The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors 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.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 567 561 552
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 22 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.004% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.088% 0.008% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£294 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 - £269
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £27.50
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25006 24082 26946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 47.09% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13069 13651
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1077 1194 1397
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
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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 +11 21 £294 - 43
East of England - 11 £313 - 7
Cambridge - 10 £313 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 10 £313 - 4
South East - 7 £275 - 13
Surrey - 3 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Romford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 3
Aberdeen - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Haverhill - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Keighley - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (74.19%) CAD
2 11 (35.48%) Manufacturing
3 10 (32.26%) Degree
4 9 (29.03%) AutoCAD
5 7 (22.58%) Validation
6 4 (12.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (12.90%) Document Management
6 4 (12.90%) Electronics
6 4 (12.90%) Aerospace
6 4 (12.90%) C
6 4 (12.90%) Change Control
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) ERP
7 3 (9.68%) ISO 9001
7 3 (9.68%) ISO 14001
7 3 (9.68%) Wireless
8 2 (6.45%) Marketing
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) .NET
9 1 (3.23%) WebGL
9 1 (3.23%) Allen-Bradley
9 1 (3.23%) Stress Analysis
9 1 (3.23%) Solid Edge
9 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (3.23%) MS Project
9 1 (3.23%) MS Office
9 1 (3.23%) SAP
9 1 (3.23%) STL
9 1 (3.23%) HND
9 1 (3.23%) C#

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (29.03%) AutoCAD
2 4 (12.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (3.23%) Solid Edge
3 1 (3.23%) Simulink
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) ATM
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (35.48%) Manufacturing
2 4 (12.90%) Electronics
2 4 (12.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Military
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Design Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Mechanical Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) CAD Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) CAD Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Product Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Draughtsman
6 1 (3.23%) CAD Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) STL
2 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.23%) DirectX
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) WPF
2 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) DTV
1 1 (3.23%) GIS
1 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.23%) Physics
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) CAD
2 7 (22.58%) Validation
3 4 (12.90%) Change Control
3 4 (12.90%) Document Management
4 3 (9.68%) ERP
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Research
6 1 (3.23%) Finite Element Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.23%) Stress Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) VB
2 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 9001
1 3 (9.68%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) SAP
1 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
1 1 (3.23%) Allen-Bradley
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Rate: £20 - £26 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Huxley Associates
Rate: £22 - £28 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive, Long Term
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £16 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Lincoln
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £25 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £33 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £32 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 25 days ago
South West England
Huxley Associates
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £25 - £31 per hour + Long Term Contract
Posted: 27 days ago