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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe
Rank 201 200 209
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Adobe 641 582 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.12% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 2.91% 2.45% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 344 300
Average daily rate £350 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £309 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 48 27
Average hourly rate £23.25 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.70 £41.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -33.12%

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 608 £365 +7.35% 239
London +51 369 £400 +13.07% 88
South East +8 118 £306 -4.37% 29
City of London +5 41 £350 +5.74% 26
Berkshire +18 33 £165 -56.29% 9
South West +11 25 £225 -40.00% 13
North West -13 25 £225 -18.18% 25
Oxfordshire +12 24 £181 -51.66% 1
West Midlands -4 24 £350 +20.68% 28
Hampshire +22 22 £338 +55.17% 5
East of England +2 21 £400 +284.61% 18
Oxford +10 20 £134 -72.56% 1
Scotland +9 20 £319 +23.78% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £300 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire -33 16 £338 +17.39% 29
Manchester -5 15 £223 -19.09% 14
Milton Keynes -8 15 £300 -6.25%
East Midlands -19 14 £300 -22.07% 8
Edinburgh -5 13 £319 +23.78% 1
Bristol +8 12 £125 -66.66% 4
West Yorkshire -20 12 £338 +12.50% 19
Coventry - 11 £300 - 2
Leeds -5 10 £325 -13.33% 15
Norfolk - 10 £400 - 1
Surrey -15 9 £350 +15.70% 8
Wiltshire -6 8 £325 -15.58% 2
Wales -18 8 £115 -48.88% 1
Northampton +13 7 £300 -28.57% 1
Northamptonshire +11 7 £300 -28.57% 3
Maidenhead +4 7 £90 -67.27%

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 578 (44.43%) HTML
2 456 (35.05%) CSS
3 400 (30.75%) Photoshop
4 386 (29.67%) User Experience
5 367 (28.21%) JavaScript
6 348 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
7 261 (20.06%) Adobe Illustrator
8 250 (19.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 243 (18.68%) Marketing
10 229 (17.60%) HTML5
10 229 (17.60%) Java
11 213 (16.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 202 (15.53%) CMS
13 168 (12.91%) E-Commerce
14 166 (12.76%) Finance
15 165 (12.68%) Analytics
16 154 (11.84%) Microsoft
17 152 (11.68%) Front End Development
18 143 (10.99%) jQuery
19 138 (10.61%) Axure RP
20 132 (10.15%) CSS3
21 119 (9.15%) AngularJS
22 110 (8.46%) Degree
23 109 (8.38%) Web Design
24 107 (8.22%) Windows
25 104 (7.99%) Project Management
25 104 (7.99%) Content Management
26 101 (7.76%) MS Office
27 97 (7.46%) Banking
28 94 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 250 (19.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 202 (15.53%) CMS
3 46 (3.54%) Node.js
4 40 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 35 (2.69%) Tomcat
6 32 (2.46%) Confluence
7 31 (2.38%) WordPress
8 28 (2.15%) IBM Notes
9 23 (1.77%) LiveCycle
10 22 (1.69%) Apache
10 22 (1.69%) Drupal
11 21 (1.61%) JBoss
12 20 (1.54%) Apache Solr
13 19 (1.46%) IIS
14 17 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 16 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 15 (1.15%) Skype for Business
17 12 (0.92%) Moodle
17 12 (0.92%) MS Exchange
18 10 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 400 (30.75%) Photoshop
2 261 (20.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 213 (16.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 101 (7.76%) MS Office
5 79 (6.07%) MS Excel
6 76 (5.84%) InDesign
7 73 (5.61%) Acrobat
8 54 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 46 (3.54%) MS Visio
10 44 (3.38%) Adobe Captivate
11 41 (3.15%) OmniGraffle
12 26 (2.00%) Adobe After Effects
13 20 (1.54%) Adobe Premiere
14 13 (1.00%) Fireworks
15 11 (0.85%) MS Project
16 9 (0.69%) Edge Animate
16 9 (0.69%) FrameMaker
16 9 (0.69%) RoboHelp
16 9 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
17 8 (0.61%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 41 (3.15%) Adobe Campaign
2 14 (1.08%) WebTrends
3 12 (0.92%) Eloqua
4 11 (0.85%) Unica
5 6 (0.46%) Data Workbench
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.46%) Magento
5 6 (0.46%) Radian6
6 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.23%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.15%) Maximo
8 2 (0.15%) Primavera
8 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.077%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.077%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.077%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (6.23%) Adobe Analytics
2 63 (4.84%) Google Analytics
3 30 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 28 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (1.54%) GitHub
6 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.77%) Google Tag Manager
8 9 (0.69%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.69%) MailChimp
9 7 (0.54%) SaaS
10 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.23%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.15%) Office 365
12 2 (0.15%) Yammer
13 1 (0.077%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.077%) Heroku
13 1 (0.077%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.07%) Internet
2 33 (2.54%) HTTP
3 32 (2.46%) Intranet
4 30 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 27 (2.08%) WebEx
6 22 (1.69%) VPN
7 16 (1.23%) LDAP
8 12 (0.92%) LAN
9 10 (0.77%) WAN
10 9 (0.69%) DNS
11 8 (0.61%) DHCP
11 8 (0.61%) Firewall
11 8 (0.61%) Wireless
12 6 (0.46%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.38%) BGP
13 5 (0.38%) OSPF
13 5 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.38%) RIP
13 5 (0.38%) Skype
13 5 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 24 (1.84%) MongoDB
2 24 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.38%) MySQL
4 11 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.61%) Big Data
6 8 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.61%) FileMaker
7 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.46%) Spotfire
9 4 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.23%) SQLite
11 2 (0.15%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.15%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 138 (10.61%) Axure RP
2 79 (6.07%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 59 (4.53%) JIRA
5 50 (3.84%) Maven
6 37 (2.84%) Dreamweaver
7 30 (2.31%) Selenium
8 26 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.92%) Subversion
10 22 (1.69%) Grunt
11 19 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.38%) Jenkins
13 17 (1.31%) Mockito
14 14 (1.08%) Eclipse
15 13 (1.00%) gulp
16 11 (0.85%) Ant
16 11 (0.85%) WebStorm
17 10 (0.77%) Hudson
17 10 (0.77%) JUnit
18 9 (0.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 243 (18.68%) Marketing
2 166 (12.76%) Finance
3 97 (7.46%) Banking
4 57 (4.38%) Retail
5 53 (4.07%) Investment Banking
6 52 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.69%) Publishing
8 28 (2.15%) Games
9 27 (2.08%) Back Office
10 21 (1.61%) Legal
11 16 (1.23%) Advertising
12 15 (1.15%) Law
12 15 (1.15%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.92%) Front Office
14 11 (0.85%) Automotive
15 9 (0.69%) Billing
16 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.31%) Brand Awareness
17 4 (0.31%) Local Government
17 4 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 384 (29.52%) Designer
2 355 (27.29%) Developer
3 152 (11.68%) UX Designer
4 118 (9.07%) Analyst
5 114 (8.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 110 (8.46%) Architect
7 89 (6.84%) Consultant
8 80 (6.15%) Web Developer
9 77 (5.92%) HTML Developer
10 74 (5.69%) UI Designer
11 65 (5.00%) Java Developer
12 61 (4.69%) Web Designer
13 49 (3.77%) HTML CSS Developer
14 48 (3.69%) Digital Designer
15 47 (3.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 47 (3.61%) User Experience Architect
16 45 (3.46%) Photoshop Designer
17 44 (3.38%) Senior Developer
18 42 (3.23%) Visual Designer
19 37 (2.84%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (44.43%) HTML
2 456 (35.05%) CSS
3 229 (17.60%) HTML5
4 143 (10.99%) jQuery
5 132 (10.15%) CSS3
6 119 (9.15%) AngularJS
7 79 (6.07%) J2EE
8 75 (5.76%) XML
9 63 (4.84%) Sass
10 59 (4.53%) Flash
10 59 (4.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 51 (3.92%) .NET
11 51 (3.92%) Web Services
12 44 (3.38%) SOAP
12 44 (3.38%) Spring
13 40 (3.07%) JSON
14 38 (2.92%) Middleware
15 36 (2.77%) REST
15 36 (2.77%) RESTful
16 35 (2.69%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 386 (29.67%) User Experience
2 62 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.53%) Mobile App
4 56 (4.30%) Graphic Design
4 56 (4.30%) Social Media
5 47 (3.61%) e-Learning
6 40 (3.07%) Visualisation
7 33 (2.54%) Psychology
8 30 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.23%) Fixed Income
10 27 (2.08%) Animation
11 26 (2.00%) Digital Media
11 26 (2.00%) Photography
12 24 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 22 (1.69%) Management Information System
14 19 (1.46%) RIA
15 15 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (1.00%) Blog
17 13 (1.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 107 (8.22%) Windows
2 60 (4.61%) Linux
3 51 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 46 (3.54%) Android
5 32 (2.46%) Windows XP
6 30 (2.31%) Unix
7 25 (1.92%) Windows Server
8 22 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.31%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.31%) CentOS
15 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.15%) AIX
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (26.75%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (12.91%) E-Commerce
3 165 (12.68%) Analytics
4 152 (11.68%) Front End Development
5 109 (8.38%) Web Design
6 104 (7.99%) Content Management
6 104 (7.99%) Project Management
7 94 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design
8 75 (5.76%) Information Architecture
8 75 (5.76%) Scrum
9 73 (5.61%) Digital Marketing
10 64 (4.92%) Web Analytics
11 61 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 61 (4.69%) Usability Testing
12 59 (4.53%) CRM
13 58 (4.46%) Workflow
14 55 (4.23%) SEO
15 54 (4.15%) TDD
16 52 (4.00%) UX Design
17 50 (3.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 367 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 229 (17.60%) Java
3 80 (6.15%) SQL
4 56 (4.30%) PHP
5 39 (3.00%) C#
6 19 (1.46%) ActionScript
7 17 (1.31%) C
8 14 (1.08%) Python
9 12 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
9 12 (0.92%) XAML
10 10 (0.77%) ActionScript 2.0
10 10 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.69%) ABAP
12 8 (0.61%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.46%) Perl
14 5 (0.38%) Groovy
14 5 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 110 (8.46%) Degree
2 38 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.15%) CIPD
5 10 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (0.77%) MCP
5 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.23%) CCNA
9 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.23%) MCSA
9 3 (0.23%) PMP
10 2 (0.15%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.15%) MCTS
10 2 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.46%) QA
2 15 (1.15%) SLA
3 14 (1.08%) WCAG
4 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.077%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.08%) Docker
3 11 (0.85%) Varnish
3 11 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (0.31%) Xsan
5 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.23%) KVM
5 3 (0.23%) Squid
5 3 (0.23%) StorNext
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.077%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (1.08%) SCCM
2 11 (0.85%) DameWare
3 7 (0.54%) Puppet
4 6 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.31%) Ansible
5 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.31%) WSUS
6 3 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.23%) Casper Suite
6 3 (0.23%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.23%) Mesos
6 3 (0.23%) OpenSSO
6 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.15%) Nagios
7 2 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.077%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.077%) cPanel
8 1 (0.077%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.077%) Salt
Vendors
1 154 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 92 (7.07%) Google
3 68 (5.23%) Oracle
4 45 (3.46%) Apple
5 33 (2.54%) Omniture
6 30 (2.31%) Sitecore
7 28 (2.15%) Lotus
8 27 (2.08%) Citrix
9 23 (1.77%) SAP
10 22 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.46%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.46%) IBM
11 19 (1.46%) Symantec
12 18 (1.38%) Cisco
12 18 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.15%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 14 (1.08%) HP
14 14 (1.08%) hybris
14 14 (1.08%) Pega
14 14 (1.08%) Twitter
London
Salt
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
LA International
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London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum Dependent upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Dependent upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vita Exclusive Recruitment/Amelco
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Worcestershire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £640.00 per day
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Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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IQ Telecom
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Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
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