The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SOLIDWORKS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLIDWORKS over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
UK
Rank 597 621 607
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14  
Contract jobs citing SOLIDWORKS 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.027%
As % of the Applications category 0.041% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £160 £675 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -76.29% +80.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £675 £375
% change year-on-year - +80.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -7.69%  

SOLIDWORKS 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 4864 5725 6382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.88% 10.84% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2879 3409 3512
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
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 £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 482 616
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

SOLIDWORKS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLIDWORKS in the UK

SOLIDWORKS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the UK

SOLIDWORKS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the UK

SOLIDWORKS
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLIDWORKS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +30 2 £160 -76.29% 19
London - 2 £160 - 2

SOLIDWORKS
Top 27 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOLIDWORKS 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 SOLIDWORKS.

1 4 (44.44%) Adobe
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (44.44%) InDesign
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Google
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Google Drive
2 3 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 2 (22.22%) PTC Creo
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
3 2 (22.22%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (11.11%) CAD
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) Qt
4 1 (11.11%) Computational Fluid Dynamics

SOLIDWORKS
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 (44.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (44.44%) InDesign
2 2 (22.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 2 (22.22%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Google Drive
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Design Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Mechanical Design Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Mechanical Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Database Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mac Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Qt
1 1 (11.11%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 1 (11.11%) CAD
2 1 (11.11%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
2 1 (11.11%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
1 4 (44.44%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
Norfolk
Tec Partners
Rate: £22.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
United Kingdom
EDAG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 10 days ago
East of England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 17 days ago