Period
to 20 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Animation in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Animation over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Animation
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 753 736
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 -20
Contract jobs citing Animation 135 139 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 104
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.27% +2.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £233 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £348 £325
% change year-on-year -2.88% +6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 1 8
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £46.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.87% +52.07% -19.33%
10th Percentile £18.75 £46.00 £13.73
90th Percentile £63.75 £46.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £46.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +35.87% +52.07% -66.85%

Animation is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33353 35380 37024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.29% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22051 23199 23416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.41% +12.33% -0.05%

Animation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Animation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Animation over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Animation over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Animation within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 131 £400 +6.67% 18
London +1 68 £425 +13.33% 8
UK excluding London +60 66 £338 -2.88% 10
East of England -3 24 £400 - 1
South East +8 14 £400 +15.94% 2
North of England +66 10 £275 -29.49% 1
North West +29 10 £275 -25.68% 1
South West +21 8 £325 +12.07% 1
Midlands +42 6 £330 -5.71% 5
West Midlands +30 6 £330 -5.71% 4
Scotland +7 4 £463 +84.45%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Animation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Animation.

1 54 (40.00%) HTML
2 45 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 38 (28.15%) Core Animation
4 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (26.67%) User Experience
6 35 (25.93%) Apple iOS
7 34 (25.19%) Photoshop
7 34 (25.19%) CSS
8 33 (24.44%) iOS Development
9 31 (22.96%) Core Data
10 30 (22.22%) RESTful
10 30 (22.22%) Android
10 30 (22.22%) TDD
11 28 (20.74%) Android Development
12 27 (20.00%) XML
13 26 (19.26%) JSON
14 25 (18.52%) Front End Development
15 24 (17.78%) HTML5
16 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (17.04%) OOP
16 23 (17.04%) Java
16 23 (17.04%) Adobe
16 23 (17.04%) Push Notifications
17 21 (15.56%) Git (software)
17 21 (15.56%) Mobile App
18 20 (14.81%) Finance
19 19 (14.07%) CSS3
19 19 (14.07%) GitHub
19 19 (14.07%) AngularJS
19 19 (14.07%) jQuery

Animation
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.70%) CMS
2 4 (2.96%) Apache
2 4 (2.96%) WordPress
3 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.74%) Marvel
4 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 34 (25.19%) Photoshop
2 16 (11.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (7.41%) Maya
4 8 (5.93%) 3ds Max
5 6 (4.44%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (4.44%) Houdini
5 6 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (4.44%) NUKE
5 6 (4.44%) ZBrush
6 5 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (2.96%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (2.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (2.22%) InDesign
8 3 (2.22%) InVision
9 2 (1.48%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.74%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Magento
2 2 (1.48%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.07%) GitHub
2 5 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (3.70%) SaaS
3 2 (1.48%) Google Play
4 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.15%) HTTP
2 7 (5.19%) LAN
2 7 (5.19%) WAN
3 6 (4.44%) SSL
4 2 (1.48%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.48%) Intranet
4 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) MySQL
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.85%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.85%) JUnit
3 15 (11.11%) Subversion
4 12 (8.89%) Xcode
5 11 (8.15%) Calabash
5 11 (8.15%) Gradle
6 10 (7.41%) Android Studio
7 9 (6.67%) Grunt
7 9 (6.67%) gulp
8 7 (5.19%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (3.70%) Axure RP
10 4 (2.96%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.96%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.22%) CocoaPods
11 3 (2.22%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.48%) JIRA
12 2 (1.48%) webpack
13 1 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 20 (14.81%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Marketing
3 7 (5.19%) Advertising
3 7 (5.19%) Games
3 7 (5.19%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.70%) Banking
5 4 (2.96%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.22%) Automotive
6 3 (2.22%) Electronics
6 3 (2.22%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (62.22%) Developer
2 25 (18.52%) iOS Developer
3 24 (17.78%) Android Developer
4 19 (14.07%) Designer
5 14 (10.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (7.41%) UI Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Applications Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Graphic Designer
7 8 (5.93%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Administrator
8 7 (5.19%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.19%) Programmer
8 7 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) 3D Modeller
9 6 (4.44%) UX Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Author
10 5 (3.70%) Integration Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (40.00%) HTML
2 38 (28.15%) Core Animation
3 34 (25.19%) CSS
4 31 (22.96%) Core Data
5 30 (22.22%) RESTful
6 27 (20.00%) XML
7 26 (19.26%) JSON
8 24 (17.78%) HTML5
9 19 (14.07%) AngularJS
9 19 (14.07%) CSS3
9 19 (14.07%) jQuery
10 18 (13.33%) Android SDK
11 16 (11.85%) Sass
12 15 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (10.37%) Cocoa
14 13 (9.63%) LESS
15 11 (8.15%) React
15 11 (8.15%) SVG
16 10 (7.41%) Ajax
16 10 (7.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.67%) User Experience
2 21 (15.56%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.63%) Graphic Design
4 12 (8.89%) iPhone
5 10 (7.41%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (5.93%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.93%) Photography
7 7 (5.19%) iPad
7 7 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (4.44%) Video Editing
9 5 (3.70%) e-Learning
10 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.96%) Blackberry
10 4 (2.96%) PKI
10 4 (2.96%) Spread Betting
11 3 (2.22%) Social Media
12 2 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (1.48%) Podcast
13 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.93%) Apple iOS
2 30 (22.22%) Android
3 13 (9.63%) Linux
4 12 (8.89%) Windows
5 7 (5.19%) CentOS
5 7 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.44%) iOS Development
3 30 (22.22%) TDD
4 28 (20.74%) Android Development
5 25 (18.52%) Front End Development
6 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.04%) OOP
6 23 (17.04%) Push Notifications
7 16 (11.85%) MVC
7 16 (11.85%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (11.85%) OOD
7 16 (11.85%) Pair Programming
8 15 (11.11%) Web Development
9 13 (9.63%) Domain-Driven Design
9 13 (9.63%) Software Architecture
9 13 (9.63%) Visualisation
10 12 (8.89%) Wireframes
11 11 (8.15%) Prototyping
12 8 (5.93%) Mobile Development
12 8 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 23 (17.04%) Java
3 18 (13.33%) Apple Swift
4 17 (12.59%) C++
5 15 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 8 (5.93%) C#
7 7 (5.19%) Python
7 7 (5.19%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.70%) Groovy
8 5 (3.70%) Kotlin
8 5 (3.70%) PHP
8 5 (3.70%) Scala
9 4 (2.96%) C
10 2 (1.48%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.48%) GLSL
11 1 (0.74%) SQL
11 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.19%) NFS
1 7 (5.19%) Samba
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Adobe
2 15 (11.11%) Apple
3 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.96%) Google
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.74%) Autodesk