The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX)
UK
Rank 597 635 612
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23  
Contract jobs citing 3ds Max 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Applications category 0.25% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
Median daily rate £240 £188 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - £30.20

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4868 5755 6477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.88% 10.81% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2881 3427 3553
Median daily rate £350 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 481 630
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.53 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

3ds Max
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

3ds Max
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3ds Max over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3ds Max within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 +44 11 £240 +28.00% 2
London +34 6 £240 +28.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £131 -
Swindon - 2 £131 -
South West - 2 £131 -
West Midlands +12 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £150 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 - -

3ds Max
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 with a requirement for 3ds Max.

1 12 (63.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 9 (47.37%) Animation
3 8 (42.11%) Games
4 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
5 6 (31.58%) C#
6 5 (26.32%) Maya
6 5 (26.32%) 3D Modelling
6 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
6 5 (26.32%) V-Ray
7 4 (21.05%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (21.05%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (21.05%) Autodesk
8 3 (15.79%) ZBrush
9 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (10.53%) FMCG
9 2 (10.53%) 3D Animation
9 2 (10.53%) MotionBuilder
9 2 (10.53%) Advertising
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) Mobile Games
9 2 (10.53%) Retail
9 2 (10.53%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (10.53%) JSON
9 2 (10.53%) Degree
10 1 (5.26%) Photography
10 1 (5.26%) Houdini
10 1 (5.26%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (5.26%) Marketing
10 1 (5.26%) Business Development
10 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

3ds Max
Top Related 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 7 (36.84%) Photoshop
2 5 (26.32%) Maya
3 3 (15.79%) ZBrush
4 2 (10.53%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (10.53%) MotionBuilder
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (5.26%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (5.26%) Houdini
5 1 (5.26%) MODO
5 1 (5.26%) Mudbox
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
General
1 8 (42.11%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) 3D Artist
2 5 (26.32%) Animator
2 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) 3D Animator
4 3 (15.79%) Designer
5 2 (10.53%) 3D Designer
5 2 (10.53%) 3D Max Designer
5 2 (10.53%) 3D Modeller
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Games Artist
6 1 (5.26%) CAD Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Graphic Artist
6 1 (5.26%) Motion Graphics Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (26.32%) V-Ray
3 4 (21.05%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Animation
2 4 (21.05%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (10.53%) FMCG
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Games
4 1 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) HTC Vive
4 1 (5.26%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (5.26%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (5.26%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) 3D Modelling
1 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.53%) 3D Animation
2 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) B2B
3 1 (5.26%) Business Development
3 1 (5.26%) CAD
3 1 (5.26%) Filmmaking
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
3 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Effects
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HNC
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Autodesk
2 1 (5.26%) Alias
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft