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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Animation
Rank 554 523 506
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -17
Contract jobs citing Animation 54 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.089% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 22
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +41.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £280 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £388 £203
% change year-on-year
-35.48% +91.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £25.95 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £21.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.58%

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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 695 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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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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 -25 50 £300 -25.00% 24
London +28 27 £400 -3.03% 12
South East -42 10 £275 -31.25% 8
Surrey -4 4 £175 -
Scotland - 4 £375 -
Middlesex +2 3 £275 -
West Midlands -2 3 - -
Staines -4 3 - -
South West -33 3 £170 -43.33%
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Bristol - 3 £170 -
City of London +3 2 £500 +23.07% 3
Berkshire -1 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Manchester -10 1 £125 - 2
North West -14 1 £125 - 2
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £225 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £175 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £225 -
Kent - 1 £225 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £225 - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 57 (45.60%) HTML
2 56 (44.80%) CSS
3 47 (37.60%) JavaScript
4 41 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (32.00%) HTML5
6 37 (29.60%) User Experience
6 37 (29.60%) Photoshop
7 36 (28.80%) Adobe
8 29 (23.20%) OOP
9 25 (20.00%) CSS3
9 25 (20.00%) OO
10 23 (18.40%) Flash
10 23 (18.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 23 (18.40%) jQuery
11 21 (16.80%) Apple iOS
12 18 (14.40%) Scrum
12 18 (14.40%) TDD
13 17 (13.60%) Android
14 15 (12.00%) Backbone.js
14 15 (12.00%) XHTML
15 14 (11.20%) AngularJS
15 14 (11.20%) 3D Animation
15 14 (11.20%) iOS Development
16 13 (10.40%) Internet
17 12 (9.60%) Apache Flex
17 12 (9.60%) Core Animation
18 11 (8.80%) Responsive Web Design
18 11 (8.80%) Web Services
18 11 (8.80%) Adobe After Effects
18 11 (8.80%) Objective-C

Animation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 10 (8.00%) Node.js
2 6 (4.80%) CMS
3 5 (4.00%) WordPress
4 2 (1.60%) Apache
4 2 (1.60%) IIS
4 2 (1.60%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.80%) Drupal
5 1 (0.80%) TYPO3
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (29.60%) Photoshop
2 23 (18.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.80%) Adobe After Effects
4 8 (6.40%) Fireworks
4 8 (6.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (4.80%) Maya
6 3 (2.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.60%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.60%) Edge Animate
8 1 (0.80%) GIMP
8 1 (0.80%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.80%) Mudbox
8 1 (0.80%) MODO
8 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.80%) InDesign
8 1 (0.80%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.80%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) Internet
2 6 (4.80%) HTTP
3 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.20%) Intranet
5 2 (1.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) MySQL
2 2 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Flex Builder
1 8 (6.40%) Grunt
2 6 (4.80%) Xcode
2 6 (4.80%) Subversion
2 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.40%) Mocha
4 3 (2.40%) Jasmine
4 3 (2.40%) Bower
4 3 (2.40%) Yeoman
5 2 (1.60%) Calabash
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 11 (8.80%) Games
2 7 (5.60%) Marketing
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Back Office
6 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.60%) Advertising
7 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Local Government
8 1 (0.80%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 71 (56.80%) Developer
2 27 (21.60%) Designer
3 13 (10.40%) iOS Developer
3 13 (10.40%) Web Developer
4 10 (8.00%) UI Designer
5 9 (7.20%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (7.20%) UI Developer
5 9 (7.20%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.40%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.00%) Android Developer
7 5 (4.00%) Animator
7 5 (4.00%) Graphic Designer
8 4 (3.20%) Web Designer
8 4 (3.20%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Consultant
8 4 (3.20%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.40%) Visual Designer
9 3 (2.40%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (45.60%) HTML
2 56 (44.80%) CSS
3 40 (32.00%) HTML5
4 25 (20.00%) CSS3
5 23 (18.40%) Flash
5 23 (18.40%) jQuery
6 15 (12.00%) Backbone.js
6 15 (12.00%) XHTML
7 14 (11.20%) AngularJS
8 12 (9.60%) Apache Flex
8 12 (9.60%) Core Animation
9 11 (8.80%) Web Services
10 10 (8.00%) XML
11 8 (6.40%) RESTful
11 8 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (5.60%) Cocoa
13 6 (4.80%) LAMP
14 5 (4.00%) Android SDK
14 5 (4.00%) LESS
15 4 (3.20%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.60%) User Experience
2 9 (7.20%) Streaming Video
3 8 (6.40%) RIA
4 6 (4.80%) Photography
4 6 (4.80%) Digital Media
4 6 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.80%) Social Media
5 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.00%) E-Learning
6 4 (3.20%) GIS
6 4 (3.20%) iPhone
7 3 (2.40%) iPad
7 3 (2.40%) W3C
7 3 (2.40%) Streaming Media
7 3 (2.40%) Online Banking
7 3 (2.40%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.60%) Mobile Games
8 2 (1.60%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Apple iOS
2 17 (13.60%) Android
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.60%) Windows
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.80%) CentOS
5 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.20%) OOP
3 25 (20.00%) OO
4 18 (14.40%) Scrum
4 18 (14.40%) TDD
5 14 (11.20%) 3D Animation
5 14 (11.20%) iOS Development
6 11 (8.80%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (7.20%) MVC
8 8 (6.40%) Web Development
9 7 (5.60%) Web Application Development
9 7 (5.60%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.80%) Web Design
10 6 (4.80%) Android Development
11 4 (3.20%) Workflow
11 4 (3.20%) Rapid Prototyping
12 3 (2.40%) Unit Testing
12 3 (2.40%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.40%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 47 (37.60%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.80%) Objective-C
3 9 (7.20%) Java
4 8 (6.40%) ActionScript
5 7 (5.60%) PHP
5 7 (5.60%) C++
6 5 (4.00%) C#
7 4 (3.20%) Scala
8 3 (2.40%) Python
9 2 (1.60%) C
10 1 (0.80%) R
10 1 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.80%) NFS
1 1 (0.80%) Samba
Vendors
1 36 (28.80%) Adobe
2 8 (6.40%) Facebook
3 4 (3.20%) Twitter
4 2 (1.60%) Autodesk
4 2 (1.60%) Apple
5 1 (0.80%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) Perforce
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