The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Vendors 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 107 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Adobe 29 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 2.09% 1.37% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 7
Average daily rate £275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £483 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.37% -3.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -23.07%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Adobe
England

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 18 April 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 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 -2 19 £280 -29.11% 6
Cheshire -10 4 - - 4
Merseyside +4 1 £250 - 1
Lancashire -23 1 £185 -53.75%
Adobe
England

Adobe
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 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 31 (52.54%) HTML
1 31 (52.54%) CSS
2 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 27 (45.76%) jQuery
3 27 (45.76%) HTML5
4 22 (37.29%) CSS3
5 19 (32.20%) Photoshop
6 18 (30.51%) Web Design
7 15 (25.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (22.03%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (20.34%) .NET
10 11 (18.64%) Ajax
10 11 (18.64%) Sass
10 11 (18.64%) Axure RP
11 10 (16.95%) Content Management
11 10 (16.95%) Web Development
11 10 (16.95%) MySQL
11 10 (16.95%) PHP
11 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
12 9 (15.25%) XHTML
13 8 (13.56%) Web Services
13 8 (13.56%) XML
13 8 (13.56%) MS Office
13 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.56%) Degree
13 8 (13.56%) Web 2.0
13 8 (13.56%) WordPress
13 8 (13.56%) Magento
14 7 (11.86%) Open Source
14 7 (11.86%) SEO

Adobe
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 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 8 (13.56%) WordPress
2 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (6.78%) CMS
4 4 (6.78%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (3.39%) Drupal
6 1 (1.69%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.69%) Node.js
6 1 (1.69%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (32.20%) Photoshop
2 15 (25.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (13.56%) MS Office
4 6 (10.17%) Acrobat
4 6 (10.17%) Adobe Captivate
5 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
6 3 (5.08%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
7 2 (3.39%) InDesign
7 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (1.69%) FrameMaker
8 1 (1.69%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (1.69%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Magento
2 2 (3.39%) WebTrends
2 2 (3.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.39%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.69%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.69%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) DNS
1 2 (3.39%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) MySQL
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.69%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (3.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) NWDS
4 1 (1.69%) LSMW
General
1 5 (8.47%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) Designer
3 11 (18.64%) Web Developer
4 8 (13.56%) UI Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Web Designer
6 6 (10.17%) UI Programmer
7 5 (8.47%) Technical Writer
8 4 (6.78%) Author
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Author
9 3 (5.08%) User Experience Designer
9 3 (5.08%) Front-End Web Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Trainer
10 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Development Specialist
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (3.39%) Drupal Developer
10 2 (3.39%) ActionScript Developer
10 2 (3.39%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) HTML
1 31 (52.54%) CSS
2 27 (45.76%) jQuery
2 27 (45.76%) HTML5
3 22 (37.29%) CSS3
4 12 (20.34%) .NET
5 11 (18.64%) Ajax
5 11 (18.64%) Sass
6 9 (15.25%) XHTML
7 8 (13.56%) Web Services
7 8 (13.56%) XML
8 7 (11.86%) XSLT
8 7 (11.86%) Flash
9 6 (10.17%) SOAP
9 6 (10.17%) WSDL
10 5 (8.47%) JSON
11 2 (3.39%) Adobe AIR
11 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.69%) LESS
12 1 (1.69%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Web 2.0
2 7 (11.86%) Open Source
3 6 (10.17%) NHS
3 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.17%) Social Media
4 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (5.08%) E-Learning
5 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.39%) iPhone
7 1 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.69%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Android
2 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Web Design
2 13 (22.03%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (16.95%) Content Management
3 10 (16.95%) Web Development
3 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.86%) SEO
5 6 (10.17%) SOA
6 5 (8.47%) Information Architecture
6 5 (8.47%) Analytics
6 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) Service Management
6 5 (8.47%) ITSM
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
7 4 (6.78%) MVC
7 4 (6.78%) Validation
7 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.39%) OO
8 2 (3.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (47.46%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.95%) PHP
3 6 (10.17%) XPath
4 4 (6.78%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) SQL
5 3 (5.08%) Java
5 3 (5.08%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.39%) VBScript
6 2 (3.39%) VB
6 2 (3.39%) PHP5
6 2 (3.39%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.69%) Ruby
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) ABAP
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Plesk
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) Orchard
3 5 (8.47%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) CA
4 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.78%) Symantec
4 4 (6.78%) McAfee
4 4 (6.78%) Sophos
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 4 (6.78%) Becrypt
4 4 (6.78%) Veeam
5 2 (3.39%) Interwoven
5 2 (3.39%) Sony
5 2 (3.39%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Primavera
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Business Objects