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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Animation
Rank 554 567 561
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Animation 72 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.087% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 17
Average daily rate £375 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £225 £350
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -32.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £28.25

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
16596 16129 15942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.26% 31.14% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10700 10027 9635
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 688 665
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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
Top 24 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +28 70 £375 +15.38% 26
London +22 36 £350 -12.50% 14
South East +30 22 £388 +72.22% 4
Berkshire +19 13 £375 -
Yorkshire - 8 £404 - 4
Leeds - 8 £404 - 4
West Yorkshire - 8 £404 - 4
West Sussex - 6 £450 -
Reading - 5 £375 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 2
City of London +34 2 £190 -43.70% 1
Warwickshire +3 2 - -
West Midlands -13 2 - -
Manchester -15 2 - - 1
North West -18 2 - - 1
Hounslow - 2 £375 -
Leamington Spa - 2 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -15 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £475 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Isleworth - 1 £450 -

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 86 (46.24%) JavaScript
2 78 (41.94%) CSS
3 77 (41.40%) HTML
4 67 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (30.11%) User Experience
6 53 (28.49%) HTML5
7 51 (27.42%) Apple iOS
8 48 (25.81%) iOS Development
9 44 (23.66%) Core Animation
10 41 (22.04%) jQuery
10 41 (22.04%) Front End Development
11 38 (20.43%) AngularJS
11 38 (20.43%) TDD
12 37 (19.89%) CSS3
13 32 (17.20%) OO
14 31 (16.67%) Objective-C
15 29 (15.59%) Cocoa
15 29 (15.59%) Cocoa Touch
16 28 (15.05%) Apple
17 27 (14.52%) Adobe
17 27 (14.52%) Mobile App
18 26 (13.98%) Photoshop
19 24 (12.90%) Marketing
20 23 (12.37%) Adobe Illustrator
20 23 (12.37%) Games
21 21 (11.29%) JSON
22 20 (10.75%) BDD
22 20 (10.75%) Responsive Web Design
23 19 (10.22%) Node.js
23 19 (10.22%) Motion Graphics

Animation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (10.22%) Node.js
2 4 (2.15%) Apache
2 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.08%) Site Server
3 2 (1.08%) WordPress
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) DNN
4 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (13.98%) Photoshop
2 23 (12.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (6.99%) Adobe After Effects
4 8 (4.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (3.23%) MS Office
6 5 (2.69%) Fireworks
6 5 (2.69%) InDesign
6 5 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.61%) MS Excel
8 2 (1.08%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.08%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (1.08%) Adobe SpeedGrade
8 2 (1.08%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (1.08%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.54%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.54%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.54%) Maya
9 1 (0.54%) Mudbox
9 1 (0.54%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) GitHub
2 7 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.69%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.54%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.06%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
3 1 (0.54%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) MySQL
2 8 (4.30%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.08%) HBase
Development Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.91%) Dreamweaver
2 11 (5.91%) Subversion
3 10 (5.38%) Grunt
4 9 (4.84%) Jasmine
4 9 (4.84%) Xcode
5 7 (3.76%) gulp
6 6 (3.23%) JsTestDriver
6 6 (3.23%) QUnit
7 5 (2.69%) CocoaPods
8 3 (1.61%) Appium
8 3 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (1.61%) Mocha
9 1 (0.54%) JIRA
9 1 (0.54%) JUnit
9 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (12.90%) Marketing
2 23 (12.37%) Games
3 9 (4.84%) Banking
3 9 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.30%) Finance
5 7 (3.76%) Advertising
6 3 (1.61%) Publishing
7 2 (1.08%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 113 (60.75%) Developer
2 41 (22.04%) Designer
3 37 (19.89%) iOS Developer
4 33 (17.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 23 (12.37%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (8.60%) UX Designer
7 14 (7.53%) Angular Developer
7 14 (7.53%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Flash Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.84%) Senior iOS Developer
8 9 (4.84%) UI Designer
8 9 (4.84%) UX Developer
9 8 (4.30%) Applications Developer
9 8 (4.30%) Programmer
10 7 (3.76%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 7 (3.76%) iOS Programmer
10 7 (3.76%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Games Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (41.94%) CSS
2 77 (41.40%) HTML
3 53 (28.49%) HTML5
4 44 (23.66%) Core Animation
5 41 (22.04%) jQuery
6 38 (20.43%) AngularJS
7 37 (19.89%) CSS3
8 29 (15.59%) Cocoa
8 29 (15.59%) Cocoa Touch
9 21 (11.29%) JSON
10 17 (9.14%) Sass
11 16 (8.60%) Flash
11 16 (8.60%) HTML5 Canvas
11 16 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (8.06%) SVG
12 15 (8.06%) XML
13 14 (7.53%) RESTful
14 11 (5.91%) REST
15 10 (5.38%) Backbone.js
15 10 (5.38%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 56 (30.11%) User Experience
2 27 (14.52%) Mobile App
3 19 (10.22%) Motion Graphics
4 11 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.91%) Digital Media
4 11 (5.91%) iPad
4 11 (5.91%) iPhone
5 10 (5.38%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.38%) Cryptography
5 10 (5.38%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.23%) Online Games
6 6 (3.23%) Social Media
7 4 (2.15%) Flash Games
7 4 (2.15%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.15%) IPTV
7 4 (2.15%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.08%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.08%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 51 (27.42%) Apple iOS
2 13 (6.99%) Android
3 8 (4.30%) Linux
4 4 (2.15%) Windows
5 2 (1.08%) CentOS
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.81%) iOS Development
3 41 (22.04%) Front End Development
4 38 (20.43%) TDD
5 32 (17.20%) OO
6 20 (10.75%) BDD
6 20 (10.75%) Responsive Web Design
7 19 (10.22%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.68%) Scrum
9 16 (8.60%) Automated Testing
10 15 (8.06%) Multithreading
10 15 (8.06%) OOP
10 15 (8.06%) Rapid Prototyping
11 13 (6.99%) Mobile Development
12 11 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.91%) MVC
13 10 (5.38%) Android Development
13 10 (5.38%) Code Optimisation
13 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
13 10 (5.38%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (46.24%) JavaScript
2 31 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 17 (9.14%) PHP
4 16 (8.60%) Apple Swift
5 12 (6.45%) ActionScript
6 11 (5.91%) ActionScript 3.0
7 7 (3.76%) C++
8 6 (3.23%) Python
9 5 (2.69%) ActionScript 2.0
9 5 (2.69%) C
9 5 (2.69%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (1.61%) ES6
10 3 (1.61%) Ruby
10 3 (1.61%) SQL
11 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (1.08%) Degree
2 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.08%) NFS
1 2 (1.08%) Samba
Vendors
1 28 (15.05%) Apple
2 27 (14.52%) Adobe
3 8 (4.30%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.69%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.08%) Canon
5 2 (1.08%) DoubleClick
5 2 (1.08%) Google
5 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.08%) SAP
5 2 (1.08%) Sony
6 1 (0.54%) Facebook
6 1 (0.54%) Nintex
6 1 (0.54%) Quark
6 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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