The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 167 201 209
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +8
Contract jobs citing Adobe 698 486 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.02% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 2.16% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 276 193
Average daily rate £340 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 55
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £22.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -23.07%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +23 654 £350 +9.37% 218
London +36 379 £380 +16.92% 111
South East +17 103 £325 -3.70% 27
City of London +28 101 £400 +33.33% 33
Berkshire +1 44 £375 -6.25% 8
West Midlands +10 39 £275 - 12
East of England -27 35 £375 -3.22% 23
North West -2 29 £275 -15.38% 13
Yorkshire -13 25 £275 +10.00% 12
Warwickshire +15 23 - - 2
Hampshire +19 22 £325 +17.11% 6
Scotland -20 21 £408 +16.42% 5
Surrey -9 20 £328 +31.10% 3
South West -18 20 £315 +5.00% 12
Manchester -2 19 £280 -29.11% 6
West Yorkshire -17 18 £275 - 8
Glasgow +1 15 £425 +21.42% 2
Hertfordshire -11 15 £341 -14.68% 10
Leeds -19 14 £288 +4.54% 6
Birmingham -1 11 £275 +2.32% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 11 £250 -3.84% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £250 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 11 £250 - 3
North East - 11 £250 - 3
Wales -11 10 £135 -8.47% 3
Watford - 10 - - 3
East Midlands -6 9 £300 -7.69% 5
Bracknell +3 8 £400 -
South Wales -10 8 £135 +12.50% 3
Devon - 8 £425 - 2

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 609 (50.41%) HTML
2 466 (38.58%) CSS
3 379 (31.37%) JavaScript
4 374 (30.96%) Photoshop
5 302 (25.00%) HTML5
6 280 (23.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 242 (20.03%) Java
8 196 (16.23%) jQuery
9 181 (14.98%) Adobe CQ
10 178 (14.74%) CSS3
11 167 (13.82%) Microsoft
12 156 (12.91%) Finance
13 139 (11.51%) MS Office
14 138 (11.42%) XML
15 137 (11.34%) Marketing
16 134 (11.09%) Axure RP
17 129 (10.68%) E-Commerce
18 127 (10.51%) Flash
18 127 (10.51%) Degree
19 126 (10.43%) Responsive Web Design
20 124 (10.26%) Windows
20 124 (10.26%) CMS
21 115 (9.52%) Web Design
22 106 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
23 103 (8.53%) Content Management
24 101 (8.36%) Analytics
25 99 (8.20%) InDesign
26 97 (8.03%) Adobe Captivate
27 95 (7.86%) Web Development
28 90 (7.45%) Acrobat

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 181 (14.98%) Adobe CQ
2 124 (10.26%) CMS
3 60 (4.97%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.31%) WordPress
5 26 (2.15%) LiveCycle
6 25 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.90%) Apache
8 20 (1.66%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.24%) Mule
10 13 (1.08%) Confluence
11 12 (0.99%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.91%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.91%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.75%) FileNet
14 9 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.66%) Documentum
16 7 (0.58%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 374 (30.96%) Photoshop
2 280 (23.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 139 (11.51%) MS Office
4 99 (8.20%) InDesign
5 97 (8.03%) Adobe Captivate
6 90 (7.45%) Acrobat
7 82 (6.79%) MS Excel
8 57 (4.72%) Fireworks
9 52 (4.30%) MS Visio
10 45 (3.73%) OmniGraffle
11 38 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
12 37 (3.06%) Adobe After Effects
13 19 (1.57%) PaintShop Pro
13 19 (1.57%) MS Project
14 8 (0.66%) Final Cut Pro
14 8 (0.66%) RoboHelp
15 7 (0.58%) QuarkXPress
16 6 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
16 6 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
16 6 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (3.15%) SiteCatalyst
2 35 (2.90%) Magento
3 19 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.66%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.25%) Tridion
6 3 (0.25%) Summit
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP xRPM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HR-PA
7 2 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.083%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.58%) SaaS
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.14%) Internet
2 23 (1.90%) Intranet
3 19 (1.57%) HTTP
4 16 (1.32%) LAN
5 12 (0.99%) FTP
6 8 (0.66%) WAN
7 7 (0.58%) VPN
8 6 (0.50%) Firewall
8 6 (0.50%) SSL
8 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.41%) DNS
9 5 (0.41%) LDAP
10 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.33%) Broadband
10 4 (0.33%) SAN
11 2 (0.17%) Wireless
11 2 (0.17%) VoIP
11 2 (0.17%) SMS
11 2 (0.17%) DHCP
11 2 (0.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.55%) MySQL
3 12 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.75%) DB2
6 9 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.66%) Jackrabbit
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
9 6 (0.50%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.33%) KDB
10 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.25%) SQLite
11 3 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 134 (11.09%) Axure RP
2 66 (5.46%) Dreamweaver
3 52 (4.30%) Subversion
3 52 (4.30%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.90%) Maven
5 28 (2.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 25 (2.07%) Jenkins
7 21 (1.74%) Eclipse
8 19 (1.57%) Ant
9 17 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.41%) WebDriver
9 17 (1.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 16 (1.32%) JIRA
11 15 (1.24%) JUnit
11 15 (1.24%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.08%) Grunt
13 12 (0.99%) Hudson
14 11 (0.91%) Selenium
15 9 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 156 (12.91%) Finance
2 137 (11.34%) Marketing
3 88 (7.28%) Retail
4 71 (5.88%) Banking
5 61 (5.05%) Publishing
6 52 (4.30%) Telecoms
7 41 (3.39%) Automotive
8 37 (3.06%) Multimedia
9 31 (2.57%) Manufacturing
10 26 (2.15%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.82%) Advertising
12 21 (1.74%) Games
13 17 (1.41%) Front Office
14 14 (1.16%) Legal
15 10 (0.83%) Back Office
16 9 (0.75%) Interactive Media
17 4 (0.33%) Local Government
17 4 (0.33%) Law
17 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 466 (38.58%) Developer
2 329 (27.24%) Designer
3 95 (7.86%) Front-End Developer
4 94 (7.78%) User Experience Designer
5 88 (7.28%) Web Developer
6 70 (5.79%) Analyst
7 51 (4.22%) Visual Designer
8 49 (4.06%) Architect
9 45 (3.73%) UI Developer
9 45 (3.73%) UI Designer
10 44 (3.64%) Java Developer
10 44 (3.64%) Consultant
11 40 (3.31%) Web Designer
12 38 (3.15%) Flex Developer
13 37 (3.06%) Graphic Designer
14 33 (2.73%) UI Programmer
15 32 (2.65%) Author
16 31 (2.57%) Senior Developer
17 29 (2.40%) Senior Designer
18 28 (2.32%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (50.41%) HTML
2 466 (38.58%) CSS
3 302 (25.00%) HTML5
4 196 (16.23%) jQuery
5 178 (14.74%) CSS3
6 138 (11.42%) XML
7 127 (10.51%) Flash
8 88 (7.28%) Ajax
8 88 (7.28%) Apache Flex
9 79 (6.54%) .NET
10 66 (5.46%) XHTML
11 62 (5.13%) Web Services
12 60 (4.97%) JSON
12 60 (4.97%) JSP
13 44 (3.64%) J2EE
14 37 (3.06%) Sass
15 32 (2.65%) XSLT
16 31 (2.57%) ASP.NET
17 30 (2.48%) REST
17 30 (2.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.28%) Mobile App
2 74 (6.13%) E-Learning
3 62 (5.13%) Graphic Design
4 50 (4.14%) Social Media
5 36 (2.98%) W3C
6 31 (2.57%) iPhone
7 29 (2.40%) Animation
8 28 (2.32%) Open Source
9 26 (2.15%) RIA
9 26 (2.15%) Management Information System
10 25 (2.07%) Blackberry
11 24 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 18 (1.49%) Copywriting
13 17 (1.41%) Visualisation
14 16 (1.32%) Digital Media
14 16 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (1.24%) SCORM
16 14 (1.16%) NHS
17 13 (1.08%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 124 (10.26%) Windows
2 61 (5.05%) Android
3 44 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 44 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 37 (3.06%) Linux
5 33 (2.73%) Windows XP
6 25 (2.07%) Mac OS X
7 21 (1.74%) UNIX
7 21 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.99%) Windows Phone
10 9 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.58%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.083%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (10.68%) E-Commerce
2 126 (10.43%) Responsive Web Design
3 115 (9.52%) Web Design
4 106 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (8.53%) Content Management
6 101 (8.36%) Analytics
7 95 (7.86%) Web Development
8 80 (6.62%) OO
9 71 (5.88%) Scrum
10 70 (5.79%) SEO
11 65 (5.38%) Information Architecture
12 60 (4.97%) Project Management
13 47 (3.89%) Web Analytics
14 45 (3.73%) TDD
15 41 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (3.31%) Workflow
16 40 (3.31%) Usability Testing
17 36 (2.98%) Time Management
18 33 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (2.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 379 (31.37%) JavaScript
2 242 (20.03%) Java
3 87 (7.20%) SQL
4 69 (5.71%) PHP
5 55 (4.55%) ActionScript
6 49 (4.06%) C#
7 28 (2.32%) ActionScript 3.0
8 21 (1.74%) ActionScript 2.0
9 18 (1.49%) ABAP
10 17 (1.41%) Python
11 15 (1.24%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.99%) Ruby
13 11 (0.91%) XAML
14 10 (0.83%) Scala
15 9 (0.75%) C
16 8 (0.66%) XPath
16 8 (0.66%) C++
17 6 (0.50%) VBA
18 5 (0.41%) Perl
18 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (10.51%) Degree
2 47 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.66%) MCP
5 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.17%) ACDT
9 1 (0.083%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.083%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.083%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.083%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.083%) MCSE
9 1 (0.083%) CISSP
9 1 (0.083%) ISEB
9 1 (0.083%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (0.083%) MCITP
9 1 (0.083%) MOS
9 1 (0.083%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.083%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.32%) QA
2 7 (0.58%) SLA
3 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.25%) WCAG
5 3 (0.25%) WAI
6 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.083%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.083%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 39 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.50%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.41%) XenApp
5 4 (0.33%) IAG
5 4 (0.33%) UAG
6 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.083%) Nmap
7 1 (0.083%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (1.24%) SCCM
2 14 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (0.50%) OpenSSO
3 6 (0.50%) SCOM
4 5 (0.41%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.33%) Puppet
6 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.25%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.17%) Plesk
7 2 (0.17%) WSUS
7 2 (0.17%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.083%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.083%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.083%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.083%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 167 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.46%) Oracle
3 49 (4.06%) SAP
4 43 (3.56%) Apple
5 41 (3.39%) Google
6 25 (2.07%) Citrix
7 24 (1.99%) HP
8 23 (1.90%) JBoss
9 20 (1.66%) IBM
10 18 (1.49%) Cisco
10 18 (1.49%) McAfee
11 17 (1.41%) Symantec
11 17 (1.41%) Omniture
11 17 (1.41%) Appcelerator
11 17 (1.41%) Facebook
12 14 (1.16%) VMware
13 13 (1.08%) BEA
14 12 (0.99%) Twitter
14 12 (0.99%) Lotus
15 11 (0.91%) Sybase
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hanover IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £43k - 45k per year
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 15 days ago