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 3 months to 30 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.

Autodesk AutoCAD
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 601 574
Rank change year-on-year +31 -27  
Contract jobs citing AutoCAD 30 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.072% 0.095%
As % of the Applications category 0.61% 0.67% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 23
Median daily rate £219 £201 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.10% -22.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £245 £255
% change year-on-year +8.16% -3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -3.22%  

AutoCAD 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 with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4890 5828 6541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.74% 10.77% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2921 3491 3580
Median daily rate £351 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 482 645
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.32 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

AutoCAD
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AutoCAD in the UK

AutoCAD
Top 17 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 25 £219 +13.48% 10
London +29 10 £150 -14.40%
East of England +5 7 £265 +43.24% 3
Essex - 7 £265 - 1
City of London +14 4 £150 -25.00%
Scotland +23 2 - - 2
South West +3 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £175 -
Bristol - 2 - -
York - 2 £175 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £175 -
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +16 1 - - 1
South East +14 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AutoCAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AutoCAD.

1 20 (33.90%) CAD
2 16 (27.12%) Manufacturing
3 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
3 15 (25.42%) MS Visio
4 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
5 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
5 10 (16.95%) Visualisation
5 10 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (16.95%) Degree
5 10 (16.95%) MS Project
6 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
6 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
9 6 (10.17%) Teamcenter
9 6 (10.17%) Siemens NX
10 5 (8.47%) Leaflet
10 5 (8.47%) JSP 440
10 5 (8.47%) Revit
10 5 (8.47%) PLM
10 5 (8.47%) LAN
10 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.47%) C
11 4 (6.78%) Workflow
11 4 (6.78%) Electronics
11 4 (6.78%) MS Office
11 4 (6.78%) WAN
11 4 (6.78%) Ethernet

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 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Smallworld
Applications
1 15 (25.42%) MS Visio
2 14 (23.73%) MS Excel
3 10 (16.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (16.95%) MS Project
4 6 (10.17%) Siemens NX
5 5 (8.47%) Revit
6 4 (6.78%) MS Office
7 3 (5.08%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (5.08%) PTC Creo
8 2 (3.39%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (3.39%) CATIA
9 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (1.69%) EPLAN
9 1 (1.69%) FreeHand
9 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
9 1 (1.69%) SketchUp
9 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Teamcenter
2 3 (5.08%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) LAN
2 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.78%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (6.78%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) GIS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (27.12%) Manufacturing
2 15 (25.42%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.78%) Automotive
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Finance
4 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.69%) German Language
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Designer
2 9 (15.25%) IT Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) 3D Designer
3 8 (13.56%) CAD Designer
3 8 (13.56%) CAD Technician
3 8 (13.56%) Facilities Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) AutoCAD Designer
5 6 (10.17%) AutoCAD Technician
6 5 (8.47%) Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.08%) CAD Draughtsman
8 3 (5.08%) Draughtsman
9 2 (3.39%) Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Firmware Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Hardware Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.69%) GIS Consultant
10 1 (1.69%) Technical Designer
10 1 (1.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) Leaflet
2 3 (5.08%) DHTML
2 3 (5.08%) HTML
2 3 (5.08%) Itk
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
2 3 (5.08%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) XSL
2 3 (5.08%) XSLT
3 1 (1.69%) COM
3 1 (1.69%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) CESG
2 4 (6.78%) Derivative
3 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Unix
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) CAD
2 10 (16.95%) Visualisation
3 7 (11.86%) Project Management
4 6 (10.17%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.47%) PLM
5 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) Information Security
6 4 (6.78%) Workflow
7 3 (5.08%) 3D Visualisation
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.08%) CAFM
7 3 (5.08%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Network Design
7 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.08%) SOA
7 3 (5.08%) Validation
8 2 (3.39%) CAE
8 2 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.39%) Data Management
8 2 (3.39%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
2 3 (5.08%) C++
2 3 (5.08%) Java
2 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Tcl
2 3 (5.08%) XPath
3 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) BICSI Certification
5 1 (1.69%) BICSI RCDD
5 1 (1.69%) HNC
5 1 (1.69%) HND
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) IBM
2 3 (5.08%) webMethods
3 2 (3.39%) EMC
3 2 (3.39%) Siemens
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.69%) Autodesk
4 1 (1.69%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.69%) TOWER Software
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