The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for 3ds Max skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3ds Max over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 425 431
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing 3ds Max 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Applications category 0.29% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £225 £238
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

3ds Max is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1731 1964 2458
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 8.32% 9.02% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1411 1614
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £535 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 129
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.25 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

3ds Max
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing 3ds Max as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for 3ds Max in London

3ds Max
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3ds Max in London

3ds Max
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3ds Max in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 3ds Max also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for 3ds Max.

1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
3 3 (27.27%) Adobe
3 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (27.27%) CINEMA 4D
3 3 (27.27%) Animation
3 3 (27.27%) V-Ray
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (18.18%) Meraki
4 2 (18.18%) vMotion
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) SketchUp
4 2 (18.18%) 3D Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) Maya
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
4 2 (18.18%) Autodesk
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Windows

3ds Max
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
2 3 (27.27%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
3 2 (18.18%) Maya
3 2 (18.18%) SketchUp
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (9.09%) MotionBuilder
4 1 (9.09%) NUKE
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Artist
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Designer
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Max Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Graphic Artist
4 1 (9.09%) Motion Graphics Artist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (27.27%) V-Ray
3 2 (18.18%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) 3D Graphics
1 3 (27.27%) Animation
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
2 1 (9.09%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
1 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) 3D Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
1 2 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
1 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) 3D Animation
2 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Autodesk
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Meraki
2 2 (18.18%) VMware