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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AutoCAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AutoCAD over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 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.

Autodesk AutoCAD
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 772 646 616
Rank change year-on-year -126 -30 +200
Contract jobs citing AutoCAD 48 40 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.069% 0.048%
As % of the Applications category 0.76% 1.00% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 5
10th Percentile £241 £173 £157
25th Percentile £263 £310 £205
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £438 £285
Median % change year-on-year -25.71% +53.51% +58.33%
75th Percentile £500 £509 £388
90th Percentile £713 £553 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £175 £293
% change year-on-year +64.29% -40.17% -38.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
10th Percentile £31.60 £18.70 £20.06
25th Percentile £37.00 £19.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year +70.00% -11.50% -29.38%
75th Percentile £50.00 £34.30 £40.00
90th Percentile £56.45 £56.54 £44.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +68.18% -2.22% -43.75%

AutoCAD is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,349 4,004 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.32% 6.87% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,233 2,366 2,441
10th Percentile £160 £150 £147
25th Percentile £258 £250 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £428 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +6.88% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £500 £488
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £339 £350
% change year-on-year +9.92% -3.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 390 444
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £13.68
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.44% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £47.19 £26.65 £23.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.05% +0.34% +9.38%

AutoCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AutoCAD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AutoCAD.

Daily rate trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AutoCAD over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AutoCAD.

Hourly rate trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing AutoCAD over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AutoCAD within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -142 37 £325 -25.71% 93
London -100 22 £348 -20.57% 9
Work from Home -119 20 £325 +3.17% 16
UK excluding London -65 14 £288 +64.29% 91
South East -28 5 £160 - 9
South West -26 3 £475 - 9
North of England -46 3 - - 31
Yorkshire -31 2 - - 15
East of England - 2 £250 - 7
North West -34 1 - - 11
Scotland - 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing AutoCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for AutoCAD.

1 19 (39.58%) CAD
2 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.17%) Social Skills
4 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
4 13 (27.08%) Project Management
5 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) MS Visio
6 10 (20.83%) Windows
6 10 (20.83%) Revit
7 8 (16.67%) Finance
7 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (14.58%) SOLIDWORKS
8 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (14.58%) Structured Cabling
8 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (12.50%) SaaS
9 6 (12.50%) LAN
9 6 (12.50%) WAN
9 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
9 6 (12.50%) Information Security
9 6 (12.50%) Degree
9 6 (12.50%) Derivative
10 5 (10.42%) JSP 440
10 5 (10.42%) CESG
10 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
10 5 (10.42%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (10.42%) Leaflet
11 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
11 4 (8.33%) Windows 10

AutoCAD
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 10 (20.83%) Revit
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (14.58%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (6.25%) MicroStation
4 3 (6.25%) Siemens NX
5 2 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (4.17%) Autodesk Inventor
5 2 (4.17%) CATIA
5 2 (4.17%) InDesign
5 2 (4.17%) Mathcad
5 2 (4.17%) Solid Edge
5 2 (4.17%) Windchill
6 1 (2.08%) EPLAN
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (2.08%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (2.08%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.08%) Infor M3
2 1 (2.08%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) SaaS
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.17%) AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Structured Cabling
2 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.50%) LAN
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.17%) Skype
4 2 (4.17%) SSH
4 2 (4.17%) Telnet
5 1 (2.08%) 802.11
5 1 (2.08%) DVB
5 1 (2.08%) HSRP
5 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.08%) PABX
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) VLAN
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) GIS
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) QGIS
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 14 (29.17%) Social Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
6 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
6 2 (4.17%) Dutch Language
6 2 (4.17%) Local Government
6 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.17%) Military
6 2 (4.17%) Publishing
7 1 (2.08%) Automotive
7 1 (2.08%) Electronics
7 1 (2.08%) French Language
7 1 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Japanese Language
7 1 (2.08%) Marketing
7 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.08%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (10.42%) IT Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Analyst
3 2 (4.17%) Applications Architect
3 2 (4.17%) AutoCAD Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Broadcast Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) CAD Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) CAD Specialist
3 2 (4.17%) CAD Technician
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Coordinator
3 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Designer
3 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Project Planner
3 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Leaflet
2 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.17%) React
2 2 (4.17%) WebAssembly
3 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) Itk
3 1 (2.08%) KML
3 1 (2.08%) Spring
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Derivative
2 5 (10.42%) CESG
3 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) CCTV
4 2 (4.17%) iPhone
4 2 (4.17%) SCADA
4 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Acoustics
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) MPEG
5 1 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) CAD
2 13 (27.08%) Project Management
3 7 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (12.50%) Information Security
5 4 (8.33%) Architectural Design
6 3 (6.25%) Bill of Materials
6 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL
6 3 (6.25%) Microservices
6 3 (6.25%) PLM
6 3 (6.25%) Project Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Data Management
7 2 (4.17%) Logistics
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.17%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.17%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
3 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) RIBA
6 2 (4.17%) BICSI Certification
6 2 (4.17%) BICSI RCDD
6 2 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) HNC
7 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) JSP 440
2 3 (6.25%) QA
3 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Autodesk
2 4 (8.33%) Google
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Adobe
3 2 (4.17%) Apple
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 2 (4.17%) Siemens
4 1 (2.08%) AVEVA
4 1 (2.08%) Ekahau
4 1 (2.08%) Northgate
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Polycom