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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Animation
Rank 548 538 536
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Animation 77 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 22
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.50 £155.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.32% +313.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £155.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-80.32% +313.33%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -15 74 £325 - 25
London +27 54 £340 -15.00% 14
South East -18 10 £225 -21.73% 5
City of London +9 9 £300 -33.33% 5
East of England +3 4 £150 -27.71% 1
Berkshire -4 3 £225 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £225 -
Southampton - 3 £225 -
Croydon - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £150 - 1
South West -13 2 £325 +66.66%
West Sussex - 2 £363 - 1
Cheltenham - 2 £325 -
Reading - 2 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Scotland -5 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £450 +157.14%
Cambridge -7 1 £450 +157.14%
Manchester -27 1 - - 1
North West -40 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Borehamwood - 1 £150 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £150 -

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (33.11%) User Experience
3 46 (30.46%) Apple iOS
3 46 (30.46%) HTML
4 43 (28.48%) iOS Development
5 39 (25.83%) Core Animation
5 39 (25.83%) CSS
5 39 (25.83%) Objective-C
6 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
7 30 (19.87%) Cocoa Touch
8 29 (19.21%) HTML5
9 27 (17.88%) Photoshop
10 26 (17.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 25 (16.56%) Games
11 25 (16.56%) Mobile App
12 24 (15.89%) OO
13 22 (14.57%) JSON
14 20 (13.25%) Cocoa
14 20 (13.25%) Flash
14 20 (13.25%) RESTful
15 19 (12.58%) Xcode
15 19 (12.58%) Scrum
16 18 (11.92%) Adobe After Effects
16 18 (11.92%) Apple
17 17 (11.26%) Marketing
17 17 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (10.60%) iPhone
18 16 (10.60%) TDD
19 15 (9.93%) jQuery
19 15 (9.93%) CSS3

Animation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (3.31%) WordPress
2 3 (1.99%) CMS
2 3 (1.99%) DNN
3 2 (1.32%) Node.js
3 2 (1.32%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (17.88%) Photoshop
2 26 (17.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (11.92%) Adobe After Effects
4 12 (7.95%) Maya
5 4 (2.65%) InDesign
6 3 (1.99%) 3ds Max
6 3 (1.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (1.32%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.32%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.66%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) HTTP
1 3 (1.99%) UPnP
2 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) MySQL
1 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Xcode
2 15 (9.93%) CocoaPods
3 13 (8.61%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.96%) Subversion
5 7 (4.64%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.99%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.99%) Grunt
7 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.32%) gulp
7 2 (1.32%) Android Studio
7 2 (1.32%) JIRA
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.66%) Hudson
8 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.66%) Appium
8 1 (0.66%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.66%) Sublime Text
General
1 25 (16.56%) Games
2 17 (11.26%) Marketing
3 9 (5.96%) Advertising
4 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Finance
5 4 (2.65%) Publishing
5 4 (2.65%) Banking
6 3 (1.99%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 83 (54.97%) Developer
2 41 (27.15%) iOS Developer
3 35 (23.18%) Designer
4 12 (7.95%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (7.28%) Animator
6 10 (6.62%) UX Designer
7 8 (5.30%) UI Designer
8 7 (4.64%) C++ Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Graphic Designer
9 6 (3.97%) Flash Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Consultant
10 4 (2.65%) Senior iOS Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Visual Designer
11 3 (1.99%) Android Developer
11 3 (1.99%) User Experience Consultant
11 3 (1.99%) Applications Developer
11 3 (1.99%) Programmer
11 3 (1.99%) Digital Producer
11 3 (1.99%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (30.46%) HTML
2 39 (25.83%) CSS
2 39 (25.83%) Core Animation
3 30 (19.87%) Cocoa Touch
4 29 (19.21%) HTML5
5 22 (14.57%) JSON
6 20 (13.25%) Flash
6 20 (13.25%) Cocoa
6 20 (13.25%) RESTful
7 15 (9.93%) CSS3
7 15 (9.93%) jQuery
8 7 (4.64%) XML
8 7 (4.64%) AngularJS
8 7 (4.64%) HTML5 Canvas
9 6 (3.97%) REST
10 5 (3.31%) SVG
10 5 (3.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 4 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.65%) Ajax
11 4 (2.65%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 50 (33.11%) User Experience
2 25 (16.56%) Mobile App
3 16 (10.60%) iPhone
4 14 (9.27%) iPad
5 10 (6.62%) Graphic Design
6 7 (4.64%) Motion Graphics
6 7 (4.64%) Digital Media
6 7 (4.64%) Social Media
7 5 (3.31%) Video Editing
7 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.99%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.99%) Online Games
10 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.32%) Blog
10 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.32%) Physics
10 2 (1.32%) Photography
11 1 (0.66%) Flash Games
11 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.46%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.28%) Android
3 7 (4.64%) Windows
4 4 (2.65%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.99%) Linux
6 2 (1.32%) UNIX
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.48%) iOS Development
3 24 (15.89%) OO
4 19 (12.58%) Scrum
5 17 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 16 (10.60%) TDD
7 14 (9.27%) Pair Programming
7 14 (9.27%) BDD
8 13 (8.61%) OOD
9 12 (7.95%) Information Architecture
10 10 (6.62%) Rapid Prototyping
11 8 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.97%) Game Development
12 6 (3.97%) Analytics
12 6 (3.97%) Mobile Development
13 5 (3.31%) Open Source
13 5 (3.31%) Multithreading
13 5 (3.31%) Workflow
14 4 (2.65%) SEO
14 4 (2.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.83%) Objective-C
2 34 (22.52%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.27%) Apple Swift
4 12 (7.95%) C++
5 8 (5.30%) C
6 4 (2.65%) C#
6 4 (2.65%) ActionScript
6 4 (2.65%) Python
6 4 (2.65%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (1.99%) Java
8 1 (0.66%) XAML
8 1 (0.66%) PHP
8 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.66%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (9.27%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (11.92%) Apple
2 14 (9.27%) Adobe
3 9 (5.96%) Google
4 5 (3.31%) DoubleClick
5 3 (1.99%) Facebook
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.66%) SAP
7 1 (0.66%) Reuters
7 1 (0.66%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
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