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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
3D Graphics
Rank 584 576 525
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -51
Contract jobs citing 3D Graphics 16 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.035% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.095% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% -25.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £330 £400
% change year-on-year
-39.39% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
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 - £37.50

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
16926 16915 15102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.33% 31.05% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10398 10470 9012
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 646 656 657
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 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 19 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 1 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 -11 16 £200 -36.50% 19
South East -9 5 £200 -39.39% 8
London -9 5 £275 -8.33% 2
Cambridge - 5 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 2
East of England - 5 - - 2
Oxfordshire -16 3 £250 -16.66% 1
West Midlands - 2 £200 -
Middlesex +8 1 - -
City of London +1 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £200 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 1
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £200 -
Reading - 1 £200 -
Slough - 1 £200 -
Southampton - 1 £350 - 1
Warwick - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £200 - 1

3D Graphics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 (48.65%) C++
2 13 (35.14%) HTML
2 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
3 12 (32.43%) Games
4 11 (29.73%) C
5 10 (27.03%) C#
6 9 (24.32%) Java
6 9 (24.32%) OpenGL
7 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.62%) CSS
8 7 (18.92%) PHP
9 6 (16.22%) Electronics
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) Graphic Design
9 6 (16.22%) 3D Modelling
9 6 (16.22%) HTML5
9 6 (16.22%) GLSL
10 5 (13.51%) Android Development
10 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
10 5 (13.51%) 3D Programming
10 5 (13.51%) jQuery
10 5 (13.51%) Android
10 5 (13.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 5 (13.51%) Content Management
10 5 (13.51%) Doxygen
10 5 (13.51%) .NET
10 5 (13.51%) XML
10 5 (13.51%) OO
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.81%) Adobe

3D Graphics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Doxygen
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.70%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Multicast
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
General
1 12 (32.43%) Games
2 6 (16.22%) Electronics
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Designer
3 5 (13.51%) Author
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Author
4 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Development Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Motion Graphics Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Graphics Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.70%) UX Developer
7 1 (2.70%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
2 9 (24.32%) OpenGL
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 6 (16.22%) HTML5
5 5 (13.51%) jQuery
5 5 (13.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (13.51%) .NET
5 5 (13.51%) XML
6 3 (8.11%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (5.41%) DirectX
7 2 (5.41%) Flash
7 2 (5.41%) CSS3
8 1 (2.70%) Qt
8 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (2.70%) LAMP
8 1 (2.70%) WPF
8 1 (2.70%) STL
8 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.70%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Graphic Design
2 4 (10.81%) Physics
3 3 (8.11%) Visualisation
3 3 (8.11%) Motion Graphics
3 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Animation
4 1 (2.70%) GPGPU
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) BBC
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.70%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.70%) Life Science
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
1 5 (13.51%) Android
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Software Engineering
2 6 (16.22%) 3D Modelling
3 5 (13.51%) Android Development
3 5 (13.51%) 3D Programming
3 5 (13.51%) Content Management
3 5 (13.51%) OO
4 4 (10.81%) Workflow
4 4 (10.81%) Time Management
4 4 (10.81%) 3D Rendering
5 2 (5.41%) CAD
5 2 (5.41%) Game Development
5 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Image Processing
6 1 (2.70%) Software Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.70%) 3D Animation
6 1 (2.70%) People Management
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C++
2 11 (29.73%) C
3 10 (27.03%) C#
4 9 (24.32%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
6 7 (18.92%) PHP
7 6 (16.22%) GLSL
8 4 (10.81%) SQL
9 3 (8.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.81%) Adobe
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