The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 3D Graphics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3D Graphics over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3D Graphics
Rank 593 565 513
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -52
Contract jobs citing 3D Graphics 14 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.032% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
-34.69% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

3D Graphics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

3D Graphics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3D Graphics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK.

3D Graphics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3D Graphics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

3D Graphics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3D Graphics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK.

3D Graphics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3D Graphics
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 14 £200 -33.33% 23
East of England - 5 - - 4
Cambridge - 5 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 3
London -15 4 £275 -8.33% 2
South East -15 3 £200 -34.69% 6
West Midlands - 3 £200 - 1
Oxfordshire -20 2 £200 -33.33% 1
Reading +9 1 £200 -36.00% 1
Berkshire -6 1 £200 -36.00% 2
Birmingham - 1 £200 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £200 -
Slough - 1 £200 -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 1

3D Graphics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3D Graphics 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 3D Graphics.

1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
3 12 (34.29%) Games
4 11 (31.43%) C
4 11 (31.43%) C#
5 10 (28.57%) HTML
6 9 (25.71%) Java
6 9 (25.71%) OpenGL
7 6 (17.14%) Electronics
7 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 6 (17.14%) 3D Modelling
7 6 (17.14%) GLSL
8 5 (14.29%) Android Development
8 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
8 5 (14.29%) Android
8 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (14.29%) Graphic Design
8 5 (14.29%) Content Management
8 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
8 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (14.29%) PHP
8 5 (14.29%) CSS
8 5 (14.29%) XML
8 5 (14.29%) OO
9 4 (11.43%) Physics
9 4 (11.43%) HTML5
10 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
10 3 (8.57%) OpenGL ES
10 3 (8.57%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (8.57%) Computer Science

3D Graphics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing 3D Graphics 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 3D Graphics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Doxygen
2 3 (8.57%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.86%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Multicast
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 12 (34.29%) Games
2 6 (17.14%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Designer
3 5 (14.29%) Author
3 5 (14.29%) Technical Author
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Motion Graphics Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Development Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Graphics Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) UX Developer
7 1 (2.86%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) UI Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.86%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
2 9 (25.71%) OpenGL
3 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) XML
4 4 (11.43%) HTML5
5 3 (8.57%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (8.57%) jQuery
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 2 (5.71%) DirectX
6 2 (5.71%) WPF
6 2 (5.71%) CSS3
7 1 (2.86%) Qt
7 1 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (2.86%) SGML
7 1 (2.86%) Flash
7 1 (2.86%) STL
7 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Graphic Design
2 4 (11.43%) Physics
3 3 (8.57%) Motion Graphics
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Visualisation
3 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.71%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) Life Science
5 1 (2.86%) GPGPU
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Statistics
5 1 (2.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.86%) Video Editing
5 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
2 6 (17.14%) 3D Modelling
3 5 (14.29%) Android Development
3 5 (14.29%) 3D Programming
3 5 (14.29%) Content Management
3 5 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (5.71%) Workflow
4 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.71%) CAD
4 2 (5.71%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) 3D Rendering
4 2 (5.71%) Game Development
5 1 (2.86%) Software Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Image Processing
5 1 (2.86%) People Management
5 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 11 (31.43%) C
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 9 (25.71%) Java
4 6 (17.14%) GLSL
5 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.29%) PHP
6 3 (8.57%) Python
7 2 (5.71%) SQL
8 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft