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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 194 180 218
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +38
Contract jobs citing Adobe 616 654 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.24% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 2.33% 2.66% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 408 304
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.00 £22.05 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%

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
26430 24554 26984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 46.51% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15045 13825 13737
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 1205 1104 1392
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -10 585 £325 - 226
London -16 318 £350 - 81
South East +12 91 £313 +44.50% 45
City of London -19 56 £365 +14.96% 20
East of England -29 42 £375 +13.63% 13
Berkshire +16 35 £313 +4.16% 10
Yorkshire +1 35 £173 -42.50% 18
East Midlands +32 30 £403 +222.00% 11
North West +4 30 £319 -20.31% 19
West Yorkshire +3 27 £170 -43.33% 7
Leeds +8 24 £170 -43.33% 5
West Midlands -25 23 £314 +25.50% 13
Hampshire -2 20 £275 -38.88% 14
Manchester -1 19 £313 -26.47% 5
Surrey +6 15 £425 +30.76% 7
Bracknell +15 14 £313 -16.72% 2
Birmingham -3 14 £210 -6.66% 3
Northamptonshire - 14 £442 - 4
Northampton - 13 £442 - 2
Leicestershire +18 12 £250 - 5
South West -34 12 £364 +18.29% 18
Maidenhead +6 10 £390 +420.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £275 -27.86% 6
Scotland -22 10 £214 -28.83% 3
Hertfordshire -28 10 £350 +21.73% 2
Essex -10 9 £425 +8.97% 2
Portsmouth - 9 £315 - 1
Cheshire +4 6 £475 +26.24% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £200 -27.27% 2
Watford -7 6 £350 +27.27%

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 544 (44.23%) HTML
2 481 (39.11%) CSS
3 467 (37.97%) Photoshop
4 374 (30.41%) JavaScript
5 334 (27.15%) User Experience
6 317 (25.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 239 (19.43%) HTML5
8 237 (19.27%) Java
9 235 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
10 200 (16.26%) Adobe CQ
11 192 (15.61%) Marketing
12 179 (14.55%) jQuery
13 174 (14.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 154 (12.52%) CSS3
15 144 (11.71%) Flash
16 129 (10.49%) Degree
17 127 (10.33%) XML
18 123 (10.00%) E-Commerce
19 120 (9.76%) Microsoft
19 120 (9.76%) Finance
20 118 (9.59%) CMS
21 110 (8.94%) InDesign
22 108 (8.78%) Dreamweaver
23 106 (8.62%) MS Office
23 106 (8.62%) Axure RP
24 100 (8.13%) OO
25 95 (7.72%) AngularJS
26 90 (7.32%) Web Design
27 81 (6.59%) Banking
27 81 (6.59%) Oracle

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 200 (16.26%) Adobe CQ
2 118 (9.59%) CMS
3 38 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.79%) WordPress
4 22 (1.79%) Node.js
5 17 (1.38%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.38%) IIS
5 17 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.06%) Drupal
8 11 (0.89%) LiveCycle
8 11 (0.89%) SAS
8 11 (0.89%) IBM Notes
8 11 (0.89%) Apache
9 9 (0.73%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.73%) Lync
10 8 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (0.65%) Documentum
11 7 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.57%) FileNet
Applications
1 467 (37.97%) Photoshop
2 317 (25.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 174 (14.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 110 (8.94%) InDesign
5 106 (8.62%) MS Office
6 64 (5.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 63 (5.12%) MS Excel
8 57 (4.63%) Fireworks
8 57 (4.63%) OmniGraffle
9 44 (3.58%) Adobe After Effects
10 42 (3.41%) Acrobat
11 35 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
12 23 (1.87%) MS Visio
13 18 (1.46%) AutoCAD
14 16 (1.30%) MS Project
15 15 (1.22%) Revit
16 10 (0.81%) Final Cut Pro
16 10 (0.81%) FrameMaker
17 9 (0.73%) SPSS
18 7 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (2.03%) SiteCatalyst
2 16 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.73%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.73%) Magento
4 7 (0.57%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.41%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.41%) Maximo
7 4 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP HR-PA
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.081%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.081%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.081%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.73%) SaaS
2 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) IaaS
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.081%) Responsys
5 1 (0.081%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.82%) Internet
2 34 (2.76%) Intranet
3 13 (1.06%) LAN
4 11 (0.89%) DNS
5 9 (0.73%) FTP
6 6 (0.49%) HTTP
6 6 (0.49%) VPN
6 6 (0.49%) Extranet
7 4 (0.33%) SSL
7 4 (0.33%) WAN
7 4 (0.33%) Firewall
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%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.081%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.36%) MySQL
3 13 (1.06%) Big Data
4 12 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (0.57%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Navigator
10 3 (0.24%) MS Access
10 3 (0.24%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.24%) QlikView
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.16%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 108 (8.78%) Dreamweaver
2 106 (8.62%) Axure RP
3 61 (4.96%) Subversion
4 45 (3.66%) WebDriver
5 42 (3.41%) Git (software)
6 37 (3.01%) Grunt
7 33 (2.68%) Jenkins
8 31 (2.52%) Cucumber
9 29 (2.36%) Hudson
9 29 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 28 (2.28%) JUnit
11 27 (2.20%) Selenium
12 26 (2.11%) Maven
12 26 (2.11%) Bower
13 23 (1.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 22 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (1.63%) JBehave
15 20 (1.63%) Mockito
16 17 (1.38%) Eclipse
17 13 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 192 (15.61%) Marketing
2 120 (9.76%) Finance
3 81 (6.59%) Banking
4 50 (4.07%) Publishing
5 48 (3.90%) Retail
6 39 (3.17%) Advertising
7 32 (2.60%) Front Office
8 27 (2.20%) Legal
9 24 (1.95%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.46%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.46%) Automotive
11 16 (1.30%) Games
12 12 (0.98%) Law
13 9 (0.73%) Back Office
13 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.49%) Electronics
14 6 (0.49%) German Language
15 5 (0.41%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 463 (37.64%) Developer
2 376 (30.57%) Designer
3 95 (7.72%) Web Developer
4 94 (7.64%) Web Designer
5 91 (7.40%) Analyst
6 81 (6.59%) UX Designer
7 79 (6.42%) Front-End Developer
8 78 (6.34%) Architect
9 55 (4.47%) Digital Designer
10 53 (4.31%) UI Developer
10 53 (4.31%) UI Designer
11 47 (3.82%) Java Developer
12 46 (3.74%) Graphic Designer
13 44 (3.58%) UI Programmer
14 42 (3.41%) Consultant
15 36 (2.93%) Junior
15 36 (2.93%) Visual Designer
16 32 (2.60%) Trainer
17 31 (2.52%) Photoshop Designer
18 30 (2.44%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (44.23%) HTML
2 481 (39.11%) CSS
3 239 (19.43%) HTML5
4 179 (14.55%) jQuery
5 154 (12.52%) CSS3
6 144 (11.71%) Flash
7 127 (10.33%) XML
8 95 (7.72%) AngularJS
9 81 (6.59%) XHTML
10 65 (5.28%) Apache Flex
11 49 (3.98%) Spring
11 49 (3.98%) .NET
12 48 (3.90%) Ajax
13 40 (3.25%) Web Services
14 37 (3.01%) JSON
14 37 (3.01%) Sass
15 33 (2.68%) Hibernate
16 32 (2.60%) J2EE
17 30 (2.44%) Backbone.js
18 28 (2.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 334 (27.15%) User Experience
2 80 (6.50%) Mobile App
3 61 (4.96%) E-Learning
4 60 (4.88%) Social Media
5 55 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (4.39%) Graphic Design
7 49 (3.98%) Animation
8 45 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (2.44%) W3C
10 25 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (2.03%) Open Source
11 23 (1.87%) RIA
12 20 (1.63%) iPhone
13 19 (1.54%) Learning Management System
13 19 (1.54%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.30%) Computer Science
14 16 (1.30%) Video Editing
15 14 (1.14%) Management Information System
16 13 (1.06%) Copywriting
16 13 (1.06%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.18%) Windows
2 64 (5.20%) Android
3 55 (4.47%) Linux
4 53 (4.31%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.76%) UNIX
6 29 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 22 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 17 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.65%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.16%) Solaris
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.081%) HPUX
16 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (19.11%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 100 (8.13%) OO
4 90 (7.32%) Web Design
5 77 (6.26%) Content Management
6 75 (6.10%) Analytics
7 74 (6.02%) Scrum
8 73 (5.93%) Responsive Web Design
9 63 (5.12%) Project Management
10 61 (4.96%) Web Development
11 55 (4.47%) SEO
12 51 (4.15%) TDD
12 51 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (4.15%) MVC
13 44 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
14 42 (3.41%) UX Design
15 40 (3.25%) Workflow
16 35 (2.85%) Web Analytics
17 34 (2.76%) SOA
17 34 (2.76%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 374 (30.41%) JavaScript
2 237 (19.27%) Java
3 66 (5.37%) SQL
4 53 (4.31%) PHP
5 46 (3.74%) C#
6 25 (2.03%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.79%) C++
8 18 (1.46%) ActionScript 3.0
9 17 (1.38%) Ruby
10 16 (1.30%) ABAP
11 13 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.89%) XAML
14 9 (0.73%) SAPscript
15 7 (0.57%) Python
15 7 (0.57%) Perl
15 7 (0.57%) C
16 6 (0.49%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
17 5 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (10.49%) Degree
2 27 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 19 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MCP
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 23 (1.87%) QA
2 8 (0.65%) WAI
3 6 (0.49%) WCAG
4 5 (0.41%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.65%) vSphere
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.081%) Firmware
5 1 (0.081%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (0.57%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.49%) Casper Suite
3 5 (0.41%) SCCM
4 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.24%) Puppet
4 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.16%) Nagios
5 2 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.16%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 120 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.59%) Oracle
3 61 (4.96%) SAP
4 28 (2.28%) Apple
5 25 (2.03%) VMware
6 22 (1.79%) hybris
7 18 (1.46%) Symantec
8 16 (1.30%) Orchard
8 16 (1.30%) Omniture
8 16 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.30%) Citrix
8 16 (1.30%) Cisco
8 16 (1.30%) IBM
9 15 (1.22%) Facebook
10 14 (1.14%) McAfee
11 13 (1.06%) Google
11 13 (1.06%) Twitter
12 12 (0.98%) Neolane
12 12 (0.98%) JBoss
13 11 (0.89%) Lotus
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