The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Adobe Illustrator skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Adobe Illustrator over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Illustrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank - 80 65
Contract jobs citing Adobe Illustrator 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category - 0.93% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £305 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £28.85
% change year-on-year +49.08% -7.00%  

Adobe Illustrator is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 52 108 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.79% 10.94% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 49
Median daily rate £304 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.21% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £192 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year - +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 21
Median hourly rate £42.48 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.73% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £26.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Adobe Illustrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Adobe Illustrator as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe Illustrator in Cheshire

Adobe Illustrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Adobe Illustrator in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe Illustrator in Cheshire

Adobe Illustrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe Illustrator in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe Illustrator in Cheshire