The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe
Rank 91 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Adobe 15 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.35% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 0.85% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
Average daily rate £223 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £155 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £309 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -33.12%
Adobe
North West

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

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
707 587 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.02% 41.11% 47.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 325 287
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Adobe Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £250 - 2
Adobe
North West

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (60.98%) HTML
2 24 (58.54%) User Experience
3 21 (51.22%) CSS
4 19 (46.34%) Photoshop
5 17 (41.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
7 12 (29.27%) Marketing
8 9 (21.95%) jQuery
8 9 (21.95%) HTML5
8 9 (21.95%) CSS3
8 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (19.51%) InDesign
9 8 (19.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (17.07%) Web Design
11 6 (14.63%) Usability Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (12.20%) Photography
12 5 (12.20%) New Media
12 5 (12.20%) Brand Management
12 5 (12.20%) Information Architecture
12 5 (12.20%) CMS
12 5 (12.20%) Content Management
13 4 (9.76%) SEO
13 4 (9.76%) Java
13 4 (9.76%) MS Office
13 4 (9.76%) XML
13 4 (9.76%) Acrobat
13 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
13 4 (9.76%) OmniGraffle

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) Photoshop
2 17 (41.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (19.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (19.51%) InDesign
4 4 (9.76%) Acrobat
4 4 (9.76%) MS Office
4 4 (9.76%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (4.88%) QuarkXPress
5 2 (4.88%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (2.44%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (4.88%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Grunt
3 1 (2.44%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 12 (29.27%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Designer
2 8 (19.51%) UX Designer
3 7 (17.07%) UI Designer
3 7 (17.07%) Web Designer
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
4 6 (14.63%) HTML CSS Designer
5 5 (12.20%) Architect
6 4 (9.76%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (9.76%) HTML Developer
6 4 (9.76%) UI/UX Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
7 3 (7.32%) User Experience Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Visual Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Author
8 2 (4.88%) Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) HTML
2 21 (51.22%) CSS
3 9 (21.95%) CSS3
3 9 (21.95%) HTML5
3 9 (21.95%) jQuery
4 4 (9.76%) XML
5 3 (7.32%) .NET
5 3 (7.32%) JSON
5 3 (7.32%) React
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.88%) Flash
6 2 (4.88%) Grails
6 2 (4.88%) REST
6 2 (4.88%) SAML
6 2 (4.88%) Sass
6 2 (4.88%) SOAP
6 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 2 (4.88%) XHTML
7 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) User Experience
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.20%) New Media
3 5 (12.20%) Photography
4 2 (4.88%) BYOD
4 2 (4.88%) Online Games
4 2 (4.88%) Psychology
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (17.07%) Web Design
3 6 (14.63%) Usability Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Brand Management
4 5 (12.20%) Content Management
4 5 (12.20%) Information Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
5 4 (9.76%) Competitor Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) SEO
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) UX Design
7 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.88%) ERP
7 2 (4.88%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (4.88%) OOP
7 2 (4.88%) Software Licensing
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
7 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) Groovy
3 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Apple
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.88%) Altiris
2 2 (4.88%) Citrix
2 2 (4.88%) Google
2 2 (4.88%) Quark
2 2 (4.88%) Symantec
2 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) SafeCom