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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe LiveCycle
Rank 579 566 545
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs citing LiveCycle 21 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.029% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.20% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 17
Average daily rate
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£438 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.02% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £175 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £366 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £224 £388
% change year-on-year
+89.52% -42.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
10384 9355 9067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 18.07% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6672 5696 5129
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 397 455
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £36.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -9.73%

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 28 November 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 13 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 28 November 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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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
England -49 18 £435 +24.28% 1
London +6 4 £438 +21.55%
South East -26 4 £330 -10.50%
Berkshire - 3 - -
East of England -10 2 £155 -30.88%
Hampshire - 1 £330 -
Reading - 1 - -
Andover - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

LiveCycle
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 22 (100.00%) Adobe
2 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (50.00%) HTML
3 11 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (50.00%) SAP
4 10 (45.45%) SQL
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) Open Source
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (36.36%) Data Analysis
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (36.36%) ABAP
6 8 (36.36%) .NET
6 8 (36.36%) C#
6 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
6 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
6 8 (36.36%) CSS
6 8 (36.36%) OO
6 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) Scrum
7 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (27.27%) Waterfall

LiveCycle
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (13.64%) JBoss
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
1 3 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) FileNet
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Fireworks
2 2 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) FastStats
3 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (13.64%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (18.18%) MS Access
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.64%) Subversion
4 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
5 2 (9.09%) jEdit
6 1 (4.55%) Spock
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) DbUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (4.55%) Ant
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) SAP Developer
3 3 (13.64%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) Programmer
4 2 (9.09%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Support
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) ABAP Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (13.64%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) JSF
5 1 (4.55%) Dojo
5 1 (4.55%) JRules
5 1 (4.55%) J2SE
5 1 (4.55%) EJB
5 1 (4.55%) XSD
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 8 (36.36%) Data Analysis
2 8 (36.36%) OO
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 6 (27.27%) V-Model
4 6 (27.27%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) DSDM
5 4 (18.18%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) ABAP
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.64%) VBA
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Adobe
2 11 (50.00%) SAP
3 10 (45.45%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk
5 1 (4.55%) Alterian
5 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.55%) ILOG
5 1 (4.55%) Kofax
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