The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Animation in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Animation over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Animation
Rank 152 137 118
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing Animation 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.095% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£450 £168 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+168.65% -16.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £135.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £76.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-47.50% +102.66%
Animation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1134 855 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.35% 27.01% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 445 305
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 59
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.70 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

Animation
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Animation across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Animation Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Animation
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Animation across the North West region.

Animation Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Animation
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Animation across the North West region.

Animation Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Animation
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Animation within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 1 £450 +168.65% 5
Cheshire - - - - 2
Animation
England

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Animation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Animation.

1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (60.00%) Xcode
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Core Animation
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
1 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) UIKit
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) C

Animation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Animation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Animation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Xcode
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Appium
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (60.00%) Core Animation
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (40.00%) UIKit
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Flash
3 1 (20.00%) POSIX
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Pthreads
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) iDTV
2 1 (20.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) OOP
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) 3D Animation
3 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe