The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 64 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Automotive 19 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.58% 1.20% 1.49%
As % of the General category 4.09% 3.88% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 9
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £350 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
General Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
465 258 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 38.75% 30.94% 40.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 125 222
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £14.00 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.35 £22.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Automotive
South East

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 15 £400 +23.07% 1
Beaconsfield - - - - 1
Automotive
South East

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 35 (70.00%) Finance
2 19 (38.00%) Business Analysis
3 18 (36.00%) Banking
4 16 (32.00%) QA
5 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
5 8 (16.00%) Telematics
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.00%) SaaS
8 5 (10.00%) PaaS
8 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (10.00%) SysML
8 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) XML
8 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.00%) UML
8 5 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (10.00%) EAI
8 5 (10.00%) SOA
8 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (8.00%) ISEB
9 4 (8.00%) Windows
9 4 (8.00%) C#
9 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Selenium
10 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (6.00%) Social Media
10 3 (6.00%) TOGAF

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) SaaS
1 5 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
1 1 (2.00%) GPRS
1 1 (2.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Selenium
2 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 35 (70.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Banking
3 8 (16.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.00%) Retail
5 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.00%) German Language
6 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (68.00%) Analyst
2 29 (58.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Telematics
2 3 (6.00%) Social Media
3 2 (4.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Business Analysis
2 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.00%) Scrum
3 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (10.00%) SysML
4 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.00%) UML
4 5 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (10.00%) EAI
4 5 (10.00%) SOA
5 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 3 (6.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) Data Management
7 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C++
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.00%) HP