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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Animation
UK
Rank 515 563 566
Rank change year-on-year +48 +3  
Contract jobs citing Animation 78 81 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 38
Median daily rate £300 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +2.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £318 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £375 £248
% change year-on-year -21.33% +51.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.75 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.27% -42.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.75 £22.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.54 £22.67 £43.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +105.71% -56.14%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Animation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Animation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 74 £300 -22.58% 27
London +16 28 £300 -23.80% 6
East of England +18 21 £275 -
Essex - 14 £275 -
South East +15 12 £350 -6.66% 4
West Sussex +3 7 £350 -22.22%
Bedfordshire - 7 £290 -
Yorkshire +15 6 £300 -22.58%
Luton - 6 £255 -
West Yorkshire +7 5 £345 -10.96%
Brentwood - 5 - -
Leeds +7 4 £390 +0.64%
Gatwick -6 4 £350 -26.31%
Scotland +19 3 £330 -5.71%
South West +4 3 £300 -36.84% 7
North West +27 2 £350 - 3
Berkshire +22 2 - - 2
Bristol +2 2 £300 -36.84% 3
Bracknell - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +19 1 £500 -
Manchester +13 1 - - 3
Croydon +8 1 £600 -
Crawley +6 1 £350 -15.15%
City of London 0 1 - - 1
Glasgow -2 1 £160 -54.28%
Halifax - 1 £300 -
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

Animation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 47 (36.43%) HTML
2 45 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 40 (31.01%) Core Animation
3 40 (31.01%) Core Data
4 39 (30.23%) Apple iOS
5 35 (27.13%) Mobile App
6 34 (26.36%) TDD
7 33 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (24.81%) Android
9 29 (22.48%) iOS Development
10 28 (21.71%) JSON
10 28 (21.71%) XML
10 28 (21.71%) Push Notifications
10 28 (21.71%) User Experience
11 27 (20.93%) Jenkins
12 25 (19.38%) RESTful
13 23 (17.83%) GitHub
13 23 (17.83%) CSS
14 22 (17.05%) JUnit
14 22 (17.05%) OOA/OOD
14 22 (17.05%) MVC
14 22 (17.05%) OOD
14 22 (17.05%) Pair Programming
14 22 (17.05%) Objective-C
14 22 (17.05%) Apple Swift
15 21 (16.28%) Cocoa
16 20 (15.50%) Adobe
17 18 (13.95%) Android Development
18 16 (12.40%) Front End Development

Animation
Top Related 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 (3.88%) Apache
1 5 (3.88%) CMS
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) WordPress
4 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.78%) Mule
5 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) Photoshop
2 13 (10.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.53%) Maya
4 9 (6.98%) 3ds Max
4 9 (6.98%) Adobe After Effects
5 7 (5.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (4.65%) CINEMA 4D
6 6 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (3.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (2.33%) InDesign
8 3 (2.33%) InVision
8 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
8 3 (2.33%) MS Office
9 2 (1.55%) Acrobat
9 2 (1.55%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (1.55%) Houdini
9 2 (1.55%) MotionBuilder
9 2 (1.55%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (1.55%) ZBrush
10 1 (0.78%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.78%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.83%) GitHub
2 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.55%) Office 365
2 2 (1.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) GIS
2 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 22 (17.05%) JUnit
3 15 (11.63%) Calabash
3 15 (11.63%) Xcode
4 12 (9.30%) Gradle
5 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.75%) Subversion
6 4 (3.10%) Android Studio
6 4 (3.10%) Axure RP
6 4 (3.10%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.33%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.55%) Hudson
9 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.78%) Flex Builder
9 1 (0.78%) Grunt
9 1 (0.78%) gulp
9 1 (0.78%) JIRA
9 1 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 15 (11.63%) Games
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 11 (8.53%) Automotive
3 11 (8.53%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.20%) Banking
4 8 (6.20%) Marketing
5 7 (5.43%) Publishing
5 7 (5.43%) Retail
6 5 (3.88%) Advertising
6 5 (3.88%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.55%) Legal
7 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.78%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (52.71%) Developer
2 34 (26.36%) Designer
3 29 (22.48%) iOS Developer
4 14 (10.85%) Android Developer
5 12 (9.30%) UI Designer
6 11 (8.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (7.75%) Digital Designer
8 7 (5.43%) Animator
8 7 (5.43%) Mobile Designer
8 7 (5.43%) Mobile UI Designer
9 5 (3.88%) 3D Animator
9 5 (3.88%) 3D Artist
9 5 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (3.88%) UX Designer
10 4 (3.10%) UI Developer
11 3 (2.33%) Graphic Designer
11 3 (2.33%) HTML CSS Designer
11 3 (2.33%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.33%) Lead iOS Developer
11 3 (2.33%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) HTML
2 40 (31.01%) Core Animation
2 40 (31.01%) Core Data
3 28 (21.71%) JSON
3 28 (21.71%) XML
4 25 (19.38%) RESTful
5 23 (17.83%) CSS
6 21 (16.28%) Cocoa
7 16 (12.40%) HTML5
8 13 (10.08%) Android SDK
8 13 (10.08%) CSS3
8 13 (10.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 12 (9.30%) Sass
10 11 (8.53%) Cocoa Touch
10 11 (8.53%) iOS SDK
11 10 (7.75%) iPhone SDK
12 9 (6.98%) jQuery
13 8 (6.20%) LESS
14 6 (4.65%) Ajax
14 6 (4.65%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.13%) Mobile App
2 28 (21.71%) User Experience
3 13 (10.08%) iPhone
4 8 (6.20%) Motion Graphics
5 7 (5.43%) Graphic Design
6 6 (4.65%) e-Learning
7 5 (3.88%) Social Media
8 4 (3.10%) Learning Management System
8 4 (3.10%) Photography
8 4 (3.10%) SCORM
9 3 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.33%) HTC Vive
10 2 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.55%) FMCG
10 2 (1.55%) Mobile Games
10 2 (1.55%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (1.55%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Apple iOS
2 32 (24.81%) Android
3 2 (1.55%) Linux
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) TDD
2 33 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (22.48%) iOS Development
4 28 (21.71%) Push Notifications
5 22 (17.05%) MVC
5 22 (17.05%) OOA/OOD
5 22 (17.05%) OOD
5 22 (17.05%) Pair Programming
6 18 (13.95%) Android Development
7 16 (12.40%) Front End Development
7 16 (12.40%) Mobile Development
8 11 (8.53%) Scrum
9 9 (6.98%) Web Development
10 8 (6.20%) Typography
11 7 (5.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.43%) Progressive Enhancement
11 7 (5.43%) Prototyping
12 6 (4.65%) 3D Animation
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 22 (17.05%) Apple Swift
2 22 (17.05%) Objective-C
3 15 (11.63%) C++
3 15 (11.63%) Java
4 3 (2.33%) C#
4 3 (2.33%) PHP
4 3 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (1.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Degree
2 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) PMO
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Adobe
2 13 (10.08%) Apple
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.88%) SAP
4 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.55%) Autodesk
5 2 (1.55%) Facebook
5 2 (1.55%) Infor
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle
6 1 (0.78%) Alias
6 1 (0.78%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Splunk
6 1 (0.78%) Tealium
6 1 (0.78%) Twitter
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