Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Visual Effects skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Effects over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Visual Effects (VFX)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 812 858
Rank change year-on-year -41 +46 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Effects 25 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.020% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.029% 0.023% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 8
UK median daily rate £313 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +16.07% -16.67%
10th Percentile £114 £213 £325
90th Percentile £488 £449 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £151 £350
% change year-on-year +74.42% -57.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

Visual Effects is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,091 77,679 89,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.79% 84.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,757 50,812 58,840
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,340 2,080 2,256
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% - +17.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

Visual Effects
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Effects as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Effects over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Effects in the UK

Visual Effects
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 Visual Effects within the UK over the 6 months to 25 June 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 -32 22 £313 -23.08% 9
London -42 19 £313 -26.47% 7
UK excluding London -33 5 £263 +74.42% 2
South East -18 3 £263 -
Scotland - 2 £295 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Effects 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 Visual Effects.

1 11 (44.00%) Animation
2 10 (40.00%) HTML
2 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) CSS
2 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 9 (36.00%) RESTful
4 8 (32.00%) HTML5
4 8 (32.00%) User Experience
5 7 (28.00%) React
5 7 (28.00%) Non-Blocking Code
5 7 (28.00%) SaaS
5 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) Photoshop
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Task Automation
7 5 (20.00%) RequireJS
7 5 (20.00%) Retail
7 5 (20.00%) Maya
7 5 (20.00%) Web Development
7 5 (20.00%) jQuery
7 5 (20.00%) Splunk
7 5 (20.00%) Backbone.js
8 4 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) CGI
8 4 (16.00%) Adobe
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Fintech
8 4 (16.00%) Wireframes

Visual Effects
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 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (20.00%) Maya
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (4.00%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (4.00%) Houdini
4 1 (4.00%) NUKE
4 1 (4.00%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Grunt
1 2 (8.00%) gulp
1 2 (8.00%) webpack
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Protractor
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Angular Developer
3 4 (16.00%) HTML Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Artist
3 4 (16.00%) UI Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (12.00%) UI/UX Developer
4 3 (12.00%) UX Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Web UI Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Web UI/UX Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Animator
5 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Maya Animator
5 2 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
1 10 (40.00%) CSS
1 10 (40.00%) HTML
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
4 7 (28.00%) React
5 5 (20.00%) Backbone.js
5 5 (20.00%) jQuery
5 5 (20.00%) RequireJS
6 4 (16.00%) CGI
6 4 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (12.00%) Sass
8 2 (8.00%) Web Services
9 1 (4.00%) Angular 2
9 1 (4.00%) Django
9 1 (4.00%) Ember.js
9 1 (4.00%) Flask
9 1 (4.00%) Swagger
9 1 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (4.00%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Animation
2 8 (32.00%) User Experience
3 4 (16.00%) Fintech
4 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (28.00%) Non-Blocking Code
2 6 (24.00%) Task Automation
2 6 (24.00%) TDD
2 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.00%) Web Development
4 4 (16.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (8.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) 3D Animation
6 1 (4.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Business Development
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) C++
3 1 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Splunk
2 4 (16.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Dynatrace