Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 726 757 729
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28 +34
Contract jobs citing Animation 123 140 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 93 85
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +28.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £212 £196 £216
90th Percentile £538 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £288
% change year-on-year +28.57% +21.74% -24.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 17
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% -33.73% +84.44%
10th Percentile £35.35 £20.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £75.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +9.64% +48.21%

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 29,797 33,760 31,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.25% 32.41% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,189 21,782 20,468
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,057 1,091 1,077
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.39% +9.50% -4.37%
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £18.68
% change year-on-year -11.64% +13.29% -7.18%

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 21 July 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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 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 +40 114 £450 +12.50% 63
London +55 86 £450 +12.50% 33
UK excluding London +5 33 £450 +28.57% 30
South East +15 10 £488 +41.82% 9
East Midlands +29 6 £600 +71.43%
Midlands +26 6 £600 +269.23% 2
East of England +5 6 £138 -69.44% 7
Scotland +30 5 £180 -20.00%
North West +11 4 £363 +11.54% 5
North of England +11 4 £363 +11.54% 12
South West -26 3 £300 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.34%) User Experience
3 33 (26.83%) Apple iOS
4 31 (25.20%) RESTful
4 31 (25.20%) TDD
5 30 (24.39%) Web Services
6 28 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (21.95%) iOS Development
8 25 (20.33%) Apple Swift
8 25 (20.33%) Adobe
9 24 (19.51%) HTML
10 23 (18.70%) Video on Demand
11 22 (17.89%) Sketch
12 21 (17.07%) Android
12 21 (17.07%) CSS
12 21 (17.07%) Video\Live Streaming
13 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
14 18 (14.63%) RxSwift
14 18 (14.63%) tvOS
15 17 (13.82%) Material Design
16 16 (13.01%) Degree
17 15 (12.20%) Google
17 15 (12.20%) Apple
17 15 (12.20%) Android Development
17 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (11.38%) Java
18 14 (11.38%) Photoshop
18 14 (11.38%) Retail
19 13 (10.57%) Adobe Illustrator
19 13 (10.57%) Kotlin

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 (3.25%) Apache
1 4 (3.25%) CMS
1 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (17.89%) Sketch
2 14 (11.38%) Photoshop
3 13 (10.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (9.76%) Maya
5 8 (6.50%) Blender
6 7 (5.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (5.69%) Zeplin
7 6 (4.88%) Adobe After Effects
7 6 (4.88%) ZBrush
8 5 (4.07%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (2.44%) FreeHand
9 3 (2.44%) InDesign
9 3 (2.44%) InVision
9 3 (2.44%) Marvel
9 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (1.63%) Acrobat
10 2 (1.63%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (1.63%) Camtasia
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) Firebase
2 7 (5.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (2.44%) npm
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Bluetooth
1 3 (2.44%) RFID
2 2 (1.63%) RIP
3 1 (0.81%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.81%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.25%) webpack
3 3 (2.44%) gulp
4 2 (1.63%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 14 (11.38%) Retail
2 10 (8.13%) Marketing
3 8 (6.50%) Finance
4 7 (5.69%) Games
5 3 (2.44%) Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.63%) Advertising
6 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
7 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (43.90%) Developer
2 31 (25.20%) Designer
3 27 (21.95%) iOS Developer
4 21 (17.07%) UI Designer
5 15 (12.20%) Android Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Senior Designer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior iOS Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Senior UI Designer
8 6 (4.88%) 3D Artist
9 5 (4.07%) Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Graphic Designer
9 5 (4.07%) Technical Artist
10 4 (3.25%) Data Consultant
10 4 (3.25%) Development Consultant
10 4 (3.25%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 2 (1.63%) 3D Animator
12 2 (1.63%) Social Media Manager
12 2 (1.63%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.20%) RESTful
2 30 (24.39%) Web Services
3 24 (19.51%) HTML
4 21 (17.07%) CSS
5 18 (14.63%) RxSwift
6 17 (13.82%) Material Design
7 13 (10.57%) RxJava
8 7 (5.69%) JSON
8 7 (5.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (5.69%) XML
9 6 (4.88%) Ajax
9 6 (4.88%) Core Animation
9 6 (4.88%) Core Data
9 6 (4.88%) Handlebars
9 6 (4.88%) HTML5
10 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.25%) CGI
10 4 (3.25%) jQuery
10 4 (3.25%) Middleware
10 4 (3.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (46.34%) User Experience
2 23 (18.70%) Video on Demand
3 21 (17.07%) Video\Live Streaming
4 12 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (8.94%) Graphic Design
6 7 (5.69%) Mobile App
6 7 (5.69%) Motion Graphics
6 7 (5.69%) Social Media
7 6 (4.88%) Photography
7 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (4.88%) W3C
8 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.07%) Video Editing
9 3 (2.44%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (1.63%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.63%) Mobile Games
10 2 (1.63%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.81%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.83%) Apple iOS
2 21 (17.07%) Android
3 18 (14.63%) tvOS
4 3 (2.44%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Windows
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (47.15%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) TDD
3 28 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (21.95%) iOS Development
5 15 (12.20%) Android Development
5 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (10.57%) Prototyping
7 11 (8.94%) Usability Testing
8 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.13%) Visual Effects
9 9 (7.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 8 (6.50%) Scrum
11 7 (5.69%) Visualisation
11 7 (5.69%) Workflow
12 6 (4.88%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 6 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.88%) Storytelling
12 6 (4.88%) Validation
13 5 (4.07%) A/B Testing
13 5 (4.07%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.33%) Apple Swift
2 19 (15.45%) JavaScript
3 14 (11.38%) Java
4 13 (10.57%) Kotlin
5 9 (7.32%) Python
6 4 (3.25%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.25%) SQL
7 3 (2.44%) C#
8 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 16 (13.01%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.81%) QA
1 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.81%) pfSense
2 1 (0.81%) Samba
Vendors
1 25 (20.33%) Adobe
2 15 (12.20%) Apple
2 15 (12.20%) Google
3 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle
5 2 (1.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco
6 1 (0.81%) Dell
6 1 (0.81%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.81%) Juniper
6 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com