The first table below looks at the demand for Adobe Illustrator skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe Illustrator over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Illustrator
Rank 292 376 369
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -7
Contract jobs citing Adobe Illustrator 354 170 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Applications category 4.82% 2.74% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 92 121
Average daily rate £325 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £15.40 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £35.50 £31.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7352 6208 7461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.06% 13.01% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3864 3171 3780
Average daily rate £325 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 712 795
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.94 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%

Adobe Illustrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Adobe Illustrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Adobe Illustrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK.

Adobe Illustrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe Illustrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Adobe Illustrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe Illustrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK.

Adobe Illustrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe Illustrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Adobe Illustrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe Illustrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe Illustrator within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +64 345 £325 +22.64% 105
London +94 210 £335 +21.81% 35
South East +23 62 £303 +45.90% 17
City of London +23 45 £425 +47.82% 9
Berkshire +6 23 £300 -12.28% 3
North West -8 21 £275 - 11
Hampshire +22 19 £325 +58.53% 3
East of England -29 18 £285 -24.00% 16
Manchester -10 14 £275 - 7
Hertfordshire -11 12 £285 -24.00% 10
West Midlands -11 11 £275 -2.65% 10
Yorkshire -12 11 £275 - 5
West Yorkshire -12 9 £275 - 3
Birmingham -4 7 £275 +2.32% 3
Reading +2 6 £145 - 1
Surrey -7 6 £297 +37.90% 4
Leeds -14 6 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £300 +81.81% 3
East Midlands -7 5 - - 8
Southampton - 5 £325 -
Basingstoke - 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -8 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £450 +172.72% 2
South West -23 4 £395 +97.50% 3
Watford - 4 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 3 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames -6 3 £400 +45.45%
Scotland -8 3 £425 +97.67% 2
Cheshire -11 3 £313 - 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 £450 - 2

Adobe Illustrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Adobe Illustrator 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 Adobe Illustrator.

1 490 (90.41%) Photoshop
2 338 (62.36%) HTML
3 307 (56.64%) CSS
4 280 (51.66%) Adobe
5 179 (33.03%) JavaScript
6 136 (25.09%) HTML5
7 122 (22.51%) jQuery
8 109 (20.11%) CSS3
9 101 (18.63%) E-Commerce
10 98 (18.08%) Responsive Web Design
11 91 (16.79%) Flash
12 85 (15.68%) Axure RP
13 80 (14.76%) InDesign
14 74 (13.65%) Graphic Design
15 67 (12.36%) Marketing
16 66 (12.18%) Web Design
17 65 (11.99%) Dreamweaver
18 57 (10.52%) Finance
19 55 (10.15%) Fireworks
20 53 (9.78%) Retail
21 52 (9.59%) Information Architecture
22 51 (9.41%) Android
23 50 (9.23%) Web Development
24 49 (9.04%) XHTML
25 48 (8.86%) PHP
26 47 (8.67%) Acrobat
26 47 (8.67%) Microsoft
27 45 (8.30%) Adobe After Effects
28 44 (8.12%) OmniGraffle
28 44 (8.12%) Mobile App

Adobe Illustrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Adobe Illustrator 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 Adobe Illustrator. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 37 (6.83%) WordPress
2 20 (3.69%) CMS
3 7 (1.29%) Node.js
4 6 (1.11%) Drupal
5 5 (0.92%) Moodle
6 3 (0.55%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
Applications
1 490 (90.41%) Photoshop
2 80 (14.76%) InDesign
3 55 (10.15%) Fireworks
4 47 (8.67%) Acrobat
5 45 (8.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 44 (8.12%) OmniGraffle
7 33 (6.09%) MS Office
8 20 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (2.03%) QuarkXPress
9 11 (2.03%) Quicktime
10 10 (1.85%) MS Visio
11 7 (1.29%) CINEMA 4D
11 7 (1.29%) MS Project
12 6 (1.11%) MS Excel
13 4 (0.74%) CorelDRAW
13 4 (0.74%) 3ds Max
13 4 (0.74%) FreeHand
14 3 (0.55%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 32 (5.90%) Magento
2 9 (1.66%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.74%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.37%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.21%) Intranet
2 8 (1.48%) Internet
3 7 (1.29%) FTP
4 2 (0.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.83%) MySQL
2 22 (4.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 85 (15.68%) Axure RP
2 65 (11.99%) Dreamweaver
3 17 (3.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Blend
4 11 (2.03%) Subversion
5 7 (1.29%) Grunt
6 6 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (1.11%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.92%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.37%) Flex Builder
8 2 (0.37%) JIRA
9 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.18%) Firebug
9 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
General
1 67 (12.36%) Marketing
2 57 (10.52%) Finance
3 53 (9.78%) Retail
4 25 (4.61%) Advertising
5 23 (4.24%) Banking
6 20 (3.69%) Legal
7 17 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.95%) Publishing
8 16 (2.95%) Games
9 10 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.48%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.11%) Interactive Media
11 6 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.92%) Front Office
12 5 (0.92%) Back Office
12 5 (0.92%) Law
13 4 (0.74%) French Language
14 3 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 348 (64.21%) Designer
2 130 (23.99%) Developer
3 70 (12.92%) User Experience Designer
4 62 (11.44%) Web Designer
5 60 (11.07%) Web Developer
6 57 (10.52%) Front-End Developer
7 56 (10.33%) UI Designer
7 56 (10.33%) Visual Designer
8 51 (9.41%) Graphic Designer
9 43 (7.93%) Digital Designer
10 31 (5.72%) Photoshop Designer
11 23 (4.24%) Front-End Web Developer
12 19 (3.51%) Senior Designer
13 13 (2.40%) UI Developer
13 13 (2.40%) Junior
13 13 (2.40%) UI Programmer
14 11 (2.03%) Architect
14 11 (2.03%) User Experience Architect
15 10 (1.85%) Junior Designer
15 10 (1.85%) Senior User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (62.36%) HTML
2 307 (56.64%) CSS
3 136 (25.09%) HTML5
4 122 (22.51%) jQuery
5 109 (20.11%) CSS3
6 91 (16.79%) Flash
7 49 (9.04%) XHTML
8 33 (6.09%) Ajax
9 32 (5.90%) XML
10 31 (5.72%) Sass
11 28 (5.17%) JSON
12 16 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.77%) .NET
14 12 (2.21%) WPF
15 10 (1.85%) Backbone.js
15 10 (1.85%) Silverlight
15 10 (1.85%) Apache Flex
16 9 (1.66%) ASP.NET
16 9 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 8 (1.48%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.65%) Graphic Design
2 44 (8.12%) Mobile App
3 36 (6.64%) Animation
4 23 (4.24%) W3C
4 23 (4.24%) Social Media
5 21 (3.87%) iPhone
6 12 (2.21%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.48%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.48%) Open Source
7 8 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.29%) Video Editing
9 6 (1.11%) NHS
9 6 (1.11%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (1.11%) Web 2.0
9 6 (1.11%) Copywriting
9 6 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.92%) Photography
10 5 (0.92%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.41%) Android
2 39 (7.20%) Apple iOS
3 29 (5.35%) Windows
4 14 (2.58%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (18.63%) E-Commerce
2 98 (18.08%) Responsive Web Design
3 66 (12.18%) Web Design
4 52 (9.59%) Information Architecture
5 50 (9.23%) Web Development
6 40 (7.38%) Usability Testing
7 36 (6.64%) SEO
8 31 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (4.06%) Analytics
9 22 (4.06%) OO
10 21 (3.87%) Content Management
11 20 (3.69%) B2B
12 18 (3.32%) Project Management
12 18 (3.32%) B2C
13 16 (2.95%) User Experience Design
14 15 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (2.77%) Workflow
15 14 (2.58%) Web Accessibility
15 14 (2.58%) TDD
16 13 (2.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 179 (33.03%) JavaScript
2 48 (8.86%) PHP
3 24 (4.43%) SQL
4 15 (2.77%) Java
5 14 (2.58%) ActionScript
6 13 (2.40%) XAML
7 8 (1.48%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (0.74%) Python
8 4 (0.74%) Ruby
9 3 (0.55%) PHP5
9 3 (0.55%) VBA
9 3 (0.55%) Perl
9 3 (0.55%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.37%) C#
10 2 (0.37%) XPath
11 1 (0.18%) C
11 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 41 (7.56%) Degree
2 10 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.37%) ACDT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.48%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) WCAG
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 280 (51.66%) Adobe
2 47 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.24%) Apple
4 16 (2.95%) Google
5 10 (1.85%) Orchard
6 9 (1.66%) Facebook
6 9 (1.66%) Twitter
7 8 (1.48%) Sony
8 7 (1.29%) Infragistics
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle
10 4 (0.74%) SAP
10 4 (0.74%) DoubleClick
11 3 (0.55%) ATG
11 3 (0.55%) Stellent
12 2 (0.37%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.37%) Citrix
12 2 (0.37%) Yahoo!
13 1 (0.18%) Mercator
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