The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 23 July 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 South East 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 198 169 185
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing Automotive 46 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.83% 0.61%
As % of the General category 1.43% 2.28% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +1.44%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3213 3067 3885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.53% 36.38% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1714 1495 1677
Average daily rate £370 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 136 167
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Automotive
England

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automotive
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automotive across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Automotive Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automotive within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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
Buckinghamshire -2 22 £350 +7.69% 4
Berkshire -14 10 £350 - 5
Surrey -8 7 £350 - 1
Hampshire -15 4 £343 -9.86%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
Kent -1 1 - - 4
Middlesex - - - -
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 42 (36.84%) Finance
2 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.30%) Retail
4 21 (18.42%) Scrum
4 21 (18.42%) Manufacturing
4 21 (18.42%) PRINCE2
5 18 (15.79%) Project Management
6 17 (14.91%) SQL
7 16 (14.04%) Adobe
7 16 (14.04%) Mobile App
8 14 (12.28%) Java
8 14 (12.28%) Business Analysis
9 13 (11.40%) Android
9 13 (11.40%) HTML
9 13 (11.40%) MS Office
9 13 (11.40%) Axure RP
9 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
10 12 (10.53%) CSS
10 12 (10.53%) C#
10 12 (10.53%) .NET
10 12 (10.53%) ISEB
11 11 (9.65%) SAP
11 11 (9.65%) Windows
11 11 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (9.65%) QA
11 11 (9.65%) CSS3
11 11 (9.65%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 11 (9.65%) Appcelerator
11 11 (9.65%) HTML5
12 10 (8.77%) Waterfall

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (2.63%) CMS
1 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (1.75%) Magnolia
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Office
2 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) FTP
3 1 (0.88%) Wireless
3 1 (0.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Axure RP
2 11 (9.65%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 6 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (5.26%) Selenium
4 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.75%) JUnit
5 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.88%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
6 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) JMeter
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (36.84%) Finance
2 22 (19.30%) Retail
3 21 (18.42%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.77%) Banking
5 7 (6.14%) Aerospace
6 6 (5.26%) Marketing
7 5 (4.39%) Electronics
7 5 (4.39%) Advertising
8 4 (3.51%) Legal
8 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 4 (3.51%) German Language
9 2 (1.75%) French Language
10 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.88%) Law
10 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (35.09%) Analyst
2 24 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 18 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 15 (13.16%) Designer
5 12 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 11 (9.65%) User Experience Designer
7 9 (7.89%) Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Financial Business Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Designer
10 5 (4.39%) Senior User Experience Designer
10 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Consultant
11 4 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 3 (2.63%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.63%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.63%) Integration Manager
12 3 (2.63%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.63%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) HTML
2 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 12 (10.53%) CSS
3 11 (9.65%) CSS3
3 11 (9.65%) HTML5
4 5 (4.39%) Web Services
5 4 (3.51%) XML
6 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.75%) Flash
7 2 (1.75%) Middleware
8 1 (0.88%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.88%) Spring
8 1 (0.88%) Ajax
8 1 (0.88%) Java EE
8 1 (0.88%) WCF
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe AIR
8 1 (0.88%) jQuery
8 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.89%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.51%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.63%) FMCG
4 3 (2.63%) New Media
4 3 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.75%) Social Media
5 2 (1.75%) Telematics
5 2 (1.75%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.75%) EPoS
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.88%) Firmware
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.40%) Android
1 13 (11.40%) Apple iOS
2 11 (9.65%) Windows
3 6 (5.26%) UNIX
4 3 (2.63%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.75%) Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.88%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.42%) Scrum
2 21 (18.42%) PRINCE2
3 18 (15.79%) Project Management
4 14 (12.28%) Business Analysis
5 11 (9.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.77%) Waterfall
7 9 (7.89%) Analytics
7 9 (7.89%) Web Analytics
8 8 (7.02%) Logistics
8 8 (7.02%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.14%) Web Development
9 7 (6.14%) OO
9 7 (6.14%) BDD
10 6 (5.26%) PRINCE
10 6 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.39%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.91%) SQL
2 14 (12.28%) Java
3 12 (10.53%) C#
4 4 (3.51%) C
5 3 (2.63%) VBScript
6 2 (1.75%) PHP
6 2 (1.75%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.88%) C++
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) ISEB
2 8 (7.02%) PMI Certification
3 7 (6.14%) PMP
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.39%) Degree
5 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) Adobe
2 11 (9.65%) SAP
2 11 (9.65%) Appcelerator
3 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle
4 6 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (2.63%) QNX
6 2 (1.75%) Metastorm
6 2 (1.75%) Open Text
6 2 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) Siemens
7 1 (0.88%) Lotus
7 1 (0.88%) CODA
7 1 (0.88%) JBoss
7 1 (0.88%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.88%) Freescale
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