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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe CQ (formerly Day CQ Communiqué CQ5)
Rank 130 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Adobe CQ 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.042% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.27% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £285 £540 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
472 445 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 18.48% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 191 316
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 44
Average hourly rate £25.77 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Adobe CQ
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe CQ within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Manchester -8 6 £285 -47.22%
Adobe CQ
England

Adobe CQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) CMS
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) CSS3
3 7 (70.00%) Ajax
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) MySQL
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) JBoss
4 6 (60.00%) UML
4 6 (60.00%) OOP
4 6 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (60.00%) RUP
4 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
4 6 (60.00%) MQSeries
4 6 (60.00%) Java RMI
4 6 (60.00%) OOD
4 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 6 (60.00%) EJB
4 6 (60.00%) Struts
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
4 6 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (60.00%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (80.00%) CMS
2 6 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (60.00%) MQSeries
2 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (60.00%) Escenic
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) Apache
4 1 (10.00%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) MySQL
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Hadoop
2 6 (60.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Java Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Developer Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Programmer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Java Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) CSS3
3 7 (70.00%) Ajax
3 7 (70.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) Java RMI
4 6 (60.00%) EJB
4 6 (60.00%) Struts
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
4 6 (60.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (60.00%) LAMP
4 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 6 (60.00%) JSF
5 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (10.00%) Sass
5 1 (10.00%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Web 2.0
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) UML
1 6 (60.00%) OOP
1 6 (60.00%) OOA/OOD
1 6 (60.00%) RUP
1 6 (60.00%) OOD
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) TDD
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Scala
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) JBoss
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) Interwoven