The first table below looks at the demand for FreeHand skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FreeHand over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe FreeHand
Rank - 554 -
Contract jobs citing FreeHand 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% -
As % of the Applications category - 0.032% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £100 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7347 6232 7459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 13.04% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3174 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 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 717 795
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%

FreeHand
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FreeHand Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FreeHand
Daily Rate Trend

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

FreeHand Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FreeHand
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FreeHand Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FreeHand
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FreeHand within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
London - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
England - - - - 1

FreeHand
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
3 4 (66.67%) MS Project
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Adobe
3 4 (66.67%) Acrobat
3 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) Economics
4 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Quark
4 2 (33.33%) QuarkXPress
4 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics

FreeHand
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Acrobat
2 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (33.33%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (33.33%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Web Editor
1 2 (33.33%) Web Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Web Content Editor
1 2 (33.33%) Content Editor
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Economics
1 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Content Management
1 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) Quark