Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 713 757
Rank change year-on-year -61 +44 0
Contract jobs citing Animation 125 146 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 95 104
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £206 £216 £250
90th Percentile £525 £531 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £300 £363
% change year-on-year +20.83% -17.24% +56.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 3
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £41.50 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +81.74% -29.41%
10th Percentile £34.00 £18.60 £12.21
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £41.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £41.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +68.67% +48.21% -18.13%

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 35,119 32,985 37,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.20% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,754 21,494 24,321
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,048 1,253
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.83
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.62% +15.72%

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 18 August 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 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Animation in the UK

Animation
Top 11 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 18 August 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 -44 122 £400 +15.94% 87
London -6 81 £400 -5.88% 50
UK excluding London -56 41 £363 +20.83% 37
East of England -29 14 £450 +63.64% 3
North West -6 10 £325 -7.14% 8
North of England -16 10 £325 +8.33% 11
South East -18 6 £250 +9.89% 10
Midlands -9 5 £163 - 6
West Midlands -19 5 £163 - 5
South West -27 3 £200 -38.46% 7
Scotland -43 3 £263 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 46 (36.80%) HTML
2 35 (28.00%) Core Animation
3 34 (27.20%) JSON
4 31 (24.80%) User Experience
4 31 (24.80%) Core Data
5 30 (24.00%) JavaScript
6 29 (23.20%) RESTful
7 28 (22.40%) Apple iOS
8 26 (20.80%) iOS Development
9 24 (19.20%) Apple Swift
10 23 (18.40%) Photoshop
11 22 (17.60%) CSS
11 22 (17.60%) TDD
11 22 (17.60%) Git (software)
11 22 (17.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (16.00%) Mobile App
13 20 (16.00%) MVC
13 20 (16.00%) Objective-C
13 20 (16.00%) C#
13 20 (16.00%) Push Notifications
14 17 (13.60%) Adobe
14 17 (13.60%) Games
15 15 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
15 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (11.20%) Retail
16 14 (11.20%) Apple
16 14 (11.20%) XML
16 14 (11.20%) Android
16 14 (11.20%) Front End Development

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 5 (4.00%) CMS
2 3 (2.40%) Apache
2 3 (2.40%) Confluence
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Photoshop
2 15 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (6.40%) InVision
4 6 (4.80%) Maya
5 5 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (4.00%) CATIA
6 4 (3.20%) InDesign
7 3 (2.40%) 3ds Max
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (2.40%) ZBrush
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.80%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.80%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.80%) Flinto
9 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.80%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) DELMIA
1 5 (4.00%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.40%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) SAP HUM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.00%) GitHub
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) Intranet
3 1 (0.80%) LAN
3 1 (0.80%) VoIP
3 1 (0.80%) WAN
3 1 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.60%) RavenDB
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.00%) Calabash
3 10 (8.00%) Gradle
3 10 (8.00%) JUnit
4 8 (6.40%) JIRA
5 4 (3.20%) Android Studio
6 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.40%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.40%) webpack
6 3 (2.40%) Xcode
7 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.80%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.80%) Mocha
7 1 (0.80%) Subversion
7 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.60%) Games
2 14 (11.20%) Retail
3 12 (9.60%) Marketing
4 8 (6.40%) Advertising
4 8 (6.40%) Finance
5 6 (4.80%) Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Brand Awareness
7 3 (2.40%) Automotive
7 3 (2.40%) Publishing
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (1.60%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (54.40%) Developer
2 25 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 23 (18.40%) Designer
4 12 (9.60%) UI Designer
5 11 (8.80%) Android Developer
6 7 (5.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (4.80%) React Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Animator
8 5 (4.00%) Architect
8 5 (4.00%) Senior Designer
9 4 (3.20%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Senior UI Designer
9 4 (3.20%) Technical Artist
9 4 (3.20%) Visual Designer
10 3 (2.40%) Digital Designer
10 3 (2.40%) Games Developer
10 3 (2.40%) Integration Architect
11 2 (1.60%) .NET Developer
11 2 (1.60%) Analyst
11 2 (1.60%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (36.80%) HTML
2 35 (28.00%) Core Animation
3 34 (27.20%) JSON
4 31 (24.80%) Core Data
5 29 (23.20%) RESTful
6 22 (17.60%) CSS
6 22 (17.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 14 (11.20%) XML
8 11 (8.80%) .NET
8 11 (8.80%) Android SDK
8 11 (8.80%) Unreal Engine
9 10 (8.00%) jQuery
9 10 (8.00%) REST
10 8 (6.40%) Flash
10 8 (6.40%) HTML5
10 8 (6.40%) React
11 7 (5.60%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.80%) Apache Flex
12 6 (4.80%) SignalR
12 6 (4.80%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.80%) User Experience
2 20 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.20%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.60%) Fintech
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.40%) Apple TV
6 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.40%) Photography
6 3 (2.40%) Vector Graphics
6 3 (2.40%) Wiki
7 2 (1.60%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.60%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.60%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.60%) State Machine
7 2 (1.60%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Apple iOS
2 14 (11.20%) Android
3 4 (3.20%) Windows
4 3 (2.40%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) iOS Development
2 22 (17.60%) TDD
3 21 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (16.00%) MVC
4 20 (16.00%) Push Notifications
5 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.20%) Front End Development
7 13 (10.40%) OO
7 13 (10.40%) Prototyping
8 12 (9.60%) Android Development
9 10 (8.00%) OOA/OOD
9 10 (8.00%) OOD
9 10 (8.00%) Pair Programming
10 9 (7.20%) Visualisation
11 8 (6.40%) BDD
11 8 (6.40%) Data Visualisation
11 8 (6.40%) Mobile Development
11 8 (6.40%) OOP
11 8 (6.40%) Web Development
12 7 (5.60%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (19.20%) Apple Swift
3 20 (16.00%) C#
3 20 (16.00%) Objective-C
4 13 (10.40%) Java
5 6 (4.80%) C++
6 5 (4.00%) ES6
7 3 (2.40%) ES7
7 3 (2.40%) PHP
8 2 (1.60%) SQL
9 1 (0.80%) Python
9 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (13.60%) Adobe
2 14 (11.20%) Apple
3 4 (3.20%) Google
4 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle
4 3 (2.40%) Talend
5 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 2 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.80%) Apiary
6 1 (0.80%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.80%) TOWER Software