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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 113 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing Adobe 19 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.09% 1.28%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 2.45% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £283 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -47.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +135.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £25.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-41.00% +138.09%
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
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Cheshire 0 8 £288 +53.33% 3
Manchester -12 5 £275 -4.34% 4
Lancashire -15 3 £275 - 5
Merseyside -9 1 £100 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (29.55%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) Photoshop
3 11 (25.00%) CSS
3 11 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (20.45%) CSS3
4 9 (20.45%) SAP
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) ABAP
4 9 (20.45%) Workflow
5 8 (18.18%) Web Dynpro
5 8 (18.18%) jQuery
6 7 (15.91%) Axure RP
6 7 (15.91%) Web Services
6 7 (15.91%) XHTML
7 6 (13.64%) SOAP
7 6 (13.64%) SAP Business Workflow
7 6 (13.64%) Degree
7 6 (13.64%) HTML5
7 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
8 5 (11.36%) Sass
8 5 (11.36%) Open Source
8 5 (11.36%) XPath
8 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
8 5 (11.36%) Web 2.0
8 5 (11.36%) Ajax
8 5 (11.36%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
8 5 (11.36%) E-Learning
8 5 (11.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (11.36%) XML

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 11 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (11.36%) Adobe Captivate
3 5 (11.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (11.36%) Fireworks
4 3 (6.82%) InDesign
4 3 (6.82%) MS Office
5 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
5 2 (4.55%) Maya
5 2 (4.55%) 3ds Max
5 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (4.55%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (2.27%) MS Project
6 1 (2.27%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.27%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (2.27%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.27%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.27%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) Broadband
3 1 (2.27%) ATM
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Axure RP
2 5 (11.36%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (4.55%) LSMW
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.27%) XMLUnit
4 1 (2.27%) HttpUnit
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
4 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 2 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Designer
3 7 (15.91%) Web Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.36%) ABAP Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) E-Learning Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Technician
5 4 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (6.82%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Web Designer
7 2 (4.55%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Creative Designer
7 2 (4.55%) UI Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) HTML
2 11 (25.00%) CSS
3 9 (20.45%) CSS3
4 8 (18.18%) Web Dynpro
4 8 (18.18%) jQuery
5 7 (15.91%) Web Services
5 7 (15.91%) XHTML
6 6 (13.64%) SOAP
6 6 (13.64%) SAP Business Workflow
6 6 (13.64%) HTML5
7 5 (11.36%) Sass
7 5 (11.36%) Ajax
7 5 (11.36%) XML
7 5 (11.36%) XSLT
7 5 (11.36%) WSDL
8 4 (9.09%) Flash
8 4 (9.09%) .NET
8 4 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (4.55%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (4.55%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.36%) Open Source
2 5 (11.36%) Web 2.0
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.36%) E-Learning
3 4 (9.09%) User Experience
4 3 (6.82%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.27%) Animation
5 1 (2.27%) iPhone
5 1 (2.27%) BBC
5 1 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.27%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Workflow
2 5 (11.36%) SOA
3 4 (9.09%) OO
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 3 (6.82%) Web Design
4 3 (6.82%) Content Management
4 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.55%) B2C
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.27%) Analytics
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile Transformation
6 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.27%) Coaching
6 1 (2.27%) 3D Animation
6 1 (2.27%) UX Design
6 1 (2.27%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
1 9 (20.45%) ABAP
2 5 (11.36%) XPath
3 2 (4.55%) SAPscript
3 2 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (4.55%) PHP
3 2 (4.55%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.27%) Coremetrics
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.27%) Cognos
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Lotus
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com