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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 131 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +7
Contract jobs citing Adobe 17 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 1.09% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 2.52% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £285 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £210 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £293
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £31.67 £17.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.26% -27.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Adobe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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 -14 11 £275 -11.29% 14
Cheshire -16 3 £275 - 10
Lancashire +9 2 - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (22.86%) HTML
1 8 (22.86%) Adobe Captivate
2 7 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 6 (17.14%) SAP
3 6 (17.14%) CSS
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Fireworks
3 6 (17.14%) E-Learning
3 6 (17.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Flash
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (11.43%) ABAP
5 4 (11.43%) MySQL
5 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.43%) Workflow
5 4 (11.43%) Web Dynpro
5 4 (11.43%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (8.57%) Marketing
6 3 (8.57%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) Banking
6 3 (8.57%) SAP HR
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 3 (8.57%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (5.71%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.86%) WordPress
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Adobe Captivate
2 7 (20.00%) Photoshop
3 6 (17.14%) Fireworks
3 6 (17.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (5.71%) InDesign
7 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
7 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
7 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Broadband
2 1 (2.86%) VoIP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.71%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.71%) Ant
2 2 (5.71%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) TestNG
3 1 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.86%) XMLUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) HttpUnit
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) Gradle
General
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Designer
3 5 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) E-Learning Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Trainer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Web Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.71%) Creative Designer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.86%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.86%) ABAP Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
3 5 (14.29%) Flash
4 4 (11.43%) Web Dynpro
5 3 (8.57%) SOAP
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
6 2 (5.71%) J2EE
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.71%) Spring
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Apache Flex
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) REST
7 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) E-Learning
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.71%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.71%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
4 1 (2.86%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.86%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.71%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (11.43%) Workflow
3 3 (8.57%) TDD
3 3 (8.57%) Scrum
4 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.71%) DSDM
4 2 (5.71%) SEO
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.71%) V-Model
5 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Usability Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) ABAP
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) SAP
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Lotus
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
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