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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 60 70 91
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +21
Contract jobs citing Adobe 23 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.73% 0.58% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 4.00% 1.25% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-26.43% +35.93%
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
575 559 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.33% 46.01% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 255 253
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 63
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Adobe
North West

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (67.57%) HTML
1 25 (67.57%) CSS
2 23 (62.16%) Photoshop
3 22 (59.46%) HTML5
4 18 (48.65%) CSS3
5 16 (43.24%) Dreamweaver
5 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.62%) Web Design
7 8 (21.62%) jQuery
8 7 (18.92%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (16.22%) .NET
9 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (13.51%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (13.51%) XHTML
10 5 (13.51%) Marketing
10 5 (13.51%) Orchard
11 4 (10.81%) Web 2.0
11 4 (10.81%) Web Development
11 4 (10.81%) XML
11 4 (10.81%) Java
11 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
12 3 (8.11%) E-Learning
13 2 (5.41%) MVC
13 2 (5.41%) XPath
13 2 (5.41%) Degree
13 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
13 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
13 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (13.51%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) WordPress
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (62.16%) Photoshop
2 7 (18.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.41%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (13.51%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) UI Developer
3 15 (40.54%) UI Programmer
4 13 (35.14%) Designer
5 8 (21.62%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (18.92%) UI Designer
7 5 (13.51%) Web Designer
7 5 (13.51%) Web Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Architect
8 3 (8.11%) Trainer
9 2 (5.41%) Flash Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Development Specialist
9 2 (5.41%) ActionScript Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
9 2 (5.41%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (5.41%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 1 (2.70%) Desktop Technician
10 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support
10 1 (2.70%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) HTML
1 25 (67.57%) CSS
2 22 (59.46%) HTML5
3 18 (48.65%) CSS3
4 8 (21.62%) jQuery
5 6 (16.22%) .NET
6 5 (13.51%) XHTML
7 4 (10.81%) XML
8 2 (5.41%) Ajax
8 2 (5.41%) WSDL
8 2 (5.41%) Flash
8 2 (5.41%) XSLT
8 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 2 (5.41%) SOAP
8 2 (5.41%) Web Services
8 2 (5.41%) Sass
8 2 (5.41%) Adobe AIR
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Web 2.0
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) E-Learning
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 2 (5.41%) Social Media
4 1 (2.70%) Animation
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Web Design
3 6 (16.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (10.81%) Web Development
4 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) OOP
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Use Case
6 1 (2.70%) SEO
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) XPath
3 2 (5.41%) VBScript
3 2 (5.41%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) ActionScript
3 2 (5.41%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Orchard
2 2 (5.41%) Interwoven
3 1 (2.70%) Facebook
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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