The first table below looks at the demand for Adobe CQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe CQ over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe CQ (formerly Day CQ Communiqué CQ5)
Rank 115 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Adobe CQ 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.073% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.44% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+58.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 -
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
450 500 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.86% 18.27% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 231 370
Average daily rate £325 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 52
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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Adobe CQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Adobe CQ across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Adobe CQ Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Adobe CQ
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Adobe CQ Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Adobe CQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe CQ across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Adobe CQ Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Adobe CQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Adobe CQ 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 CQ.

1 17 (62.96%) Adobe
2 14 (51.85%) Java
2 14 (51.85%) Marketing
3 10 (37.04%) MVC
4 9 (33.33%) Maven
4 9 (33.33%) RESTful
4 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (29.63%) OSGi
6 7 (25.93%) DevOps
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Struts
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) CMS
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Spring
8 5 (18.52%) JSF
8 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
8 5 (18.52%) Ajax
8 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (18.52%) LAMP
8 5 (18.52%) XML
8 5 (18.52%) UML
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (18.52%) OO
8 5 (18.52%) JBoss

Adobe CQ
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Adobe CQ 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 CQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) CMS
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
2 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 5 (18.52%) MQSeries
2 5 (18.52%) Escenic
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) Big Data
1 5 (18.52%) Hadoop
1 5 (18.52%) NoSQL
1 5 (18.52%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Maven
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (51.85%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Architect
3 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Programmer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Programmer
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Java Programmer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Developer Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Programmer
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) RESTful
1 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 8 (29.63%) OSGi
3 7 (25.93%) .NET
4 6 (22.22%) Struts
4 6 (22.22%) Spring
5 5 (18.52%) JSF
5 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
5 5 (18.52%) Ajax
5 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (18.52%) LAMP
5 5 (18.52%) XML
5 5 (18.52%) J2EE
5 5 (18.52%) EJB
5 5 (18.52%) CSS
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) Java RMI
5 5 (18.52%) CSS3
5 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 5 (18.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Web 2.0
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.41%) Social Media
2 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) MVC
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
2 7 (25.93%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) UML
4 5 (18.52%) OOP
4 5 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (18.52%) OO
4 5 (18.52%) RUP
4 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 5 (18.52%) OOD
4 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 3 (11.11%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Content Management
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) RAD
6 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Scala
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
3 2 (7.41%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Adobe
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Interwoven
3 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.70%) FatWire