The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 3D Printing in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited 3D Printing over the 3 months to 23 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 Printer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 642 638
Contract jobs citing 3D Printing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.006% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

3D Printing 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 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
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 488 588 656
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 £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

3D Printing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3D Printing in the UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 3D Printing 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 Printing.

1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Maya
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
1 1 (100.00%) ZBrush
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Texturing

3D Printing
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 1 (100.00%) Maya
1 1 (100.00%) ZBrush
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3D Artist
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Artist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Texturing