Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 874 871
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing 3ds Max 14 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Applications category 0.16% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 11
UK median daily rate £150 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.85% +30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £125 £263 £120
90th Percentile £175 £404 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £200
% change year-on-year - +75.00% -23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +57.50% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £27.90 £15.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £35.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -38.10% +57.50% -

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

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9012 9567 11693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.81% 9.20% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5487 5600 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 943 1096
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +3.36% +4.17%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.15 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.82 £39.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.31% +5.43% -

3ds Max
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing 3ds Max as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3ds Max in the UK

3ds Max
Top 6 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 13 £150 -53.85% 2
UK excluding London +42 10 - - 2
North of England +67 9 - -
North West +29 9 - -
London -21 4 £150 -50.00%
Scotland -13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (92.86%) Photoshop
2 11 (78.57%) Animation
2 11 (78.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 10 (71.43%) Visualisation
3 10 (71.43%) Adobe
3 10 (71.43%) 3D Graphics
4 9 (64.29%) Project Planning
4 9 (64.29%) Photography
4 9 (64.29%) Time Management
4 9 (64.29%) 3D Modelling
4 9 (64.29%) Texturing
4 9 (64.29%) Wireframes
4 9 (64.29%) ZBrush
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Maya
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 1 (7.14%) User Experience
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator

3ds Max
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 13 (92.86%) Photoshop
2 9 (64.29%) ZBrush
3 2 (14.29%) Maya
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (7.14%) CINEMA 4D
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) 3D Modeller
2 3 (21.43%) 3D Artist
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) 3D Designer
4 1 (7.14%) 3D Max Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Animation
2 10 (71.43%) 3D Graphics
3 9 (64.29%) Photography
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Visualisation
2 9 (64.29%) 3D Modelling
2 9 (64.29%) Project Planning
2 9 (64.29%) Texturing
2 9 (64.29%) Time Management
2 9 (64.29%) Wireframes
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Adobe