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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Direct3D
Rank 583 543 587
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +44
Contract jobs citing Direct3D 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.008% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
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
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 9 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 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 -84 4 £325 -13.33%
Scotland - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Direct3D
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (100.00%) C++
1 8 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (87.50%) Electronics
2 7 (87.50%) 3D Graphics
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) PhD
2 7 (87.50%) OpenGL
2 7 (87.50%) RenderMan
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (87.50%) Android
2 7 (87.50%) Qt
2 7 (87.50%) OpenGL ES
2 7 (87.50%) HLSL
2 7 (87.50%) GLSL
2 7 (87.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (12.50%) OpenCL
3 1 (12.50%) Xbox
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (12.50%) Game Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Perforce

Direct3D
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

General
1 8 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (87.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Graphics Programmer
1 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) OpenGL
1 7 (87.50%) Qt
1 7 (87.50%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (12.50%) OpenCL
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) 3D Graphics
1 7 (87.50%) RenderMan
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
1 7 (87.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (12.50%) Xbox
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) HLSL
2 7 (87.50%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) PhD
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce