The median contractor rate for an Animator was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Animator
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 647 633
Rank change year-on-year +36 -14  
Contract jobs requiring an Animator 3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.004% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Animator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Animator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Animator in the UK

Animator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Animator.

Contractor daily rate trend for Animator in the UK

Animator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Animator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Animator in the UK

Animator
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Animator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 2 - - 1
UK excluding London - 2 - - 1
London +4 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Animator Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Animator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Animator in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Animation
2 4 (57.14%) Maya
3 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
3 2 (28.57%) V-Ray
4 1 (14.29%) HTC Vive
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) PlayStation
4 1 (14.29%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) Autodesk
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects

Animator Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maya
2 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) V-Ray
2 1 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Animation
2 1 (14.29%) HTC Vive
2 1 (14.29%) Oculus Rift
2 1 (14.29%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 1 (14.29%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) Autodesk