The first 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 18 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3D Graphics
Rank 567 516 562
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +46
Contract jobs citing 3D Graphics 20 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.059% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate £378 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £31.95 £32.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 2014.

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 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 18 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
England -95 20 £378 -5.62% 29
London -25 12 £300 -33.33% 8
South East -17 4 £390 -2.50% 4
City of London -12 2 - - 2
North West -17 2 - - 3
Surrey -11 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - -
South West -21 1 £425 - 11
East of England -27 1 - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 4
Maidstone - - - -

3D Graphics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (65.96%) OpenGL
2 30 (63.83%) C++
3 27 (57.45%) Java
3 27 (57.45%) Android
4 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
5 17 (36.17%) Games
6 15 (31.91%) Degree
6 15 (31.91%) Computer Science
6 15 (31.91%) OpenGL ES
7 14 (29.79%) GLSL
7 14 (29.79%) Qt
7 14 (29.79%) HTML
8 13 (27.66%) C
8 13 (27.66%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
9 11 (23.40%) Electronics
9 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (21.28%) jQuery
10 10 (21.28%) HTML5
10 10 (21.28%) OO
10 10 (21.28%) PhD
10 10 (21.28%) HLSL
11 9 (19.15%) OpenCL
11 9 (19.15%) PhoneGap
11 9 (19.15%) Sencha Touch
11 9 (19.15%) PHP
11 9 (19.15%) Sencha
11 9 (19.15%) Ext JS
12 8 (17.02%) Windows
12 8 (17.02%) Linux

3D Graphics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (12.77%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (12.77%) Photoshop
2 5 (10.64%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.26%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (4.26%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.13%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.13%) Maya
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Google App Engine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) PhoneGap
2 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.38%) NUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (2.13%) NetBeans
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (2.13%) LLVM
6 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 17 (36.17%) Games
2 11 (23.40%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Software Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Designer
4 4 (8.51%) Games Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) User Experience Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Senior UI Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Designer
6 2 (4.26%) UI Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Motion Graphics Designer
7 1 (2.13%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.13%) iPhone Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (65.96%) OpenGL
2 15 (31.91%) OpenGL ES
3 14 (29.79%) Qt
3 14 (29.79%) HTML
4 10 (21.28%) jQuery
4 10 (21.28%) HTML5
5 9 (19.15%) OpenCL
5 9 (19.15%) Sencha Touch
5 9 (19.15%) Ext JS
6 7 (14.89%) Direct3D
7 6 (12.77%) .NET
7 6 (12.77%) DirectCompute
8 5 (10.64%) CSS
8 5 (10.64%) Web Services
9 4 (8.51%) WPF
9 4 (8.51%) Silverlight
9 4 (8.51%) Renderscript
10 3 (6.38%) REST
10 3 (6.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (6.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Computer Science
2 13 (27.66%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (14.89%) RenderMan
5 6 (12.77%) Animation
6 5 (10.64%) GPGPU
6 5 (10.64%) Social Media
6 5 (10.64%) Device Driver
7 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
7 4 (8.51%) Smartphone
7 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
8 3 (6.38%) Motion Graphics
8 3 (6.38%) CUDA
8 3 (6.38%) Client/Server
9 2 (4.26%) iPad
9 2 (4.26%) iPhone
10 1 (2.13%) New Media
10 1 (2.13%) Graphic Design
10 1 (2.13%) PMI
10 1 (2.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Android
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Phone
4 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (6.38%) BlackBerry OS
5 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Software Engineering
2 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) OO
4 5 (10.64%) TDD
4 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
4 5 (10.64%) OOP
5 4 (8.51%) Scrum
5 4 (8.51%) OOD
6 3 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (6.38%) Analytics
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.38%) 3D Programming
6 3 (6.38%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) MVC
7 2 (4.26%) Memory Management
7 2 (4.26%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.26%) Industrial Design
7 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) C++
2 27 (57.45%) Java
3 14 (29.79%) GLSL
4 13 (27.66%) C
5 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 10 (21.28%) HLSL
7 9 (19.15%) PHP
8 7 (14.89%) C#
9 6 (12.77%) Embedded C
9 6 (12.77%) Embedded C++
10 4 (8.51%) XAML
11 3 (6.38%) SQL
12 2 (4.26%) Python
12 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
13 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 10 (21.28%) PhD
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Sencha
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) JD Edwards
3 3 (6.38%) QNX
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.13%) Netbiscuits
5 1 (2.13%) Kony
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Volantis
5 1 (2.13%) Apple