The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SOLIDWORKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLIDWORKS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 270
Contract jobs citing SOLIDWORKS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.010%
As % of the Applications category - - 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate - £675 £375
% change year-on-year - +80.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -7.69%  

SOLIDWORKS is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 980 1120 1479
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.51% 12.07% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 603 735
Median daily rate £350 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 106 117
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.92 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing SOLIDWORKS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SOLIDWORKS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOLIDWORKS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLIDWORKS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the South East