The table below looks at the statistics for 3ds Max skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3ds Max 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
Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX)
Rank 593 574 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs citing 3ds Max 14 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Applications category 0.21% 0.12% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6692 6907 6145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.35% 13.12% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3668 3692 3180
Average daily rate £343 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 722 699
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

3ds Max
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3ds Max within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

3ds Max Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3ds Max
Daily Rate Trend

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

3ds Max Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3ds Max
Daily Rate Histogram

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

3ds Max Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3ds Max
Hourly Rate Trend

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

3ds Max Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3ds Max
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3ds Max 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 -16 14 £250 -9.09% 11
South East -5 10 £200 - 6
Oxfordshire - 9 - - 6
London -7 3 £275 - 3
Middlesex - 1 £200 -
Bath - 1 £250 -
Isleworth - 1 £150 -
Somerset - 1 £250 -
South West - 1 £250 -

3ds Max
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 13 (52.00%) Games
2 10 (40.00%) Adobe
3 9 (36.00%) Maya
3 9 (36.00%) Game Development
4 8 (32.00%) Photoshop
5 7 (28.00%) C
5 7 (28.00%) C++
5 7 (28.00%) CAD
6 5 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
7 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 3 (12.00%) Animation
7 3 (12.00%) ZBrush
7 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (12.00%) Xbox
7 3 (12.00%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (12.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) Python
7 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
7 3 (12.00%) Military
7 3 (12.00%) E-Learning
7 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (12.00%) .NET
7 3 (12.00%) SCORM
7 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (8.00%) Advertising
8 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (8.00%) Windows
8 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification

3ds Max
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Maya
2 8 (32.00%) Photoshop
3 3 (12.00%) ZBrush
4 1 (4.00%) SketchUp
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (4.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.00%) CINEMA 4D
General
1 13 (52.00%) Games
2 3 (12.00%) Military
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Designer
1 4 (16.00%) Animator
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Print Designer
4 1 (4.00%) UI Designer
4 1 (4.00%) 3D Visualiser
4 1 (4.00%) 3D Animator
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Designer
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) Interface Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Unreal Engine
1 3 (12.00%) XML
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) V-Ray
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Animation
1 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
1 3 (12.00%) Xbox
1 3 (12.00%) E-Learning
1 3 (12.00%) SCORM
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Game Development
2 7 (28.00%) CAD
3 5 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) ERP
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) 3D Visualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Research
6 1 (4.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C
1 7 (28.00%) C++
2 3 (12.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec
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