Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 663 764 750
Rank change year-on-year +101 -14 +29
Contract jobs citing Animation 122 139 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 84 87
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £260 £190 £213
90th Percentile £538 £511 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £288 £325
% change year-on-year +17.39% -11.54% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 37
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £33.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -10.29% -7.11%
10th Percentile £18.06 £27.50 £18.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £35.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.15 £105.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -86.62% +135.00% +25.00%

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 25,113 33,640 34,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.12% 32.23% 33.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,905 21,966 22,450
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £253 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,054 1,001
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% -

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 +97 114 £450 +12.50% 72
London +81 78 £475 +18.75% 33
UK excluding London +74 38 £338 +17.39% 42
South West +5 13 £300 +55.84% 6
South East +58 9 £425 +9.68% 17
Midlands +65 8 £150 -62.50% 5
North of England +24 7 £300 +9.09% 4
North West +17 6 £300 +9.09% 3
West Midlands +36 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 £150 - 4
Scotland +36 2 £500 +17.65% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 40 (32.79%) User Experience
2 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.41%) iOS Development
3 31 (25.41%) RESTful
3 31 (25.41%) Apple iOS
4 30 (24.59%) Apple Swift
5 29 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (19.67%) Web Services
7 23 (18.85%) Apple
8 22 (18.03%) Adobe
8 22 (18.03%) Photoshop
8 22 (18.03%) TDD
9 19 (15.57%) RxSwift
9 19 (15.57%) Games
10 17 (13.93%) 3D Modelling
10 17 (13.93%) tvOS
11 16 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (13.11%) Video on Demand
11 16 (13.11%) Video\Live Streaming
12 15 (12.30%) Marketing
13 14 (11.48%) e-Learning
13 14 (11.48%) HTML
14 13 (10.66%) Objective-C
14 13 (10.66%) Finance
14 13 (10.66%) Core Animation
14 13 (10.66%) Core Data
15 12 (9.84%) Scrum
15 12 (9.84%) Adobe Illustrator
15 12 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (9.02%) JavaScript

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 9 (7.38%) CMS
2 4 (3.28%) WordPress
3 2 (1.64%) Drupal
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.82%) Moodle
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Photoshop
2 12 (9.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (8.20%) Maya
4 9 (7.38%) 3ds Max
4 9 (7.38%) Sketch
5 7 (5.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (4.92%) CINEMA 4D
7 5 (4.10%) PTC Creo
7 5 (4.10%) Windchill
8 4 (3.28%) InVision
9 3 (2.46%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (2.46%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (2.46%) SketchUp
10 2 (1.64%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (1.64%) Camtasia
10 2 (1.64%) InDesign
10 2 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (1.64%) Snagit
11 1 (0.82%) MotionBuilder
11 1 (0.82%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Firebase
2 3 (2.46%) GitHub
3 2 (1.64%) Asana
3 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.64%) Yarn
4 1 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.82%) AWS
4 1 (0.82%) Azure
4 1 (0.82%) npm
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) DHCP
1 1 (0.82%) DNS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.92%) JIRA
2 6 (4.92%) Subversion
3 4 (3.28%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.64%) gulp
5 2 (1.64%) Xcode
6 1 (0.82%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.82%) Babel
6 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.82%) GitLab
6 1 (0.82%) Grunt
6 1 (0.82%) webpack
General
1 19 (15.57%) Games
2 15 (12.30%) Marketing
3 13 (10.66%) Finance
4 8 (6.56%) Retail
5 5 (4.10%) Advertising
5 5 (4.10%) Automotive
6 4 (3.28%) Publishing
7 3 (2.46%) Legal
7 3 (2.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.82%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.82%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.82%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (54.92%) Developer
2 30 (24.59%) iOS Developer
3 21 (17.21%) Designer
4 12 (9.84%) e-Learning Developer
5 8 (6.56%) Digital Designer
6 7 (5.74%) Android Developer
6 7 (5.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (4.92%) Games Artist
7 6 (4.92%) UI Designer
8 5 (4.10%) 3D Artist
8 5 (4.10%) Graphic Designer
8 5 (4.10%) Technical Illustrator
9 4 (3.28%) Digital Content Designer
10 3 (2.46%) Animator
10 3 (2.46%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Artworker
10 3 (2.46%) Content Designer
10 3 (2.46%) Motion Graphics Designer
11 2 (1.64%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 2 (1.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.41%) RESTful
2 24 (19.67%) Web Services
3 19 (15.57%) RxSwift
4 14 (11.48%) HTML
5 13 (10.66%) Core Animation
5 13 (10.66%) Core Data
6 11 (9.02%) CSS
6 11 (9.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 8 (6.56%) HTML5
8 7 (5.74%) CSS3
9 6 (4.92%) Material Design
10 5 (4.10%) Cocoa
10 5 (4.10%) RxJava
10 5 (4.10%) Unreal Engine
11 3 (2.46%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.46%) CGI
11 3 (2.46%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (2.46%) jQuery
11 3 (2.46%) Node.js
11 3 (2.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.79%) User Experience
2 16 (13.11%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (13.11%) Video on Demand
2 16 (13.11%) Video\Live Streaming
3 14 (11.48%) e-Learning
4 12 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (7.38%) Graphic Design
6 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.92%) Social Media
8 5 (4.10%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (4.10%) FMCG
8 5 (4.10%) Photography
9 4 (3.28%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (2.46%) Algorithms
10 3 (2.46%) Video Editing
11 2 (1.64%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.64%) Motion Graphics
11 2 (1.64%) Oculus Rift
12 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Apple iOS
2 17 (13.93%) tvOS
3 9 (7.38%) Android
4 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.64%) Windows
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.41%) iOS Development
3 29 (23.77%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (18.03%) TDD
5 17 (13.93%) 3D Modelling
6 12 (9.84%) Scrum
7 11 (9.02%) Wireframes
8 10 (8.20%) CAD
8 10 (8.20%) Gamification
9 8 (6.56%) Android Development
9 8 (6.56%) Content Management
9 8 (6.56%) Front End Development
9 8 (6.56%) OOP
9 8 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.74%) Push Notifications
10 7 (5.74%) Texturing
11 5 (4.10%) Analytics
11 5 (4.10%) CRM
11 5 (4.10%) Unit Testing
12 4 (3.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.59%) Apple Swift
2 13 (10.66%) Objective-C
3 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.74%) Kotlin
5 6 (4.92%) Java
6 3 (2.46%) C++
7 2 (1.64%) ES6
7 2 (1.64%) PHP
7 2 (1.64%) Python
7 2 (1.64%) Scala
8 1 (0.82%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.82%) C#
8 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.28%) Degree
2 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 23 (18.85%) Apple
2 22 (18.03%) Adobe
3 10 (8.20%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (5.74%) Google
5 5 (4.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.82%) Perforce