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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 183 196 195
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Adobe 582 502 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 2.50% 2.25% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 287 289
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +26.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £22.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +138.09%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +8 549 £350 +7.69% 232
London +13 281 £365 +4.28% 120
South East +35 147 £343 +5.38% 38
City of London +35 74 £337 -13.03% 30
Buckinghamshire +19 37 £320 +14.28% 2
Milton Keynes +20 31 £320 -1.53% 2
Berkshire -2 29 £378 +12.68% 5
East Sussex - 24 £200 - 1
Brighton - 24 £200 - 1
Yorkshire +8 22 £265 -22.05% 9
East of England +2 22 £275 +34.47% 16
Surrey +7 21 £400 +52.38% 10
East Midlands -2 20 £200 +194.11% 6
North West -21 20 £275 -2.65% 11
South West -22 17 £375 +15.38% 13
West Yorkshire +7 16 £275 -19.11% 7
Oxfordshire -14 15 £375 +7.14% 9
Leicestershire +12 13 £195 -37.60% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 13 - - 3
Canary Wharf +18 11 £438 -
Wiltshire -3 11 £395 +31.66% 2
Oxford -9 11 £488 +87.50% 4
Peterborough -1 10 - - 1
Wales -11 10 £288 -11.53%
Swindon -8 9 £395 +31.66% 1
Bradford - 9 £275 - 1
Bracknell +5 8 £378 -5.62% 2
Cheshire 0 8 £288 +53.33% 3
West Midlands -9 8 £375 +33.33% 14
Hampshire -36 8 £238 -26.92% 6

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 508 (42.23%) HTML
2 423 (35.16%) CSS
3 379 (31.50%) Photoshop
4 365 (30.34%) JavaScript
5 272 (22.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 258 (21.45%) User Experience
7 251 (20.86%) Java
8 236 (19.62%) HTML5
9 229 (19.04%) Adobe CQ
10 215 (17.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 212 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
12 206 (17.12%) jQuery
13 175 (14.55%) CSS3
14 174 (14.46%) Marketing
15 156 (12.97%) Finance
15 156 (12.97%) CMS
16 145 (12.05%) XML
17 125 (10.39%) Content Management
18 123 (10.22%) Microsoft
19 115 (9.56%) Banking
20 105 (8.73%) Degree
21 100 (8.31%) SQL
22 95 (7.90%) InDesign
22 95 (7.90%) Axure RP
23 94 (7.81%) Flash
24 91 (7.56%) OO
24 91 (7.56%) MS Office
25 90 (7.48%) E-Commerce
26 87 (7.23%) Analytics
27 85 (7.07%) Windows

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 229 (19.04%) Adobe CQ
2 156 (12.97%) CMS
3 36 (2.99%) IIS
4 35 (2.91%) WordPress
5 28 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 28 (2.33%) Apache
5 28 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 27 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.16%) Drupal
8 24 (2.00%) SAS
9 23 (1.91%) LiveCycle
9 23 (1.91%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.58%) Node.js
11 18 (1.50%) Apache Solr
12 15 (1.25%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.08%) Umbraco
13 13 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.75%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.67%) JBoss
15 8 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 379 (31.50%) Photoshop
2 272 (22.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 215 (17.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 95 (7.90%) InDesign
5 91 (7.56%) MS Office
6 68 (5.65%) Adobe Captivate
7 57 (4.74%) MS Excel
8 47 (3.91%) Fireworks
9 44 (3.66%) Acrobat
10 37 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
11 31 (2.58%) MS Visio
12 25 (2.08%) FrameMaker
13 24 (2.00%) OmniGraffle
14 16 (1.33%) Adobe After Effects
14 16 (1.33%) Final Cut Pro
15 15 (1.25%) SPSS
16 12 (1.00%) AutoCAD
17 11 (0.91%) MS Project
18 10 (0.83%) Revit
19 9 (0.75%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 36 (2.99%) Google Analytics
2 29 (2.41%) SiteCatalyst
3 10 (0.83%) WebTrends
3 10 (0.83%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.75%) Murex MxG2000
4 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.50%) Optimost
6 5 (0.42%) Magento
7 4 (0.33%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.33%) Tridion
7 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.25%) Radian6
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle BRM
9 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
9 1 (0.083%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 1 (0.083%) SAP APO
9 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.58%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) GitHub
2 3 (0.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.083%) Responsys
4 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.083%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.083%) PaaS
4 1 (0.083%) Heroku
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.083%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.16%) Intranet
2 30 (2.49%) Internet
3 22 (1.83%) DNS
4 19 (1.58%) HTTP
5 13 (1.08%) LAN
6 10 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.50%) Wireless
7 6 (0.50%) SSL
7 6 (0.50%) FTP
8 5 (0.42%) DHCP
8 5 (0.42%) WAN
8 5 (0.42%) Firewall
9 4 (0.33%) VoIP
9 4 (0.33%) VPN
10 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.25%) PBX
11 2 (0.17%) Broadband
11 2 (0.17%) 3G
11 2 (0.17%) NAS
11 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.66%) MySQL
3 25 (2.08%) Big Data
4 16 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 15 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.50%) MS Access
10 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.42%) Jackrabbit
11 4 (0.33%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.25%) CloverETL
12 3 (0.25%) DB2
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (7.90%) Axure RP
2 83 (6.90%) Dreamweaver
3 53 (4.41%) Subversion
4 48 (3.99%) Git (software)
5 33 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 32 (2.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 21 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.50%) JIRA
10 17 (1.41%) Grunt
10 17 (1.41%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.41%) JUnit
11 16 (1.33%) Maven
11 16 (1.33%) Selenium
12 15 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.16%) Jenkins
13 14 (1.16%) Mockito
14 13 (1.08%) Hudson
15 12 (1.00%) Ant
15 12 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 174 (14.46%) Marketing
2 156 (12.97%) Finance
3 115 (9.56%) Banking
4 63 (5.24%) Publishing
5 47 (3.91%) Retail
6 34 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 29 (2.41%) Automotive
8 27 (2.24%) Advertising
9 26 (2.16%) Manufacturing
9 26 (2.16%) Games
10 25 (2.08%) Telecoms
11 24 (2.00%) Legal
12 18 (1.50%) Front Office
13 12 (1.00%) Interactive Media
14 11 (0.91%) Law
15 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.50%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.42%) German Language
17 5 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 450 (37.41%) Developer
2 280 (23.28%) Designer
3 125 (10.39%) Analyst
4 81 (6.73%) Web Developer
5 79 (6.57%) Architect
5 79 (6.57%) Front-End Developer
6 63 (5.24%) Java Developer
7 60 (4.99%) UX Designer
8 55 (4.57%) Web Designer
9 53 (4.41%) Consultant
10 50 (4.16%) UI Designer
11 45 (3.74%) Author
12 43 (3.57%) Graphic Designer
13 37 (3.08%) Technical Author
14 34 (2.83%) UI Developer
15 33 (2.74%) UI Programmer
16 31 (2.58%) E-Learning Developer
17 30 (2.49%) Business Analyst
17 30 (2.49%) Support Analyst
18 29 (2.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (42.23%) HTML
2 423 (35.16%) CSS
3 236 (19.62%) HTML5
4 206 (17.12%) jQuery
5 175 (14.55%) CSS3
6 145 (12.05%) XML
7 94 (7.81%) Flash
8 83 (6.90%) .NET
9 77 (6.40%) Apache Flex
10 72 (5.99%) Ajax
11 70 (5.82%) Spring
12 68 (5.65%) Sass
13 67 (5.57%) XHTML
14 60 (4.99%) Web Services
15 59 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 55 (4.57%) J2EE
17 51 (4.24%) AngularJS
18 45 (3.74%) ASP.NET
19 42 (3.49%) JSON
20 41 (3.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 258 (21.45%) User Experience
2 75 (6.23%) E-Learning
3 74 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 67 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.15%) W3C
6 53 (4.41%) Graphic Design
7 33 (2.74%) Open Source
8 30 (2.49%) Learning Management System
9 29 (2.41%) Animation
10 28 (2.33%) Digital Media
10 28 (2.33%) Social Media
11 24 (2.00%) Web 2.0
12 21 (1.75%) Video Editing
13 19 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 17 (1.41%) Visualisation
14 17 (1.41%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.33%) Computer Science
16 13 (1.08%) iPad
16 13 (1.08%) RIA
17 11 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.07%) Windows
2 64 (5.32%) Linux
3 40 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 35 (2.91%) UNIX
5 31 (2.58%) Android
6 30 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 13 (1.08%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.67%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.58%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (10.39%) Content Management
3 91 (7.56%) OO
4 90 (7.48%) E-Commerce
5 87 (7.23%) Analytics
6 77 (6.40%) Web Development
6 77 (6.40%) Project Management
7 66 (5.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 65 (5.40%) CRM
9 62 (5.15%) Web Design
10 59 (4.90%) Scrum
11 48 (3.99%) OOP
11 48 (3.99%) Workflow
12 47 (3.91%) Web Analytics
13 41 (3.41%) Digital Marketing
14 40 (3.33%) TDD
15 38 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (3.08%) Information Architecture
17 35 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (2.83%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 365 (30.34%) JavaScript
2 251 (20.86%) Java
3 100 (8.31%) SQL
4 43 (3.57%) PHP
5 41 (3.41%) C#
6 31 (2.58%) ABAP
7 30 (2.49%) ActionScript
8 29 (2.41%) PL/SQL
9 21 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.66%) ActionScript 3.0
11 19 (1.58%) Ruby
12 16 (1.33%) C++
13 14 (1.16%) SAPscript
14 12 (1.00%) Perl
15 10 (0.83%) Python
16 7 (0.58%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.50%) Jython
17 6 (0.50%) C
17 6 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 105 (8.73%) Degree
2 21 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.75%) MCP
5 8 (0.67%) HND
6 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.33%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.25%) ISEB
8 2 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.17%) PMP
8 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.083%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.083%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.083%) MCT
9 1 (0.083%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.083%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.91%) QA
2 6 (0.50%) SLA
2 6 (0.50%) WCAG
3 3 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.91%) vSphere
3 9 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.17%) vCloud
5 1 (0.083%) Docker
5 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.083%) XenApp
5 1 (0.083%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.25%) Puppet
2 7 (0.58%) NetBackup
3 6 (0.50%) SCCM
4 5 (0.42%) OpenSSO
4 5 (0.42%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.25%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.17%) Nagios
7 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.083%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 123 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 76 (6.32%) Oracle
3 63 (5.24%) Google
4 60 (4.99%) SAP
5 34 (2.83%) Apple
6 25 (2.08%) Symantec
7 23 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (1.91%) Lotus
7 23 (1.91%) VMware
8 21 (1.75%) Open Text
9 20 (1.66%) hybris
10 19 (1.58%) IBM
11 18 (1.50%) Omniture
11 18 (1.50%) RedDot
11 18 (1.50%) McAfee
11 18 (1.50%) Cisco
12 17 (1.41%) Citrix
13 12 (1.00%) Sybase
13 12 (1.00%) HP
13 12 (1.00%) Twitter
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