The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 22 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.81% 1.45% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 2.97% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£250 - £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.69% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +72.41%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
64 101 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 51.61% 48.79% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 17
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £20.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.07 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Adobe
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Fireworks
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) UX Design
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (25.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) OSGi
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (25.00%) Axure RP
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Creative Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) OSGi
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree