Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 747 761
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -49
Contract jobs citing Animation 140 148 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 90 75
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £192 £213 £225
90th Percentile £512 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £325 £260
% change year-on-year -2.31% +25.00% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 5
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £33.44 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% -7.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27.50 £18.45 £29.61
90th Percentile £35.75 £63.75 £42.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £105.75 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +135.00% +25.00% +20.00%

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 34,685 34,700 33,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.13% 33.62% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,878 23,089 22,048
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,041 1,004 1,190
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% +5.00% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.27 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.23 £48.12 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +7.99%

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 December 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 December 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 19 December 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 -11 136 £400 - 58
London +4 91 £400 -15.79% 30
UK excluding London -26 45 £318 -2.31% 30
South East -12 15 £388 -13.89% 4
South West -23 10 £193 -40.77% 4
North of England -31 8 £355 +29.09% 10
North West -18 7 £355 +29.09% 10
East of England -14 5 £500 +17.65% 3
West Midlands -18 4 £400 +77.78% 3
Midlands -28 4 £400 +53.85% 7
Scotland -15 2 £425 - 2
Wales - 1 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 54 (38.57%) User Experience
2 33 (23.57%) Photoshop
3 32 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 30 (21.43%) Prototyping
5 28 (20.00%) InVision
6 27 (19.29%) iOS Development
7 26 (18.57%) Apple Swift
7 26 (18.57%) Core Animation
8 25 (17.86%) Adobe
8 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (16.43%) Objective-C
9 23 (16.43%) Git (software)
10 22 (15.71%) Core Data
11 20 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 20 (14.29%) HTML
12 19 (13.57%) Games
12 19 (13.57%) RESTful
13 18 (12.86%) Adobe Illustrator
13 18 (12.86%) Degree
14 16 (11.43%) Graphic Design
14 16 (11.43%) Finance
14 16 (11.43%) Mobile App
14 16 (11.43%) Collaborative Working
15 15 (10.71%) 3D Modelling
15 15 (10.71%) JavaScript
16 14 (10.00%) CSS
16 14 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
16 14 (10.00%) Maya
16 14 (10.00%) Oculus Rift

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 11 (7.86%) Marvel
2 4 (2.86%) CMS
3 3 (2.14%) Confluence
4 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (23.57%) Photoshop
2 28 (20.00%) InVision
3 18 (12.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (10.00%) Maya
5 12 (8.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (4.29%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (3.57%) Final Cut Pro
8 5 (3.57%) Houdini
9 4 (2.86%) InDesign
9 4 (2.86%) NUKE
10 3 (2.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (2.14%) Camtasia
10 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
11 2 (1.43%) Autodesk Smoke
11 2 (1.43%) Flinto
11 2 (1.43%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.71%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.14%) Office 365
3 2 (1.43%) npm
3 2 (1.43%) Slack
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) LAN
1 5 (3.57%) WAN
2 3 (2.14%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.43%) Intranet
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) RIP
4 1 (0.71%) SSL
4 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (16.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.29%) JIRA
4 4 (2.86%) Xcode
5 3 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.14%) webpack
6 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.43%) gulp
6 2 (1.43%) Mocha
7 1 (0.71%) Babel
7 1 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.71%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.71%) Grunt
7 1 (0.71%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.71%) Subversion
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (13.57%) Games
2 16 (11.43%) Finance
3 11 (7.86%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Retail
5 4 (2.86%) Banking
5 4 (2.86%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Publishing
6 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.71%) Automotive
8 1 (0.71%) German Language
8 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (40.00%) Developer
2 37 (26.43%) Designer
3 25 (17.86%) iOS Developer
3 25 (17.86%) UI Designer
4 10 (7.14%) Senior Designer
5 9 (6.43%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (5.71%) Senior UI Designer
6 8 (5.71%) UX Designer
7 7 (5.00%) Android Developer
7 7 (5.00%) UI/UX Designer
8 6 (4.29%) Digital Designer
8 6 (4.29%) Visual Designer
9 5 (3.57%) Animator
9 5 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.86%) Games Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Graphic Designer
10 4 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.57%) Core Animation
2 22 (15.71%) Core Data
3 20 (14.29%) HTML
3 20 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 19 (13.57%) RESTful
5 14 (10.00%) CSS
6 12 (8.57%) JSON
7 7 (5.00%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (4.29%) HTML5
9 5 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.57%) CSS3
9 5 (3.57%) jQuery
9 5 (3.57%) RxJava
10 4 (2.86%) Cocoa
10 4 (2.86%) Flash
10 4 (2.86%) React
10 4 (2.86%) Sass
10 4 (2.86%) Web Services
11 3 (2.14%) Framer.js
11 3 (2.14%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (38.57%) User Experience
2 16 (11.43%) Graphic Design
2 16 (11.43%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
3 14 (10.00%) Oculus Rift
4 12 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (7.14%) Social Media
6 7 (5.00%) Video Editing
7 6 (4.29%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.57%) Fintech
8 5 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.86%) e-Learning
9 4 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (2.14%) Apple TV
10 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.14%) Learning Management System
10 3 (2.14%) Photography
10 3 (2.14%) Vector Graphics
10 3 (2.14%) VLE
10 3 (2.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.86%) Android
2 11 (7.86%) Windows
3 8 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.57%) CentOS
4 5 (3.57%) Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.14%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.14%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.43%) Prototyping
3 27 (19.29%) iOS Development
4 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (11.43%) Collaborative Working
6 15 (10.71%) 3D Modelling
7 13 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (9.29%) Rapid Prototyping
7 13 (9.29%) TDD
8 12 (8.57%) Iconography
8 12 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 10 (7.14%) Mobile Development
9 10 (7.14%) OO
10 9 (6.43%) Front End Development
11 8 (5.71%) Android Development
11 8 (5.71%) Typography
12 7 (5.00%) Analytics
12 7 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
12 7 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.57%) Apple Swift
2 23 (16.43%) Objective-C
3 15 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (5.00%) C#
5 7 (5.00%) Kotlin
6 6 (4.29%) C++
7 5 (3.57%) Java
8 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.14%) ES6
10 2 (1.43%) C
11 1 (0.71%) ES7
11 1 (0.71%) PHP
11 1 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) CIPD
3 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.57%) NFS
2 5 (3.57%) Samba
Vendors
1 25 (17.86%) Adobe
2 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.14%) Apple
4 5 (3.57%) Google
4 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.86%) VMware
6 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.71%) Apiary
7 1 (0.71%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.71%) Facebook
7 1 (0.71%) SAP
7 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.71%) Twitter