Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 706 717
Rank change year-on-year -27 +11 +29
Contract jobs citing Animation 147 135 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 78 99
UK median daily rate £350 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -22.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £163 £221 £267
90th Percentile £500 £461 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £388
% change year-on-year +22.73% -29.03% +56.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £36.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +61.80% -30.69%
10th Percentile £19.00 £18.75 £11.80
90th Percentile £64.00 £42.98 £33.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -41.67% +51.58% -40.48%

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 34,323 30,903 35,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,564 20,052 23,145
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,090 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £48.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.11 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -9.02% +21.95%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 13 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 21 April 2018. 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 -32 143 £350 +16.67% 278
London -27 81 £393 +30.83% 25
UK excluding London -49 61 £338 +22.73% 288
Midlands +7 18 £225 - 59
South East -17 17 £350 - 59
West Midlands +9 13 £213 - 36
North of England -12 11 - - 78
North West -2 10 - - 39
East of England -34 10 £463 +68.18% 36
East Midlands +6 5 £315 - 23
Scotland -41 4 £225 -40.00% 18
South West +9 2 £250 -16.67% 22
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 23

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Animation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Animation.

1 49 (33.33%) User Experience
2 42 (28.57%) HTML
3 40 (27.21%) Photoshop
4 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (22.45%) Prototyping
6 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
7 30 (20.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 26 (17.69%) Android
8 26 (17.69%) Adobe
9 25 (17.01%) CSS
10 24 (16.33%) Mobile App
11 23 (15.65%) Apple iOS
11 23 (15.65%) C#
11 23 (15.65%) Finance
12 22 (14.97%) JSON
13 20 (13.61%) RESTful
14 19 (12.93%) Games
15 18 (12.24%) TDD
16 17 (11.56%) HTML5
16 17 (11.56%) Core Animation
17 16 (10.88%) Degree
17 16 (10.88%) Front End Development
17 16 (10.88%) Wireframes
17 16 (10.88%) Core Data
18 15 (10.20%) Marketing
18 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
18 15 (10.20%) Retail
19 14 (9.52%) Web Development
19 14 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
19 14 (9.52%) Push Notifications

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 10 (6.80%) Marvel
2 8 (5.44%) CMS
3 4 (2.72%) Confluence
4 3 (2.04%) Apache
4 3 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (27.21%) Photoshop
2 12 (8.16%) 3ds Max
2 12 (8.16%) InVision
3 11 (7.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (6.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (6.12%) Maya
5 7 (4.76%) ZBrush
6 5 (3.40%) CATIA
6 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (2.72%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (2.04%) NUKE
9 2 (1.36%) Acrobat
9 2 (1.36%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (1.36%) Houdini
10 1 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) DELMIA
1 5 (3.40%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.04%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.68%) Magento
3 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HUM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) GitHub
2 6 (4.08%) Google App Engine
2 6 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
2 3 (2.04%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) VoIP
3 1 (0.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) QlikView
2 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.36%) MySQL
2 2 (1.36%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.36%) RavenDB
2 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.76%) Calabash
3 7 (4.76%) Gradle
3 7 (4.76%) JUnit
4 6 (4.08%) JIRA
5 5 (3.40%) gulp
6 4 (2.72%) Grunt
7 3 (2.04%) Hudson
7 3 (2.04%) webpack
8 2 (1.36%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.36%) Mocha
9 1 (0.68%) CocoaPods
9 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.68%) Selenium
9 1 (0.68%) Subversion
9 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Games
3 15 (10.20%) Marketing
3 15 (10.20%) Retail
4 9 (6.12%) Advertising
5 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 3 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
5 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Publishing
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 58 (39.46%) Developer
2 42 (28.57%) Designer
3 27 (18.37%) UI Designer
4 11 (7.48%) Digital Designer
4 11 (7.48%) iOS Developer
5 10 (6.80%) Android Developer
6 6 (4.08%) 3D Modeller
6 6 (4.08%) C# Developer
6 6 (4.08%) Graphic Designer
6 6 (4.08%) UI Developer
7 5 (3.40%) Animator
7 5 (3.40%) Architect
7 5 (3.40%) UX Designer
8 4 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (2.72%) React Developer
8 4 (2.72%) Technical Artist
8 4 (2.72%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.04%) Analyst
9 3 (2.04%) Technical Support
9 3 (2.04%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.57%) HTML
2 30 (20.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 25 (17.01%) CSS
4 22 (14.97%) JSON
5 20 (13.61%) RESTful
6 17 (11.56%) Core Animation
6 17 (11.56%) HTML5
7 16 (10.88%) Core Data
8 11 (7.48%) HTML5 Canvas
8 11 (7.48%) XML
9 10 (6.80%) Android SDK
10 9 (6.12%) jQuery
11 8 (5.44%) Django
12 7 (4.76%) Material Design
12 7 (4.76%) REST
13 6 (4.08%) .NET
13 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
13 6 (4.08%) SignalR
13 6 (4.08%) WebGL
14 5 (3.40%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 49 (33.33%) User Experience
2 24 (16.33%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.12%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (5.44%) Video Editing
6 7 (4.76%) Graphic Design
6 7 (4.76%) Photography
6 7 (4.76%) Social Media
7 5 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.72%) iPad
8 4 (2.72%) iPhone
9 3 (2.04%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.04%) BBC
10 2 (1.36%) Motion Graphics
10 2 (1.36%) State Machine
11 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.69%) Android
2 23 (15.65%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.68%) CentOS
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) Prototyping
3 18 (12.24%) TDD
4 16 (10.88%) Front End Development
4 16 (10.88%) Wireframes
5 14 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (9.52%) Push Notifications
5 14 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (9.52%) Web Development
6 13 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (8.84%) Rapid Prototyping
6 13 (8.84%) Visualisation
7 11 (7.48%) 3D Modelling
7 11 (7.48%) Android Development
7 11 (7.48%) BDD
7 11 (7.48%) Iconography
7 11 (7.48%) iOS Development
7 11 (7.48%) MVC
8 10 (6.80%) Scrum
8 10 (6.80%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
2 23 (15.65%) C#
3 10 (6.80%) Apple Swift
3 10 (6.80%) Java
4 9 (6.12%) Objective-C
5 8 (5.44%) Python
6 7 (4.76%) PHP
6 7 (4.76%) SQL
7 6 (4.08%) C++
8 2 (1.36%) C
8 2 (1.36%) ES6
8 2 (1.36%) GLSL
8 2 (1.36%) Groovy
8 2 (1.36%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.36%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) NFS
2 1 (0.68%) Samba
Vendors
1 26 (17.69%) Adobe
2 8 (5.44%) Google
3 7 (4.76%) Apple
4 6 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 3 (2.04%) Cognos
5 3 (2.04%) Talend
6 2 (1.36%) Samsung
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) Apiary
7 1 (0.68%) Capita
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.68%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.68%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) WooCommerce