The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Illustrator
England / West Midlands
Rank - 126 119
Contract jobs citing Adobe Illustrator 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Applications category - 1.71% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £300 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +6.58% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.17 £28.85
% change year-on-year +80.46% -23.17%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 264 293 367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.67% 10.88% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 151 150
Median daily rate £325 £328 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +5.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 68
Median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -38.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £20.00 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

Adobe Illustrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Adobe Illustrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe Illustrator in the West Midlands

Adobe Illustrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe Illustrator in the West Midlands

Adobe Illustrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Adobe Illustrator also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Adobe Illustrator.

1 4 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe
3 2 (50.00%) Automotive
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Statistics
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Ergonomics
3 2 (50.00%) Human Factors
3 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Tableau
3 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (50.00%) Infotainment
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Axure RP
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Design

Adobe Illustrator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Web Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Web Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Infotainment
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Ergonomics
2 2 (50.00%) Human Factors
2 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (50.00%) Statistics
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Tableau