Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 463 453 497
Rank change year-on-year -10 +44 -84
Contract jobs citing Automotive 498 494 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.31% 1.24% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 254
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £222 £241
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £395
% change year-on-year +8.55% -3.80% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 86 86
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -9.59% +2.82%
10th Percentile £13.59 £12.75 £25.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.50 £76.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £32.75 £36.14
% change year-on-year +18.32% -9.38% -1.66%

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 37,994 39,701 38,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.79% 39.95% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,807 26,315 25,503
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 868 965
UK median hourly rate £23.42 £26.42 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +12.43% -3.01%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.08 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -3.85%

Automotive
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automotive in the UK

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor 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 22 October 2018. 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 -14 463 £425 +6.12% 663
UK excluding London -39 384 £413 +8.55% 633
Midlands -74 120 £388 -2.21% 203
South East +11 114 £405 +6.58% 107
West Midlands -50 97 £431 +7.55% 155
London +8 81 £475 +5.56% 64
North of England -3 62 £375 +3.09% 116
South West +19 60 £425 -22.73% 82
North West +4 36 £375 +21.46% 47
Yorkshire -6 24 £333 -16.88% 32
East of England -6 21 £450 +40.63% 91
East Midlands -18 20 £338 -0.74% 48
Scotland -21 4 - - 17
Northern Ireland +36 3 £350 - 5
North East 0 2 £375 - 37
Wales -28 1 £405 - 12

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 122 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.69%) Manufacturing
3 65 (13.05%) Software Engineering
4 63 (12.65%) Microsoft
5 58 (11.65%) Project Management
6 52 (10.44%) Windows
7 49 (9.84%) Finance
7 49 (9.84%) Retail
7 49 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (9.24%) C
8 46 (9.24%) Java
9 42 (8.43%) .NET
9 42 (8.43%) TDD
10 41 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
12 39 (7.83%) SQL
12 39 (7.83%) C#
13 38 (7.63%) ITIL
14 35 (7.03%) Python
14 35 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (6.83%) Git (software)
15 34 (6.83%) SAP
16 32 (6.43%) JavaScript
17 31 (6.22%) Embedded C
18 29 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (5.82%) E-Commerce
19 28 (5.62%) Linux
19 28 (5.62%) MVC
20 27 (5.42%) C++
20 27 (5.42%) Degree

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 12 (2.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.41%) ArcGIS
3 4 (0.80%) Apache
3 4 (0.80%) CICS
3 4 (0.80%) Confluence
3 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.60%) CMS
4 3 (0.60%) IIS
4 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.40%) Mule
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) MTS
6 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.61%) Simulink
3 9 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.20%) Siemens NX
5 4 (0.80%) Stateflow
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.40%) CATIA
8 1 (0.20%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.20%) Maya
8 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.41%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.00%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.60%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.40%) Maximo
5 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.40%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.40%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.20%) Shopify
6 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.21%) SaaS
4 5 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.80%) Office 365
5 4 (0.80%) PaaS
6 3 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.40%) GitHub
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.20%) Asana
8 1 (0.20%) Dialogflow
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.20%) npm
8 1 (0.20%) Serverless
8 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.61%) Ethernet
2 11 (2.21%) Internet
3 9 (1.81%) Unified Communications
4 7 (1.41%) RS-232
5 5 (1.00%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.00%) Firewall
5 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.80%) FlexRay
6 4 (0.80%) VPN
7 3 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.60%) Wireless
8 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.40%) LAN
8 2 (0.40%) LTE
8 2 (0.40%) NFC
8 2 (0.40%) SAN
8 2 (0.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.40%) WLAN
9 1 (0.20%) RFID
9 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.21%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.81%) MySQL
5 7 (1.41%) MOLAP
5 7 (1.41%) ROLAP
6 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.80%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.60%) MS Access
8 3 (0.60%) Power BI
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.42%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.41%) JIRA
5 11 (2.21%) Gradle
6 10 (2.01%) Subversion
7 8 (1.61%) Pivotal Tracker
7 8 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (1.61%) Xcode
8 7 (1.41%) ClearCase
9 6 (1.20%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.80%) CANoe
11 4 (0.80%) JUnit
11 4 (0.80%) LabVIEW
11 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.60%) Maven
12 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.60%) Selenium
13 2 (0.40%) MSBuild
General
1 108 (21.69%) Manufacturing
2 49 (9.84%) Finance
2 49 (9.84%) Retail
3 21 (4.22%) Aerospace
4 19 (3.82%) Electronics
5 14 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.41%) Legal
7 11 (2.21%) German Language
8 9 (1.81%) Law
8 9 (1.81%) Marketing
9 7 (1.41%) Games
10 3 (0.60%) Banking
10 3 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.40%) French Language
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 97 (19.48%) Developer
2 83 (16.67%) Analyst
3 54 (10.84%) Business Analyst
4 44 (8.84%) Project Manager
5 38 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 37 (7.43%) Architect
7 25 (5.02%) Consultant
7 25 (5.02%) Embedded Engineer
7 25 (5.02%) Java Developer
8 20 (4.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 19 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 16 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.01%) SAP Consultant
13 14 (2.81%) C++ Software Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) Design Engineer
14 13 (2.61%) Support Analyst
14 13 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
15 12 (2.41%) Electronics Engineer
16 11 (2.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.43%) .NET
2 25 (5.02%) HTML
3 23 (4.62%) CSS
3 23 (4.62%) XML
4 17 (3.41%) Spring
4 17 (3.41%) Spring Boot
5 15 (3.01%) ASP.NET
6 13 (2.61%) .NET Framework
6 13 (2.61%) AngularJS
7 12 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (2.01%) Flash
8 10 (2.01%) HTML5
8 10 (2.01%) RESTful
9 8 (1.61%) Entity Framework
9 8 (1.61%) JSON
9 8 (1.61%) RxSwift
10 7 (1.41%) .NET Core
10 7 (1.41%) Middleware
10 7 (1.41%) Web Services
11 6 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
3 20 (4.02%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.82%) User Experience
5 16 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.61%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.01%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.61%) Infotainment
8 8 (1.61%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.00%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.60%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.60%) SCADA
13 2 (0.40%) RIA
13 2 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.44%) Windows
2 28 (5.62%) Linux
3 22 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 20 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.21%) Android
6 12 (2.41%) Unix
7 10 (2.01%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.00%) CentOS
11 5 (1.00%) zOS
12 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (13.05%) Software Engineering
3 58 (11.65%) Project Management
4 49 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (8.43%) TDD
6 41 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (7.63%) ITIL
8 29 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (5.82%) E-Commerce
9 28 (5.62%) MVC
10 26 (5.22%) PRINCE2
11 25 (5.02%) People Management
11 25 (5.02%) User Stories
12 23 (4.62%) Pair Programming
13 22 (4.42%) Business Analysis
14 20 (4.02%) DevOps
14 20 (4.02%) Visualisation
15 18 (3.61%) CRM
15 18 (3.61%) Logistics
15 18 (3.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.24%) C
1 46 (9.24%) Java
2 39 (7.83%) C#
2 39 (7.83%) SQL
3 35 (7.03%) Python
4 32 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.22%) Embedded C
6 27 (5.42%) C++
7 20 (4.02%) MATLAB
8 15 (3.01%) Kotlin
9 12 (2.41%) Apple Swift
9 12 (2.41%) Objective-C
9 12 (2.41%) PHP
10 10 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.81%) Java 8
12 8 (1.61%) Embedded C++
13 7 (1.41%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.20%) Go
15 5 (1.00%) R
15 5 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (5.42%) Degree
2 13 (2.61%) CCNA
2 13 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.01%) MCSA
3 10 (2.01%) PMP
4 9 (1.81%) MCP
5 7 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.20%) MCITP
6 6 (1.20%) MCSE
6 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.80%) ISEB
7 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.40%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.20%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.42%) MISRA
2 12 (2.41%) MISRA C
3 10 (2.01%) PMO
4 9 (1.81%) QA
5 8 (1.61%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.41%) DO-254
7 6 (1.20%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.40%) GDPR
8 2 (0.40%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.40%) SLA
9 1 (0.20%) DICOM
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (3.01%) Active Directory
1 15 (3.01%) Docker
2 8 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.80%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Firmware
5 2 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.01%) SCCM
2 8 (1.61%) Puppet
3 7 (1.41%) Ansible
4 5 (1.00%) Terraform
5 4 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.40%) Consul
7 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.20%) logstash
8 1 (0.20%) Marathon
8 1 (0.20%) Mesos
8 1 (0.20%) OpenView
8 1 (0.20%) OVSD
Vendors
1 63 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.83%) SAP
3 14 (2.81%) Cisco
4 12 (2.41%) VMware
5 11 (2.21%) IBM
6 10 (2.01%) Google
6 10 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.81%) Oracle
8 8 (1.61%) EMC
9 6 (1.20%) Adobe
10 5 (1.00%) HP
11 4 (0.80%) Kronos
11 4 (0.80%) NetApp
11 4 (0.80%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.60%) Apple
12 3 (0.60%) BT
12 3 (0.60%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.60%) Siemens
13 2 (0.40%) BMC
13 2 (0.40%) Lotus