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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 182 185 194
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Adobe 641 596 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.16% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% 2.50% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 360 299
Average daily rate
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£350 £339 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.24% -3.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £294
% change year-on-year
+6.69% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +38.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.81 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.78 £21.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +72.41%

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
24741 23798 23532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.38% 46.19% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14780 13501 12196
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1382
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.07 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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 +2 612 £363 +10.24% 171
London -3 304 £375 - 71
South East +49 152 £325 +4.00% 52
City of London -7 73 £366 -18.61% 21
Buckinghamshire +24 37 £325 +16.07% 4
East Midlands -1 36 £250 +21.95% 3
Berkshire +21 33 £300 - 8
East of England +3 33 £388 +72.22% 6
Milton Keynes +13 29 £320 -1.53% 3
South West -31 23 £375 +25.00% 10
North West -21 21 £275 +10.00% 12
Surrey +4 20 £425 +15.25% 12
Leicestershire +17 19 £210 -30.00%
East Sussex - 19 £175 - 4
Brighton - 19 £175 - 4
Hampshire -24 17 £300 -7.69% 8
West Midlands -5 16 £425 +54.54% 5
Yorkshire -12 15 £265 -22.05% 10
Canary Wharf +19 13 £450 -
Northamptonshire 0 13 £448 - 1
Essex +6 12 £425 +89.52%
Wiltshire -5 12 £385 +28.33% 2
Oxfordshire -20 12 £475 +35.71% 11
West Yorkshire -20 12 £265 -30.71% 7
Northampton 0 11 £455 -
Manchester -10 11 £373 +23.81% 4
Swindon -4 10 £385 +28.33%
Cambridgeshire -5 10 £250 +11.11% 2
North East - 10 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 10 £450 - 2

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 515 (40.74%) HTML
2 439 (34.73%) CSS
3 433 (34.26%) Photoshop
4 375 (29.67%) JavaScript
5 311 (24.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 296 (23.42%) User Experience
7 254 (20.09%) Java
8 236 (18.67%) HTML5
9 230 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
10 228 (18.04%) Adobe CQ
11 203 (16.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 201 (15.90%) jQuery
13 175 (13.84%) Marketing
14 174 (13.77%) CSS3
15 164 (12.97%) Finance
15 164 (12.97%) CMS
16 147 (11.63%) XML
17 132 (10.44%) Microsoft
18 123 (9.73%) Banking
19 117 (9.26%) Content Management
20 110 (8.70%) Axure RP
21 109 (8.62%) Flash
21 109 (8.62%) Degree
22 104 (8.23%) MS Office
23 100 (7.91%) E-Commerce
24 99 (7.83%) SQL
25 98 (7.75%) OO
26 97 (7.67%) Dreamweaver
26 97 (7.67%) InDesign
27 96 (7.59%) Oracle

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 228 (18.04%) Adobe CQ
2 164 (12.97%) CMS
3 30 (2.37%) IIS
4 29 (2.29%) WordPress
5 28 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.90%) Apache
8 23 (1.82%) WebSphere
9 22 (1.74%) LiveCycle
10 21 (1.66%) Drupal
11 19 (1.50%) Node.js
12 18 (1.42%) IBM Notes
13 17 (1.34%) SAS
14 16 (1.27%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.19%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.79%) MS Exchange
17 9 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.71%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.71%) Confluence
18 8 (0.63%) GlassFish
Applications
1 433 (34.26%) Photoshop
2 311 (24.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 203 (16.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 104 (8.23%) MS Office
5 97 (7.67%) InDesign
6 71 (5.62%) Adobe Captivate
7 61 (4.83%) MS Excel
8 46 (3.64%) Acrobat
9 44 (3.48%) Fireworks
10 42 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 33 (2.61%) OmniGraffle
12 25 (1.98%) MS Visio
13 24 (1.90%) FrameMaker
14 19 (1.50%) Final Cut Pro
15 18 (1.42%) SPSS
15 18 (1.42%) Adobe After Effects
16 17 (1.34%) AutoCAD
17 14 (1.11%) Revit
18 11 (0.87%) MS Project
19 10 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (2.45%) Google Analytics
2 19 (1.50%) SiteCatalyst
3 13 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.79%) SAP HR
5 9 (0.71%) Murex MxG2000
5 9 (0.71%) WebTrends
5 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.55%) Magento
7 6 (0.47%) Optimost
8 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.32%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.32%) Tridion
9 3 (0.24%) Maximo
9 3 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.24%) Radian6
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.079%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.079%) SAP APO
10 1 (0.079%) SAP MII
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.55%) SaaS
2 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) Office 365
3 3 (0.24%) IaaS
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.079%) Taleo
5 1 (0.079%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.079%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.079%) Responsys
5 1 (0.079%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.93%) Internet
2 31 (2.45%) Intranet
3 17 (1.34%) DNS
4 15 (1.19%) HTTP
5 14 (1.11%) LAN
6 10 (0.79%) FTP
7 9 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.40%) WAN
8 5 (0.40%) Firewall
8 5 (0.40%) Wireless
9 4 (0.32%) DHCP
9 4 (0.32%) VPN
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
10 3 (0.24%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.16%) PBX
11 2 (0.16%) SSL
11 2 (0.16%) NAS
11 2 (0.16%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.16%) 3G
12 1 (0.079%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.98%) Big Data
3 22 (1.74%) MySQL
4 16 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 15 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.47%) MS Access
9 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.40%) Jackrabbit
10 5 (0.40%) SQL Navigator
10 5 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.32%) Spotfire
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.24%) CloverETL
Development Applications
1 110 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 97 (7.67%) Dreamweaver
3 54 (4.27%) Subversion
4 42 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 31 (2.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 21 (1.66%) Maven
8 20 (1.58%) JUnit
8 20 (1.58%) Grunt
9 18 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 18 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.42%) JIRA
9 18 (1.42%) Selenium
10 17 (1.34%) WebDriver
11 16 (1.27%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.19%) Hudson
13 14 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (1.03%) Mockito
15 11 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 175 (13.84%) Marketing
2 164 (12.97%) Finance
3 123 (9.73%) Banking
4 59 (4.67%) Publishing
5 51 (4.03%) Retail
6 34 (2.69%) Investment Banking
7 31 (2.45%) Automotive
8 30 (2.37%) Advertising
9 25 (1.98%) Legal
10 24 (1.90%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.74%) Front Office
12 21 (1.66%) Telecoms
13 14 (1.11%) Games
14 10 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.63%) Law
16 6 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.40%) German Language
17 5 (0.40%) Interactive Media
17 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.40%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 459 (36.31%) Developer
2 323 (25.55%) Designer
3 124 (9.81%) Analyst
4 88 (6.96%) Front-End Developer
5 84 (6.65%) Architect
6 82 (6.49%) Web Developer
7 71 (5.62%) UX Designer
8 67 (5.30%) Web Designer
9 63 (4.98%) Java Developer
10 61 (4.83%) UI Designer
11 56 (4.43%) Consultant
12 45 (3.56%) UI Developer
13 43 (3.40%) UI Programmer
14 41 (3.24%) Author
14 41 (3.24%) Graphic Designer
15 34 (2.69%) Technical Author
16 31 (2.45%) Support Analyst
16 31 (2.45%) Digital Designer
17 29 (2.29%) Junior
18 27 (2.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (40.74%) HTML
2 439 (34.73%) CSS
3 236 (18.67%) HTML5
4 201 (15.90%) jQuery
5 174 (13.77%) CSS3
6 147 (11.63%) XML
7 109 (8.62%) Flash
8 85 (6.72%) XHTML
9 78 (6.17%) Apache Flex
10 74 (5.85%) .NET
11 67 (5.30%) Spring
11 67 (5.30%) Sass
12 64 (5.06%) Ajax
13 63 (4.98%) Web Services
14 59 (4.67%) AngularJS
15 54 (4.27%) J2EE
16 48 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 47 (3.72%) JSON
18 41 (3.24%) Backbone.js
19 40 (3.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 296 (23.42%) User Experience
2 89 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 72 (5.70%) E-Learning
4 65 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.83%) W3C
6 51 (4.03%) Graphic Design
7 37 (2.93%) Animation
8 29 (2.29%) Open Source
9 28 (2.22%) Visualisation
10 27 (2.14%) Learning Management System
11 26 (2.06%) Social Media
11 26 (2.06%) Digital Media
11 26 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.42%) RIA
13 17 (1.34%) Video Editing
13 17 (1.34%) Web 2.0
14 16 (1.27%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
15 14 (1.11%) iPad
16 11 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.49%) Windows
2 56 (4.43%) Linux
3 55 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 49 (3.88%) Android
5 36 (2.85%) UNIX
6 27 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.27%) Mac OS X
9 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 14 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.47%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.24%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.24%) Solaris
17 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (9.26%) Content Management
3 100 (7.91%) E-Commerce
4 98 (7.75%) OO
5 90 (7.12%) Analytics
6 75 (5.93%) Web Development
7 72 (5.70%) Web Design
8 68 (5.38%) Scrum
9 63 (4.98%) Project Management
10 62 (4.91%) Responsive Web Design
11 55 (4.35%) Workflow
11 55 (4.35%) Web Analytics
12 51 (4.03%) CRM
13 46 (3.64%) SEO
14 44 (3.48%) OOP
15 39 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (3.01%) Migration
16 38 (3.01%) TDD
17 34 (2.69%) SOA
17 34 (2.69%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 375 (29.67%) JavaScript
2 254 (20.09%) Java
3 99 (7.83%) SQL
4 46 (3.64%) C#
5 38 (3.01%) PHP
6 30 (2.37%) ABAP
7 29 (2.29%) PL/SQL
8 27 (2.14%) ActionScript
9 19 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.42%) Ruby
10 18 (1.42%) ActionScript 3.0
11 17 (1.34%) C++
12 13 (1.03%) SAPscript
13 10 (0.79%) Perl
14 9 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (0.63%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.47%) VBA
16 6 (0.47%) C
16 6 (0.47%) XPath
16 6 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (8.62%) Degree
2 23 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.55%) MCP
4 7 (0.55%) HND
5 4 (0.32%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.24%) ISEB
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.16%) MCT
7 2 (0.16%) PMP
7 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.079%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.079%) MCTS
8 1 (0.079%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.079%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.079%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.079%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (0.47%) WCAG
3 4 (0.32%) WAI
3 4 (0.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.87%) vSphere
3 9 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.16%) vCloud
5 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.079%) XenApp
5 1 (0.079%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (0.95%) Puppet
2 7 (0.55%) Casper Suite
2 7 (0.55%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.47%) CA SiteMinder
3 6 (0.47%) OpenSSO
4 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.24%) SCCM
5 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.16%) Nagios
5 2 (0.16%) Kibana
5 2 (0.16%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 132 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.59%) Oracle
3 69 (5.46%) SAP
4 52 (4.11%) Google
5 33 (2.61%) Apple
6 25 (1.98%) VMware
6 25 (1.98%) hybris
7 22 (1.74%) Omniture
7 22 (1.74%) IBM
8 19 (1.50%) Symantec
9 18 (1.42%) Lotus
10 17 (1.34%) Citrix
11 16 (1.27%) Cisco
12 15 (1.19%) Twitter
13 14 (1.11%) Open Text
13 14 (1.11%) DoubleClick
14 13 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.95%) HP
15 12 (0.95%) Sybase
15 12 (0.95%) FatWire
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