services
4 6 (2.84%) CSS
5 5 (2.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (1.90%) .NET
6 4 (1.90%) XML Schema
7 3 (1.42%) HTML5
7 3 (1.42%) Ajax
7 3 (1.42%) BAPI
8 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.95%) SOAP
8 2 (0.95%) DHTML
8 2 (0.95%) EDI
8 2 (0.95%) jQuery
8 2 (0.95%) REST
8 2 (0.95%) CSS3
8 2 (0.95%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.37%) CAN bus
2 5 (2.37%) SCADA
2 5 (2.37%) Mechatronics
2 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.90%) PMI
3 4 (1.90%) Visualisation
3 4 (1.90%) User Experience
4 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.42%) Social Media
5 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.95%) PKI
5 2 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (0.95%) Open Source
5 2 (0.95%) Telematics
5 2 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.47%) iPhone
6 1 (0.47%) DataPower
6 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.64%) Windows
2 8 (3.79%) Linux
3 7 (3.32%) UNIX
4 6 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.42%) VMS
7 2 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Tizen
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.38%) Project Management
2 25 (11.85%) Business Transformation
2 25 (11.85%) Validation
3 22 (10.43%) PLM
4 20 (9.48%) PRINCE2
4 20 (9.48%) ERP
4 20 (9.48%) Integration Testing
5 19 (9.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (7.58%) Migration
7 14 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.64%) SAP Implementation
8 13 (6.16%) UML
9 11 (5.21%) Logistics
10 10 (4.74%) CAD
10 10 (4.74%) Quality Management
10 10 (4.74%) Change Management
10 10 (4.74%) Requirements Management
11 9 (4.27%) Programme Management
11 9 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.11%) Java
2 14 (6.64%) C
3 11 (5.21%) SQL
4 7 (3.32%) C++
5 6 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.37%) VB
6 5 (2.37%) ABAP
7 3 (1.42%) VBA
7 3 (1.42%) PHP
7 3 (1.42%) C#
7 3 (1.42%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.42%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.95%) Pascal
8 2 (0.95%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.95%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.95%) XPath
9 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (13.27%) Degree
2 5 (2.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 5 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.95%) PMP
5 2 (0.95%) APMP
5 2 (0.95%) PgMP
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.95%) P3O
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (39.34%) SAP
2 16 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.69%) IBM
3 12 (5.69%) Oracle
4 5 (2.37%) VMware
5 4 (1.90%) Google
6 3 (1.42%) Remedy
6 3 (1.42%) Lotus
6 3 (1.42%) Cadence
7 2 (0.95%) Primavera
7 2 (0.95%) Capita
7 2 (0.95%) CA
7 2 (0.95%) Siemens
7 2 (0.95%) Cognos
8 1 (0.47%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (0.47%) Facebook
8 1 (0.47%) Twitter
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe
8 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec
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