The first table below looks at the demand for Direct3D skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Direct3D over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Direct3D
Rank 560 515 565
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +50
Contract jobs citing Direct3D 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13413 11531 14306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.99% 26.81% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8827 7372 8646
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 328 360
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Direct3D
UK

Direct3D
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Direct3D across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Direct3D Jobs Demand Trend in England

Direct3D
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Direct3D across the England region.

Direct3D Daily Rate Trend in England

Direct3D
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Direct3D across the England region.

Direct3D Hourly Rate Trend in England

Direct3D
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Direct3D within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Direct3D
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Direct3D
Top 26 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Direct3D also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Direct3D.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (85.71%) Electronics
2 6 (85.71%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) PhD
2 6 (85.71%) OpenGL
2 6 (85.71%) RenderMan
2 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (85.71%) Android
2 6 (85.71%) Qt
2 6 (85.71%) OpenGL ES
2 6 (85.71%) HLSL
2 6 (85.71%) GLSL
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (14.29%) OpenCL
3 1 (14.29%) Xbox
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (14.29%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Perforce

Direct3D
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Direct3D also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Direct3D. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (85.71%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Programmer
1 1 (14.29%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) OpenGL
1 6 (85.71%) Qt
1 6 (85.71%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (14.29%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) 3D Graphics
1 6 (85.71%) RenderMan
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
1 6 (85.71%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Xbox
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) GLSL
2 6 (85.71%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) PhD
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Perforce