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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 195 180 208
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Contract jobs citing Adobe 617 626 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.20% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 2.34% 2.58% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 389 315
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £160 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £22.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 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
(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 -15 579 £325 - 219
London -19 320 £343 -2.14% 93
South East +12 83 £313 +83.82% 35
City of London -8 64 £300 -4.38% 28
North West +17 40 £340 -6.20% 17
East of England -41 40 £350 +6.06% 9
Berkshire +13 34 £313 +50.60% 7
Yorkshire +8 29 £165 -45.00% 16
West Midlands -15 28 £278 +11.00% 10
East Midlands +28 25 £425 +325.00% 9
West Yorkshire +1 25 £160 -46.66% 10
Manchester +10 24 £333 -16.87% 6
Leeds -1 22 £160 -46.66% 10
Birmingham +3 16 £213 -15.00% 3
Hampshire -1 16 £250 -19.74% 12
Surrey +5 15 £425 +61.90% 5
Bracknell +12 13 £313 -21.87% 4
Northamptonshire - 13 £442 - 5
Northampton - 12 £442 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 11 £269 -29.50% 5
Scotland -28 11 £222 +10.87% 4
Hertfordshire -31 9 £350 +16.66% 2
South West -33 9 £364 -9.06% 23
Cheshire +12 8 £513 +36.21% 3
Maidenhead +5 8 £390 +420.00% 1
Essex -12 8 £425 +28.78%
Leicestershire +11 7 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £200 - 2
Watford -8 6 £350 -
Glasgow -15 6 £230 -48.88% 3

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 547 (44.22%) HTML
2 475 (38.40%) CSS
3 463 (37.43%) Photoshop
4 367 (29.67%) JavaScript
5 337 (27.24%) User Experience
6 317 (25.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 237 (19.16%) HTML5
8 225 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
9 221 (17.87%) Java
10 193 (15.60%) Marketing
11 191 (15.44%) Adobe CQ
12 172 (13.90%) jQuery
13 161 (13.02%) Flash
14 150 (12.13%) CSS3
15 132 (10.67%) Microsoft
16 130 (10.51%) Degree
17 124 (10.02%) Finance
18 122 (9.86%) XML
19 115 (9.30%) MS Office
19 115 (9.30%) E-Commerce
19 115 (9.30%) CMS
20 111 (8.97%) InDesign
21 106 (8.57%) Axure RP
22 105 (8.49%) Dreamweaver
23 99 (8.00%) OO
24 92 (7.44%) AngularJS
25 88 (7.11%) Web Design
26 87 (7.03%) Windows
27 85 (6.87%) Content Management
28 81 (6.55%) Banking

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 191 (15.44%) Adobe CQ
2 115 (9.30%) CMS
3 43 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.62%) Node.js
5 18 (1.46%) WordPress
6 16 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 16 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.21%) IIS
7 15 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 14 (1.13%) IBM Notes
9 11 (0.89%) Apache
9 11 (0.89%) Documentum
9 11 (0.89%) SAS
10 9 (0.73%) FileNet
10 9 (0.73%) Drupal
10 9 (0.73%) LiveCycle
10 9 (0.73%) Lync
11 8 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 7 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 463 (37.43%) Photoshop
2 317 (25.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 115 (9.30%) MS Office
4 111 (8.97%) InDesign
5 78 (6.31%) Adobe Captivate
6 67 (5.42%) MS Excel
7 62 (5.01%) OmniGraffle
8 59 (4.77%) Fireworks
9 49 (3.96%) Adobe After Effects
10 41 (3.31%) Acrobat
11 37 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
12 25 (2.02%) MS Visio
13 16 (1.29%) AutoCAD
14 15 (1.21%) MS Project
15 13 (1.05%) Revit
16 11 (0.89%) Final Cut Pro
17 9 (0.73%) SPSS
18 8 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
19 7 (0.57%) FrameMaker
19 7 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 25 (2.02%) SiteCatalyst
2 13 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.81%) Magento
4 7 (0.57%) Murex MxG2000
4 7 (0.57%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.49%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.40%) Maximo
6 5 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.32%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.32%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.24%) SAP HR-PA
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.081%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.081%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.081%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.73%) SaaS
2 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) IaaS
3 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.081%) GitHub
5 1 (0.081%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.12%) Internet
2 40 (3.23%) Intranet
3 13 (1.05%) LAN
4 10 (0.81%) DNS
5 9 (0.73%) FTP
6 6 (0.49%) HTTP
6 6 (0.49%) Extranet
6 6 (0.49%) VPN
7 4 (0.32%) Firewall
7 4 (0.32%) SSL
7 4 (0.32%) WAN
8 3 (0.24%) DHCP
8 3 (0.24%) SAN
9 2 (0.16%) 3G
9 2 (0.16%) DSL
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.16%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.081%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.26%) MySQL
3 12 (0.97%) Big Data
4 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
7 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.32%) SQL Navigator
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.24%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.24%) QlikView
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.16%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 106 (8.57%) Axure RP
2 105 (8.49%) Dreamweaver
3 59 (4.77%) Subversion
4 44 (3.56%) WebDriver
5 42 (3.40%) Git (software)
6 35 (2.83%) Grunt
7 33 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 31 (2.51%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 27 (2.18%) JUnit
10 26 (2.10%) Selenium
10 26 (2.10%) Hudson
11 24 (1.94%) Maven
11 24 (1.94%) Bower
12 20 (1.62%) Mockito
12 20 (1.62%) JBehave
12 20 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 15 (1.21%) Eclipse
15 12 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 193 (15.60%) Marketing
2 124 (10.02%) Finance
3 81 (6.55%) Banking
4 50 (4.04%) Publishing
5 45 (3.64%) Retail
6 38 (3.07%) Advertising
7 30 (2.43%) Front Office
8 26 (2.10%) Legal
9 25 (2.02%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 19 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.54%) Automotive
11 15 (1.21%) Games
12 9 (0.73%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.65%) Back Office
13 8 (0.65%) Law
14 6 (0.49%) German Language
15 5 (0.40%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 455 (36.78%) Developer
2 383 (30.96%) Designer
3 93 (7.52%) Web Designer
4 92 (7.44%) Analyst
5 90 (7.28%) Web Developer
6 85 (6.87%) User Experience Designer
7 76 (6.14%) Front-End Developer
8 72 (5.82%) Architect
9 59 (4.77%) UI Designer
10 55 (4.45%) Digital Designer
11 52 (4.20%) UI Developer
12 47 (3.80%) Graphic Designer
13 45 (3.64%) Consultant
14 43 (3.48%) UI Programmer
15 40 (3.23%) Visual Designer
15 40 (3.23%) Java Developer
16 38 (3.07%) Trainer
17 32 (2.59%) Junior
17 32 (2.59%) Senior Designer
18 31 (2.51%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (44.22%) HTML
2 475 (38.40%) CSS
3 237 (19.16%) HTML5
4 172 (13.90%) jQuery
5 161 (13.02%) Flash
6 150 (12.13%) CSS3
7 122 (9.86%) XML
8 92 (7.44%) AngularJS
9 77 (6.22%) XHTML
10 59 (4.77%) Apache Flex
11 47 (3.80%) .NET
12 45 (3.64%) Ajax
13 42 (3.40%) Web Services
14 41 (3.31%) Spring
15 37 (2.99%) JSON
16 36 (2.91%) Sass
17 30 (2.43%) Backbone.js
18 29 (2.34%) J2EE
19 28 (2.26%) JSP
19 28 (2.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 337 (27.24%) User Experience
2 79 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 76 (6.14%) E-Learning
4 67 (5.42%) Social Media
5 56 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (4.37%) Graphic Design
7 50 (4.04%) Animation
8 42 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 28 (2.26%) W3C
10 25 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.94%) iPhone
12 23 (1.86%) RIA
13 22 (1.78%) Open Source
14 20 (1.62%) Management Information System
15 19 (1.54%) Visualisation
16 16 (1.29%) Computer Science
17 15 (1.21%) Video Editing
18 14 (1.13%) Copywriting
18 14 (1.13%) Learning Management System
19 13 (1.05%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (7.03%) Windows
2 69 (5.58%) Android
3 54 (4.37%) Apple iOS
4 50 (4.04%) Linux
5 31 (2.51%) UNIX
6 30 (2.43%) Windows XP
7 29 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 17 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.65%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000
13 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.081%) HPUX
15 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (18.19%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (9.30%) E-Commerce
3 99 (8.00%) OO
4 88 (7.11%) Web Design
5 85 (6.87%) Content Management
6 76 (6.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 73 (5.90%) Scrum
8 71 (5.74%) Analytics
9 62 (5.01%) Project Management
10 57 (4.61%) Web Development
11 56 (4.53%) SEO
12 51 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (3.88%) MVC
14 46 (3.72%) TDD
15 45 (3.64%) User Experience Design
16 43 (3.48%) Workflow
17 42 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (2.83%) Digital Marketing
18 35 (2.83%) SOA
19 34 (2.75%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 367 (29.67%) JavaScript
2 221 (17.87%) Java
3 61 (4.93%) SQL
4 52 (4.20%) PHP
5 41 (3.31%) C#
6 31 (2.51%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.78%) ActionScript 3.0
8 20 (1.62%) C++
9 16 (1.29%) Ruby
10 15 (1.21%) ABAP
11 13 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.05%) XAML
12 12 (0.97%) ActionScript 2.0
13 10 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.65%) SAPscript
15 7 (0.57%) Perl
15 7 (0.57%) C
15 7 (0.57%) Python
16 5 (0.40%) XPath
17 4 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 130 (10.51%) Degree
2 28 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.24%) MCP
5 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MCSE
6 2 (0.16%) MCT
6 2 (0.16%) CCNA
6 2 (0.16%) ISEB
6 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MOS
6 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.16%) MCITP
7 1 (0.081%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.081%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.081%) MCTS
7 1 (0.081%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.081%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.78%) QA
2 7 (0.57%) WAI
3 5 (0.40%) SLA
3 5 (0.40%) WCAG
4 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.49%) vSphere
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.081%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (0.49%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.40%) SCCM
3 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.24%) Puppet
3 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.16%) Nagios
4 2 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.16%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 132 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 76 (6.14%) Oracle
3 63 (5.09%) SAP
4 26 (2.10%) Apple
5 23 (1.86%) VMware
6 19 (1.54%) IBM
6 19 (1.54%) hybris
7 18 (1.46%) Symantec
8 17 (1.37%) Cisco
8 17 (1.37%) Citrix
9 16 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.29%) Orchard
9 16 (1.29%) Facebook
10 15 (1.21%) McAfee
11 14 (1.13%) Lotus
11 14 (1.13%) Twitter
12 13 (1.05%) DoubleClick
13 12 (0.97%) Omniture
13 12 (0.97%) Neolane
14 11 (0.89%) Google
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