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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 549 535 469
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -66
Contract jobs citing CAD 48 58 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 29
Average daily rate
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£298 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £152 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £38.02 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%

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
42506 40759 35272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.19% 75.21% 74.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27024 25787 21116
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1222 1202 1055
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -32 41 £275 -12.00% 92
London +23 14 £275 -19.53% 6
North East -3 6 £190 -
North West -11 6 £330 - 3
South East -27 6 £336 -27.29% 41
Tyne and Wear - 6 £190 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £190 -
West Midlands -16 5 - - 10
Scotland - 4 £369 - 6
City of London +13 3 £275 -35.29% 2
Hampshire -3 3 - - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £369 - 3
Cumbria - 3 - -
Warwickshire +2 2 - - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £180 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Leamington Spa - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke +2 1 - - 1
East of England -1 1 - - 13
Coventry -2 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
York - 1 £180 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 - 3
Manchester - 1 £330 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (19.53%) AutoCAD
2 23 (17.97%) Manufacturing
3 19 (14.84%) PLM
4 18 (14.06%) Teamcenter
5 17 (13.28%) MS Office
6 16 (12.50%) Degree
7 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
8 13 (10.16%) Windows
8 13 (10.16%) Electronics
9 12 (9.38%) C++
9 12 (9.38%) Data Management
10 11 (8.59%) XML
10 11 (8.59%) Cisco
10 11 (8.59%) Change Management
10 11 (8.59%) Project Management
11 10 (7.81%) Siemens
11 10 (7.81%) C
12 9 (7.03%) Windows 7
13 8 (6.25%) HTML
13 8 (6.25%) Java
13 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
14 7 (5.47%) SQL
14 7 (5.47%) Data Modelling
14 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
14 7 (5.47%) GIS
14 7 (5.47%) ArcGIS
14 7 (5.47%) 3ds Max
14 7 (5.47%) 3D Modelling
14 7 (5.47%) Itk
14 7 (5.47%) Siemens NX

CAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (5.47%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (19.53%) AutoCAD
2 17 (13.28%) MS Office
3 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
4 7 (5.47%) 3ds Max
4 7 (5.47%) Siemens NX
5 4 (3.13%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) MS Project
6 1 (0.78%) Maya
6 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.78%) Windchill
6 1 (0.78%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.78%) CATIA
6 1 (0.78%) Revit
6 1 (0.78%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Teamcenter
2 3 (2.34%) SAP PLM
2 3 (2.34%) SmartPlant
3 1 (0.78%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.78%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) LAN
1 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.13%) IP Telephony
2 4 (3.13%) Wireless
3 3 (2.34%) VPN
3 3 (2.34%) DNS
3 3 (2.34%) WAN
3 3 (2.34%) DHCP
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.78%) UMTS
5 1 (0.78%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.78%) GSM
5 1 (0.78%) 2G
5 1 (0.78%) 3G
5 1 (0.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) 4G
5 1 (0.78%) LTE
5 1 (0.78%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Subversion
2 1 (0.78%) Rational Robot
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (17.97%) Manufacturing
2 13 (10.16%) Electronics
3 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.69%) Finance
4 5 (3.91%) Military
5 3 (2.34%) Games
5 3 (2.34%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.56%) Avionics
6 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.50%) Analyst
1 16 (12.50%) CAD Technician
2 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
2 9 (7.03%) Electronics Engineer
2 9 (7.03%) Designer
3 8 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
3 8 (6.25%) Architect
4 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (4.69%) CAD Designer
5 6 (4.69%) CAD Engineer
5 6 (4.69%) Design Engineer
6 5 (3.91%) Developer
6 5 (3.91%) Technical Architect
6 5 (3.91%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 5 (3.91%) GIS Analyst
7 4 (3.13%) IT Support
8 3 (2.34%) Support Technician
8 3 (2.34%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (2.34%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.34%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) XML
2 8 (6.25%) HTML
3 7 (5.47%) Itk
4 6 (4.69%) XSL
4 6 (4.69%) XSLT
5 4 (3.13%) Swing
5 4 (3.13%) .NET
6 2 (1.56%) WPF
6 2 (1.56%) Web Services
6 2 (1.56%) CSS
6 2 (1.56%) DHTML
7 1 (0.78%) STL
7 1 (0.78%) Flash
7 1 (0.78%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.78%) DirectX
7 1 (0.78%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.78%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.78%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.47%) GIS
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.34%) SCORM
3 3 (2.34%) iPad
3 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.34%) iPhone
4 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.78%) VHDL
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Windows
2 9 (7.03%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.91%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.34%) UNIX
4 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) PLM
2 12 (9.38%) Data Management
3 11 (8.59%) Change Management
3 11 (8.59%) Project Management
4 7 (5.47%) Data Modelling
4 7 (5.47%) 3D Modelling
5 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.69%) SOA
6 5 (3.91%) ITIL
6 5 (3.91%) ERP
6 5 (3.91%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.13%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.13%) Content Management
7 4 (3.13%) Workflow
7 4 (3.13%) Migration
8 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.34%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.34%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.34%) CAE
8 3 (2.34%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) C++
2 10 (7.81%) C
3 8 (6.25%) Java
4 7 (5.47%) SQL
5 6 (4.69%) Python
6 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.34%) C#
7 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.56%) XPath
8 2 (1.56%) Tcl
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.78%) Erlang
9 1 (0.78%) IronPython
9 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) CCNA
3 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.34%) MCP
4 3 (2.34%) MCSE
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (2.34%) PMP
4 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) HNC
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) Basel III
3 1 (0.78%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.78%) COREP
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) Terminal Server
2 3 (2.34%) XenApp
2 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.34%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (2.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.59%) Cisco
3 10 (7.81%) Siemens
4 6 (4.69%) Oracle
5 5 (3.91%) Intergraph
5 5 (3.91%) ESRI
6 4 (3.13%) Tableau
6 4 (3.13%) Mapinfo
7 3 (2.34%) SAP
7 3 (2.34%) EMC
7 3 (2.34%) Citrix
7 3 (2.34%) Avaya
7 3 (2.34%) Adobe
7 3 (2.34%) Wyse
7 3 (2.34%) Remedy
7 3 (2.34%) Sophos
7 3 (2.34%) VMware
7 3 (2.34%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.56%) ServiceNow
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