The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 3D Graphics in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3D Graphics over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3D Graphics
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 633 639
Rank change year-on-year +38 +6  
Contract jobs citing 3D Graphics 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% 0.061% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £255 £350
% change year-on-year - -27.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00

3D Graphics is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15350 17924 17751
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.18% 33.33% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9976 11744 11107
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 588 660
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

3D Graphics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing 3D Graphics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for 3D Graphics in the UK

3D Graphics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3D Graphics.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3D Graphics in the UK

3D Graphics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3D Graphics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3D Graphics in the UK

3D Graphics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3D Graphics over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3D Graphics in the UK

3D Graphics
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3D Graphics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 6 - - 11
South East +33 4 - - 1
Surrey - 4 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 3D Graphics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for 3D Graphics.

1 10 (62.50%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) OpenGL
3 6 (37.50%) Electronics
3 6 (37.50%) C
4 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (31.25%) Visual Effects
5 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Android
5 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Android Development
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) Games
6 3 (18.75%) 3ds Max
6 3 (18.75%) Python
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (12.50%) Vector Graphics
7 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) OOD
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Autodesk
7 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
7 2 (12.50%) Automotive
7 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
7 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody

3D Graphics
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (18.75%) 3ds Max
2 1 (6.25%) MotionBuilder
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Electronics
2 4 (25.00%) Games
3 2 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 2 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Android Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Graphics Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Graphics Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Artist
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Android Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) OpenGL
2 5 (31.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (18.75%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (12.50%) Qt
4 2 (12.50%) V-Ray
5 1 (6.25%) DirectX
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Animation
1 2 (12.50%) CUDA
1 2 (12.50%) Vector Graphics
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Effects
2 4 (25.00%) Android Development
2 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
3 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) 3D Animation
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Vision
4 1 (6.25%) Deep Learning
4 1 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) C
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Python
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Autodesk
2 1 (6.25%) Samsung