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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 46 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Automotive 76 97 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.20% 5.29% 3.55%
As % of the General category 9.84% 17.93% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 6
Average daily rate £425 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £335 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £630 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 17
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £29.55 £14.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 541 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 29.53% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 236 342
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 51
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +12 26 £413 - 4
Coventry -22 17 £200 -48.38% 3
Birmingham -7 5 £350 -41.66% 5
Solihull -4 4 £300 -
Worcestershire +4 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Tipton - - - -
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (37.19%) Manufacturing
2 33 (27.27%) SAP
3 21 (17.36%) Project Management
4 18 (14.88%) HTML
4 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
4 18 (14.88%) HTML5
5 17 (14.05%) C
6 15 (12.40%) Degree
7 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (9.09%) Validation
8 11 (9.09%) MS Project
9 10 (8.26%) Windows
9 10 (8.26%) Six Sigma
9 10 (8.26%) Change Management
10 9 (7.44%) CAD
10 9 (7.44%) CRM
10 9 (7.44%) C++
10 9 (7.44%) CAN bus
11 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
11 8 (6.61%) UML
11 8 (6.61%) Flash
11 8 (6.61%) Adobe
11 8 (6.61%) Embedded C
11 8 (6.61%) Migration
11 8 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.61%) E-Learning
11 8 (6.61%) Multimedia
11 8 (6.61%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (6.61%) jQuery
12 7 (5.79%) Visualisation

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Project
2 8 (6.61%) Adobe Captivate
3 7 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
4 6 (4.96%) Simulink
4 6 (4.96%) CATIA
5 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.83%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) SAP CRM
2 5 (4.13%) SAP MM
3 4 (3.31%) SAP PP
3 4 (3.31%) SAP SD
3 4 (3.31%) ENOVIA
4 2 (1.65%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.65%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.65%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.83%) DELMIA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) SMTP
1 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) SAP HANA
2 3 (2.48%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.48%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (4.96%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) LSMW
4 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 45 (37.19%) Manufacturing
2 8 (6.61%) Multimedia
3 6 (4.96%) Publishing
4 5 (4.13%) Marketing
5 4 (3.31%) Finance
6 2 (1.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Avionics
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (21.49%) Developer
2 19 (15.70%) Consultant
3 17 (14.05%) SAP Consultant
4 16 (13.22%) Software Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Architect
5 12 (9.92%) Project Manager
6 10 (8.26%) Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.61%) Graduate
8 8 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Multimedia Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Applications Developer
11 5 (4.13%) SAP Architect
11 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (3.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Functional Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) SAP PP Consultant
12 4 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) SAP Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) HTML
1 18 (14.88%) HTML5
2 8 (6.61%) Flash
2 8 (6.61%) jQuery
3 7 (5.79%) XML
4 5 (4.13%) REST
4 5 (4.13%) Ajax
4 5 (4.13%) JSON
4 5 (4.13%) SOAP
4 5 (4.13%) .NET
5 3 (2.48%) CSS3
5 3 (2.48%) J2EE
5 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.65%) Sass
6 2 (1.65%) JSP
6 2 (1.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.65%) Middleware
6 2 (1.65%) EDI
6 2 (1.65%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) CAN bus
2 8 (6.61%) E-Learning
3 7 (5.79%) Visualisation
3 7 (5.79%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) Mechatronics
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) GIS
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.26%) Windows
2 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.13%) Android
2 5 (4.13%) Windows CE
2 5 (4.13%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.48%) VMS
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Project Management
2 18 (14.88%) Software Engineering
3 11 (9.09%) Validation
4 10 (8.26%) Six Sigma
4 10 (8.26%) Change Management
5 9 (7.44%) CAD
5 9 (7.44%) CRM
6 8 (6.61%) UML
6 8 (6.61%) Migration
6 8 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.96%) PLM
7 6 (4.96%) Time Management
8 5 (4.13%) Logistics
8 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.13%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.13%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (4.13%) Web Application Development
8 5 (4.13%) Android Development
8 5 (4.13%) iOS Development
9 4 (3.31%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.05%) C
2 9 (7.44%) C++
3 8 (6.61%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.61%) Embedded C
4 6 (4.96%) MATLAB
5 5 (4.13%) PHP
6 3 (2.48%) Embedded C++
6 3 (2.48%) SQL
7 2 (1.65%) C#
7 2 (1.65%) Java
7 2 (1.65%) ABAP
8 1 (0.83%) X++
8 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (27.27%) SAP
2 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.61%) Adobe
4 6 (4.96%) Progress
5 2 (1.65%) Facebook
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle
5 2 (1.65%) MKS
5 2 (1.65%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.83%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.83%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (0.83%) Siebel
6 1 (0.83%) HP
6 1 (0.83%) EMC
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) BMC
6 1 (0.83%) Remedy
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.83%) Freescale
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £34 - £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Universe Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Redditch
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £29 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour + 4 day week, flexible hours
Posted: 12 days ago
Worcestershire
Huxley Associates
Posted: 12 days ago
Redditch
Huxley Associates
Rate: £27 - £32 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Dudley
Huxley Associates
Posted: 26 days ago