Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 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.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 868 893
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25 -51
Contract jobs citing SOLIDWORKS 12 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Applications category 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
UK median daily rate £369 £250 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -20.63% +7.23%
10th Percentile £287 £140 £245
90th Percentile £388 £380 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £305 £313
% change year-on-year +20.90% -2.40% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £170.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.47% +353.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £25.38 £165.00 £18.73
90th Percentile £33.63 £175.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £37.50

SOLIDWORKS is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8999 9621 11643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.79% 9.19% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 5623 6793
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 956 1091
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.18 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -

SOLIDWORKS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLIDWORKS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the UK

SOLIDWORKS
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 SOLIDWORKS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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
UK excluding London +51 11 £369 +20.90% 24
England -1 10 £369 +47.50% 23
South East -2 5 £369 +17.06% 4
South West +5 4 - - 4
Midlands +24 1 - - 3
East Midlands +1 1 - - 3
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 7 (58.33%) CAD
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (33.33%) HNC
2 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) EMC
2 4 (33.33%) Firmware
2 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 4 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 4 (33.33%) RS-232
3 3 (25.00%) Autodesk Inventor
3 3 (25.00%) Direct3D
3 3 (25.00%) Mason
3 3 (25.00%) MicroStation
3 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 3 (25.00%) DirectX
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Autodesk
3 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) GNU Octave
5 1 (8.33%) PTC Creo
5 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD

SOLIDWORKS
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 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (25.00%) Autodesk Inventor
2 3 (25.00%) MicroStation
3 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (8.33%) GNU Octave
3 1 (8.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (8.33%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 4 (33.33%) RS-232
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Electrical Design Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Electrical Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3D Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 3D Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Direct3D
1 3 (25.00%) DirectX
1 3 (25.00%) Mason
1 3 (25.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) CAD
2 4 (33.33%) Data Entry
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) 3D Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) Mechatronics
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
5 1 (8.33%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) HNC
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) EMC
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Autodesk