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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 503 522 502
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing CAD 103 57 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 23
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£250 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £284 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
-39.18% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +36.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £25.30 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +61.29%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +37 95 £265 -37.27% 92
London +32 27 £362 -14.94% 9
West Midlands +7 22 £365 +30.35% 10
Coventry +7 18 - - 2
City of London +26 12 £375 - 2
South East -11 11 £133 -72.10% 22
South West -30 10 - - 31
North East - 10 £225 -
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £140 -74.54%
East of England -23 6 £313 +3.99% 8
Tyne and Wear - 6 £225 -
Sunderland - 6 £225 -
Wiltshire -11 5 - - 3
Scotland -21 3 £110 -63.33% 3
Yorkshire +2 2 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -4 2 - - 5
Hampshire -14 2 £125 -62.96% 3
Bristol -20 2 - - 8
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 - 3
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Leicestershire +9 1 - -
West Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Dorset -3 1 - - 2
Surrey -4 1 - - 4
Warwickshire -9 1 £400 +42.85% 1
North West -15 1 - - 5
Farnborough - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (25.47%) Manufacturing
2 37 (22.98%) AutoCAD
3 32 (19.88%) Migration
4 31 (19.25%) Degree
5 29 (18.01%) PLM
6 28 (17.39%) Automotive
7 22 (13.66%) Validation
7 22 (13.66%) Telecoms
7 22 (13.66%) Windows
7 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
8 21 (13.04%) MS Office
8 21 (13.04%) Project Management
8 21 (13.04%) SolidWorks
9 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
9 19 (11.80%) Business Transformation
10 18 (11.18%) PDM
11 16 (9.94%) ENOVIA
11 16 (9.94%) Requirements Management
12 15 (9.32%) Time Management
12 15 (9.32%) SAP
13 14 (8.70%) SQL
13 14 (8.70%) Data Architecture
13 14 (8.70%) Software Testing
13 14 (8.70%) DELMIA
14 13 (8.07%) Security Cleared
14 13 (8.07%) Oracle
14 13 (8.07%) ITIL
14 13 (8.07%) ERP
15 12 (7.45%) OO
15 12 (7.45%) ETL

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (4.97%) ArcGIS
2 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.86%) Lync
4 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (22.98%) AutoCAD
2 21 (13.04%) MS Office
3 8 (4.97%) MicroStation
4 7 (4.35%) MS Excel
5 6 (3.73%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 5 (3.11%) CATIA
7 3 (1.86%) MS Project
8 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.62%) Simulink
8 1 (0.62%) Revit
8 1 (0.62%) Elements/Pro
Business Applications
1 16 (9.94%) ENOVIA
2 14 (8.70%) DELMIA
3 2 (1.24%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.24%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) HTTP
1 9 (5.59%) SSL
2 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.48%) LAN
4 3 (1.86%) VPN
4 3 (1.86%) DNS
4 3 (1.86%) 3G
4 3 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.24%) Wireless
5 2 (1.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.62%) SAN
6 1 (0.62%) 2G
6 1 (0.62%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.62%) LTE
6 1 (0.62%) WAN
6 1 (0.62%) DHCP
6 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.62%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.62%) ClearQuest
1 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
General
1 41 (25.47%) Manufacturing
2 28 (17.39%) Automotive
3 22 (13.66%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.21%) Electronics
5 9 (5.59%) Marketing
6 8 (4.97%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.11%) Finance
8 4 (2.48%) Retail
9 3 (1.86%) Legal
10 2 (1.24%) Banking
10 2 (1.24%) Front Office
10 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.62%) Local Government
11 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 22 (13.66%) Design Engineer
2 17 (10.56%) CAD Technician
3 14 (8.70%) Analyst
3 14 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
4 11 (6.83%) Architect
5 10 (6.21%) Database Architect
5 10 (6.21%) Designer
6 7 (4.35%) Mechanical Engineer
6 7 (4.35%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 5 (3.11%) GIS Analyst
7 5 (3.11%) CAD Designer
7 5 (3.11%) Developer
7 5 (3.11%) Consultant
7 5 (3.11%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (2.48%) Database Consultant
8 4 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (2.48%) Administrator
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (1.86%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) SOAP
1 9 (5.59%) XML
1 9 (5.59%) JMS
1 9 (5.59%) WSDL
1 9 (5.59%) REST
2 6 (3.73%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.86%) Middleware
4 2 (1.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.62%) JSP
5 1 (0.62%) STL
5 1 (0.62%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.62%) DirectX
5 1 (0.62%) WinForms
5 1 (0.62%) OpenMP
5 1 (0.62%) ArcObjects
5 1 (0.62%) WPF
5 1 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.62%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.59%) GIS
2 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.97%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.73%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.86%) iPad
4 3 (1.86%) iPhone
4 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.86%) PDA
5 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.24%) DTV
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.24%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.62%) Remote Sensing
6 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.62%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.62%) Life Science
6 1 (0.62%) IPTV
6 1 (0.62%) Physics
6 1 (0.62%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.66%) Windows
2 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.11%) UNIX
5 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.88%) Migration
2 29 (18.01%) PLM
3 22 (13.66%) Validation
4 21 (13.04%) Project Management
5 19 (11.80%) Business Transformation
6 18 (11.18%) PDM
7 16 (9.94%) Requirements Management
8 15 (9.32%) Time Management
9 14 (8.70%) Data Architecture
9 14 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 13 (8.07%) ITIL
10 13 (8.07%) ERP
11 12 (7.45%) ETL
11 12 (7.45%) OO
11 12 (7.45%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.83%) Data Management
12 11 (6.83%) Data Mapping
13 9 (5.59%) SysML
13 9 (5.59%) TOGAF
13 9 (5.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.70%) SQL
2 11 (6.83%) Java
3 7 (4.35%) C
4 4 (2.48%) Python
4 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.24%) C#
5 2 (1.24%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.62%) XAML
6 1 (0.62%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.62%) VB
6 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (19.25%) Degree
2 13 (8.07%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) HND
3 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) HNC
5 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.24%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.86%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) Basel III
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (1.24%) Basel II
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) MetaFrame
2 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) SCCM
2 2 (1.24%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.24%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.04%) SolidWorks
3 15 (9.32%) SAP
4 13 (8.07%) Oracle
5 5 (3.11%) ESRI
6 4 (2.48%) HP
7 3 (1.86%) Dell
7 3 (1.86%) EMC
7 3 (1.86%) Citrix
7 3 (1.86%) Avaya
7 3 (1.86%) IBM
7 3 (1.86%) Autodesk
8 2 (1.24%) VMware
8 2 (1.24%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (1.24%) Cisco
8 2 (1.24%) Mercator
8 2 (1.24%) Symantec
8 2 (1.24%) Software AG
8 2 (1.24%) Siemens
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
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