The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolidWorks over the 3 months to 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the SolidWorks Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% - -
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £26.75 -
% change year-on-year
+20.56% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
179 137 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 48.51% 41.39% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 64 74
Average daily rate £325 £363 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £190 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 23
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% +47.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.45 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £50.76 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolidWorks across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SolidWorks
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SolidWorks Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SolidWorks
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks.

1 11 (100.00%) CAD
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Electronics
4 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) ISO 14001
4 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Marketing

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 4 (36.36%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Design Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Mechanical Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) CAD
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Stress Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 9001
1 3 (27.27%) ISO 14001