Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 873 865
Rank change year-on-year +44 -8 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Effects 30 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.015% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.018% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 8
UK median daily rate £413 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -9.68% +63.16%
10th Percentile £309 £308 £240
90th Percentile £650 £376 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 -
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 83264 89571 92172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.37% 83.68% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54899 59330 59611
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2249 2591
UK median hourly rate £24.66 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.51 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.21 £48.40 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

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 19 September 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 8 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 19 September 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 +54 29 £425 +23.19% 3
London -2 17 £525 +52.17% 1
UK excluding London +57 13 £325 -7.14% 3
South West - 7 £325 -
South East - 4 - - 1
North of England +78 1 £151 -
Scotland +33 1 £300 -14.29% 1
North West +30 1 £151 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (43.33%) HTML
1 13 (43.33%) CSS
1 13 (43.33%) Python
1 13 (43.33%) HTML5
1 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) Java
4 9 (30.00%) RESTful
4 9 (30.00%) Web Services
4 9 (30.00%) Prototyping
5 8 (26.67%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) C#
6 7 (23.33%) LAN
6 7 (23.33%) WAN
6 7 (23.33%) NFS
6 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
6 7 (23.33%) Animation
6 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (23.33%) CentOS
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (23.33%) Samba
6 7 (23.33%) Web Development
6 7 (23.33%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (23.33%) REST
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

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 2 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Houdini
1 6 (20.00%) Maya
1 6 (20.00%) NUKE
1 6 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.33%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) LAN
1 7 (23.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (13.33%) Electronics
1 4 (13.33%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Angular Developer
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (30.00%) HTML CSS Developer
4 9 (30.00%) HTML Developer
5 7 (23.33%) Administrator
5 7 (23.33%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (23.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (23.33%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (23.33%) Web Developer
6 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
6 6 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
7 4 (13.33%) Android Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (10.00%) Games Artist
9 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
10 1 (3.33%) Designer
10 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) AngularJS
1 13 (43.33%) CSS
1 13 (43.33%) HTML
1 13 (43.33%) HTML5
2 9 (30.00%) RESTful
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) REST
4 3 (10.00%) Angular 2
4 3 (10.00%) Ember.js
4 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
4 3 (10.00%) React
4 3 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
5 2 (6.67%) Sass
6 1 (3.33%) CGI
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Animation
1 7 (23.33%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) CentOS
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Android
4 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Prototyping
2 7 (23.33%) Web Development
3 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (13.33%) Android Development
4 4 (13.33%) Data Governance
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Front End Development
4 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.33%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Open Source
6 1 (3.33%) Texturing
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Python
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (13.33%) C
6 4 (13.33%) C++
7 3 (10.00%) TypeScript
8 2 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (23.33%) NFS
1 7 (23.33%) Samba
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.33%) VMware