The table below looks at the statistics for RoboHelp skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RoboHelp over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe RoboHelp
Rank 575 575 537
Rank change year-on-year
0 -38
Contract jobs citing RoboHelp 11 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.033% 0.015%
As % of the Applications category 0.16% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +72.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £245 £233
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +59.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +59.57%

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
6817 7090 6118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.23% 13.10% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3761 3676 3116
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 661 722
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.73 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

RoboHelp
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RoboHelp Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RoboHelp
Daily Rate Trend

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

RoboHelp Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RoboHelp
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RoboHelp Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RoboHelp
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RoboHelp within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
South East -14 11 £280 +14.28% 1
England -15 11 £280 -30.00% 1
Surrey +8 9 £280 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £250 -
Guildford - 2 - - 1
London - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

RoboHelp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RoboHelp 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 RoboHelp.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) JMS
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) FrameMaker
3 5 (35.71%) Hedge funds
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Derivative
4 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (7.14%) Publishing
5 1 (7.14%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.14%) Life Science
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management

RoboHelp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RoboHelp 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 RoboHelp. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) FrameMaker
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Author
1 13 (92.86%) Technical Author
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Writer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) XML
2 9 (64.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Hedge funds
2 2 (14.29%) Derivative
2 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe