Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 735 681
Rank change year-on-year +25 -54 +67
Contract jobs citing Animation 145 118 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.37% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 67 119
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £200 £233 £225
90th Percentile £503 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £268 £375
% change year-on-year +28.50% -28.67% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 8 11
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £31.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +5.31% +57.89%
10th Percentile £18.23 £18.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.63 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £29.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +29.91% -2.50% -

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 33,553 31,668 35,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.48% 32.68% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,471 20,668 22,536
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 1,114 1,414
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +14.29%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 12 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 19 January 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 +25 142 £375 +7.14% 94
London -29 77 £400 - 50
UK excluding London +24 66 £344 +28.50% 45
Midlands +27 18 £280 -20.00% 9
East of England -6 16 £425 +63.46% 4
West Midlands +22 14 £243 -30.71% 6
South East -20 13 £450 +114.29% 12
North of England +38 11 £275 -29.49% 15
North West +13 11 £275 - 13
South West +9 6 £325 - 4
East Midlands - 4 £308 - 3
Scotland -15 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 46 (31.72%) Photoshop
2 45 (31.03%) HTML
3 41 (28.28%) User Experience
4 40 (27.59%) JavaScript
5 34 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (22.07%) Apple iOS
7 30 (20.69%) Android
7 30 (20.69%) Adobe
8 28 (19.31%) CSS
9 27 (18.62%) Finance
9 27 (18.62%) Core Animation
10 24 (16.55%) Front End Development
11 23 (15.86%) Prototyping
11 23 (15.86%) Core Data
11 23 (15.86%) RESTful
12 22 (15.17%) HTML5
12 22 (15.17%) iOS Development
13 21 (14.48%) JSON
14 20 (13.79%) Git (software)
15 19 (13.10%) Android Development
15 19 (13.10%) Mobile App
16 18 (12.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 18 (12.41%) Visualisation
16 18 (12.41%) XML
17 17 (11.72%) C#
17 17 (11.72%) TDD
17 17 (11.72%) Web Development
17 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (11.72%) AngularJS
17 17 (11.72%) 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 7 (4.83%) Marvel
2 6 (4.14%) CMS
3 5 (3.45%) Confluence
4 4 (2.76%) WordPress
5 2 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.69%) Drupal
6 1 (0.69%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (31.72%) Photoshop
2 15 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (8.97%) 3ds Max
4 12 (8.28%) Maya
5 9 (6.21%) InVision
5 9 (6.21%) ZBrush
6 6 (4.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 6 (4.14%) MS Visio
7 5 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (3.45%) Houdini
7 5 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (3.45%) NUKE
8 3 (2.07%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (1.38%) Acrobat
9 2 (1.38%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (1.38%) InDesign
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.69%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Magento
2 2 (1.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.66%) GitHub
2 8 (5.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (4.14%) Google App Engine
3 6 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.45%) SaaS
5 2 (1.38%) Google Play
6 1 (0.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) HTTP
1 5 (3.45%) LAN
1 5 (3.45%) WAN
2 2 (1.38%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.38%) SSL
2 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) MySQL
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.97%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.28%) JUnit
4 9 (6.21%) Grunt
4 9 (6.21%) gulp
5 8 (5.52%) Calabash
5 8 (5.52%) Gradle
5 8 (5.52%) Subversion
6 7 (4.83%) Android Studio
6 7 (4.83%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (4.83%) JIRA
7 5 (3.45%) Xcode
8 4 (2.76%) Axure RP
8 4 (2.76%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.38%) CocoaPods
10 1 (0.69%) Hudson
10 1 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.69%) Mocha
10 1 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 27 (18.62%) Finance
2 15 (10.34%) Games
3 14 (9.66%) Marketing
4 11 (7.59%) Advertising
5 9 (6.21%) Retail
6 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.76%) Banking
8 3 (2.07%) Automotive
8 3 (2.07%) Electronics
9 1 (0.69%) Law
9 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (49.66%) Developer
2 36 (24.83%) Designer
3 17 (11.72%) iOS Developer
4 16 (11.03%) Android Developer
4 16 (11.03%) UI Designer
5 12 (8.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (6.21%) Digital Designer
7 7 (4.83%) 3D Modeller
7 7 (4.83%) Graphic Designer
7 7 (4.83%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (4.14%) Administrator
8 6 (4.14%) Angular Developer
8 6 (4.14%) Animator
8 6 (4.14%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (4.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.45%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (3.45%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.03%) HTML
2 28 (19.31%) CSS
3 27 (18.62%) Core Animation
4 23 (15.86%) Core Data
4 23 (15.86%) RESTful
5 22 (15.17%) HTML5
6 21 (14.48%) JSON
7 18 (12.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 18 (12.41%) XML
8 17 (11.72%) AngularJS
9 14 (9.66%) jQuery
10 13 (8.97%) Android SDK
11 12 (8.28%) CSS3
12 11 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (6.90%) Sass
13 10 (6.90%) SVG
14 9 (6.21%) HTML5 Canvas
15 8 (5.52%) Cocoa
15 8 (5.52%) React
16 7 (4.83%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.28%) User Experience
2 19 (13.10%) Mobile App
3 14 (9.66%) 3D Graphics
4 13 (8.97%) Graphic Design
5 11 (7.59%) Photography
6 9 (6.21%) iPhone
7 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.14%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (4.14%) Video Editing
9 5 (3.45%) iPad
9 5 (3.45%) Social Media
10 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
11 3 (2.07%) BBC
11 3 (2.07%) e-Learning
12 2 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.38%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (1.38%) Podcast
13 1 (0.69%) Infotainment
13 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.07%) Apple iOS
2 30 (20.69%) Android
3 15 (10.34%) Linux
4 10 (6.90%) Windows
5 6 (4.14%) CentOS
5 6 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.55%) Front End Development
3 23 (15.86%) Prototyping
4 22 (15.17%) iOS Development
5 19 (13.10%) Android Development
6 18 (12.41%) Visualisation
7 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (11.72%) Push Notifications
7 17 (11.72%) TDD
7 17 (11.72%) Web Development
8 14 (9.66%) MVC
8 14 (9.66%) Wireframes
9 13 (8.97%) Project Planning
10 12 (8.28%) 3D Modelling
10 12 (8.28%) OOA/OOD
10 12 (8.28%) OOD
10 12 (8.28%) Pair Programming
10 12 (8.28%) Rapid Prototyping
11 11 (7.59%) Iconography
11 11 (7.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.59%) JavaScript
2 17 (11.72%) C#
3 14 (9.66%) C++
4 12 (8.28%) Apple Swift
4 12 (8.28%) Java
4 12 (8.28%) Python
5 11 (7.59%) Objective-C
6 8 (5.52%) PHP
7 5 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.76%) C
8 4 (2.76%) GLSL
9 3 (2.07%) Groovy
9 3 (2.07%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.07%) Scala
10 2 (1.38%) SQL
11 1 (0.69%) ES6
11 1 (0.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (11.03%) Degree
2 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.14%) NFS
1 6 (4.14%) Samba
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Adobe
2 11 (7.59%) Google
3 10 (6.90%) Apple
4 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.07%) WooCommerce
6 2 (1.38%) Samsung
7 1 (0.69%) Apiary
7 1 (0.69%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) SAP