Survey Finds UK 3D Design Jobs Taking Off

(3Ders.org) Freelancer.co.uk Fast 50, has released its survey results of 280,000 online jobs. The survey found that 3D design jobs are taking off as 3D printers like MakerBot start to go mainstream. Powered by open-source software, this surge in interest in 3D printing has resulted in a surge of growth for 3D modeling up 21 percent, 3D rendering up 13 percent and 3D animation up 6 percent.
 
Freelancer found that businesses hiring experts to create an e-commerce site were up 19 percent in the first three months of 2013. The results reveal that British small businesses are moving online in order to become more competitive and signals even greater competition for high street retailers.
 
“The online commerce is disrupting the retail sector so drastically that many traditional establishments are now charging money to allow consumers to see and hold an item in person — accepting that their next action will be to buy the item cheaper online,” said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.co.uk.