The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SolidWorks over the 3 months to 24 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 117 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing SolidWorks 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.051% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.084% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £294 - £269
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £27.50
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1191 914 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.54% 46.47% 48.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 390 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 70 81
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SolidWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SolidWorks across the West Midlands region.

SolidWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SolidWorks
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) CAD
1 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) PDM
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Draughtsman
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) CAD
1 1 (50.00%) PDM
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared