The first table below looks at the demand for AutoCAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AutoCAD over the 3 months to 24 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 of the Applications category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Autodesk AutoCAD
Rank 539 507 477
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -30
Contract jobs citing AutoCAD 48 31 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.065% 0.17%
As % of the Applications category 0.68% 0.50% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 9
Average daily rate £288 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £400 £263
% change year-on-year
-46.56% +52.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -42.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £13.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £18.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.45%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7085 6191 7452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 12.98% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3738 3177 3778
Average daily rate £325 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 704 799
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%

AutoCAD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

AutoCAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AutoCAD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK.

AutoCAD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AutoCAD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

AutoCAD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AutoCAD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK.

AutoCAD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AutoCAD
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

AutoCAD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

AutoCAD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -32 45 £256 +2.50% 6
South East +4 11 £203 -
London -9 11 £288 +27.77% 2
East Midlands -6 10 £213 - 2
Leicestershire -8 8 £213 - 1
South West -7 7 - -
Hampshire +14 5 £203 -
Berkshire -7 5 - -
East of England -21 4 £165 -
Leicester -15 3 - - 1
North West -23 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £165 -
Hertfordshire -7 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
Bristol -11 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £165 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
City of London - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Glenrothes - - - -

AutoCAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AutoCAD 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 AutoCAD.

1 46 (41.82%) CAD
2 27 (24.55%) MS Office
3 25 (22.73%) Degree
4 23 (20.91%) MS Excel
5 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
7 15 (13.64%) GIS
7 15 (13.64%) Project Management
8 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
8 13 (11.82%) SQL
9 11 (10.00%) Revit
10 10 (9.09%) Google
10 10 (9.09%) Autodesk
10 10 (9.09%) Mapinfo
11 9 (8.18%) LAN
11 9 (8.18%) Oracle
11 9 (8.18%) Windows
11 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
11 9 (8.18%) SC Cleared
12 8 (7.27%) Data Entry
12 8 (7.27%) Korean Language
12 8 (7.27%) HNC
12 8 (7.27%) Manufacturing
13 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
13 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
13 7 (6.36%) QA
13 7 (6.36%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (6.36%) Time Management
14 6 (5.45%) Strategic Planning
14 6 (5.45%) Retail

AutoCAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AutoCAD 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 AutoCAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.55%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.91%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 27 (24.55%) MS Office
2 23 (20.91%) MS Excel
3 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
4 11 (10.00%) Revit
5 7 (6.36%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (4.55%) MicroStation
6 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.91%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.91%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SmartPlant
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) LAN
2 3 (2.73%) VoIP
3 1 (0.91%) WLAN
3 1 (0.91%) 802.11
3 1 (0.91%) DVB
3 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
General
1 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.27%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.27%) Korean Language
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) French Language
4 3 (2.73%) Advertising
5 2 (1.82%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Finance
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (15.45%) Design Engineer
2 12 (10.91%) CAD Technician
3 11 (10.00%) Designer
4 10 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.18%) Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Draughtsman
6 7 (6.36%) CAD Designer
7 6 (5.45%) CAD Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Electrical Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Mechanical Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Network Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (4.55%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) PLC Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Technical Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.64%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) .NET
2 4 (3.64%) jQuery
2 4 (3.64%) HTML5
2 4 (3.64%) HTML
3 1 (0.91%) WCF
3 1 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) GIS
2 5 (4.55%) SCADA
3 3 (2.73%) Robotics
4 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.91%) Remote Sensing
4 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.91%) Tandem
4 1 (0.91%) MPEG
4 1 (0.91%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.82%) CAD
2 15 (13.64%) Project Management
3 8 (7.27%) Data Entry
4 7 (6.36%) Time Management
5 6 (5.45%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (3.64%) Migration
6 4 (3.64%) Network Design
7 2 (1.82%) Quality Management
7 2 (1.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.82%) WFM
7 2 (1.82%) Load Testing
7 2 (1.82%) Test Scripting
7 2 (1.82%) QMS
8 1 (0.91%) Change Control
8 1 (0.91%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.91%) Workflow
8 1 (0.91%) Software Engineering
8 1 (0.91%) Data Management
8 1 (0.91%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) SQL
2 6 (5.45%) C#
3 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.91%) C++
4 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (22.73%) Degree
2 9 (8.18%) SC Cleared
2 9 (8.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) HNC
4 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.91%) HND
5 1 (0.91%) CCIE
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.91%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
1 7 (6.36%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.09%) Mapinfo
2 10 (9.09%) Autodesk
2 10 (9.09%) Google
3 9 (8.18%) Oracle
4 6 (5.45%) SAP
4 6 (5.45%) Siemens
5 5 (4.55%) Allen-Bradley
6 4 (3.64%) TOWER Software
7 3 (2.73%) ESRI
7 3 (2.73%) Spiceworks
8 2 (1.82%) SolidWorks
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco
9 1 (0.91%) Adobe
9 1 (0.91%) AirMagnet
9 1 (0.91%) Meraki
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