The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Birmingham region.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Adobe Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 47 46 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Adobe 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 0.59% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 3.46% 1.30% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Average daily rate £275 £269 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -23.07%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
318 231 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.88% 45.12% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 109 131
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Adobe
West Midlands

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Adobe across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Adobe across the Birmingham region.

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Adobe 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 Adobe.

1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (53.85%) jQuery
3 7 (53.85%) WordPress
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 7 (53.85%) PHP
3 7 (53.85%) MySQL
3 7 (53.85%) Magento
3 7 (53.85%) HTML5
3 7 (53.85%) CSS3
4 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (38.46%) Sass
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 5 (38.46%) SEO
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) LiveCycle
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) VBA
7 2 (15.38%) Acrobat
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Adobe 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 Adobe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (53.85%) WordPress
2 4 (30.77%) LiveCycle
3 2 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (30.77%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) Acrobat
4 2 (15.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Designer
3 4 (30.77%) Web Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Print Designer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Programmer
6 1 (7.69%) Photoshop Designer
6 1 (7.69%) Creative Designer
6 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) jQuery
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
2 7 (53.85%) HTML5
2 7 (53.85%) CSS3
3 5 (38.46%) Sass
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (38.46%) SEO
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) VBA
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) PHP5
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Sony