Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FreeHand skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FreeHand over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Adobe FreeHand
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 884 886
Contract jobs citing FreeHand 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Applications category - 0.029% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
UK median daily rate - £201 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.17% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £135.00

FreeHand 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 with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8421 10170 12238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.24% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4895 6082 6861
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £151 £150
90th Percentile £544 £525 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 867 1185
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79% -3.33%

FreeHand
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FreeHand as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FreeHand in the UK

FreeHand
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FreeHand in the UK

FreeHand
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FreeHand in the UK