The first table below looks at the demand for HLSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HLSL 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 Programming Languages category for the London 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
High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
Rank 388 376 419
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +43
Contract jobs citing HLSL 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.053% 0.057% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9497 8777 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.64% 40.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6950 6365 7100
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 101 123
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.77 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
HLSL
England

HLSL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HLSL across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

HLSL Jobs Demand Trend in London

HLSL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HLSL Hourly Rate Trend in London

HLSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing HLSL 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 HLSL.

1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) GLSL
2 9 (90.00%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (90.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (90.00%) Android
2 9 (90.00%) Qt
2 9 (90.00%) Electronics
2 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (90.00%) Degree
2 9 (90.00%) PhD
2 9 (90.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
2 9 (90.00%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (90.00%) OpenGL ES
3 6 (60.00%) Games
3 6 (60.00%) RenderMan
3 6 (60.00%) Direct3D
4 3 (30.00%) OpenCL
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
6 1 (10.00%) JSON
6 1 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (10.00%) Perforce
6 1 (10.00%) Maya
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (10.00%) UML
6 1 (10.00%) RAD

HLSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing HLSL 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 HLSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) Maya
General
1 9 (90.00%) Electronics
2 6 (60.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) OpenGL
1 9 (90.00%) Qt
1 9 (90.00%) OpenGL ES
2 6 (60.00%) Direct3D
3 3 (30.00%) OpenCL
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) 3D Graphics
1 9 (90.00%) Computer Science
1 9 (90.00%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (60.00%) RenderMan
3 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) SSADM
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) GLSL
2 9 (90.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) PhD
1 9 (90.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Perforce