Period
to 28 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automotive over the 6 months to 28 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automotive
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 473 503 541
Rank change year-on-year +30 +38 -61
Contract jobs citing Automotive 148 231 367
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the General category 0.78% 0.92% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 252
Median daily rate £475 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £323 £213 £263
90th Percentile £571 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +16.05% +19.12%
10th Percentile £24.20 £14.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £60.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.19% +26.52%

Automotive is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 19,024 25,174 39,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.32% 37.26% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,795 16,567 26,479
Median daily rate £495 £475 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -0.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £436 £430
% change year-on-year -2.42% +1.29% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 767 1,031
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.11 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +0.17% -4.40%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.95 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.61%

Automotive
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Automotive as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Automotive.

Daily rate trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Automotive over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Automotive.

Hourly rate trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Automotive over the 6 months to 28 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the UK over the 6 months to 28 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +58 133 £475 +18.75% 243
UK excluding London +76 97 £475 +18.75% 230
South East +98 61 £475 +18.75% 43
Work from Home -191 36 £475 +18.75% 30
London +69 30 £425 +2.66% 31
Midlands +23 19 £120 -71.93% 67
East Midlands +34 12 £120 -68.00% 15
East of England +31 9 £407 +80.67% 38
West Midlands +16 7 £398 -43.21% 51
North of England +57 5 £425 +3.03% 45
Yorkshire +49 5 £425 +21.43% 21
South West +56 3 £600 +84.62% 23

For the 6 months to 28 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Automotive also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Automotive.

1 49 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.30%) Finance
3 26 (17.57%) Java
4 21 (14.19%) Scrum
4 21 (14.19%) Marketing
5 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 20 (13.51%) DevOps
6 19 (12.84%) User Stories
7 17 (11.49%) Validation
8 16 (10.81%) Kubernetes
8 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (10.81%) Business Case
9 15 (10.14%) TDD
10 14 (9.46%) Degree
10 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (9.46%) E-Commerce
10 14 (9.46%) JIRA
10 14 (9.46%) Docker
11 13 (8.78%) SAP
11 13 (8.78%) Project Management
12 12 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
12 12 (8.11%) Python
12 12 (8.11%) Migration
12 12 (8.11%) Aerospace
12 12 (8.11%) Requirements Management
12 12 (8.11%) Google
12 12 (8.11%) Jenkins
13 11 (7.43%) GCP
13 11 (7.43%) Retail
13 11 (7.43%) Microsoft

Automotive
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.70%) Confluence
1 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.03%) CMS
3 2 (1.35%) WordPress
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.68%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.70%) CATIA
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.68%) Blender
4 1 (0.68%) Maya
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.70%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 4 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (2.70%) SAP FS
2 4 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.35%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.35%) SAP EWM
4 2 (1.35%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.35%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) GCP
2 10 (6.76%) AWS
3 9 (6.08%) Azure
4 6 (4.05%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.35%) Apigee
5 2 (1.35%) GitHub
5 2 (1.35%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.35%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.35%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.35%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) WAN
2 4 (2.70%) DHCP
2 4 (2.70%) DNS
2 4 (2.70%) LAN
2 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.35%) Firewall
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
3 2 (1.35%) Network Security
3 2 (1.35%) Wireless
4 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.68%) MQTT
4 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.68%) SAN
4 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.38%) Big Data
3 4 (2.70%) BigQuery
3 4 (2.70%) MySQL
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (2.03%) Bigtable
4 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.03%) Looker
4 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.03%) Tableau
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.68%) Power BI
6 1 (0.68%) QlikView
6 1 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (9.46%) JIRA
2 12 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (4.05%) Subversion
4 5 (3.38%) GitLab
5 4 (2.70%) Gradle
5 4 (2.70%) Selenium
6 3 (2.03%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.03%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.35%) Maven
7 2 (1.35%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.68%) CANoe
8 1 (0.68%) Grunt
8 1 (0.68%) gulp
8 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
General
1 33 (22.30%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Marketing
3 12 (8.11%) Aerospace
4 11 (7.43%) Retail
5 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.05%) Banking
6 6 (4.05%) Electronics
7 5 (3.38%) Military
8 4 (2.70%) German Language
9 3 (2.03%) Law
9 3 (2.03%) Retail Banking
9 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.35%) Games
11 1 (0.68%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.68%) Legal
11 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (20.95%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Business Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Java Developer
3 12 (8.11%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.43%) Consultant
5 10 (6.76%) Architect
5 10 (6.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (6.08%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (6.08%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.73%) Programme Manager
7 7 (4.73%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) IT Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 6 (4.05%) Node.js
2 6 (4.05%) React
3 5 (3.38%) .NET
3 5 (3.38%) CSS
4 4 (2.70%) HTML
4 4 (2.70%) RESTful
4 4 (2.70%) Vue.js
5 3 (2.03%) REST
5 3 (2.03%) XML
6 2 (1.35%) .NET Core
6 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.35%) jQuery
6 2 (1.35%) Middleware
6 2 (1.35%) SAP TM
6 2 (1.35%) SOAP
6 2 (1.35%) Spring
6 2 (1.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (1.35%) Web Services
6 2 (1.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Life Science
1 8 (5.41%) Renewable Energy
1 8 (5.41%) User Experience
2 7 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (4.73%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.73%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.70%) VHDL
6 3 (2.03%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.03%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.35%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.35%) Wiki
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.68%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.43%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.03%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.19%) Scrum
3 20 (13.51%) DevOps
3 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
4 19 (12.84%) User Stories
5 17 (11.49%) Validation
6 16 (10.81%) Business Case
6 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.14%) TDD
8 14 (9.46%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (8.78%) Project Management
10 12 (8.11%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (8.11%) Migration
10 12 (8.11%) Requirements Management
11 11 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (6.76%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (6.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.57%) Java
2 12 (8.11%) Python
3 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.76%) SQL
4 8 (5.41%) Ruby
5 7 (4.73%) C
5 7 (4.73%) Go
6 6 (4.05%) C#
7 5 (3.38%) C++
7 5 (3.38%) Kotlin
8 4 (2.70%) Embedded C
8 4 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.35%) ABAP
10 2 (1.35%) PHP
10 2 (1.35%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Degree
2 3 (2.03%) CEH
2 3 (2.03%) CISM
2 3 (2.03%) CISSP
2 3 (2.03%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.08%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) ECSS
2 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 3 (2.03%) MISRA
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 26262
4 2 (1.35%) PMO
4 2 (1.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) MISRA C
System Software
1 14 (9.46%) Docker
2 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Varnish
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.35%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Istio
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Packer
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) SAP
2 12 (8.11%) Google
3 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.76%) Oracle
5 6 (4.05%) Cisco
6 5 (3.38%) EMC
7 3 (2.03%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.35%) CA
8 2 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.35%) Teradata
8 2 (1.35%) UiPath
8 2 (1.35%) WooCommerce
9 1 (0.68%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.68%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.68%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.68%) IFS
9 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.68%) VMware