The table below looks at the statistics for LiveCycle skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LiveCycle over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe LiveCycle
Rank 608 579 551
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -28
Contract jobs citing LiveCycle 3 4 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.064%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.030% 0.043% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 24
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£230 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.03% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £387 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £421 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 - £465
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 Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10151 9248 10117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.30% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6012 5366 5745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 387 462
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

LiveCycle
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LiveCycle Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LiveCycle
Daily Rate Trend

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

LiveCycle Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LiveCycle
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LiveCycle within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

LiveCycle Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LiveCycle
Hourly Rate Trend

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

LiveCycle Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LiveCycle
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LiveCycle within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
England -16 3 £230 -43.03% 1
East of England - 2 £155 - 1
South East -3 1 £305 -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -

LiveCycle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LiveCycle 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 LiveCycle.

1 12 (100.00%) Adobe
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) JBoss
4 6 (50.00%) Subversion
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) SAP CRM
5 4 (33.33%) CRM
5 4 (33.33%) SAP
5 4 (33.33%) CSS
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) XSLT
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (25.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) Maven
6 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) Mule
6 3 (25.00%) Scala
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) WSO2
6 3 (25.00%) Play Framework

LiveCycle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing LiveCycle 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 LiveCycle. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (25.00%) Mule
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) FastStats
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Functional Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 3 (25.00%) Middleware
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) CRM
1 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Database Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) V-Model
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Scala
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Adobe
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) WSO2
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) Alterian