The table below looks at the statistics for FreeHand skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FreeHand over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe FreeHand
Rank 156 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing FreeHand 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% - -
As % of the Applications category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
FreeHand
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
343 628 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.83% 11.21% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 470 466
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.57 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £51.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

FreeHand
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FreeHand across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

FreeHand Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FreeHand
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FreeHand across the City of London region.

FreeHand Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FreeHand
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FreeHand also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FreeHand.

1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (100.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation

FreeHand
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FreeHand also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FreeHand. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
General
1 2 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Visualisation