The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mechanical Engineer
Rank 575 544 523
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 1 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.044% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.047% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£350 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +34.61%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
East of England +4 1 £350 - 8
Cambridge +1 1 £350 - 8
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £350 - 8
England -35 1 £350 +7.69% 39
Birmingham - - - - 1
Burgess Hill - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 18
West Midlands - - - - 3
Chertsey - - - -
Daventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Ely - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Mechanical Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 5 (50.00%) CAD
1 5 (50.00%) SolidWorks
2 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) ATM
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) 4G
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) HNC
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) 2G
5 1 (10.00%) Finance

Mechanical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) 2G
2 1 (10.00%) 4G
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) CAD
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Finite Element Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SolidWorks
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £15 - 19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £10 - £1000 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £100 - £1000 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago