Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 431 492 575
Rank change year-on-year +61 +83 -86
Contract jobs citing Automotive 251 159 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.85% 0.61% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 83 195
10th Percentile £304 £213 £208
25th Percentile £400 £327 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £474 £506
90th Percentile £588 £695 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 34
10th Percentile £24.00 £16.25 £15.75
25th Percentile £40.94 £28.75 £18.88
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £41.25
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15% +19.57%
75th Percentile £56.13 £63.00 £48.44
90th Percentile £65.31 £65.54 £50.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +30.77%

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 29,359 26,108 49,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.48% 50.70% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,696 16,911 32,211
10th Percentile £300 £250 £281
25th Percentile £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £599 £581 £575
90th Percentile £690 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £425
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,096 1,082 1,418
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.68
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.07% +3.78%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.99 £38.58
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.99 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.35% +5.47% +3.93%

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 11 May 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 11 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Top 14 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 11 May 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 +73 215 £475 +18.75% 399
UK excluding London +81 154 £463 +15.63% 381
South East +102 107 £474 +18.44% 73
Work from Home -194 67 £475 -5.00% 46
London +15 52 £505 +22.42% 39
Midlands -3 19 £323 -25.00% 116
East of England +28 15 £413 +83.33% 54
West Midlands -21 12 £345 -51.58% 70
North of England +34 7 £400 -2.44% 78
East Midlands +20 7 £225 -43.75% 45
South West +35 6 £446 +37.31% 40
North West +16 3 - - 39
Yorkshire - 3 £413 - 23
North East +25 1 £160 -50.77% 16

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 84 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.31%) Social Skills
3 49 (19.52%) Finance
4 46 (18.33%) Java
5 34 (13.55%) Presentation Skills
6 31 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (11.95%) Project Management
8 29 (11.55%) TDD
9 28 (11.16%) E-Commerce
10 27 (10.76%) Migration
10 27 (10.76%) Business Case
11 25 (9.96%) Pair Programming
12 24 (9.56%) Test Automation
13 23 (9.16%) Scrum
14 22 (8.76%) SAP
14 22 (8.76%) Marketing
14 22 (8.76%) Project Delivery
14 22 (8.76%) DevOps
15 20 (7.97%) SQL
16 19 (7.57%) Microsoft
16 19 (7.57%) Software Engineering
16 19 (7.57%) Google
17 18 (7.17%) JIRA
17 18 (7.17%) User Stories
17 18 (7.17%) Validation
18 17 (6.77%) JavaScript
18 17 (6.77%) Analytics
18 17 (6.77%) AWS
18 17 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (6.77%) GCP

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 7 (2.79%) Confluence
2 6 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.20%) CMS
5 2 (0.80%) Headless CMS
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.80%) WordPress
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (2.39%) Simulink
2 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.40%) Blender
4 1 (0.40%) Figma
4 1 (0.40%) Maya
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Sketch
4 1 (0.40%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (2.79%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.39%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.99%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.99%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.59%) SAP Bank Analyzer
4 4 (1.59%) SAP FS
5 3 (1.20%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.80%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.80%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.77%) AWS
1 17 (6.77%) GCP
2 16 (6.37%) Azure
3 6 (2.39%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.20%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 3 (1.20%) Google Data Studio
5 3 (1.20%) SaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (0.80%) Apigee
6 2 (0.80%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (0.80%) Boomi
6 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.40%) AtomSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.40%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.40%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) Firewall
2 2 (0.80%) DNS
2 2 (0.80%) Internet
2 2 (0.80%) Network Security
2 2 (0.80%) SAN
2 2 (0.80%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.40%) NAS
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) VPN
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
3 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.79%) Big Data
3 6 (2.39%) Tableau
4 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.59%) BigQuery
5 4 (1.59%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.59%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.59%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.20%) Bigtable
6 3 (1.20%) Looker
6 3 (1.20%) MySQL
6 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.20%) QlikView
6 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (7.17%) JIRA
2 11 (4.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.39%) Subversion
5 5 (1.99%) GitLab
6 4 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.59%) Selenium
7 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.20%) Terragrunt
7 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.80%) Gradle
8 2 (0.80%) Maven
8 2 (0.80%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.80%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.40%) Grunt
9 1 (0.40%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.40%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (22.31%) Social Skills
2 49 (19.52%) Finance
3 34 (13.55%) Presentation Skills
4 22 (8.76%) Marketing
5 16 (6.37%) Retail
6 15 (5.98%) Aerospace
7 14 (5.58%) Manufacturing
8 8 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.39%) Banking
10 5 (1.99%) Electronics
11 3 (1.20%) German Language
11 3 (1.20%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.20%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.80%) Games
12 2 (0.80%) Law
12 2 (0.80%) Military
12 2 (0.80%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (21.12%) Developer
2 40 (15.94%) Project Manager
3 37 (14.74%) Analyst
4 22 (8.76%) Business Analyst
5 20 (7.97%) Architect
6 18 (7.17%) Consultant
6 18 (7.17%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.17%) Software Engineer
7 14 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (4.78%) SAP Consultant
9 11 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.59%) Embedded Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) E-Commerce Manager
11 8 (3.19%) Programme Manager
12 7 (2.79%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 7 (2.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 7 (2.79%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.39%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.39%) IT Manager
14 5 (1.99%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.18%) .NET
1 13 (5.18%) AngularJS
2 11 (4.38%) React
3 9 (3.59%) Node.js
4 7 (2.79%) CSS
4 7 (2.79%) REST
4 7 (2.79%) Vue.js
5 6 (2.39%) HTML
6 5 (1.99%) SOAP
6 5 (1.99%) Web Services
7 3 (1.20%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.20%) EDI
7 3 (1.20%) RESTful
8 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.80%) IDoc
8 2 (0.80%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (0.80%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (0.80%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.37%) Life Science
1 16 (6.37%) Renewable Energy
2 13 (5.18%) User Experience
3 11 (4.38%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.98%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.79%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.39%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.39%) VHDL
7 5 (1.99%) Verilog
7 5 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.59%) Infotainment
9 3 (1.20%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.80%) FMCG
10 2 (0.80%) iPhone
10 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.78%) Android
2 9 (3.59%) Linux
2 9 (3.59%) Windows
3 4 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (11.95%) Project Management
4 29 (11.55%) TDD
5 28 (11.16%) E-Commerce
6 27 (10.76%) Business Case
6 27 (10.76%) Migration
7 25 (9.96%) Pair Programming
8 24 (9.56%) Test Automation
9 23 (9.16%) Scrum
10 22 (8.76%) DevOps
10 22 (8.76%) Project Delivery
11 19 (7.57%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.17%) User Stories
12 18 (7.17%) Validation
13 17 (6.77%) Analytics
13 17 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (6.37%) CRM
14 16 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.33%) Java
2 20 (7.97%) SQL
3 17 (6.77%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.37%) C
4 16 (6.37%) Python
5 12 (4.78%) C#
5 12 (4.78%) Kotlin
6 11 (4.38%) C++
7 8 (3.19%) Go
7 8 (3.19%) Ruby
8 6 (2.39%) MATLAB
9 5 (1.99%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.59%) PHP
10 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.20%) ABAP
11 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.80%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.80%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (5.98%) Degree
2 4 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.80%) CEH
4 2 (0.80%) CISM
4 2 (0.80%) CISSP
4 2 (0.80%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Certification
4 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) IIBA
5 1 (0.40%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 3 (1.20%) MISRA
3 3 (1.20%) PMO
3 3 (1.20%) SLA
4 2 (0.80%) ECSS
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) COSHH
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) GRC
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
System Software
1 15 (5.98%) Docker
2 5 (1.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.99%) Firmware
3 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.58%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.39%) Terraform
3 4 (1.59%) Ansible
3 4 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.59%) Packer
4 3 (1.20%) Puppet
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.40%) Istio
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (8.76%) SAP
2 19 (7.57%) Google
2 19 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.78%) Oracle
4 7 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.99%) Green Hills
5 5 (1.99%) IBM
5 5 (1.99%) QNX
5 5 (1.99%) VMware
6 4 (1.59%) Cisco
7 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.80%) CA
8 2 (0.80%) Dell
8 2 (0.80%) EMC
8 2 (0.80%) JDA
8 2 (0.80%) Teradata
8 2 (0.80%) UiPath
8 2 (0.80%) WooCommerce