The table below looks at the statistics for HLSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HLSL over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
High Level Shading Language (HLSL)
Rank - 569 588
Contract jobs citing HLSL 0 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.019% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.049% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

HLSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HLSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

HLSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HLSL
Daily Rate Trend

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

HLSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HLSL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

HLSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HLSL
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HLSL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Dundee - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
England - - - -
Scotland - - - -

HLSL
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HLSL 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 HLSL.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) PhD
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
1 3 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
1 3 (100.00%) GLSL
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (66.67%) Direct3D
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) RenderMan
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) OpenCL
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

HLSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HLSL 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 HLSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (100.00%) Qt
1 3 (100.00%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (66.67%) Direct3D
3 1 (33.33%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) RenderMan
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) PhD
1 3 (100.00%) Degree