The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Animation in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Animation over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Animation
Rank 542 526 514
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Animation 41 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.056% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £269 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -33.52%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Animation
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Animation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Animation
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Animation within the UK.

Animation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Animation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Animation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Animation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Animation
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Animation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Animation
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Animation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Animation Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Animation
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Animation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -10 35 £325 -13.33% 30
London +1 18 £400 +3.22% 19
South East -4 8 £225 -40.00% 1
Scotland - 6 £550 -
Kent - 4 £225 -
City of London +9 3 £338 -8.47% 2
North West -11 3 £288 - 5
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £225 -
Berkshire +1 2 - -
South West -15 2 £170 -43.33% 1
Surrey - 2 £178 -
Manchester - 2 £288 - 2
Guildford - 1 £175 -
Bristol - 1 £170 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (45.54%) HTML
2 49 (43.75%) CSS
3 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
4 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.57%) HTML5
5 29 (25.89%) User Experience
5 29 (25.89%) Adobe
6 26 (23.21%) Photoshop
7 23 (20.54%) OOP
7 23 (20.54%) Apple iOS
8 21 (18.75%) jQuery
9 20 (17.86%) OO
10 19 (16.96%) iOS Development
11 18 (16.07%) CSS3
11 18 (16.07%) Flash
12 17 (15.18%) TDD
12 17 (15.18%) Core Animation
13 16 (14.29%) Scrum
13 16 (14.29%) Objective-C
14 14 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
15 13 (11.61%) XHTML
16 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
17 11 (9.82%) Backbone.js
17 11 (9.82%) Cocoa
18 10 (8.93%) XML
18 10 (8.93%) Digital Media
18 10 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
18 10 (8.93%) Android
19 9 (8.04%) Web Development
19 9 (8.04%) 3D Animation

Animation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.14%) Node.js
2 7 (6.25%) CMS
3 5 (4.46%) WordPress
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) IIS
4 2 (1.79%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.89%) TYPO3
5 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.89%) Drupal
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (23.21%) Photoshop
2 14 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (7.14%) Adobe After Effects
3 8 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (6.25%) Fireworks
5 4 (3.57%) Maya
5 4 (3.57%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.79%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.79%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.89%) GIMP
7 1 (0.89%) MODO
7 1 (0.89%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.89%) InDesign
7 1 (0.89%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.89%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) Internet
2 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.57%) DNS
3 4 (3.57%) HTTP
3 4 (3.57%) Intranet
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
4 2 (1.79%) PBX
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Grunt
2 6 (5.36%) Xcode
2 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.46%) Subversion
4 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.68%) Mocha
5 3 (2.68%) Flex Builder
5 3 (2.68%) Bower
5 3 (2.68%) Yeoman
5 3 (2.68%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.79%) Calabash
7 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.89%) Appium
7 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (7.14%) Games
2 7 (6.25%) Marketing
3 6 (5.36%) Finance
3 6 (5.36%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Retail
5 4 (3.57%) Back Office
6 3 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Advertising
6 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (59.82%) Developer
2 23 (20.54%) Designer
3 19 (16.96%) iOS Developer
4 11 (9.82%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.82%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (7.14%) UI Designer
6 6 (5.36%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Animator
7 5 (4.46%) Android Developer
8 4 (3.57%) Web Designer
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.57%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.57%) Interactive Designer
8 4 (3.57%) UI Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.68%) User Experience Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.54%) HTML
2 49 (43.75%) CSS
3 32 (28.57%) HTML5
4 21 (18.75%) jQuery
5 18 (16.07%) CSS3
5 18 (16.07%) Flash
6 17 (15.18%) Core Animation
7 13 (11.61%) XHTML
8 12 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 11 (9.82%) Backbone.js
9 11 (9.82%) Cocoa
10 10 (8.93%) XML
11 9 (8.04%) Web Services
12 8 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (7.14%) Cocoa Touch
13 7 (6.25%) Apache Flex
14 6 (5.36%) LAMP
14 6 (5.36%) RESTful
15 5 (4.46%) JSON
15 5 (4.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) User Experience
2 10 (8.93%) Digital Media
3 8 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) Social Media
5 6 (5.36%) E-Learning
6 5 (4.46%) iPhone
6 5 (4.46%) Video Editing
6 5 (4.46%) Streaming Video
6 5 (4.46%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (3.57%) GIS
7 4 (3.57%) iPad
7 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.68%) Open Source
8 3 (2.68%) Video on Demand
8 3 (2.68%) RIA
8 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.68%) W3C
8 3 (2.68%) Online Banking
9 2 (1.79%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Apple iOS
2 10 (8.93%) Android
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
4 3 (2.68%) Linux
5 2 (1.79%) UNIX
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) OOP
3 20 (17.86%) OO
4 19 (16.96%) iOS Development
5 17 (15.18%) TDD
6 16 (14.29%) Scrum
7 10 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (8.04%) Web Development
8 9 (8.04%) 3D Animation
8 9 (8.04%) MVC
9 7 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.36%) Web Design
11 5 (4.46%) Software Testing
12 4 (3.57%) Workflow
12 4 (3.57%) Web Application Development
12 4 (3.57%) Android Development
12 4 (3.57%) Multithreading
13 3 (2.68%) Rapid Prototyping
13 3 (2.68%) Unit Testing
13 3 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.61%) JavaScript
2 16 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 8 (7.14%) PHP
3 8 (7.14%) ActionScript
4 7 (6.25%) Java
5 6 (5.36%) C++
6 5 (4.46%) C#
6 5 (4.46%) Python
7 4 (3.57%) Scala
8 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.89%) R
9 1 (0.89%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) NFS
2 1 (0.89%) Samba
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Adobe
2 8 (7.14%) Facebook
3 4 (3.57%) Twitter
4 3 (2.68%) Autodesk
4 3 (2.68%) Apple
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.89%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.89%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) Perforce
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