The 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 188 159 183
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Contract jobs citing Automotive 60 73 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.83% 0.70%
As % of the General category 1.90% 2.23% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 30
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £277 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £37.80 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-11.24% -3.07%
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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3153 3267 3766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 37.35% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 1648 1626
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 113 144
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 32 £350 +9.37% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £338 -10.00% 7
Surrey -8 8 £338 -5.26% 7
Hampshire -14 5 £363 -0.68% 8
Oxfordshire 0 3 - - 6
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (39.64%) Finance
2 27 (24.32%) PRINCE2
3 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.02%) SQL
5 19 (17.12%) Project Management
6 18 (16.22%) Java
7 16 (14.41%) Business Analysis
8 15 (13.51%) QA
8 15 (13.51%) Manufacturing
9 14 (12.61%) C#
10 13 (11.71%) ISEB
10 13 (11.71%) Retail
11 12 (10.81%) .NET
11 12 (10.81%) SAP
12 11 (9.91%) MS Office
12 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (9.01%) Scrum
13 10 (9.01%) Windows
14 9 (8.11%) OO
14 9 (8.11%) Web Services
14 9 (8.11%) Oracle
14 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
15 8 (7.21%) PMI Certification
15 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
15 8 (7.21%) Adobe
15 8 (7.21%) UNIX
15 8 (7.21%) Aerospace
15 8 (7.21%) Software Engineering
15 8 (7.21%) Software Testing

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (3.60%) CMS
2 3 (2.70%) Apache
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.80%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.80%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Office
2 9 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.60%) MS Project
5 2 (1.80%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.90%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.90%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) SSL
2 2 (1.80%) Wireless
3 1 (0.90%) NFC
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.90%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.90%) MS Access
3 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) QlikView
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Selenium
2 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.60%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (1.80%) JUnit
5 2 (1.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.90%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.90%) Toad
6 1 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.90%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.90%) Subversion
6 1 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 44 (39.64%) Finance
2 15 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 13 (11.71%) Retail
4 8 (7.21%) Aerospace
5 7 (6.31%) Banking
6 6 (5.41%) Marketing
7 4 (3.60%) German Language
8 2 (1.80%) French Language
8 2 (1.80%) Advertising
8 2 (1.80%) Electronics
9 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (36.04%) Analyst
2 24 (21.62%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.22%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.71%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Developer
6 8 (7.21%) Financial Business Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (6.31%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Designer
8 6 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.70%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Tester
11 3 (2.70%) Project Coordinator
11 3 (2.70%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Quality Manager
11 3 (2.70%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.81%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) Web Services
3 5 (4.50%) HTML
4 4 (3.60%) XML
5 3 (2.70%) Java EE
5 3 (2.70%) J2EE
5 3 (2.70%) CSS
6 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.80%) Flash
6 2 (1.80%) Spring
6 2 (1.80%) Middleware
6 2 (1.80%) CSS3
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe AIR
6 2 (1.80%) HTML5
6 2 (1.80%) D-Bus
7 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.90%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.90%) XSLT
7 1 (0.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.60%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.70%) Social Media
3 3 (2.70%) EPoS
3 3 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.80%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.80%) Firmware
4 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.90%) PMI
5 1 (0.90%) DTV
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) AS400
5 1 (0.90%) iSeries
5 1 (0.90%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.01%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) UNIX
3 5 (4.50%) Windows NT
4 4 (3.60%) Android
4 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.70%) VxWorks
5 3 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) PRINCE2
2 22 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (17.12%) Project Management
4 16 (14.41%) Business Analysis
5 11 (9.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (9.01%) Scrum
7 9 (8.11%) OO
8 8 (7.21%) Web Development
8 8 (7.21%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.21%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.31%) BDD
9 7 (6.31%) PRINCE
10 6 (5.41%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.50%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.50%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.50%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.02%) SQL
2 18 (16.22%) Java
3 14 (12.61%) C#
4 7 (6.31%) C
5 5 (4.50%) Assembly Language
5 5 (4.50%) C++
5 5 (4.50%) VBScript
6 3 (2.70%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.80%) Embedded C++
7 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.80%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (1.80%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.90%) Python
8 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) ISEB
2 8 (7.21%) PMI Certification
3 7 (6.31%) PMP
4 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (4.50%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.60%) Degree
6 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.81%) SAP
2 9 (8.11%) Oracle
3 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.21%) Adobe
4 7 (6.31%) HP
5 4 (3.60%) QNX
6 3 (2.70%) Green Hills
7 2 (1.80%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.80%) Metastorm
7 2 (1.80%) Open Text
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) Citrix
8 1 (0.90%) Siemens
8 1 (0.90%) Lotus
8 1 (0.90%) CODA
8 1 (0.90%) IronPort
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco
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