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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 598 573 597
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 14 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Vendors category 0.053% 0.053% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £32.25 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £23.90 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.45 £32.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £26.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.56% +7.00%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 -10 12 £275 +10.00% 45
South East +8 7 £275 - 10
Surrey -4 2 £275 - 2
Scotland - 2 - -
London +14 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
West Midlands -17 1 - -
East of England -24 1 - - 5
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
Romford - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dover - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 6
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (70.00%) CAD
2 11 (36.67%) Manufacturing
2 11 (36.67%) Degree
3 8 (26.67%) AutoCAD
4 5 (16.67%) Validation
4 5 (16.67%) Aerospace
4 5 (16.67%) Electronics
4 5 (16.67%) C
4 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.33%) Change Control
5 4 (13.33%) ERP
5 4 (13.33%) Document Management
6 3 (10.00%) ISO 14001
6 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Marketing
7 2 (6.67%) .NET
7 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
7 2 (6.67%) Adobe
7 2 (6.67%) Acrobat
7 2 (6.67%) ATM
7 2 (6.67%) CorelDRAW
7 2 (6.67%) InDesign
7 2 (6.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (3.33%) Operations Research
8 1 (3.33%) Finite Element Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Mathematics

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (26.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (6.67%) CorelDRAW
2 2 (6.67%) InDesign
2 2 (6.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (3.33%) Simulink
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) ATM
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 11 (36.67%) Manufacturing
2 5 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 5 (16.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Design Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Mechanical Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) CAD Technician
5 2 (6.67%) Author
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 2 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) CAD Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) CAD Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Graduate
6 1 (3.33%) Draughtsman
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Product Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
2 1 (3.33%) WinForms
2 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.33%) DirectX
2 1 (3.33%) STL
2 1 (3.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.33%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Physics
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) CAD
2 5 (16.67%) Validation
3 4 (13.33%) Change Control
3 4 (13.33%) ERP
3 4 (13.33%) Document Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.33%) Operations Research
5 1 (3.33%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Stress Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C
2 1 (3.33%) XAML
2 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 14001
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) Autodesk
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
2 1 (3.33%) Allen-Bradley
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