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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Animation
Rank 143 131 131
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Animation 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.18% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.63% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£125 - £128
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £388 £203
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +91.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.58%
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
847 792 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.21% 27.97% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £125 - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Animation
England

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) OOP
2 6 (75.00%) XHTML
2 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (50.00%) Digital Media
4 4 (50.00%) Scala
5 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
5 3 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScriptMVC
5 3 (37.50%) User Experience
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) MVC
5 3 (37.50%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Adobe
6 2 (25.00%) Dojo
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) MooTools
7 1 (12.50%) IPTV
7 1 (12.50%) Adobe After Effects

Animation
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (12.50%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) XHTML
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) Backbone.js
3 3 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScriptMVC
4 2 (25.00%) Dojo
4 2 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (25.00%) MooTools
5 1 (12.50%) Flash
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) IPTV
3 1 (12.50%) BBC
3 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (12.50%) iDTV
3 1 (12.50%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) OOP
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) 3D Animation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (37.50%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe