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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3D Graphics
Rank 597 574 581
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing 3D Graphics 9 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.034% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.051% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £320 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £313 £225
% change year-on-year
- +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.02%

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
17563 16365 17616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.55% 30.98% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10675 10082 10211
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 735 654 892
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% -30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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
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 30 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 16 September 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
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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 -11 9 £225 -29.68% 19
South East -5 4 - - 4
South West - 3 - - 2
London +8 2 £225 -34.78% 7
Surrey +2 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -

3D Graphics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 13 (54.17%) C++
1 13 (54.17%) Games
2 10 (41.67%) C
3 8 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 8 (33.33%) Android
4 7 (29.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
6 5 (20.83%) Marketing
6 5 (20.83%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Game Development
7 4 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) DirectX
7 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Subversion
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 3 (12.50%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (12.50%) Electronics
8 3 (12.50%) OOP
8 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
8 3 (12.50%) CSS
8 3 (12.50%) HTML
8 3 (12.50%) OpenCL
8 3 (12.50%) DirectCompute

3D Graphics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (12.50%) CINEMA 4D
2 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Maya
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Multicast
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Games
2 5 (20.83%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
1 6 (25.00%) Designer
2 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Graphic Designer
4 3 (12.50%) Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Development Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Graphics Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior UI Designer
5 2 (8.33%) UI Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Motion Graphics Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Games Graphic Designer
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Games Designer
6 1 (4.17%) GUI Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 7 (29.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (16.67%) DirectX
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) CSS
4 3 (12.50%) OpenCL
4 3 (12.50%) DirectCompute
5 2 (8.33%) Flash
5 2 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (8.33%) Direct3D
6 1 (4.17%) YAML
6 1 (4.17%) OAuth
6 1 (4.17%) Qt
6 1 (4.17%) RESTful
6 1 (4.17%) XML
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
6 1 (4.17%) SVG
6 1 (4.17%) Renderscript
6 1 (4.17%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) CUDA
4 2 (8.33%) Motion Graphics
4 2 (8.33%) Animation
4 2 (8.33%) Robotics
4 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.17%) RenderMan
5 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.17%) PMI
5 1 (4.17%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (4.17%) GPGPU
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Android
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Game Development
3 4 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (8.33%) 3D Animation
5 2 (8.33%) Android Development
5 2 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) Industrial Design
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) 3D Visualisation
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) OOD
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (4.17%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C++
2 10 (41.67%) C
3 6 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) VC++
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.17%) GLSL
5 1 (4.17%) HLSL
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PhD
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Google
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