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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automotive
Rank 165 155 135
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing Automotive 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.077% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.072% 0.21% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £300 £525 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +4.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.82 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.56% -5.16%
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
1380 1400 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.28% 36.06% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 735 529
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 66 49
Average hourly rate £22.54 £24.17 £31.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% -23.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £56.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

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
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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 1 £300 -
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) VB

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco