The first table below looks at the demand for Direct3D skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Direct3D over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Direct3D
Rank 587 569 583
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing Direct3D 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.020% 0.007% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£261 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15105 14234 14850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.92% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9047 9067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 296 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

Direct3D
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Direct3D within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Direct3D Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Direct3D
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Direct3D within the UK.

Direct3D Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Direct3D
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Direct3D within the UK.

Direct3D Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Direct3D
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Direct3D within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
South East -10 3 £261 -
England -14 3 £261 - 3
Surrey - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Leicester - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Direct3D
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Direct3D 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 Direct3D.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (71.43%) OpenGL
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (42.86%) Electronics
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) PhD
4 3 (42.86%) Game Development
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Qt
4 3 (42.86%) RenderMan
4 3 (42.86%) GLSL
4 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (42.86%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (42.86%) HLSL
4 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (28.57%) WinForms
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
5 2 (28.57%) WPF
5 2 (28.57%) Flash
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) LAMP
6 1 (14.29%) Perforce
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Client/Server

Direct3D
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Direct3D 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 Direct3D. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Games Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Graphics Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tools Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Game Tools Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) OpenGL
2 3 (42.86%) Qt
2 3 (42.86%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (28.57%) WinForms
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Flash
3 2 (28.57%) LAMP
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (14.29%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
1 4 (57.14%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (42.86%) RenderMan
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Signal Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) GLSL
2 3 (42.86%) HLSL
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Perforce