The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolidWorks over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 555 526 523
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 11 3 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.007% 0.072%
As % of the Vendors category 0.046% 0.015% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £220 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 - £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 - £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 25
Average hourly rate £28.75 £35.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £23.75
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24018 20541 25376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.86% 46.77% 45.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13757 11298 13318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1136 1256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.53 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
SolidWorks
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SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in England

SolidWorks
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SolidWorks Daily Rate Trend in England

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Trend in England

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SolidWorks across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SolidWorks
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SolidWorks within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South West - 5 - - 23
West Midlands - 2 - - 4
South East -11 1 £275 - 8
North West -21 1 - - 2
London -37 1 - -
East of England - 1 £165 - 6
Yorkshire - - - - 7
East Midlands - - - - 2
SolidWorks
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SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 20 (71.43%) CAD
2 10 (35.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 7 (25.00%) Validation
4 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (21.43%) Stress Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Finite Element Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 4 (14.29%) ANSYS
6 4 (14.29%) Electronics
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) Retail
7 3 (10.71%) Solid Edge
7 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.14%) PDM
8 2 (7.14%) Data Management
8 2 (7.14%) Degree
8 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.14%) 3ds Max
8 2 (7.14%) ERP
8 2 (7.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
8 2 (7.14%) Simulink
9 1 (3.57%) Project Management
9 1 (3.57%) GIS
9 1 (3.57%) Broadband
9 1 (3.57%) HNC
9 1 (3.57%) HND
9 1 (3.57%) Military

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) Solid Edge
4 2 (7.14%) 3ds Max
4 2 (7.14%) AutoCAD
4 2 (7.14%) Simulink
5 1 (3.57%) NASTRAN
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Broadband
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
General
1 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.29%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Design Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Mechanical Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Designer
4 4 (14.29%) Project Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) CAD Designer
6 2 (7.14%) CAD Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Product Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) 3D Printing
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) CAD
2 7 (25.00%) Validation
3 6 (21.43%) Stress Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Finite Element Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.14%) PDM
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Document Management
7 1 (3.57%) Industrial Design
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) HNC
3 1 (3.57%) HND
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) ANSYS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Allen-Bradley
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