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 24 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.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 637 642
Rank change year-on-year +40 +5  
Contract jobs citing SOLIDWORKS 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Applications category 0.10% 0.14% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £180 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £280 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  

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 3957 4858 6014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.55% 9.03% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 2924 3392
Median daily rate £365 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 430 576
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.63 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +7.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOLIDWORKS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SOLIDWORKS in the UK

SOLIDWORKS
Top 6 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 24 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 +47 4 £180 -35.71% 7
East of England -4 2 - - 4
London - 2 £180 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Apple
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) InDesign
1 3 (50.00%) Google
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (50.00%) Jamf Pro
1 3 (50.00%) Google Drive
2 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) CATIA
2 1 (16.67%) CAD
2 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Solid Edge
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) PLM
2 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java

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 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (50.00%) InDesign
2 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) CATIA
2 1 (16.67%) Solid Edge
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Google Drive
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Mac Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Mechanical Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Mechanical Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) 3D Modelling
1 1 (16.67%) CAD
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
1 3 (50.00%) Apple
1 3 (50.00%) Google