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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 598 589
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing CAD 40 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.095% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 25
Median daily rate £275 £280 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -19.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £210 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £384 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £320 £349
% change year-on-year -14.06% -8.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -7.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £9.37 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 £42.13 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.43% -7.77%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CAD in the UK

CAD
Top 8 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 3 months to 29 June 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 +32 39 £275 -0.90% 49
UK excluding London +60 28 £275 -14.06% 48
Midlands +22 13 - - 15
London +5 11 £400 +45.45% 4
South East +8 6 £400 +42.85% 10
South West - 5 £180 - 4
North of England +58 2 £275 -49.30% 7
East of England -5 2 - - 9

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (23.08%) Degree
2 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.10%) Teamcenter
3 11 (14.10%) AutoCAD
3 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (11.54%) Windows
5 9 (11.54%) Linux
5 9 (11.54%) C
5 9 (11.54%) Manufacturing
5 9 (11.54%) PLM
6 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
6 8 (10.26%) Project Management
6 8 (10.26%) Embedded C
7 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (8.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (7.69%) Siemens NX
8 6 (7.69%) Driving Licence
8 6 (7.69%) Electronics
8 6 (7.69%) Automotive
8 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.69%) Data Management
8 6 (7.69%) Validation
8 6 (7.69%) Assembly Language
8 6 (7.69%) ITIL
9 5 (6.41%) HND
9 5 (6.41%) XML
9 5 (6.41%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.85%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) AutoCAD
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
4 6 (7.69%) Siemens NX
5 5 (6.41%) CATIA
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (5.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (5.13%) PTC Creo
7 3 (3.85%) Windchill
8 2 (2.56%) InfoPath
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (2.56%) OrCAD
8 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
8 2 (2.56%) Solid Edge
9 1 (1.28%) 3ds Max
9 1 (1.28%) EPLAN
9 1 (1.28%) Revit
9 1 (1.28%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.28%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) 3G
1 4 (5.13%) 4G
2 3 (3.85%) 2G
2 3 (3.85%) ATM
2 3 (3.85%) SDH
2 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) GSM
3 2 (2.56%) UMTS
3 2 (2.56%) VoIP
3 2 (2.56%) WebEx
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) LTE
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) GIS
2 3 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (2.56%) MS Access
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 9 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.69%) Automotive
3 6 (7.69%) Electronics
4 3 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.85%) Finance
5 2 (2.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Avionics
6 1 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Design Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Architect
3 7 (8.97%) CAD Designer
3 7 (8.97%) Designer
4 6 (7.69%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) 3D Designer
5 5 (6.41%) AutoCAD Designer
5 5 (6.41%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Mechanical Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) CAD Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) CAD Technician
6 4 (5.13%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) IT Security Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Design Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) XML
2 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) DHTML
3 2 (2.56%) Itk
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) XSL
3 2 (2.56%) XSLT
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) LAMP
4 1 (1.28%) Laravel
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) WAMP
4 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.41%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Digital Signage
5 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.56%) HTC Vive
6 2 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (2.56%) iPhone
6 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) PMI
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) SCADA
7 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Linux
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
2 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.54%) PLM
2 8 (10.26%) Project Management
3 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.69%) Data Management
3 6 (7.69%) ITIL
3 6 (7.69%) Validation
4 5 (6.41%) PDM
4 5 (6.41%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.13%) 3D Visualisation
5 4 (5.13%) Presales
5 4 (5.13%) SDLC
6 3 (3.85%) Change Control
6 3 (3.85%) Content Management
6 3 (3.85%) Data Modelling
6 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.85%) Workflow
7 2 (2.56%) ERP
7 2 (2.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) C
2 8 (10.26%) Embedded C
3 6 (7.69%) Assembly Language
4 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.13%) SQL
6 3 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (2.56%) C#
7 2 (2.56%) Java
7 2 (2.56%) Tcl
7 2 (2.56%) VB
7 2 (2.56%) XPath
8 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Degree
2 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) HND
4 4 (5.13%) BICSI RCDD
5 3 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) HNC
5 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.28%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) CRD IV
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Basel II
2 1 (1.28%) Basel III
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.28%) EMIR
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) EMC
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
2 3 (3.85%) VMware
3 2 (2.56%) Apple
3 2 (2.56%) Autodesk
3 2 (2.56%) BMC
3 2 (2.56%) Cadence
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco
3 2 (2.56%) MobileIron
3 2 (2.56%) NetApp
3 2 (2.56%) webMethods
4 1 (1.28%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.28%) Red Box
4 1 (1.28%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.28%) Siemens
West Sussex
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Haddington, East Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
RP International
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 9 days ago