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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automotive
UK
Rank 395 442 367
Rank change year-on-year +47 -75  
Contract jobs citing Automotive 209 202 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the General category 1.21% 1.00% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 95 113
Median daily rate £375 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £624 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -11.76% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 45
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +15.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.25 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £43.85 £37.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.89%  

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

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17225 20272 20640
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.03% 38.25% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11246 13129 12650
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 507 483
Median hourly rate £26.13 £27.58 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.27% +25.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Automotive
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Automotive as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automotive.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automotive over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automotive.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automotive over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 203 £375 -9.09% 113
West Midlands +40 74 £423 +20.71% 17
East of England +17 47 £275 -35.29% 12
Essex +9 41 £275 -35.29% 3
Warwickshire +15 35 £428 -27.66% 5
South East +5 29 £390 -11.36% 29
London +17 24 £381 -4.68% 19
Coventry +8 23 £445 +36.92% 5
Warwick +8 13 £423 -28.51% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 10 £431 +3.29% 6
East Midlands -11 9 £325 -18.75% 7
Milton Keynes -12 9 £463 +10.77% 2
North West +36 8 £180 -40.00% 9
City of London +12 8 £375 +114.28% 9
Northamptonshire -6 7 £268 -37.05%
Brentwood - 7 £265 - 1
Manchester +14 6 £600 +100.00% 6
Surrey +13 6 £355 +115.15% 6
Hampshire +12 6 £345 -27.36% 8
Leamington Spa +1 5 £495 -
Birmingham 0 5 £300 -1.63% 6
Northampton -1 5 £210 -50.58%
South West -2 5 £635 +49.41% 10
Midlands +7 4 £390 -44.28%
Hertfordshire +4 4 £375 +15.38% 1
Woking - 4 £380 -
Berkshire +12 3 £550 +18.91% 3
Farnborough -1 3 £350 -26.31%
Oxfordshire -11 3 £413 - 6
Wiltshire - 3 £635 - 2

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automotive also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Automotive.

1 95 (23.75%) Manufacturing
2 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (20.00%) Project Management
4 60 (15.00%) Finance
5 49 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (12.25%) PRINCE2
6 46 (11.50%) SQL
6 46 (11.50%) Degree
7 43 (10.75%) JavaScript
8 36 (9.00%) Java
9 35 (8.75%) HTML
10 34 (8.50%) C++
10 34 (8.50%) Software Engineering
11 33 (8.25%) SAP
12 32 (8.00%) C#
12 32 (8.00%) TDD
13 31 (7.75%) Retail
13 31 (7.75%) C
14 30 (7.50%) .NET
14 30 (7.50%) Microsoft
14 30 (7.50%) Marketing
14 30 (7.50%) User Experience
15 28 (7.00%) Scrum
15 28 (7.00%) CRM
16 27 (6.75%) IT Strategy
17 25 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (6.25%) Mobile App
17 25 (6.25%) Business Analysis
17 25 (6.25%) Use Case
18 23 (5.75%) XML

Automotive
Top Related 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 15 (3.75%) CMS
2 9 (2.25%) Predix
3 8 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.50%) Drupal
7 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) IIS
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 12 (3.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (3.00%) Simulink
2 11 (2.75%) MS Project
3 9 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.75%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.00%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.00%) CATIA
6 4 (1.00%) TargetLink
7 3 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.75%) MS Office
7 3 (0.75%) Siemens NX
7 3 (0.75%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.50%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.25%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.25%) InVision
9 1 (0.25%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (1.25%) Primavera
2 5 (1.25%) Unica
3 4 (1.00%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.25%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.25%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.75%) GitHub
2 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) G Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
5 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.25%) FlexRay
2 6 (1.50%) Internet
2 6 (1.50%) Network Security
3 5 (1.25%) VoIP
3 5 (1.25%) Wireless
4 4 (1.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.00%) Firewall
4 4 (1.00%) LAN
4 4 (1.00%) SMS
4 4 (1.00%) WAN
4 4 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.75%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) DHCP
6 2 (0.50%) Extranet
6 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.50%) WebEx
7 1 (0.25%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) MPLS
7 1 (0.25%) RS-232
7 1 (0.25%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.50%) RDBMS
4 12 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.25%) Big Data
6 7 (1.75%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.25%) DB2
9 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.50%) MOLAP
10 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.50%) OLAP
10 2 (0.50%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.25%) Redis
11 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (4.75%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.75%) JUnit
3 9 (2.25%) Gradle
4 7 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.50%) Calabash
5 6 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.50%) JIRA
5 6 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.50%) Xcode
6 5 (1.25%) Robot Framework
6 5 (1.25%) Subversion
7 4 (1.00%) Android Studio
7 4 (1.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.75%) LabVIEW
8 3 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.75%) Selenium
9 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.50%) JMeter
9 2 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 95 (23.75%) Manufacturing
2 60 (15.00%) Finance
3 31 (7.75%) Retail
4 30 (7.50%) Marketing
5 21 (5.25%) Aerospace
6 13 (3.25%) Electronics
7 11 (2.75%) Advertising
8 10 (2.50%) Legal
9 9 (2.25%) German Language
10 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.50%) Games
12 5 (1.25%) Banking
12 5 (1.25%) French Language
13 4 (1.00%) Back Office
13 4 (1.00%) Front Office
14 3 (0.75%) Billing
14 3 (0.75%) Publishing
14 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (18.50%) Developer
2 62 (15.50%) Analyst
3 56 (14.00%) Project Manager
4 34 (8.50%) Business Analyst
5 33 (8.25%) Architect
6 29 (7.25%) Software Engineer
7 13 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.00%) Embedded Engineer
9 11 (2.75%) .NET Developer
9 11 (2.75%) Consultant
9 11 (2.75%) Java Developer
10 10 (2.50%) Android Developer
10 10 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (2.50%) iOS Developer
10 10 (2.50%) Product Manager
11 7 (1.75%) Designer
11 7 (1.75%) Senior Developer
11 7 (1.75%) Technical Support
12 6 (1.50%) Development Manager
12 6 (1.50%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.75%) HTML
2 30 (7.50%) .NET
3 23 (5.75%) XML
4 21 (5.25%) CSS
5 19 (4.75%) JSON
6 16 (4.00%) RESTful
7 11 (2.75%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.75%) jQuery
7 11 (2.75%) Middleware
8 10 (2.50%) Core Animation
8 10 (2.50%) Core Data
8 10 (2.50%) HTML5
8 10 (2.50%) Web Services
9 9 (2.25%) Cocoa
9 9 (2.25%) CSS3
9 9 (2.25%) iOS SDK
10 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.75%) EDI
11 6 (1.50%) iPhone SDK
11 6 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.50%) User Experience
2 25 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 22 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.00%) PMI
5 15 (3.75%) Infotainment
6 13 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.75%) Animation
7 11 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (2.75%) SCADA
8 8 (2.00%) iPhone
9 7 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.75%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.00%) Derivative
10 4 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (1.00%) Robotics
10 4 (1.00%) Social Media
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.50%) Linux
1 18 (4.50%) Windows
2 14 (3.50%) Android
2 14 (3.50%) Apple iOS
2 14 (3.50%) Unix
3 6 (1.50%) Windows Vista
4 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (20.00%) Project Management
3 49 (12.25%) PRINCE2
3 49 (12.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (8.50%) Software Engineering
5 32 (8.00%) TDD
6 28 (7.00%) CRM
6 28 (7.00%) Scrum
7 27 (6.75%) IT Strategy
8 25 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 25 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (6.25%) Use Case
9 23 (5.75%) MVC
10 21 (5.25%) Analytics
11 20 (5.00%) B2C
11 20 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (4.75%) ITIL
13 18 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (4.50%) ERP
13 18 (4.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 46 (11.50%) SQL
2 43 (10.75%) JavaScript
3 36 (9.00%) Java
4 34 (8.50%) C++
5 32 (8.00%) C#
6 31 (7.75%) C
7 15 (3.75%) MATLAB
7 15 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 13 (3.25%) Python
9 12 (3.00%) Embedded C
10 10 (2.50%) Apple Swift
10 10 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 9 (2.25%) PHP
12 6 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.00%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.00%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.75%) XPath
15 2 (0.50%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.50%) VBA
15 2 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 46 (11.50%) Degree
2 22 (5.50%) PMI Certification
3 14 (3.50%) PMP
4 10 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.00%) ISEB
6 3 (0.75%) CCNA
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) APMG
7 2 (0.50%) CCNP
7 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) HNC
8 1 (0.25%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.50%) QA
2 16 (4.00%) ISO26262
3 10 (2.50%) IEC 61508
3 10 (2.50%) MISRA
3 10 (2.50%) PMO
4 6 (1.50%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.50%) Docker
3 2 (0.50%) Firmware
3 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) Ansible
1 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.50%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.25%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 33 (8.25%) SAP
2 30 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.75%) Oracle
4 15 (3.75%) Adobe
5 10 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.75%) IBM
7 6 (1.50%) Google
7 6 (1.50%) Tableau
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco
8 4 (1.00%) EMC
8 4 (1.00%) Progress
8 4 (1.00%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.00%) Snow
9 3 (0.75%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.75%) Avaya
9 3 (0.75%) HP
9 3 (0.75%) Siemens
9 3 (0.75%) VMware
10 2 (0.50%) Ariba
10 2 (0.50%) BMC
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