The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 33 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Automotive 111 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.55% 3.76% 4.01%
As % of the General category 15.35% 12.29% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £544 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £230 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £438
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 12
Average hourly rate £34.32 £36.40 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.95 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £58.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £38.98
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -10.21%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
723 602 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.66% 30.57% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 276 331
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 35
Average hourly rate £33.55 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.60% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Automotive
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Coventry -2 56 £400 -27.27% 2
Warwickshire +16 26 £375 +64.83% 6
Birmingham -5 5 £450 - 6
Shropshire - 4 £550 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £265 - 1
Solihull 0 1 £260 -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 62 (32.80%) SAP
2 53 (28.04%) Manufacturing
3 45 (23.81%) Project Management
4 36 (19.05%) PLM
5 32 (16.93%) Validation
6 31 (16.40%) Migration
7 27 (14.29%) HTML
8 25 (13.23%) CAD
9 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
9 23 (12.17%) Degree
10 22 (11.64%) ENOVIA
10 22 (11.64%) Business Transformation
11 21 (11.11%) Time Management
12 20 (10.58%) HTML5
12 20 (10.58%) Requirements Management
13 17 (8.99%) Data Architecture
14 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
15 14 (7.41%) Web Services
15 14 (7.41%) Software Testing
15 14 (7.41%) PDM
15 14 (7.41%) DELMIA
16 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (6.88%) Marketing
16 13 (6.88%) MS Excel
17 12 (6.35%) ERP
18 11 (5.82%) CRM
18 11 (5.82%) UML
18 11 (5.82%) C
18 11 (5.82%) MS Project
18 11 (5.82%) Finance

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (4.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.82%) MS Project
3 8 (4.23%) Adobe Captivate
4 6 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.17%) Simulink
5 4 (2.12%) CATIA
5 4 (2.12%) MS Office
5 4 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.53%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.53%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 22 (11.64%) ENOVIA
2 14 (7.41%) DELMIA
3 6 (3.17%) SAP SD
4 5 (2.65%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.65%) SAP CRM
4 5 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (2.65%) SAP CO
4 5 (2.65%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (2.12%) SAP PP
6 3 (1.59%) SAP EWM
6 3 (1.59%) Teamcenter
6 3 (1.59%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.53%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) Internet
2 5 (2.65%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.59%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (1.06%) WAN
4 2 (1.06%) FTP
4 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.53%) Wireless
5 1 (0.53%) 2G
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.53%) IPv4
5 1 (0.53%) IPv6
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
5 1 (0.53%) SMTP
5 1 (0.53%) 3G
5 1 (0.53%) MIMO
5 1 (0.53%) LTE
5 1 (0.53%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.59%) NonStop SQL
4 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.06%) MySQL
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.06%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.06%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (5.82%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (3.17%) Subversion
4 2 (1.06%) LSMW
4 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.53%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
General
1 53 (28.04%) Manufacturing
2 13 (6.88%) Marketing
3 11 (5.82%) Finance
4 8 (4.23%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.70%) Electronics
6 6 (3.17%) Retail
7 4 (2.12%) Avionics
8 3 (1.59%) Legal
8 3 (1.59%) Publishing
9 2 (1.06%) Military
9 2 (1.06%) Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (15.34%) Developer
2 25 (13.23%) Architect
3 20 (10.58%) Consultant
4 18 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 17 (8.99%) Analyst
6 15 (7.94%) Project Manager
7 14 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Multimedia Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.23%) Integration Architect
8 8 (4.23%) Graduate
8 8 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.17%) Administrator
9 6 (3.17%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Applications Developer
10 5 (2.65%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (2.12%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.29%) HTML
2 20 (10.58%) HTML5
3 14 (7.41%) Web Services
4 10 (5.29%) XML
4 10 (5.29%) jQuery
5 8 (4.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 8 (4.23%) .NET
5 8 (4.23%) Flash
6 7 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (3.17%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.17%) CSS
7 6 (3.17%) SOAP
7 6 (3.17%) JSON
8 5 (2.65%) REST
8 5 (2.65%) Ajax
9 4 (2.12%) Middleware
9 4 (2.12%) CSS3
10 3 (1.59%) Sass
10 3 (1.59%) BAPI
10 3 (1.59%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.76%) Visualisation
1 9 (4.76%) CAN bus
2 8 (4.23%) E-Learning
3 5 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.12%) Social Media
5 3 (1.59%) SCADA
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) PMI
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) Open Source
6 2 (1.06%) DataPower
7 1 (0.53%) Telematics
7 1 (0.53%) iPad
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.29%) Windows
2 6 (3.17%) VMS
3 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.12%) Android
4 4 (2.12%) Windows CE
5 3 (1.59%) UNIX
6 2 (1.06%) Linux
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Solaris
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.53%) zOS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.53%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.81%) Project Management
2 36 (19.05%) PLM
3 32 (16.93%) Validation
4 31 (16.40%) Migration
5 25 (13.23%) CAD
6 22 (11.64%) Business Transformation
7 21 (11.11%) Time Management
8 20 (10.58%) Requirements Management
9 17 (8.99%) Data Architecture
10 16 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 14 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 14 (7.41%) PDM
12 13 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (6.35%) ERP
14 11 (5.82%) CRM
14 11 (5.82%) UML
15 10 (5.29%) Change Management
15 10 (5.29%) Logistics
15 10 (5.29%) Integration Testing
16 9 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.82%) C
2 10 (5.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.23%) Embedded C
4 7 (3.70%) SQL
5 6 (3.17%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.65%) ABAP
6 5 (2.65%) PHP
6 5 (2.65%) C++
7 3 (1.59%) Java
7 3 (1.59%) Embedded C++
8 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.53%) VBScript
9 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (12.17%) Degree
2 4 (2.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.06%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.06%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.53%) HND
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) CCA
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (32.80%) SAP
2 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.76%) IBM
4 8 (4.23%) Adobe
5 7 (3.70%) Google
6 4 (2.12%) Mentor Graphics
6 4 (2.12%) Capita
6 4 (2.12%) EMC
7 3 (1.59%) Progress
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle
7 3 (1.59%) Facebook
8 2 (1.06%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.06%) Lotus
8 2 (1.06%) MKS
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix
9 1 (0.53%) BMC
9 1 (0.53%) Nokia
9 1 (0.53%) Siemens
9 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.53%) Siebel
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