Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 515 743 768
Rank change year-on-year +228 +25 -20
Contract jobs citing Animation 61 122 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 97 96
Median daily rate £360 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +13.33% +21.46%
10th Percentile £230 £212 £171
90th Percentile £536 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -24.44% +28.57% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.53% +20.00% -17.55%
10th Percentile £17.00 £35.35 £20.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £51.25 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.50

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 13,302 29,664 33,749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.15% 31.85% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,254 19,043 21,771
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £261 £275 £270
90th Percentile £713 £663 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 1,057 1,073
Median hourly rate £30.75 £20.86 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.45% -4.77% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.02 £11.78 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +5.37%

Animation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Animation.

Daily rate trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Animation over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Animation.

Hourly rate trend for Animation in the UK

Animation
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Animation over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +208 58 £360 -20.00% 22
London +146 34 £410 -6.29% 7
UK excluding London +211 25 £340 -24.44% 16
Midlands +90 10 £300 -50.00% 3
North of England +104 7 £360 -0.69% 5
North West +78 7 £360 -0.69% 1
West Midlands - 7 £300 - 3
South East +159 5 £313 -37.50% 5
Work from Home -15 4 £360 +20.00% 6
East Midlands +57 3 £325 -45.83%
Scotland +63 2 £550 +205.56% 1
South West +73 1 £180 -40.00%

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 20 (32.79%) Apple iOS
2 19 (31.15%) HTML
3 18 (29.51%) Apple Swift
4 17 (27.87%) iOS Development
4 17 (27.87%) User Experience
5 16 (26.23%) Games
5 16 (26.23%) Core Animation
6 15 (24.59%) Core Data
7 14 (22.95%) Objective-C
7 14 (22.95%) Cocoa
8 12 (19.67%) HTML5
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.03%) Adobe
10 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
10 9 (14.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 9 (14.75%) Push Notifications
11 8 (13.11%) Cocoa Touch
11 8 (13.11%) Graphic Design
11 8 (13.11%) RESTful
11 8 (13.11%) Android
11 8 (13.11%) Photoshop
11 8 (13.11%) CSS
11 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
11 8 (13.11%) Xcode
12 7 (11.48%) TDD
12 7 (11.48%) Maya
12 7 (11.48%) Apple
12 7 (11.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (9.84%) UIKit

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 3 (4.92%) WordPress
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) Moodle
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Photoshop
2 7 (11.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (11.48%) Maya
3 6 (9.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (8.20%) Sketch
5 3 (4.92%) 3ds Max
6 2 (3.28%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (3.28%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (1.64%) Camtasia
7 1 (1.64%) Figma
7 1 (1.64%) Houdini
7 1 (1.64%) InDesign
7 1 (1.64%) InVision
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (1.64%) NUKE
7 1 (1.64%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon ECS
2 3 (4.92%) Firebase
2 3 (4.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Lucidchart
4 1 (1.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Broadband
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Xcode
2 2 (3.28%) Android Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Gradle
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) JUnit
3 1 (1.64%) CocoaPods
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 16 (26.23%) Games
2 4 (6.56%) Advertising
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Law
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) Designer
3 12 (19.67%) iOS Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Animator
4 5 (8.20%) UI Designer
5 3 (4.92%) 3D Artist
5 3 (4.92%) Digital Designer
5 3 (4.92%) Games Artist
5 3 (4.92%) Lead Developer
5 3 (4.92%) PHP Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.92%) UX Designer
6 2 (3.28%) 3D Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Android Developer
6 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Games Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior iOS Developer
6 2 (3.28%) UI/UX Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (31.15%) HTML
2 16 (26.23%) Core Animation
3 15 (24.59%) Core Data
4 14 (22.95%) Cocoa
5 12 (19.67%) HTML5
6 9 (14.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 8 (13.11%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (13.11%) CSS
7 8 (13.11%) RESTful
8 6 (9.84%) UIKit
9 5 (8.20%) CSS3
9 5 (8.20%) RxSwift
10 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.56%) Ionic Framework
11 3 (4.92%) JSON
11 3 (4.92%) XML
12 2 (3.28%) CodeIgniter
12 2 (3.28%) iOS SDK
12 2 (3.28%) iPhone SDK
12 2 (3.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) User Experience
2 8 (13.11%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Motion Graphics
4 3 (4.92%) Social Media
4 3 (4.92%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.28%) iPhone
5 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.64%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.64%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (1.64%) Podcast
6 1 (1.64%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.64%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Apple iOS
2 8 (13.11%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) iOS Development
2 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (14.75%) Push Notifications
3 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.48%) TDD
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.84%) OO
5 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.84%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (8.20%) API Development
6 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.20%) Web Development
7 4 (6.56%) Analytics
7 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
7 4 (6.56%) OOP
7 4 (6.56%) Open Source
7 4 (6.56%) Texturing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Apple Swift
2 14 (22.95%) Objective-C
3 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) C#
4 6 (9.84%) C++
5 4 (6.56%) C
6 3 (4.92%) Java
6 3 (4.92%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) GDPR
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Adobe
2 7 (11.48%) Apple
3 3 (4.92%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft