Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 836 850
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 +29
Contract jobs citing Visual Effects 23 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.016% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.019% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 26
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £114 £240 £300
90th Percentile £521 £435 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £400 £433
% change year-on-year -25.00% -7.51% +37.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 84,764 79,812 89,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.84% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,572 52,927 58,164
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,044 2,187 2,615
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +20.93%

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 February 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 6 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 February 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 -16 20 £400 +5.26% 13
London -19 18 £400 +7.38% 10
UK excluding London +10 5 £300 -25.00% 3
Scotland - 3 £300 -
South East - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 15 (65.22%) HTML
1 15 (65.22%) CSS
1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
1 15 (65.22%) AngularJS
2 13 (56.52%) HTML5
3 12 (52.17%) RESTful
4 11 (47.83%) Multithreading
4 11 (47.83%) React
5 10 (43.48%) Web Development
6 9 (39.13%) TDD
6 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) Splunk
6 9 (39.13%) Task Automation
7 8 (34.78%) Fintech
8 6 (26.09%) SaaS
8 6 (26.09%) Big Data
8 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
8 6 (26.09%) User Experience
8 6 (26.09%) Animation
8 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
8 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (21.74%) Maya
9 5 (21.74%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (21.74%) AppDynamics
9 5 (21.74%) Kafka
10 4 (17.39%) Backbone.js
10 4 (17.39%) RequireJS
10 4 (17.39%) jQuery

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 6 (26.09%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Maya
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (8.70%) Houdini
2 2 (8.70%) NUKE
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (4.35%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Big Data
1 6 (26.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Grunt
1 2 (8.70%) gulp
1 2 (8.70%) webpack
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (43.48%) Angular Developer
4 9 (39.13%) HTML Developer
4 9 (39.13%) Web Developer
5 6 (26.09%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (21.74%) GUI Developer
6 5 (21.74%) GUI Web Developer
7 3 (13.04%) UI Developer
7 3 (13.04%) UI/UX Developer
7 3 (13.04%) UX Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Web UI Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Web UI/UX Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Animator
8 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (8.70%) Maya Animator
9 1 (4.35%) Designer
9 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Software Programmer
9 1 (4.35%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) AngularJS
1 15 (65.22%) CSS
1 15 (65.22%) HTML
2 13 (56.52%) HTML5
3 12 (52.17%) RESTful
4 11 (47.83%) React
5 5 (21.74%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (21.74%) Kafka
6 4 (17.39%) Backbone.js
6 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) RequireJS
7 3 (13.04%) Sass
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
8 1 (4.35%) Django
8 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
8 1 (4.35%) Flask
8 1 (4.35%) REST
8 1 (4.35%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Fintech
2 6 (26.09%) Animation
2 6 (26.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.35%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Multithreading
2 10 (43.48%) Web Development
3 9 (39.13%) Task Automation
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Asynchronous Programming
5 2 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) 3D Animation
6 1 (4.35%) Business Development
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) Iconography
6 1 (4.35%) Post-Production
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Typography
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) NFS
1 1 (4.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Splunk
2 5 (21.74%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Dynatrace
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat