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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 514 513 466
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -47
Contract jobs citing CAD 72 80 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 24
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£200 £332 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.71% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £158 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £327 £333
% change year-on-year
-38.80% -1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 28
Average hourly rate £23.75 £30.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.76% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £21.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £35.75 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +21.15%

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
42524 40556 34695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.26% 74.95% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26500 24954 20813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1204 1148 1126
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £51.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -17 66 £185 -44.23% 88
London +19 24 £150 -64.70% 3
South East -17 22 £200 -37.76% 32
City of London +27 8 £150 -64.70%
Berkshire -5 7 £200 -20.00% 7
West Midlands -14 7 - - 7
Hampshire -9 6 £150 -53.32% 3
Brighton -2 5 £450 -
East Sussex -3 5 £450 -
East of England +14 4 £104 -36.96% 12
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £104 -36.96% 5
North West -15 3 - - 2
Scotland -16 3 £200 -39.28% 1
North East - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands -15 2 £350 -41.66% 7
Oxfordshire -21 2 £170 -57.39% 11
Edinburgh - 2 £200 -
Reading +1 1 - - 2
Birmingham -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Farnborough - 1 - -
Gwent - - - -
South Wales - - - - 3
South West - - - - 17
Wales - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 7
Yorkshire - - - - 3

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (21.17%) AutoCAD
2 23 (16.79%) Manufacturing
3 18 (13.14%) MS Office
4 16 (11.68%) Project Management
5 15 (10.95%) Electronics
6 14 (10.22%) Windows
6 14 (10.22%) Cisco
6 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
7 13 (9.49%) Degree
8 12 (8.76%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.30%) PLM
9 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
10 9 (6.57%) Teamcenter
10 9 (6.57%) Siemens
10 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
11 8 (5.84%) C++
11 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
11 8 (5.84%) 3D Modelling
11 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
12 7 (5.11%) 3ds Max
12 7 (5.11%) Asset Management
12 7 (5.11%) Change Management
12 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
12 7 (5.11%) HTML
12 7 (5.11%) C
12 7 (5.11%) Active Directory
12 7 (5.11%) LAN
13 6 (4.38%) Adobe
13 6 (4.38%) SQL

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.19%) CMS
3 3 (2.19%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (21.17%) AutoCAD
2 18 (13.14%) MS Office
3 9 (6.57%) MS Excel
4 7 (5.11%) 3ds Max
5 6 (4.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (2.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.73%) Maya
9 1 (0.73%) InDesign
9 1 (0.73%) Windchill
9 1 (0.73%) Revit
9 1 (0.73%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.73%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.73%) MS Project
9 1 (0.73%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.19%) Magento
2 3 (2.19%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.73%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.73%) SAP PLM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) LAN
2 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.92%) WAN
3 4 (2.92%) Wireless
3 4 (2.92%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco ICM
4 3 (2.19%) Internet
4 3 (2.19%) DHCP
4 3 (2.19%) VPN
4 3 (2.19%) DNS
5 2 (1.46%) Modbus
5 2 (1.46%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.73%) Network Security
6 1 (0.73%) LTE
6 1 (0.73%) 3G
6 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.73%) 2G
6 1 (0.73%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) GSM
6 1 (0.73%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Subversion
2 2 (1.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.46%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) Rational Robot
3 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.73%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.73%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (16.79%) Manufacturing
2 15 (10.95%) Electronics
3 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.65%) Military
5 4 (2.92%) Retail
6 3 (2.19%) Games
6 3 (2.19%) Finance
7 2 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.46%) Avionics
8 1 (0.73%) Marketing
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (11.68%) CAD Technician
2 15 (10.95%) Analyst
3 12 (8.76%) Designer
4 11 (8.03%) Hardware Engineer
4 11 (8.03%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.30%) Electronics Engineer
6 8 (5.84%) Developer
6 8 (5.84%) CAD Designer
7 7 (5.11%) Design Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Architect
9 5 (3.65%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.92%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (2.92%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.92%) IT Support
10 4 (2.92%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Mechanical Engineer
11 3 (2.19%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) HTML
2 6 (4.38%) XML
3 5 (3.65%) .NET
4 4 (2.92%) Itk
4 4 (2.92%) CSS
5 3 (2.19%) Swing
5 3 (2.19%) Flash
5 3 (2.19%) XSL
5 3 (2.19%) XSLT
6 2 (1.46%) JSP
6 2 (1.46%) WPF
7 1 (0.73%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.73%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.73%) DirectX
7 1 (0.73%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (0.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.73%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.65%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.65%) GIS
4 4 (2.92%) iPad
4 4 (2.92%) iPhone
4 4 (2.92%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (2.19%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.19%) SCORM
5 3 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.19%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.19%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.73%) VHDL
7 1 (0.73%) PDA
7 1 (0.73%) Open Source
7 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.73%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.22%) Windows
2 12 (8.76%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.65%) Windows 8
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.73%) UNIX
7 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.68%) Project Management
2 10 (7.30%) PLM
3 8 (5.84%) 3D Modelling
4 7 (5.11%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.11%) Change Management
5 6 (4.38%) Data Management
6 5 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.65%) ERP
6 5 (3.65%) ITIL
7 4 (2.92%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.92%) Content Management
8 3 (2.19%) Information Management
8 3 (2.19%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (2.19%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.19%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.19%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.19%) CAE
8 3 (2.19%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.19%) Validation
8 3 (2.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.84%) C++
2 7 (5.11%) C
3 6 (4.38%) SQL
4 4 (2.92%) Python
4 4 (2.92%) C#
4 4 (2.92%) Java
4 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.73%) IronPython
6 1 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 10 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) CCNA
4 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.19%) MCP
5 3 (2.19%) MCSE
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.19%) PMP
5 3 (2.19%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) HNC
6 1 (0.73%) CCNP
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) XenApp
2 3 (2.19%) XenDesktop
2 3 (2.19%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.92%) SCCM
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (10.22%) Cisco
1 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) Siemens
3 6 (4.38%) Adobe
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle
4 5 (3.65%) Intergraph
4 5 (3.65%) EMC
5 4 (2.92%) VMware
6 3 (2.19%) SolidWorks
6 3 (2.19%) Google
6 3 (2.19%) Mapinfo
6 3 (2.19%) Remedy
6 3 (2.19%) Sophos
6 3 (2.19%) Wyse
6 3 (2.19%) ESRI
6 3 (2.19%) Avaya
6 3 (2.19%) HP
6 3 (2.19%) Citrix
6 3 (2.19%) Tableau
6 3 (2.19%) MobileIron
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £20 - £40 per hour + DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £10 - £20000 per hour + DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £10000 per hour + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
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Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Stafford
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
South East England
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Rate: £1000 - £10000 per hour
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