Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 871 844
Rank change year-on-year +13 -27 +46
Contract jobs citing Visual Effects 29 20 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.019% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.033% 0.023% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 24
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +77.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £650 £419 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £433
% change year-on-year -18.75% -7.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +24 28 £400 +9.59% 7
London -16 17 £400 +9.59% 2
UK excluding London +45 12 £325 -18.75% 6
South West - 8 £325 - 3
South East - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Effects also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Visual Effects.

1 15 (51.72%) HTML
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
1 15 (51.72%) CSS
1 15 (51.72%) HTML5
1 15 (51.72%) AngularJS
2 13 (44.83%) RESTful
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 12 (41.38%) Web Development
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 9 (31.03%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) Java
5 8 (27.59%) NFS
5 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
5 8 (27.59%) Samba
5 8 (27.59%) Animation
5 8 (27.59%) CentOS
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 8 (27.59%) React
5 8 (27.59%) Prototyping
5 8 (27.59%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (24.14%) NUKE
6 7 (24.14%) REST
6 7 (24.14%) Houdini
6 7 (24.14%) Maya
6 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
6 7 (24.14%) LAN
6 7 (24.14%) WAN

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 5 (17.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Houdini
1 7 (24.14%) Maya
1 7 (24.14%) NUKE
1 7 (24.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) LAN
1 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Big Data
1 5 (17.24%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (17.24%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) Angular Developer
3 13 (44.83%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (41.38%) Web Developer
5 11 (37.93%) HTML CSS Developer
5 11 (37.93%) HTML Developer
6 8 (27.59%) Administrator
6 8 (27.59%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (27.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
7 6 (20.69%) Java Web Developer
8 5 (17.24%) GUI Developer
8 5 (17.24%) GUI Web Developer
9 3 (10.34%) Android Engineer
9 3 (10.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 1 (3.45%) Designer
10 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Junior
10 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) AngularJS
1 15 (51.72%) CSS
1 15 (51.72%) HTML
1 15 (51.72%) HTML5
2 13 (44.83%) RESTful
3 8 (27.59%) React
4 7 (24.14%) REST
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (17.24%) Kafka
7 3 (10.34%) Angular 2
7 3 (10.34%) Ember.js
7 3 (10.34%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Animation
1 8 (27.59%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.24%) Fintech
4 3 (10.34%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.45%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) CentOS
2 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Web Development
2 8 (27.59%) Prototyping
3 6 (20.69%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (20.69%) Validation
4 5 (17.24%) Multithreading
4 5 (17.24%) Task Automation
4 5 (17.24%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Data Governance
6 3 (10.34%) Android Development
6 3 (10.34%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Front End Development
6 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) Iconography
7 1 (3.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.45%) Post-Production
7 1 (3.45%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.45%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) JavaScript
2 13 (44.83%) Python
3 9 (31.03%) Java
4 7 (24.14%) Shell Script
5 6 (20.69%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) C
6 3 (10.34%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) TypeScript
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
1 8 (27.59%) NFS
1 8 (27.59%) Samba
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 5 (17.24%) AppDynamics
2 5 (17.24%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) VMware