The median contractor rate for a Mechanical Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mechanical Engineer
UK
Rank 582 628 610
Rank change year-on-year +46 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £330 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £260 -
% change year-on-year +26.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Mechanical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +51 4 £330 +26.92% 18
South West +3 2 - - 2
Bristol +3 2 - - 1
South East - 2 £330 - 2
Woking - 1 £330 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £330 - 1

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Mechanical Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) CAD
2 4 (36.36%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (36.36%) PTC Creo
3 3 (27.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) CATIA
3 3 (27.27%) Siemens NX
4 2 (18.18%) Electronics
4 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
4 2 (18.18%) Automotive
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
5 1 (9.09%) Teamcenter
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Avionics
5 1 (9.09%) Solid Edge
5 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 1 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) Siemens
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) PTC Creo
1 4 (36.36%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (27.27%) CATIA
2 3 (27.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 3 (27.27%) Siemens NX
3 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) AutoCAD
4 1 (9.09%) Solid Edge
4 1 (9.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maximo
1 1 (9.09%) Teamcenter
General
1 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CAD
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) CAE
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) PLM
3 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) PTC
2 1 (9.09%) Siemens
Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £22.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 9 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East of England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 days ago