The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services 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 SolidWorks over the 3 months to 18 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 139 - 143
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% - 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £20.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 - £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 - £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £23.75
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1465 1038 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.23% 44.63% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 593 878
Average daily rate £363 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 124
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -44.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
SolidWorks
England

SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SolidWorks
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (85.71%) CAD
2 3 (42.86%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Solid Edge
3 1 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) HNC
3 1 (14.29%) HND
3 1 (14.29%) Broadband
3 1 (14.29%) Internet

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (42.86%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (14.29%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Broadband
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Military
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Design Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Mechanical Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Mechanical Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) CAD
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) HNC
1 1 (14.29%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Allen-Bradley
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £27 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £26 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £26 - £35 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago