The table below looks at the statistics for CAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CAD over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 497 461 487
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +26
Contract jobs citing CAD 79 115 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 11
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£220 £332 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.73% +47.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £530 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £329 £310
% change year-on-year
-16.48% +6.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 18
Average hourly rate £23.75 £26.67 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £19.80 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.67 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

CAD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CAD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

CAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CAD
Daily Rate Trend

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

CAD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CAD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CAD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

CAD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CAD
Hourly Rate Trend

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

CAD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CAD
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CAD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

CAD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

CAD
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 CAD within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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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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
England -62 73 £200 -39.75% 91
South East -5 35 £275 -17.10% 35
London +14 25 £150 -70.00% 3
Berkshire +15 11 £256 +2.50% 11
Brighton -3 9 £450 -
East Sussex -4 9 £450 -
City of London +13 7 £150 - 3
Hampshire -19 6 £150 -53.32% 7
East of England +8 4 £104 - 14
West Midlands -22 4 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 4 £104 - 9
West Sussex - 4 £331 - 1
Oxfordshire -16 3 £183 -54.26% 5
Leicestershire +6 2 £350 - 2
Reading +3 2 £275 +10.00% 3
Leicester +2 2 £350 - 2
Scotland -5 2 £200 -39.28% 2
North West -13 2 - - 3
East Midlands -16 2 £350 -41.66% 7
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 - - 1
Birmingham -7 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 £350 - 9
Cardiff - - - - 2
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Daventry - - - -

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CAD 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 CAD.

1 29 (20.00%) AutoCAD
2 23 (15.86%) Manufacturing
2 23 (15.86%) Degree
3 17 (11.72%) Project Management
4 15 (10.34%) ITIL
4 15 (10.34%) Cisco
5 14 (9.66%) Windows
5 14 (9.66%) MS Office
5 14 (9.66%) Electronics
5 14 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.59%) 3D Modelling
6 11 (7.59%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.59%) XML
7 10 (6.90%) SQL
7 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 10 (6.90%) Scrum
7 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
8 9 (6.21%) .NET
9 8 (5.52%) Oracle
9 8 (5.52%) Java
9 8 (5.52%) UML
9 8 (5.52%) ClearCase
9 8 (5.52%) LAN
9 8 (5.52%) 3ds Max
10 7 (4.83%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.83%) SysML
10 7 (4.83%) JMS

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CAD 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 CAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.45%) ArcGIS
1 5 (3.45%) WebSphere Process Server
1 5 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (20.00%) AutoCAD
2 14 (9.66%) MS Office
3 8 (5.52%) 3ds Max
4 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
4 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.76%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (2.07%) MicroStation
7 2 (1.38%) CATIA
8 1 (0.69%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.69%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.69%) InDesign
8 1 (0.69%) Windchill
8 1 (0.69%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.07%) Magento
3 2 (1.38%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.69%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.69%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) LAN
2 7 (4.83%) HTTP
2 7 (4.83%) SSL
3 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.45%) WAN
4 4 (2.76%) Wireless
4 4 (2.76%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco ICM
5 3 (2.07%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.07%) VPN
6 2 (1.38%) DNS
6 2 (1.38%) DHCP
6 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.38%) Internet
7 1 (0.69%) 3G
7 1 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.69%) 2G
7 1 (0.69%) SAN
7 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.52%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.45%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.76%) LoadRunner
3 4 (2.76%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.07%) JUnit
4 3 (2.07%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.69%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.69%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (15.86%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.66%) Electronics
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.45%) Military
5 4 (2.76%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.38%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.69%) Avionics
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (12.41%) Analyst
2 17 (11.72%) CAD Technician
3 13 (8.97%) Designer
4 11 (7.59%) Developer
4 11 (7.59%) Hardware Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Electronics Engineer
5 10 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.90%) CAD Designer
6 9 (6.21%) Design Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Configuration Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Mechanical Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.76%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Consultant
9 4 (2.76%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (2.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) XML
2 9 (6.21%) .NET
3 7 (4.83%) SOAP
3 7 (4.83%) JMS
3 7 (4.83%) WSDL
3 7 (4.83%) REST
4 5 (3.45%) Middleware
5 3 (2.07%) Flash
5 3 (2.07%) HTML
5 3 (2.07%) CSS
5 3 (2.07%) JSP
5 3 (2.07%) jQuery
6 2 (1.38%) Google Maps API
6 2 (1.38%) WPF
7 1 (0.69%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.69%) DirectX
7 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.69%) Itk
7 1 (0.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Management Information System
1 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.45%) GIS
3 4 (2.76%) SCORM
3 4 (2.76%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (2.76%) E-Learning
3 4 (2.76%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.76%) iPhone
3 4 (2.76%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.76%) iPad
4 3 (2.07%) User Experience
4 3 (2.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.69%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) PDA
6 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.66%) Windows
2 11 (7.59%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.69%) UNIX
6 1 (0.69%) Solaris
6 1 (0.69%) Linux
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.72%) Project Management
2 15 (10.34%) ITIL
3 14 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.59%) 3D Modelling
5 10 (6.90%) Scrum
6 8 (5.52%) UML
7 7 (4.83%) Change Management
7 7 (4.83%) TOGAF
7 7 (4.83%) SysML
8 6 (4.14%) Release Management
8 6 (4.14%) Test Management
8 6 (4.14%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.14%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.14%) ERP
9 5 (3.45%) SOA
9 5 (3.45%) ETL
9 5 (3.45%) OOP
9 5 (3.45%) OO
9 5 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.45%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) Java
3 7 (4.83%) C#
4 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.45%) C++
5 5 (3.45%) C
6 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.76%) Python
7 1 (0.69%) IronPython
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) CCNA
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.07%) MCP
5 3 (2.07%) MCSE
5 3 (2.07%) PMP
5 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.69%) VCP4
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) CCNP
6 1 (0.69%) HNC
6 1 (0.69%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Terminal Server
2 3 (2.07%) XenApp
2 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (10.34%) Cisco
2 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle
4 7 (4.83%) Adobe
4 7 (4.83%) HP
5 5 (3.45%) IBM
5 5 (3.45%) Software AG
5 5 (3.45%) ESRI
5 5 (3.45%) VMware
5 5 (3.45%) Google
6 4 (2.76%) SolidWorks
6 4 (2.76%) Intergraph
7 3 (2.07%) Wyse
7 3 (2.07%) Mapinfo
7 3 (2.07%) Remedy
7 3 (2.07%) Sophos
7 3 (2.07%) EMC
7 3 (2.07%) Citrix
7 3 (2.07%) Avaya
7 3 (2.07%) Siemens
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