Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 573 460
Rank change year-on-year +105 -113 +32
Contract jobs citing Automotive 138 293 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the General category 0.77% 0.80% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 213 290
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £275
90th Percentile £695 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £428
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.58% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 75
Median hourly rate £48.18 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.35% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.75 £18.43
90th Percentile £68.31 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.88 £44.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +21.92% +14.06%

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 17,826 36,659 41,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.37% 40.10% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,180 23,727 27,056
Median daily rate £495 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £285 £305 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 975 1,112
Median hourly rate £26.66 £22.92 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.35% +4.63% -0.45%
10th Percentile £12.84 £12.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £52.95 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.22% +15.00% -7.80%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Top 15 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 31 May 2020. 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 +87 126 £400 -5.88% 113
UK excluding London +82 107 £400 -5.88% 110
South East +93 34 £400 -11.11% 32
Midlands +75 30 £588 +62.07% 18
London +124 25 £425 -5.56% 11
West Midlands +62 22 £825 +106.25% 12
East of England +59 17 £225 -46.40% 14
North of England +90 11 £418 +43.97% 23
South West +47 9 £325 -27.78% 15
North West +52 7 £418 +43.97% 13
Wales +35 5 £310 - 1
East Midlands +30 5 £400 +33.33% 6
North East +33 4 £488 - 4
Work from Home +14 2 £500 -4.76% 3
Scotland +38 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 50 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (17.39%) Windows
2 24 (17.39%) Manufacturing
3 23 (16.67%) TDD
4 19 (13.77%) Java
5 18 (13.04%) Pair Programming
6 17 (12.32%) Retail
6 17 (12.32%) Azure
7 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
8 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (9.42%) Finance
8 13 (9.42%) Degree
8 13 (9.42%) AWS
9 12 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 12 (8.70%) Analytics
9 12 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (8.70%) SQL
9 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 11 (7.97%) Aerospace
11 10 (7.25%) Scrum
11 10 (7.25%) Computer Science
11 10 (7.25%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.25%) Google
11 10 (7.25%) VPN
11 10 (7.25%) HTML
11 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
11 10 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (6.52%) Microservices
12 9 (6.52%) GCP
12 9 (6.52%) RESTful

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 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) Apache
2 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.17%) CMS
2 3 (2.17%) Confluence
2 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.72%) Camunda
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) Kentico
4 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.45%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.72%) InVision
3 1 (0.72%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.72%) Sketch
3 1 (0.72%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.17%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.72%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) Azure
2 13 (9.42%) AWS
3 9 (6.52%) GCP
3 9 (6.52%) Office 365
4 4 (2.90%) GitHub
5 3 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.45%) Amazon SageMaker
6 2 (1.45%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.45%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) VPN
2 9 (6.52%) Internet
3 3 (2.17%) Skype
4 2 (1.45%) HTTP
4 2 (1.45%) Wireless
5 1 (0.72%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.72%) FTP
5 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.72%) IPsec
5 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.72%) MPLS
5 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.72%) VLAN
5 1 (0.72%) VoIP
5 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.17%) Big Data
4 3 (2.17%) Data Lake
4 3 (2.17%) MySQL
4 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.45%) BigQuery
5 2 (1.45%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.45%) Flink
5 2 (1.45%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.45%) Power BI
5 2 (1.45%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.62%) GitLab
3 5 (3.62%) JIRA
4 4 (2.90%) Android Studio
4 4 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (2.17%) Gradle
5 3 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.45%) JUnit
6 2 (1.45%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.72%) Appium
7 1 (0.72%) Calabash
7 1 (0.72%) Charles Proxy
7 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.72%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.72%) jMock
7 1 (0.72%) Maven
7 1 (0.72%) Mockito
7 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 17 (12.32%) Retail
3 13 (9.42%) Finance
4 11 (7.97%) Aerospace
5 6 (4.35%) Electronics
5 6 (4.35%) Marketing
6 5 (3.62%) Legal
7 2 (1.45%) Military
7 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) German Language
8 1 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.19%) Analyst
2 21 (15.22%) Developer
3 14 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.25%) Architect
6 9 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (6.52%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (3.62%) Account Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Business IT Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Consultant
8 5 (3.62%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) IT Business Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.25%) HTML
2 9 (6.52%) CSS
2 9 (6.52%) RESTful
3 8 (5.80%) React
4 7 (5.07%) XML
5 6 (4.35%) Servlets
5 6 (4.35%) Spring
6 5 (3.62%) Java EE
7 4 (2.90%) .NET
7 4 (2.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.90%) J2EE
7 4 (2.90%) RxJava
7 4 (2.90%) Spring Boot
8 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.17%) HTML5
8 3 (2.17%) jQuery
8 3 (2.17%) Vue.js
9 2 (1.45%) EDI
9 2 (1.45%) Web Services
9 2 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (4.35%) User Experience
3 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.90%) iPhone
5 3 (2.17%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.45%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.45%) VHDL
7 1 (0.72%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.39%) Windows
2 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.80%) Android
4 7 (5.07%) Linux
4 7 (5.07%) Unix
5 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.67%) TDD
3 18 (13.04%) Pair Programming
4 12 (8.70%) Analytics
4 12 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 10 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 10 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (7.25%) Scrum
5 10 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.52%) Microservices
7 8 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.07%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.07%) DevOps
8 7 (5.07%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.07%) Project Management
8 7 (5.07%) Requirements Gathering
8 7 (5.07%) Validation
8 7 (5.07%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) Java
2 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.70%) SQL
4 8 (5.80%) Python
5 6 (4.35%) Kotlin
6 4 (2.90%) C
6 4 (2.90%) C#
7 3 (2.17%) Progress 4GL
7 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.45%) C++
8 2 (1.45%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.45%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.72%) Perl
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.72%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Degree
2 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.17%) PMP
5 2 (1.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) APMP
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) CCNA
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.72%) HNC
6 1 (0.72%) HND
6 1 (0.72%) MCSE
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.62%) QA
2 4 (2.90%) GDPR
3 3 (2.17%) ISO 26262
3 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.45%) ECSS
4 2 (1.45%) MISRA
4 2 (1.45%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.45%) Firmware
2 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.72%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.72%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) OpenView
1 9 (6.52%) OVSD
2 6 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.17%) Terraform
4 2 (1.45%) Grafana
4 2 (1.45%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) Google
3 9 (6.52%) HP
4 5 (3.62%) QAD
4 5 (3.62%) SAP
5 4 (2.90%) CA
5 4 (2.90%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (2.90%) EMC
5 4 (2.90%) IBM
5 4 (2.90%) Oracle
6 3 (2.17%) Adobe
6 3 (2.17%) Progress
6 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.45%) Axway
7 2 (1.45%) Cadence
7 2 (1.45%) Facebook
7 2 (1.45%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.45%) Infor
7 2 (1.45%) VMware