The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 23 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 Cheshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 65 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Adobe 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.48% 0.39% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 0.76% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -21.05%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
363 394 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.58% 51.10% 54.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 171 190
Average daily rate £350 £370 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 11
Average hourly rate £25.75 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.37% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.55 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £29.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Adobe
North West

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 - - 1
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Adobe
North West

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Content Management
3 5 (27.78%) Acrobat
3 5 (27.78%) SAP
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Symantec
4 4 (22.22%) McAfee
4 4 (22.22%) Sophos
4 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) CA
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Adobe Captivate
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITSM
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) CSS3
4 4 (22.22%) Information Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) HTML5
4 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (22.22%) Becrypt
4 4 (22.22%) Veeam

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) Acrobat
3 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
3 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (22.22%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (5.56%) FrameMaker
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
1 1 (5.56%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (5.56%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.56%) NWDS
2 1 (5.56%) LSMW
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Designer
2 4 (22.22%) Technical Writer
3 3 (16.67%) Web Designer
3 3 (16.67%) Author
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Author
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) User Experience Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) ABAP Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Documentation Writer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) CSS
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) CSS3
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) Ajax
3 3 (16.67%) Flash
4 1 (5.56%) SAP BSP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) XSLT
4 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Content Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITSM
2 4 (22.22%) Validation
2 4 (22.22%) Information Architecture
2 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Web Design
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Logistics
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) ABAP
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) Symantec
3 4 (22.22%) McAfee
3 4 (22.22%) Sophos
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) CA
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Becrypt
3 4 (22.22%) Veeam
4 1 (5.56%) Primavera
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects