The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Automotive
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 69 31
Rank change year-on-year +12 -38  
Contract jobs citing Automotive 61 77 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.04% 2.55% 4.39%
As % of the General category 10.70% 9.69% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 31
Median daily rate £413 £365 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +35.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £408 £390
% change year-on-year -3.68% +4.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 25
Median hourly rate £38.00 £31.75 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.68% -3.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £21.00 £19.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.40 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.42% +4.28%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 570 795 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.40% 26.33% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 495 490
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

Automotive
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Automotive
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automotive in the West Midlands

Automotive
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automotive in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automotive in the West Midlands

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automotive in the West Midlands

Automotive
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automotive in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Automotive in the West Midlands

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Warwickshire +9 31 £444 -9.43% 5
Coventry +9 12 £358 -3.37% 1
Birmingham +2 11 £425 +70.00% 6
Worcestershire +10 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £450 - 2
Automotive
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Automotive.

1 30 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 23 (17.04%) Project Management
3 22 (16.30%) Degree
4 17 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.85%) .NET
6 15 (11.11%) C#
6 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 14 (10.37%) CRM
7 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.37%) User Experience
8 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
9 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.41%) Finance
10 10 (7.41%) C
10 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (6.67%) HTML
11 9 (6.67%) SQL
11 9 (6.67%) SAP
11 9 (6.67%) Google
11 9 (6.67%) Marketing
12 8 (5.93%) Migration
12 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET
12 8 (5.93%) CSS
12 8 (5.93%) Workflow
12 8 (5.93%) IT Strategy
13 7 (5.19%) Programme Governance
13 7 (5.19%) ISO 26262
13 7 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.19%) MVC
13 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery

Automotive
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.22%) ThingWorx
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.74%) TPMS
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Simulink
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.96%) TargetLink
4 3 (2.22%) Stateflow
5 2 (1.48%) CATIA
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.74%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.74%) Maya
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) SAP CRM
2 3 (2.22%) Primavera
3 1 (0.74%) BPCS
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.74%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.74%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.48%) G Suite
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) Internet
1 5 (3.70%) Intranet
2 4 (2.96%) FlexRay
2 4 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.22%) LAN
3 3 (2.22%) Network Security
3 3 (2.22%) Wireless
4 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.48%) Firewall
4 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) 3G
5 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.74%) RS-232
5 1 (0.74%) RS-485
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
5 1 (0.74%) SSL
5 1 (0.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.74%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) JIRA
2 4 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.22%) Robot Framework
3 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.48%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.74%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.74%) Moq
5 1 (0.74%) NUnit
5 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 30 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.41%) Finance
3 9 (6.67%) Marketing
4 6 (4.44%) Electronics
5 5 (3.70%) Retail
6 3 (2.22%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.70%) Analyst
2 18 (13.33%) Developer
3 16 (11.85%) Business Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Architect
4 12 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.93%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.19%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.70%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Analytics Manager
9 4 (2.96%) Project Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) Web Analytics Manager
9 4 (2.96%) Web Manager
10 3 (2.22%) Business Process Analyst
10 3 (2.22%) Change Manager
10 3 (2.22%) Network Manager
10 3 (2.22%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) HTML
3 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.93%) CSS
4 5 (3.70%) jQuery
4 5 (3.70%) Web Services
5 4 (2.96%) Ajax
5 4 (2.96%) Classic ASP
5 4 (2.96%) Razor View Engine
5 4 (2.96%) WCF
6 3 (2.22%) HTML5
6 3 (2.22%) RESTful
6 3 (2.22%) WPF
7 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.48%) Middleware
7 2 (1.48%) REST
7 2 (1.48%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) User Experience
2 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Infotainment
4 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.96%) SCADA
5 3 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.22%) Robotics
6 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.48%) PMI
7 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.74%) Animation
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.74%) iSeries
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Photography
7 1 (0.74%) RIA
7 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.48%) Linux
1 2 (1.48%) Windows
2 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (0.74%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.04%) Project Management
2 17 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.37%) CRM
4 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
5 8 (5.93%) IT Strategy
5 8 (5.93%) Migration
5 8 (5.93%) Workflow
6 7 (5.19%) Business Analysis
6 7 (5.19%) Change Management
6 7 (5.19%) MVC
6 7 (5.19%) Programme Governance
6 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.19%) Use Case
6 7 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (4.44%) Analytics
7 6 (4.44%) Business Forecasting
7 6 (4.44%) ERP
7 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.11%) C#
2 10 (7.41%) C
3 9 (6.67%) SQL
4 7 (5.19%) MATLAB
5 6 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.70%) C++
6 5 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 5 (3.70%) Python
6 5 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.70%) VBA
7 2 (1.48%) Apex Code
7 2 (1.48%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.48%) Java
8 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.74%) RPG
Qualifications
1 22 (16.30%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) ISEB
2 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.74%) PhD
3 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) ISO 26262
2 6 (4.44%) PMO
3 4 (2.96%) MISRA
4 3 (2.22%) QA
5 2 (1.48%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.74%) GCP
6 1 (0.74%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.74%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.67%) Google
2 9 (6.67%) SAP
3 6 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.70%) Coremetrics
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco
5 2 (1.48%) HP
5 2 (1.48%) Progress
5 2 (1.48%) Tableau
6 1 (0.74%) Alias
6 1 (0.74%) Assembla
6 1 (0.74%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.74%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix
6 1 (0.74%) EMC
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.74%) PTC
6 1 (0.74%) QNX