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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 528 481 486
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +5
Contract jobs citing CAD 67 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 22
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £215 £375
% change year-on-year
+33.72% -42.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.34 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.90 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £54.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £26.34 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -29.77%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -60 62 £275 -15.38% 73
South East -16 23 £275 +15.54% 13
London +15 20 £200 -52.38% 9
East of England -26 5 £335 - 7
South West -27 5 - - 29
West Sussex - 5 £338 -
Hampshire - 5 £150 - 2
Manchester -6 3 - -
North West -13 3 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 3
Basingstoke - 3 £150 - 1
East Midlands 0 2 £120 +9.09% 5
East Sussex -3 2 - - 1
Brighton -3 2 - -
Surrey -6 2 - - 1
Bristol -16 2 - - 12
West Midlands -22 2 £300 -7.56% 4
Oxfordshire -29 2 £195 +14.70% 4
Midlands - 2 - -
Leicestershire +11 1 - -
Guildford -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £260 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £350 - 3
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Coalville - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dudley - - - -

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (23.42%) AutoCAD
2 31 (19.62%) Manufacturing
3 23 (14.56%) Degree
4 20 (12.66%) ITIL
4 20 (12.66%) Windows
5 19 (12.03%) Migration
6 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (11.39%) Project Management
7 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
7 17 (10.76%) Windows 7
8 15 (9.49%) XML
8 15 (9.49%) SQL
8 15 (9.49%) Scrum
9 13 (8.23%) Validation
9 13 (8.23%) Java
9 13 (8.23%) MS Office
9 13 (8.23%) UML
9 13 (8.23%) OO
9 13 (8.23%) ERP
9 13 (8.23%) ETL
9 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (7.59%) REST
10 12 (7.59%) JMS
10 12 (7.59%) HTTP
10 12 (7.59%) WSDL
10 12 (7.59%) SSL
10 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
10 12 (7.59%) SOAP
10 12 (7.59%) Oracle
10 12 (7.59%) GIS

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (6.96%) ArcGIS
2 6 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (3.80%) WebSphere Process Server
2 6 (3.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.53%) Lync
3 4 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Kinematics
5 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (23.42%) AutoCAD
2 13 (8.23%) MS Office
3 11 (6.96%) MicroStation
4 10 (6.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (4.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 6 (3.80%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (2.53%) 3ds Max
8 3 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.90%) CATIA
9 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
9 2 (1.27%) MS Project
10 1 (0.63%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.63%) InDesign
10 1 (0.63%) Simulink
10 1 (0.63%) Elements/Pro
10 1 (0.63%) Revit
10 1 (0.63%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) ENOVIA
2 5 (3.16%) DELMIA
3 2 (1.27%) Magento
3 2 (1.27%) SmartPlant
3 2 (1.27%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.59%) HTTP
1 12 (7.59%) SSL
2 6 (3.80%) LAN
3 5 (3.16%) WAN
3 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.90%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.90%) Firewall
4 3 (1.90%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.90%) VPN
4 3 (1.90%) DNS
4 3 (1.90%) Wireless
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) SAN
5 2 (1.27%) 3G
5 2 (1.27%) 2G
6 1 (0.63%) DHCP
6 1 (0.63%) 4G
6 1 (0.63%) Modbus
6 1 (0.63%) Profibus
6 1 (0.63%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.06%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) ClearCase
2 5 (3.16%) LoadRunner
2 5 (3.16%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.90%) JUnit
4 3 (1.90%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.90%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) JIRA
6 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.63%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.63%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (19.62%) Manufacturing
2 12 (7.59%) Automotive
3 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.43%) Electronics
5 6 (3.80%) Retail
6 5 (3.16%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (11.39%) CAD Technician
1 18 (11.39%) Analyst
2 13 (8.23%) Designer
3 10 (6.33%) Developer
4 9 (5.70%) Design Engineer
5 7 (4.43%) CAD Designer
5 7 (4.43%) GIS Analyst
5 7 (4.43%) Database Architect
5 7 (4.43%) Architect
6 6 (3.80%) Project Manager
6 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
6 6 (3.80%) Test Engineer
6 6 (3.80%) Mechanical Engineer
7 5 (3.16%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (3.16%) Configuration Analyst
7 5 (3.16%) Administrator
7 5 (3.16%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.16%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) XML
2 12 (7.59%) REST
2 12 (7.59%) JMS
2 12 (7.59%) WSDL
2 12 (7.59%) SOAP
3 9 (5.70%) .NET
4 6 (3.80%) Middleware
5 4 (2.53%) JSP
6 3 (1.90%) jQuery
6 3 (1.90%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.27%) Flash
7 2 (1.27%) CSS
7 2 (1.27%) HTML
7 2 (1.27%) Google Maps API
8 1 (0.63%) WPF
8 1 (0.63%) ArcObjects
8 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.63%) WinForms
8 1 (0.63%) STL
8 1 (0.63%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.59%) GIS
3 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.80%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.53%) iPhone
5 4 (2.53%) iPad
5 4 (2.53%) PDA
6 3 (1.90%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.90%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.90%) SCORM
6 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.90%) User Experience
7 2 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) Physics
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Life Science
8 1 (0.63%) Remote Sensing
8 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.66%) Windows
2 17 (10.76%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.16%) UNIX
6 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.27%) Solaris
7 2 (1.27%) Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Migration
3 18 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.39%) Project Management
4 15 (9.49%) Scrum
5 13 (8.23%) Validation
5 13 (8.23%) UML
5 13 (8.23%) OO
5 13 (8.23%) ERP
5 13 (8.23%) ETL
6 12 (7.59%) PLM
6 12 (7.59%) TOGAF
6 12 (7.59%) SysML
7 11 (6.96%) Requirements Management
8 10 (6.33%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.70%) Data Management
9 9 (5.70%) OOP
9 9 (5.70%) Business Transformation
10 8 (5.06%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (5.06%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) SQL
2 13 (8.23%) Java
3 7 (4.43%) C
3 7 (4.43%) Python
4 6 (3.80%) C#
5 5 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.27%) VB
7 2 (1.27%) VBA
7 2 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) IronPython
8 1 (0.63%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (14.56%) Degree
2 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.90%) HNC
4 3 (1.90%) HND
4 3 (1.90%) PMP
4 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.90%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) MetaFrame
2 3 (1.90%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.63%) UAG
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (2.53%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (7.59%) Oracle
2 10 (6.33%) HP
3 9 (5.70%) SolidWorks
3 9 (5.70%) Cisco
3 9 (5.70%) ESRI
4 7 (4.43%) IBM
5 6 (3.80%) Software AG
6 5 (3.16%) SAP
6 5 (3.16%) Adobe
6 5 (3.16%) EMC
7 4 (2.53%) Dell
8 3 (1.90%) VMware
8 3 (1.90%) Citrix
8 3 (1.90%) Symantec
8 3 (1.90%) Avaya
9 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.27%) Autodesk
9 2 (1.27%) Google
10 1 (0.63%) SonicWALL
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