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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 98 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Contract jobs citing Adobe 40 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 2.76% 1.36% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £262 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £437 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
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
1450 1322 1602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.53% 44.75% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 590 745
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 125
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +33.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 +9 24 £333 -5.00% 7
Cheshire +8 8 £513 +36.21% 3
Merseyside 0 4 - - 2
Lancashire -17 2 - - 3
Cumbria - - - - 2
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 38 (42.22%) Photoshop
2 36 (40.00%) HTML
3 34 (37.78%) CSS
4 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (32.22%) HTML5
6 21 (23.33%) CSS3
7 19 (21.11%) Marketing
7 19 (21.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 18 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
9 17 (18.89%) Adobe CQ
10 16 (17.78%) jQuery
10 16 (17.78%) Web Design
11 15 (16.67%) MVC
12 14 (15.56%) SAP
12 14 (15.56%) Orchard
13 13 (14.44%) RESTful
13 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
13 13 (14.44%) Java
14 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
14 12 (13.33%) User Experience
14 12 (13.33%) Maven
15 11 (12.22%) OSGi
15 11 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
16 10 (11.11%) .NET
16 10 (11.11%) DevOps
17 9 (10.00%) OO
17 9 (10.00%) VMware
18 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (18.89%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.11%) WordPress
4 1 (1.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 38 (42.22%) Photoshop
2 19 (21.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.67%) MS Office
4 4 (4.44%) Fireworks
4 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.11%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.11%) MS Project
6 1 (1.11%) Maya
6 1 (1.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Magento
1 1 (1.11%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) DNS
3 2 (2.22%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.22%) Firewall
3 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
3 2 (2.22%) SSL
3 2 (2.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (6.67%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Dreamweaver
2 12 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.33%) Maven
3 4 (4.44%) Axure RP
4 2 (2.22%) LSMW
4 2 (2.22%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.11%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.11%) HttpUnit
5 1 (1.11%) JIRA
5 1 (1.11%) Ant
5 1 (1.11%) JUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.11%) Xcode
General
1 19 (21.11%) Marketing
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (50.00%) Developer
2 21 (23.33%) Designer
3 17 (18.89%) UI Developer
4 16 (17.78%) UI Programmer
5 14 (15.56%) Front-End Developer
6 13 (14.44%) Web Developer
7 11 (12.22%) Architect
8 8 (8.89%) Front-End Web Developer
9 7 (7.78%) UI Designer
9 7 (7.78%) Consultant
10 5 (5.56%) Web Designer
11 4 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (4.44%) ABAP Consultant
12 3 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
12 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
12 3 (3.33%) Support Technician
12 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support Technician
12 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
12 3 (3.33%) Flash Developer
13 2 (2.22%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.00%) HTML
2 34 (37.78%) CSS
3 29 (32.22%) HTML5
4 21 (23.33%) CSS3
5 16 (17.78%) jQuery
6 13 (14.44%) RESTful
6 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.22%) OSGi
8 10 (11.11%) .NET
9 7 (7.78%) XHTML
10 6 (6.67%) SAP Business Workflow
11 5 (5.56%) XML
11 5 (5.56%) Web Dynpro
12 4 (4.44%) Flash
12 4 (4.44%) Web Services
13 3 (3.33%) Adobe AIR
13 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
13 3 (3.33%) SOAP
14 2 (2.22%) Ajax
14 2 (2.22%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) User Experience
2 6 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.44%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.33%) Social Media
5 2 (2.22%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.22%) NHS
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.11%) Animation
6 1 (1.11%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.22%) Windows
1 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.78%) Web Design
3 15 (16.67%) MVC
4 11 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (11.11%) DevOps
6 9 (10.00%) OO
7 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.67%) Workflow
9 5 (5.56%) Web Development
10 4 (4.44%) Validation
10 4 (4.44%) Migration
10 4 (4.44%) Data Migration
11 3 (3.33%) Time Management
11 3 (3.33%) Project Management
11 3 (3.33%) SEO
12 2 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
12 2 (2.22%) B2C
12 2 (2.22%) SOA
12 2 (2.22%) RAD
12 2 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (14.44%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) PHP
4 6 (6.67%) ABAP
5 2 (2.22%) Ruby
5 2 (2.22%) SAPscript
5 2 (2.22%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.22%) VBScript
5 2 (2.22%) VB
5 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.22%) XPath
5 2 (2.22%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.22%) CCNA
2 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.22%) MCSE
2 2 (2.22%) MCITP
2 2 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) SAP
1 14 (15.56%) Orchard
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.00%) VMware
4 7 (7.78%) Veeam
4 7 (7.78%) Becrypt
4 7 (7.78%) Citrix
4 7 (7.78%) CA
4 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.78%) Symantec
4 7 (7.78%) McAfee
4 7 (7.78%) Sophos
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco
5 2 (2.22%) HP
5 2 (2.22%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.11%) Infor
6 1 (1.11%) Facebook
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter
6 1 (1.11%) Primavera
6 1 (1.11%) Perforce
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