Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenGL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenGL over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 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.

OpenGL
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 817 837
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20 -23
Contract jobs citing OpenGL 73 41 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.043% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 36
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £290 £327 £323
90th Percentile £553 £516 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £31.75 £42.38 £36.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +20.00% -6.25%

OpenGL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,514 31,046 31,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.46% 32.43% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,084 21,414 22,172
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.19% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 386 384
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +11.11% -2.76%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +11.11% -2.70%

OpenGL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenGL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenGL in the UK

OpenGL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenGL in the UK

OpenGL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenGL over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenGL in the UK

OpenGL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenGL in the UK

OpenGL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenGL over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OpenGL in the UK

OpenGL
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenGL within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. 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 -3 71 £400 -11.11% 47
UK excluding London -4 41 £350 -12.50% 29
London -10 32 £410 -13.68% 18
South East -1 17 £413 +50.00% 9
East of England -2 14 £350 - 5
Midlands -2 5 £316 -18.91% 6
West Midlands -16 4 £316 -18.91% 5
Yorkshire -10 3 £425 +6.25% 1
North of England -14 3 £425 +6.25% 7
Scotland - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OpenGL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for OpenGL.

1 51 (69.86%) C++
2 35 (47.95%) Software Engineering
3 28 (38.36%) Java
4 27 (36.99%) DirectX
4 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (35.62%) Mathematics
5 26 (35.62%) Android
5 26 (35.62%) JavaScript
6 25 (34.25%) C
6 25 (34.25%) Linux
6 25 (34.25%) Degree
7 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
7 23 (31.51%) Scrum
7 23 (31.51%) GLSL
8 19 (26.03%) Games
8 19 (26.03%) .NET
9 18 (24.66%) Aerospace
9 18 (24.66%) Qt
10 17 (23.29%) C#
10 17 (23.29%) HLSL
11 16 (21.92%) Node.js
12 15 (20.55%) OpenGL ES
12 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
12 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
13 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
13 14 (19.18%) Web Services
14 13 (17.81%) CSS
14 13 (17.81%) MFC
14 13 (17.81%) ActiveX
14 13 (17.81%) Ethernet

OpenGL
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (5.48%) Alfresco
1 4 (5.48%) Documentum
1 4 (5.48%) Drupal
1 4 (5.48%) FileNet
1 4 (5.48%) Liferay
1 4 (5.48%) LiveCycle
1 4 (5.48%) LiveLink
1 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) GitHub
1 2 (2.74%) Google Play
1 2 (2.74%) iTunes
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Ethernet
1 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (5.48%) SQLite
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
3 13 (17.81%) Eclipse
3 13 (17.81%) NetBeans
4 4 (5.48%) Ant
4 4 (5.48%) Subversion
4 4 (5.48%) Xcode
5 3 (4.11%) Android Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Grunt
5 3 (4.11%) gulp
5 3 (4.11%) webpack
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 19 (26.03%) Games
2 18 (24.66%) Aerospace
3 13 (17.81%) Military
4 5 (6.85%) Electronics
5 4 (5.48%) Retail
6 2 (2.74%) Finance
6 2 (2.74%) Law
7 1 (1.37%) Automotive
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Software Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Android Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Architect
4 4 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Android Software Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (4.11%) Games Developer
5 3 (4.11%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (4.11%) HTML Developer
5 3 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (4.11%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (4.11%) React Developer
5 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (1.37%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (1.37%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) DirectX
2 19 (26.03%) .NET
3 18 (24.66%) Qt
4 16 (21.92%) Node.js
5 15 (20.55%) OpenGL ES
6 14 (19.18%) Web Services
7 13 (17.81%) ActiveX
7 13 (17.81%) CSS
7 13 (17.81%) MFC
7 13 (17.81%) WebGL
8 12 (16.44%) Vulkan
9 9 (12.33%) HTML
10 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.96%) React
11 7 (9.59%) jQuery
11 7 (9.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 6 (8.22%) Direct3D
13 5 (6.85%) HTML5
13 5 (6.85%) JSON
13 5 (6.85%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.33%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (9.59%) 3D Graphics
3 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.22%) Algorithms
4 6 (8.22%) Mobile Games
5 4 (5.48%) CUDA
5 4 (5.48%) GPGPU
5 4 (5.48%) NHS
6 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.74%) iPad
7 2 (2.74%) iPhone
8 1 (1.37%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) Photography
8 1 (1.37%) RIA
8 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Android
2 25 (34.25%) Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Windows
4 12 (16.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) Software Engineering
2 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (35.62%) Mathematics
4 23 (31.51%) Scrum
5 11 (15.07%) Game Development
6 7 (9.59%) Android Development
6 7 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (8.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (8.22%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (8.22%) Linear Algebra
7 6 (8.22%) Multithreading
7 6 (8.22%) Open Source
7 6 (8.22%) TDD
8 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.85%) Machine Learning
8 5 (6.85%) Memory Management
8 5 (6.85%) OO
9 4 (5.48%) Front End Development
9 4 (5.48%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (5.48%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) C++
2 28 (38.36%) Java
3 26 (35.62%) JavaScript
4 25 (34.25%) C
5 23 (31.51%) GLSL
6 17 (23.29%) C#
6 17 (23.29%) HLSL
7 9 (12.33%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.85%) Apple Swift
8 5 (6.85%) Python
9 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.48%) Embedded C
9 4 (5.48%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.37%) SQL
10 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Degree
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) PMO
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Adobe
2 4 (5.48%) FatWire
2 4 (5.48%) IBM
2 4 (5.48%) Interwoven
2 4 (5.48%) OpenText
2 4 (5.48%) Sencha
2 4 (5.48%) Sitecore
2 4 (5.48%) Vignette
2 4 (5.48%) Xerox
3 2 (2.74%) Google
4 1 (1.37%) Xamarin