The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automotive
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing Automotive 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 0.75%
As % of the General category - - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.62%
Automotive
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
90 130 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.47% 33.77% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 110 64
Average daily rate £450 £440 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +12.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £365 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.22 £13.80 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.68% -61.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.80 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £13.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automotive across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automotive also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automotive.

1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
1 4 (50.00%) Telematics
2 3 (37.50%) Line Management
2 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XSD
2 3 (37.50%) SMS
2 3 (37.50%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) German Language
4 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
4 1 (12.50%) Blog
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Facebook
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter
4 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (12.50%) Radian6
4 1 (12.50%) PMBOK
4 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (12.50%) Case Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Social Media
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automotive also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automotive. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Radian6
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SMS
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
General
1 2 (25.00%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) WSDL
1 3 (37.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Telematics
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Blog
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (12.50%) PMI
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Line Management
2 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Case Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMBOK
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Facebook
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter