The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automotive
Rank 144 128 111
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Automotive 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.43% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£525 £503 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +82.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £28.00 £36.03
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -22.27%
Automotive
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1401 877 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.12% 29.86% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 474 316
Average daily rate £400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 50 49
Average hourly rate £18.07 £27.52 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.35% +34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -18.63%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 2 £525 - 5
Cheshire - - - - 1
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) VMS
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) OpenView
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
5 1 (10.00%) Logistics
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) CCA
5 1 (10.00%) Motorola
5 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
General
1 6 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP MM Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) VMS
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (20.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Motorola
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft