The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 494 513 500
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing CAD 110 52 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 21
Average daily rate
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£265 £370 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.37% +64.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £268 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £338 £225
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £9.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -53.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.80 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £9.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+170.27% -53.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +55 102 £280 -27.27% 91
West Midlands +10 24 £400 +42.85% 15
London +20 21 £362 -31.14% 12
Coventry +5 20 - -
South East -13 16 £140 -68.45% 14
East of England -17 16 £313 -21.87% 11
Cambridgeshire -2 12 £313 -21.87% 5
Cambridge 0 10 £313 -21.87% 5
North East -7 10 £225 - 3
City of London +15 9 £375 -28.57% 3
South West -27 7 - - 18
Sunderland +2 6 £225 - 1
Tyne and Wear -13 6 £225 - 2
North West -5 5 - - 10
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £140 -74.54% 1
Hampshire -7 5 - - 3
Berkshire - 5 - - 3
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Scotland -29 3 £110 -63.33% 3
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 7
Bristol -19 2 - - 5
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 3
Dorset +8 1 - -
West Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 3
Watford - 1 £325 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 44 (25.58%) Manufacturing
2 42 (24.42%) AutoCAD
3 39 (22.67%) Degree
4 29 (16.86%) PLM
4 29 (16.86%) Automotive
4 29 (16.86%) Migration
5 28 (16.28%) Project Management
6 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.37%) Validation
7 23 (13.37%) SolidWorks
7 23 (13.37%) Telecoms
7 23 (13.37%) MS Office
8 20 (11.63%) Windows
9 18 (10.47%) SAP
9 18 (10.47%) PDM
10 17 (9.88%) Business Transformation
11 15 (8.72%) ENOVIA
11 15 (8.72%) Requirements Management
11 15 (8.72%) Windows 7
12 14 (8.14%) Time Management
12 14 (8.14%) Data Architecture
12 14 (8.14%) Software Testing
12 14 (8.14%) DELMIA
13 12 (6.98%) GIS
13 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
14 11 (6.40%) ERP
14 11 (6.40%) Data Management
14 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
15 10 (5.81%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 10 (5.81%) SQL

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (5.23%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.74%) LiveLink
4 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 42 (24.42%) AutoCAD
2 23 (13.37%) MS Office
3 10 (5.81%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
5 7 (4.07%) CATIA
5 7 (4.07%) MicroStation
5 7 (4.07%) MS Project
6 5 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.16%) Windchill
7 2 (1.16%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.58%) Revit
8 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.58%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (8.72%) ENOVIA
2 14 (8.14%) DELMIA
3 3 (1.74%) Maximo
3 3 (1.74%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.58%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) HTTP
1 5 (2.91%) SSL
2 4 (2.33%) LAN
2 4 (2.33%) Wireless
3 3 (1.74%) 3G
3 3 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.58%) WAN
5 1 (0.58%) Internet
5 1 (0.58%) 2G
5 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.58%) LTE
5 1 (0.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.58%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.58%) LabVIEW
General
1 44 (25.58%) Manufacturing
2 29 (16.86%) Automotive
3 23 (13.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.81%) Electronics
5 8 (4.65%) Aerospace
5 8 (4.65%) Marketing
6 6 (3.49%) Finance
7 3 (1.74%) Legal
7 3 (1.74%) Publishing
7 3 (1.74%) Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Retail
8 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.16%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (15.12%) Design Engineer
2 16 (9.30%) CAD Technician
3 14 (8.14%) Analyst
3 14 (8.14%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (5.81%) Designer
4 10 (5.81%) Mechanical Engineer
5 8 (4.65%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) CAD Engineer
6 7 (4.07%) Architect
7 6 (3.49%) Database Architect
8 5 (2.91%) CAD Designer
8 5 (2.91%) GIS Analyst
8 5 (2.91%) Information Manager
8 5 (2.91%) Consultant
8 5 (2.91%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (2.33%) Developer
9 4 (2.33%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.33%) Electrical Engineer
10 3 (1.74%) Draughtsman
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.91%) REST
2 5 (2.91%) SOAP
2 5 (2.91%) XML
2 5 (2.91%) JMS
2 5 (2.91%) WSDL
3 2 (1.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) J2EE
3 2 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) WinForms
4 1 (0.58%) OpenMP
4 1 (0.58%) ArcObjects
4 1 (0.58%) WPF
4 1 (0.58%) GWT
4 1 (0.58%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.58%) WebGL
4 1 (0.58%) JSP
4 1 (0.58%) STL
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) GIS
1 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.23%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.91%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.74%) SCADA
5 2 (1.16%) Robotics
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.16%) DTV
5 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.58%) Physics
6 1 (0.58%) CUDA
6 1 (0.58%) Remote Sensing
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.58%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.58%) Mechatronics
6 1 (0.58%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.63%) Windows
2 15 (8.72%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.33%) UNIX
4 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.86%) Migration
1 29 (16.86%) PLM
2 28 (16.28%) Project Management
3 23 (13.37%) Validation
4 18 (10.47%) PDM
5 17 (9.88%) Business Transformation
6 15 (8.72%) Requirements Management
7 14 (8.14%) Software Testing
7 14 (8.14%) Time Management
7 14 (8.14%) Data Architecture
8 11 (6.40%) Data Management
8 11 (6.40%) ERP
9 10 (5.81%) Change Management
10 9 (5.23%) CAE
11 8 (4.65%) ETL
11 8 (4.65%) Data Analysis
12 7 (4.07%) OO
12 7 (4.07%) Data Mapping
13 6 (3.49%) Data Migration
13 6 (3.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.81%) SQL
2 9 (5.23%) Java
3 7 (4.07%) C
4 2 (1.16%) C#
4 2 (1.16%) C++
4 2 (1.16%) Python
4 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.58%) XAML
5 1 (0.58%) MapBasic
5 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (22.67%) Degree
2 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) HNC
4 6 (3.49%) HND
4 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.91%) QA
3 3 (1.74%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.16%) Basel II
4 2 (1.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) ARCserve
1 2 (1.16%) SCCM
1 2 (1.16%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 27 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.37%) SolidWorks
3 18 (10.47%) SAP
4 8 (4.65%) Oracle
5 5 (2.91%) Siemens
5 5 (2.91%) ESRI
6 4 (2.33%) Allen-Bradley
7 3 (1.74%) Open Text
7 3 (1.74%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.74%) Progress
8 1 (0.58%) Cisco
8 1 (0.58%) IBM
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) EMC
8 1 (0.58%) Software AG
8 1 (0.58%) Primavera
8 1 (0.58%) Alias
8 1 (0.58%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.58%) Mercator
8 1 (0.58%) McAfee
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