The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 40 42 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Automotive 27 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.28% 2.80% 1.32%
As % of the General category 7.54% 8.47% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 4
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£370 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £268 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £370 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £37.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% -3.07%
Automotive
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
358 248 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 43.50% 33.07% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 118 139
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £43.74 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.56% +249.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £21.60 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £47.10 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 31 (79.49%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 11 (28.21%) QA
4 11 (28.21%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) ISEB
6 9 (23.08%) Java
7 8 (20.51%) C#
7 8 (20.51%) SAP
7 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 7 (17.95%) OO
8 7 (17.95%) .NET
8 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (17.95%) BDD
9 6 (15.38%) Web Development
9 6 (15.38%) Banking
9 6 (15.38%) Web Services
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) HP
10 5 (12.82%) Project Management
10 5 (12.82%) Retail
10 5 (12.82%) Selenium
10 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
11 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
11 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (79.49%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Retail
4 3 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Electronics
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Quality Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Designer
8 2 (5.13%) Instructional Designer
8 2 (5.13%) Training Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Database Designer
9 1 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) J2EE
3 3 (7.69%) Java EE
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 2 (5.13%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Ajax
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) JSP
5 1 (2.56%) JMS
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) EPoS
2 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
2 2 (5.13%) Social Media
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Telematics
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows NT
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
3 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) OO
4 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (17.95%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) Web Development
6 5 (12.82%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.13%) System Testing
9 2 (5.13%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (5.13%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) SAP
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss