The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolidWorks over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the SolidWorks Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 603 562 586
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +24
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 10 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.029% 0.004%
As % of the Vendors category 0.038% 0.062% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £32.25 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £26.75 -
% change year-on-year
+20.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SolidWorks within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SolidWorks
Daily Rate Trend

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

SolidWorks Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SolidWorks
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 SolidWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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 -35 7 - - 24
Scotland - 3 £350 -
South East -21 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East of England -21 1 - - 5
West Midlands - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 4
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Colchester - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dover - - - -
Dudley - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks.

1 19 (65.52%) CAD
2 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 8 (27.59%) AutoCAD
4 5 (17.24%) Validation
4 5 (17.24%) Electronics
4 5 (17.24%) C
4 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.79%) ERP
5 4 (13.79%) Aerospace
6 3 (10.34%) CorelDRAW
6 3 (10.34%) InDesign
6 3 (10.34%) Document Management
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Change Control
6 3 (10.34%) Adobe
6 3 (10.34%) Acrobat
6 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
6 3 (10.34%) ISO 14001
6 3 (10.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (6.90%) C#
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) ATM
7 2 (6.90%) Marketing
8 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
8 1 (3.45%) WinForms
8 1 (3.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) Stress Analysis

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (27.59%) AutoCAD
2 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.34%) CorelDRAW
2 3 (10.34%) InDesign
2 3 (10.34%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 10 (34.48%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
3 4 (13.79%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.90%) Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Design Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Mechanical Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) CAD Technician
5 3 (10.34%) Author
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Author
6 2 (6.90%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Graduate Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Graduate
7 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) CAD Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Draughtsman
7 1 (3.45%) CAD Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Designer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) STL
2 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.45%) DirectX
2 1 (3.45%) WinForms
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
2 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.45%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Physics
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) CAD
2 5 (17.24%) Validation
3 4 (13.79%) ERP
4 3 (10.34%) Document Management
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Stress Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Research
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) C
2 2 (6.90%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO 9001
1 3 (10.34%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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