The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for LiveCycle skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LiveCycle over the 3 months to 28 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.

Adobe LiveCycle
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 626 635
Rank change year-on-year +30 +9  
Contract jobs citing LiveCycle 12 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.15% 0.14% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £549 £430 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.61% +56.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £306 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £464 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate - £473 £275
% change year-on-year - +72.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.88 -

LiveCycle is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7809 9216 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 17.20% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5111 5886 5538
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 222 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

LiveCycle
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LiveCycle as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for LiveCycle in the UK

LiveCycle
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LiveCycle in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LiveCycle in the UK

LiveCycle
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LiveCycle within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 12 £549 +55.67%
London +28 8 £549 +55.67%
South East - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Heathrow - 2 £558 -
City of London - 2 £525 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

LiveCycle
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LiveCycle also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for LiveCycle.

1 19 (100.00%) Adobe
2 11 (57.89%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (36.84%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) ITSM
6 5 (26.32%) J2EE
6 5 (26.32%) SAP
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 4 (21.05%) System Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
7 4 (21.05%) LDAP
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) Change Management
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Service Management
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (15.79%) Staffware
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (15.79%) ILOG
8 3 (15.79%) zOS

LiveCycle
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (15.79%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) Alfresco
4 1 (5.26%) Documentum
4 1 (5.26%) Drupal
4 1 (5.26%) FileNet
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) Liferay
4 1 (5.26%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Staffware
2 1 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (10.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) SonarQube
2 3 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) SAP Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Finance Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Finance Project Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Process Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Project Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) LiveCycle Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) J2EE
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.53%) PHP-FPM
4 2 (10.53%) Sass
4 2 (10.53%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) .NET
5 1 (5.26%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) JSR 170
5 1 (5.26%) React
5 1 (5.26%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (5.26%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) ITSM
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) BPMN
5 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Kanban
5 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) UML
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) PHP 5
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) ABAP
5 1 (5.26%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) APMG
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (26.32%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) ILOG
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Interwoven
4 1 (5.26%) OpenText
4 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.26%) Vignette
4 1 (5.26%) Xerox