The first table below looks at the demand for the Mechanical 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mechanical Engineer
Rank 580 570 566
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 10 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.006% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £185
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £180
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 9
Average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £37.50 £24.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% +20.96%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Mechanical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mechanical Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mechanical Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mechanical Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Mechanical Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
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 Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(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 +1 8 - - 31
East of England -12 5 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -6 4 - - 3
Cambridge -8 2 - - 3
North West - 2 - - 4
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
South East - - - - 4
South West - - - - 6
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 7
Colchester - - - - 1
Derby - - - - 2
Doncaster - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
London - - - - 1
Loughborough - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -

Mechanical Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) CAD
2 8 (44.44%) Manufacturing
3 6 (33.33%) SolidWorks
3 6 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) Electronics
5 3 (16.67%) HNC
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Military
7 1 (5.56%) Automotive
7 1 (5.56%) ATM
7 1 (5.56%) Broadband
7 1 (5.56%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) Finite Element Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement

Mechanical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) ATM
2 1 (5.56%) Broadband
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 8 (44.44%) Manufacturing
2 3 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) CAD
2 3 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Finite Element Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) 3D Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) HNC
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) SolidWorks
Leicester, Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £25.00 - £31.50 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive, Long Term
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £33 per hour + competitive, Long Term
Posted: 11 days ago
Lincoln
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £25 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago