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 18 September 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 526 518 530
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing CAD 87 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 22
Average daily rate
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£285 £325 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £495 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £338 £213
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +58.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 21
Average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +51.51%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
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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 +4 84 £285 -13.96% 89
London +8 24 £300 +4.34% 7
West Midlands 0 19 £350 +25.00% 11
South East 0 16 £140 -58.51% 18
Coventry +5 13 - -
North East - 8 £225 - 2
City of London +26 7 £425 - 3
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £140 -
Hampshire -7 6 £265 -21.48% 7
South West -33 6 - - 28
East of England -29 4 £313 +3.99% 13
Tyne and Wear - 4 £225 - 2
Sunderland - 4 £225 -
Wiltshire -10 3 - - 3
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +4 2 - - 6
Bristol -19 2 - - 11
Telford - 2 £340 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 2 £340 -
Leicestershire +5 1 - - 1
East Midlands +4 1 - - 1
Cambridge -2 1 - - 6
Surrey -3 1 - - 3
Warwickshire -8 1 £400 +42.85% 2
Scotland -27 1 - - 4
Farnborough - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 - 3
Kent - 1 - -

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 41 (24.40%) Manufacturing
2 34 (20.24%) Migration
2 34 (20.24%) Degree
3 33 (19.64%) AutoCAD
4 29 (17.26%) PLM
5 28 (16.67%) Automotive
6 22 (13.10%) Validation
6 22 (13.10%) Windows
6 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 21 (12.50%) Project Management
7 21 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 21 (12.50%) SolidWorks
8 20 (11.90%) Requirements Management
8 20 (11.90%) ITIL
9 19 (11.31%) MS Office
9 19 (11.31%) PDM
9 19 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (11.31%) Business Transformation
9 19 (11.31%) Windows 7
10 16 (9.52%) Scrum
10 16 (9.52%) ENOVIA
10 16 (9.52%) Java
10 16 (9.52%) SQL
10 16 (9.52%) OO
11 15 (8.93%) Oracle
11 15 (8.93%) SAP
11 15 (8.93%) ETL
11 15 (8.93%) Time Management
11 15 (8.93%) Security Cleared

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 9 (5.36%) ArcGIS
2 6 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.98%) WebSphere Process Server
3 5 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.79%) Lync
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (19.64%) AutoCAD
2 19 (11.31%) MS Office
3 8 (4.76%) MicroStation
4 7 (4.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.98%) CATIA
6 3 (1.79%) MS Project
7 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.60%) Simulink
8 1 (0.60%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.60%) Revit
8 1 (0.60%) Elements/Pro
Business Applications
1 16 (9.52%) ENOVIA
2 14 (8.33%) DELMIA
3 3 (1.79%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.19%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.33%) HTTP
1 14 (8.33%) SSL
2 7 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.98%) LAN
4 3 (1.79%) VPN
4 3 (1.79%) DNS
4 3 (1.79%) 3G
4 3 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.19%) Wireless
5 2 (1.19%) Firewall
5 2 (1.19%) SAN
5 2 (1.19%) WAN
5 2 (1.19%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.60%) LTE
6 1 (0.60%) DHCP
6 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.60%) 2G
6 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.60%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.79%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.79%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.19%) DbUnit
3 2 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.19%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 41 (24.40%) Manufacturing
2 28 (16.67%) Automotive
3 21 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.55%) Electronics
5 9 (5.36%) Marketing
6 8 (4.76%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.98%) Finance
8 4 (2.38%) Retail
9 3 (1.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
10 1 (0.60%) Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Front Office
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Local Government
10 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 23 (13.69%) Design Engineer
2 16 (9.52%) CAD Technician
3 15 (8.93%) Analyst
4 14 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Architect
6 10 (5.95%) Database Architect
6 10 (5.95%) Designer
7 9 (5.36%) Mechanical Engineer
8 8 (4.76%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 7 (4.17%) Developer
10 5 (2.98%) Consultant
10 5 (2.98%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.98%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (2.98%) GIS Analyst
11 4 (2.38%) Oracle Architect
11 4 (2.38%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (2.38%) CAD Designer
11 4 (2.38%) Database Consultant
11 4 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) SOAP
1 14 (8.33%) XML
1 14 (8.33%) JMS
1 14 (8.33%) WSDL
1 14 (8.33%) REST
2 7 (4.17%) Middleware
3 6 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.79%) .NET
5 2 (1.19%) JSP
5 2 (1.19%) jQuery
6 1 (0.60%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.60%) WebGL
6 1 (0.60%) ArcObjects
6 1 (0.60%) WPF
6 1 (0.60%) WinForms
6 1 (0.60%) STL
6 1 (0.60%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.60%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.55%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.36%) Data Integration
3 9 (5.36%) GIS
4 6 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.79%) iPad
5 3 (1.79%) iPhone
5 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.79%) PDA
6 2 (1.19%) DTV
6 2 (1.19%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) IPTV
7 1 (0.60%) Mechatronics
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.60%) Physics
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.60%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.60%) Remote Sensing
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Windows
2 19 (11.31%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.98%) UNIX
5 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.19%) Solaris
6 2 (1.19%) Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.24%) Migration
2 29 (17.26%) PLM
3 22 (13.10%) Validation
4 21 (12.50%) Project Management
5 20 (11.90%) ITIL
5 20 (11.90%) Requirements Management
6 19 (11.31%) Business Transformation
6 19 (11.31%) PDM
6 19 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (9.52%) Scrum
7 16 (9.52%) OO
8 15 (8.93%) ETL
8 15 (8.93%) Time Management
9 14 (8.33%) Data Architecture
9 14 (8.33%) UML
9 14 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 14 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 14 (8.33%) SysML
10 13 (7.74%) ERP
11 12 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.52%) Java
1 16 (9.52%) SQL
2 8 (4.76%) C
3 4 (2.38%) Python
3 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.19%) C#
4 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.19%) VB
4 2 (1.19%) VBA
4 2 (1.19%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) C++
5 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.60%) XAML
5 1 (0.60%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 34 (20.24%) Degree
2 15 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.98%) HND
4 4 (2.38%) HNC
5 3 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.79%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.79%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.19%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Basel II
3 1 (0.60%) Basel III
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.79%) MetaFrame
2 3 (1.79%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) UAG
4 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) SCCM
2 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.19%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.19%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.19%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 21 (12.50%) SolidWorks
2 15 (8.93%) Oracle
2 15 (8.93%) SAP
3 7 (4.17%) HP
3 7 (4.17%) IBM
4 6 (3.57%) Software AG
4 6 (3.57%) ESRI
5 3 (1.79%) VMware
5 3 (1.79%) Symantec
5 3 (1.79%) Autodesk
5 3 (1.79%) Dell
5 3 (1.79%) Citrix
5 3 (1.79%) Avaya
5 3 (1.79%) Cisco
6 2 (1.19%) Adobe
6 2 (1.19%) EMC
6 2 (1.19%) Mercator
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.60%) Apple
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