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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 27 May 2022 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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 449 457 499
Rank change year-on-year +8 +42 +97
Contract jobs citing Automotive 445 255 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the General category 0.89% 0.81% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 175 75
10th Percentile £325 £304 £233
25th Percentile £406 £400 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -5.44%
75th Percentile £574 £538 £484
90th Percentile £638 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +7.03% +15.63% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 24
10th Percentile £21.27 £24.00 £17.06
25th Percentile £27.88 £34.55 £30.63
Median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £48.18
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% -6.59% +13.35%
75th Percentile £56.50 £59.25 £63.00
90th Percentile £69.73 £65.74 £68.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.88
% change year-on-year - +18.81% -12.93%

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 49,901 31,335 24,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.58% 52.96% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,597 20,953 15,633
10th Percentile £323 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,413 1,131 979
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.36
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.86 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.93% +9.30% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £40.75
90th Percentile £59.30 £55.84 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.42% - +5.56%

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Top 16 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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -4 380 £500 +5.26% 411
UK excluding London +21 279 £495 +7.03% 406
Work from Home -14 201 £500 +5.26% 107
South East -20 134 £481 +1.32% 66
Midlands +22 87 £500 +55.04% 148
London -77 85 £503 -0.59% 31
West Midlands +5 57 £513 +48.55% 119
East Midlands +6 30 £500 +122.22% 28
East of England -17 26 £500 +21.21% 61
North of England -35 17 £475 +62.39% 60
South West -25 10 £488 +9.24% 44
North West -33 10 £463 - 33
Yorkshire -34 7 £538 +26.47% 24
Wales - 2 - - 12
Scotland - 2 - - 15
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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.

1 154 (34.61%) Agile
2 131 (29.44%) Social Skills
3 91 (20.45%) Project Management
4 71 (15.96%) Finance
5 68 (15.28%) Microsoft
6 64 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (10.56%) JIRA
8 45 (10.11%) Manufacturing
8 45 (10.11%) Java
9 44 (9.89%) Retail
10 42 (9.44%) Project Delivery
11 40 (8.99%) Scrum
11 40 (8.99%) Degree
12 39 (8.76%) SQL
12 39 (8.76%) SAP
12 39 (8.76%) Azure
13 37 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
13 37 (8.31%) Presentation Skills
14 35 (7.87%) JavaScript
14 35 (7.87%) Software Engineering
15 34 (7.64%) DevOps
15 34 (7.64%) Analytics
16 31 (6.97%) Renewable Energy
16 31 (6.97%) Life Science
16 31 (6.97%) ITIL
17 30 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (6.52%) QA
19 28 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (6.07%) CRM
20 27 (6.07%) E-Commerce

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 15 (3.37%) Confluence
2 11 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.90%) CMS
6 3 (0.67%) Apache
7 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.45%) MTS
8 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Kentico
Applications
1 23 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.35%) CATIA
5 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.90%) Simulink
6 3 (0.67%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.45%) Mingle
7 2 (0.45%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.22%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.22%) Maya
8 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.45%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.45%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.22%) SAP VC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.76%) Azure
2 18 (4.04%) GCP
3 17 (3.82%) AWS
4 12 (2.70%) GitHub
5 10 (2.25%) Azure Data Factory
5 10 (2.25%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (1.35%) Google Workspace
7 5 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.12%) Heroku
7 5 (1.12%) IaaS
7 5 (1.12%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.12%) SaaS
7 5 (1.12%) Snowflake
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.67%) Azure Monitor
8 3 (0.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 3 (0.67%) Cohesity
8 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.67%) Nutanix
8 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.92%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.70%) Firewall
3 8 (1.80%) Network Security
4 7 (1.57%) DNS
5 6 (1.35%) HTTP
5 6 (1.35%) MQTT
5 6 (1.35%) WAN
6 4 (0.90%) DHCP
6 4 (0.90%) LAN
7 3 (0.67%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.45%) AMQP
8 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.45%) SD-WAN
8 2 (0.45%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.22%) Internet
9 1 (0.22%) Intranet
9 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.22%) VPN
9 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.47%) Data Lake
2 11 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.80%) Redis
4 7 (1.57%) Metadata
4 7 (1.57%) Tableau
5 6 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.12%) Big Data
6 5 (1.12%) DB2
6 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.90%) MySQL
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.67%) Power BI
9 2 (0.45%) DataStage
9 2 (0.45%) Parquet
9 2 (0.45%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 47 (10.56%) JIRA
2 24 (5.39%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.15%) Gradle
5 12 (2.70%) Maven
6 7 (1.57%) JUnit
7 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.12%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.12%) Selenium
9 4 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.90%) JMeter
10 3 (0.67%) Gatling
10 3 (0.67%) Grunt
10 3 (0.67%) Postman
10 3 (0.67%) TestRail
10 3 (0.67%) webpack
11 2 (0.45%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.45%) GitLab
11 2 (0.45%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.45%) Zephyr
General
1 131 (29.44%) Social Skills
2 71 (15.96%) Finance
3 45 (10.11%) Manufacturing
4 44 (9.89%) Retail
5 37 (8.31%) Presentation Skills
6 30 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.82%) Aerospace
7 17 (3.82%) Marketing
8 13 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (2.70%) Legal
10 11 (2.47%) Banking
11 10 (2.25%) Telecoms
12 9 (2.02%) Public Sector
12 9 (2.02%) Publishing
13 7 (1.57%) Electronics
13 7 (1.57%) German Language
14 5 (1.12%) Billing
15 4 (0.90%) Aviation
15 4 (0.90%) Games
16 3 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 70 (15.73%) Analyst
2 61 (13.71%) Project Manager
3 50 (11.24%) Developer
4 42 (9.44%) Architect
5 31 (6.97%) Business Analyst
6 28 (6.29%) IT Manager
7 27 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (4.49%) Service Manager
9 18 (4.04%) Consultant
10 16 (3.60%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.15%) IT Project Manager
11 14 (3.15%) Scrum Master
11 14 (3.15%) Software Engineer
12 13 (2.92%) Embedded Engineer
13 12 (2.70%) Programme Manager
14 11 (2.47%) Service Desk Manager
15 10 (2.25%) Automotive Business Analyst
15 10 (2.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 10 (2.25%) IT Analyst
15 10 (2.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.07%) .NET
2 22 (4.94%) Spring
3 16 (3.60%) REST
4 14 (3.15%) CSS
4 14 (3.15%) XML
5 13 (2.92%) .NET Core
5 13 (2.92%) HTML
5 13 (2.92%) RESTful
5 13 (2.92%) Spring Boot
5 13 (2.92%) Web Services
6 12 (2.70%) JSON
7 9 (2.02%) AngularJS
7 9 (2.02%) HTML5
7 9 (2.02%) OAuth
8 8 (1.80%) OpenID
8 8 (1.80%) React
9 7 (1.57%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.57%) LDAP
9 7 (1.57%) Vue.js
10 6 (1.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.97%) Life Science
1 31 (6.97%) Renewable Energy
2 26 (5.84%) User Experience
3 16 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.92%) IoT
5 12 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.70%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (2.02%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.57%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.35%) Taxonomies
12 5 (1.12%) Clustering
13 4 (0.90%) BYOD
13 4 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
14 3 (0.67%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.17%) Linux
2 19 (4.27%) Windows
3 11 (2.47%) Unix
4 8 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.12%) Android
5 5 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.67%) CentOS
6 3 (0.67%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (34.61%) Agile
2 91 (20.45%) Project Management
3 64 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (9.44%) Project Delivery
5 40 (8.99%) Scrum
6 37 (8.31%) Cybersecurity
7 35 (7.87%) Software Engineering
8 34 (7.64%) Analytics
8 34 (7.64%) DevOps
9 31 (6.97%) ITIL
10 28 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (6.07%) CRM
11 27 (6.07%) E-Commerce
12 25 (5.62%) Microservices
12 25 (5.62%) Migration
13 24 (5.39%) Coaching
13 24 (5.39%) TDD
14 23 (5.17%) Logistics
14 23 (5.17%) SDLC
14 23 (5.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.11%) Java
2 39 (8.76%) SQL
3 35 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.17%) Python
5 21 (4.72%) C#
6 16 (3.60%) C++
6 16 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.02%) Kotlin
8 7 (1.57%) C
9 6 (1.35%) VB
10 5 (1.12%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.90%) ABAP
11 4 (0.90%) Ruby
12 3 (0.67%) Bash
12 3 (0.67%) Groovy
12 3 (0.67%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.99%) Degree
2 9 (2.02%) CISM
2 9 (2.02%) CISSP
2 9 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.57%) PMP
5 6 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.35%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.90%) CCIE
7 4 (0.90%) MCSE
7 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.67%) HNC
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.52%) QA
2 18 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.15%) GRC
3 14 (3.15%) SLA
4 11 (2.47%) GDPR
5 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.57%) NIST
5 7 (1.57%) SOC 2
6 6 (1.35%) ISO 31000
6 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (1.12%) AUTOSAR
7 5 (1.12%) ISO 26262
8 4 (0.90%) GxP
8 4 (0.90%) PMO
9 2 (0.45%) GMP
System Software
1 11 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 11 (2.47%) Docker
2 7 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) Firmware
3 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (2.47%) SCCM
2 7 (1.57%) Terraform
3 6 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.45%) MIIS
5 1 (0.22%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.22%) Grafana
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) Packer
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 68 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.76%) SAP
3 17 (3.82%) Google
4 16 (3.60%) Oracle
5 12 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.25%) Databricks
6 10 (2.25%) VMware
7 9 (2.02%) Ariba
8 8 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.35%) Adobe
9 6 (1.35%) Intel
10 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.12%) NetApp
11 4 (0.90%) Cisco
11 4 (0.90%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.90%) Informatica
12 3 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
12 3 (0.67%) hybris
12 3 (0.67%) IBM
12 3 (0.67%) QNX