The table below looks at the statistics for the Mechanical Design Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mechanical Design Engineer
Rank 608 587 583
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Mechanical Design Engineer 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.012% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.41% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Mechanical Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mechanical Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mechanical Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mechanical Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mechanical Design Engineer within the UK.

Mechanical Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mechanical Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mechanical Design Engineer within the UK.

Mechanical Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mechanical Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -29 3 - - 22
Nottingham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 4
South West - 1 - - 9

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) CAD
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (25.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) FMCG
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) PTC Creo
2 1 (25.00%) HNC

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (25.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (25.00%) PTC Creo
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) HNC
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £38 to £40 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £38 - £43 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour + DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Sheffield
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago