The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mechanical Design Engineer
Rank 582 561 560
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Mechanical Design Engineer 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.004% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £190
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £37.50 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.96%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mechanical Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Mechanical Design Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top 26 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 6 - - 14
Cambridgeshire -5 5 - - 1
East of England -23 5 - - 2
Cambridge -8 3 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 3
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
London - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Southport - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Weymouth - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top 17 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) CAD
2 5 (45.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 5 (45.45%) SolidWorks
2 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) ATM
6 1 (9.09%) Broadband
6 1 (9.09%) Internet
6 1 (9.09%) Finite Element Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Military

Mechanical Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) Broadband
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Military
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) CAD
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Finite Element Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SolidWorks
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £25 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £24 - £28 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago