Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CAD over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 792 761
Rank change year-on-year -11 -31 -58
Contract jobs citing CAD 86 94 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.100% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 63
UK median daily rate £450 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £125
90th Percentile £600 £545 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £380 £348
% change year-on-year +18.42% +9.35% +15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 20
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% -9.89% -9.00%
10th Percentile £11.20 £9.37 £11.90
90th Percentile £28.00 £48.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% -10.00%

CAD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

CAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CAD in the UK

CAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CAD in the UK

CAD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CAD over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CAD in the UK

CAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CAD in the UK

CAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CAD over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CAD in the UK

CAD
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CAD within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
England +52 82 £450 +26.09% 31
UK excluding London +38 65 £450 +18.42% 27
London -7 19 £426 +55.00% 4
Midlands +25 18 £588 +46.88% 5
South East +13 16 £369 -6.94% 6
East of England - 15 £588 - 8
South West +14 8 £384 +76.44% 2
North of England +63 7 - - 6
East Midlands +2 6 £588 +46.88% 3
West Midlands +34 5 £425 +9.68% 2
Yorkshire +22 5 - - 4
North West +26 2 - - 2
Scotland -8 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CAD 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 CAD.

1 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 17 (19.77%) Manufacturing
3 16 (18.60%) AutoCAD
4 14 (16.28%) Electronics
4 14 (16.28%) Teamcenter
5 13 (15.12%) Degree
6 12 (13.95%) PLM
6 12 (13.95%) Aerospace
7 11 (12.79%) Automotive
7 11 (12.79%) GIS
7 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
8 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
8 10 (11.63%) Siemens
8 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (10.47%) C
9 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.30%) HND
10 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (9.30%) Physics
11 7 (8.14%) Visualisation
11 7 (8.14%) Linux
11 7 (8.14%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (8.14%) PDM
12 6 (6.98%) Data Management
12 6 (6.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 6 (6.98%) Validation
12 6 (6.98%) Assembly Language
12 6 (6.98%) Embedded C
12 6 (6.98%) MS Visio
13 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering

CAD
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:

Applications
1 16 (18.60%) AutoCAD
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (8.14%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (6.98%) MS Visio
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (4.65%) Revit
6 4 (4.65%) Siemens NX
7 3 (3.49%) Autodesk Inventor
7 3 (3.49%) MicroStation
8 2 (2.33%) CATIA
8 2 (2.33%) OrCAD
8 2 (2.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (2.33%) PTC Creo
9 1 (1.16%) GNU Octave
9 1 (1.16%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Wireless
2 2 (2.33%) 3G
2 2 (2.33%) 4G
3 1 (1.16%) 2G
3 1 (1.16%) ATM
3 1 (1.16%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.16%) GSM
3 1 (1.16%) LTE
3 1 (1.16%) SDH
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) UMTS
3 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) GIS
2 3 (3.49%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (2.33%) QGIS
4 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) LSMW
General
1 18 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 17 (19.77%) Manufacturing
3 14 (16.28%) Electronics
4 12 (13.95%) Aerospace
5 11 (12.79%) Automotive
6 2 (2.33%) Finance
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Local Government
6 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Design Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Architect
3 11 (12.79%) Senior Design Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Analogue Layout Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Electronics Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.98%) CAD Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) CAD Technician
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Lead Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Direct3D
1 3 (3.49%) DirectX
1 3 (3.49%) Mason
1 3 (3.49%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Digital Signage
2 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.33%) LLPG
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Acoustics
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.16%) PMI
4 1 (1.16%) Replication
4 1 (1.16%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) PLM
2 8 (9.30%) Physics
3 7 (8.14%) PDM
3 7 (8.14%) Visualisation
4 6 (6.98%) Data Management
4 6 (6.98%) Validation
5 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.65%) 3D Visualisation
6 4 (4.65%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.65%) Presales
7 3 (3.49%) CAE
7 3 (3.49%) Change Management
7 3 (3.49%) Document Management
7 3 (3.49%) ERP
7 3 (3.49%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.49%) Project Management
8 2 (2.33%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL
8 2 (2.33%) Migration
8 2 (2.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) C
2 6 (6.98%) Assembly Language
2 6 (6.98%) Embedded C
3 3 (3.49%) C#
3 3 (3.49%) SQL
4 2 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (1.16%) ABAP
5 1 (1.16%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.30%) HND
5 1 (1.16%) CCNP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) HNC
5 1 (1.16%) MCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) BS7666
2 1 (1.16%) Basel III
2 1 (1.16%) CRD IV
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) Siemens
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.49%) Autodesk
3 3 (3.49%) SAP
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Cadence
5 1 (1.16%) IBM
5 1 (1.16%) PTC
5 1 (1.16%) Red Box
5 1 (1.16%) VMware