The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe FreeHand
Rank 622 - 574
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing FreeHand 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.018% - 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £250 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5456 6011 6604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.76% 11.75% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3225 3408 3434
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 591 649
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 3 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £250 -
London - 1 £250 -
England - 1 £250 -

FreeHand
Top 14 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
2 2 (66.67%) Photography
2 2 (66.67%) New Media
2 2 (66.67%) 3ds Max
2 2 (66.67%) Flash
2 2 (66.67%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (66.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (66.67%) QuarkXPress
2 2 (66.67%) CAD
3 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation

FreeHand
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (66.67%) 3ds Max
2 2 (66.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (66.67%) QuarkXPress
3 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
1 2 (66.67%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) New Media
1 2 (66.67%) Photography
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CAD