The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 187 187 198
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Adobe 635 604 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.13% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.46% 2.42% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 364 323
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £22.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25763 25003 27340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.34% 46.85% 46.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14425 13841 13899
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1121 1386
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Adobe within the UK.

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Adobe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe within the UK.

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Adobe Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -8 589 £325 +3.17% 185
London -2 336 £325 - 88
South East +11 83 £313 +50.60% 33
City of London -14 65 £300 -4.38% 24
North West +32 55 £340 -2.85% 13
Berkshire +22 33 £319 +22.00% 7
East of England -42 33 £350 +6.06% 8
Yorkshire +15 26 £160 -46.66% 9
West Midlands 0 26 £275 -3.50% 5
Manchester +14 24 £340 +13.33% 10
West Yorkshire +9 22 £160 -46.66% 6
Cheshire +15 19 £400 -6.43% 3
Leeds +4 19 £160 -46.66% 5
East Midlands +15 18 £426 +468.33% 10
Surrey -1 15 £306 +6.52% 7
Scotland -22 15 £405 +102.50% 6
Hampshire -2 14 £275 -9.83% 9
Chester +18 12 £400 -
Birmingham 0 12 £210 -11.57% 2
Canary Wharf +26 11 £288 -
Northamptonshire - 11 £442 - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £269 -29.50%
Hertfordshire -23 10 £350 +27.27% 3
Northampton - 10 £461 -
Bracknell +12 9 £313 -21.87%
Maidenhead +1 8 £390 +176.10% 3
Liverpool - 8 - -
Merseyside - 8 - -
Watford -4 6 £350 -
Glasgow -8 6 £319 -30.97% 1

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 589 (45.55%) HTML
2 498 (38.52%) CSS
3 483 (37.35%) Photoshop
4 379 (29.31%) JavaScript
5 342 (26.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 265 (20.49%) HTML5
7 224 (17.32%) Java
8 198 (15.31%) Marketing
9 188 (14.54%) Adobe CQ
10 181 (14.00%) jQuery
11 173 (13.38%) Flash
12 154 (11.91%) CSS3
13 138 (10.67%) Degree
13 138 (10.67%) Microsoft
14 132 (10.21%) Finance
15 129 (9.98%) InDesign
16 127 (9.82%) E-Commerce
17 126 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
18 120 (9.28%) XML
19 117 (9.05%) MS Office
20 116 (8.97%) CMS
21 112 (8.66%) Axure RP
22 109 (8.43%) OO
23 100 (7.73%) Adobe Captivate
24 98 (7.58%) Web Design
25 95 (7.35%) Dreamweaver
25 95 (7.35%) E-Learning
26 90 (6.96%) Responsive Web Design
27 89 (6.88%) Mobile App
27 89 (6.88%) Windows

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 188 (14.54%) Adobe CQ
2 116 (8.97%) CMS
3 49 (3.79%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.55%) WordPress
5 18 (1.39%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.01%) Node.js
8 12 (0.93%) FileNet
9 11 (0.85%) Documentum
9 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.77%) SAS
10 10 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.77%) LiveCycle
10 10 (0.77%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.70%) Drupal
12 8 (0.62%) IIS
12 8 (0.62%) Apache
12 8 (0.62%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.62%) Lync
13 7 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 483 (37.35%) Photoshop
2 342 (26.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 129 (9.98%) InDesign
4 117 (9.05%) MS Office
5 100 (7.73%) Adobe Captivate
6 72 (5.57%) MS Excel
7 63 (4.87%) OmniGraffle
8 54 (4.18%) Fireworks
9 51 (3.94%) Adobe After Effects
10 44 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
11 41 (3.17%) Acrobat
12 29 (2.24%) MS Visio
13 16 (1.24%) MS Project
14 14 (1.08%) AutoCAD
15 11 (0.85%) Revit
16 9 (0.70%) Final Cut Pro
17 8 (0.62%) SPSS
17 8 (0.62%) RoboHelp
18 7 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
18 7 (0.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (2.55%) SiteCatalyst
2 12 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.93%) Magento
3 8 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
4 6 (0.46%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.46%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.39%) Maximo
6 4 (0.31%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.23%) SAP HR-PA
8 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.077%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.077%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.77%) SaaS
2 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.23%) IaaS
2 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.077%) Responsys
3 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.077%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.33%) Internet
2 39 (3.02%) Intranet
3 14 (1.08%) LAN
4 7 (0.54%) FTP
4 7 (0.54%) HTTP
5 6 (0.46%) Extranet
5 6 (0.46%) VPN
6 5 (0.39%) DNS
6 5 (0.39%) Firewall
7 4 (0.31%) SSL
7 4 (0.31%) WAN
8 3 (0.23%) DHCP
8 3 (0.23%) SAN
9 2 (0.15%) 3G
9 2 (0.15%) DSL
9 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.15%) SMS
9 2 (0.15%) Broadband
9 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.077%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.17%) MySQL
3 14 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 13 (1.01%) Big Data
4 13 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.77%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.54%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (0.54%) NonStop SQL
8 5 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.31%) SQL Navigator
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.23%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.23%) QlikView
11 2 (0.15%) DataStage
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.15%) MS Access
11 2 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 112 (8.66%) Axure RP
2 95 (7.35%) Dreamweaver
3 63 (4.87%) Subversion
4 51 (3.94%) Git (software)
5 48 (3.71%) WebDriver
6 36 (2.78%) Cucumber
7 35 (2.71%) Grunt
8 34 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 32 (2.47%) TeamCity
10 30 (2.32%) Hudson
10 30 (2.32%) Selenium
10 30 (2.32%) JUnit
11 24 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 24 (1.86%) Maven
11 24 (1.86%) Mockito
11 24 (1.86%) JBehave
11 24 (1.86%) Bower
12 20 (1.55%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 13 (1.01%) Eclipse
General
1 198 (15.31%) Marketing
2 132 (10.21%) Finance
3 75 (5.80%) Banking
4 60 (4.64%) Publishing
5 53 (4.10%) Retail
6 38 (2.94%) Advertising
7 29 (2.24%) Front Office
8 27 (2.09%) Multimedia
9 25 (1.93%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.93%) Legal
10 22 (1.70%) Telecoms
11 21 (1.62%) Automotive
12 19 (1.47%) Manufacturing
13 17 (1.31%) Games
14 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.54%) Back Office
15 7 (0.54%) Law
16 5 (0.39%) Electronics
16 5 (0.39%) Military
16 5 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 471 (36.43%) Developer
2 406 (31.40%) Designer
3 97 (7.50%) Analyst
4 96 (7.42%) User Experience Designer
5 91 (7.04%) Web Designer
6 86 (6.65%) Web Developer
7 83 (6.42%) Front-End Developer
8 67 (5.18%) Architect
9 62 (4.80%) UI Designer
10 57 (4.41%) Digital Designer
11 54 (4.18%) Visual Designer
12 51 (3.94%) UI Developer
13 44 (3.40%) Trainer
13 44 (3.40%) Graphic Designer
14 42 (3.25%) UI Programmer
15 41 (3.17%) Java Developer
16 39 (3.02%) Consultant
17 34 (2.63%) Senior Designer
18 31 (2.40%) Junior
19 29 (2.24%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 589 (45.55%) HTML
2 498 (38.52%) CSS
3 265 (20.49%) HTML5
4 181 (14.00%) jQuery
5 173 (13.38%) Flash
6 154 (11.91%) CSS3
7 120 (9.28%) XML
8 86 (6.65%) AngularJS
9 70 (5.41%) XHTML
9 70 (5.41%) Apache Flex
10 61 (4.72%) Ajax
11 57 (4.41%) .NET
12 43 (3.33%) Web Services
13 42 (3.25%) JSON
14 36 (2.78%) JSP
15 35 (2.71%) Sass
16 34 (2.63%) Spring
17 31 (2.40%) Backbone.js
18 28 (2.17%) ASP.NET
19 27 (2.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.35%) E-Learning
2 89 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 70 (5.41%) Social Media
4 62 (4.80%) Graphic Design
5 50 (3.87%) Animation
6 42 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (2.09%) iPhone
9 25 (1.93%) W3C
10 24 (1.86%) RIA
11 21 (1.62%) Visualisation
11 21 (1.62%) Open Source
12 20 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.55%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.39%) Copywriting
14 14 (1.08%) Learning Management System
15 13 (1.01%) New Media
15 13 (1.01%) Statistics
16 12 (0.93%) Photography
16 12 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.88%) Windows
2 79 (6.11%) Android
3 54 (4.18%) Linux
4 53 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 32 (2.47%) UNIX
7 28 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 26 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.15%) Solaris
16 1 (0.077%) HPUX
16 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (9.82%) E-Commerce
2 126 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (8.43%) OO
4 98 (7.58%) Web Design
5 90 (6.96%) Responsive Web Design
6 87 (6.73%) Analytics
7 85 (6.57%) Content Management
8 74 (5.72%) Scrum
9 64 (4.95%) Project Management
10 61 (4.72%) SEO
11 55 (4.25%) Web Development
12 52 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 51 (3.94%) TDD
14 50 (3.87%) MVC
15 46 (3.56%) Continuous Integration
16 45 (3.48%) Workflow
17 44 (3.40%) User Experience Design
18 43 (3.33%) SOA
19 42 (3.25%) CRM
20 40 (3.09%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 379 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 224 (17.32%) Java
3 66 (5.10%) SQL
4 60 (4.64%) PHP
5 50 (3.87%) C#
6 36 (2.78%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.70%) ActionScript 3.0
8 18 (1.39%) C++
9 17 (1.31%) Ruby
10 16 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.16%) Python
12 14 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
13 13 (1.01%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.01%) XAML
14 9 (0.70%) ABAP
14 9 (0.70%) C
15 7 (0.54%) Perl
16 6 (0.46%) SAPscript
17 5 (0.39%) XPath
18 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 138 (10.67%) Degree
2 31 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.39%) MCP
5 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.15%) MOS
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.15%) MCSE
6 2 (0.15%) MCT
6 2 (0.15%) CCNA
6 2 (0.15%) ISEB
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.15%) MCITP
7 1 (0.077%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.077%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.077%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.93%) QA
2 6 (0.46%) WAI
3 5 (0.39%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.077%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (0.54%) SCCM
2 4 (0.31%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (0.31%) Puppet
2 4 (0.31%) OpenSSO
3 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.077%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.077%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 138 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 84 (6.50%) Oracle
3 57 (4.41%) SAP
4 24 (1.86%) Apple
5 22 (1.70%) Orchard
6 21 (1.62%) Cisco
7 20 (1.55%) Citrix
7 20 (1.55%) VMware
8 19 (1.47%) McAfee
8 19 (1.47%) IBM
9 18 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.39%) hybris
10 16 (1.24%) Symantec
11 15 (1.16%) Omniture
12 14 (1.08%) Facebook
13 13 (1.01%) DoubleClick
14 12 (0.93%) Google
14 12 (0.93%) Twitter
15 11 (0.85%) Neolane
16 10 (0.77%) Sitecore
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