The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Automotive in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automotive over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automotive
Rank 142 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Contract jobs citing Automotive 5 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.32% 0.62%
As % of the General category 0.44% 1.05% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
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- £256 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 13
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.77%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1148 666 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.07% 30.89% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 472 786
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 30 68
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.48 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Automotive
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Automotive Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automotive
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Automotive Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Automotive
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Automotive Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Automotive
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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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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
Wiltshire - 2 - - 6
Gloucestershire -13 1 - - 1
Bristol -29 1 - - 2
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 9
Automotive
England

Automotive
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Avionics
2 5 (31.25%) DO-178B
2 5 (31.25%) MATLAB
2 5 (31.25%) Simulink
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Electronics
4 3 (18.75%) User Experience
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Google
5 2 (12.50%) GoogleTest
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) .NET
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX

Automotive
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) SAP EP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Simulink
2 1 (6.25%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) LabWindows
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) GoogleTest
2 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (31.25%) Avionics
2 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Portals Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Principle Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) PLM
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) MATLAB
2 4 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
3 3 (18.75%) C
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VC++
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Devon
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Dorchester
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago