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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 187 183 199
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Adobe 647 602 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.13% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 2.40% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 365 313
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 20
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £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
26125 25038 26975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.21% 46.89% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14683 13889 13716
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 1123 1119 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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
England +4 601 £325 +2.20% 178
London -5 340 £325 - 94
South East +18 89 £313 +50.60% 22
City of London -17 67 £300 -4.00% 26
North West +40 56 £340 -2.85% 12
Berkshire +23 33 £319 +22.00% 5
East of England -41 33 £350 +6.06% 8
Yorkshire +10 26 £160 -46.66% 9
West Midlands -9 26 £275 -3.50% 3
Manchester +13 24 £340 +13.33% 10
West Yorkshire +8 22 £160 -46.66% 7
Cheshire +21 20 £400 -6.43% 2
East Midlands +17 19 £426 +468.33% 10
Leeds +1 19 £160 -46.66% 7
Surrey +6 18 £425 +47.82% 5
Hampshire -4 17 £250 -18.03% 6
Scotland -23 15 £405 +102.50% 4
Chester +19 12 £400 -
Birmingham -2 12 £210 -11.57% 2
Canary Wharf +28 11 £288 -
Northamptonshire - 11 £442 - 4
Cambridgeshire -13 10 £269 -29.50% 2
Hertfordshire -26 10 £350 +21.73% 3
Northampton - 10 £461 - 1
Bracknell +9 9 £313 -21.87% 2
Maidenhead +2 8 £390 +176.10%
Liverpool - 8 - -
Merseyside - 8 - -
Watford -8 6 £350 -
Glasgow -9 6 £319 -30.97% 1

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 583 (45.65%) HTML
2 495 (38.76%) CSS
3 479 (37.51%) Photoshop
4 380 (29.76%) JavaScript
5 338 (26.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 267 (20.91%) HTML5
7 222 (17.38%) Java
8 196 (15.35%) Marketing
9 186 (14.57%) Adobe CQ
10 181 (14.17%) jQuery
11 168 (13.16%) Flash
12 157 (12.29%) CSS3
13 137 (10.73%) Degree
14 136 (10.65%) Microsoft
15 132 (10.34%) Finance
16 126 (9.87%) XML
17 124 (9.71%) InDesign
18 123 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
19 122 (9.55%) E-Commerce
20 115 (9.01%) MS Office
21 113 (8.85%) CMS
22 108 (8.46%) Axure RP
23 107 (8.38%) OO
24 99 (7.75%) Dreamweaver
25 98 (7.67%) Adobe Captivate
26 95 (7.44%) E-Learning
26 95 (7.44%) Web Design
27 90 (7.05%) Responsive Web Design
27 90 (7.05%) AngularJS
28 86 (6.73%) Windows

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 186 (14.57%) Adobe CQ
2 113 (8.85%) CMS
3 49 (3.84%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.49%) WordPress
5 17 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.33%) Node.js
6 16 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.86%) Documentum
7 11 (0.86%) SAS
7 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.86%) FileNet
8 10 (0.78%) IBM Notes
8 10 (0.78%) LiveCycle
9 9 (0.70%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.70%) Drupal
10 8 (0.63%) IIS
10 8 (0.63%) Apache
10 8 (0.63%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.63%) Lync
11 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 479 (37.51%) Photoshop
2 338 (26.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 124 (9.71%) InDesign
4 115 (9.01%) MS Office
5 98 (7.67%) Adobe Captivate
6 71 (5.56%) MS Excel
7 62 (4.86%) OmniGraffle
8 56 (4.39%) Fireworks
9 51 (3.99%) Adobe After Effects
10 41 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
11 39 (3.05%) Acrobat
12 25 (1.96%) MS Visio
13 15 (1.17%) MS Project
13 15 (1.17%) AutoCAD
14 12 (0.94%) Revit
15 9 (0.70%) Final Cut Pro
15 9 (0.70%) SPSS
16 7 (0.55%) InfoPath
16 7 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
16 7 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (2.43%) SiteCatalyst
2 12 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.86%) Magento
4 7 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.55%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.47%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.39%) Maximo
6 5 (0.39%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.31%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.23%) SAP HR-PA
9 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.078%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.078%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.078%) Tridion
10 1 (0.078%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.23%) IaaS
2 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.078%) Responsys
3 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.078%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.078%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.23%) Internet
2 39 (3.05%) Intranet
3 13 (1.02%) LAN
4 7 (0.55%) FTP
4 7 (0.55%) HTTP
5 6 (0.47%) Extranet
5 6 (0.47%) 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 (0.16%) 3G
9 2 (0.16%) DSL
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.078%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.078%) Network Security
10 1 (0.078%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.04%) MySQL
3 13 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.02%) Big Data
3 13 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 9 (0.70%) MongoDB
4 9 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (0.55%) InterSystems Cache
6 6 (0.47%) NonStop SQL
7 5 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.31%) SQL Navigator
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.23%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.23%) QlikView
9 3 (0.23%) 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
Development Applications
1 108 (8.46%) Axure RP
2 99 (7.75%) Dreamweaver
3 62 (4.86%) Subversion
4 50 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 47 (3.68%) WebDriver
6 35 (2.74%) Cucumber
6 35 (2.74%) Grunt
7 34 (2.66%) Jenkins
8 31 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 29 (2.27%) Hudson
9 29 (2.27%) Selenium
9 29 (2.27%) JUnit
10 24 (1.88%) Maven
10 24 (1.88%) Bower
11 23 (1.80%) JBehave
11 23 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (1.80%) Mockito
12 20 (1.57%) Visual Studio
13 18 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 13 (1.02%) Eclipse
General
1 196 (15.35%) Marketing
2 132 (10.34%) Finance
3 77 (6.03%) Banking
4 58 (4.54%) Publishing
5 52 (4.07%) Retail
6 38 (2.98%) Advertising
7 30 (2.35%) Front Office
8 26 (2.04%) Multimedia
8 26 (2.04%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.96%) Legal
10 22 (1.72%) Automotive
11 20 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 19 (1.49%) Telecoms
13 16 (1.25%) Games
14 8 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.55%) Back Office
15 7 (0.55%) Law
16 5 (0.39%) Electronics
16 5 (0.39%) Military
16 5 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 472 (36.96%) Developer
2 398 (31.17%) Designer
3 95 (7.44%) User Experience Designer
3 95 (7.44%) Analyst
4 91 (7.13%) Web Designer
5 87 (6.81%) Web Developer
6 83 (6.50%) Front-End Developer
7 65 (5.09%) Architect
8 60 (4.70%) UI Designer
9 56 (4.39%) Digital Designer
10 50 (3.92%) UI Developer
11 48 (3.76%) Visual Designer
12 47 (3.68%) Graphic Designer
13 43 (3.37%) Trainer
13 43 (3.37%) Java Developer
14 41 (3.21%) UI Programmer
15 39 (3.05%) Consultant
16 34 (2.66%) Senior Designer
17 32 (2.51%) Junior
18 29 (2.27%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 583 (45.65%) HTML
2 495 (38.76%) CSS
3 267 (20.91%) HTML5
4 181 (14.17%) jQuery
5 168 (13.16%) Flash
6 157 (12.29%) CSS3
7 126 (9.87%) XML
8 90 (7.05%) AngularJS
9 71 (5.56%) XHTML
10 69 (5.40%) Apache Flex
11 59 (4.62%) Ajax
12 56 (4.39%) .NET
13 42 (3.29%) JSON
14 41 (3.21%) Web Services
15 36 (2.82%) Spring
16 35 (2.74%) JSP
17 34 (2.66%) Sass
18 31 (2.43%) Backbone.js
19 28 (2.19%) ASP.NET
20 27 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.44%) E-Learning
2 85 (6.66%) Mobile App
3 69 (5.40%) Social Media
4 61 (4.78%) Graphic Design
5 50 (3.92%) Animation
6 43 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (2.19%) W3C
7 28 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.96%) iPhone
9 23 (1.80%) RIA
10 21 (1.64%) Open Source
11 20 (1.57%) Visualisation
11 20 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.49%) Computer Science
13 18 (1.41%) Copywriting
14 13 (1.02%) Learning Management System
14 13 (1.02%) New Media
14 13 (1.02%) Statistics
15 12 (0.94%) Photography
15 12 (0.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 86 (6.73%) Windows
2 75 (5.87%) Android
3 54 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 54 (4.23%) Linux
4 33 (2.58%) Windows XP
4 33 (2.58%) UNIX
5 27 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 25 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.86%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 9 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.16%) Solaris
15 1 (0.078%) HPUX
15 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (9.55%) E-Commerce
3 107 (8.38%) OO
4 95 (7.44%) Web Design
5 90 (7.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 85 (6.66%) Content Management
6 85 (6.66%) Analytics
7 72 (5.64%) Scrum
8 62 (4.86%) Project Management
9 59 (4.62%) SEO
10 55 (4.31%) Web Development
11 51 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (3.92%) TDD
13 49 (3.84%) MVC
14 44 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (3.45%) User Experience Design
15 43 (3.37%) Workflow
16 41 (3.21%) SOA
17 39 (3.05%) CRM
17 39 (3.05%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 380 (29.76%) JavaScript
2 222 (17.38%) Java
3 67 (5.25%) SQL
4 58 (4.54%) PHP
5 50 (3.92%) C#
6 34 (2.66%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
8 19 (1.49%) C++
9 17 (1.33%) Ruby
10 16 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.17%) Python
12 13 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.02%) XAML
12 13 (1.02%) ActionScript 2.0
13 8 (0.63%) ABAP
13 8 (0.63%) C
14 7 (0.55%) Perl
15 6 (0.47%) SAPscript
16 5 (0.39%) XPath
17 4 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 137 (10.73%) Degree
2 29 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.39%) MCP
5 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MOS
6 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
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%) MCITP
6 2 (0.16%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.078%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.078%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.078%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.88%) QA
2 6 (0.47%) WAI
3 5 (0.39%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) WCAG
5 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.078%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (0.47%) SCCM
2 4 (0.31%) Puppet
3 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.23%) OpenSSO
3 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.23%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.16%) Nagios
4 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.078%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.078%) Salt
Vendors
1 136 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.42%) Oracle
3 56 (4.39%) SAP
4 25 (1.96%) Apple
5 22 (1.72%) Orchard
6 20 (1.57%) VMware
6 20 (1.57%) Citrix
6 20 (1.57%) Cisco
7 19 (1.49%) McAfee
8 18 (1.41%) hybris
8 18 (1.41%) IBM
8 18 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.25%) Symantec
10 15 (1.17%) Omniture
11 14 (1.10%) Facebook
12 13 (1.02%) DoubleClick
13 12 (0.94%) Twitter
14 11 (0.86%) Neolane
14 11 (0.86%) Google
15 10 (0.78%) Lotus
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