Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 724 765
Rank change year-on-year -46 +41 -43
Contract jobs citing Animation 121 141 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 98
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £204 £225 £233
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £350 £349
% change year-on-year -8.93% +0.36% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 34 1
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £53.75 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.70% +16.85% +52.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £62.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -57.60% +35.87% +52.07%

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 35,276 34,161 36,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 34.41% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,092 22,463 23,885
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 1,067 1,249
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.32% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.37
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year - -3.75% +18.74%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -41 117 £400 - 80
London +6 77 £400 -5.88% 33
UK excluding London -44 44 £319 -8.93% 50
South East -9 11 £281 -29.69% 12
North West -19 9 £325 +18.18% 14
East of England -20 9 £450 +12.50% 3
North of England -26 9 £325 +18.18% 18
South West -22 7 £195 -40.00% 8
West Midlands -20 4 £400 +21.21% 3
Midlands -27 4 £400 +21.21% 7
Scotland -20 3 £400 +6.67% 3
Wales - 1 £225 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 35 (28.93%) HTML
2 33 (27.27%) User Experience
3 32 (26.45%) Core Animation
4 31 (25.62%) Apple iOS
5 29 (23.97%) iOS Development
6 28 (23.14%) Apple Swift
6 28 (23.14%) Core Data
7 24 (19.83%) RESTful
8 23 (19.01%) Photoshop
8 23 (19.01%) Objective-C
9 22 (18.18%) CSS
9 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
11 20 (16.53%) JSON
12 19 (15.70%) Adobe
13 18 (14.88%) Games
14 17 (14.05%) Adobe Illustrator
15 15 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (11.57%) Front End Development
17 13 (10.74%) Push Notifications
17 13 (10.74%) TDD
17 13 (10.74%) Degree
17 13 (10.74%) Apple
17 13 (10.74%) MVC
18 12 (9.92%) Marketing
18 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (9.92%) InVision
19 11 (9.09%) Mobile App
20 10 (8.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 10 (8.26%) Graphic Design

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 4 (3.31%) CMS
2 3 (2.48%) Confluence
3 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (19.01%) Photoshop
2 17 (14.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (9.92%) InVision
4 10 (8.26%) Maya
5 9 (7.44%) Adobe After Effects
5 9 (7.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (4.96%) InDesign
7 5 (4.13%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (3.31%) Houdini
9 3 (2.48%) NUKE
10 2 (1.65%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.65%) Autodesk Smoke
10 2 (1.65%) Flinto
10 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.65%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.83%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.83%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) GitHub
2 3 (2.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Google Play
3 1 (0.83%) npm
3 1 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.13%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.48%) Intranet
2 3 (2.48%) LAN
2 3 (2.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.61%) JIRA
3 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) Calabash
4 4 (3.31%) Gradle
4 4 (3.31%) JUnit
4 4 (3.31%) webpack
4 4 (3.31%) Xcode
5 3 (2.48%) Android Studio
5 3 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.48%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.83%) Babel
7 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.83%) Grunt
7 1 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.83%) Mocha
7 1 (0.83%) Subversion
7 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.88%) Games
2 12 (9.92%) Marketing
3 10 (8.26%) Finance
4 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 6 (4.96%) Retail
5 4 (3.31%) Advertising
5 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (3.31%) Publishing
6 2 (1.65%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (1.65%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 63 (52.07%) Developer
2 30 (24.79%) Designer
3 28 (23.14%) iOS Developer
4 11 (9.09%) UI Designer
5 9 (7.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (5.79%) Digital Designer
7 6 (4.96%) Android Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Animator
8 5 (4.13%) Graphic Designer
8 5 (4.13%) React Developer
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Designer
8 5 (4.13%) Visual Designer
9 4 (3.31%) Games Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Linux Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.48%) Senior UI Designer
10 3 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (1.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.93%) HTML
2 32 (26.45%) Core Animation
3 28 (23.14%) Core Data
4 24 (19.83%) RESTful
5 22 (18.18%) CSS
6 20 (16.53%) JSON
7 10 (8.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (7.44%) React
9 8 (6.61%) .NET
9 8 (6.61%) jQuery
9 8 (6.61%) Unreal Engine
10 7 (5.79%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.79%) Flash
10 7 (5.79%) HTML5
11 6 (4.96%) Redux
11 6 (4.96%) XML
12 5 (4.13%) Apache Flex
12 5 (4.13%) SignalR
12 5 (4.13%) Silverlight
12 5 (4.13%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.27%) User Experience
2 11 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.26%) Graphic Design
4 8 (6.61%) Algorithms
5 7 (5.79%) Fintech
6 6 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.31%) Photography
7 4 (3.31%) Video Editing
8 3 (2.48%) Apple TV
8 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (2.48%) Motion Graphics
8 3 (2.48%) Social Media
8 3 (2.48%) Vector Graphics
8 3 (2.48%) Wiki
9 2 (1.65%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.65%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.44%) Android
3 6 (4.96%) Windows
3 6 (4.96%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.48%) CentOS
4 3 (2.48%) Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) iOS Development
2 15 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.57%) Front End Development
4 13 (10.74%) MVC
4 13 (10.74%) Push Notifications
4 13 (10.74%) TDD
5 12 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (8.26%) Mobile Development
6 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.26%) Prototyping
7 9 (7.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (7.44%) Typography
8 8 (6.61%) Data Visualisation
8 8 (6.61%) OO
8 8 (6.61%) Visualisation
9 7 (5.79%) Android Development
9 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
10 6 (4.96%) Mathematics
10 6 (4.96%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.14%) Apple Swift
2 23 (19.01%) Objective-C
3 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.26%) C#
5 7 (5.79%) Python
6 5 (4.13%) ES6
7 4 (3.31%) C++
7 4 (3.31%) Java
8 3 (2.48%) ES7
9 2 (1.65%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
10 1 (0.83%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (10.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
1 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.48%) NFS
1 3 (2.48%) Samba
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Adobe
2 13 (10.74%) Apple
3 5 (4.13%) Google
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.83%) Apiary
7 1 (0.83%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.83%) Facebook
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter
7 1 (0.83%) VMware