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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 209 192 209
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Adobe 546 541 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.07% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 2.34% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 319 250
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 16
Average hourly rate £17.11 £22.00 £13.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +57.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £61.25 £17.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-33.12% +85.18%

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
23940 23150 21262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.53% 45.61% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13687 12610 11157
Average daily rate £400 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1001 1261
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 £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 -16 497 £337 +2.12% 186
London -2 272 £350 -6.66% 83
South East -8 98 £320 -8.57% 32
City of London +27 73 £337 -10.13% 20
Yorkshire +5 30 £300 -9.09% 12
West Yorkshire -4 25 £313 -2.34% 10
Buckinghamshire +11 24 £320 -1.53% 1
Milton Keynes +12 23 £320 -1.53% 1
East of England +3 23 £300 +10.09% 14
Berkshire -21 22 £378 -5.62% 10
North West -21 21 £325 +18.18% 22
Scotland +6 19 £250 -37.50% 5
West Midlands 0 18 £250 -23.07% 7
East Midlands -4 17 £420 +546.15% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £215 -21.28% 6
East Sussex - 16 £288 - 2
Brighton - 16 £288 - 1
Surrey 0 15 £270 -8.93% 8
Wales -3 15 £225 -30.76% 4
Oxfordshire -7 15 £275 -21.42% 4
Bradford - 14 £275 - 1
South West -24 12 £350 -12.50% 6
Peterborough +8 11 £104 - 2
Oxford -5 11 £500 +92.30% 1
Cheshire -1 10 £288 +53.33% 6
Bracknell +2 9 £378 -5.62%
Edinburgh +3 8 £250 -37.50% 1
Northamptonshire -1 8 £420 +40.00% 2
Northampton -9 7 £420 +40.00% 1
Leeds -19 7 £375 +17.18% 5

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 479 (40.70%) HTML
2 410 (34.83%) CSS
3 368 (31.27%) JavaScript
4 338 (28.72%) Photoshop
5 256 (21.75%) Java
6 248 (21.07%) User Experience
7 236 (20.05%) Adobe Illustrator
8 231 (19.63%) Adobe CQ
9 218 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 212 (18.01%) HTML5
11 197 (16.74%) jQuery
12 196 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
13 167 (14.19%) CMS
14 160 (13.59%) Marketing
15 158 (13.42%) CSS3
16 146 (12.40%) Content Management
16 146 (12.40%) Microsoft
17 142 (12.06%) Finance
18 133 (11.30%) XML
19 129 (10.96%) Degree
20 120 (10.20%) MS Office
21 113 (9.60%) Windows
22 104 (8.84%) Analytics
23 103 (8.75%) Banking
24 97 (8.24%) E-Commerce
25 94 (7.99%) SQL
26 92 (7.82%) Mobile App
27 91 (7.73%) Axure RP
28 88 (7.48%) .NET
28 88 (7.48%) Flash

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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
1 231 (19.63%) Adobe CQ
2 167 (14.19%) CMS
3 33 (2.80%) WordPress
4 32 (2.72%) IBM Notes
5 31 (2.63%) IIS
6 30 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 29 (2.46%) Drupal
8 27 (2.29%) LiveCycle
9 26 (2.21%) Tomcat
10 25 (2.12%) Apache
11 20 (1.70%) SAS
11 20 (1.70%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.53%) Node.js
13 14 (1.19%) MS Exchange
13 14 (1.19%) Umbraco
14 13 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.93%) JBoss
16 10 (0.85%) Confluence
17 9 (0.76%) Liferay
Applications
1 338 (28.72%) Photoshop
2 236 (20.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 218 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 120 (10.20%) MS Office
5 88 (7.48%) InDesign
6 63 (5.35%) MS Excel
7 58 (4.93%) Adobe Captivate
8 44 (3.74%) Acrobat
9 42 (3.57%) Fireworks
10 35 (2.97%) MS Visio
10 35 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
11 22 (1.87%) FrameMaker
12 19 (1.61%) OmniGraffle
13 16 (1.36%) Adobe After Effects
13 16 (1.36%) MS Project
14 12 (1.02%) Final Cut Pro
14 12 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
15 11 (0.93%) SPSS
16 10 (0.85%) Shockwave
17 8 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 38 (3.23%) Google Analytics
1 38 (3.23%) SiteCatalyst
2 12 (1.02%) WebTrends
3 9 (0.76%) Tridion
3 9 (0.76%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.51%) Optimost
7 5 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.34%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.34%) Magento
9 3 (0.25%) Fredhopper
9 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.17%) Exstream
11 1 (0.085%) SAP InfiniteInsight
11 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.085%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.085%) SAP GRC
11 1 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.085%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.68%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Office 365
2 3 (0.25%) GitHub
2 3 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.085%) Responsys
4 1 (0.085%) Yammer
4 1 (0.085%) PaaS
4 1 (0.085%) Heroku
4 1 (0.085%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.085%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.085%) Taleo
4 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.46%) Intranet
2 28 (2.38%) Internet
3 25 (2.12%) DNS
4 19 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.53%) HTTP
6 12 (1.02%) LAN
6 12 (1.02%) VoIP
7 11 (0.93%) Wireless
8 10 (0.85%) VPN
8 10 (0.85%) SSL
9 6 (0.51%) Broadband
9 6 (0.51%) DHCP
10 5 (0.42%) WAN
10 5 (0.42%) FTP
11 4 (0.34%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.25%) PBX
12 3 (0.25%) Firewall
13 2 (0.17%) NAS
13 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
14 1 (0.085%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.97%) MySQL
3 16 (1.36%) Big Data
4 12 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 11 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.59%) Jackrabbit
8 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.42%) MS Access
10 3 (0.25%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.25%) DB2
10 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.25%) CloverETL
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (7.73%) Axure RP
2 74 (6.29%) Dreamweaver
3 42 (3.57%) Subversion
4 38 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 30 (2.55%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 25 (2.12%) JIRA
8 20 (1.70%) Cucumber
9 19 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.53%) JUnit
10 18 (1.53%) Maven
11 15 (1.27%) Selenium
11 15 (1.27%) Jenkins
12 14 (1.19%) Mockito
12 14 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (1.10%) TeamCity
13 13 (1.10%) Grunt
14 11 (0.93%) Hudson
15 9 (0.76%) Ant
16 8 (0.68%) JBehave
General
1 160 (13.59%) Marketing
2 142 (12.06%) Finance
3 103 (8.75%) Banking
4 60 (5.10%) Publishing
5 53 (4.50%) Retail
6 26 (2.21%) Games
6 26 (2.21%) Legal
6 26 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.21%) Automotive
6 26 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.95%) Advertising
8 22 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.27%) Interactive Media
10 14 (1.19%) Law
11 10 (0.85%) Front Office
11 10 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.68%) Arabic Language
13 7 (0.59%) Back Office
14 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 409 (34.75%) Developer
2 261 (22.18%) Designer
3 124 (10.54%) Analyst
4 78 (6.63%) Architect
5 70 (5.95%) Front-End Developer
6 69 (5.86%) Web Developer
7 63 (5.35%) UX Designer
8 58 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 53 (4.50%) UI Designer
10 51 (4.33%) Consultant
11 49 (4.16%) Graphic Designer
12 41 (3.48%) Web Designer
13 39 (3.31%) Author
14 37 (3.14%) Project Manager
15 36 (3.06%) Support Analyst
16 33 (2.80%) Technical Author
16 33 (2.80%) UI Developer
16 33 (2.80%) UI Programmer
17 29 (2.46%) Business Analyst
18 26 (2.21%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (40.70%) HTML
2 410 (34.83%) CSS
3 212 (18.01%) HTML5
4 197 (16.74%) jQuery
5 158 (13.42%) CSS3
6 133 (11.30%) XML
7 88 (7.48%) Flash
7 88 (7.48%) .NET
8 73 (6.20%) Web Services
9 66 (5.61%) Ajax
10 64 (5.44%) Apache Flex
11 61 (5.18%) Spring
12 60 (5.10%) XHTML
13 57 (4.84%) J2EE
13 57 (4.84%) Sass
14 53 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 47 (3.99%) ASP.NET
16 45 (3.82%) AngularJS
17 43 (3.65%) REST
18 39 (3.31%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 248 (21.07%) User Experience
2 92 (7.82%) Mobile App
3 62 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (5.18%) E-Learning
5 58 (4.93%) Graphic Design
6 57 (4.84%) W3C
7 33 (2.80%) Social Media
8 32 (2.72%) Open Source
9 31 (2.63%) Digital Media
10 24 (2.04%) Computer Science
10 24 (2.04%) Learning Management System
10 24 (2.04%) Web 2.0
11 20 (1.70%) iPad
12 19 (1.61%) Animation
12 19 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.36%) Video Editing
14 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.27%) Visualisation
15 12 (1.02%) Data Structures
16 11 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 113 (9.60%) Windows
2 47 (3.99%) Linux
3 44 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 41 (3.48%) Windows 7
5 37 (3.14%) Android
6 26 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.04%) UNIX
8 23 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.44%) Windows 8
10 16 (1.36%) Windows XP
11 15 (1.27%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.085%) Solaris
18 1 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (16.65%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (12.40%) Content Management
3 104 (8.84%) Analytics
4 97 (8.24%) E-Commerce
5 81 (6.88%) Project Management
6 77 (6.54%) Web Development
7 76 (6.46%) OO
8 66 (5.61%) Web Design
9 56 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 54 (4.59%) CRM
11 48 (4.08%) Information Architecture
12 47 (3.99%) OOP
13 46 (3.91%) Scrum
13 46 (3.91%) Web Analytics
14 44 (3.74%) Workflow
15 43 (3.65%) Digital Marketing
16 42 (3.57%) SEO
17 39 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (3.23%) TDD
19 30 (2.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 368 (31.27%) JavaScript
2 256 (21.75%) Java
3 94 (7.99%) SQL
4 45 (3.82%) PHP
5 37 (3.14%) C#
6 32 (2.72%) ABAP
7 29 (2.46%) ActionScript
8 19 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.53%) ActionScript 3.0
10 16 (1.36%) Ruby
11 13 (1.10%) SAPscript
12 12 (1.02%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.93%) Python
14 10 (0.85%) Perl
15 8 (0.68%) C++
16 7 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.51%) C
17 6 (0.51%) ActionScript 2.0
17 6 (0.51%) Jython
18 5 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 129 (10.96%) Degree
2 19 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.19%) VCP4
3 14 (1.19%) MCP
4 12 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.68%) HND
6 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.25%) ACTC
7 3 (0.25%) MCSE
7 3 (0.25%) CCNA
7 3 (0.25%) ISEB
7 3 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.25%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.17%) PMP
8 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.085%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.78%) QA
2 15 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.17%) WCAG
3 2 (0.17%) WAI
4 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
System Software
1 48 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.36%) vSphere
3 14 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.34%) XenApp
5 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.25%) vCloud
5 3 (0.25%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.085%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.085%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.085%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (1.36%) SCCM
2 13 (1.10%) Puppet
3 7 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.51%) Casper Suite
5 5 (0.42%) OpenSSO
5 5 (0.42%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.25%) Kibana
7 3 (0.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.085%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.085%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.085%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.085%) Ansible
Vendors
1 146 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.86%) Google
3 55 (4.67%) Oracle
4 53 (4.50%) SAP
5 38 (3.23%) Apple
6 32 (2.72%) Lotus
6 32 (2.72%) VMware
7 31 (2.63%) Symantec
8 29 (2.46%) Omniture
9 27 (2.29%) Citrix
10 26 (2.21%) hybris
11 23 (1.95%) Cisco
12 22 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.78%) Open Text
14 20 (1.70%) McAfee
14 20 (1.70%) IBM
15 18 (1.53%) RedDot
16 16 (1.36%) Twitter
17 15 (1.27%) HP
18 13 (1.10%) FatWire
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £100K or excellent day rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Excellent DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £440 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlothian
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour + temp to perm opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago