The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 120 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Adobe 21 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 1.20% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 2.70% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
Average daily rate
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£268 £266 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £444 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.90 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.08% +159.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +66.66%
Adobe
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1500 1258 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.21% 44.31% 46.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 617 657
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £493 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 98 111
Average hourly rate £15.40 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £36.07 £47.75
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 the North West

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Adobe
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 across the North West region.

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Adobe Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Adobe
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Manchester -11 12 £362 +20.00% 3
Lancashire -20 4 £211 -3.97% 5
Cheshire -8 3 £260 -23.52% 3
Cumbria +3 1 - -
Merseyside -5 1 £100 -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (44.26%) HTML
1 27 (44.26%) Photoshop
2 25 (40.98%) CSS
3 20 (32.79%) CSS3
4 18 (29.51%) HTML5
5 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
6 14 (22.95%) Dreamweaver
7 13 (21.31%) jQuery
7 13 (21.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (19.67%) User Experience
9 9 (14.75%) ABAP
9 9 (14.75%) SAP
9 9 (14.75%) XHTML
9 9 (14.75%) Workflow
10 8 (13.11%) Web Dynpro
10 8 (13.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (13.11%) Web Services
10 8 (13.11%) Axure RP
11 7 (11.48%) Web Design
12 6 (9.84%) Degree
12 6 (9.84%) Fireworks
12 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
12 6 (9.84%) XML
12 6 (9.84%) SOAP
12 6 (9.84%) OO
12 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
12 6 (9.84%) SAP Business Workflow
12 6 (9.84%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (9.84%) Mobile App

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (9.84%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.28%) WordPress
4 1 (1.64%) Drupal
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Photoshop
2 13 (21.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (13.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (9.84%) Fireworks
5 2 (3.28%) Maya
5 2 (3.28%) 3ds Max
5 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.28%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (3.28%) MS Office
5 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.64%) MS Project
6 1 (1.64%) SPSS
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.64%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.64%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.64%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (3.28%) MySQL
1 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (13.11%) Axure RP
3 3 (4.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (3.28%) LSMW
4 2 (3.28%) Maven
4 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.64%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Ant
5 1 (1.64%) JUnit
General
1 5 (8.20%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Designer
3 10 (16.39%) UI Programmer
3 10 (16.39%) UI Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support
6 5 (8.20%) UI Designer
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Technician
6 5 (8.20%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Support Technician
6 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support Technician
6 5 (8.20%) ABAP Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Web Designer
9 2 (3.28%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (44.26%) HTML
2 25 (40.98%) CSS
3 20 (32.79%) CSS3
4 18 (29.51%) HTML5
5 13 (21.31%) jQuery
6 9 (14.75%) XHTML
7 8 (13.11%) Web Dynpro
7 8 (13.11%) Web Services
8 6 (9.84%) XML
8 6 (9.84%) SOAP
8 6 (9.84%) SAP Business Workflow
9 5 (8.20%) Sass
9 5 (8.20%) XSLT
9 5 (8.20%) .NET
9 5 (8.20%) WSDL
9 5 (8.20%) Ajax
10 4 (6.56%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.92%) RESTful
12 2 (3.28%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) User Experience
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.20%) Open Source
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.20%) Web 2.0
4 3 (4.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Animation
6 1 (1.64%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) iPad
6 1 (1.64%) iDTV
6 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.64%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.75%) Workflow
3 7 (11.48%) Web Design
4 6 (9.84%) OO
4 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.20%) SOA
6 4 (6.56%) MVC
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (6.56%) iOS Development
7 3 (4.92%) SEO
8 2 (3.28%) Content Management
8 2 (3.28%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (3.28%) Web Development
8 2 (3.28%) B2C
8 2 (3.28%) RAD
8 2 (3.28%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps
9 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.75%) ABAP
3 5 (8.20%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) PHP
3 5 (8.20%) XPath
4 2 (3.28%) Ruby
4 2 (3.28%) SAPscript
4 2 (3.28%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) SAP
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Orchard
4 1 (1.64%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.64%) Facebook
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) Lotus
4 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.64%) Coremetrics
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) FatWire
4 1 (1.64%) TOWER Software
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